Thanks for stopping by my blog! I'm Lisa a mom to two girls and a wife to a US Navy Submariner. I have a passion for running, nutrition and all things fitness. For me running or training hard at the gym equals 24 hours of complete joy in a day. If this blog inspires and helps motivate you, then I hope you continue reading.

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23 December 2012

Merry Christmas

Wishing everyone a blessed and Merry Christmas. I won't be able to post on the blog for the next few days, I will be spending quality time with family and friends. I'll also be enjoying some yummy and unhealthy treats.

Below is a Facebook status from Go Kaleo. Please "like" her page for motivation and inspiration!

The diet industry is deeply invested in leading you to believe that your are fat and sick. As a trainer, I talk with women every day who look me right in the eye and start listing all the things that they believe are wrong with themselves. And I'm looking at them thinking "you're freaking BEAUTIFUL woman! There is NOTHING wrong with you at all. If you only could see what every other human being on this planet can see, you would stop wasting all this energy and time hating imaginary flaws." 

The diet industry plants those thoughts, and waters them with marketing, and before too long you're buying their pills and potions and diet books in the belief that 1. you're flawed, and 2. their pills and potions and diet books will correct those flaws. 

You are not flawed. Not a single one of us, NOT A SINGLE ONE OF US, looks like the models in the magazines and ads. Not even THE MODELS look like the pictures in the magazines. We ALL have lumps and bumps and hairs in crazy places and wrinkles and cellulite and bellies that bulge over our waistbands when we slouch, and no diet book or pill or potion is going to turn you into a photo shopped and professionally lit image on a magazine cover. 

Oh and also. Enjoying a special meal and some pie some extra candy on Christmas is not going to 'ruin all your hard work' or make you gain 15 pounds. I promise. It's ok to relax and enjoy time with your family, and that includes EATING THE FOOD that has been lovingly prepared and offered up in celebration. No guilt. No shame. Promise me that you will ENJOY the next few days with every fiber of your being, and enjoying includes letting go of the shame the diet industry tries to shove down your throat. 

Love and pie to all. ♥


  1. Merry Christmas!! Have a wonderful time with family and friends!

  2. Merry Christmas to you and your family too. Have fun visiting with the family!

  3. I totally look like a model... A hand model. I have great hands.

  4. Merry Christmas! Hope you have a great one!