Rock Bottom

    So if you can’t tell I seem to only be able to update this thing when I am feeling good/motivated. And If I am being honest, well it has been a while since I have felt either of those things.   The truth is it is easy to keep your fitness blog/social mediaContinue reading “Rock Bottom”

New Year new….

Anyone else feel like this? I know I do. As we enter a new year, I am feeling a mix of emotions. I feel excited for a “fresh start”. I feel hope for the future and the unknown. I feel thankful for my health, my friends, and my family. But I also can’t help butContinue reading “New Year new….”

Shifting Goals

  I am sitting in my favorite local café writing this, with a big hoodie on, my 10 year old UGG boots, and with  hot cup of butternut squash and apple soup. This can only mean one thing-it is officially ‘fall’ and I officially haven’t updated this thing since August (oops).   After my surgeryContinue reading “Shifting Goals”

On pity-parties, set-backs, and comebacks

In case you haven’t noticed, I have been quiet lately. My inspirational quotes have been sprinkled only sparingly, and there is a ton of extra room on my camera roll where my gym selfies would have been. A month ago, however, that was different. I was on top of the world. I had just finishedContinue reading “On pity-parties, set-backs, and comebacks”

Being on a diet is hard– ( being fat is hard continued)

    This is part two of my “Being Fat is Hard” rant. If you missed part one check it out here. Welcome to my pity party. I apologize in advance for the lack of cheese and crackers and lays potato chips with French onion dip. (Omg, how good would that be right now?). It’sContinue reading “Being on a diet is hard– ( being fat is hard continued)”

I can’t 

  I can’t. I can’t exercise. I can’t get to a gym. I can’t do Crossfit- that’s for fit people. I can’t stick to healthy diet. I can’t run a 5k. I can’t finish a Spartan race. I can’t survive a Ragnar race. I can’t lift heavy weights. I can’t finish that workout. I can’tContinue reading “I can’t “

For the love of burpees

  Exactly 30 days ago I was sitting at the Cheesecake Factory with my friend enjoying a delicious cheat meal complete with margaritas, when my phone went off. My lovely cousin and tremendous supporter had messaged me about a challenge her gym was doing–30 burpees a day for 30 days. While admittedly, I hate burpees  IContinue reading “For the love of burpees”

A rant on hitting plateaus, losing focus, and lame excuses.

    Okay  the point of this blog was to hold myself accountable and to actually follow through with my goals. So it is time for me to fess up. It is easy to write this blog when things are good, and not so easy when I don’t have much good news to report. I dreaded writing this but IContinue reading “A rant on hitting plateaus, losing focus, and lame excuses.”

Half weigh there….

Hi I’m Amanda, and in case you forgot, here’s my story. When I began my weight loss journey at the end of last summer I had big goals. I had just graduated from college and knew I needed to make a change. I was uncomfortable, and very unhappy. I had left my comfort zone andContinue reading “Half weigh there….”

Challenges…accepted.

Okay so I got over my little  binge. (okay, big binge) from the holidays and what not. The holiday lbs are gone and I’m back to the drawing board. I feel good, and my clothes are definitely fitting better. Now its time to get into beast mode before I get too comfortable again. I doContinue reading “Challenges…accepted.”