The diagnosis and the doctor

Hi out there in blog land. It’s been a long year so far. Let’s recap: 1. We moved from Tampa, Fl back home to Annapolis, Md 2. We both started new jobs 3. I was diagnosed with posterior tibial tendonitis. 4. We bought a house and moved. 5. I was diagnosed with Polycystic ovarian syndromeContinue reading “The diagnosis and the doctor”

Getting all the details

Back in May I had a large nutrition test done. I learned that in addition to some vitamin deficiency I was lacking in gut bacteria. A new probiotic and vitamin pack and I’m feeling like a new person! Again I say, never neglect your gut health! That being said, my weight hasn’t moved at all.Continue reading “Getting all the details”

Don’t neglect your gut!

For the last, I’d say 6 years I’ve been complaining to my doctors. It kind of went like this Me: “hey doc. I’m training for a (half marathon, marathon, triathlon). I’m not losing any weight and I’m tired all the time, even after 8 hours of sleep. What do I do” Doc: “I recommend dietContinue reading “Don’t neglect your gut!”

Beginning the sugar detox…again

Sugar (ah honey honey You are my candy girl And you got me wanting you) oops wrong one, but I love me some Riverdale! Anyways, sugar is my vice. Everyone has one, sugar is mine. I went to the doc last month and was like, “what gives?” I’m eating like a rabbit (vegetarian), I’m workingContinue reading “Beginning the sugar detox…again”

Optimal Thrive – week 1

  Last month I signed up for Optimal Thrive. It is a course that is being offered by Swim Bike Mom (Meredith Atwood) on metabolic efficiency training. The quick definition of it is: Metabolic Efficiency Training™ (MET) can be defined as improving the body’s ability to use its internal stores of nutrients, specifically carbohydrate andContinue reading “Optimal Thrive – week 1”

Transformation Thursday – the difference a year makes

Last Thursday I was in Disney. I was chilling in my hotel room waiting for friends to get ready to go to dinner. I pulled up my time hop and a photo showed up from my marathon last year. I remember taking this picture and being super jazzed to run my marathon 3 days later.Continue reading “Transformation Thursday – the difference a year makes”

I’m officially overweight

Sorry for the misleading post title. I know on here I’ve talked about losing weight. This week I got to post that I finally reached the 20lbs lost mark which made me happy. I don’t think I’ve ever very much described my process. Last December I started working with a virtual trainer. She was helpingContinue reading “I’m officially overweight”

Back on the horse

I guess that works. Maybe I should say back on the bike? My 12 week training plan for Lycra and Lace starts next Tuesday. I haven’t had a real training plan in months so I’m looking forward to a little structure. After marathon training I was kinda burned out. I was hating my job andContinue reading “Back on the horse”

The Orange Theory Mindf*ck

Ok, I’ve been doing Orange Theory about 3x a week now for 4 weeks. I love it! However, on Sunday I decided it was a total mindf*ck and I confirmed that last night! Why you might ask? Thank you, I shall explain! Running wise I am a run/walker. This really doesn’t compute for Orange Theory.Continue reading “The Orange Theory Mindf*ck”