Friday, January 29, 2016


as much as none of us likes to admit it or really even talk about it, we all struggle at some point in our journeys. for some its more often than others but we all go through something that changes us. the major turning point for me was in november when i ran my first marathon! it was crazy, amazing, && emotional BUT it was also completely exhausting! looking back on it i wouldnt change a thing [except maybe that hamstring injury]!

recovering from a marathon was not at all what i expected it to be. && in many ways i feel like i am still recovering because i have not fully gotten back into my "normal" routine. prior to the marathon i was running almost every day && cross training 5-6 days a week. i have been able to get my running back on schedule but my cross training has been a HUGE struggle! i cannot mentally get myself back into the routine. sometimes i am successful for a few days && then i drop the ball. i know i am being hard on myself && the thing i must always remind myself of is to take it one day at a time.

something i have always struggled with but would like to work on in the new year is forming a better relationship with food. i have definitely started making healthier choices over the years. before i started my journey i would eat fast food multiple times a week. its not to say that i dont have "junky food" because i do. && i dont plan on depriving myself of the foods i love most, like pizza but overall i would just like to eat healthier. every time i go food shopping i make the effort to buy healthier, whole foods which in turn creates a healthier lifestyle for me. if i can just keep taking steps towards it i know i will find the balance.

lately i have wanted to find the balance in all aspects of my life so i am working towards my goals every day! i want to try new things in the new year that are out of my comfort zone. once i get back from my trip to disney [where ill be running the glass slipper challenge!!] i will start to make a list/plan of some things id like to incorporate into my cross training && journey in general. just a few things i am looking into are hiking, yoga, && barre!

this runner girl is already packing her bags && getting ready for disney!! until next time..


Sunday, January 17, 2016

new year, new me! goals for 2016!!

new year, new me! we have all heard this before && as cheesey as it may sound to some, this is how i feel in the new year! i have never really been much of a goal setter but recently i have felt the need to put pen to paper && write down my goals for 2016! i even started a "lifetime goals" list as well!

i have realized the importance of goal setting in my life. it gives me something to work towards && strive for. i can only hope that i reach all my goals in 2016 but for now i will take it one day at a time && work as hard as i can to achieve them.

it felt kind of liberating to put pen to paper && see all my goals laid out before me. while a lot of them are health && fitness related i have some other personal goals as well. another thing i have began working on is a list of bucket list runs! i can only hope that i am able to run them all some day. i do have a lifetime bucket list as well but maybe ill share that some other time.

in the meantime, here are my goals for 2016:

-register for dopey 2017 && start training in june.
[[for those of you who dont know what dopey is, its a race in disney world where you run a 5k, 10k, half marathon, && marathon on consecutive days in one weekend! it will definitely be the biggest challenge ive taken on so far but i feel up for the challenge && ready to train!!]]

-run another marathon
[[hopefully nyc! i plan to enter into the lottery when it opens!]]

-work on loving && accepting myself the way i am.

-make time weekly for personal development.

-complete the GSC.
[[GSC is the glass slipper challenge. a race in disney world where you run a 10k on saturday && a half marathon on sunday. this will be the test if i am ready to run dopey && i know i can do it!!]]

-continue to push my running pace.

-spend more time with michael.

-learn to give myself more credit for my accomplishments && day to day life.

-build a successful beachbody business.

-drink shakeology every day.

-focus on getting && staying well.

-incorporate weight training into my weekly routine.

-workout at least 4-5 times per week (cross train).

-finish walk-in closet && home gym.

-take a barre class.

-blog more.

-form a healthier relationship with food.

the importance of setting goals has really stood out to me this year. i even plan to add to it as i see fit. i hope to continue setting goals for myself && pushing the limits! i want to work on myself this year, mind, body && spirit. we have the power to choose who we are && who we want to be. it all starts with YOU! push past your comfort zone, be BOLD!

we all have to make choices && most of us take chances.. this builds us up as individuals. there is no time like the present to reach for the stars && put your mind to what really matters to you! so start writing down those goals! && id love for ya'll to share them with me!

till next time..