Tag: self care

Time for Self Care

Self care is healing to the self. It is the moments in our busy lives we stop and honor ourselves. We momentarily let go of the budget, family issues, work challenges, and focus on quieting the inner self. We invest in our own well-being….

What’s on Your Mind?

So, what’s on your mind? I woke up realizing that my whole life was being colored by a handful of thoughts. Those thoughts were given to me by my mother. I woke up thinking about all the times she accused me of lying, stealing,…

Then There Was Wildfire Smoke. . .

First came the heat wave. . .then the wildfire smoke. . and a week or so disappeared. Time is an abstract we tie our life events too. A week seems like a really long time to not workout, but it is far better to…

Weight Loss Takes Time

We’re in the heat of the summer, and realistically it’s time to start thinking about weight loss for the Holidays. It takes time to divest one’s self of the extra pounds that gather around the middle of our bodies, or to gain physical fitness….

Wait a Minute. . .

  Wait a Minute. . .what do you mean my clothing from last year will not fit me this year? This is what happens when divesting your body of excessive weight. It means those clothes worn last year that fit will be too big…

Too Busy?

The easiest excuse for avoiding weight loss and fitness is “I’m too busy!” Now, let that sink in a bit. How can one be too busy to take care of themselves, their health, and their state of being? I think the answer is should…

Remember to Play

As adults, we forget to play. I don’t mean going to the movies or eating at a restaurant. I really mean play! When was the last time you walked on the beach, and looked at all the life surrounding you? When did you play…

From Athlete to Obese to Healthy

Through out my life, I’ve never felt good about myself. I was an athlete in my teenage years. I went from athlete to coach and instructor. I still didn’t feel good about myself. I pushed and kept moving forward, never realizing the power of…

Finding Self Acceptance

In the previous blog post, I wrote about changes in self image, losing weight, and the perception we are going to be noticed. This entry talks about what to do. . . Yes, I am struggling with my self perception. So, what am I…

Being Noticed. . .

I haven’t been this weight for years! It feels good, except. . . I can now wear smaller clothing. It feels great, except. . . I am healthier, and notice a big difference in my energy levels. I love it, except. . . Ever…

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…

The Secret to My Weight Loss

I’ve been asked the secret to my weight loss. I think it begins with the idea that it’s a Mind + Body + Spirit = Fitness equation. I believe that I can and will lose the weight. There is no obstacle that will get…