Life Chats

Before I get into this post, I wanted to ask you guys for some feedback.  Do you like this "Life Chats" series being once a week or is it too much?  Would you rather it be twice per month?  I personally enjoy doing this once a week and from the feedback either on here or via social it seems most of you do as well, but I don't want to overwhelm anyone with these personal posts either.  So just drop a comment below and let me know your thoughts. :) 

For the first time in the last couple of months, I woke up today with a lot of peace in my heart.  I feel extra thankful and so appreciative.  I just feel good.   It's crazy how we can feel so down and out about stuff one week and then the next we come out of it feeling better than ever!  It happens and it is possible.  I think I was struggling internally with things without actually trying to change them.  We all do that.  We complain or we feel a certain way about our lives, but then we don't do anything about it.  Things keep piling up, we play the victim, we start thinking negatively and then {BOOM!} we are stuck in a rut.  I was in and out of that rut for most of this year as I have mentioned previously. In some way, writing these posts and sharing my private thoughts and feelings with you all has been extremely therapeutic for me and it's kind of forced me to really focus more on whatever it is that had me feeling down and out.  Over the last few weeks I have made a conscious effort to make more changes and take control again. While things are nowhere near perfect, I already feel like I am in a much better place than I was a few months ago.  How did I do it?  I literally woke up one morning recently and said "F*ck this.  I'm making changes."  Sorry to be so blunt, but it's the truth. 

Part of these changes was taking full control over my health and fitness.  I want to write a separate post on this and get into more detail about it, but I will touch on it a little bit right now.  I don't know about any of you, but when I don't take proper care of myself I just do not feel good.  It makes me extremely tired, unmotivated, sluggish, moody, and then I begin to lack self-confidence.  I honestly think that this had a lot to do with my constant ruts.  I was not eating properly at all.  I would skip breakfast and only eat two meals a day.  I would go to all of these dinners and events and load up on all the food and wine and then I was not working out. I would go running sometimes, but it was not enough.  It just all started to pile up on me so much.  I gained a few pounds and some inches and then I realized that I was "emotionally eating." The bottom line is that I was not being good to my body like I used to be.  I started to feel really unhealthy and I got sick of it.  I recently started a new fitness and nutrition program on Saturday.  It's only been a couple of days, but I seriously feel so good already.  I am giving my body enough of what it needs and eating five meals a day.  I have a better understanding of portion control and I am doing full body workouts every day for 30 minutes.  What a huge difference!! I promise to elaborate more on this program very soon, as I would love to share this new fitness journey with you all.

The purpose of today's post is to just remind you guys that you can make changes, even if they are small ones, to get you back on the right path.  Most of the time there is an underlying issue that we don't pay attention to once everything begins to pile up on one another.  We have to dig deep within ourselves to figure out what could be the root of it all.  Whether that is your job, family issues, a break-up, a lack of health and fitness, or anything else, I hope that you can come to terms with it and make some changes so that you can get back to a better place.  I know that I have not met most of you, but in a lot of ways I consider you all my Internet friends & FAM.  I share these things with you because I know that if I am feeling this way so are many of you.  If these posts can help at least one person in some type of way, then that is enough for me.  

Sending all my love! <3 

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