Category Archives: Thoughts

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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Change your mindset…

I have a WIDE back that is comparable to a football player.
My arms are CHUNKY and much BIGGER than I’d like.
I have stretch marks on my thighs thanks to a body that grew far too LARGE and fast.
My thighs are thick and spread to the size of TEXAS when I sit.
I struggle with ACNE that could rival a 13 year old.
My stomach has ROLLS and JIGGLES when I move.
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Let me rephrase that…
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I have a STRONG back and shoulders that allow me to lift my own body weight in a pull up.
My arms are SOLID and can CARRY all I need.
I have TIGER STRIPES on my thighs that show I had a HEALTHY and THRIVING growth spurt where I was well nourished.
I am GRATEFUL for my STRONG thighs that allow me to step out of bed every single day.
My face is MARKED by my smile.
My STOMACH jiggles when I laugh, workout, and MOVE and for that I am so grateful
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