I can’t say that I never was a runner. I was on 2 state track championship teams. But I was not a distance runner. I ran 100 meter hurdles and sprints. A 200 meter dash was my longest race. So I have NEVER been a distance runner. About six years ago a friend convinced me to… Read More


I am in my last five days of my 24 day Advocare Challenge. I am so excited to share my results after my final weigh-in and measurements. I have a long way to go, but I have made a lot of progress in the last 19 days. Even if the only take away I have… Read More


Winter can get a little long in South Dakota. We haven’t had a bad winter, not a lot of snow and the temperature hasn’t been too bad. But it is still winter. It is dark when I get home from work and it feels like bedtime way too early. Last year at this time I… Read More


I survived the cleanse phase of my 24 day Advocare Challenge. I am in day 3 of the Max Phase and halfway done with the challenge. This week was a little tougher than the first week. My family had pizza one night and my mom sent over chocolate chip cookies for my kids to snack… Read More


I promised my little one that I would spend some time with her tonight.  She was not going to let me go back on my word. When I got home for the day she was ready to hang out with her mama. We decided to spend a little time in the kitchen to start our… Read More


I survived my first five days of the Advocare 24 day challenge and I feel great. I am not going to pretend that it was easy, but it was not as hard as I thought it would be. I was prepared for my first week. And honestly I have eaten more fruit and vegetables in… Read More


This post has been eating away at me for months. Words, so many words that have been fighting to get out and I have tried very hard to push them back in. I have been a mom sitting in the stands cheering on my girls for six years. My oldest played her first game of… Read More


For months I have been following my friend Stef’s yoga progression on instagram and her posting about #reclaimyourmorning. She is making great progress on her road to a healthy lifestyle and I wanted to know what she was doing. How does she have so much energy? I want to get healthy, too. She encouraged me… Read More


So I had a little bit of a shocking experience today. I stepped on the scale. I had not done that in a very long time. I am glad I did and wish I hadn’t all at the same time. I actually took all of my measurements today because on Wednesday I am kicking off… Read More


I decided this year I would choose a word of the year. I have been seeing a lot of other words announced today. Brave, refine, abound, focus, shine, and persevere are a few of my favorites, but none of those words really fit where I want to go in 2015. As I sat and pondered… Read More