The post thanksgiving grind

So, after a great thanksgiving meal, I am feeling full.

thanksgiving mealI only ate one plate full of food, and only took small portions. I am proud of me. I am six sessions into my new workout routine, and I must say, I am not willing to sacrifice my hard work with my workouts by eating like crap.

One of my main forms of working out has been running and yoga. recently I upped the anti by starting training with a cross-fit trainer. We meet twice a week, and she has pushed me to be better.

I am making healthier choices with eating, drinking my water, and I am not missing workouts.

workout grind
my latest workouts…

I am trying hard to be consistent in between. In the next year I have a half marathon, two or three spartan races, at least one 5k, and a Mudderella.

The gear I use to run is helpful to keep me safe and injury free!

The workout outfit

The details of my workout outfit.


All of the details

A. A headlamp for those night time runs. Given to me by my best friend. It is awesome at this time of year when the sun seems to disappear sooner.

B. My road ID which I pay for premium service to have online access for emergency service personnel if something were to happen to me on a run, or even in a car accident.

C. My belt for my Epipen, My ID, some cash, and my inhaler. Found at fitletic

D.My iPhone with my runkeeper app. It helps me stay on track, and allows me to keep a record of my runs and my stats. I even have pocket track active which means if my phone is on me, and I don’t put runkeeper on it will still track my movement.

E.My fitbit helps me stay on track with my daily step goal, and it monitors my heart rate so I know where my fitness level is at, and how I am sleeping.

F.My Qalo ring is a silicone ring that I can wear when I work out to protect my diamond and platinum wedding band from damage while I work out with weights. It also comes off easily when my hands swell duringĀ  a run.

G.My running headband from my sister. This is truth: hippie runner says it best : I love running: I hate running!

H. My socks from C9 and my shoes from New Balance help my feet feel comfortable and allow me to run or work out without worry of my ankles rolling, and my feet being comfortable!


After my workout I know I need to stretch and massage to prevent injury.


workout stretch
post workout stretch



I find that dedication before the big day has allowed me to be wiser about my food choices, and to be wiser about the reality of what I need to succeed!



What have you decided to do to keep yourself honest?

Hire a trainer?


Change your Food?


Be better about your water intake?


or all of thee above!?!


Whatever you have decided too do, do it for you, be committed, and understand that you are worth the change!

So what are you waiting for?!?!?