Mixed Bag

Per usual, I got on a roll, stuff came up, I stopped blogging, and now I'm all motivated again and ready to get this show on the road. So what's different this time? I hit a big milestone. I don't normally start workout programs and do them all the way through - I get bored, … Continue reading Mixed Bag

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 … Continue reading The New Year Bandwagon

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 … Continue reading Friendly Competition

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 … Continue reading Own It

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 … Continue reading Curse the Community Candy Jar

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 … Continue reading Not Obsessed, Just Dedicated

Live to Inspire

Lately, there's been this perfect storm of dissatisfaction and frustration at work, and I've been dealing with it through exercise and fitness goals. (My go-to coping strategy used to be beer, so this is a big deal for me.) Without a doubt, I'm happier when I'm focusing on health and fitness. Then last week, while I … Continue reading Live to Inspire