I’m a big fan of fitness DVD’s. For starters, they are less expensive than a gym membership. Secondly you can do them in the privacy of your own home. You can make all the mistakes you want, and not feel the same pressure you would in a classroom filled with other people who seem to […]

Today is Day 13 of Whole 30 and I will admit I “cheated” by weighing myself. I 100% understand why you aren’t supposed to weigh yourself during this program. Day 1 you take photos, measurements, and weigh yourself and you aren’t supposed to do it again for remainder of the 30 days. BUT….this morning I felt […]

We are 11 days in to 2015, and I don’t know about you, but right about now  my goals for this year seem hard to focus on. The temperature outside is 18 degrees and I’m dreaming of being on the beach rather than getting outside to run. But focus we must if 2015 is the […]

I’ve received a bunch of emails after my last couple of posts and an overarching theme with them seems to be related to social media. You don’t have to be blogger or someone who loves instagram, to like social media. Most of us are on it in some form, and while it can be positive and uplifting at […]

As I started to write out all the changes I’ve made, I realized just how many changes have happened. I didn’t do them all at once like I have in the past, I did them little by little. The changes have become part of my life, a habit if you will, that I no longer think […]

As of today I’m down 7 pounds, which is half a pound less than yesterday. I am working on cutting out all the extra salt I use, and I credit that to the .5 drop in one day. Water weight. Here is a before picture from this summer. Some of you may look at this […]

Protein, much like places like GNC, has always seemed like something that was for the boys. I wasn’t a body builder and I didn’t want to gain weight, so why would I go to GNC and why would I drink protein shakes? Last month I was in a bad place mentally, had gained weight and […]

Not long after I found out I was pregnant with Colton I bought a necklace that had the words embrace change engraved on it. Colton was a baby surprise and while I was MORE than excited to bring another little person into our family it came as a bit of a shock. The words EMBRACE […]

I realize that there is a large number of people in this country that need to lose weight. I was one of those people. I wanted a quick fix and wanted to lose weight fast. What makes me mad about this and still does is the idea that you can lose weight in a healthy […]

There are many reasons why I would consider myself addicted to the sport of running. One of them is because my life was completely out of my control before I became a runner. I saw the life I wanted, I saw the person I wanted to be, but felt powerless to make the changes I […]