W.O.W. #23 – fear

Hey everyone! I hope your week is going great! I’m not quite sure the future of this blog – with the new, big, fun, time consuming project of my new website and blog over at Home Field Fitness. But until I figure that all out… I couldn’t give up my weekly “Words” post.

As a “blogger”, not only do I spend time on my own site, but I LOVE reading other people’s blogs! I read blogs by trainers, food lovers, coaches wives, crafters, moms…normal people! There are so many inspiring ones out there. One I really love is “Living Well Spending Less”. It’s full of inspiring quotes, cool DIY stuff, recipes and money saving tips! Ruth is doing a 31 Days of Less & More Challenge that I’m really excited to follow. There is so much to be said for simplifying your life, while gaining more of what will make you strong and happy. Today’s challenge is to have LESS FEAR and conquer something you’re afraid of. Which leads me to the quote she shared…


I think sometimes fear can camouflage itself as excuses, dislike, or a comfort zone.  Identifying that fear is the first step, and then having the courage to look past it and JUST DO IT! I hope you’re check out her post over at LWSL and follow the challenge! I know I’ll be working on some of the challenges too!

What fear will you conquer today?


W.O.W. #22 – dogs

Ok ok…I didn’t think I would become a crazy dog-“mom” and I don’t think I really have yet…but today’s quote just had to be about dogs. We’ve had our little (but growing ridiculously fast) Oakley for 10 days and are having a blast! A small test of parenthood with night time wake-ups and potty training, but overall she is a wonderful dog who just loves to play and cuddle. I took her to the park last night for the first time and it was so fun to run and play and watch her explore! My “Words on Wednesday” come from the book “Marley and Me” – a book I read long before I ever became a dog owner but totally fell in love with. This quote is so true…and a good one to remember when we are busy and tired and stressed!



“A person can learn a lot from a dog, even a loopy one like ours. Marley taught me about living each day with unbridled exuberance and joy, about seizing the moment and following your heart. He taught me to appreciate the simple things-a walk in the woods, a fresh snowfall, a nap in a shaft of winter sunlight. And as he grew old and achy, he taught me about optimism in the face of adversity. Mostly, he taught me about friendship and selflessness and, above all else, unwavering loyalty.”
― John Grogan, Marley and Me: Life and Love With the World’s Worst Dog


W.O.W. #21 – pursuit


I can’t believe how fast these Wednesdays sneak up on me! I barely get a weekly quote posted, let alone anything else! I’ve been busy with a brand new puppy…and a new, exciting website. Here’s our puppy! Her name is Oakley and she is 9 weeks old today. She loves to play and especially loves to lick sweaty feet. Good thing her mom’s a runner 🙂 This picture is after we wore her out from a long afternoon of playing!


As for my new website…it’s been taking up all of my mind and time outside of my full-time job, and I can’t wait to share it with you all! Keep your eyes open in the next few weeks for the launch on Facebook and this blog! With all of this change and growth and excitement, the following quote seems appropriate for this week.

“If it’s both terrifying and amazing then you should definitely pursue it.”


W.O.W. #20 – Possibilities


WOW is right! I just realized that I’ve been posting my “Words on Wednesday for 20 straight weeks! That’s also about how long I’ve lived in Alamosa. What a few months it has been. My perspective on life and love and work and play has changed drastically over the past few months. I can honestly say finally, that I really love living in a small town, slowing down the pace of life and truly appreciating time and talks and walks with family and friends. I’ve also been continually striving to of create my own successes no matter what the barriers are – whether that be adapting to a new workout schedule (and place, and style and buddies) or building a career. I’m excited about what the future holds here and I am ready to knock down whatever limitations present themselves.

“Never say that you can’t do something, or that something seems impossible, or that something can’t be done, no matter how discouraging or harrowing it may be; human beings are limited only by what we allow ourselves to be limited by: our own minds. We are each the masters of our own reality; when we become self-aware to this: absolutely anything in the world is possible.” – Mike Norton

What are your “impossibles”? How can you change your mind set to make them possible?

W.O.W. #17 – Just Do It + a Mood Booster Workout


Nope…”Just Do It” isn’t my quote of the week. Although it could be. Have you ever had a day when you came home from work totally pooped out (mentally or physically) and all you wanted to do was gripe and complain and eat tater tots on the couch? No? You don’t eat tater tots when you’re tired? I guess it’s just me?

What about in the morning? Like today, I woke up in a terrible mood. Sometimes you just wake up on the wrong side of the bed. I KNOW some of you have done that.

It’s so tempting when you are worn out, stressed or just plain crabby to accept it as inevitable and just have a bad day. Or just be a lazy bum on the couch. Or snap at the next person who tries to talk to you. But guess what? I have a trick that can help you snap out of that lazy-crabby-bleh funk and give your day a complete shift.

It’s not a venti caramel latte, it’s not a bag of chips, it’s not even a mega online shopping spree (but hey…that does sound fun!).

Really, it’s quite simple.


Just Do It.

Even if it’s 15 minutes of wake up stretches and abs before you start your day. Or an after work walk can have amazing effects. You never know, once you get going you might even feel so good you’ll want to kick some major butt and turn that walk into a run, or add some strength moves or plyos! I swear, the more I sweat, the better I feel. Check out my “Mood Boosting Circuit” below for an easy one to start with!

If you can only just get those shoes on and do something you’re pretty much guaranteed to feel better. I know this morning after my run I felt like I had pushed the “reset” button and my bad mood was good and I was ready to take on the day. And the other night when I was so brain dead I threw on a new pair of neon shoes (that always helps) and went for a sunset walk. Total stress reliever.

So after that long ramble it comes down to the quote of the week – some Words on Wednesday..

“You’re only one workout away from a good mood”


Disclaimer: Although I am an AFAA certified Personal Fitness Trainer, you should consult a physician before starting any exercise program or diet. If you choose to do any workouts on this website, you do so at your own risk.