Finding My Way Back

I hesitated before posting this. Me in a bathing is not something I've ever found particularly comfortable. I've never let it stop me from going swimming, but I've certainly never wanted photographic evidence of it. But, as I was going through old pictures on my laptop I came across this photo that I had forgotten … Continue reading Finding My Way Back

Maybe your changing body isn’t about you not doing enough

Last year I started to notice that I was getting larger around my stomach. It was a little weird for me, I don’t normally carry extra weight there, it’s usually on my hips and legs. But I thought, it must just be my age. I’m 45 and I know that as a woman approaching perimenopause, … Continue reading Maybe your changing body isn’t about you not doing enough

Veggie Scramble & Sweet Potato Fries

Many people get overwhelmed when they think about making changes in their eating. I'm not someone who spends hours in the kitchen. I like to make easy meals that aren't complicated, so I do a lot of one pan cooking. Healthy eating doesn't have to be hard! This quick recipe is a great way to get … Continue reading Veggie Scramble & Sweet Potato Fries

Could Pain Be Causing You To Overeat?

I’ve had periods in my life when I’ve been really into working out; I’ve been into weight lifting, kickboxing, step classes, running, the elliptical. Then life would, at times, get busy and I would fall out of my routine and my workouts were more infrequent. But for the past 20 years I’ve been a pretty … Continue reading Could Pain Be Causing You To Overeat?

How to not worry about overeating on Thanksgiving

Over the past few days I've seen a lot of articles and blog posts about how to not gain weight over the holidays. Drink a lot of water, use a small plate, wear a tight outfit, plan your meal…these are all suggestions I've seen. Some of them might be helpful in not letting yourself get out … Continue reading How to not worry about overeating on Thanksgiving

Are you missing moments because of your body image?

Last night my car indicator alerted me that my tire pressure was low. I pulled into a gas station and went to fill the air in my tire. As I walked over to the pump to ask the attendant for change for the air machine, the car that was parked to get gas started to … Continue reading Are you missing moments because of your body image?

An Open Letter to My Father

I grew up without much of a relationship with my father.  I haven’t seen him since I was 12. A few days ago, my sister Arial called to tell me her husband had called her and said there was a letter from our father in the mail. As she drove home, we talked and then … Continue reading An Open Letter to My Father

Stop Waiting for Perfect

Growing up I wasn't very athletic and I was never comfortable with body; my weight was always a struggle. When I got into working out in my early 20s, I became a gym rat but I still didn't think I looked fit enough. And even when I fell in love with cardio kickboxing, pushed hard … Continue reading Stop Waiting for Perfect

I am not defined by my body, and neither are you!

I was looking through old pictures the other night and found this one. I'm five years old in this picture, it's one of my favorites. I remember that I got the poster behind me in school for knowing how many noses people have. It was the only contest I ever won. In my left hand … Continue reading I am not defined by my body, and neither are you!