Where the Clever Things Are

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I left this place one week before competition and I’m coming back in full “grow” mode. Anxiety level is slightly elevated. 

People want to talk about their “amaaaazing” summers and I just want to eat my first meal.

I left this place one week before competition and I’m coming back in full “grow” mode. Anxiety level is slightly elevated.

People want to talk about their “amaaaazing” summers and I just want to eat my first meal.

Filed under the struggle is real

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Well, damn. This should be fun for the next…eh.. 10 months. Ugh. 
Welcome to another school year. 
So yeah— as much as I flippin’ love this website… I don’t know how much time I’ll reasonably have to be clicking little hearts and writing comments. I swear, I’m here in spirit. I’m cheering for every new relationship, cheat meal, funny meme, and PR. But for reals.. my life is about to take off. Not just me, but my kiddos too. (Plus, the site is blocked at school.. sooooo… I always use all my data in like 3 days! hah)
I’m starting some new things… following some of those “gut feelings”. So, while I hope to continue posting my workout/physique progress on a regular basis, for now, I’m going to lay off the tumblr time. Nothin’ but love though…

Well, damn. This should be fun for the next…eh.. 10 months. Ugh. 

Welcome to another school year.

So yeah— as much as I flippin’ love this website… I don’t know how much time I’ll reasonably have to be clicking little hearts and writing comments. I swear, I’m here in spirit. I’m cheering for every new relationship, cheat meal, funny meme, and PR. But for reals.. my life is about to take off. Not just me, but my kiddos too. (Plus, the site is blocked at school.. sooooo… I always use all my data in like 3 days! hah)

I’m starting some new things… following some of those “gut feelings”. So, while I hope to continue posting my workout/physique progress on a regular basis, for now, I’m going to lay off the tumblr time. Nothin’ but love though…

Filed under it's not you it's me always the case in my life

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double duty question answering!

Tagged by steel-magn0lia

My questions are:

1. Have you been to a Disney park and if so what is your favorite ride? Yes— I like the Tower of Terror as a kid and now as an adult, I kinda like Small World!

2. Are you more of a movie person or music? Music

3. Favorite childhood memory? It’s probably more of a feeling— the anticipation of Christmas and other big holidays. Just pure joy.

4. Worst childhood memory? In about 3rd grade, a “friend” purposely stepped on a craft that I had made for my parents. I saw her look at me, step on it, and look away, laugh, and then have the balls to “ohhhh. i’m soooo sorry”.

5. If you could change one thing in your life, what would it be? My controlling over the top personality… but that’s prob not going anywhere.

6. If you could significantly do something to right a big wrong in the world, what would it be? I’d personally interrogate kids who do wrong to other kids.

7. PBJ with what kind of jelly? Strawberry w/ big chunks

8. If you could eat one thing for the rest of your life, what would it be? Apples

9. Favorite movie of all time? Prancer

10. If you could permanently change one thing about your appearance, with no pain, and for free, would you and what would it be? EEk— umm.. either longer eyelashes or slightly bigger boobs.

Tagged by runfrostyrun

1. What’s at the top of your bucket list? Feeling happy & content. Honest to goodness happy.

2. If you could go anywhere in the world right now (free of charge), where would you go? Maybe Australia, but most likely somewhere with a huge log cabin and big fireplace overlooking the mountains.

3. If you could instantly learn another language, which would it be? Better English— like more complex vocabulary. 

4. Favorite 5th grade class? Phys Ed or Music

5. What’s your first ever crush up to? Hmm— just had a baby. Still local I believe— making 10x more money than I will ever make. Hahaha

6. Favorite holiday dish? My mom’s stuffing from inside the turkey.

7. If you could wrap (toilet paper) someone’s house today, who would you pick?  My parents— they would probably think it was funny.

8. If you could be REALLY good at one sport, what would it be? Bodybuilding. DLB??!

9. What’s your grandma like? Well, she’s very much like me. We are sort of the same. A bit moody, controlling, and like to sleep. She’s not the typical knitting grandma. She loves me and my family beyond words tho…

10. Favorite ice cream flavor? Cherry Garcia or Choc Chip Cookie Dough

Filed under that was fun! not tagging anyone though

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motherhood at it’s finest.

MOMMY MOOOMMYYYYY! (crying…screaming…arms flailing)

Aiden: “Taryn has a chocolate chip stuck in her nose!!!”

Taryn, trying to “pull it out” ends up pushing it further up….

Now Aiden is crying.

While Taryn continues to hyperventilate, I rub the outside of her nose enough to slightly melt the chocolate chip and eventually pull it out.

holy hell.

Filed under parenting win

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- I’m gaining weight at what feels like super human speed
- my elbow is nagging me..still
- I pulled some sort of thumb/index finger muscle. Like why?  
- the space between my ears is running 500 miles/ minute
- irrational sabrina wants to crash on the brakes and make a few quick u-turns
-  the real me knows that I need to trust the process and exhibit patience

So, I drink my hot coffee and keep going…… because some people have it worse. And because I gotta keep going.

- I’m gaining weight at what feels like super human speed
- my elbow is nagging me..still
- I pulled some sort of thumb/index finger muscle. Like why?
- the space between my ears is running 500 miles/ minute
- irrational sabrina wants to crash on the brakes and make a few quick u-turns
- the real me knows that I need to trust the process and exhibit patience

So, I drink my hot coffee and keep going…… because some people have it worse. And because I gotta keep going.

Filed under sorry for the negativity all the feels

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Shoulders and chest this morning. 

Now I study. Yep. That’s right, I’m studying. 

Making sure I get my meal plan 100% today. Gotta eat to grow, Clev.

Shoulders and chest this morning.

Now I study. Yep. That’s right, I’m studying.

Making sure I get my meal plan 100% today. Gotta eat to grow, Clev.

Filed under clever training

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not a virgin anymore….

A tumblr meet up virgin, duh…

So yeah- I had coffee with strengthgained this afternoon.

So cool. She’s super real and I totally recognized her sweet hair cut as she was driving through the parking lot!!! Seriously though— why can’t I pull off short hair?

We had some quality conversation and genuine laughs, which I NEED oh so much. It’s pretty cool to meet someone who is very much similar in terms of their ingrained personality, but yet different in the way of how and where they grew up.

10/10 will do coffee with her again.

Filed under new identity athlete ...still laughing

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thedesafinado asked: do you and your kids have similar food preferences?

Yes and no— I mean, they are kids— they like “kid food”. Mac and cheese, chicken nuggets, and PBJ with a side of ketchup and applesauce could be every meal for those 2.

But, since I’ve started eating “competition diet”, they’ve grown to LOVE and BEG for eggs and various forms of chicken.

We all love our breakfasts together— oatmeal, eggs, bagels, waffles and pancakes (for the kids), fruit…. & coffee.

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mydailyoaths asked: Who are your biggest inspirations in life? Past and Present !

Oh goodness- you guys are good.

Ok— so I have to say that this is probably going to be an somewhat less than thrilling answer because I don’t really have many. Sounds sad/pathetic, but yeah… it is what it is.

In general, I would have to say that my dad inspires me. He was a PE teacher and is now an active pastor of 2 churches. I’ve always looked up to his outstanding character as a christian and good person.

As I’ve gotten older, my grandparents have become more of an inspiration to me, as they just celebrated their 60th… SIXTIETH… wedding anniversary.

At various points of my life, I’ve looked up to certain athletes, stars, famous people etc, but none stand out to me as ones that I really really admired…. Some of the minor ones have included and currently include: DLB (i know, i know), Princess Diana, & Lance Armstrong.

I will be thinking more about this and post later. Thank you for asking.

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almost-doctor-jenn asked: Top 3 favorite movies? What's on your playlist/ipod/radio for a long road trip?

I’m so bad with movies… people are going to laugh at my top 3… ok, here goes…eek, i’m so embarassed already.

1. Prancer

2. The Little Mermaid

3. gosh, i dont even have a 3rd… i have ADD. movies aren’t really my thing…

Playlist: def a mix of eric church, miranda lambert & jason aldean (my current faves) and celine dion!!!!!, dolly parton, patsy cline, & tim mcgraw.

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Anonymous asked: if you could go back to school for anything, what would it be?

back to school? hmmm… goodness. I would have to say nutrition or something of the sort. I have aspirations of staying in the teaching/fitness field, but I’m not sure if the classroom is where I belong for the next 30 years. I have a current need for some intellectual stimulation so maybe it’s time to get back at it? thx…