Category: Journey

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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My mom has dementia…

My mom was hospitalized just before Christmas. During this hospitalization, she was diagnosed with dementia. As horrible as this may sound, this diagnosis actually brought a bit of relief, initially. It meant there was an explanation for what had been going on for the last several years. Along with the relief, though, came a wave…

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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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Be authentic, be true, be you!

Merriam-Webster defines the word authentic as: true to one’s own personality, spirit, or character: is sincere and authentic with no pretentions. Discovering who we really are is a tough job. It took me my entire life to grow into my authentic self. It was about the same time I really started getting into the good stuff of…

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Lift Heavy…

I didn’t get up this morning when the alarm went off. I woke up. But I didn’t get up. I feel like I should be disappointed. I’ve been so tired so I decided to stay in bed, under the warm covers, and rest. If it happens again, then I’ll be disappointed. But not today. I…

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The beginning…

There are 135 days until the NPC Southern Idaho Showdown and I want to compete. That’s my goal. There, I said it. Whew. What a relief. That was freaking scary, but now it’s out of the way and everybody knows. I’ve held off saying anything concrete because I’m a chicken shit and I want everything…

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