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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

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! 😆 Coming from your trainer, that's love - right? Thankfully, I didn't puke today from my workout. 👏 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

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. 😅 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

The Secret of Getting Ahead is Getting Started

Hi, my name is Michelle, I am 27 years old and this is was me (pictures below). I've always struggled with my weight and trying to find ways around exercising and eating healthy. Being unhealthy and overweight, for me, caused depression and a life of unhappiness. Emotionally eating only dug a deeper hole.  One thing I love is roller coasters and going to Cedar Point. One Summer, I went with my family and it completely broke my heart and embarrassed the shit out of me when I wasn't able to ride the Millennium Force (my favorite ride) because I was simply too fat. You would think that would have been my breaking point right there. Nope. After a couple of years and reaching my heaviest weight yet, I finally hit my breaking point. I couldn't handle being where I was. I was unhappy every time I looked in the mirror or went shopping for clothes. It was time to dig my way out if this very deep hole. I've always been told and have always heard that things happen f

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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. 😅 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