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I was browsing around on the internet this weekend and came across some ummm “interesting” products so I had to make a vid and share! Tell me in the comments, yay or nay! Also, do you like these vloggy type vids on my BlogilatesTV second channel? Let me know if there’s other types of vids you’d like to watch! Open to all suggestions! You know I’d do anything for you :)
Hmm and something I wanna comment on today about the value of friends and the value of you…not really related to fitness but totally related to health of the soul, well-being, and happiness.
HEALING TAKES TIME
The start of this week has been interesting. Usually I am working working working and working out. That’s kind of my life and I love it. I’m like an energizer bunny that just keeps going and going and going and going and going…
However, this weekend and today, I did something a little different. I stopped and took the time to talk to friends and share stories for hours. It was so nice.
I don’t know if you remember but I may have talked about a broken relationship I had with my GBF (we were exactly like Will & Grace) back in college and how things kind of went pretty sour due to me meeting someone new. We stopped talking for a few years, there was bitterness, lots of tears, and it was a very painful experience to lose contact with someone whom you really cared about. I remember having to listen to Leona Lewis songs to get over our “break up”. Yes, I am girly like that. And yes that is how I deal with my feelings. Pop love songs are amazing.
Recently, my old GBF and I both put in some effort in the past year to mend things and finally, yesterday, I felt like we were nearly back. It’s taken a very long time to heal but I just wanted to let you know that in life, you need to be able to learn from your experiences, make the best of it, forgive, and move on. Whether it’s moving on alone or together, you must move on in order to live fully. You also must make the choice to be happy. We were both able to move on, but luckily, it turns out that we both had a similar intention to try to make our friendship work again.
Yesterday he brought a collage book I had made of all of the photos we took while in college and we looked through each page and laughed sooooo hard. SOOOOO HARD!!!! The kind where you can’t breathe and start crying. It was the best. I felt so happy to have this person back in my life again.
Sometimes healing just needs time…so be patient and if things are meant to be then they will. I 100% believe that.
SURROUND YOURSELF WITH PEOPLE WHO LOVE YOU
I’m a big believer in putting yourself in the right environment in order to thrive. And you know what? You are the one who gets to choose who you hang out with and who you spend time with. Do these people make you better or do they suck the energy out of you and make you feel bad? If so. GET OUT!!! Get out right now and say bye bye.
Friends are people who make you feel confident, help you feel good about who you are just make you a better person when you’re around them.
Recently, I’ve been dealing with quite a bit personally and professionally and one of my closest friends has stuck through it all with me. He really knows how to pick me up when I’m down and also loves to go nuts with me when we start brainstorming crazy ideas! It’s good, flowing energy. It’s a friendship I cherish and value a lot.
I also cherish my family a lot…sometimes we may fight and argue but it’s family. You forgive and you always know they have your back! That’s the good thing about blood relation!
Also, my girl friends from high school have also been quite vocal, hilarious, and caring in my recent boy situations. Did you pick up on that in my videos? Haha. Taylor Swift may sing about her woes, but I just double leg lift through mine.
VALUE YOURSELF & YOUR TIME
Today one of my girl friends said something that really resonated with me. She wrote, “If you find yourself devoting your time, thoughts, emotions on a guy that can’t give you what you want in the long term, while he isn’t necessarily hurting you, it is still time, thoughts and emotions that could be better spent on someone who is present and willing to fight for you and make a real relationship work.”
I really couldn’t have said it better myself. Because. I didn’t actually realize this at all.
Friends look at you from the outside in. They give you perspective and they give you insight. Judgement can be cloudy when you’re alone and living in your own world. Sometimes…your own perceived world.
This is true. It is so true. I kept trying to tell myself that maybe I should live in the moment and be happy for what it is but honestly, it’s not worth my time. Time is something I don’t even have enough of for myself :( I need to learn how to value myself and learn how to let go even when I want something so bad. It’s not good for me. It’s not.
So I am blogging right now to tell you, person, that you’re being let go.
And you know what?
I don’t even think he is reading this right now. Because the person who actually values me would.
REALIZATION. TAKING. EFFECT.
Sorry for the crazy long emotional post! Didn’t really plan that but maybe it’s good to know your instructor is more than just a ball of cheer with a sriracha cherry on top. (Though 99.9% of the time I am!) She deals with problems just like you do. She also likes to KILL WORKOUTS to release her emotions :D
So what do you say POPsters!?? Let’s go beast today. For me?
Hope you’re having a wonderful day! Love you guys!