I had two beautiful sightings this week. One was my very first monarch butterfly sighting this summer on my evening walk. I love taking a walk after dinner some nights, while the evenings are still balmy and refreshing. I passed a bed of vibrant flowers, when a monarch gracefully floated and perched itself right on … More A Beautiful Sight
I set off on a nature hike this afternoon instead of going to HIIT. It was a beautiful day and I felt the need to be outside in fresh air. The trails were long and winding. We were going at a vigorous pace, up some stairs, along a riverbank and up another winding dirt trail. … More Plateaus and Taking the Leap
This month’s story of inspiration comes from my sister Camille, and a little bit from me. My sister, Camille, is trying to lose weight. She is about 5 feet, 3 inches, and would be considered petite in frame. Over the years her weight has been on a bit of a yo-yo pattern. She had lost … More No Gimmicks
My inspirational story of this month comes from my niece Mikayla (Kayla or Kaylie as she is fondly known by relatives.) Kayla is a fun, fast and fierce girl who happens to be celebrating the big one-eight today! I can’t believe how time flies by. Not so long ago, it seems like Kayla and I … More She’s Just a Girl and She’s on Fire!
This month’s story of inspiration comes from my friend Trish. Trish is celebrating her birthday today so it couldn’t be a better time to inspire. I met Trish ten years ago on the job. With her mischievous smile, a twinkle in her baby blues and her ability to make me laugh until my stomach hurt, … More Some Folks Just Got it!
Hello and happy pre-May. The Five by Five is my jive. Also I was just looking for another word that rhymes with five. But seriously, it keeps me alive. (oops, now I can’t stop.) Moving right along, the program is going great! I have been doing the 5 by 5 for about a month or … More Starting to Thrive with the Five by Five!
I wrote about my condo gym facility being a place where an important lesson can be learned. My building has many senior citizens, some with debilitating illnesses such as Parkinson’s disease, as well as other people who are recovering from knee surgery or a stroke. What I realized from using this gym is that these … More One Step Forward
I connected with bikini competitor Angela McKie-Burrowes via Facebook. Angela and I go way back from our teen years through a mutual friend. She always enjoyed staying active teaching Belly Dance. A while back, Angela pursued her certification in personal training and began weight training. As she prepares to enter a bikini competition in March, … More Beauty and the Barbells
Trex to Tigress is starting out 2015 with a major roar! No, I have not yet done my first unassisted pull-up, but this news is just as exciting. I was able to chronicle a part of the journey of figure/bikini competitor Angela McKie-Burrowes today as she preps for her first competition in March. I interview … More I’m so Excited!
I wanted this guy, elusive blogger simply named Two, to share his inspirational story in November, but it is fitting that it was not ready until December. His blog symbolizes everything that Christmas is about, compassion, giving and trying to make a change in a troubled world. His blog is an amazing and beautiful journey, … More The “Two” Spirit of Giving