Saturday, January 21, 2017

Hello 2017!

Hello, it has been awhile! I have wanted to do this post since January 1st, but I never actually sat down to do it!

We are 21 days into the new year - wow does time fly! I have some goals for 2017, but honestly they are pretty similar to goals in the past. The difference? I want to actually stick to them, hahah!

First, I want my eating to be consistent. What I have been doing for the last 21 days has been working pretty well. I have been tracking my food in My Fitness Pal and counting my macros (shocker!) and then when I have a meal that is going to put me out of my calorie range, I eat the meal and move on. Key words MOVE ON. I do not turn that meal into multiple meals, three donuts, one week, etc. One meal and MOVE ON. 

Like last week I went to Red Cow and had the 60/40 burger, which was amazing! Lots of bacon, cheese and a special sauce. Yumm.

I also want to make it to the gym five days a week at 5:00 am. This is something I am pretty good about but sometimes I have a few days where I miss and then I have zero energy at work, eat like crap and always regret not just waking up! I snapped this picture two weeks ago and felt so BA. There are days when I feel down or that I have made no progress and then I look at this!

 These goals are different than past New Years goals and my list is much shorter but these goals seem pretty attainable.

I have some fun trips, events, etc. to look forward to in 2017 and sticking to my goals will help me feel good!

Friday, November 25, 2016

Hi :)

It has been a long time since my last post. I was going to wrap up blogging but a few people kept telling me they miss it, and I do too! So I figured I would check in every once in awhile and share what is happening in my life!

Lately it has been work, eat, sleep, workout, repeat. I like my job a lot and my coworkers are awesome, but winning the lottery would be pretty sweet.

Kyle and I celebrated our two-year anniversary in October. The time has flown by! I know the next two years will be filled with lots of new adventures and memories.

I am still getting to the gym five days a week at 5:00 am. This makes me proud, sometimes when everything else is out of my control, knowing I have this in control makes me feel pretty darn good.

I have some hefty goals over the next few months. We are going to California in March and another family trip sometime in 2017 plus weddings galore! Courtney is getting married in May, Kyle’s brother in September, and three other friends next fall as well…. I gotta get my arms looking good!  I will do another post soon with goal updates.

These two are adorable and I couldn’t blog without sharing their picture! Follow me on Instagram baileymckenziesff – I promise to post again :)

Sunday, September 4, 2016


Hello friends! It has been awhile.
Life has been great, busy as ever, but so fun…. They say life flies by when you are having fun.
Kyle and I completed the Gopher to Badger Half! We
are so excited to be done with running and focus on other things, but
he said he wants to do a FULL someday! Jesus take the wheel, I am not mentally
there right now.
His sisters, Katie and Kelly, also ran the half! First half ever for them and
they did fabulous.
Katie ran with her roommate Ryan, and they did awesome too.
It has been fun having her living closer to me now… We just need
to get in a better routine to hit those 5:00 am workouts together ;)

I have been working now for three full months, my oh my! I love my job but I love my co-workers even more, which makes work so fun. Working downtown has been awesome, I have so many things to do during the day like go to the Farmers Markets, shop at Target, Macys, Banana, Marshall’s, etc. or eat. Literally you name it, it is down there.

I have been really good about only eating out once a week – it has been tricky! But truth be told my co-workers and I are always going on walks and finding new treats to try.
Skydiving this past weekend was amazing! It was Jennifer's first jump!

All smiles post jump!

Last week we were talking about ‘eating clean’ (yuck, I hate the word ‘clean’) and the Whole30 came up. I kid you not, 24 hours later we all had our grocery lists planned out and were committed.

I have wanted to do a Whole30 for a while but it was too tricky with events. I finally realized I will ALWAYS have events in my life and I will need to learn to make it work if I truly want to try a Whole30. This month I have a wedding and a fancy work lunch for completing my August challenges. – but I also decided to stop with the BS excuses.

So here we are, four days into September and I am gearing out for day one of my first ever Whole30.

Maybe this will help me blog and Instagram more, because lately I have been MIA from both!

Cheers to the next 30 days of no wine, chocolate, cheese or bread!