Written by Julie Wilson

Spartan Race: Believing You Can

I told you in another post that I learned many things from my first Spartan Race. I have to say the most valuable thing is that I am capable of even more than I thought. Along with this, I want to say that what you are capable of has more […]


Refocused: Eyes on Jesus

It’s been so long since I have been able to sit down and write.  It’s the first day of June, but also my first day of summer break from teaching.  A lot has happened since I have been able to write. I have competed in my first Spartan Race, walked […]


They are Watching You: A Mom’s Impact on Her Children

With Mother’s Day closely approaching, I thought it would be a great time to reflect on the impact that my health journey has had on my children. I am a stepmom to two boys, 14 and 11 years old.  I also have two daughters, ages 3 and 4 years old. […]


5 Workout Ideas for the Busy Mom

Being a busy mom, it is so hard to find the time and opportunity to get a good workout in. We have children that demand our attention, and going out for a nice run or a trip to the gym isn’t always possible. This doesn’t mean you have give up […]


So you want to do a 5K?!

You have thought about signing up for a 5k, but the thought of it freaks you out. This was me just a few years ago. I remember my friend asking me to do a 5k with her and I thought she was nuts! Honestly, at that point in my life, […]


Remember Where You Started

This post is for those of you who have made progress from the beginning. Maybe you have lost 30 lbs, but have been spinning in circles trying to lose anymore; but you have been stuck at the same weight for weeks, months, or even years. We CAN NOT forget where […]


Struggling in the Journey is “Normal”

I know exactly what I need to do on my health journey. I have done these things and been successful. I have lost 99 pounds along the way, went from walking to running a full marathon, and I have helped others find success. Yet, I still sit here today struggling […]


Netflix, Facebook and Time: Making time for what Matters

It’s funny how we make time for the things we want, while continuously pushing things we need to do to the side. This occurred to me this week when I realized at the end of one day this week, I had forgotten to drink any water all day long. I […]


I found 1,000 Calories a Day that I Wasn’t Tracking

I was kind of hesitant to share this with anyone. I decided it would be more beneficial in helping someone else on their own journey, than to just keep it to myself. If I was doing this after losing a significant amount of weight, working with Retro Fit Ministries ,and […]


#ILoveMe Challenge- We Want YOU!

Who do you love? Chances are you thought of a bunch of people around you! You love family and friends, but how about yourself? Loving yourself is a difficult subject for many of us, and some people may not be sure how this can be done.  We tend to be […]