When I started FITspiration Friday back in July, it was something I had never planned on doing. The idea for it was conceived when I was looking for my own inspiration to be fit. I quickly discovered that there are very few places to find it without having to look at other women dressed in next-to-nothing. Everywhere […]

  You know, it’s Friday again. And as I sit to write this, I’m in need of my own FITspiration. I’m struggling to find it today, honestly. So much has happened since last Friday, and I’m fighting my emotions for control over how I eat and exercise. I have had to make several big decisions, […]

… For those of you who are new to my blog, Welcome! FITspiration Friday was created to motivate all of us to be better tomorrow than we were yesterday, and encourage each of us to make choices every day that make us as healthy as possible. Watch this quick video and I hope you enjoy […]

As I sit to write this, I have just completed a nine mile long run with my training friend. I’m exhausted. My knees hurt. My ankle hurts. I smell. I’m soaked in sweat with salt crystals on my face… Ew. Though I’ve run this distance before, something was different about this run. I don’t know […]

FITspiration Friday is all about inspiring all of us to be better tomorrow than we were yesterday. My goal is to inspire you to make choices everyday to be as healthy as you can be… even when your mind says you can’t. One of the greatest challenges in living a healthy lifestyle is mental resilience. […]

Whew! This week went by fast. How did you do with your goal-setting last week? If you missed last week’s post, go here. It was about how you can achieve anything you want by setting goals and rewarding yourself! I was jumping up and down, doing a little dance, and happy as Ever when a […]

I hope you all were blessed and inspired by last weeks Fitspiration post. It was about making choices that will lead you to the life of your dreams. If you missed it, you are more than welcome to check it out here! Another exciting week has gone by and I’m ready for more FITspiration! Time […]

The other day, in the middle of a long run, I was experiencing some seriously negative self-talk. I was thinking things like Why am I doing this?… I’m going sooo slooow… This is so hard for me… I can’t do this!… My knee hurts… Oh my goodness!!!… PLEASE be over! And if you’re a runner like […]

Race day is only four months away, but I have a long way to go! Earlier this year, I set a personal goal to run the Rock N Roll Marathon in Savannah, Georgia. Race day is November 9, so I was pretty confident I had plenty of time to train. On March 9, I did […]

Please forgive the poor photography. I’m currently saving for a nice camera. Until then, I have the Most Wonderful news to share… My Sister Is ENGAGED!! Words fail to express exactly how excited and happy I am for her and her fiancé! So, with lots and lots of love and joy, my Sweet Mother and […]

Before now, I have shared very little about my faith in Jesus Christ as the Living Son of God. Not because it is of small importance to me. Not because it has not given me something to write about. But because it is as personal to me as my relationship with close family and friends. […]

Is there something you’ve always wanted to do, but haven’t yet? Think. What is it? …and What are you waiting for?! Is it perfect timing, another degree, getting your ducks in a row, or expecting the next possible obstacle that will make it that much harder? What are you waiting for? Here is an amazing poem for you by Danielle […]

This. Is hard. Writing a book is one of the most difficult things I have ever done. The decision alone was daunting enough, but actually writing it has opened up a totally new world to me that I’ve never known before. The writing world. As you all know, I am pretty emotional. Not only is […]

BE PROACTIVE Take initiative. Do whatever it take to get what you want. You know what it is. Now, go get it! There is one truly beautiful thing about knowing what you want: Knowing exactly what you want gives you direction. You suddenly know what to say “yes” and “no” to, without thinking twice. The […]

“Judge a man by his questions rather than by his answers.” ― Voltaire Ask Why If you’re seeking freedom from your stuckness, and you’ve been following this mini post series, called Becoming Free, my next challenge for you is to ask “Why?” Not the obvious, “woe is me” why’s. Set aside some time to be honest with […]

“Always forgive your enemies. Nothing annoys them more.” — Oscar Wilde To follow this series, read these earlier posts… Are You Stuck? Becoming Free: Accept Forgive Forgiveness is not an ability, it is a willingness. And the reason I’m intentionally using the word “willing” instead of “choice” is because many choices we make on a daily […]

“Acceptance of what has happened is the first step to overcoming the consequences of any misfortune.” — William James Accept Before you go anywhere or try something else there are two things that will slow you down until you finally yield to them. They are acceptance and forgiveness. There have been several times in my life […]

“Man is free at the moment he wishes to be.”–Voltaire I had the privilege of going to lunch with an amazing group of girls. It was a fun time of gathering to share life and good conversation together. And, of course, good food! I was inspired by a new friend who freely spoke about this […]

“Memories are what warm you up from the inside. But they’re also what tear you apart.” ― Haruki Murakami Are you ready for a big truth bomb?! If you haven’t read the previous post yet go here! Some of you who know me, know that I am extremely creative. I have a boundless imagination that allows me […]

Hello, all you Truth Seekers! FIRST, I want to shout out to all of my awesome followers who think my writing rocks! YOU ROCK! Thank you for letting me share my heart with you! I could write an entire post on how thankful I am for you … I think I will. Until then, let’s talk […]

Massive destruction comes from little secrets that keep growing. Do you remember playing in the water when you were younger? Some of my fondest memories are during those sweet summer days with neighborhood friends. We would have the best time pool-hopping from one backyard to another. Even skipping from one neighborhood to the next. We’d […]

Do you tend to hide your failures or admit your mistakes? Failure. We all face it the moment we wake up in the morning. And whether we  want to admit it or not, we have all failed before. Some of us, like me, multiple times. I know that failure has a bad reputation (one that […]

“Success is not final, failure is not fatal: it is the courage to continue that counts.” ― Winston Churchill

Are you good at telling a lie? Honestly?! I’m Not. As you know, I wrote a post about hiding your own feelings. And in that post, I shared that I’m one of those “open books.” My face says what I’m thinking far before my mouth does. The truth is, I don’t want to maintain lies. […]

“I’m not upset that you lied to me, I’m upset that from now on I can’t believe you.” Mark Twain

A sneak peek at tomorrow’s post. 

Do you enjoy acting? Not on the big screen. Not on a stage. But, do you act like someone you’re not sometimes? We have all been there. We have all faced times when we feel as though acting like someone else is the only way we will fit in or be accepted. Other times, it’s […]

Speaking of masks, are you good at hiding your emotions or is your face an open book? According to recent research, Americans are the least likely culture to hide their facial expressions due to the importance of individual autonomy and power. This was interesting to read, because it made me feel better about myself. I tend […]

When you see the word mask, is your first interpretation Halloween, protection, covering up, or persona? October is here and it’s that time of year to ask one of my favorite questions. What are you wearing for Halloween? I enjoy hearing the many creative responses. You know, outside of princess, witch, superhero, or just going […]

Remember a few weeks ago, I posted about defining your core values… again. This wasn’t the first time. So, obviously they are now a big part of my life! They give me focus and direction when I feel lost or stagnant. They remind me who I really am when I face moments of inadequacy and doubt. […]

  The other day I was listening to the radio and the DJ said something that made me want to call in about! Now, this is not the norm for me. I don’t believe I’ve ever called in a radio station before. Ever. So, as the next song began playing, he said something very similar […]

My dad has tons of old records we’ve reminisced and listened to all my life. So, for father’s day, my siblings and I got him a turn table that converts records into mp3 files. Today I was browsing through some records and found lots of good ones to record. I’ve always been a fan of […]

“Progress. Just make progress. It’s okay to have setbacks and the need for do-overs. It’s okay to draw a line in the sand and start over again–and again. Just make sure you’re moving the line forward. Move forward. Take baby steps, but at least take steps that keep you from being stuck. Then change will […]

“Do not do what fear tells you to do.” –Danielle LaPorte Today, during my morning run, I found myself meditating on the impact of fear in our lives. Well, maybe I wasn’t meditating on it… digesting? Processing? Oh, words… As I run, fear is the one thing that I think of most. More than worries, […]