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What we focus on will grow. Such a simple concept, yet so powerful.   My fitness journey began 10 years ago, when my main focus was weight loss.  At 19, I was single and ready to mingle.  My focus and motivating drive was to look good (in hopes of landing the “perfect guy”). Over time, my mindset has evolved in a drastic way, revealing to me such a simple but profounding truth: When my focus was on how much I weighed or what size I wore, I was allowing a number to validate my efforts, my success, and ultimately my worth. Don’t get me wrong, losing weight and getting recognized for it is a great feeling. However, if the scale is the focus, it can create some serious stress and anxiety.  I mean, how many times have you stepped on after a killer week, to have your hope deflated by a number you weren’t expecting?  I, too,…

I don’t know how many times I have had “work out” on my radar, only to skip it.  Not only skip it, but justify my skipping, when I know very well that it could have been done. Here are some of my justifications skipping a workout: If I sweat, I won’t have enough time to shower….. I don’t want to be sore because I have a long day tomorrow……. Tomorrows’ workout is going to be really hard, so that counts as 2 workouts right….? As I type these, I have to laugh because of how ridiculous they are.  Justifying these excuses have caused me many days of regret and guilt, because I KNOW they are just that: excuses.  Now, there are definitely times that life happens, but more often than not, I just didn’t make it a priority. Sound familiar? Staying consistent is key, and here are 5 things that I have been working on, and…

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