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Two Meatballs: Gettin’ Zesty!!!

It’s been soooo long since we cooked!!!!  I think the last time was the BBQ fail!!!!!  So tonight, in an effort to stay on track we wanted to start the week out right!!!!  And how better to do that than MEXICAN food!  The last time I cooked in my crock pot I almost set my house on fire and ended up with two charred hockey pucks…lesson learned…the more fluid the better!  So tonight we did Salsa Verde Chicken, Mexican Cauliflower Rice and for dessert Fried Honey Bananas!!!  And everything was yumlicious!!!!  First off let me apologize for my intense level of ugly tonight…I had a long weekend but somehow Jenny managed to look adorable…thanks bitch. JK love you.  Ok so here is the recipe for the slow cooker chicken…


I realized after the fact its hard to read…but 2-3 lbs of chicken breasts plus 16 oz salsa verde and put it in a crock pot on low for 5-6 hours and ta-done!


Then we needed a little mood music…enter Big Boi….


Then we started on the Cauliflower Mexican Rice…

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Then on to dessert with Jenny!!!

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These were yummy!!!!

Here is our final result!!!  We added Trader Joe’s corn salsa and spicy guacamole to our dish!!!!



Everything was soooo goooooood!!!!!  We hope you enjoy! Xooxoxoxoxoxoxo Here is one final filthy haired image to haunt your dreams!


Two Meatballs: Confessions of a Cheating Meatball!!!

You guysssssss….it’s Sara!  I have really been flirting with the boundaries of my paleo and exercise lifestyle lately!!!!  I don’t know if it is because I feel sooooooooooo amazing that it’s making me feel cocky and I’m forgetting that it took being super diligent,  focused and disciplined to get me here or if I’m just bored!!!  But between never being home anymore #heyohhhhhh #newrelationship and just not cooking as much and traveling a lot, room service and eating out all the time and skipping some gym visits…I feel like I REALLLLLLLY need to reign it in. #outofcontrol  I feel sooooo much better talking about it bc then it doesn’t feel like  it’s a dirty little secret!  Everyone hits bumps in the road but this bump has been like a good month.  Swaying from my routine is always a bad trigger for me but I’m excited about everything that is happening right now so I just need to remap this plan and not just say fuck it. Luckily I haven’t gained any weight but I certainly haven’t lost any either.  I have to refocus…stop eating gd steak frites every other day…stop eating out so much and recommit to my gym schedule and I don’t know…maybe get some sleep!?!  I feel soooo committed to my end goal!  This is hard work and it’s not going to get easier annnnnnd it’s a lifestyle change!!!!!  Gosh this feels really good to get it out!!!!  Jenny is oooooh sooooo great about letting me vent but we made a commitment to be super honest with you guys so I needed to get this off my chest! Ok so Jenny is headed over right now to do a cooking segment which means we will eat healthy this week!  I already have my gym bag packed for the morning since I skipped it ALLLLL  weekend long!  No more eating out while I’m at work!  I went to Trader Joe’s today and stocked up for the week!  I am feeling super empowered and refocused.  I am capable of starting new things without derailing myself.  Tonight I’m going to get an epic night of sleep and stick to my budget this week.  My breakfast and lunch are laid out for tomorrow!


I have a plan so I’m going to plan to succeed not fail.  The next weigh in is around the corner and I am going to keep on marching towards my ultimate goal of being healthy!  This is a total rant…thank you for letting me get it out and thanks so much for going through all the ups and downs of this with us!!!!  We love you!!!!!  I’m going to do a montage to keep myself motivated!!! This is my new facebook profile pic and I feel amazing!!!  Look at those little arms…they will not stay little or get smaller if I keep straying from this path!  Next to it is a profile pic from the year before! This segment is called…what a difference a year (or several months) makes!


My latest date with Chase vs a year ago…


My latest sleepover with Wyatt vs a year ago!



The three of us recently and a year ago!


Our first weigh in until now!!!



One of our first workouts with Sandra vs now!






The differences are awesome and we’ve worked so hard!


And it’s worth celebrating even a year later! #lovethatwatch



Our  bff necklaces that we used to wear as  bracelets bc they were toooooo tight!



Look at how far we have come…I’m not turning back from the Grand Canyon!


Here are some final images that I really love and some that always really inspire me or just make me laugh…



When we first started talking about who we saw the other as in our fittest selves.. I saw her as Mila Kunis and she saw me as Julianne Hough! So I found these images in my phone from when we first started this little adventure!



I’m feeling super pumped!!!  Onto the rest of our lives!  Love you guys!




Two Meatballs: Birthday Traditions and Name That President!!!

My new Friday night is now Thursday!!!  So this Thursday my sweet  gal pal Robyn and I went to the Raleigh Times where our other friend Ellen #teamawesome met up with us!!!  Every time I hang out with these two it feels like an episode of SNL and I love ittttttt!!!  Plus…what a fun way to kick off the weekend!  We played a game where you tried to name all the presidents in order…anyone remember Pierce…how about Martin Van Buren!?!


Then Ellen hit the jackpot of free shots…


And Robyn brought her sweet, wiggley Brantley to the party…


This dog doesn’t just wag its tail, it shakes his whole butt!!!!  A dancing dog..who wouldn’t fall in love!?  Then we got silly and a little intimate in the rest of the pics…gotta love your girlfriends!


#ohisthatyourlegithoughtitwasmine #looookhowlongmyhairis #ringgame #creepywaiter #mytwin #ellenridingherbikesidesaddle #wegotepicallycropdusted #johnccalhoun #imeaniknowvanillaice

Sooooooo fun!!!!  I love you guys so much…lets do this again sooner rather than later! #robellen!!!

Then I met up with that adorable guy I’ve been seeing for some further bar galavanting!

Then the next day was finally my sleepover at a hotel date with my oldest nephew Wyatt!  I don’t know who is more excited about this tradition…me or him!  It’s the most ridiculous thing of life…I take a child…to The Umstead…where we order room service and he doesn’t hear the word no for a solid 24 hours!  It’s literally the living funnest!  But as the second child myself…I didn’t want little Chasey to feel left out so we went on a lunch date before me and Wyatt set off!


We went to Ale House and played pool which really involved chalking our pinkies #smurftwins and hurling the white ball into opposite corners…this kid is going to be amazing at sports!  Then 4:00 finally came and kaboooooom!!!!  WoMo took off to Cary!


We checked in at the front desk…


Got our key… which he is responsible for as well as finding our room…


Hopped in the elevator…to the top floor #heybemo


Got settled in…



Did some rock climbing…



Slipped into something a little more comfortable…



Explored the hotel…


Were suppppper sad that it was raining!!!  Better luck tomorrow am I right ladies!? #staringlonginglyatthepool


Decided that it was soooo gross outside that it was time for some room service…look how grown!?!


Snack time!!!!  Complete with a Coke…I don’t know what i was thinking…but it gets worse!


Thennnnn… he convinced me we should watch Jaws #imanidiot



Then we had dinner in the room…a kid right after my own heart #steakfrites #itsreallyreallyreallyaproblemnow



It was sooo goood he had to lick the plate #hahasorrykel


And mini cookies for  his birthday dessert #lookatthatface



Then we snuggled it up in the super comfy king bed and after watching terrifying Jaws we watched horrible live action Inspector Gadget so we wouldn’t have nightmares!  Then I woke up to this sweet face…


We ordered breakfast and played a little game of find the mini meatball!


Then a little more rock climbing…


The weather was so much worse when we woke up but this little smarty pants said…I mean we’re already going to be wet…who cares if its raining while we’re swimming…I can’t argue with that logic!!!  So out we went into the monsoon!


It was soooooooo cold but we lasted probably 30 minutes before the bottom really fell out and we ran for shelter! #dumbanddumberhaircut #lloydchristmas


We made it back inside to warm up!


Took a quick look around at the total mess we were leaving behind…


Packed our things and said goodbye to our little home away from home!!!  I know there will come a day when he is soooooo cool that he will not want to do this anymore so I am soaking up as much as I can while I can!!!!  Wyatt I just love you to pieces!!!  Can’t wait until next year!!!!!!  Here is a little comparison of last year to this year…honestly look how grown! Xoxooxoxoxoxoxo



Hope your weekend was amazing too!!!!



Two Meatballs: Adventures in Laser Hair Removal, Cannibalism annnnd Dates Galore!!

Hiiiiiiiiiii you guyyyyyyyys!!!!!  So our format has been a little different lately!  We haven’t been cooking as much.  That segment will return I promise!  But lately Jenny and I have actually been going out when we see each other which has been great and a nice departure!


Orrrrr…when we do hang out its been a LOT of jackassing around lately with Brandon or on breaks at work!



So next week…watch out…we are going to cook our faces off.  But this weekend started off with my 4th session of laser hair removal south of the border…..eeeeek it was the living worst!!!  The laser just keeeeeeps getting hotter! #howisthatpossible  I can’t really take pictures when I’m in there…one  bc I’m super naked not just weigh in naked annnd two bc I’m too busy squeezing a stress ball and yelling terrible things and dying laughing.  SO here is a pic from the waiting room! #trauma


But I survived another round #firecrotch #onlytwomoretogo #itcantgetworsethanthislastone #masochist

You guys know I live for a date! I love spending time with my family and super best buddies and the guy I’m dating #swoon.  So this weekend my sister joined me downtown to meet him and I got to meet some of his friends! This was all facilitated by my call for help Saturday night when my bra got epically stuck in my dryer!!!  My sisters advice was to unhook it #thanksihadnttriedthatyoua-hole but after turning it back on it finally flew out!  I’m in between sizes so this is my only bra #traj That is it hanging down forlornly!


Anywhoozle …I love love love my sister and we nevvvvver get to go out together.  Plus I haven’t been downtown on a Saturday night in 1000 years.  We started out at Poole’s.  They had the yummiest looking cocktails but I got a Diet Coke…in a glass bottle #preshtodeath #vintage


We ended up at Fox Liquor Bar where they proceeded to play Bone Thugs N’ Harmony….like the entire album on repeat at the loudest volume one could imagine. #imtoofuckingold #whendidthathappen But it was suuuupppper fun and again its so nice to be able to play DD!!!  Even though I am admittedly the worst driver of life.  Sunday Jenny and I had a lunch date but we were both so haggard looking no picture of this exists!  Then Monday night the guy and I went to get a new phone as his met an untimely death. #howdoyoulivewithoutaphonethesedays This ended up being a 2 hour ordeal at Verizon…the guy helping us was hilarious! Then we both shopped around for new clothes…look a this adorable tank from Forever 21 #80’smadonna!?


Then we went to dinner at Tazza Kitchen in Cameron Village.  IT WAS SOOOOO GOOOD!


This is his new phone…look how adorable!  He got a drink called the Southern Belle #iveneverlaughedsohard


It ended up looking much more manly than I had thought…And shocker…I had water!

Then we dabbled in cannibalism…this meatball went to town on some delish meatballs!


He knows everyone everywhere we go so the bartender sent over some of the besssst cauliflower known to man…and strawberry chello I don’t know if that is how you spell it but you know what I’m talking about right ladies!?


Then we split crab cakes and the living best broccoli…I don’t know why it was soooo good  but y’alllllll it was sooooooo good!


This place had so many paleo friendly options!!!  I feel like instead of cooking we are giving you guys a tour of where to eat healthy in Raleigh…is that a thing!?


Then it was such a nice night we went to Hibernian downtown and sat on the roof!!!  You gotta love a place that has burnt down twice and just wont die.  The breeze was heaven and the view was even better #winkwink #jk #notreally  Then we watched the living worst movie…Anchorman 2!  Holy shit it was total garbage after the first 30 minutes!!! #chickenofthecaves  Haha…but what a nice way to start a week!



Thennnnnnn last night I went to dinner with my sweet friend Nanner at Coquette and you’re never gonna guess what…i ate steak frites!!!  Anna had the duck…everything was amaze!


After dinner I went to visit my sweet cousin Kristina bc I am having major withdrawals from her not being at work anymore.  In our almost 32 years of friendship I dont think we have ever gone more than 2 weeks without seeing one another so this has been the worst!!!!  But look at how happy this little family is! I also have to say Tim and Kristina have been sooo incredibly supportive  of the Meatballs and are just two of my very favorite people to giggle with on earth!


We had the best time and died laughing at the most inappropriate conversations….gahhhhh I miss them!!!!  #cornchips #eboli #femaleprostate #misterpicklesfarts Oh how I looooove them!  And what an amazing week already!!!!

This coming weekend is my annual hotel sleepover with Wyatt…literally a thousand pictures to follow…another super fun date!!!  I literally cannot wait.  Hope you guys are great and we love you so much!!! #ilovedates


Two Meatballs: Transformations and Tank Topsssssss!!!!

First of all….thank you guyyyyyys so much for all the support and love with the weigh in yesterday!!!!!  This is really happening and we couldn’t appreciate y’all more!  So here is a quick run down of before and afters!!!  Also….as you are reading this I am getting my 4ttttttthhhhhh laser treatment on my little lady so please send all your pain free vibes to my crotch! Bahahahahahahah #yourwelcomeforthevisualthatkeepsongiving


I’m not going to lie…the first one is my fucking favorite!!!  Every time I see that special little picture of us at Christmas I just think…. we look so tragic ( I also think for everyone who doesn’t reaaaaalllly know us we must look like sad little crazy cat lady dorks!!!)  but were soooo happy…but we are soooo much happier now! Now onto the workout before and after…



Sooooooo… a couple of months ago I thought wouldn’t it be adorable for us to have meatball tank tops to work out in!?!  The first person who popped into my mind to make this wish come true was my fabulous client Kristen Crumbley!!!


She is the proud owner of KC Batik!


She made a shirt for my nephew Chase for his 3rd birthday and he was over the moon!!! He literally liiiiiived in this shirt.  This woman has soooo much talent!!!


So I proposed the idea and sent the saddest…crudest sketch of life!!!


Bahahahahahahahahahaha! #I’mafiveyearold But she totally killed it…I mean look at this!


There is a bow for me and a lip for Jenny and a hashtag and I just feel like it couldn’t represent us any better…Kristen you are an artist!!!

Batik technique is something that I didn’t really grasp so I’m going to let Kristen explain this awesome process…


These are a total labor of love and art!!!   Annnnnnd here is what she can do for you…


And here are some examples of her other work…


Obvi she is the living best so contact her and get your own adorable custom made KC Batik creation.  You can also order a #MeatballNation tank if you so choose….which you totally should!!!  WE could all wear them to a 5k or something!!!!

You can shop her one of a kind designs through and and follow her on instagram @kris10apr_kcbatik

Thanks soooo much Kristen…we love them!!!!  And you!!!!  look how adorable!?!?!


Now….lets see those tank tops in action…it’s Sandra time at Innovative Fitness Training!!!!!

First let me say that I love nothing more than dressing alike…#twinning #gymselfies #iliveformatchymatching #bedhead #jennyyouralwayslooksgooddammit


Today was a strugggggggglllllleeeee!  I don’t think either one of us sleep that well on a weigh in post night which equates to crabbiness #bigtime but we showed up and sometimes that is all you can ask of yourself!  Sandra had us start by jogging this morning…we both love this!!!  So it was a great way to start! #whoarewe

Then we did the worssssssst thing!!!  OT’s this thing where you do like a plus one.  So they were TRX squats and you could wither come out of the suat into a small jump (Jenny) or stay low and pulse into the next squat (Sara).  So the first time you do 1, then 2 on up until you hit 20….ouch!!!


Resulting in 210 squats…TWO HUNDRED AND TEN SQUATS!!!! Then we did 3 rounds of push ups starting with 30 seconds for round 1 45 seconds for round 2 and 1 minute for round 3.


Then we did the same time sequence for 3 rounds of wall balls!!!


Then we did three rounds of alternating between two exercises.  The first exercise was to lay flat on a yoga mat and pass a yoga block from your extended arms to your extended legs. touch legs to mat then lift back and pass to arms!!!


The next exercise was to put the yoga block in between your knees and then do leg up crunches with heel taps!!!


We did these for three rounds of 30, 45 and 1 minute increments!  I can already feel these big time!

Then we did 3 rounds of back rows in the same increments!


Then we did slam balls…I love these!  Same 3 rounds!


Then we did shoulder presses, round 1 2 20 lb weights, round 2-2 15 lb weights, wound 3-210 lb weights…this was murder…


Then we did the plus one with 3 lb weights!  This went on for 12 rounds!


Then we died…but it was amazing and over!


We love you Sandra!!!







Two Meatballs: I Don’t Think You’re Readayyy for This Jelllllay!?! (aka the 5th Weigh In)

Heyyyyyyyyyy Youuuuuuu Guyyyyyyyyyssss…..Babbbbbby Ruth!?  No Silly, because we are Paleo!  Annnnnnnnd because it’s….  WEIGH IN TIME!!!!!


Some of us feel the same…some of us feel skinnier…did we gain muscle…did we lose fat!?!  Are we just getting cuter by the minute!?!  Did we accidentally eat each other!?


Noooooooo but the pants are off and the boards are up! #meatballs #urbancricket


We put it all out there…#ilikebigbuttsandicannotlie


No more hiding…tank tops have been swapped! #twotanktopstwoverydifferentbodies


The guns are out…


Sooooo…here we go!


The clothes are off…

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Whose up first…It’s me!!!!


I didn’t know that I could be this happy!  Is there like a cloud 75 because I ‘m on it!!!  I have such a long way to go but this is a great start!!!  I can’t believe I’ve lost 62 pounds….that’s like a healthy 3rd grader!  Bye Bobby!  See ya never.  I feel soooooo powerful at the gym and everything feels easier.  Being happy is a choice and so is being healthy.  It feels nice to be making the right decisions you guys!!!  Thanks for all the support and encouragement!  I love you guys so much. And Jenny….you look amazing.  I can see such a difference in you!!! Love you so much!


Noooooooooow…It’s Jenny!!!!

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Ok so here it is…….. I lost 3lbs.  My smallest weight lost to date.  I’m feeling a little bitter over it.  I know I worked hard. I’ve been eating all the right things.  What happened?!?!?!?!  It must be that tight ass I have developed, Nothing but  pure muscle……am I right ladies?!?!   Physically I feel great.  I have to keep on chugging along. My vision is still strong, and I know I must keep on.  So here I go, ready to start this next month, Happy August you guys!  As always thank you for all the support!!!!


But wait…there’s more!!!  Jenny’s husband Brandon is playing our Meatball game…let’s see his progress!?


Congrats Brandon!!!!!!  You are doing amazing!!!!  And as always thank you soooo much for taking these pictures! xoxoxoxoxoxoxoxoxoxo

Ok so its on to another month and the countdown to the next weigh in begins!  You guys are so amazing…thank you for everything.  And as always our gift to you #outtakes #behindthescenes #ooooph


This last picture is an attempt of us making a 10 for my weight loss…we cant even show you the 3!  It’s too traumatizing!!! hahahahahahhahaha

But this one more than anything I think really embodies who we are!!!


LOVE YOU!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


Two Meatballs: A Meatball Makeover,, Dinner annnnd a Show…Oh MY!

So we did the shoot for our weigh in!!!  It’s always so exciting but it is def getting harder to think of new things to do!!! But we are super excited with our progress! #sneakypeeky!


While editing the pictures I noticed that my hair had suddenly gotten dark and I was ready for a change!  I always have these brilliant ideas AFTER we take the pictures!!!! #ohwell So thanks to my buddy Lauren Munns  who is the living best…I got a little summer pick me up yesterday!!!


I blew my hair out with my new amazing blow dryer and flat iron that I got from our buddy Alejandro and his new amazing company Pro Hair Kit!!!  If you are a stylist you should be getting all of your tools directly from this incredibly talented hair genius.  We love you Alejandro!!!! #hairhero

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Oh gosh…how did that get in there! #throwbackwednesday #wegowayyyback has literally everything you need!!! I just ordered the gold line and I could not be more excited about it arriving!!!  It arrived as I was typing this….ahhhhhhh!!! #realtime


Please support our friend!!! Ps thank you so much for supporting the blog Alejandro!!! WE love you so much and congrats on your new adventure!  We love everything that we have gotten from you!

Nowwwww…my sweet little baby boo turned 8 yesterday!!!  Wyatt is so mother flippin grown and wayyyyy too cool for school.  We went to Kanki as we have EVERY single year of this kids life…what a fun little family tradition! This is us last year! #iamawalrus


So let me just take a second to talk about this kid!  I had no idea kids were soooo much fun before Wyatt came along.  This kid cracks me up on a daily basis and I love our dates!!!  We have seen 1,000 movies, had a million sleepovers, did a trillion science experiments, inside jokes galore thanks to Mad Libs and so much more!!!  I can’t believe you are 8 already!!!!!  I love you to the moon!!!! Here is a montage of the adventures of WoMo!!!


Nowwww…onto the celebration!


This is his 8!!!  Here is another montage of the family all together celebrating this sweet nugget with Shirley Temples, Hibachi and fire galore!!!  #thefunneverstops #kingkongrice #soysaucefakeout #myfamilyhatesbeingsangtobystrangerswheredidicomefrom!!?!? #nogiftspleasei’lljusttakethecash #flyingriceballs #firsttimenoonegothurt #parentsusingchopsticks #8goingon16 #helithisfingersonfire #thatsignsaiddontthrowfoodinthere #buthedid #chopstickbattles

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This kid hoarded all his money and bought himself an iPad mini….ugh-dorable!


Oh how I love my family!!!  Wyatt and I have another tradition of having a sleepover at a hotel (gahhhhh this kid is spoiled!) so that post will follow soon!!!!  This is him snuggled in his robe last year!


Happy birthday 1/2 of WoMo!!!

Countdown to weigh in officially begins…we will be posting on Thursday…so get ready!!!!  We cant wait!!!!  Love you guyyyyyysssss!!!!

Two Meatballs: Body By Hannah!!!!

First off I want to say I am really noticing big changes in my life!  This trip to New York marked several milestone for me.  The biggest of those was when I buckled my seat belt on the plane…with noooo seat belt extender.  You guyyyys I almost started bawling!


I couldn’t really get the right angle in the pic above but I was beyond thrilled. Talk about a tangible Richter scale of progress! Then I noticed that as we landed I wanted to be off that plane so I could start moving around! I literally couldn’t get down the stairs quickly enough.  My life has changed drastically…I want to be active…who am I!?  This trend continued throughout the entire trip.  Katie and I walked so much and really just never stopped moving…which made the two orders of fries that I ate not seem as bad!  Another big change was this was the first birthday maybe ever with Katie that I didn’t drink…a drop!  This was surprisingly un-hard.  And you’re never going to guess what…I had just as much fun without any hang over.  The support for these choices is always really touching.  Most of the time I get to somewhat hide behind a computer screen and say my piece but when someone asks you in real life why you aren’t drinking and you have to be honest and face to face with a group of relative strangers about your binge drinking problem…it gets real!  Anyways on to sweet Hannah!


My lovely friend Meredith Locklear has been such a great supporter of the blog!!!  We go way back to the Cat Banjo days and I was even her stylist for awhile! She is the owner of Jack + Mo Design Agency and she is sooo chock full of talent!  She is also friends with some pretty amazing people, one of whom she put me in contact with!!!  Hannah Davis is a personal trainer to the stars, advisory board member of Cosmopolitan Magazine and  Co-Founder of Gotham Versatile Training in NYC.  Here is a little Q&A to get to know this amazing woman a little better!


Q: When did you discover your passion for fitness and nutrition?!

A: “I discovered my passion for lifting heavy things in high school when I took a weight lifting class my senior year so I could flirt with boys! I learned I was more interested in lifting that the dudes!  Nutrition came later in life about halfway through college when I realized I would never see the results in my body that I wanted to see unless good nutrition was part of the equation.”


Q: How did you end up in NYC?

A:  “I had plans to go to NYC from when I was like 16!  I loved Broadway and a big city!  It was the land of opportunity!”

Q: What is your biggest message for someone trying to get healthy?

A: “My biggest message for someone trying to get healthy and fit is to be consistent and then to be PATIENT.  Fitness and health are lifestyle choices and one needs to let it be the process it always is.”


Q: Tell me about your clientele?

A: “I tend to work with CEO’s, magazine editors, models, and your everyday person looking to make fitness a part of their life.  It is very rewarding to be able to work with someone for years (literally) and see the progress!”

Q: Tuesday I posted that you worked for (which was incorrect…get your shit together Beard!)  but you are actually a board member for Cosmopolitan Magazine…how did that come to be?!

A: “I worked with the Cosmo fitness editor (when she was freelancing) one time on an article she was writing for Women’s Health magazine.  We just really clicked and when she landed the job at Cosmo, she reached out to me to do a workout feature for them and the relationship built from there! I don’t work at although I have done workout videos for them as well as contributions to other health and fitness magazines such as Women’s Health and Fitness Mag.”


This woman is amazing!!!  Check her out or on her Facebook page Body By Hannah or through social media @bodybyhannah


Hannah reached out to me and said anytime you guys are in New York I would love to train you!!!  So when I decided to fly up for Katie’s birthday I reached back out and a date was set!  Sandra of Innovative Fitness Training  has so thoroughly prepared us for anything that I just felt super excited instead of completely intimidated and Hannah said that Katie could come as well!  So Saturday morning Katie and I threw on our new Urban Cricket tanks and hopped a cab up to 28th street and were greeted by the cutest little cutie!


This training facility was amazing to boot!


There were things I hadn’t seen before…so many workout toys!  First we started by talking about goals and limitations.  Hannah has a great energy about her and you can tell that she is really passionate about what she does.  Then we did some stretching and a yoga style warm up!


Then it was on to a 4 station circuit that we did for 4 rounds alternating between 45 and 30 seconds per station.

First was the giant ropes that you could either double dutch or slam.


Then we did 20lb kettle bell swings…


Then an awesome Price is Right spin that prize wheel style never ending rope…


And finishing up with squats and overhead medicine ball tosses…


This part seemed to never end!!!  Those kettle bells are my enemy but I loved trying out the new pull down rope…I felt like a beast!

Then we moved on to TRX squats (Katie’s modification was to add a jump on the upswing) alternating with incline push ups!


We did this for four rounds!!!  Then it was time to run with a heavy ass sled!


We alternating running back and forth for four rounds…I almost saw starts but honestly nothing makes you feel stronger!!!

Then it was time for wood cutters…four rounds of this as well…


Then we did the finisher which was a doozy…think stair climber but with a ladder!!!!


I was seeing stars at this point but there as still time to have fun!


Special shout out to this little cutie who indulged all of our photo ops! Katie and I haven’t worked out together in probably 7 years and it felt so nice to sweat through a really challenging workout together!!!  What doesn’t kill you only makes your friendship stronger right!?  So, Katie thank you so much for being my meatball sub!


Hannah!!!!  Thank you so much for reaching out and giving us such a fun and empowering hour of your life!  We love you and I hope to be able to work together with you in the future!!! xoxoxoxoxoxox  Go check her out! and on social media @bodybyhannah


And in closing I found this image of my idol that I am completely obbbbssseesssseed with!!!!  This will serve as motivation for like ever! #amirightladies



Two Meatballs: S.Biddy and K.Tiddy take over Tha.City!!!

You guyyyyyyysssss…so many amazing things happened this weekend! First, I got to spend an entire weekend with my K.Tizzle for her 30th birthday in the greatest city on earth…NYC!!!! Her birthday also marks our friendversary of 30 years since we’ve known each other forever!!!  So we began the celebration at Catch…the yummiest place ever!


Katie and I haven’t lived in the same city for almost a decade now and absence really does make the heart grow fonder!!!  The conversations never end but at the same time…we don’t actually have to say anything.  Our powers of unspoken communication have really taken off…insert judgy face!


Catch was sooooo yummy and there were so many paleo friendly choices!  We split some crispy shrimp and a sushi roll called The General…both were amazing and super non paleo and then I had scallops for an entree and Katie had the grilled octopus!!!  Best little dinner ever!  Then it was off to shopping and coffee…we knew we both had a long night ahead!


It should be noted that even though there is no way you could see our legs in the cheersing coffee picture…we both have one foot up a la first kiss pose!!!  I love this girl sooooo much…and I love 9th Street Espresso inside of Chelsea Market!!!  Best coffee in the city. Then it was time to go out and celebrate!!!  We started at La Botega…


This is me reverse planking at the bar(activity points?!)…we also had spinny stools so that we could look at everyone!! The DJ was playing the most random music and our bartender was totes adorbs!  Katie had some amazing looking drinks that I look forward to trying in six months!!!  The sobriety thing wasn’t tough at all though!  Then we went back to our gorgeous hotel, The Dream Downtown and their DJ was even better.  When I walk in to Lauren Hill and then Bobby Brown, this girl is happy!  We had a few more drinks there and took in the beauty that is The Dream from our sweet little banquette.


Then it was suddenly very late! We went back to the room and had a sleepover.  You guyyyyys….I LIVE FOR  A SLEEPOVER!!! I feel like as a grown ass adult, you very rarely get to share the bed with your super best buddy for more laughter, nightly recaps and pillow talk!!??



The next morning we hit the ground running and went straight to Chelsea Market…


We grabbed some coffee…duh and some yummy breakfast!


We had some meatball shout outs…hahahah!!!!


And Katie explained to me why she hates the new Coke marketing campaign!



Then we bought tank tops and art in a pop up art instillation…look at this excellent marketing! A huge sign that just says COME OVER HERE…we did and Urban Cricket….loved everything we purchased! I mean a What Would Dolly Do tank and Good Things Come To Those Who Hustle!?!?! #genius #thatamericanflagisinourhotelanditsbeercans


Then, a friend of my client Meredith reached out to work out with us!!!  She is a fitness editor for and the owner of Body by Hannah…and she slayed us!!!  We met her mid day Saturday and got a workout of a lifetime!!!  She was adorable and hilarious!  I will do a separate post this week about that awesome experience but here is a sneaky peaky.


We could barely make it down the stairs after this hour with Hannah…I felt like a Batman villan!!!  So we went to lunch to refuel!  We chose the Green Table and it was delish!


We had market fresh veggies, a salad with grilled chicken and then I got a fresh pressed juice for dessert!!!


Then we got ready to meet Abbie…a college pal from Raleigh and her husband Pat and friends Matt and Ronnie (haha) at a bar called the Drop Off Service.


This night and this group of people ended up being so fucking fun that we cancelled our reservations at Buddahkan and schlepped it to Brooklyn for the night!


We had an amazing diner at Walter Food’s and then ran into Ray from HBO’s Girls and we was the living nicest!!!


This little group of people…the A team as it were ended up being the funnest part of the trip!  I love when people just get along sight unseen! The childhood references and unstoppable laughter was the tits.  I love smart people! Can’t wait to see y’all again! xoxoxo

The next day we slept in and recovered from our late night in Brooklyn.  We decided that brunch was a great way to go and our super hot doorman told us to go to Bubby’s.  You guys I’m not kidding about the doormen at The Dream…ladies do yourself a favor. I DIGRESS,  I love a recommendation!  And it was excellent!


Then we walked The Highline!!!  This was gorgeous!


Then on our way to Warby Parker we noticed that someone was shooting something!  But we couldn’t figure out what it was.


I got some sunglasses and she got some adorbs glasses glasses and this total creep helped us out!



He was hilarious and insulting in the best way!  He told me one of the pairs of glasses that I tried on looked like I stole them from a childs face…bahahahahhhahahaha! And as we were leaving we found out that they were filming HBO’s The Newsroom…hello Olivia Munns who I was just talking about last night! HBO you made my trip!!!


Then Katie wanted a power lip and we went to Sephora…


Then we decided to google what a 30 year anniversary gift is…turns out its diamonds…so we treated ourselves to some earrings!!!  Happy friendsversary!!!!


Then it was time for second brunch at Dos Camino’s…the yummiest Mexican on earth!



My flight was quickly approaching after this yummy meal! We walked our little Meatpacking District neighborhood one last time, walked back to the hotel to get our baggage and then had the best goodbye hug of life!  I wish someone had captured it!!!   Katie I just love you so much!  I am thankful everyday to have you in my life and I hope that everyone is so lucky.  Happy 30th and Happy Anniversary!!! I miss you already!



Here are some outtakes!




Two Meatballs: #progress

You guyyys!!!!  You know what day it is…workout with Sandra day!!!!  But first we wanted to show you guys another little progress report of our workouts!!!  Sandra Axman of Innovative Fitness Training reached out to us in April and our first workout was 24th!!!  We were weak and out of shape and I think we both thought we were going to legitimately dieeeeee after our first session.  But Sandra’s enthusiasm was enough to hook us and we knew that working out was going to have to be a huge part of this new life. Here are some photo collages!!!!


We look sooooooo different!!!!  But I think it is hilarious and ironic that we are wearing almost identical outfits!!!  Ok on to todays ass whipping.  Today was all about agility and endurance….two words I didn’t know that I hated until today!  Winky face Sandra…sort of! So we were locked out when we pulled up and made our own fun in the parking lot!


This is how I felt about being locked out…


But the weather was sooooo nice!!!


We did a little pre workout balance beam…


Played a rousing game of find the meatball!



Then a scary rape van pulled into the parking lot and right next to us.  I instantly went into fight mode(I have no flight, just fight) and my don’t eff with us aura made them pull right back out. #noharrasmentneededsir #nomeansno But just in case they didn’t get the message Jenny sent a new one!


I wouldn’t mess with her! #powerfulthighs #thatfaceisnotintimidatingjenny

Then we finally got let in and walked into an obstacle course.


The 4 in me thought wahooooo, the 3 in me thought, oh shit!


So for round 1 we did every station for 1 minute 15 seconds.  There were 12 stations.  Did you read that…..TTTTTWWWWWEEEEELLLLVVVVEEEE stations.  I just wanted to make sure that was clear. Here is a little walk through courtesy of Sandra.

Station 1: Fireman’s ladder side to sides…


Station 2: Box Jumps or for me Box Step Up Crunches (this is actually Jenny)


Station 3: Planking


Station 4: Kettle Bell Dead Lifts


Station 5: Push Ups


Station 6: Alternating Crunches and Sit Ups:


Station 7: Bicep Curls


Station 8: In In Out Outs on a Step


Station 9: Tricep extensions


Station 10 Bosu Ball Burpees with overhead Crunches


Station 11: Pushing the Sled


Station 12: Pulling the Sandbag


So here is what it looked like when we did it. This happened for two rounds, but on round two each station was only a minute.

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Can you feel the utter exhaustion!?  I thought I was going to blackout!  But we finished and we’ve come sooooo far!!!  Now the time has come…for us to be dumb.  I seriously don’t know where the energy for this comes!!! Take me for my chariot ride!!!




Cheersing our sips of water so we don’t barf!


We love you Sandra!!!  One more week behind us and now we are stating the countdown to the next weigh in!!!!


Have a great weekend y’all!!!! xoxoxoxoxoxox times a mil! Ps have you called Sandra yet!?!