Health and Fitness


Nope. It's not Halloween, but I am dressing up. It's superhero day at the gym where I work and I went as Wonder Woman! I do love a good costume/halloween/dress up day as evidenced by the lengths I will go to for a laugh! Exhibits A, B, and C: As I slipped on my bright blue lycra… Continue reading Wonder

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

Faith and Personal Growth · Health and Fitness

All the Feels

One day I decided to apply for a job and chase a dream. Scratch that. I procrastinated for 2 years because I was scared of failing. I stuck a toe in the water, but got my teeth kicked in. A year later, I carried around an application in my car for a week waiting. Waiting… Continue reading All the Feels

Family · Health and Fitness

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

Faith and Personal Growth · Health and Fitness · Writing

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


Back to Real Life

Sigh. I had a feeling this would happen. I just didn't expect it so soon. Sitting in the airport, drinking a lovely cup of coffee I am missing my my family something fierce. I can't wait to get back to them, to our home, and our life. It has been a fun weekend, awesome to… Continue reading Back to Real Life

Faith and Personal Growth · Family

Big Dreams

Dreams are scary. Especially the big ones. The ones you know in your gut are the right ones, but the how-to seems just out of reach. Or really far out of reach. I've heard it said that you have to figure out what you love to do, then figure out how to make a living… Continue reading Big Dreams

Faith and Personal Growth · Health and Fitness

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

Faith and Personal Growth · Family · Writing

Pee and some other stuff…

The minions were playing in the wading pool, splashing and having all kinds of watery springtime fun in their bathing suits. I had made some lemonade for us and laid out a little blanket to lay on and watch them play. Awe... my little beautiful babies. I love the spring and summer. Hannah decides she… Continue reading Pee and some other stuff…

Food · Health and Fitness

A Magic Pill

So many people have asked how I've done it, how have I gotten rid of the weight, what am I taking, and what am I eating. Okay - you want the "secret"? As a friend of mine said, "Wait for it.... I've exercised and eaten healthy foods." Go figure. Shows like The Biggest Loser are… Continue reading A Magic Pill