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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.

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.

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 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...

I'm a runner!

I'm a runner!
My trainer CJ (see how I’ve claimed him as solely mine? Sorry 100 plus other people he trains daily, he’s mine now.) isn’t a huge fan of running as...

Leveling up...

Leveling up...
Leveling up is effin’ hard.In life, we are encouraged to get to the next level, of everything. Get the promotion at work. Get married. Have a baby....

Anarchy... I like it

Anarchy... I like it
My strategy is anarchy...My husband is very strategic, so when I had to sit down for my writing today on strategy, I asked him if he thought a stra...