I am a Fatherless Daughter.

I get emotionally sidelined when I talk about my father.  Deep sigh. I have two versions I carry around.  The first, is where I give part of the story and do so in a bulleted fashion. Afterwards, I usually change the subject or deflect questions back to the person asking about my life. The second, … continue reading…

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My Top 5 BOD Picks

You have exactly 28 more days to take advantage of the discounted All Access Beachbody on Demand subscription. The All Access Pass gives you access to EVERY Beachbody Program that has been released and future 2017 program releases. Here are my top 5 program recommendations, if you follow these programs your entire year will be … continue reading…

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My Fitness Transformation Through the Years

I’ve always hated getting my picture taken … still do, but I’m learning to get over it. Getting pictures taken is one thing, but actually sharing these pictures on social media is intimidating! Sharing them on my blog, years after they’ve been taken, is less intimidating. Since I spent many years avoiding the camera, I … continue reading…

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How Basic Needs affect Personal Change

With the New Year approaching, we tend to have hope that things will be different for us in the coming year. We will believe we will have renewed energy to finally achieve our weight-loss goal, to get back into those clothes we’ve been hanging on to, to improve our energy levels, or to achieve greater … continue reading…

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2012

As I was looking for pictures to post…this is all I found. 2012 was the year I started reading about anything and everything nutrition related. I believe 2012 was the year we started juicing, and by juicing, I’m referring to extracting liquid from fruits and vegetables via a juicer. Fat, Sick, and Nearly Dead was our introduction … continue reading…

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2013

I became a Beachbody Coach in April of 2013. I was so proud of myself for getting to the picture on the left, which was a struggle and I spent a lot of time reading about various ways to lose weight. When I became a coach, I also joined my coach’s Challenge Group. I still continued … continue reading…

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2015

As my belly grew, I stopped sleeping well, working out was becoming difficult because of the pubis symphasis, as well as walking without pain, even sitting was uncomfortable. My husband also changed jobs twice during the beginning of 2015…if I remember correctly. In my quest to stay active, I went from program to program trying to … continue reading…

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2016

It’s January and by the grace of God (seriously, there had to be divine forces in play, I’m a horrible test taker and I was sleep deprived) I passed my exam!! Now I can ride off into the sunset and start training people … except that when I signed up for the Personal Training course, I had … continue reading…

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2014

Fast forward to March and I’m 10 days away from my due date. I was ready for this pregnancy to be over. This was also when I started experiencing “round ligament” pain more intensely … it wasn’t until my fourth pregnancy that I discovered it was actually Pubis symphasis dysfunction (google it). My first birthing … continue reading…

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