The Weight of Progress

This is a video from a Toastmasters meeting that I gave back in February 2017. The theme of failing to recognize progress keeps surfacing in my conversations lately so I felt compelled to share it. We often want so much that we fail to see the progress we are making when it seems so small.…

Healthy Faux Big Mac Recipe

Here’s a fun, fast recipe that I posted on my Facebook and Instagram pages the other day. It’s healthy version of my favorite before RNY food: McDonald’s Big Mac! This one has all the essence of the taste of that famous delicious burger without all the regret (and none of the bread). Let me know…

Altering Discomfort

Everyone experiences anxiety in different ways. I find I often have the hardest time with clothing. If you see me at work just know that I’ve probably changed my clothes no less than 5 times before I left the house.  That doesn’t look good.  Not feeling that today. My midsection looks crazy in this. No.…

Back in the Saddle

It was 4:30 in the morning and I was sitting in my car trying to talk myself into what I recklessly signed up for the night before. Did I really register for Spin®? Spinning® is a class that always intrigued me. There are two distinctive schools of thought with Spinning® it’s either emphatically love or…

Warning: Beach Class

The day I wrote my last post I had to immediately “put my money where my mouth is!” I pressed the send button waxing poetic about finally feeling comfortable in discomfort and was greeted by the opportunity to put that to the test at the door of the dojo!

Resisting the Call of Ice Cream

The other day it was super hot outside and it seemed like everywhere I turned there was a kid with ice cream. Large gorgeous scoops of frozen gold in a waffle cone of goodness. My love of ice cream is real. I haven’t had ice cream in over two years and I’ll never have it again.