Little Joys

I love finding the little joys in life. This morning, I was able to order my groceries online instead of spending 1.5 hours at the grocery store. When I went back to add items to the order, not once but twice, no one was frustrated with me over my forgetfulness. 🤣🤷‍♀️

Sometimes we have it all together, and other times, we are just trying our hardest to figure it all out, but finding joy in the journey is the key. Oh, and not having to worry about money for groceries, there is joy in that too…❤😍💯

Frustrated and Proud

This boy can frustrate me and make me proud all in the same day! 🤷‍♀️

Robby gets on the soccer field every weekend and transforms right before my eyes. He is focused on his position, he communicates with his teammates, and he can do throw-ins and passes like no other. He loves the game and his team. ⚽️

He’s also my “what” kid. He plays video games or watches YouTube and tunes all others out to the point of actually not listening or hearing what you just said to him. He’s loud and crazy with his brother and usually has to be told to do something multiple times.🤦‍♀️

Lord only knows that I’m tough on my boys. I’m raising young men, and I realize that I only have so much time with them. I want them to be successful in the workplace, to learn how to respect and love their wife, and how to honor and serve God. Robby is funny and thoughtful, he does not want to let anyone down, and will do almost anything for anyone….especially if dessert is involved. I’m proud to be his mom…most of the time. 🤣😍

I’m thankful for my premium nutrition that gives me the energy to keep up with my boys’ schedule, and the patience needed to raise them! ❤

Mom Moments

In those moments when I look around the room and see the evidence of what teenagers can leave behind- nerf darts, socks on the stairs, trash that was in front of them all morning but still didn’t make it outside to the cans, throw blankets bundled on the couch, laundry left in the dryer, and cereal box left on the table….I remember to be thankful. 🤗

I’m thankful that they each do their own laundry, and I don’t have to touch stinky athletic clothes. I’m thankful that in the hustle of the morning routine, they get their own breakfast and make their own lunch, and the mess left behind is evidence of the personal responsibility they are learning. 💪

The nerf darts are examples that they still like to play, and even though they are teenagers now, they do not always sequester themselves in their rooms all the time. The blankets on the couch is there as a reminder of the family movie night from last night, and I’m thankful they still like spending time with the family. 😍

Yes, it’s easy to be overwhelmed by the clutter and mess, but it’s evidence of so much more – love and lessons! And isn’t that what family is all about?! 😉

Overthinking

Hang on. Let me overthink this…💭

Why do we get caught in this trap of indecision?! We think about the possibilities, we think about the positives, then we think about the negatives. We dwell on each item like it’s a checklist in our mind. 🙄

What if we just stop and pray? Ask God to provide the answer we are seeking….and then make the decision! We must have faith that God is big enough to provide for the good decisions and a way out of the bad decisions. After all, He walks with us each step of the way! 🙏

Most importantly, we must work on developing ourselves! Study the Bible and learn what God has to say. Read books to grow your capabilities! And then you can learn to lean on your intuition! ❤

Confident

Are you a confident person? I thought I was, or at least I thought I was more confident than others…and that counts, right?🤣

Then 4 years ago, something changed! I changed! It’s crazy to think how a change in your morning routine can start a lifestyle change! How fueling your body with core nutrition, where you are no longer napping all day or are moody all day, can produce such a dramatic change. You start feeling good and then start investing in yourself further! 🤷‍♀️😍

I now invest in myself daily with time in the Bible and time in personal development! The result – confidence! Confidence in who I am and who I can become! And of course…I finally have the energy to do it all! 📖💪

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Habits

As a follow up to watching Rachel Hollis’ Made for More Encore, I am covering one of the 5 steps to success each day. The last step addresses Habits!

Have you ever identified your regular habits? Rachel states that we need to identify all of the habits in our daily routine, and then identify if they are good or bad. What is the purpose in this, to get rid of the bad habits of course!

We want our good habits to be strong and second nature to us…like brushing our teeth. We would not go a day without brushing our teeth, and we want our other good habits to be just as strong. I want the habit of working out to be just as strong as my habit to brush my teeth.

Bad habits then need to go away! We know this, but yet, what do we actually do about it? I have a bad habit of getting on social media way too much. I want to be more intentional with my time, I have goals to achieve, and scrolling through Facebook isn’t intentional nor money making.

I will focus on my bad habits so that I can change my behavior. I need 30 days to begin a good habit. I need to focus on the intention of my time, the determination of achieving my goals, without losing track and being buried under a bad habit. My mind is right, now my body needs to follow!

Take Care of Yourself

As a follow up to watching Rachel Hollis’ Made for More Encore, I am covering one of the 5 steps to success each day. Today is simple, take care of yourself.

As a wife and mom, I had a tendency to put others first and neglect myself. Three years ago, I made a change since I knew something had to give in my life, and it needed to start with me.

Rachel states that if you don’t take care of yourself first, you cannot fully take care of others. She really addressed this in her Last 90 Days series.

  • Get plenty of rest each night. (She suggests at least 8 hours.)
  • Get up an hour early before the rest of the household to take care of yourself and your goals first.
  • Work out at least 30 minutes each day.
  • Drink half of your body weight in ounces of water each day.
  • Eat foods that bless your body.

Being healthy is not just being at a certain weight number for your height, it’s about how you feel. Do you have the energy and stamina to take care of yourself and the ones you love? Do you have mental fog that clouds your decisions? Does your gut tell you maybe you shouldn’t have eaten that piece of pizza?

Although my journey to being healthy is still going, I have come a long way. I feel good, even though my weight is not ideal. I will continue to go to the gym 5-6 times a week since I am DETERMINED to reach my goal weight. The rest, water, and getting up early are fairly easy for me to handle. Now to focus on my food…hmmm that might be another post for another day! At least I know my premium nutrition take each morning fits inside of this goal!

2019 My Year of Determination

2018 was a roller coaster ride! I turned 43, and I’m officially middle aged. My mother passed away in March after battling lung cancer for a year. I don’t talk about it much because I get emotional, but I miss her. I found success in both of my side hustles, and I know she celebrated with me.

We were able to earn trips to San Diego Diego and Cabo San Lucas! It was amazing to escape with my husband and friends and celebrate our hard work. We spent time talking with others who earned the trip, and my husband was able to catch the vision and possibility of growing our future.

I took the leap of faith and quit my job in the water industry. I grew up in this industry and worked with mom until she retired. I met my husband in the industry, and we both found success in our own roles. However, I wanted more, and I will no longer allow the comfortable to define me. I’m determined to be more!

So, I am determined for 2019 to be successful. I’ve written specific goals. I will take pictures and measurements today and will use them as my Before stats throughout my physical journey. I will post it all here tomorrow! Stay tuned!

I’ve come a long way…but still have further to go

Last night, my husband took me Christmas shopping for clothes. I rarely shop for clothes without him since he wears his likes or dislikes in the expression on his face. I walk out of the store with clothes I love and he says looks good on me… we are both happy.

However, the shopping process, the trying on of clothes plays with my mind! Why do they have to use the lighting they use?! It is not flattering! And don’t even get me started on full length mirrors! I look at my reflection, and see every imperfection… in bad lighting! I know, I know, in order to see how clothes fit, you need a full length mirror, but that does not mean that I have to like them.

Last night, everything I tried on fit perfectly! I was able to go down a size in jeans! Did mention I found jeans that fit perfectly. In women language, that means it’s a miracle!

So while I’m seeing my imperfections in one moment, I see my success in the next moment! I can choose to focus on my imperfections, or I can choose to find joy in my success. I choose joy!

I’m not in denial of my imperfections. I know that I have a long way to go, but I choose to celebrate in the journey. I must find the joy in each step to find the motivation to continue! I choose joy in how far I’ve come, and I keep working towards the next goal!