Everyone believes different foods are ‘unclean’…just ask your vegan neighbor, the bodybuilder, Miss Gluten-free, Lord Lo-carb, or Princess Paleo. The biggest problem with the idea of ‘clean eating’ is that ‘clean’ has no objective definition. It depends who you talk to… I got a taste of this (pun intended…) when I announced on Facebook that my […]
Last night, he had bad dreams. Hard to sleep. He is already feeling the effects of cancer…weakness, fatigue, extreme temperature changes, dizziness, and recently, nausea and nose bleeds. So, today, when he went in, his doctors acknowledged this and took 12 vials of blood. Ouch. Then, when they started rattling off the potential side-effects of […]
In the process of destruction, how do you not destroy yourself? You learn from the butterfly…and the Desi-bear
My top priority was not to get pregnant…it was to be healthy myself. I felt strongly against any chemical orchestrating or manipulation of my body for pregnancy. Literally, “Mommy first”!
Shift happens, but it is our ability to shift that breeds empowerment.
What happens when you discover that instead of being nine weeks out from the biggest bodybuilding competition of the season, you are nine months out from the biggest bodybuilding event of your life?! On September 29, 2013, I discovered I was pregnant…two days after this photo shoot…and nine weeks out from Nationals. Shift happens, but it is our ability […]
(Written September 22, 2013…before I realized I was pregnant!) “It only feels like death for the first few minutes…” ~ Candice Houston IFBB Pro What do runners, NFL players, MMA fighters, and Scandinavians have in common? An affinity for the ice bath! The first time I heard the words, ice baths, used in a sentence with the words, you […]
While we get stuck and stagnant in routine, there is a sense of “home” in tradition. The similarity is repetition, the difference is detected in the heart. In a relationship, routine encourages zombie-like behavior, while traditions connect you one level deeper – they build memories and nostalgia at “your places”. He and I don’t even […]
When he asked me where I wanted to go on Mother’s Day, I didn’t even think about it. (btw, those are always the best decisions…) I blurted out, Mon Ami Gabi. It was symbolic to me. Symbolic of what “Sarah liked”. Something I often saved for my business trips to Tokyo where I could make my own […]
One year of huge change…in both of us. That’s why I feel this birthday is just as much my time to celebrate life as it hers. I’m the woman who didn’t believe I was destined for motherhood…who would have signed the petition for baby-free planes…who never experienced the baby bug or a desire to hold […]