21 Day Fix

September 26, 2018

Well, I started the Beachbody 21 Day Fix. I want to die but I also want to prove to myself I can do it. Have you been there? That place where you take pictures of yourself in only leggings and a sports bra and you're like "HOW DID I GET TO THIS PLACE?" and you suddenly realize you are the one person to blame. Bad habits, negative relationships with food and then you find yourself coping by eating more food.

Addiction to sugar and things that aren't fueling your body and mind yet you find yourself going back again and again and again?

That's me. We're in a series at church that's insanely deep and challenging but opening my eyes to so many things. So much guilt of knowing I'm now the one doing this to myself and owning that it's my thing to fix. My husband can't fix it, you can't fix it -- only I can make changes and fix it.

This posts has graced the blog far too many times since childbirth and I always try to find the happy medium of knowing I can love myself and my body for what it's worth but also knowing I'm responsible for keeping it safe and well and healthy.

We've made huge changes in our home this last year with wellness ... all except in the form of eating better. While we have good days or sometimes weeks, bad habits creep right back in. I will not discredit my body for carrying and delivery two healthy baby girls God chose us to be parents to, but I will say it's now my job to honor the body He gave me and make changes.

Guys, I'm 3 days in though on this 21 Day Fix - I might quit tomorrow. Maybe putting this post up won't let me get to the quitting stage though.

Fingers crossed.


The Sunday Hustle

September 24, 2018

Special thanks to Dorel Juvenile Group for sponsoring this post!

It's slightly comical to me seeing how it takes us so much time to get dressed and ready and out the door each Sunday for church and I feel like I'm the glue holding everyone together with it all. Getting myself ready, the girls ready and then Andrew and Drake are asking me what they should wear, breakfast needs to be taken care of and Emery needs to pee right in the middle of it all. Then Brutus is glued to my side and below my feet the entire morning making it even more of a circus to leave the house.

It's funny to see, I'm sure.

One thing that makes it nice is sending the kids to the car while I grab water bottles and coffee and Drake can get Hollyn in her seat and Emery in hers by herself so it helps balance the last minute things to grab when we're on our way out the door. The Maxi-Cosi Magellan has been so nice to have for that transition because it's the same seat for both girls offering safety for little ones 5lbs - 110lbs! Forward facing, rear facing, functional, sleek and stylish.

I shared some tips how we keep our car load and items in the car minimal on this post and it's a good read if you struggle with your car looking like a bomb went off - which is us sometimes. We're actually looking at a Tahoe or something a tad larger again for space but regardless, having a more compact SUV the Maxi-Cosi Magellan is designed so well we never feel crammed!

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