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”

Even Goals Need A Balanced Approach

As someone that is always preaching about taking a balanced approach, I was reminded recently how easy it is to lose sight of that balance. I have been working towards an arbitrary goal weight of 165lbs, it was a number that I just had decided on based on my lowest weight which would have madeContinue reading “Even Goals Need A Balanced Approach”

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”

Post-Vacation Feels

I am now back home after my first vacation in 24 years and have so much to be grateful for. The week was everything I could have imagined for and it only made me want more vacations. We stayed at the Grand Bahia Principe Copa, which is one of four resorts in the Grand BahiaContinue reading “Post-Vacation Feels”

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…”

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”

Rolling with the Punches

A couple weeks ago my husband was doing work on our house as part of a large home renovation we are in the middle of and took a bad fall from about 12ft up a ladder in our back yard. We feel very fortunate that his injuries were not worse than they are but heContinue reading “Rolling with the Punches”

Fear – What Is Holding You Back?

Fear, it can control pretty much everything we do. What fearful story are you telling yourself? Fear used to control my life, fear of failure, fear to put myself out there and fear of what people will think.  I am now 47 years old and when I reflect back on my life and think aboutContinue reading “Fear – What Is Holding You Back?”

A New Way of Thinking and Knowing….

  It was interesting to me how many people were not only happy for me that I had the guts to make the decision to stop running but what had a bigger impact for me was how many people said they were happy I was able to make that decision without beating myself up aboutContinue reading “A New Way of Thinking and Knowing….”

Getting Comfortable in My Own Skin

For the past couple weeks and even more so this week I have found myself super self conscious about my extra skin. It’s so frustrating to know I am making gains at the gym, I know I am – I see it, but I have been so dragged down with negative thoughts about how IContinue reading “Getting Comfortable in My Own Skin”