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What is my Fitness Philosophy? // (Video!!)

August 14, 2017 in Balance / Recovery

Happy Monday friends. Hope you soaked up some sunshine this weekend and did something kind for yourself.

Filmed a video for you all today so I’ll just let my voice in there do all the talking for today.

“Work out because you love your body, not because you hate it.” 

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8 Ways to Bring More Good Energy into your Life

August 11, 2017 in Balance / Recovery

HI FRIDAY. What’s up!! But also August why are you going by so quick?? Mixed feelings for you.

I focus a lot on good energy, and ways that I can cultivate more in my life. Because when I have good energy in my heart, I feel like a more complete human. And good energy is contagious, so I always want to spread it to others. We attract the energy we give off- so it’s so important to give off beautiful energy you know?

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1. Write a list of things you’re grateful for in your journal every day (or most days)! This is a lovely reminder for me that there is always something to smile about, even on the crappiest of days. Appreciate your blessings amongst the midst of struggles. Something that’s hard to do, but something that is so worth it.

2.  Listen to feel-good music. I love working out to rap and such, but man do I love my reggae/ feel-good music. Some suggestions for you: Trevor Hall, Nahko and Medicine for the People, Rebelution, SOJA, Jack Johnson. Switch up your tunes guys. Music carries so much power in its lyrics. Music= medicine.

3. Stop resisting change. We are dynamic creatures, meaning that change is inevitable. Stop trying to control everything. I always remind myself to be more like a river and just friggin’ flow. We bring so much more peace into our minds when we learn to truly surrender and just let go.

4. Get outside and be in nature. There is something to be said for just escaping into the outdoors and being one with the environment. Our world is so beautiful and sometimes we just float by this life without even appreciating it. Get outside, get into the woods, go to the mountains. Let yourself feel connected to the trees beside you and the flowers beneath you. Let the stillness of nature bring more stillness into your heart and soul.

5. Cultivate a yoga practice suited for you. Your yoga practice does not have to be a power heated class every single day and I believe that is a big misconception. Sometimes yoga is just getting on your mat and moving slow. Sometimes it’s a vinyasa flow. What’s so beautiful about yoga is how it yolks the mind, body, and breath… but we have to actually bring those things together on our mat! Listen to what your body needs and remove the feelings of what you “should” be doing.

6. Meditate. Meditation is a tough practice. But actually working at it can take you so far. I started with the app Headspace and went from there. There are videos on YouTube as well! When meditating remember to remove judgment against the self. Let the thoughts flow in and out and accept wherever you are at that present moment.

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7. “Your vibe attracts your tribe.” Surround yourself with other humans who bring light into your world. Stick with the people who truly make you feel good. Relationships should bring out the magic within your soul, not make you feel weighed down and uneasy.

8. Always work at loving yourself more. It’s a daily practice. It’s a daily choice to spread love to yourself. Some days it’s harder than others. But at the end of the day, it is our priority to cultivate respect for ourselves. Our self-worth gets lost when we view ourselves in the eyes of other individuals. We must stay strong in the belief that we always deserve our own love and affection.

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Do you meditate? 

What helps you relax? 

Have the best weekend friends!! Sending lots and lots of love. <3 

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GUEST POST: Lindsey’s Journey with Yoga

July 16, 2017 in Balance / Recovery

Happy Sunday friends!! My lovely friend has an amazing post for you. This gal rocks, and y’all  need to check out her blog!

Her story is a true testament to how amazing this practice of yoga is! Enjoy friends. <3


When I started practicing yoga, it was for the exercise and calorie burning. I was still deep in my eating disorder, had to stop running due to injuries, and wasn’t allowed by my support system to have a gym membership. I spent hours in the hot yoga studio practicing Bikram yoga, until I was forced to give it up during treatment. After discharging from treatment, I went back to that type of hot yoga, only to discover I had a back injury that would sideline me from any activity for months.

I stumbled upon the meditative vinyasa flow of the Baptiste Yoga practice while trying to find a way to get back into exercising. I will admit, it was mostly eating disorder driven. I knew this wasn’t “hot yoga” but it was a way to exercise regardless. I did not step into the yoga studio I found with the intention of falling in love with the practice, and in turn, finding myself. It is only because God is GOOD that those things happened. He used a physical practice to reach me when my mind was so disconnected from my body that I could hardly feel emotions.

Through yoga, I found out exercise could be FUN. That it wasn’t a competition, a test to see how far I could push myself, or a way to give myself permission to eat. Yes, I still struggle with those things, but my yoga practice has still been very healing for my exercise addiction and eating disorder. When I got on my mat, I found I could get out of my head. I could focus on nothing but breathing for an hour. When I focused on breathing, I connected to my body. When I connected to my body, I found truth.

The truth I found on my yoga mat did more for my recovery than any amount or form of treatment did. In the quiet space between the inhales and exhales, I was emptied. I began to see my eating disorder and exercise addiction for what it really was. Harmful. Punishing. Ineffective. When I was emptied, I had to then find ways to fill the space inside me. Yoga helped me begin to fill it with truths, replacing the lies I had believed for so many years.

My body is in love with me. It is constantly doing all it can to keep me alive and well.

My body saves me. Despite my best efforts to destroy my physical being, I am still here.

I am not my body. I am Lindsey. And that is so much more than a size or weight or shape.

I have to take care of my body. I daily pay consequences of having an eating disorder for over a decade. My body has healed amazingly, but it is still the only one I get.

I am not invincible.

I have everything I need inside of me, because God is inside of me, and God is everything I need.

How I practice on my mat, is how I do life. If I push, am impatient and judgmental in my practice- I am like that in life also. If I am gentle, give myself grace and space, I will do that off my mat as well.

My body is strong, nut more importantly, so is my mind.

Peace starts from within.

Yoga has helped shape me into the happiest, best version of myself. I am more free than I have ever been, because I no longer rely on approval from others or my eating disorder. I am a work in progress, and always will be. Yoga has helped me accept that. Just like I couldn’t do cool arm balances or inversions overnight, I can’t recover overnight or be the person God made me to be overnight. I have learned patience with myself, and I finally understand the word I have had tattooed on my wrist for 3 years…GRACE.


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Stop Food Shaming

June 22, 2017 in Balance / Recovery

STOP FOOD SHAMING… STOP. 

The other day I was viewing Instagram stories, and I saw someone shame another’s food choices. And to me it came off as they were “better” for eating that clean protein bar, and the other person was not as good for eating that Nature Valley bar.

There is NO good or bad food. Food is just food. And I am so tired of seeing this message being spread on social media platforms. 

My instant reaction to that Instagram story was frustration. This is why our society has such an unhealthy relationship with food. When we are constantly hearing different foods that are good for us and foods that are bad for us, we start to view food as such a black and white thing. And in order to have a balanced relationship with food, you need to be able to see the grey areas.

Yes, an RX bar is more nutritious than a Nature Valley one, but there is absolutely nothing wrong with having a Nature Valley bar. It is still fuel, it still has some wholesome ingredients, and they are cheaper than RX bars. Nature Valley bars are not bad, and RX bars are not good. These bars are just snack bars to give our bodies fuel. That’s it. You are not a better person if you chose to eat the RX bar over the Nature Valley bar. Our morality is not tied to the foods we eat, and we often lose sight of that. If you want to eat the RX bar because you actually enjoy it and it feels good for your body, then by all means eat it! But do not go vocalizing to others and in your own head how that Nature Valley bar is bad and “unhealthy.” Because it is not.

What happens when we fall into the food shaming mentality? 

Viewing certain foods as good and bad is detrimental to our mental health. When we view a food as bad, we have the tendency to put that food off limits. And when we say that we cannot have something, our natural instinct as humans is to want that more. What does that lead to? Bingeing. When we also put that “bad” food off limits, it can also just lead to us thinking about it over and over again causing our head space to get a bit foggier and our overall state of happiness to decline.

Viewing food as just food. 

I hardly ever see this mentality around food anymore. Food is such a complicated, messy topic that causes so much stress and anxiety in people’s lives. But the thing is, it shouldn’t. I strongly believe food shaming has a lot to do with it, not to mention the diet industry and unrealistic beauty expectations. But what would happen if we viewed food as just food? No good, no bad. Just looking at food as fuel. Obviously there is the more nutritious food and the “fun” food. But maybe if we worked on being in tune with our bodies and allowing ourselves food from both categories, people’s relationship with food would begin to improve. When we aren’t labeling what we eat as good and bad, it’s also easier to be compassionate to ourselves. Whenever I ate a “bad” food, I felt disgusted with myself. I hated myself for consuming such a disgusting thing and all the love for myself went out the window. But when we eat a cookie and aren’t labeling it as bad, we can be more kind with ourselves. “I just ate that cookie and I LOVED it. It was so good and such a yummy snack to have!” There is no talk about the cookie being bad and any guilt surrounding that cookie. It is just talk of enjoyment! And that’s how it should be.

Food is not like people. There is no good or bad. 

When we think of people, we often label them as good and bad. A good person may have remarkable qualities like being kind, respectful, loving, and caring. And a bad person may have less admirable qualities like being rude, dishonest, vengeful, and irresponsible. These qualities come to mind when I think of good and bad people. So why would we label food the same way that we label people? Are sweet potatoes loving and caring but white potatoes aren’t? You see what I mean?? At the end of the day, it sounds so silly to use this food shaming mentality. Because all food is is just food. It is nourishment. That’s it. No bad, no good. It gives us life, it gives us energy, and it keeps us going. 

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Keep growing good thoughts in your brain. About yourself, about this world, about food, about your body.

// only grow thoughts in your brain that you wouldn’t mind putting in a vase //

Any comments or discussion on this is welcome in the comments as always!!

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Let’s Catch Up+ Some Rambles

June 20, 2017 in About Me / Balance

Hi friends! Usually I post on Monday’s but I was up late Sunday because I was at a concert (which was so fun)!! So I thought I’d pop in today to ramble a bit.

-I’ve been thinking a whole bunch about my future. (while making sure to stay in the present too of course!!) I have this crazy idea of wanting to write a book. If you know me, you know I love reading and writing poetry. I’ve been doing a lot of writing, and the thought of publishing my own book someday has been on my mind. Gah that would just be so amazing for me!! Until then- just more reading and writing. 🙂

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(You can find some of my writing on Tumblr, or I have been posting some on my Instagram)

-I spent Saturday at a coffee shop with my mom and it was the best thing ever. We drank all the coffee and did all the writing and reading. This lady is just amazing and I cherish days like this with her. Setting time aside for the things that make my soul flourish is one thing I always need to make sure I am doing. Because afternoons like these make me feel SO dang good.

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-Sunday I went to one of the best concerts of my life!! I saw SOJA and the Dirty Heads with my bff (and roomie next year) Krista! The energy at the concert was just so good and they played all my favorite songs. Music holds a very special place in my heart. If you haven’t heard of these bands you gotta check ’em out! SOJA especially has some very powerful lyrics.

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(RANT AHEAD!)

**Sometimes I think people forget that those who have fought a mental illness and are recovered still do have bad days. And I just want to reinforce that my life is not perfect by any means. Anxiety plagues me from time to time, I can’t sleep some nights, I worry, I feel inadequate and fall into the comparison trap. I am human and it is normal to feel these things. Authenticity is something I value SO much, and it would be an utter shame to post myself on the internet as being the perfect most put-together person, because I’m not.

My headspace was a bit off last week. I felt overwhelmed, anxious, and pulled in a whole lot of different directions. If you saw my post last week, you know that I have always struggled with anxiety. Sometimes with life’s stressors it gets a bit worse. I will be leaving this Sunday for a month and will be taking on the long but rewarding journey of becoming a certified yoga instructor. The thought of leaving for a month has been freaking me out a bit, but I know that this has been one of my dreams for a very long time. After reading “You Are A Badass” (this book rocks) and hearing that life is too short to put your dreams on hold, it has definitely given me a push in the right direction. I have a whole lot of dreams and goals in my head, and I want to chase them head on.

I am so grateful for the good days in my life, and when the bad one’s hit and I am feeling at a place of struggle, I really dig deep and remind myself that I am human. I am flawed. And I do not have to be ashamed of feeling anxious or feeling weak just because I run a blog and Instagram on mental health. That is why I value authenticity SO much- because by showing you all that I am not perfect, I am showing you all what it is like to live a realistic life style. You are not going to wake up everyday ready to embrace each obstacle thrown at you, you just aren’t. Somedays you’ll wake up with a heavier heart and foggier mind but that doesn’t mean you should be frustrated with yourself. It means you are human, and that little bump in the road will too pass just like the other ones have as well. 73d97d8cf75d856df0629121d12c9541-1.jpg

The moment’s we are feeling uncomfortable? Embrace them. Be fearless in what scares your mind and makes your heart beat faster. I remind myself this daily. Be present, be calm. But do not be afraid of the anxious feeling in your chest or the uncertainty that the future holds, for life is too short to be lived in fear.

All over the place post, but I think I got everything out I wanted to say.  🙂

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Do you enjoy writing? 

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Food is just Food

April 10, 2017 in Balance / Recovery

This is something that’s been on my mind lately. The past month actually. So after writing about gendered healthcare in our country why not spit this out into a blog post.

Food is just food.

That’s it.

Food is just food for me. There is no good, there is no bad. There is no right or wrong. There is no right time to eat something, no wrong time to eat something. There are no rules.

Food is just food.

It is not the most important thing in the world. It is not and should not be the most important thing in your life. It is not and should not be the most important thing in your day. There is just so much more to focus on. There is so much more to talk about, so much more to think about than food.

How sad would it be if you missed amazing opportunities because you were worried about the food? How crazy would it be if you missed out on trips because they wouldn’t have the normal “healthy” food you eat every day?

Food is just food.

Food is what powered me through an interfaith women’s retreat this weekend. Food: not kale salads and vegan protein balls; but biscuits and regular yogurt and normal fries.

Food is what powered me through a mission trip last month. Food: not green smoothies and chickpea pasta; but macaroni and cheese and spaghetti.

Food is what carries me through my weeks at college. Food: not the kind I pack in tupperware containers; but the kind I purchase from the dining hall: the bagels and cream cheese, the pb&jellies and caesar salads.

Food carries me through. 

Sometimes this is all the Siggi’s yogurts and edamame in the world. Sometimes it’s all the bagels and pretzels.

But the thing is, food is really just food. 

It gives me energy for when I am tired and lagging. It keeps me fueled through long hours of studying. It keeps my brain thinking about things that have been exciting me so much lately: things I want to do in the future; dreams I want to work on making happen and goals I want to reach. It keeps me fueled through weekends where I am blessed enough to be able to teach yoga, it keeps me fueled through workouts at the gym and walks with friends.

Food is just food.

That’s it. That’s all there is too it. So why put the main center of your life on something so small?

I challenge you today to step outside yourself. Step outside your bubble. Step outside your comfort zone. Do not put all the focus on this one thing. Change it up, switch up your routine, grab a new lunch. Put the sweetener in your coffee. Don’t be afraid. Because the thing is food really is just food. It will not hurt you, it will not harm you. It will keep you energized. For when we are energized, we have the power to make a positive difference in this world. To make a difference in not only our lives, but in someone else’s.

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Remember what is truly important in life, and hold that close to your hearts this Monday.

Wishing you all a happy start to your week!! As always, comments are so so welcome. 🙂 Thanks for stopping by friends. 

Sending lots of love, 

 

Lyss <3

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I’m Glad I Eat at the Dining Hall…?

March 20, 2017 in Balance / College / Recovery

HAPPY MONDAY LOVE BUGS! I hope you all had the best St. Patty’s day weekend and did something fun! 🙂


Today’s post is directly for my college friends out there, but I feel like a lot of people can relate to the gist of this message regardless of if you’re a college student or not. 🙂

I’m glad I eat at the dining hall. Yep, you heard it. Yeah, I’ll complain about the food there sometimes, but I’m glad I have a meal plan at the end of the day. And I’m glad I have access to my college’s dining hall.

I’m glad I eat at the dining hall because…

  1. I don’t have time for meal prep while I’m at school. I don’t have time to make chicken & rice & broccoli on a Sunday night when I’m scrambling to finish assignments or just want to sit on my bum and drink Kombucha/read blogs. It’s not a priority for me. And for me, Netflix/blog time > meal prepping during my free time.
  2. Everyone at my school has a meal plan. It normalizes me and my eating habits. I’m not just going to sit in my room and eat my perfectly little prepped meal or bring tupperware to the dining hall while everyone else is eating food from there. Yeah, nope. That just doesn’t sound appealing to me at all.
  3. Food dates are fun. Same with coffee dates. And when your a college student, half the time those are at the dining hall. And with a meal plan, I am easily able to do that.
  4. Eating at the dining hall = relinquishing control. You don’t know how the food is prepped. You don’t know how many calories is in it. You aren’t making it yourself. You are just going to get some nourishment and fuel, and the rest doesn’t matter. Going to the dining hall is a good way to challenge a disordered mindset around food. It is a good way to just go with the flow and realize that all food really is fuel.
  5. Eating at the dining hall= giving less power to food. You don’t need your perfectly prepped overnight chia seed oats with matcha powder + coconut oil + some other nutrient straight from the earth every morning. Sometimes a bagel does the trick. Or an egg sandwich. Or a muffin. The chia see matcha coconut oil almond butter flax whatever you want to make oats just don’t happen every morning. And that is fine.
  6. It helps me keep my priorities in line. Because sometimes when I’m running in 500 directions all I can manage is a pb&j and some yogurt for lunch while on the go, and that is fine. Other things come first. Food isn’t the #1 most important thing in the entire universe. Sometimes a pb&j gets gobbled down while running late to class instead of a quinoa salad with 10 pounds of vegetables. And that is 1000% okay in my world.

So yeah. I am glad I eat at the dining hall. No, the food isn’t gourmet. But yes, I am thankful to have the privilege of eating there anyways.

No questions for today. Any thoughts are welcome!! Always appreciate them so incredibly much. 🙂 Happy Monday friends, sending tons of love!

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Go with the Flow

March 15, 2017 in Balance / Recovery

Hola friends. It’s humpppp dayyy!! Woo Woo. Going to be jumping into this post so let’s get started.


Going with the flow can be… quite the challenge for me to say the least. I like having a plan. I love routine and schedules. But I have also learned to love going with the flow and just being. Being in the moment and not wanting to be in control. Being spontaneous. Breaking my routine.

The last three weeks have been a prime example.of breaking my routine. With a whole bunch of exams and not being able to go to the gym as much, to getting sick and again not being able to really workout at all, to going on a week long service trip and not having food or exercise be any sort of priority at all.

Last week consisted of pb&j’s for lunch pretty much every day. White bagels, limited exercise besides some yoga here and there and two short runs, and not a whole bunch of fruits and veggies. Last week was a huge test to me to just learn to be. Be in the moment and fully immerse myself into what I was doing. And I think I passed that little mental test of mine. Sure, there were moments where I felt kinda “bleck” about myself, but in no way did I let that interfere with my time in West Virginia. I went with the flow. And it felt pretty freaking good.

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I haven’t had a “gym routine” in three weeks. Other things have come up within these past three weeks, and the thing is my body is doing just fine. It didn’t get all the kale salads while in West Virginia but it sure got a lot of love from others and absorbed a great deal of knowledge. The gym will always be there, so will the smoothies and nourishing meals; but experiences like the one I just had won’t.

We all know what we need. For me, I need breaks in my daily ebb and flow of life. And I think these past three weeks were a Godsend in a way to loosen up my sometimes too tight of grip and just let go. A lot of things happened that were completely out of my control. Two exams and two papers all assigned within one week, then getting really sick, and still being sick for the first half of my trip. I couldn’t control any of these things. I had to let go and let God take control. And he did a pretty dang good job of that. Because I still remained calm and content during this time. Because I finally just relaxed and went with the flow. Something that would have been incredibly difficult for me a few years back.

So listen to me on this: your body will be fine if you don’t eat all the kale salads all the time. You will be okay if you take time off from the gym. YOU WILL BE FINE. TOTALLY AND COMPLETELY FINE. The sun will still come up even if you have white bagels for a week. The earth will keep spinning if you sit on your bum bum all day instead of sweating at the gym. The gym will always be there. So will all that green food. Your mental and physical health won’t be, or the awesome experiences that come our way when we least expect it. Take ahold of those experiences. Take ahold of those amazing opportunities.

Chill out. Go take a sip of water and realize that our priorities in life change. Take a step back and just go with itGo with the flow. 

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“Let every moment be what it’s going to be. What’s meant to be will come your way. What’s not will fall away.” 

That’s it for this Wednesday loves.

Now tell me: 

Is it easy for you to go with the flow? 

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How Orthorexia Has Effected Me

February 10, 2017 in Balance / Recovery

Hi guys! Happy Friday. 🙂  MA got hit with a tonnn of snow. Which I love/hate at the same time. But hey, least lots of snow means snow days!!

Jumping into today’s post because intros suck lol. This topic has been on my mind a lot recently. Orthorexia. For those of you who don’t know, orthorexia is the obsession with eating only healthy foods. It’s basically being fixated on how clean your eating. My good friend Sage shared her journey with orthorexia on her blog, and inspired me to share my own journey with it. (This gal rocks. So thankful to go to school with someone as cool/down to earth/sweet as her!!)

Orthorexia friggin sucks. For me, this is how my eating disorder started. I was obsessed with “clean eating.” At first, it was not about restriction. It was about “Is this organic? I can’t eat this and that because the ingredients are chalk full of artificial sweeteners. I can only grocery shop at Whole Foods and I need to spend at least an hour and a half there so I can analyze the back of every product I am buying.”

Let me tell ya from first hand experience: living with orthorexia takes a toll on all aspects of your life. My mind was clouded by thoughts of food: anxiety about food, worry about food, planning the next day of meals. My social life was impacted, and my relationship with my family members. If I wasn’t going to eat white pasta from home, there was no way I would go out to a restaurant and eat food with unknown ingredients. Jeez what if they put too much oil on the chicken or if I ask for whole wheat pasta and bread but they accidentally gave me white!! These were my daily worries and struggles, and man was it sad to live that way.

The thing is, with eating “cleaner” I lost weight in the process. And I loved the compliments I was getting, I loved the attention. I loved feeling in control of ONE thing in my life. So I kept on eating “healthy” but I started to eat a bit less and less. And that of course led to anorexia, which is a whole other story from today’s blog post.

It was a hard battle getting out of this whole health obsessed mindset. I don’t really have one way I did it. I don’t have a few tips to make it all go away, because jeez it was hard for me to just relinquish control and tell my brain to shut the heck up, it was hard to just eat a cookie and not have it be a mental battle of feeling bad for eating a regular cookie and not a “clean” one. i just really had to train my brain to get out of labeling foods as good and bad. I had to train my brain into the mentality that all foods fit. That means that it is JUST as important to have cookies as it is to have carrots. All foods fit for a happy lifestyle. When I would feel bad for eating something less nutrient dense, I really had to get mad at my brain and my thoughts. I would have to in a way give myself a little pep talk. Something along the lines of “Okay Lyss, you wanted that ice cream so you had the freakin’ ice cream. It tasted great. You love ice cream. Life is meant for fun foods too. Now move the heck on.”

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I am courageous. I am whole. I stand in my own power.

Another tip of advice: if you are part of the Instagram world, please be cautious of who you follow. (I am going to go on an unfollow spree soon as well). There are so many accounts that are just filled with all “clean and healthy” foods. And I just don’t think that’s normal. If we’re being 100% real here, those accounts have subconsciously affected me, which is why I know it’s time for a little unfollow cleanse on Instagram. When someone’s eating roasted veggies and hummus for a snack, eating a salad for dinner, and eating a green puke colored smoothie for dessert, that’s when I know I gotta let them do their own thang and I gotta do mine. When someone is posting all quest bars, artic zero pictures, 0 calorie syrup, diet foods, etc. I gotta let go of them too. Because they aren’t serving me and my growth.

In all honesty, it’s so freakin’ easy to get caught up in this whole health nut craze. Sometimes I label myself as that, and I never want to only be known as the healthy girl who likes the gym and going to yoga. Because there’s a whole lot more to me than that. In all honesty, sometimes I need to take the stick out of my a$$ and just get a cookie or a brownie. My best friend gave me a little pep talk about this last week. Not that I am struggling with this, but it was just a nice reminder that going out and letting lose with food is just as important as getting in all your fruits and veg. (Gosh I love that girl lol).

There are some gals who really inspire me with their relationship with food. Kylie from Imma Eat That, Kate from The Domestikated Life, and Robyn from The Real Life RD are some awesome ladies who live a BALANCED life with food. BALANCE. That is what we should all strive for. Balance with food means that all foods do fit, it means that you listen to your body and honor your cravings, that you don’t turn into an obsessive freak with ingredients/ how healthy something is. It means food doesn’t take up all your brain space. Balance means you get the cookie one day and the salad another day. But if you want two cookies you get two cookies. And if you want a smoothie and a salad in the same day you do that too. You don’t complicate things, because food is just food. 

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“I’ve learned that when you try to control everything, you enjoy nothing.”

No questions today, just would love to hear your thoughts and input on this! And if you have any fun weekend plans, drop ’em in the comments! Hope you all enjoy the weekend. Get some rest and do something FUN! Sending all the love and hugs. <3 

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Weekend Recap: Psychic, Starbucks, & More

February 6, 2017 in Balance / College / Yummy Eats

It’s Mondayyyy. Another new week coming our way. ALSO CAN I GET A HILLL YAAA for the Pats winning!! Jeez what a game and a comeback!!

Going to be recappin’ my weekend for y’all today so let’s get started! 🙂

Friday

I started my day with a leg workout. I was home Thursday night- Friday b/c of a dermatologist appointment Thursday afternoon! And I wanted to see the rents. 🙂 After my workout I came home, showered, ate breakfast, then headed back to school for my class at 11:30!

I got lunch with my friend Krista after class then my friends Leah and Rachel joined me to go see a psychic. (Crazy IK lol). It was actually super super cool and I’m glad I did it and got to experience it!! After we went to Bertuccis and talked about our readings over dinner. The lady was so cool and I feel like she definitely knew what she was doing.

After dinner, I came back to campus and spent time with my best friend Jillian. Jillian, my roommate Jen and I went to see a movie that was playing in the dining commons! We got chais too. Super relaxing yet fun night. After Jillian and I just chatted for about two hours. Love and cherish our talks so much.

Saturday 

Saturday morning I got up around 9:00. I caught up on blogs, ate some breakfast, watched YouTube videos, then went to Starbucks to do some homework & my devotionals with my friends Jillian and Jenna. After Starbucks, Jillian and I hit the gym for an upper body lift! Then we ate some food and chatted for a bit after. And fell asleep trying to do hw… hey it happens.

I got dinner with Jillian and Jenna, then went back to my room to get ready for the night. I went out with my friends and had a really fun time. 🙂

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This girl >> Love my little Jillian to pieces. God gave me the greatest best friend. 

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And this girl >> SUCH A GEM AND GENUINE GAL. So many great people in my life. 

Sunday

I got up around 9:30 not physically feeling my best. (hey, it happens after a night out. But people, that is BALANCE. And that is LIVING. You aren’t always gonna feel A1, but that’s okay. Making those memories with friends is 10000% worth it. Trust me on that one!!)

I left school around 10:15 to grab a coffee and drive to work at GNC back home. I was covering someone’s shift and I definitely could use the money! I worked 12:00-6:00. After work, I came home and ate dinner (CHIPOTLEE!!), worked on some reading, and watched the Superbowl with my parents.

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And you bet this bad boy was consumed. Seriously my fave flavor of all the So Delicious ice creams. SO YUMMY!

And that was what my weekend consisted of. Nice balance of fun + me time + work time. 🙂

Now tell me: 

Have you ever seen a psychic/palm reader/ anything of that nature?! 

Fav treat from your weekend? Mine was def that ice cream!

Have the best Monday peeeps. Go do something that’ll make ya smile! 🙂

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