2021 Vision

2021 Vision

Hello 2021, and hello everyone! I have been absent for 6+ months. As much as I wanted to be on here blogging, journaling, sharing my thoughts, my work and journey of continuing to heal my relationship with food and my body got in the way of that. I initially started this blog with the intent of sharing my story of my disordered eating and my unhealthy relationship with my body. Opening up about that on this platform busted down so many doors for me this year. The most transformative result of my openness was my realization that my story is …

Lessons

Lessons from the Past 3 Weeks

Well my previous post should have went live last week, but there was a glitch and it just got posted. So this post may seem out of context if you read in order. I keep apologizing on social media for not being as present as I was. None of you may care, but I do. Writing blog posts lights a fire in my stomach, I think I could do it all day. Instagram, not so much. Mostly because I know there are so many more people that will see my content. I struggle with that because I don’t know if …

Surrender to the things that do not serve you.

Surrendering to Our Feelings

I have been absent from blogging for the past week because I have been busy writing blog posts from other people. Which is exciting as I am getting paid to do something I just realized I loved doing. But it is also taking away my energy from my own blog. I decided I needed a break from writing for other people because I am super excited to tell you guys about what I have discovered this past week! Obviously it has to do with Surrendering to Our Feelings. If you search on Google, Surrendering seems to associate with negativity: “cease …

My Journey

My Journey to ending my 10 year battle

I don’t want to wake up in 20 years and wish I had done something when I was “younger”. Nor do I want to wake up in 20 years and still be struggling with food, body image, anxiety, confidence, comparison, shame, guilt, etc. I want to begin working on my journey to ending my 10 year battle, with all of these things. When I first posted on this blog and admitted to the internet world that I had an eating disorder, at that time I thought I was all “better”. That was only 3 months ago! But now, as I …

First 50K

Workouts of the Week, 4th Edition.

One month into our workouts of the week! Where is time going?? Enjoy! I love this weeks Thoughtful Thursday! Movement Monday For time:30-20-10Calories on bikeAir squats Complete the calories, do the squats, & repeat. If you do not have a bike, use whatever machine you have.If it is a treadmill and it does not have calories then,Run/sprint .5 miles, .25 miles, .12 milesIf you are not up to running yet, then fast walk up a significant amount of incline for 4 minutes, 2 minutes, 1 minute. Tummy Tuesday Repeat from last week! Read that post for more details. But this …

Boston Marathon 2018

My Love Letter to Running

Want to know how much of a weirdo I am? Read this post, My Love Letter to Running. If you are a runner, you will understand. If you are not a runner, I hope you have something in your life that makes you feel this way. That makes you feel strong, alive, and brings you unrelentless joy. This post is more for me than for any of the readers, but if you take the time to read, I hope you enjoy. And maybe you can write a love letter to something that you are in love with. In fact, if …

Consistency

Consistency in times of Inconsistency

Consistency is the achievement of a level of performance that does not vary greatly in quality over time. Consistency is also the way in which a substance holds together. Like when I only put half the flour in my chocolate chip cookies, the consistency is pretty sticky. Here is my remix of Rachel Hollis‘ Consistency talk during her Rise X Live virtual conference. You can check out my other posts, like this one, for other info from this conference. Intensity is not as important If you are working towards a goal, working on your habits or routines, or finding your …

Workouts of the Week

Workouts of the Week, third edition.

Welcome to Week 3 of Workouts of the Week. I love putting together quick “Movement Snacks“. Plus exercise and movement is so good for us, both mentally and physically. I had fun running through these workouts. Let me know what you think and post your how you did below! Movement Monday 2 rounds, count your total reps 30 seconds of max air squats30 seconds of rest30 seconds of max burpees30 seconds of rest30 seconds of max lunges30 seconds of rest30 seconds of max push-ups30 seconds of rest We have done these movements the last few weeks, but if you need …

Cultivating Confidence

How to Cultivate Confidence

Confidence is the feeling or belief that one can rely on someone or something. It is also defined as a feeling of self-assurance arising from one’s appreciation of one’s own abilities or qualities. What is confidence? The paragraph above holds dictionary definitions of confidence. Really, confidence is your state of mind about yourself. How you feel about yourself when you are by yourself. Sure, you can also have confidence in other things besides yourself; people, or events. I have confidence in Google Maps. Confidence in my dogs barking at every noise outside. I am confident that Jose will make the …

Navigate emotions during difficult times

Navigating Emotions During Difficult Times

The COVID-19 pandemic is difficult for all of us. Some are impacted more than others. But something we probably all have in common is difficulty navigating our emotions. Ed Mylett, a life and business strategist, gave a 20 minute talk on “How to Navigate Times of Crisis” during the Rise X Live event this past weekend. While this talk, and this conference, were created around COVID-19, we can apply these ideas towards navigating “normal” everyday life and feelings. So how do we navigate our emotions during difficult times? Remember, everything happens for you, not to you. Now, more than ever …