two steps back for four forward

two steps back for four forward || Journey for JessiSometimes when you are busy making heaps of progress, you forget to look back to reflect on how far you’ve come.  When striving for a goal, of course you want to head in the forward direction, but sometimes you have to go backwards to jumpstart yourself.  This concept holds true for all aspects of life: fitness, nutrition, health, heart, happiness, etc.  That is where I am at this current moment.  Without realizing, nor exactly volunteering, I took a few steps backward recently and this is what I discovered…  Continue reading

my first blog party

Fit Fed and Happy
So here I go!  My first “blog party.”  What you are about to see is a quick post of my “Life in Pictures.” A “blog party” or “link up” is a way for bloggers to connect and share their blogs in a supportive environment.  I am so excited to have been invited to my first link up and what better way than sharing through pictures?  Try to guess what all I have done through the pictures shared!  Without further or do, my week in pictures…  

Continue reading

making 2015 my year

new year, new perspective--Journey for JessiThanks to 2014, I have become stronger and grown quite a bit as an individual (see my last post).  I am so excited for this new year as I have big personal goals and I plan on really sticking to them.  In my second decade of life, I am tired of “floating” around through life.  Granted, I do want to be more free-spirited, but in the grand scheme of things, I want to have vision.  I want to be a dreamer and a doer.  
Continue reading

highlights of 2014

new year, new perspective--Journey for JessiHappy New Year all!  I hope 2015 is bringing you as much inspiration and determination for you as it is for me.  This is my recap  post for the new year; I was going to do a recap and resolutions post, but it quickly will turn into a novel.  Last year I gave up Facebook for quite some time.  It was sporadic off and on.  I really enjoyed cutting the ties from Facebook.  Currently, I am back on, but once school starts again I will delete my personal page and just keep the Journey for Jessi page–so be sure to like it!   Continue reading

chasing happiness

cropped-peaceful-longing.jpg

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.
Continue reading

realizing the journey

realizing the journey--Journey for JessiMy third year of college has come and I am settling into the year as the first-weeks-of-school-festivities come to a close.  I have been ridiculously busy lately as made obvious by my lack of posts…  I am thankful that things are winding down so I can get back into my fitness routine (I might have back-tracked a bit…) and focus on my priorities.  My goals for this month are to declare my nutrition major officially, get back on the health train, and register for the Boulder Spring Half Marathon.  I need to begin running more often again in order to get back into the swing of training. I need to take better care of my body.  I am a firm believer that the body can do wonderful things (like running a marathon) if you take care of it.  I know I need to train properly and effectively as I cannot help but think of Jessi–I am running the Boulder Half for her, for goodness sake.  

Continue reading