Torture Report: Six Weeks, 12 Pounds, 15 Inches

Once upon a time…just kidding, Six weeks ago, we started on a new health journey.  We started a program called FASTer Way To Fat Loss.  Our middle daughter, Sydney, had recently become a certified coach with FASTer Way so we decided to check it out.  You can get more information on Instagram @healthfulhintsandrecipes. The main…

Torture Report: How Surrender Fits into Fitness

It would seem counterintuitive that waving the white flag of surrender would be a helpful step in getting the wellness and fitness that you desire. But alas it is one of the more important steps. Until we are able to stop with all the distractions that keep us from facing where we are unwell, we…

Who Wants Normal Anyway?

As we have resurrected the torture report, it has me thinking about why we started it in the first place. Yes, it was for accountability for training but I have been realizing it was actually so much more. We were training for a big, epic goal and we wanted to believe it was possible. I…

Torture Report: Back in the Groove

Okay, I wouldn’t say that I am exactly where I was two years ago, but there have been sightings of braids on occasion.  For those of you unsure of my reference, let’s just say that running brings out my inner Disney character when I finally get my groove back. The end of June will mark…

Torture Report: Training in the Q

Oh the good old Torture Report. You know the situation is dire when we are in need of this level of public accountability. This formerly weekly check- in was created to keep Lowi and I (and a couple others) on task for my 40th birthday 50-miler in 2014. And then you all seemed to like…

Showing Up and Doing It

  I finally got tired of not having a plan, a workout partner and mostly feeling out of shape and I joined a fitness group.  A few weeks ago I saw a friend post something online about her fitness journey the last year.  She posted a before and after that just happened to coincide with…