health · lifestyle

20 Ways to Avoid the Freshmen 15 (and all years after that)

#19 is probably my most important bit of advice for other stress- and emotional -eaters.

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food for thought · Happy Life · health · lifestyle · Motivation

Sab Speaking #1: The Power of Whole Foods & Falling in Love with YOUR OWN Process

Yesterday I achieved a new personal record. I benched 105 lbs for 3 reps. I also discovered that I can do one pull-up…. Then I discovered that I can do three consecutive jumping pull-ups. ((DO YOU KNOW HOW LONG I’VE BEEN WORKING TO GET A GOSH DARN PULL-UP? Excuse my excitement, but the answer is… Continue reading Sab Speaking #1: The Power of Whole Foods & Falling in Love with YOUR OWN Process

food for thought · lifestyle · Motivation

You’re Not Born with Talent, You Have to Work for Talent.

Typically, I prefer for my morning routine to follow this order: coffee, read, write, breakfast. This morning I grabbed my coffee and sat with my Dad in the dining room to have an interesting conversation about talents, gifts, and abilities. While my Dad believes we’re born with it, I believe that talents come from practice, experience, and the environments we grow up… Continue reading You’re Not Born with Talent, You Have to Work for Talent.

confidence · Fitness · food for thought · health · lifestyle

Fit, Flab and Still Quite Fab: The[Ongoing] Transformation I’ve been too Afraid to Share

Over the years, I have transformed…a lot. My story is somewhat long, but this about sums up my entire fitness journey thus far. I’ll take you through my highs and lows, and where I’m at in my life right now. I have no doubt that my story can relate to many other young women (and men)… Continue reading Fit, Flab and Still Quite Fab: The[Ongoing] Transformation I’ve been too Afraid to Share

confidence · Happy Life · lifestyle

A Different Outlook on Happiness

Originally posted on The Pensives:
Is it not remarkable that deep down we all want the same thing? Everyone. Whether you’re short, tall, rich, poor, black, white, underweight, overweight, and/or something completely different, we are all trying to achieve (and pardon the reductionist view) those chemical reactions that make us happy. I must say, that…

confidence · Happy Life · lifestyle · Motivation

The Worst Thing About the F-Bomb

You know what word I’m talking about… You hear it everywhere, all the time. People throw it around left and right when they’re happy, when they’re sad, when they need something to fill the void. It doesn’t really do anything to help the situation, so it’s a pretty cheap word to use…you know the word…… Continue reading The Worst Thing About the F-Bomb

Fitness · Happy Life · health · lifestyle · Uncategorized · whole 30

My Whole 30 Experience: Confession, Summary, and Advice

I have changed my eating habits for the better. My relationship with food has improved, a new door has been opened that continues to help me grow and learn about myself in more ways than I would have if it was still closed, and I have gained a whole new outlook on nutrition and how absolutely crucial it is to our nation’s health …my summary conjures up the obstacles my partners and I faced during our challenge, and hopefully motivates those who think they can’t do it.