Category Archives: Thoughts

For the love of flub…

There is a story behind this very odd picture I promise… see that flub I’m holding. I noticed it in my bathing suit the other day and smiled.. odd reaction right?!

What you don’t know is one of the few college memories I have is of that flub. I remember noticing it for the first time at school. I stood in my Mitchell hall dorm room for about 20 minutes analyzing it, crying, squeezing, poking, and pinching.

I was starting to increase my calories after years of restricting and I was miserable in my skin… looking back I was still incredibly underweight at the time, but I didn’t feel it.

So why did I see it and smile?! Because I took it as a sign that ANYTHING that weighs on your mind can be OVERCOME. It just takes time, but you can do it too

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Mindset of a LIFESTYLE

I used to start a brand NEW diet every Monday and expect to see six-pack abs by Friday. Seriously!
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That may be a bit of a stretch BUT for YEARS of my life my diet would start on Monday and when I didn’t see INSTANT results in a week I would get frustrated, fall off track, and give up completely.
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Then I realized that a healthy LIFESTYLE meant I was in it for the long haul and not just a 21-Day DIET. If I could be consistent about SMALL changes over time, I could see MAJOR progress.
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Sure, it’s a lot less glamorous but it’s a lot more REALISTIC! So instead of focusing on your immediate results, focus on the TINY changes you can make daily. Maybe it’s choosing a salad over pizza, or working out EVEN when you don’t want to, but I promise, it’s WORTH IT.
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Every day, keep MOVING forward!

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Where are my anxiety warriors at?!

If you struggle with anxiety like me I have to share the one thing I learned…when it hits, you have two choices, you can choose to let it keep you stagnant or PUSH PAST it.
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Today it hit me hard along with some major overwhelm, but instead of lying down and giving into it, I got moving and got outside. I knew I had a night of work ahead and would be WAY more productive if I actually took a breather.
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Took a trip to the dog park, inhaled some sunshine, and I was relieved, relaxed, and ready to get back to tackling my to-do list. Now you may not have the freedom to skip work and hit the dog park (but it’s always an option 😉 ) but find a way to escape for a bit, get some fresh air, moving has always be a HUGE help in combating my anxiety.
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