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Things That Made Me Smile This Week 3/24/17

March 24, 2017 in About Me / College

It’s Fridayy!! I hope you have all had a good week so far. The next few weeks are going to be busy for me but I’m embracing it and going with the ebb and flow of life!

I definitely want to catch up on more of y’alls posts this week, so I can’t wait to read some blogs this weekend. 🙂


I love looking back at the week and finding the little or big things that put a smile on my face.

-> Getting my little Buddha friend in the mail.

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-> A great workout on Tuesday. Hit a new squat PR!

-> The fact that the dining hall had SPAGHETTI SQUASH. Yeah, I know right???!! How amazing.

-> Talking with my friend Emily for a podcast. So good chatting with her!

-> Catching up with my dad and having a nice conversation with him. 🙂

-> Getting breakfast with my dear friend Rach and catching up with her.

-> Spending time with the group I went on my service trip with.

-> Doing real life things and looking for jobs and such.

-> Using my essential oils every night and stocking up on my lavender one. Essential oils help with me a whole bunch of stuff. If you are in search of some, check them out here! Love this site. 🙂

-> Spending time with my best friend Karyn. She makes my days SO much better.

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-> Getting new clothes in the mail. Athleta and American Eagle had a sale and ya girl had to get on that.

-> Doing some yoga + stretching. 🙂

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-> Receiving incredibly kind and thoughtful messages through Instagram and this blog. You all make my heart so full. So thank YOU!!

That’s it for today’s post friends. Now tell me: 

What’s one things that made you smile this week? 

Do you shop at American Eagle or Athleta? 

Have a happy happy weekend!!

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Friday Thoughts 3/17/17

March 17, 2017 in About Me / College

Happy Friday friends!! I hope you have all been having a good week so far. Going to be sharing some thoughts and randomness from this week so let’s get started. 🙂

-> I’ve been loving writing over at gofitu.com!! If you know me, you know how much I love writing. So when I saw this opportunity I snatched it asap. Check out my recent post here 🙂

-> I’m so tired of cold weather. And snow. This is really making me think of where the heck I want to live when I’m older, because cold and me just don’t get along like we used to.

-> But with the snow, I did have a snow day Tuesday which was nice. I needed some time to decompress which I took full advantage of.

-> I bought this poster for my room and I’m super pumped about it.

Be Here Now, mindfulness meditation poster print

-> I also bought a little Buddha for my room because I really love him and the whole message behind it.

Sakyamuni Buddha Earth Touching Mudra Statue Marble Style .. Rare to Find

-> I wore jeans for the first time in like forever Wednesday. Plot twist: made it through the day alive without leggings or yoga pants.

->I have a yogurt everyday I feel like. I love my yogurts. I think after not having any last week I realized  how much of a staple they are in my diet. Also #teamsiggis. Anyone else??

->I’m hosting a giveaway over on Instagram. So if you want to win 4 jars of peanut butter go over and enter before Monday!!

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-> I bought a pair of black converse from TJ Maxx yesterday and I’m super stoked about it because they were wayyyy cheaper than normal. And I love converse. My white high tops are my babies.

->I spent time to actually paint my nails, but they chipped within two days. #gome

->Thursday was a pretty stressful day with normal college/life things but I got through it. Always a reminder to me of those amazing people in my life who are there for me when things aren’t perfect. So dang grateful for them.

->My two bff’s from home are visiting me tonight. I am so excited. Perfect timing to see them, and it’s St Patty’s day. 🙂

->I sprained my toe last week on my service trip and it still feels pretty freakin’ weird so my two toes are currently taped together.

->I’ve been listening to so much music lately. Nahko and Medicine for the People has my heart. So does Trevor Hall. Such baes.

->I’ve been so bad at replying to blog comments. (Sorry friends!!) Definitely something I want to work on.

I think that’s it for all the thoughts on my brain this Friday morning.

Now tell me: 

Warm or cold weather? Or do you like a mix of both? 

Converse fan??

Any St. Patty’s day plans? 

Have a lovely weekend friends!! Sending all the love. <3

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West Virginia 2017

March 13, 2017 in About Me / College

I’m back! I hope you guys have been doing well. Last week was incredible and I want to share a bit of it with you. I’ll be back to regular blogging and Instagramming. But it did feel nice to take a bit of an Internet hiatus. 🙂

Sunday

I left for West Virginia at 7:30 am. The car ride was about 9.5 hours so the majority of the day was spent there. We got in around 5:30 and had dinner with our retreat leader Tom! Our plans were discussed for the week and I hit the hay around 11:00 ish that day.

Monday

I started my morning with a little bit of yoga. I had the job of waking everyone up this week, so I got myself up a bit earlier for some me time. I showered, ate breakfast, then headed off to my first site. I went to a pre-school and helped there all morning. I read to the kids and played with them during their free time. These kids had the biggest hearts. Sure, there financial and living situations aren’t fantastic but boy is there love and happiness tangible.

The rest of the day was spent looking at some pretty beautiful sites in West Virginia.

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We saw this beautiful point where you are in West Virginia but can see Virginia, Pennsylvania, and Maryland all in one spot!

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We also saw this spring area where people used to take baths back in the 1700s… people including GEORGE WASHINGTON.

 

Tuesday 

Tuesday we went to another pre-school and spent the morning there again. Being able to just spend time with these kids and put a smile on there face was awesome. I spent my afternoon at a Boys and Girls club and volunteered there!

Every night we had a reflection, and talking with the group about what we were experiencing/feeling was definitely a huge part of the trip.

Wednesday

Wednesday was a big yard-work day. We spent the morning raking + mulching a local church’s yard!

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We had the privilege of having lunch with two of the sister’s at the church. One of the girls was 19 and decided to become a missionary. Hearing her story was super cool and the way that God has touched her life is incredible.

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That night, we hosted two women named Penny and Sylvia for dinner. Penny is a survivor of rape and human trafficking. Her story is remarkable. This lady is a fighter. Listening to her story and the amount of obstacles she has overcome in her life just left me in awe. Sylvia helps Penny with her work, and Penny has already done so much in the fight against human trafficking: an issue we should ALL be educated about. One that is especially very prevalent in West Virginia. FullSizeRender-11.jpg

Thursday 

Thursday was another yard-work kind of day. I got up earlier that day and explored the trails at the retreat center. I went for a nice jog and saw some deer along the way ( saw them Friday too)!! It was just so beautiful.

Anyways, for the yard-work we did a whole bunch of wood chopping. It was actually fun using the wood splitter!

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We went to Mass then had lunch at the church! After we delivered donated furniture to people in the town and put together lamps that were donated. That night we went to a cute little restaurant and an old general store after. We got to listen to Irish music which was cool!

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Friday 

Friday was a free day for us. We went into Harper’s Ferry and walked around + shopped + ate at a cute cafe. This town was so cute!

We had our last dinner & reflection together.

Saturday morning

We hit the road pretty early and just kept on swingin’ our little way home !! FullSizeRender-17.jpg

This trip was incredible and I am so blessed to have been a part of it. Thank you for reading this little recap friends. I hope that whatever you do today, it will make your soul sing in some way.  I know this trip did that for me in so many ways.

Have a great day friends!

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Small Moments of Happiness from My Week

February 17, 2017 in About Me / College

Hi guys and happppyyy Friday!! Busy week this week, and even busier week next week. But I’m embracing it with a positive attitude and open mindset! I think sometimes amid the business of our lives it’s important to appreciate those moments: both big and small, that make us happy. So here are a few from my week!

  • Getting to be part of the Disability Enlightenment conference at my school. This is a conference on disabilities ranging from autism, down syndrome, learning disabilities, etc. to mental health issues and breaking the stigma around all of these things. I am speaking with another girl about student advocacy and how I use this blog and my Instagram (@blissful_lyss29) to advocate for recovery from eating disorders and depression/anxiety! I am so blessed to be a part of this and it is truly making me SO happy. 🙂
  • Seeing my best buddy Tricia! Best Buddies is a program where you help those with special needs. It was awesome seeing Tricia and spending time with her. 16711581_1329008613788433_7001921972264616075_n.jpg
  • Squatting 125 lbs!
  • Skyping my Thearpist
  • Eating this amazing cookie on Valentine’s Day!

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  • Getting asked to teach yoga at a women’s retreat at my college… literally couldn’t stop smiling after I got this email!!
  • My gender studies class. Seriously LOVE this class so much.
  • Quotes like these

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  • Talking to my mama
  • Good naps
  • Perfectly made iced coffee
  • Doing yoga
  • Spending time with friends

All those moments put the biggest smile on my face this week.

Now tell me: 

Three reasons why you smiled this week! 

Have the best weekend guys. Get some rest and do something that’ll make you smile!

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Some Things I Try and Do Every Day

February 3, 2017 in About Me

It’s FRIDAYYY. Also it’s already February?? So crazy. I hope you all have been enjoying your weeks so far!

I wanted to share some things I try and do consistently in my life that have really helped me grow. I try and do these everyday, but we all know that life gets hectic and sometimes we can’t! So I just aim to do these things when I find the time. 🙂

  1. DEVOTIONAL! I love She Reads Truth for this. I find that all the reading plans are super relatable to my life and I get SO much out of them. Love that website so much! And there’s also an app. 🙂 vsco_013017.jpg
  2. Prayer journal. I like to put my prayers in a journal and write them out. I feel like my faith gets stronger when I do this.
  3. Write down in my journal a few things I am grateful for in the morning or night, or at both times. Remembering all we have to be grateful for is so incredibly important in my eyes.
  4. Yoga. I try and do some yoga each day because it honestly just makes me SO freakin’ happy. Find something that makes you feel alive. For me, that is yoga!16230137_398118357208283_2849811466339483648_n
  5. Remind the people I love and am thankful for how much I love them and how thankful I am for them!! 16114513_1307795265909768_3285050441590133633_n.jpg
    • My best friend Jillian and I 16178813_1307796022576359_2957180030336557406_o.jpg
    • My best friend Karyn and I 
  6. Find time for self-care. Whether that is watching YouTube videos, coloring, watching Netflix, putting on a face mask, or listening to music. It is SO important to find some time for ourselves throughout our busy days.

Now tell me: 

What are some things you aim to do each day? 

Favorite self-care activity?! 

Thank you for reading loves. I hope you have the best weekend full of lots of belly-laughs, rest, and smiles. 🙂

Happy FriYAYYY!!🙂

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Winter Break Recap

January 16, 2017 in About Me

Hi guys and happy Monday! Hope you all had a wonderful weekend. 🙂

I wanted to do a recap today of my winter break, because I can’t believe it’s already done and ovaaaa. And that I’m heading back to school today!!

This winter break was truly a blessing. It was a blessing sent from God for sure. Within this past month I was able to figure a whole lot out about myself. I was able to grow and get myself out of a big hole that my depression dug me pretty deep into.

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“She confidently trusts the Lord to take care of her.” Psalm 112:7 

I officially finished the semester on December 21st, but during finals and the last week I enrolled myself into a group therapy program for depression. So it was definitely a big balancing act of taking care of myself and trying to push through the last bit of school, but I managed. I was also commuting to school at this point too. ( I only live about a half hour away)

I officially finished this program a little before Christmas time, so it was nice timing for sure.

I worked at GNC this break. Just 3 shifts a week, but I really needed the money. (Helloooo XMAS shoppin!) I really love my job there so it made my happy. 🙂

I started lifting more and feeling STRONG. No better feeling!

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I did lots of yoga. And began to truly cherish my yoga practice again.

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I prayed. I read the Bible frequently and did my devotionals. I went to church. I talked to God a whole lot.

I ate SO MANY SWEET POTATOES. And discovered my love for sweet potato yogurt bowls!!

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Siggis yogurt + banana + nut butter + purple sweet potato + cinnamon = HEAVEN!!

I discovered my love for soulcycle.

I got to hang with two awesome amazing gals from IG!!

And eat some awesome food with them. 🙂 (Dig In is BAE)

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Allie and I in this restaurant were legit like two 5 year olds in a candy shop. Oh and taking the perfect pic was a struggle y’all. But the plant def made it perfect. #bloggerprobz

I spent NYE with my best friends from college and home!! And we had SUCH a fun night. 🙂

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Me,  Jillian, Krista, Shana 

I spent time with family and my best friends at home.

I began to feel more confident in myself. Depression really sucks all the self-worth you have outta ya and I am FINALLY beginning to gain that back. (Thank ya Jesus!!)

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God’s plan is perfect, his timing is perfect. He placed some challenging times in my life during the months of November and December. //God allowed me to go through rough waters in order for me to recognize the serenity that is the shore.” // The shore is beautiful. Gosh I still have some tough days, but I thank the Lord for the progress I have made this past month. And I cannot wait to continue along this journey of growth and self-discovery, for it is an incredibly beautiful one. 

Now tell me: 

What is one thing you learned about yourself in the past month? 

One thing you are looking forward to this week? 

Have the best Monday loves!! Sending allll the posi vibes. You can get through this week and anything it throws at ya!! Xoxo <3

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Finding your Tribe

January 5, 2017 in About Me

Happy Thursday my loves! Hope you all have been enjoying the first week of 2017. My week has been great so far- tried Soul Cycle for the first time, saw my good friend from college for dinner, and went to hot yoga with a good friend from college as well! Been working at GNC too and trying to make some money to pay off all the money I spent over the Holidays.

Yesterday morning as I was reading my daily reading plan for the book of Philippians from She Reads Truth, it focused a lot on finding those people that strengthen your faith.  And it emphasized that we become the most like those we spend our time with. So if we spend our time with negative Nancy’s, chances are we will become negative too. But if we spend our time with those who are positive and always striving to be their best, then we will be positive and always striving to be our best. Ya get the gist?

It made me think about my relationships in my life right now. I am blessed to have some pretty incredible friends who inspire me daily, who make me want to grow as an individual and chase after my dreams. It made me realize that I should be thanking God every single day for those friends I have that inspire me to grow in my faith, to grow as an individual, and to work to spread kindness at all times; no matter what the circumstance is.

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My best friend Jillian and I 

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My best friend Maria and I 

Now that I am single and can really put my focus into deepening my relationship with God and Jesus, my friends, my family, all of you who choose to read my blog or follow my Instagram; I want to work on creating stronger relationships in all of those areas. I want to work on appreciating the amazing tribe I have found.

But something that God has continued to show me is that our tribe can always grow. I have seen that in the year of 2016. Some amazing and incredible people were placed into my life. Those that showed me the power of hard-work and the endless love that God has for us; those that inspired me and helped me become more passionate about the things I love.

 

I am not the most loud and outgoing person, and something that scared me in the past was reaching out to people who I thought I had a lot of common in and asking them to hang out or grab a meal. In 2016, my mindset around that has definitely changed. I was able to meet some amazing people at my college; whether they reached out to me and asked to do yoga with me, or I reached out to them and just simply said how awesome I think they are. Within this past week I have already done this and reached out to people who I feel are very similar to me and share the same values as I do. I had the pleasure of doing a Soul Cycle class and getting Sweetgreen with a friend from Instagram, and doing a hot yoga class with my friend from college who I want to get to know more. I truly believe that if you see something awesome in someone, tell them!! I do this a lot, whether it’s over text or Facebook message- don’t be shy to recognize the good in someone!

After reading that piece from She Reads Truth, it got me reflecting on a lot of things (hence the blog post). All good things though. It got me thinking how I should be more thankful for my tribe. How I am excited to find more people in the world who share similar beliefs and values that I do. How there are SO many other individuals out there who could be so amazing and incredible that I haven’t even met yet. And how in 2017 I want to express more gratitude for my tribe, yet also always be willing to expand it.

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“Find your tribe, love them hard.” 

Now tell me: 

Where have you met some of your closest friends? (I met my best friend in high school and the other one in my college psych class- we are both psych majors!) 

 

I hope you all have a wonderful Thursday! Sending alllll the love <3

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2016 (with lots of pics!)

December 30, 2016 in About Me / College

Yeah, I know. Another year recap post is prob what you’re thinking lol. But I actually love reading these so let’s dive on in!

January 

I dove right on into the blogging world full force. Joined the BGB community and started writing more regularly! And I headed back to school for the second semester of my freshmen year. 🙂

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February 

I visited my best friend at her college then my other best friend came too! It was like a little high school reunion at UMASS Amherst hehe. I also spoke for my school during NEDA week and shared my story which was scary as heck but I did it!

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March 

I went to Florida during spring break with my friend  Gabby and my brother. We stayed with my uncle in Ft. Lauderdale!

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Gabby and I 

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Me, my brother, and Gabby 

April 

I went to the spring concert at my school. Later on in the month I went to the NEDA walk with my friends Paige and met up with my friend Jessie and my mama there!

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Me, Jen, and Katie 

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me, Jen, Shannon, and Katie

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Paige and I 

I also went to my school’s spring dance with my best friends!!

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Jen and I 

May 

My friends Jillian and I went to the coolest yoga studio ever and took a really fun class!

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Paige and I rocking our PB shirts 🙂 

In May I finished my second and final semester of freshmen year!! I also got a job at GNC.

June

I enjoyed spending time with my high school friends again and reconnecting with them!

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My best friend Maria and I 

My mom and I went to the Florence&the Machine concert which was incredible!

I visited my roomie and best friend Jen at her beach house in Rhode Island!

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Jen and I 

July 

I WENT ON A YOGA RETREAT! Seriously one of the best weekends of my life!!

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And I went on a church retreat which really strengthened my relationship with the Lord and Jesus.

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August 

My best friends from college went to the beach and spent the day together!

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My beautiful friend Katie and I 

I visited my bff Jillian in her town and also met up with another friend from school! We all got lunch and went shopping. 🙂

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I met MARINA!! (aka adancersliveit) in Boston! We had breakfast and walked around the city. So cool to meet my blogging bestie!

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Marina and I 

My family and I went to Maine! And my mom and I hiked a big mountain which was lots of fun.

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My mom and I at the top of the mountain

I went to the Blink 182 concert with my best friends!

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Shannon and I 

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Ceara, me, and Maria 

September 

I went back to school for my sophomore year and go to see all my amazing friends!!

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I volunteered a lot at Best Buddies too!

(In September I also got a boyfriend which y’all know about… just thought I’d include it in here even though we broke up!) 

October 

I got interviewed for my school paper and was featured on the Nutrition Matters podcast!

I hung out with my friends 🙂

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My pretty friend Meg and I 

I went to my schools pep rally!

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Meg, Katie, me, and Jen 

My roomie and I dressed up as PB&J for Halloween and I dressed up as a hippie the other night!

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Jen and I 

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My bff Jillian and I as hippies! 

November 

I finished up the last few weeks before Thanksgiving!

My best friends visited me at college!!

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Maria, Hannah, me, and Ceara 

I enjoyed Thanksgiving with my family.

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I turned 20!!

December 

In November and December, my depression got very high; and my self-worth got super low. I’ve talked about on here before. I lost a lot of myself to someone else: I felt drained in the relationship I was in. I cried a TON at night. I felt like I was walking with a giant dark bubble around me. The person I was dating didn’t make me feel whole. I didn’t feel supported in my passions and I felt that my relationship with God weakened.

I self-harmed twice in December, entered a group therapy program, finished up finals, and got myself up and going.

I enjoyed time with my family.

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I reconnected with my friends.

I enjoyed Christmas with the people I love.

I prayed more, and started putting my trust back in the Lord and Jesus Christ.

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||Psalm 112:7- She confidently trusts the lord to take care of her.||

I did a lot of yoga. I got stronger in the gym and I plan to get stronger in both yoga and lifting.

I started working again at GNC. Spent time with my best friends from high school.

December was a month of recovery. It was a month of hitting lows. A month of climbing back up that ladder. A month of goal setting. A month of tears, frustration. A month that I was at first SO angry about. And to be honest, a month that I still do get a bit angry about. Angry that all of this happened, angry that I built myself up so high this year to be torn down. But the thing is, I’m looking at this as a blessing from God. Something that I can truly blossom from. God put this pain in my life because he knows I can handle it. He knew I could endure it. He wanted to show me that I should NEVER settle for any guy that makes me feel less than whole. He wanted to show me that sometimes I need to fall and stumble to get back up and rise stronger than I did before. Because I fell and I stumbled for sure. But here I am, getting back up.

That painful time in my life is already helping me develop into something that I most definitely couldn’t have if none of this happened. It has shown me that I still need to work on my self-confidence and be 100% secure in myself; because  if I did have more confidence, I would have been able to walk away from someone that I didn’t fully love without the fear of being alone again and feeling good enough to do life alone. That painful time showed me that I am not a whiner, I am a warrior. It showed me that even though I felt lonely and scared, I am never alone- I have God. I have my best friends. My family.

So how was 2016? It was a great year! I grew a lot. Met some new and amazing friends. I hit some lows, but I hit some amazing highs too and had a lot of fun. 2016 showed me all that I have to be thankful for, and I learned the power of gratitude.

Thank you all for reading this recap. 🙂 Hope you enjoy the pictures even though there’s lots, and this somewhat lengthy post! 

Now tell me: one high and low from 2016. Would love to hear ’em! 

Have a great Friday babes! Enjoy the last of 2016. Make these two days GREAT <3

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Christmas 2016

December 26, 2016 in About Me / Balance

Hi loves! I hope you all had a wonderful holiday. 🙂 I can’t believe another Christmas has passed! Going to do a little recap of my Christmas weekend so let’s get started!

Saturday 

Saturday morning I started my day with a workout:

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2 mi run

10 min walk

4x 1 min sprint

2×10 chin ups

3×10 single leg push downs

2×10 tricep cable push down

2×10 cable leg kick back

3×10 cable upright row

Abs

30 sec static plank hold

10 knee to nose in plank each side

30 butterfly crunches

30 Russian twists

10 knee to ground

10 each side knew to opposite elbow

30 in and outs

30 eagle crunches


After my workout, I came back and ate some lunch. I talked to my best friend from school on the phone for about two hours while coloring (multi-tasking at its finest lol) then showered and got ready to head to my aunts house! Every Christmas Eve I go to my aunts house for dinner and I’ve been doing that for as long as I can remember!

Didn’t snap any pictures of the food, but I had a yummy lobster stuffing dish and salad for dinner. And two mini carrot cakes for dessert!! So tasty.

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Wore this new red dress I got from Charlotte Russe to that party! 

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Dad and I 🙂 

Sunday 

Sunday morning my family and I opened our presents. And of course there were some Lenny&Larry’s cookies in my stocking. 🙂

I don’t like to talk about gifts and such and everything I got, because I feel that takes away from the true meaning of the holiday.

But one thing I am super stoked about is my new Gymshark leggings. Guys- these things are so comfy. Like comfy to the point it doesn’t even feel like I’m wearing pants lol.

After opening presents, I had some oats for breakfast and a cup of coffee. I drank my coffee while writing down and coloring some bible verses in my new sketchbook. I LOVE doing this. Brings me closer to God and Jesus and helps me to relax and refocus my mind.

I went to my other aunts house for lunch and enjoyed some turkey, mashed potatoes, and corn! Then for dessert I had more coffee and 2 mini chocolate coconut bars. We went home around 3, and I came back and took a nap. (turkey makes me so sleepy haha) After my nap I took my pups for a walk with my momma then came back, ate some veggies and a bowl of cereal and watched YouTube videos. Later on in the night I sipped on kombucha, ate a snack, and watched Elf. First time watching it this year!

It was a great weekend with family, and it felt good to really just relax and unwind. Sometimes it’s really hard for me to do that, but it is SO needed for the mind, body, and soul. I have a lot to be thankful for, and this weekend just showed me that even more! I am thankful for my family, God & Jesus, my friends, and the life that recovery has given me. This weekend was full of yummy food, and I will refuse to feel guilty about it- this time comes once a year, and induling a bit will not change you or set you back in whatever goals you may have. Please please please remember that! God made cookies and cakes and pies so we can eat them, not stress about them and feel guilty over them!

Now tell me: 

Favorite thing you ate this weekend?! 

What are some of your Christmas traditions? 

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Some new goals

December 21, 2016 in About Me

Hi guys! Thank you for all the love on my last post. Ah I just missed you guys so friggin much and this amazing community!! You all have the biggest hearts <3

In this process of rebuilding myself, yet also recreating myself; I’ve been thinking of some recent and new goals I have for myself. I think goal-setting is great, as long as we don’t beat ourselves up if we don’t hit the goal! All we can do is our best. 🙂

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1. GET BETTER AT CHIN UPS. Back in my gymnast days I used to do these alllll the time. I want to work on getting better at them!

2.Get stronger in the gym. 15253175_667012260136281_5187426599204552704_n

3. Blogging and continue writing about the things I am passionate about.

4. Meditate more. (I love the app headspace!)

5. Pray often. Read the Bible more. Get closer to God & strengthen my faith.

In our world, where hundreds of things distract us from God, we have to intentionally and consistently remind ourselves of Him.

 

Rejoice in hope, be patient in tribulation, be constant in prayer.
-Romans 12:12

 

I will give God my weakness and he will give me his strength.

6. Lots of yoga.

7. Journal frequently.

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8. Create YouTube videos.

9. Document the moments where I feel confident and good about myself and don’t feel ashamed/selfish/cocky for doing so.

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Stop apologizing for who you are, for your laugh, for looking crazy, for the way you eat or sleep. stop being sorry for being yourself.

10. Focusing on building friendships+relationships with family.

11. Spread KINDNESS. Always, to each and every person.

Be the one who nurtures and builds. Be the one who has an understanding and forgiving heart. Be the one who looks for the best in people. Leave people better than you found them.

12. Spend time with myself doing things that make my soul happy.

Be alone. Eat alone, take yourself on dates, sleep alone. In the midst of this you will learn about yourself. You will grow, you will figure out what inspires you, you will curate your own dreams, your own beliefs, your own stunning clarity, and when you do meet the person who makes your cells dance, you will be sure of it, because you are sure of yourself.”

13. Read more. (specifically this winter break!)

14. Write down in my notes/ journal/ draw out all the quotes I love & the ones that inspire me.

Those are some specific goals I have for myself within the next month/months or so. 🙂

Now tell me: 

What is one thing you are working on right now? 

Do you meditate? 

Have a wonderful hump day friendsss!! Go out there and work on being a better version of yourself because the world and so so so many people need you!! <3

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