Adventures in Pregnancy – 23 weeks!

I’m just gonna be blunt and say it: being sick while pregnant is an entirely different ballgame and it sucks!

Day 3 of my sinus infection… which means day 3 of my program and day two of a workout hiatus…

Full disclosure: yes, for a little bit, it bothered me to go back on a commitment I made to/with several of the ladies in my challenge group.

But I quickly reframed it to I’m pausing THAT commitment til it’s safe to continue it in order to stay true to the BIGGER commitment I have right now, which is continuing to safely grow and nurture this little being! And ALL of the ladies understand, of course.

Right now I need the rest. Since I’ve had some extreme dizzy bouts, I need to be resting and keeping myself safe. I need to be able to breath (getting better but still a battle at times) and since being sick tends to send my blood sugars skyrocketing, I need to get better so I can get back to my normal routines and things being controlled.

So for now my focus is on just that – getting better and riding out the remaining 15 weeks (!) of my pregnancy as safely as possible, not pushing myself and setting myself back.

Did you get sick at all during your pregnancy? I’ve had a cold/strep throat and now a sinus infection and they have all handed my ass to me!

Fuck Yeah Friday – Finished LIIFT 4!

Dun dun dun DOOOOOONE!

It’s a CELEBRATION! 🎉

Another program started, another program crushed! 😍

And YES, it’s a big deal in my world because it wasn’t too long ago that the idea of a program start to finish intimidated and terrified me… when you lean into your fears (what if I fail? What if I have nothing to show for it? What if I can’t keep up? and so. many. more) and do it anyways, good things happen! You learn your true inner strength; you learn you are a freakin’ warrior!

When YOU are ready – I’m here! I got you, I’ll show you that YOU can do anything and everything too!

Full body HIIT might have nearly toppled me, but we did it!

Now THAT’s a Friday! 🙌🏼

 

Way Back Wednesday – From Chaos Comes Clarity

7 years ago, myself and 100+ colleagues were laid off suddenly via All Hands email, without being paid for the last 2 weeks of work and any accrued vacation time.

I was stunned, and SCARED! I had just been diagnosed as a Diabetic less than a year before, and the prospect of being without insurance was terrifying!

Thankfully, I did get a new full time job soon after. But inside of me, something clicked. I resolved to NEVER let myself be that financially vulnerable again. I PROMISED myself that I would find a way to be financially healthy and not at the mercy of another person or company.

So when a GREAT opportunity came my way a few years ago, I decided to take it! This opportunity went by the name of Beachbody.

The supplemental income that has come from working a few hours a week from home as a part time coach has given me new confidence as well as a healthier financial future. Just by taking care of my health and sharing my journey with others, I have been able to save money, save for amazing vacations with my husband, comfortably buy a house, pay off some debt…

All of these are great… but PEACE OF MIND is the most valuable one!  I know that I have the ability to continue to earn, and save, and prepare for rainy days. I’m in charge and I can create the future I choose.

7 years ago, there was a lot of chaos surrounding my life. But from chaos, comes clarity. I am no longer at the mercy of anyone else, and that’s powerful! 

Have you ever felt like you were at the mercy of someone else?

Motivation Monday – Don’t Stop Trying

Happy Monday! First Monday of a new month, so many possibilities! 🙂 Todays little motivational quip… TRUTH.

When you stop trying, yeah, the Universe is gonna pay attention, and the Universe isn’t in the business of rewarding those who stop trying; those who quit.

Some people quit anyways and wonder why nothing good ever comes for them, and the truth is, because they don’t stick it out. You don’t get to enjoy the rewards if you don’t put in the work.

You only fail when you stop trying

Now in my businesses, I have wanted to give up… oh… pfft, I think I lost track when I got into the hundreds of times. Luckily for me, I have a team (and a husband!) who would never let me give up on something that is important for me. I talk a lot of game about how “I’m over it, I’m done” but truthfully, I AM NOT a quitter. No one with much success is.

So if something doesn’t go according to plan (my life story, basically), regroup, take a different path, switch it up, and KEEP trying.

But don’t STOP trying.