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 … Continue reading It’s All About the Little Things
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 … Continue reading The Dreaded Plateau
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 … Continue reading Puppy for My Health
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 … Continue reading What’s with the Body Wars?
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 … Continue reading Curse the Community Candy Jar
As I work to drop the excess weight and tone up, I do what a lot of others in my position do - I track my food, exercise, and progress using MyFitnessPal. There are all kinds of tracking apps out there, but this is the one that works best for me. One of my friends … Continue reading Excuses Don’t Accomplish Goals
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 … Continue reading Perspective is Everything
I'd like to say that I'm at a loss for words, but in this case, I have many choice words I could use - I'm actually a little flustered. Allow me to explain. I love Fitspiration quotes. They're motivating, empowering, and inspiring, and they show women especially that being strong is a good thing. Recently, while … Continue reading Stop Fitspiration? What?
In my badass journey, I've encountered several different types of pain: Hunger pain Holy shit, I ate way too much pain That workout kicked my ass pain My butt hurts from sitting on it pain I should really start doing yoga pain Food Pain Before going any further, I will say that there are a couple … Continue reading Pick Your Pain
What if I fail? The fear of failing - at anything - pretty much terrifies me. In fact, there have been any number of times when the fear alone has kept me from even trying certain things or really putting all of my effort into succeeding at something. A lot of times, the advice people get … Continue reading Fear of Failure