Monday, July 25, 2016

I Have A Confession To Make About My Weight

I have a confession to make.... and it's definitely one that I'm not proud of. I thought that maybe going 'silent' would mean that I didn't have to deal with it. But that's not the reality.

I've been eating my emotions.. ALL of my emotions. I'm happy - I eat. I'm sad - I eat. I'm angry - I eat. I'm stressed - I eat. I'm bored - I eat. And well, you get the picture.

I stepped on the scale at the gym... defeated doesn't even begin to explain how I felt. I knew. My clothes told me. I didn't need 'a scale' to tell me. I knew. I kept saying that I was just 'bloated' or this or that. But the cold hard reality is no... I've gained more weight and slipped back into the all or nothing mentality.

When I got injured from the dog (When the Unexpected Happens) all exercise basically stopped. I was upset in a lot of areas in my life, and I turned to food for comfort. Add a lot of traveling this Summer (think fast food while on the road and awesome homemade meals cooked by my Momma) ..... let's just say my clothes were tighter when I got home than before I left.

And before I left I had a horrible

Monday, July 18, 2016

The Woman I Know I Can Be

I'm trying to write this via mobile - so please ignore typos and weird spacing :)

This past week hasn't been an easy one. In fact, I know it's going to take me some time to work through some current issues. 

But it's made me realize that I have two choices - let it destroy me or let it make me stronger. I'm choosing stronger.

Wednesday, July 6, 2016

Never Give Up On You

It's easy for me to encourage others - in life - in their goals - their dreams. But I often struggle to encourage myself.

Do you have that problem or is it just me? I often struggle to meet my own expectations that I have for myself.. actually a lot of the time I sabotage my goals before I start them... by having negative thoughts about achieving them.

Why oh why do I have such a hard time believing in me?!?  But I do struggle with that.. but it doesn't mean that I always have to... and I don't intend to.

Monday, June 27, 2016

My First Yogiventure

I love watching the sun rise, but today I also got the opportunity to watch the sunset with yogiventure (think adventure with yoga). A friend mentioned a groupon. I said sure why not. And today was my first yogiventure.

But, let's not put the cart before the horse. Way before sunset, I was on the road down by the river for a few slow miles. It started off as a run, and ended up as a leisure walk. And you know what, I was perfectly ok with that...



It was a beautiful morning to be out and about, and I knew that I had an evening adventure coming up. My foot still isn't well, and my shoe was putting pressure on the wound. And just think, had I been running, I would have missed this little guy.

Friday, June 24, 2016

Fuel 100 Electro-Bites Are Amazingly Awesome

Disclosure of Material Connection: I received Fuel 100 Electro-Bites For free from Fuel 100 as coordinated by Outdoor PR Gear Review in consideration for review publication. My opinions are completely my own based on my experience. 

When I heard about Fuel 100 Electro-Bites, I was not familiar with them. Fuel 100 Electro-Bites are nutrition for athletes to help replace nutrients lost during exercise.

Personally, fuel is not always something that I think about it, until I need it.

I start to fade.

Wednesday, June 22, 2016

Pain and Smiles Across The Miles

Enough is enough of this sitting thing... like.. no... really... I'm done. I was told that I could run - it would just hurt. So after about 2 weeks of just sitting and pain and basically just not moving, I couldn't take it any longer. I told myself that if I could get a shoe on, I was running or walking or something.

Let me tell you, the shoe was painful! But, I got it on.. and I got on the treadmill.

Cute Lioness skirt from Skirt Sports in Free Love Print 


I can't really put into words how great it felt to just move my body again. I had said a mile,

Thursday, June 16, 2016

Taking Time For Me - My Hershey Spa Day

I need a day. There I said it. I need a day where my main responsibility is me. A day that I know Lil Man is being taken care of, but some time that I can just focus on me. 

So, I took that day. I had originally planned to hit the trail, but with my recent freak accident (When The Unexpected Happens) those plans changed. 

So I went to the spa instead. I prefer a massage, but instead I had my first facial. Between the chipped bone in my leg, and my foot, I didn't think a massage would be a great idea. 

It was a cloudy day, but my view from the balcony was beautiful. 


And my drink of choice was hot chocolate.. lots of it.. I think I had at least 4 cups. But it was amazing... like melted liquid chocolate.. it was awesome. 

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