Saturday, October 6, 2012

Transition is learning

I'm learning so much these days and am so excited it's kept me up until now -- 1 am.  I'm  sure I'll crash at some point tomorrow but I just have so many exciting things going on. I'd really like to help as many people be the best that they can be and feel better about themselves and get into the best shape possible. I just don't know how to reach them. I've decided instead of wonder how all the other people do it, I'm just going to dive into blogging more on here and updating what I can and incorporating this blog into everything I'm about (in no order): Godly woman, wife, mommyhood, healthy food, beachbody, fitness, and a little bit of everything else that makes life go on and pops up and into my head. Mainly though I just want to focus on the positives. The media focuses on all the negativity and drama and there's so much more to life than to have a selfish view. I don't know how to make this blog better, but I don't know if I don't try. I'd love any comments from any of you reading and following me. Thanks!

Thursday, October 4, 2012

Workin it out!

So I recently started working out again. 

Today was suppose to be a rest day but I didn't want to break the healthy habit I had of getting up early and starting my day by doing something good for myself, so I got up and had a good, long, extended stretch session. It was NICE!

On another note I took photos last night (my "before" photos) and I looked at the pics when I was done and ugh! I totally started getting discouraged! I starting picking out all my flaws. I just tried not to think about it and not pay it any attention and this morning too, I'm just not going there. I'm not going to get down on myself because I'm changing. We're changing. We're a work in progress. We have to start somewhere. Ya know, one of my favorite quotes by a woman I love to listen to says, “I may not be where I need to be but I thank God I am not where I used to be.” And isn't that the truth. So I don't have a six pack yet, so I have some flab in places I wouldn't like, well I need to be real and honest with myself. I've had two kids!! That takes a toll on my body. Kids or not, life happens and we fall in some unhealthy ruts, but what matters is the here and now, what we are doing today to make ourselves and each other better.

Tuesday, August 28, 2012


Change seems to be key in my life right now. When I first started this blog I was having great amounts of energy (well maybe not great but normal), and the past two weeks I've been lower than low when it comes to energy. I'm heading t the doc (cringe! Not a fan of docs) and hope he'll run some tests and find some answers vs throw some pills at me.

I've been learning a lot through this:

1) God is faithful!

2) I'm a lot stronger than I think

3) The boys will remember a stable mom vs an overly creative one that's burnt out.

4) People need people, get your eyes off of yourself and serve someone if you want to find new joy in life. There's more to life than yourself.

That's just a few of the many things I've been learning, or shall I say relearning :)

Hope you're all well & healthy! What are you learning about yourself lately?

Wednesday, August 15, 2012

What to do? Be honest and real with yourself.

Lately, I've been itching to do more. I feel a tug at my heart to do more. I LOVE LOVE LOVE being a stay at home mom and as I browse mom blog sites I think to myself, why didn't I think of that? Or hey, great idea. But I have a hard time starting a blog having the content be on other people's ideas. Sure it's one thing to try other people ideas and then blog on how my boys and I enjoyed them, but it's not enjoyable for me to try and think of something new and blog about it. I'm loving the connections I can make via the internet and blogging, but I have yet to find my niche. There are so many things I enjoy, God and my early quiet moments with him as I wake up before the boys to start my day in prayer and reading the Bible. I enjoy my husband and his humor and his character. I love my boys and the new ways they open my eyes to view the world, their carefree spirit and their joy. I love people, all kind of people, people like me, people I have nothing in common with, people that are givers and people that need a little extra from me to give (ie takers). I love fitness and nutrition but I have no special degree or certification (granted I guess I am nationally certified in theraputic massage) but still I feel like I don't compare with personal trainers or physical therapists or women bodybuilders. I guess that's where I loose myself, when I start to compare. I have the head knowledge to enjoy myself and this blog for what it will be, a learning process and a way to reach out to others who want to connect. I'm a crafty mom, but definetly not a super duper creativity flowing mom -- God bless you if you are! Keep your pins coming on pinterest because I'm watching and loving it!!! -- I am thankful for this opportunity and am going to go learn something new.... Oh yeah, and here's another picture :) Everyone loves pictures, right?! Hope you're having a blessed day!

When was the last time you played in the rain? I love how kids make a game out of everything. Enjoy this day!

Tuesday, August 14, 2012

So this blogging thing is tougher than I thought. I went to sign in tonight to do some more work on getting this thing started and it took me about 10 minutes to navigate through and get to the main page. Some people I'm sure could do it in one minute. Thankfully being a mom comes easier than a computer wiz -- so I'm not too worried! Challenge one: uploading (is it even called that?) a photo.

Peanut butter bumblebees from my sister's babyshower. 

YESSSSS! I did it! I feel so accomplished! Ah, the joys of my small successes. To bed for me tonight. This blogging is soooooo random right now and I look forward to developing more catagories and personalized niche topics as time goes on. First things first, the basics. Thanks to anyone who's reading/following.


Hello blogging world! Today is my 1st day of blogging and I am SO excited! I have so much to learn and I can say there will be some changes to come as far as font, layout, color schemes, etc, so bear with me! I'm excited for the new friends I'll meet and all the things we'll share! This blog is going to be about LIFE and all things raw in it. I love God, my husband and two boys and my life revolves around all those things and all that come with it. I have many hobbies and passions too and am learning to mesh everything together. Thanks for stopping by and please comment or send me a message if you have anything to say or any ideas to share.