Tagged ‘Motivation‘

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 […]


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. […]


How do I stay Motivated?

People ask me all types of questions but one that’s asked the most is, how do I stay so motivated? They see me being diligent to get up and head to gym or the aquatic center 5-6 days a week. I am seen having my shaker bottle of water with […]


#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 […]


You Are Not Alone

I am writing this just minutes after my time on the elliptical this morning.  This means that I haven’t had my coffee yet, so bear with me.  I planned on writing this morning, so while working out I asked God to give me the words that He wanted me to […]


Motivation 101: When You Just Aren’t Feeling It!

How many of us feel like working out all the time? It’s easy to be unmotivated especially once we are out of the routine.  I have experienced this so often, and found that it’s better to show up and do something than not show up and do anything! We tend […]


Derailed Train Back on Track

It’s been months since I have sat down and tried to write a blog post.  Once I started teaching in August, time quickly became a precious commodity, and then after the marathon I suffered from burnout. I was burnt out from running, eating well, and even writing. The month of […]


Five Keys to Unlocking Weight Loss

First off, I just want to take 2 seconds to encourage you. I started my weight loss journey at a whopping 625 lbs. I am now 370 lbs and feeling amazing. I have a new life, a real life, a TRUE LIFE and I have come a long way in […]


Cleanse The Temple: Your Body, Your Life

The other day I was reading the scripture in John 2:13-17 where Jesus fashioned a whip of cords and drove out the merchants and money changers who where in the outer court of the temple selling animals for sacrifices for the altar. Jesus became righteously angry because of the defilement […]


Three Misconceptions About My Former Obesity

Assumptions Can Result in Misconceptions For many of my former obese years, people had formulated misconceptions or warped views about my obesity. I was thinking about how often people assumed things about my obesity, yet never actually took the time to ask me anything. I have chosen three misconceptions to […]