Scary

I have this thing: apparently I like to scare myself. I jump into things and then figure out the how. I ran track for 3 weeks in the 8th grade and then decided I hated running. When I signed up for my first running event, it was only because my friend said it was doable … Continue reading Scary

Back Then

I remember feeling amazed and nervously excited when I descended the stairs in our tiny 2-bedroom apartment to tell my husband of 8 years I was pregnant. He looked up at me, "Really?!" Nodding, I confirmed what we'd been planning for about a year. We were thrilled. I devoured all the books, the guided meditations … Continue reading Back Then

Scary Things and Happy Tears

Do things that scare you. Such a great idea - in theory. But things that really scare you? Um....but....it's scary! A scary thing to me is anything car engine related. Eric has done a TON of work on this beater, whom we lovingly named Bertha. I grew up in the midst of many cars in … Continue reading Scary Things and Happy Tears

Anticipation

I've always been afraid of it. I don't really know why. Frequently maligned and mocked things can come across as scary. It was with great trepidation I even gathered the courage to... put it in my grocery cart. But I did it. Steeling myself as I reached for what I assumed was gelatinous goo, I … Continue reading Anticipation

Complicated Risk

BAM! The sudden crack of the window next to my computer sounded like the thud of an errant ball lobbed in the wrong direction and as soon as it did, I ducked, certain I was about to be covered in shards. When the raining glass never fell, I opened my blinds to figure out what the heck had … Continue reading Complicated Risk

Confessions of an Introvert

I showed my husband the website. We organized the dates, arranged for time off of work, and made it happen. I was going to attend a fitness conference on the east coast. It seemed so far away when we were planning it months ago. There were 4 locations to choose from. Why not go somewhere … Continue reading Confessions of an Introvert

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

Inside Out

Have you seen the latest Pixar film Inside Out? I love how recent animated movies are shifting away from the typical "damsel in distress" or "good vs. bad guy" themes and moving more into deeper territory. Inside Out depicts the inner monologues of a young girl and her family, and how so often the voices … Continue reading Inside Out

On Confidence

In the latest WordPress prompt, they ask us if we are good at what we do, and what would we like to be better at. I find it coincidental* that this subject pops up right when I've been discussing the subject of fear and confidence with a few different friends lately. Usually when things like … Continue reading On Confidence

Getting Back in the Saddle

Do you ever have one of those moments? Those situations that seem somehow orchestrated? That you are simply being carried along by the situation? I've had a few of those, adopting our dogs definitely had that "preordained" vibe. Today was much the same. Last week, no one showed up to teach spin class. I am … Continue reading Getting Back in the Saddle