back on my bullshit

I hit a wall last week because I can’t even with this vanilla Shakeology.

BUT…I discovered this last week and it’s on its way to me. Time to pick a new flavor!

I already know I won’t do the coffee flavor, but I’m excited to try strawberry and greenberry. And I’m pumped about the addition of matcha and chaga.

fitness recap: week 2

This week I only managed to do Country Heat once. It was this morning actually.

But I logged 15.5 miles, and a lot of that was jogged instead of the usual power walking.

I feel good. That’s the most important thing.

I’m currently very grateful for my treadmill. I’ve been doing most of my run-walks outside, but there’s no way that can happen this weekend. This morning I did CH followed by a 2.5 mile walk on the treadmill (while I watched an episode of Queer Eye). I plan to do it again tomorrow.

gettin’ it!

I had an awkward amount of time between dropping Jackson off at school this morning and an appointment with his orthodontist right down the street. I parked next to the school, with a Chai latte, and intended to waste time answering emails and the like, when I realized: I was parked right next to the track! I took advantage of the fact that I happen to be dressed casually today, and went for a little walk. It was cold (26 degrees), but also beautiful and refreshing. Even better, I remembered I had the Map My Run app (I only wear my apple watch when exercising) so I was able to log the mileage to use in my weekly recap.

I feel good about this little non-scale victory.

Fit by 40 recap: week 1

Progress report time! My intent is to log all my activity weekly until my 40th birthday, to keep myself motivated.

My tracking started on Sunday.

This week:

  • PiYo x 1
  • Country Heat x 2
  • 14 miles of walking/jogging.

Not too shabby.

My diet has been on point all week. I’ve had Shakeology every morning. Oh and I’ve been on top of my meds, including my vitamins. Weigh in is on Wednesday.

I haven’t had any alcohol so far, but that’s likely to change tonight, because it’s date night. It’s all good though. Gotta find the balance.

As of Thursday, I’ll be done with my prednisone, and I’m scared about how my body will react. The plan is, however, to keep calories low during flares, and just go balls to the wall on activity whenever my body allows for it.


I was actually looking forward to having my Shakeology this morning! Who even am I? Here’s my current favorite recipe:

  • 1 scoop vanilla
  • 1/2 cup milk
  • 1/2 banana
  • 1 cup of ice
  • 1 tbsp peanut butter

This does not suck. I’m going to repeat it tomorrow with the last of my chocolate.

Back on the wagon

I figured since I’m back to doing Beachbody workouts, I might as well make use of the leftover Shakeology mix that’s been sitting in my cabinet for months. I stalled out on it last year after I ordered the vanilla instead of my preferred chocolate. Yesterday, I had my penultimate chocolate packet, so I went with vanilla today. I added a tablespoon of peanut butter. It helped the flavor.

The plan is to slog through the rest of the vanilla, and if I manage to do so, I’ll order more chocolate. Operation Fit (and healthy) by 40, baby! Woot!!

The plan tonight is to do Country Heat, take the dog on his 2.5 mile walk, and maybe do PiYo lower body (time and energy permitting).

What are you most looking forward to?

The answer will probably surprise you: I’m very much looking forward to my 40th birthday in July. I remember a time when I didn’t think I’d make it. So I’m pretty fucking stoked tbh.

Growing old is a privilege denied to many. I’ve decided to own it and be thankful.

The current plan is to have a party at home with all the besties and have QA play in the basement. It shall be epic af.

I think my 40s will be my best decade yet. 40, fabulous, fit, and fun — those are my goals.

mood booster

We really weren’t feeling it, but D and I sucked it up and did the 30DS tonight. And you know what? We’re both in a way better mood now. It’s hard to get started sometimes usually, but I never regret working out.

I also just want to take a second to say I have the best husband in the world. He’s so supportive and encouraging. Even when I’m being difficult. I’m very lucky. ❤️