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It’s 4am. Why the hell am I awake?

It’s 4am. Why the hell am I awake?

It’s 4am. Why the hell am I awake? I thought the same thing at 3:24am when my eyes opened up and my daughter was in bed beside me. I faintly remember her crying earlier in the evening, but my husband took over because he knew I’d had enough. Sitting on the couch before bed, nearly…Continue Reading

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Hi, it’s me.

Hi, it’s me.

It’s been a while since I’ve written anything, not because I don’t have anything to say but because I have so much to say that it’s hard to narrow it all down. I’ve learned so much this year, about health and wellness and about myself about how life can be so simple if we allow…Continue Reading

“No” is the new “Yes” – Doing LESS this holiday season

“No” is the new “Yes” – Doing LESS this holiday season

I’m sorry I haven’t written in a while. I’ve been embracing the lazy lately. Well, not really. I’m still cranking away in my full-time job, enjoying my fitness passion and raising a toddler while my husband finishes up the busiest part of his football season, but when I’m not doing one of those three things,…Continue Reading

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Bikini Prep – 7 Weeks Out – Treats that Keep Me on Track

Bikini Prep – 7 Weeks Out – Treats that Keep Me on Track

It’s no secret that I love treats. I’ve already planned my post-competition, food-fest party which will include everything from Stoney River’s Carrot Cake to Levain Bakery’s double chocolate peanut butter chip cookies, shipped from New York City. I am a self-proclaimed foodie, and even during prep, I try to trick my taste buds into thinking…Continue Reading

Bikini Prep – 8 Weeks Out – The POWER of Vulnerability

Bikini Prep – 8 Weeks Out – The POWER of Vulnerability

    I named the subject of this week’s post after a researcher/storyteller whom I admire very much. If you have not seen her TED Talk abut being vulnerable, take 20 minutes of your day to watch it. Vulnerable: (adjective) susceptible to physical or emotional attack or harm When was the last time you were…Continue Reading

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Bikini Prep – 11 Weeks Out – Thoughts on Competition

Bikini Prep – 11 Weeks Out – Thoughts on Competition

I’ve been thinking a lot about the word competition. So much so, that it has taken me two weeks to write this blog post. Compete (verb): strive to gain or win something by defeating or establishing superiority over others who are trying to do the same. My husband is a football coach for the United…Continue Reading

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Staying Motivated – Intrinsic v. Extrinsic Motivation

Staying Motivated – Intrinsic v. Extrinsic Motivation

  How do you stay motivated? I get this question a lot. For me, the answer is simple: “it comes from within.” I know that is not very specific, and it doesn’t really help to explain my personal motivation, so let me share a little bit about motivation in general, and maybe you’ll see what…Continue Reading

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