Thankful Thursday – My Husband, My Chef!

Today and every day, I am thankful for this guy, for so many reasons, but today’s focus is on how he steps up and keeps me fed well. I don’t mind chopping and meal prep, but I don’t love cooking, and he always steps up and helps me out with my prep and all of our meals, and I can never thank him enough for it!

Marriage is a partnership 💕

(I should note he isn’t really a chef, but if you tasted his stuff, you wouldn’t know that! He has lived with 3 professional chefs who are all his best friends, so he has gained a lot of skills and knowledge!)

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Thankful Thursday – Type 1 Diabetes treatment

I am STUNNED.

I had blood work today, 3 months after we began treating me as a Type 1 Diabetic, after treating as a Type 2 the previous 8+ years.

It’s been a LONG TIME since I left my doctors office happy and feeling positive! 😊

As a Type 2, I was doing everything right (but not perfectly), and it was actually making me worse… consistently boosting my numbers and well, to say that was defeating and frustrating wouldn’t even begin to cover it.

And I’ll admit to serious resistance to treat as Type 1 because as I have been very open about, the idea of more needles/injections was absolutely nauseating.

But I agreed to give it a try because, while I hate to use the word ‘desperation’, that’s what my attempts to get my Diabetes under control had become, and I honestly couldn’t stand that.

The bad results despite my efforts were stressing me out, which was making said results even worse. It was a vicious cycle and I finally recognized I couldn’t keep doing this hamster wheel junk.

And my first visit since we changed my course of treatment (a month into the new treatment), I wasn’t too impressed BUT I did decide I was going to trust my DOCTOR when he told me to trust my BODY – that this period of adjustment was both necessary and normal; that my body was doing what it needed to do.

(And it was HARD to trust the process… but believe it or not, I can DO hard things!)

I went in today expecting bad numbers because honestly, October kicked my ass; my stress levels were through the roof and I ate every ounce of my emotions.

But here, today, he gave me my lowest numbers in over 4 years. He gave me a number that, while still having room for improvement, has me sitting pretty as a controlled Diabetic… and that’s what I have longed for, that’s what I have been working towards for YEARS.

It’s still work, on my end… day in, day out. But the takeaway here, for me, is it’s important to stay open minded and be willing to go out of your comfort zone to do what’s best for yourself. You are worth that.

Sometimes it’s what you resist the most that can also HELP you the most!

Thankful Thursday – Friends

Thisssss girl 😍

I have been superduperclose with her for a couple of years now, and I have had the pleasure of seeing her grow/level up, especially recently, and realize her true worth, realize that she doesn’t need to be a catch all for all the issues in the world, realize that as we age a bit, our priorities and our mindsets shift a bit, and so much more…

I coud not be prouder of seeing her rise up! ❤️

Throwing it back to our epic road trip to Indy – I can’t wait for the next time we can photo opp all our crazy shenanigans! 😘

Thankful Thursday – Variety

You wanna know why I’m excited about some of the program announcements we saw at Summit?

Because they’ve got shorter workouts (20 minutes!) for those who don’t want to/can’t work out for an hour a day.

They’ve got programs with 4 workout days and 3 rest days for those who aren’t down with 6 workouts a week (or those looking to supplement a running schedule – like me!)

The beauty is in having something for everyone!

I am thankful for that!

Who’s looking for a slower pace for summer? My next program begins 16July – you joining me?! You can request a FREE account here and request access to my private Accountability Success Group here and we can do big things, TOGETHER!

Thankful Thursday – Success Group

I am so. very. thankful for my Success group and all of the amazing women in it – it’s become a community, a family; perfect strangers have merged into a beautiful support unit, and we weather the good, the bad, the ugly, and all of the in-betweens, together, in a judgment-free zone.

It’s evolved beyond just fitness, and it’s become everything related to life.

And I LOVE that my ladies feel safe enough and supported enough to share their struggles, their challenges, their tough decisions… These are our lives, it’s not always pretty. It’s not always easy. But we get through everything, together.

There are some of us in there going through some really real stuff, and the uplifting support shown to each other is so beautiful. It’s why we do all of this – we rise by lifting others, and we are better, together.

Could you use some support? Start here!

Thankful Thursday – Yoga with my dog

Me and my yoga buddy got some extra snuggles in between our movement! I just LOVE her.

Usually, I finish before she is up, but she sometimes catches the tail end of my workouts, and she’s all for a good stretch, and I am all for a good snuggle!

Every day I am GRATEFUL to have such a snuggle bug dog that loves and craves human contact – I can NEVER get enough!

Is your dog a snuggler?

Thankful Thursday – Opportunity

I really love the coaching opportunity because in a world full of things I can’t control and don’t enjoy, Coaching allows me to control several facets of my life, fuel my feel-good tank by helping OTHERS feel good, and I ENJOY helping people, I ENJOY keeping myself accountable, I ENJOY my groups, team-building, and biz powwows, team calls and all the other fun stuff!

Oh, and making some extra cash to pay off debt and do MORE good in the world with? YEAH, I enjoy that! Just being honest! 🙂

When you find something you enjoy doing, it doesn’t feel like WORK. And feeling like you are in control of some things? THAT is a pretty awesome feeling!

Have YOU ever thought about taking control of YOUR life?

Thankful Thursday

I am thankful.

I am grateful.

I am blessed.

In this world, it is too easy to forget how blessed we are in life, but the past couple of weeks have been a welcoming refresher into how blessed I am to have the people in my life that I do. An uplifting, supportive circle of friends and family who all look out for each other, who offer a long hug when it’s needed, some kind words, a reminder to be gentle… so much more. Truly, SO much more.

I don’t thank the people in my life enough for being in my life. That’s my bad.

If you are reading this, you are part of my life somehow, and for that I am grateful. Thank you!

Thankful Thursday – Beachbody

Stark contrast.

My very first job, at the tender age of 16, the manager didn’t even want to hire me (she wanted someone who could also answer the phones…) and it wasn’t until she was reminded about DISCRIMINATION, that she agreed to hire me. And to some level, that experience has always stayed with me…

In companies where everyone is just trying to get ahead, it means a lot to me that Beachbody is so diligent in making sure those of us with hearing impairments get a level playing field, and they do this in many ways, but some of the most notable are transcribing their weekly National Wakeup Calls, and captioning every training/promotional video they do, and while that may be wasted on some people, it is certainly not wasted on me, and I am so very grateful and thankful they do this. It’s quite a contrast, and they do it willingly and happily.

Technology is a beautiful thing, and a company making the effort to make everything accessible is a HUGE part of why I am grateful for this platform.

Could you use such a platform with which to better YOUR life?