Motivation

You have an endless list of responsibilities, you are being pulled many different directions and place yourself low on the priority list because you want to be a wonderful mom, wife, friend, sister, etc. Reminding you to take care of yourself so you can take care of others even better is my mission!

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7 Ways to Make Your Weight Loss Resolutions Stick

Weight loss resolutions are always a tricky subject. How many people really keep them for even 3 months? 1 month? 1 week? New Year's weight loss resolutions are usually the habits you know you should have broken long ago but haven't been able to do it. It's the chain...

Kick the Emotional Eating to the Curb Forever

                    Emotional eating has been ingrained in many of us since we were little. As kids we were rewarded with ice cream when we aced a test or did a great job on a task. Many of us continued that tradition as adults when we visit with friends over lunch or...

Food Motivation: What’s In My Fridge? It All Starts Here

Sure, I would love to have doughnuts and cheesecake every day...shoot, I would settle for once a week, but obviously, we know we can't have both a younger, healthier self AND all of the junk food we want. There are a couple of peaks that have to be reached before...

I Will Have the Rice Cake With a Dash of Motivation

  Sometimes it can be difficult to have motivation to stay honest to a diet, especially when you are making the change from double chocolate chip cookies to a rice cake and hummus. It can be too easy to live in the moment of how delicious those cookies look in the...

Why You Must Reach Failure to Be Successful at Weight Loss

                    I am now over 3 years into my weight loss. I truly cannot tell you when I became fit. I can say it was somewhere within year 1-2, although as more time goes by, I continue to get more fit. It is a goal I continue to work hard with, consistently...

Friday Faves + Big Announcement

Happy, happy Friday Friends! Another weekend is coming our way in a few hours! An update on the forever ongoing back issue...I had my MRI on Tuesday, saw the doctor for the results on Wednesday. Not a great back, (thanks for the genes, Dad)...some arthritis and 2...

Tackling the Back Pain Head On + MRI Prep Tips

Hello from injury sofa again! If you've had an injury that has kept you from doing the things you like doing, I know you can relate right now. While most of the time I can keep in mind this is only very temporary, sometimes I let a little discouragement crept into my...

Friday Faves on Earth Day

Hello my friends! Aren't you so happy it's Friday?! The week has been a bit slow here...no riding...no workouts...on the other hand...I tried to get a few things done I otherwise have a hard time fitting into my day. Update on my back...can I tell you how grateful I...

Inspired by Those Among Us: Oksana Chusovitina, 40 Yr Old Gymnast

                    Just when you feel as though you are too old to get fit, too old to lose weight, too old to change your lifestyle, someone comes along to lift you and inspire you into a new direction with an I can do this attitude. Ever notice how those among us...

Today is the Day

                    I admit, I've been sitting in my recliner working this morning feeling a little mopey due to my limitations at this time while waiting for my back to recovery fully to return to my normal activities. Overall, my back is feeling better, which makes...

How to Lose Weight Before Summer Vacation

                    Can you believe it's already April? Remember making the New Year's resolution to lose weight before summer vacation? The days of, "I will start tomorrow" are over. It's April and summer is RIGHT around the corner. The first and last 10 pounds are...

Winning the Battle to Lose the Last 10 Pounds

                    It's so true, the last 10 pounds are the most difficult to lose! I don't really judge myself by the scales, but what I'm struggling to lose is basically the equivalent of the last 10 pounds. It's my problem area that is limping along behind...

A Letter to the Discouraged Overweight Women Over 40

Dear Discouraged Overweight Women Over 40, I have been struggling a bit with what to write to help you with recently until I read a post on Facebook.       First, I am truly sorry you are feeling discouraged in your weight loss goals. It certainly isn't easy for us to...