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Love Your Body

Love Your Body

*A huge thank you to my ridiculously talented sister Shannon Delmonico, who turned my Word document into this gorgeous-ness.

Remembering the Magic

Remembering the Magic

I went to the woods today. I went despite the long list of shoulds tacked to my fridge. I went despite a toddler who in no way desired to be wrestled into a car seat. I went despite myself. I needed to go to the woods. I wanted the wind whipping around my face and … Continue reading

Fitnessy Friday – 5 [Hard} Questions

Fitnessy Friday – 5 [Hard} Questions

Today’s fitnessy friday is a little bit different, and I’m super excited about it! I feel very honored to be guest posting at Laura Cavanaugh’s Holistic Body Theology blog today. She sent me 5 ridiculously hard questions on exercise, spirituality, and self-worth. My answers are below . . click the link at the bottom to … Continue reading

To Write Freedom on an Old Racetrack

To Write Freedom on an Old Racetrack

Not too long ago, God showed up at an abandoned racetrack in the woods. My companions—some of the most courageous women I’ve ever known—were a handful of residents from Mercy Ministries. I had the honor of walking beside them as Fitness Director for the program. We were spread out along the trail at Campbell Valley Park, … 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 (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

My One Word

My One Word

instead of crumbling under my typical jurassic pile of resolutions, i marked 2012 by choosing one word to serve as my guidepost: release. ok, to say i chose it may be a bit of a stretch. a HUGE stretch. i would never have chosen it. i mean, who wants to release?  not me.  i would … Continue reading

A Love Letter to my Body Part 2: A Holy Breath

A Love Letter to my Body Part 2: A Holy Breath

This follow up to A Love Letter to my Body is featured on SheLoves Magazine today.  Click the link below to continue reading the full article. Do you remember the movie Up? There’s a memorable scene where the old man’s house floats away, suspended by a colorful myriad of balloons. That moment perfectly exemplifies the experience of … Continue reading