FAT VS. MUSCLE AND THE BEST INVESTMENT YOU CAN MAKE

Muscle weighs more than fat. This is a fact. I like facts because they can not be undone. Facts are true. Facts are honest. Honesty is hard to find in this world of “fake it until you make it.” What happens if you never make it? What if you keep faking it, while hoping that […]

HOW TO FIND MOTIVATION WHEN THERE IS NONE

This morning I woke up to a message on Facebook. “I have been to the gym TWICE since I started. I need some motivational speaking.” It’s ironic that she messaged me. I am writing now in wry amusement. I love that she thinks my words will inspire her to hit the gym when I myself […]

ALL THAT I GAIN WHILE I AM GAINING WEIGHT #fitgirl #confessions #fatgirl #truth

My clothing is now rejecting the body I have become. I no longer fit in my wardrobe, though I can still get most of what I own on somehow. I am still able to wear all clothing with the exception of pants. I can no longer get my jeans on, not even a little. I’ve […]

NEGATIVES ARE THE KEY TO UNLOCKING STRENGTH

#day15 #TeamErin #Oxychallenge At 2:50pm on some Tuesday I am sitting at a local coffee shop with my computer in front of me and a page that is blank, but full of promise. If my life were a book I could write any story and I suppose that is the truth of what this here […]

HIS AND HER CAVES: HOW TO LIVE IN A SPLIT HOUSE

“You took down our kisstletoe,” my heart sank to see he had reached up to remove one of the last few traces of me left in his bedroom, that used to be our room together. He glanced at the mistletoe like it was nothing. “Yeah, it’s not Christmas anymore.” I grew quiet, dim like a […]

KEEP THE FAITH. KEEP THE FOCUS.

Today is day seven of the Oxygen Magazine fitness challenge. I woke up this morning to a stomach tied in knots, with a heart racing, and now I am pacing. I feel anxious, nervous, and tight. I can’t quite find my center. Breathe. I take a deep breath, in through the nose and out through […]

BEAUTY COMES IN EVERY SKIN #loveit

Time to get back to this person. She is beautiful and confident and strong. Oh wait… HERE I AM!!! ❤ I was beautiful all along 🙂 This blog is dedicated to Anna Coleman. She reminded me of the danger of skin cancer recently. I am glad she will live to recover.  This blog is dedicated to my MOM […]

STARTING OVER: DAY ONE CAN HAPPEN EVERY DAY

Today is day SIX of the Oxygen Fitness Challenge So I am cleaning, getting ready for my first client to arrive, when I come across a lone chicken nugget that had been left from the day before…..I gobbled that sucker up so fast it was almost fresh again! What did you expect….It’s CHICKEN!!  You already […]