Healthy Ever After

“We see the world, not as is, but as we are” -Talmud



I think this statement is so true and pure. The way is I see this statement is that we see the world by our own beliefs. And that we see the world from our own view and everyone has their own view. We may all see things different based on our own perceptions which come from beliefs, experiences, memories, etc.

Having an open mind:

means having unprejudiced views on things

willingness to be up for new ideas

Which is more important- being right or the greater good:

The greater good means that it most likely won’t benefit you but it will benefit all of mankind. Benefiting many not just a few. I think that this overall is the most important, I think the happiness of others is important and doing things to benefit other people and not being so selfish is always what’s best (and right).

Is there a such thing as one right answer:

No, I think the answers to things depend on multiple variations of things. Everyone having different perceptions in life based on their own senses and interpretations.






The things that make me feel bad about my body- not working out on top of eating bad, eating late and waking up bloated, spending a whole weekend going out/tailgating/out to eat.

Things that make me feel good about my body- working out, balanced diet, being hydrated, not drinking that weekend, having a tan.

Things I can eliminate from my life that doesn’t make me feel good- going out one night of the weekend instead of two, and limiting myself from the amount that I eat out food during the week.

I feel the best when I’m productive- I love having a good long sweaty work out, I love waking up early and not staying out super late the night before. But being young, you often do go out on the weekends and drink/stay up late/ eat bad, but balancing it out during the week would help. I just feel like with being 4 weeks into school I’m beginning to get stressed, going to the gym one less day a week, staying up later, getting something to eat while I’m out. I need to be more conscious of these things so I do feel better about myself.


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Everybody plays everybody wins!

My favorite childhood fitness activity was playing soccer at an early age. I started playing soccer when I was in kindergarten (5), and I was always super excited to get up on Saturday mornings and play. My parents business sponsored my YMCA team, and now they continue to sponsor other kindergarten YMCA teams to keep the tradition going. I remember it being so hot and we would have water bottles as big as we were, and wet towels around our necks. The coolest hairstyle was high pig tails with a middle part, and we had the bands around our sleeves to keep them up. The YMCA teams actually always played at the SIUe fields, so that’s where I remember growing up playing. Then later on in life playing club soccer for MetroFC/Metro United/Scott Gallagher we played at the metro fields which are also located at SIUe. I think experiencing a team sport at such a young age was so great and I was really privileged to have an opportunity doing that. I made so many friends through soccer and I really appreciate my parents getting me involved in this sport so early. Soccer camps were the best growing up too, I would go to camps that lasted all day and would come home so worn out and sunburnt. Carpooling to and from practice/games/tournaments/camps in an SUV full of girls are the best memories growing up and I truly cherish them. All of theses memories beginning with YMCA soccer makes for this being my favorite childhood fitness memory growing up. Soccer really has shaped me into the person I am today being athletic, and loving team involvement. I started so young without ever getting burnt out on an activity that I will forever love, and I hope that my future children will get the same experiences starting out with a YMCA sport like I did.

5 years old- soccer practice once a week, one game on Saturday morning; everyone on the field chasing the ball and no one knowing positions.

8 years old- playing on a traveling team, going to Kansas City one weekend, Nashville another, Chicago the next. Practice 3 times a week, your full weekend taken up by soccer; no sleepovers with your friends from school, can’t go to birthday parties.

14 years old- trying out for high school soccer, playing club during the fall and high school during the spring. playing on an indoor team in the winter to keep you in shape. having 2 a days during the summer. having tournaments on homecoming and prom weekend, showing up 2 hours late to prom pictures if you even make it on time (I never once have showered before homecoming or prom).

16- going to college showcases for your club team

17- signing to play for a school

college- having 2 a days, your teammates become your family because you have no choice but to spend every day with them including living with them, traveling all over, skipping class to travel for soccer, being in the classes with all the athletes, getting your school paid for, putting on soccer camps for little kids.


I am not the least bit creative at all. I am dominantly left-brained and logical. It has always occurred to me that I’m not creative, and I’ve kind of been discouraged by that. Seeing as tons of my friends are creative and I’m not, I have always kind of wondered if creativity can be taught. I came across this article which was super uplifting, it made me realize I am not the only one who stresses from not being creative.

Can You Learn Creativity? The Answer Might Surprise You

Although I see myself as not being creative with things such as art, or music, or inventions, I have come to realize by reading this article that I am creative just in a different light.

I absolutely day dream all the time- whether in class, while driving, at work, or on the phone.

Observe everything- I am the biggest observer, nothing gets passed me at all. I will always ask “did you see that”, when no one else even noticed.

Work hours that work for them- when I can, this doesn’t apply to my job. I can’t just work the shifts that I want to (although that would be nice). However, with getting homework and assignments done the best time for me is after I have already had free time for myself. I cannot settle in until I am done with my obligations for the day, or before I have eaten.

Take time for solitude- I love being alone, this may be an only child thing or just a personal thing of mine. I love to think to myself, to not answer to anyone, to be on my own time and do things for myself. It doesn’t necessarily mean that I am getting in touch with myself to express creativity, but I have definitely overcome the fear of being alone.

They seek out new experiences- I love to travel. My dad is always planning the next vacation, or weekend get away and I am helping. I love new experiences, exploring, and introducing myself to new things.

They people watch- the best people watching is a the airports, Walmart, and the loading dock in Grafton on a busy day.

They take risks- I took a huge risk this year by being a fifth year student, I changed my major to do something that makes me ultimately happy.

They lose track of time- I am always losing track of time; running late, or getting caught up in something, I will probably be 10 minutes after expected.

Surround themselves with beauty- I love being outside; going for a run, going on a hike. I think the most beautiful place is being outdoors.

Logical reasons why people have lost creativity:

7 Reasons Why You Have Lost Your Creativity

If you happen to lose your creativity:

10 Ways to Rediscover Your Creativity



Keeping Up With Kylie Jenner Lips

The big fad of our generation seems to be big lips, lip injections, or the infamous “Kylie Jenner lips”.

The ad is targeted towards girls, probably ages 17-30.

The purpose of Kylies ads are for bigger, plumper, more defined lips.

Being drawn to this ad is easy because for one, she’s Kylie Jenner (omg omg). We’ve only been keeping up with her throughout all her ugly stages until now she’s finally bloomed. The media and girls in our generation are so infatuated with anything and everything she does, even if she does create a ridiculous Kylie Jenner lip collection. Along with being a Kardashian, her lips do look great if you’re into this kind of thing. I think girls are drawn to this ad because of the utmost fabulous lifestyle she lives.

People might react differently to this if they still haven’t gotten over Kims sex tape, if they are still appalled by Caitlin Jenner, or if they were never keeping up with the Kardashians in the first place.


• Don’t forget to check out her kyshadow!!



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What is Health?

The definition of health to me is being in the best physical, mental, and spiritual conditions.


•having a balanced diet- making sure to eat breakfast


•going to the doctor for checkups- including the dentist


•limiting yourself from excessive drinking

•educating yourself- keep your mind healthy by always learning something new

•taking your vitamins

•being outside *breathing fresh air*

•keeping yourself out of risky situations

•staying hydrated

•getting enough sleep- recommended 8 hours

•making time for yourself and things you love

•import key to being healthy and happy- OWN A DOG•


I think teaching health is important. I believing the easiest way to teach healthy lifestyles is starting young, embracing importance, and make being healthy fun!

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