I'm coming clean here. In fact, I'm already getting a bit squirmy thinking about hitting the "submit" button. Recently, I was involved in a photo session for a fitness studio where I love to teach. (Check out WestCoastWorkout for a great experience!) This is out of my comfort zone to begin … Read more about Let’s Talk Body Confidence
I can be a super upbeat person. I think that is what folks would say. My boys have always accused me of being far "too perky" - especially in the mornings. However, being positive or optimistic doesn't mean I am naive and above what real life can throw our way. Life can be pretty daunting. It … Read more about It’s Not About Being Happy
There is SO much hype out there about self-care these days. It seems to be one of the new, trendy things we have to put on our "to do" list. OR it sounds kinda "high falutin" and what those "ladies who lunch" do that the rest of us might feel too guilty about indulging in. But I'm here to share with … Read more about Self Care IS a Thing. . . and may not be what you think
Since I am not on my regular posting schedule, today may seem a little discombulated as I have two completely different topics to share. You know if it's on my mind then you'll likely be reading about it. You know I'm a big fan of enjoying a Big Ol' Salad - just about every day. It's a … Read more about A Festive Salad and a little encouragement if it’s not a festive time
I am a big fan of podcast listening. I love the fact that I can learn, be inspired and entertained while I do just about anything! I can pop in my earbuds while doing some of those dreaded chores, and feel like I'm being doubly productive. Some things like cooking dinner, chopping veggies, … Read more about So Many Podcasts . . .
I have always considered myself a morning person. I tend to love the morning time and typically wake without an alarm. (that's unless it's wrestling season when the wrestler has to get up loooooong before the sun even considers rising). I have had a really good morning routine for years now that … Read more about Taking Back My Mornings
This week I had to send out a hard email. I spent hours struggling and praying over the decision until I knew it was the right thing. I had made great plans and worked on this round of Better & Beyond to begin this week. I was striving to make it successful and full of support and … Read more about 5 Steps to Keep Climbing that Hill
Different people have different pain points. If you are here you know that my goal is to help you create and live your best healthy lifestyle. I say again and again this is not a cookie cutter process. We all have different pain points at what gives us trouble. For some of us it is the … Read more about What Is YOUR Pain Point?
Sundays are my favorite days of the week. I love a good Sunday morning of church and a little less busyness to the day. Sundays are typically also Active Recovery Days for me and typically for those participating in Better & Beyond. I think this is a crucial day to improve our health, fitness … Read more about Take Your Rest Day to Be Your Best
Let's cut to the chase right here and now. Forget about all the advice screaming at you from TV, celebrities, magazines, books, and even bloggers like me. Cut out all of the white noise out there and let's get to the basics here. Eating healthy is so, so simple. It's the food companies and food … Read more about How to Really Know if You are Eating Healthy
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?