A little about me..

Hello again,

I want to tell you a little about myself so you can see why I am doing what I am doing. 

When I was younger my parents had me in a lot of extracurricular activities; dance, Ju-Jitsu, soccer, gymnastics. I was really active and I had an extremely muscular physique but I was small. In high school I got a job like everyone else and didn’t have the same time to commit to sports so I stopped. I kept the weight at bay for the most part only gaining a few pounds. Once I got to college, combining the freshman 15 theory and not maintaining the weight at all I gained a ton! I just kept putting on the pounds. I had a really unhealthy relationship with food. 

Over the years I have tried different programs, trainers and nutrition programs but nothing seemed to work. I got my thyroid checked and everything and nothing gave. 

So about a month ago, I was scrolling Facebook and came across an old colleague post about her fitness success. I had to inquire. She told me about BeachBody. I slept on it and thought about it and said screw it im doing it! Money is tight but I’m going to make it work! So I signed up, got my challenge pack and shakeology and waited for my challenge group to start. 

I was so excited when that box showed up! I couldn’t wait to rip it open and explore the possibly of what could come. 

Finally my challenge group started. A group of some amazing woman collaborating and sharing their journeys with each other, a safe place. I couldn’t be more happy. 

Unfortunately, as happy as I was to start, I was going through a little mental moment and transition and I couldn’t give the program my all. But I’m finishing the group to start another one shortly where I know I can commit! 

I’ll post some progress photos of just 21 days on the program. The change is little but it’s a start. I can’t wait to see what round 2 and 3 will do for me! 


Comment below and share your journey or help me stay accountable by calling me out! I can’t wait to see the progress. 

Onto the next journey…

Hello lovely followers!

I am so sorry I have been absent. I have been going through quite the mental overload and I needed to detach. But I am back and back with more force than before.

I have started on a new journey, but don’t worry, I am still working through the last one.
I want to explain where I am coming from first though.

The point of this blog was to express my love and passion for wellness and spirituality. What this consists of is positivity, enlightenment, growth, progress and passion. For the last little while I was missing all of these things. How?! you ask.. Well it simply walked out of my life until I found it again. I hit these lows and I have a hard time getting out of them, but I put myself into a transition and I am coming out of it and I couldn’t be more excited!
As of the last week or two, I have found a spark. I have found something that makes me feel good about myself, makes me happy and positive and is allowing me to grow.
I can’t explain the excitement I feel when I am excited to get up in the morning, excited to help myself progress and help others progress also.

So here it is, here are my sparks ladies and gents…
-I got a new job
-I started a new lifestyle change program called 21 Day Fix AND I became a Wellness Coach because that how awesome this program makes me feel (in my next post I will do my introductions and thoughts and such)
-My boyfriend and I are happier than ever and we have been spending a lot of time together
-I am reading again
-I am writing again (Yay!!)
All in all, I completely changed the scenery and did a good ol’ 360!

So with all of that being said, I want to use part of this blog as a communication vessel for this new journey of mine. I want all of you wonderful people to hold me accountable on this journey and I want to share with you everything I am doing, from recipes to workouts, emotions and feelings, progress and set backs; I want to walk this with all of you.

I hope you will join me on my journey to absolute happiness!

Prompt Week 2: “What are you passionate about?”

Hello everyone and welcome to the second prompt post!

This weeks prompt has to do with Passions and what you are passionate about. Please feel free to join in on the prompts through the comments or social media. It would be awesome to see what everyone has to say!

Well passions… I have a lot of these. The problem is keeping them all lined up and focused on. I am having a hard time keeping my passions in check and working on them. For some reason I am finding I keep getting dragged away from them and it really is upsetting.

Most of my passions live within the spiritual and astral worlds. I find great comfort in the knowledge and understandings of things like auras, tarot cards, other dimensions. I know they exist because I have experienced them. I have a passion for learning about them and helping others with them. Writing this blog is one way I can express my passion regarding the “outer shell”. I love discovering new theories and ideas. They never seem to run out. These things keep me occupied because it is truly never ending.

Blogging and writing is another passion of mine. One I don’t give enough attention to and that is why I am trying to pursue that passion through this blog. I do hope to write multiple books one day in relation to this blog and other experiences and ideas. Being open in an introverted way.

I love to read. Reading allows me to get outside of the real and physical world, and it drops me into another dimension of its own. I can imagine and make choices without the consequences of reality hovering over my shoulder.

But most of all, I am passionate about finding myself. I have lost myself over the last few years, but I am trying to find Carly again. It has been so hard and a journey non the less, but everytime I find a peice of me, I get excited and want to find more. It is an occupation that helps my personal growth and success. The more I understand myself, I can understand others.

I hope you all have passions, and I really want to hear about them! Please post them in the comments or post on your social media and let me know!
I am looking forward to reading everyone elses passions!

-Carly

Think Space 💡🌄

Hello beautiful souls and I am so sorry I have been away from you!

I have been working on gathering muy thoughts and emotions and I have been trying to refocus myself to a bigger and better cause than what I can currently see infront of me. I am sure some of you know how hard it can be to align yourself with all of your goals and ambitions. This thought of being away and gathering myself brings me to my topic for today. A Think Space…

What is a think space you ask? Well, this is a place where you find a sense of calmness and harmony. It allows you to be laid back so you can relfect and think but not too laid back that you could sleep in this space. It is an area where your deepest and most sacred thoughts can come to light and you can work with them so make them something bigger, something better. It allows you to nurture your thoughts and emotions so you can make sense of them. A think space is different to everyone. Since people react and adjust to situations differently, every environment will be different.

For myself personally, I find great peace in cafés or rooftops. They offer that subtle yet constant buzz, they provide a scenery and they allow me to be productive and focused on the tasks at hand. If I am having a hard time getting work done at home, I pack up my stuff, get in the car and go to an area that I know I will get work done. I find happiness and peace in places like that.

I truly believe that you will know your think space when you find it. No place is better than another, but they are all beneficial in some way to you. There are soo many benefits to having a think space. You can have one area where you know you will get work done in a prompt yet calm manner, you know you will be able to reflect and function with the environment around you and you know you will be able to have a non-discruptive break when you need it. This is your work space, your enlightment space; it nurtures your inner self.

If you don’t have a think space already, I encourage you to seek one out. It could be of great value to you, maybe not today or tomorrow, but possibly a month or year from now. When you are able to look back and reflect on everything you achieved there it gives merit.

A bookstore, library, café, rooftop, theatre, park; where ever you need to go to feel a sense of peace, go there. Don’t let exterior opinions stop you.

-Carly

How do I know what I am supposed to be doing?

Hello lovely souls!

I was wondering if I could get your help?

I have been awake to the fact I have gifts for a very long time. I am aware of all the potential they have and what I could achieve. I believe that everything happens for a reason and we are all here with a purpose. But I can’t seem to figure out mine.

Lately I have been feeling so stuck with my Dharma it hurts. I used to be so motivated and successful in my later high school and college years. It almost feels as though I gave everything then and have nothing left now. I feel a little lost.

I try everything everyday to try and align with what I am supposed to be doing, but I get stuck. I meditate, pull tarot and oracles, ask my guides… but still things are happening or even not happening and I feel lost again. Why have I had writers block for a week when I am supposed to be writing? Why can’t I figure out what I want to study? There are a lot of why’s…

I try to stay positive and keep a good outlook on everything that is going on. But sometimes that can be hard and thats ok.

So, I was wondering if anyone would like to share how they re-align with their goals and aspirations? How do you find your dharma? Where do you find your happiness?

Please feel free to comment below!

-Carly

Reading for the week of Feb 5-11

Happy Sunday amazing souls and happy Law of Pure Potentiality!

If your not familiar with Deepak Chopra’s Law’s for Success, I definitely encourage you to check them out! You can grab his book or look up the Chopra Center.
Sunday’s or the day for pure potentiality represents just being, sitting in silence and being, a day of rest and meditation. So what is a better day than today to kick off the weekly card reading.

How will these work?
Every Sunday, I will pull 7 cards. One that represents each day of the week. I will probably use a different deck every time so we can grow and learn from different styles. I will shuffle the cards with the intention for daily guidance coming from Love and Light.

Deck being used: Rumi Oracle by Alana Fairchild img_0725img_2007

Sunday: Sacred Convergence; On Sunday you may feel a sense of bonding with someone, a feeling of pursuing something larger than yourself. Dig deep for that purpose, the universe won’t provide it up front and centre but it is there. Follow your intuition and you will find it.With this spike in energy, you will probably feel more energized and “alive”. Take advantage of this mood to move forward with future plans.

Monday: She offers the sacred wine, so drink!; Today is a good day for you to reflect on both sides of a situation. Consider your temptations, desires and needs. Seriously analyze a situation before you commit, don’t ask spontaneously. But also, allow yourself to step away from the personal troubles and tribulations, so you can spend time on yourself.

Tuesday: You, who show the way; Tuesday will be the day to show the world your talents. Accept that you are someones inspiration and role model. Stand up straight and prove to the world you know what your doing. There are people looking up to you. Take your leap of faith, and pursue what you know you can achieve!

Wednesday: A new Gown; Today an offering presents itself. Will you allow yourself the pleasure of taking it? A new opportunity to take pride in. You are so close to your dharma, keep an eye open for it and grab it when it presents itself!

Thursday: Sacred Union; On Thursday, be prepared to receive a new relationship or bondage into your life. This is sacred, passional and full of love. Embrace it! Surrender yourself to this love and embrace all of its wonderful benefits!

Friday: I surge on the uprising of love; This is a message reminding everyone to consider what is going on around you and how you react to those happenings. This acts as a reminder that we are in control of how we respond to different scenarios and that can impact the outcome. Be cautious today on how you unload your thoughts and feelings, you never know how or who it may affect.

Saturday: The all encompassing hand; If you are feeling at a loss today, this card is a reminder that everything has a beginning, middle and end. When you feel lost, directions will arrive. When you feel broken, the universe will help pick you back up. When you feel empty, the universe will provide. Don’t lose hope today. Everything will be okay! Ask and it shall be given, manifest and it shall to be provided!

Final message: This week is full of opportunity. Love yourself and love others. Share your thoughts and plans and put them into motion. There is nothing more amazing than the power of thought and manifestation! You can do this and this week is an amazing opportunity to let your colours shine!

If you have any questions or comments or want to share on your week, please feel free to comment!

-Carly

What really is fat?

Hello loves!

Welcome to the first post that is a part of my “Shedding the Past” line. This is essentially my weight loss journey. So weekly, I will be updating you on whats going on and what I am doing. This holds me accountable and allows me to support others who are having similar struggles.

So I have a large library of books here at home and I decided to go hunting for a very specific book. The book I was looking for was “Heal Your Body” by Louise Hay. This is a cute little book with lots of good info in it, but more specifically what different illnesses and struggles actually mean. So naturally I flipped through to the fat or overweight section. After reading this I almost cried. She couldn’t have hit it on the head any more perfect. Everything I wrote resembled exactly what I was going through and I couldn’t believe it.

Okay your probably asking by now, “Carly what does fat or overweight really mean?”
Well folks, according to Louise Hay and her book, being overweight is a self defence mechanism. A shield against the external world, not providing self love or rejecting feelings. I am having the hardest time losing weight right now but I am also holding everything in and not letting anything go. I am hoarding thoughts and emotions, and I am so scared I will get judged.

Now this is no excuse, losing weight and gaining weight take just as much work, it comes down to food, exercise, lifestyle and so much more, but I do believe that being able to let all of it go, will help me detach and maybe lose some weight. I can just really resonate with it right now.

My current stats:
Starting Weight: 190 lbs
Current Weight: 185.7 lbs
Goal Weight: 145lbs

Since starting this journey, I have only changed a few noticeable things that can account for a drastic change in weight loss. Five pounds isn’t that much to most people, but after being the same weight for months and not budging, even though I was trying, five is a lot.
I started weight watchers, I am on a point system for portioning, I go to the gym on a off, minimum once or twice a week, I eat a minimum of 3 meals and 1 snack a day, where as before I would maybe eat 2 meals a day, I meditate twice a day, I look to my cards for guidance every morning, and I have began to detach and cut cords through meditation and writing techniques.

I continue to remain motivated and hopeful that everything will work out. I am always looking for ways and methods to explore different options.

If you have any support, please let me know!

-Carly