I spend a lot of time thinking about what it is that I want my legacy to be. Maybe it is the teacher part of me that is constantly trying to create lasting lessons in my students while fostering the desire to become lifelong learners, or maybe being a mother has helped me to … Continue reading It’s Your Turn Series, Part 2: Post 3 “Imperfect is Perfect”
Renee is a client of mine. We started working together this past spring. When she came to me, she wanted to lose weight, but it was clear that we couldn't focus on numbers. She had been on her journey for a long time without a break. Mentally, it's exhausting and it can wear you down … Continue reading It’s Your Turn Series, Part 2: Post 2 “Redefining Happiness”
It’s hard to practice fearlessness, but honestly, if I back down because of fear of the unpredictable or the unknown then I never give myself a chance to succeed or fail organically.
I wish there was a hard and fast definition for weight loss and fat loss – I think we too often use them interchangeably and, in some cases, I find myself doing the same because it can be hard for some to understand there’s a difference. Looking around for language, it's clear than many experts … Continue reading Wellness Refocused Education: Calories Out
"I almost feel like I lost a part of myself."
So, if I was to write a letter to you – to all the peopleout there who feel burdened with grief, who feel less than, who are struggling to stay afloat and navigate the harsh waters of their reality, I would start with Dear Loved One.
I guess my plan is to continue to make healthy choices to the best of my ability with what’s in front of me, and continue to moderate my behavior because it’s a part of my life now, and this day doesn’t have the power it once did to change that.
There are very few positive holiday memories that I have. I outlined a few not so positive ones here, and I glossed over Thanksgiving. It really wasn't a big holiday growing up, but there are two things on the table that I really liked. Sweet potato balls: mashed sweet potatoes (canned) that have a marshmallow … Continue reading Recipe: Cranberry Relish
In a perfect world it would be easy to say "this is one meal, I'm going to enjoy it," but in the United States about two-thirds of adult Americans are considered overweight or obese and about half of adult Americans are trying to lose weight at any given time (CDC, 2018). This time of the … Continue reading Tips for Getting Through Social Eating
“You’ll shoot your eye out.” Not the best movie, but definitely a cult classic that I convinced JP to watch last year. “Seeing is believing, but sometimes the most real things in the world are things we can’t see.” The Polar Express was the first book my grandmother bought me as a child that I … Continue reading Day 315, Quote 39: “All is calm, all is bright.”