So – before Shae talked me into doing this “crazy” Magnify You program (I’m doing second round alone only because sadly Shae is injured right now), I had no idea who Ashley Horner was …. Now without Ashley, I don’t know where my life would be. I mean – my near and dear friends know I have been fit before and I’ve had trainers …. and that being fit is in my being and my heart … but to have a simple, methodical planned out program to wake up to has been a blessing in my crazy life. No hiding it – the last 18 months of adjusting to being single have been challenging. And there have been more details than just the personal life pieces … Nobody to work with while trying to parent through transitions at the other parent’s home … support system of starting at a new school and the stress and time crunch of adding the second job and all of the juggling when life tosses hot potatoes (sometimes they are sweet and sometimes they are rotten) at you. Anyhow … I am just sharing how good it feels to be recognized for the hard work by THE trainer who developed the program …. She’s kinda a hero….. For so many reasons. And I am blessed. ❤️❤️❤️


Mason Jar Salads

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Because I’m really struggling with food. With time. With school. With parenting. And I saw this on Facebook and Pinterest, I decided to try it.  I’m trying SO HARD to make sure that I eat. I’m starving but I’m not hungry. Being sad is weird. And being fat is depressing. You don’t want to eat but you have to. If I set these up, my hope is that I won’t eat bad foods.

// Updated: They do hold up for longer than I thought. A little harder to eat from than I thought, but you can add salad dressing and shake them. And there are a zillion recipes on Pinterest about variations.