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New me, who dis?

New me, who dis?

The last five months of getting 1% better each day has led me here, where I’ve designed my life in a way to allow me to tackle writing my first book (with a lot of help), I’ve officially lost 50 pounds now, I feel great and I know, without a doubt, that I don’t give up on myself anymore.

Why not me?

Why not me?
The most powerful tool...I was talking in my group chat with my original GRIT Peeps today and said “I feel like the dreams I never thought were pos...

Adult Adderall, yup I'm talking about it

Adult Adderall, yup I'm talking about it
If you are waiting something out, afraid to ask for the help you know you need, concerned about what it will make you look like to take the meds...I want you to know it takes a lot of strength to ask for help, especially when shame has kept you paralyzed about it.

Go get the help. It makes you a badass, because badasses CHOOSE to do hard things.

Finding my Reason

Finding my Reason
I’m working through my internal angst that my Pam pointed out (she’s mine, but I will share her). Inside GRIT is where we do the hard work on ourselves, but I’m going to share it with you out here so you can travel this journey with me in real time. Just know, when I’m working through things, it seems like I’m all over the place, and that’s because I am.

But if you watch me write my way through something you’ll have a better understanding of what we do in GRIT besides just work out.

I promise this will make sense... Monkey Butler

I promise this will make sense... Monkey Butler
Unimportant conversation that isn’t going to let me learn about you seems like a waste of time. I understand that is how you “break the ice” with people but I just can not seem to people correctly.

Talk to me about small talk. Not if you like it, because I can’t imagine anyone likes it, talk to me about if you can do it. (Ok, if you like it, tell me that because I can’t fathom a world where someone likes small talk).

Who is your Pam?

Who is your Pam?
GRIT writing forces you to examine yourself and then handle your business. I know whatever decisions I make are going to be unpleasant in some way or another, so rather than attack that head on, I was pretending to myself I just needed a “break”. As Pam said, I wanted to be an ostrich, sticking my head in the sand and only coming up to see if everything was still the same. Then burying my head back down again upon the realization that it is, in fact, still the same.

She also hit me between the eyes with, “You know the answer. You just don’t want to do it.”

Rest Don't Quit

Rest Don't Quit
Right now, I would’ve quit on myself though. But...GRIT means I won’t. That’s what will keep my 1% transformation moving forward, teeny tiny little steps at a time. Each time I rest and don’t quit is a 1% improvement.

Today I will rest, when I normally would’ve quit.

Do you have an encouraging story about when you’ve rested instead of quit? I really want to hear it.

I'm hiding my scale and I'm going to get through it...

I'm hiding my scale and I'm going to get through it...
The first step to fixing your problem is admitting you have one, right?

This month I’m doing a nutrition challenge with some of my best GRIT girlfriends. The rules were that you could pick whatever eating plan you wanted as long as you stick with it for the whole month (I’m doing Plant Paradox 30, some are doing Whole30, some doing Keto and some Paleo). We report what we ate at the end of the day to the group.

I am my own therapist

I am my own therapist
I am my own therapist...I have a great therapist, Karen, who I was paired with in late 2018 when I used BetterHelp online counseling service to pul...

I went pro

I went pro
Going pro....when I think of amateur versus professional, I think money. Professionals in their field get paid to play. Amateurs don’t.When I start...

Balance is bullshit

Balance is bullshit
Balance is bullshit...“Kill two birds with one stone.” We’ve all heard that saying encouraging us to get multiple things done with one action. Batc...

Crying Through it

Crying Through it
Crying through it....Cooper is standing at my feet, crying, with snot streaming down his face. I finished washing my hands, grabbed some extra pape...