Strike a Pose

Way back in January for a hallway display at school I had my students strike a pose. I told them to do the coolest pose they could think of. They giggled and cheered for their classmates, as they did silly and sassy movements. One of the students said, “Mrs. Deacon why don’t you do a…

My Four Legged Fit Best Friend: Dolly Parton

Jim and I had been discussing getting a puppy for our new home, and I began stalking the local adoption websites. We were dead set on adopting, and knew we would find something. I saw a lab mix being called “Mississippi”, due to being brought up with her siblings from a high killer shelter Mississippi….

Wonder Women Wednesday: Tara Crawford

I met Tara because she is dating a friend of mine(shout out to AJ), and they have a podcast I enjoy listening to(check out Please Consume Responsibly). That’s how I discovered and became very interested in her stance as a vegan. She recently published a mini documentary, and she runs the IG account We Are…

Wonder Women Wednesday: Shannon DeVol

I wanted to start writing about women athletes, women on their fitness journeys, and women who flat out inspire me. I first met Shannon through her amazing daughters, who were a part of the summer theatre program I work for. Shannon is not only a phenomenal runner, who is now spreading the joy of running…

Moved In(Kinda)

It’s been just over a week of Jim and I being in our new house. The weekend we made settlement and moved in, was also when my Progress Reports were due for school, and show weekend for the school musical I work on. It was a stress triangle in the best way! We got everything…

I Got Trashed on Earth Day

This year for Earth Day I was off of work because today is the day after Easter. So I figured I would make sure to do something good for the planet. It has given me so many roads to run on, that I definitely owed it some love. So first I had to run the…

Holiday Review: Set Backs & Success

So this year I tried to keep my holidays as healthy as possible, but that isn’t always possible. This year I tried to enjoy my break, and take the time to work on my fitness and my mental health. On Christmas I went to Mass with my sister and mother, and spending time with them…

Book of the Month- A 7 Day Self-Acceptance Guide

This month’s Book of the Month took me exactly 7 days to complete. So if you aren’t familiar with Jaclyn Amys, she is one of my favorite podcasters and an amazing fitness coach. If you follow this blog, any of my social media, or you are a friend of mine, I’ve recommended her podcast to…

Book of the Month: Oola Finding Balance in an Unbalanced World

When I first started using Young Living Essential Oils, I saw that they had a set of oils called, “Oola Oils”. They were based off of a book and are made to inspire growth in different areas of your life. The “Oola 7”, which are: Fitness, Finance, Family, Field, Faith, Friends, and Fun. I was…

The Lift4 Lifestyle

I finished the Lift4 program for BeachBody, and I am sure most people are tired of hearing me talk about this program. But oh well! It is AMAZING! More than seeing the difference it made on the scale, I LOVED the difference on how it made me feel. I felt like I was really working,…

NYC Getaway- Can’t getaway from my goals.

So Jim and I decided before the school year starts, and before his work schedule get busier, that we would take two days to go away just the two of us. Jim found a great deal on a hotel in the city, and we would leave when we got home on Tuesday, be away Wednesday(seeing…