Monday Mood Boost – Gratitude Never Goes Out Of Style!

A while back, I shared my gratitude for my medical team, and mentioned we’ve added some new members…

When I first found out I was pregnant, I was gonna be seeing a high risk ob gyn, in addition to my regular endocrinologist, and he really wanted me to see a nutritionist too – not because my eating habits are poor, but because managing blood sugars with surging pregnancy hormones is VERY complex.

Now if you do some math, that’s a lot of appointments, and while I have some flexibility at work and can make up hours as necessary, that’s still a lot.

When my endo was reviewing my numbers, he felt it best I switch to the services of an ob gyn who specializes in Diabetic pregnancies at Maternal Fetal Medicine, and alongside that, I see two Diabetes specialists who get twice weekly blood sugars reports, and I see them plus my nutritionist every other week.

Yes, it’s a lot… but the beauty of this switch is that it’s become “one stop shopping” – all of these services are located in the same place and all happen at the same appointment, which in addition to being a lot more convenient, SIGNIFICANTLY helps my brain keep track – something I was struggling to do between the sheer number of appointments in varying locations and the very real concept of pregnancy brain (folks, it’s the realest. thing. ever.)

I’m where I need to be, for my health and the health and development of my baby, and while at first I was frustrated at the idea of switching to yet another doctor (I’ve certainly had no shortage of them in my life), I understood WHY the switch was best, and I remained open minded and willing to do what’s best for myself and my baby.

And still, I’m so grateful for this team – they empower me, encourage me, make me feel capable and confident (I had a rough beginning to my pregnancy as we struggled to get my blood sugars under control and that definitely caused some insecure moments…) and I’m just grateful to have such a solid team guiding me through one of the hardest, but also one of the most rewarding things I’ve gone through.

Gratitude never goes out of style 💕

Monday Mood Boost – Immerse Yourself In Nature

This weekend was spent reconnecting with nature, disconnecting from technology, and was then topped off by immersing ourselves in love in a gorgeous setting.

I can’t really speak to how powerful a weekend it was.

I can’t put it into words.

I have tried… but nothing feels SUFFICIENT enough to encapsulate just how much I NEEDED such a weekend.

My soul has been hurting lately. And rather than admit it, I let my ego take control and I just kept truckin’…

And that’s not necessarily a BAD thing… but it’s also equally important to HONOR all emotions, to NURTURE your soul; to let yourself FEEL and let yourself HEAL.

Mother Nature is ALWAYS healing. She has never let me down. She ensconces me in her beauty, her power. She whispers sweet somethings into my soul to remind me I’m freakin’ strong, even in my weakest moments.

She reminds me that all my ego does is hold me back; she reminds me it’s okay to have tough days – they won’t last. She encourages me to work through what’s challenging me and embrace what it’s trying to teach me.

There is beauty in all lessons, truly.

It was so nice to just sit, soak it all in and appreciate the beauty, and then cap it off by celebrating the nuptials of dear friends, which actually served as the perfect ending to a perfect weekend; a reminder that bad days don’t last, love is a powerful antidote, and life is way too short to give too much life hours to the less desirable parts of life.

To all who were a part of this much needed, incredibly powerful weekend, thank you. It was so welcomed, necessary, appreciated and healing.

I’m baaaaack!

I’m baaaaaack! Man it felt SO good to lift again!

Okay full honesty here: today’s workout was definitely kind of humbling, BUT, I expected it would be and I was okay with that. I wouldn’t expect a re-entry into strength training after a 3 week hiatus/cleanse to go perfectly smoothly anyways, right!

In the past, I would have been frustrated about that… but I’ve grown so much and I’ve gotten a different perspective on things, that now I know I can ease back into it and get back to the badass that takes on intensity and crushes it!

And muscle has memory, so I’m good!

Happy MonSLAY!

Monday Mood Boost – NEVER too late

As we grow older, we tend to discourage ourselves more and more. We think we are “too old” for certain things, or if we have kids we have “no time”, “no money” etc.
The excuses are becoming more and yes, the time we have available does become less…
Regardless, we OWE it to ourselves and to these lives that we’ve been given to never ever give up on those dreams that are bubbling inside of us. If it means something to you, the “not enough’s” won’t matter!

I don’t like to use the word NEVER, but here it is apt – it is NEVER too late.