It’s Been A While – Hello 2019!


It’s been a while since I’ve sat down to write. In fact, 2018 was pretty much a big long break from blogging.

A lot has gone in during the past year and the biggest reason I’ve stepped back was to be more present in my kid’s lives.

West Family Photo

The kid’s have gotten so big! Andrea is now 8 years old and Andrew has just turned 11. We are on the brink of pre teen years and honestly I’m just trying to hang on.

Early in 2018, I started training for my first powerlifting meet. At the age of 38, this was exciting! I have never in my wildest dreams would have thought that powerlifting would be apart of my life, specially at this age. But, things come around and you just roll with it. Right?

Powerlifting Competition - April 2018 Kansas City, Missouri

I competed in April and ended leaving with the state record in deadlifting. I’m still over the moon about that! I’ve been working hard all summer to make new progress and actually plan to compete again this May.

There is so much that has gone on and I have really missed being around here. Hoping some of you are still around as well!

West Family Photo
I’ve been working hard in the kitchen developing new recipes, been doing a lot of baking and my diet has kind of taken the back seat. Anyone else in the same boat? 

I’m currently dealing with a 25lb weight gain since last October and I’ve rejoined Weight Watchers to get the weight off. Started back on my first week on New Years! If you are on the same journey, please connect as I would love to hear your story.

I have a lot to write about and will break things up. If you’ve read this far, you are a trooper! Thank you :) 

I will be back soon and look forward to chatting with you all! 

Drop me a comment and let me know what you are working on for 2019.