{avoiding} it like the plague

A few weeks ago I pledged with myself not to get on the scale. Let me just tell you… It’s way harder than I would’ve thought. Okay so avoiding the scale in the bathroom was easier, but it’s when you realize how often you see scales! The gym, locker rooms, random places that I can’t even recall. I have however stuck to my promise of not weighing myself, and it feels great. 

I have been working out almost every day, but I no longer feel like I’m working for just a number. I feel healthier and happier, and have seen some progress of my own. By focusing on how I want to look rather than what some dumb instrument tells me I am has been a huge success in my results. Of course there are days I just want to hop on real quick to see, but I need to continue to strive for results and not a just a number. Hopefully, over time avoiding the scale will just not even cross my mind and I’ll never have a desire to step onto it unless told to do so. Wish me luck as I finish out my whole month (and maybe an additional month) scale free. I truly recommend doing this if you are one who may have become a little “obsessed” with the scale as well. It will be worth it I promise. 
xo,

nik. 

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what is {love}

Baby don’t hurt me, don’t hurt me, no more (Hahah- okay I had to throw some haddaway in there). But what is love, or liking someone,  or any type of feeling that makes us vulnerable. I feel as if generations today fear any type of feeling for one another and I still can’t comprend why. Maybe it’s my positive outlook on life that makes me willing to take a chance on people, but it doesn’t mean I’m not terrified to get hurt. I guess I’m just willing to put myself out there for someone in hopes that everything works out for the best. The thing I don’t understand today is how others are so terrified of love. 

Love is something great, it can be exhilarating, it can be passionate, and it can be emotional. I think to many people see love as a commitment and fear the hurt that could come with it, instead of looking at all the amazing things that could come from being with someone. The fear of getting hurt comes in any situation of live, and honestly life is way to short not to tell the ones you care about how you feel about them. In light of the situations happening all over the world, I wish more people would take a chance to put theirselves out there for someone. You honesty never know what could happen in life- I’m not trying to be cynical but you just never know where life may take you. I wish more people would just brace the journey and follow their hearts. We spend so much time protecting our hearts that you end up missing out on so many wonderful people that could be in your life. It is important to protect yourself some so you still have love in the end- I know that something I lack a lot of. I just own a big heart that wants to love everyone that comes into my life- different levels of love, of course, for each one. But to still love. One of my favorite quotes of all time is “always love, hate will get you everytime.” I just hope we, as a generation, no longer see love as a fear but as an excitement. 

xo,

nik.