Winter finally came to Iowa last night, with snow and sub zero temperatures for the first time this winter. I’m happy to stay inside this morning, as my phone is telling me it currently “feels like” -18 degrees outside with the wind chill. It’s a perfect time for me to reflect on the last two… Read More Two Years Later: 7 Things My Weight Loss Journey Has Taught Me
Last month, I wrote a post about how was I working to get rid of cheats and back to all the habits that made me healthy in the first place. One of the things I had to get rid of was running – specifically, training for a half marathon. I know what you’re thinking –… Read More More is Not Better: Why I Stopped Running
Hearing someone call me brave, even if it was only one person, was so much better than being called smart a million times.… Read More What Is A Growth Mindset and Why Is It So Important?
It was never my goal to weigh less but still feel like crap.… Read More If Your Eye Twitches for 3 Weeks, It’s Time to Re-evaluate…
**Below is an exert from an article I wrote for my company newsletter in January of 2014 in preparation for our annual office “Get Healthy” challenge, with a few minor tweaks to better fit this platform. I hope it will inspire my readers to start the process of change and have the patience to see… Read More How to Succeed at Losing Weight
1. Tiny House tours on You Tube. I already live in a small space (ask nicely and I might post a video tour of my kitchen, which is smaller than most half-baths) but the tiny house movement is fascinating to me. I grew up in a large country farm house and for most of college lived… Read More 6 Things That Are Inspiring Me Right Now (Plus a Mini-Rant)
I am of the opinion that Americans want to be healthy but don’t know where to start. There is a lot of information out there, some of it conflicting and confusing, most of it over complicated. I guess I’m of that opinion because I was one of those Americans. Until I got so fed up with… Read More The Sentence that Changed the Way I Thought About ‘Health’ Food