The Unusual Mindset I Adopted to Succeed at Sustained Weight Loss

I’m told I make outrageous claims. Apparently, just because I’ve maintained a 125-pound weight loss for seven years, it doesn’t mean it’s realistic for others to do the same. Says who? We all know someone who’s lost a significant amount … Continue reading

I’ve Run 17 Races in 6 Years, But I’m Not a Runner– Here’s Why

To be clear, I’ve run two marathons, five half-marathons, six 12ks, and four 5k races. And I just registered for another 12k, half-marathon, and full marathon for 2016, but who’s counting?   In May of 2010, I completed my first race after … Continue reading

Easy Steps to Live Your Life Purpose

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Do you know your life purpose?   Are you living life to the fullest, or have you abandoned your childhood dreams for a safer road?   Look deeply into your heart for clues about finding your life purpose. Take a … Continue reading

11 Beliefs To Steal From The Best Weight Loss Maintainers

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You can learn how to lose weight easily. Really.   Your local library has thousands of books to help you drop pounds. Many television programs and news segments advertise the latest craze in diet and fitness. Even your friends and … Continue reading

Why You’re Actually Too Embarrassed to Exercise

    Embarrassment is one of the top reasons Americans don’t workout (along with the lack of time, inability to exercise effectively, and lack of enjoyment of fitness).   When I weighed 300 pounds, joining a gym was one of … Continue reading

10 Signs You’re On Track To Reach Your Ideal Weight (Even If It Doesn’t Feel Like It)

    “I’ve lost and gained weight so many times in the past few years– I’ve started to doubt I can ever keep the weight off.”   Sound familiar? I’ve been there before, too. Up until about seven years ago, … Continue reading

The Perfectionism Shift: Developing An Adventure Attitude

  We’ve all done it—set expectations for how a situation is supposed to turn out, and then nothing goes as anticipated.   Some of us will feel disappointed, let down, or even frustrated. We blame ourselves, or worse—we blame other … Continue reading

I Almost Talked Myself Out Of A Workout This Morning. Here’s What I Did Instead:

We all know that starting a workout routine sucks at first. It takes a week or two to get into the swing of things. Until that time, you’re fighting your mental anti-exercise demon that’s coming up with all kinds of … Continue reading