One of the mamas in the neighborhood joined our little workout group at the beginning of the year and has been working out consistently since. She joined our group, not knowing anyone - but knowing she wanted in. She embodies brave. She gets it done. I often saw her running on the treadmills at the … Continue reading My Fit Friend Joy!
It would seem that this sort of thing couldn't happen. How is it possible that an entrepreneur, who saw a need in her community, filled that need successfully, is told to quit? How is this even happening? It makes no sense. Christina Landry, military spouse and a veteran herself, founded DumBell Fitness 5 years ago. As … Continue reading Just Give Me a Reason
Before every PCS move (permanent change of station) there are stages of emotions we all go through, much like the way we mentally prepare for deployments and homecomings. Initially we receive the orders, the "penciled in" ones that are sort of for sure, but could change at anytime. This is where we don't really get … Continue reading Fair Winds and Following Seas….Again
I love working out. Okay, maybe that's an over-statement. I love the way I feel after I workout. I love the way I can keep up with my kids, I like the strength, and the energy that being fit and pursuing fitness affords. I am clear-headed and more me when I run and workout consistently. … Continue reading Fitness as a Vehicle
July makes me reflective. July 2011, I joined a "little workout class", that forever changed the trajectory of my (and my family's) life. The left side of this image is what I looked like at that time: (Note the TWO pieces of cake! Gross!) I was in a size 16 (barely), should have been a … Continue reading Arriving
I am never more alive then when I've just completed a workout, I'm sweaty and what I like to call "all wrung out". For some reason, I'm never more clear, more focused and more sure of myself as I am when I am doing something physically strenuous. More often than not, much of my writing inspiration … Continue reading Wonder Full Wednesday: Perspiration to Inspiration
50 pounds. Just gotta take it in and celebrate it. I feel like this past year I've done quite a bit of "success celebrations"! Life isn't always rosy, but I feel very grateful to be in my skin, in my shoes, and loving my life. We are settling in to our new home quite nicely … Continue reading I lost 50 and other random thoughts
Now that we have our internet up and the house is starting to look like a home as the cardboard sea subsides.....I had to take a moment to share our See You Laters and our Welcome Backs! Jayde was my neighbor in Hawaii - STRONG CHICKS!! So much fun to workout one last time where … Continue reading See You Laters and Welcome Back!
There is no doubt that there is a spiritual aspect to weight loss, as well as weight gain. Gaining weight typically is a symptom of a deeper issue.So I'm watching The Biggest Loser and I'm wondering if anyone else sees what I see. I'm so struck by the pettiness of two of the young female … Continue reading Fear, Ugliness, and The Biggest Loser
It dawned on me today that I have become "one of 'those' people". Six and a half months ago I began this bootcamp class. When I first started, you could look out at the other wives and see that we all fell into 1 of 2 groups: those of us just starting, and those that … Continue reading The People I Admire