Category Archives: Thoughts


Is anyone else relieved that January is over? To me its just the most, blah month of all. I’m more than ready to move into February and hopefully soon, Spring! But despite the cold, it was a good month. Here’s what I’ve been up to lately.   Eating::: I’ve been all about the breakfast food this month. I’ve been making


Happy January! How’s 2015 treating y’all so far? Other than it being unbearably cold here, this year’s going pretty well…. all five days of it. Let’s take a look back at December though.  In December I was… Eating::: Pinch of Yum’s sausage potato pie. I made this for Christmas brunch and it was a huge hit! It has only six ingredients


Happy December! I hope you all had a fabulous Thanksgiving with your loved ones. I ran a very chilly 5K with my husband, brother and dad and 3500 other people on Thanksgiving morning. Then I slept for the rest of the day… Oh the joys of working the night shift… November was a crazy busy month at work and it


Happy November! Its been a great and glorious fall so far! I have a few recaps coming up from this last month, but I thought I’d pop in with a quick current events update.  Currently I’m… Celebrating::: my new laptop! My last laptop has been struggling forever and finally crashed the other day. My new one came today and I’m so

Moving Forward

I’m not usually one to look at the new year as a time of rebirth, in with new, out with the old and all that jazz. Usually I look at it just like any other day, but today I have to say I’m very happy to say goodbye to 2013. 2013 was a very difficult year, but I have high

How I found my way back to running

I’ve talked a little bit about my evolving fitness goals, but today I want to focus on running. Up until this year, I hadn’t run consistently in a very long time for a myriad of reasons, but I missed it. A lot. This spring and summer, I headed out to run thinking I would just easily work my way up

December Goals

Happy December! I can’t believe we’re in the last month of this year. I’m so excited for the next couple weeks and all the fun things they’ll bring! I normally have three goals each month, but this year I only have one big one: stay healthy and stay present. Everyone around me is sick and while I can’t control not

November Goals

I can’t believe we’re almost through this year. This is the time of year where time starts to fly by, because once we’re done with one thing, there’s something else to plan for. There’s Thanksgiving and Christmas and New Years and then we go into birthday month. There’s just so much celebration going on! I love all the celebrating, but

October Goals

As we head into a new month, I’ve been thinking about setting some personal goals for the month. Each month I plan to set three goals for that month. This month’s are food and fitness related, but they could be anything in the coming months. But first, Happy Birthday Mom! 1. Make at least one freezer meal a week (or

Instant gratification vs. long term rewards

Why is it so hard to avoid the things that make us feel good momentarily for more permanent rewards? I know it should be a no-brainer to put off the temporary pleasure for the ultimate long term gains, but when the temporary pleasure also has some benefits, it can sometimes be hard to keep the emphasis on the bigger future