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The Importance of Doing Absolutely Nothing

Most of us lead busy, scheduled and task-filled lives; whether we’re juggling work, kids, relationships, besties and so on. But the majority of women do not know how to relax. I just learned what that actually meant this year and I’m glad that I did. In the States, our idea of relaxation is going out to get hammered and waking up with a mean hangover and dehydrated, dull skin. Yuck. That is not relaxing, it can be fun, but not peaceful and relaxing. Sometimes its totally okay to do next to nothing and unplug from the world & reboot. It’s actually really important that we do from time to time.

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How do you do nothing? Easy.

Set the airplane mode on your phone. Make some tea. Read a book, not on a Nook or iPad, or even a magazine. Spend the day in your pajamas. Find a recipe & throw down in the kitchen. Have sex. Have a low-key Girl’s Night. Build a pillow fort with your kids. Start learning a new language. Write down some personal goals. Take a nap with your boo. Play dress-up in your closet. Watch your favorite movies all day. Play Solitaire. Take a bubble bath. Re-arrange your furniture. Treat yourself to a DIY mani-pedi-facial. Eat chocolate.

There are several ways to detox & take a break from the world.

Embrace it, because your well-being is worth it <3.

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Weight Loss/Health Gain Chronicles: November Update

Hey guys!

So I’m a tad late on my update but it’s still early December, better late than never. November wasn’t a great month, I’m being honest with you. Barely any exercise, not-so-great food choices and lots of emotions running high. I took a little time to try and re-focus myself and my family (we moved!).

It was a busy month and I’m glad that it’s over now. My guys and are I slowly getting settled in, this definitely helps me feel a lot more hope for getting back on track and staying there. As of now, I have no clue how much I weigh, haven’t unpacked the scale yet, I’m not in a rush either.

December Goals:

1. Detox body naturally from Thanksgiving festivities & leftovers.

2. Hot Lemon Water & Green Tea daily.

3. At least 30 minutes of exercise daily (Yoga, Dancing, HIIT, Running).

4. Grocery Overhaul

5. Focus on feeling and clothing fit, not weight.

Wish me luck.

See you laters!

Personal Journey: Weight Loss/Health Gain Chronicles

So I’ve been going back and forth & up and down with my weight for about a year now, and it’s been so emotionally draining and annoying. Over the weekend, I had a reality check and my husband suggested that I share my very personal weight-loss struggle on my blog. At first, I thought he was absolutely nuts, how embarrassing, I kept thinking.

However, I’ve given it some thought and maybe he’s right. Not only is this a great way to open up to my readers but its a great way to hold myself accountable. At this point, that’s what I need, to be held accountable for what I do and eat in order to be healthier and happier. So at the end of every month, I will be providing an update on anything weight-related including accomplished goals, new goals, exercise routines, fitness-related purchases, weight losses (or gains), fun recipes I’ve found and tried, etc.

But for now, here’s the hard part and the reality of it all:

Current Weight: 190

Short-term GW: 160

Ultimate GW: 130

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I know that I need to lose the weight and I have to because when I look in the mirror or at pictures of myself (like above), I don’t recognize myself sometimes. I’ve done this before so I know I can do this again and make it stick.

I need to make me happy.

So, I hope you’ll stay tuned and cheer me along in my journey to healthy & happy.