Do you want to know a secret? Okay, let me ask you this. Do you want to know THE Secret? The Secret to success, the secret to happiness, and the secret to living the most fulfilling life you could possibly imagine? The answer lies within you. Every single person has the ability to live the life of their dreams. All you have to do is change your thought process. Wanna join me on the journey?
Positive thinking leads to positive reality. It’s called the law of attraction. Eat, Run, Live Happy is a personal fitblog. Every person in this world has their own unique story. This is mine. I’ve dealt a lot with mental disorders in my life. Besides dealing with depression, an eating disorder and low self-esteem myself, there are also people very close to me dealing with them as well. I am not a doctor. I have no degree (although I will be starting college in the fall for psychology.) Right now, I am just a girl that lived with a mental disorder for almost 10 years. Mental disorders are something many people live with every single day, most hiding it from a society that just doesn’t understand.
I’m 25 years old, divorced, and a mother of two children. Eat, Run, Live Happy was founded in October 2012 and is the beginning of my new healthy life, focusing not only on my physical health but my mental as well. I’m on a journey, a mission, the ride of my life.
Exercise, Art, Food, and my Kids are all part of my journey and big components in my happiness. I’m working on my self-esteem every single day. I’m staying positive, playing with my kids, being an artsy girl, running, cooking, and seeking out the joy in the little things in life.
Staying Positive- I have many goals set for myself and every day I try to stay as positive about those goals as I can. I think about them in my head as if I’ve already accomplished them. Then I enjoy the ride of actually accomplishing them. Want to see how you can stay on track?
Kids- I became a mom and a very young age and when that happened I felt tied down and trapped. I love my kids with all my heart but I think many moms especially single moms and those who became moms at a young age will relate. I’ve learned that even though I have two children, I can do anything I set my mind to. I can run, go back to school, blog, and STILL be a good mother. Need Ideas to keep you and your kids busy?
Art- Art equals love in my family. My mother paints, I like to draw, play the piano, and my sister is the best photographer I know. Art is one thing I use to get out my feelings. I use it as a type of therapy, if you will. Want to see some of my Art?
Running- I started running about 5 years ago on and off. I’ve been running consistently for almost a year now. I’ve ran 5k’s and am getting ready for a 5 mile run, a couple half marathons and a full marathon this year. Running is also great “therapy.” It really brings up a lot of emotions. There has been a couple times on my long runs where I get so emotional and even cry. When I’m finished the feeling is almost indescribable. It’s a feeling of accomplishment, of self-pride, of healthiness, of happiness and of positivity. Want to run with me?
Cooking- I had a love hate relationship for almost 10 years. Fasting, binging, purging were and endless cycle of unhealthiness for me. During my recovery I read Dr. Hyman’s book, The Ultra Mind Solution. That book has changed my way of thinking about “healthy” food. I no longer think about calories or fat. Now, I think about cooking and eating for my mental health. I think about Omega 3’s, chemical and hormone free foods, nutrients and vitamins the brain needs as well as the rest of the body. I love cooking and creating. Want some healthy mind recipes?
I hope you all check out Eat, Run, Live Happy and join me on the journey.