I was 38 years old. My body was revolting on me. I was fatigued, depressed, and overweight. Whether it was years of catching fast pitch softball games or simple biomechanics, my knee wasn't cooperating with my fitness plan. Sidelined from running, biking, elliptical, and most group fitness classes, the low-impact swimming option wasn't yielding results. The scale and … Continue reading How an Infomercial Changed My Life
If only I had a nickel for every time I've been asked about or struggled with this question. Why is this such a hot button in the Christian community? I think the heart of the concern lies in the roots of yoga. It's foundation lies in the Buddhist and Hindu communities and, therefore, gets wrapped into … Continue reading Should Christians Yoga?
How many times in a day do you find yourself saying (or thinking), "I really should..." Maybe it's the invitation to a home party. Or a friend's birthday gathering? Or the seemingly endless classroom activities for your kids? Seriously. Is it even possible to say no to "muffins with mom" or "donuts with dad?" Some … Continue reading Stop Should-ing on Me!
I finally revealed a little secret on my Facebook page last week. The deliberator in me went back and forth about whether or not I should share it. Will it hurt my "business?" Will I seem like a fraud? Does it discredit what I do every day? But, in the end, my value of honesty … Continue reading A Secret Revealed: I Get It
One of the earliest stories of my infancy could be a fairytale. As the story goes, I was an active baby, so much so that I was crawling up stairs at the age of 5 months. Mom and dad would barricade the bottom of the stairway so that I couldn't get to the top, but … Continue reading It’s in the Genes… or is it Jeans?