Thursday, December 25, 2014


Wishing you and yours a merry and bright holiday season....

And a magical New Year.

Wednesday, December 24, 2014

My Absolute Favorite Versions of My Absolute Favorite Christmas Songs

Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas

Sam Smith takes this one. He is my new favorite and may be one of my all-time favorites from this day forward. He can do no wrong. This wasn't even one of my favorite Christmas songs until I heard his magical voice sing it.

This Christmas

I've always liked this song for having a modern, upbeat tone. 
But when I heard Chris Brown sing it with his smooth R&B swag.. swoon. Give it a listen.

Tuesday, December 23, 2014

A Couple Things Before Christmas...

Before we break for the holidays to spend time with our friends and family and crazy relatives (come on.. we all have them), I just wanted to stop by and say hello! And share a few things!

1. Kentucky Basketball

I'm sure you know I bleed blue. Have done so since the womb. Big Blue Nation just released this Happy Holidays video. I love how chilling and creative it is. And I love that it pretty much says, bring it. Because we will demolish you. :)

Thursday, December 18, 2014

Commit To Fit Update 12/18

It's our last week of the Commit to Fit challenge! For some reason I didn't realize it was only 3 weeks so man it flew by! Below is a little recap of how I did and thoughts moving forward.

Week 1 Goal: Get to 15k steps 3 days during the week.

Since I was at the meeting, I couldn't do actual workouts. But I walked a lot! I only went over 15k once, so I didn't rack up too many points that week.

We get scored on the following point scale:
  • Meet 100% of your goal – 5 points (per week)
  • Meet 50%-99% of your goal – 3 points (per week)
  • Less than 50% of goal – 1 point (per week)

Week 2 Goal: Do a gym workout at least 3 days during the week.

Monday, December 15, 2014

2014 Annual Meeting ~ Indian Wells, California

And just like that, another meeting under my belt! That makes 4 with my company! This one went swimmingly and we got great feedback all around. Which always gives me the push to continue to produce great events! Here's a little photo recap of the week in Indian Wells, California!

Saturday, December 13, 2014

United State of Pop 2014

Just a little video for your Saturday. I heard this the other day on my morning talk show and I was totally impressed. Maybe I'm late to the DJ Earthworm party, but I hadn't seen this before.

It's so well done and what a great way to wrap up the musical moments from 2014!

Have a great weekend! We are headed to Louisville for my friend, Dana's wedding!!

Friday, December 12, 2014

The Elusive Motivation

I would consider myself a pretty motivated person. I've always worked hard to do well in school, work, athletics, etc. Which is why it's so interesting to me that motivation can be something so hard to maintain. When it comes to fitness and health, my motivation seems to come and go in waves. Almost daily.

I admire those people who have, for years, been waking up, lacing up their shoes, and hitting the pavement or the gym. Like it's nothing. Like it's brushing their teeth or getting dressed.

Why does it come so easily to some but yet it's a constant struggle for (many) others?

The daily swing is what blows my mind the most. At 2pm I can be sitting at my desk feeling completely motivated. I'm ready to work out! I'm going over gym plans or running routes in my head. I'm cooking up a healthy meal in my mind and determined to skip anything sweet!

Then 5:00 hits. I drive home for 20 minutes. I walk in the door and the motivation is gone. Just disappeared. It might as well have been a unicorn riding a flying pig.

And then I realize I need to vacuum, and do laundry, and go through all those boxes sitting out in the living room. Oh and when was the last time the toilets were cleaned?

Wednesday, December 10, 2014

Commit To Fit Update

Hey strangers. I'm finally back from the Thanksgiving long weekend AND our Palm Springs event. PHEW. What a couple weeks it was. I'll be back later this week with an event recap.. it went really well!

But today we are back on the fitness topic. My company started a wellness program last month and my personal trainer friend, Rennay, launched a Commit To Fit challenge this month. So, fitness has been on the mind everywhere I go. Which is good!

However, Thanksgiving in West Virginia, and then a week at our event left little room to work out. And little room to eat healthy, to be honest.

Last week was the first week of the challenge and since I had no time to work out (we literally work from about 7am to 10pm), we decided my goal could be to walk 15,000 steps four times that week. 15k was a random number we came up with and it turns out it was a bit high for my everyday at the event. BUT, I did beat it on our busiest day!