I don't like transitions. Point A is fine. Point B is great. The messiness of the in between is scary and uncertain. I don't like the messiness. At all. And for me, this applies to multiple areas of my life. In potty training my daughter, the convenience of Pull-Ups is great. But, I am overjoyed at … Continue reading On Transitions
It sucks starting something new. Having hope is scary. I know, you've had hope before and then it didn't work. You see those skinny chicks and wonder how it would be to live like that. You think, "I'd be happy in my life, if only I looked like that." Staying the same just isn't an … Continue reading To The Beginner
I am only about 2 pages into "Health At Every Size: The Surprising Truth About Your Weight" and I'm hooked. The book is written by Linda Bacon, PhD (You can check out her website here). Here's the paragraph that had me reaching for the computer immediately: "Many of us have a disturbing preoccupation with food and an … Continue reading Changing the Subject
How about we all just stop for a minute. I am a "Fan" and "Like" various fitness groups on Facebook and read a few fitness and running blogs on a regular basis. Heck, I even write for a fitness blog. But I'm more and more discouraged about the negative tone of what I've been reading … Continue reading How About It?
A collective conversation happening with some of my health and fitness peeps has sparked my thoughts in the arena of pride. It's interesting as we become healthy, lose weight, gain strength and do all the things that were once thought impossible, people around us start out supportive, and then either join in the movement with … Continue reading Pride (aka Tooting One’s Own Horn)
Taking my son to the doctor has never been easy. Aside from the usual vaccinations which of course are unpleasant, from the time he had to have a blood draw at 18 months old, every appointment since has been awful. (The blood draw was done by a person who couldn't find a vein - 4 … Continue reading Beyond Gratitude
I have labeled my son a "picky eater". Much like his father, he prefers to eat only a few different foods, is reluctant to try new things, and detests condiments, sauces or dressings of any kind. While not all of this is necessarily bad, as a parent, I see other kids happily gobbling down anything … Continue reading It Wasn’t All That Long Ago
As a part of losing 50lbs, my diet changed. I do not drink soda. I don't drink juice. It's water or milk and coffee with nonfat milk in the morning. I have had 2 glasses of wine (separate occasions) in 5 months. I didn't finish either glass. When it comes to the kids, however, I … Continue reading For my kids…
So often I would say to myself, "When I _______________, then I'll do _______________ . When I feel better, then I'll get out and meet people. When I weigh x then I'll be happy. When I have more confidence, then I will try that new thing. What I have discovered though is that the opposite … Continue reading Action Breeds Feeling
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!