I’ve tried to come up with a title that doesn’t sound self-pitying and no success so far

So there it is.  LOL. It’s been a hot minute, eh?  Our house was mercifully (mostly) undamaged from the hurricane.  We will need some new flooring, but insurance is paying for it, minus the deductible of course.  Yes – we got flood insurance, inspired initially by an apartment balcony that flooded when it got too […]

I am a pufferfish

This started as a Facebook status, but I quickly realized it was blog material.  To all you fellow hurricane shut-ins, HELLO! So, one of my big triggers for overeating is BOREDOM. I’ve gotten really good about redirecting myself to another activity: walking my dogs, doing dishes, meal prepping, working out…mostly things not too possible today! […]

A pain in the hip

I thought for sure I would get 165 for my 5 rep back squat this morning. I got 165 for 1.  Well, 1.5…is that a thing?  My legs just weren’t having it – well, more specifically, my freaking hip.  This hip gets out of whack after a lot of time on my feet.  (Right…just got […]

The Big Apple!

So, we’ve been in NYC the last few days! I walked over 23,000 steps yesterday (including a drop-in workout at a CrossFit box) so today was a “rest” day, meaning I’ve only walked 10K so far today.  And maybe I’m getting old (ha) but I absolutely cannot walk around for 6 hours without desperately needing […]


I’ll start with a dog selfie because Oreo and Milkshake are pretty cute. So far, this summer has been about improving myself, chilling with the doggies, and making new recipes (mostly off Pinterest…let’s be honest).  Tonight’s dinner was a baked sesame chicken, which if I say so myself, was pretty awesome.   I’ve been way […]