building a better you

The Power of Thank You

September 29, 2014

When you get married you have to do a good bit of blending. Styles, feelings, furniture, and so on but the biggest I think is habits. Some good, some bad. Like how I am notorious for not cleaning the lint trap or how Kevin will pace like a caged animal on the phone…for an hour. Those […]

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How To Start Twitter

September 19, 2014

Follow Fridays are kind of a thing of the past but I thought I would bring it back today to help convert some folks. Twitter can be an amazing place. I’ve met my best friends there. I’ve helped people. I’ve laughed. I’ve cried. I’ve talked so much shit it’s ridiculous. But I digress. In the […]

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So you wanna start running…

September 15, 2014

I get a lot of questions about running…especially in fall when it isn’t 5000 degrees. How do I do it? Where do I do it? When can I do it? The short answer is that it’s never the same for any one person but I have seen plenty of “I wouldn’t run unless zombies were chasing […]

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Get Fitted with Confidence by Vanity Fair

September 8, 2014

Bra shopping is just the worst.Amirite? To me it is even worse than jeans. So many options. So much riding on awell fitting bra. Sure, when we were younger we just got the cute ones and lived with it. The poking wire. The spillage over the top.  We were cute, right? But now with a […]

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Postpartum Anxiety and Strollers

September 4, 2014

At this time around 5 years ago, I was settling in with my first newborn. I had never really dealt with teeny babies. I had held one or two, of course but not in the trenches.  The adrenaline was wearing off and the tired was washing over me like a dense fog. I knew it […]

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Things I Love – That Gal {Benefit Primer}

May 29, 2014

Back in the early spring, I ran out of foundation. I was going to the mall and only had a few minutes and dropped by the lovely Benefit counter. I drool there. I would take one of everything if I was made of money. I have used their stuff since my wedding (they did my […]

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21 Day Fix: Complete

April 30, 2014

Note: Read about 21 Day Fix  in my previous post. Well I did it….well mostly. In the 21 days, I only missed 2 days. 1 day I was literally on my feet all day outside playing with the boys and doing yard work. We were at the River and once kids were in bed, we […]

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The Rise of the Mommy Martyr

April 16, 2014

It’s been happening for years now. This mythical pedestal we have put the perfect mom on. We all see her differently. Either we aspire to be like her or we violently revolt against her. Putting her there to lash out against it. It’s weird. We see the moms with their pennants at birthday parties and […]

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21 Day Fix: Week 1 Complete

April 14, 2014

So I started a exercise program. I announced this in grand fashion by taking a photo of my muffin top in the bathroom mirror during bathtime for the boys and now on here. Exhibit A   I stopped working out regularly last summer due to a work crunch and the post-crunch “Treat yoself” mantra I […]

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Running Songs of the Week: Week 4

February 7, 2014

Well I have the Krispy Kreme Challenge tomorrow. I ran Sunday in my neighborhood for the first REAL time. It was beautiful and I couldn’t pass it up. I set out to explore the streets. I found that is smaller than I thought. I went out from the house with the intent that I couldn’t cop […]

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