Get Naked Friday – Age Really Is Just a Number

This morning I woke up wondering what I was going to post today.

Then I went to the gym.

Inspiration was waiting.

My fabulous gym, Perfection Fitness, is having a little friendly challenge.

How long can you hold a plank?

I have never timed a plank before. In fact, I don’t think I had ever done a plank for longer than a minute. That is usually the extent of the hold in any fitness class.

I was hoping my trainer, Melissa, would let me slide on this one.

Nope! No such luck!

Before I knew what was happening, her and her co-worker pulled up a stop watch, I hit my elbows, and the time ( very slowly ) started to tic away.

I made it to 2:23 seconds. I passed up a couple of the guys but was the bottom time for the girls.

I felt disappointed in myself and instantly wished Read more [...]

Spice Up Your Marriage – 4 Ways Stilettos Can Help

A little while back I asked my husband this, “Is there any way that I can be a better wife for you?”

Every now and then I think it is good to check in with each other to see how things are going.  I think it is important, in marriage, to ask the question, “How can I be better for you? For us?”
Do you want to know what he answered?
It’s not what you would assume a husband might say.

He said, “I’d like you to wear high heels more often.”

I was totally surprised by his answer. 

I am a jeans, tank top and flip flop kind of girl.  I live in them.  If I never saw another pair of heels again, that would be alright with me. 

What is it about heels anyway?  Why do us women put ourselves thru this voluntary torture on a regular basis?

Believe it or not, a recent study sought Read more [...]

Get Naked Friday – It All Starts With The Shopping Cart

Although it has been over a year, I remember my first day meeting with my personal trainer, Melissa.

I was scared, intimidated and certain that she was going to shove a strict diet down my throat.

Walking out of her gym that first day, however, I felt empowered, optimistic and ready.

The first day that I trained with her, she text me this picture.  This is a picture of her shopping cart at Costco.  Wow!  Talk about healthy!  Talk about inspiring.

My cart never looked like this.

She told me, “It all starts at the store.”

Ain’t that the truth!!!!  If I don’t have healthy easy choices in my fridge or pantry, things start to go south fast.
It all begins with what I put in my shopping cart.
Since that first day I met with her I think of this picture every time I Read more [...]

The Best Anniversary Gift

As I told you last week, Friday was my wedding anniversary.

When I got home from picking up the kids from school that day, I found this sweet anniversary message, from my husband, on my closet mirror.
This was the best anniversary gift. 

So much better than a card, right?


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