This Year’s Resolution: Practicing Forgiveness

This Year’s Resolution: Practicing Forgiveness

It's New Year's resolutions time, which has me shamefully recalling a whole lot of old resolutions focused on my weight or appearance (sigh). In reflecting on this past year, I'm envisioning 2019 being a whole lot different in many ways. And right now, it's time to get real. I’ve made a lot of progress this [...]

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Lessons From My First Triathlon

Lessons From My First Triathlon

For years, completing a triathlon has been a dream I thought I couldn’t physically achieve – but just over a week ago, that all changed. I am so beyond happy to say that I completed my first triathlon just over a week ago in Chicago. Today, receiving the photos of me from race day really [...]

The Workout (and Positive Mindset) that Changed my Life

The Workout (and Positive Mindset) that Changed my Life

"I'm not a runner." This was a phrase I frequently used before, as I opted for elliptical workouts, yoga, spinning, or basically any workout where I could avoid heavy cardio. I've always been an athlete, playing competitive volleyball through high school, but I just never loved (or was good at) running. But about eight months ago, [...]

How Loving My Body Allowed Me to Make a Big Lifestyle Change in 2017

How Loving My Body Allowed Me to Make a Big Lifestyle Change in 2017

Before you read my story, here’s a quick disclaimer: My body image is something that will live with me forever. It’s not something that goes away with the loss of a few pounds, a guy being attracted to me, or finally feeling like I’m at a healthier weight. That’s part of why I wanted to [...]