Sunday Sunday – Day 1 of Summer 2018 Challenge!

Y’all know I love to challenge myself, and I do best when my goals are clearly laid out…

Summer 2018 Challenge is… 175 miles!

Worth noting that 2 years ago, I would have seen ‘175 miles’ and basically said “fuck that, no way”….

And 1 year ago I would have seen the number and given it some consideration (and overanalyzed it) and maybe done it, maybe opted not to.

Now? I am like shit, yeah! SIGN ME UP!

Do I think I will RUN 175 miles over the next 2 months? No, but the beauty is that you can walk, or bike (3 biked miles = 1 tracker mile for this) and I KNOW I can do that – it breaks down to 2.5 miles per day – I can totally do that!

So, since today is day 1 of the 2018 Summer Challenge, I ran. I didn’t run super fast, I didn’t run super far, but I ran; I got myself on the board.

I can do hard things. YOU can do hard things.

Still time to join me and some friends who are doing it!

On the board!
You in?

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Fuck Yeah Friday – Celebrate YOURSELF

My advice?
Don’t wait for anyone else to celebrate you.

Celebrate YOURSELF.
Celebrate YOUR hard work.

And those who see it as braggy or showboating? Don’t worry about them – you don’t need anyone in your life that doesn’t SUPPORT you and CELEBRATE you becoming your best self

Who You Are Wednesday – Empaths Unite!

I am an empath to my core.

I am overemotional, I wear my heart on my sleeve and I feel things with every freakin’ fiber of my being.

Sometimes I give the thoughts, feelings, and situations more energy and emotion than I care to admit, but if the alternative is being indifferent and unfeeling, I’ll take how I am 10/10 times.

I don’t always love being so sensitive and in all honesty, sometimes it’s really, really hard… but this is me. This is who I am. This is how I am.

Life is not about “creating” yourself, it’s about shining your love and light, and embracing who you really are.

And I’m simply a sensitive, pint sized ball of emotions.

It is what it is 😊

 

Truthbomb Tuesday – Practices Makes Awesome

Want the truth? Well, it IS Tuesday, so let’s #truthbomb, shall we?

TOO MANY of us (myself included at times – I’m human…) are way too quick to compare. To sell ourselves and our ability to improve short. To throw in the towel and chalk it up to “I just can’t do XYZ…”

BULLSHIT.

Maybe you can’t YET, but every single great in the world once couldn’t do what they excelled at either, or at the very least wasn’t AS awesome at it.

They focused. They put in the work. They showed up, they kept going. They practiced til they were awesome.

Why don’t WE do that? That’s how I see every workout, every round, every rep I do – practice that’s making me better. Making me stronger. Making me awesome.

Most of us don’t wake up and absolutely crush everything we set out to do (and yes, I know there are some exceptions to that rule, but that’s the key word – they are the EXCEPTION!)

If you want to be good at something, keep going till you are – giving up sure as eff won’t make you awesome at it!

PRACTICE makes AWESOME.

Freefallin’…

Freefallin’.

That’s what I have been doing lately, at least nutritionally (and if I am being honest, in many other aspects of life, too…)

But nutritionally I have definitely been throwing WAY too much caution to the wind and not only am I feeling as such within my emotions, my body is feeling the effects too.

It started with birthday cake (what, I shared!) and then leftover birthday cake, and it just sent me into a tailspin – much more alcoholic beverages, much more candy (something I actually hadn’t had too much of in 2018!), just a lot more choices that haven’t nourished me.

The good news? It’s Monday and I am ready to get back on track towards making such indulgences the exception, not the rule!

Like anyone else, I have my moments of veering waaaay off track – but I have also righted my own ship many a time, so I know I can do this! 😊

Do you ever struggle nutritionally?

Sunday Vibes – Follow Your Heart

Everybody has something that brings them joy, that fuels them. Something they feel passionately about, and so doing anything related to it doesn’t at all feel like work.

Entrepreneurs are simply people who have discovered what their passion is and have said “I need to keep doing this. I need to pursue this. It doesn’t matter if I make a red cent doing so, this is what makes my heart tick, my soul shine, my spirit smile”

My two biggest ones are CREATION and HELPING people. Do YOU have a passion for helping people? Curious to see if this is a fit for YOU? Let’s connect!

Follow your heart – it won’t lead you astray, promise!

Saturday Sweat – Rise Above

Tired due to two sleepless nights.
Sore due to a heavy leg day yesterday.
And even kinda uninspired since my Saturday workout buddy is currently outta commission nursing a booboo.

Still did it. Still not sorry.

If you let it, life and it’s challenges will become one giant excuse not to do the important things.

The power lies within YOU to do it anyways!

Who’s sweating today? MMA Kick Butt had me drenched!

Thursday Thoughts – Fuel or Frustration?

The best way to come back from a day full of everyone else’s negativity? Crush your workout with weights almost 1/5 your body weight…

I’m just saying, you can let it fuel you or let it frustrate you – yesterday it frustrated me, but today it fueled me!

Yesterday included someone who doesn’t think deaf people should be able to drive (or is at the very least BAFFLED by how we CAN drive), an idiot who thinks my sports bras are too revealing (at least that’s what I got from their absolutely illiterate comment), a nutter who went on a VERY LONG tirade against an interest of mine on an old pic, and someone who thinks I am wasting my money on having soft hearing molds instead of the firm ones, because that concept called “personal preferences” is apparently outdated?

I am human, yesterday was a lot of fuckery condensed into a short amount of time.

And battling the negativity yesterday frustrated and drained me…

Today, it fuels me!