erinfitbound

My journey to fit and developing a healthy relationship with food!


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Keep Going

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I’ve noticed that it can be very difficult to keep your mental game strong while trying to improve your physical game. Sometimes, you lead an unhealthy life for so long that you don’t think you deserve better or worse, other people don’t think you deserve better. It can be frustrating to focus and realize your own potential when you have negative people holding you back. I just had an epiphany tonight. Brush them off. Ignore them. Delete them from your life. Seriously, do not give them a second thought except to motivate you to push harder, longer, stronger. There are people that are placed in your path to make you a strong person, and not always with positivity. Dig deep, discover the person that you were always meant to be but might have been too scared to become. This person is hungry for life.

“For me life is continuously being hungry. The meaning of life is not simply to exist, to survive, but to move ahead, to go up, to achieve, to conquer.” Arnold Schwarzenegger

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It wouldn’t be worth it if it was easy

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Sometimes it’s hard to wake up in the morning and be healthy. It kind of surprises me how the MOMENT I get up, I’m thinking of my health. My sore body definitely reminds me that I’m doing something right, even if it hurts. It’s not normal to feel like an 80 year-old man getting out of bed, but it’s refreshing. It means the workout I did the day before was worth the sweat and doubt. Stepping on the scale and seeing the numbers go down definitely means that skipping the markdown Valentine’s Day candy was worth it… I’m still dreaming of it, though. Yet, a bikini is so much more worth it. Summer bikini bodies are made in the winter. Lifetime healthy bodies are made year-round. Oh, and since when did going into a grocery store become such a challenge? It’s so hard to pass up the middle aisles, or what I like to consider a level of hell. Everything is delicious… and made to preserve the fat in my body. Sticking to the perimeter of the store is cool. It’s a challenge, but it’s possible. I thought this would always be my life until I stepped into heaven: Whole Foods. Please, this obsession will not go away. I’m becoming addicted to this pain in my body, this feeling of accomplishment when I see inches and pounds come off, and the smell of EVERYTHING in Whole Foods. Well, besides the hippie that hasn’t showered with anything besides fresh stream water in weeks. This is a thing… and I encountered him in the fish market. Needless to say, I bought us chicken that night.


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Accountability!

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This is my first official blog and I have to say that I’m kind of nervous. My weight and fitness has always been such a roller coaster of emotions. I feel like I’m never satisfied. In high school and throughout my early 20’s, I struggled with unhealthy eating. Not eating for days, surviving off of fast food late at night after partying. Basically, I did not think of being the best “me” because I was running myself into the ground, burning the candle at both ends. I feel like I have woken up so many times and just felt sluggish. It was a moment of thinking “This can’t keep happening.” Yet, I never put down the fries or soda. I never stopped watching reality t.v. long enough to get a workout in. It’s insane how eating crap can make your health, both emotion and physical, crap. Plain and simple, crap. Of course, I would never admit out loud the emotion turmoil I experienced from trying to keep up a positive appearance. So, officially,  four and a half months before my 30th birthday, I am deciding to hold myself accountable. I have started a 21 Day Fix with Beachbody and I am officially a Beachbody Coach. I’m so excited for this new opportunity, and really hope that anyone that reads this that might be going through or have gone through what I have will reach out and talk to me! Follow me, and let’s do this together!