If you are on your path to a healthier you. Whether it's weight-loss, substance abuse, or even getting a better job, be careful of your peers. Be careful of those who seem to always lead you down the path of the dark side... with those cookies. You know the voices that you hear in your head that say it's ok... you can just have one... well, they are hard enough to ignore. When you hear them from those who love you it's even more challenging.
Most people don't realize that a good amount of American's are malnourished. Now, I'm not just talking about those starving and living on the streets. I'm talking about those that live off of fast food and snacks. Have you ever looked at the side panel of the food that we eat? I don't just mean the calories, or fat intake. I'm not even talking about the protein or sugar, though they both play a huge role, I'm talking about actual vitamins and minerals. A lot of our packaged foods don't even have a label for anything more than iron, sodium or maybe potassium.
I can't believe this is even a thing that I have to deal with. I have a son, and it never occurred to me that this would come up. When my son was a baby we called his penis his "winky". It was just a cute name that I didn't think much about. It's like… Continue reading It’s called a vagina
I had a very interesting conversation today with my plumber. He was in my basement working on my boiler's pressure valve and he kept getting a little dizzy and lightheaded. Obviously I wanted to make sure the man wasn't going to pass out and/or die, so I inquired on why he thought it was happening.… Continue reading What’s really killing Americans
Scales for years have been the bane of many women's existence. They diet all day and don't see a change in the numbers. Then at the end of the week or month after working hard at the gym and eating like a bird there's a drop by one.. maybe two. After a while it's enough… Continue reading Your scale is lying to you
I have to admit I had a "check myself" moment the other day. As you know I have been working really hard to get healthy. I have been taking nutrition classes. I've been working out. I've been following the Beachbody* programs, boxing, Zumba*, meditation... and so on. I have been spending the last year learning… Continue reading You don’t have to be perfect to be
Sometimes I don't want to work out... there, I said it. I know it's shocking... I mean.. I have to be the only one. Sometimes I would much rather sit on the couch with pizza and forget about all my problems. But I go and I do it. Whether it be a 21 day fix… Continue reading Four little words from my almost four year old… that made it all worth it.
We need a new word for plus-size. Someone who is healthy and strong is NOT plus-sized. The average size woman in America is 16, that makes it not plus, that makes it average. Now I'm not promoting obesity. In fact I'm doing the opposite. This country is fat. I'm fat. I've been working on my… Continue reading How many sizes plus, exactly?
I read an article today about a 9 year old boy getting fat shamed by Santa. I couldn't believe it. I mean I'm all about trying to get and stay healthy and feel that this country is out of control with #bodypositive excuses to enable obesity, but there is a time and a place. Santa… Continue reading Santa, bully!
Self talk has to be one of the most important things that we do to and for ourselves. A lot of people poke fun at affirmations or positive thinking. They think it's a woo woo science and that it's all just a gimmick. Ironically it has been widely recognized that emotional abuse to a child… Continue reading What do you think about a better life?