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“When you are willing to feel it, you will heal it.” I used to be pretty bad at handling my emotions. I’ve gotten better at it, but at times they still get the best of me. I am human after all. That quote has pretty much become my mantra that I say every morning since I miscarried. Realizing that I can’t push these feelings aside and that it’s ok to be sad, angry, move on, be happy, and sad again…I know it’s all part of the healing process. I’ve been pretty well for the most part, but for the last…

***Warning! Long sappy post alert!*** Today was a very special day! I took Emma to check out a Montessori school that I’ve wanted to enroll her in. I know, that may not sound so special, but here’s the best part: I am paying for it with my paycheck from ONE week! Me! If I were not a Beachbody coach, this would not be happening right now. It’s the honest truth. Like everyone else, we have undergrad & grad school loans to pay, along with the everyday stuff & 3 kids. So the fact that I can do this and pay…

More likely than not, if you’re reading this, you’re a friend, or someone who has seen my transformation and wants to know how I got to where I am. I usually give a generic answer: I was feeling terrible; I gained so much weight; I want my kids to have a healthy role model, etc. All of that is true, but my true reason, my deep down, makes-me-cry-and-motivates-me “why,” is so much more. I have three amazing children that I love more than they will ever know. They are my light in my sometimes stormy world. Except for my family,…

girls

Honesty time: I LOVE my girls and the fact that I am lucky enough to stay home with them. However, I felt like there was just more I needed to do. I was brought up to be independent, and from the time I could, I worked, so that I wouldn’t have to depend on anyone. It was so hard for me to let that part of myself go after I had my first child, but daycare is too expensive and I didn’t want to miss you on those precious first years. I mean, who would regret that? But, I started…

blueberries

Learning how to read labels and why it’s important to do so has been eye opening and sometimes disgusting. Do you know how many hidden chemicals are in your food?  How much sugar is in your favorite foods? Well, that excludes me. I buy sugar free food and health bars. Wrong. Let’s take a look at this nutrition label: A few years ago, I was following this crazy diet that included eating these “nutritional” bars. First off, this bar and so many so called health bars, are full of genetically modified ingredients, i.e. fake food. Second, do you see how…