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The Duality of Grief

As you exericse, the movement will push you forward The pain will wash over your tired body, helping to give a deep strength to your exhaused soul By pushing your body, you are expanding yoru senses, experiencing a physical relase […]...

April 9, 2024

Worth the work

Oh the work… It’s hard It’s relentless It’s sometimes very difficult You can’t get anywhere worth going in this life without hard work You can’t get healthy and fit You can’t become good in business You can’t have a stellar [&hell...

August 25, 2023

Change for the better

Change for the better As women, we are given this gift of intuition that will rarely steer us in the wrong direction IF we are willing to set aside our rational, overthinking minds and lean into our inner voice Many […]...

August 15, 2023

Change is Scary

CHANGE IS SCARY Hello, world; allow me to reintroduce myself I’m Michelle Steinke-Baumgard, the founder of One Fit Widow I started One Fit Widow more than a decade ago after the tragic airplane crash of my late husband, Mitch At […]...

July 26, 2023

Finding the light when struggling with grief

Finding the light when struggling with grief The light It’s always there, guiding our way, fueling our journey Sometimes we become dense, dark, and the light goes dim We feel weighed down life, circumstances and people We are burdened with [&hellip...

July 17, 2023

I didn’t grow up with a lot of happy holiday memories

I didn’t grow up with a lot of holiday memories I didn’t grow up with a lot of happy holiday memories… My mom experienced her loss when I was just two years old, and it didn’t come from death, but […]...

July 4, 2023

Nine Years Ago

Nine years ago tonight, I was getting ready to remarry To say I was scared was a major understatement What if I got hurt What if something happened to him What if life didn’t work out like I was planning…AGAIN […]...

June 26, 2023

You are still here for a reason

You are going to have to make the decision to live again after life throws you curve balls you never expected Make no mistake…it is a choice I’m not hear to say it’s an easy choice or that the process […]...

June 23, 2023

1 year ago today…

If he could, he’d sit with me in a place like this, basking in the stunning mountain scene he adored We’d reminisce about our shared love of all things nature and mountains I think he’d say, “I love you sweetheart,” […]...

June 10, 2023

The Truth About Being a Mother

Mother’s Day is this weekend Being a mother (and bonus mother) is one of the hardest things I’ve ever done, especially after Mitch passed I think women give their all to others, it’s just part of our DNA but when […]...

May 14, 2023

Addicted to the Negative Thoughts

The last few years, I’ve spent a huge amount of my time studying the brain and neural-plasticity as well as somatic forms of therapy When a deeply traumatic life circumstance happens it forms a deep neural pathway in the brain […]...

May 9, 2023

Be Grateful for the Little Things

Sometimes I suck at seeing the love The love when he handles the hard things so I don’t get stressed The long hours he works and I wish he’d just not be so dedicated and just relax The love he […]...

April 13, 2023

Get the Life Insurance

I don’t care how young you are I don’t care if you just got married I don’t care if you don’t plan to have kids or you have just have young kids Please, for the sake of your family, get […]...

June 10, 2024

Someday We Will All Learn the Pain of Loss

Do you stop missing your father or mother when they pass Do you forget a child who went before you Would you get a new pet and never think of the old Of course not; that’s just ridiculous even to […]...

June 4, 2024

Mama…do you hide?

Do you look in the mirror and focus on what you think you lack Do you see the places society has told you aren’t beautiful and make them your focus Do you compare Do you look at images on social […]...

May 24, 2024

Practice Your New Habits Until They Stick

Our patterns keep us stuck in a life we don’t want I get it; I’ve lived it time and time again Every day we wake up, we repeat the day before and the day before in a routine that leaves […]...

May 20, 2024

5 Things I Wish I had Been Taught About my Body Composition in High School

Your girls (and maybe you) need to know this Things I wish I had been taught about my body composition in High School Eating less and starving yourself won’t give you a strong, lean body In fact, it will do […]...

May 15, 2024

The Beauty of Those Who’ve Lost

There is a beauty within those who’ve known devastating loss A tapestry of vibrant and colorful emotions, a resounding depth of perspective and unwavering loyalty  There is a knowing that life is finite and at any moment can be lost, […...

April 25, 2024

5 Reasons Every Grieving Person Should Lift Weights

Lifting weights is about more than reaching a desired aesthetic with your body  Strength training will improve your chances of longevity and change the absolute quality of how you move through this world, but it will also be essential for [&hell...

April 23, 2024

Ten Things I want my Daughters to Learn about Their Health and Fitness

Below are a few things I wish I had learned a lot earlier in my life I’m teaching it to my girls now! #1: – You belong in the weight room Learn to strength train and do it young Muscle […]...

March 4, 2024

Stop Saying You’re So Strong

It was always hard for me to hear, “You’re so strong,” because it felt like a weight I had to carry so others perceived me in a way that inspired them The reality is that I just survived and did […]...

March 4, 2024

No Excuses – YOLO

For far too many years, I’d travel for our adventure company and I’d make all the excuses Can’t train, no gym Sure, I’ll have a glass of wine, I’m in a different country I’ll get on track when I get […]...

February 26, 2024

Train For The Right Reasons

You have a body and it carries your essence, your soul Your value as a human is not in how that body looks It is not worthy because it gains approval or disapproval from another human Instead, train to handle […]...

February 26, 2024

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