Working Out

I'm a firm believer in stretching but I know a lot of people who don't stretch at all. I couldn't imagine running a half marathon and not stretching...or doing a 45 minute spinning class and just walking out. I will admit, I wasn't always a firm believer in stretching but then I noticed I started [...]

The king of grocery shopping

I spent the weekend with my best friend in Mississippi while Willie stayed behind to handle the dogs!  He also had to handle the grocery shopping so that we could successfully handle the Sunday meal prepping. For the record, my husband is AMAZING! I got to enjoy views like this and he got to take [...]

Happy Friday everyone!  I hope it's been a great week for everyone.  It's been a good week for me!  I'm always behind when I can't do my meal prep on Sundays.  It's been a very telling week and I've learned a couple of things about myself. 1.  I started logging my food again this week. [...]

Blah week but the workouts are in review. post image

I must be honest.  I haven't been very motivated to workout this week.  It's kind of like I've been going through the motions.  There have been some serious highlights but for the most part I've been stuck in the funk.  On Monday, I returned to my workout roots and had a great time.  It was [...]

Week in review: best friends, grapes and the half ironman post image

Happy Friday y'all.  I don't know about you but I'm glad it's Friday.  I've been really busy at work so life has been a bit hectic this week.  It hasn't been a bad week at all, but it hasn't been the best week of my life either...it's just a week! Yesterday I did have a [...]

Happy Friday everyone!  This has been the LONGEST short week of my life.  I've been finding it hard to push through this week so I'm definitely glad to have made it to Friday.  I wanted to share some of my highlights from the week.  Sadly, I don't have many HIGHlights but there are a few. [...]

The truth is: I'm not fancy. People have asked me several times where I get my workout clothes, especially when I was plus size. I have to be honest. I get most of my workout clothes from Walmart. Even though I work out A LOT, I can't justify spending so much money on clothes that [...]

Dos and don’ts of strength training post image

I'm not expert but I had to figure a couple of things out on my own. (Always remember to consult your physician before starting a new diet and/or workout routine.) I wanted to share with you some of my personal rules for strength training. Incorporating strength training into your fitness routine will only make you [...]

HIIT the Beach with Tone It Up

It's no secret that I love Tone It Up workouts! I love these ladies because they have these kick butt workouts and provide a lot of stuff for free. Hello! These a great workouts you can watch on YouTube! On the days I don't feel like hitting the gym, I do their workouts. I purchased [...]

The truth about stress

Wondering where I've been the past couple of weeks?  I've been stressed.  It's left my unmotivated to do much.  I've still be working out because HELLO that's a big stress reliever.  I think if I didn't workout, I would be a bundle of nerves and anxiety.  When I'm stressed or in a foul mood, the [...]