Category: Choice

I want to be fearless…

We’re 14 weeks out from the NPC Southern Idaho Showdown. Why, at this point in my life, would I feel the need to do such a thing? I’ll tell you. Because I’m tired of being afraid. Oh, there’s no denying it. I’ve whined and cried. I’ve threatened to quit. I’ve come close to turning my…

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The Magic Begins

I am officially into a brand spanking new chapter of my fitness journey. It’s so exciting, scary, exhilarating, and about as far out of my comfort zone as I can get. I often ask myself why I do these things. Why do I choose to do things that make me sweat with anticipation, anxiety, and…

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Ch-ch-ch-changes…

I went to bed last Sunday evening with the intention and expectation that the week ahead was going to be the best ever. I set my alarm for 3:45 a.m. and drifted off to sleep. When my alarm went off, I hopped out of bed, grabbed breakfast, and headed to the gym. As I pulled…

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Fear is not the boss of me…

I used to wonder how people could drive so confidently in the dark. How could they tell the oncoming cars weren’t heading straight for them? How did they know when it was safe to turn in front of other cars, or switch lanes? It was years before I realized that not everyone suffered from night…

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Dear 2017,

Dear 2017, You came in just the same way you’re leaving…. like a bitch. I like bitches though, so there! You challenged my ability to handle stress early on. While I attended to the needs of others in my family, I let my own go and I suffered, physically, emotionally, and mentally. I was a…

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The Cupcake and a Little More

The Cupcake This beautiful cupcake has been in my fridge since my grandson’s birthday party last Saturday. I totally planned on eating it. That’s a lie. I actually never planned on eating it. But for some reason, it was super important for me to take it. That way, if I decided I wanted it, it…

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Rise & Shine

This has been a rough week. I’m working to change my sleep schedule and habits, which I’m learning is not an easy thing to do… at all. My goal is to get my workouts in early. I feel more focused and have more energy throughout the day and then my evenings can be a little…

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