I’ve been pretty open about the things I’ve been through and one of those is my problem with exercise addiction. Here’s a look at how I found my balance and some tips on how you can too. 🙂 One thing I’ve learned through my recovery from drugs and alcohol is that addiction is addiction and it simply manifests itself in different ways for different people. For me, it’s a way to control things that are outside of my control. When things in my life seem uncomfortable or unmanageable, I would seek to exert control by controlling those things I could.… View Post

Happy Friday! Guys, I’ve been feeling really good lately. I think I’ll write a more detailed post about it, but there were a good 4-6 months when things were just off. I finally feel like I’ve turned the corner and things are falling back into place. I have content planned out, new organizational tools to keep me on track, and this feels like the year when I will actually become a financially responsible adult (fingers crossed). Here are some of the things that have been making me feel good lately (in addition to crucial self-care tactics) — enjoy! *post includes some… View Post

During one of my workshops last year, our focus topic was on body image. We discussed the obvious sentiments of how we felt with the way women were (and are) portrayed in the media, things that make it more difficult for women to accept and love themselves, and our own personal struggles with body image and what we do to help overcome those issues (hint: we are still working on them). One comment stood out and this is why I love discussing things in a group of diverse and varied individuals. I learn things. I approach them from a different… View Post

I love smoothies. I love how easy it is to throw things in a blender and come out with a healthy, filling snack or meal. It’s an easy way for me to get more protein and greens because I’m notoriously bad at eating enough vegetables throughout the day. Smoothies are popular at gyms and even their own stand alone stores. The problem with some of these smoothies, however, is that many of them aren’t as healthy as they seem to be. There can be added sugar, unbalanced nutritional profiles, and inappropriate portion sizes. In order to make sure you’re actually… View Post

Aaaand we’re back with the first Five Things Friday post of the new year as well as the first in two weeks. That means I have two weeks of things stockpiled to share with you. 🙂 This weekend is pretty light, so I’ll likely be camped out around the house for most of it. Neil and I are almost done with the last season of Game of Thrones, so that will likely be wrapped up then and we can join the masses who anxiously await 2019 for the next and last season. Here’s some of my favorites from this week… View Post