Getting Stuck AND Unstuck

Howdy Campers!  Let me show you around a bit and let’s talk about Getting Unstuck.  Take a look at the map. MAP LEGEND Camp Comfort – This is where you start.  It is comfortable.  You are accustomed to this place. It is a good place to rest and think.  Not much challenge here, just the…

Regression is Good for the Soul

“Go Hard or Go Home!”  “Beast-Mode Activate!”  “Be Stronger than Your Excuses!” First, let me apologize for the excessive exhortative nature of my industry, the fitness industry.  So many of the messages contained in Pinterest memes, advertisements and (eek!) even trainers’ Facebook posts sound like a locker room pep talk for the state championship.  Leading…

I am in love with women.

I am love with women.  There, I said it.  Let me clarify a bit.  I am happily married to a man who I completely adore, but I find that some of my favorite times are spent in the company of women.  In fact,  I seek them out, and, at times, I truly crave the company…

Does God care if you are “Bikini Ready”?

Where is God in all of this body changing business? He is right here with me.  Inside of me, around me, for me, proud of me, accepting me just as I am, but believing that I can do more than I imagine. Faith and fitness don’t seem like compatible concepts.  But for me, they are….

I Triple-Dawg Dare You . . . (From Fear to Clear Headed-ness)

When my best friend Michele told me about Sky Candy, an aerial gym that offered classes, I never thought that one day it would be my playground.  She had been taking classes for a bit, and her tales of learning, getting stronger enthralled me.  Plus, her newfound confidence was tangible. I wasn’t sure I was ready,…

The Right Shoes for the Job

It’s a snow day and it’s Friday.  The perfect recipe for slacking off, right? But as a new business owner, who is trying to develop her new business that is exactly the kind of day we wish for:  it is quiet, no one is going anywhere or needing anything.  Everyone is in hibernation mode. So…

6 Things I Learned about Wellness from 7 Days of Sickness

Recently I had serious conversation with my immune system.  Actually there was some yelling and accusing.  I was really mad at my body for not doing its job to protect me; I was in disbelief, and denial. After years of avoiding colds and flu, this purveyor of health, promoter of wellness, and naysayer of medical…

Illegal Use of a Squat Rack

You know “that guy” at the gym, the one who stands in the squat cage doing bicep curls, admiring himself lovingly in the mirror, and then does not rack his weights?  Yeah, we have a name for him: douche bag. We (women in the gym) cringe when we see him.  He is one of the…

Feminine Beauty Case Study #1

Feminine Beauty Case Study #1:  Janessa, age 22, Starbucks Barista “You have very pretty hair,” I said.  Now, if I were a guy, this might be a pickup line.  But a compliment between two women, that is something rare and sacred.  She turned and smiled, and we began a conversation as she finished making my…

And this is how it started

“My mother was a strong woman, my sisters are strong women, my daughters are strong women. I want you to be a strong woman one day,” he said. “But I am a strong woman,” I said. His words pissed me off.  Even though he loved me, he did not know that much about me.  John and…