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Mind Over Matter!

Mind over matter!  I find myself clinging to that mantra a lot as a FireWife.  Especially with the history my firefighter husband and I endured.  The past can never truly be buried deep enough.  It always seems to nudge it's way through my thoughts as I go about my...

Wait, you BOTH work shift work?

A little over 2 years ago, I got this crazy idea to apply for a different type of job than I had previously been working.  For years, I worked at the local community hospital as an ED nurse on an "as needed" basis.  As our children got a little older, I started...

Laundry Basket Fortress

It's a never ending cycle. Wash. Dry. Throw it in a basket. Maybe take it upstairs. If you're lucky you have a main floor laundry. Sometimes you have to scramble 2 minutes before needing to leave to find the matching sock for the three year old and oh wait..the baby...

Chronic Illness: Taking care of YOU first.

Like many of you, I am a woman who wears many hats; wife, mother, legal assistant, sister, best friend, and so on…. But I also wear the hat of “patient”.  Along with millions of other people on the planet, I struggle with chronic illnesses.  I have been diagnosed with...

Tough Calls During Tough Times

Some time ago, my husband and I went through a rough patch in our marriage. I was shaken and scared of what waited ahead for us, and he was stubborn and unmovable. This all happened over a very busy weekend. The following Monday, was a scheduled meeting with his...
Creating An Exercise Routine You Can Stick To

Creating An Exercise Routine You Can Stick To

Part of the problem of an exercise program is getting started. Then a close second is sticking to it. Especially at first your exercise routine needs to be easy for you. Did you create or grab an exercise program that you actually wanted to stick to? Many people find...
Supplements I’m Using and Why

Supplements I’m Using and Why

Weight loss is personal and women feel differently about how to attack it. Some like to keep it quit and are able to do the work on their own with amazing results. Some need to shout it from the rooftops and have everyone help them. Take a wild guess at which one I...
3 Tips To Change Your Diet

3 Tips To Change Your Diet

You can work your ass off and not lose a pound if your diet doesn’t change. Believe me, I have done it. I trained for a half marathon and managed to put 5 pounds on because of my poor food choices. WHO DOES THAT?! If you are looking to lose weight your diet is...
Plateau or Complacency?

Plateau or Complacency?

I’ve seen my share of plateau’s as a personal trainer, coach, athlete and my personal routine. Hitting the wall with your times, weight loss, or fitness numbers. But, the majority of them have never actually been a plateau. It’s more about...
Top 3 Diet Excuses

Top 3 Diet Excuses

First, let me make sure we have the same concept of the word diet. The original definition of the diet as read on dictionary.com is: food and drink considered in terms of its qualities, composition, and it’s effects on health This means, it’s simply the...
Stop The Exercise Excuses!

Stop The Exercise Excuses!

You can talk about it or you can do something about it. Either way it’s a choice. Many women say they want to get in shape and exercise more, but come up with a hundred and one excuses not to get moving. In the time you take to think of an excuse you could be on...