Here We Are

**Trigger warning*** Mental Health, depression and anxiety discussed in this post. If you could potentially be affected by these subjects, please skip this post. Stay strong. <3

I know it has been months and months since I have posted. Last semester really kicked me in the face, and for the first time, I seriously considered giving up. The anxiety hit hard and the depression was the worst it had ever been. There were times I told Kyle that I just wanted to die. I am so incredibly lucky to have him in my life because he has been my rock through these heart wrenching times. I can’t imagine a life without him.  Anyways, I didn’t get on here to dredge through all the yuck. I’m here to encourage people who could be going through those things to just keep pushing. Although I am not 100%, I am most definitely on the mend. I am doing more to take control of my health. Kyle and I have been getting up early in the morning to hit the gym before he heads to work and I head to class. I have worked out more in the past two weeks than I have in the past year, and I am giving myself a ton of grace. I’m not lifting nearly as much as I used to, my lungs aren’t what they were, and my negative mindset is definitely hard to overcome at times. However, I am fighting. I am fighting to just be who I know I am capable of being. Instead of comparing myself to the old me, I am comparing myself to the me I know I can be. I know I am strong. I know I am capable. I know I can overcome. I got a job because I know sitting on my butt at home is only giving myself time to drown in the negative thoughts. I need to be active and I need to be involved. Luckily, the job is at a place that serves coffee and bagels, so I am a happy camper. (Donuts are not on the menu. Which is probably a good thing.) I plan to make an appointment with a therapist to help with some anxiety management so I can finally get some decent sleep and not feel like a zombie all day. I hope that this semester will be more manageable and significantly  more enjoyable. I am taking my first dedicated nutrition course on the Atlanta campus, and I am excited to finally take classes dedicated to my major. I also hope to be able to post on here more often. Thanks to everyone still hanging around. Sending so much love.


Things I Want to Love

With social media being such a huge part of everyone’s daily life, it is easy to see what is the current “healthy” trend. I put “healthy” in parentheses because we all know that some of these trends aren’t as healthy as we would like to believe. There are some things that I want to love so bad because they are so in, but I just can’t. Am I the only one?

La Croix 

Not only is sparkling, flavored water EVERYWHERE, it’s also not a bad thing to absolutely love. I want to love it. I want to choose it over a Coke, but I can’t. I bought an 8 pack of Spindrift because everyone was raving about it, and I was convinced this time was going to be IT. I was going to be a part of the cool kids club. But it wasn’t. And now I am forcing down cans of nasty so they don’t go to waste. We had a Falcon’s party for their first game of the season, and I put them with the other drinks hoping SOMEONE would take one or two off my hands. They didn’t.


I was rolling through Target the other day because, why not? And I saw they had some kombucha on sale. I had been wanting to try it because of course, it’s been blowing up my Instagram feed and ya know, peer pressure. So I snagged two bottles and opened one before I had even gotten to the car. And, guess what. It was awful. I tried to play it off because Kyle was with me, and I didn’t want it to be obvious that I just wasted money on nonsense. But he tried it and quickly realized it was brewed by Satan himself. No to Kombucha.

Quest Bars

Another one Kyle tried and said, no. And I totally agree. These are like if you took the most fake tasting sugar substitute and mixed it with sand and put some remnants of slightly decent food in and baked it together. I will never understand the hype. Maybe because I still eat things like donuts and cake and REAL Oreos, I know that the poser protein bars are just sad.

Arctic Zero

I was really excited to try this out because I went through a faze where I just wanted ice cream every single night. This way I could eat an entire pint and not feel quite as guilty. Nope. I would rather feel a thousand years of guilt than eat this crap. You know how you used to “soak” your dishes in the sink because the food was just “too hard” to clean off right then? We all know that’s code for, “I don’t feel like doing the dishes, and I want it to seem like I’m being productive.”  Well if you had eaten a plate of chocolate cake that night and soaked your dish, and then took that old chocolate dish water and froze it, that would be the chocolate Arctic Zero.

Overnight Oats

So the concept of overnight oats is to basically soak oats in the fridge overnight with different things like milk and fruits and spices like cinnamon or nutmeg. And in the morning, BOOM you have breakfast ready to go. And these are SO great if you love slimy, goopy, cold, mushy oatmeal. If you don’t like those things, I would skip this FABULOUS idea.


So I want to start of by saying I don’t HATE zoodles. It’s more like, don’t EVER expect them to replace real, wholesome grain filled noodles. #allthecarbs #forallmylife. I’m over people acting like I can replace some Rigatoni with some zucchini noodles and my body will never notice a difference. Don’t make me laugh. HA. HA. HA.

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Do y’all have any things that you tried and just realized, yeahhhhh, no. That doesn’t work for me? Or have you tried the above and think I need to give it another chance? Let me know!