Posts in Real Life
Is it just me or was October a bitch?

The entire month my subconscious was processing something. I had trouble sleeping, trouble eating, difficulty concentrating, and difficulty getting motivated. I was sad, irritable, anxious, insecure, and had no appetite.  I had been feeling really good before October so all of these emotions came as a double shock. I hadn’t felt this insecure or anxious since my 20’s. I thought I was past all of that. Poor Alex, my partner, was trying to be as supportive and patient as possible but crying almost daily combined with the inability to make the simplest decision did not bring out my most attractive self.

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Practice Makes Better...Not Perfect

It bothers me so much when social media sets these expectations of perfection and I cannot live up to them. When fit girls, the weight loss gurus, and personal trainers all show off these great abs and arms I feel jealous. They make food prep and eating healthy sound so simple. But I know they had to work for these bodies and healthy habits. We just never see it.

I am guilty of perpetuating this myth as well. I only post photos of myself when I have make up on or feel fit. I only post photos that have been edited or adjusted to look just right. I show the before & after photos instead of the during photos.

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Troubled Waters

It started a few weeks ago. I began to feel the low energy and the apathy. I was already struggling with allergies so I didn’t think much of it. But then things that would normally get me excited felt dreadful. Spending time with friends, making plans for holidays, even eating of any kind had lost its interest for me.  As soon as I lost my appetite I recognized it, depression.  “Here we go again”, I thought….

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Springtime and the Living is...Easy?

…freaking cold is more accurate. The sun is such a tease right now! You think it’s a great time to go for a walk but really it’s too cold to have any skin exposed for too long. And if the wind doesn’t blow you away the energy required to remain upright will ensure you never wish to leave your house again. But you must leave your house. And you must move around as much as possible. This is the time to start working for that summer body. Have you heard that “summer bodies are made in the winter”?

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