Summer training

I used to pride myself on my body and work ethic on maintaining a healthy and active lifestyle. Since I’ve grown older and the more responsibilities I’ve had to tackle on, I’ve realized that I’ve majorly neglected my body. This school year was a little rough for me because I found myself with a lot on my plate. It’s nice to keep active work wise, but once May hit me I realized that I had entered a mild state of depression.

Self-doubt and even self-worth slowly started to climb into my head. I tried my hardest to ignore this vague feeling by mounting another task or by simply taking a nap. I would look at myself in the mirror after a long day and I would just feel self-conscience about who was looking back at me. Needless to say I was depressed. Great! I didn’t have time to be depressed. What I didn’t realize was that me not giving myself a chance to fully acknowledge the fact of what I was feeling, was just making things worse.

As the school year came to a close I was determined to go back to my daily routine of at least running a couple of miles of running and so came today as the first day of “Aley getting her life on track because she cares about herself.” It felt nice to run a total of .5 miles. It felt nice to squat a total of 5 times. It felt good do a total of 20 Russian Twists. Yay!

And… with sweat coming down my face, I smiled to myself, and that ladies and gents felt good!

I know sometimes we get caught up with work and our daily lives consume us, that we forget what truly makes us who we are. I encourage you to take the time to breath, to enjoy yourself, to get back in the gym, get back to tending that garden, to reading that book, to those bubble bathes, to laughing, to pausing, gosh darn it you deserve it. Don’t ignore signs of fatigue, loneliness, guilt, worthlessness.

Listen to yourself. Please yourself. That’s the only person that truly matters.

I’m here for you, as always,

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  • Sports bra= Adidas
  • Leggings= Bally Brand found at Kohl’s
  • Running shoes= Nike
  • Jacket =Adidas
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For the run

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I’m sorry I’m posting uber late, but today I was literally running, and not to stay fit. In town today, there were like 5 grass fire that forced the south side of town to have to evacuate. It even reached my neighborhood and we were forced to leave the area for a little bit. I got home from work in my all black outfit just to pair it with my on the go Nike’s. I literally had to run from one side of town to the other.

The wind was blowing a little worse than yesterday, so I’m guessing it was hard for firefighters to stop the fires. It was also a little chilly so the black outfit really helped keep me warm.

Tomorrow when it’s not so hectic, I’ll share with you all the heels I was wearing, because they are new. For right now, I’m checking out because I’m a wee bit tired.

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Football madness

BroncosOkay, I admit. I am literally that typical girlfriend. The one that doesn’t know one thing about football. Yup, that’s me. CP is in LOVE with the Denver Broncos. So naturally, I am a Broncos fan too. Not because I have too, but honestly because I have fell in love with the game as well. At first watching Denver play prompt spending quality time with CP, but watching him so into this team, made me want to push knowledge into my little brain. And thus, I began to understand football. That doesn’t make me a pro. But, it makes watching games with CP so much more fun. And because I have showed interest. CP is buying me the works. Starting with this shirt. I love.

Go Broncos.

Outfit: Broncos shirt gift from CP, beanie and military inspired coat from Forever21, jeans for PacSun, and shoes from Charlotte Russe.

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