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” dateContinue reading “The New Year Bandwagon”

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 youContinue reading “Curse the Community Candy Jar”

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, whileContinue reading “Stop Fitspiration? What?”

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 rememberContinue 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 IContinue reading “Live to Inspire”