But what if I’m not strong enough…

what if im not strong enough

When I’m faced with new challenges, I like to take a step back before I embrace them. Sometimes, it’s just to get a running start. More often, I’m dealing with some version of the question “but what if I’m not strong enough?”

I worry that I’ll fail.


Lately, I’ve realized that how “what if I’m not strong enough” gets answered has a big impact on what happens next. [Read more…]

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Four reasons to STOP keeping a to-do list

why i quit keeping a to do list

When I decided to quit keeping a to-do list, it felt weird.  It felt like it should be this shameful, hidden secret.

I was definitely out of step with a world where everyone is focused on doing more, being more productive, and optimizing their efficiency.

But for me, it was the right choice.  At least for now.  I’ve got four good reasons why living list free is a good decision. [Read more…]

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10 Secrets for Staying Motivated in the Gym

staying motivated at the gym

Recently, I shared that (much to my confusion) I was turning into somewhat of a gym bunny. It was a tongue and cheek post (I still shop in the plus size department, there’s no way anyone would look and me and say “gym bunny”) but it does celebrate some of the changes I’ve seen in my life since the first of the year.

As of this morning, I’m at my lowest weight in 15 years – obviously, something has changed. How can I NOT celebrate that!

When Kathy from Mothering from Scratch left me a comment asking what my secret was, it took me a few days to come up with an answer. [Read more…]

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Need More Time? Quit Doing These Five Things

5 things to quit doing

As I shared Monday, we all have the exact same amount of time each week.  As I’ve struggled to add hours of rehab time for my knee to an already full weekly calendar, I’ve frequently felt like I just need more time.

I can’t get it all done.

(The really comforting thing?  No one else can either.  NONE of us get it ALL done.  Some people are just better at getting the visible stuff done.) [Read more…]

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