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 [...]

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Friendly Competition

For a while, I've been thinking that I need an "accountabilibuddy" - someone to answer to, someone to keep me motivated, and someone to keep me honest. That's a big part of why I started participating in a health coaching program. But then something sort of unexpected happened. A friend of mine at work IM'd [...]

Own It

Badass Is the New Skinny has been dedicated to my journey to become a badass. But "badass" seems to have been lost in translation. Then, today, I had my ah-ha! moment when I found this blog post: Do You Call Yourself an Athlete? Here's Why You Should. Dieffenbach is on a mission to help her clients take back the [...]

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 [...]

Stop Fitspiration? What?

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 [...]

What Others See

Have you ever been motivated to make a change in your life because of something someone said about you? Others' impression of you and who you are can be really motivating - or discouraging. For example, I have a person in my life who, in most ways, is incredibly supportive. This person is also incredibly honest. Sounds [...]