New Year. Fresh Start. Here we go…

I have such a hard time with the whole concept of New Year New Me and the temporary resolutions that are not often seen all the way through. I am trying to be better at setting goals and achieving them but it is really hard. 
 While abroad I returned home to find out I lost 10 pounds which was a huge feat for me as a T1D and also someone who has always had a hard time losing weight. The results of my hard work and healthy diet had indeed paid off and I felt really good about this accomplishment. Now as I am starting my year off back in the states life is getting crazy busy and I am trying hard to stay focused.

 School has begun again and I feel like I am always scrambling to get homework assignments completed, hit the gym, eat health, work, study, see my friends, and enjoy my senior year. I am struggling with the conflicting lifestyle of a college student and the fitness/healthy lifestyle I crave and my mind and body needs. Drinking and staying out late are not exactly part of reaching my goals, but then again it is my last time in college and I want to enjoy it with all the wonderful people around me. It is a bit of a constant battle waging in my mind of whether to be fun and impulsive or controlled and intentional. I have always been the girl who is down for anything, I am impulsive and spontaneous and I kind of like it. But as you can guess, this doesn’t really work for someone with health and fitness goals. I also feel like I cannot put off this passion any longer and need to commit wholeheartedly.
2016 Goals:

•Run a 1/2 Marathon (April- SF Rock ‘n’ Roll)

•Practice Self Control

•Stay Focused

•Live Intentionally

•Establish a stronger relationship with God

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Bunny Love

I want to give a little shout out to two awesome people that have inspired and motivated me in the fitness industry. Heidi Somers and Jen Heward are kind of rockstar humans who keep it 100 all the time. Their fitness accounts go by the names of Buff Bunny (Heidi) and Hunny Buns Fit (Jen). Not only do they kick ass in the gym, but they have great tips/advice that they include in their vlogs. I think the pair in particular stands out to me because they are two powerful women made in their own unique way, and they pointed this out in one of the vlogs they did together. Heidi is this little petite firecracker and Jen is a little taller and built with wider hips and shoulders. Both of them are insane gym junkies and when they get together it is an absolute party vlog of fitness, fun, and knowledge. Both of these fitness athletes have so much wisdom, knowledge, and experience to offer and all you have to do is watch their awesome videos. It’s like free coaching but better. I think it is so very important to give credit where it’s due, so this is just a little love I wanted to send out simply because I appreciate the work these to put in for their subscribers and their contagious love of fitness.

Oh and did I forget to mention they are both beautiful girls, inside and out!


(^*Not my photo, just a screen shot of one of the many amazing vlogs!)

Check them out, seriously you will not regret it. They are on YouTube, Instagram, and many other popular social media platforms.

Heidi’s Vlog
Jen’s Vlog