Mixing it Up – An Adventure in Exercise

Sparkle Clients at Boot Camp

I have now participated in so many 5K’s that I’ve lost count, and I have the t-shirts to prove it! Never did I think that 60 pounds ago, I would be seeking out 5K’s, but here I am! In order to keep myself motivated, I find one 5K to walk or run/walk every month. It’s […]

The Playout

Colorado Workouts

Here is a fun post from my client, Suzette!  Enjoy! I was lucky to have grown up in a family of competitive athletes so sports and exercise have always been fun. As a result, I think we need to change workouts to playouts. Do you remember when you were 5 and you would race your […]

Just Live Leggings

Just Live Leggings

Exercise is so important now that summer is just around the corner!  Although the pollen is at an all time high, I am thankful to have a treadmill I can walk/run on.  I don’t know about you but I love a good pair of leggings.  Being the “not so skinny” self that I am, I […]

2015 Vionic Walkabout Challenge

Vionic Walkabout Challenge

One of my goals this month is to walk more.  I love my weekend walks with my husband. However, I need to walk more during the week.  I find myself making excuses and not exercising.  This is NOT helping my weight loss! Vionic Footwear contacted me asking if I would be interested in taking their […]

The Horizon Effect

Maybe it's not about the happy ending. Maybe it's about the story

In our church, the pastor is preaching on Happiness.  One of our rights, as a citizen of the US is the right to the pursuit of happiness.  I have been meaning for a few weeks to talk to you about what he has preached on but time has gotten away from me and I didn’t […]

January 2015 Goals {Updated}

A dream written down becomes a goal.

Well, this is a first.  I have NEVER updated a post the day I am supposed to update it.  With this being the last day of January, I thought it only appropriate to update it today.  Miracles…miracles.  I guess I am getting more consistent with this blogging thing!  A daily commitment helps! To see the […]

Video Diary Entry #4

Video Diary Entry #4

Today was another successful day.  I went to a 3 year old’s birthday party where there were lots of good munchies.  I didn’t partake in any!  YAHOO!!!!!!!  No cake, no buffalo chicken dip, no cheesy rotel, no ice cream and certainly no yummy pudding cups with oreos.  NOTHING! However, that same friend that had the […]

Be Thankful – November 2014 Goals

A goal without a plan is just a wish

November is here.  With November comes Thanksgiving and with Thanksgiving comes thanks. This has been a very hard year for me.  I am hoping the end of the year turns out better than the rest but only time will tell.  Time and decisions made in the next two months. Isn’t life all about decisions?  One […]

One Day at a Time

Failure is not falling down but refusing to get up.

Guys, I am telling you, sometimes you need to take life one day at a time…especially if you are trying to lose weight and live healthier. I had a conversation with my previous Crossfit trainer, Larry, on Saturday.  He is working on some certifications and needed a “dummy” or should I say, “student” to do […]

One Victory at a Time

There is no one giant step that does it its a bunch of little steps

Today was a very stressful day.  I woke up very sick last night with stomach issues.  Spent quite a while in the bathroom.  Then, this morning, got up early to do the workout my trainer Larry prescribed.  Felt fine during the workout but then after felt super nauseous. Probably should have made the decision to […]