It’s up to YOU – Bulimia Recovery

I have this calendar hanging in my bathroom by the mirror. Every X represents a day that I did not have a binge/purge episode in the month of May. I’ve struggled with this eating disorder thing since I was a teenager. I’m now 26 years old, so I guess you could say I’m at about the 10 year anniversary mark. An eating disorder isn’t something that just up and vanishes after a bit of counseling and working with a […]

It’s time to come clean

It’s time to come clean.

Okay, not quite. If you know me personally and we talk in person, you might have an idea of what’s going on in my personal life. And honestly, it’s probably of no interest to most people. Without giving away too many details I want you to know that I am doing really well. I am really really happy. If you’d like to find out more, talk to me in person please. I will share everything […]

Little Things

A few days ago I knew I needed to just get out of this depressed funk I’ve been in. I had decided to press the delete key on this pity party I was having. From an outsider, I look happy and act happy. But there was and is still is this emptiness inside me. I started questioning my life. What was I waking up for? What was my purpose?

I resolved to make little changes in my life instead of […]

10 Day Online Handstand Challenge

Just for fun, I’m hosting a 10-day online handstand challenge to help fine-tune your way to upside down. Video tutorials will be released each day on the daily pose or transition.

 
Rules:
Take a pic of the daily pose, post to Facebook, then hashtag #SimplyHandstand AND tag my page Simply Ashes so I can see your daily photos and videos and keep you accountable. Do this for all 10 days to be eligible for prizes!! JOIN the Facebook EVENT.

 
Prizes:
Scheels Gift Card
Mojo Essential Oil […]

Late Night Blog – Don’t Sleep Your Life Away

Yeah, I know, I know. But it’s hard right now. It’s April and the weather is still cloudy overcast stuck in the 30’s. It makes me a little bummed. And I know, external things cannot “make me” anything. I make myself feel, but it’s just a expression, k?! I know I shouldn’t be waiting and wishing for the future to get here faster. I know that living in the now is the best place to be and we should […]

Late Night Blog – So many wants

What missing in my life? I don’t know. I feel like an angsty teenager. What is my life all about? There’s just so much I want to do and so little energy or time spent doing it. I have trouble focusing on one thing at a time. Is that a problem of my generation or a me problem? What do I really want?

It’s time for some reflection and diary-style entries where I just continue writing without editing or caring […]

My Crazy Fitness Timeline

I sometimes get asked, “What kind of yoga do you do?” or something along the lines of what my workout routine is. Actually, this question happens frequently on Instagram where I post mostly yoga photos. It’s a legitimate question, since I’ve often find myself to be one of the stronger students when I attend classes or workshops and it would be nice to know how I got there. I can also make some neat shapes with my body. In […]

21 Day Fix Extreme Results

I was well into the 21 Day Fix Extreme program but I didn’t feel like I was seeing any progress. My weight was staying about the same and I was feeling okay. Week 1 was exhausting. Week 2 was exhilarating. And week 3 snuck up on me. Week 3 didn’t go as well as the other two weeks but I will pushing through. Where was the progress? Sometimes it’s not always physical progress that is the most noticeable or […]

February Fitness Progress

This is my one month progress in the diet bet on dietbetter.com. I joined the “Butler Family Transformer” diet bet where you put money into a pot and get it back (plus a portion of the money from people who did not win) if you lose the % of weight necessary in the time-frame. It’s kinda fun and it’s another great way to keep accountable. In 6 months we have to lose 10% of our body weight, but the first […]

Why My Dinner Made me Cry

For most people, nothing about the dinner plate above says, “look at me, I’m so sad.” But for one reason tonight, tears rolled down my face as I took each bite. This is going to be more of a sad blog, just a warning.

I don’t remember the last time I’ve eaten white fish. When I do eat seafood, it’s typically salmon or sushi or some fancy concoction from a restaurant. But I bought tilapia the other day to follow […]