During my 40 Days Lighter journey, I shared my struggle with embracing self-care. There always seemed to be something "more important" to be done. Of course, couldn't be further from the truth. Last week, I missed a couple workouts, for a variety of reasons. So yesterday, during a "tough love" conversation with my coach, he … Continue reading Late Night Thoughts: Timeout for TLC
In the days following the completion of my 40 Days Lighter journey, I have realized that it often takes more commitment to sustain change than to initiate it. I can be a serial project lover at times, making it wonderful to have new ideas. I feel great starting new projects, but as time goes by, my … Continue reading Living Free
First, please let me say how utterly amazed I am at the outpouring of encouragement I have received throughout this 40 Days Lighter Journey! I am at a loss for the perfect words to express just how much I appreciate each and everyone of you who has taken the time to join me on this … Continue reading 40 Days Lighter – Day : Ready to Run
Metamorphosis: change of physical form, structure, or substance especially by supernatural means a striking alteration in appearance, character, or circumstances I couldn't think of a more fitting word for what I have experienced over the last 39 days of this journey to being 40 Days Lighter. Now on the brink of the 40th day, the … Continue reading 40 Days Lighter – Day 39: A Beautiful Transformation
If there were any two areas along this journey to becoming 40 days lighter with which I have genuinely struggled and truthfully feel like an utter failure, it would be in finding times of rest, and moments for self-care. I am constantly on the go, if not in the care of our family, for … Continue reading 40 Days Lighter – Day 25: Finding A God-Honoring Rhythm (Part 1)
(In case you missed it, this is Part 2 to a thought I started to share yesterday.) I've noticed that since starting to make these physical/health changes, as I get closer to my goals, the process has to intensify for me to continue to see results! Something has to intensify, whether it is the amount of … Continue reading 40 Days Lighter – Day 24: Something’s Got to Intensify!
Over the next 2 nights, I want to share with you a few key observations from my journey that I believe will encourage you as much as they have encouraged me! As I am on this journey to healthy living, exercise has become a critical part of what I do, an integral part of my daily … Continue reading 40 Days Lighter – Day 23: Build Muscle & Burn Fat
I have finally arrived at the place where I look forward to going to the gym. And believe me, it's been a long time coming. I've tried working out at other times in my life, had two gym memberships at one point, but just couldn't wrap my mind around the idea that there was any … Continue reading 40 Days Lighter – Day 15: Growing Stronger