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Sabrina Wind
Sabrina Wind

In the words of Travers Tobis: "Sabrina Wind is my Mom. She's nice, she's happy, she's always in a good mood. She's an executive producer in television. She's from New Jersey but moved to California. She likes baseball. She's short and small. She makes too many jokes and they're never funny. But I love her."

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War!!!

Today I declare war on 20 pounds. I will win this war by May 24th, a date my son picked out. In the time between now and then, there will be no more compromise. No more it’s ok to eat some of that birthday cake – it’s a celebration. No more one piece won’t hurt anyone. No more it’s just the last bites of my kids plate, it’s only polite, I’m tired, or it’s that time of the month

Today begins the end of a journey I started 4 years ago. I lost 45 pounds then, but I never got to my goal weight. I stopped 10 pounds away. Now I’ve gained some of that back, so my goal is unfortunately more than 10 pounds (but less than 45 so that’s good). Read More

Fitness

First Life Lesson – Consistency

[Editor's note: This post is part of Sabrina's "Road to the Half-Ironman" series. See part one here.]

When I was in high school, Mike, a boy who lived on my street, decided he was going to lose weight. So he woke up every morning at 5 AM, then he ran and lifted weights. He got himself in great shape. Every time I start a new workout routine, I always follow in Mike’s footsteps. I set my alarm for 6 am. Just need to be on the treadmill and running by 6:15. No problem. Easy. Piece of cake.

And it is. For the first day. Read More

Fitness

Banana Pants Crazy

I am clearly Banana Pants Crazy. I have just registered for Vineman 70.3, a half-ironman race on July 14, 2013. A half-Ironman is a 1.2 mile swim, a 56 mile bike, and a 13.1 mile run. Clearly – Banana Pants Crazy.

But I think everyone should have something that they are doing that’s Banana Pants Crazy. Or at least a little out of their comfort zone. Or just not the same thing we are doing every day all the time. Because it reminds us we’re alive.

When my divorce started a few years ago, I woke up to realize that I had stopped being ME. Whoever “me” was had disappeared under all the other things I had been – wife, mother, employee, boss, child, friend…. And, as I went through my divorce and the pain of ripping apart my Read More

Fears

She said, “You Are a Failure”

She said, “You are a failure.”

And I think – why would you say that to me? I am a mom who is an executive producer on tv shows, owns my own home, takes care of my family and in my spare time has taken to doing marathons and triathlons.

But she continued, “You are overweight which makes you a bad example for your child. You never stick to a diet. You never stick to your workout routine. You lack consistency in anything you do. If you just used a little willpower, you’d actually succeed.”

I think but don’t say: Sure I could lose 20 pounds, but I think I look okay. And I wish I could stick to Read More