Breathe. Believe. Receive.

by Monday, November 17, 2014

I really have to get a hang of this blogging thing.  I struggle with finding the things to write and share and how I can keep readers coming back.  After some hard thinking, I’ve decided I’m just going with it! I’m currently on a journey to find myself, my Bling Girl, again (you can read more here if you missed the initial post), so why not just run with it right?  Give a little insight into what I’m doing for workouts, things I’m eating, how I’m doing mentally.  Also, I’m going to start incorporating some weekly recurring topics (so please read below and comment when you’re finished reading through this to help me out!).  I hope that this can be a window that others can see in and feel comfortable!

IMG_7039Breathe. Believe. Receive.  Has really become my mantra for the day, week, life…. I had to stop and BREATHE in the new life, new feelings and just fresh air.  I have to BELIEVE that I am moving forward that I’m on the right track.  Then I can RECEIVE the positivity and fruits of the “labor” so to speak. Today is the first day I really feel like myself again.  I have a lot of ideas flying through my brain and things that I want to do, but I’m holding off because I’m afraid of putting myself back into that spiral again and just doing too much at once.  I was really inspired by my friend and coach Cara Alwill Leyba to start utilizing Pinterest a little more to really create a good ZEN place where I feel that the Bling Girl can float around.  So my Pinterest now serves a purpose for Me to visualize and really DREAM about those things in my life I want to create.  Snuggling into bed and just taking some time to organize and get EXCITED about having things to look forward to has been so relaxing for me.

I pulled out my old journal last night and I didn’t even read through the first 8 pages.  I hadn’t written since August (it’s now November) and I knew inside of me that everything within those pages was filled with negativity, hurt and pain, and resentment towards the things that were going on in my life.  I wrote last night and said: this is it.  I’m done with this negativity and I’m NOT going backwards.  My journals are now to be written about my future and gratitude.  I’m taking some time daily to visualize a super specific area of my life I want and will create, how it makes me feel, what I’m thinking in that moment (in the future).  These are things I can go back and read and be inspired by and excited by.  I still haven’t decided, but I may just remove those first 8 pages all together because I’m not going backward anymore, all forward motion. 10624904_10100766250460137_6667567686627332447_n

I also had my first workout today in a freaking LONG time.  Let me tell you that this body is NOT what it was since I left PiYO in the dust earlier in the summer.  Tricep push ups? yeah right… My arms pretty much said, girl not today, not happening.  It’s embarrassing to myself how much I’ve let my body get out of control.  I went on the scale when I was at the doctor last week and officially gained 10 pounds since I finished PiYO the first week of July, not too excited about that.  I got my Shakeology in today and eggs of course, because my world does not turn without eggs every day, and I’m feeling great! I definitely need to work on that fitness motivation back in the game because it’s become REALLY easy to just say meh, I’m okay today!  One foot in front of the other right?

I really want to focus on this blog and make sure that I’m sharing things about me, how things are going and I want to help provide some great content for YOU.  So this is where YOU come in! Comment on this post – share this post – help me out!  What weekly things would you like to see? I’d like to incorporate some fashion, maybe tips / outfits for date night with your significant other? Parenting tips or situations? Stories of the kids….. Give me some ideas! I’m super excited to do this but I want to help and make sure that it benefits YOU as well!