Coffee Date

If We Were Having Coffee…

Coffee is good for the soul. Something about it makes me feel so at home and so open. The smell of coffee brewing is invigorating. It isn’t just about the caffeine, although that doesn’t hurt. It is like a loyal friend. Always there for you when you need to wake up, take a break, have a pick me up after a long morning, or just need a warm hug for your soul.

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And thanks to Starbucks advocating for their “third place” experience, a lot of my deep musings and conversations have happened over a cup of coffee. So today I’m going to chat (or type) with you over a cup of coffee. I used to do this all the time but then life happened and the only thing I do regularly is eat, sleep, work, and workout. So, let’s have a fun little Coffee Date!

If we were having coffee… 

I would tell you how excited I am to be able to connect again. I miss this space. Writing has been something I’ve always loved. Really, it has been a therapy of sorts. There have been so many times that things don’t make sense in my head but as I start to write they just seem to make sense. I would tell you how I have been writing a little more in an actual paper journal! For a long time the only place I journaled was here on the blog, but not too long ago I found my collection of paper journals from the year before I got married and it was so enlightening to read through those. Let’s just say I’ve come a long way since then… Oh the thoughts that go through a 19 year old girl’s mind…

If we were having coffee…

I would tell you that I am thiiiiiiiis close to finally finishing my Precision Nutrition Level 1 Certification. I registered in September and got most of my materials close to October of last year. I’m extremely thankful that it is a go at your own pace program. It took me awhile to get through the first half of the program, which is the science based portion. I’m cruising through the second half, which includes a lot more practical coaching education. The coaching portion comes a little more naturally to me as it is more psychology based… Good to know I will actually get some kind of use for that Psychology degree I have! I’d tell you that I am really excited about being able to help teach others how to have a healthy relationship with food and to get the results they are looking for. One of the biggest thing I’ve noticed, especially in women, is that most of the clients we see come in to our CrossFit are not eating nearly enough of the right foods. Especially Protein. Let me step on my soapbox for a moment…

LADIES… Lifting weights and eating adequate protein will not make you look like some she-hulk body builder! I wish to the Dear Lord in heaven that it did, because I would be jacked. You should aim to eat protein dense food with every meal, even your snacks! If you aren’t getting enough protein from whole foods, or you are traveling or crunched for time,  you can supplement a protein shake.

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I have used several different brands of protein, most recently getting the opportunity to try out Lean1 Protein from Nutrition53. The most important thing is to find a quality protein that you will actually drink (The regular Lean 1 Flavors all tasted great, the Vegan flavors tasted very… earthy. Which is cool if you like that taste. I wasn’t a fan). All that to say I don’t care how you do it, but eat you freaking protein.

*steps off soap box*

Sorry, I get really worked up about that.

Deep Breath.

Let’s get back to coffee…

If we were having coffee…

I would tell you I have been doing my best to read more. I really love reading. I recently finished the Book Start by Jon Acuff and I really enjoyed it. Now I’m working on Tribes by Seth Godin and Happier at Home by Gretchen Rubin. I have several other titles on hold in my online library… Did you know you can get ebooks from the Public Library? I read them from my ipad. That was life changing when I figured that out! Some of the more popular titles have a long hold list but I like that having them on loan makes me want to read them before they have to go back to the next person on the hold list. It’s so easy in this fast pace busy society to forget about the things we enjoy. For me it is reading. I love learning and reading is one of my favorite ways to learn. Plus Leaders are Readers!

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If we were having coffee…

I would ask you what was one thing on your to do list that has been sitting there for awhile. I’ve been using my Passion Planner to keep track of my chores and errands. That means whatever I don’t complete for that week has to be rewritten on the next week’s page. I had a huge stack of things in my garage that I was supposed to mail to someone for the last month or so. And I just kept putting it off for no real reason. I finally bit the bullet and packaged them up and mailed them out the other day. It felt so good. I would tell you to bite the bullet and get that thing done. The energy you spend dreading it is more draining than the energy it takes to actually get it done. So like Shia says… JUST DO IT!

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If we were having coffee…

I would tell you I have been really enjoying training lately, but it has been hard. I feel stronger than ever. I’m trying to dial in my nutrition (PROTEIN, remember?!) and work on my form. I’ve found some major errors in my pull that I’ve been doing for so long they are miserable to try to correct now. But I’m working on it and making progress. This week was tough. I posted this on Instagram after Wednesday’s workout:

“This week training has felt hard. The heat was crazy and the weights were heavy. I feel strong, hitting just 10lbs below my 1RM max split jerk for 5×3 today. Some days it feels easy. Most days it doesn’t it. If you want something worth having, you are probably going to have to fight for it. I want to to be a better athlete and coach. I want to be stronger, faster, leaner. I want to be better than I was yesterday. And that is worth fighting for when it’s hot… And the weight is heavy… And you suck at double unders. Now I’m just thankful that tomorrow is rest day”

Rest day was amazing and today’s workout felt good. I would tell you that I think your mentality about your training effects the outcome of your training more than we realize. I have been in a good place mentally and I feel like it is making all the difference in my training.

If we were having coffee…

I’d thank you for putting up with my random rambling and tell you we have to do this more often!


If we were having coffee… What would you tell me?

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If we were having coffee today I would probably stare at the menu at Starbucks for like 5 minutes before deciding what to get. Funny how the more I frequent Starbucks the longer it takes me to figure out what I should order. Back when I first started frequenting Starbucks on the regular I would default to one of the super sweet fluffy creamy dessert drinks… Like a White Chocolate Mocha. I loved it. I’d spoon out the whipped cream like it was Ice Cream. There is obviously more than a few good reasons why I ended up over 250lbs…. Anyway, recently my tastes have been changing and I just can’t handle sweet. I never thought I’d be the own to order a plain coffee at Starbucks… But apparently I am. Man, is this what growing up is like?

If we were having coffee I would tell you that I just recently started my hormone supplementation as a part of correcting my Estrogen Dominance. I will say that my afternoons before were a struggle. I had a pretty frequent headache that would come on after lunch time and stay through most of the afternoon. I would feel so foggy and just dream about laying in my bed. I can say now that even just on day 1, which happens to be my early morning, I feel so clear headed and not at all tired. This is HUGE. I’ll write a whole post about it once I spend more time on it. It is really forcing me to pay attention to my body and how it is working. For now let’s just say I’m feeling much better… and I hope all this helps my body start responding better to my meal plan and exercise!

If we were having coffee I would tell you how in addition to finally getting my body back in balance I think that the sudden appearance of SPRING! has made me a happier person. I’ll say it again, seasonal depression is such a real thing. the bitter cold hurts my soul. especially when it overstays its welcome. I noticed driving into our subdivision today that the trees have blossoms on them. YES! Our grass is green. It is warmer. The sun shines more. The hope of a new season is such a beautiful thing.

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If we were having coffee, what would you tell me?

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Hip hip Hooray for Friday! I swear the days are getting longer but the weeks are getting shorter. Today I was thinking about my recent struggle with weight and progress and how I’ve felt “stuck” since our cruise. Then I realized our cruise was THREE FREAKING MONTHS AGO. Seriously though? a quarter of a year? I feel like it has been a lifetime and yesterday all at the same time. Can we go back?

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Between the “all you can eat” on the cruise and the weeks leading up to it I ended up gaining 10ish pounds. The lowest weight I was at pre-holidays/cruise/crossfit move was 183. I stayed between 183-185 for the last few months of 2o13. I was around 193-195 at the end of January. I’ve continued working out the same and stayed mostly on plan with eating and now I’m at 190. These dang hormones seem to make it impossible to shed weight. I know it’s not all about the scale, but my clothes haven’t changed much at all. If we were having coffee I would probably complain to you about how I hate having to work twice as hard for half the results, while in the same breath saying how I know this is just how it is and I need to work with it. I’ll accept it, but that doesn’t mean I won’t whine about it…

If we were having coffee I would tell you that I can’t believe how fast Payton is growing up. She is 4 going on 14. She has such a personality. Just recently we had her hair cut… She wasn’t sure about it first but now she looks in the mirror and says “Momma, I look like a grown up don’t I?” and I think she likes the attention she gets from such a drastic change. I hope that changes as she gets older… or we could be in trouble. Parenting is such a crazy thing. It’s hard to ever feel like you’re doing it right. I want her to be a strong leader, to ask hard questions, but at the same time I want her to be respectful too. How do I teach her how to use that to help and not hurt? How do I bridle that passion without breaking her spirit? I don’t know. This parenting thing isn’t for the faint of heart!

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If we were having coffee I would ask you if you budget. I have been trying to stay on top of finances this year. To be honest before this year I never paid intense attention to how we spent our money. I had a general idea, but nothing too detailed. I decided to try YNAB. I’ve actually found that the same principals I used to lose weight have helped in the area of finances as well. The first month I simply tracked all our expenses. Knowing where every penny went was eye opening. It made me far more aware when I was spending. I began to ask myself the same questions at the store that I would ask myself when I ate… Is this going to help me reach my goal? If the answer was yes than I moved forward with the purchase. If not, I put it back. It hasn’t caused me to “find” an extra sum of money to pay off all my debt, but it helps me really to think about my purchases.

If we were having coffee I would likely be wearing spandex and complaining to you about how hard it is to find clothes that fit. I know I’ve talked about Fabletics before but I have to say it again – I LOVE their clothes. The Lima Capris are by far my favorite. They are comfortable, they don’t fall down when I burpee, and they are cute! They just came out with a new line for April and the colors are so bright and cheery! My order is on the way and I can’t wait to put it on. Seriously, who needs jeans? Use this referral link and get 50% off your first outfit!

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If we were having coffee – What would you tell me?
Do you Budget?

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Coffee Date: Sleep, Excuses & Chicken

It’s friday again? Already? Funny enough I’m drinking coffee out of my Disney Cruise Line mug. It’s kind of like a reminder that the weekend is a mini vacation that is right around the corner. Don’t mind this other random picture I’m using since it is not my Disney mug…

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If we were having coffee today I would probably have more than a few cups. Fridays are my long days. I’m really surprised that one hour of sleep makes such a difference in how I feel throughout the day. Most days I’m in bed around 9pm and up around 5 or 5:30, having a good 8 hours of sleep. Well, they aren’t always a “good” 8 hours, but 8 hours nonetheless. Fridays I often get around 6.5-7 hours of sleep since I get up earlier to coach the 5am class. That little hour makes all the difference for how I feel the next day. Is it nap time yet?

If we were having coffee I would ask you your thoughts on the most recent Maria Kang picture and the backlash it is receiving. I think the first one may not have been ill intentioned, but this one got under my skin a bit. She knew how people responded to her first picture and I imagine she anticipated the same reaction on this one. It comes across like she is saying “What’s your excuse for not looking like me?” but what if people don’t want to look like her? Not to mention they might not be excuses… they might be real reasons… I have been working my ass off for 4+ years to lose weight. I have a daughter, a full time job, a full time business, finished 4 years of college and I have some serious hormone and thyroid issues. I have to work twice as hard for half the results. That is not an excuse… that is my reality. It isn’t fair, it isn’t an excuse, it is what it is. I may not look like Maria Kang, but I am proud of my progress. Everyone is on a different journey. Some may be just starting, some may be in a good place mentally but the body hasn’t caught up. Just because I don’t look like her doesn’t mean I’m any less healthy or happy… and I hate that she is implying that. I think we can love our bodies where we are, while still wanting to make changes to better ourselves. I guess sometimes the line is blurry between excuses and reasons. I just feel like this is SO negative and judgemental. And that picture looks a little (or a lot) touched up.

If we were having coffee I would tell you that I am struggling with chicken right now. That sounds so weird to say (type?) I don’t like any fish so my lean meat choices have been turkey and chicken. I’ve been struggling wanting to cook it and I don’t even want to touch it. It is in several of my meals on my meal plan and I don’t like the taste, texture, or smell right now. I need new ways to cook it, got any ideas?

If we were having coffee, What would you tell me?!

linking up with alissa.

 

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oh hey friends. happy weekend!! I am so so so so glad it is the weekend. I love the weekends, even more now that I’m done with school! I know I missed Friday coffee date, but we can still have a Saturday coffee date, right?

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If we were having coffee I would tell you how nice it is to breathe through my nose. I seriously had congestion for like 2 weeks. I used a neti pot daily and I just couldn’t believe the amount of crap that came out. And I still felt stuffed up after! It really affected me in the CrossFit Open 14.1 WOD (I should really write a whole other post about the CrossFit open… but I can’t make any promises) Anyway, a lot of the congestion has cleared up and I feel SO much better.

If we were having coffee I would tell you how funny it is now that I am done with school I feel like I should have a ton of extra time and be super motivated to finish projects and stuff… but now that I have “nothing” that I have to do most of the weekend I feel like doing nothing. I’ve spent more time watching TV and reading than doing any of the things I wanted to do after I finished school. Like updating this blog more often. I sit down to write and usually get distracted and think a nap sounds better. I did get a lot done last week with decluttering and want to continue the trend, but some of the projects seem so overwhelming… like the office closet. or the basement. I also have tons of stuff I need to sell (gotta make some money to pay for that skin removal!) but just haven’t gotten around to taking pictures and posting them in resale groups. I will say that my house is FAR FAR FAR cleaner than it has been for the last several months. That counts for something, right?

If we were having coffee I would tell you how incredibly frustrated I am with my body. Not in a body image kind of way, but in a why the heck don’t you work like a normal body should work kind of way. You see for like 3 months I was sitting around 183lbs. I was gaining muscle and losing fat… at a slow rate, but still making progress. Then January came and we spent a few weeks in the craze of moving buildings with CrossFit and then went on a cruise and with taking just 1 week off of workouts and 3 weeks off a strict meal plan I gained about 8-10lbs. I lost a few pounds after getting back to regular workouts and meal plans but I have been stuck at 189ish for several weeks now. I’m pushing hard in the gym and eating on plan 95% of the time. and nothing. my jeans are still tight. I had a few tests done last week for hormone imbalances and should get the results next week sometime. I’m hoping something comes up that makes sense, because I’m going to drive myself crazy working so hard and not seeing results. It’s not just the scale… I can tell my body isn’t where it was, my clothes are tighter. My skin removal surgery is scheduled for August 11th and I’d like to be comfortably in the 170’s by then. I plan on getting my Mirena IUD out next month, hoping that helps balance some things out. If this isn’t what is wrong I don’t know where else to look. It is so frustrating feeling like my body is working against me. I hope we can get it all figured out soon, or I may have to go to the looney bin.

If we were having coffee, what would you tell me?

linking up with Alissa

 

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Happy Valentine’s Day!!

I hope you know how much you’re loved today.

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I’m thankful for every one of you who read this. Thankful that you have connected with my story, as crazy as it is sometimes. Since you are here, let’s have coffee!

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If we were having coffee today I would offer you a Kill Cliff instead. I used to have an afternoon cup of coffee but since I’ve been back on my meal plan I haven’t felt like I needed or wanted it. I have, however, been feeling extra sore. This would be thanks to 95 lb front rack lunges yesterday and today’s saucy WOD

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Yes, that says 2000m row – 50 Wallballs – 1000m row – 35 Wallballs – 500m row – 20 Wallballs. It was really tough. While it sucked royally, it was one of those WODs that made me really appreciate what CrossFit is all about. I was nearing the end and thought I couldn’t finish strong on the last 500m row and the 20 wallballs. Just when the hubs turned on my “power song” aka – ROAR by Katy Perry. And As those lyrics blasted through the box I almost wanted to cry…

I used to bite my tongue and hold my breath
Scared to rock the boat and make a mess
So I sat quietly, agreed politely
I guess that I forgot I had a choice
I let you push me past the breaking point
I stood for nothing, so I fell for everything

You held me down, but I got up
Already brushing off the dust
You hear my voice, you hear that sound
Like thunder gonna shake the ground
You held me down, but I got up
Get ready ’cause I’ve had enough
I see it all, I see it now

And though I’ve heard it a gazillion times it sparked something in me today that I just haven’t seen in awhile. See, I posted about struggling with the WODs lately and it was like I felt like I wasn’t as good as I should be before I even started. I’ve been off my mental game, but today I remembered that I have the choice. The choice to get up. To Fight. Because I deserve to be better.

Anyway, if we were having coffee I would tell you I’m so over this weather. I’m sure the rest of the country is too. I didn’t realize how much this gloomy, cold, snowy weather affected my mood until yesterday  when it was “warm” and sunny (I use the term warm loosely. 40’s is not this Florida girl’s true definition of warm, but in contrast to recent temps it is warm). The sun felt SO SO good. I was on cloud 9. And back to struggle city today with the freezing weather and snow/sleet mix. If it snows much more there is a good chance I’ll need an anti depressant.

Oh, now that I am looking at the picture of my WOD today I remembered I wanted to tell you guys something super cool – I’m now a Fabletics Master! I absolutely love love love everything I have from Fabletics, so of course I’d live to represent their brand! I’m not even joking when I tell you their workout capris/pants/shorts are some of the only ones I wear anymore. I don’t even wear my Lululemon Wunder Unders anymore! *gasp* blasphemy, I know. Anyway, I even have my own profile page on their site and everything! Legit, right?

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The outfit from this morning’s WOD includes the Camacan Capri and the Norwalk tank. Super duper comfy and totally adorable. I just got another order in that includes PINK Capris. I can’t wait to wear them. Another one of my favorite things is the Kingston Hoodie. It is like wearing a hug. It is cuter than your average hoodie which makes it more acceptable for non-stop wear, right?

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If you sign up using my referral link you can get your first outfit for 50% off AND just for Valentine’s Day only they are giving away double points for every purchase! Get 1000 points and you get a free outfit! So go check them out —> Fabletics

 If we were having coffee today I would tell you I can’t believe my BABY turns 4 on Sunday. I’ll do a whole separate post on that, but seriously, where does the time go?! We plan to do some fun things to celebrate with her this weekend.

If we were having coffee I would also tell you I’m sort of excited/terrified that this time next week I’ll be having my first consultation with a plastic surgeon. Remember my problem with extra skin? I’m looking into getting rid of it. EEK! More to come on that too.

If we were having coffee, what would you tell me?
What is your favorite brand of athletic wear?

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Well good morning, friends! It’s friday,  that means it’s time for our coffee date! It also means it is the 4th morning in a row I’ve stayed home with Poor Payt. She is definitely getting better it is just taking for-freaking-ever. I usually coach the 5am class on Fridays but Chris took it for me since we weren’t sure how Payt would be feeling this morning. I went in to check on her around 6 (normal mornings we are up by 5:30am and at the gym by 6) and she was still wheezing and so out of it. So I let her sleep. Until she popped up around 7 and wanted a shower. and peanut butter and jelly. and disney junior. And of course I’m a softie and give into her every whim when she’s sick… so I’m currently resisting the urge to pull my ear drums out from Disney Junior overload….

Anyway, if we were having coffee I would tell you I feel like I’m the one that has been sick, It is more mentally exhausted taking care of a sick kid than it is to actually be sick myself. I know many parents have it much worse, but this is hard for me! Especially still trying to take care of everything else. I feel like I’ve been absent from CrossFit for most of the week, even though we’ve been there for a little bit most of evenings. My training has been far more relaxed this week. I squeeze in a WOD or a strength set here or there, but not near what I normally do. It’s just a part of parenthood, I suppose.

If we were having coffee today I’d tell you I’m drinking out of the Disney Mug in celebration of our upcoming Disney Cruise. I’ve never been on a cruise before, but I’m SO excited.  Adventures opened up this week and I’m already dreaming about my fire & ice pedicure, swimming with the dolphins, and parasailing! I even have a countdown going on my phone.

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Can’t come soon enough.

If we were having coffee, what would you tell me?

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Hey Friends.

Thanks for stopping by for coffee. If we were having coffee I would thank you for sticking with me through this new season of life. I know things have been busy and I haven’t been posting as much as I’d like to. I still enjoy sharing life and my journey with you. I’d admit that seeing my page views and comments dive was hard to handle. I understand people want consistency, but I just wasn’t at a place to offer at that. As much as blog readers look at bloggers and think we all have it together, sometimes we just don’t. I started this blog with the intentions of trying to be as real as possible. The reality is I can’t do it all. And that’s hard to admit to.

If we were having coffee I would tell you that I submitted my graduation petition. I can’t even begin to explain how much I’m looking forward to being done with school. I started just after I had Payton when I had no idea what I wanted to do with my life. I have been doing online classes since then and it hasn’t been too difficult but adds an extra level of stress. I’m excited to be one of the first in my family to have a college degree. By the end of February I should have my Bachelors of Psychology. As much as school is stressful I am already looking into a Masters in Fitness Management at MOBAP online. After a summer off.

If we were having coffee I’d tell you I’m SO excited to be having real family pictures done today!! We have never had more than just snapshots done of our little family. Here’s to hoping the kiddo cooperates and we get some good pics!

Speaking of coffee – did you know that Starbucks now lets you tweet a coffee to someone on Twitter? How fun is that!

If we were having coffee today, what would you tell me?

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Coffee Date is Back!

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If we were having coffee I would probably have to apologize for being late. Feels like it’s the story of my life lately. I’d blame it on the construction in our subdivision and their ridiculous temporary stoplights, but truth would more than likely be that I snoozed one too many times and then spent 15 minutes running around like crazy trying to grab my meals, dress a toddler, wrangle a dog or two, and finally end up hitting the stoplight right as it turns red… and stays that way for far longer than I’d like. The good news is they will eventually finish construction. The bad news is I’ll lose my most convenient excuse for being late. The truth is I live a frazzled fast forward on the go life. I’d laugh it off during our coffee date and tell you it was just one of those seasons, but the truth is I don’t see our life getting any less hectic. We just aren’t those kinds of people, I guess.

If we were having coffee I would tell you that I have been struggling with parenting lately. 3 year olds are so full of questions. SO MANY questions. Some are fun and easy to answer. But some are loaded. The kind of questions that build her worldview. Some questions I just don’t have the answer to. Not only that, but she is developing such a strong opinion on everything. What toys she plays with, what food she eats, what clothes she wears. Sometimes we butt heads. I can’t imagine this being any better as she gets older. As she develops her own personality she pushes boundaries, which is so fun *insert sarcasm* I feel like we’re always saying No or correcting her for something. And then there is the “But Why” …. I swore I’d never pull the because I said so card, but now I lose track of how often I say it. Life is full of those “choose your battle” moments. Who cares if she wants to wear knee socks and sneakers with her dress?

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I’d tell you that I feel incredibly blessed that my daughter is a good and kind and sweet as she is. She is hilarious and so incredibly caring. I don’t fault her, but sometimes I just feel so inadequate. LIke I should forgo a college fun and start a therapy fund instead.

I’d tell you its usually those moments when I’m most exasperated when someone asks when we plan on having another kid. I laugh and say not for a long time. I feel guilty for even saying that. I know how many people would love to be able to have lots of kids and can’t for whatever reason. The idea of having more than one kid gives me anxiety. Which then triggers more guilt. It’s a crazy cycle.

If we were having coffee I would tell you I’m really bummed that I thought I had a week off in-between terms of school, but I don’t. I was looking forward to a weekend with no homework.

If we were having coffee I’d apologize for rambling on, grab a refill and sit and listen to you.

If we were having coffee, what would you tell me?

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On Goals and What Not…

blogging two days in a row? Whhhhhat? That’s a rarity in these crazy days I’m living in. But I miss our coffee dates. and I have a lot on my mind, so lets go with it!

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If we were having coffee I would tell you I’m so glad it’s Friday. I have seriously been treading water this week… Being out all weekend spectating and competing in the gateway garage games means I didn’t have time to clean, cook, meal plan, or anything. We jumped right back into coaching classes, had Chris’ birthday on Tuesday, and have just been trying to make it through the week…. So when Friday came I embraced it fully (even if it means getting up at 4am because it is my day to coach the early classes)

If we were having coffee I would ask you about your goals. Since the competition this past weekend was the culmination of the goals I’ve been working towards for the last few months I realized I needed to make some new goals. It was almost depressing to realize how hard and long I worked for just that one day. It was very similar to the post-race blues people talk about. These past several months I have been mostly focused on gaining strength. And I did well at that. But now I have to figure out my next goal. And that leaves me a little confused.

Reading Gabby’s post on Goals got me really thinking about not just my goals but the WHY behind them. There is so much dang pressure to have certain goals because you are in a certain category. My last goal was to gain strength and I felt like I did that, or at least proved to myself that I’m capable of that. This last quarter of the year I want to try to maintain as much of that strength as possible, but I really want to focus on losing fat and conquering the bodyweight movements of CrossFit like pull ups, Handstand Push Ups, and Ring Dips.

This means getting my team behind me. I’ve talked to you many times about my Nutrition Coach, Jamie from Precision Fitness STL, and I spoke with him briefly about this and he is totally on board. This is SO important. Having people around you to support you, remind you of WHY you want it, and ultimately help you reach your goals is imperative. He has been an amazing support for the last several months and has helped me stay on track when I needed it. If it hadn’t been for his help I wouldn’t be where I am today. If you’re in the STL area hit me up to get his info!

Anyway – That’s what’s been on my mind. That and the hubs birthday party tomorrow… I’m SO looking forward to that.

If we were having coffee, what would you tell me?
How do you set and reach your goals?