12
20
2017

WHAT MONEY CAN’T BUY… and a heads up

I really, really love Christmas. I love giving gifts to people I care about. I love my mom’s lasagna tradition. I love having nowhere to be but with family. I love when we have snow that acts like a blanket of tranquility. I love the crisp, cold air that brings a peacefulness to every breath. I even love the nostalgia of Christmas during my childhood, waiting at the top of the stairs in the morning for mom and dad to say they were ready for us to come down for our gifts. So, this week’s blog has...

12
10
2017

COMPARISON IS THE THIEF OF JOY

These may be the only Abs I’m getting today… and I’m ok with it. On the surface, this blog looks like another example of me not letting fitness and my body rule my life. 💤💤💤 However, if you read it and then think about it, it’s more than that. In a world where you are basically told you’re a piece of shit if you don’t workout most days… If you don’t kill yourself in your workouts… If you make a choice to do something that doesn’t burn calories or to eat something that isn’t a p...

11
26
2017

A THANKSGIVING MIRACLE

⭐️ Thanksgiving is one of my favorite days of the year. It’s family. It’s great food. It’s love and it’s togetherness. But this year it was a little different. We rented our complex’s clubhouse so we would have more room since the kiddos keep multiplying.  They could run around and play more easily. My mom’s place wouldn’t be a million degrees from cooking. We wouldn’t be trying to fit 9 dishes, 7 adults, 5 kids and a dog into one dining room! So we get to the clubhouse, minus my sister and her...

11
19
2017

LOSE YOUR IDENTITY & DISCOVER YOURSELF

Are you exhausted? Exhausted of trying to be a certain way? Fit a certain image? Label? Look a certain way? Have a certain job? Portray a certain message? Are u exhausted?? I was. I hated when people would say be your authentic self. I cringed actually. For years. And then I realized.. that discomfort was telling me something. It was telling me that that is what I needed. I needed to be authentically me. But first, I had to learn who that was. I can say that I have acted authentically in terms o...

11
12
2017

INFORMATION versus IMPLEMENTATION

The next best diet. The mindset to win. The workout that will burn 1000 calories. Train this way. Eat that way. Think like this. Eat this many calories.  Eat this few carbs.  Do this workout.  Eat this much protein.  Drink this shake.  Do cardio fasted.  Lift weights first.  Rest this much.  Take this supplement.  Workout with music.  Workout with a partner.  Don’t eat past 7:00 pm.  Meditate. ETC. ETC. ETC. Our problem is NOT that we don’t know enough.  Our problem is that we may ve...

11
05
2017

Intuitive Sunday

For as long as I can remember, I have always had a schedule, or at least a plan.  I love to-do lists because I love crossing things off.  I love feeling accomplished and if I just sat around and read or watched TV, I would think I was being lazy.  I have really been trying to stop glorifying being busy.  Being productive is another story.  But I would fill every minute of my life so that I wasn’t left to my own devices.  A form of self dis-trust you could say.  A huge recurring theme from...

10
29
2017

WHAT MONEY CANNOT BUY

Have you ever stopped and realized how much you can really buy in this life? These days, you name it you can buy it. But, what is the one thing that you still cannot buy??? THE PERFECT BODY.  We spend money getting our nails done. Our toenails done. Our hair done. That’s all instant gratification. But the perfect body? First of all, the perfect body is an illusion. Second of all, despite what you hear, it cannot be gotten instantly. I’m sure you’re saying, but what about plastic surgery? Sure, t...

10
22
2017

LIFE IN A SPORTS BRA – what it really means to me

This morning, as I was starting my “to do” list before the Bills game, I quickly became sidetracked.  I sat down to fold laundry, turned on the TV and saw ESPN highlights of Curry getting ejected from an NBA game for flaring a temper and throwing his mouthpiece.  I thought, heh, I should tell my fiance’s son about this seeing as he loves Curry and we are always trying to teach him not to argue with the refs or act out. But then I just left ESPN on as I folded clothes and became...

10
15
2017

DO YOU KNOW ANY HAPPY DIETERS?

Moody. Miserable. Crabby. No fun, etc. These aren’t just my word choices but yours. When I asked you to describe a dieting friend, these are the responses I got. This honestly could have gone either way when I posed the question. I had one positive adjective and it was motivated. The rest were all negative. My point is not to tell you that dieting makes you miserable (do I even have to?) Instead, I want to pose another question. WHY DO WE PARTAKE IN SOMETHING THAT IS ACTUALLY QUITE DETRIME...

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08
2017

Is STRESS keeping you down?

How much stress are YOU putting on yourself? I chose the clip of my aerial cartwheel for a very specific reason today. This morning we had a completely free Sunday morning. No sports. No kid commitments. Nothing but time. Of course there is a to do list. But I decided to start with a “want to do” list instead. First of all, I got a great sleep. Second, the weather is like something I would have ordered up if I could. The fall sky. Mild air. Picturesque and one of my favorite things....