{#aheartfitfriday} How to be strong and change your body

I’m pretty sure no one, at the end of his/her life, thinks, “I really wish I wore my skinny jeans one more time!”  Or “Damn, I never fit into a size 6 (or 8 or 4 or 2 or… whatever your dream size is)!”  Right? I don’t know.  I’m pretty sure I won’t, anyway. No, […]

Bring it on motherhood!

Kids shape their mothers. I know, that sounds backwards. I think it’s true, though. I’m not sure anything changes and shapes a person more than parenthood. Have you ever looked at another person, man or woman, and just known, instinctively, that they either did or did not have children? I have. Ok, so more often […]

Biweek? {#aHeartFitFriday}

I love these weekly posts.  I love exchanging words of encouragement and hearing about your journeys.  Unfortunately, I don’t have much to say this week. Nothing’s wrong.  I just need to figure out where to go from here.  I’m no longer trying to lose weight, just trying to improve my fitness level and I need […]

Taking time {#aHeartFitFriday Link-up}


As I approached the coffee pot for my second cup this morning, I realized I had accidentally unplugged it.  I turned it back on, poured myself a cup and tasted it.  “Not warm enough”, I thought to myself.  Out of habit, I reached for the microwave door, but cringed at the thought of the taste.  […]

Warmth, vacation & the dreaded bathing suit {#aHeartFitFriday Link-up}

You breath in the warm, salty, deliciously moist air and melt into your lounge chair, as the sun hugs you with it’s warmth. Time at the beach is heavenly, no matter how you look in a bathing suit, right? Hi!  I’m still here.  Just running a little behind today. Let me tell you, it’s just […]

This journey will never really end {#aHeartFitFriday Link-up}


Why, hello there. I feel like a stranger on here lately! I don’t know what’s going on in my head. It’s kind of a mess right now. I have however been very focused on really making a new life this week, which may be part of the lack for words. I’m not sure this will […]

Focusing on love and beauty {#aHeartFitFriday Link-up}


Do you watch “The Biggest Loser”? I’ve always tuned in towards the end of the season to see who’s left and watch the last few contestants give it their all. This season I’ve gotten a little more hooked than usual. I feel connected with and invested in each of their stories. Do you know what […]

Lifestyle changes for long term goals {#aHeartFitFriday Link-up}


What woman doesn’t want to look her best?  Especially after giving birth, when our bodies have been stretched and pushed to the max.   The truth is, though, that unless there’s motivation outside of wanting to wear that perfect size, the results won’t be long term. Fitness is a lifestyle, not just a means to […]

Don’t tell me I can’t {#aHeartFitFriday Linkup}

“Don’t be so hard on yourself.  You’ll never get your pre-pregnancy body back.”  That’s common advice, right? I both love and hate that advice. Yes, pregnancy changed my body.  In fact, I don’t even really want my exact pre-pregnancy body back.  Bringing two babies into the world was an accomplishment of which I’m happy to […]

Lighter and healthier, but lacking in fitness? {#aHeartFitFriday Linkup}


fit·ness Noun The condition of being physically fit and healthy. The quality of being suitable to fulfill a particular role or task. Synonyms suitability – aptitude – convenience – pertinence Thank you Google for these great definitions.  I think both can apply to my goals, really. I mean, yes, the fitness I’m referring to in […]