Do you really love what you say you love?

Every morning I awake surrounded by art, and I consider that to be a blessing. The art is created by my husband, Nick, who is an artist among other things.¬†As much as I enjoy his art, one of which is a portrait of me, I’m even more impressed by his dedication to it. Before going…

Have Bike will Bike!

I was away for a week and thinking that I would like to add other activities to my fitness routine. When I returned home, my husband had a surprise for me in the form of a bike – sometimes it’s the little things that feel really big! So I headed out at 6:30 a.m. this…

Walking it out!

When I went to bed at 12:00 a.m., I kind of decided I wasn’t going to walk this morning. I put my walking clothes together just in case, though. When the alarm sounded, I had every reason NOT to walk. Went to bed late Wasn’t feeling well Didn’t I see a deer out there the…

One Month Matters

After only one month on Weight Watchers and becoming physically active, I’ve learned a few things about myself and about adopting a healthy lifestyle. Here are a few. I have begun going to a gym for the first time in my life, and now I understand why I’ve never been a “gym person.” Walking a…

Knowledge really IS Power!

Ralph Waldo Emerson, Maya Angelou and Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. penned some of my favorite all-time quotes. If someone asked me to pin down my absolute favorite, I would have to respond with “Knowledge is power.” Sir Francis Bacon is credited with that quote. So what does that have to do with weight loss?…

Fit for life!

My husband has always gone to the gym as if doing so is written in stone. It doesn’t matter where we live, he’ll find a gym. Over the past two months, he began taking our daughter and son ages 6 and 7 to the gym with him. He’d always ask whether I wanted to go…