Category: My Journey

5 Books to Add to Your Summer Reading List

A large part of my journey towards FitLiving has involved educating myself through the experiences and knowledge of others to help streamline what a healthy life looks like for me. It is also about learning to pause and take time for myself to recharge – and reading helps me do this. I wanted to share my love of reading with you and the books that have empowered me in my journey towards overall health and wellbeing. I hope you love them as much as I do! Read more, here.

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Blueberry Picking at Spring Valley Farms for a Good Cause

What better way to stock up on blueberries than by picking them off the bush yourself one-by-one (or by the handful)? Blueberry season is coming to a close here in Florida, and I was invited to participate in a blueberry gleaning fundraiser at Spring Valley Farms this past weekend. Chuck and Vesna Allison, the owners of Spring Valley Farms, host an annual charity u-pick event that benefits the Redlands Christian Migrant Association (RCMA). The Allisons are Central Florida blueberry farmers who provide their produce to Wish Farms, a supplier to national grocery stores. Learn more about my blueberry picking experience, here! 

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How Choosing a Positive Attitude can Move You Towards Greater Happiness

Have you ever felt that the world is out to get you? That the things that are out of your control are testing you in a way that makes you feel like throwing your hands up in the air and giving up? I know I have felt this way, and chances are, you have too. Maybe it’s a bad day, or maybe it’s a season of life. But what if the secret to greater happiness was something you could control? I’m talking about your attitude. Read more, here.

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Have you stepped outside of your comfort zone lately?

A few weeks ago, a friend and I attended an aerial yoga class and it was so much fun! I never would’ve thought to try a class like this until my friend suggested it and so I just went with it. This class transformed an ordinary day into one that left me feeling renewed and refreshed (kind of like when you take a vacation, although that’s a bit of a stretch). It got me thinking, what if I tried new things more often that pushed me past my comfort zone into a space of unknown? How would that impact my quality of life, energy level, or overall state-of-mind? I don’t have the answer but that one class left me wanting more. Read more, here.

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Taking a Time Out to be Present and Enjoy the Little Moments

You may have noticed it’s been over two months since my last blog post… two months! Where did the time go?! Truth is, life got busy and instead of pressuring myself to get blog posts done to keep up with the momentum (and you know, since I do this for fun), I decided to take a little hiatus. Turns out, I needed a break more than I knew. Read more, here.

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My Journey Towards FitLiving

So, why FitLiving? Well, let’s back up a bit. In grade school, I tried every sport under the sun (except soccer), but none of them stuck with me. I was either not competitive enough in a team setting, my reaction time was too slow, and well, as much as I hate to admit it, maybe I just wasn’t athletic enough. That’s what I told myself and began to believe. Learn more about my journey towards FitLiving in this post.

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