Support is a mutual respect. I am thankful and honored to be able to be apart of the Breathe Again campaign and also the Neighborhood Heroes.
They say you’re only as strong as your team, so I definitely make it a point to keep a strong one around me. I get bored with redundancy, and above anything else I have a constant urge to learn new things, and be pushed outside of my comfort zone. These guys definitely KICK my ass and keep it fun and interesting. Thanks for making me better. You are appreciated.
Negative energy is toxic. Mentally, physically, spiritually, and most importantly emotionally. Lately I have been taking more aggressive measures in removing, replacing, and protecting myself from it. Including but not limited to stepping back from non advantageous relationships that have the potential to be energetically draining. Filtering out the negative in turn invites and allows the flow of the positive. Aside from watching the company you keep, be aware of what you invest your energy and emotions into. Instead of letting trivial things escalade into serious issues, attack the iceberg one small chip at a time, as an artist carving a sculpture out of a huge block of material. Sometimes we as people allow things we have no control over to overwhelm us. Do what you can, and let the rest go. (more…)
The funny thing about setting a goal is if you chip away at it enough-little by little, you’re bound to overcome it. Motivation becomes dedication, then evolves into discipline, and that’s when the magic happens. I’m a big believer in documenting progress. Most of the time you don’t realize how far you’ve come until you look back. There’s a quote I like that basically says never look back unless it’s to see how far you’ve come. I kinda like it. In lamest terms, you are your own worst enemy. You are your biggest competitor. You are the only person that can hold you back from becoming better than you were yesterday. Don’t cheat yourself.
If you get, give. Super thankful to be able to bring tons of clothes to the shelter this morning. I’ve brought lots of my own things in the past, but obviously I don’t wear men’s clothing, and it sucks to see people get left out, so this time everything pictured I was able to collect just off word of mouth and ASKING people if they had any throw aways. Sometimes that’s all it takes-asking or mentioning. (more…)
Living proof of the misconception most women have about lifting weights and incorporating strength training into their routines. There’s absolutely nothing masculine about my physique–and I lift HEAVY. In fact, lifting weights has CREATED curves in my case. Thank goodness I no longer look like a stick figure!! So for all you cardio queens that steer away from the weights because you think you’re going to bulk up, nothing happens over night!! It is pretty challenging to build muscle, and it most definitely takes time. The beautiful thing about it is that you can adjust your workouts based on your results…pretty great for the inner control freak in all of us.
Anyone that really knows me knows that my dog, Honey, is virtually the love of my life. And anyone that knows me also knows that I’m a sucker for a woman about her business. As cliche as it sounds, Andrea is ridiculously beautiful inside and out. Great heart, sweeter than sweet and super easy on the eyes. On top of it she OWNS and RUNS a pet boutique and spa. So, of course I had to bring my Honey Bear there to support her business and I was thoroughly impressed. Located in a prime location in Midtown Atlanta, she has her own pet spray collection, offers an array of pet spa services and also sells clothing and accessories. I am more than proud of her. I absolutely love to see someone follow their passions and not only follow them, but to see them through. Very inspirational.