December 6, 2016

My hero….my dad

I can go on and on about my dad. I could write a novel about his character, compassion, loyalty, selflessness and love. I don’t have any pictures of him holding me as a baby or walking hand in hand with... 

Giving In and Giving Up, IS NOT AN OPTION!

There are times in life when all you want to do is give in or even worse give up. I think I know this feeling better than most, unfortunately. There were many of times in my teen years that I wanted to... 

Stop talking and starting doing!

Why do so many people say things, but never do things? There’s that famous quote “easier said, then done”, but I feel like too many people use it as an excuse to just get by. Why on earth would you... 

Why it’s OK to be human

Yes, you read that correctly… We ARE human…you, me, the guy sitting next to you on the bus, the woman trying something new at the gym, the toddler screaming in the aisle at Target, the elderly... 

All thanks goes to my Doctors and Simon, on this one!

You are probably sitting there pondering why would I write a blog about the childhood game from our past. Well, easy, it became a vital part of my future. In my last accident in December 2008, I also suffered... 

I Was Told NEVER

How many times have you heard it? I can’t even begin to tell you how many times I have heard it spoken to me, whether by a loved one, a friend, a doctor or even strangers. I even heard it said... 

Things I Get Told OR Overhear

Careful ~ you might be shocked by the statements or my answers to them! People on the Internet ~ “It’s easier for you to do eat healthy and workout out…it’s your job!” Let me first say this,... 

Let The Truth Be Known

I thought I would do a little heart to heart blog. As I think these are just as vital as putting out information. Since the beginning of 2013, I have been hit every which way emotionally, mentally and... 

HIIT, LISS, FASTED….WHAT THE CARDIO!?

With the ENDLESS amount of information out there regarding this topic, it can be quite confusing to newbies of the fitness lifestyle and actually very daunting to figure out. So I decided to help you out! HIIT High... 

Protein Bars…UGH!! Why are there so many?!

You just left the house in a hurry, had a great healthy breakfast and then BAM, three hours pass and you go grab your next meal only to remember it is still in your fridge at home. How many times has this... 

NO EXCUSES…My Definition Of It

If you have been around my Facebook Page or even here on my blog, you know that I use the term NO EXCUSES a lot! I have come across some people who have not liked that terminology and have back lashed... 

My hero….my dad

I can go on and on about my dad. I could write a novel about his character, compassion, loyalty, selflessness and love. I don’t have any pictures of him holding me as a baby or walking hand in hand with him as a toddler. But what I do have is memories and no one can take those away. I remember being his Christmas gift one year (I was actually gift wrapped). I remember him making tons of my Halloween costumes by hand every year.  I remember … [Read More...]

Giving In and Giving Up, IS NOT AN OPTION!

There are times in life when all you want to do is give in or even worse give up. I think I know this feeling better than most, unfortunately. There were many of times in my teen years that I wanted to just give in…give in to peer pressure, give in to being the best daughter possible, give in to friendships/relationships that were not healthy. Then I hit 18 and wow, did all that change! Yes, at the early age of 18, I learned how NOT to give in … [Read More...]

Stop talking and starting doing!

Why do so many people say things, but never do things? There’s that famous quote “easier said, then done”, but I feel like too many people use it as an excuse to just get by. Why on earth would you want to JUST GET BY in life? There have been many of times that is exactly what I wanted to do and it is exactly what I did do. If I look back on my life so far, the moments of risk taking are the ones I remember. The only “just get by” moments I … [Read More...]

Why it’s OK to be human

Yes, you read that correctly... We ARE human...you, me, the guy sitting next to you on the bus, the woman trying something new at the gym, the toddler screaming in the aisle at Target, the elderly couple holding hands on the park bench. We are human...we are flawed, we have scars, we love, we hurt, we have opinions and thoughts, we fear, we have strength and courage, we have pride, we have insecurities...everyone, everywhere....we are … [Read More...]

All thanks goes to my Doctors and Simon, on this one!

You are probably sitting there pondering why would I write a blog about the childhood game from our past. Well, easy, it became a vital part of my future. In my last accident in December 2008, I also suffered from a TBI, traumatic brain injury. Though only a moderate TBI, it was to the front temporal lobe of my brain. Let me give you a little medical background to this first, so then you can understand the rest of this. The front … [Read More...]

I Was Told NEVER

How many times have you heard it? I can't even begin to tell you how many times I have heard it spoken to me, whether by a loved one, a friend, a doctor or even strangers. I even heard it said  in so many different ways! You will NEVER walk again. You will NEVER have children. You will NEVER play sports again. You will NEVER amount to anything. You will NEVER make me happy. You will NEVER know what true love is. You will … [Read More...]

Things I Get Told OR Overhear

Careful ~ you might be shocked by the statements or my answers to them! People on the Internet ~ “It’s easier for you to do eat healthy and workout out…it’s your job!” Let me first say this, THIS IS NOT MY JOB, it’s my lifestyle. I don’t get paid to eat healthy, workout, meal prep, etc. But would I love it to be MY JOB…HECK YEAH!! But with that comes more accountability! “You don’t know what it’s like to be a mom/wife/full time … [Read More...]

Let The Truth Be Known

I thought I would do a little heart to heart blog. As I think these are just as vital as putting out information. Since the beginning of 2013, I have been hit every which way emotionally, mentally and physically. And the one thing I didn’t want to happen…HAPPENED…I gained weight. The scale number is not what really bothers me, it’s how I feel in my own skin and in my clothes. I have dealt with a huge emotional turmoil with my daughter, then … [Read More...]