When we think "self-care" we often think expensive and/or time-consuming but most of us -- especially us moms -- can't realistically commit to weekly massages or sunrise yoga sessions. (This is the part where I picture you murmuring something along the lines of "As if!" under your breath.) So I guess we should just skip self-care until we can do … [Read more...] about Quick and easy self care ideas
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Cold weather and short winter days throw me for a loop. I know it's all relative and it's not nearly so cold or so dark here in North Carolina as in many places, but that just solidifies my resolve not to move anywhere more wintery. So today I'm taking a cue from Anne Bogel to share what's "saving my life right now." 1- space heater for … [Read more...] about 5 things saving my life this winter
If you've been reading my blog for long, you know my life sort of imploded about six years ago (my dad died, we adopted two more kids from foster care, plus other things I didn't share online). As I struggled to cope with all of that, I began a journey towards strength in body, mind, and soul. Because this made such a change in my own life, I … [Read more...] about Online personal training
Today is my fitiversary. (Yep, that's a made up word.) I define my fitiversary as the day I began my fitness journey in earnest. I'd worked out on and off over the years, but then my schedule would change or I'd get sick or injured and out of my routine and never start back. Or the friends I was going to exercise class with would stop going so I … [Read more...] about Happy fitiversary to me!
Hey, y'all! We survived the hurricane here on the North Carolina coast and although our town and surrounding areas had (and still have) quite a lot to deal with, our house fared well. I ended up evacuating with kids and dogs while Ken stayed in town because he is considered "essential personnel" at the hospital. We spent longer than originally … [Read more...] about Short “anywhere workout” for busy moms
It's been one month since my robotic laparoscopic total hysterectomy and I'm feeling good! But let's back up a bit and I'll tell you how my early recovery went, how long it took to feel somewhat normal, and how I've been easing back into activity. If you missed the first post in the series, I talked about my concerns prior to surgery and my … [Read more...] about Returning to activity after hysterectomy