Close the door on regret

Have you ever lost weight only to gain it back? Are you holding on to regrets, wishing things were the way they used to be? Has your focus on things in the past affected your ability to move forward? More »

What is it about stickers and a goal tracker that helps so much staying on track with our fitness goals? I don’t know, but it works!! I hope my goal trackers help you stay on track, too. Before I share the tracker, let me first tell you about a slow cooker recipe swap I’m hosting this week on Facebook. I’ve invited friends who are part of my Strong in ’16 group. I would love for you to join me in that group, where we can encourage one another in our health and fitness goals. Just click here and request to join! And if you want to get in on the recipe swap going on this week, comment on this post or send me a message.

Now, on to the November goal tracker!!  More »

“How’s that working for you?”

That question may sound familiar. Back in my days of watching lots of daytime television, I remember talk show host Dr. Phil asking that of his guests, often before he helped re-direct their behavior or actions towards something more positive.

This is a question I’ve been asking myself recently. In the last two years, I’ve gained 10 pounds. Some people tell me, “It’s muscle.” No, oh how I wish that were true. How do I know? I know by the way my clothes fit, the need to go up a couple of sizes, not just in my pants but in my bras, too.


It’s so hard for me to share this. It was much easier to share my successes, as the extra weight was coming off. But the reality is I need to get a handle on this NOW before I’m back where I started in 2011. I’ve learned one of the hardest parts of weight loss is maintaining it once you reach your goal. I’m guessing I’m not the only one who may be struggling with this, and I wanted to share it here with the hope it will encourage you or another person struggling with this, too.

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Unlike bathing suits, flip-flops fit every year.

Maybe that’s why I love my flip-flops so much. I was trying to think of an image for the August Goal Tracker and I kept thinking of the beach. I already created a tracker earlier this year with a sun, so I wanted to find something different. I played around with a beach umbrella, but I thought it looked a bit unbalanced. And then I thought of flip-flops! More »

We’re on the eve of a new month and that means it’s time for a new goal tracker!! I can’t believe we are halfway through 2016! Download and print your July Goal Tracker and share it with a friend, too! My kids put a sticker on my chart for each day I workout; since Sundays are a designated rest day, I still ‘earn’ a sticker on those days, too.

Here are a few tips to help keep you motivated as we move into July:  More »

I am so excited to introduce you to Jami today. She and I met several years ago when our families were in Taiwan adopting our boys. I’m so grateful God allowed our paths to cross during our sons’ visa appointments so long ago! Thank you, Jami, for being willing to share your story and encourage others!! Here’s Jami. . . More »