• 2019,  Fitness,  Mental Health,  Midtown Strength & Conditioning,  Musings

    Musings: OOO Every Thursday

    Something needed to change… …and it was on me. I feel a little fraudulent. I tend to share a lot of self-love, growth, and healing posts on social media and even here on the blog. But YET AGAIN, I find myself not listening to my own body. 10 amazing days in Hawaii, followed by a non-stop schedule when I touched down at home. All (kinda) came to a halt when my body decided to remind my mind to STOP. Slow down and stop going so fast. Be by yourself, be still. It isn’t until my body starts to shut down, do I slow down. I know this, yet I don’t practice…

  • 2019,  Fitness,  Musings

    Musings: I Hate Rest Days

    There I said it. But I don’t feel any better, because I know how damn important they are. However, I still rarely take them. When people ask about my workout schedule or when I rest, I justify my routine and activities. I actually consider soccer days my rest days. I say this because it NEVER feels like a workout. I love soccer, playing it almost always brings me joy and does not feel like a chore. My body would beg to differ because I’m usually extremely sore after, but my heart and mind don’t agree with my body. I completely acknowledge these statements are a privilege. This is kinda why…

  • 2019,  Health,  Musings,  Travel

    Musings: Verbal Download

    I haven’t done a purging of thoughts in a while, so here I am. Buckle up and get ready for the randomness train… Food Musings – Do men think about their bodies and food as much as women? This was a question I’ve posed to a few friends. Of course, the immediate answer is no. We’ve come to the conclusion that men don’t sit idle thinking about their weight, their body, and their food intake. I’m sure it passes through their consciousness, but they don’t dwell as women do. It’s almost as if I am re-programming myself to have positive thoughts about food. Why do we call food ‘bad?’ Why…

  • 2018,  Triathlon

    Musings: #GaneebanTris – Week 5

    All is quiet around here… …even though I am close to the end of my training program with Multisport Endurance Academy. This week was pretty normal for workouts, Midtown wise. We did have L for Spring Break, so that was a nice little and added something to our household. One exciting training moment was when I PR’d my power snatch. It was a small 0.5 kg PR, but a PR nonetheless. This is my worst lift and I’m slowly, each week, trying to add a little more weight. I couldn’t quite pull off a full snatch, but I’ll take a power snatch PR any day of the week. I think…

  • 2017,  Musings,  Wellness

    Musings: Midtown Strong-ish

    Slow and steady wins the race… Okay, so there’s no real race. There hasn’t really been any this year, but that’s really beside the point of this post. I’m just using that cliched saying about how I’m approaching my workouts, especially lifting. A few months ago, I wrote the post It Doesn’t Have to Be That Way, which just highlighted that I don’t have to be all or nothing. With a knee that isn’t fully functioning, you can’t really expect to be doing things that a regular knee could do. It’d be just a little over a year since I randomly hurt my knee during my last soccer game of the 2016 season.…

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    Coffee Date Me!

    When Starbucks inspires a post… …I hate to admit it, but its true! I was so enamored with their new breakfast wrap that I was going to write an entire post about it, but then decided to just have a coffee date with you instead. So as I drink my Venti Iced Soy Latte with an add shot (cause it was my rewards freebie and I have to make the most of it), I hope you enjoy your caffeinated beverage of choice. Well, lets get to it… Starbucks // Since my new job is very close to a drive-thru Sbux, I’ve been going there before work a lot. Iced coffee…

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    Coffee Date – Adios May

    Lordy, lordy…it’s already June! Hi! I feel like I’ve been scarce around here lately, but for good reason. Life’s curve balls have been pretty crazy the last month, so I thought I’d just breeze through the last 31 days, as if we were sitting in your/my fave coffee shop and chatting. First off, I hope your May was lovely, challenging, and fun OR whatever you needed it to be. Did anything exciting happen, did you complete any goals, did you eat any new food? I could sit here for awhile and ask you questions about your May. I love asking questions…always have, always will. Lovebugs // A new Love Bug…

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    Musings: It Doesn’t Have to Be That Way

    All or NOTHING, that is! Photo Cred // Milo I’m pretty much like that about all things. But I’m trying not to be. I can thank Camilo (re: Milo) my coach and the owner at Midtown for the slow change in thought process. I was telling him I had a soccer tourney and I was possibly going to skip the gym the Friday prior, to which he replied “Come in. Lift light. Get in the gym.” It resonated. Just because I wasn’t going all out doesn’t mean that I couldn’t come in a do light weights and get my body moving. Why does it have to be an all out…

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    Musings: Fresh Fix(INs) Kitchen

    My pants are too tight… AND I’m at the heaviest weight I’ve ever been. Cue annoyed and sensitive human mode. In an effort to try to eat healthier and see if we could avoid going out to eat, J and I decided to give Fresh Fix Kitchen a try. I’ve gone back and forth for years over these pre-made meals that come boxed in black and clear faux Tupperware containers. These containers are synonymous with body builder or bikini competition eating style, but seem to be more and more mainstream these days. Plenty of Cross Fitters indulge in them and a lot of the finesses community in general. I’ve looked…

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    Musings: Mileless February

    20 miles a month was all I said… …and for two months I’ve come nowhere near that goal I set. I did post a little about my 2017 goals, but I don’t think I covered this one in my post. Even though I made this goal with a hurt knee, I still imagined it would be figured out by now. Well, obviously I don’t have a clue as to what is going on. I finished my Physical Therapy, but decided to scrap my Doctor appointment. I’m tired of spending $35 per visit to get told nothing in particular. PT was not helping that much, but I also gave up about…