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5 Ways to Listen to Your Body

Listening to my body was such a challenge but something I knew I needed to do. It took a lot of practice and I would love to say after a few weeks it just happened. It didn’t and I still struggle a little with this concept. Here are a few tips to help you achieve…

How Journaling Can Help With Emotional Eating

How Journaling Can Help With Emotional Eating

Emotional eating is something you probably don’t think about until after the fact. You were upset from whatever news you received, stress you had to deal with, or new issue that made itself known in your life. Your answer was probably to eat a little bit and think over the issue while giving yourself an…

What the Heck is Purgatory?

What the Heck is Purgatory?

I am actually asked this far more than you think. I know that it is an odd thing to those outside the Catholic faith so I will do my best explain it to you. As a Catholic I believe in Heaven, Hell, as well as Purgatory.


Iโ€™m so happy youโ€™re here!

I have mental illness! Add in my struggles with both my faith and fitness and you have a hot mess. Life isn’t about sunshine and roses and my hot mess is one I fought hard to achieve. Join me on this journey.

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welcome to god fitness & mental illness

Struggling with mental illness is difficult enough. Add in struggling with weight and fitness not to mention with faith and you can easily slip through the cracks.

I did for a number of years. In fact, it took nearly ending it all before any help was received. After that I hid behind the laughter and and smiles for years. Still do sometimes.

That’s why I write here. I share my struggles and story openly in the hopes someone who needs to hear it will.