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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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Love and Improvement

Love and Improvement

I once had someone ask me, “Why aren’t you having dessert? Don’t you know you look great?” I think there are some very misguided beliefs when it comes to making healthy choices. There is the belief that if someone exercises, it is because of some dissatisfaction with their body as it is…If I don’t eat sugar, it must be because I think I’m fat…Making healthy choices is really all about trying to look a certain way… If we truly loved…

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You Define Healthy

You Define Healthy

Healthy isn’t a size. Healthy isn’t a shape. It isn’t a gym membership, a workout plan, or a specific diet. It’s not vegan, keto, marathons, Zumba, or the 15-minute booty buster you just saw on Pinterest. Healthy is a lifestyle. And YOU get to discover how to live it. For me, being healthy has looked different at different times in my life.  At times, it has been pushing the stroller for a run with baby in tow. It has been…

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