Sleep

For a lot of years, I lacked enough sleep to function properly. I’d wake up every hour or every two hours. in the night I would go to bed after midnight and get up at 6:30 for school. I’d leave the tv on all night. I would play on my cell phone for two hours…

Black Cat Ice Cream

My best friend, sister, and I went downtown this afternoon for some ice cream. I tried Oatmeal Cream Pie, and it had ACTUAL Oatmeal Cream Pie cookie pieces. What kind would you try? Black Cat (http://blackcaticecream.com) is located downtown Des Moines, IA near the sculpture park. Local dairy Local organic produce No additives Made the…

Valley Junction Farmers Market – West Des Moines, IA

Tonight, one of my best friends and I went to the farmer’s market. This is the first time I’ve gotten to go this year! Valley Junction, which is located in West Des Moines, has their Farmer’s Market every Thursday from 6:00-9:00 pm. They have all the components of a regular farmer’s market plus live music…

Intermittent Fasting

Hey everyone! I’ve heard a lot about intermittent fasting lately, and I decided to give it a try myself. Today is Wednesday, and I’ve been practicing it since Monday. I use the term “practice,” because I really think that’s what I’m doing at this point. Trial and error. I’m trying to find out what times,…

Hard Corps

Hey everyone! Go follow my new fitness account as a Beachbody coach! Instagram: @lucky_butterflies_fitness I started a new program last Wednesday called 22 Minute Hard Corps. The entire program is based on military training – push-ups, pull-ups, burpees, squats, etc. It’s taking me back to my high school gym class days! I really like it…

Beachbody progress.

I mentioned previously that I recently signed up for Beachbody. This isn’t start to finish, but it is about 12 days progress. I watch what I eat (always have, always will), but I still splurge every now and again. And my “splurges” are real. I don’t joke around about Menchie’s or burgers and fries. I…

It’s a slew of text messages that have hours between each one. It’s multiple “I miss you’s.” It’s restless nights. It’s waking up at 2:00 am looking for goodnight texts. It’s a constant need to be reminded that you’re important. It’s sleeping on the couch so the late night television can keep you company. It’s…

Thoughts of the week of June 19, 2017

I’ve had so much to say lately, yet I’ve had so little time to say it. I realized earlier today that I just had a pile of Post-It notes of ideas on my desk. None of them had made it off my desk, let alone into my purse and home. I’m finally in front of…

Things I don’t understand.

I will never understand why people are cruel to animals, or why babies aren’t born potty trained. I will never understand why chocolate has to be the addicting food, and it can’t be pineapple. I won’t understand the concept of time, and I’m still not convinced it’s anything more than an enigma. To be continued……

I remember my first beer.

I had my first beer in the middle of nowhere, otherwise known as Minburn, IA. I had it while sitting outside of an old farmhouse that was very literally falling down around me. I had it between corn fields, next to grain silos. I had it while sitting around a bonfire. I had my first…