necessary to say.

I saw this on Instagram and nodded my head vigorously. Dark times come, certainly, with depression. But sometimes you can be--for lack of a better term--a functioning depressive. You're living your life. You're smiling, laughing, going to events and spending time with friends. And then you come home, breathe through the minutes before bedtime while [...]

Blogvember #3: On Chocolate Pigs and Resets.

Real talk: since arriving in the Lone Star State in September, I've been ingesting sweets and junk food like a chocolate pig. I wish I were exaggerating. If you've followed TSP for a while, you know that in 2015, I embarked on a gaining health lifestyle change. I changed everything: how I felt about food, [...]

Pictorials.

Or shall we say Fit-torials? Anyway, fantastic workout last night, folks. Let's walk through it, shall we? First: the requisite sweaty, social media shot. (Done for Snapchat, in case you're wondering. And no, I have no idea how it works.) A bit of a smug smirk, no? And yet that's the face you make when [...]

Rallying.

In high school, I loved pep rallies. There was something electric about all of us gathered in the gym, screaming for the basketball team or the football team and the loud music and the cheerleaders and all of that. Never mind that in four years of high school (and college, too), I never attended one [...]

Honesty.

You've read about my goal to improve my lifestyle. (Here, here, and here.) This afternoon, while the snow falls down yet again in Somewheres, VA, I'm sitting on the couch and reflecting about said goals. Quite simply, I can honestly say that this lifestyle change process has been the most honest I've been with myself. What [...]