Happy Thanksgiving!

Earlier this week, I wrote about embracing the philosophy of "everything in moderation" when it comes to food, especially during the holidays. Though I still feel strongly about this message, today the focus is about appreciating and being thankful for all that you have. It is Thanksgiving, after all! As for me, I'm thankful for [...]

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Everything In Moderation

This time of year is really tough for people in a lot of ways. Money. Stress. Food. Weight gain. Lack of sunlight. Cold. Really friggin' cold (you know - depending on where you live...). When it comes to health and eating habits in particular, a lot of people get stuck in the holiday conundrum: I [...]

Sweet Rest Days

This week has been challenging. I entered the second mesocycle of the DailyBurn workout program that I'm doing, and it's been a wonderful but exhausting change of pace. I've gone from roughly 30-35 minutes of cardio and strength training to about 45-55 minutes. At 5:30 in the morning, that's really saying something. And while in [...]

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 [...]

Pick Your Pain

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 [...]

Not Obsessed, Just Dedicated

I've been on the diet and exercise roller coaster so many times, I can't really count. But there are definitely the periods of time that stand out - one in particular. I remember it clearly because when I talk to my mom about this point in time, she describes me as "obsessed." I don't remember [...]