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Running Away

When I was in the 6th grade I had an amazing math teacher, Mr. Joseph.  He was fun, made class interesting, and was the junior high cross country coach.  I had so much fun in his class that I signed up for Cross Country right away when I could as a rising 7th grader.  I was so excited when conditioning started…running was like magic to me, but I couldn’t understand why.  Once we got a few weeks into practice though, I could see that the older kids were pros.  It was intimidating.  I dropped out.

Fast forward to spring of that same year and tryouts for track came up.  I knew there was something about running but still couldn’t put my finger on it so I went out for track.  That was my fit.  I could ease my way through the miles of conditioning, and when race days came…I was a sprinter.  100M, 200M, 4×1, 4×2.  It was great!  The running also kept me in good shape for dance and soccer.  Of course at that age, I didn’t realize how beneficial it all was to me.

Track, soccer and dance kept me going through high school.  It’s just what I did.  Then I graduated and everything stopped.   No more running, no more days upon days of dance, no more soccer.  Needless to say, the lack of physical activity caught up with me VERY quickly.  I would have given anything to have only gained the freshman fifteen.   I was living at home, going to school, working, and performing in plays…very little time to even consider taking care of myself.  

The summer before my freshman year though, I started jogging up to my BFF’s house

Shannon in 5k

Shannon and her husband in a 5k

and back.  It was then that I started to understand what running did for me.  I could actually feel the stress drain from my body when I was running.  It was like therapy.  It felt good to work up a sweat.  It felt good when I was done.  I was so relaxed and happy.

As the years have gone by, running has remained my major form of therapy.  Through ups and downs, marriage, children, and changes in jobs, everything…running has always been there for me.  I never actually realized how apparent it was until we were out of town for a dance competition last year, my mom, my little one and me and I brought my running shoes to the hotel.  I hoped in the treadmill while mini me was swimming with friends and Mimi was watching her in the pool.  I could see her too since the treadmill faced out into the pool area.  Someone said something to my mom, and her response was “she has just always been a runner.”

I am not one of those lucky peeps with a “runner’s body.”  I am not long and lean, but I am strong and healthy.  I have done some races and am continuing to challenge myself with more, and adding on to the distance.  I look forward to my runs.  I can tell when things are getting bad and I need to lace up.  When I need to just run away from it all and find my happy place.  My zone.    My husband started running with me when we were first dating and has kept on going.  He isn’t as interested in the longer runs, but does the 3-5 miles with me when he can.  Even my eight year old is training for our first family 5K.

I hope I can always do this.  That I am always healthy and strong enough to lace up and keep moving.  That is why I keep going.  That is why I HAVE to keep going.  This is for me.  I can run with people or just have my time for me, and I always end up better on the other side, running away from the stress of everyday life.


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DJ in Rochester Says “Yes”

👀 Say what?
I am excited to say that I am officially full-time at a pretty cool company. 🎙️  

It’s been just over 2 years since I first walked into the radio station and into the room that had this big ‘ol board with lots of buttons…and the only one I knew was “MIC”.  I knew zero radio words or terms.  ZERO.  That is still a process for me but I will admit, Google helps.

That first day at work, I was surrounded by a bunch of people that I had listened to for years and thought were “cool” so standing there, with them in a room being introduced to them for the first time, well, I’m sure I was very quiet and presented myself as awkward.  Goodness, that first day, I had no idea what to even say in the microphone and honestly had no idea why anyone would let me talk into that silver device hanging down in my face.

I was once told I was expendable.  I was told that I wasn’t allowed to determine my own future…it would be decided for me.  I was told that I dressed ridiculously and told quite often “I don’t know why you are here“.  I was informed that what I wrote would never reach anyone or make a difference and a college professor told me that I was a horrible writer. 


In Fountain, MN meeting LOTS of great people and introducing quite a few bands, including Blackhawk.

I have realized that none of what I was previously told is true.  These past two years, as I’ve walked into work and up the stairs to where the studios are, it is like each step has led me closer to realizing who I truly am and that I do have value.

I wish I could have snapped my fingers to make life all better and to find my joy again, but it was actually a recipe of a few different things:

  • The microphone – it has taken me some time and practice to feel comfortable with that silver object and learn what and how to talk into it.  Now, I want it.  One of my favorite things is to use that mic to help others in some way, through what I say on-air, helping emcee an event, or even speaking to a group.  I savor those moments and am honored to be in those moments.
  • The team – I am surrounded by some amazingly talented individuals who are very, very patient with me.  (emphasis on “very”!)  So many moments where they dropped what they were doing to just help me out.  I’m still learning new things each day but am so thankful for those willing to teach me this world of radio.  I’m going to just keep soaking in as much as I can!
  • Positivity – being surrounded by what brings me joy has been vital these past two years.  Conversations, individuals, places, activities, social media – I have looked at the inventory of what I consume on a daily basis and basically checked in on myself to see how I was feeling while I spent my time.  If joy wasn’t sparked, I wasn’t laughing or smiling, and if fear and doubt started to replace the happiness, it was time to take a step back.  I’ve taken a lot of steps back these past two years.

💟 I’m truly thrilled to say I found people that get me, how I think, and I finally have a place that lets me use my skills to make amazingly creative pieces happen on air, at events and digitally.  Truly grateful to the team at Townsquare Media, to all of the local businesses that have trusted me to help them advertise, and…to all of the listeners.  #ThankYou

😃 Some fun things are happening! New things, more learning opportunities and…they bring me joy.


👍I’ll reveal what is coming up next over on my page – Jessica On The Radio!

What brings you joy?

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All Those Empty Hangers

IMG_20191102_132714461All those empty hangers.

They once held on to clothes that I couldn’t even wear two years ago. I had three pairs of pants I could wear and those were all the stretchy workout types, and those were tight. I remember needing clothes to wear for my new job in radio and had to go buy a few shirts because I had nothing other than tank tops and sweatshirts.  I had clothes but they were all way too small.

Today, those clothes are way too baggy. WAY too baggy. But, they are now all out of my house forever. Even the clothes that brought me joy, my favorites that are too big, all gone. 😭

The last two years have been quite the journey.  So many different emotions and experiences that I can’t sum up in a blog.  I will tell you this though, losing weight and getting healthier, it is a journey with highs and lows.  People don’t often talk about the feelings but more about the number on the scale.  All of this is so much more than that though.


Hanging out with one of my favorite mascots and daughter.  Go Saints!

It is about being healthier and being able to live a life with less chance of cancer, diabetes, pain, or being sick in some other way.  My risk of cancer and diabetes based on family history is way up there!  Way up there.

The hangers show the clothes but the numbers of my insides and how my body has changed in almost 2 years is pretty amazing…at least I think.  My body fat mass at the end of 2017 was 124.1 lbs and my percentage of body fat was 48.3%.  Yep, almost half of me.  Today, that body fat mass is 67.9 lbs and my percentage of body fat is 34.4%.

I’m not quite in the numbers of “healthy” but I can say with 100% confidence that I am a healthier person today vs. two years ago.  (I also took out a dead organ in my body, but that’s another story that also helped me feel a whole lot better!)

⚠️ CAUTION ⚠️  – If I seem to wear the same stuff over and over, well, I’m not quite done with all this. So you are just going to have to either buy me clothes to wear, let me do a fun shopping spree in your store, (I am serious about BOTH of those options!) or just suck it up and say nice things to me as I wear what I got. Most of what I have are workout clothes, so you have been warned. 🙃

What goal do you have for the month?  I’d love to hear about it!

I’m also very serious about needing clothes so if you want me to wear ones you design, create, sell…send me a message on my Facebook page or DM me on Instagram.  Let’s chat!  😉

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I’ve Got A Goal…and it is about a baby.

Copy of March 2019 goals

Not a real baby.  Seriously…Relax.

If you know how I started this whole “health” thing, it was all because of my last kiddo.  Last time I was pregnant my body decided that it was ok with it but it was going to throw a fit.  Along with all of the kicks and cravings the kiddo gave me (hello, McDonalds #3 with no onions), my hips also basically quit working.  I was literally crawling up my stairs before I realized that was my rock bottom and I probably needed some help.

My help was in the form of physical therapy.  I went for a year, sometimes multiple times a week, did the exercises three times a day at home with a bunch of daycare kids copying me as I laid on the floor.  We made it into a game for them but it was real-life stuff for me.

That was then.  Today, my determination is a bit different.  I’m not having to learn how to walk, roll on the floor, or even get out of bed the right way like I did 10 years ago.  Today, it is about overall health.

I do have some baby goals though…and it is actually how I reach my bigger goals.  I thought that I’d share just a few of those so you can see that every day we really have thousands of choices in front of us.

Through my many years of life and working on goals…the small ones and the biggies…I’ve realized that those choices fall into some categories for me.

  • “I’m fine”…it is all fine.  I am fine.  You are fine.  Today is fine.  Some of what we pick can keep us where we are at…which is fine if you are fine with that.
  • “Whoa!”.  Other choices can push us a bit out of our comfort zone or challenge us…which is usually what I need to start changing some habits that I might be stuck in.
  • “I need this for me right now.”  I call this the self-care moment.  Some days, we just have to calm down a tad and not focus 100% on reaching that huge goal because we need to just focus on the right now.  Our bodies, mind, and spirit get tired and that focus of always driving ourselves to reach a goal and not taking a break to reflect, be calm, or enjoy the moment and accomplishment so far…well, it has the potential to stall that progress or even cause us to lose ground and go backwards.

So, what are my goals?  I’d bore you if I told you all of them…but here are a few:

  • Set up a meal plan for the summer for the family.  My kids are out of school and so they are eating everything they see as soon as they see it in the house.  I need to figure out a way to have my teens communicate what we need…and in a time frame so that I can actually get to the store before I hear the words, “There isn’t anything to eat”.  No idea how this is all happening yet…but I’m thinking about it.  Ideas?  Send them to me please.  🙂
  • Have food ready in the fridge organized in correct portions.  I’ve done this before so I know this can happen in my house, but this is somewhat of a selfish act.  Truth.  I am a bit tired of going to the fridge to get the food I want to eat and finding that it is all gone.
  • Move.  I’m not out running a 5k every day, and actually, walking is tough some days for me.  But, I can park a little farther away from the front door of a store and get a few extra feet in.  I can walk the store perimeter before I start my shopping and get a few extra steps for my day.  I can also do some things that are pain-free for me, like boxing, riding my bike, or throwing in some powerlifting.  And if I want to binge-watch a show on Netflix, I can, but I also know that it is probably best to sit my butt down on my indoor cycling bike at the same time rather than my recliner.  (that doesn’t always happen…fyi…but it could)

Those are the things I need to work on right now for me.  They are baby goals and really are just changing small, tiny things in my daily life that will help me reach my goal of being healthier overall.


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Repeat After Me…”Just Do Your Best”

a guide to big city life & love (3)Can we talk about the last month of school, moms?  Because we are there…and I no longer care what the kids put in their lunch boxes, if they want to take candy to school “for their friends”.  Seriously, I’m just trying to juggle enough with schedules to make it to all of the end-of-the-year concerts and events.  That right there takes a PhD for three kids.

This time of year…I’m pretty much ready to just sit on my deck for the 5 minutes that mosquitos won’t find me so I can enjoy the sun, the peacefulness of the morning, all of the nature that is just on the other side of my deck.  But then I hear the familiar words…“Mom”.

The honest truth is…Life is a bit overwhelming at the moment.  I’ve let a lot of people down lately…and they have let me know.  I’ve been asked questions like, “What side are you on?” that have left me very unsettled about not just the situation but the character of these individuals.  I’m dealing with my kiddos 504 plan for the future years and his triggered anxiety and OCD which seems to be escalated and makes my days very unpredictable.  The triggers for him happen because of a huge variety of reasons but always leaves me on-guard as a mom.

The trauma my child experienced years ago has been one of the most frustrating and complicated situations I have ever encountered as a mom and has made me realize that every day is a fight.  Every.Single.Day.  FYI…if my house is a mess or the laundry isn’t folded, or if I am late to something…it might just be because I am just tired of this fight and I might need 5 minutes to just breathe.  

I was having a moment where I just needed that 5 minutes the other day.  I knew that I was going to fail at some things that day because my energy was already spent and it was only 8:45am.  I had to fill up somehow but really wasn’t sure how to make that happen when my role in 15 minutes was to be happy and lift others up.

So…I wrote this on my page that I use at work to keep track of all of the things I have on my plate that day.  “Just do your best”.

That little quote allowed me to breathe.  It allowed me to refocus in the moments when the e-mails started pouring in about more ways I was letting others down or what was happening in school for my child.  It gave me permission to shut off my phone and keep the notifications at bay so I could…just do my best…in that moment.

Know someone that could use a little encouragement.  Pass it along…and let’s lift each other up.

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Rochester Mom That Needs A Clone For Kids’ Schedules

a guide to big city life & love (2)I used to think that life with a baby was one of the most challenging times as a mom.  For some reason though, I must have thought that I could do this whole #momlife thing because I had more kids.

Looking back at my first kid and the whole labor experience…it was probably pretty close to the worst-case scenario you could imagine.  My uterus was almost yanked out of my body and I lost so much blood when I hemorrhaged that I couldn’t walk up the three stairs to our house for about a week.  But you know, let’s go ahead and do this again.

Life with the bottles, spit up, and diapers were fun times.  I’m kidding…honestly, I was so sleep deprived I really don’t remember much of it.  But the thing is…the children did things according to MY schedule.  Feeding and pooping – no, that was on them.  But going to the store, a walk, or even when I wanted to fold laundry, I could do that when I wanted.

A quick glance at my Google calendar right now, I am kind of wishing I could go back in time to those moments when they were little.  Not for the diapers and baby poop smell but for the schedule.  It was so open.

Monday night was a night that was all planned out and everything was going to work.  It was going to be tight to make it to everything and as always, I had no idea what the family would be having for supper, or if there would even be time for that, but we would get to all of the places we needed to go and maybe…even on time.

Now, this is all a big deal because the youngest had 2 places to be tonight and both were very important.  It is all these “end of the year” activities that are ending up on the schedule and to miss something is huge.  Huge!  We were going to make it happen though with some quick rides across town from one thing to the other thing.  I was determined to make it happen.

Then, the e-mail came.

A meeting that was supposed to be last Thursday is now also Monday night at the same time and in another section of town.  Same kid is supposed to be at this meeting and also the two other events.  Now we’ve got a problem.  No matter how awesome my Super Mom skills are, I can’t physically find a creative way to make all of these things happen at the same time.  No one has cloned me yet and unless I can find a way for Mayo Clinic to do that in a few days, we would be missing something.

Reality:  I couldn’t do it all without a clone. 

I’m not sure if that realization was really a shocker but more of a disappointment at first that I let my kid down.  I make it a point NOT to overschedule our kids and make sure that they have some free time to be kids…but still, here we are with three things on one night for one kid.

Have you ever had that mommy guilt?  I had a few days of that after I got that e-mail adding the third event to our already overbooked evening.  But then, I had to snap out of it.

My kid was going to have a great night and I wasn’t going to let this added stress that I’m feeling get put on his tiny shoulders.  If we missed something, it’s not going to be the end of the world.

The real reality for moms is…at times we might let people down.  We can’t volunteer for every school function.  We can’t always bring in treats for special events.  Carpool is important to get from one place to the other but sometimes, we can’t make it happen.  That dentist appointment for the kids might not happen at exactly 6 months…but maybe more like 9 months since we need to figure out how to actually take a day off just to sit at the dentist.  The world will keep on spinning…even when we miss that one, very important thing!.

We can’t do everything.  And guess what?!  It is ok.

P.S.  If no one has told you lately…you are doing a great job as a mom!  

P.P.S.  If there is a Dr. at Mayo Clinic working on this…I live in Rochester and can be in your office in 5 minutes!

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YOU Are The One That Gets To Decide This!

a guide to big city life & love (1)There is always something you can learn. The amazing thing about that though is this…YOU are the one that gets to decide if you are ready for it.

I’ve been extremely excited about a few things lately…and all of it is because I have been spending most of my waking hours learning some new things.  I’ve got my list of a few of my favorite new things below but what I’m trying…I’ve been intentional about actually enjoying them.  To be honest, I’ve actually lost a lot of sleep because my time to learn and explore new things is pretty limited as a mom.  (Can you relate?)  

Learning something new and trying things takes time though.  Plus, there are so many amazing resources today at our fingertips…podcasts, documentaries, articles, studies.  If I want to use these resources, time is what it takes.   Sometimes I listen to podcasts or videos while I get ready in the morning but that is what it takes and that is the time I’ve got…so I use it efficiently.  (Not always…because sometimes Netflix calls my name!)

Now, the amazing things is this…I am the one that gets to decide what I’m ready and willing to learn about. Do I want to learn about physics or the new math that my kids seem to all enjoy?  Nope. Sure don’t. It’s not that math isn’t my thing because I actually was so close to an Econ minor and worked with statistics a bunch and love numbers when it comes to marketing…just not in anything else.

If some day I am thinking I want to explore the world of physics…so be it. I just know that that day is not today. And that is ok. There is nothing wrong with me picking and choosing what I am spending my valuable time soaking up.

What am I spending time on right now?  Some of this is learning…some is just me helping others in a way that I can:

  • Reading the book, Girl Stop Apologizing by Rachel Hollis (haven’t actually started reading it…but it is sitting by my bed waiting)
  • Brené Brown…I’m just grazing all that she’s got right now but from what I have read so far…wow!  I want to soak it all in but I also need to sleep.
  • Next Chapter Ministries…great organization in the town that I live (Rochester, MN).  They’ve got an amazing event coming up where they raise money to continue serving and helping those who have been impacted by crime.  The more I learn about this organization, the more I love what they do.  Here’s their Facebook page (and you might see a few things created by yours truly)Next Chapter on Facebook
  • Chatting with people…lots and lots of people.  I love this!  When it comes to reaching out to people, rejection sometimes happens…and I have had some of that lately.  It is ok though.  When I hear a “no” or crickets chirping in the silence, I am learning that that person just isn’t my person.  All I need to do is find the right person…and sometimes that means chatting with a few more people until I get there.

What are you deciding to learn about right now? Maybe it is the world of couponing or bargain shopping. Maybe Marie Kondo is now part of your world and you are just trying to learn how to fold clothes in those little shapes. Cooking at home might be a new adventure that you are reading multiple blogs about.

There are so many options of things we can learn. The amazing thing is…YOU are the one that gets to pick.

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FREE March Workout Calendar

February Workout Calendar 2019 (1)I’m am thrilled for March!  In Minnesota, it is like the last hump before we finally get into Spring weather.  Well, we’ve got another massive storm on the way first, but that green grass is hiding somewhere under our massive piles of snow here in Minnesota.  We are setting records this winter with our snow…and it is no longer fun.  

One thing that has helped me this 2019 has been my workout schedule.  My family knows that everything they want to do has to go on our Google calendar and to be honest, it fills up fast.  I MUST carve out time for myself and put that on the calendar too…because if I don’t, it just won’t happen.

Watching my progress on paper is important for me too and I am loving these workout calendars!  Every time I get on the bike, do some crunches, walk, lift weights, or hit the bag…it gets written down.  I try to write how I felt that day or during that workout too.

I’ve got my binder ready and created a free calendar for March that I have already started using.  You can use it too!  Just click to get the pdf – March Workout Calendar 2019

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How I Scheduled A Huge A-Ha Moment

aha momentI am so glad that I knew that this moment was coming.  Life doesn’t always let you schedule out your big a-ha moments but I’m pretty sure the big guy knew that this one had to be worked out that way for me.

One of my goals is to speak to more groups of people – specifically women.  I pretty much get them and know what they think, the battles that go on in our heads, the struggles with finding balance, losing weight, blah, blah… 😉  It’s not blah but actually real life stuff.  I just have had a good share of a lot of the “real life” things and am ok being the one to talk about it.  Not everyone is.  But, if I have the courage to stand up and open my mouth to share my stories, maybe others will start to feel comfortable enough to start sharing what is going on in theirs.  Women need connection and hopefully my words can help make that happen and inspire others.

I started working on this goal several months ago and have actually done a few different speaking engagements.  I won’t lie…I love it and would do these every day.  Scheduling these is another story and takes time for my schedule to mesh with other schedules.  Life with three kids is…we will just say…busy.  (an example of that busy – I am now getting home at 9pm with my kids and none of us have been home since 8am.  We will just put that on repeat and do it all again tomorrow.) 

Many moons ago, I booked a specific speaking engagement to a group of moms.  I love this group and the leaders and knew that I needed to say “yes”.  However, there was a personal roadblock that I had to overcome.  The place where this speaking engagement was going to be is a place with some pretty painful memories for myself.

As I walked up the stairs to the front door of this building, I didn’t know if I would see familiar faces, if I would recognize some of my work or if everything would be different.  To be honest, I wasn’t sure if I would even be able to walk through that front door.  There was a very real possibility that I could have had a panic attack right there.

I did see familiar faces.  I did see some of my work.  Things were different..but also the same.

My job that night was to talk and to be there for these moms.  The truth is, these women gave me an opportunity to fully heal and helped me set a date to make it happen.

To those MOPS moms…I am #forevergrateful.

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My $30,000+ Workout Clothes

socksOn my schedule yesterday – hit my boxing bag!  It has been so long since I’ve been able to safely do this (thanks to my dying gallbladder).  Only problem is, all of my favorite workout clothes are in the washing machine, including all of my socks.

I dug into my sock drawer to see if there were any mismatched socks that I could just put together for the workout.  My kids wear mismatched socks all the time, so why can’t I?

No mismatched fun on my feet but I did I find a gem of a pair though!  My bright purple hospital socks that I got just a few weeks ago were sitting right there on the top just begging to be worn again.  Not really, but they work.  As I put those socks on, I realized that these are worth A LOT of money!  (and they have amazing grip on the bottom!)

My gallbladder surgery back in January was very much necessary but was not in our financial plan.  It wasn’t even on my radar!  The last few weeks though, the bills started coming in for that surgery.  Those envelopes bring me zero joy.  These aren’t just in paper form anymore either.  I opened a few of the e-mails one day when I was in the middle of a meeting and my jaw almost hit the floor.  So much money just to remove something that was dead inside my body.  Everything will get paid, but those numbers are shocking.

Two ER visits, 2 different times getting ultrasounds, 2 night and 3 day hospital stay, surgery with amazing anesthesia (they are my favorite people!), 2 pairs of socks, 2 cups of Jell-O, 2 cups of chicken broth, two different antibiotics, and lots and lots of pain meds = way more than $30,000.  $30k sounds nice though and doesn’t give me a heart attack…but just know, my surgery was necessary but very expensive.

Just to spite my dead gallbladder sitting in some drawer somewhere, those socks went on.  I did my workout with a body that is very grateful to not just have socks to wear but to feel good.  Is life perfect right now?  No…but I am able to move and exercise and I feel so much better today than I have in many months.

If you have the chance now to make exercise part of your day…please go enjoy it!  It is sometimes hard to fit it in your life (which is why I have to schedule it in mine!) but trust me, your body is craving this from you and once it becomes a routine, you will be the one that craves it.  (If you need a few ideas on how to start, check out these workouts!)

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FREE Workout Calendar – February 2019

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We’ve got a new month and now is a great time to regroup and refocus on those goals!

Ok, maybe that is just my own little pep-talk because right now, it feels like I’ve been taking a step forward and then going back two more.

Progress is hard to see at times and I find myself doubting at times how much change or improvement has actually happened.  Feeling like you are going backwards – it is so frustrating when you are trying so hard.  That feeling is pretty normal but the reality is…you might actually be making bigger steps forward than you think!  One way to watch that progress so you can see it is by writing those steps down.  This free workout calendar can help!

My January started with an awesome workout for me…but just a few hours later, my entire month of goal planning went another direction.  I was sick and recovering from surgery most of January (still am actually) so taking small steps was actually what I needed to do this month.

FYI – this was not easy for me.

February Workout Calendar 2019I had some moments where I was a bit frustrated with my progress.  Even today, my schedule was a bit too full and my body is saying, “Hey overachiever, you overbooked yourself today and your body isn’t ready for this yet.  Go slow and go small.”. 

Keeping track of my progress is important for me so when that frustration hits, I can see how much I’ve improved in the last month.  To help with this, I started using the January 2019 Workout Planner last month and am keeping it going in February.

I’ve got my binder ready and created a free calendar for February that I will be using.  You can use it too!  Just click to get the pdf –February Workout Calendar 2019

What do you use to track your workouts?  I’d love to hear it!  Send me a message on my Facebook page (click here) or DM me on Instagram.

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