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Part 12: Yahweh Will Provide

This entire 12 part blog series was only ever about sharing how God provided. I knew I could never start with this post, and I am just now really writing it. I knew that the other parts had to be told for anyone to ever understand the entire story. I went from having an idol in my husband, and him abandoning me and letting me down, to finding out that only God will truly ever be there and HE will provide! I also never thought that this story would be used in my fight for cottage food law change in Kentucky! First, let me go back in time to October...

The Workout Log

I used to track my workouts on plain college rule paper in a binder. Once I joined a gym and was working out at home and the gym I started having to take a small notebook with me. This meant my workouts were not all in the same place and that bugged me. I was on Facebook one day reading the comments in an exercise post, when someone mentioned The Workout Log book. I went to Amazon and threw one in my cart. It stayed there for several months before I finally committed to buying it. I’m not big on exercise books because usually they have a tiny little spot...

It’s Not About A Number

Ever since having a baby I’ve struggled with losing the weight. Before I had her, I had finally gotten skinny after having 3 kids, and watching my body transform back into a larger form was hard to do. I worked out the entire pregnancy as much as I could, yet still gained 30 pounds. I only know my weight because I went to the allergist and they weighed me. It’s not about a number, it’s about becoming stronger physically and mentally. Weightlifting changed my life. 4 years ago, I found it at a time when I was lost and confused and it seriously helped me focus and I became more...

Part 11: Lies, Lies and More Lies

Standing on the other woman’s front porch that day in June of 2013, I couldn’t feel a thing.  I was by this point completely and totally numb inside.  The first time I had caught him cheating I felt a huge surge of emotions, almost more than I could handle.  The only thing I can compare it to is riding on a small raft out in the ocean during a storm.  Up and down, up and down.  This time I was flatlined.  I tried to get angry.  I yelled at some people leaving their homes and told them why I was standing there.  I felt nothing.  I took the .357 magnum out...

Part 10: A Leopard Never Changes It’s Spots

As the saying goes, a leopard never changes it’s spots. I had heard the saying yet truly believed that people could and are capable of change. The part I always missed was that those people have to want to change, otherwise the saying is spot on. I can’t tell you what to do and I can’t come live your life for you. No one could stop me from my stupidity either. We all have to make choices and live with them. I moved back in with Thomas and against my lawyer’s pleas stopped the divorce for a second time. This also meant that I had to write a letter to the...

Biceps & Triceps

  Yesterday’s workout was a good arm workout for the biceps and triceps. The soreness from chest day was already setting in so some movements were a little rough. I managed to get this workout in early in the day while Penelope coached from her baby swing. Here is what I did:  ...

Chest Day

Two weeks ago I stopped going to Crossfit. I really enjoyed a lot of things about Crossfit but there were also things I didn’t enjoy. The people were amazing and super motivating. When I would be the last person to run inside they would cheer me on as they passed me. When I started I consistently went almost every day for 3-4 months. I missed Saturdays and Sunday’s usually but I was really into the challenge that Crossfit workouts gave. After and during those 3-4 months I noticed that I wasn’t noticing anything when it came to my body changing. Maybe this was diet related but I have to think...

I Lift for Dessert Basic Routine

This guide is my go to basic weight-lifting chart. If you stick with these basics for three months I guarantee you will see results! This is the update version. Old version is below. This is the older version of the workout. Basically the same I just decided to update the style and a few exercises and typos. This surprisingly is re-pinned a lot on Pinterest!...