Would you look at that.
They all survived the day!🤣
Well guys, vacation didn’t go as well as I’d hoped for in regards to diet and exercise. Everyday my in-laws were taking us to restaurants full of unhealthy options and even though I tried to eat better than I normally would have, I still didn’t make great choices. I also was limited on working out because I had no gym available so I just stuck to walks/runs. When I got home last night I weighed myself and I was 275. So I gained back 3lbs but I’m hoping some of that is water retention from having too much salt. I went on my daily walk today and got back on track with my diet. Tomorrow I’ll be back at the gym and I have my trainer on Tuesday. I have to remember that I’m human and things happen. As long as I get back on track, I’ll be okay. Life and weight loss is a rollercoaster not a flat road. #weightloss #losingweight #obesetobeast #fromfattofit #fitfam #backontrack #motivation #dedication #healthylifestyle #walkingofftheweight #gymlife #gym #100lbstolose #igotthis #followforfollowback
So I know there are a lot of people who get upset when “single mothers” claim Father’s Day as well, but I am one of those people who don’t give a damn what those people think. I have full custody of all my kids, how many people can actually say that, or the fact that the older two I play both roles for them! It’s upsets me seeing people posts “here come the bitter baby mammas with single Mother’s Day” all I can say are those people are ignorant. Take a walk one day in my shoes and then tell me I’m not worthy of both days..Bear and Jay tell me Happy Father’s Day and not because I tell them to but because they know I do it all for them and try to juggle teaching Bear to be a lady, apply her makeup and do her hair right, how to shave her legs and act classy and still teach her how a man should treat her and what she should not be accepting of any less of a man..or teaching Jay to be a gentlemen and holding doors, helping older people in public when they look like they need assistance, manners and still show him how to build things, how to do yard work and mow and one day I’ll have to teach him how to shave as well..so yes, I juggle both roles for them and have done it by myself for the last 9 years since their dad died. And as I text the men involved in my life in one way or another and they respond back with Happy Father’s Day to me as well, I know I must be doing a good job because other people notice..these messages are from 4 important men in my life (my best friend, my “bro”, my boss, and my “ride or die family friend”) as well as Bears best friend (a 14 yr old child who has both parents and a nuclear family, who probably thinks I’m weird because I’m constantly interrupting their FaceTime chats by running in the room singing and dancing, jamming in the car with them and my “old people music” ) point is some of you “bitter” people who don’t know should not judge all of us single mothers as a group. So get off your high horses and instead of judging those of us that actually really do play both just worry about being a good day to your own kid and be lucky you have help from a second parent. #singleparent #momlife #bitterpeoplesuck #happyfathersday #igotthis
Non-Scale victories!! This weekend I realized a few things. I am feeling more energized, my stamina is better, my clothes fit differently and I can actually see change. I SAW MY COLLARBONE TODAY!! 😳 Finished meal prepping and had an awesome day with hubbs and our lil man. Pretty stoked for the 230am gym wake up time. (Oh, I am serious...🤣) A few more weeks until my first weigh in and I am pretty stoked. Excited to see how much I have lost but also excited to see how much my body and mind changes in the next few weeks. 🤓
B: 1 whole egg, two eggs whites, sautéed purple potatoes with onions, asparagus and mushrooms. Topped with salsa. 😋
L/snacks: Deviled eggs, Lavva yogurt with chia seeds
D: BBQ Chicken thighs and legs. Sautéed some zucchini and mushrooms. lI’ll man actually ate all three of these things 🤩 HUGE mom win!
It was a good weekend. I stayed home Friday night, beaded and Netflixed. Then on Saturday I went to the Savanne River Resort for the Lac Des Mille Lacs powwow. We camped out. I slept alone in my tent. I froze here and there but overall I put in 9 hours of sleep. I needed to get away from here even for a night. It was nice out there. I'm looking forward to more powwow trips this summer. Even if it's just me and my girl. #singlemother #igotthis #illbeokayeventually
Dope weekend with family and my girls. Couldn’t ask for a better Father’s Day! Grin on last pic sums it all up!!
Hope all the super dads out there also had a good one!
#father #dad #papa #iamyourfather #babygirl #igotthis
Sometimes being strong gets heavy. Those days you don’t want to get out of bed. The Moments you break down uncontrollably for no reason and smile through the tears.
Don’t lie... it happens to all of us at one point or another. What separates us is how we respond. Do you allow yourself to wallow in the self pity, unpack and live there or do you feel your feelings, pick yourself up and continue to push forwards The choice is yours.
Unfortunately, sometimes things don’t break, they shatter... but when you let the light in, shattered glass will glitter. 🖤
#strong #tough #keepmoving #neversettle #dontgiveup #glitter #shatter #sunshine #feelings #igotthis #watchmerise #riseup
Non scale victory! I bought a pair of athletic shoes! Anyone who knows me, knows I've never been a runner. Doing the mile in high school resulted in vomiting and going home from school early. I'm determined to change my mindset and go for a short run in the morning! Wish me luck! Tell me your best tips to begin a running habit in the comments. I need all the help I can get!
How many times have you been the bigger person only to get walked all over
I have done this too many times to count. I have always been the nice one. The one that would bend over backwards to make things easier for others.
But there comes a time when you get tired of feeling like a doormat and you snap.
You don't become a bitch but that inner badass that is tired of the crap, comes out. She handles business and shows people how to treat her.
That woman is coming out to play and will no longer sit by. Time for me to put my big girl panties on, stand up straight and handle myself.
🌿Missing you more than usual today, Dad! ♥️
Thanks for the wonderful childhood memories and the amazing life you made for us. Being an adult now, I know what it took to do that!
🌿You taught me to work hard and be honest, take risks and follow my heart. You were the best example of a true entrepreneur that I could ever have-always blazing the trail in the farming industry. Always the one to try something new before anyone else would. Always coming up with new ideas. Everyone always followed what you did! And now that’s what I am doing..and I realize I learned that lesson of not caring if people think (or say) you’re crazy because they will soon be copying 🤷♀️!!
🌿I thank you for showing me by example. It is priceless, and I needed to learn that from you. I am seeing so many parallels now that I am a business owner. I understand the risks and the self doubt and the failures you went through now. But I also understand the rewards and the triumphs, and that it is the best feeling ever-doing something that I have achieved by making decisions and choices that will produce my outcome.
🌿You taught me to give back and I am learning to do that more through different avenues. It brings joy.
🌿I know you are smiling at me and cheering me on and saying “Go Chuckie!!!” From heaven. 🌿Thank you Dad for helping me become the strong never-giving-up woman that I have become! ♥️
HAPPY FATHERS DAY TO ALL THE DADS OUT THERE. AND WE CANT FORGET THE STEPDADS, UNCLES, FRIENDS AND BROTHERS THAT ARE MAKING A DIFFERENCE AND STEPPING UP TO BE FATHER FIGURES! ALSO TO ALL THE DADS WHO ARE NO LONGER WITH US ON THIS EARTH. ♥️
#fathersday #grateful #makingadifference #family #thanksdad #girlswithdreams #blessed #fortunate #businesswoman #entrepreneurs #igotthis
So life was really busy this weekend and I fell off the grind. We had Tony’s work summer party Friday evening, spent ALL day Saturday gutting our Master Bathroom (ripping out tubs, vanities, walls, tearing out drywall, and pulling up flooring), and I took on the task of repainting the living room. BUSY!!! Which meant grabbing not so healthy snacks, ordering pizza for the demo crew, and little energy left for my workouts. NOT GOOD! We all slip, but it’s important to get back on track! So tomorrow is a new week and I’m doing it for ME 🙌🏼 #igotthis #shakeologyintheam #newstart