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Are Your Jeans Hurting You?

I bought some new jeans and I love them! They are from Express and they are so comfortable and fit me perfectly. Those two things are RARELY written about jeans! Let’s be honest! AND, here’s the even better part, they run big so I had to go in and buy an even smaller size. BONUS! Run, don’t walk! They are the best! But there’s one downfall. The button must contain nickel. It’s so weird. This topic has come up a few times in the last …

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Cruisin’ for a Bruisin’

My family and I are going on a cruise in a little over a month, and I am TOTALLY freaking out.  I have a lot of anxiety issues that I try to keep hidden but as we are getting closer, they are all exploding! Let me tell you some of the things I am worried about. First, our cabin is 170 sq ft.  For 4 people! Um, what? That is going to be so cramped.  Also, there is only one queen sized bed in that …

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Monkey Brain

Do you ever have that moment when you can completely shut down your brain and relax? I envy you if you do! I bet most people reading feel the same. We have so many triggers in life! This year I plan to train my monkey brain to settle and focus and also be more mindful of what I’m doing throughout my days. So we are a week into 2019 and my Train the Monkey Brain Plan is … Yep – that is exactly where I …

fitness, crossfit, goals, achieving
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And Then One Day You Fit In Your Old Pants

I debated whether to write this blog post. It’s a weird moment. It’s a shout from the rooftops moment. But I also have reservations. I don’t want to come off braggy. And I certainly don’t want anyone to think I think “my shit don’t stink”. But at the same time, I am really proud of my commitment to my fitness and the strides I’ve made. I will also say, that most days, I don’t acknowledge how far I’ve come or see it. I look at …

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3-2-1 HAPPY NEW YEAR!

So, it’s been a minute!  I have had the craziest last couple of months that have really knocked me on my ass!  I feel like I am finally coming up for some air, and it is perfect timing, right at the new year.   People have such strong feelings about new year’s resolution, have you noticed that?  I feel like everyone asks, and you find such a wide range of responses. There are people that feel like coming up with a life changing goal isn’t …

fitness, crossfit, strength, passion, healthy
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Are you scared?

Are you afraid? Do you think you aren’t strong enough? Are you afraid you won’t finish? Are you so sad that you are here and that you let yourself get here? These were all things that would go through my head. For two years I went to the gym on and off. (Hell, let’s be honest, for the last 15 years) I would get dedicated for a little bit, eat okay, and then stop going. I always felt good when I finished. But if I …

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10 good things, 10 bad things, what are you going to choose to focus on?

Hey HMH Moms and Dads (We know you are out there! Hustling and getting it done!) Happy Wednesday Y’All! Hope you all had an amazing holiday with your families and you were able to slow down a bit and relax before the spirit of the season kicks into high gear. You know what I am talking about! The Holiday Hustle is almost upon us. And it is the most wonderful time of the year, but Oh, Momma, I’m sure we all need a nap! This …

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Happy Halloween

I grew up hating Halloween. I never really had a great costume. I think I was a baby every year. It was an easy costume that required very little money. Costumes were not something we spent money on when I was a kid. And so, all the kids would dress up and look so great and I was always a baby. It included pigtails and pajamas and both were easy and cheap. As I grew older, I remember the haunted houses. My lease favorite place …

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Leaving the house: A comedy of errors

One of my old teachers used to say, “to be on time is late, to be early is on time.” After having children I’d like to add: Being on time with a toddler is impressive, being on time with a newborn is a miracle. Monday baby T hits the 2-weeks new mark, which also means I’m entering my 3rd week of leave.  It’s been relaxing and a test of my ability to slow down. By nature, I’m a busy and efficient person.  I like to …