Mind Over Matter

Mind Over Matter

I never liked working out, not at all. But I still went.

I’ve been going at least 3 times every week for a year now.

Why? Because I made a commitment to myself to take better care of my body.

I made a commitment to do whatever was necessary to FEEL better.

Looking better was just an added bonus. Continue reading “Mind Over Matter”

My Photo on the Refrigerator

I keep this photo on my refrigerator door so I see it every day.

Not because that’s my goal body like most people would assume. (It’s pre-boob job and pre-squat for the booty so no, trust me it’s not my goal body)

I keep it there as a reminder of when I first got a taste of TRUE FREEDOM.

I’m 18 years old in this picture. Standing on the beach in San Diego.
This was the first time I had traveled alone.
The first time I put my toes in the Pacific Ocean.
The first time I had traveled West at all actually. Continue reading “My Photo on the Refrigerator”

Let Yourself Have It

Let Yourself Have It

I’ve written before about daydreaming… about allowing yourself time every day to picture your life with the things you see in your dreams. Picturing life the way you “see it” when you’re talking about the vision you have for your life. Maybe when you think about it or talk about it, you’re talking like it’s never actually going to happen…

But what if you allowed yourself to think that it CAN happen? That is IS possible? Continue reading “Let Yourself Have It”

Be Honest And Clear

Be Honest And Clear

Almost 3 years ago I moved out of my boyfriend’s house.

After living together for over a year and halfway into our second year together, he dropped a huge bomb on me. Something that would have ended most relationships.

He told me that even though he has said he wanted to have more children, the more he thought about it, he realized that he did not. It was not an option for him.

You see, he is 19 years older than me. He has two grown children and a granddaughter, so it’s understandable that he wouldn’t want any more.

But I was blown away when he said this to me, for many reasons. Continue reading “Be Honest And Clear”

Coffee Shop Hustle and Bustle

Coffee Shop Hustle and Bustle

Coffee shop hustle and bustle. I wonder if what it is about this place. Well, not this place in particular but the coffee shop atmosphere in general. No matter what town I’m in, I can walk into a coffee shop and the vibe is the same.

There’s a creative energy in the air. Continue reading “Coffee Shop Hustle and Bustle”

Feed Your Soul

Feed Your Soul

For as long as I can remember I would think about being somewhere else. I would envision myself on a beach somewhere, totally calm and totally at peace. Or sitting on the porch of a cabin looking out over a beautiful valley, breathing in crisp mountain air. Continue reading “Feed Your Soul”

Fitness Bullshit…

Fitness Bullshit…

I used to bullshit about fitness every day.

Everyday it was written in my planner.

“GYM”

“CARDIO”

“YOGA”

I put it on the list Every. Single. Day.

And every single day, I skipped it. Continue reading “Fitness Bullshit…”