Not Your Momma’s Booty

Before I explain the lighthearted title of this post, I need to address something weighing quite heavy on my heart. Last night, North Texas suffered yet another tragedy. We were hit by 10 tornadoes and the towns of Grandbury and Cleburne suffered major loss, including 6 confirmed deaths, over 100 people injured, and 7 people … Continue reading

Mother’s Day & A Workout I Hate (Love)

Happy late Mother’s Day to all the Momma’s! I hope it was peaceful and restful, because I know how rare and appreciated days like that are. My Mother’s Day was going beautifully until it came to a crashing halt…literally. And the crash was my Happy Face slamming her happy face into the concrete walkway at … Continue reading

10 Unexpected Benefits of Fitness

Bikinis. Shorts. Sundresses. – Just a few of the typical reasons women often give for working out. “It’s bikini season, I better get to the gym.“- said by me, at some point, I’m sure of it. I’m not going to lie, there was a time in my life, about 10 years ago that I would … Continue reading

The Many Misconceptions of Fitness and Nutrition

We all want to be healthy. Most of us want to eat right. But getting started can be a daunting task. There is so much information out there on diet, exercise, do this, eat that, go vegan, don’t lift…It’s overwhelming and to a novice, can be down right discouraging. I am not a certified trainer, … Continue reading

Heart Work Playlist

‘What muscles did I work today?’ -Only the most important. My Heart. And my booty! Today I ran three miles during my lunch break, starting off slow with a slight incline and working my way up so that my last mile was at a faster pace and a 5 degree incline. My “lower unit” as … Continue reading

Keep Em’ Guessing

The Em’…ahem, THEM I refer to? Your muscles. I was recently asked why it is that I work out regularly, yet continue to have sore muscles. The answer is simple. It’s called muscle confusion. I am constantly introducing new moves, new cardio routines, more weights, and different levels of intensity in to my workouts. This … Continue reading

Ouch. Ouch. OUCH!

Happy Friday All! I have been looking forward to this weekend my entire life. Really! We’ve got a Saturday jammed pack. Bright and early tomorrow morning I will drive Harper to her very first ballet class. Eeek! She told her teacher yesterday that she is going to be a ballerina fairy. Glad to hear that … Continue reading

It’s The Most Wonderful Time of The Year

Are we sure I’m 31? Because this Christmas I feel like a kid again! I am consumed with all things Christmas. The stockings. The decor. The menu. The magic. The meaning!  I have honestly never been this excited for a holiday. My husband relates and has concluded that the excitement stems from the fact that … Continue reading

Looks Can Be Deceiving

Not all pretty girls are snobs. Not all that are overweight are lazy. Not all that are skinny are vain. Not all that wear a smile are happy. And just because someone seems to be the picture of health, doesn’t mean that they actually are. Don’t judge a book by it’s cover. I am sharing … Continue reading

Making Up Ground

It’s a bumpy road. If you’ve been keeping up with my blog then you are aware of some recent health concerns that have not only minimized my time in the gym but also the effort in which I attack my workouts. At the request of my cardiologist I have had to decrease the intensity of … Continue reading