Stories

I was listening to sports radio today and someone spoke about losing weight.  It was asked if being overweight was an unhappy thing because most weight loss stories begin with someone saying they were unhappy with their size. I think it's a trap people fall in after they lost weight.  I've said it many times [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

Today was a better day

Friday is usually a more hoppin' day on the blog but I was MIA yesterday. It all started with a horrible rain storm. I didn't want to drive to the gym in this horrible rain storm at 5 am because I'm afraid to drive in Noah's Ark weather. It took me an hour to get [...]

Fitbloggin at a glance

This past weekend I spent it in Savannah, GA at my first blog conference, FitBloggin.  I didn't know what to expect when I arrived.  I was rooming with people I didn't know, traveling to a city I knew nothing about and embarking on the complete unknown.  Attending this conference was out of my comfort zone. [...]

This past weekend, I was at Fitbloggin in Savannah! There were lots of things for us to try while there. The biggest take away from the weekend was getting my numbers checked at the Walgreens Way to Well truck. Everyone needs to get their numbers checked. I spoke about how Willie and I didn't do [...]

We live in a world where we want things to be pretty and tied up with a pretty bow. When a person doesn't fit into that “mold” of looking the right way, things get a little sticky. The world is not kind to overweight people. The world is cruel to the obese. It may not [...]

I sometimes wonder why Willie and I are getting so much praise for losing weight.  Our weight loss is not really a big deal to us.  It was something that we had to do, wanted to do and did!  It's really nothing special to us.  I wanted to stop feeling sorry for myself.  I wanted [...]

It was a busy weekend! I planned to post on Friday but I decided to volunteer my time for the race instead. I hope you guys understand! I didn't get a chance to help out a ton this year so I wanted to do my part to help out. On Friday night, we had our [...]

That proud feeling

People often ask me why I run.  I run because I love it.  People never ask me why I run so many races but I know they always wonder.  I run the races because it's about pushing past boundaries for me. Every time I line up at the start and cross the finish line I [...]