• I STILL DON’T KNOW WHAT TO DO WITH MY LIFE…AND I’M NOT OKAY

    ***Disclaimer*** To those who found hope, support, and strength from my previous article, this is not meant to deter you. This is not meant to tell you that not having a strict career path is not okay. As I state way down below, I still believe what I wrote.  This post is meant to let you know that this is sometimes the reality of those beliefs and that if you have days when you feel like this was all for naught, know that those days pass. Know that your story is not my story. Know that your story is more than one bad day, month, week, or year. This is my story…

  • THE “KITCHEN SINK” BREAKFAST SANDWICH

    I have a confession to make: I have a weird relationship with egg yolks. When I’m at a diner, I prefer to order egg whites or scrambled eggs; there’s just something about a runny yolk that grosses me out… …until now. I know that plopping a fried egg on a sandwich or burger isn’t a hip, new thing. People have been doing it since they realized chickens shit eggs (I know they don’t actually SHIT eggs. Calm down). While I typically stick to egg whites for breakfast, I felt like switching things up a bit and grabbing an actual egg. I know. I’m an adrenaline junkie. Now, while I opted to go…

  • REST WEEK: THE RECAP

    It’s been a minute since I came back from a much-needed rest week. As promised, I wanted to recap the experience and thought it would be oh-so-fun to present this post in a Q&A format. Let’s get this show on the road! Wait…what’s a rest week? I thought you were only supposed to rest for a day? When it comes to fitness (and food…and alcohol…and fashion…and hobbies…and…), there is no “one size fits all.” There’s a learning curve that comes with taking care of yourself. One of the things that you will learn throughout your own fitness journey is when you need to take a breather. I can’t speak for…

  • I HAVE A CONFESSION…

    *Disclaimer – This is not a post littered with humor. It has a lot of dark themes that may be “trigger-some” to those who struggle with an eating disorder, self-harm, or depression* I have a confession to make: I’m a fraud. I preach the importance of adopting a healthy lifestyle, but I rarely follow my own advice. In fact, I treat myself in a way that is…abhorrent, to put it lightly. There’s a multitude of layers regarding why I treat myself the way that I do. In the end, I think it comes down to two things: I don’t feel like I am worthy of love and I allow fear to influence…

  • TRANSPARENCY TUESDAY: I HURT MY BACK AND I’M PISSED

    “You have to look through the rain to see the window!” “Everything happens for a reason.” “Let go…and let GOD.” “When life gives you lemons…” If you’ve had a bad day at any point during your time on this planet, you’ve likely been on the receiving end of one of the aforementioned phrases. If you’re like me, you’ve also looked at the person(s) saying these things and have fantasized about jamming a very sour lemon down this person’s very peppy throat. Now, I can be a bit of a pessimist. “You don’t say?!”  I know, I know. I’m the poster child for all things bright and shiny. “If that girl could shit…