Motivations

You may have seen the Muscle and Fitness article about the effects of extreme weight loss on skin.  John David Glaude stripped down to show you what's it like.  The only thing I could think about when I saw it was, "he's pretty brave." His message is correct! He said he's comfortable clothed but not [...]

You are enough so embrace it.

It's a big world out there and sometimes it's hard to navigate and stay true to yourself.  I remember my teenage years and all the adults claiming "you'll find yourself as your grow older."  Everyone has heard the "just be you and don't worry about what other people think" speech, but it's easier said than [...]

It's my favorite race of the year!  I love the Pleasure Island Bridge Half Marathon for many reasons but most importantly, it's just a great race with great people.  I run all over the country but it's nice to run the local races.  I'm so blessed that my community has two great local long run [...]

Hello from Virginia! I arrived yesterday after two delayed flights but we still made it here. I'm running the Marine Corps Marathon this weekend and decided to bring my mom along too. I've been working really hard to make this trip possible and this is the one thing I wanted to do in life besides [...]

I’ve been MEGA inspired

My inspiration changes from moment to moment and that's what keeps me going. That's the great thing about inspiration, it doesn't have to be just one thing or person. I must share, I've been inspired by a special person in my life: Patsy! I will keep this short and sweet because words will never be [...]

How your love language fits into your life post image

Do you know your love language? It’s an important thing to know. Taking this simple quiz will tell you a lot about yourself which in turn will show you have you navigate life. My primary love language is quality time. This explains a lot about me. I carry around a lot of guilt because I [...]

It's different for everyone and it's going to change over time.  Keep that in mind.  I've said it many many times.  The journey I took is different from the one Willie took and will be different from the one many people take. A lifestyle change is about developing new habits.  In our case, our lifestyle [...]

On Sunday, I ran the Revel Rockies Marathon that ended in Morrison, CO.  I can't tell you where it started because we had to take a bus to the top and there was no cell signal. This was the very first Revel ROCKIES race, so it was cool to be apart of the event. The [...]

The truth about stress

Wondering where I've been the past couple of weeks?  I've been stressed.  It's left my unmotivated to do much.  I've still be working out because HELLO that's a big stress reliever.  I think if I didn't workout, I would be a bundle of nerves and anxiety.  When I'm stressed or in a foul mood, the [...]

I’m here to tell you to ignore the comps.  It does no good.  A big part of my motivation throughout the weight loss journey was to begin with the end in mind.  I visualized what I thought I would like in the end and that really kept me going.  Fast forward to now, I don’t [...]