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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How to Celebrate Valentine's Day When You're Single

Since Valentine’s Day is this week, my mind is focused on all things self-love. I think Valentine’s Day is a great way/reminder for couples to celebrate their love and to be little extra romantic. For those who are single, it can sometimes be a reminder that you do not have anyone or anything to celebrate. However, I believe there is a lot to celebrate with or without someone special. Below are a few things that I think you should focus on this Valentine’s Day.

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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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