California Dreamin’ (well, planning)


One of the motivations I have with my weight loss and fitness journey is to be able to live the life I imagined - with lots of travel! When you worry about how you fit on airplanes and if your feet can hold up to walking lots in metro areas, the thought of travel gets really intimidating. I'm getting the travel bug again. Well, I say that like it went away at some point, but it didn't. I just get a little stir crazy, I suppose. Next week I'm Continue Reading

Join me for the NAMI Walks 5k


If you're in Lexington or the surrounding area, I'd love for you to join me and the Skinny Emmie team at the Nataional Allaince on Mental Illness (NAMI) 5K on October 6 in Masterson Station Park. Check-in begins at noon, and the race starts at 1pm. I will be walking this 5k nice and easy, so please don't think you need to be a speed demon to do a 5K. I am personally doing this walk because it is a fundraiser for the local NAMI chapter. Continue Reading

External Validation

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Self-doubt. We all have it at times, but it's such a funny thing. If you're anything like me, you ride a perpetual roller coaster of self-doubt. Sometimes we are riding high for a while, but eventually you reach the peak and come pummeling down the other side, right? Not necessarily. I'm not a risk taker by any stretch of the imagination. When I was a kid, I didn't want to go on the monkey bars because I was afraid I'd fall off. In college, Continue Reading

FitBloggin’ Excitement!

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I will go ahead and apologize to any of you who have zero interest in FitBloggin' because the next few weeks are going to be jam-packed with lots of exclamation points about it. For those who don't know what FitBloggin' is, it's what it sounds like: a fitness blogger conference. You can be a total newbie without a blog or someone who has been blogging since before people knew what blogs were. You can be on a weight loss journey or you can be some Continue Reading

Giveaway: Bubble Necklace

Bubble Necklace Giveaway

I am an Etsy addict, so I was excited to be contacted recently Diane, owner of Etsy store Blue Bird Bride, to see if I wanted to try one of her bubble necklaces. As soon as I saw the necklaces, I knew I had to have one. And I needed to give one away to a reader! She has lots of beautiful colors, but I ended up choosing royal blue as it's my favorite color. I was really happy to see that this necklace had an adjustable length that was long Continue Reading