Fit Me Journal July 29

In case you’re new here, welcome! This is the fit me journal blog! I started this blog about 18 months ago to share my days. Honest, real, happy, sad, kids, dogs, bodies, life… all the things. If you want to catch up, all of my posts are on the fit me website.

When I started the blog, I was newly pregnant with baby number 3…my husband was 1 month into a 7-month deployment with the US Navy, and Fit Me was actually only a few months old. It feels like a really long time ago.

Originally the blog was daily, but now it is weekly! And today I decided it will be hump-day blog. Every Wednesday, you can expect a blog post email! If blogs aren’t your jam, I dare you to give this one a chance. After a few weeks, if you still don’t like it, it’s totally ok. 

I have 2 favorite things about writing to you. First, that I get responses. It’s like we get to share a window into the things in our heads. Hit reply anytime if my blog resonates with you!

Second…I feel relieved when I write. That probably sounds odd…but the process of reflecting, sharing, and letting go is like soul medicine. I had no idea it would work like that for me, but I guess that’s why there are so many gurus recommending personal journals.

There aren’t many other places in my busy day that I pause, feel all the feels and unburden. In fact, I think I usually do the opposite. I pause from things I want and need to focus on, take on more information, and then stress about it or add it to the “to do” list.

Here’s how this works in action. Imagine you are carrying a really heavy backpack and griding through your days. You are doing your best to care for all the people around you and be your best, but that backpack is heavy and seems to just get heavier. You add to it constantly.

Then you pause, and put the backpack down for a minute. Breath and stretch and look at the beauty around you and the people with you. You feel better.

Then when you go to put the backpack on again, you realize you were carrying a bunch of heavy garbage in there, stuff you don’t need, stuff that isn’t yours. Because you took a few min to pause, you can see it clearly. 

So you take that heavy garbage (social media nonsense, toxic relationships, negative self-talk, limiting beliefs, media/ political fights, other people’s expectations) and you put it in the proverbial dumpster and let it all go.

Then, when you pick up your backpack, it’s lighter…and you only have the important things left.

So that’s my challenge to you on this first hump day blog. If your backpack is feeling really heavy these days, push pause today for 5 minutes. Breathe, stretch, and unburden, then look at your load with fresh eyes and decide what’s worth carrying.

Until next week,


P.S. My favorite app for pushing pause is Happy Not Perfect. Calm and Headspace are also good ones!