Friday Facts March 27, 2015

Fact – My poor poor hands just won’t stop cracking.  I looked down the other day and everyone of my knuckles was bleeding.  I lather lotion on a LOT throughout the day but double diaper duty and lots of dishes = poor poor hands. Anyone have good lotion or creme that isn’t oily/greasy?

smile friday


Fact – I am looking for guest bloggers again…I have one more week’s worth but I’d love YOU blogger or not to take over for the day.  Contact me!

Fact – Did you see my post on Faith, Food, and Fitness?  I’d love for YOU to join ME!

Faith Food and Fitness

Your Body is a Temple

Fact – I recently stumbled upon a new blog at and she has an amazing campaign about living a ‘leave your legacy’ lifestyle. I love it and think you should check it out too!

Fact - We have nothing other than just staying home, church…so no go, go, go this weekend and I couldn’t be happier!

What do you have planned this weekend go, go, go or stay, stay, stay?  

Healthy Living Quiz

I have to confess…the boys have had some rough nights of sleeping…and yep that means this mom had a couple rough nights of sleep.  So when I saw Lindsay’s Totally Stolen Healthy Living Quiz…I thought it would be a totally easy way (AKA I wouldn’t have to think of an original post as I’m a bit brain dead) to share some personal facts about me today.

Healthy living quiz

First I”ll answer…then YOU pick 2!

Can you eat what you want or do you have to watch it?

Hmmm…good question.  I like to eat healthy foods.  Do I let myself eat anything I want?  Not really if I”m being truthful. I need to work on eating what I want, listening to my body, and not having ANY ANY guilt related with food.  I am working on this…more to come on the ‘work’ I’m doing.  I recognize this is a struggle for me leftover from my eating disorder pasts, but I am as a person always going to be a work in progress.  So I accept this struggle as a challenge to overcome!

After you had a baby, did you feel pressure to snap back into shape? 

Nope!  I wanted to get back in shape.  I felt no pressure from anyone.  Exercise is my therapy and my drug.  And really having twins in a 2 story house…best way to lose weight I swear.  All the trips up and down carrying baby is a workout in itself.

Do you guys want more kids?

Can we come back to this one? ;)  Don’t ask us on sleepless nights.

Favorite ways to pamper yourself?

I’d love a long pedicure right now…I can almost dream of it now. I don’t know that I even care so much about the polish color.  In my dream right now I’m just imagining someone rubbing my feet and massaging my calves.  Can you tell I really would love this?  But if I were being more realistic I would love to just pamper myself with a super long shower followed by actually taking time to put lotion on and maybe even a bit of perfume!

Besides wine, do you have a go-to drink?

I am really not even a huge wine drinker.  I have become a huge coffee fan.  I drink 2 ‘smalls from our Keurig just about every day (I used to be a tea drinker but it just hasn’t been tasting good lately), I drink water, and Scivation Intraworkout BCAAs throughout the day.

but the only MUST HAVE is my daily Shakeology I HAVE TO HAVE IT…every day :)

Do you have any health regrets?

I do regret the years I mistreated my body with over exercising and undereating.  I hate that I wasted so much time and energy on my eating disorder in the past and I work every day to put it ALL behind me. I focus on whole food and using food as fuel for my body!

Are you a yoga person?

I love PIYO but that’s not real yoga…Yoga if taught at a good studio I do like but that isn’t an option for me right now.  I just can’t get into yoga too much at home with DVDs.

What workout move do you loathe?

Hmmm…you guys are going to hate me, but I actually like most workout moves.  Even those I don’t like it is usually because they are challenging to me at the moment but that makes me like them even more…I like to have to work hard.

When do you feel sexy?

I’d say after a long shower (yes including putting lotion on) and then always when I get dolled up for formal events with Dan. As a mom it isn’t often I get to put on a dress, heels, make up, and just feel like a woman!

When do you feel your absolute happiest?

When Dan gets home for the evening and all 4 of us head upstairs.  He changes clothes while me and the boys roll around on our bed.  They love it! Hearing them all giggle and watching the man I love so much play with them makes me happy beyond words.

Ok – pick any two and share your answers with me today!


Faith, Food, Fitness

Hopefully you know if you are following me on Facebook that I’m passionate about my online accountability groups.  I help to motivate, inspire, and push people to stick to their fitness and nutrition goals and routines.

Well, I have a new online group starting April 5th that I am MORE than excited for as it is going to push me outside of limits as well as those that join in the group.  I make it a goal it seems all the time to read the Bible more, I always resolve to start and finish a book, read a verse a day, the list of goals goes on and on and on.  But guess what?  I never stick to it.  I see my husband read in his Bible each morning and it is yet another reminder that I need to get working on this devotional goal.

I thought what better way to form an accountability group!  So much of my fitness and overall health is focused on serving God and my family.  Sure I workout to look good (no one can deny that) but I really deep in my core workout so I can be a better mom, wife, and Godly woman.  I want to use my body and my strength to honor Him and to leave this world a better place.

So I’m inviting YOU to join me!

Faith Food and Fitness

Your Body is a Temple

Challenge Group Starts April 5th

Must join by March 31st

Commit to working out daily

Commit to reading Bible daily

Commit to nutritious food and Shakeology

Commit to interacting with our online accountability group

Contact me for details and how you can sign up