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The journey has not been comfortable.

The journey has not been comfortable.

*Originally posted on Instagram The journey has not been comfortable...social media often does not show you the hard parts of life. I am about to open up about my body image. If you have followed me here for a bit, you know I was on a journey to get strong and lean....

Quotes I like.

Quotes I like.

You develop your passion you don’t find it. Keep going you’ll figure out what you want. Show up and take action on what you want Stop thinking and make decisions What are 10 things you’ve accomplished that you’re proud of Be yourself not who you think you’re supposed...

Reflection after 45 days of Fitness

Reflection after 45 days of Fitness

Last night wrapped up a 45-day challenge at my gym, I have participated in this challenge before twice. (Skipped 2019) I was hesitant to sign up this year because I was scared that it would be too much since I have not felt well since early 2018. 🙁 The challenge is...

Lessons from 2019…

Lessons from 2019…

2019 taught me acceptance, empathy, love, and rest. As I reflect from 30k feet…on my top nine. Just like you, I had many ups and downs. This year I worked very hard to shift my perspective no matter how positive or negative the situation was. I still am working on...

What does pain teach us?

What does pain teach us?

After a week filled with high levels of physical pain, I often like to reflect on what it has taught me. My fuse feels shorter & that makes me a person I don't like. So I googled short fuse: "There may be physical reasons for your volatile mood – such as blood...

Pain changes you.

Pain changes you.

Pain changes you. All types of pain. Physical & Emotional. You have to decide HOW it changes you. For me, it’s taught me gratitude & empathy. Gratitude for what I do have vs things I don’t. Empathy for I know everyone is going through something behind closed...

What a difference a year makes.

What a difference a year makes.

What a difference a year makes. One year ago, today, I was in surgery number 6. Today I am back squatting 100lbs. There are many things I am reflecting upon today; how much this year has taught me, changed me, and tested my strength. But to save you from reading a...

Guilt and second-guessing myself.

Guilt and second-guessing myself.

It is Sunday, early evening. I opened this document to write this morning and wrote these two sentences. o    What did I do? o    Guilt and second-guessing myself. I am not a stellar writer; I would like to say basic at best. My personality test tells me I am “real...

Finding balance when you want it all.

Finding balance when you want it all.

This is something I have been thinking about pretty often these days. I am trying to achieve a better “balance” in my life. It makes me think of the book and movie “Eat, Pray, Love.” She is always looking for balance but as the medicine man tell her its ebbs and...

A different approach…#1

A different approach…#1

I have decided to take a different approach to writing on medium and my blog. I am just going to write as if I am writing an email to a friend or myself. Here is #1 Hey- How are you? I am doing much better today. My weekend was good. I had more time to think than...

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