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Just Start

Goals that seem too big, can actually be achieved little by little. ⁣

Start by drinking one glass of water. ⁣
Start by doing one plank. ⁣
Start by walking one mile. ⁣
Start by eating veggies at one meal. ⁣
Start by thinking you can one time. ⁣
Start by telling yourself you can one time. ⁣
Start by doing the thing one time. ⁣

Just start and repeat tomorrow. ⁣
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10 Years of Change

2010 was a tough year for me. ⁣
I had just graduated college with a degree in dance and zero idea of what I wanted to do with my life. ⁣
I was in the process of recovering from an eating disorder, and weighed about 40lbs more than I had been just a few years before. ⁣

I had accepted the fact that if I wanted to thrive and live a healthy life, I needed to eat food, so I did. ⁣
I was in a period of healing. ⁣
of growing. ⁣
But I also felt so stuck. ⁣

I hated my body and thought it would never change. ⁣
I believed I would forever be unhappy in my skin. ⁣
I had zero idea of what life had in store for me or what direction I would go in. ⁣

The perfect reminder that everything is temporary. ⁣

For me this was a low. ⁣
But it was also the springboard for the rest of my life. ⁣

I grew → then shrunk a bit ⁣
Built strength → then shared it ⁣
Found fitness → realized my passion ⁣
Hit bottom → learned to fight ⁣

Forever going through seasons and periods of growth. ⁣

If you’re in a tough spot remember it could be your greatest opportunity for change. ⁣
Embrace it. 💛

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If I seem rude I am probably anxious.
If I seem irritated I am probably anxious.
If I seem impatient I am probably anxious.
If I seem reclusive I am probably anxious.
If I seem moody I am probably anxious.
If I seem detached I am probably anxious.
If I seem annoyed I am probably anxious.
If I seem unfriendly I am probably anxious.

A reminder that mental health looks different on everyone.

It can be easily hidden.
It can be seen as “stuck up” or antisocial.
It can also be seen as loud, outgoing, and overly talkative.

Reality is you never truly know what someone is going through behind what you perceive on the outside.

Especially this time of year, please be patient with people.
Be a little kinder.
Show compassion even if you don’t feel someone deserves it.

And please know you are forever worthy.

Always here if you need me. 💛

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Discipline > Motivation ⁣⁣

You are not always going to be motivated. ⁣⁣
You are not always going to be talented. ⁣⁣
You are not always going to know enough. ⁣⁣
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You can ALWAYS choose to be disciplined. ⁣⁣
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This is one of the biggest misconceptions I see in the health & fitness field… successful people DO NOT have more motivation, talent, or smarts. ⁣⁣
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They too have days where they don’t feel like it either. ⁣⁣
They too get tired. ⁣⁣
They too would much rather eat peanut butter cups than broccoli too. ⁣⁣
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But they have the DISCIPLINE to choose to stay on track. ⁣⁣
They have the DRIVE to keep going even when they don’t feel like it. ⁣⁣
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Tired. ⁣⁣
Uninspired. ⁣⁣
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Just. Show. Up. ⁣⁣
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P.S. Just shared a mini workout over on Instagram 💪⁣⁣ Come find me @daniellegracep

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Know what’s funny… after sharing last week that ‘hi I’m human’ and had fallen off a bit, I got so many messages from people who I hadn’t heard from in a bit to admit that they too had fallen off and needed to get back into things…⁣

It can be so easy to look at a picture on social media and not see the whole story. ⁣

You see one carefully selected snapshot from one day. ⁣
A perfectly curated photo album. ⁣

You don’t see the 20 other deleted pictures. ⁣
You don’t know how their day went. ⁣
You don’t hear how they feel about the image in front of that mirror. ⁣

I want to assure you that even if it appears like some people have it all together they most likely don’t. ⁣

Please don’t ever be afraid to ask for help. ⁣
Please don’t ever be afraid to reach out. ⁣
And please don’t ever feel alone on your journey. ⁣

It is normal to struggle. ⁣
It is normal to fall off track. ⁣
We are all human and we are all doing the best we can. ⁣
In this together. 💛

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