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it’s time to unwind
Monday, April 30, 2018      2 comments

I am off to Arizona! Time for margaritas, sight-seeing and time with family. ... Read more
But really, why?
Saturday, April 28, 2018      8 comments

WHY ARE WE SO HARD ON OURSELVES? How long did we skip exercises and not care what we ate? So now when we are working on bettering ourselves, why are we so hard on ourselves when we miss a workout or slip up and eat something we tell ourselve... Read more
bring back play
Friday, April 27, 2018      4 comments

Remember being a kid and recess was one of the best things ever? Or playing outside with the other kids in the neighborhood until it was dark and you couldn’t see. Remember bragging that you could shoot the coolest basket when playing P.I.G. or ... Read more
I am burned out
Thursday, April 26, 2018      7 comments

I work a traditional Monday-Friday 40 hour work week cubicle job. I work Saturdays and leave my house at 9am and get home after 7pm. Every other week I hang out with my Little from Big Brothers Big Sisters. I try to go to yoga twice a week, barr... Read more
I like what I like
Wednesday, April 25, 2018      10 comments

Once a year, I use white strips just to brighten my smile. Lately, I’ve been tanning to get a base tan befor a trip to Arizona. I have tried a new skin care product that really cleared up my skin. I stick to macros and try to work out when... Read more
what really matters
Tuesday, April 24, 2018      8 comments

I recently stumbled upon this quote: “what you eat in private, you wear in public” WHOA. That one totally hit me. When I’m not staying on track, when I’m fighting my meal plan because I want a day to just eat junk food, when I stop measuring... Read more
my insecurities
Sunday, April 22, 2018      6 comments

My whole life, I’ve been teased. And I’ve allowed other people’s thoughts and opinions of me, evolve into how I see myself. I look in a mirror and can hear their voices as I mimic their thoughts as my own. I’ve found a strength in myself and I... Read more
Voted Popular Blog Post: View All Popular Posts I put on pink eyeshadow
Wednesday, April 18, 2018      11 comments

When I was more comfortable in my skin, I was bold and daring. I wore polka dot or leopard print dresses. I wore pink, purple and other fashion eyeshadow shades that made my green eyes pop. I wore crazy colorful high heels and fun, wild earrings... Read more
I can’t believe she said that
Tuesday, April 17, 2018      7 comments

“With your body type, you shouldn’t dress like that, it’s not flattering” “You shouldn’t wear bright colors or patterns” “Your fat behind looks awful in that” My heart broke, hearing that. It hurt my self esteem and made me feel so uncomfo... Read more
keep going, do not quit
Saturday, April 14, 2018      8 comments

I spent 15 days hopping on a scale seeing the usual fluctuations, and only a 0.2lb drop. I was getting angry, frustrated and feeling defeated. I’m exercising, I’m hitting my macros, I’m getting my steps in. Ive been sleeping well and having goo... Read more
when listening to your body gives you an answer you don’t like
Friday, April 13, 2018      2 comments

I try very hard to be in tune with my body. I think that’s why I’m upset and frustrated. When I began this leg of my journey in January, I was told to lay off gluten and cut out dairy. I listened even though I didn’t want to. A few weeks ago I... Read more
water water and more water
Thursday, April 12, 2018      7 comments

I accidentally dehydrated myself. I usually drink a lot of water at work but Tuesday I didn’t chug like I usually do. I went to barre class and it was 90 degrees in the room we worked out in. I ran a few errands feeling shaking from my workout... Read more
I wouldn’t say I fell off the wagon
Sunday, April 08, 2018      5 comments

Some weeks I am on FIRE. And then there are weeks when it’s that dreaded time of month and I’m bloated and cranky, have no energy to think or move and cannot get enough sleep. Last week, it was the can’t sleep, don’t wanna eat, can’t think kin... Read more
I told myself I would do it, and I did
Thursday, April 05, 2018      5 comments

I have the duty in my role as an operations specialist at the bank to pay the taxes of our escrowed loans. Our largest county provides us a list of taxes for ALL properties and our IT guy parses out the ones we need and puts it on a list for me ... Read more
where is your mindset
Monday, April 02, 2018      2 comments

Where is your mindset? The other week I read a quote about how as we grow up we have a catalogue of things we won’t try again cause we either failed or we didn’t do as well as our ego told us we had to. I tried a barre class and I struggled.... Read more

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