A billion dollar industry screams at us that we aren’t doing enough. That we are fat because we are not clocking the hours sweating. The the amount of energy exerted isn’t enough. That we aren’t doing enough. That we aren’t enough, plain and simple. As I have mentioned before, I was one of those believers…… Continue reading Put Exercise in its Place
I have been guilty of being one of those people on social media who post “Are you tried of starting again? Then stop quitting.” The statement was meant to encourage people to be intentional about their choices, take responsibility, and to show up for their lives. However, being on this side of starting again- it…… Continue reading Starting Again
“Wow! You are really know how to care for yourself.” The sarcastic thought roams in my head after I finished my 5th slice of pizza. I quickly put up defenses to counter my poor eating choices.
“I will eat less and add extra exercise tomorrow.”
I can hear the chains clinging.
I realized I was not only tired from having little kids, I was tired because my body was not properly trained and maintained to support my life.
The things that are the best for me are often the things I have to will myself to do. Exercising, eating well, spending time with God, practicing gratitude; are all things that have positive results on my life but without intentional decisions I would quit in the middle every single time. We do not control…… Continue reading Stuck in the Middle
“Learn how to cook–
Try new recipes
Learn from your mistakes,
Be Fearless and above all have Fun.” -Julia Child
Life is in a constant state of change, although it feels more so recently. That means we are constantly making adjustments in one way or another. The question is are you going to spend your time romanticizing about the “good ol’ days” or are you going to be present in the moment attempting to make progress in the situation you have been given? You have a choice.
Spring in Central Indiana, the morning air is crisp and invigorating, the midday temperatures are cool and refreshing, and the afternoon weather is warm and inviting. The constant change is a great reminder that fresh air, sunlight, and nature are good for our body and soul.
Meal planning is an important piece of preparing for the week ahead for me. I create a plan for our meals based off our family calendar. The meals I choose will create a grocery list. And I am all for the ease of grocery shopping, I utilize the drive up grocery services. This service not…… Continue reading An invitation to welcome change
“Is this for real?” “Wait! What? I don’t understand? Everything was fine, now it’s not?” I have heard these questions asked many times before, however I am usually the one providing reassurance and education. As a nurse, I was asked similar questions by patients and family members several times a day. Being the caregiver, you…… Continue reading Certainty in Uncertainty