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

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

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

Accountability

For a lot of reasons, I've been struggling a lot lately to keep on track. Too many excuses, not enough motivation, and no one to hold me accountable. I can eat two quesadillas loaded with cheese and bacon. I can skip my afternoon kickboxing session (again). Who's going to know? Who cares? There are a … Continue reading Accountability

The Hunger Scale

Ah, a new year and new opportunities. Lots of new opportunities. As much as I wanted to succeed with my previous behavior goal - leaving a couple bites of food on my plate or eating smaller portions - I continue to struggle with it. I could get into the reasoning for it, but that would … Continue reading The Hunger Scale

Leave a Couple Bites

As you may remember, I'm working on addressing some lifestyle habits to help me on my mission to live healthier. My first attempt - Ditch the Bubbles - has been really successful so far. Even though my commitment to not drinking soda is an ongoing effort, I feel confident that I have it under control … Continue reading Leave a Couple Bites

Overcoming Barriers

Recently, I decided it was time to start living healthier by┬áchanging one unhealthy habit at a time. In going through the first habit - stop drinking soda - it made me think about all of the reasons why someone might struggle with these habit changes. So here's what I've decided: Since Thanksgiving is this week, … Continue reading Overcoming Barriers