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I'm Jordan Lee Dooley. I'm just a simple Indiana girl, writing, speaking, and handing out free hugs left and right. In college, I started a small shop called SoulScripts, just for fun, and now it's a widely recognized brand, houses a full fledged movement (Your Brokenness is Welcome Here), and provides employment opportunities to college women working to fund their education. On top of that, it led to further creative endeavors like speaking, writing books, and creating a variety of resources to help everyday women across the to live their most intentional lives.

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Nutrition and Fitness

Self-Care

I’ll be honest.

This past Sunday, I looked up 3-day cleanses to do before thanksgiving. Its been over five years since I really struggled with disordered eating but every now and then, especially around the holidays, I begin to overthink it a little. ⁣

I had full plans to eat suuuper clean (like more clean than normal) and workout extra hard every single day this week so I wouldn’t feel ‘guilty’ for what I ate on thanksgiving…and then yesterday morning I overslept and missed my workout and today was so crazy I didn’t remember to eat lunch and then ate whatever I could find by four o’clock. ⁣

Note to self: that is not a healthy way to roll.

Moreover, that mindset is a problem and I’m bringing it up because maybe you tend to do the same from time to time. ⁣

On a holiday dedicated to gratitude, I think far too many of us grumble about the imperfections we believe  our bodies have or how ‘this ruined our diet.’

And grumbling is the enemy of gratitude.

Perhaps we need a serious perspective shift.

Don’t get me wrong, I’m all about discipline and a healthy lifestyle but when it begins to become something I have to control and manipulate too closely, I have to check myself. ⁣

I invite you to take this as your gut check, too.

Personally, I know that to have a healthy perspective and not slip back into disordered eating, I need to be disciplined at all times, not just around a certain day. However, I don’t need to punish myself for partaking in a holiday, whether that punishment comes before or after the day itself. ⁣

So I’m just passing this on to you if you’ve at all struggled with body image or restrictive eating or binging or all three: Your worth is not in what you weigh and I know they say ‘you are what you eat.’ ⁣

But I’m here to say: No, sister, you’re actually not what you eat.

You are YOU, not the calories you consume.

Please, be thankful that you have a body to care for, as imperfect as you might think it is.

Take care of that one precious life you have, make healthy choices as consistently as you can, but don’t punish yourself for having a piece (or two) of pumpkin pie today, okay?

To Any Woman Feeling ‘Guilty’ for Eating Too Much on Thanksgiving

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Time Management

Listen here: She Podcast Episode 4: Practical Ways to Stay Active with a Crazy Schedule

Do you ever feel that you just don’t have enough time to work out? Maybe you schedule your workouts each week, but then they just don’t seem to happen? You desire to prioritize physical activity because it’s important to you, but how can you fit it in with all of the other responsibilities on the to do list?

I’ve been there. Good intentions, but not so good follow through.

If you’re desperate to find ways to sneak physical activity into your day, you’re in for a treat of work out tangibles, friend!

Listen in to learn six tips and tricks to strategically steward your body with a busy schedule. You’ll learn:

  • How to weave physical activity into your everyday activities
  • Why taking physical breaks and mental shifts can make you more productive
  • How you can squeeze in a work out anywhere – including on an airplane

 

Whether, you’re a student during finals, mom during soccer season, or employee that’s putting in the travel hours, you’ll find the way that is right for YOU to work those muscles during your busy day.

It IS possible for you to be a good friend, mom, and student all while keeping physical activity a priority. It just may take a bit of creativity!

Listen in here on Spotify!

And for those Android users, listen on Stitcher here!

Know someone with a full schedule that always chats about wanting to work out more? Send this episode to them and share these fun and effective work out tips! You’ll work that bootay and cultivate some funny stories along the way!

Practical Ways to Stay Active With a Crazy Schedule

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I'm Jordan Lee Dooley. I'm just a simple Indiana girl, writing, speaking, and handing out free hugs left and right. In college, I started a blog called SoulScripts, just for fun, and to speak life and truth into any peers that might have stumbled upon it. I never imagined it'd end up reaching hundreds of thousands, turn into books, speaking, and more. But hey, it's true: when you just say yes to God right where you are, He does more than you could ever ask or imagine. Let's help you find your yes and start walk in your gifting, too. Sound good?