You Never Know

Feeling a bit "meh" lately about life, I loaded up the kids and headed to teach spin at the gym. We are in our routine, and I'm loving working with people, but there are times when it's very redundant. People ask for fitness and health advice, but then glaze over when you don't offer up … Continue reading You Never Know

Faking It

A-hem. Not that kind of faking. I had a conversation with a friend the other day who hasn't seen me in person for over 6 or 7 months. After posting some silliness from a dress up day at work, the conversation drifted to something along theses lines: "By the way, you look amazing...You were already looking … Continue reading Faking It

Tattoo Part Two

Since leaving Hawaii, I knew that I wanted to help people. To help people do what I did, and I'm not just talking about losing weight. Fitness is the vehicle, but more than that, I wanted to help people discover their own strength. To help moms see that being a martyr and giving without ceasing helps … Continue reading Tattoo Part Two

Here’s What I Want You to Know….A Letter to My Daughter

Dear Sweet Girl, You will be 5 in just a few short days! The time goes by so fast (and slow simultaneously) I know that I'm going to blink and you are going to be asking me for the car keys. *Shudder* While it may be awhile for some of these, there are some nuggets … Continue reading Here’s What I Want You to Know….A Letter to My Daughter

The Mental Weight Room

A while ago we were prompted to discuss confidence and describe the things at which we excel. It was a hard post to write in that describing fears and humility can sometimes come off as false, or at worst fishing for compliments. Barf. That's so not my intention.  I do wonder, though - do we ever … Continue reading The Mental Weight Room

Fair Winds and Following Seas….Again

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

When One Door Closes…

I've been meaning to write this for some time, but just haven't because it feels "icky". I don't like icky. I like fun and upbeat and positive. But sometimes icky happens. Back in October I was asked to come in and interview for a Spin Instructor position at a local gym. Excited, I got the … Continue reading When One Door Closes…

The First Class

(The WordPress daily prompt was to discuss beginnings. How perfect!) Well, I did it! I didn't puke, faint or fall off the bike! There was however a problem with the equipment. My phone (where my music is) was not compatible with the dock at the gym. Can't very well have a spin class without music. … Continue reading The First Class

Music…and a New Adventure

For the past month or so, I've been slightly freaking out. Going about the daily routines; taking care of minions, grocery shopping, laundry, etc., but just underneath the surface: freak out central. Not life or death freak out, but first-job-in-six-years kind of freak out. I accepted the spin instructor position at a local gym and … Continue reading Music…and a New Adventure

Daring Greatly

I've mentioned before how much I admire, and have learned from, the author of Daring Greatly, Brene Brown. I am watching her on an episode of Lifeclass and am reminded again about the power of vulnerability. After receiving a call to interview for a Spin Instructor position at a local gym, I did my requisite … Continue reading Daring Greatly