Ahoy, Matey!


Happy Talk Like a Pirate Day. I don't actually know *how* to talk in pirate, but here's a pirate pickup line for you: "Come on up and see me urchins." Bwahaha! I know, I have the humor of a five year old. I'm about 24 hours away from being ready to leave for FitBloggin, but seeing as I need to be at the airport in just 12 hours, I better get a move on. Be ready for the barrage of tweets and hopefully photos from the next few days in Continue Reading

Workin’ It Out (Gym Video 9-14-12)

skinny emmie workout

Part of this blog is written because I want to show that there are more larger people who work out than what you see on "The Biggest Loser." Don't let your size intimidate you or hold you back from moving. I went to edit this video and even opposed to my last video, I see change. Perhaps a lot of it is mental - I feel really good about my motivation. But a lot of it is also mental. I am starting to see myself in a different light. When I was Continue Reading

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