7 Steps to Achieving Your Resolutions

New year, new time to name a few things you want to change about yourself, i.e. lose weight, save money, etc. The photo above is part of me accomplishing my most memorable New Year Resolution – A Year of Travel! Now it’s time to make a new list. Unfortunately, it’s so easy to renege on this…

The Body Experiment

Back in March, I started an experiment with my diet to investigate fluctations. If you’ve seen earlier posts from me, weight has always been an issue. In the 2+ years I’ve taken a different approach to losing weight. Before I get started, I’ll let’s go back a tad so you can understand the struggle. I…

A New Water Challenge

In the past, I have challenged myself to realize the importance of water. I made efforts to be as conservative with my water usage to understand more of what it is like to not have access to it when I needed it. This challenge is a bit different. I am participating in Lent, a Catholic…

#1MonthNoMirrors – Extended Challenge Update

After seeing some successes following my no mirrors challenge, I decided it was worth trying to extend it and see what would happen. The goal was to continue doing what I had been doing through the end of the year. The only change really was that I didn’t completely shut myself off from the mirror….

#1MonthNoMirrors – Challenge Complete

My journey to feel better about myself through the action of not using mirrors ended yesterday. It was quite the experience and I am really glad I was able to take a month out of my life to create and participate in trying something new to benefit myself. So often in life, caring about yourself…

#1MonthNoMirrors – Listening To Body

This week, I’ve found it more difficult to not sneak a peek at the full body mirror. I think in some ways I’m a tad paranoid that not watching is going to have the opposite impact of my goal. Last night, I was feeling particularly curious and I almost looked for just a second because…

#1MonthNoMirrors – A New Image

So, I’m now about halfway through this experiment and it has gotten more interesting. The first week it seemed way easier than I had originally anticipated to give up doing full body stare downs in the mirror. It was week two that was a little bit more of a challenge. My goal was to begin…