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Another Year Gone

Oct 24, 2019

Today I turn 46. I’m closer to 50 now that 40, and that means it’s time to get my act in gear and finally reclaim that person who I feel I am. I started this morning by making a list of everything that I wanted to achieve in the next year. Of course, the list was filled with lose weight and some of those things. But I also added that I wanted to hike and climb at least once a week over the next year. And I wanted to basically transform myself to allow my physical being and my mindset to be more in alignment.

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The Outdoors is Calling

Oct 18, 2019

The old me loved that outdoors, but I’ve never fully realized myself as that “Outdoorsy Chick” that’s in my head. You know, I see myself as a Title Nine model in my head, but really I look more like an ad for Walmart sweats these days, and that’s not going to change if I remain in the state I’m in now – physically or mentally.

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Back to School

Aug 17, 2019

It’s been a long and tough summer for me. I started massage therapy school and I also rebranded my company, which is really exciting for the business side of my life, but in the process, I neglected my own health. This is not new – it’s something that I’ve struggled with for years now.

But this week was back to school for the kids. It was exciting for them and a bit for me, as I also embark on my next adventure.

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Hi, I’m Beth

Jul 6, 2019

I started this blog a few years ago with the intention of it being a bit more lifestyle-focused, and somehow I got off track. I got the impression that it needed to be a business – it needed to be big instead of organically growing. It became more about the big picture instead of the here and now, and that’s what I want to remedy.

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Life In Between

Jun 25, 2019

There are those of us who are the moms living in-between worlds. We are entering midlife and experiencing perimenopause, but we are far from empty nesters and have kids under 12. We are learning to balance hormones and life with kids. We are the midlife moms, and it’s time we had a voice.

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Old Habits Die Hard

Apr 29, 2019

I have a confession – I hate eating most days. I find that I often have no desire to eat and the process of thinking about what I’m going to eat exhausting. If you know me or have seen me recently, you might be saying, “how can that be, Beth? You have a bit of a tummy on you – wouldn’t think that would be the case for someone who hates to eat.” And there lies the rub. The bane of my existence right not is my belly. I’m all about body positivity and self-love, and I do not hold others’ body shapes against them. But I do have a problem with loving my own shape and those roots grow deep. I’ve tried over the years to have that perfect but I usually end up sabotaging my efforts along the way. One of these methods of self-sabotage that I prefer is the binge.

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Drying Out

Apr 23, 2019

A few weeks into my makeover and I’ve already fallen farther than before. Boy, do I feel like crud this morning. It’s of my own doing. My husband and I have started ending our days by catching up on Game of Thrones (we decided to re-watch the entire series from episode 1 before moving into the final season) and having a glass of wine – or about 2.5 – while doing so. This means too much wine and late nights, and it’s causing me to wake up totally beat and unmotivated. It has to stop.

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Feeling Too Much

Apr 19, 2019

I found out recently that there’s a reason for why the mountains call me, well beyond just that nature is awesome I wouldn’t be surprised if all people felt this way. For me it turns out that I’m an empath. I mean, I had heard of that before, but I didn’t separate the label from the fact that I know I’ve always been an empathetic person in general. I’ve been able to connect to people, understand their paint of view very clearly and explain it to others. But what I feel goes beyond basic empathy and effects my entire being.

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The Fountain of Youth

Apr 17, 2019

So here we are. In our 40s and 50s, maybe our 60s. Things aren’t working like they used to. You’ve cut the calories and logged the hours on the treadmill, and the scale isn’t budging. In fact despite your best efforts you middle is a little more padded lately.

In the mornings you wake up, roll over and there is it – a twinge in the back and a stiffness to the feet. You didn’t do anything to injure it, and yet you feel it nonetheless.

Our mom’s warned us for puberty, but what about the anti-puberty? Yes ladies, perimenopause is upon us and it’s wreaking havoc on our physical bodies and our sanity. But is this the end of our youth and livelihood? Of course not.

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