Who else LOVES c25K? I do! I do! Couch to 5K is what got me started three years ago, when I got serious about working out while I was trying to lose weight. I got this crazy idea that I wanted to be able to run a mile, and maybe even a race, and I sure had … More C25K for Speed
Vulnerable moment, here: I’ve been busy, lately, and haven’t put as much effort into my health as I probably should. I’ve seen the scale creep up a few pounds, but I’ve been especially frustrated by watching areas of my body that I got so toned and muscular now starting to get soft. I … More Perspective: Two Years
I spent about 10 years sitting anywhere from 55 to 110 pounds overweight because I adore food. Then I finally found some balance. … More Finding Balance: Dieting
Today, I drove out to the new house to meet a buddy from jr high & high school so he could give me a bid on some work on our windows. I’ve known this guy since I was 13 years old, when we were in choir together, and I have all kinds of great memories of … More The Ultimate NSV!
I’d like to think that I didn’t hate who I was when I was heavy. I didn’t feel a sense of self-loathing. I didn’t walk around feeling shame, or like I should hide, or that I wasn’t beautiful.
Usually. … More On Self-Love and Self-Loathing.
I started crying on the treadmill, but it was because I realized something pretty amazing. … More Do You Cry on the Treadmill, Too? No? Just Me?
On the left is me in March, 2015. Right: me, yesterday. Not much difference, right? And you know, I’m OK with that. There have been a lot of ups and downs in the past year: Some literal, like with my weight. One year ago, I hit my lowest weight ever since I started working at … More Transformation?
For the last week or so, I’ve been taking part in the Choosing to Love Myself challenge over on The Small Seed. I love this challenge; it’s all about loving who you are as a woman, right now, and not waiting until you lose weight or have hair like that girl on Instagram or fix those things … More Remembering Your Worth
There’s this ubiquitous post floating around Pinterest that shows how, in just six weeks, you, too, can go from having flabby, flapping Bingo wings to Michelle Obama guns of steel. You’ve seen it, right? I have yet to find the original post to which it refers–each search seems to lead me to a seemingly unoffiliated … More Can You Really Get Sleek, Sexy Arms in Just Six Weeks?
I’ve been really frustrated and upset the last few weeks with how I look. I’ve had injuries that kept me from working out the way I want the last few months, and I’ve watched my body change, feeling helpless. Now that I’m able to get back at it, I’m so frustrated with how relatively weak … More 1 Year Progress and a Note on Being Kind