Live Courageously

I recently watched Brené Brown’s The Call to Courage and I may need that on a weekly basis. Before I watched it, I was feeling a little bit in a funk and remembered my friend telling me about this talk on Netflix. I’m so glad I chose to watch this instead of yet another episode of Grey’s Anatomy (no offense, Grey’s, you will still be my go-to).

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Why I Exercise

Yesterday, I started getting back into the habit of working out in the morning. I recently moved into an apartment building that has a gym on the main floor and I am so pumped! The fact that I can roll out of bed and walk downstairs to the gym has helped me to stay motivated. When I headed down on Monday morning, I did not have much of a plan. I knew I wanted to get in a quick warm up on the treadmill and do a few dumbbell exercises, but I did not have a rigid routine in my head. Let me tell you, it felt really good to be able to head to the gym without obsessing over this.

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Your Happiness Matters

As I sit here and write on an early weekday morning, I can’t help but share the message that taking care of yourself should always be your number one priority. We find value in helping others but I feel a lot of us do not take the time to help ourselves. If you help yourself first, you will be able to better serve others. That’s a win-win to me.

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Start Living, Not Existing

When I was going through my dieting phase, I literally thought about food all day (and not in a good way). I thought about every little ingredient that went into the recipes I tried. I thought about every calorie and macronutrient that I planned on consuming that day and the timing of it all. I’m not kidding when I say that it also took me all weekend to meal plan and prep.

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Food Is Not The Only Thing That Nourishes Us

Obsessing over everything you eat is really draining. I can see how some people think it is healthy to obsess over everything they eat. They probably think they are just taking care of their bodies but consuming food is not the only thing that contributes to a thriving body and life.

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