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The Best Sourdough Glazed Donuts

Remember when I used to blog? That was awesome. Our Fall season has been one crazy whirlwind after another and I haven’t been able to hardly breathe for most of it. Now we are into full-on Christmas mode and I don’t foresee things slowing down until January at least! It’s a good busy though, not a stressful one. I love this time of year with my little girls and seeing their excitement over every ornament, decoration, christmas light-strewn house, and candy cane or snowman. They love it and so do I. I have been wanting to update on a few things that I left kind of hanging though.

First of all, INSANITY. I talked about doing the workout, but I didn’t ever do a re-cap of how it went for me! I LOVED IT. I did the first month twice, and am very grateful I did because that second month . . . WOW. It’s a doozy. I highly recommend doing the first month twice before proceeding with the second month, because it makes you so much stronger going into it so that you can actually do the moves, instead of just feeling like you’re left behind all the time. So I completed the three months and felt GREAT. The second month the workouts are an hour long, and that got really hard for me to fit in with my little girls. I hate working out in the evening, so I was doing it during my baby’s morning nap and it just started to cut it close some days with a shower afterward! I loved them though, and they really helped me get stronger. I loved the feeling of being able to work out that hard, for an entire hour without stopping, and sweating like crazy! Once I was done, I decided to just start the program again. I did Jillian’s Ripped in 30 for a couple of weeks to try something different, then I got a dental implant. That derailed me for a good two weeks! Ugh. As soon as I felt somewhat normal after the implant, I got that first “awesome” monthly visitor since having my baby. Because it was the first one, it was a little intense and put me out another week. Blah.

After three weeks of inactivity, I was more than ready to start again! I started Insanity month one again and only did it about 4 times a week instead of six for a while. I just completed the entire first month (6 days a week) on Saturday again. That felt great. I feel that strength returning and that is always motivation for me to keep going.

The INSANITY program isn’t for everyone. Some people do one workout and think it’s way too difficult. It is HARD. But I forced myself past that first week (the extra 20 lbs of baby weight was good motivation) and I’m so glad I did. Now I know that I can do it, I DID IT. All of it, and survived. I don’t know if I will do the second month again for a while, but I did end up liking it. It’s just really LONG. Maybe one day I’ll turn into one of those 5 a.m. moms who gets in their workouts before their kids wake up. But in my house, the kids wake up around 6:30 . . . or 6 . . . so I get all the sleep I can! Some days it’s hard to fit into my schedule, but the juggling and the bored kids are worth that 45 minutes that I give myself every day. I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again, it just helps me be a better mom and wife and I know I can’t give that up – I will take all the help I can get!

So there you go, a long over-due update on Insanity. I didn’t just slack off, I did do it, I just slacked off on blogging about it! Next up, my Paleo experience!

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Hey, I'm Kels!

a homeschooling mom of four who used to blog about food, has a book about sourdough, and who is now walking through the grief of losing my dad.

I have lots of recipes and resources, but now it's just about me being real, walking through the messy and beautiful parts of life.


How to Make Your Own Sourdough Starter

I am so excited to take you, step by step, through the process of making your own sourdough starter. It might seem a little intimidating at first, but if you stick with it, your time and patience will be rewarded with a lifetime of sourdough goodies!

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