Finding Motivation is BS – I did this Instead

Motivation is BS

I DID NOT WANT TO GO TO THE GYM TODAY. Like, kicking and screaming – throwing a temper tantrum like my 2 year old son – feeling tired and lazy – WHY IN THE EVER-LOVING NAME OF CHER AM I HERE reluctant.

The thoughts going through my head:

-Why is my alarm going off right now? I fell asleep what seems like 15 minutes ago!
-I’m so tired, why is Jackson not sleeping through the night yet?
-All I want to do is lay on my couch and binge watch Netflix.
-Why do I have to be on-the-go all the time?
-I suck anyway, no one is going to take me seriously.
-My bed is so warm and I finally just got comfy.
-One day off won’t kill me.
…Blah Blah Blah
The reason I share this is because I HATE it when people tell me they wish they had my motivation or enthusiasm for working out.

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Eat Your Greens, Child. -Get Your Kids Eating Healthy

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Before our son got diagnosed with Celiac Disease, we were going down a seriously deep and unforgiving path of buying unhealthy, pre-packaged, preservative filled garbage at the grocery store. As the mini brownies, canned spaghetti and frozen taquitos started taking over our kitchen, I noticed that my son was starting to feel worse and worse with every bite.Β I will never forget the day the pediatrician called with Tommy’s test results. It took only moments to change our eating habits forever.

The whole house went Gluten Free after that call and we put Tommy on a one month WHOLE FOODS cleanse to rid his body of all the poison we had been feeding him (unknowingly) for the past few months. I learned so much and am still learning how the whole family can eat healthy without cooking or meal prepping taking over our lives. Here are some things we did to have whole foods ready and available in our home and more importantly, foods a toddler would actually want to eat. Continue reading “Eat Your Greens, Child. -Get Your Kids Eating Healthy”

The Journey Begins

How it all started:

  • 2014: Had a partial Birmingham Hip Resurfacing Surgery (Basically a Hip Replacement). No seriously, it looks like they put a trailer hitch in my right hip.
  • 2015: Competed in my first Bodybuilding Competition at the NPC Grand Rapids, MI show in the Bikini Division.
  • 2016: Gave birth to our first son, Tommy. (Love this kid to death)
  • 2017: Started my first postpartum journey because I went balls to the wall on gaining 50 lbs during this pregnancy. We also found out that our 18 month old son had a SEVERE Celiac Allergy.
  • 2018: Gave birth to our second son, Jackson. (The cutest chunk muffin I have ever laid eyes on).
  • Currently: Killin’ it in the self love, fitness, health and motivation department while I try to keep my boys from eating the dust balls that have not been vacuumed under the couch sitting next to an old Dr. Brown Baby Bottle cap that I forgot to pick up last month and probably has mold growing in it. You know… mom things.

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