New Year’s Wish

It's another new year and of course all the "new year, new you" stuff is flying fast and furious. Yes, it's a new year. Yes, there are 365 days to write your next chapter. It is awesome. We all have the power to effect positive changes, though - any time we choose. We don't need … Continue reading New Year’s Wish

Learning, Learning, and More Learning

Since the phone call, I have met with a registered dietician in my area twice and have gained a wealth of knowledge. So much of which is counter to what we are taught as trainers. (Not to mention the crap nutrition info that gets passed around on the internet!) During the first session, I was poised to take … Continue reading Learning, Learning, and More Learning

Challenges, Accountability, and Finding Balance

As a member of various fitness groups and pages on social media, there always seems to be some kind of challenge, contest or accountability thing going on. For example, one group is streaking (repeating running or exercising consecutive days in a row), another is recording minutes per week engaged in physical exercise, and another offered up … Continue reading Challenges, Accountability, and Finding Balance

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

The One I Don’t Want to Write

I lost 50lbs. We moved almost a year ago. I gained 8 lbs. The hubbs deployed.  Then 12 lbs more creeped on. Old habits resurfaced. I thought I had this. I thought it was "under control". My eating has not been on point - completely hit and miss. My exercise - meh. I've done some little … Continue reading The One I Don’t Want to Write

Fear

Over the past 6 months I have done things I never thought I would. Things I never thought I could. in addition to losing almost 45 pounds, 20+ inches, and seemingly shedding sizes weekly, I've gained an incredible amount of confidence. And it's not just confidence in appearance, although there is that too. It's more … Continue reading Fear

My First Half

Today I ran a half marathon. I just need to breathe that in for a moment. Wow. I woke up this morning full of adrenaline and anticipation (having slept very lightly as my mind was racing all night long!) I have been looking forward to this race for sometime - even before I had actually signed … Continue reading My First Half