I’m not a big “New Years Resolutions” type of girl.
When I decide I want to change something, I start that day or prepare to start at the beginning of the next month. I make quarterly and monthly goals because a year is just too far ahead for me to plan for.
I do however, use my birthday as my “New Year” but it’s more of a “what I want for my life” kind of way and less of a “resolution” way… Does that make sense?
I also use my birthday as a chance to be really reflective over the past year. I try to focus on the highlights and not dwell on any low-lights, unless there was a valuable lesson to be learned or something.
Yesterday, I turned 28. So before I begin living the highlights that my 29th year will bring, I’m going to share some highlights from my 28th.
So without further adieu and in no particular order, here they are…
Going to Maui
This was my first time in Hawaii. It was a dream Valentine’s week spent relaxing, exercising, scuba diving, snorkeling, kayaking, hiking and lots more with the love of my life.
This year I drastically changed my eating habits and really fell in love with Hot Yoga and Pilates. By this time next year, I hope to be [click to continue…]
Seriously, I love Food Babe.
I’ve changed my diet a lot in this past year.
First I started by juicing vegetables and fruits at least once a day.
Then I cut out most dairy. I switched completely to almond milk and with the exception of cheese sometimes (not a big cheese fan, though), I rarely have it.
Next by cutting out about 90% of meat. I still eat chicken and fish once in a blue moon.
Then I added in supplements like vegan protein, maca powder, fish oil, essential oils, apple cider vinegar.. just to name a few.
I started abusing [click to continue…]
Last month, I had the privilege of sharing my talk “The value of Beauty” at an incredible event where myself and 7 other Las Vegas woman speakers took the stage to share the message of “I am Enough!”
Initially, I was going to construct a speech around young moms, similar to the TEDxWomen talk I gave last year.
For some reason though, it was really weighing on my heart to give a speech around a different topic. One that when I really thought about why “I am enough” seemed like a really important message to share and something that almost every other woman could relate to in some way or another.
I had a lot of resistance to giving this speech. The idea of people thinking that I’m shallow because I’m talking about “The Value of Beauty“. I had some feelings of shame come up when imagining speaking about how I used my looks to get through a large part of my life. I thought “What if people think I’m a bitch when I admit that I happily “used” men to get what I wanted?” [click to continue…]