For simplicity’s sake, I’ll keep it short and sweet:
I’m a Resident Advisor at Grand Valley State University! I’m in my senior year studying Exercise Science with a minor in Hospitality and Tourism Management. I know, it sounds a bit odd, but I have big dreams to travel the world and become an affluent personal trainer and physical therapist so this is the path I chose!
I lovelovelove to eat, lift heavy, travel far, and share what I learn along the way through writing, so this blog is dedicated to just that! My biggest hope is that through my adventures I can inspire you to follow your own path and listen to your heart in whatever you choose to pursue. There is a always a joyful side to any situation, so I hope you can find it, no matter where your heart takes you.
If you like to read, here’s the slightly longer version:
I originally started this fitness blog back in 2012 with a commitment to share creative recipes, fun workouts, and helpful advice to those starting their own fitness journey. But about two years into my routine, I started to follow a [common] rough road for many women in fitness: I lost a ton of weight, gained it all back (and some), lost it again, and adopted the habit of binge-guilt-restrict. Along the way, I lost any, and all, feelings of self-confidence, self-worth, and self-love. Needless to say, I was experiencing one of the lowest periods in my life. So I stopped writing.
However, in 2014, I made a new commitment to myself to find balance; I made a promise to stop being so obsessed with my weight, the size of my jeans, and how many calories I was eating; I made a promise to find my worth and learn how to truly, unapologetically love myself for everything I am.
Through traveling I’ve learned valuable lessons about the power of having a positive growth mindset; I’ve learned a great deal about the importance of communication; And most importantly, I’ve learned that those two concepts together are crucial to achieve anything in life – way more than just fitness goals.
My mission now is to share what I learn. Whether it’s through my adventures traveling or my day-to-day routine, I hope I can encourage you to develop a skill for finding ways to dance in the rain, even in the worst of storms.
You and I are extraordinary, unique, worthy, and deserving of everything we could possibly want in this world – a lot more than this society allows us to believe. We have the power to be the rainbow in someone else’s clouds, but we have to see ourselves as rainbows first.
XOXO, Sab. ♥