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 [...]


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, [...]

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 [...]


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, [...]

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 really anything special about starting a new year. What I do understand is the need to pick a date as your "start" date [...]

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 [...]


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 [...]