The truth is the last couple weeks I have been going through some debilitating anxiety.
I feel like it has to do with the fact that I have packed my schedule to the brim along with some family stuff ( which isn’t my story to tell at the moment but maybe sometime soon ). The combination of my calendar being overwhelming & the family stuff has just been a lot for some reason.
I go through seasons with anxiety.
It’s funny like that, you know.
One minute you feel completely normal & then a random ( Monday ) you will wake up…feeling ‘off.’
This morning particularly I noticed that the feeling was creeping in. The anxiousness has been hanging out, like I said, for the last couple months but today it just really set in.
Again: the combo of the jammed packed schedule with the family shit sent me over the edge.
This isn’t some woe is me, I feel so sorry for myself blog post.
It’s just about my personal experience with anxiety.
I’ve had it for as a long as remember; I don’t know what caused it. I mean, I’m an anxious person naturally & there have definitely been events in my life that have exasperated the feeling, but I don’t know the root of where it originated.
Sometimes my anxiety is crippling. I literally get so anxious I need an outlet…ASAP. Ultimately, if I’m not in control, I freak the F out.
So over the past five years I’ve really, really tried to channel my anxious personality towards positive outlets.
Anything productive: writing a blog post, working out, cooking/baking, being with my BF/babes, getting a massage, teaching a Pilates class, snuggling with the most gorgeous girl in the world AKA Pixy, &/or enjoying a cold beer ( ya, sue me! ). Annnnnd typically those things really help quell it— but still. It’s always there looming over me like an annoying, butthole black cloud.
& BTW I’m not into pill popping ( like, thanks but no thanks! ). So sleep, herbs, healthy eating, & exercise ( running in …
As you know I have a new Instagram account that is totally dedicated to bringing you easy, efficient, quick, & affordable hacks for the girl who has G2G. This account makes everything easy because there are no crazy pictures, it’s just the product & then me telling you why I’m obsessed. These are products I’ve tried over & over & that I keep going back to. The account & Amazon store keeps everything streamlined.
& I just feel like this account really brings it back to why I started the blog in the first place, which is a space for you to get the juice, the skinny, the deets. If you don’t follow the account I wanted to give you a little foreplay before you stick it in. These are 3 posts to give you a taste of what you can expect from @the.skinny.was.like.
Is there even a better way to start your day than with a healthy smoothie bowl & energizing yoga flow?
Today on The Skinny Confidential, we have Claire back sharing her favorite breakfast & an energizing yoga flow suitable for beginners. If you haven’t met Claire already, let me give you a refresher…
I met Claire in Gstaad, Switzerland.
We were introduced by our mutual girlfriend, Neda, of Healthy With Nedi at a fun, crazy restaurant. I liked her immediately- she is warm, strong, likable, smart, & knows her shit when it comes to fitness.
So when did I decide to invite her on The Skinny Confidential for a series on health & wellness? EASY. When she pulled out a tiny vitamin case with vegetarian digestive enzymes & offered me one after a meal of salad, pasta, steak, & cucumber/mint Nedi martinis ( as Neda always says: “the trick is to keep …