Tips for Getting Started with Weight loss, Fitness, Getting Healthy…Really Anything

                  Something that many people say when talking about losing weight, getting fit or just getting healthy overall is   “starting is the hardest part.”  To be honest, I say this a lot too because it is true.  Getting started is the hardest part.  You also hear things like, “it will become so much easier once you just start”, and I know for me, when someone told me this….it was not very helpful.  If I knew how to “just start” I would not be in this position of needing help with where to start in the first place.  If it were just that simple, I don’t think people would ask this question as often as they do. So yes, starting is the hardest part and yes it does become easier as you go…but how do you ACTUALLY just start? Here are some tips that I learned along my journey and I hope they can help you too.  If you hear someone say, you just have to start, you know exactly what that means and you can then you can follow these tips to get yourself started. Tips for Getting Started with Weight loss, Fitness, Getting Healthy…Really Anything 1. Make a Plan Figure out what you want to do.  If it is losing weight, pick a program that you feel like you can stick to for the long term.  Learn all about that program or way of eating so you know exactly what you…

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1 Little White Dress 3 Different Ways for 3 Completely Different Looks

      As much as I love winter, there is just something about springtime that brings me so much happiness.  The flowers are all blooming, the weather is getting warmer, and everything is just opening up and waking up from its long winter hibernation.  Spring also reminds me of the power of new beginnings and how anything is possible!  For if a flower can push its way up from out of the dirt and grow into something beautiful, then I know I too can find the sunlight and let myself bloom! Easter is also in the spring and I LOVE Easter.  It is literally right around the corner now too!!  For me, springtime is also super special and not just because of the flowers and knowing anything is possible, but a time to celebrate.  I am a very religious person and Easter reminds me just how much Jesus loves me, and how he created me and loves me just the way I am.  It is a time to reflect on my own personal sins and a time to ask for forgiveness and love so that I can only continue to move forward on my journey and be the best me possible, the me I was created to be. So this Easter, I decided to treat myself to this super cute white dress (LWD) and I think it is perfect for Easter or just springtime in general.  I think we all need to have a LWD in our wardrobe!  There is just something about wearing white right now that…

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Tips for How I Stopped Comparing Myself to Others

          Along my weight loss journey, I was constantly comparing where I was to others and constantly wishing I was farther along.  I found myself wishing I was at the place others were, and saying “I wish I had her body.” I was so focused on everyone else, that at the time, I never realized all of the amazing things that I was doing or just how far along I really had come myself!  When you are constantly focused on the finish line and worrying about what others are doing, you have no time to recognize or realize just how great you are!  You are amazing just the way you are! Along my journey I was told that “comparison is the thief of joy” and it wasn’t until much later on my journey that I realized and understood what that really meant. Finally, I realized that if I wanted to fully love myself, take care of myself and believe in myself then I had to focus on well…myself. Comparing yourself to others is easy to do.  I am sure at one point or another we have all done it.  Yes I have to admit that I sometimes still find myself slipping back into those old ways of thinking and say, “I wish I was more like her” or “I wish I had what she has.”  But these tips have really helped me to try and overcome that constant need to compare myself, my journey or my…

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

          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 are…

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