Today I am writing about something that may seem only tangentially related to my themes for the year, but it actually ties into several of them. I want to talk a little bit about battling with feelings of shame when you backslide in one area or another, especially living in a culture that is obsessed with productivity and progress. It can feel so discouraging to experience a regression of any sort, and no one really wants to talk about that stuff, which is why I feel like it is really important to talk about my own struggles with the backslides I have had this year. Continue reading
Modifications Are Sexy!
For a long time I thought modifications were like cheating. I am a very follow the rules type of personality and I want to do things right because #recoveringperfectionist and this is probably part of why I prefer baking to cooking. Comfort with modifying recipes and improvising with what you have is prized in good cooking. Following the rules in baking so that all the science of baking works out is more my speed. I have come to change my mind about boundaries though. If it weren’t for finding the freedom to modify, I think there are a lot of things I would never attempt at all. Continue reading
Sometimes a Did Not Finish is the Best Choice…
When I was training for my half marathon back in late 2018/early 2019 I had one possibility that pulled me out of bed to train even on the mornings where I was least interested in doing so and on the evenings when I had insanely long days with the kids… Continue reading
June Wrap up, July Goals, and my annual Blog Break
Wow, Halfway through an incredibly strange year… Here’s a look back at the last month and some focus for next month… Continue reading
September Recap and October Goals
We’ve just started my favorite month and I am SO excited for fall!!! So many fun things to share this month, but first here’s a recap of my September tending list and what I’m focusing on in October… Continue reading
Running is a mental game… but not JUST a mental game…
Can I confess something? This past year isn’t the first time I’ve tried running. I’ve been a failed athlete several times in the past and I told myself I would just never, ever be good at running. Continue reading
My Body is a Blessing, Not a Curse
Today is a pretty exciting and weirdly difficult blog post for me. I’m finishing up the 2018 wrap up posts today with our final E- ENDURE, as well as introducing my first F for 2019! Continue reading
YOGA-VERSARY: A few things I’ve learned on the mat that make me a better person off the mat…
The end of July marked my one year anniversary of having a consistent yoga practice. I want to start this post by saying I am so thankful for all the teachers I’ve had over the past year, especially the ones with whom I got to work regularly enough that they knew how to push my practice forward and encourage me every step of the way.
I was going to yoga quite a bit before getting pregnant with my daughter, but that immediately stopped with how sick I became during that pregnancy. After my post partum rest period, I tried a Groupon here and there but I really decided to commit to self-care through a regular yoga practice late last summer. So I wanted to write a little bit about the progress I’ve made in the past year and a few of the things I’ve learned along the way: Continue reading
I’m Back! August goals and re-capping my July break…
Hello readers! I know it’s been a while and I realized I forgot to mention in my last post that I would be taking my annual mid-year blog break to enjoy some rest and recharge and think about what kind of content I want to write about the second half of the year. (Plus, with all the travel we did last month, I’m not sure how much writing I would have done anyway!) Continue reading
May Goal Re-cap and June Tending List!
In some ways I can’t believe the year has gone by so fast, in other ways I keep reminding myself that the year isn’t even half over and there is still so much time to make progress on my goals! Today’s post is walking you through my tending list for June and holding myself accountable for what did and didn’t happen in May. Continue reading