Motherhood

Small Decisions Can Make a Big Difference

Before After

  I remember after having this baby, I tried to do some push-ups and couldn't even do one regular push-up. I remember feeling so discouraged that I had lost so much progress and that my arms and core were so weak. I remember going running for the first time and uncomfortably pull my shirt down over my tummy that was jiggling over my pants. I remember looking in the mirror and wondering if my ...[Read More]

Thank You

Thank You

  I've been a little quiet with updates on my blog lately.  It's funny because three weeks ago, right after this ectopic pregnancy happened, I really wanted to talk about it.  Talking, writing, and sharing my feelings made me feel better and I think it was a good step in the healing process.  But, the past few weeks I just haven't felt like talking about things.  My husband is back to his bus ...[Read More]

Healthy Snack Trick

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      My kids wanted mandarin oranges for their morning snack and we were able to peel every single one keeping the peel in one piece! I got my kids to eat a bunch of the oranges because they kept wanting to see how many we could peel like this 😉   I posted this on Facebook and someone told me that these oranges are genetically designed so that kids can peel them easier. Did yo ...[Read More]

Scary

Ectopic Pregnancy

Yesterday I had my one week follow up appointment with the OBGYN who did my ectopic pregnancy surgery (called a salpingectomy), Dr. Deborah Sherman.  I was looking forward to this appointment because of all the complications I had post-surgery and was really looking forward to getting some reassurance that things were going to improve from here on out.  Physically, things have been much better.  M ...[Read More]

Life Goes On…

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I probably should go buy some lottery tickets. I've had enough bad luck this week that something lucky is bound to come my way, right? I haven't blogged about this yet, but two nights ago I was back in the ER. My stomach was still really protruded and I was passing between grape and kiwi-size blod clots. I was concerned about possible internal bleeding because of those large clots and the pain was ...[Read More]

Sale!

New Year

  I am not allowed to workout for 4-6 weeks because of my surgery, but I would love nothing more than being able to serve and help you guys with the start of this new year. I've found that when I am sad or discouraged, changing my focus on serving and helping others really puts me in a good place. I am going to offer 20% off both of my training programs for next three days using the code NEWY ...[Read More]

Not Fair

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  This post is going to have a lot of information that maybe I shouldn't be sharing (physical stuff going on with my body), so just a heads up you have fair warning that if you don't want to read about the unpleasant physical side efffects of an ectopic pregnancy you should stop reading. It's just not fair that I have to suffer through this.  I'm not even talking about the emotional side, jus ...[Read More]

Avocado Tree

avocado tree

    I would have had a really tough time making it through this week without the help and support of so many of our friends. Without any family here in TX, we have had to rely so much on our friends and neighbors here for help. So many of our sweet friends have watched our kids, made us meals, and sent flowers. Today my friends @rebekahmaines & @mrshanks10 (Instagram) surprised me by ...[Read More]

Sad

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    Flipping through Instagram all I think when I see everyone happy and celebrating the new year, "I don't care - next person. I don't care about you - next person. You and your stupid happy family - next person. Constantly scrolling until I just have to put my phone down because every freakin person I follow is happy tonight (go figure - a normally happy person follows happy people). N ...[Read More]

Thankful

Hospital

    Thank you so much to everyone who has left kind and supportive comments.  I read every single one and truly appreciated reading the stories of other people who have gone through this.  Last night was a really hard night for me.  I was here in the hospital by myself and just very sad.  I'm still trying to process everything that happened.  I tear up when I think about the baby that wa ...[Read More]