Fashion

Fashion has always played a huge role in my life.  When I weighed over 500 pounds, Fashion was non-existant in my life.  I had to buy and wear what would fit from online retailers.

My Top Tips For How I Find My Own Sunshine and Continue My Personal Growth

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                  We are all on a journey.  That journey is life.  Life can be…tricky.  It has a way of knocking us down and kicking us when we feel like we can’t get any lower.  It also can be wonderful and we can travel down paths that we only ever imagined and learn more about ourselves than we ever though possible. For me, spring is always my time of the year where I truly believe that anything is possible!  The flowers that grow from seeds buried underneath some dirt, finally found their sunshine and blossomed into beautiful flowers. Each flower is different and unique and no one is exactly like another.  Each one had to fight its way to push through the dirt  and find the sunshine to fully blossom.  No matter how deeply we feel like we have fallen and are buried under the dirt and can not get up we must remember that we must fight like those seeds to push through that dirt and find that sunshine.  If the sunshine is not there we must make it for ourselves.  Spring reminds me that anything is possible and that I am the one who is ultimately in charge of my own happiness, my own sunshine. For many years I struggled with my own self worth and my body image and felt like I was kicked down so far that I definitely did not have the strength to get back up.  No matter what you…


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Stop Dreading Mondays, and Rock those RED Pants!

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               Monday is just another day to be killing it.  Rock those skinny jeans.  Throw on some lipsticksS.  Set your goals for the week and know that you are capable crushing them.  Monday should not be a day we dread.  Monday is just a day.  The first day of a new week.  A chance to start over. Start fresh.  Keep moving in the right direction.  We cannot change the past but we are in charge of the future.   A few years ago I set a goal for myself to lose over 300 pounds.  I knew it was going to take a lot of hard work and discipline.  I did not focus on how long it would take me, or dread going to the gym, or even hate eating the food I was eating.  I kept my big goal in mind, but would set small goals along the way.  Goals I could accomplish every week. For me, Mondays were just the start of a new week.  The start of another week where I would become closer and closer to my goals.  A chance for me to crush the smaller goals I had for myself that week.  Every Monday I set new goals – even if they were the same as every Monday before that.  Eat the food on your menu, workout 4 times a week, drink lots of water, be fearless and most importantly love yourself.  That was my goal every Monday.  So at the end of…


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I Cannot Wait To Get Back In The Gym!

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                  I cannot wait until I can get back into the gym and start working out again. These new legs are so ready to get moving again.  Honestly, even though I am so ready to be back, I am a little nervous too. I keep reminding myself that little setbacks, or not being able to lift as heavy or go as hard is not a big deal.  I remind myself that I am on a journey and that there is no finish line.  I have to remind myself that being a little “weaker” since I have been recovering from surgery does not make me weak.  Sometimes we all need to remind ourselves that when we are on a fitness and health journey, that there is no finish line and that as long as we keep moving in the right direction, and bettering ourselves and our health, then that is all that matters.  Even though surgery might have set me back a little, I would not change it for the world because the changes it has already made in my overall mental and physical health are more than worth the time away from the gym.  “I am learning everyday to allow the space between where I am, and where I want to be, to inspire me and not terrify me.”   I feel like I have been living in this outfit too.  This top is everything and I am in love with this purple color (well all of…


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Nordstrom Designer Showcase Event plus How I Deal With Sweating the Small Stuff.

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                  Sweating the small stuff.  Something that I really do not like to do, and something that I try my best to avoid at all costs.  I am a pretty happy and positive person, most of the time.  Unless something is really big or causes me a really big problem, I am pretty good with letting things just roll.  But the other day, I had a big melt down.  I really did let something very little cause me to have a little pity party and become very..frustrated. Earlier this week I was invited to attend an event with my local Nordstrom.  I was able to attend their designer showcase event!  It was so much fun!!! They had all of the new pieces that were  worn on the runway, and actually had some of the exact pieces that were worn there as well!  It was so much fun to just walk around and look at all of the amazing designer items and imagine myself wearing all of these pieces.  It was so cool to actually see a picture of the model on the runway next to the item.  I have to admit I loved watching what everyone was picking out and what they were tying on!  It was so much fun and it made me dream of the day where I can actually buy one of those pieces!   But going back into the night before the event, I was definitely sweating the small stuff.  If…


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