The itch to compete again…

Last show, April 27 2013 – Derby – Louisville, KYIt keeps creeping into my mind. I keep pushing it out. Oh, and then it sneaks right back…the itch to compete. But, why? I certainly don’t look forward to stage – I can’t pose, don’t like people looking…

Food prepping like the best of em’ – Total prep time – 2 hours!!!

Food for the day (not pictured – veggies)Sunday’s are typically great days for me to cook and I love it when food prep days fall on it! So this morning I attacked a “fun” tabata filled workout, provided by Julie Lohre and then proceeded to cook for the…

Paddle Boarding

Off to Paddle Board in the canals of Ft. Myers.I enjoy the outdoors, spending time on the water, and fitness. This is where paddle boarding comes in – such a great balance of all three.I tried it out on the canals of Ft. Myers. The waters were calm (as…

Stepping it up on the Stairmill

Endorphins are flowing – thank you cardio. I am feeling absolutely energized after a butt kicking on the stairmill this morning. I completed a 45 minute step workout on an empty stomach. True confessions – I utilized a Crystal Light Energy Packet. My…

Trending now in my kitchen…

I have my moods with foods. I will eat something over and over again until I tire of it and then move along. My goal going into June is to start experimenting with more recipes. I love to bake and cook and need to explore more possibilities. I have pin…

Wine, workouts, and no regrets.

I just got home after an incredibly relaxing vacation to Ft. Myers beach. This is one of the first vacations I have taken and not been training for a show. I’m just in life!So naturally, I woke up and got my workouts in. I even ran with my sister one d…

Why blog?

I blog for myself. It’s my accountability, it’s my journey, it’s my memories, it’s my struggles, and it’s my successes. It is all published on the Internet, wide open for the world to see if they choose.I don’t blog to impress anyone. I don’t blog to t…

2013 Komen Race for the Cure

The streets of downtown Columbus were packed today with runners and walkers, racing for one common goal – to find a cure for breast cancer. It was wonderful to see over 40,000 people participate, knowing that they each have made some type of financial …

Holding myself accountable in life

No show planned. But I want to be lean…but Julie is no longer pinching me every few weeks…I refuse to fall victim to the device known as “the scale.” So who is going to tell me what kind of progress I am making, what I really look like, and if I ne…

Pick your passion, make your plan, and take action.

I remember when my sister told me she was going to do a half marathon. My first thought was honestly wow, that is really far! My second, was good for her! Today, she did it. Today was the 10th annual Columbus Cap City Half Marathon and an incredible mo…