Having A Bad Day?

Consider this: there is no such thing as a bad day. The way we react to the events happening around us can make us feel angry, frustrated, hurt, and like we are having a bad day, but the day itself is not bad. It’s just how we are responding to reality (which is completely in our control, by…

My Hypnotized Skin

It has been almost one year since I nervously sat next to a crackling fire in my living room, about to be hypnotized for the first time. I was completely petrified, scared to let my psyche and willpower (or so I thought) be placed in the hands of another person. I wasn’t being hypnotized to…

How To Enjoy Exercising

While I don’t claim to be a fitness guru and I don’t have an extreme weight loss story fit for TLC, I have learned something very valuable in the past two years: how to enjoy exercising. Two years ago, my definition of exercise was taking the stairs at work instead of the elevator- that was…

WIFE : Will Ingest Freaking Everything

True life: I got married and let myself go. Immediately. It wasn’t a gradual slip into slices of pizza, eating cookies by the box, and drinking Coke nonstop, it happened literally the night of my wedding. Isaac and I got into our honeymoon suite, showered, and crawled into bed with a bag of Oreos and…

Fancy Pants (The Aftermath of a Bad Day)

Today I had every intention of getting off of work and going to two gym classes: abs and kickboxing. I was going to bust my ass at the gym, come home to eat a salad, and pat myself on the back for still being healthy even after saying “I do.” Not letting myself go, no…

A New Long Term Goal

I have a new long term goal, one that is sure to please my soon-to-be husband. My goal is to remain active, toned, and physically fit my entire life. This goal was recently spurred by people I encounter every week who make comments to me like “look how little you are, must be nice to…

Deprived

I keep telling myself that day 2 of no caffeine really isn’t that bad. In fact, I barely notice it!  Then I remember that I am a terrible liar. Today’s lunch break I spent sprawled out in the backseat of my car, passed out, drooling on a canvas grocery bag that served as a pillow.…

Missing the Burn

It has been a little over a month since I became pregnant with my hemorrhagic cyst. What a long month it has been! Don’t get me wrong, I’m still so thankful and relieved that it is nothing more serious than a hemorrhagic cyst, but it has still been an everyday challenge. I have spent a month out…

Hanging Up My Warrior Hat

It has been exactly two weeks since I found out about my little bundle of joy, Tamara, aka the hemorrhagic cyst in my abdomen. Overall things have been getting better, but there are still bad days. Days when even sitting down is torture and breathing in feels like a dull blade is being driven into my…