• talks about her Confessions


    1. I’m totally excited about The Fray‘s new album, Scars & Stories, which came out today!  Yay!  Currently listening to it on Spotify til I can buy my own copy. Thanks to my BFF for introducing me to Spotify, too.  Check it out if you haven’t already.  So awesome!


    2. Found this article about Soda that enlightened me & made me even more glad that I gave up caffeine over 6 months ago.  {I still have a non-caffeinated diet soda every once in a while}.  And, #2 is supposed to say 50% increase, rather than 500, haha.


    3. Number 2 brings me to another point I’ve been wanting to chat about.  I’ve mentioned before that I am a huge all or nothing type personality.  Here’s the thing though, I don’t want to be like that.  I want to be okay with having a brownie every once in a while or taking a day off from my exercise routine because I’m sick, or have a diet A&W root beer every once in a while.  I want to do these things and then be able to get back on track-with “on track” being my daily life-not anything out of the ordinary.  I want to live a life in balance.  Optimal health for me doesn’t look like 100% strict or perfect or nothing with sugar/salt/fat/carbs, etc.  It looks like a full life of activity with my kids & husband, food-the best & the worst-to celebrate being alive, and mostly, moderation in all things.  There are a few things I won’t do.  I’ve never had alcohol & never plan on it.  It’s okay because it’s a choice I made a long time ago.  I gave up caffeine for good because I felt like it wasn’t in my best interest to have it again.  It was something I didn’t know if I could ever allow myself to have & then keep it in moderation.  That doesn’t mean you can’t do that, though.  I’m a HUGE believer in not depriving my kids and/or husband of something that they like because “mommy can’t handle having it in the house.”  There have been times I’ve chosen not to buy certain cereals/ice cream/treats while I’m on program, but if Zac or the boys want something, I do my best to allow it, make it, provide it.  I’ve learned it’s not always about me.  Others shouldn’t be punished because of the choices I’m making in my personal life toward my health.  Part of my journey to moderation & optimal health is getting used to having things around the house that I am just choosing not to put in my body because I want something else or something more.  Just some thoughts.


    4. I started Couch to 5k {again} yesterday.  I totally got off my running routine a few months back and essentially feel like I’m starting over, but regardless, starting over felt so good!  I’m excited to just keep making progress.  And, LOVE this app & any by BlueFin.

    5. I’m excited to be advertising over at two of my favorite places this month.  Becky Higgins & Eighteen25.  Check them out, support their sites, send your friends, and enjoy the pure creative genius & beauty you’ll see at both places.  The clients who have come to me from my online advertising have been some of my most favorite & most successful.


    And, just for fun: my parents celebrated 30 years of marriage this past weekend!  Isn’t that awesome?  They have been the perfect example of marriage for me & I hope to be like them in so many ways.  Love them!


3 Responses to Tuesday Tell All

  • Rebekah wrote on February 7, 2012 at 1:25 // Reply

    I’m an all or nothing type as well. Moderation works for me if I eat healthy during the week and have one or both weekend days as “cheat” days where I can eat anything I like. And your mom is gorgeous!

  • Candace Nielson wrote on February 8, 2012 at 9:58 // Reply

    SO I really needed to hear a few of these things tonight…first not depriving others for my choices. I have been doing that too often throwing out all baked goods & candy others bring by because I’m too weak to say no…even if my family wanted it. Also, SO glad to know you’re starting over again in your running because I’m beyond discouraged in mine lately because I’m starting all over again. Going a mile is about to kill me. Oh well.

  • Tami Peterson wrote on February 10, 2012 at 7:48 // Reply

    I so needed this as well. I hope this shoulder surgery thing doesn’t get the best of me. I know it’s only been a week and that it will take a wee bit longer than that to be back to whatever “normal” is, but I can sense feelings of depression rearing its angry head and I have to consciously keep telling myself to be patient with “me”. I really will be glad when I feel like actually getting back into an exercise routine, too. Sorry this is kind of a “downer” post. I hate to be a complainer so that’s all I will say about it.
    the end.
    *By the way, I finally made it all the way through the beautiful book you kids gave us in honor of our 30th anniversary and pretty much was bawling or laughing through the entire book. LOVE IT!


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