Posted in January 2013

My Burnt Badge of Honor

My Burnt Badge of Honor

There’s a charming little ditty that Alice sings when she gets lost in Wonderland: “I give myself very good advice. But I very seldom follow it. That explains the trouble that I’m always in . . .” This is  a girl after my own heart. Her insightful self-evaluation rang true for me, most recently, the … Continue reading

Hey Good Mom

Hey Good Mom

I was going to get all controversial today. Super soapbox-y. You probably would have gotten offended. But about halfway through my rant I realized that while raging has it’s uses, it wasn’t the right delivery for what i wanted to say. So I’m simplifying because there’s something I need to say to you. And to … Continue reading

Fitnessy Friday – Full House Workout

Fitnessy Friday – Full House Workout

I am luring you into fitness today with the promise of a full house workout. Unfortunately for you, these moves have nothing to do with looking as rad as D.J. Tanner. But fortunately for you, this workout can be done while watching reruns of my (and yours . . . admit it) tween obsession. All … Continue reading

These Hips Lie: A Lesson in Perception

These Hips Lie: A Lesson in Perception

i have no idea what i look like. really. it all started when i was looking into some studies on body perception.  according to some research compiled by the  u.s. center for national health statistics, about 50% of women who are not overweight think they are. that’s A LOT.  that’s half!  half the population of … Continue reading

My Big Fat Scary Word

My Big Fat Scary Word

  i had my one word for the year all picked out.   it was supposed to be trust.   something i could stand to work on, to be sure.   but it didn’t feel right.  i couldn’t quite settle into it, you know what I mean?  it felt a bit safe.   but safety … Continue reading

My (Somewhat) Brave Heart

My (Somewhat) Brave Heart

To say I am a bit of a chicken is like saying deep fried Oreos are a bit of an indulgence. A gross understatement. Allow me to elaborate. In fourth grade, we watched The Wizard of Oz. My wide hazel eyes stayed affixed exactly two inches above the glowing screen, so as not to be … Continue reading

Fitnessy Friday – Work it Out Tonight

Fitnessy Friday – Work it Out Tonight

this post is a wee bit late today because i was testing out a workout for you!  i just finished.  literally.  there may be sweat on my keyboard.  i stumbled across it on pinterest.  it takes 30 minutes, requires no equipment, and you will WORK, let me tell you.  as an added bonus, it’s totally … Continue reading