Let’s be real—change is incredibly hard. Nobody wants to do it. It’s a lot like flossing your teeth; you do it because you have to, not because you want to. I will be honest; unless I have excruciating pain, I never “want” to floss.


Making healthy changes is a lot like flossing your teeth. If you do not do it, eventually it is going to catch up to you. Someone like Mrs. Non-Congeniality Dental Hygienist is going to out you right there in the chair.


I’ve had a couple of pivotal moments in my life that have changed the way I look at health & wellness. About a million years ago (okay 10 years ago) when my girls were in high school, they were both runners on the cross-country team. When I was in high school, I was a track star and a basketball player and, as most teenagers are, in the best shape of my life. Yes, I was the quintessential female jock! Somehow my mind and body didn’t get the memo that I was supposed to maintain that if I was going to continue to be healthy and fit.

The Moment of Truth

Now imagine watching me running up a gigantic hill screaming at the top of my lungs trying to get my daughter to dig in with high knees and dropping her arms so she could make it to the top of that climb; imagine me thinking I was going to die of a heart attack in front of friends and complete strangers. That was the moment I realized how far I had fallen. That was the turning point. Things got real!