Twisting Into Myself with Stevie Wonder

“I cannot wait for the weekend,” I told a coworker on Friday. “I have to get away.” “So where are you taking yourself,” she asked cheerily. “I’m going to hide,” I said, and I meant it. I could think of nothing better than to curl up in my house, light some candles, take some naps […]

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Just Call Me The Streak

When I was a little girl, one of our favorite outings was to go to Baskin-Robbins to get ice cream. Now mind you these were the days when the thought of a store offering 32 flavors was mind-boggling. Before Baskin-Robbins arrived in Baton Rouge, we were limited to the regular flavors of Chocolate, Strawberry, Vanilla […]

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The Nutrition Experiment: Learning

I’m now a couple of months into my Precision Nutrition program. I am routinely checking my email first thing in the morning for my “nutrition lesson” and attempting to complete my assigned “habit” each day. I don’t think I have lost an ounce. At the same time, I don’t think I’ve gained an ounce either. […]

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Ready to RUN!!

This week is the last week of my Fit Camp series. What should have been 12 weeks turned in to 13 when I took a week off in February to vacation in the Upper Peninsula. Reflecting back on why I invested my time, energy and dollars into this, I have met my goals. I was […]

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An Old Dog Can Learn New Tricks

I’ve been creating new habits. I started Jessica’s Fit Camp in January, and that program is 12 weeks long. I have two weeks left, so I’m going to commit to doing all the workouts this week. It will be tough. But, since it’s almost over, I should be able to do this! This week I […]

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Savoring Slowness

I met with a young woman at work a few weeks ago to discuss what a training career might look like. She scheduled 30 minutes on my calendar, and we talked. I asked her about her background and her history with our company. I told her about my career of choice, and we explored the […]

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Taking the Time to Eat

As part of my yearlong nutrition exploration, I’m trying some new things. The “habit” I’m supposed to implement for the next two weeks is eating slowly. They recommend stretching my meals out to 20 minutes. Yesterday I timed my meals, and even with slower eating, my meals averaged about 10 minutes each. Apparently, the body […]

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On My Mind: Clarity and Complexity

After about 6 weeks of no sugar, my mind is becoming clearer. I have less anxiety and have been surprisingly free of the ups and downs of my normal depressive state. It shouldn’t be surprising since I know my depression is a boomerang to my anxiety. Get too anxious for too long, and my hormonal […]

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A Winding Path of Improvement: Nutrition

I have good days and bad days. A great month is followed by a nutritional disaster. I rave about my success getting off sugar and then plummet into despair over yet another lapse in my good eating habits. I have learned that eating healthy is not a straight-line journey. It’s a twisting, turning path that […]

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My Mind is Clear

Ever since the holidays, I’ve been in denial. I surface every now and then and know what I need to do, but my drug of choice has eventually dragged me down into a pit of desperation. Sometimes it’s the drip, drip, drip of subtle numbness obscuring my natural energy. At other times, I am hurtling […]

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