MY BBG JOURNEY: WEEK 1-4

What made it click?

How did you change?

What made you commit to this new life?

These are some of the questions I have gotten since I began to transform my body into a healthier being back in the Fall of 2015.

During the Summer of 2015 I lived in London while completing my thesis for my Master’s degree. Everything about that time was a dream. As someone known for their love of living in London, I had no real complaints. EXCEPT! I felt so uncomfortable in my own skin. I desperately just wanted to love myself. I felt like my big bones and genetics doomed me forever. There was no way I could love my body and with that, I didn’t understand how anyone else could love my body.

I remember so vivid being inside the Forever 21at Westfield London. Staring at myself in the mirror thinking this is the best it’s going to get. I felt like a sack of potatoes. Harsh… YES! But it’s true. And yet, I kept living my Best Life in London. I finished my Master’s, I went on an incredible date that included being kissed in the middle of Picaddily Circus at 2am and I got to have a brief stint of living in Chelsea. But that dream had to come to an end because my visa was about to expire. So I board my plane back to Seattle with an unknown future.

It’s funny, you don’t realize how easy it is being a kid or even a teenager or a college student until it’s gone. Because when it ends, the future becomes 100% unpredictable. You don’t if you’ll find a job right away and you have no clue how to actually meet someone in person. It can be a very shocking experience. I will be the first to admit, I hated it. The realization that student was no longer my goto title killed me. So in the Fall of 2015, I moved back into my parents’ basement (truth be told my childhood bedroom is in the basement, but you get what I’m trying to say). I had no plans except maybe move back to LA in the New Year. However, I had 3 months to figure life out.

I didn’t figure life out, but I decided that after following Kayla Itsines & a bunch of BBG Girls I would at least try to jump on the fitness train. And like all BBG Girls, I started an Instagram account as well.

It’s now been over two years since I started BBG. I have had ups and downs and new begins and failures and I have learned a lot. But one thing I know for sure is, sometimes I forget why I started. So I have decided to start a blog post series about my journey, reflecting on 4 weeks at a time because that’s how often Kayla suggests taking progress pictures. This is My BBG Journey and this was my first four weeks of daily rambles.

 

START DATE: October 5, 2015

END DATE: November 1, 2015

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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The beautiful @sweetstofit tagged me in #FallFacts, so here they are! Fall Time Facts! 1) Favourite Soup: Toss up between Chicken Tortilla Soup and Butternut Squash 2) Favourite Thing About Fall… The crisp air and and leaves changing! 3) I Love Me Right Now Because… I learning to find myself. I learning to find out what sort of exercise I enjoy and I learning what is right for me. I love me right now because I’m learning to love me! 4) Apple Cider of Pumpkin Spice… Apple Cider for sure 😀 5) Fall Goal: What do you want to accomplish before winter? I’m aiming kick my weekly workout into high gear! Moving thru my working out off track, but my goal for the fall is to get myself put back together and feel confident in what I am doing in the moment. Stop worrying about the future when the present is here! Tagged ladies, what's your #fallgoals

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GOALS FOR 2018

Now I realize posting my goals for 2018 a sixth of the way through the year sounds ridiculous and a bit late to the party, however 1) YOLO 2) I don’t care what other people thing and 3) I have become a firm believer that if you want things to happen, you have to put them out into the universe. Because nothing can manifest if it is not announced to the WORLD.

So, while this list could probably be longer, these are my top goals for 2018!

  • Finish Tacompton Short Film – DONE!
  • Make TACOMPTON happen
  • Pitch TACOMPTON to a production company
  • Drink more water #100ozAday
  • Go to a new country
  • Go to London
  • Do yoga at least once a week
  • Go to a new city
  • Finish the Kayla Movement 2018
  • Run a 5K – DONE! 
  • Run a 10K
  • Run a Half Marathon
  • Audition for SoulCycle AGAIN
  • Go to a new state
  • Post one travel blog post a week
  • Write a book
  • Write a feature
  • Write a pilot
  • Go take landscape pictures at least once a month
  • Direct a new project
  • Starting doing Youtube AGAIN
  • Give up dating apps for Lent
  • Go to Stagecoach
  • Start volunteering
  • Write one short story a week
  • Minimize life’s things #SimpleAndFree
  • Revamp my wardrobe with quality staple pieces
  • Learn German
  • Go Camping
  • Start Dancing
  • Read 12 Books (hopefully at least one a month)

What Do You Wish For?

Soulcycle Wheel

Hi Lovelies!

WordPress tells me it’s been like 7 months since I last posted on here… WOW! That’s bad… Sorry! But guess what I’ve reworking my blog right now and I’m so happy to be back on here, in the beautiful blogosphere 🙂

This may seem like a super random first post, but I went to a SoulCycle class yesterday and realized I just need to post. To stop ‘revamping’ and just do it! Type, write, post, share, love! So here we are! Back at it with my first post about “WHAT DO YOU WISH FOR?!”

Potentially really random, however I swear by the end of this post it will make sense.

Now I realize it has been a long time since I’ve been on here and a lot has changed, so I think I will have to reintroduce myself slowly on here cause the Sam that used to write about her life on here as gone through quite a lot in the last 7 months. Like she now works for SoulCycle and LOVES IT! And is addicted to SOUL and is currently in the middle of the #TURNITUP20 challenge and OBSESSED!

Like so obsessed I woke up at 7:30am on a Sunday and all I could think about was how I wanted to go to a Soul class. So I got dressed and went haha There are a lot of studios in LA, but I’m sort of loving the Malibu studio at the moment. Partially because afterwards I grab a coffee and drive along PCH and well, who doesn’t love driving along the coast and admiring the beauty of the beach?

Well I got to class like 4 minutes before… Oops! But it’s okay because I can’t check in until the last minute and I got a bike on the side of the instructor. I was feeling adventurous! I had Tiff D.  as my instructor and she was absolutely adorable! Like seriously so cute! But she will kick your A$$! But for realz! I was sweating up a storm (#IALWAYSDO), but it was such a good class. It was my first time in her class and she did something that I haven’t seen any instructor do.

Now if you’ve never been to a SoulCycle class – 1) WHAT ARE YOU WAITING FOR? 2) You should know it’s basically a raging club scene on bikes! But also very motivating and soulful. Anywho, there are usually four candles that surround the instructors bikes during the class and after weights they usually move them around and blow them out for the cool down. Well Tiff did something magical. One by one she blew them out, but with one of them she let out a rider blow out the candle. AND THAT RIDER WAS ME!!!

I was sooooo focused on riding I didn’t even realize Tiff was next to me until she started whispering to me “Make a wish and blow the candle out.”

Guys I literally felt like I saw my life flash before my eyes in those few seconds after she said that. I wasn’t prepared to make a wish. It sounds silly. I mean I’m all about making wishes. I think blowing candles out on your birthday is really important. One of my favourite quotes is “A dream is a wish your heart makes and dreams really do come true.”

So in those few seconds I feel like I saw everything. My dreams about jobs, fitness, boys and relationships, EVERYTHING. And then I just went blank and thought Happiness and I blew the candle out. If I could have anything in the world, I just want to be HAPPY! That’s it. Everything else will fall into place. Life never turns out how you expect it to, but as long as I’m happy, I don’t really care what happens!

Yep. That’s what happened. And Yep, this is my first post back.

What would you wish for? If you could make a wish, what would it be? What do you desire?

I’m so excited to see what the future has for us loves! Until then

xxxx Sam