Thursdays are for Thinking Out Loud

Kolby.pngGuys.  It’s realllllly hard to write when you’ve had a craptastic week.  Like it started Saturday and I’m STILL waiting for it to end!  OK, to be fair, today hasn’t been bad.  I really wanted to write a Happy Monday but it was far from happy.

Anyhoo……..moving on.  Cuz who likes a whiner?  Definitely not me.  Not even going to touch on the negatives.  Why?  They are in the past!

THANKFUL…So, let’s start with what I’m thankful for.  My son.  He may be a PITA (pain in the a** for those of you aren’t in the know 😉 but he’s been a huge help to me this week.  Gosh I can only hope I’m raising him to be a compassionate, kind, honest and grateful young man.

DIETING…don’t laugh–sometimes the monotony of being in prep for my show in November keeps me focused–or I should say as focused as I can be when your life did a 180 like–overnight and you MAY or may not have a touch of ADD!  I am not 10 weeks out and yes, I’m still scared to share photos ha!

IRMA…we haven’t even begun to get over the devastation in Texas and now Irma.  I pray Texas, Florida and probably me too (NC).  :\

STITCH FIX…I have a few friends who love this and I really want to try.  They keep sending me e-mails and one of these days I’m going to have a weak moment and just do it!  I have zero fashion sense and I haven’t bought new work clothes in …years?  Gym clothes, of course but I even had to put myself on restriction from that!

ZAYCON…ever heard of them?  Basically, meat in bulk–at a great price.  I’ve been ordering from them for years.  I’ve tried beef, turkey breast, chicken, salmon, shrimp, steak–check and see if they come to your area:

PUMPKIN…I’m one of those people who is thrilled about pumpkin season!  Bring on the basic b**** pumpkin everything LOL.  I’ve already got two recipes up and more to come!  PUMPKIN…and more pumpkin…Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Muffins

And to end my #thinkingoutloud with a #throwbackthursday…a few weeks ago in the Great Smoky Mountains when all I was worried about was making the most of my time with the ones I love and hoping I had enough coffee in the morning 🙂


So… let me know what’s on your mind–think out loud–it’s ok, we all talk to ourselves and remember, be true to your work, your word, and your friends…you can’t photoshop life!

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Happy Monday!

Good morning and OMGosh can you believe it is almost September! It definitely felt like September this morning. I arrived at the gym for cardio at 0500 to find THREE fire trucks in the gym parking lot. No idea what was going on. The let me on my stairmaster and that’s all that mattered to me :D. I would have been hella made if I got up at 0430 and couldn’t get it in! So, that leads me to … a quick contest prep update. I anticipated writing more about this journey and well, like most, I have a kid, a house and a full-time job and sometimes life just gets in the way! I was out of town visiting the Great Smoky Mountains weekend before last so coming home and going straight back to work just leaves you feeling like you are waaaay behind the power curve. I’m all caught up now and planning to post a little “fun” about my trip this week too.

So I am now 12 weeks out. Doesn’t seem possible that November will be here in 12 weeks. To some, that sounds like a long time. To me and this process, that isn’t long at all! Things have been going well–so well I even got a cheat meal! Five Guys burger and fries never tasted so good! Unfortunately, I still struggle with the mentality that “cheating” is wrong and woke up the next morning up 3lbs (can you say holy sodium in those fries Batman!). So, I kills the cardio, drink ALL the water, get back to plan and BOOM—next day, extra weight gone. PHEW. So a few changes have been made to my macros and cardio. Yes, I use flexible dieting (you can e-mail if you are interested in knowing more). Which reminds me I have another recipe to share!

OK–back to prep. I have been scoping out flights and hotels. This is NOT a cheap hobby. I guess I need to think about a suit…so many choices! Maybe next week I’ll share progress pics. MAYBE.

I have a great week planned and hope you do too.