Hey Friends! Well, we've almost survived May, and summer is basically upon us. It's that time of the year again, where I feel compelled to share favorite older post... But before I do...a few quick notes -- First: Though my shoulder surgery went really well (thank you so much for prayers and kind words!) I'm still pretty sore and tight, and sadly -- being on the computer seems to aggravate it. :( ugh. After Dave suggested I should "try a month off the computer" (as
Aloha! I hope the first weeks of 2019 are treating you well. I'm so excited to be back with some of the updates I hinted at in last week's post. Whether you're up and running, crushing some bold, new goals, OR facing the sad reality that the resolutions which sounded so inspiring a week ago are actually really, really, hard...today's post is for you. I can say with confidence that there is something in here for everyone. Most of you know that the most common New
small lifestyle changes that will impact your family's health this year I hear it, friends: Some of you are exhausted, and the school year has hardly begun. Summer may have left you frazzled, and already the fall calendar is filling up. I've heard from plenty of people who are facing this season feeling more fluffy than fit...and the thought of holidays can be downright overwhelming. Then there is the rest of the family...Perhaps your whole family is not as healthy as they ought to
Most of you know that I spent many years of my life preoccupied with diet, exercise and my body image. I was wrapped up in a bunch of lies, and couldn't find my way out. I had a college degree in sports medicine and I was a professional fitness instructor and personal trainer, yet my mind was still a mess: filled with the very same lies that so many (millions) of people are trapped in. These lies kept me obsessed with my body and with food and exercise. They
Note: As I am currently finishing up an ebook along the lines of this very topic, I thought I would pull out one more post that I published over two years ago on my blog...I'd love feedback on this, especially now that some of these ideas are being put into the book! Weight Issues and Mind Games: I am familiar with the challenges of finding and maintaining a healthy weight and body image both personally, and as I have worked as a personal trainer and fitness instructor over the years.
Hey friends! So...I'm working on a couple fitness posts, where I plan to share some of the exercises I do in addition to my minimalist running routine. :) Because remember, I don't do a lot, but what I do, I do consistently... But then, before I could finish my first post about arm exercises, a fact hit me: A lot of people out there still believe in a little myth called Spot Reduction. Or, even if they say they don't believe in it, they workout as if they did. And I just felt like
If you've followed my health and fitness posts, you probably know that about twelve years ago I made some really big changes in my thinking, which totally changed my life. I left behind a lifestyle of obsessing about food and my body, and found freedom and a healthy weight which I have happily maintained ever since. I talked about it in this Vlog, and then followed up with a bit more detail in this one. And I also opened my big mouth and started talking about writing an ebook on the
You know, we all do it. We talk to ourselves all day long. We do it so much, we hardly notice we're doing it. We mentally narrate our days, grumble under our breathe, and silently speak all kinds of words to ourselves--positive, and negative. Do you ever listen to your own words? Your words are powerful! Being intentional with your words can literally shift the direction you are going in your thought life. And your thoughts trigger feelings, which guide your actions. So when it