Monday, November 16, 2015

Change is good.

Hello everyone!

I hope you all had an amazing Monday! Some people have this terrible fear of Monday's and how awful they are. Well lets change that opinion! Monday's are meant for fresh starts, productivity, and good choices. They're a way for us to wipe the slate clean and have a new beginning.

Lately I haven't been making very healthy food choices, and I've been extremely lazy. My motivation level has been at an all time low, and I've been feeling super crappy, both mentally and physically.

Today I decided to change that. I signed up for a gym membership, and am finally trying to back into the swing of working out on a regular basis. Am I out of shape? Yes! Did I work my absolute butt off? Yes! That's all you can do. It was time I stopped feeling sorry for myself and actually did something about it.

After my workout I went to the grocery store. I bought lots of fresh fruits and vegetables, and other healthy necessities. Once I got home from work tonight I made cauliflower mash with ground turkey and sautéed onions and peppers. Everyone should try it, it was amazing. Oh, and quick trick- when cooking ground turkey, mix in a packet of onion soup. It makes it taste so much better. Seriously everyone needs to try it! I also bought a spaghetti squash to try at some point this week! You know I have no life when I get this excited about grocery shopping..

Anyways, how was everyone's day? What are your goals of the week? Also, what are some exercise classes I should try?! Please comment and let me know!

I hope you all have a fabulous night, and a great week!

Thanks for reading!
Love always,
Michaela

Wednesday, November 11, 2015

Hi everyone, there has been a lot on my mind lately and I really need to get some stuff off of my chest. So please bear with me while I try to get my feelings across.

Anxiety and depression are two very commonly diagnosed disorders to people all around the world. I can almost guarantee that every single one of you reading this post right now have experienced one, or the other, at a point in your life. They're looked to as no big deal, just another excuse for us.

Please tell me if I am wrong, but dealing with anxiety and depression is far from easy. Especially when you have no idea what's going on, and why you're feeling the way that you do. When all you want to do is put on a smile, and for it to be genuine and true. Getting out of bed feels nearly impossible, and you just want to give up on yourself.

If you get to this point, please look yourself in the mirror and tell yourself that you deserve better. You deserve happiness. On those mornings where it feels that your emotions are weighing you down, and you're not strong enough to get up, prove yourself wrong. Get up, get dressed, and face the day. Face your problems head on, and stop running. If you need a helping hand, reach out. So many people love you, so many people will fight for you, so many people will support you.

You have potential to change the world.
You are an amazing human being.
You are loved.

Love always,
Michaela

Monday, November 2, 2015

Life update!

Long time no talk! Holy cow. Life has been moving at an all time high pace lately and I have had zero to no down time to even collect my thoughts. I certainly think that this blog is a good way to write down what's going on in my head, and just to vent basically.

If you know me personally you'd know that Zach and I got engaged two weekends ago! It's a huge step to take in a relationship but I know we're ready to take life on together. As of right now we aren't planning on getting married until the fall of 2018! That way I can finish school and hopefully find a decent job, and we can save up enough money for the wedding of my dreams!

Speaking of school, goodness I am struggling. School has always been such a sore subject in my book. I really do not enjoy it, and i lack the concentration to sit through a two hour class. I am motivated to finish so I can grow my career in the education field once I graduate, but oh my gosh it is so hard to remember that everyday!

On a more positive note, I LOVE FALL! Western Mass is absolutely breath taking this time of year, and I can't help myself but be completely in love with the fall foliage, freshly picked apples, and the amazing coffee drinks that are out this time of year.

Moving out has also been a huge life event for me. I've never known anything other than living at home with my entire family. Our house in Erving is still my home, but I'm learning to love being on my own.

Halloween was great, and a ton of fun! I love seeing all of the kiddos dressed up in cute costumes. But, I am so ready for Thanksgiving! This year is the first time I'll be hosting "Friendsgiving" and I cannot wait to try all new recipes. Plus Black Friday is a HUGE tradition in my family! My mom, sisters, cousin, and I all go out shopping anytime between midnight and three a.m. It's not even the shopping that I love, but it's putting on Christmas music in the car and singing along obnoxiously, enjoying each other's company, and looking absolutely ridiculous together!

Thanks for reading!
Love always,
Michaela

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