March Confessions (2018)

Well HELLO THERE!The Beehive Coffee Bar, Asheville, NC,

As I type this, I’m sitting in the sweetest little new-to-me coffee shop, The Beehive Coffee Bar. I can’t believe I’ve never been here. It’s the coziest spot! I just inhaled a delicious vegan blueberry scone and am sipping a hot cup of coffee on this blustery March day. Life is good.

It’s been about a month since I did my last confessions post, so let’s get to it, shall we?

Confession #1

Most of the time, my bedroom floor is covered in a sea of clothing.

No matter what I do or how hard I try, it seems I can never keep my clothing from exploding all over the dang floor. Ladies, tell me, do you have this issue? I mean, there’s really no excuse for it. We’re currently using an entire other bedroom as our walk-in closet (which, if I’m honest, also has clothing all over the floor). I mean, I can’t be the only who piles their clean laundry up on the bed instead of putting it away, and, then, when it’s time for bed, transfers it to the floor, then back to the bed, then back to the floor. RIGHT? Right. VALIDATE ME.

Confession #2

I hate (most) games.

Board games, party games, card games, you name it, I hate most of em. Go ahead, let me have it. Kick me out (of my own blog). I’m no fun. I have no patience for them. No patience to learn the rules, wait for my turn, not win. Maybe that’s really what it is. Maybe I’m just a sore loser. I’m super competitive. Always have been. Always will be. I like to win. Not as much as Donald Trump likes to win (shudder) but I like to win. There is one exception to this confession, however: I LOVE Cards Against Humanity. I will play that with you all day every day.

Confession #3

I’m stuck in a food rut.

Baked Cheesy Veggie Pasta,

WHAT? How could this be, Rebecca? You post different foods on your IG daily. OK, so I’m not talking an Asheville restaurants food rut, I’m talking a cooking food rut. I think I’ve made the same pasta dish every week for the past two months. And when I’m not making that pasta dish, I’m making veggie hot dogs and boxed mac & cheese (see my February Confessions). I usually rely on Pinterest for new recipe inspiration, so if you’re on there, feel free to send me ALL THE VEGETARIAN RECIPES. Seriously, please send me recipes or I’m going to be eating pasta and veggie hot dogs for the rest of my life.

Confession #4

I don’t believe in leggings as pants.  There, I said it.

leggings as pants meme,

I know this is an SUPER unpopular opinion and let me stop right here and tell you I don’t care if YOU wear leggings pants. You do you. Wear no pants. I don’t care. Just don’t make ME wear leggings as pants. Let me stop again and clarify that when I say leggings, I don’t mean workout pants. I wear those all over the place. I mean the colorful, patterned stretchy tight things. That said, I am on the lookout for super comfortable sweatpants that I can wear out to events and kind of look like I made an effort to look nice. Do those exist? Where do I find them? HALP.

Confession #5

I simultaneously love writing this blog and hate writing this blog.

Blooms On Tap- Asheville,NC,

I think that this confession ties in with my next one. Writing here has been a struggle for me lately, but I love it so, so, so much when I do. I’ve talked to so many of you who have encouraged me to keep writing and I appreciate it so much. I recently decided that I need to change my mentality from “I NEED to blog today” to “I WANT to blog today.” When I frame it like that, I don’t feel as much anxiety and pressure around it. I tend to beat myself up when I’m not exactly where I want to be with my writing and posting. I’m working really hard to stop.

Confession #6

I struggle with depression.

Blooms On Tap- Asheville,NC,

I left this one for last because it’s a doozy. (Does anyone say doozy anymore?) So I know I’ve talked about my anxiety here before but I don’t think I’ve ever mentioned that I struggle with depression too, and the truth is, most of the time, they go hand in hand. Even so, I hesitated to confess this because for some reason, in my mind, admitting that I suffer from anxiety is not as embarrassing/shameful as admitting that I also suffer from depression. Trust me, I know there is nothing to be embarrassed or ashamed about, but I also know that depression lies, and my depression tells me that admitting that I have it will make people pity me and look at me differently. Especially those closest to me. But it’s just not true.

I know that some people will not agree with my posting about this because it’s very personal but I think that mental health is an extremely important topic that and, frankly, it doesn’t get talked about enough. If admitting that I’m depressed helps even one person feel like they’re not alone, I think it’s worth it to write about. I know from experience that anxiety and depression can be very isolating. It can make you feel like an outcast and like something is wrong with you, when, in fact, tons of people suffer from mental illness.

I typed the words “life is good” at the beginning of this post, and, that’s the thing, life IS good. There’s this common misconception that depression means lying in bed all day sobbing or being sad about any one thing. The truth is, you can be depressed and still function. You can be depressed and still have good, happy days. Depression can hit anyone, at any time, for any reason, or for no reason at all. It’s nothing to feel ashamed of or bad about, and I plan to talk about it a lot more because it’s important that you know that I’m a real person with real emotions and that it’s OK for you to be a real person with real emotions too. The end.

My struggle with depression,

OK, with all that off my chest, you tell me, what are your March confessions!?

Have a beautiful day <3

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March Workout Fun



Sheesh! I haven’t talked to you guys here since the middle of February! If you follow me on Insta, you probably already know that I had a loooong and fulfilling trip to New York, where I ate my weight in pizza, bagels and Italian food and spent quality time with my friends and family. It was a great trip but I am so happy to be home.

Yesterday morning I posted a yoga video on my Instagram and started to write a book in the caption about all the workouts I’m looking forward to this month, then realized, “hey, I have a blog! I should write all this there!” So, here I am! Excited and ready to tell you all about the fun workouts I have planned for this month!

Happy March! It’s one of my favorite months and not just because my birthday is the 21st. March means SPRING, warmer weather, birds chirping, longer days, more sunlight! . I don’t know about you but I seem to have a lot more energy during the warmer months. I’m super excited to incorporate some new (and old) workouts into my routine this month. I plan to write a blog post about all the fun things I have planned in the next few days! . To be completely honest, I hesitated to post this video because I know my form isn’t great. But I also know that yoga is never about perfection. It’s about progress, it’s about making small improvements each time you get on your mat and, most important, it’s about not judging yourself or expecting to be at any one place at any set time. Some days my yoga practice is on point, other days I struggle to stay in the simplest poses. . I’ve been practicing #yoga for more than a decade and there have only been a handful of times where I’ve been able to compete a vinyasa without lowering completely to the ground during a chaturanga. And that’s ok! It’s also ok that I can deadlift close to my body weight but sometimes not feel strong enough to hold myself in downward dog. Different workouts challenge our bodies in different ways and it’s so important to listen to internal cues. It’s all about #progressnotperfection. . What workouts are you excited for this month?

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I have to be honest, aside from a few yoga poses, a workout DVD, and a few walks here or there, I didn’t really work out while I was in New York. I was on vacation, I didn’t feel like it, I was tired, I wanted to eat pizza instead, blah, blah, blah, blah. That said, I am so excited to get back into my routine this month with a few other fun, new-to-me workouts thrown in!

First, I’m psyched to get back to my regular Monday, Wednesday, Friday routine at Strength Ratio!

Strength Ratio, Asheville, NC,

I love working out there and how strong I feel when I’m done. I’m also pretty pumped (no pun intended) to incorporate some more cardio into my workouts on my off days. I talked to one of my coaches there and she suggested I just do the conditioning sections of their hybrid strength and conditioning program on Tuesdays and Thursdays. So I see a lot more rowing, burpeeing and dying on the assault bike in my near future.

Ladies Workout Asheville, NC

Right before I left for New York, Katie from Ladies Workout Asheville reached out to me on Instagram and invited me to check out their women only training facility and take a free training session. Of course I said HECK YES. I go in on Monday and I can’t wait to check out their gym. I know it shouldn’t matter but I have to admit I do feel a little more comfortable working out with just women. My struggles with body insecurity and confidence is a topic for a whole other post. Until then, I’m excited to report back on my thoughts and experience at Ladies Workout Asheville.

Rogue Combat Club, Asheville, NC,

This next workout is one I’m SO FREAKING EXCITED about I can hardly contain myself. I signed up for a JUMP ROPE MECHANICS class at Rogue Combat Club in East Asheville.

Jump Rope Mechanics, Rogue Combat Club, Asheville, NC

OK, so, CONFESSION, I suck at jump roping. But I’ve secretly ALWAYS wanted to be good at it. Like, do you remember those little girls double dutching on the playground in elementary school? I wanted to be them. NOW I CAN BE. Ok, maybe not, but did you read that event description? YOU GUYS, I’m going to “look like a badass who can KILL IT on a jump rope.” I am so excited and SO GRATEFUL to my friend Jenn, who organized the class. She’s awesome.

Mary Beth, Rogue Combat Fitness, Pure Yoga, Yoga, Asheville, NC

Another reason I’ll be spending A LOT more time at Rogue Combat Fitness this month is that one of my Asheville besties, Mary Beth, is now teaching a donation-based yoga class there three times a week. So excited for more yoga in my life. And especially more Mary Beth time!


And, finally, I’m really excited to try my hand at Cardio Kickboxing at Rogue Combat Fitness. I’ve never taken a kickboxing class before and am psyched to try it.

Rogue Combat Club, Asheville, NC,

There you have it! All the workouts I have planned for March.  I have a feeling my body is going to be super sore this month, but in a really good way!

What new workouts are you trying this month? Any workout or sport that you’ve always wanted to try but have been too scared to? Tell me about it! I want to know!

Have a great day! <3

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