Hi my lovely!
OH MAN... what a winter this has been.
If you've been following me over the last month or so, you know that 2019 has been off to a bit of a rough start for me. From the highs of visiting Florida for a few days and seeing my fam/friends, to the lows of being sick for 2+ weeks and dealing with seasonal depression...
Despite all my goal setting, planning, organization, and good intentions to start off 2019 with a BANG, life doesn't always go according to plan.
Even though 2019 has been off to a slow start, I'm making a very serious effort to overcome alllll the things that I've let hold me back and get into a positive frame of mind to start #GSD SISTA.
I've shared my experiences on Instagram, but in case you missed how I'm getting out of this funk, you can listen to this podcast episode or this one.
I’m really glad I shared my lows and how I was moving through them, because those are the exact things that moved me from sulking, being sad, feeling sorry for myself — to completely lighting a fire under my azz to move forward and get past my funk.
There’s a fine line between extending grace to yourself when you’re at a low point — allowing yourself to feel sad, go through the motions and not beat yourself up.
But there came a point where I KNEW I could do better, be better, FEEL better. And even though I didn’t freakin feel like it 99% of the time, every day I’d force myself to do the things I knew I needed to in order to stop feelin funkay.
The biggest dial movers have been:
setting strict boundaries around social media
going outside for walks even if the weather suxxx
moving my body every single day (minimum 30 min)
eating mostly clean and GPF
speaking about it (hello, podcast aka my form of therapy! ha)
and MOVING. TF. ON. / not dwelling on the fact that I didn’t feel good 👏🏼👏🏼
Sometimes when you’re feeling down, you have to pull in the reigns a little bit more in certain areas.
For me, that’s looked like setting an actual schedule for when I’m on social and deleting it the rest of the time, taking pics of my food to stay accountable to my meals, planning out my days BY THE HOUR and filling it with all the necessary self-care things that I usually make the excuse “I don’t have time for these today” and therefore end up feeling like a bag of POO. 💩
If you’re feeling low, I feel you.
But sister hear me when I say this — YA GOTTA DO SOMETHING ABOUT IT.
The world needs that bright, joyful, confident version of you, and alllll the wonderful gifts you bring to this world, k? 💕🔥🤗
If you need to chat about it, I AM HERE. Reach out to me with what's going on and we can chat.
Let’s get you back on the path to being the strongest, healthiest, happiest version of YOU — don’t settle for any less!
Sending you so much love. Let's finish out the winter on a BRIGHT note!