I have become motivated to write more about my travels and how to save money when doing so. I am soon departing for my South America trip and I've been doing tons of research on traveling on a tight budget…. Read more
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You might be wondering why anyone would be happy to gain 20 pounds. According to Livestrong, about 45 million people are on a diet every year…. Read more
So many thoughts have been going through my head on what I want to do after I get back from South America.
My original plan was to just stay in Colorado and do some traveling when I could, but then I had a crazy thought. I asked myself why I wasn't simply living in another country instead of just traveling around all the time.
Now that I'm close to turning 22, I've been thinking about this past year and how unstable the whole year pretty much was. I went through a move to a new state, a somewhat difficult breakup, living in an uncomfortable environment, and left behind all of my friends.
I spent the past 10 months in the suburbs of Chicago quickly realizing that I either should've stayed in St. Louis or moved to the actual city of Chicago instead of the suburbs.
Either way, I'm extremely grateful for where I am now. Below are the five important life-changing lessons I learned at 21…. Read more
EXCITING NEWS! Voting has gone live for the finalists for the IVHQ Teach English Abroad.
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Yup, you read that right. If you are a new reader and haven't read my past posts regarding my trip, I am taking a 2-3 month volunteer trip in Peru. I am remaining pretty flexible with my trip and I have a few ideas in mind regarding visiting other countries.
I honestly can't believe I am leaving in 1 month. I have an online friend that is doing the same program and she has said nothing but AMAZING things about Cusco/Peru. To say I'm excited is by far an understatement. This trip is going to change my entire life and I can't wait.
What I've done to prepare for departure:
As most of you may know, I am currently on the 21 Day Fix Extreme program. It's completely changed my life.
Yes – a program changed my life.
I needed something that was truly going to challenge me. I gained over 20 pounds during the winter and I spiraled into a depression. I was alone, felt worthless, and on top of that felt guilty that I was running a fitness site.
How was I supposed to motivate/inspire others when I couldn't even help myself?
I am a TOTAL different person now.
I'm continuously working on personal development and finding ways to better my everyday living.
Over the years, I have found different ways to motivate myself and get inspired. Although the road has never been easy and there were times motivation was lacking, I always found a way to pull through.
Whether you need motivation for eating healthier, working out more, or studying harder, the below tips will help you.
Staying active while I am traveling is very important to me.
Many people refrain from working out while on vacation because it's simply, well vacation. I've had the kind of mentality before, but I had to give that up for many reasons.
For one, when I don't workout or do any kind of physical activity, I become very lazy and don't eat healthy at all. When I workout first thing in the morning, it sets the tone for the day and it becomes incredibly easy to feed my body healthy nutrients all day.
Below are 5 ways I plan on staying active in South America.