Ruminations (#2 of…)

Awhile back, I wrote a ‘ruminations’ style blog post when I *thought* I didn’t have much to say…or at least not a cohesive thought to turn into a blog post. But once I started writing, it turned out I had a lot more to say than I thought.

…I’m thinking this might be a similar style of post, hence the similar title: “Ruminations (#2 of…)

This guy always makes me laugh. Even when he’s been sick all week, he still knows how to rally like nobody’s business. And I love him even more for it. โค


I’ve been having *almost* as much fun as our barre n9ne clients have had with the #b9poseadaychallenge we’ve been hosting at instagram this past week. With one more week to go of this challenge, I’m already sad to see it go. Let’s just say, everyone’s creativity is growing by the day. I dig it. And apparently, this just gives me *more* opportunity for selfies before classes start in the morning. ๐Ÿ˜‰

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Annnd as if I haven’t already been gushing enough about my ongoing love affair with all things barre n9ne, today was our photo shoot — a shoot that my mom did an AWESOME job of as photographer ‘o the day. (loved having her behind the camera!) The shoot itself was a blast, everyone had so much fun together and it just once again reminded me that the instructors of barre n9ne are simply the best, most fun, most supportive, fun and fit group of ladies around. I MAY be biased in saying so, but whatever…details, details. ๐Ÿ˜‰ Once the pics are ready to go, I’m sure I’ll be sharing some here, but for now, here’s a peek at what Jo and I wore for the group shots. Which reminds me that these blue wunder unders are definitely my faves right now (second to the red ones I have!). Love, love, loooove lulu #luluhoarder


Today was also one of those moments where I was struck by how ‘at peace’ with food I am, lately. You all know I’ve had moments of struggle with food over the years, so to consistently find myself in this spot — this peaceful spot with food — it’s really gratifying. I’m still a dedicated food logger but I’ve definitely evolved from ‘needing’ the log to understand what would ‘fit’ into my food plan for the day, to using it in that fashion as a tool — but not NEEDING it, if that makes sense. In other words, as my body has fully adjusted to my personal ‘number‘ in the past almost year-and-a-half, my mind has also figured out what that number means and isn’t fighting it anymore.

I know that some of you might not relate to this side of ‘me’ — either because you’re not into food logging or calorie counting or whatever, or have had your own struggles with eating (disordered, for example), or maybe you haven’t struggled at all, food-wise — I hope you don’t mind me mentioning these breakthrough moments I’ve had with food here and there. I guess I equate this blog as my own personal journal at times, and I want to document these moments as much as any other meaningful moment in my life so when I invariably have a shadow of self-doubt, I can reference this post as a reminder to take my own advice to heart.

(and wow, that was *quite* the side note/ramble/stream of consciousness thought — sorry!)

ANYWAY — I’m ruminating…or blogging…or something over here — I guess I’m just here to say hi, share a few things on my mind and a couple of things going on with me. I promise to share more workout-y posts this week — perhaps of the running variety even, wouldn’t that be a nice surprise. ๐Ÿ˜‰

Happy Sunday Funday, friends!
(and Goooo Pats! <—clearly I’m only half-watching the game since I’m blogging at the moment, woopsie, haha)

29 thoughts on “Ruminations (#2 of…)

  1. Aw, I love these posts! Your Barre N9ne shots are gorgeous, how cool that your mom shot them! You and Scott are just adorable together, love it!

  2. Love this sis! I love how our posts were similar in theme, in a way, yet very different too. But we are on the same page, always. Love this life we are living ๐Ÿ™‚ XO

  3. Love your barre shots (and selfies of course!). Can’t wait to see the photos from today’s shoot. How fun. And this is YOUR blog – not need to apologize for what your write and talk about. Yes, it’s not where I am with regard to food and I don’t log it but it IS inspiring to me to read your words.

    • I can’t wait to see the pics too!! We had so much fun at the shoot!

      And you’re right…I do need to remember this is MY blog and I can and should write whatever is on my mind…even if it’s not something that EVERYONE can relate to per se. Thank you for reminding me of that friend ๐Ÿ™‚

    • It hasn’t been easy at all but it HAS been worth it — and I actually do love sharing it here to prove that it’s both possible and takes work. But it’s worth-it work, you know?

    • Aww thank you friend! It sometimes feels weird to me to proclaim such happiness, almost like I’m showing off when I’m truly not. I’m just in a really good place right now..Jo too, and it feels good to share that. Especially because this hasn’t happened overnight, you know??

      And this comment reminds me: we need to make plans!!

  4. I just want to say that I am in love with all of your barre n9ne fashion…as in I want to want a job where I can dress in fun tights and tanks! So cute…not to mention comfy looking!

    • hehe thank you friend! I only wish I could wear this same ‘barre n9ne fashion’ attire to my day job. I imagine I’d get quite a few weird looks if I came in rocking a pair of legwarmers in the office though, hehe ๐Ÿ˜‰

  5. #1 – LOVE how at peace you are with food. It’s crazy seeing how much things have changed over the years. Feel like I have been right there with you. Glad to have you inspiring and encouraging along the way.

    #2 – DANG you look killer hot in those photos. #nosurprise #hadtosayit

    • #1 – I LOVE that our paths have been so parallel in so many ways lately. It makes being your friend even more sweet, if that makes sense. and PS I REALLY want to go to Blend to spend some serious time together, ahh so tempted!!

      #2 – I legit LOL’d when I first read your comment the other day. You are hysterical — and THANK you for the compliment, hehe. #asslap right back ‘atcha my fit friend ๐Ÿ˜‰

  6. I seriously love your pose-a-day photos. ๐Ÿ™‚ (I quietly admire your outfits. Haha.)

    I love that you’re so at peace with food, and I’m finding that the more I log, the more I’m aware. The more aware, the happier and healthier I am. No serious cal-counting, but serious nutrient-seeking. (PS: Your blog, your life. Why do we always feel the need to explain ourselves when it comes to certain topics?)

    • Ha, I’m glad you’re loving it — it’s been SO fun to see all of our clients getting into the action, they are loving it ALMOST as much as I am, I think. hehe ๐Ÿ˜‰

      And thank you — it’s been really nice to be in this peaceful spot with food — and I have to say, I am loving that you are feeling more aware, more in control, more content food-wise too. So awesome!

  7. Love the ruminations! It’s a great way to just recognize what great things are going on with your life… and I love it when posts start out random and then have a purpose! So glad things are so great and balanced for you ๐Ÿ™‚

    • Isn’t it funny how the most random starts to a post can actually somehow gel into a ‘real’ post of sorts by the end? I love when that happens…even though it’s a pretty rare thing, ha!

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