Flourish: Thriving in Everyday Life

“ Blessed is the man Who walks not in the counsel of the ungodly, Nor stands in the path of sinners, Nor sits in the seat of the scornful; But his delight is in the law of the Lord, And in His law he meditates day and night. He shall be like a tree Planted […]

Processing Pain

The Buddha said the root of all suffering is attachment. I think of that as relating to acceptance (more on that later). Christians sometimes explain suffering as something God gives or allows us as an opportunity for growth. A beginning premise is that most suffering is self created. This is contrary to what we typically […]

Start with Your Dreams

Start with your dreams, not your limitations. Bringing in the constraints of reality is the second step, not the first. There is a story about the training of work elephants. When the elephant is young, the trainer ties a heavy chain to its leg. No matter how hard it pulls, it can’t escape. By the […]

Obligatory New Year Fitness Post

That’s right, I said it. I mean that’s all anyone is writing/talking/vlogging about at this moment because with the new year comes the resolutions. I don’t think I’ve ever accomplished a single resolution I’ve ever made and that’s probably because I made really unachievable ones like “I’m going to lose all my weight and be […]

Embracing Failure

How do you handle failure when it comes? Ok, so this month we are going to just talk about embracing failure.  First things first, let’s define failure. Dictionary.com defines it as “Lack of success”.  No one likes to look in the mirror and tell themselves that they have failed. It can hurt, whatever the situation. […]

Integrity: The Art of Keeping Promises to Yourself

I have had so many people ask me how I was so successful in my weight loss journey.  Of course, I would tell them the logistics of my journey. You know, my calorie intake, workout routine, all of that. Don’t worry, we will get to that. But when you get past that it really boils […]

Fitness & Family

First of all, welcome to this fitness blog. I’m Becky, and I am so honored and glad you are here! I’d love to start us off with telling you a bit about me and what you can expect from my posts.  Please know that I am not a doctor, nutritionist or a personal trainer. I’m […]