trust your ability to bounce back

Well, hello!  It’s been a while, hasn’t it?  About 8 months to be exact.  But here I am, bouncing back, ready to share new adventures with all of you curious people.  Let’s recap, shall we?

previously, on choose happy…

After that last post about letting go, I struggled with actually letting go.  It took me a couple more months to figure out what that truly meant.  But today, I am here telling you that divorce was one of the best things to ever happen to me.  It might sound crazy, but I am a better version of myself after learning AND accepting what it was I wanted out of life.  Oh, and every one of the horrible circumstances I endured ultimately led me to Aaron [cheesy grin goes here].

Now, I am navigating this new relationship with this incredible human being and for the first time, I feel like everything is happening the way it is supposed to.  I look back at all of the mistakes that I have made and the red flags that I have ignored over and over again in my past relationships and I realize, it all happened for a reason.  I have grown in so many different ways because of those challenges and now I am comfortable with just being me and sharing that person with a guy I thought only existed in dreams [it’s over the top, i know].  I am lucky, I am happy, and I feel like I can do anything – well, almost anything.

 “I am not a product of my circumstances, I am a product of my decisions.” 

– Stephen Covey

A couple of years ago, I was in a bad car accident.  I was in physical therapy for four months and essentially, had to learn how to walk properly again.  But, I bounced back.  I bounced back so much that I started this bad ass workout program called 80 Day Obsession at the end of May this year.  I was on point with my nutrition, my workouts, and I was feeling AMAZING… until day 40 when I reinjured my back.  That was about a month ago and I have been miserable since.  I am back in treatment and seeing a chiropractor 3 times a week; I can’t work out and it hurts to wear high heels.  So naturally, I spiraled into a routine of shitty food and lots of beer.

But, that is changing on August 6th.  [we are finally to the reason for this blog post, by the way] I need to snap out of this nonsense.  I was looking for something that would hold me accountable, that would challenge me, and that would help me feel better, so I decided to do the 21 Day Ultimate Reset by Beachbody.  And, I’m going to share the entire experience with anyone who cares to read about it on this blog.  So, if you’re interested in the effects a detox/cleanse with real foods, minerals, and supplements can have on the body, you may want to check in with me from time to time.  I am going to post a few goals for this week on my Lifestyle page that should help me prepare for the program.  6 days to go…  join me, won’t you?!


Please understand, I am not a doctor or a nutritionist, or anything else that falls under the umbrella of giving medical advice.  I am simply interested in resetting my body and my mindset so I can get back to a place where I feel good physically and mentally. 

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