Sandra’s Journey to 5K

May 2, 2016 // 0 Comments

It’s not my story to tell, certainly not the whole story any way.  But I can share my experience… watching my first friend from childhood (we’ve been [...]

A Triathlon…Who Me?

January 23, 2016 // 0 Comments

Perhaps you're considering a triathlon or have had these thoughts "I could never do that," or "Who me?" I'm here to erase your uncertainty and say "Yes you can," and "Yes you!" [...]

Food & Fuel

January 23, 2016 // 0 Comments

Fitness is about balance. It is about finding physical activity that you love and enjoy while taking positive steps with your fuel (your food) to nourish your body properly. Neither of these things is something that you can “fix” all at once. They are both a process. They are both a journey. And they go hand in hand. [...]

Tears or Sweat…. How will you pay?

January 3, 2016 // 0 Comments

I assure you, the physical struggle associated with exercise is less difficult, unpleasant, and less painful than living in an unhealthy, unhappy body – full of sadness and self-loathing. The constant negative self judgement, the mental self-abuse, the eating to numb the pain and the horrible guilt after eating to numb the pain are thousands of times more difficult that putting my warm feet on the cold floor getting ready to exercise. [...]

To Resolve or Not to Resolve

January 1, 2016 // 0 Comments

New Year’s resolutions can be a double edged sword. On one side of the sword, it can provide the motivation and spark to kick start a stagnant physical fitness or healthy eating journey – this is wonderful, helpful and energizing. On the other edge, should your resolve begin to fade in March (if not sooner) and none of the things you set out to do are in place, those same motivational resolutions can become the negative judgement that you hold against yourself – emotionally flogging yourself for your failure, lack of commitment, and inability to fix years of issues in a few short weeks. [...]

White Powder

November 6, 2015 // 0 Comments

Substance abusers often make repeated attempts to quit before they are successful." Ever tried to not eat dessert? Ever tried to give up drinking soda or sweat tea? Did you start strong and then start to notice that you would think about it? Did your thoughts become so focused on your desire that you get uncomfortable? Did you feel your body "craving"? Did you feel yourself trying to resistant and struggling? Did you know that you didn't want to eat that cookie or donut or cake but found yourself with it in your mouth anyway? [...]

Our Long Lost Friend…Hunger

November 5, 2015 // 0 Comments

I continued on my emotional eating train for many more weeks, but the truth that I didn't need to be eating keep tapping on my shoulder, reminding me that this wasn't part of any solution that was going to get me feeling better about myself. Like a giant gorilla hanging on me, every time I stuffed things into my mouth, I could hear that ape jumping around "but you're not really hungry. This is why you are gaining weight. You don't need that." Man, I hated that monkey. [...]

What Gets Measured Gets Fixed

November 5, 2015 // 1 Comment

Most of us don’t go cold turkey from our old habits and just start eating kale, quinoa, and lean organic protein for every meal. The reality of getting healthier is that it is a process. You will make small changes that last. Eventually you will add on to those first changes with more changes until you reach a point where you are truly eating healthy. [...]

Power

November 3, 2015 // 0 Comments

If we wish to change our reality, we must start at the beginning… we must change the thoughts. [...]

Sign Up – To Keep Motivated

November 3, 2015 // 0 Comments

While getting started is often the hardest part of leading a fitter lifestyle, staying motivated is the difference between getting the results you want and finding your way back into the old habits that led you to an unfit lifestyle to begin with. Finding focus is one thing; keeping focus is a completely different animal. [...]