The Hardest Day

Dressed for a workout I never managed to do. I did get lots of baby snuggles though, which are better!

You guys. I had to put on waterproof mascara today. I’m back at work and I have no idea how I will handle today. I haven’t left Ellie for more than about three hours before and when I did I thought about her constantly. I will admit that I am Read more →

Postpartum Body Image

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Let’s talk some real talk here for a minute. Prior to getting pregnant I was always fairly lean. I’ve always worked out and eaten more or less healthy, minus the amount of cheese I consume. However, I’ve been a weight yo-yo’er my whole life. When I got pregnant I was Read more →

Time Closes In

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Today is Monday. It is my last Monday home. It’s my last week of maternity leave and I’m definitely feeling the squeeze. It’s so bittersweet. I am ready to see my co-workers and students, get back to some semblance of normalcy. But the idea of leaving Ellie all day is Read more →

A Little Pep In My Step

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Exhaustion. It’s real. Babies are hard. Not sleeping is hard. I haven’t slept through a full night since I was like 20 weeks pregnant. I just can’t life anymore, you guys. Some days I have to choose order of importance for things to accomplish in my day. I wish napping Read more →

Oh Baby, Oh!

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I haven’t been great at getting updates or posts up lately. Despite still being on maternity leave, time escapes me. Ellie turned two months old on Saturday. She turned nine weeks old on Monday. She had a doctors appointment this week and weighed in at 10lbs 2oz and is 22″ Read more →

Another Weekly Recap

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Another week, another week. I didn’t get as much in as I had hoped for this week, but it was still decent. Again, decent being relative. I’m nine weeks out from a c-section and attempting to rebuild my base slowly. Monday I got on the treadmill and got in a Read more →

Weekly Win

Parenting. Nailed it. Minus the fact that she's awake, but still!

Oh my gosh. You guys. I worked out five times this week. FIVE TIMES. I mean,  I use the term “workout” loosely. It’s all relative. But five days this week I attempted something.  Monday I hopped on the treadmill with a two mile workout in mind. Walk a quarter mile warm Read more →

Building To A New Year

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Hello 2016, so good to see you. The holidays are over and it’s time to buckle down to get myself back in action here. Time to start regaining my fitness and rebuilding my base. Time to start chipping away at my weight loss again. I’m still hoovering right around 26lbs Read more →

To Persevere Into A New Year

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Happy New Year! Holy wow, 2015 brought me some curve balls. Namely pregnancy and a new baby. And while I only managed to get in one race this year, my second time running Seneca7, I did still stay active through almost my entire pregnancy. I was still going to spin Read more →

Little Victories

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Oh what a week. The holidays, they make things feel like such a whirlwind. First thing’s first; weekly workout update. I ran only once this week. On Monday I got on the treadmill and did another interval workout. I walked half a mile, ran half a mile, walked a quarter Read more →