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Baby girl. You’re seven today. Seven. Not days, or weeks, or months, but seven whole years. And they’ve been such wonderful years. You’ve taught me about the world, ignited my inner science geek, and made everything brighter. You’ve challenged me to be a better mother, and I’ve learned to fight for what you need most. […]

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And That’s How We Became Vegetarians

Her face was already crumpling as she came up the sidewalk to meet me. We barely made it into the empty cafeteria before she fell into my arms, a sobbing bundle of gangly arms and bruised legs, smelling of sweat and playground dirt. I held her close with one hand, signing her out of the […]

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Adventures in Achilles Tendonitis

Last Friday, I finally went to the doctor after a super painful tearing feeling in my heel left me with consistent foot pain. Per the podiatrist, I have a small tear in my Achilles tendon, a whole lot of swelling, and something that’s probably a bone spur but could be a crystal built up from […]

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Cheer Me Up (+ a GIVEAWAY)

We said goodbye to our pup of 16 years on Wednesday and, honestly, I’m still in the grieving phase. So, to cheer myself up a little bit, I wanted to talk about some of the things that are making me feel really happy right now. Soybu – I’m on a mission to find incredible, easy […]

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I Am a Gladiator (or FREE CAMP GLADIATOR BOOTCAMP)

You guys. I’m not saying everything is perfect right now. I mean, tomorrow is Christmas Eve and I’m having an early morning surgery to remove some impressively gigantic ovarian cysts. So…there’s that. And food? Still far from perfect, so I’m still trying. BUT…otherwise? I just canNOT say enough about how much I’m enjoying my workouts lately. […]

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November 15, 2015

Sometimes when you say I just can’t help it, other people here I give up, or I don’t care. And sometimes those people are right, but sometimes you really can’t help it. Sometimes there’s more going on than you could possibly know. And that doesn’t mean that you should let your life spiral out of […]

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Camp Gladiator, Day 1

Oh hey. I’m back. Hopefully more consistently. I finally have my hormones balanced, and I’m starting to feel better. I have more energy, more balance, more happiness. I had WAY too little testosterone, and fixing that issue is already well worth the (fairly easy) procedure. As my hormones went downhill–and it took me nearly two […]

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Equinox

And just like that, it’s fall. I find myself restarting my fitness plan for the third time in as many weeks. I started to feel bad about that, until I took a hard look at the last three weeks. More workouts, less crappy food, more produce, less stomach issues. So even if I never “follow […]

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