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Friday, July 1, 2016

The Healthy Change in my Life.....
I came to a point in my life two years ago, where I was tired of being tired. I was still blaming my extra weight on "baby weight"...7 years post delivery......ahem. very best friend started bugging me about a supplement she was using; plant-based, natural, get-your-glucose-balanced drink. Well, I didn't bite. But, when she lost weight, was able to start a cycling class and felt really good with a lot more energy, I agreed to try it.
Well, two years later, 22 pounds lighter, a bunch of inches off my measurements and much more energy, better sleep and clearer thinking, I'm hooked.
I love this small line of products. I was taking multivitamins and omegas, but now I know I am using a high quality, plant-based line of supplements, that have made a drastic change in my health.
I share this because I believe everyone can have positive changes in their health. If you feel good, you are more likely to start exercising. If you are eating healthier and exercising, you will look and feel better.
I can help you get started on this journey. You will not regret it. You can send me questions, or just visit my site. I will coach you as you go. What have you got to lose? :)

Thursday, June 16, 2016

Bring on Summer!
I am so excited! I am ordering my new SUP. We finally got a lake to ride on and I am getting a new board! And, the best part of all, is I talked my sister into getting one too. We are going to have the best summer. The more complicated things get in everyday life, the more necessary it is to have things to go do that are peaceful.
I am trying to find more things like this to get some quiet and focus and better perspective. What works for you? How do you get away from it all and regroup?
Enjoy your Summer!!

Thursday, May 26, 2016

                                                       Time to start riding again!!!

Finally! We carved out a little time this past weekend to get out with some friends and ride again....It was absolutely beautiful and just the right temperature - nice breeze and lots of sun. The ride was so nice, but the company was really great.

You have to have those people in your life that share in the same passions.... We have really enjoyed bringing people together to ride and get to know new people. It is growing a new community within our city. I have to give a lot of kudos to my awesome husband. He has a heart for people and sharing something he has loved with absolutely everyone he can. He is the one who go me to fall in love with mountain biking and it has changed me so much over the years. Now, he is tenaciously bringing more and more friends and family into this really cool culture.

just getting out for this first ride has brightened my outlook again with life and the daily grind. I have missed it. Now we are planning our weekly group ride again and there is something to look forward to again!

Get out and ride!

Wednesday, April 20, 2016


I love spring......
longer days
more sunshine
new life
and starting my garden......

This winter was rough. It was cold and gray, as usual, but I allowed it to envelope me with sadness and hopelessness. I hate even admitting it. But, it happened. Christmas was always one of my favorite times of the year, but this year, the selfish consumerism that I saw this time was too much. I wanted to go to sleep and not wake until after the holidays. And I hate that.

What made me pull up my big girl pants and weather on through it, was my kid. He was happy. He was so excited. He loved everything about Christmas and that was the only beautiful part of it. He was my little anchor.

On to spring. The wind is starting to lay off a bit and I've started some seeds in my gallon milk jug greenhouses - trying something new.... I got the raised beds cleaned out and splurged on a hand tiller and am just chomping at the bit to get everything planted. This time of year definitely tests my

But! There is hope! The clouds have lifted....I have much to be thankful for and little to be sad about. I have such a good husband and he was so good to me through the season. I have such a cool little boy who is actually really, really funny and can always make me laugh and pushes me to see the positive in people and situations.

So, all that rambling and I just wanted to say how excited I am to get this spring and garden thing going!  More pics to come!

Sunday, January 31, 2016

I Love Bike People!!
I am missing my bike today. I love snow and cuddling down at home, but, this has been a long stretch without riding. I started out the season good and was able to keep riding. Then, had to have a small surgery that left me grounded for 6 weeks, per the doctor... :(
At least it happened in the winter. :)
So, what I am thankful for, is that I have my bike waiting for me, for not very long away.... When I decided that it was time for me to stop being lazy with my health and start being proactive, I made changes. I had a very hard time with my energy level after having Khyber at 40 years old. Yep, 40.  got started a tad late in life. It's ok though, it was really perfect timing. Well, a couple of years ago, my very best friend in the world from college, Sherri, bugged and bugged and bugged me about a product she had been using and feeling like a million bucks. She had even started cycling class and was losing weight and getting in shape.
So I caved.
I started using Plexus products in July of 2014. What a great tool. I started sleeping better, I started feeling a lot more energy throughout the day, and I started riding my bike!! I always felt completely defeated when I would go out to ride and poop out and feel like a slug. So, when that changed and I could ride again, I was over the moon. I lost 22 pounds and have continued to get more and more in shape. My moods are better  thank you endorphins! My appetite is so much better, craving water, less sugar and more whole foods. So great.
Anyway, back to the bike thing. I also love bike people! They are the most down to earth, supportive, real people I have ever had the pleasure to be around. When you run into other mountain bikers on the trails, you meet people who are considerate and supportive and encouraging. Nothing like it. If you break down, more than likely, they will stop and make sure you don't need something. If you are struggling, they will shout words of encouragement or offer some advice. It's pretty cool. Miss this camaraderie when I'm grounded. :)
But watch out! Spring is coming and I will be ready to ride soon! Hope to see you on the trail!
Enjoy your day!

Friday, January 22, 2016

Winter...... well, I am counting down the weeks to spring. :) I've been out of the loop for  few weeks, and am ready to get back on it! I miss my bike! I am trying to enjoy each day for what it is. Trying to simplify my thinking and not dwell on wishing for the future. I'll miss what's going on now! My kiddo is growing and changing every day and I don't want to look back and wish then, that I had slowed down and enjoyed the crap out of him. I have an amazing best friend in my husband and so, does it matter what season it is? I'm hanging out with the best guy in the world!

Anyway, as a bit of a carrot.....I got my garden seeds in the mail and am plotting out my planting strategy for my garden this spring. I love my garden. I am not a natural green thumb, but I am learning - it's therapy for me. I am happy when I am hanging out in my garden. More on that later... :)

Happy winter people! Hang in there - it will be warm soon!

Thursday, December 31, 2015

Are you ready? It's here!! A new start - time to take a good look at the things in our lives we want to change, make better, do differently.

Maybe this year, if each of us chose to make one solid positive change, the world would become a little bit of a better place to live.... or what if each day, we looked for one opportunity to do something nice for someone else, stranger or friend...even anonymously....what do you think that would do?

I don't know. We always think of the things that will make our lives more organized, healthier, happier - maybe also add something outside of ourselves and see what happens. I tend to think that the reward of enriching another's life would be enough to keep us going throughout the year...

Don't get me wrong...I have some lofty goals to de-clutter (much needed), simplify, and reach a new level of fitness with my mountain biking...but to serve others and look outside myself will be more beneficial to me and my circle of influence....  I would love to have you leave comments of ideas we could try to help others, or things you have done or been the recipient of. So...

                                                             HAPPY NEW YEAR!!!!