My friend Ange wrote a post about how bloggers aren’t entitled to free things, which solidified my own feelings I had been having about the value of blogging itself. This post was primarily going to focus on that, but since it’s more of a thinking out loud kind of day, I decided to connect several points together in a rambling, yet hopefully concise, statement. That was a lot of commas. We’re off to a good start. First I’ll address the blogging bit and move on considering not all of you are bloggers. For a couple years I have read pleading comments… View Post

I’m a very Type A person.  I make to-do lists, I don’t like change, and even though I can’t, I want to control everything and everyone around me. The subject of this post has come up twice in two days, so I figured it was something I should write about.  I was discussing the recovery process and generally how I had evolved from point A to point B over the years. As much as I would LOVE for there to be step-by-step directions on how to get to a desired result, there is no recipe. Growing up, learning about yourself,… View Post

One of the things that has been keeping me so busy the past couple weeks is the start of a 3-month corporate fitness challenge that I’ve organized and am overseeing. One of the most amazing things about these challenges is watching people who don’t normally incorporate fitness into their lives get excited about joining a team, working together, and setting goals for themselves. It’s seriously so inspiring and one of the things that makes me really love my job. Another thing these challenges do is bring my attention towards an entire group of people that I don’t always encounter on a… View Post

Ok, that’s a lie. Some parts of blogging aren’t fun. I had the idea for this post after I heard this for the millionth time: “Man, I want to just blog and have people send me stuff all the time.” As I typically do to avoid confrontation, I laughed it off with a quick “yeaaahhh…” and smiled. I figured that this happens enough, however, that I would think out loud on the subject. Just to be clear, I understand the difference between someone saying it from a place of respect and someone saying it with absolutely no idea the work that’s… View Post

I think nutrition is fascinating. I always like learning new research and finding new foods to try. One thing that excited me about this fitness challenge is that there was a nutritional component involved. It wasn’t just working out and eating what I had been eating, it encompassed both of those things and how they work in tandem. A short background on why and how I’m tracking my meals: In order for us to receive our customized nutrition plans, we first had to complete a BioSignature Modulation assessment. The fat levels on twelve sites on the body were measured and… View Post