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    Benefits of a Weekly Brain Dump

    Last night, my dad called to chat about the2020 King of the Baggers Race that I had sent him a link to (Indian Motorcycles won, so this girl is quite happy). The conversation then turned to everything that needs to be done when him and my mom sell the house. Which led to brain dumps…what exactly is a brain dump?  A brain dump is a  fun little exercise that helps to take the clutter that’s in your head. It’s a great opportunity to write everything down that you’ve been trying…

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    Are You Patient?

    Patience: the capacity to accept or tolerate delay, trouble, or suffering without getting angry or upset.   As humans, we lack patience with – ourselves, others, the world we live in, our careers, goals, etc. In the world we currently live in, we have technology that basically allows us access to unlimited information and services like Amazon Prime where we can receive a package in 2 days without ever having to leave our house…we are 1) spoiled, 2) conditioning ourselves to expect things right when we want them.  This year…

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    Little Reminders

    Friday, September 25th 2020 At 6:00am my alarm went off, as it does every day. Normally, I would get up, go through my little morning routine, making breakfast, writing a bit then head to the gym. Today, I decided to take a much needed day off from the weights – both physical and mental need, and head to the beach instead. I grabbed my water bottle, notebook, and bag and headed out the door by 6:20am. I found my way to Wrightsville Beach and made a stop at SUNdays Cafe…

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    Speak Your Truth

    **Warning — Emotionally Raw Post – At Least for Me It Is** This morning I was asked something that I didn’t think would hit me as hard as it did, let alone cause a mini crying fit. It was like a gut punch, and one that I’ve subconsciously been ignoring for who knows how long and the right person with the right question brought my awareness to it.  “Were you told to shut up a lot in previous relationships?”  Such a simple question, but one that cut a lot deeper…

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    Challenge

    This morning I had a mini debate with myself. This tends to happen quite often as I’m someone who very rarely is able to make a decision without laying out all the facts & details first. What was my debate about? Whether or not I wanted to go to a coffee shop or stay at home to work How I wanted to get there…car or motorcycle Part 1: Where to Go My main concern with this one was if I wanted to spend money or not…I recently reset my monthly…

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    Getting My Nutrition Back on Track

    Today marks 4 weeks that I’ve been in North Carolina! Prior to my move to NC, I made the decision to relax when it came to tracking macros. I wanted to allow myself the freedom to eat intuitively and not label any foods as “off limits” due to the chaos and stress that typically comes with picking up your entire life and moving 1,000 miles away. I didn’t strictly track macros for about 2 months, so from July until now – September.  July was a month of packing the apartment…

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    Finding Home in North Carolina

    It’s been a couple weeks since my last blog post. And that’s because I have been busy living life and crushing goals! Over the last week or 2, I have been dropping hints of my upcoming move to North Carolina. I’ve decided to write this post to answer some of the big questions I’ve been getting about the move as well as to just put it all out there for you and myself. Question #1: Why the Move? This has been the biggest question I’ve been receiving from people. My…

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    Negative Self-Perceptions

    I recently had a conversation about self-hate, love, and comparison, and how it bleeds into our interactions with other people. How our self perception, whether it was developed by ourselves or from past upbringings and traumas; our self perception bleeds into our daily lives – how we handle other beings and situations we’re faced with, both positive and negative. In the conversation, a comment was made about another, “they hate themselves and I don’t understand why.” This led me into a single breath, long-winded monologue, diving into why this person…

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    Just Do It

    Going into 2020 my motto was “Just Do It” and “Make It Happen.” In the past, I never really had words that I lived by, or at least not anything that was constantly in my mind. I have subtle reminders, like “perseverance” tattooed on my neck in Braille. As well as, “All the strength you need is right there inside you” scripted on my ribs. They are beautiful reminders but they aren’t constantly running through my head.The 3 little words of ‘Just Do It,’ have engraved themselves into my brain.…

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    Forgiveness, Friendship, and Fat

    With the weather starting to cooperate here in New England, it’s actually feeling like spring. To take advantage of this, I’ve been making it a habit to get out for a walk every day. On my walks, I tend to throw on a podcast that is somewhere between the topics fitness, nutrition, and lifestyle. Thursday morning was an active rest day, so I got up, grabbed my phone and earbuds, tied my sneakers, and set out on an hour walk. The Muscle Intelligence Podcast had come out with a new…