This past year has been the most transformative year of my life. What I thought was a simple weight loss journey, turned into a journey into my soul. A journey to discover who I need to be and especially a journey of self-love and acceptance. I have shed many tears, wrote pages of journal entries and questioned myself more times than I can count. I wouldn’t change a minute of it. Below is a brief list of the 10 most important things I learned last year. These are the 10 things that have transformed me on the inside and how I see my life. A life that I see now is pretty amazing.
Wednesday, January 10, 2018
Wednesday, January 3, 2018
January 3, 2017
**Extremely vulnerable post alert**
I wish I had $1.00 for every time I started a new diet or fitness program. Weight is something I've struggled with my entire life and it's a daily battle with myself. I'm pretty sure my sister is tired of me talking about it the most. Usually when I post a before picture it's followed with an after picture that's slightly less embarrassing but something that I'm a little bit proud of. Not today. I've decided that this year I'm really going for it. I'm tired of talking about it all the time, i'm tired of thinking about it all the time and I'm tired of it affecting my life on a daily basis. Today I'm throwing it all out there by posting my before picture all by itself. There's no after picture of weight loss just me as I am today. My starting weight sadly is not even the heaviest I've ever been but you can be damn sure I'm never going to weigh this much again. I'm posting this for two reasons. 1. For the accountability to myself that this is the last time I'm doing this. I will get healthy once and for all. No powders or shakes or pills. Just me, good food and a gym membership. 2. To show others that you're not alone. If you're scared to take that first step, reach out to me and let's work together. We can do this! Life is full of so many other wonderful things but it's a shame I spend so much time worrying about what I weigh and what can I do to lose weight. It's time to take control of my eating and my exercise. It's time I take back my life. 💖💋💖💋
Tuesday, May 2, 2017
Thursday, April 6, 2017
This is probably my longest blog post to date but it is also the closest to my heart. I ask that you take time to read it and follow me on my journey through Morocco…
Last week I embarked on a trip of a lifetime. I headed to Morocco with a bunch of strangers for a spiritual retreat unlike any that I’ve ever done. It was a radical self-love retreat and I loved every second of it, even the uncomfortable super vulnerable parts. Going to Morocco for this was twofold, I got to learn from other like-minded women as well as visiting a country that has been on my bucket list for years. Flying though is not on my fun list. It gives me anxiety and I’d honestly rather drive except driving to Morocco is out of the question. I will say that nothing says “you could stand to lose a few pounds” quite like an airplane seat and seatbelt. Unfortunately I was stuck in the middle seat so the longest stretch was pretty uncomfortable. I will say though that International airplanes have come a long way since my last time overseas which was 1995.