The kiddo and I wanted cookies this weekend… so, cookies are what we made! 🍪👩‍👧   🙂 The weather was cold, so it was the perfect opportunity to use ingredients I had on hand. I came up with dark chocolate chip & cranberry cookies. They were soft, chewy… not too sweet, but sweet enough to kill our craving… and they were delish! 😋 Dark Chocolate Chip & Cranberry Cookies • 8 Tbsp salted… Read More

I am no relationship expert… HOWEVER, I am an expert in breakups. lol 😉 Yes, I have had my fair share of breakups over the years… Breakups from long term relationships, and breakups from brief love affairs. Some of them were my decision to end the relationship, and some of them were not. I’ve experienced heartbreak on multiple levels, for multiple reasons. Because of this, I have experience on both sides of… Read More

It’s been a week since I took on the challenge of World’s Toughest Mudder 2018, a 24 hour obstacle course race just outside of Atlanta, Georgia. Now that I’ve slept and my emotions have calmed, I’ve had time to reflect on my experience, and determine how I feel about it… A year ago I decided I would take on the Tough Mudder challenge the #questforthegrail to celebrate my 40th birthday this year…. Read More

I’ve had many discussions lately, with many different people, about the topic of success. Whether it be success in personal goals, business, weight loss/improving health, etc. I guess this topic comes up frequently because I’m constantly challenging myself in one way or another, and I’m not afraid to share these challenges and goals with others… even before I accomplish it. Whether it’s a physical challenge like a Tough Mudder, or a competition,… Read More

Today I am celebrating my 2 year anniversary of a life of sobriety. 🙂 When I first quit drinking I had no idea it would be a forever decision. I initially quit because of health concerns. The last time I drank alcohol I had a major reaction to it… I woke up the next morning swollen to the point that my eyes were almost swollen shut, my abdomen looked like I was… Read More

Growing up I loved the Superman movies with Christopher Reeves. I used to watch them frequently thinking they were pretty awesome. Watching them as an adult I see how cheesy they are and how bad the graphics are. lol… but, that doesn’t change the fact that Superman is my still favorite superhero. I always joke that Clark Kent is my perfect man… not only is he tall, dark, and handsome, I like… Read More

In the quest to lose weight have you ever been told “Just cut your Calories.”? Pretty simple, right? Eat less, exercise more… and the pounds should melt away. So, why is it that it is so much easier to gain fat than it is to lose it? Well, it’s because there are more factors than just Calories consumed vs. Calories burned that determine our body composition. First off, what is a Calorie?… Read More

If you’ve been following me for a while you may have noticed I focus more on worthiness, self love, authenticity, and accountability than I do about food, calories, macros, exercises, motivation, etc. My education is in these practical things, but I know that telling people about calories, macros, exercises, etc. doesn’t do a damn thing unless a person is ready to change. What I have learned over the years as I’ve worked… Read More

Two days ago I celebrated my 40th birthday. Holy. Crap. I’m just kidding… although it doesn’t feel real sometimes. I don’t feel 40, and I don’t think I look 40 (as was confirmed by the fact that no one believed me when I said it was my 40th birthday) 😉 Honestly, it felt like any other day. I went to work, and then came home and put on my mom hat. My… Read More

There are so many dietary approaches out there, but which one is the best one? High fat, low fat, high carb, low carb, Vegan, vegetarian, Paleo, Keto… to intermittent fasting, to one meal a day, to small, frequent meals every 2 hours… to extreme things such as cabbage soup diets and juice cleanses. It seems like each week there is a “new and improved” way to eat. When someone decides to change… Read More