motivations

Approach the New Year with an open mind

The new year is coming which means it's time to make new plans.  It's time to move forward.  It's time to leave 2014 in the past.  The door of possibilities swings open again, so don't be close minded!  Take the [...]

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 [...]

Race Recap: El Scorcho 25k/50K – Why I won’t be an ultra-marathoner.

I'm late posting this morning because I was sidetracked. I hate it when that happens. On Saturday night, I ran El Scorcho. It's a race that typically starts at midnight but if you were doing the 50K option, you had [...]

Forget about everyone else

It's time to STOP worry about what everyone else is doing or what they are thinking about because it's doing nothing but wasting time. It's time for me to do me and you to do you!  Stop worrying about what [...]

Keeping it positive

A positive attitude can take you many different places. A positive attitude will take from the darkest day to the brightest star in the sky. It's sometimes hard to get to that positive point when things are down in the [...]

When it clicks, it’s the best feeling in the world

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 [...]

Why goals are VERY important

It's that time again where I start looking forward to the future. I want to know what my next big thing is going to be so I can start working on it now! This morning when I was teaching my [...]

HELP! I need to lose weight.

Every time Willie and I end up in the media, the Facebook and e-mail messages start rolling in with people saying the same thing.  "HELP! I need to lose weight.  Please tell me what to do." I try to read [...]

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 [...]

Motivation Monday to get back on track

It's Monday and all the blogs I read do motivation Monday. I don't really do that because everyone else is doing it. Today, I needed a little motivation. I've been off track. I haven't felt like myself and I know [...]