Good morning! Is it cold in your neck of the woods? It feels like 25 degrees here. Yesterday I had to bring out the winter coat. Winter is coming, folks. I am pleased to report that I completed Phase 1 of my challenge. I went 30 days with no alcohol. I’m so proud of myself! … Continue reading Lean & Strong Phase 1 – FINAL Results
I’m getting to the end of Phase 1 of Lean & Strong, y’all! If you haven’t been following along, I’m doing an experiment to try to find out what has been causing my weight gain, since I’ve gained about 20 pounds over the last several years. I feel like overall I live a pretty healthy… Continue reading Phase 1 of Lean & Strong – the end is near!
Hello, everyone! I hope it’s sunny and dry in your neck of the woods because it’s been a rainy week here and I. AM. OVER. IT. I just looked at the extended forecast and there is no relief in sight. We are lucky in that we don’t live in a flood zone, but I know… Continue reading Lean & Strong Phase 1 – 3 weeks in
I’m an introvert. Growing up, we moved around a lot and I was really shy and quiet, so you can imagine how anxious I was for much of my childhood. I liked to be outside playing with the other kids; I enjoyed going to slumber parties. But my favorite thing to do was hang out… Continue reading The quiet life
TGIF! Let’s get this party started! Wait. It’s raining. And I still have to get through a day of work. But we’re almost there, friends! Hang in there! I made the announcement on Facebook yesterday that I’m taking a break. Ugh, the drama and politics. Every now and then I just have to walk away. … Continue reading Facebook hiatus
First of all, I’m so grateful for all of the words of love and support that I received for my last two posts. It’s a scary thing, putting yourself out there, being honest and sharing things about yourself that put you in a vulnerable place. But if sharing these things makes a positive impact on… Continue reading Gratitude 8-19-18
This past weekend I participated in a free self-defense class that was organized by our local police department. One hundred and fifty women showed up for the class, which for our community, is a huge turnout. We learned lots of tips and self-defense moves that will help us to survive, God forbid, if we are ever in… Continue reading Empowerment