Virtual Sweat Date: DFA’s 2 Year, Slowing Down, and Anxiety Update

This Virtual Sweat Date series is becoming one of my favorite blogs to write each month. It gives me a chance to share what’s going on with me professionally and personally. It lets me reclaim my blog a bit. As much as I love sharing my experience, I hardly get a chance to sit down and share other moments that are important to me. Happy reading!

If we were on a virtual sweat date, I’d tell you…

I just celebrated Dallas Fitness Ambassadors‘ 2 year anniversary at The Star in Frisco. Cannot believe my company is TWO freakin years old!!!! I started this 2 years ago when I craved a community that I could connect with. Never imagined it would grow to what it is today. I’m really proud of how far it’s come and so grateful for all the friendships I made along the way. It’s seriously the best thing that’s ever happened to me.

If were on a virtual sweat date, I’d tell you…

How excited I am to slow down this fall/winter. I’m winding down so that I can focus more on my blog and myself. Also, I’m planning some big things for 2018 and I need the time to focus on the basics. After coming back from Chicago and Denver, I got the mental, spiritual, and emotional reset I needed. I’m so fired up for the next year you guys!

If we were on a virtual sweat date, I’d tell you…

Here are two blogs you need to read this month. My roundup of October Fitness Events is on the blog and you need to check it out stat! Once you’re done working out, I also shared my first taste of the fried foods at The State Fair of Texas and my favorite of the bunch here. Balance y’all.

If we were on a virtual sweat date, I’d tell you…

How in love I am with these tights from Sweaty Betty! These cactus leggings are so dang cute! I also had a ton of fun doing this photoshoot with my friend Marshall. He’s an up and coming photographer. Getting in the water was so fun to me and I loved how these photos came out. Make sure to check him out here. What do you think??

If we were on a virtual sweat date, I’d tell you…

I had one Saturday for the first time in weeks where I had zero plans. Not a damn thing on my schedule. It was weird. I also happen to be dog sitting for a friend and realized by midday that the only person I had talked to the entire day was the dog. LOL. It was amazing. I unplugged, watched TV, ate leftover nachos on the couch and napped all day. I need more days like these and you do too. Don’t forget to make time for yourself. If you’re like me, your schedule is probably jam-packed and you put others before yourself at times. There’s nothing wrong with declining an invitation just so you can go home and do nothing.

If we were on a virtual sweat date, I’d tell you…

I’m managing my stress and anxiety a lot better these days. I’m in a much better place than when I shared my last virtual sweat date. I owe you guys a blog about seeking counseling/therapy. It’s on my list of blogs to write and an important one to me to share with all my friends. For now, I enrolled in a text service where my counselor and I check in every few days. It’s nice to be able to purge some of the negative emotions or thoughts to someone who isn’t going to judge me. Mental health is so important to me and this has been a worthwhile experience I can’t wait to share with you.

If we were on a virtual sweat date, I’d ask you…

How things were going on your end? Like seriously…answer this question in my comments. I want to know! What are some things you are grateful for this year/month/week/day?? And is there anything I can answer for you?


  1. I would tell you Thank You for creating DFA, I have loved meeting new friends and being part of this amazing community! Congrats on making it a hugely successful endeavor. I would also tell you that I am looking forward to going to Disney World in three weeks with my family!

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      You’re going to make me cry. Thank YOU for being so positive and supportive. I’m so glad we’re friends!!!! And take ME to Disneyland!

  2. This whole “getting in public water” thing is becoming a regular action of yours. I’m just gonna start bringing a towel everywhere we go now.

  3. Can’t wait for your blog on mental health! I can’t tell you how much my more recent love of fitness has done for me in the anxiety/stress department.
    Keep up the amazing work, you’re my go-to blog even though I’m not in the DFW area. Congrats on 2 years. ?

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      You have no idea how much that means to me. Thanks so much! And I totally feel you. Working out helped me SO much and was a healthier way to deal with stress rather than just eating hahaha. Thanks so much for reading and supporting my blogging journey.

  4. Loved yesterday’s event and thank you so much for allowing me (and my mama) to be a part of it!! Loving those tights too. Rocking it sister. Have a fabulous week!!

  5. I LOVE these photos! They are fantastic!
    A) so excited for the next year B) thanks for being open and honest about what reality looks like to you, it inspires me to do the same C) personally struggling with a lot of the same feelings including depression this year. You’re definitely not the only one in the ‘life’ boat but it’s easy to keep hidden. I’m on the verge of big things and thankful for the friends I’ve made trough DFA so far giving me mad motivation!!! Xoxo

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      Aw thank you Ariana!! I’m SO glad we’ve finally met. It feels good to know we are all going through some shit (big or small). Having you and everyone around me be this supportive is empowering. Cant wait to see what 2018 has in store for us all.

  6. You’re amazing!!! As someone who’s been there, it’s so good to get your mental health on the top of the priority list! Proud of you, friend!

  7. I am over here working on my vision for 2018, learning to be okay with not knowing the answers and getting my 100 days of fitness on! Thanks for the bomb workout at the Star – my quads are still on fire – and for being a leader in the Dallas fitness scene!

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      Girl, most of us dont know what the hell we are doing and that unknown is scary AF. But being around other ppl that are navigating the unknown is just as encouraging. You’re brave and awesome and I cant wait to see what you do next year.

  8. I love your virtual sweat dates! I feel like I can catchup and also see what’s going on in the city fitness wise. Also I love your photos and this outfit too! Love how you are opening up about mental health and anxiety. While I spent a year in counseling program last year for depression, anxiety and “I need to get my ish together,” I thought I was good and slowly but surely started right back and tracking my food. you are not alone and living life is hella hard. Big virtual hug!

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      Aww I miss you! Thanks so much for reading. I can only imagine the struggle to deal with your inner demons alone. I’m so glad you’re doing better. Cant wait to see you next time!

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      Thank you! It’s not easy to open up about my struggles, but it’s easier knowing im surrounded by other hustlers just like you. Yes! Please make the time for yourself.

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