I got my mojo back!

And I’m happy to say it isn’t because I lost 5 pounds… or stopped eating sugar… or gave up carbs… or started some rigid exercise regimen.


What I did do, was:

– focus on and appreciate all the GOOD I have in my life

– try to take better care of myself by being mindful about what I eat and drink (only eat things that are “worthy”!)

– went a little blonder 😉

– made “play dates” with a few close girlfriends whom I love and know love me unconditionally just because I am who I am—not because of how I look or what I weigh or how successful or popular I am

– ran on the beach, ran to the park, just ran! (Because I can!)

– focus on activities that bring me joy and make me feel STRONG (Hardcore Pilates!/ Santa Monica Stairs/ running with my daughter to the park) 

– tried two new (HARD!!) exercise classes with friends (Nicole’s H.I.I.T Asana at Woodland Hills Athletic Club – WOW you’ve never known such inspiration—and PAIN and TORTURE! LOVE IT!!!) 

– got some cool new jeans and workout gear because you know what, I deserve to look and feel good TODAY

– spend quality time with my daughter and enjoy every precious moment because seven won’t last forever

– had a date night with my lovely hubby 

– And I BAKED! Because baking brings my heart joy and is my creative outlet. And giving people I care about something I baked is my way of showing love.


So find something that brings you joy and feeds your soul and do it!


I truly wish for you a wonderful, happy holiday season and hope you can find the love and happiness you need inside of yourself so that you can feel good about yourself exactly as you are TODAY!





Author: Orna

Orna Purkin is the creator of OrnaBakes—where healthy meets yummy. As a former Weight Watchers Leader and Ambassador, her passion is to inspire others with her healthy recipes, favorite food finds, and weight-loss tips — with the odd confession here and there!

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