NYC On My Mind.


Love me some NYC. In about a week I will be heading out to the big city. This is a very impromptu trip, but I have decided those are the best kind of trips. Not quite enough time to think about the logistics of it. My cousin will be out there for work and kindly invited me to tag along. I also have two best friends who live in and near NYC, and another good friend who just spent the last 4 months traveling across the United States chasing the dream that we all aspire to live. That dream consisting of actually doing the things we want to do NOW instead of waiting until that right time. Is it ever the right time? It seems like some of us ( I am guilty) will be waiting until forever when it is the “right” time. I had an epiphany last week about my life and the direction that it is headed. Don’t be alarmed- that last sentence sounds sort of serious! Ha. I am completely happy with who I am, who I am becoming and how I am leading a life that will hopefully inspire others to make better choices with prevention and their personal health overall. Many times we get stuck in the same routine and our thought process day in and day out becomes our habit. This might be great if we are on the right track- or just the opposite if we are constantly surrounded by Debbie Downers. Let’s be honest, we all have a few of those in our life. My friend who recently made it to NYC did this with not a single dollar in his pocket.I know, crazy right? That’s what most would say- and well, I said the same thing when I heard the news that he was going to do this. When I thought about it some more, it really came down to the fact that I wished I could stop my entire routine and pick up and go. In reality, why can’t I? For fear that I won’t be making the right choice…or fear that people are going to judge me for not doing the “normal” things we are supposed to be doing? By this I mean getting married, career, and well for some having children. THIS is crazy. I think people get so wrapped up in chasing these things that they forget to fulfill their own personal goals. The more I think about it the more I realize I am in control of my life and choices no matter what they are. From here on out- if I am confident in my decision I am going to do it without the objectives of others. Forget everyone else. It’s my life and only I have to live it. So, back to my epiphany. I have been wanting to move to New York City for some time now- probably over a year or so. I went a couple of years ago and instantly felt like I needed to do it. Do it as in move. Some places we visit and are satisfied, others we visit and we want more. My favorite part about the city is that it is composed of people from all over the United States! Eclectic. That’s what comes to mind. It’s change, and most importantly a challenge. The thought of change alone freaks me out but with that I know comes growth and ability to adjust to a new situation. I have some exciting plans for my blog in the next couple of months- both personal and for my followers. I promise to start posting on a regular basis once my classes are over. For now, biology and nutrition are taking over my life. In a week it’s NYC and then three weeks until summer. Can’t wait to share pictures upon my return.

Cheers. xo


Vision Without Action is Day Dream.

This weekend a girlfriend of mine and I took a little time to make a vision board. I used the magazines that just collect and put them to use. A vision board is a simple yet powerful visualization tool that activates the universal law of attraction to begin manifesting your dreams into reality. How many times do you think of something, forget, and then months down the road wished you would have wrote it down/completed something you dreamt about. This board can contain ideas from goals that you have set, or see in the future with the intention that these ideas are put to work.

My board included the following:

1. The year of the DO.

2. My passion is to spread why being healthy is important across America.

3. I want to love everyone in my life amazingly.

4. Trust my gut.

5. Get better on track w/ finance and saving.

6. Possibly move to NY.

7. Creating a perfect balance between work, relationship, school, working out etc.

8. Continue to workout and test my body in ways I never knew possible.

9. Not gossip about others (We are all guilty.) What is the point?

10. Have fun and be myself + Not worry about what others think.

I could have probably done 10 more boards.  You don’t realize how much your information your head can hold until you try to express it and the space just isn’t big enough. I encourage you to make a vision board. Mabe it’s not about health and working out, but it could involve being a better brother, sister, coworker, parent, friend or just a better you. Vision without action is day dream. It’s a new week- and almost a new year. Let’s try to be better in every aspect of our life. This doesn’t happen over night but rather day by day or pound by pound. While putting my vision to work- you all inspire me to be better every day.  Have a great Monday everyone.