*I am NOT a professional and don't claim to be. I'm just sharing what I've learned and applied in my own life. Learning how to deal with negative thoughts is an important tool to have in your arsenal -- especially if you struggle with depression and/or anxiety. Negative thoughts can be paralyzing and if you have depression or anxiety, they are always around! The worst thing about negative ... Read More about How to Deal With Negative Thoughts + 10 Questions to Ask Yourself
I just completed week one and I wanted to share my Transform: 20 workout reviews with you because I feel like everyone needs to know about a good workout that only takes 20 minutes. Even though the workouts are only 20 minutes they aren't exactly easy! But that's okay. All you can do is go at our own pace and keep pushing yourself to get the most out of it. I decided to start sharing my ... Read More about Transform: 20 Workout Reviews + Calories Burned for Week One
One of the first questions I had about working out was, "How long does it take to see results from lifting weights?" This was aside from the questions I had like, "How on earth do I lift weights?" or "Am I going to get bulky?" Hear me out, please! First of all, I know that lifting weights can feel intimidating if you've never done it before -- especially if you're trying to start in a public ... Read More about How Long Does it Take to See Results from Lifting Weights?
Choosing the best Beachbody workout for beginners can be hard if you're not familiar with their programs. I am happy to help you choose what's right for you. And, I'll even take your likes, your dislikes, whether you have/need equipment or not and your goals into consideration. You never really know how you'll like something until you get started but I hope this breakdown will help you make the ... Read More about Best Beachbody Workout for Beginners to Do At Home
I was checking my email one day like I often do and my phone rang. Nobody calls me; everybody texts, so I felt in my gut that something was wrong. It was my mom so I answered right away and she first asked me if I was at home (I was) and then she told me my stepdad died. My first thought was worry and immediate sorrow for my youngest sister because he was her biological dad and she was only ... Read More about 7 Things That Happened After My Stepdad Died
Fighting depression is something I've been doing since I was a teenager. It's definitely not a one and done kinda thing; it's an ongoing battle. Some days I feel really successful and other days I'm just taking things one day at a time. I have an extensive family history with depression and I've had several situational episodes too. I've kind of learned to be in tune with my mind and my body ... Read More about Fighting Depression: 9 Simple Things That Make Me Happy