Stories

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Taking risks to chase big dreams. It’s time to shine.

Spending the weekend with my mom, I learned a lot about myself. It's always nice to know that whenever things change, some things are still the same. She told me stories about me being protective with my feelings, being a [...]

Does the journey ever really end?

This day in 2011, Willie and I decided that it was time for a change.  Together we took the steps to lose weight and transform our lifestyle.  This morning I woke up to tell Willie today was the day and [...]

Race recap: Pleasure Island Bridge Half Marathon

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 [...]

Weight loss makes you confront the truth

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 [...]

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 [...]

Don’t compare. Just do you!

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 [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

Walgreens Way to Well Tour helped me check my numbers

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 [...]

The Overweight Stigma: are you selling OR sharing yourself to get past it?

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 [...]