How I Realized Alcohol Was Making My Life Inevitably Worse
It is wild to be writing this on my 8-month anniversary of deciding to be alcohol-free, but here we are. I often get asked when I knew I had a problem with alcohol or when I had my “low point” that caused me to make a change, so I wanted to take some time to address these questions and touch on some related topics.Read full story
Running Tips For Beginners
Okay, so you have decided that you want to start running, but you have no idea where to start. Let me break down all the tips, tricks, and advice that helped me not only start running, but also fall in love with running.Read full story
Trump Is the Biggest Domestic Threat to Women
I was blown away in 2016 when so many women voted for a man who was caught bragging about grabbing women by their p**** in a video released just a month prior. I was even more shocked in 2020 when around half of white women cast their vote for Donald Trump. After 4 years of watching him degrade, exploit, and actively work to take rights away from women, they still voted for him, and it makes absolutely no sense to me.Read full story
Struggling to Workout in the Winter? You’re Not Alone.
I swear once the temperature outside drops it makes it incredibly difficult to find the motivation to put on workout attire, drive to the gym, and then actually work out. Plus, when it is so dark in the mornings and nights, it makes it even more difficult to build the motivation. I like to think that I am a fairly dedicated fitness enthusiast, but once the temperature drops it becomes extremely difficult even for me.Read full story
Stop Associating the Word Sober With Boring
There are two complicated concepts behind the word “sober” that I want to breakdown: First, the way that the word is generally perceived, and second, the uncertainty surrounding what may qualify as sober.Read full story
Thinking About Dry January? Do it.
I have never participated in a Dry January. I distinctly remember having friends that did it last year, and I just found it so unbelievable that they were going to go the full month without a drink. I remember saying out loud, “that is something I could never do.”Read full story
How I Got Sober During a Pandemic
If you would have told me a year ago that I would have ended my relationship with alcohol, I would have (drunkenly) laughed in your face. If you would have told me that I would have chosen to end this relationship at the beginning of a pandemic, I would have laughed even harder. Funny enough, that is exactly what happened.Read full story
How to Decide Which Group Fitness Class Is Right For You
I am often asked about which fitness studios in Dallas I like the most, how I choose where to workout, and all of the details in between. I am here to break it down. Let me start with that I am from Topeka, Kansas and moved to Dallas about 3 years ago. When I lived in Kansas I was not as involved or nearly as dedicated to fitness as I have been since moving to Dallas. One of the biggest reasons was the lack of group fitness options – I spent time running, occasionally hitting up the recreational center on campus (by occasionally, I mean once), and attending classes at Jazzercise.Read full story