Today’s Workout: Ultrahuman HIIT Beginner Day 1


Today I figured I have this stuff on my phone, I might as well us them to build up my strength. I like that there’s no equipment and I can do these quickly.

It was a rush but I managed to get my lunch prepped before work. That dinner salad needed to use up a bunch of cherry tomatoes before they went bad. I’ve been having an apple for breakfast and all that together was filling at the end of the day. I also did a little kettlebell on the side, despite just saying I like the workouts with no equipment. And I had a higher than average step count. Not a bad day at all. Tomorrow I’m gonna push a little harder.

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Cover Reveal! “Go Away Girls: Vanished”

Go Away Girls - Vanished

The third book in my Go Away Girls series is almost finished! It’s way overdue and I think it turned out pretty cool. Here’s what I’m considering as my blurb:

In the aftermath of the epidemic of the drug ‘Flight,’ Katherine and Audrey were hoping for things to go back to normal. However, some of Audrey’s fellow members of the Temple of the Great Mother have not been in contact and several prostitutes have gone missing from brothels in Trixa. Katherine and her friends work to hunt down the kidnappers and bring the missing people home.

This book/series features LGBTQ+ and BIPOC characters. I am hoping for this book to be done in the next couple days and of course, I’ll update when it’s live!

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Today’s Workout: Back at home


Instead of my desk peddler, I waited until I got home to sit on the desk bike; which has a MUCH higher resistance than the peddler. I used to workout after work every day (or most days) and I got out of the habit of that since I was jumping right to my side work. The desk bike is perfect to pedal while I’m editing and man, did I forget how much harder it was to use that bike. My muscles were aching on top of still being sore from NYCC. I’m back and forth on if it’s better to use the peddler at work or the bike/treadmill at home. Either way, I need to get my cardio up and get my schedule in order. I’m morphing into one of those people who lives by a planner with a bunch of stickers because I need to get more disciplined; especially since I didn’t prep or plan anything when it came to food today. It was a snacky day where I ate whatever I would be able to cook and eat quickly. I’ll talk more about this in a writing update but I’m trying to get my newest book finished by the end of the week. Then I have to finish the outline for the next one. I’m also getting my reviews updated so, I’m a very busy gal right now.

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Today’s Workout: Back to it!


I am easing my way back into my workouts. Usually, after NYCC, I don’t do anything until my body is completely recovered. But, I am determined to hit my goals, build up some muscle, and get stronger. This was a quick session on the desk peddler and I’ve been doing some deep stretches. I think that’s why my body doesn’t feel as wrecked post con as it usually does. I’m sore but I don’t feel like I’m dying.

Unfortunately, not feeling wrecked doesn’t mean I’m not tired. I didn’t get up early enough to prep fancy stuff so, I tried my hand at ramen and veggies in the microwave. It was meh. I prefer the Itaki. And I like to balance out meals with noodles with a salad and since I paused the Saxenda (I did NOT want to be running for the bathroom at a convention where there are ALWAYS lines for the bathroom) I was starving around dinner time. This was a big salad and when you are that hungry and actually want a salad, it hits different. It was so good and made me so happy. All the greens are to help me get back on track after eating like absolute trash over NYCC weekend. I have some big plans to get creative with the food that’s already in the house as well as keeping my cardio around 30-40 minutes but having longer sessions with my resistance bands (which I forgot I owned). I know that’s not as good as using machines at a gym but I am absolutely broke and cannot afford a gym right now. I’m sure the bands will be just fine for now.

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NYCC 2023 Recap

Once again, I managed to make it through all four days of the con. I’m in the last picture as Loona and my kid is the bleach eyes guy from Call of Duty. Not many people recognized who I was but it was really cool when they did.

While I did cosplay, I was there for work. I found it both cool and sad that there was so many panels and discussions around book bans and challenges. On the upside, this means that for all the noise, there are more people against bans than for them and the respect for librarians and educators deal with all this is clear. It can feel like our job is thankless sometimes and it was so nice to hear that there are at least some people out there that have our backs.

I did manage not to spend a ton of money; which is good since I’m stretched to the limit these days. But, I am pumped and redoubling my efforts to put out tons more content and goods!

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Today’s Workout: Dragging


It feels silly to keep stopping short of a full hour but it was still a good workout. I zoned out during it, honestly. I am so tired.

Seeing as it’s PMS time, my sleep is all fucked up. Mornings are not the best in terms of prepping things. Breakfast has to be quick and easy since it’s so hard to get up and get going. Lunch was my usual and I was so tired towards dinner, I just heated up some leftover fries from the last time I ordered out. And even that seemed like a lot of work. As much as I love cooking, I just don’t have the energy for it all the time.

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Today’s Workout: Successful prepping


I’m working my way through PMS right now where I want to just eat everything in front of me. I’m always hungry so, I need to be as active as possible to balance that out. And when I say “hungry” I mean my stomach growling not just feeling a little snacky.

Now that it’s cooler, I have no problem putting the oven on. I made some salmon on Sunday and had plenty to use as leftovers for my lunch today. Usually with all that rice I’d be too full for a big dinner but nope. Since I felt like I was starving, I made myself a big salad with tuna for some filling protein. Even though I passed 1200 calories, I still felt hungry later on in the night. It’s super annoying to feel this out of control when my hormones are all over the place.

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Today’s Workout: More lunch box fun

wp-1695259756575Yup, almost at a full hour! My thighs were trembling! Very awesome. All about the good kind of pain that comes from hard work.

Another prepped lunch in one of the lunch boxes my kid refuses to use. I made myself a salad to go with the steak and pasta but it was so much food, I didn’t need dinner. It was WAY too much. I’m already contemplating different types of meals to put in this thing; maybe rice, meat and veggies in the bottom and salad in the top. I think that would be fun. Those little rocks are actually Trader Joe’s Maple Fudge. They are VERY sweet, at least to me who’s cut out a lot of sugar from my diet. Yes, despite eating a toaster pastry. I only have juice or soda once or twice a YEAR and of course the odd dessert product here or there. It’s all water and unsweetened tea for me most days. I don’t find it boring. There are plenty of flavors of seltzer and again, Trader Joe’s comes through with their plain green tea and blueberry pomegranate green tea. They are delicious and super refreshing.

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Today’s Workout: It’s mine now.


A little shorter session on the bike today but I got a lot of work done on some interesting stuff for the library. Gotta make sure I stay productive at the day job.

I did get up early enough to not only make myself a nice breakfast but prep my lunch as well. Since my kid doesn’t want lunches from me, I decided to use the lunch boxes I bought for myself! I’m on a radishes kick again, apparently. For dinner, I only wanted to use what I already had in the house to save money on groceries. The cut of steak I used (I forgot) had too much fat on it for my Itaki. I used it over some pasta with diced tomatoes instead. I made the whole pack of pasta and packed the leftovers for tomorrow. Since all of this together was over a thousand calories, I felt a little overfull at the end of the day. I think pasta in general is too heavy for me right now.

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Today’s Workout: That’s not right…

While I’d love to take credit for the length of this workout but my smartwatch froze around the 45 minute mark and I had to restart it, wait till it properly loaded, then stop the workout. I mean, I did get my steps in, did my squats and crunches, and got my heartrate up in this biking session so, I count it as a win.

As for food, it wasn’t anything special. I went to bed early all prepared to get up early to make my breakfast and prep my lunch only to linger in bed wondering why my alarm isn’t going off. Turns out, I forgot to plug in my phone. I had enough time to rush through my routine, grab a Kind bar and a pack of ramen, and run out of the house. Dinner was the rest of the leftover wings that my kid decided he didn’t wanna eat (after I made them spicy for HIM but whatever). Tomorrow, I’ll make sure to set everything up so I don’t have a mishap like this again and can properly prepare.

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