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.

The Public Commodity of Bodies

I remember reading a BuzzFeed article a young woman wrote about how perceptions of her changed when she lost 100lbs. It was something I could identify with wholeheartedly as a woman of a larger size who then lost weight. The part of the article that really resonated with me was when she referred to her…

Avoiding Weight Loss Surgery Regret

I saw a post today on Facebook that broke my heart. She wrote: I regret having Gastric Bypass.  Then I remembered a video where I heard some profound words: No one ever breaks your heart, they break your expectations. Think about a past relationship and I bet you can immediately feel the weight of that…

Summer Body Stress

Since March it seems like everywhere I looked there was a ton of posts referencing Summer Bodies.  This often posted phenomenon makes sure that immediately following the failure of your New Year’s Resolution of healthy living,  you can start feeling the pressure of having a Summer Body.  The focus in March is Summer Bodies are…

The Courage of Julia

Sometimes things sit in my mind and I can’t let them go easily. Something happened the other day at karate that I just can’t seem to shake because it was extraordinary to witness.  People that only know me from the dojo must think I’m a neurotic mess – which truth be told – isn’t entirely…