How are you? Yes, you. Are you feeling a little overwhelmed with how much you have to do and not enough time to get it all done? Does it feel like everyone is asking you for something? Like you are getting pulled in a million directions? Yes, you’re getting things done, but you are not quite feeling as effective as you would like to be. I know that feeling all too well.

Are you finding a few more excuses for those resolutions that you made almost a few weeks ago? Are you walking past that fitness equipment even though you want to use it and feel better?

home-fitness-equipment-1840858_1920 Are you grabbing whatever you can for lunch as you head out the door because it’s quick and convenient? Maybe you feel like you don’t even have time for that.

So I want to share with you something you may not know… food and fitness are just as important to me as being a mom and an SLP. I have done half marathons, sprint triathlons, challenge runs, crossfit and the list goes on. Below is a picture of me completing the Crossfit workout the Murph a few years ago.the-murph-2

As much as I loved the hard core workouts, I have learned that there can be a kinder, gentler approach to effective workouts.

The best part of a good workout, well for me, is the good food afterwards.   I have always loved food and cooking. Cooking can put me in my happy place. I know that’s not for everyone. But, there are ways to cook healthy and tasty without taking up a lot of time. I am excited to start sharing my “recipes” and methods for making really good, healthy food. asian-1238726_1920

I am also excited to start sharing some of my fitness knowledge. I’ve been encouraged by some of my SLP colleagues to start sharing this side of me, so I decided it was time to do just that.

 At the end of the day, I am not looking to be the fittest, strongest, leanest, soon-to-be-50 year old woman, but I do want to feel good. And you know what? The better I eat, and the better I feel, the better I work. Isn’t that what we all want?

Oh, and don’t worry there is still room for wine in all of this!wine-1543170_1920

Together, we got this!