My Basement Marathon: Adapting Goals and Getting to the Finish Line!

Once upon a time (like 6 months ago😉) I had high hopes of running a marathon on Pioneer Day, just 2 days before the 2-year anniversary of my hysterectomy and 3 days before my 36th birthday. Then life happened – gut issues, family sickness for a month, and other “stuff”. But I reeeally still wanted…

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Dance. For. Joy.

Want to cut a rug in your own home? That’s right, I’m bringing dance to you! Whether it’s because you’re learning something new or because your heart is racing, dance lifts us in amazing ways! I’ve been enjoying movement for over 15 years and am thrilled to share how it can help raise your spirit.…

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Hopeful Spirit: Meditation and Mental Breaks

Feeling unhappy? Overwhelmed? When was the last time you relaxed? Don’t have time to relax? I get it. You’re busy. Everyone’s counting on you. But what if you escaped for a few seconds by closing your eyes and just letting yourself breathe deeply? What if? What if you locked yourself in your room for a…

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I’m okay and that’s enough.

(Cold but smiling at the start of what I thought was my last appointment.) Today is supposed to be my (for real, again) FINAL doctor’s appointment related to my mastectomy and reconstruction.  It’s been 5 weeks since the appointment I THOUGHT was going to be my final one.  I think I’m finally starting to be…

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"Try Everything" Dance Workout and an End of Year Pep Talk

Last month, I came across a COMMENT (Woot! Woot!) on my first dance workout video: I LOVE this video and the dance! It makes me smile. When I am back on my feet, I will be learning your dance! Thanks for sharing and congrats on losing + keeping off 70lbs! I was ecstatic!  It was…

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WORKOUT WEDNESDAY: An Isolation Warm-up to "Brave"

Don’t know what to do to start exercising?  This is one of my favorite ways to warm up and start any day.  I hope this helps you loosen up, relax, and enjoy your body! This first video has me giving some tips. This one is the same warm-up withOUT me talking! I hope you enjoy…

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A QUICK LEG WORKOUT

Ha ha ha!  So, last week I was super proud of myself for finally making the time to record a workout video and post it online!  And then I didn’t share it here…whoops!  So here it is, my first official blog post with a workout video. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cqoSMy8m2SU If this is too hard to start with,…

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Wednesday Workout: Dance to "I Feel Better When I’m Dancing"

Yes, I know it’s Thursday.  But that’s just how this week has been.  Here is my Wednesday Workout anyway though, because “better late than never!”  It’s an energetic, Afro-Caribbean dance performed by my daughter and me to “I Feel Better When I’m Dancing.”  Try doing it a few times in a row and you will get…

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"Think Yourself Healthy" Is Published!

My first book is available for purchase!  I’m so excited to share the tools that helped me overcome my need to comfort myself with food, minimize my anxiety and depression, and led to me losing and keeping off 70 pounds!  All while being a SAHM and not even having a gym membership.  Sounds crazy, huh?…

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Inspiring Lyrics and a GREAT Workout Song: We Are Brave

My daughter told me about this song and I ABSOLUTELY love it. I’m trying to get some new songs to exercise to, and not only does this totally fit the bill in that department, it does in EVERY department- dish washing, laundry folding, just getting through the day, etc.  It helped me finish my first…

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