Walking into a room, chin up, form-fitting clothes, flouncy hair, and a big smile, no one would ever suspect I deal with occasional anxiety on first impression. But anxiety isn't just for the shy or awkward. In fact, I bet your boss, one of your role models, best friends, or even you have experienced it. Anxiety gets a bad wrap. And, it's not always the most pleasant feeling. But what if you could wake up one morning and say, "I am successful and happy because of my anxiety!"? As a born-worrier, I've dealt with occasional anxiety through most of my life, even before I knew what it was. Since a young age I experienced sleepless nights where revved nerves made
The poor holiday season gets such a bad rap from the fitness industry. Between warnings of holiday weight gain and pressure to not give in to temptation, it's no wonder so many people find themselves either completely stressed out trying to stay "on track" or ditching their health and fitness goals for a month of bloat and guilt. The holidays should be exciting and fun. A time where you can dedicate more time to friends and family, enjoy your moms famous pies, and drink champagne while laughing until you cry with your besties. NOT a season to turn down party invites because it may ruin your "diet" or an excuse to eat every sweet in sight. If you've been in
If you’re a busy #bossbabe (which I believe you are!), then you know how conquering the world can be overwhelming. From deadlines, mommy duties, fitness goals, to relationships, we can have a lot on our plate. If you’ve read this blog before, you know I refer to a phrase my dad taught me in high school, “Stress is optional.” Trust me when I say sometimes this is SO much easier to say than done. There are moments (admittedly frequent moments), where I feel totally in over my head. Don’t believe me? Ask my blessedly patient boyfriend and family (thanks mom and dad for always answering my calls lol)! There are a number of ways to cope with stress and anxiety.
Well hello there! Long time no talk! As many of you know, I took a little blogging hiatus to create a Workout and Nutrition Guide for busy #bossbabe women. That's right, this plan will wipe away your excuses. Don't have time? Each workout is 45 minutes or less! Don't have the money for a gym? You can do all these workouts at home! Don't know what foods to eat and when to eat? I've laid it all out for you! Don't like structured meal plans with zero flexibility? You're preaching to the choir, sista! If you couldn't tell, I am really excited about my ebook progress. But, you guys, I miss blogging! There's nothing like connecting with all of you
This past Tuesday I came home from work feeling defeated. I searched for distraction. I took a warm shower and let the water soothe me. I put on a sparkly headband and brushed my hair in hopes that feeling a little more put together would snap me out of it. I looked at the dishwasher, it was full. I’ve never put away dishes so carefully. I needed to be in control of something. I could feel myself choking up, cue the water works. Halfway through my meticulous kitchen organization, I sat down on the couch, curled up in a ball and let the tears flood my eyes. Luckily, my boyfriend called me a couple seconds into my meltdown telling me he needed