They say that psychologically, your odds of successfully tackling a goal are much higher if you prioritize and do one thing at a time. So, my commitment to rekindling my relationship with my health began with ridding my body of candy and desserts. The first 2-3 weeks were rough, but successful. And as the cravings subsided, I knew it was time for step 2: stepping up my game in the gym. Read more
I’m Abi. And I’m addicted to sugar. I’m not talking about the cute, random piece of chocolate cravings. I’m talking about a bag of jelly beans for breakfast, 4 packs of sugar in half a cup of coffee, or a dinner of sugar covered cherry slices. It’s bad. And the truth is, while I may not appear to be unhealthy, I’m doing things to my blood sugar and body that would make even the Easter Bunny cringe. Since I was young, I’ve had a sweet tooth that could rival any addict. And I’ve worked on it a lot in my adult years. But I’m far from perfect. I could count my relapses on 4 hands…ok, 5. But today, I recommit myself to my health. Read more
The world of sexting can be a difficult one to navigate. With endless combinations of words, pictures, and videos, a person is left with their imagination and sexual prowess (or lack there of) to skillfully orchestrate a racy arrangement. Think music; some prefer the intense sound of heavy metal, while others prefer playful pop tunes. So today, I share some guidelines to help keep your sexting in tune.
For the majority of CrossFitters, The Open is an experience, not a qualifier. Most of us aren’t going to Regionals or Games, but it doesn’t change the fact that we invest time and energy to participating. And knowing what mentality to have going into this worldwide event is important for anybody. Athletes register, wait for announcements, and try their best when it’s “go” time, but addressing what success means for a typical athlete is often neglected. So I’m providing top tips for guaranteed Open success for the “average Joe” athletes of the world.
I’m a lover. A hopeless romantic. So theoretically Valentine’s Day should be my jam. But I find it all a bit tiresome. Red and pink splattered about, shelves piled high with cards containing meaningless words, gross heart-shaped candy, and half-ass roses shipped out in bulk. Is this the best expression of love we can come up with…a scheduled day filled with commercialized products attempting to strike love into hearts like a chubby cupid’s arrow. It’s not the kind of romance I want. To celebrate with a little more spunk than the lackluster barrage of cheesy crap, try these tips. Read more
Let’s be honest. Married sex is generally way different from dating or single sex. There’s no intentional shift to boredom, but typically with marriage comes an array of new stresses. Bills, your home, kids…the ravenous appetite for affectionate touching sometimes subsides or takes a back seat to other responsibilities. And that’s normal. But like anything in life, having a great sex life when you’re married might take a little work. Follow my top 6 tips to spice up your marital bedroom meanderings. Read more
They say it’s better to give than receive. Sure. But lets not fool ourselves. There isn’t a person out there who doesn’t dig getting a really killer gift. They also say it’s the thought that counts. My theory is a little different. If you thought things out, every gift would be a success. And holidays prove that it’s possible to get some real turds. So what are the best and worst gifts to give for Christmas? Here are 10 steadfast tips for present purchasing. Read more
First dates can make or break a potential relationship. And while some people might speculate that you’ll know in moments whether it’s meant to be, I’d guess most of those people are still single. A relationship goes beyond a fleeting gut feeling or a momentary physical attraction. It begins with a quick judgement (we’re human and we can’t help it), but thrives on positive experiences. So even if you’re not into somebody in the first few moments, there’s no reason to shut the door and throw away the key. And certainly no reason to be an asshole. Create a positive experience, so there is opportunity if you choose to pursue. Or even a new friendship or connection. Here are a few simple tips for a successful first date. Read more
When I announced my plans to get implants, most of my friends and family frowned mildly upon the decision. There was a bit of a stigma attached to the idea of fake boobs. Only the most vain women would dare cut their chest open to insert bags of silicone, right? Breast augmentation is expensive, and came with some risks, not to mention the maintenance of the suggested replacement period of 10 years. But for me, after years of consideration, it was the right choice. Read more
I adore my children, but with their births came drastic lifestyle changes. Now unless you’re a celebrity or something, there are often limitations to your time, finances, and helpful resources like cleaners, nannies, chefs, etc. So if you’re a non-parent, considering the plunge into procreation and child-rearing, be sure you tackle this list of things first. Because once they arrive, your selfish endeavors will be put on hold. For an extended period of time. Read more
It could be said that no relationship is perfect. It’s inevitable that throughout life challenges will befall you, conflict will arise, and and obstacles will present themselves. So it’s less about the pursuit of perfection and more about perfecting how you pursue happiness with your partner. Establishing habits that nurture the love between you and your significant other takes conscious effort. Practice these 10 healthy habits on the regular for a happy romance. Read more
So my son started Kindergarten this week. Despite the fact that I thought I’d be a-ok and he’d skate right through these first few days, we both had some weak moments. Having said that, everyday when he gets home, I remind myself that regardless of drop-off anxiety and perpetual momma-bear tendencies, he’s totally fine. So today, I compile a list of likely first school day thoughts. Read more