Decide. Commit. Succeed.

Being that I recently celebrated the five-year anniversary of embarking on my health and wellness journey, the past few weeks have been a time for some reflection.  In some ways, five years seems like such a long time, but when I think of all that I have accomplished in that time period, I feel extremely […]

Clean Slate

There is something refreshing about the start of a new year.  For me, it’s like a fresh beginning, a clean slate if you will.  It’s that point in the year where we have a very visible marker between past and future and it can be a great time for a fresh start.  However, it is […]

If At First You Don’t Succeed…

I thought since it’s the first day of a new month, it would be a good time to talk about goals again.  I wanted to address the fact that I did not meet my goal for June and share with you what my goal for July is.  The most important thing is to be honest […]

Renewed Strength

I have to admit that I was a little down and out after weigh-in last Friday.  Though nothing had changed about my commitment to reach my goal, it’s easy to let the frustration get to you if you aren’t careful.  Fortunately, I have been around long enough to know that sitting around feeling sorry for […]

Are You Wishing or Planning?

I know it might seem like a silly question, but it really is a valid one.  Are you wishing to lose weight this month, or are you planning to lose weight this month?  It is incredible how much power our mind and our thoughts have over us and until you realize the magnitude of that […]

Something I Never Knew I Wanted

I have found in my weight loss journey that setting goals for myself is a sure-fire way to keep myself motivated.  The funny thing I am finding is that the types of goals I am setting are changing over time and as more of the weight comes off.  Sometimes I find myself thinking about goals […]

Renew Your Weight Loss Motivation

You would think that simply losing the weight would be motivation enough to keep driving us on our journeys but unfortunately, I think we all get to the point where we need some renewed motivation.  I have to say that after more than 2 ½ years on my own journey, sometimes just the thought of […]

Wanna Bet?

Who among us does not need some extra motivation from time to time?  I know I certainly do.  And what better motivator than money to get us on track and doing what we know we should be doing?  Since I seem to be stuck at the same point (with only some minor fluctuations here and […]

Maintaining Your Motivation

Does anyone else ever reach that point where they feel like they are spinning their wheels on their weight loss journey but not really getting anywhere?  I think if you stick with it long enough, that feeling is inevitable.  I am at that point and I have really spent the last few weeks looking for […]

Keeping My Word

Well, it’s Tuesday and so far, so good.  I am keeping the promise I made to myself on Friday to not only switch up my eating plan but my exercise plan as well.  I have to admit that shaking up my exercise routine is just as scary to me as changing the foods I eat.  Why?  […]