It’s All About the Little Things

Part of my work is to team up with my company's wellness team and support them in their communication needs for wellness initiatives. What does this mean? It means I put together pretty fliers, posters, programs, infographics, articles, and other things to help them distribute wellness messages, promote programs, and so forth. Lately, one of [...]

The Dreaded Plateau

Well, it happened. Already. I thought I'd make more progress before it happened, but it seems that I've hit the weight-loss plateau. It's one of those inevitable downsides to deciding to lose weight, and when it happens, a lot of people get frustrated and give up. It's hard not to. The good news is, plateaus [...]

Puppy for My Health

Last night, Boyfriend and I welcomed a new addition to our home - meet Bella. Bella is a seven-week old black lab pup who warmed my heart from the second I laid eyes on her. She's loving, curious, happy, and friendly. There are lots of articles about how pets improve your health, so I'm not going [...]

What’s with the Body Wars?

One of the things I think a lot of us struggle with - women in particular - is that when we see an image of someone that doesn't resemble us, and it's paired with something positive, we interpret that as I'm not good enough, attractive - whatever - because I don't look like that. In reality, that image isn't [...]

Curse the Community Candy Jar

Picture it: It's a Tuesday afternoon and you've been trying diligently to eat healthfully, exercise regularly, and fit back into your skinny pants. But it's only Tuesday, and you have a long week ahead. You shuffle back into your office, cubicle maze, work space - whatever - after your bunny food lunch break, and along the way you [...]

Perspective is Everything

One of my favorite Fitspiration quotes is, "Workout because you love your body, not because you hate it." Simple, right? For me, this offers some great perspective for embracing body image in a positive way and achieving goals from a healthy state of mind, rather than setting the stage with a negative self-image. This is why my [...]