Prologue: One Year

In October of 2010 I started this blog with one premise “I gave my life to be the person I am today, was it worth it?” (Richard Bach)  “Today my answer is “yes.”   I had left an unhappy and unfulfilling situation and found the root of myself and was beginning a journey.  I feel like…

Training

That is how winning is done:  finishing what it is you’ve chosen for yourself to do.  – Jason Jaksetic, Ultra Distance Athlete Training has reached a new level of intensity!  I train all year long so I’m always at a relatively strong level of fitness and cardio but in 88 days the Lincoln half and…

Casey’s Journey

As I’ve mentioned, I want to include posts from friends, family, and blog readers who have had their own health and wellbeing experiences that are so amazing they have to be shared.  Casey is one of my best friends.  She is an amazing running partner, friend, and support system.  I’m so lucky to have her…

The Jump

“Do one thing everyday that scares you.” –Eleanor Roosevelt Well, Eleanor, today I did a pretty big thing! The good news: I love the water.  I got scuba diving certified when I was 14 because I HAD to know what was under the surface and in high school I worked as a junior aquarist at…

Chasing the Dream…

Recently, I spoke with a friend of mine who was nearing her  weight loss goals.  These goals were of significance as she has been battling excess weight most of her life.  Losing 40 plus pounds by walking and eating clean, she was a testament to adopting meaningful changes and making them work for yourself.  Becoming…

Transforming your body…

One should eat to live, not live to eat.  ~Cicero, Rhetoricorum LV I am asked questions all the time.  Friends, family, emails from blog readers, and at the gym when I train.  I was even stopped by an elderly woman in the locker room at a gym yesterday about arm workouts when we were in…

Muscle Vs. Fat

Do you obsess over a number on the scale?  Do you think that getting to a certain point on the scale will make you happy?  The numbers game we play with ourselves is something I encourage people to move away from… if you want to follow a number, get your body fat percentage measured and…

Setting Goals for the New Year!

“We will open the book. Its pages are blank. We are going to put words on them ourselves. The book is called Opportunity and its first chapter is New Year’s Day.” – Edith Lovejoy Pierce My metallic journal from B&N Christmas is officially over and 2011 is just around the corner!  It’s a good time to…