Getting Back to Running

I am so excited to say that Monday  I will start training for a race again. It has been way to long. My last race was the marathon in Savannah!


That was such an amazing experience! I cannot wait to run another one! We are moving to Colorado so I have been scoping out races out there. I plan on doing a half in July in Colorado Springs then the Denver Rock n Roll marathon in October. This is just what I would like to do but things can always change! I have been running over the past few months but no where near as much as I used to so I am excited to get back in the swing of things!

Today is day 12 of Whole30. We are feeling good and food has never tasted so good. Everything we eat tastes so good for some reason. Since we got rid of all of the processed, sugar filled foods we have started to learn what real good tastes like! It is fun! We still have long conversations of the things we wish we could eat but I think it is just for our amusement.

Also, I love going through old pictures. I came across this picture from our rehearsal dinner. I can’t believe we have been married for about 11 months now. It has been so sweet and full of love, grace and growth. I really am so thankful for Brian and how he pushes me closer to Christ.

I hope you all have a great Easter weekend! We are heading to the lake house with friends to celebrate!


Whole 30 Day 8

We have just passed the one week mark of being on Whole30. I started having cravings on day 1 so it has been a tough week for me. Brian on the other hand has been handling it very well. He must be more mentally disciplined than me.

We are learning a lot. We both feel a lot better all around. The energy level is going up as well as the creativity in the kitchen! I am thankful that I barely work right now because if I had a full time job I would not be able to prep as much food and it would make this ten times harder! So praise God for that blessing!

The meals have been great- they are tasty and filling but we aren’t getting that satisfaction that we want and I think thats what we need to learn. Usually we would eat ice cream or have cereal later on after dinner that would give us that “satisfaction” we crave. Now we just eat and we it is good and tasty but it isn’t what we are used to. I love the challenge.

Brian and I are being very cautious with how we approach this diet everyday. It is very easy to get caught up with this type of thing and let it become and idol. We strive to give it to God each and everyday knowing that ultimately he is in control not us. Our goal is to not let the cravings and withdrawals overcome us but bring us closer to God and to each other!

The fridge is once again full and food prep is ready to begin. I have been searching for new recipes to try this week!

Here are some food pictures from the past 8 days ( I am not a photographer- sorry for the horrible quality)


Cilantro Lime Chicken with squash. My best friend Lizzy gave me the recipe!


Chicken Thai Curry over zucchini noodles. This was my favorite of the week.


3 scrambled eggs topped with mango salsa and sweet potatoes. The sweet potatoes are my go-to. I eat them for dinner then save the rest for breakfast!


Carlie is over Whole30 already :(

Overall- the week went really well. Brian and I usually have a 30 minute conversation about all the things we wish we could eat every day but we are working through that :)

Whole 30: Day 1


    Hello! Brian and I have decided to take on the Whole30 Challenge as a precursor to our Paleo diet that we have become more serious about! Our goal is to get rid of the unhealthy psychological connection we have to food, balance our hormones, and really just for our overall health! We both […]

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Reunited with my hubs

Having Brian home is so great. Living alone or a while then having my husband back really made me realize how sweet it is to have help when the dish is to high in the cabinet or when Carlie needs to go out early in the morning and I get to sleep in. I  don’t […]

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Friends and Buttons by Elizabeth


I keep going back and forth with wanting to stick to a Paleo lifestyle. Some weeks I am all for it and other weeks I just really want to eat ice cream for breakfast, lunch and dinner! I think there can be a healthy balance though ( not that ice cream is really that healthy) […]

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Feeling Thankful

He says, “Be still, and know that I am God;     I will be exalted among the nations,     I will be exalted in the earth.” Psalm 46:10  Isn’t is so relieving to know that we have a God who is bigger than any trial or tribulation that comes our way? Honestly that gives me a peace knowing […]

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