25 Years Later- Fitness Goals

In 25 years, I’ll be  69.  I want to look ahead and say, hey- when I was 44, I decided that I wanted to change some things, and I did.  I’d prefer to be saying this to one of my grandchildren as we hike up Mt. Tom and enjoy a wonderful afternoon together! I will […]

10 Years Without Mama


315,569,159.991 Seconds 5,259,485.9 Minutes 87658.1 Hours 3652.42 days 521 weeks 10 years. 10 years ago today that I crawled into my mother’s deathbed, gathered her up in my arms and sang her to sleep as she took her last breath. I sang to her, as I spoke to her in my mind. You are my […]

Irish Soda Bread


I may have married an Italian, but  I have Irish roots that run deep. (HELLO!  Maiden name FLYNN!)  I make Irish Soda bread all the time.   I was pretty excited when The FitnessCheerleader’s Healthy Living/Fitness Bloggers Challenge asked us to share our favorite St. Patrick’s Day recipe.  Even thought I don’t save it for St. […]



Strength streNG(k)TH,strenTH/ noun the quality or state of being strong, in particular the emotional or mental qualities necessary in dealing with situations or events that are distressing or difficult. the capacity of an object or substance to withstand great force or pressure. the influence or power possessed by a person, organization, or country. the degree […]

5 Tips to Fit Fitness Into Your Life


I am taking part of Fitness Cheerleaders March Healthy Living/Fitness Blogging Challenge, and today’s question is: 5 Tips to Fit Fitness Into Your Life Plan menu and food and PREP, while you’re at it!  When you know what you’re eating and it’s prepped  for you, then making smart choices is easy to do! I fill […]

What Makes Me Happy

I’m joining my friend Janice of The Fitness Cheerleader who is hosting a #FitBloggingChallenge for the month of March. Today’s prompt is to write about “What makes me happy”, or “what bring happiness to my life!”!  (I know!  Great question, right?  Because being happy is SO important to living a healthy life! I’ve been in […]