Friday Inspiration

The secret of change is to focus all your energy, not on fighting the old, but on building the new.

The past is there for a reason. It has strengthened, grown and molded you into who you are today. Whether it’s a painful or pretty past, it served a purpose.

Instead of fighting what was (or is), choose to trust that you’re exactly who and where you are supposed to be. If you’re not in the body you want, if you haven’t met Mr. Right, if you don’t have the dream job you thought you’d have, it’s OK. 

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Make choices from love, not restriction

Still on my Lent kick, so bear with me. And, if I think about it, I probably will be for the next 39 days 😉

If you recall, I wrote a blog on 19 things you should consider giving up for Lent. If you haven’t read it, obvi you should. They’re not your typical chocolate & alcohol sacrifices either.

Well, as we know, I vowed to pick one from this list (giving up feelings of unworthiness) & practice it religiously day and night for 40 days. I, along with many gals, struggle with this. Even if we look happy, pretty, confident & like we have it all, sometimes we really don’t know what’s going on inside. I’ve had a lifelong battle with an eating disorder and probably will always struggle with this to a certain degree. But, I have committed myself for the Lent duration to make this my main priority — give myself a little TLC, if you will.

But, I also wanted to give up something that was tangible. If you’re competitive like me, you want everything you do to be measurable. Continue reading “Make choices from love, not restriction”

19 things to give up for Lent

Lent comes around every year, and each time we contemplate what to give up: sweets, alcohol, weekly shopping sprees or our daily Starbucks run. In essence, lent is known as the “grieving season.” It’s a time of repentance, fasting and preparation for the coming of Easter/Spring. It is a time of self-examination and reflection. During this time, we are often urged to give up something we adore or give of ourselves in some capacity we aren’t used to. Continue reading “19 things to give up for Lent”

A New Journey: #WhyIYoga

So, when I say I’m a yogi in training, that would probably be an understatement. I’m still figuring out the moves with the right technique with hardly any strength to actually hold me up (luckily my gymnast & cheer background helps a little). BUT, I could care less. There are only a few things that come around in your lifetime that really set your soul on fire and motivate you to want to be better every day. Continue reading “A New Journey: #WhyIYoga”

Pasta…without the carbs. Yes, please.

Ever dream of indulging in pasta, but steer clear because of the massive overload of carbs hiding within and the blood sugar roller coaster that will surely ensue shortly after?  Me, me, me.

Well, those days are no more, thanks to the spiralizer & zucchini noodles.

Obvi, this concept isn’t anything new, but, it is to me. I’ve been intrigued by the contraptions that string vegetables into noodles for a long time, but never treated myself to one. Thanks to Mama Bear though, I unwrapped one for Christmas and immediately put it to good use.

Since I get overwhelmed with new kitchen equipment, I kept the recipe simple for the first time around. Good ole spaghetti with meat sauce never disappoints 😊 Continue reading “Pasta…without the carbs. Yes, please.”