12 random thoughts after a blogging hiatus

Construction of our new house was done in October. Moving twice during the pandemic wasn’t fun, but I’m glad we did it. Somehow I’m old enough to have a kid in his first year of a college experience at the same school I went to not that long ago.If all goes according to plan, I will [...]

Pandemic fitness

Before the word quarantine was part of my daily vocabulary, my fitness routine was pretty much set—boxing 3-4 times per week with a personal training session focusing on strength training once per week. I felt great. I was eating pretty well. Despite how hectic life was in early 2020 as we prepared to sell our [...]

Reflections on 2019

  My iPhone can tell me a lot about 2019. I don’t see pictures on the camera roll from New Year’s Eve into New Year’s Day because our NYE plans were changed when our friends got sick. I didn’t stay up to see the ball drop to begin 2019, but I went with the flow [...]

Fabulous musings: Community, support and kindness

Did you love the show Friends as much as I did? Well, a pop-up experience just came to the Boston area, it’s all over the news and I’m going next weekend. Could I BE anymore excited? Hearing yet another news story about this event got me thinking about the importance of friendship, the importance of [...]

My side hustle why

I feel like the timing of this blog post is just right. I joined ZYIA Active as a representative on Memorial Day and since today is Labor Day, the other side of the bookend of summer, I wanted to share some reflections on this still relatively new adventure of mine. I know some people who [...]

It’s ok to change. Really, it is.

I was inspired by a member of my Facebook fitness/wellness group to write about this topic. I know that I have changed quite a bit as a person in the last 10+ years. Now, while I don’t think I’ve changed at the very core of myself (i.e., I’m still a good person with morals and [...]

I started a side hustle. Am I out of my mind??

Don’t answer that.  Earlier this spring, my sister-in-law introduced me to a new line of activewear, ZYIA Active. C is a wife, a mom to two busy teenagers, and a professional in the corporate world with a job that requires regular travel. She had just signed on to be a rep for ZYIA. In addition [...]

Changing up the workout routine

About six months ago, all I wanted was to get back to boxing and be able to hit a heavy bag. Now that I’ve been back to boxing regularly for three months and feel great, I knew recently that it was time to add strength training to my routine because I lost a lot of [...]

The Keto Diet: Navigating a new way of eating

As I mentioned in my last post about starting the ketogenic diet with my husband, we did a lot of research prior to starting. Understanding how this new way of eating works prior to starting was key. I think it’s a way of eating that many people just don’t understand and I know I didn’t [...]

Challenging yourself: Figuring out the differences between valid reasons & excuses

I have challenged myself many times, in many different ways, mentally and physically, over the years. I love to overcome a good challenge. I love to prove to myself that I can do something. I love to prove to others, especially anyone who has ever doubted me, that I can do something. But sometimes when [...]