30 days ago I embarked on a 30 day challenge that embodied mind, body, and spirit all being one. It included a 30 day meal plan, meditation, and workouts. I would like to note here that I did my own meditation and workouts, but followed the meal plan and overall spirits of the program working … More Danette May 30 Day Challenge
One November, when I was 16 years old, I got my drivers license. My dad bought me a car from his buddy and I started to drive myself to school every day, begrudgingly. 11 days after I got the car, I was driving to school on a cold morning. I merged on to the freeway … More Nervous to Break
Part 7: Over the last year my previous roommate and her ex-boyfriend moved out of my apartment and I got a new roommate. Soon after my new roommate moved in she began training for the twin cities marathon. She had never run a marathon before, but she ran cross country in high school and found … More What Are You Running From?
Part 6: Enter Diet Pills Stage Left During this two year period of restrictive dieting and limited exercise I was introduced to diet pills. Now, I had known about diet pills for a long time as they are advertised everywhere, but I had always been skeptical of them and even a little afraid of them … More Enter Diet Pills, Stage Left
Health and fitness are directly intertwined with everything going on in your life. This period of my life had several key things that happened, both high and low, and in the same way so did my journey in health and fitness. I am a planner, I have a plan for everything and a contingency plan … More The Middle
For the next three years, things really leveled off for me. Classes got harder, participation in my sorority got more demanding, and spending time with friends became the number one priority. Over those next three years although I did keep some of my habits a lot of them fell off. I felt good about myself, … More Going in Reverse
Part 3 The summer I returned home after my freshman year in college was a good one. I felt better than I have ever felt in my whole life. People took note of how much weight I lost and told me that I looked great. I was nowhere near my goal weight, but it was … More The Beginning of Nutrition and fitness