Bringing Sweaty Back

Happy Space

Give yourself some space! Meet GYM! Over three decades ago "the gym became my go to Happy Space. Kind of like a happy place! It was in the gym where I found a sense of refuge from the day.  The gym seemed to be a place where I could battle past all that had been… Continue reading Happy Space

Muscles and Mascara

Good GRIEF

Grief is a sneaky little sucker. It comes packing a rainbow of emotions ranging from neon bright to the darkest of dark. Grief is terribly uncomfortable. Any person who has experienced true grief I believe would agree and testify that it's a bizarre chain reaction experience.  Grief is weird because it gets all balled up… Continue reading Good GRIEF

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All Good Vibes in Alabama

Who knew that my last minute $7 Target T-shirt purchase would carry me through the Summer?!? What a needle in the hat stack find!   Who knew that this T-shirt would define my Summer and wardrobe. I paired this sleeveless crew neck tee with Roxy shorts, denim cut offs, white skinny jeans or cotton chino… Continue reading All Good Vibes in Alabama

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Hangin in the Caymans

The vacation scene on Grand Cayman is highly underrated. Yall it's a straight-up playground for ambitious ocean lovers and vacationers alike. My only question is what took me so long? Grand Cayman has options galore.  Activities out the wazoo, such as water sports, colorful art, scenic ocean life, dining, wining or of course rest and… Continue reading Hangin in the Caymans

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Have friends will travel

Traveling with friends can be risky move! It's only my opinion but I think it takes a special kind of chemistry to travel with friends, and all of the little ones and teenagers in tow! But, thanks to Mr. Chicken Fry and his 27 year friendship with these guys...our family vacation hit the MARK! Once upon… Continue reading Have friends will travel

Bringing Sweaty Back, Metabolism Monday

Redundancy

Redundant is such a fun word to say.  My lips like the way it rolls off of the tongue and bounces around ending with a sharp T. I also very much appreciate the meaning. Enough is enough! Superfluous banter is overrated! Unless you are a mother, parent, educator, coach, or personal trainer! This is my… Continue reading Redundancy

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Long weekends

Don't blow it! Hands up for the three day weekend! If you are currently in a "slim down" phase or FITness journey do not blow your progress! Long holiday weekends do not have to be your demise! There are plenty of ways to enjoy the backyard barbecues and poolside or lakeside gatherings without packing on… Continue reading Long weekends

Muscles and Mascara, The FITting Room (FITastic fashion & sales)

The FITting room: Zyia Active Edition

Hello and Happy Tuesday friends. Last week, what appeared to be an early birthday package arrived on my doorstep.  The contents of the large plastic envelop were too good not to share with all of my FITness fanatics, moms, yogi's, BFF's and workout warrior gal pals!  It was none other than a package full of WORKOUT… Continue reading The FITting room: Zyia Active Edition

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Making Change

Sisters and brothers of the universe, what you are about to read is a necessary short story.  It's partly mental health based with a whole lotta be true to yourself vibes sprinkled in. I would like to go on record right off the bat with yet another confession. What I'm about to share is quite… Continue reading Making Change

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What’s in your Easter basket?

Happy Easter weekend friends. I love Easter weekend.  I so very much appreciate the significance of this exclusive time of year. The smell of renewal and revival is in the air.  Everything around us is blooming and all that was once dead has come to life! Out of my kitchen window, I watch the idle… Continue reading What’s in your Easter basket?