My Unplugged Weekend

So, after a mental dump of everything that I had been feeling, I decided I needed time away. I needed time to collect my thoughts and figure out what my next step is to be. I shut down the social media and picked up a book.

Turning point

In my experience people tend to write about their successes most – of course they do, who wants to hear about their failures? I’ve been doing a whole lot of personal development/soul searching lately, reading a lot, and listening to motivational podcasts to and from work on my hour drive. During this time I’ve heard…

I’ve decided not to compete

Over the summer I wrote about my road to recovery with my ankle fracture, but the reality is that I haven’t given it much time to recover. I probably took a week off after my injury, and then went back to training – pretty much back to normal. I spent about a month in the…

Help Me! Help Yourself!

Today I asked for help. I have a long laundry list of past attempts to get help that have gone terribly wrong but today I actually feel good about it. While perusing the Intuitive Eating (IE) website over the weekend I found a page that allowed you to find a nutritionist in your area and…

Breaking the Cycle of Binge Eating Disorder

I’ve been exploring “intuitive eating” and have found some very interesting things happen. I’ve actually thrown away food, stopped eating in the midst of what would normally be a full blown binge, put food back for “later” and then not eaten it later rather – gave it to my husband to eat, and gave in…

Quiet down and listen

Sometimes it’s important to sit quietly and listen to your heart. In this world of overwhelming demands, we sometimes get lost in our day to day life. I’ve taken some time off from writing in order to search – a bit internally, and a bit externally – for a quiet place to think. It is…

Depression…

Some say that exercise is the best way to combat depression – mainly because exercise releases endorphins, and we all know endorphins make you happy. But what happens when that’s not enough? Over the last two or so weeks I’ve been fighting a, sort of waxing and waning, depression. I’ll have a few days where…

Break the cycle: the end to Yo-yo dieting

The idea of yo-yo dieting is simple – rapid weight loss, followed by weight gain, followed by weight loss, and the cycle continues. According to many studies the overall health ramifications are not set in stone – there’s nothing (that I can find) that’s really showing that there are cardiovascular ramifications for those who fall…

31 Days of Clean Foods: Day 8

“It’s Monday… It’s day 8, and it’s back to work. I feel like I haven’t gotten any break. I’m tired, and really not working off all cylinders at all. I must be strong, but I’m pretty sure it’s days like today – nothing totally crazy, just tired and overworked, without a chance to really catch…