When I wrote the piece about boxing, a key to a happy life, I didn’t expect it to turn into a piece about my weight in high school. But it has. I have always been embarrassed about the way I looked in high school. I felt like I was a heifer. But looking back I wasn't “fat” at all. How I felt and what the reality were two very different things.Read More
For YEARS I had the goal to run a half-marathon, but honestly I never thought I would. Most of my life has been filled with excuses. “I'm not fit enough” and “you can’t do that”.Read More
I have tried most sports. I love to be challenged but it wasn’t always that way. In high school, I was that big-boned (aka fat) kid. I loved my food and sugar but what I didn’t realise at the time was that I was eating my feelings.
Just after high school, I knew I needed to make a commitment to exercise so I bought some exercise videos from one of those Morning Show infomercials. I chose Tae Bo - an at-home workout I could do anytime.
I used to have the motto, “I'm here for a good time, not a long time”, and my golly I have had a good time. But did drinking make me eternally happy? NO! And in hindsight, how awful was that motto?!Read More
“I'm fat”, “I wish I had a body like hers”, “why can’t I be skinny?”. Sound familiar?!
For as long as I can remember, I have had body issues. Some might say body dysmorphia.Read More