Life Has Been Really Loud Lately

Life Has Been Really Loud Lately

The heat kicks on in this house and it’s like you turned on a white noise machine. Chandler hates it because it means he has to turn up the TV to hear his shows, but I actually find it super comforting, especially in the morning before anyone else is awake. It’s like a barrier of sound that muffles everything just a little bit, just enough for me to refocus my thoughts when life gets a little too loud.

And guys, let me tell you life has been really damn loud lately. A lot has been happening that I couldn’t have planned for if I was Merlin himself but as I sit here this morning reflecting back on how life has been transpiring lately and looking to what this week has in store, I can honestly say that through it all, I’ve stayed surprisingly calm. Continue reading “Life Has Been Really Loud Lately”

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Chaos

Chaos

We love chaos.
Point blank. End of story.

We’ve been taught that running around crazy means you’re busy. Busy means you’re successful. Successful means that you have so much going on that chaos is a given.

Sounds about right, doesn’t it?

Just because that’s what the movies, TV shows, and our parents have taught us over the years doesn’t mean that is ACTUALLY the case.

Honestly, it couldn’t be more false. Continue reading “Chaos”

The Work Comes First

The Work Comes First

THE WORK COMES FIRST.

Yes, you have freedom. Yes, you have balance. Yes, you run your own business, Yippee!

But you guys… you don’t get to go enjoy them if you’re NOT DOING THE WORK, not if you want to keep them at least.

The work must come first.

I’m not saying it’s the most important thing… well, maybe I am. Continue reading “The Work Comes First”

Don’t Let Excuses Win

Don’t Let Excuses Win

8:00 on a Thursday night after the 2nd 12 work day in a row.. the LAST thing I wanted to do was lift.

I don’t normally work out at night.
My trainer was busy so I’m solo.
I am exhausted.
My back is killing me.
I didn’t get enough sleep last night.
I’m out of post work out.
It’s snowing.
My phones about to die so I can’t listen to music.
I have so much other work to do.
My dogs been alone all day.

A long line of excuses that went through my head in literally 3.2 seconds. Continue reading “Don’t Let Excuses Win”

Confessions of a hard gainer…

Confessions of a hard gainer…

Body shaming is definitely a hot topic in mass media today and it comes from past programming that’s been embedded in our brain to make us think and act a certain way about body image. We judge other people and are quick to come to conclusions about what we think people need or want or are struggling with.

Unfortunately a lot of people who are talking about body shaming are actually doing just that with their message; shaming.

How so you ask? Continue reading “Confessions of a hard gainer…”

Getting Some Major Hustle On

Getting Some Major Hustle On

This is how I spent my day…

Sitting fireside soaking up the ambiance of this beautiful fire and getting some major hustle on. Continue reading “Getting Some Major Hustle On”

I am an American

I am an American

Once upon a time I was the girlfriend of a deployed Marine.

It was him. And me. That’s all that mattered in that, to what now feels like such a brief moment in time. In my heart, I knew he needed me, and I fully intended to be there as much as I possibly could as a support system to him.

It was the first time I made friends with women across the country whom I had never met. It was the first time I reached outside of my inner circle for connection and support. No one else got it. Honestly, I didn’t really even talk to the people “closest to me” about it at all. To this day they don’t really know much about that relationship… how deep it was, how it affected me, how it unraveled… Continue reading “I am an American”