motivation

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 [...]

The things I’m not…

It's time for me to snap out of some things and I'm really trying to refocus the blog to where it needs to be.  I just finished reading The Happiness of Pursuit and the book has completely changed my world and I think it's starting to change Willie's world too.  My point: I want to [...]

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 [...]

It's time to stop and think for a moment.  What's the best thing about you? So many times we get lost in the shuffle of worrying about every day life or caring for others that we don't stop to think about ourselves.  There are many times when we admire so much about others but don't [...]

It's hard to go back in time. That's what makes it a little difficult to blog here sometimes. When I blog here, I feel like I'm stuck in the in between. I think it's time to get out of this place...it's just not a good place to be. It's called a transformation for a reason [...]

I must be honest.  I haven't been very motivated to workout this week.  It's kind of like I've been going through the motions.  There have been some serious highlights but for the most part I've been stuck in the funk.  On Monday, I returned to my workout roots and had a great time.  It was [...]

Go with your heart

Today has been a good day. I wasn't sure what I wanted to blog about today so I almost passed on writing a blog post today...until I had a moment when working out. I went to a cycle class today...and I didn't teach it. And you know what? It felt good. My hamstring is kind [...]

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 [...]

This morning started off very early for me.  It's the day in every marathon training plan people look at and think..."20 miles is a long way to go without someone cheering you on."  Well today was my day.  Honestly, I was skeptical about completing all 20 miles in the Texas heat and humidity but I [...]