Five Things Friday

Your regularly scheduled Lend a {Healthy} Hand round up will be back next week, but this Friday I had a few things I needed to share with you all. So I thought it would be best to take part in one of the Friday link-ups that take place all over the blog world each week! All of this is pretty much totally random, but it’s all little tidbits I’ve been meaning to share. So an ‘all over the place’ post is exactly what was called for!

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WIAW: Currently

Time to do a little update on some things currently going on in my life…

Currently reading:  WIAW: Currently Trying to get through this HUGE stack of magazines I have! Since I am not going to the gym any more, and that’s where I did most of my magazine reading, I have a bunch of monthly subscriptions to get through. They just keep piling up! Guess that means more reading walks are in store! WIAW: Currently

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Questions for You and I

I am SO happy you all enjoyed yesterday’s post so much! It was great reading how you’re all giving yourself a break in different ways and for different actions! We all need a reminder every once in a while that perfection is unattainable!


I finally took the time to do something I’ve been wanting to do for a while now….create a reader feedback survey for all of you to fill out! Just a simple list of 5 questions that will help me learn more about you, what you like about the blog, and how I can better improve your reading experience! Once I get all the results I will definitely share them with you all as well if you’re interested!

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My Happy Place

Breath.  Moving in and out of my lungs. Expansion and contraction of my chest.

Fluidity from the top of my head to the tips of my toes.

Heart pounding, pulsating through my body quickening as its rhythm aligns with my breath.

Legs uncontrollably shake. They burn and singe. A feeling of being alive like I’ve never felt before.

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Exercise Break [What's Working & What's Not]

As of yesterday, I’ve officially accomplished one full week of being exercise free.

Exercise Break [Whats Working & Whats Not]

I have a lot of pride in that…but I can tell you it hasn’t been easy. You don’t realize how much you appreciate something until it’s no longer in your life. And even though I am telling myself this is only temporary, and that my love for and desire to exercise will be even stronger once I feel it’s ready to go back to it….everyday is a struggle to stay on track. I have to admit, some days I feel like just getting up and going running. Especially when the weather is as gorgeous as it’s been. But instead, I remind myself that I can still enjoy outside without having to exercise in it. All day long I feel like I’m having inner dialogue with myself. But if that’s what it takes to maintain my streak, then I’m all for it!

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