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We’ve all heard the expression “You can’t teach an old dog new tricks” Well, my response to that is “It’s a good thing people aren’t dogs.” đŸ˜‰ Making a change is hard. We all know this… but, why is this? Is it that the new behaviors we’d like to incorporate are that much more difficult than our current behaviors? No, it’s just that they are unfamiliar to us. We tell ourselves that… Read More

I’ve had many discussions lately, with many different people, about the topic of success. Whether it be success in personal goals, business, weight loss/improving health, etc. I guess this topic comes up frequently because I’m constantly challenging myself in one way or another, and I’m not afraid to share these challenges and goals with others… even before I accomplish it. Whether it’s a physical challenge like a Tough Mudder, or a competition,… Read More

I’ve been decorating my new apartment the past few weeks. Tonight I painted 3 pictures for a wall that just needed something on it, but I haven’t been able to find exactly what I wanted in stores because it’s an odd-shaped wall with a cutout looking into my kitchen. So, since I couldn’t find it, I made it. Now let me preface this by saying – I AM NOT AN ARTIST. I… Read More

At the end of each year I like to take some time and reflect on my life. It helps me really identify where I succeed and where I struggle, which helps me decide where I want to go… This was the year of change for me. More so than any other year I can remember. This was the year that I opened my heart and trusted again, fell in love, quit my… Read More

Something I have struggled with my entire life is insecurity and self-doubt. Why? There could be a lot of reasons… Probably the biggest contributing factor – I grew up in an abusive household, where my self-esteem was cut down so low, that for many, many years I hated myself and felt as though I was worthless and would never amount  to anything. It really affected my psyche, and even though I have… Read More

The last time I posted I had just started my next competition prep… I had huge ambitions of hitting the stage again, writing frequently, studying and obtaining my personal training certification, starting a part-time business in my free time, and of course, an engagement to my fiance and eventually a wedding. Well, about 3 days into week 2 of my prep my world came crashing down… again. My fiance decided to end… Read More

So, today marks my first official week back on plan with my coach, Ruben Sandoval, from Fit to be in Your Kitchen. I started on Labor Day. Let me tell you… it started out rough. First thing that morning I accidentally brewed my coffee all over my kitchen counter because I didn’t have the pot lined up right in the coffee maker… Strike 1. Then as I’m cooking my breakfast I realize… Read More

So, it has been forever and a day since my last blog post – you know, that goal of frequently writing one that I set for myself last year… Sigh. Anyways, C’est la vie… A lot has happened over the last year – I met and fell in love with my fiance. Which led to quitting my nearly 16 year EMS career, moving across state lines to live with him, and becoming… Read More