Because Jesus

Last night at Calvary of Albuquerque, our Battle*Drums worship team played a song with the words, Because Jesus in it and I will have to wait until the recorded service is posted in order to share the words with you.  It brought me to tears and was then followed by a movie that we watched entitled, Veil of Tears from KP Yohannan of Gospel for Asia.  It was the most shocking movie I have ever seen.  It is not

I Missed My Anniversary!

You may wonder why I've really gotten into blogging and here is one good reason - if I blog what I do every day, then I will be able to remember what I did. Other than going to Awana that night, I don't remember what I did last Thursday, but I wish that I could because it was my 5th year anniversary of drinking Shakeology virtually every day and apparently I was totally distracted by something that kept me from

Failure is Not an Option

Ending the day on the computer in the living room that must be six or seven years old (it's running Windows XP 2002) and being with Grace and Carly before they go to bed.  They are at the age and independence level where they are doing their thing and they are fine with me working and if I can do it with them in the evening, even better. This morning, I really felt defeated but I regrouped by working on

This is Me On Life

Do any of you remember the, This is your brain on drugs commercial?  Well, I've decided that this blog is going to be me on life. I have so much to share, but nowhere to really share it. Even though this was intended to be my place to share updates with my  personal training clients, it hasn't worked out that way.  I barely have enough time in the day to accomplish what I need to with my daughters and

One Way to Turn Your Life Around

I love success stories and wanted to share Shannon's because it is really inspiring.  Not only that, but he participated in The Beachbody Challenge and won the $500 Daily Prize for November 26th! Anyone who's overweight knows they need to change their eating habits and start exercising in order to reclaim their lives. But all too often, excuses come into play, time passes, and life remains the same—or it gets worse. That was my story for many years, until the

The Ant Seminar

I really hope that you had a great week last week and a great weekend.  It seems like my daughters and I are trying to make summer last just a little bit longer, but fall has arrived and we went to the New Mexico State Fair on the last day on Sunday.  Now it is accepting the reality that winter is on its way. We'll have some great falls days but I hope that you are following the Ant Philosophy

Cold, Hard Cash

Years ago, I knew someone who was a four pack a day smoker.  It took walking up the stairs in his house and spitting up blood in the bathroom sink before he would quit smoking and he did, in the hospital - cold turkey. The winners in the Beachbody Challenge for May didn't wait that long to see the light.  They saw the opportunity to win some cold hard cash and went for

Creating Healthy Footsteps to Follow

Michael is a father of two who was forced to face the unhealthy habits of his father head on and chose to create new healthy footsteps for his two boys to follow.  All told he has lost 64 lbs and 9 inches off of his waist with the help of P90X and multiple other Beachbody programs.  Cheers to you Michael and all the dads out there ending the trend of obesity at home!  Read all about how he did

The Duck

On Saturday, my 81/2 year old Grace was standing in front of the Albuquerque Zoo with hundreds of other Girl Scouts waiting to enter the grounds for the annual Roar and Snore sleepover. Out of nowhere, this duck landed in amongst all of the girls and parents and then slowly made its way through all of the people (including the legs of the guy standing next to me) to the parking lot adjoining the entrance area. I got the impression, upon

Want to Lose 10 Pounds in 30 Days?

I challenge you to join me in trying to lose 10 pounds in 30 days in my Facebook accountability group.  If you can work out every day for 30 days and follow the 30 In 30 Commitments, then you can lose 10 pounds in a month.  Are you up for the challenge? What have you got to lose? Well, 10 pounds to start with and that's about it. You certainly aren't going to waste 30 days because you will be