I’m Standing in the Ashes of Who I Used To Be

If you are looking for me I will be walking around aimlessly with a smirk on my face. Most of you probably haven’t seen or heard much from in the past little while. This week marks the end of what feels like a very long learning journey. At the age of 49 years old, IContinue reading “I’m Standing in the Ashes of Who I Used To Be”

What Defines Failure?

How do I define failure? I have been reflecting on this question a lot lately. The past several months has been less than awesome for me. I have shared a bit here about some of the things going on in my life and some I haven’t. As I have mentioned in a previous blog myContinue reading “What Defines Failure?”

Be Brave And Let Go Of What Is Holding You Back

Sometimes the bravest thing you can do it to let go of something that you once relied on. Tracking my food for the past five years definitely got me to where I wanted to be and without that tool, I probably won’t have lost over 200lbs. But tracking my food became a crutch, it madeContinue reading “Be Brave And Let Go Of What Is Holding You Back”

Let Nothing Stop You!

Stress can be a real buzz kill. For me, when I am stressed it really impacts my ability to make sound choices. The past few weeks have been a good reminder that we are never bullet proof. No matter how much I have learned through my journey I will have moments where I fail toContinue reading “Let Nothing Stop You!”

Change Your Mind – Change Your Life

How set are you on the decisions you make at a certain point in your life? How open are you at reevaluating or changing your mind? So many of us limit our options because decisions we make at a certain point in our lives due circumstances or what serves us at that time but doesContinue reading “Change Your Mind – Change Your Life”

Vacations-The Ultimate Reward for Hard Work

Yesterday I booked our first sunny vacation since I was 24 years old – I am now 48 years old. 24 years since I had a real vacation – that is insane!! When people ask me why it has taken me so long to go on vacation, I think to myself, how many times haveContinue reading “Vacations-The Ultimate Reward for Hard Work”

To Be Coached or Not to be Coached…

As my last blog for 2018 I can’t help but reflect back on my year. It’s been probably my most turbulent year since I started focusing on my health. I have said before that losing 200lbs was the easy part, it’s learning to live in my new current reality, that has been by far theContinue reading “To Be Coached or Not to be Coached…”

Don’t Wait for New Years to Set Goals

Don’t be so quick to jump on the New Year’s resolution band wagon. In reality, every day is an opportunity to make a small change to work towards a long-term goal so why put all that pressure on yourself and that one date. I am sure you have things that you want to achieve allContinue reading “Don’t Wait for New Years to Set Goals”

Navigating the Holiday Season

Navigating the holiday season can be challenging for many people, especially for those of us trying to lose weight or manage their relationship with food. This year my coach gave me the option to continue with my cut over the holidays with a couple refeed days to allow for Christmas dinners, etc or maintenance forContinue reading “Navigating the Holiday Season”

My Complex System: Family, School, Work, and Health & Fitness

People often comment to me that they are amazed at my ability to juggle life, and for the most part that is true but what they may not know is that I spend a great deal of my time in the clouds. Well not really, but I do spend a lot of time looking atContinue reading “My Complex System: Family, School, Work, and Health & Fitness”