Last pregnancy, I experienced these same fatigue symptoms. I stopped going to my regular classes at the gym. I was afraid I didn’t have enough energy to make it through the class and I’d feel awkward leaving during...maybe even near the beginning because I was that wiped out. Having the freedom to pause, modify or change workouts based on my needs has been so valuable to me. I’m not worried about the decision of whether or not the gym is the best choice for my child-growing body that day! Having a healthy pregnancy is something I desired last time, but honestly gave up on in a lot of ways- it just wasn’t playing out like I had imagined you know? There are a lot of expectations we have surrounding the baby stage of life, and I know without a doubt that if I wasn’t passionate about what I get to do as a coach, and the people that help me stay positively focused, my experience with baby #2 might be viewed through a much dimmer light. This first few months I have been nearly in disbelief at how much healthier my perspective is and how much my belief in myself has grown— the power of a supportive community in accountability is such a blessing! . . . . . . . . . . . #believeinyourself#boymomlife#sahmlife#toddlermom#mombodlove#fitgoalsintheworks#loveyourbodyagain#lovemore#livehappylivehealthy#healthybalancedlife#bygodsgrace#liveintentionally#pregnantmama#healthypregnancy#shereadstruth#lovewell#momoflittles#babynumber2#workoutanywhere
#sibofriendly 🙌🏻 . . . If I have saved one of my fruits for dinner I whip out one of my safe brownie bites from the freezer and make a dessert of it. It’s not much to most, but it’s a mighty fine treat to me. 🍫🍌🌻 . . . Now if I’d only been a little skimpier on the cocoa powder so I could have a bigger piece.... 🤣
Hi, my name is Kelsey and I had a bit of a meltdown this morning. I stumbled across these wise words and thought I'd share. "We are as sick as our secrets. The more suppress, hide, and entertain our ruminations in the dark, the more they manifest. They feed off the isolation. But when "the light shines in the darkness, the darkness can never extinguish it." (John 1:5). When we expose our struggle to others by sharing and letting them in on our recovery, the darkness that gave life to our inner turmoil begins to repel. This is why the enemy fights so hard in spiritual resistance to keep us from coming to others. Because he knows that once we do, it will be our freedom. The real question is, do you want to be free? If so, it's time to talk about it." - Brittney Moses. _________________________________________ I literally JUST posted yesterday about how great and happy life was and has been and this morning I just lost my shit. Idk what the heck happened, but it happened lol. I sat in my car for like an hour after my workout bawling for literally no reason. I've shared before, but for those of you who don't know, I struggle with anxiety and depression. Anyone who has ever dealt with either disorder knows how exhausting it can be trying to balance giving yourself adequate rest and pushing yourself to be able to function like a normal human. I've gotten to the point where I have pretty good coping skills and can easily recognize triggers and avert myself from falling into negative behavior patterns quite well but today it just wasn't happening. Whether you believe in a higher power or not, please challenge yourself to at least believe in energy. Find things that pull you away from negative energy. For me, that's decompressing in a quiet space. Cleaning, working out, reading, etc are examples of things I do to decompress. Today, for me, that was going for a walk. It is an absolutely beautiful day in Minnesota and I took full advantage of the nice weather and got
A goal without a plan is just a wish. Wow doesn't that hit home. How many times do we want to do things but never make it a priority. It's amazing what you can accomplish when you get a plan and commit to it. When I was pregnant I had all these intentions of loosing the baby weight fast. I started out great loosing 20 of 40lbs. Then I went back to work. I was tired. The baby wanted snuggles. Dinner was whatever was fast and looked good at the time. I plateau and actually started gaining weight instead of loosing. So I had to get a plan.
That moment when you realize you just don't have enough house plants. How does getting one in your mail box every month sound? This seems like the only reasonable solution to me! Starting in January 2018 (guys, 2018 is SO soon! Where has 2017 gone!?) I'll be launching the Revive Plant Subscription Box! One (super easy to care for) house plant + one terra cotta pot a month for $15. So, basically, $15 a month for pure happiness.
:: We are NOT at the beach today :: . . I wish we were. Sadly this is the most recent photo of the two of us I could find! . . I wanna give a shoutout to my man today. . . This guy pursued me even when I wasn’t looking his way. He believed in me and loved me for me, not for any other reason. He treats me with respect, and is my biggest fan. He never complains about anything I do or do not do and rarely argues with me. . . Also, he has been with me in almost every stage of life. He’s stood by me through some pretty hard stuff. Including two C-sections, I’ve had 7 surgeries since we’ve been married. He has dropped everything to be with me each time. Before we even had a diagnosis for my endo he was committed to me, no matter what that meant for our relationship. It hasn’t been easy. The pain effects him, too. Now with my new digestive issues added to it things have become even more complicated. Still, he never complains when I’m too tired to clean the house or when I spend hours resting. We’re a difficult group to take out with all of our food issues and other challenges and he just rolls with it. . . I feel so blessed by him. . . It would be easy to be frustrated. . . But he’s not. . . I wish I could say the same for myself. I am the short fuse. I am the complainer. I am the one who gets frustrated. And he just rolls with that, too. I don’t deserve so much, but he has given it to me anyway. . . That’s sacrifice. That’s for better or for worse. That’s commitment. That’s love. That’s forever. . . We’re not perfect. But we’re perfect together. . . ❤️
Don't give up 💕🌿🙏 . "Our thoughts become our words. Therefore, it is vitally important that we CHOOSE life-generating thoughts. When we do, right words will follow" Battlefield of the mind -Joyce Meyer . I believe someone else needed to hear this today other myself! 💕 #battlefieldofthemind#faith#momstrong#wordsofaffirmation
"In the same way, let your light shine before others, so that they may see your good works and give glory to your Father who is in heaven." - Matthew 5:16 • I had a coworker of mine today tell me that it was a true blessing that I got this job and showed up when I did. I smiled and nodded and laughed off it off like I tend to do with these kinds of compliments... • I thought maybe she just is a dramatic person who speaks like that, or maybe it was slightly sarcastic since it was a wild (WILD) day at that place and I seemed to be the only one who hadn't lost my mind. • Maybe it was one of these things. But maybe, just maybe, she actually meant it. I stuggle with this, but I also know that I've been very intentional about keeping a smile on my face and trying to show my faith through the little things. The "have a great day!" or going a little above and beyond to be helpful and sweet. To be the hands & feet of Jesus without saying any thing. • So maybe, she really has seen that. Maybe she has seen that when we are so busy at work that curse words are flying and smiles are fake through the stress, that I can step back and genuinely smile at each customer because of Jesus. • This is far from my forever job, so how encouraging?! I may just be there for a season, but there for a reason. I hope this is what she has seen. As a Christian, this is the impact we can have. Let your light shine! 💡