I can be a very stubborn person. It took me years to be able to admit that I was wrong about something. I would try to say it, but mentally something blocked my mouth from voicing the words. It was an extremely weird feeling — like trying to break through a brick wall that my mind had erected right in front of my mouth. The three hardest things I’ve had to deal with, and ultimately with professional help, have been my addiction, my issues with eating, and my mental health. I didn’t jump on the therapy bandwagon or immediately check… View Post

I promise I will have a vacation recap for you, but it won’t be until Monday so that I can have time over the weekend to organize the 1036514567 pictures and write out everything that filled up our 5 days (mainly eat, read, sleep, repeat). The idea for today’s post didn’t come together until yesterday. Last week, while looking through old posts for a specific picture, I took time to read through some of them. In a recap of hiking the C & O Canal, I found a picture of myself that caught me off guard. At just about every… View Post

Here’s one thing that I’ve learned over the years — the more accepting I am of myself and my flaws, the less shame I¬†surround myself with. That’s a big deal. I never really understood the concept until I embraced one of the biggest things that I always saw as a defect — procrastination. I loooove to procrastinate. I literally can’t get things done ahead of time if my life depends on it. High school and college papers would get done the night before, I took my NASM certification test literally a couple days before the 6 month time limit, the… View Post

Now that we are on our way into 2017, I wanted to take some time to look back at the last year. I absolutely love having everything documented on here so that I don’t forget what has happened. I split the year into four different categories: life, travel, fitness, and blogging. It’s been a¬†fantastic year and I only hope that 2017 holds the same! Life This year was exceptional for me in terms of my personal life. If you’ve been reading for awhile, you know that 2015 was a very trying time between almost separating from my husband and being… View Post