I have tried doing Insanity so many freaking times.

I bought it probably around 8 years ago? I remember feeling fat and out of shape and awful.

Oh man. If I could go back now, I would realize how amazing my body was.

Anyways, I’ve never actually finished it. I might have made it through 2 weeks before…maybe.

This time, I am seriously determined to finish it.

Which, in reality, i’ve probably said that before too.

I will be doing weekly check-ins, kind of as an accountability tool.

See how i’m feeling, if i’m actually doing it, any progress made, etc.

Wish me luck.

Ha! I don’t need luck.

Just kidding.

I could use lots and lots of it.

Let’s do this, RR.

“If at first you don’t succeed, try, try again.”

Flint Hills Foster Teen Camps Charity Softball Tournament Sign

Flint Hills Foster Teen Camps & Chicken!

A friend told me about a charity softball tournament for the Flint Hills Foster Teen Camps that was happening this past Saturday. However, I misunderstood the conversation just a tad and thought she asked us to be on her team. I didn’t really ask for super details at the moment. I heard ‘free softball’ and ‘free t-shirt’ and I was there!

What really happened was she had given me the number of the event coordinator and he put together a team of random misfits (which is what everyone called us, even though there was actually a team called The Misfits).

After waking up at 6:freaking:30 on a Saturday morning, we got our morning shake, picked up Justin’s brother and headed to Anneberg Park.


We got our fun shirts and waited for the rest of the team to arrive. We didn’t know who they were, just that they had signed up to be on a team. It turns out they were a pretty fun group of people. We played at 8, 10, 11 and 2.


It was pretty brutal. It’s been a few days and my legs are still so incredibly sore. I’m hoping after a couple more days they will be back to normal.


My shins were in crazy pain after that many games of softball!

No one was actually expecting us to win, but the underdogs rule! However, by the time our 4th game came around, we were all pretty toast. We were down a girl, our first base-woman had a recently healed broken arm, our pitcher was practically throwing up from heat exhaustion, you get the point.

We lost, which we were kind of okay with. We moved to the loser’s bracket where we would have played the team that we run-ruled earlier in the day. We decided to give everyone a break and just forfeit. I haven’t checked, but i’m hoping that they ended up playing the team that beat us in the championship.

It was so much fun though! I really do love softball. I love the..sportsmanship, the skill (which I don’t particularly have), and all the other things I can’t really think of right now. Oh! The hot dogs! I absolutely love concession stand hot dogs.

The Chef is in the House

Anyways, after we got home, cooled off and showered, Jason (the brother from another mother, as I so fondly call him) came over to make some…Bacon Wrapped Jalapeno Popper Stuffed Chicken!

He started with the jalapeno stuffing…. Sour Cream, Cream Cheese, shredded cheese, and some seasoning.

And then he took care of the spicy, spicy jalapenos.

Mind you, I say spicy twice because I have weak taste buds. Almost everything is spicy to me.

Next came the chicken. He cut a slice in the middle and somehow managed to get the jalapeno in there.

Are you guys ready? Are you? This next step is the best. The best best best!


Oh my gosh. It is impossible to describe how much I love bacon.


I love it so much, it got it’s own picture!!

Anyways, back to the point. He then wrapped the chicken in bacon!!!

We smoked them for about 2 hours, even though it felt like 20.

The end result though was amazing!

Num num num num num num num!!!

Finished Chicken

Yeah, the lighting is a little weird. Still trying to figure it out.

Some side notes…


Look at this cutie!!…who absolutely HATES having his picture taken.

I love just holding my camera out and clicking a picture, seeing what happens. Which is how this came about…and then I realized, dang! my skin looks amazing. Thank you water (which I have recently started drinking a normal amount of after spending most of my life dehydrated).


But my God he is lucky to be married to me!!


I also might need to paint my toenails again……

Meal Prep.

For some reason, probably allergies, I have been so tired this past weekend. I ended up falling asleep on the couch Friday night, woke up at 10 and went grocery shopping.

That is the time. Man, it was amazing. Dillons after 10 is practically empty.

Anywho, other than making a chicken crust pizza Saturday for lunch (which I will post about later) it went in the fridge until Sunday.

With our new workout, we also signed up for a meal plan with our trainer. I honestly never thought I would get tired of chicken but it’s happened. Read More


We did some “fun” workouts yesterday with our trainer. It was brutal.

We did some leg and butt stuff and now…now it is difficult to walk. And sit. And stand.

I think you get the picture.

I mean, everything else is also sore, but mostly my ass.

Which gives me hope that someday I will actually have one!

As I am reading this, I am fully aware that this sounds a little…dirty.

But…it’s not going to change, so you’re welcome.

This post is only about exercise, nothing else.

Also, I slept super wrong Monday night and my neck was killing me yesterday. That mixed with a headache and some fun hormones, I might have cried a little bit during our workout. One part mild frustration, the other part…pain? When my body hurts I have a tendency to cry.

Much love, Me.



I keep getting more and more obsessed with cooking.


It’s becoming an addiction.

Gordon Ramsay.

He is wonderful.

Especially when he is yelling at people on MasterChef.

I am not a huge, huge fan of MasterChef though. I really enjoy his more calm, online teaching videos.

I have never watched more than one episode of a cooking show before.

Gordon may cuss at people a lot, but I think he is actually rather sweet and wants people to do well.

Oh good grief people. Why why why do you say you nailed the dish?! WHY?!

When people say that, I know that it’s going to taste like crap.

But seriously, how do people come up with this crap to cook?

They are magicians. I don’t think I would never be able to be in a cooking competition.

That is super stressful looking.


Also, I don’t understand half the things they say!

I have some studying to do.

Also, how fun does that hand mixer thingy look?

♥ tRR

28 Miles for 28 Years.

28 Mi 4 28 Yrs.

When I turn 28 in a month and a half I will begin another challenge.

28 miles for 28 years.

I will try to enter walks, 5Ks, three-legged races, whatever sounds like fun to go 28 miles while I am 28.

A co-worker mentioned this today and it sounded rather like fun, so I have decided to try it. Anyone care to join me?

“Until you commit your goals to paper, you have intentions that are seeds without soil.”