day twenty-seven, -eight & -nine | fueled up

day twenty-seven, -eight & -nine | fueled up | Journey for JessiHappy Friday everyone!  Boy, was it a good great week!  The final week of my Whole30 and I honestly feel on top of the world.  My food has been in control.  I have learned what works for me.  I have my “sugar dragon” under control.  It is pretty amazing, but I will go into further detail in my final Whole30 summary post this weekend—so stay tuned.  As for this week, I’m focusing on my meals, workouts, and recovery sessions. Continue reading

thursday challenge

oh leg day || Journey for JessiThis workout is my killer workout from Thursday.  I was hoping to get it up by Friday, but as you know, life is a whirlwind!  I just got home again from a mini vacation/weekend away, but I will do a separate post about that.  My best friend wanted me to help her get back in shape after spending a few month abroad.  I was more than excited to help out and challenge myself along the way.  

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spring semester

spring semester || Journey for Jessi Classes resumed this week for me!  Yay college!  I actually am really excited about this semester.  What has changed?  The more difficult classes?  Longer and busier schedule?  Nope!  My new outlook on life!  Remember my New Year’s Resolutions?  Yeah, those are still going strong–if not stronger than ever!  

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chasing happiness

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I started this blog as a health blog in memory of my best friend Jessi a few months ago. Jessi was my best friend that I waited to emerge all my life, and the two years I knew her, though short, I felt like we had been friends our whole lives. She was the one and only person I could relate to 100%. I knew she would always understand and help me through difficult times. It has been seven months to the night now. Seven months since I lost my best friend, confidant, and sister in Christ. I miss her every single day, and it still feels as fresh as the night she passed. I have been lying to myself thinking that things have been better. But the truth is, I am very lost.
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crossfit mashup

crossfit mashup--Journey for JessiGood morning everyone!  Happy Sunday!  Let me tell you–I am sore, sore, sore.  Thanks to my crossfit session yesterday morning. It was about my third to fourth time doing crossfit and yesterday a lot of things were introduced to me haha.  I absolutely love it though and the feeling of being sore the next day (today).  I am already planning my workout for today–maybe a run before it starts snowing here this week or some yoga… Continue reading

alpaca for sale

alpaca for sale--journey for jessiAs a busy engineering student, most times I find it difficult to get out for some “me” time.  I am really trying hard this school year at making my health, both physical and mental health, a top priority.  Why?  Because being healthy makes me happy and when I feel happy, I feel like my life is more put together, and when I feel like my life is put together, I find that I am more inclined to study more effectively.  So, this is how my “me” time this weekend went thus far… Continue reading

healthy and smart

healthy and smart--Journey for JessiCollege is back in full swing–meaning, that it is more difficult to keep up my healthy intentions when I have other things like studying, group projects, and club meetings to focus on.  I admit, lately my health and fitness has been put on the back burner, but I am back in action.  Here are some things I have learned over the years about staying healthy, both mentally and physically, in college without sacrificing my studies.

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crossfit rookie

crossfit rookie--Journey for JessiI finally tried crossfit… and I really really like it.  I have only been to three one-on-one sessions, but so far, I get an amazing workout every time.  It definitely is not for the weak minded… I find myself pushing hard and testing my limits of what I can do versus what my mind says I can do.  The following are some of my beginning workouts or WoD (workout of the day). Continue reading

hiking the summer away

hiking the summer away--Journey for JessiOn to the finale of my summer “vacation.”  I say “vacation” because I was vacationing in the colorful state in which I attend school, Colorado.  I am so blessed to call this amazing place my home away from home.  The beauty and wonder never ceases to captivate me.  On the final day in Glenwood Springs, my family and I went off the beaten path to a more than less popular hiking trail, but it did not disappoint by any means!  It was full of gorgeous views of the river and falls and if it were not for the Grizzly Bear encounter (yes, GRIZZLY BEAR!!!), then we would have kept hiking the afternoon. Continue reading

when in colorado

when in colorado--Journey for JessiWhen in Colorado, you have to spend as much time as possible outside. There is really no other way.  After moving back up via a two day road trip, I was itching to be back in the sun and back in nature.  The day after I got back (when I was still residing in a hotel), I made it out to Horsetooth Resevoir with my boyfriend to go kayaking.  It was so much fun!  A nice way to work those arms and shoulders without even realizing. Continue reading