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Lightbulb Moments from Sharing Sobriety

I recently shared my getting sober story within a fitness group online. It was a conversation that was real and honest and vibrantly highlighted the lessons learned in early sobriety, from the vantage point of where I am now. It was a great experience to be able to articulate why I find sobriety important and… Continue reading Lightbulb Moments from Sharing Sobriety

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2000 Days

I don't think about the day count much anymore, until someone mentions it in sober circles and I pull up the app and take a look. I recently hit 2000 days of sobriety. 2041 days today in fact. Reflecting back on the sober time - it's motivating, but definitely not a daily forefront-of-the-mind thing like… Continue reading 2000 Days

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Yellow Orbs

Settling into our new home, we’ve been taking the dogs on early morning and later evening walks. The sun of course bakes the asphalt during the heat of the day, so walking at cooler times works best. (I love that yellow orb in the sky! So delightfully warm compared to the PNW, and not the… Continue reading Yellow Orbs

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Community

Like most people who jumped on the Peloton bandwagon, I LOVE the bike that goes no where. It has helped me maintain fitness through the winters in rainy western Washington, a pandemic and homeschooling! All without leaving my house! With all of the modalities available on one platform (strength, stretching, yoga, shadowboxing, cardio, walking and… Continue reading Community

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All the Time

Walking through the grocery store, I have thoughts and opinions all the time; 'Don't buy that - you don't need it,' or 'Ooh! that lettuce looks fresh, I think I will make a salad later,' or even 'I'm tired, I know I'm going to order takeout tonight, but my kitchen will be stocked tomorrow when… Continue reading All the Time

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I Know What You’re Thinking…

I don't miss much about eating animals, but one thing I have missed is a really tasty BLT. Or a BLAT (bacon, lettuce, avocado and tomato) on toasted sourdough. There is something about the way the crunchy bread, complete with mayo all up in the nooks and crannies blends with the savory bacon, the creaminess… Continue reading I Know What You’re Thinking…

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Obsession

Since last August when she arrived, I have rarely spent a day without getting in her saddle. I pedaled and huffed and puffed. I got a professional fitting, I joined the cult, ahem, the Power Zone Pack. New shoes came, as well as a more powerful fan. I have cycled my legs off for about… Continue reading Obsession

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Scary

I have this thing: apparently I like to scare myself. I jump into things and then figure out the how. I ran track for 3 weeks in the 8th grade and then decided I hated running. When I signed up for my first running event, it was only because my friend said it was doable… Continue reading Scary

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Food Fun – Pita Pocket Joes

I love food, and part of my plant-based cooking excursions have been to incorporate as many healthy habits, as well as recipes, into our routine. It's been scary fun *interesting* testing out various internet recipe finds on my family. My husband grew up eating meat and typical American fare, so finding recipes that 1. don't… Continue reading Food Fun – Pita Pocket Joes

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Resolutions or Goals?

It's that time of year where we take stock and reevaluate and set goals! Or when we think about our intentions for the next year. Or maybe you are in the camp of not doing anything of the sort. Either way, the end of the year is here! I went back and reviewed the blog… Continue reading Resolutions or Goals?