How Fitness Brought Me Back to Life.

Before I start, I want to ask everyone to take a second and think about life; more specifically, think about all of the variables that are out of your control. Think about the smallest thing you wish you could change, but you can't. We can't control other people, the weather, our feelings, losing people we love, sickness.. etc. It's scary. Sometimes, it seems like life is uncontrollable, but its not. The one thing you can control is YOU. Once I figured that out, that's when my journey began....more

New Year; New You

I have to admit, I have fallen off the blogging bandwagon, but I’m back and really ready than ever to share my experiences with all of you! Already, this has been an amazing year. I promised myself 2014 was going to be great, and I have tried to take EVERY step towards reaching this goal. It’s funny that sometimes, when you stop saying, “no” and start enjoying yourself, you notice a brighter light inside your heart. As I have mentioned before, 2013 was the hardest year of my life. I lost my Dad, quit my job and ultimately, I lost myself....more

Reflecting on 2013; the year of change.

In recurring fashion, it’s that time of the year again when everyone looks back on the past 365 days. We all spend time reflecting on how our lives have changed, the memories we’ve made, the relationships we have built, etc. For me, this year has been the hardest year of my life. It has changed who I am and the girl I thought I was going to become. I remember the days I would sit and day dream about my perfect future, and my perfect life, and how all of that was wiped away in seconds. The day I lost my best friend, my father, my protector, changed my life. It changed me....more

Why do we forget to thank the people we love the most?

Why do we seem to overlook the feelings of people who mean the most to us? Those who deserve the appreciation but rarely receive it. I watched a video this morning and it got me thinking. Why do we tend to forget the ones we love most?...more

5K Down- What have you crossed off your bucket list this month?

I offically ran a 5K!So- this means I have begun my journey; I have started to cross things off my bucket list! It feels amazing. I wanted to do something, I worked hard for it, and I achieved it. For the first time in a really long time I felt proud of myself....more
@Karen Ballum Thank you, Karen!!more

You cried when you had no shoes, until you saw a man who had no feet.

 In my eyes, I look at my life as a book. Each chapter is a reminder of who I am and what I have been through, good or bad. Some chapters might show someone I don’t like, or someone I wish I could be. But, I feel we forget to congratulate ourselves and cherish the fact that we made it to today. We need to be proud of that. You might not be able to go back in time and rewrite the past, but you have the chance to rewrite your future....more

Inside Look: How my Journey Began.

Tragedy. Tragedy changed my life. The tragic event that happened to me not so long ago will forever be burned as distant images in my mind. How can I forget the smells, the sounds, and the memories of that day? But, a part of me doesn't want to forget. Those are the last memories I have, good or bad. At the age of 23, I had to watch my Father slowly slip away to another dimension.  As I held his hand and listened to the monitor come to a constant tone, everything else around me stopped.  Voices became foggy, the room started spinning and I thought my life was over....more
@molliemoon  Hi Mollie,   I'm sorry to hear about both of your parents. I too have a peace of ...more