Anxiety Roller Coaster: The Least Fun Ride Ever

When I was 16 years old, I had my first panic attack. Not a feeling of panic, but a full blown, out-of-my-own-reality panic attack. I felt the intense weight of the depersonalization and derealization as the world seemed to slip away from me. I’ve never been the same since. I’ve been struggling with some pretty […]

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Strong to the Finish Challenge – Week 1

Hello beautiful humans. I’m here to recap the first week of my transformation challenge! I am almost astonished to say that this week, diet was easy. I enjoy healthy nutritionally dense food, so most of it has been a walk in the park. That being said, I haven’t gone “all out” on the dieting yet. I’m […]

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I can’t carry all these rocks.

Imagine that all of your priorities are like rocks. You have big rocks, like work, parenting, being a good partner, and good pet owner. And then you have little rocks, maybe tasks such as cleaning the kitchen, grocery shopping, dropping off the dry cleaning, you know – things on the ‘to-do’ list. And then there […]

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Moving Forward (onward and upward)

I’ve made my share of mistakes in life. I’ve said the wrong thing, done the wrong thing. I’ve acted selfishly. I’ve had one too many drinks before and thanked the lord I woke up safely in my home. I’ve blown up in anger, I’ve missed opportunities, I have been stubborn once or twice in my […]

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Need a little push?

Ever just wake up on the wrong side of the bed? Of course. It happens to all of us. We all have different techniques to turn our day around. Today, I’m sharing one of mine. When I first started my health journey, I was introduced to motivational videos on Youtube and I fell in love […]

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Check in – December 15/15 

Hello beautiful people It’s the last check-in of the year and I honestly can’t believe it. So much has changed in 2015. I’ve learned more about myself this year than I ever imagined. I chased the goal of becoming a more “muscular” me. I’m proud to say that I am where I am because I […]

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What I Lost to Fitness

When it comes to what I’ve lost to fitness, it’s not so black and white. You see, I’ve lost good things, and I’ve lost bad things. It’s just change. It’s just life. It’s a part of my journey that I want to share with you. This is what I lost to fitness. I lost that “not […]

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“I Have Anxiety Too”

Yesterday, a man and I began talking about protein. He told me : “I can’t take that powder because it triggers my anxiety”, and was quick to apologize with, “sorry, is that too much information?” I could have said no and brushed it off. But I was intrigued. Intrigued because I know exactly what it’s […]

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Quick Personal Update && Vegas Vacation Pics!

Hey everyone! Tonight, just a short post to update whats going on with me! I was away for the weekend in Las Vegas and I had a wicked, much needed vacation. It was fun to dress up, see a couple of shows, and just let lose! I am, without a doubt, a very busy person. […]

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The One Thing That You Should Quit: Quitting

So many of us don’t meet our goals because of one reason: quitting. The harsh reality is that it often takes much longer to meet our goals than we anticipate – so what do we do? We quit. Why? Because when we create the game plan for how we are going to make our dreams […]

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