Health and Fitness

Community

Like most people who jumped on the Peloton bandwagon, I LOVE the bike that goes no where. It has helped me maintain fitness through the winters in rainy western Washington, a pandemic and homeschooling! All without leaving my house! With all of the modalities available on one platform (strength, stretching, yoga, shadowboxing, cardio, walking and… Continue reading Community

Family · Health and Fitness · sobriety · Writing

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

Faith and Personal Growth · Health and Fitness

Resolutions or Goals?

It's that time of year where we take stock and reevaluate and set goals! Or when we think about our intentions for the next year. Or maybe you are in the camp of not doing anything of the sort. Either way, the end of the year is here! I went back and reviewed the blog… Continue reading Resolutions or Goals?

depression · Health and Fitness · sobriety · Writing

9 Years

The notification that I've had this little corner of the internet for 9 years popped up today. Laughing, I joked to my husband that other than him and the kids I don't think I've ever committed to anything that long. The thought took me back to where we were 9 years ago: getting ready for… Continue reading 9 Years

depression · Family · Health and Fitness · Writing

New Year, New Me! (and all the other things we tell ourselves)

Christmas got put away today, all the boxes loaded up and back to their spot in the garage for another year. It's feeling fresh and clean in our space. The house is 99% uncpacked and is now home. The kids will be back to school and we'll be in our full swing regular routine again.… Continue reading New Year, New Me! (and all the other things we tell ourselves)

Food · Health and Fitness · Writing

Plant Life

Today marks two years of not eating anything with a face. I discussed my reasons for moving toward a plant-based diet here, but two years in, a review of the process seems in order. There have been many failed recipes. Homemade bean burgers that fell apart before we even got them out of the oven,… Continue reading Plant Life

Health and Fitness

I See You

The gym is such a weird, wonderful place. It is a prime location for spectacular people watching opportunities. Working in the gym affords me more time than most to observe, and of course work with, all types of people. I want you to know I see you. I see you putting in the time. I… Continue reading I See You

Health and Fitness

Turn Off the Noise

I'm really tired. I'm tired of all the drama, the hype, the noise around pursuing a healthy lifestyle. Have you heard the term orthorexia? According to the National Eating Disorders Association: Orthorexia nervosa is not currently recognized as a clinical diagnosis in the DSM-5, but many people struggle with symptoms associated with this term. Those who… Continue reading Turn Off the Noise

Family · Food · Health and Fitness

It Wasn’t All That Long Ago

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