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Dance like maybe one person is watching

Dance like no one is watching. At least that's what they say. But for those of you that have had the unfortunate opportunity to see me twerk, you know that this may not be the best advice for me. But guess what--we can't be good at everything we do, right? I have spent many years passing judgment on things that I know nothing about because I was afraid to try. I foolishly made blanket statements about things I had never…

I’ll Cleanse To That

They say you are what you eat. If that is true, then at the moment I am a Frito corn chip. Not my best look. With my post race bloat, as well as a photo shoot that I have previously been ignoring waving at me from my calendar a month from now, I decide that this is the perfect time to try my first juice cleanse. Que the fireworks and high fives. Hurrah! This is going to be fun, I…

Lupus, You’re Not Invited To This Race

It's race day and when the alarm went off all I could think is oh my God, I can barely move. Everything hurts. I am so weak I can barely turn off the alarm. Welcome to lupus. This is not a good start to the day. I roll over and fake excitement with my fellow racers. Yay, fist pump. Fake it 'til you make it, they say. I made my way to the bathroom and had a long look in…

Missionary Position

People say that if you don't stand for something, you will fall for everything. While that sounds super catchy, I tend to think that if you don't know exactly what you are standing for, you just can't sustain the sheer stamina it takes to remain standing. You have to know what you want and be sure of it, really sure, in order to get it. "So what do you think about my plan", I asked, grinning. Already knowing what I…

In search of Gratitude

I spend a lot of time being ungrateful. I grump about having to go for a run when I am tired. I get annoyed when my littles are calling for "mommy" for the thousandth time today. I sit in traffic and fume about the time wasted in my car and the fact that I am going to be late. I complain when I have to change the laundry and pick up toys and empty the dishwasher. Everyday tasks that have…

A drum roll please…

I have never been one to follow the herd. I'd like to think that I have always marched to the beat of my own drum. But what does that really mean? I don't play the drums in all reality and it seems that everyone these days strives to be different, special. And most of us like to think that when given the choice, we would take the "road less traveled" right? But when we are staring down the barrel of…

To Vitamin or not to vitamin, that is the question

I have always wondered if a daily vitamin was necessary. After all, if the only thing standing between me and rickets is a multivitamin, well sign me up. That, and they were on special at Walgreens--two for one. Win/win in my book. So, I decided to delve into the depths of vitamin quandary to finally find out what this wonderful pill that boasted the name "multi" was really worth. As we continue to eat ourselves into obesity, we seem to…

Slowin’ My Roll

“Life should not be a journey to the grave with the intention of arriving safely in a pretty and well-preserved body, but rather to skid in broadside in a cloud of smoke, thoroughly used up, totally worn out, and loudly proclaiming "Wow! What a Ride!” This is how I feel on a regular basis. This, however, is NOT how my hubby feels. He is pretty much the exact opposite of me. And this makes me crazy sometimes. I feel like…