What Do Your Judgements Say About You?

Growing up, I often overheard conversations that seemed to have the same gossipy theme of discussing who should and shouldn’t wear a specific type of clothing. I grew up thinking that I had to look a certain way in order to wear a certain type of dress, bathing suit, etc. Nobody in family ever told me I should or shouldn’t wear anything, yet I could not help but think this way after hearing conversations about other people’s appearances.

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Taking Care of Number One

Girl, last week was insane for me.  I have to say, it was probably the most stressful week I've had in a really long time.  I was so incredibly busy that my self-care routine went completely out the window.  My main focus last week was getting enough sleep so I could get through my hectic schedule.  My self-care was non-existent and I found myself in a funk by the end of the week.

Lesson learned.

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Screw Dieting

Happy Tuesday, my friends!  I'm pretty sure this day of the week is going to be my new blogging day so keep your eyes peeled for a new post every Tuesday!

This past weekend was full of good eats in Durham.  I went to my first tapa restaurant for dinner and grubbed on an awesome brunch at a local diner.  Oh, and I ate some ice cream (even though it was 20 degrees here).  Who says it needs to be hot outside to enjoy delicious ice cream?  Not me, that's for sure.

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Conquering Fears

Last week, I was fortunate enough to enjoy a "friendcation" with my best friends from college.  We took a girl's trip out west and ventured through different parts of Arizona and Utah.  I had never been out west and I was super pumped to experience it for the first time with my bffs.  We hiked, swam, and enjoyed a night out in the town we were staying.  On this trip, I conquered my fear of heights and it got me thinking about how good it feels when you overcome something you once were afraid of.

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Why I Don't Want Abs

Our society is obsessed with fitness and having the “perfect” physique.  Look in any health or fitness magazine and there will be pictures of “fit” people that, whether we are aware of it or not, change the way we look at ourselves.  We are unconsciously being influenced and our minds are being shaped by what we see in books, magazines, websites, and on TV.  Unfortunately, comparing ourselves to what is in the media can have a negative effect on our own body image.

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