It Turns Out My Metabolism Is Slowing Down [And Other Weekend Discoveries]

Well, a couple of things to mention. 

For starters - I'm going to be that blogger that everybody hates today. The kind that posts only photos that were already posted on Instagram which I know, so annoying. You come here to see something different and then you are all like "BUT I ALREADY SAW THAT PHOTO! THIS IS SO DUMB." I know only because I say the same thing. But here's the real problem. My husband won't let me buy this camera that has wifi and bluetooth capabilities. I've convinced myself that obviously if I had this camera I would take ALL of my photos on it (sorry iPhone) because I could instantly send whichever ones I wanted to my phone for good ole IG. But no, instead I only carry my phone with me these days meaning the only photos I have for this blog are the same ones I already used. Long story short, it's my husbands fault that my blog now sucks. MEN. The root of all evil. 

Just kidding hunny, I love you. But seriously - I would love you more if you just bought the freaking camera for me already. Don't make me tell these people about the birthday card that you have just sitting on the counter waiting for you to write in it to give to me. hashtag romance. 

Back to what I was talking about (I don't even know). Oh, the weekend. It turns out when you move to the water, the only thing you do is spend time on the water. As horrible as this sounds it doesn't really suck. However, I will say it does kinda make it hard when trying to add depth to your Instagram and/or blog posts because lets be real, how many "LOOK! A BOAT! ON THE WATER!" pictures can we tolerate? But look! Water pictures! 

Speaking of water pictures - with every new snapshot that's taken I'm realizing that this body isn't what it once was. And I'm not trying to get all "waaaaaaah" or anything but I mean c'mon old age. It's like one minute I'm inhaling mac and cheese like it's my job and my pants stay buttoned and then the next minute I'm inhaling mac and cheese like it's my job and I can't get my leg inside of my pants at all. Even with working out it's getting harder to get hard. And by that I mean my muscles. Weird sentence, sorry. Anybody have any tips on what has helped keep yourself looking and feeling great in your 30's? I need all of the help apparently because I have yet to find a thinning edit feature on any of my photo editing apps and it's real annoying. Thanks in advance.

Thankfully I helped my cause by eating 13 mini donuts at our county fair this weekend. Have you and two girlfriends ever headed to your local county fair wearing maxi dresses to ride rides at 10 pm on a Saturday night? Well we did. And I have never felt like I was trying to pick up middle school boys more in my life. I also had a panic attack on the Ferris wheel and didn't think I could breathe so that was awesome. Thankfully those donuts helped remind me that I was breathing as I stuffed my face into them while trying to forget I was dangling in a little cart way above the fairgrounds. Like why Ferris wheel, why? You're existence is cruel.

At least you make for pretty photos.

Okay, I think that sums up everything I needed to say. Remember, skinny tips. Ready, set, go. If you even say "stop eating mac and cheese alongside 13 donuts" I don't even want to hear it. I'm looking for real tips here people, not non-sense. Thank you.



  1. I am about to be 34 and I understand how much the body changes in your 30's! What worked before to stay in shape doesn't work now. However, I recently started the 28 Day Jumpstart from Fit Girl Guide and I am seeing and feeling some toned muscle. They have a few programs to choose from. If you haven't heard of it you should check it out. It is a great community to be a part of.

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  2. Your fair looks nice and clean. Ours is scary! The last time my husband and I took our daughter and her friends, we were waiting in line for a ride and the ride attendant came out of a nearby trailer smoking a joint. We promptly left. Not a good idea to put my kid on a ride run by someone who cant complete a sentence(; Looks like you had fun and I love that you wore dresses on the rides!! Susan

  3. Hey girl!
    I'm not really sure what your workouts consist of - but if you aren't lifting weights you really should be! Make sure you are lifting heavy (it won't make you 'bulky') and really challenging yourself. Keeping you rep-range between 8 and 12 should help too. And try supersets to keep your heart rate up!
    If you ever need any help, feel free to shoot me an email I would be glad to help!

  4. Everyone told me that once I turned 30, my body would change. I didn't believe them... until I turned 31. This past fall, after three weeks in Italy (eating carbs, wine and tons of gelato), and lots of yummy food during Thanksgiving and Christmas, I had to button my jeans with a hair tie. 😁I signed up for a half-marathon in hopes that the training would help me shed the 10+ lbs I had gained, but the scale didn't budge. My friend at work told me about Plexus and I gave it a try and after 3 months using the products, I've lost 10 lbs, I have a ton of energy and don't have to rely on coffee, I don't get hangry anymore and my sugar cravings are gone!

  5. 21 day Fix, Zumba, Jazzercise, Tae-bo, Spin classes and walking DVD's are all great ways that I keep myself fit when I'm not pregnant. I'm 34 and my metabolism slowed the minute I walked down the aisle. I highly suggest eating right too. That helps. I usually lose the pregnancy weight and since you don't have to deal with that you should be able to stay in shape by doing the above. Also, look up Glistenfit.com. Best blog I've found for staying in shape. She's awesome! And if you want great recipes check out skinnytaste (her mac and cheese recipe is pretty amazing) and also iowagirleats is a great blog as well. Both have great recipes, good tips on keeping things in check and I highly recommend.

  6. Looks like some good family time!


  7. Lol, I have discovered the same thing! I'll be 39 this year (gasp!) and I refuse to give up mac and cheese, or even just cheese. And wine. Wine is a must, lol! I've definitely had to kick up my cardio and strength training just to stay in my jeans, never mind buying smaller ones! ~Ree

  8. You look great and like you're having fun! I'm 33 and my 2 boys brutally maimed my thyroid. Nice, right? But hormones change around 30 and that whacks everything else up. Diet wise, try cutting out grains and gluten 5 days a week and replacing them with healthy carbs like sweet potatoes and plantains. Cook with good fats like ghee and coconut oil, which also happens to be an awesome metabolism booster. Exercise wise, definitely incorporate lifting but add in yoga and Pilates to keep definition but not bulk. And sometimes after 30 it's just a yoga pants day and that's cool too ;)

  9. Im not in my 30s yet but a I am approaching fast and had two kids so the love/hate body relationship is very real to me as well! I became a runner, but not like endless cardio on a treadmill runner. I mean strength training to avoid injury while also running. I also don't diet. i refuse diets! If I say "no chocolate!" I of course just want more darn chocolate than ever before!! Instead I just enjoy small amounts of everything!
    On a different note, that fair looks tons of fun, especially with your girlfriends! and girl... that ferris wheel... no thank you! no heights for me!


  10. Everyone tells me the best way to lose weight is to not eat mac and cheese everyday, but that's just ridiculous! Let me know if you find something that works AND let's you consume unlimited Mac and cheese

  11. I've definitely noticed a slow in my metabolism these past few years and it was slow to begin with, even in my youth. The only thing that works somewhat for me is intolerable amounts of exercise which not person with a real life can keep up with.

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  12. Well...I am in my early 40s and I remember the time when if I skipped a meal it would be noticeable the next day. Now I can starve till Saturday and I won't lose a gram. Aging means minding healthy and regular meals, not overeating and hydrating a lot. That's my mantra these days :)

  13. You look great but I feel ya on getting older. I have two different conditions that reared their head when I turned 26 and got much worse when I turned 30 (love getting older) but through and through the one thing that has helped me stabilize my health is cutting out processed sugar, gluten, and simple carbs. I also work out 3-5 times a week and try to be pretty active during the day at work. However, my biggest thing is diet. I can always, always tell an immediate difference when I don’t stick to my diet. If I do eat something outside of my norm then it’s in moderation as these foods zap my energy and I’ll just want to sleep .

  14. Ah, the 30s metabolism. I met that monster two years ago. Unfortunately...the hard truth of the matter is that you need to eat clean and work out. It wouldn't hurt to amp up the cardio, but for long-term success, you'll need to lift weights and gain muscle...muscle mass ramps metabolism and also just looks good. :-) Good luck with this wonderful phase in life - it sucks! ;-) Oh, and having 3 kids between age 22 and 31 certainly didn't help me...but I had to bust through it.


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