Pieces of me

A blog for the warriors

I started putting my needs first last year with giving myself my 30 minutes at the gym. This whole blog is about how doing so has pulled me out of depression and given me a life back.


Celebrate every victory, no matter how small. Appreciation for what you’ve accomplished or been blessed with is the basis for every next step in the process of self-improvement. Every topic I’ve written about on my blog, every part of a balanced mind, body, and soul requires gratitude. It’s a corner piece. You’ll get no where without it.

If you think you are giving 100% of yourself to everyone around you but you are not taking care of yourself, you are fooling yourself. If you are not taking care of yourself, you don’t have 100% to give. You are not being admirably sacrificial. It’s not an honorable thing, as some of us have been misled into thinking, to martyr our self-care in the name of taking care of our family.

My mom babysat a few kids when I was 5. If memory serves, there was a little girl named Rachel, a chubby toddler whom we called Shawny Boy, and a very busy little boy named Matthew. There were others, but I don’t remember their names. I also don’t remember whose diaper it was that I …

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Day 2: Eat Well #30daysofGrowth

June 2, 2018

Having written extensively on this blog about my eating disorder and my current journey back to fitness, I didn’t feel like I was the one to discuss this subject. So, I’m sharing content from others.

First, I wanted to share this excellent article discussing the benefits of eating well on mental health, which is obviously near and dear to my heart. How Healthy Eating Helps

In an unhappy twist, good nutrition can help at times of stress, but that’s exactly when lots of us tend to eat less well. According to a recent survey nearly half of Americans overeat or eat unhealthy food to cope with stress. In fact, it’s not just that we’re seeking creamy comfort—our stress hormones actually give us the munchies. -How Healthy Eating Helps, http://www.mentalhealthamerica.net/eat-well

Now, I have, obviously, learned a lot during my recovery and certainly in the past 13 month on my fitness journey. So, why not share from the man who has been teaching me the past 13 months?

Aaron Nash, the owner of my fitness facility, Platinum Fitness. Aaron has started hosting a radio show on BBM Talk Radio every Thursday morning at 9 a.m. EST, in order to share his fitness and nutrition knowledge with a wider audience. Below is a past episode where Aaron and another coach of mine, Mike DeLeo discuss quick fixes, mindset, and nutrition habits. I hope you enjoy it and encourage you to listen live, because you can call in with any nutrition questions you may have.


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