Tuesday, April 9, 2013

. spring break 2013 .

Even though I turn the big 2-7 in 2 ish weeks, I thought this year it would be acceptable for me to go on spring break. Not that I went to some beach and got wasted for a week straight, it was still very nice to get away from school and work for a little while.

Here is my spring break in instagram pictures :)

Packed 'light' for my spring break :)
Woke up the first day in VA, and reached my 1st goal weight and had a flat-ish tummy!! YAY
Made yummy breakfasts for my sister & her hubs
it snowed 4 inches...

my sister showed me her styling ways

had an awesome family shopping day  

went to the Melting Pot for an early birthday celebration for me..CHOCOLATE!!!
Got to spend some awesome quality time with the ones I love

Got shellac for the first time. I LOVE IT!! I am contemplating buying my own shellac machine

Gorgeous weather on the way back home

Hazel baby was really excited to see me again :)
All in all it was a great spring break! I had so much fun with my family and seeing great friends I have missed terribly!


. 5 steps forward .

And 4 steps back.

With my history of mental health issues, this is usually the way it goes. I work so hard on myself and improving my overall and mental health. But there are things that come so unexpectedly that they knock me to the ground. If I didn't care as much as I do, this wouldn't be a problem, but I care to a default.

I'm not going to go in detail here of what it is that happened, but it was disruptive to my life and my mental health. All last week I didn't work out and I didn't eat healthy at all. I felt fat, slow and overall like crap. I have realized that eating healthy and being healthy creates a healthy brain..which is exactly what I need.

This weekend was a turning point. Not sure what happened, but I'm not letting myself fall that far back over something that looking back is so dumb. If that means I have to build a little wall around me to protect myself..so be it.

I'm back though..worked out for 1.5 hours today and yesterday. It feels so nice to be back in the grind, and working out again. I feel healthier now that I am fueling my body with healthy foods instead of sugar :)

This is not a post full of negativity. It is a post of hope. Life sucks sometimes, and things get thrown at you from all different angles. Instead of moping about it, pick yourself up and do some exercises..you'll actually feel better! Even if you have an off day or 2 (or 7 in my case) its OK!! Just don't give up, or give in. It is so not worth it to stop now!!