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Hi everyone, thank you for visiting my blog! Let me tell you a bit about myself. First I'm a wife then a mother of two (a 5 & 1yr old). I love to share my experiences, thoughts, ideas, questions really just about everything, lol! I want to be a positive motivation by sharing what I go through. You never know what I'll post, believe me, sometimes I blow my own mind. Having children = never a dull moment. Through it all I try to take one day at time remembering to keep breathing through it all :)

Tuesday, January 20, 2015

Goals or week of Jan 19th

   I'm gonna start off my being honest. I haven't been completing my goals and I'm a bit bummed. Working out just hasn't happened for me but I'm going to try my hardest to make a difference this week! 

So as for as my goals 
1) I switched my electric company
2) Switched my internet provider

Those are the only goals I completed, smh. 

This weeks goals
1) I'd enjoy working out 2x
2) Try a sewing project
3) Clip my coupons

Small this week but effective :) 

Monday, January 12, 2015

Meal planning for week of 1/12

   I tend to stay up late on the weekends which is my time. So this past Friday I decided to reorganize ( more like clean out)  the pantry/ kitchen. I looked in cabinets and got rid of stuff that didn't belong here (meaning gave mom her stuff back),  threw stuff away, and got a few items to give away. While doing that I found items I forgot about, lol, who else has done that?  

All of these meals are based on what we have at home right now

Pancakes/ Waffles

Left overs
PB&J sandwiches

Chicken Tortilla soup ( I actually made this Saturday with beans, it was supper for Sat & Sun)  
Grilled Chicken w/ mashed potatoes
Wolf Brand Chili
Rice and Beans w/ corn bread
Pork lion
Chicken w/ cream of mushroom

Good morning... Goal time

Okay so it's not really morning, more like afternoon. (it's 1:37 pm) Whew,  writing to me is a way to let it go and I'm enjoying it. It's Goal Monday so lets go. 

Cut coupons
Workout 2x this week
Switch electric companies

Focus on 5K training
Learn about essential oils 

Continue with meal planning
Work on Credit Report

Not too much this week as you can see. I'm trying to have fewer goals as I'm trying to learn to not overwhelm myself which then turns into disappointment. 

Post yours so we can support each other.... 

Thursday, January 8, 2015

   How's it going this 2015? It being Wednesday I'm disappointed in myself that I didn't post goals this week. My goal was to start working out 3-5x's a week from now on since I'm going to jog/run  a 5K this year. When I was doing therapy and having to dig deep I set this out as one of my goals. I wanted to do a 5K. About a month after I was able to fully walk hubby signed us up for one and even though I wasn't ready (fitness wise) I wasn't going to let that stop me. We took both kids and went for it. It took us a little over an hour but it was okay, I was just proud we did it. I was proud of me. Through everything I was going through all I could think of was my children. It was my driving force through my emotional roller coaster. 
   We've walked 2 5K's and I did a mile walk. (I was going to do the 5K but my son fell and didn't want to walk anymore.) This year I will complete my almost 2 yr goal. When visiting with my nephews during Thanksgiving we started speaking about 5K's and we decided to do one together. I was excited because it means I'd get to spend time with my nephews but also get to complete my goal with people that understand the feeling of doing these races. You always want support but a lot of times people just don't get it and kind of give that crooked eye, lol. 
   We've done the Heart Association & March of Dimes walks but I want something FUN. These races are for great causes but are emotional. My father and grandmother had heart issues and my 2nd cousin was born prematurely. The MoD walk was hard to complete when you see so many teams with personalized t-shirts of babies that didn't make it and the ones on the other side that did. With all that being said The Color Run is something I'm looking forward to. I'm ready to get Colorful!! I looked at their website and they explained you can spray it with vinegar and iron for the color to stay, yes I will be doing this : )
   For the down side of all of this, I can't run a mile! Yes, you read that right, I can't run a mile! So I looked up how to train for a 5K and I was ready. I've had a little bump in the road this week (like usual) but I'm looking forward to next week to get this training started. Hopefully I can get one workout this week, do you think if I sneak out they'll notice? Lol, yeah they will. I can't wait for it to warm up just a bit, it will be slightly easier to get out and keep a workout schedule. The 20's and 30's are kicking me in the rear.....    

Thursday, January 1, 2015

The difference in me

   I've always had an issue with confidence in myself but that is starting to change. My self esteem umm lets just say what self esteem?  I've never felt like the pretty one, the funny one, the smart one, the anything! So it's been a hard road but losing weight has really helped me. I'm not as small as I once was 10 yrs ago but I feel better now then when I was smaller. It may sound weird but it's true. I can see a person and admire their physic, beauty , etc but I've never been able to see it in me. For once in my lifetime I'm starting to not care what people think about me or what I do. Not being mean or rude but I can't sit around and let other peoples opinion bother me. It has done nothing for me but cause heartache. I wish society could go back to having more respect for people instead of having this freedom of speech and I'm keeping it real attitude! There are people that mentally are not strong and you "keeping it real" can cause more harm to a person then you think. Everyone reacts different but when a person does something wrong the first thing we do is blame them but what about understanding their background. No excuse for their wrongs but you can only take so much before you burst. I'm at that point! That's why I'm not allowing peoples comments bother me and starting to believe in me (with God on my side).
   I know this year is going to be bigger then ever and I have so much excitement I have butterflies. I haven't had this feeling in such a long time that I know it's GOD. I woke up on Sunday with a feeling of savings. Saving on groceries, on utilities on everything. Being smart about your finances and having faith in God makes for a win win. I know God is going to take us somewhere only he can and he's talking to us now. My weight lost has triggered many positives and it's only the tip of the iceberg. I never knew or would I have every imagined any of this.

On to my 2015 goals.....

As you may see I love goals and it's becoming something I have to do. I don't always make it to post them but they are always there! For 2015 my objectives are a little different but I'm ready.

2015 Yearly goals
Continue a healthy lifestyle
Believe in me
Have more confidence in myself (embrace all of me)
Love me
Take my blog to another level
Improve my writing
Be a blessing to others