The Running Thief

“Isn’t it funny how day by day nothing changes, but when you look back, everything is different…” C.S. Lewis 7 years and thousands of miles ago, I couldn’t run a single mile without stopping.  I couldn’t run a mile without feeling like my lungs were going to burst out of me, without feeling like my […]

Running to God

I am like a rusty gate. Even if you find the key, you’ll have to work hard to open me up to find out what secrets are behind my door. ~10-year-old me When I was 10, my 5th grade teacher had our class write a poem.  She wanted it to be titled “I Am”.  We had […]

Cauliflower Pizza Crust

Our family loves pizza!  Though we try to make healthy food choices most of the time, our family philosophy is to enjoy food–and that includes pizza.  One of our favorite weekly traditions is to have a family pizza movie night–sometimes it’s with a homemade pizza and sometimes it’s from a local pizza place.  I’ll be […]

Mom-spiration: Sarah

It’s my pleasure to share Sarah’s story with you!  I think her experience of the ups and downs of weight gain/loss during different periods of her life will resonate with lots of us–but it’s her decision to take charge and make it about a healthy lifestyle which makes her a true mom-spiration.  You can find […]


“And above all, watch with glittering eyes the whole world around you because the greatest secrets are always hidden in the most unlikely places. Those who don’t believe in magic will never find it.” ~Roald Dahl I believe in chasing after dreams and that our bodies and minds are capable of amazing things. I believe […]

No Bake Granola Bars

I originally posted these granola bars in a Back-to-School Snack list but I decided these bars needed a post all to themselves!  They are so easy and tasty and have become a family favorite. I try to make one batch a week because not only do the kids eat them for school and after school snacks, […]

Mom-spiration: Annie

I’m so excited to share this week’s Mom-spiration, Annie Brees, with all of you!  I could relate so much to her–from her love of coffee, to knowing the importance of making your health a priority to even gaining the freshman 30 (yeah, some of us are overachievers and laugh at your freshman 15!), to the […]

Mom-spiration: Jeanette

I was so happy when this week’s mom-spiration reached out to me through our My Fit Family Facebook page. Jeantette shared with me she set an amazing goal of running 14 half- marathons in 2014 and I knew she would be an inspiration to all of us.  I felt connected with her because we have […]