The Girl Behind the Blog
Sometimes, I feel like I write a lot about running, fitness, and mom life and I kind of miss those little other, slightly random and fun facts about myself. I’m not for sure if anyone is interested in posts like these, but I love reading about other people and what they like/dislike, their passions and hobbies. I was so inspired by Robyn, over at the Real Life RD with her latest post on ‘Some Things You May Not Know…’ I loved reading a peek into facts about her life and thought it would be really fun to write something similar (except facts about me, haha)
Social media is awesome and hard at the same time, because most of the time we see these amazing people and their picture perfect lives, but miss the messes and the failures that everyone has along the way. My hope is that this blog gives you a glimpse into real life. One of my favorite words is ‘raw,’ (haha) and that’s one of the things I hope this blog shows. Real life, messes and all.
I’m not really for sure how to transition into facts about myself and ‘the girl behind the blog,’ so we will just go for it…
I really, really enjoy sleep. And it’s most likely one of my favorite parts about the day (eh, night?) I joke with Landon because I’ve told him a thousand times, as I’m cuddled up under the covers that I am so, so happy to be going to sleep. Some people don’t like sleep or see it as a waste of time, but I LOVE IT.
I also love popcorn and if you’ve been reading this blog for any amount of time, you probably knew that by now.
I’m a big fan of pretty much most British shows – think Downtown Abbey, Call the Midwife, The Crown (although that’s Netflix, right?), but I also enjoy things that make me laugh, like Psych or a good romantic comedy > While You Were Sleeping is totally my jam!
I adore pretty much anything sweet potato – sweet potatoes fries, baked sweet potato, mashed sweet potato, etc. Although, I always make my sweet potatoes to veer on the savory side of things. Salty/sweet combo = life.
Coffee is my life juice and although I realize I am dependent on it, I am not willing to give it up. There’s always room for a vice or two, right?
The most important thing in my life is my Savior. I became a Christian when I was really young, (think four years old) but it really wasn’t until I was around 15 years old that I really made my faith my own and saw a lot of growth. The awesome thing about walking with Jesus, is that He is constantly making me more like him. And while there are seasons of growth and seasons where I feel kind of dry, my supreme desire is to know Christ and be made like him.
Contrary to what seems like it should be, I have yet to get into juicing things. Is that a just me thing or do you guys juice your own veggies/fruit? It sounds amazing, but I have yet to try it. Part of me doesn’t like the idea of using a bunch of fresh produce just to get it in liquid form – I would rather eat it whole. Any thoughts?
If I could choose just one dessert to eat for the rest of my life, it would 100% be ice cream (could I also include whipped cream with that?) Ice cream is one of my favorite foods and although I don’t eat it every day, it’s my all time favorite comfort and celebratory, dessert/treat/snack. That’s probably one of the reasons why I make a smoothie every morning, the cold creaminess of my smoothie (plus the fact that it is chocolate) reminds me of ice cream. YES AND YES.
I still have days that I struggle with body image. Although recovered from an eating disorder, there are still days that I struggle with those unwanted thoughts of body image. Thankfully, I know where my identity lies and it’s value isn’t in what I look like. A simple action point that I’ve used before (which has helped a lot!) is instead of pointing out all the flaws I see in my body, I start by showing gratitude towards it. Sounds corny, but it usually sounds like, “I am so thankful my legs are strong enough to run 5 miles and feel good.” or “I am grateful to have strong arms to carry my baby boy.” this simple mindset switch seems mundane, but every time helps me refocus on what is truly important. Less of what my body looks like and more of what my body can DO.