Down for the count…

Chicken soup

This past week has been brutal.  It started out with a pinched nerve in my neck… turned out to be the flu.

I’ve spent the past few days sleeping and resting all day long.  Between my neck and a wicked headache… it hasn’t been fun.

I left the house briefly today to pick up more medicine at the pharmacy and it’s frigid out there! Guess I should be thankful to be in bed the past few days!

Tonight is the first time in days that I don’t feel horrendous. Our 16 yr old daughter is an amazing cook for her age and she threw together this chicken noodle soup… definitely not Keto – but absolutely needed tonight.

Hoping I’m finally over the hurdle and back to my healthy lifestyle and half marathon training soon!

Self Care Sunday

Self Care Sunday

The past few weeks have been a total whirlwind and my schedule has been knocked so far out of whack. Taking today for some desperately needed me time. Physically, emotionally, spiritually.

I actually hesitated using this picture… so many people use this phrase… its very cliche.

Today is all about ME.

Sounds selfish, doesn’t it? But guess what? I need this today. I need this time for me. This time I’m taking for me today is going to make me a better wife, mother, boss, employee this week.  A few simple hours to recharge and reconnect.

And what better time than a rainy Sunday? My homemade keto chili simmering in the crockpot all day… Fall decorations in the process of being put up…Meal prep for the week in full swing and an amazing detox bath right now complete with candles and my oils and crystals.  Sound extreme? For some maybe. But my stress levels have been off the charts lately and my positivity was dwindling. Pushing away that negativity is KEY on your healthy journey.

This week my plan is in place and I’m ready to reconnect with my goals.

Watch out world…Deb is recharged and ready to go!!


September – New Month New Schedules


It has been quite crazy in our household the past few weeks. A total blur of cheer practices, back to school shopping,  open house, pep rallies and football games! School started this past Monday and while it calmed down slightly- its still crazier than I would like.

One thing I’ve had to adjust is my workout schedule.  I used to be a person who worked out at night and then in the mornings on the weekends. When school let out in June,  I switched to very early mornings.  And, somehow,  I became a morning person! 🌞

When school started this week I realized I was going to need to adjust my time slightly.   Who knew that tiny time change would throw me off?

Coordinating my training times around getting our daughter up and out the door to school on time has been fun.  But I think I’m finally settled into a great pattern. Only time will tell at this point! Once it starts getting darker in the mornings, I may not be quite the morning person!

Stay Tuned!!

Total Gamechanger!

walmart-logoLately I’ve been seeing commercials advertising the Walmart Grocery App and online ordering.  Wasn’t 100% sold on it… but it definitely seemed interesting.  This weekend a good friend of mine posted a referral code for $10 off and I thought sure… why not?

Let me tell you – this is a total gamechanger!! I will never go back to shopping in store for full orders again!

Walmart grocery

The process is amazingly simple.  You can go online to Walmart Grocery or use the app. Register for an account, select the closest store that offers the service, select a pick up time frame and then start shopping!


You can view the different departments or search a specific item directly.  The best part is they only show the current inventory for the store!

Individual Items

Select the items and quantity and just add to your cart! You can even click on the little heart to mark an item as a favorite.

Once you’re done “shopping” – click Checkout and you’re good to go! The order is sent to the store and they’ll pull your items for you. Once your order is ready – you’ll receive an email or a text saying your order is ready!

Pick up

Here’s where it gets fun!

Once you receive that text/email/ alert and you’re ready to head to the store – simply click ‘Check in’ and enter the color of your car. Using gps, it’ll track your travel to the store.  I literally pulled into a spot and before I had my Jeep in park,  the team member was on her way out to my car!

Pick up

Every item is bagged up and brought out on a cart full of crates.  You sign for your order and they even load everything into your car for you!

Even better? Mark that you’ll allow substitutions and if something you ordered is now not available – they’ll replace it with an equal or better item at the same price! Can’t beat that!

Like I said,  this is a total gamechanger! I will not go back to our regular shopping in store for full orders! It saved SO much time and I actually spent significantly less since I stuck to my list!

Intrigued and want to try it out? Here’s a code to get $10 off your first order!!

Try it out and let me know what you think!! Happy Shopping!