Delivering “the line” you’ve always dreamt of saying…

By |July 31st, 2016|

Day 243 - #wow. My son leaves to begin medical school tomorrow morning. At the Apple store today, my brother surprised him by saying the words my brother has only dreamt of being able to deliver until now, "I heard you needed [...]

Deep F’ing Thoughts

By |July 31st, 2016|

Day 242 - Lately I've been lost in deep f'ing thoughts. And man o man I'm in deep. So today I grabbed my husband and brother and went to the movies to escape. To break my slide into the dark [...]

Invest in yourself…dammit!

By |July 30th, 2016|

Day 241 - What is it going to take to keep myself motivated? This meme is soooo soooo soooo true. But it is a heavy (pun intended) lift. I'm still struggling to get up and out when my training schedule [...]


By |July 29th, 2016|

Day 240 - A year ago I was struggling to not cry every day. Fresh from losing my beloved sister Mary Eleanor...I fled my brutal reality. A trip of a lifetime with a best friend and our daughters. A flight [...]

…don’t be quick to judge

By |July 28th, 2016|

Day 239 - During my workouts with dietitian/trainer, Erik Bustillo, we frequently seem to talk about how you only envy the people you don't know. How no path is easy and no one gets a free pass in this life. As a consequence, we usually [...]


By |July 27th, 2016|

Day 238 - There was a time when I needed a seat belt extender when flying on airplanes. It was humiliating. Especially when I'd pass by other passengers and think, "There is NO WAY I'm that big and he/she has [...]

Carbs? I’m half Italian! Pasta is like water to me.

By |July 25th, 2016|

Day 237 - A long day has turned into short-cuts, and sorta-kinda bad decisions. When I get tired will power goes out the door. And it doesn't just go. All you see are vapor trails. Leaving me looking at carbs on the menu and [...]


By |July 24th, 2016|

Day 236 - #Ididit Oh boy. I did it today. Red. Velvet. Pancakes. My father-in-law, Brother-in-law, Husband, Son and his Girlfriend waited for over an hour for me to have these pancakes. I can't thank them enough for indulging me [...]

Date night…#StarTrek

By |July 23rd, 2016|

Day 235 - Double dating with our son tonight. In the spirit of full disclosure, we totally horned our way into his date. Well, actually I did. My husband was innocent in this regard. There are no perfect parents. This [...]

We are all here to work our $hit out…

By |July 23rd, 2016|

Day 234 - ‪#‎sugar‬ is poison. At least that is how I must see it to get through some days. This is based NOT on my vast wealth of knowledge, but my Elite Fit Forever team and loads of friends [...]

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