Category: fitness

Mirror Mirror on the Wall

“Mirror, mirror on the wall. Who’s the fairest of us all.” This quote from Snow White gives an insight about societal views about female self and self awareness. This is what I grew up. I was deeply influenced by Disney movies, Barbie dolls, and…

Baby Steps. . .

Are the pounds coming off slowly, but too slow? Weight loss is a process of baby steps towards a greater goal. The end results are better health, more energy, and feeling better. Physical fitness is a key part of weight loss. That means exercise,…

Fitness After a Life Changing Injury

Can you come back to fitness from a life changing injury? YES! I am an example. I fell down a flight of stairs while carrying my young son. I caught myself if the right side of my body, and still have intermittent pain in…

Downsizing Body Fat

The photo is me at an unrecognizable weight. It’s a total embarrassment to me that I let myself slip so far into poor self-esteem, unhappiness, and over-eating to compensate. I don’t know what I weight, but I’m sure I topped 200 pounds. This is…

Fitness From A Different Direction

Fitness affects all aspects of our lives! Exercise permeates every aspect of our lives, whether it is walking through a parking lot to the grocery store or going to the gym. Our bodies are made to move, and we have moved into an era…

Fitness is a Lifestyle. . .

Fitness is a Lifestyle. . .just like Addiction is a Lifestyle. It takes the same amount of time to put on clean blue jeans, as it does torn ones. It comes down to our choices. Some of these choices are automatic or habits. Fitness…

It Takes Belief

To change, we must believe we can change. Every fiber of our being needs to be on-board for change, especially when it is a major lifestyle change! The biggest yet littlest way to change is to start with one small item. It could be…