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healing is hard
Tuesday, February 12, 2019      5 comments

I imagined I would be feeling so much better by now. I had my third PT appointment last night and I left in pain and tears. They tried this metal massage-y thing on my back last night and it was very relaxing up until I tried to get up off the t... Read more
what a nightmare
Monday, February 11, 2019      6 comments

I had a dream that I got pregnant right now. At the heaviest weight I’ve ever been. And then in my dream, I blew up like a balloon until I had no arms or legs. I couldn’t hold my baby. I couldn’t hug my husband. While this may seem comical it ... Read more
stop food shaming
Friday, February 08, 2019      5 comments

Allow me to step up onto my soap box... PUBLIC SERVICE ANNOUNCEMENT STOP FOOD SHAMING Examples of food shaming: Commenting on how much or how little someone eats Commenting on what someone eats or what they don’t eat Commenting how you ... Read more
I bought prenatal vitamins!
Thursday, February 07, 2019      9 comments

I know the title of the blog is so strange because who just announces that they bought prenatal vitamins?! ME THATS WHO! I went to the dr and despite the weight gain, other health markers are great so she isn’t concerned. I still have a few ... Read more
feeling uncomfortable in my skin
Tuesday, February 05, 2019      8 comments

I am feeling uncomfortable in my skin. My clothes don’t fit well. My face has gotten fuller. I’m not active because I haven’t been cleared for it yet. I’m feeling moody and emotional and depressed. My skin is breaking out, I cannot find the righ... Read more
my first PT appointment
Friday, February 01, 2019      8 comments

I had my first PT appointment yesterday. I was so nervous that I would end up hurting worse after the therapist kept pressing on my spine and back muscles but thankfully I’m feeling better! I have hypermobility in my hips which can affect my s... Read more
well that quote hit me
Wednesday, January 30, 2019      11 comments

Every read something that hits you square between the eyes and makes you STOP and immediately you realize a change must be made? That’s how I felt when I read this quote: “stop sacrificing what you want most for what you want in the moment” ... Read more
Voted Popular Blog Post: View All Popular Posts what do you take for granted?
Monday, January 28, 2019      38 comments

I have a love/hate relationship with the gym in the morning. Mostly because it’s so hard to get out of my comfy bed snuggled next to my husband where I’m all cozy and happy. In reality, I wake up only about 50 minutes earlier than usual so I can... Read more
back pain is no joke
Sunday, January 27, 2019      4 comments

I went to the dr on Thursday because of my back pain. The dr sent me for xrays (finally!) and said a game plan would be decided based on the results. Thankfully, the xrays came back fine so my next step is physical therapy. From there, I will ... Read more
you aren’t what you eat
Wednesday, January 23, 2019      3 comments

I’m flabbergasted. Completely confused. I posted a picture that says “You Aren’t What You Eat” and the comments are...interesting. Diet culture has fed us so many things we believe and repeat. But fun fact, YOU ARE NOT WHAT YOU EAT. Sure, ... Read more
journal
Tuesday, January 22, 2019      4 comments

Journaling is so important but something so often overlooked. I carry a journal with my almost everywhere. I journal before, during, and after therapy sessions. I journal when something comes to mind. I journal when I start to experience a str... Read more
consistently consistent consistency
Monday, January 21, 2019      3 comments

How many times do we say, this is a lifestyle change and then completely change our eating habits and push push push ourselves at the gym to a point where it’s not sustainable? How often do we say, we are what we eat and demonize “bad foods” o... Read more
is it an excuse?
Sunday, January 20, 2019      5 comments

My back is constantly in pain. I haven’t hurt this badly in a long time. I cannot shake it. It’s making it so hard to workout. I cannot go to yoga. The last class I went to was so painful, I was stuck just laying there. I’m struggling to walk,... Read more
making it happen
Friday, January 18, 2019      2 comments

I have a goal to go to the gym every morning and work HARD on a treadmill for an hour. I have a goal to eat veggies with EVERY meal. I have a goal to snack on fruits, nuts and anything else I want. I have a goal to enjoy pizza on Friday ni... Read more
bye bye second job
Thursday, January 17, 2019      8 comments

I have given my two weeks notice to my second job! The reasons I started the job are no longer valid and unfortunately I leave in pain every time. Plus, my schedule with the second job became exhausting and overwhelming. I have been working ... Read more

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