Fear of Flying!

Fear of Flying!

As a half korean, I’m very good at worrying.  It’s a time honored tradition that was passed down to me from my Korean Mom.  She’s the champ of worrying and her strategies include (1) waves of worry, increasing over time, (2) imagining scenarios where all new levels of worrying can by applied, and (3) being full on crazy faced — with irrational and completely unrealistic worries. In honor of my flight today, and my worry-crazy Korean Mom,  I have compiled…

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Hubby Love <3 <3

Hubby Love <3 <3

Like many of you, I’m obsessed with my hubby.  He’s my absolute favorite human alive!!  We’ve been together for over a decade and married for 6 years now.  We are in no rush to start a family, so instead we end up spending tons of quality time together — doing things and doing nothing.   This week, I’ll be traveling to stay with family for a week — completely solo.  Hubby has to stay home and work work work!  🙁…

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Packing Grid?

Packing Grid?

Like many of you, summers are full of fun road trips, day trips to the beach, and even a few longer trips to visit far away family and friends.  My summer is no different — as I will be taking as much time as I can to visit and help some family and friends.   A down side to this super fun traveling, is packing!  I never know what to pack, especially for a week or longer — as is…

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Thursday Things: Notebook Love <3

Thursday Things: Notebook Love <3

As a teacher, office supplies are near and dear to my heart.  I fiercely protect my pens and pencils.  I ration paper like we’ve chopped down the last tree in existence.  I horde markers of all types and bury them deep in my drawers.  I collect every type and size of paper clips, three ring binders, and staples. I know what you’re thinking — I sound psycho!  But over a decade in the classroom has taught me that if you…

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Water baby

Water baby

My mom used to call us all that — Water babies — we because we loved playing in the water.  Whether it was getting our feet wet in a puddle, splashing around in the sprinklers, or swimming in the lake/pool — we loved the water. There was a summer when I wasn’t very old, where my mom got us kiddos an inflatable rectangular pool.  She wouldn’t fill it up all the way, so it was really more of a splash…

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5 Consecutive Day Goal

5 Consecutive Day Goal

  Happy 4th of July All!!! Hope you’re all taking some time out to celebrate today 😀   5 days — Macro Counting My goal this week is to have 5 consecutive days of being right on target with my 40-30-30 macros.  I’ve been hitting and missing sporadically, so I planned this goal to strive for consistency!  I’m keeping in my the 4 things I’ve learned while Counting Macros — and the 10% grace… so that I can live!  Other…

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Stepping up!

Stepping up!

Yesterday, I stumbled onto this Nerd Fitness article — thanks Steve Kamb!  It’s called “Why You’re Not in Shape (Yet)” and I’m so glad I read it. In it, Steve discusses how he surveyed 10,000 people to probe the reasons why they feel they aren’t in shape yet or why they achieved success with their health and fitness goals.  This one part hit me right in the face:   If you’ve been following this blog for a while, you’ve seen…

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4 things I’ve learned while Counting Macros

4 things I’ve learned while Counting Macros

As I wrote in my post about Flexible Dieting, I’ve been dabbling with macro targets recently.  It’s a much higher learning curve than I initially anticipated.  Originally I was all like, “Cool, no big deal, just eat ____g protein, ____g fat, and ____ carbs.  Easy!”  Oh boy… is it not.   Here are 4 things I’ve learned so far: (1.)  Think of most foods as a combination of macros — not a single macro Chicken is a protein.  Oatmeal is…

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Progress!

Progress!

Tuesday’s workout was LUNGES!  I’ve written about lunges before and have experienced a handful of workouts where the predominant movement was lunges. Lunges and I have a history. The second time we went to Crossfit, the workout included lunges… and was SOO PAINFUL! To start with we had to do either 50 double unders or 100 single unders.   At this point, I could only do singles… Then we had to choose a medicine ball and first complete 10 wall…

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Idle Hands…

Idle Hands…

“Idle hands are the devil’s playthings” — ever heard that old saying?   I’ve TOTALLY been feeling that way lately.  My summer is officially here — so I’ve reverted back to sloth mode.  I’ve been super lazy, spending most of my time watching TV, Movies, or YouTube videos.  Haven’t felt super energized or motivated for any particular project.  Instead, I find myself flitting from one project to the next without really finishing.  I have a barely started puzzle on a…

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