Triathlon Dreams…er…Nightmares?

I'm such a dork.  The last few nights I've been having these ridiculous dreams about getting my new bike and finding a tri-suit for my upcoming (more like eventual) triathlon.  They're not really BAD dreams, just stressful ones where I spend my time searching high and low for one or the other and they're reoccurring over and over again every fricken night! Basically they go like this: ...

A Triathlon Is In My Sight!

I sold my old bike today.  It was a bit emotional as it was my first investment in my weight loss journey.  I bought it in 2010 more than a year before my gastric bypass surgery and though I didn't ride it as much as I had planned when I bought it, it still symbolized my desire to change and a first big step in accomplishing that. THE OLD BIKE- MY TRUSTY TREK NAVIGATOR 1.0 HYBRID CRUISER As...

About Andrea

Meet AndreaMy Story In short, I have lost 164lbs since December 2011 and completely changed my lifestyle all while learning what it means to live an I’mperfect Life. But wait, there’s more! Much, much more! In the Past My weekends were once spent watching movie marathons while eating chips and cookies.  I hated exercise, even walking. My life was uncomfortable.  I talked about what I...

The Struggle is Real!

I'm happy to report that as of my last OB visit I had only gained ONE pound in 3 weeks. That is a first for me throughout this pregnancy as I have averaged at least a pound per week up until this point. Oy! As of today I am at 27 weeks and 1 day, right at the cusp of the 3rd trimester...you know, when the majority of the weight gain is SUPPOSED to start. (oh please, oh please, oh please, let me...

Living In Limbo

Do you ever feel like you're living in limbo, waiting to see what's going to happen next so you can decide how to move forward? I'm living there right now and although it's not a spectacularly fun place to be, I've recently accepted that it's not that bad either. Since my miscarriage back in January I feel like I've been living in a state of limbo, not knowing if/when I will get pregnant again....

25 Facts About Me

In case you were wondering here are 25 (mostly) interesting facts about me, you know, so you don't have to wonder anymore! The Not So Interesting Facts: I’m 39 years old I am married with one baby. one dog and two cats I live near Charlotte, North Carolina I grew up in Southern California and Arizona I am a Certified Personal Trainer and CrossFit Coach The Far More...

I Have Had a Miscarriage: I Am Not Alone

If you haven't read my last three posts this one will come out of left field so you may want to read, "I May or May Not Be Pregnant..." and "I Am Okay" and "The Am I or Am I Not Update" before reading any further. Then again, this one is pretty self explanatory so it may or may not be necessary. :) Well, it happened. I started spotting on Friday afternoon and continued spotting until Sunday....

The Funk You’ve All Been Waiting For!

I posted on Facebook last week, "The problem with being a blogger is choosing what to write about when there are so many ideas swirling around in my head." --Or something like that.  Then I asked, "which would you rather hear about first, MY CURRENT FUNK AND HOW I'M DEALING WITH IT? Or WHAT DOES A PAPER TOWEL HOLDER HAVE TO DO WITH WEIGHT LOSS? While much curiosity was piqued with the paper...

Too Many Splurges

One of the most common questions I get asked is, "how do you get back on track with your diet once you've fallen off the wagon?"  Well! This is my answer:  You nip that shit in the bud! As I've said like a bajillion times, I have NO WILLPOWER so I keep a very clean (eating) environment at home. I don't bring junk food, processed foods (even things like Cliff Bars) or starches (bread, pasta,...

10+ Reasons I Love My Ugly Body

Andrea Matthes, CPT-CFL1, Lifestyle Coach Letting go of perfection to live a happy, healthy lifestyle.Get Started Even though I have lost 164lbs and  I am at my doctor’s goal weight… Even though I have been doing crossfit 4-5 days a week for almost 2 years and eat a very clean diet (90% of the time)… Even though I am a certified personal trainer and a Spartan, a Rugged...