This time of year can be really tough. It's dark when you wake up and dark when you get home. You feel like your bed is calling you as soon as you get in the door and all you want to want to eat is mac n'cheese. I get it, the struggle is real. Some people are not only tired due to the time change but the lack of sunshine makes them feel down. Here are 5 simple tricks to beat the daylight saving time blues:Read More
Self-care Sunday is trendy right now. While others may be upset that this is just superficial and may cause people to feel pressure to do certain things just for social media, I love that it encourages people to dedicate some time to themselves. We are all busy, distracted, and stressed these days. It's important to be able to take some time each week and prepare for the week ahead so that it can be less stressful.Read More
A lot of people watch my health and fitness journey. I get many positive comments, which means a lot to me. But I also receive some negative messages. I’ve been told that I must hate myself, to want to change my life and my body. I’ve been laughed at and made fun of.
Here's the thing. I work out more than most. I know this. But I work out because I love myself. In 2008, I was diagnosed with clinical depression. I spent much of my life before my diagnosis hating myself. I didn’t understand why I was different from everyone else. People seemed genuinely happy a lot of the time. I wondered what that was like. My diagnosis was a blessing.Read More
So life won't be perfect and it'll have many ups and downs but you'll get through it. You'll be strong enough to keep fighting and you'll have an amazing husband who will be your rock and the love of your life. Don't give up, these obstacles seem impossible at the time but simply by putting one foot in front of the other, no it won't actually be simple, you'll come out of it stronger, smarter and eventually the healing will begin.Read More
Things are good on the outside. On the inside though, you look in the mirror and aren’t happy with what you see. The daily struggle of trying to look “good” is ongoing and will be, but eventually you will look in the mirror and love yourself. You’ll be able to put yourself in front of the camera, look at yourself, and smile. You’ll have days when you look in the mirror and love what you see – and those days will be the best days and the only days you feel good. But that won’t be the case forever. You won’t feel empty and despite what you think, you are beautiful.Read More