• Halloween Weight Loss Challenge

         Who wants to join a Halloween weight loss challenge? When you’re a mom, Halloween can be a daunting time of year especially if you’re trying to loss weight. Between all of the parties, trick or treating, and Halloween themed gingerbread houses you can easily pack on a couple of pounds without even realizing. Since I’m still a couple of pounds away from my goal weight, I decided to challenge myself. This Halloween my goal is to not collect the “Mom tax”. For those of you who unfamiliar the mom tax is, it is when Mom takes several pieces of candy…

  • Imposter Syndrome: 5 Steps To Annihilate It

    Imposter Syndrome      Are you an imposter? Imposter syndrome  was a term coined in 1978 by two psychologist, Dr. Clance and Dr. Imes. It describes the overachieving person plagued by the irrational fear of being a fake. They struggle with an intense fear that at any minute the world will discover that they don’t belong in the position they’re in. It can be debilitating and has prevented many people from attaining happiness and enjoying their own success. Did you know that you are more prone to falling into the imposter syndrome trap if you are a perfectionist or suffer from anxiety…

  • How To Be Your Own Best Friend

    How many of you remember the Beyounce song Me, Myself, and I? I loved that song! Still do. “I’m gonna be my own best friend” such a powerful message. We all need to be this for ourselves, but we’re not. Why? Because we don’t even know what it means to be our own best friend. I know for the longest time, I didn’t. I never even gave it much thought. It’s just self care, right? To me, self care meant facials, exercise, eating the right foods, and taking time to learn. But, friendship is so much more. Let me ask you this,…

  • How To Make A Mistake And Move On

    I made a mistake, now what? Get over it! Wait, what? Yep, that’s right you have to learn to make mistakes and continue on without beating yourself up. I know it’s hard. I’ve struggled with this my whole life! I never realized it was possible to make a mistake, get back up and try again. You see, when I made a make a mistake I would incessantly scold myself, and then try again. Do you see how that can be a problem?  It wasn’t until I was watching my daughter practice her gymnastics skills that I realized it was possible to simply…

  • Easy Weight Loss Tips

    Ever wonder why some people lose weight easier than others? It’s crazy you can take two people and give them the same diet and exercise plan and one will lose weight easier. Why? According to a Harvard study it could be their mindset. That’s right, your mindset can directly impact your weight! I know it’s annoying! But, that’s good news because you can control how you think and I have some easy weight loss tips to help you. In 2007, Harvard University did a study on how mindset impacts weight. In this study they took 84 female maids. They completed a physical…

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