New Digs!

New Website 07-24-14 I’ve updated the website and moved it to a new platform.  I got a wild hair I guess.  You can still see the old posts at and I’m sure I’ll still “tumblr” from time to time.

More updates to come – and more frequently too!


Iron Maiden


“Heavy lifting makes women big and bulky” yeah right. Do you have any goddamn idea how strong do you have to be to do a 24 kg press?

My trainer is a fucking beast and one of the best trainers in the country and her max is 20 kg. Just sayin… This chick is a Goddess. True icon. Bless.

Back from VayCay and Making Plans

I finally have a few months with limited travel – time to focus!

I survived 3 weeks at World Cup without gaining any weight – all that walking and heat actually shaved off another couple of pounds despite all the food and alcohol!

Given my good fortune – I’m taking it as a sign to keep the train going and jumpstart my plans to reach my initial goal weight by October 1st.  Roughly 2lbs a week for the next 14 weeks – that’s actually pretty reasonable.

Now it’s a matter of strength, focus and willpower.

I think I can do it – therefore I will.  That’s actually going to be close to two months away from the 1 year mark of when I started this journey, so I really want to meet my goals by week 52.

My travel schedule picks up pretty significantly again this Fall and I want to be ready for the fun to come without worrying about how I look.  I’ve lost over 30 lbs already, but there is still much work to do!

Slacker Update

Since I got back from Europe I’ve been so slack – I admit it.  I had a few days of food slacking, but I’m back on track with my food and my exercise now, so things are looking up!

I have set some new goals for myself – I want to get a couple of fitness certifications this year both for the general feeling of badassery, as well as to help me stay on track with my fitness goals.  Training for a cert with a defined timeline will keep me focused – having a clear goal usually works best for me.

I”m excited, but also intimidated.  I do worry that my body won’t be able to do what I want it to, but I’m excited at the possibility of pushing to see if I can do it.

I’m going to get back into my blogging for the next few weeks until my next trip – I want to stay focused the next couple of weeks to jumpstart my progress which has stagnated since I got back from my trip.

Happy Memorial Day!

I’m back!!! Two weeks in Europe and today was my first day back at the gym.

Spin class was great and the saying is true – you never regret a workout!

Working on setting new goals for the rest of the year and maybe even the rest of my life.

One thing I am happy about – one of many- having lost the 30 lbs and being more physically fit made me so much more confident on my trip that I could walk anyway and do anything and even take pictures unfettered by insecurity. I’m not where I want to be ultimately, but where I am right now is just fine too!

I’m on my journey with so much more to come!!!