Johnny Kwei

I used to be a runner. There was something about getting outside; just me and the pavement, and the steady rhythm of moving forward—physically, mentally—I didn’t just love it, I craved it. Even as the miles passed, I’d have a smile on my face. Though. Overtime, I started running fewer and fewer miles. I can’t… Read more »

Richard Walsh

You would think as a personal trainer and the owner of a gym, I would be immune to weight gain. You would be wrong. For years I was able to keep my weight in check with extreme workouts. I boxed for almost two hours a day and I ran nearly 30 miles a week. I was literally outrunning… Read more »

Christi Mondi

There I was – bone tired, hormonal, and heavier than I had ever been. It was after the birth of my third child and no matter what I did, I just couldn’t seem to catch my stride. Chasing two kids, a brand new baby the left over pounds from each pregnancy were heavy and weighing me down. I couldn’t sleep. I… Read more »

Randal Kobat

It was July, 2015. I had just a handful of days left to say I was “in my forties”. I wouldn’t say I dreaded turning the big 5-0… but there’s something about that birthday that makes you take a closer look at yourself. And I knew something needed to change. If I wanted 50 more birthdays, I was going… Read more »

What’s Your Photo?

Come on, you know the photo… The photo from your cousins wedding. The photo from spring break senior year. The photo where your smile goes on for days and so do your legs. See, you do know the photo, the photo when you were in the best shape of your LIFE. So, what’s holding you back from taking more photos?… Read more »

Dianne Jeffries

It’s hard to say exactly what happens, Or when it happens. Or why. But for Dianne Jeffries, like for many women, it did. She got married in her twenties – young, thin, active, full of energy and life. She spent a lot of her free time hiking, even led Girl Scouts on treks through the… Read more »

Tim Fiscus

Several years ago, I took a week long trip to the Boundary Waters Canoe Area (BWCA) along the Minnesota/Canada border. For more than a million acres there’s nothing but lakes, trees, rocks and total wilderness. There were four of us on the trip paddling our canoes and portaging (picking the canoes and packs up and… Read more »

This is My Photo – Stacey Rodriguez

Stacey Rodriguez | Clean Burn & Shape

It was the quintessential spring break photo from the quintessential spring break. I was 18, a cheerleader, a gymnast, and a softball player. I had no respect for food because I didn’t have to. I could eat what I wanted, when I wanted and still dominate the beaches of Cancun. But I guess all spring… Read more »

Your First Time

“Look at everything as though you were seeing it for the first or last time. Then your time on earth will be filled with glory.” ~Betty Smith   Just this afternoon, I watched this quote in action. It happened so simply, but when it did, I thought of you… and I had to share. Shortly… Read more »

Tiffany J

I started August 12, 2013. Perhaps the worst day for me to begin the 10 Day. The end of summer was just around the corner and I was planning to enjoy every last minute of it. Concerts. Family parties. Summer gatherings. And of course, at the center of each was an amazing spread of summer-time… Read more »