My friend Ify from London made this cool video that I put in my “About Me” section. Not sure if you got a chance to see it yet, but if you were at the London meetup, you might be in it!! I’ve never really had a chance to talk about where I come from and how much I love y’all so click play if you’d like to learn a little more about me!
This blog is about healthy living, fitness, eating, well-being…but I never touch on personal subjects. Doesn’t really go with the theme and can get uncomfortable with who may be reading this. I mean really – who is reading this!??
My blog is a place for me to write and motivate healthy habits for you guys and for me too. It keeps me accountable and it also is a wonderful outlet. It’s nice to know that you’re being heard and that someone out there cares. So that is why I kinda feel compelled to tell you guys what’s going on in other aspects of my life. Because maybe you would care to hear. You guys are my friends.
However I don’t feel like this is the appropriate place to do it :(
Sigh. Tug of war.
Let’s just say that I am having some boy troubles and I am in an emotional whirlwind. There’s days when things are good and I am up and days when things get confusing and I am down. You know how I like to give 110% to everything and I tell you guys to do it too? Well there is risk involved. Risk of falling down and getting hurt. But it’s ok. I think it’s worth it. No, I know it’s worth it. There’s no point to living life if you can’t live it to the fullest. It’s all about how fabulously you get back up. RESILIENCE.
Luckily there’s friends, music, and working out to keep my head clear and focused.
FRIENDS. It’s really important to be able to talk to someone when you’re having internal turmoil. It’s a healing technique. Don’t keep things within. You need to talk. Even if the person is just there to listen and not offer any advice, it’s what you need. You just need an ear.
MUSIC. As tacky as this sounds, Britney Spears has been consoling me with her song. Britney circa early 2000s. I know, makes me sound shallow and superficial, but hey, her lyrics (or whoever wrote her lyrics) really hit the spot as far as I’m concerned! Maybe I’ll do Taylor tomorrow.
WORKING OUT. The master of self-healing. This is MY hour to focus on getting stronger, getting more powerful, and getting myself to do things I didn’t think I could do because I believe in myself. Physical strength. Mental strength. Emotional strength. Exercising always boosts my mood.
Tonight was a weird night. I didn’t feel like working out.
That is a rare event for Cassey. Doesn’t happen very often unless I am sick. And even then I drag my butt out and do a lil something.
Anyway, I felt like blah and didn’t wanna workout. But I know myself. I was just letting my emotions take over. So I said no. Off we go. Put on my clothes, my shoes, and left the house and headed to the gym. I tricked myself as I left and said, it’s ok if you don’t wanna do it, just go light today. But when I got there and saw the machines and the people, I was a little more “in the mood” and said you know what, I think I can do sprints on the treadmill today and just kill it.
Cupcake Wars made it really easy to get through my sprints. (Love FOOD NETWORK!) I did 9mph on for 1 min and 45 sec off for 25 minutes total. Sparkled with sweat afterwards. Then engaged in some weight lifting to finish out the hour.
Yup! And that was that. I was done. And tomorrow is another day!
Hope you guys choose to live life passionately! That’s how you can experience all of life’s gifts and adventures to the fullest. Don’t be afraid to truly LIVE.