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It's okay not to be okay.

Happy World Mental Health Day Let’s talk about mental health -  in honor of World Mental Health Day today. This is a super important thing we all need to focus on with ourselves. Being aware of your mental health is definitely something that you should keep up with.  My mental health lately has been shit . Not working and having zero income with bills is really hitting me, hard. I’ve been looking for jobs, I really have. And applying! I just think I can do better. I can do more and apply for more. I'm going to have to settle for something in the meantime. I had a MAJOR breakdown earlier this week. I found myself bawling my eyes out on my bathroom floor. And I mean BAWLING. Like, ugly crying, hyperventilating and completely hysterical. What is wrong with me? What am I doing? This isn’t me, at all. I’ve been in this slump and it just keeps getting worse. I just really need to focus on myself and getting my shit together.   I’ve been forcing myself out of bed and for
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Don't Limit Your Challenges. Challenge Your Limits.

HELLOOOO! I hope everyone is doing great! Last weekend was a BIG weekend for me! Like, huge! Let's rewind a bit - back to Labor Day, real quick. I hope everyone had a good holiday! I spent my day at my moms house hanging out with her, my sister and stepdad. Us girls were outside enjoying the weather when my stepdad came outside and asked to take mine and my sister's pictures from our shoulders up, okayyyyy then...? He said it was for an early Christmas present. I asked him if it was for a passport šŸ¤£ sadly, it was not - no travelling for me any time soon.  Fast forward → → → To him asking us if we wanted the Christmas present early. Me being me, I of course said DUH♧! 2020 SEASON PASSES TO CEDAR POINT! They're running some sort of special so even though it's a 2020 pass, it is good for the rest of this year. It has been YEARS since I've been. Do you remember me telling you my tragic roller coaster story from back when I used to be a LOT bigger? Ye

You can turn off the sun, but I’m still gonna shine.

Hello Beautifuls! šŸ’‹ It’s been a while! Sorry about that. Life got a little crazy. Who am I kidding - a  LOT  crazy. Apologies in advance if this post is a little long, just want you guys up to date on everything. šŸ˜‰ Life has its ups and downs, that's  for sure . Some days are much better than others while the others you just feel like you can’t make it anymore and want to give up.  Staying positive  all the time can be exhausting. The thing is, you have to give it your all when you feel like you can’t give it anything else. There’s always strength somewhere in there to keep going.  ALWAYS - that's a promise. *I’ve recently been introduced to Pinot Noir (currently sipping on) and realized it’s a pretty good de-stressor.* So, where do I begin with my crazy past couple of months? Let’s start with the not-so-goods. The biggest (hopefully not dumbest) thing - I quit my job. (As of like, a week and a half ago)  Just like that.  I decided it was too much and just walke

If It Doesn't Challenge You, It Doesn't Change You

Hello Beautifuls! ♡šŸ˜˜  It's been a little while.. I won't lie, I wrote this post last week and am just now getting to publishing. I'm still sick. šŸ˜­ This week has been a nightmare. I'm pretty sure that I'm SLOWLY getting over the plague. That was absolutely terrible. I won't lie, I'm quite a baby when I'm sick and slightly over dramatic. šŸ¤· I can't help it - I HATE getting sick! So, my back has been bothering me for a while, I decided to go see someone to take a look at it. Turns out it's my hip, not my back. He fixed me up, gave me some stretches and exercises to do and sent me on my way. He also told me no running. For at least a week. Okay, cool - I don't like running anyways! As it turns out, I MIGHT like running a little bit. Maybe it's the fact that I was told not to do something that makes me want to do it even more. I'm signed up for the Oberun 5K next Friday, and you can bet I'll be running in that! In about a

One Mile at a Time - My Race, My Pace

Does anybody actually LIKE running? Like, are there people out there that enjoy it? I'm trying, I really am! I will admit, the feeling AFTER you run, is pretty great. Over the weekend, I finished my second 5k (within just over a month of the first). The first one was in Detroit and on all flat ground, this one was in Ann Arbor and SUPER HILLY. I'm pretty sure the entire race was uphill, but whatever. The point is, I BEAT MY TIME! I also had no time to prepare since this was totally a last minute thing. I talked my sister into running also, I'm pretty sure she won't ever do anything like that again, but she finished. Pre Race Post Race "Run when you can, walk if you have to, crawl if you must; just never give up". I am so incredibly proud of myself and my sister. The BEST PART about this race, was being able to run with such a great family/team. The 3N1 fit fam got together for this. Some of us ran the 5k, some of us ran the 10k, som

You Have Two Options, Make Progress or Make Excuses

It's too cold . I'm too tired . It's raining . I'll do it tomorrow . I don't feel like it . LETS GO! I used to find every excuse in the book to not work out, to not take a class at the gym and to not do any physical activity at all. I'm too tired, too depressed, laundry, cleaning, don't feel good, etc. The list goes on and on. Sometimes, finding excuses can be more exhausting than the actual workout - and definitely not rewarding. GET UP AND DO IT. It's just that simple. Everyone has a busy schedule, but everyone also has the same 24 hours in a day. Someone busier than you is working out right now, just sayin'. If you want it, you have to suck it up and do it. You have to find the time. Even if you start out small, GET UP AND DO IT! Look at me, I started out by taking a few classes at the gym. When I found out about the first challenge, I took a chance and did it. I met so many inspirational and motivational individuals who helped me push mysel

The Only Bad Workout is the One That Didn't Happen

I'm going to make you puke today. That is just what I wanted to hear when I walked into the gym today. Good morning to you too! šŸ˜† Coming from your trainer, that's love - right? Thankfully, I didn't puke today from my workout. šŸ‘ In all honesty, I don't think I tried quite as hard as I could have today. It was a late night for me. Speaking of, can we just take a minute to appreciate Bark at the Park? I got to take my dog to a Tigers game!  Charlie goes to Comerica Park everyone! Alright, where were we? Oh yeah, puking. I think that if I pushed myself harder, I might have made my trainer proud by puking. Yuck, LOL. Today was quite the struggle though - both at the gym and at work. I somehow managed to make it to both though. I've found that if I wake up in the morning in a shit mood, and I don't feel like getting out of bed, I still have to do it. Go to the gym, work out and get to feeling better! It's so incredibly insane to me that one

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It's okay not to be okay.

Happy World Mental Health Day Let’s talk about mental health -  in honor of World Mental Health Day today. This is a super important thing we all need to focus on with ourselves. Being aware of your mental health is definitely something that you should keep up with.  My mental health lately has been shit . Not working and having zero income with bills is really hitting me, hard. I’ve been looking for jobs, I really have. And applying! I just think I can do better. I can do more and apply for more. I'm going to have to settle for something in the meantime. I had a MAJOR breakdown earlier this week. I found myself bawling my eyes out on my bathroom floor. And I mean BAWLING. Like, ugly crying, hyperventilating and completely hysterical. What is wrong with me? What am I doing? This isn’t me, at all. I’ve been in this slump and it just keeps getting worse. I just really need to focus on myself and getting my shit together.   I’ve been forcing myself out of bed and for

Keep Your Squats Low and Your Standards High

I never know a good way to start out, so I'm just going to jump right in - here goes! I woke up SUPER tired this morning, maybe it had something to do with the wine I had last night? Probably not though. šŸ˜… I still got out of bed and got dressed for the gym. I find myself feeling pretty guilty when I miss a day at the gym, and I HATE feeling guilty. It has been 5 months - ONLY 5 months since I've started my journey. Well, technically I started going to the gym a year ago when they first opened, but I REALLY started focusing on things in January of this year. My trainer (Eddie Brooks - check him out!) started an  eight week 'No Excuses' challenge. This is where everything began. I started this challenge weighing my heaviest ever. Two-Hundred and Sixty Five point Eight pounds and my waist measured Forty-Seven inches . WOW. It's really hard to sit here and think, I did that to myself and had nobody to blame but me. I couldn't believe that I let thing

You Have Two Options, Make Progress or Make Excuses

It's too cold . I'm too tired . It's raining . I'll do it tomorrow . I don't feel like it . LETS GO! I used to find every excuse in the book to not work out, to not take a class at the gym and to not do any physical activity at all. I'm too tired, too depressed, laundry, cleaning, don't feel good, etc. The list goes on and on. Sometimes, finding excuses can be more exhausting than the actual workout - and definitely not rewarding. GET UP AND DO IT. It's just that simple. Everyone has a busy schedule, but everyone also has the same 24 hours in a day. Someone busier than you is working out right now, just sayin'. If you want it, you have to suck it up and do it. You have to find the time. Even if you start out small, GET UP AND DO IT! Look at me, I started out by taking a few classes at the gym. When I found out about the first challenge, I took a chance and did it. I met so many inspirational and motivational individuals who helped me push mysel