Category Archives: My Life

My Story

I haven’t gone into much detail on here about my past and I guess it’s for a couple different reasons. It’s not that I wanted to hide it or anything because I’m very open to talking about what I went through (definitely wasn’t always that way) so it’s not as though it’s too painful to discuss or post about. But at the same time I didn’t want to be defined by what I went through, I didn’t want a label. I just wanted to be how I am today: healthy, happy, and free. And the last reason is rather simple– I’ve moved on and hardly ever think about that part of my life anymore. I’ve experienced 100% true and real recovery, and I can say that with complete confidence. It’s not a part of my life anymore so I don’t think to talk about it anymore.

However, I understand that there are others who are still going through this and reading others’ stories always gave me hope and encouragement. So this post is for you. Whoever you are, wherever you are, and whatever you’re going through. And please know that you have my love and I’m praying for you <3

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Why I Chose An Intuitive Cut

I posted awhile back on Instagram on how I decided to do a small cut for my best friend’s wedding this year. I’m her maid of honor and my decision honestly wasn’t based on being in her wedding but I’ve been wanting to lean down a little so why not have a goal date? I figured it’d keep me on track to have a set date in mind. So I got my macros all calculated and got back to tracking for awhile, and things were working out smoothly.

I honestly am not trying to lose a huge amount of weight, maybe like 5-7lbs and it’s not even about the weight. If I didn’t lose a single pound but my muscles got a bit more defined then I’d be totally cool with that. It’s not about the numbers for me anymore, really and truly. I just want to lean out a bit in some areas for a couple different reasons. Personally, I’m curious to see what muscle I’ve managed to build recently and leaning out is one of the easiest ways to compare progress. I often go through cycles of building and then cutting to look at progress pictures of what I’ve managed to accomplish and improve on. I want to see what muscle base I’m currently working with and if there are any areas that I want to grow more. I’ve been absolutely thrilled with my upper body progress lately because it’s FINALLY coming in after over two years of putting in hard work. So that’s been really motivating and definitely one of the areas I want to work on more.

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Women’s Retreat 2017 Recap

I don’t always get into the nitty-gritty details of my faith on here but I wanted to share a wonderful experience from the past weekend. The church I attend holds a women’s retreat every year, and me and Amanda were fortunate enough to be able to go this year. We switched to this church back in April/May of last year and I can’t even begin to explain to you all how much my faith has grown in the past several months. Not only have I found a new community of people my own age, many of who have turned into great friends, but I have a refreshed relationship with God. There was nothing wrong with my old church but I had simply outgrown it. My faith began to feel stagnant and I went through a lot of struggles for the last year I was at that church. There weren’t a lot of others my own age so often it felt difficult to be connected, and I didn’t feel like I was getting anything out of it by going. Worship began to feel like a chore, prayer felt like I was just going through the motions, and I struggled to remain present during the sermons. My soul began to long for something more.

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Carbs Aren’t the Enemy

Today I wanted to address a very taboo topic in the dieting industry: carbs. We love to eat them, we love to hate them, but the bottom line is we NEED them. I can’t tell you how frustrated I get when I see low-carb diets where people are literally only consuming 15-20g carbs per day.

Now, I’m not trying to hate on low-carb diets but what I am trying to do is educate people who think that is literally the only way to lose weight. I also want to try and show people how our bodies are literally designed for consuming carbs. You read that right people: God intended us to eat carbs. Let’s not argue with Jesus amirite? Haha!

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