“When you stop growing. It’s time to Get Going.” I created this phrase for myself in October of 2013 when I decided to move on from the swim team that I had coached for 3 years. It was a hard decision for me to make because this team had helped me grow in so many […]Read More When You Stop Growing It’s Time to GET GOING!
I am practicing the art of awareness. Now when I crave a certain food, snack, or drink, I ask myself: “Was I fit or fat when I used to eat (or drink) a lot of this?” That has been just enough incentive for me to drive right past the drive-thrus without looking back… Today, I […]Read More Fit or Fat?
Through the years I have had my ups and downs with my fitness and weight. It is often challenging to figure out which health rituals and health foods are really healthy. Does eating peanut butter and greek yogurt really help you lose weight? What is the best plan of action? I think that each and […]Read More Focus On What Works
I have been feeling out of sorts and a little extra stressed, but I am not going to give it much thought. I just have to keep moving forward. I know that things we feel a lot better in a few weeks. Summer is almost here!!! Today’s Workout and Word of the Day: Zumba & […]Read More Workout and Word of the Day #50
It has finally happened!!!! I AM NOT CRAVING JUNK FOOD ANYMORE!!! Not that long ago, it felt like I was constantly craving something sweet, or salty. I would chase feelings of comfort and satisfaction rather than paying attention to the fuel that I was putting into my body. Yesterday, I went to the grocery store […]Read More Workout and Word of the Day #49
This week was educational for me. I learned how to sit with my decisions. It was not easy. I spent the entire week feeling down and unhappy with myself. I have learned that I do not deal with stress or uncertainty very well and often times I stay in place because I know what to […]Read More Transform Your Life Project #20
blaireblackmonI’m a jealous person. I don’t try to be. But it’s there. Why? I don’t know. I certainly don’t get anything out of it. As Joseph Epstein wrote, “of the seven deadly sins, only envy is no fun at all.” Envy eats at me. Even if you’ve been successful—in fact often more so when you’re… via […]Read More Green With Envy? Try This
I am dwelling on the past a lot less and getting better at moving forward. I still get stuck every now and then and I have noticed that allowing myself to get overstressed is the worst thing that I can do. My mind spins, my thoughts become muddled, and my problem solving skills diminish. I think […]Read More Transform Your Life Project #19
You need to plant seeds if you plan on growing a garden! Sometimes the wind blow and the rain will fall and your seeds may fall and land upside down on the ground. Don’t let that stop you. Scoop up your seeds, add a few new ones, and replant your garden! You will be surprised […]Read More Watch Your Garden Grow!
Congratulations! We have made it through another Monday! I have grown to like Mondays over the course of these past two months because it is a day that I don’t have an evening class. It is nice to gradually ease into my classes each week. How was your day? My day was pretty busy. I […]Read More Workout and Word of the Day #48