Now Is the Time

Now Is the Time

I have cried every single day since Poppy’s departure from this life. Five days in and it still feels surreal. And if I’m hurting this…

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Living Well: A Life of Faith

Living Well: A Life of Faith

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From navigating the hardest parts of friendships to having tough, late-night conversations to understanding the true meaning of loving ourselves, we’ve grown and evolved more…

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How to Respond to Racism & Discrimination

How to Respond to Racism & Discrimination

I’ve shared content regarding racism on my Instagram for the past several days, but held back on writing and publishing an article as I’ve been…

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How to Practice Mindfulness Every Day

How to Practice Mindfulness Every Day

Mindfulness is something I started practicing a few years ago. However, it’s the one thing I’ve learned a lot more about lately. It wasn’t until…

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Affordable Home Gym Equipment for Effective Workouts

Affordable Home Gym Equipment for Effective Workouts

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For the past few years, health and wellness has become so important to me. However, I can’t say that I’ve been on top of my…

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Finding Joy: 50 Things That Make Me Happy

Finding Joy: 50 Things That Make Me Happy

I hardly ever complain about life and the things it throws at me. However, that’s not to say I don’t get annoyed with bad things…

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5 Investments You Should Make As You Age

5 Investments You Should Make As You Age

And how I spend my hard-earned dollars has changed as I have aged too. Every purchase is so well-thought out that it takes months for…

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Happy Two Year Gym Anniversary to Me!

Happy Two Year Gym Anniversary to Me!

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Today marks my second year of going to the gym consistently and it feels SO good to be able to say it! Time has flown…

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World Mental Health Day 2019

World Mental Health Day 2019

Today is World Mental Health Day and I wanted to open up a bit more on a topic I’m fearful of talking about at times….

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5 New Healthy Habits To Try This Fall

5 New Healthy Habits To Try This Fall

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And just like that, summer is almost over. With the official start of autumn starting in 20 days (eek!), I wanted to share with you…

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How to Get Into the Habit of Self-Love

How to Get Into the Habit of Self-Love

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If you feel like you’re running on fumes because you’re burning the candle on both ends, I totally feel you. Your to-do list is never…

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10 Blunt Truths That May Make You Want to Work Out…Consistently

10 Blunt Truths That May Make You Want to Work Out…Consistently

You’re in the middle of a workout. You’re dying sweating and all you want to do is stop. Then you realize what motivated you to work…

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Self-Reflection: 10 Hard Questions You NEED to Ask Yourself at Some Point in Your Life

Self-Reflection: 10 Hard Questions You NEED to Ask Yourself at Some Point in Your Life

I went home and practiced doing self-audits quite often. And I’ve learned a lot. For instance: My identity has grown to become stronger too. Other…

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LaScala’s Fire: What to Order If You’re a Foodie

LaScala’s Fire: What to Order If You’re a Foodie

Let me preface by saying that LaScala’s Fire is NOT a franchise. However, you’ll find that the LaScala brand has evolved and expanded over the…

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The Hardest Race Of My Life & Lessons Learned

The Hardest Race Of My Life & Lessons Learned

Nearly a year ago, I shared with you my biggest health goal. And for the last year, I’ve been working hard on improving my fitness….

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More Than A Number

More Than A Number

“I’m sorry. You can’t give blood. You’re two pounds underweight.” I walked away from the blood drive during my senior year in high school so…

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How to Navigate Addiction Within Friendships

How to Navigate Addiction Within Friendships

It doesn’t matter if you’re the one dealing with addiction directly or if you’re part of a support group dealing with it indirectly. Addiction within…

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My Vegetarian Journey + Beautiful Cookbooks I’ll Be Reading

My Vegetarian Journey + Beautiful Cookbooks I’ll Be Reading

Wellness is a big part of my life and has become an area I’m focusing on more and more as I get older. Since my…

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Running For Your Life

Running For Your Life

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Recently, one of my besties asked me, “Do you like running?” I thought about it. “I don’t hate it, but I don’t love it. However,…

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You Using These Negative Words is Probably the Reason Why Your Life Sucks

You Using These Negative Words is Probably the Reason Why Your Life Sucks

In recent years, I’ve learned the major importance and impact words can have on my life and those around me. What you choose to say…

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Why I Run

Why I Run

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This week’s #WellnessWednesday post is about running, but more specifically, running for a purpose. I recently hit my one year gym anniversary, so I decided…

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25 Things You Can Do to Feel Like You Have Your Life Together

25 Things You Can Do to Feel Like You Have Your Life Together

Have you ever felt like your life is all over the place like you don’t “have it together” and life just feels chaotic? That’s been…

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I Just Hit My One Year Gym Anniversary. Here’s What Happened…

I Just Hit My One Year Gym Anniversary. Here’s What Happened…

Yesterday was my one year gym anniversary! I know. I’m just as shocked as you are, haha! I could say that I have no idea how…

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10 Inspirational & Motivational Songs to Lift Your Mood

10 Inspirational & Motivational Songs to Lift Your Mood

Music has been a huge part of my life. I grew up with my parents singing karaoke (mostly my dad, haha!), watched Paris By Night (could…

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50 Inspirational Quotes I Live By

50 Inspirational Quotes I Live By

As cheesy as this sounds, I’ve always written down inspirational quotes I’ve come across. To me, if it makes me reflect on who I am…

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My Huge 2019 Health Goal I’m Working Towards

My Huge 2019 Health Goal I’m Working Towards

Yep, I’m already talking about my 2019 health goal. Why? Since I’ve returned from my vacation, I’ve been incredibly motivated to be the best version…

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How to Stay Positive When You’re Feeling Down

How to Stay Positive When You’re Feeling Down

Ruffle Top (sold out, love this ruffle sleeve top) | White High-Waist Cut-off Denim Shorts | APL Rose Gold Sneakers | Vegan Leather Bag (on…

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Living Well: What It Means to Me

Living Well: What It Means to Me

What Megan said stayed with me and what I said is true. Currently, I don’t feel peace. And honestly, I hadn’t thought of peace as…

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Treat Yourself: Self-Care Routine and Essentials

Treat Yourself: Self-Care Routine and Essentials

A few weeks ago, I talked about my first intentional self-care day. Since then, I’ve been working on how I can improve at taking more…

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My Health Journey Update

My Health Journey Update

Hoodie (old, loveee this hoodie!) | Sports Bra | Leggings | Earrings | Lipcolor in Spice and lip balm in Rhubarb (I have make up…

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How I Got Myself Out of a Slump & Motivated Again

How I Got Myself Out of a Slump & Motivated Again

About three weeks ago, during one of our virtual coffee dates I talked about how I was feeling unmotivated. I was feeling down and out a…

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3 Health Apps I Use and Love

3 Health Apps I Use and Love

Happy Wednesday, y’all! You know what that means! If you’re a regular on the blog, you know that I’m a health enthusiast. However, I personally feel…

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5 Inspirational Health Quotes I Live By

5 Inspirational Health Quotes I Live By

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I’m a huge fan of quotes. When there’s a quote I come across and I know it’s a good one I need to remember, I…

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How to Maintain Long-Distance Friendships

How to Maintain Long-Distance Friendships

The fact that people told me that they needed to call up their own friends more often made me sad. So today, I wanted to…

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The Small Things in Life that Make Me Happy

The Small Things in Life that Make Me Happy

Today, I wanted to share with you some small things that make me happy (in no particular order). I would LOVE it if you could…

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5 Things to Look For When Choosing Supplements

5 Things to Look For When Choosing Supplements

I normally don’t talk about vitamins on my blog since I tend to focus more on food and fitness. But, I figured it was finally…

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The Accolades of Being Single While Waiting for Mr. / Mrs. Right

The Accolades of Being Single While Waiting for Mr. / Mrs. Right

As we get older, love, relationships and marriage becomes more apparent to us singles, am I right? It seems like everyone is in a relationship,…

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5 Things Being Sick for a Short Time Has Taught Me

5 Things Being Sick for a Short Time Has Taught Me

Last week, the flu knocked me out (first one I had in a decade). While I was resting and recovering, I had a lot of time to…

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Forgiveness in Relationships :: Alexis Lace Top & Leopard Colorblock Coat

Forgiveness in Relationships :: Alexis Lace Top & Leopard Colorblock Coat

Within the last decade, I’ve been hurt by my family and my closest friends. I had the hardest time forgiving a family member of mine…

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A $10.00 Lesson On Faith

A $10.00 Lesson On Faith

It’s been a while since I’ve written about faith-related topics. So today, I want to tell you a true story on the lesson of faith. …

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Update: My Personal Health Journey

Update: My Personal Health Journey

It’s been awhile since my last post on my health struggles, so I thought I’d post an update for #WellnessWednesday and for public accountability purposes….

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5 Easy Tricks to Stay Healthy

5 Easy Tricks to Stay Healthy

Happy Wellness Wednesday, guys! Today, I want to touch on five easy tricks to stay healthy. However, I want to talk about them in five…

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Foodie: 7 Delicious Low-Glycemic Thanksgiving Recipes

Foodie: 7 Delicious Low-Glycemic Thanksgiving Recipes

It’s that time of the week again, loves! In the next few weeks, we kick off the season we all look forward to all year…

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My Upbeat Workout Playlist

My Upbeat Workout Playlist

Hey hey guys! Story time! So, I got in a good workout with some friends with a new church friend, Reidland at Body Mountain on Monday…

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My Favorite Simple Avocado Toast Recipe

My Favorite Simple Avocado Toast Recipe

Happy Wellness Wednesday, guys! If you’ve been following me for awhile, you’d know that I’m a huge avocado fan. I mean, I talked about unique…

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How I Deal With My Stress and Anxiety

How I Deal With My Stress and Anxiety

It got so bad that I started having health struggles that bled into my entire summer. My routine for summer 2017 was work, come home,…

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Emotional Intelligence: How to Communicate During Difficult Times

Emotional Intelligence: How to Communicate During Difficult Times

WHAT IS EMOTIONAL INTELLIGENCE? Emotional intelligence (EQ) is “the capacity to be aware of, control, and express one’s emotions, and to handle interpersonal relationships judiciously…

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Tone It Up Tour: Dallas, TX

Tone It Up Tour: Dallas, TX

A few weeks ago, I hosted a giveaway on my Instagram to give one lucky winner a chance to come with me to the Tone…

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How to Fall in Love With Exercising

How to Fall in Love With Exercising

Beginning your health journey is an easy decision. Maintaining it is not. Am I right or am I right? I mean, I’m just being real with…

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Tone It Up! Tour: Dallas Stop + Giveaway!!!

Tone It Up! Tour: Dallas Stop + Giveaway!!!

Today, I’m PUMPED to share with you that I’ve teamed up with @core to give away one VIP ticket to come with me to the Tone It Up! Tour coming to Dallas on September 23rd!!! Head over to @shesweatsdiamonds on Instagram to enter! #ad

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