Just Another Random Sunday

Happy Sunday!

I have to admit, I wish there were more Sundays in the month!

I have a week and a few days left in this quarter of school! I am SO looking forward to my break! This whole quarter has been about keeping up, catching up, and I will welcome the break! So, I can not feel behind during the Month I am off! I have big life changes coming soon… I am excited about upgrading this blog and re-designing it. Also, creating another blog! Changes are scary! I think that’s why I’ve waited so long. I am excited to start the next AMAZING chapter in my life! The time is now…

Time for me to follow my dreams and “Do More Than Just Exist!”


I choose all these things! Yup, sure do! I really do feel gratitude each and ever day. I feel like I am totally evolving as a person. I feel it with everything with me, that the future is looking bright and good things, and good life changes are coming my way!


Today, was my last day in the Deepak & Oprah 21 day Meditation challenge and I am so grateful for the last 21 days! If you have not done one of these free mediation challenges. I can’t recommended them enough.

Regardless, of being on a meditation challenge, I meditate daily. If you don’t know where to start just search You Tube or look up a app for guided meditations. My personal challenge is increase my time in silence following guided meditations.

I started my Bodypeace Journey Discovery! So far it’s been a real emotional roller coaster. Good thing I like Roller Coasters. The book written my Heather Waxman and Kasey Arena AKA Powercakesis really helping me deal with my own issues. It’slike the last piece of the puzzle that is my life. I’m changing. I can feel it.

Working on relationship with food. While I may love food, food doesn’t always love me back. I’ve recently discovered how bad Wheat, Gluten, and Sugar is wreaking havoc on my body from my Doctor and Physical Therapist. Unfortunately, I am coming to to terms that I need to give it all up for good. My personal health depends on it. I’ve literally been having a slight breakdown over this. I mean Wheat is in everything. And, when I spend so much effort to eat healthy, I have got to stop they cycle of self sabotage.

Be on the lookout for more food posts as I make this Lifestyle change. I’m not going to call it a diet. This is a permanent change. Also, I will be sharing more about my BODYpeace  discovery.

“With Every breakdown comes a Breakthrough!”



I experience this frequently! I would recommended this book Ito everyone. I think we all need a better relationship with our bodies.

I’m not gonna talk about the media, I’m sure we all know about this topic and can agree that we really need to get it though that these images are not real.

I am working on showering myself with self-love, so that I can give more love!

That is all, wishing you all a wonderful week ahead. And encourage you to take some time for YOU. You deserve the best!









Tuesday #RealTalk

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Happy Tuesday!!!

Personal Update! I’ve been on another little blog time out! One of the main reasons; I am working on myself! Taking time for self care, focusing on homework, focusing on studying for CPT Exam and Studying for my glowFIT instructor training, and trying to keep up on schoolwork & get N’ my workouts in! I feel great about everything! I just had writers block again! I’m still working through The Artist’s Way! Which I am loving, in week 7! On one day a couple weeks ago I got these really cool journals on my Artist Date! I also got a New Yoga Mat! Got these to inspire me on my new journey and keep me engaged and focused! I’ve been a little overwhelmed lately and trying to find my “Balance!” Let’s just say I am a total work in progress!!! Meditation and Yoga are keeping me sane while I have been a little “under the weather” to boot!

My Mantra for each New Day! Leonie Dawson Baby-steps! I got this! My morning pages are helping me get to the root of my issues! I can’t possibly say enough good things about them, even when I don’t want to do them and don’t want to hear what they are saying! ❤

Sometimes…. I just have to take a step back and look at what is really going on. I am finding my confidence again! I’ve been frustrated lately, but I am feeling much better now. This Virgo is grateful that Mercury Retrograde is over with! It’s time to get ME right!


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One disappointing thing that happened recently is that I got a new phone with the worlds WORST camera! So, I haven’t been happy with pics that I have been taking. I am gonna try to figure out how to take better pics. I have a LG Optimist if anyone has any advise on this matter! Man having a new phone is kind of emotional!  I had to remember passwords, think about what I lost on my old phone, it was just a pain in the @$$! But, at least the battery works more than a hour! I try to keep a gratitude attitude about it.


OK…So what to do when you have too much on your plate?!?!? Take on a BIG HUGE challenge! A totally different kind of marathon! This is huge for me! I am participating in NaNoWriteMo !!!! Write a novel 50,000 words in the Month of November for National Write A Book Month! I am so excited about this, and it will have nothing to do with Health and fitness. I found local groups with this website, lots of fun activities and local write ins! Basically that’s 1667 words a day and I am going for it! If your interested in participating with such a awesome challenge… Add me as a Writing Buddy LaurieV.


Yup, so that’s what’s been going on in my corner of the world!



Thankful Thursday — Fall Edition

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Happy Thursday!

This morning I woke up way before the sun will come up! I woke up at 4am. Just a few months ago, I was angry/irritated every morning that I couldn’t sleep in, no matter how hard I tried! Over the past week my early wake ups, all of a sudden, turned into, dragging my booty out of my bed every morning a half hour later, a hour later, to late wake ups where, I just didn’t wanna get out of bed. I just wanted to stay warm and toasty,snuggled in bed all day. So, I was waking up feeling like I was hung over. Then stumbling through my morning feeling stressed out and thinking, “OMG I don’t have enough time!” I think I have been actually waking up between 4-5 am and then just forcing myself back to sleep. I didn’t even look at my clock before I grabbed my stuff off my nightstand and got up and headed to the coffee pot. Notice I didn’t say stumbled! I drank my lemon and ginger H20, which I knew was waiting for me, as I had prepared it the night before, while I was waiting for my coffee and lit some incense and sat down and wrote out my Morning Pages.

Voila!!! What came out as I wrote them is that I am thankful for my early mornings! I love being awake while I feel like the whole world is sleeping! and, since I am no longer  Night Owl, mornings it is. I would prefer the time to be about 5-5:30 instead of 4 am, but I will take what I can get. I LOVE my daily naps. Even when I slept in I still felt the need to nap!

So, I just made a short story long, my first thing I am Thankful for is….. drum roll.…Early Mornings!


I am -Thankful to be ALIVE.

I am -Thankful my back is feeling better.

I am – Thankful for my Friends!

I am – Thankful for my COFFEE!!!!!! Very, Very THANKFUL!!!!

I am – Thankful for Fall and all the changes that are changing inside of me as the season changes!

I am – Thankful that I am in school. No matter my complaints I am truly grateful. I didn’t know if I was going to be able to afford this quarter. I feel truly blessed with good/amazing classes, that I feel connected with, and just have a overall feeling that I am where I am supposed to be.

I am- Thankful For Fall. I feel the winds of change stirring inside of me and I love it.

I am – Thankful for “DUH” Fall Sweaters, Hoodies, and Boots!

I am Thankful for Bonfires.

I am – Thankful for Hot Coco & Warm Apple Cider.m

I am – Thankful for my home and lovely Fireplace.

I am -Thankful that I just celebrated my 20th anniversary with the LOVE of my life! (yes, I did get married at 9…lol)

Most of all….. I am thankful for the promise of a Brand New Day, a Brand New Month, and a Brand New ATTITUDE!



List Five things….GO!

Sunday — Night Before MY 21 Day For The Glow — Metabolic Reset


Twas the night before the 21Day Metabolic Reset Challenge and all through the house…..


This isn’t my house!

And, 4 kids that aren’t mine are stirring allllllllll over the house. I am so totally prepped and ready to take on this challenge.

It’s not the fitness/ nutrition challenge that will be the challenging part, It is doing it from someone’s home with LOTS of kids. Five kids here and my two at home. Long story short… My best friends husband was in a bad accident at work and he is over in a special hospital until at least Sunday. My friend didn’t leave me a car-seat for the two year old. Thank GOD my daughter drives and has been helping me this weekend, Luckily I found a loner car-seat tomorrow and when my daughter will not be around to help.

I had to bring my juicer and blender, back and forth from home grabbing stuff and get food for all these kids and food for my challenge! Right now all of a sudden I have a beautiful quiet moment. Calgon take me away! Seriously, I’ve been here since Friday. It has been an adventure I will tell you that. And it’s a long week ahead of me! Oh yeah, and kids and myself have been sick. Me, bad sinus infection settled in my chest. Kids are getting over strep and one kid with a double ear infection. So, I have been to walk-in clinics lots of prescriptions to pass out and keep straight. I am so glad that I finally got on some and finally getting relief.

It’s QUIET night here. I let them all wear themselves out. I have my food prepped, detox tea that I am going to add Coconut oil and Cinnamon to almost ready. My alarm set early. I am gonna have to get my workout in, way before kids wake up. I am going to spend some time ME time journaling, reading, and mentally preparing myself! I am not gonna let this chaos get in the way of my challenge! I am ready to #getupandglow



I love that word!

I have the intention of success and getting everything taken care of here and other things that I have to be doing!

Starting off the challenge on Labor Day, I didn’t have plans anyways. So, I am happy I don’t have to turn down a good BBQ!

I haven’t really had a second to think, much less write a blog. I am going to use this blog to track my progress.

LOL the only thing I forgot was my yoga mat! OOPS. I literally brought half my house over here!

I got on the scale today and it said, “HELP ME!” LOL!!! I know for a fact all my fall clothes from last year do not fit, I have been living in yoga pants. I have to stay accountable and organized and I’m ready!

I honestly don’t know how my friend keeps her sanity. I’m used to two kids! So here’s hoping I make it through the week with out literally going CRAZY!

Anyways, it felt really good to hide myself away and write this!!!



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Sunday — Had a AWESOME Birthday!! My sinus infection let up for the day to let me enjoy it!


Birthday Dinner! Hubby cooked my fresh Sockeye Pesto Salmon (that I caught BTW!) with fresh garden Beans and Onions from the neighbors garden!


Beautiful Birthday Sunset! I love summer sunsets where I live!


R & R this week! Sinus/allergy problems lasted all week! Enjoyed my downtime. Went to gym and couldn’t make it through the workout, I wasn’t ready yet. So, picked up a Mag and read about working out since I wasn’t up to it!


I absolutely love reading Miracles Now! I pick a random page in the morning each day!


Got these delicious bars from Amrap — Review and Giveaway coming soon!


Received this little treasure! Make Success Mandatory. By Jeremy Scott Fitness. Read it, it was so good. Going to re-read it and — Review Coming Soon~*


Spent a lot of time SOUL searching! Awesome things happening on Heather Waxman’s Blog!


I just LOVED this by @healthydiva!!!


Best FIND of the week! Overhead someone telling me it was AMAZING… And so far it is!


Taking this to saying to HEART and I am willing and ready to start opening up more here on my blog!



JOIN ME! It’s not too late to join in this AMAZING challenge with me! Right now today starts the PREP. Challenge from For The Glow! One of my personal favorites from Jennifer Jordan, 21 Day Metabolic Reset! P.S. There is an amazing group of AmaZzzzzING women, let me know if you are joining me!


#wordstoliveby from the oh so wish Cookie Monster!!!!


Loving my daily Green smoothie, trying to get this sickness to go Away!!!!

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Everyone have a wonderful and safe Labor Day Weekend!!!




Happy Soul Sunday — Birthday Edition

Happy Birthday To Me & Happy Sunday!!!!


Another year older & another year wiser~*

Woke up at my usual 4 am (no alarm) time. Spent some time with my journal and coffee! I can’t believe how fast the years are flying by at this point in my life. I’ve been waking up at 4-5am for months. If I go back to sleep I feel like crap when I wake up. So, I have graciously accepted that if the universe wants me awake at 4 am then… SO BE IT!

I used to be a night owl. But, this was when my kids were little and had early bedtimes. It’s taking me a long time to come to terms with this early hour. For a while I was dragging all day & a little pissed off that I couldn’t sleep in. Now I enjoy the peace and quiet of my mornings with every one still asleep. I would have to stay up REALLY late now to have this kind of peace and quiet. I guess it’s part of growing older. I do have to have a nap during my day & I am in bed before 10pm. I’ve tried staying up later, but my body clock still wakes me up this early! This may change as the days grow shorter. Just a few weeks ago if I got up at five, the sun was already coming out to greet me. Now it’s completely dark when I wake up. Once school is back in and perhaps I find a job this will all be changing. I used to enjoy my evenings when everyone was all sung in their beds, just as much as I have come to enjoy my mornings.


Everyday IS a Second Chance~* (My mantra to get me through each and every day!)

Now, I have a whole new year upon me. I am actually very excited for it!!!! I have had, major personal growth in this last year and it feels AMAZING!  It’s time to set some new personal goals/intentions for this next year. This last year I spent learning, preparing, and setting myself up for THIS YEAR! I’m at a even age and it’s still a even year and I have BIG plans! Personal growth and development are still my main priority. However, now I am READY in my mind, body, and Soul to take daily action towards making my dreams come true.

Priority #1 — ME — This is my time and TODAY IS THE FIRST DAY OF THE REST OF MY LIFE!



Remind yourself that it’s okay NOT to be perfect! A big fat Halleluiah!

This is hard…..

But, I am getting there and realizing that it really is OKAY!

In fact I LOVE that I am Perfectly Imperfect!


Cherish Yesterday ~ Dream Tomorrow~ Live Today — Richard Bach

I wrote a very long journal to myself this morning, about what I want to accomplish for the next year!

This journal entry is super long and completely attainable. I’m not ready to share all of it here on my blog yet. But, I will write out my main point.

* Daily, Daily, Daily!!! Habits, Workouts, Making time for MYSELF, and taking a step each and every day towards the direction of where I want to end up in a year! #DreamBig

My first major intention is Weight-Loss! This requires some major dedication! I am once again on a plateau! I know exactly what I need to do to break it. It’s only a little extra effort #Igotthis #imREADY — I’m going to be brave and post my transformation and progress on my blog & keep my friends and family aware of this intention, instead of keeping it to myself. I know exactly what to do…Now I just have to DO IT!

I could write all day, I will get more into my intentions in future blogs, but for now I am gonna go ENJOY my Birthday!!!

No Excuses!! Bring it on!!!!!!!!



Motivation –ME — Monday

Happy Monday!

I said, I wasn’t gonna blog this week! I was just Kidding! LOL

I have a successful week all planned out! I CAN do this!! I absolutely hate the word Can’t! My ego keeps popping in my head randomly and has NOT been being very nice. Luckily the other voices told my ego to STFU!

I put a sticky note on my bathroom mirror last night that says, “YOU GOT THIS”


So what is going on this week!?!?!?!

I have a few priorities this week, listed in order!

1.) Study for CPT Exam, exactly one week from today is when I take it!

2.) Workout EVERYDAY!

3.) Meals are planed, stick to them!

4.) Continue to look for Sponsors for my Team In Training Raffle for my fundraising for the Nike Women’s Half in SF! So far it’s gonna be pretty AWESOME! You don’t have to wait until my prizes are announced to be entered in the raffle. I will say it will be a awesome prize package that I will add stuff to myself as well, and also a separate raffle for those that can only donate a dollar. Five Dollars gets you one Raffle entry! Each One dollar gets you into a separate drawing for Amazon, iTunes, and Starbucks Gift Cards! What are you waiting for I need your help!?!?!? Enter Here. I think my chances of getting even better sponsors will go up if I get some donations. It’s for an amazing cause!!!! Even if all you can do is one dollar I totally appreciate it!

5.) Wake up and BE AWESOME!

Sound like a great week?!?!?