This is not a new post. In fact, it's an update on a post I wrote a little over a year ago. One thing I try to do here is keep it real. I hope you know it's more "what you see is what you get" than "I've got this thing all figured out" and everything is as perfect as a highlight reel on social … Read more about Confession #1: I am an Emotional Eater
I did something big and scary recently. In fact, I'm even a little embarrassed to share it here. As a bit of a pretext I want to point out that I made some big and bold goals this year. I always talk about that in January so you may remember that. One of the big ones was to force myself to get … Read more about Simple Steps to Your Best Day
A few years ago our family went through one of those tough and trying times. Most people have those times at some point in their lives. In order to get to my point, here is a nutshell of my story. I do this because I always hate it when I read others start off like this and never tell me what … Read more about What Steals Your Joy?
We are back from a great family vacation. It was so nice to have the three boys together along with our nephew for some laid back time in the sun, a day spent on a boat, hanging out in the beautiful Caribbean waters, enjoying some ferocious card games and, of course, sharing some mighty good … Read more about My Top Three Post Vacation Tips
Quite a while back,( in 2015 I think!) I posted FIVE non-negotiable things I do every day. To this day I still stand by four of them. I have actually dropped one of them on most days, but I think for many people if it makes them feel good then it should be worth trying or keeping. I am going to … Read more about My Non-Negotiables
First of all, we all know we want to be strong and healthy for the long game. By now, I hope you know my philosophy about health and wellness and that it is MORE than looking great in a bikini or in those skinny jeans. Although, let's be honest, those can be nice side perks, but it is about SO … Read more about Rules of Longevity
When I sat down to write I was initially going to write about getting over a plateau in your fitness and health journey. That typically happens about this time in February. However, I had read an article that set me to thinking. (yeah, that can be a dangerous thing my family says) So, the whole … Read more about At Least I’m Not Throwing Up
Motivation is the buzz word used over and over in the fitness, diet, wellness world. It is also the word used to help kick us in the pants and get out of bed, beat bad habits, think good and positive thoughts and be the best versions of ourselves. There's a reason there are all those "Motivation … Read more about Consistency Over Motivation
Someone said something to me this week that really got me to thinking. She said, "I'm just going to wait until the New Year to try to get in shape and eat right." What??? I so wanted to grab her into an enormous bear hug and squeeze that thought right out of her body. That made me wonder just … Read more about Flip the Switch this Holiday Season!
Here we go. It's the Monday following the Thanksgiving Holiday. You can look at this day with an "Ugh, it's Monday. I've fallen off the wagon and I just can't get it going today" or you can buck yourself up and go do the hard stuff. This is when I say, get to it. Get back on track today, or … Read more about Move Forward Today
I've been thinking lately about actions v. words in several different contexts. In the health sense, there are those who say they want to get healthy, talk about getting healthy, but fail to take any action to make it happen. In the relationship sense, there are those who talk a big game about … Read more about Actions v. Words
I think we can all agree that we want to be healthy. We want to make the right choices for ourselves and for our families. This is especially true, I think, if you are a wife and mother. You have an extra duty to take care of others. This is a wonderful job, of course. If we have … Read more about 5 Ways to Chill, Cut the Chaos and Hit the Re-Set Button.