When you’re at a life turning point

This is something I’ve been thinking about a lot lately, especially with our upcoming move back to Valdosta. 

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(Photo by the incredible Lou Mora. I’ll share more in our staycation recap post!)

When we first moved to Valdosta, I was at a major transitional and turning point. I was a new wife in the squadron, and had very little knowledge of how it all worked. I was also in a new spot with my job. I worked retail and taught dance classes throughout the end of high school and college, and when we moved to North Carolina and then Valdosta, I had a hard time finding a job associated with my degree (Finance). I was offered a decent-paying retail management position at a department store before we moved to Georgia, and decided to go for it.

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Halfway through 2015 check-in

(and how those fitness goals are shaping up!) Hi friends! How’s the morning going? Happy humpday!! Remember back in the day when Wednesday would equal Indian Food Wednesday? I’m bringing it back. After having the delicious Indian feast with Brittany last week, I haven’t been able to get it out of my mind! I think […]

Getting out of the comparison trap

Hi friends! How’s the day going? Happy almost-weekend! 🙂 I’m excited to spend time with the fam in Vegas and enjoy some of your kid-friendly suggestions.  So this post is a little bit all over the place, but I’m just going to roll with it. 🙂 It started yesterday when I was thinking about changing […]

the art of moderation

Hi friends! How’s the morning going?  Last week,  I talked about some of the things that I learned the hard way, and I thought I’d continue on the topic and share how I learned the art of moderation. Just a heads up: if you think this topic would be uncomfortable or triggering for you, please […]

5 things that almost screwed up my fitness life

(the title of this post is a little dramatic, but so am I, so there ya go. haha) Hi friends! How’s the day going so far? Hope you’re having a lovely day. I’m here at home with lovebug, taking it easy. She’s a little bit under the weather, so we’re just going to chill at […]

Getting out of my head with health and fitness

Hi! How’s the day going? Hope you’re having a lovely afternoon. Happy you liked the list for this month! Thank you for all of the new recipes to try, too. To celebrate October, we made a trip to Costco for the famous $5.99 pie. It’s everything I remembered.  We’re still having a blast with the […]

something a group fitness certification won’t teach you

Once upon a time -I’m being vague here because I don’t want to directly call out the company/studio- some blogging friends and I went to take a fitness class as part of an event. The studio knew we were bloggers, were wonderfully kind and accommodating, and made a point to let the instructor know that […]

“When you expect less, you get more”

 = my Yoda-esque wisdom for the day.  (Also, can you believe I’ve never seen Star Wars? The Pilot is always teasing me about it. There are a lot of classic movies that have missed my radar.) This morning I was off on a 10-mile run.  It’s not a personal distance record, and it wasn’t fast […]

The countdown is on

It’s hard to believe that my half marathon is less than a month away! It simultaneously feels like it crept up on me and like it took forever to get here.  Even though I’ve followed training plans in the past, this is my first time really training. I ran with a running group, learned about proper […]

“Before 30” bucket list

Hi friends <3 Thank you so much for your amazing response to this morning’s post. It’s way too easy to get into the comparison trap game and at the end of the day, how fast we run, how much we lift, how well we Zumba… it doesn’t really matter. I’m loving all of your amazing […]

You don’t have to be “good”

This past weekend, I got a comment suggesting that I should stop running because I’m not very fast. It made me pretty upset, not because this commenter was saying I was slow -I’ve been called far worse since I started blogging- but because it’s frustrating to see that kind of attitude in the fitness community. […]

eating everything

I always think it’s so weird to write about eating and eating habits. Part of me can’t help but think that it’s silly that I think anyone should care about how I choose to feed myself, but at the same time, I feel like it’s important to be transparent with my readers, especially when things […]