I LOVE the Oscars! I love the Oscars even more than I hate post-holiday winter. Every year, I find January to be on the brutal side…like one month-long holiday hangover. I feel lost and sad after the beautiful and exhausting chaos of the previous year explodes with the New Year’s skies. I try to be inspired by grocery store magazine resolutions and fitness makeovers plastered throughout social media. But each year brings mixed results and I often still feel kinda lonely…until I hit my Oscar groove, my reason for this dreary season.
Most of us can’t wait to be a mom and experience all the wonderful things that come with it, but what we don’t think about is all the challenges that come with this amazing role. As a younger mom, I had my first little one at age 25 and I thought “I’m young, I can do this,” but what I came to find out very quickly was that I needed help and I needed help in a lot of ways.
It’s not often that you think of Swimming while cooking, or vice versa, but if you really think about it, many of the same ideas work for both activities.
It’s that time of year again, time to break out the dumb bells, remove the clothes from the treadmill and dust off those ol’ running shoes. It’s a new year, and that means a(nother) new you right? If you are like me, every year I make the usual resolution to eat better and get back into shape, and every year like clockwork, I start off on a high note, and ride the rollercoaster all the way into the next year. Some months are better than others, I’m more inspired during the warmer months and find tons of excuses along the way, but I never seem to truly satisfy my resolution. Is that maybe because I’m not truly vested in it? Is this just the yearly band wagon I jump on because it’s what I’ve always done and it’s what everyone else is doing?