Under Pressure (do do do do do do do do)

Boy, are we ever good at overloading ourselves with things that don’t matter. This week I’ve physically felt as though someone had set up camp on my chest, crushing me a little more every day.  I spent Wednesday pissed off about comments back from a professor I thought were unfair, and pissed off at myself …

Rear-view Motivation

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A good friend messaged me the other day saying she was struggling to be positive about her weight loss progress.  She knew it was a momentary thing, and she should be proud of herself, and she hadn’t gone overboard… but for some reason her mindset was off.  I reminder her not to worry, the day …

Fit Me Baby Tips to Success in Healthy Living

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I get asked for tips all the time on how to lose weight, what to do in the gym, or how to stay motivated.  Everyone is looking for the secrets to weight loss.  The truth is, there isn’t too much secret to it.  You need to be focused, you have to want it, and you …

Fall Down Seven Times, Stand Up Eight.

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Just when I think I have this whole healthy living thing down, a weekend like this past one hits like a freight train. Friday started off with a positive; ordering the green salad with chicken when I really wanted the fajita’s (in theory, not a bad idea, but given the portion size of pub food, …

An Invitation to Be Happy

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I’m a firm believer that with any weight loss program or decision to eat a little healthier, the number on the scale should not be the deciding factor between personal success and failure.  Like many out there, I’ve read a ton of books on lifestyles, dieting, women’s bodies, and more recently, happiness and personal success.  …

Cyst Happens.

Last week I reluctantly (and at first, embarrassingly) posted a picture of myself on Instagram from the shoulders up, Beauty Face Off, with zero makeup on.  My purpose was simple; to reach out for help. A few years back when I was diagnosed with poly cystic ovarian syndrome I was fairly upset with my situation.  …

Meaning of Mindful

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My Introspective April challenge is complete and although I wasn’t committed 100% of the time, I can feel an impact on my day-to-day mindset.  Taking time to do things as simple as intentionally breathing, or meditating on a Sunday before a busy work week had a noticeable effect on me, and May has started with …

Wedding Shape

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With my wedding coming up to the 1 Year countdown and my thoughts filling up more and more with our engagement photo session in May, as well as dress shopping and more planning… part of me can’t help but feel like I should start getting into “wedding shape”, or consider what that even means for …

Mind, Body, Spirit.

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On Sunday, while doing some Youtube “Yoga with Adriene” (I’m not sure who Adriene is, but I sure do enjoy doing yoga with her), she started the video talking about breathing.  “What if your breath was your spirit?”.  Cheesy sounding, I know.  But given that my #IntrospectiveApril challenge has been about mindfulness and self-reflection, it …

Introspective April

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April is the month to be mindful, and I’m determined to get better at it.  Stress and anxiety has been hanging over me lately and this is my way of taking back control.  Control of my emotions, my sleep, and my mindset. When I did my 47 Days of Happiness Challenge a few years back …