Author: ValerieWiest

Summer Changes

I spent a much needed week with the boys at the beach last week. It was perfect… just what I needed: relaxing, soaking in the sun and enjoying quality time with my little loves. Today was my first day back

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Patience

My house is on the market and it feels like I have been living in limbo for the past few months. I like stability and all this uncertainty has created a sense of impatience in me. I am impatiently waiting

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The Green Eyed Monster

Theodore Roosevelt said “Comparison is the thief of joy.” This week in my classes I have been focusing on achieving “your personal best.” Meaning, instead of compairing yourself to others, you look inward, dig deep and give it what YOU

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Closet Clean-up

Hey Guys! Hope you are having a great week! I am in the middle of selling my house. If you have ever sold a home while living in it with two young kids, you know how crazy that can be!

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Pierce is 1

I can’t believe this little cutie is 1! As I came home late tonight after teaching, I couldn’t resist scooping my sleeping now-one-year-old up for some dream time snuggles. Reminiscing about 1 year ago today when he was born.  

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Bubbles

You are at your 4 year old’s Karate class. He is taking his test to earn his first Karate belt. Your 3 week old newborn is strapped to your chest in a carrier, nestled into your warmth and asleep. It

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Perspective

They say hindsight is 20/20. Sometimes the way we experience something is all in the way we see it: our perspective. I have been thinking about this lately. If I am feeling down or struggling with something, I try to

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5 things I learned going through a divorce

My divorce was finalized last Friday. I found it satisfying and somewhat poetic the my marriage, which began on 2/2 ended on 3/3.  If you have never gone through a divorce, one thing you might not know is that your

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Weekly Workout Wednesday

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Today is International Women’s day, so what better way to celebrate than getting your workout on and feeling like the strong, healthy confident woman that you are. Here is an all body weight workout you can take with you anywhere.

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Weekly Workout Wednesday

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As I mentioned before, I am always curious about what type of workouts others do. When I first started working out, I looked to magazines for workout ideas. However, as I became a certified personal trainer and started to learn

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