The number one advice I have for anyone trying to get into exercise

I’ve only been working out hardcore for two years, but it’s been an eventful 2 years. Even before that, I was doing other exercises that were steadily helping build me up – I took a swimming class, a Zumba class, a spinning class, and tried to hike the Y. And then after I graduated college,Continue reading “The number one advice I have for anyone trying to get into exercise”

I tried a new thing: rappelling

That first lean backwards into nothing is the scariest part. Walking backwards and going off the edge of a cliff is scarier than actually hanging in the air. By that point you’ve realized that you aren’t going to die, you just need to maintain control of the rope. This last weekend I went rappelling. ItContinue reading “I tried a new thing: rappelling”

The lazy woman’s guide to eating healthy without eating rabbit food

Are you wanting to eat healthier? Is Chick-Fil-A leaving you satisfied, only to have that satisfaction to be replaced with regret approximately 20 minutes later? Do you want to eat healthy without feeling like Bugs Bunny? Do you also hate cooking and want easy hacks that simultaneously makes spinach taste like candy but also trimsContinue reading “The lazy woman’s guide to eating healthy without eating rabbit food”

When you’re an accidental jerk

Have you ever been bullied? Have you ever had people say mean things to you? Has anyone ever talked behind your back, maybe someone you thought was a friend turned out to have a secret vendetta against you? Have you ever done that yourself? I know I have. I think it’s easier to remember whenContinue reading “When you’re an accidental jerk”

If you don’t have it, you can learn it

I’m sure you’ve heard the expression in some form or another that boils down to: “You either have it or you don’t.” I completely disagree with this. It’s too reductive, too reliant on talent and innate ability. It’s a fixed mindset rather than a growth mindset and can be incredibly limiting. I try – keyContinue reading “If you don’t have it, you can learn it”

You never forget your first shoes

I’m only being slightly dramatic when I say these shoes changed my life. They were shoes that were meant more for hiking (i.e. they were bulkier), but because they were built like running shoes, I also exercised in them. I learned how to run in these shoes. I would wear them as I ran uphillContinue reading “You never forget your first shoes”

I tried surfing and it was…

Girl versus ocean, July 2017 Ocean: 3 Girl: 0 The last few times Austin and I have been to the beach, Austin¬†really¬†wants to rent a boogie board and wetsuit and just go to TOWN. So that’s what we do. But every time I get in that water, I am thoroughly THROTTLED by the ocean. IContinue reading “I tried surfing and it was…”

What snowboarding teaches me about balance

Picture this: I’m sitting on the top of a mountain, having just strapped my other boot into my snowboard. I reach over and grab the bottom of my snowboard and pull myself up. I’ve gotten better at this, but I’m still apprehensive. I nudge myself off in one direction, with my right foot going forwardContinue reading “What snowboarding teaches me about balance”