What a time to write a blog post right?!

Well, when you’re quarantined with COVID and starting to go nuts feeling trapped, you begin to think, what can I do to keep my mind off of things.

Yes, that’s right, I said it. I found out this morning that I tested positive for COVID-19. I have thought long and hard deciding if it’s something I wanted to share or not and ultimately decided to share my side of the virus.

I started feeling symptoms over a week ago today. I had a sinus headache and had been feeling a bit…

This past Sunday, I set out for my first ever marathon in Madison, Wisconsin. I never in my life thought I would say I ran a marathon. Well, I did it, and here’s what I learned:

  • I respect runners!

The amount of time it takes to train for any race big or small is a huge commitment and I commend anyone who has ever done it or consistently does it for fun. Those of you who do this competitively, for time, pace every mile the same, I applaud you!

  • I wasn’t as gross as I thought I was going to…

A lot of changes and possible changes are happening in my life currently. Though I cannot share them all with you just yet (I promise I will in a future blog post), it got me thinking about change.

I LOVE CHANGE!!! To me, change symbolizes growth, fresh starts, excitement, with a dash of fear, stress and nerves. As Marc and I are experiencing changes in our lives, I’m very aware of how I’m reacting and how people are reacting to us. First, I should say that I’m working on responding rather than reacting. The difference is when we react, we…

If you follow me on Facebook, you know that my fiancé Marc and I have been doing a 66 Day Challenge which we completed this past Saturday.

Before I dive deeper into this, I want to say THANK YOU to everyone who asked questions about it, supported us, and commented along the way. It was very motivating and so enjoyable to share with you all.

So, what is it? What’s so special about the number 66? Why did we do it? What did I learn?

What is it?

The 66 Day Challenge was first introduced to me when I read the book The…

I thought I would mix it up a little bit on today’s blog post! I’ve been listening to quite a few podcasts where they talk about their top 3–5 favorite things in a variety of categories. So today, I thought I’d share my top 5 podcasts, books, and quotes in my life right now with you.

Top 5 Podcasts (in no particular order)

  • The Messy Empire with Caryn Prall

In this podcast, Caryn Prall, my Team Leader at Keller Williams Realty Infinity (and many other offices) shares challenges, advice, successes, and more when it comes to building a business. I…

I have grown to absolutely LOVE listening to podcasts. When I used to get bothered by having longer car ride, I now look forward to it because I know I’ll get a chance to listen to at least one if not more podcasts. Here are some of my favorites right now:

  • The Tony Robbins Podcast
  • Ed Mylett Show
  • The Messy Empire
  • The ONE Thing
  • RISE Together
  • Achieve Your Goals with Hal Elrod

A couple weeks ago, I was listening to Ed Mylett’s episode, “Be Your Best Self-With Mike Bayer.” Mike Bayer is the author of “Best Self: Be You, Only…

About 6 weeks ago, after reading “Can’t Hurt Me” by David Goggins, I was inspired to find something that would challenge me mentally and physically. Around the same time, I was impacted in a great way by my boxing trainer Brian. I had been working with Brian for a few weeks and really starting to love the challenge of learning a new sport. I was a mess when I started, and with his patience and help, I’ve gotten better every session. What I learned when working with him is that he has a lot of personal struggles, one being he…

Do you think of yourself as “Type A?” I know I certainly do.

As I started blogging again this summer, I started to notice a pattern in the way I think.

I know that I have always categorized myself as “Type A.” When I looked it up, some of the characteristics made me shudder, but unfortunately the more I thought about those ones, the more I realized they are true and they’ve given me something to think about.

According to verywell mind (https://www.verywellmind.com/type-a-personality-traits-3145240#traits-of-type-a-behavior) and many other psychology reports, here are the most common Type A Traits:

  • Time Urgency and Impatience

I’ve made a few posts about my sleep issues lately and I wanted to share what I’ve been learning throughout my journey with everyone in hopes that I can help even one person who has similar struggles like myself!

For the last year and a half, I’ve found myself having trouble sleeping. When I still co-owned CrossFit Mettle and Honor, I would wake up at 3:45am daily so I could get to the gym and workout before the first class started. I became used to getting 5–6 hours of sleep and didn’t think too much of it. As that routine…

Years ago, I trained for and ran a half marathon with the ultimate goal of running a full one. As soon as I crossed the finish line, I thought, “Nope, never doing a full.” No one prepared me for what I was going to feel like at the end of that race and I had no clue my body was going to feel awful for the next couple of hours. I left the Naperville half that day proud that I had accomplished my goal and content with not signing up for a full marathon.

Deep down, I knew that I…

Jacqueline Vyskocil

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