Friday File: Mother’s Day, Bosch, guilty pleasures, and what I ate

Happy Friday! We’ve made it through the week, and now it’s time for the Friday File. This is my time to run down everything that happened over the week. Honestly, I haven’t made it around to doing a weekly Friday File, but I’m working on it.

This week has been a rebuilding week for me. I’m a bit lost without a rigid running schedule and no goals in sight. I have more time to work on building content for this blog, which a massive focus for me the past month.

Mother’s Day 2019
I spent Mother’s Day celebrating and eating way too much food. I’m not sure why Mother’s Day turned into a feast this year, but there were many celebrations for the mamas this year. Tiny Tot and I did get matching shoes which I loved. That was the best Mother’s Day present EVER!


I made a video about what I eat in the day. Things got messed up because I completely missed lunch, and I was sick at the end of the day. I tried to make it work, and it gives you an idea of a hectic day in my life. I hope to provide a video like this another try in the future on a more “normal” day. I’ll do a full review at a later time.

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I’ve been craving veggie burgers lately. Maybe, I’ve just been craving burgers, but I just needed something different. I decided to drop the big bucks on Dr. Praeger’s for the first time, and I enjoyed them. I have a whole freezer filled with these, but I’ve only tried the quinoa black bean burger and the kale burger. I like them both. I highly recommend it.

Have you watched Bosch on Amazon? If you haven’t, it’s time that you put your Amazon Prime membership to use and watch the show. I just finished the latest season of the show, and it doesn’t disappoint. I binged the show last year and couldn’t wait for it to return. Everyone needs to have a little downtime, so why not fill it with Bosch?

This week has been just a normal week with nothing special.  It was nice to get back into a routine.  This morning at the gym and I actually listened to music.  I’m used to running WITHOUT music but I do a workout with music.  I stumbled on this wonderful playlist! Guilty pleasures fueled me through my 5 am.

What has got your attention this week? Maybe I’ll be interested in it next week.

Time to change up the habits

Time to change up the habits

It’s time for this mama to change up the habits. I’ve basically been training for a marathon since last August, and now I just need a break. I have been on a training schedule for so long, which has made it difficult to do anything else in life. It’s time to change up the habits. I just want to workout to just workout and not be an on schedule. I don’t want to need to worry about getting things done early on a Friday night because I have a four-hour long run Saturday morning. I don’t want to worry about… View Post

Healthy eating and travel: can it work?

Healthy eating and travel: can it work?

I’ve been traveling for the past week, and I’m still going. I’m not sure if travel and healthy eating can go in the same sentence, but I’m going to try to make some sense of the whole thing. Situation #1: You hardly travel and decide to live your life and not care about what you’re eating. Situation #2: You travel frequently, but maintain some balance but fall into the trap of “it’s not like I’m HERE every day” so you can enjoy so local cuisine. Situation #3: You don’t care either way.  This person is probably not reading this blog… View Post

Mom works on re-introducing herself

Mom works on re-introducing herself

I’m Angela and I’m working on re-introducing myself to you. I’m just a woman who lost 200 pounds (a combined total of 500 pounds with my husband) and fell in love with running who then fell into motherhood. I learned along the way that healthy living encompasses the mind, body, and soul. That’s where I am today. Trying to balance it all and encourage others to tackle the journey they think is impossible. Most importantly, I am a mom to a beautiful 2-year-old who is referred to as Tiny Tot on this blog. Weight loss is the catalyst to it… View Post

Friday file: Sunday night edition

Friday file: Sunday night edition

I know, I’m sorry.   I left the blog vacant for a week because I’ve just been tired.  Last weekend was a huge running weekend for me.  That kind of threw my whole week off because I ran both Saturday and Sunday. I wasn’t at home to get stuff done around the house or get ready for work.  That one day of prep kind of pushed everything off.  Daily life has been busy this week. I ran two half marathons back to back.  I’ve been working with a running coach because I am really improving.  I see progress which is really… View Post