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Rock Solid–Our Girls Camp Message

Rock Solid–Our Girls Camp Message

Back in February, I told my mom about this project I wanted to start–all about helping women achieve better health by learning to love their bodies. I also told her that my sister-in-law, Heidi, was starting the process of becoming a life coach, and that she wanted to help women find more confidence and joy by managing their mental and emotional health. She was excited for both of us, and then excited for herself as a light came on in…

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My Trip to Eugene and Why I Always Cry

My Trip to Eugene and Why I Always Cry

Earlier this month, I went to Eugene, Oregon, with my dad and my 13-year-old son, Connor, where we spent four days watching the NCAA Track and Field Championships. As track enthusiasts (that may be a mild term, considering my son’s OBSESSION with pole vault, my dad being a track coach and having been to the NCAA Championships for nearly 20 straight years, and myself being willing to take babies, toddlers, and young children to our state track and field championships…

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Lessons Learned from the Garden

Lessons Learned from the Garden

This week marked the beginning of one of my very favorite seasons: GARDENING SEASON! Now, for many, the end of May is mid-gardening season, or maybe you can garden all year long. But here in Wyoming, at 6900 feet elevation, gardening season is short. And so I try to enjoy every single minute of it! Gardening runs in my family. We joke that there is a “gardening gene” that we all inherit, but as a kid, I was pretty sure…

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From Surviving to Thriving: Living A Tempo Run Life

From Surviving to Thriving: Living A Tempo Run Life

I have been a self-proclaimed “runner” for over twenty years now. In high school, I ran track, and did the middle distance events, from the 300m hurdles up to the 1600m run. But once I was done with that season of life, I settled into longer distance running. I began running as my main (and sometimes only) form of exercise and entering a couple races each year, ranging from 5ks to half marathons. Other than the occasional long runs when…

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Wean Yourself From Willpower

Wean Yourself From Willpower

Have you ever wondered about those people who can stick with healthy habits? People who exercise daily, year after year? People who eat healthy consistently, not just when they are on a diet? How do they do it? How do they stay motivated? How does their willpower last so long? Let me tell you a secret. They’re not using willpower. WHAT?? They have TONS of willpower, right? No. They’re just really not using it. Not often anyway. So now that…

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Thoughts on LDS General Conference *It’s Really All About LOVE*

Thoughts on LDS General Conference *It’s Really All About LOVE*

This past weekend was so amazing! I always enjoy General Conference, but this year, my kids really got into it and listened, and I was able to just relax and soak it all in. For those who are not LDS, let me explain. Twice a year, the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints holds a church-wide general conference. It includes five sessions over two days, and is designed to teach and inspire its members to come unto Christ. We…

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The Illusion of Perfection

The Illusion of Perfection

If somebody told you they were going to find the pot of gold at the end of the rainbow, you would laugh at them (at least inwardly.) But yet, when we tell ourselves that we can, and even should be perfect, we take ourselves seriously. As a recovering perfectionist, let me tell you something: Perfect is an illusion. And Perfectionism is the ultimate con artist. The line Perfectionism sells sounds something like this: “If you just try hard enough, you…

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Goal Setting and Living Life on Purpose

Goal Setting and Living Life on Purpose

Today marks SIX MONTHS until I go for it! This is something I have wanted to try for a long time, but through the last 14 years of pregnancies and babies, I just never felt the time was right. But now it is. And so six months from today, I will be running in the Huntsville Marathon, attempting to qualify for the Boston Marathon! Fifteen years ago, I was training for my first ever marathon. I had never run any…

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The REAL Reasons I Choose to Love My Body

The REAL Reasons I Choose to Love My Body

There are so many reasons I decided to start Project Love Your Body. I love fitness, nutrition, and living a healthy lifestyle. I love writing, and I love sharing things that I learn. I am also so saddened by the negative body obsession I see in so many women today, and I want to start a movement of women who love their bodies—love them enough to truly respect and care for them. But it’s even bigger than that. I believe…

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