I signup for a caloric or food-restrictive meal plan and intense workout plan. I see instantaneous results in the first few days and weeks but then….Progress stalls. A big holiday weekend approaches so I schedule a cheat day. Cheat day turns into cheat weekend. By Monday, guilt settles in. I go back on restrictive plan.… Read More Why I Don’t Cheat (Meal)… or Diet
If you suffer from depression, you’ve likely lived with it your whole life. There is myriad of medication and therapy that assist you from falling into a dark episode. But, understanding the illness, the triggers and having steps to head off an episode can make a world of difference.… Read More Tolerating Depression
In an opening remarks to 75 young women at the LEAD Sports Summit in Austin, Texas, five-time Olympic gold medalist, Missy Franklin, spoke about her struggles with depression. The event was designed to empower female athletes in academics, sport and life, and her openness about depression makes her awesome-er than she already is. Franklin explains that two months before the… Read More Missy Franklin Speaks about Depression: Female Athletes and Mental Health
Yep, I did it. My daughter and I have been shooting video with our GoPro for the last few days, playing with video editors, and decided to publish snippets of our weekly activities.… Read More I Started a YouTube Channel!
Growing up, Mom signed me up for every sport. She liked to keep her kids busy, but particularly me. She would encourage that I keep my own daughter busy as well–as the saying goes, idle hands are the devil’s tools. But sports did more than keep me out of trouble, sports was my outlet. As… Read More Making Time to Rest, Time to Heal
My fitness journey started with the goal to lose excessive baby weight. But the more I get into health and fitness, the more I see unhealthy habits and thinking.… Read More Rock My Body