rants from a twenty-something ep.10

Hello there, cyber world. 

Oh, how I have missed you.

My days seem to be consumed with more fresh air & human interaction, rather than sitting in a stifling, non-ventilated office space staring at a computer screen. I like it better this way. I feel like me.

The past 6 months have been entirely consumed with detoxing my entire life as I knew it. My lifestyle, my friends, ex-boyfriends, my wardrobe, my refrigerator…you name it, I detoxed it. You go through changes in life where you flip the page, and you enter the next chapter of life, but this wasn’t one of those changes. It was more of a burn-that-book-write-a-new-one-and-never-look-back-ever-ever-again kind of change. You think you have life all figured out and it finds a clever, sneaky little way of knocking you on your ass and reminding you of how you never had a clue to begin with. But, what does one do when real life perplexities hit?

Keep breathing and keep on going.

So in the reconstruction of my new life I realized a few things.

Who I am is not defined by the material things in my life. Life lessons and experience make me who I am. You follow the signs, the word and the path that God creates for you and this beautiful life unravels before your eyes. I am a person with a healthy body in which all of the components work in perfect synchronization to allow me to breathe, think, and exist every day. For that reason, I wake up every morning full of gratitude, thankful for every tiny blessing. Never let those tiny blessings go unnoticed, for those are the ones that really make you life rich.

The strength we possess as human beings is absolutely, incredibly mind blowing. There is considerable strength in our words, minds and bodies, which is the greater part of our being. Those, also, are things that make me who I am. Strength in those components can change the world. How am I going to change my world? By only speaking positive declarations, finding the good in every life occurrence and  by living as selflessly as possible every single day. Why? Because why would I want to live any other way?

I’m spiritually, mentally and physically rid of my old life and I for the first time and exactly who I want to be with no regards to anyone, but me. I am free.

I challenge you all to reevaluate your life, get rid of the excess and free yourself, because you are free the exact moment that you wish to be.

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“I am no bird; and no net ensnares me; I am a free human being with an independent will.”
breathe in..exhale…

Have a beautiful weekend & until next time y’all,

Steph♥Andrea

 

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Mind.Body.Spirit.

One of the greatest things of this past year was discovering my love for health and wellness. At the base of every dream I had ever pictured for myself, my fitness goals and overall health was always something that slightly held me back. It acted as a confidence road block and prevented me from being exactly who I wanted to be. I allowed for life to take over and when that happens, we tend to push ourselves to the bottom of our list of priorities. Nonetheless, I have spent these last 12 months reconstructing myself and my entire life. I have been planting seeds of success and this is my year that all these plans I have been solidly working on will finally flourish. This isn’t going to be my best-year-ever-new-years-eve-resolution-chatter-quit-the-next-day kind of year.  This is going to be the best year for me because I spent the whole year before working hard for it and because every new calendar year is ALWAYS going to be progressively greater than the last.

That being said, this blog is going to undergo a HUGE move! From the moment I knew I wanted to write a blog, The Daily Pound, has always what I have wanted to name it. So now three years later, I have discovered a whole new meaning in the name of my blog. The Daily Pound is going to be a blog dedicated to health, fitness, motivation, REAL results from REAL people, reaching our goals, and just a place to come to so you never have to feel alone on your journey to better health! I am so excited to do my part in spreading the word of better health to as many people as I can reach.

I look forward to what is in store for my future, as well as all those around me! Keep reading, thanks for supporting and I look forward to this next chapter with you all!!