Living Fearless

Over the years, many friends have encouraged me to start a blog. So today, I decided to take a stab at blogging. They encouraged me for a couple reasons. First, my husband and I have a unique story that many couples do not share. One thing that sets us apart is that sisters from my family,... Continue Reading →

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Simple Sweet Potato Stew

This is one of my new favorite stews! It tastes amazing, is loaded with nutrition and has so much flavor! I hope you enjoy it as much as I do. Ingredients 3 cups sweet potato, chopped1 sweet onion, diced2 garlic cloves, minced1 cup carrots, coined½ teaspoon salt½ teaspoon pepper1 teaspoon ground sage¼ teaspoon ground nutmeg5 cups chicken stock (I used stock from chicken I boiled and froze)⅓ half and half2 cups kale, choppedSalted sunflower seeds for... Continue Reading →

The Grand Reveal

Saturday morning, I had the opportunity to retest my FTP. It is no surprise to me that after about 1 ½ months off from consistent riding, my FTP dropped 6 watts. While it is a bummer, it was expected. Nutrition Leading to the Test Breakfast – Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Bread (a treat curiously of my... Continue Reading →

Moving on Up in Watts/Kg

My FTP Journey Continues Last week, I did it again! While it wasn’t a huge jump like the last two times, my FTP still increased 2 watts. I am now 3.3 watts/kg. Oh my, the workouts have hit a new level of challenging, that’s for sure! As I write about the adventure, I am so... Continue Reading →

Our NICU Journey

In the blink of an eye, our NICU journey had begun. While in the hospital, we spent every moment we could with Liam. Holding him, doing skin to skin, and trying to help him feel loved and not alone. My heart broke every time I had to put him back in the basinet and walk... Continue Reading →

FTP Test – 15 watt increase!

This is the look of a surprised and stoked triathlete! This week, I set a new PR on the bike hitting 3.29watts/kg. I have never been this strong and am pretty excited with the progress. My husband wants me to shoot for 4watts/kg so we will see where this journey takes me. Throughout all my... Continue Reading →

My FTP Journey

Have you every completed an FTP (functional threshold power) test on the bike or 1 mile time trial run? They are a test of your current fitness and provide a baseline to your training until the next time you test. This week, was my first FTP assessment after my first 6 week training block postpartum.... Continue Reading →

Chocolate Chip Pumpkin Oatmeal Bake

Earlier this week, I shared on Instagram that I had revamped Addie Roberts, a friend and fellow Dietitian’s, Pumpkin Steel Cut Oatmeal Bake recipe. My alterations were made primarily on preference of texture and the fact that I am using Ripple milk as a dairy alternative. I typically make this recipe to have a quick... Continue Reading →

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