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7 Months and the energy drain is REAL!
Monday, October 17, 2016      2 comments

Hey Spark Peeps! So I hit 7 months yesterday and my energy levels are taking a nose dive. lol Any consistent physical effort leaves me drained and sometimes achy. I'm not letting it slow me down though, it's just taking me a little longer t... Read more
Small Bump in the road (no pun intended)
Thursday, September 15, 2016      7 comments

Hey Sparkpeeps! I had to take last week and this week off from the gym due to a small medical scare with the pregnancy, but if I get the thumb's up from my OB this Friday, I'll be back at it. I'm feeling good and hoping to get back into the... Read more
Time for Thrifting!
Wednesday, August 17, 2016      2 comments

Hey Sparkpeeps! I have officially reached the point where all the pants in my closet have thrown their hands up and said ENOUGH!!!! Gotta hit the Salvation Army and Goodwill for some deals on maternity clothes. It's amazing how fast you see... Read more
19 WEEKS I'm definitely bigger than the last go 'round (no pun intended)
Tuesday, August 16, 2016      2 comments

Hey Sparkpeeps! I'm happy to say that this pregnancy has been problem-free thus far. Getting to the gym and getting active has been more important now than ever. Being sedentary literally makes my body feel worse. I worked from home all las... Read more
14 weeks and picking up steam again
Monday, July 11, 2016      1 comments

Morning Sparkpeeps! With the first trimester in the rear-view mirror, I am back on the gym grind. We found out it's another GIRL!!!!! My weight gain is still basically at zero but my belly is telling a different story. lol I'm still getting... Read more
Making some progress (11 weeks)
Wednesday, June 22, 2016      2 comments

Morning Sparkpeeps! FINALLY! The nausea/morning sickness is starting to subside. My stomach isn't always feeling like a toxic wasteland all the time anymore. On the plus side, it kept me from gorging on tons of food, and the negative side, ... Read more
The on-going battle
Thursday, June 16, 2016      1 comments

Morning Sparkpeeps! It's tough to get out of the "eating for two" mentality especially when you see such tasty goodies available for lunch from the food trucks when you work in the city. Sigh...... But I'll stay the course and allow myself ... Read more
Here we go again! In a good way!!!
Wednesday, June 15, 2016      3 comments

Sparkpeeps! Please forgive me for being away for so long. No excuse, really, just the life of a wife, mommy and employee. Something that all of you deal with on some level or another. Anyhow, I haven't gotten out of the habit of being active, st... Read more
It works! It REALLY works!
Monday, August 03, 2015      0 comments

So after hitting an all-time high scale-wise a few weeks ago, I had my "Come To Jesus" moment. I knew that completing workouts wasn't the problem, my lack of meal planning and awareness was. So last week I planned and prepped breakfast and lunch... Read more
Ugggggh......
Monday, July 27, 2015      1 comments

It's funny how small things can have a huge impact on your day. My allergies are acting up which is causing me to have a sore throat. When your throat hurts, you feel spectacularly crappy. Even if nothing else bothers you. But I'm locked and loa... Read more
Water, water everywhere!
Wednesday, July 22, 2015      3 comments

Hey Sparkpeeps! We are getting into those dog days of summer. Getting the daily recommended amount of water has always been difficult for me, so I am really trying to make a sincere effort to chug these 64 oz a day. Not all at once, of cou... Read more
Three Cheers for Rest Day!!!
Tuesday, April 07, 2015      0 comments

Morning Sparkpeeps! I hope everyone enjoyed their Easter holiday. I won't have to cook at all this week courtesy of my Grandmother's leftovers. The weather is finally perking up and we are starting to spend more time outside. My daughter lo... Read more
Next Goal.....
Thursday, April 02, 2015      1 comments

So Happy It's Thursday (S.H.I.T) Sparkpeeps! Gotta start thinking of my next adventure. Now that the full marathon is behind me, I think I may want to start taking a dance class or join an adult basketball league, or adult swim league. Don'... Read more
Humpday HIIT
Wednesday, April 01, 2015      1 comments

Morning Sparkpeeps! Wednesday = HIIT day! One of my toughest workouts of the week, by far. The day isn't truly over until that class is. Hope you guys are doing well. I'm really looking forward to Easter dinner with my family Sunday. What d... Read more
Monday Madness!!
Monday, March 30, 2015      3 comments

Morning Sparkpeeps! Hope you all had a good weekend. We did plenty, hung out with friends, college basketball, church and just being lazy. Today is leg day, ugh! Evil but necessary. Gotta make that booty pop so lets get to work!... Read more

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