Healthy Mind, Healthy Heart
Sorry for the onslaught of blogs today. I wanted to talk about what's going on with me physically, but I can't separate it from what's going on mentally, so I just wanted to update this page with all of the thoughts that have gone through my hea... Read more
What Are You So Afraid Of?
I’ve been asking myself this question lately. Examining my motives and why I make the choices that I do. A friend of mine asked me why I don’t ride my bike as much, and I gave this rambling, honest answer of “well, I used to but now I’m unsure o... Read more
It’s really interesting to me how I use control to make myself feel better. When I’m feeling desperate, anxious, worthless and wholly out of control, I do everything that I can to exert control over the things in my life.
When I feel out of... Read more
The past few days I’ve been feeling incredibly free–free to be myself, free to accept my flaws and be accepting of others. I feel incredibly light as I’ve slowly been giving away the burdens and misconceptions that I’ve heaped on myself these 29... Read more
Spoken & Unspoken 7/2
In this book I’m reading, the author has been hitting on some key points that I’ve been mulling over in my head. She talks about being a teenager and of noticing that the “beautiful girl” got the attention not only from the boys, but also from a... Read more
Finding Truth 7/1
One of my goals for the next two months is to write/pray/meditate everyday. One of the most important things to me has been my faith. My faith has brought me out of a lot of dark places of anxiety and depression, and it’s the one thing that I co... Read more
I have a special love for spark people, but have found that there are other avenues that I'm using to record/track my journey. Occasionally I'll pop on here and update with a blog or two, but all of my writing (not just fitness related) is on my... Read more
The Happiness Project
I took a little mini vacation this past weekend to clear my mind, to refocus, and really, to do something for myself. It was my first solo trip and I went somewhere I’ve never been–Vancouver, BC. Granted, it’s not too foreign, but it was differe... Read more
Pick Up The Pieces
This has been such an interesting year for me. I feel like this past year has been so enlightening as far as finding out who I am and who I want to be as a person. I’m recognizing my own failures, insecurities, and humanness, and I’m also recogn... Read more
Whole30: The aftermath
So it’s ten days post whole30, and one thing I was really scared about was how my relationship was going to be with food after whole30. I have to admit I was a bit nervous to start introducing foods back into my system—would I feel sick, would I... Read more
This month I did something I never thought I would do: the whole30. There were many reasons why I didn’t want to do it: I don’t like restrictive eating plans, I didn’t feel confident as a cook, I had no IDEA what I could cook, and I don’t like e... Read more
1/3 of the way through!
I've been really enjoying Whole30. It definitely hasn't been the "deprivation" experience that I thought it would be. Don't get me wrong...I miss cookies...and cakes...and candy. I still like those things, and I think I always will. There's noth... Read more
This month of Whole30 FORBIDS me from getting back on the scale. Can you believe it? If I weight myself it says I should start over. Um, no thanks! So, here I am done with the first week and no weigh in whatsoever. Which leaves me with some NSVs... Read more
So it's been a hot minute since I've been on here. I was trying to be pretty active and post regularly, but I got myself in a bit of a situation--mainly I started the Whole30 cleanse this Monday! A friend of mine who did it before mentioned she ... Read more
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Am I Enough?
So my roommate posted this Ted Talk (see bottom of the page. 20 minutes well worth it!!) with Brene Brown a few days ago, and it totally blew my mind. I’ve been trying to put into words the changes that I’m starting to see in myself this year wi... Read more