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Fighting a losing battle

Fighting a losing battle

For the last few months I’ve been in a really good place. Every once in a while I get derailed and the hard part for me is trying to get back on track.  I’m my own worst critic and I pick apart everything I’m doing wrong.  What sets me off this time?  A stinking number.  A number that won’t change even with my best efforts.  I’m sharing my story not for pity or for encouragement.  I’m not sharing it to…

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Becoming Me

Becoming Me

I’ve spent almost 40 years learning who I am.  I’m still learning and practicing more every day.  The one thing that I’m always focused on is growth.  I want to be the best version of me possible.  I’m not looking for perfect – and neither should you. Perfection.  Perfection is not a viable answer in my world.  Perfect means you can’t become any better.  You have nothing to strive for.  There is nothing to challenge you.  Why would perfection ever…

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 Shine Bright Sweet One

 Shine Bright Sweet One

Hey, girl.  Yeah, you.  The one who isn’t sure of herself.  The one who questions her beauty.  The one who thinks she isn’t up to par.  You don’t feel thin enough, muscular enough, pretty enough, tall enough… or you feel too tall, too chunky, you didn’t hit the goals you want… the one who questions her self-worth daily, questions her ability to do her job… the one who is just tire of it all… I see you.  I see you…

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There’s Always A Plan

There’s Always A Plan

I’m forever the planner.  Life is like a chess game to me.  I’m always 6 or 7 steps ahead of the game.  I’m the product of overthinking.  I don’t know how my husband puts up with me ever (<—- See. Overthinking again).  What’s bizarre is that my planning at times can come across as being impulsive.   Showing impulse may not necessarily be a bad thing but it can throw your world around when no one else is expecting it. Case…

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Running For A Goal

Running For A Goal

How many times in your life can you say you needed something more? Did you reach out and try to find what that something more was? Do you set goals? Do you try to meet them? What your goals are aren’t really the important part. The important part is the journey to reach them. The part that makes you grow… the part that pulls you out of your comfort zone… the part that changes you… the part that makes you…

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An open letter to the girl I used to be

An open letter to the girl I used to be

I know you better than you know me. I know everything you always gave up without them knowing. I know how much you’re hurting on a daily basis. I know how hard you love and how hard you fall. I know those days you felt hopeless and how all the fight in the world couldn’t fix it all. I know how you tried to hold it together for everyone’s sake and always made the outside world think you were ok….

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Being Vulnerable Became My Strength

Being Vulnerable Became My Strength

Showing that you hold it all together.  Being strong. Showing muscle.  Becoming the Rock.  Being the leader. It’s what some people yearn for.  It’s something that I’ve been able to do most of my life. I’ve had people say to me, “I’m so envious of you.  You can do always do it.  You can always get it all done.  You always figure it out.” Well, you know what?  It comes with a price.  A BIG ONE.  If you knew what…

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DIET… it’s a dirty word here.

DIET… it’s a dirty word here.

I’m approached often… “Ginny!! You look amazing! What diet are you following?  I’m struggling so bad and need to lose some weight. Do you have any tips?”  My answer is almost always, “Honey, I don’t diet.”  If you want to settle down a minute with a coffee (or glass of wine because  – girl I need it some days, too) I’ll get deep down and dirty into what really happened and how I get through it day-to-day. Let me tell…

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This is anxiety. This is my life.

This is anxiety. This is my life.

This is anxiety. This is my life. I sat in my daughter’s room tonight. I was trying to talk to my best friend but tonight like most nights as of late, we didn’t have much we could share. Life’s been so damn busy that it just doesn’t happen anymore. A few minutes here, a few minutes there. “What are you doing tonight?” “Running after the baby is asleep.” “I’m at the store.” “I miss you.” “I miss you, too.” And…

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Inspiring the world

Inspiring the world

Has anyone ever told you how inspiring you are? I honestly hear it on a weekly basis from people posting it in response to a pic on instagram, in passing from a parent at my kid’s school, my besties, or my sister. It’s kind of cool to hear it but I don’t understand it. I mean I’m just being me. I’m don’t feel like I’m doing anything extraordinary. I’m posting pictures of food, my workouts, quotes, and my weight loss/health…

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