Day 106 – Creating our family focus
Weekends can come with a lot of TO DO: errands and tasks along with blending in time with family and friends. This weekend we had our fair share of getting stuff done, throwing in a quick bicker here and there, and taking time to remember to figure out our focus for our family.
Yesterday was such a great chance for us to be around amazing and inspiring Type One diabetes advocates and champions, and then we got to celebrate my cousin’s birthday with an adult night out. We’ve realized how important our time with family is along with how important it is for us to create a mission and goal for our life as a family.
We want our daughter to see that everything in life isn’t all hearts and butterflies, BUT like with the “Facts of life” you take the good, you take the bad, you take them both and then you have … the facts of life!
Our health is a huge focus along with taking time out to make memories and celebrate ourselves as individuals and as a unit! Trusting in Him to lead us day in and day out – occasional hiccups are okay – will teach us those facts of life lessons!
“but they who wait for the Lord shall renew their strength; they shall mount up with wings like eagles; they shall run and not be weary; they shall walk and not faint.”
Isaiah 40:31 ESV
Day 107 – Exercise is my MEDICINE.
It’s not just for my looks or for my outward appearance to benefit.
I want to prevent health issues and also continue my mental health journey in a positive light …
Diabetes surrounds me and I know that it’s one of the TOP preventable (In most cases- Type 2) diseases spreading across the country – prevention is key and I want to help lead by example to show that lifestyle changes make a big difference! (80% of Americans have prediabetes and 90% don’t even know they have it!) If I can stay on top of it I’m ahead of the game since it’s genetically predisposed for me…
More poignantly, I’ve struggled myself with depression and mental illness and exercise has healed me inside and out. I’ve been in the lowest of low moments and anxiety can creep into my body as soon as blink. I remember being heavily medicated in my 20s for depression and it caused lots of sleepless nights as well as issues with weight gain and bodily changes. It wasn’t until I found how impactful endorphins were that I realized I could be in control of my mental health as much as I could be…
This little girl deserves me at my best. It’s no longer about my bikini fitting it’s best (partially it is come summer but I digress) it’s about me BEING my healthiest mentally and physically for her and our future!
I share this in the hopes that you’ll see me as no different than you. I’m not that fitness girl who’s always been fit and it’s “easy” for me … I was never an athlete or into sports and becoming fit will always be a journey I’m on for the long haul. I’m an every day girl who just decided to find a solution that was more positive than temporary and who wants to show others they have someone like me in the fight with them!
Day 108 – My pre workout routine has changed!
I always set an alarm for 430am just in case Baby K does prove a little miracle and sleeps through the night. Usually she’s up at 230 … 330 … 4. This morning, my alarm actually went off meaning she slept through! In a panic, I checked her Owlet and the monitor and she was still sound asleep .. and breathing.
I couldn’t wake her up for sake of my workout – selfish much – so I decided I would pump to avoid black eyes in our workout and if she woke up I’d feed her what I pumped. I ended up with 5 oz of milk I would’ve been jumping around with otherwise!
My, how my pre-workout routine has changed since last year and before. I’m grateful we had a solid night of sleep and I made it through Tabata strength (maxing out at 10:48) and had time to make Shakeology and oatmeal with her still sleeping! I’m sure it’s a growth spurt and not the “norm” but I’m grateful that the Lord leads me to a plan for the day to release worry to him and trust things will fall in line – if they don’t there’s always a plan B!
My REASONS are BIGGER than my EXCUSES!
Day 109 – My new job title: Mama Bear fitness extraordinaire!
Ok so many that’s a Little overboard LOL. But, I’m starting to feel more more like myself and more more like I have an identity for who I am and what my purposes eating every day. I wear this tank top today being sad that we’re not able to go on the success club trip that I was able to earn for us to go on next month, but priorities have shifted just a little bit. After just four short months of living in Las Vegas we were blessed to be able to find out we were pregnant and that was really not a part of our “plan.”
I was very used to being super independent focusing solely on my business, my workouts, and my every day routine. My routine now is dedicated to serving others and I’m really working on being a cheerful serve it if that is where God has me right now in my life.
I focus on His word first each day so I can lead by example for Baby K and also for those I have around me. I’m blessed to say my tribe around me is full of mamas who inspire and motivate me and teach me so much I feel clueless about!
Everything has a season, so we just roll with the punches and do our best in each phase of life that we can. For me, remembering WHY I am here is how I stay focused and driven to what my calling is in any given moment!
“For everything there is a season, and a time for every matter under heaven:”
Ecclesiastes 3:1 ESV
Day 110 – In His time …
I’m sure that many of you can agree that having control of any situation makes us feel so much better than not having any control. I have been that girl my whole life and until I’ve learned to work on handing over the control to the Lord above, my life was a complete mess.
Now, I can’t say that I’m perfect or that I am completely God driven just yet. I can’t say that I have really work on understanding his timing and that my wants and needs for the immediacy of seeing something happen don’t always come true or need to at the moment.
I still can’t believe that this little one is almost 4 months old and that we have made it through the craziness of bringing home a newborn and adjusting to a schedule that doesn’t relate to just the two of us and Tayler. Somehow, I have found a rhythm with my day to enjoy time with my little one as well as fit in time for my own workouts in sanity and to coach the people that I enjoy working with every single day on their goals.
The best things in life that it happened to me have happened in his timing not mine. I have to remind myself that just because I can’t see the outcome doesn’t mean that it’s not glorious!
“Wait for the Lord; be strong, and let your heart take courage; wait for the Lord!”
Psalms 27:14 ESV