day seventeen | inner strength

day seventeen | inner strength | Journey for JessiStrength has always been something of value to me.  Strength of the body was always a given, it wasn’t until last year that I really was able to develop strength of the mind.  I have such an appreciation for a strong mind.  It has surely improved my life—in every aspect there is.  The Whole30 definitely challenges and strengthens the mind.  Day seventeen and I feel so powerful and finally in control of my food choices and eating habits.   Continue reading

dear scale

dear scale || Journey for Jessi

Dear Scale,

You decieve.  You trick.  You are bad with ratios.  You make others feel bad.  It’s not me, it’s 100% you.  I’m breaking up with you. 

sincerely, 

Emily Continue reading

the beauty in choice

Everyone else can see beauty in you, except for you.  Why is that?  I challenge you to reflect on your beauty everyday–your physical beauty or even the beauty you hold within your soul.

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

set backs

success--Journey for Jessi

I admit– I get discouraged.  I let minor set backs make me feel like I have lost everything.  Looking back, I always realize this is not the case though. It just takes a great deal of strength and courage to get back up and keep fighting.  If you are like me, you are your own worst enemy.  I have to constantly remind myself that eventually the storm will pass and the sun will shine again. Continue reading