Behind the Lens with Ashley L. Evans

I am SO excited about this post today, you guys. Before I started this blog up again I had messaged this lovely lady to ask her if I could interview her for it. She almost immediately replied, “Yes!” and now here we are! I met Ashley the same way that I met a lot of […]

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Shears

There is something that feels so wildly liberating about getting a few good inches of dead weight chopped off. Not to mention the salon always uses the best smelling herbal shampoo that makes you feel as though you are one fragrant hair flip away from forging an entirely new life for yourself. One second away from a fresh new start where you are on top of the world and nothing, and no one, can stop you.

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Failure

“Today we are going to work on getting more depth on your squats,” my trainer Brett said as he walked toward a wooden box. He set it on the ground by the squat rack and then set a weight on top of that to keep it sturdy. I looked at him with raised eyebrows and […]

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Bookshelves and Divorce

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“Life is like a bookshelf,” my dad once said. And ever since that moment the phrase replayed inside my head. Books from your childhood and books from the past. Then there are books on self-improvement and how to get there fast. Books are lined carefully from A to Z. Everything put in its place, the […]

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What’s next?

In the past year I didn’t know if my road was going to lead to writing again. Sharing things that felt so deeply personal can honestly be a scary thing. What I DID know is that if I ever started up this blog again, it would be with this exact moment and this exact story. […]

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The Aftermath of Failure

Pretty jewelry that Kellie made us!! #swolesisters #babygotracks

Admitting that you’ve failed is never an easy thing to do…It’s hard enough to admit it to ourselves, let alone announce it to others. In today’s society we mainly see the major highlight reels of everyone else’s life and don’t get the excruciatingly long details about things that aren’t going so well. I’m here to […]

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Step away from the [insert personalized stressor here]

I had exactly three very different variations of this blog post written, and it initially started when things were going on all around the world that weighed heavily on my heart, and it was at a time that I felt like many were in the same boat. Many things have happened between then and now, but the message that I hope to convey still remains the same.

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I took a week off of exercising and here is what happened…

Survival tools. www.almostherblog.com #love #wine #almostherblog

“If I’m gonna take a freezing cold shower in the pitch black I’m at least going to have a shower wine,” I resolved as I headed toward the kitchen with my huge LOVE marquee sign tucked underneath my arm. I set it down before I grabbed my electric wine opener and prayed that even though the […]

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2016 Arnold Classic Fun

I was standing in line for the much coveted (and free) protein bars when I first knew something big was about to happen. Seven tall security guards in yellow shirts pushed their way through the crowd shouting, “MOVE to the side people!!! Everyone move!! You guys are not close enough together!! Move it!! MOVE IT!!” […]

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Ch-ch-ch-ch-Changes

5 month progress photo #progress #motivation #fitness www.almostherblog.com

I’d be lying if I didn’t tell you guys right off the bat that I’m a little nervous about this blog post. I’m stepping quite far out of my comfort zone and sharing a picture of myself that I took today and paired it with a picture I took of myself 5 months ago when […]

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I’m Thinking About Forgiveness

Forgiveness. Almostherblog.com

I don’t know if it’s just me but every time I hear the word “forgiveness” my mind goes straight to the Don Henley song “Heart of the Matter.” So I would like preface this post by saying that “Heart of the Matter” was playing on repeat while I wrote this…Anyway…   In the time between […]

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