Comfort in Familiarity

I don't know how many times I'll drop the ball on this, but it seems that no matter how many times I do, I keep returning to it. I keep returning to it because it brings me joy. Reconnects me with the things that make me feel my best. And it's familiar. Kind of like … Continue reading Comfort in Familiarity

The Most Monday of Mondays

I woke up when the alarm went off this morning. But it wasn't my alarm. It was Husband's alarm. That meant that it was almost 6, and an hour and a half later than I should've been waking up for my workout. You know how when you realize you've woken up late, you have that … Continue reading The Most Monday of Mondays

Mixed Bag

Per usual, I got on a roll, stuff came up, I stopped blogging, and now I'm all motivated again and ready to get this show on the road. So what's different this time? I hit a big milestone. I don't normally start workout programs and do them all the way through - I get bored, … Continue reading Mixed Bag

Not a Beginner, Not a Competitor

I spent some time this weekend researching different health and fitness gurus on YouTube, looking for more information about where to take my training and my journey from here. While it was entertaining and I got a little bit of information out of it, I also discovered a problem: None of what I found was … Continue reading Not a Beginner, Not a Competitor

Strength and Persistence

One of the messages that I've been hearing over and over again during the past few weeks is that fitness is a journey, and everyone's journey looks different. It's caused me to really reflect on what my journey has been like up to this point. How far back do I go? When I look back, … Continue reading Strength and Persistence

26 Days Later

It's rare that I choose a fitness program and follow it day-for-day. I like to do my own fitness routines, do what I feel like doing. Use the variety of workout equipment I have at my disposal. But I started the new 80 Day Obsession routine on Beachbody On Demand. Every morning during the work … Continue reading 26 Days Later

Coping

In the middle of the night on Friday, a beloved family member passed away. He was 44 and had so much spirit and amazing sense of humor. I'm 30, and this is the first time in my life that I've lost someone close to me. I've been trying to navigate everything I'm thinking and feeling, … Continue reading Coping

The New Year Bandwagon

For reasons I can't explain, I hate New Year's resolutions. I think it's because, at the end of the day, it's just another day. It's just another date on the calendar. There isn't┬áreally anything special about starting a new year. What I do understand is the need to pick a date as your "start" date … Continue reading The New Year Bandwagon

Keep Going

It seems like the hits just keep coming. Nice, strong start followed by a stressful move. Get settled. Dip my toes into the water to find my routine again, and deal with the holiday setbacks. Give it another go, feel great about it, and get sick. Sick isn't enough of an excuse, though, so let's … Continue reading Keep Going

Rejection

I've never been good at handling rejection. I don't know that anyone ever gets used to it, but for me, it's not even just about getting used to it. It's about accepting it. Not obsessing over it. But I do. There have been a couple of significant rejections lately that have been plaguing me. One … Continue reading Rejection