Thinking Strong

So I know it’s been a minute since I posted anything, but my break from…everything (I suppose) allowed for a small period of reflection: Getting your body strong and healthy by eating right and regularly exercising is important. However, I want to open a discussion on mental health because I believe that being mentally healthy…

Real Talk:The Food Diary

When I put words on paper that is when the words become real for me. Everything becomes that much clearer. This is why I write – be it in my personal diary or this blog. This is also the reason that I have decided to keep a food diary. Writing down what you eat each…

The Liebster Award

Thank you to followyourarrow2315 for your nomination! I loved reading your posts So, I guess I’ll hop right to it: Today I’m going to nominate Beinghealthyweb ( http://www.beinghealthyweb.wordpress.com ) and second the nomination of Life in Prose as I’ve really enjoyed them thus far. Okay. Let’s get to the questions and answers. What is the first thing you…

Still I Rise

We all know that ‘mean girls’ exist. We all know what they can do to our confidence. However, I woke up from a dream this morning and realized the true power that I had given my very own ‘mean girl’ over my life. In said dream, she was willing to sacrifice my life to better…

Get Back Up, Dust It Off, Continue Moving FORWARD

So this morning I woke up feeling a helluva lot better than I did a few days ago. In fact, after reading over the last post it really solidified for me how transformation isn’t always a beautiful process. Great change requires hard work and my journey isn’t necessarily going to be an easy one. I’m…

My “Twenty Seconds” Rant

They say that the first week of healthy eating is the hardest. And whoever ‘they’ are weren’t lying. I’m sitting here – in all my healthiness – snacking on some kale ‘chips’ whist sipping, demurely, at my water. Thing is, I don’t want to be eating  flippin’ kale chips right now. Instead, I want to…

Fresh Start, Fresh Heart

I’ve watched so many people transform themselves – both first hand and on TV. In fact, I just watched the most incredible episode of TLC’s “Fat Chance”. In those +/- forty minutes I watched how one woman worked hard to transform her body into one that she could be proud of. The amazing thing was…

Clean Meets Lean

This morning as I lay in bed dreading the workout I had committed to, one though just popped into my mind: Maybe tomorrow. I have no idea how many times that thought has influenced me to give up on my fitness and health goals. In the past, every time I wanted to make a lifestyle…