No, not like THAT. What I mean is—what motivates you? What is the thing that gets you geared up and ready to meet a challenge? I’ll tell you a story. When I was pregnant with my daughter Sydney, I was put on bed rest. I went into pre-term labor at 22 weeks and down I went. Eleven weeks later my water broke. It was my first pregnancy and bed rest occurred so early on, I never got a chance to do Lamaze classes. I didn’t get to practice breathing or pushing, but being a woman and all, figured I would muddle through. So, the night of the big event, hubby and I get to the hospital and fate being what it is, the a-hole doctor that I liked the least from ... Read More about What Turns You On?
Here’s something that makes me a little bit crazy. You know all those headlines on magazines and websites that scream: Lose 10lbs of belly fat!! Slim your thighs in ten days!! Go down two pants sizes in two weeks!! Well, guess what? It’s a lie!! A blatant lie. Now we all know that marketers are paid to sell magazines and get click throughs on websites. However, they should at least stick to the truth. But they don’t (in this case), so I will. You can’t target certain areas of your body to lose weight. You cannot do it. Repeat, cannot. Yes, you can strengthen certain areas. You can focus on abs, back, butt, thighs, whatever. ... Read More about The HUGE Lie that Charlatans Tell
I have a confession to make. I haven’t been exercising. For quite a while. Over a month. I’ve taken a few walks, played doubles once or twice, but overall my good habit has been out to lunch. But here's the thing. Even though I'm a Wellness Coach and staying fit is part of the deal, I haven’t been beating myself up over my sweat free days. Actually, I have been practicing what I talked about in last weeks’ post—being gentle with your damn self. (you can read that here). You see, this website just went live last month. I am not totally techy and even though I hired someone for web design, there was a ton to do on my part. So exercise—it got moved ... Read More about When Life Messes Up your Good Habits
Are you your own worst critic? Do you beat yourself up over even the smallest infraction? Do you give yourself a harder time than anyone else in your life gives you? What about the other side of the coin? How often do you pat yourself on the back? When something good happens, do you pause and really enjoy it? Do you relish your accomplishment or good fortune? If you are like most women, you relate to the “beat yourself up” part and skim right over the “basking in your glory” part. We women excel at wallowing in our own self-criticism, but don’t take two minutes to feel good about ourselves for a job well done. You tell yourself, “I can’t ... Read More about Be Gentle with your Damn Self
First. Blog. Post. So, I have known for weeks when my website was going live. I have squirreled away blog posts, because when you decide to take your business online, you have decided (I had anyway) that you have something to say. And I do. Lots. But the first post? Oh, the pressure. I guess the best way to begin is to tell you why I got into this shin-dig in the first place. “Health is wealth.” Virgil said that around 30BC and it couldn’t be more true today. Without our health we don’t live, we simply exist. I know this from small instances in my own life, but mainly from watching people age. That window into old age has been a great ... Read More about No better time than now: My first blog post