Crunchy Hippie Tattooed Yoga Fitness Mom (and other ways my identity won’t fit in a box)

(Some post yoga Bubby Love) I caught a glimpse of myself in the mirror the other day and wondered...What kind of mom do people think I am? I know there are so many types we hear about: Helicopter moms, Pinterest Moms, Soccer moms, Glam moms, Sporty Moms, and more. I'm definitely super Crunchy-essential oils, elderberry [...]

If it IS Broke…

***Fitness post! *** I came back from vacation ten days ago frustrated literally to tears with where I found myself on this journey toward my health and fitness goals. I'd worked out consistently at full effort for six weeks, and eaten real whole foods at least 70% of the time. It would be entirely reasonable [...]

Knowing where I am so I can see where I’m going. (part one)

I'm making an attempt to see situations that challenge me mentally and emotionally as opportunities. Opportunities to better understand myself, my illness, where I'm at with my illness, opportunities to help loved ones understand those things better, opportunities to see if I'm ready to test my limits or if I should respect them right now. [...]

His Power, My Weakness

That's what this week has been all about.  I knew something was off when I came out of therapy on Monday night feeling dejected. It was a very good session, with lots of me getting to share victories and growth and a lot of positivity- there's no reason I should have felt down. Tuesday I [...]

Fitness Post: I knew this was coming.

Today I finished the Bangin Bikini Body program in the Jillian Michaels app-and I'm super proud of that! I'm also halfway through the Beautiful Arms and Back and Sexy Abs programs. I'm super proud of finishing this program, because it's proof of my commitment to self care and doing what I have to, even if [...]

Overtired

I had something more fun I wanted to write about today. It was gonna be funny and insightful and, hopefully inspiring. It still will be, when I write it. But today, I need to be real about a different topic, and maybe it'll still be inspirational, but in a different way. Maybe it'll make you [...]

Shame and saying no

I hate saying no. It makes me literally sick to my stomach. I'm an extreme people pleaser by nature, and I hate disappointing anyone, maybe partly out of fear that I'll lose their love or affection. That has been magnified during this season of struggling more intensely with my mental health. Sometimes I have to [...]