It’s been quite some time since my last blog post, but I’m ready to break the silence. It’s no secret that 2016 got off to quite a rocky start for me, and it has been that way up until just a few weeks ago. Between losing a loved one, family stress, and work-related stress, I was in a complete whirlwind, and I was quickly losing sight of everything I once knew. Exhaustion to the max! Everyone says that working out helps relieve stress, and while that is true, sometimes the stress is so great that you don’t have an ounce of physical or mental strength to do it. At least that’s the pit I fell in to, along with caving in to one of my former bad habits – stress eating. Nearly 15 pounds gained and about as out of shape as I have been in years, I no longer recognized the woman looking back at me in the mirror. However, I recently found the courage and strength to close the chapter on my so far disastrous 2016, and I’m ready for my next comeback. I’m ready to fill this chapter with some amazing stories. And, while this chapter may not include some of those goals I set for myself back at the start of the year, I’m determined to make this one of my best comebacks yet.