Feel Good Friday – Group Hug

*nods*

Do you agree?

I feel like there is so much discord in the world these days, we all need a group hug, to accept each other as the diverse, different creatures we are and to love each other unconditionally!

I know, sometimes it seems like a pipe dream… but I don’t see why it is so hard!

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Soul Food Saturday – Soul Soothing!

So peaceful and pretty here 💕

My soul has really enjoyed the various scenic views out this way!

Have you been out West?

It is an entirely different climate than I am used to, being from New England… but the weather at this current period of time is intoxicatingly refreshing!

The sun feels sooooo good.

Diabadass Life

I cried today.

Happy, relieved, grateful, prideful tears.

My diabetic specialist came in during my appointment and was remarking at how perfect my numbers have been the last few weeks. She said she’s never really seen such steady, controlled numbers from a type 1, and she loves the variety of the nutritious foods I consume.

I don’t get much positive feedback regarding my diabetes whatsoever… not because my regular doctor is negative or anything, but because unfortunately, his praise was always followed by a ‘but…’ because my numbers have NEVER reflected my efforts, ever.

So he would encourage me, and when he’d listen to my eating and lifestyle habits he would always say I’m doing everything right… but again, my numbers never reflected that, which is honestly one of the more frustrating things I’ve experienced; this continuous, years-long hampster wheel loop of hard work but getting nowhere.

So today, to get such good news, kind words and sweet praise without a ‘but’, it went right to my heart, it sung to my feelings… it felt SO good.

It was a VERY welcome boost, a feeling I’ve been chasing for some time now… not so much the praise, but more so the feeling of my Diabetes being controlled… that is a feeling that has eluded me for so many years… TOO MANY years.

So today, I cried. I fought them, but they slipped out. And my gratitude actually caused her to get misty eyed, too.

And I know, as she said, there will be elevated numbers with no rhyme or reason; no explanation, nothing I did or didn’t do… that’s just the relationship between diabetes and pregnancy hormones.

But now I know how to “fix” that; now I feel capable and {{sorta}} in control – it’s been forever since I felt that way! 💕

Wellness Wednesday – Today is a good day…

Today is a freakin’ BEAUTIFUL day to…

… STOP apologizing for what you want to go after.

… STOP hating your body.

… STOP playing the comparison game.

… STOP saying yes when you want to say no (and also stop saying NO when you want to say YES!)

… STOP doubting yourself.

… STOP doing shit you hate.

… STOP limiting yourself.

and

… START doing the things that set your soul on FIRE

What are you going to go after today?!

Happy Birthday Roxy!

Happy 3rd birthday to this absolute love bug! She is sweet, smart, sassy, strong, hilarious and the absolute BEST snuggler, and we couldn’t love her any more!

Crazy to think this time next year she will have a brother or sister to protect! She will no longer be the only baby but she will always BE our baby, our very first!

We love you so much, sweet girl! 💕🎉🐾

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! 🙌🏼

 

Fuck Yeah Friday – Zero Balance!

EFF YEAH FRIDAY!

This… is a B E A U T I F U L sight.

I owed the most in personal credit card debt, to this company. I owed them 4 figures, 6 if you add a decimal. And at some times, it felt like I owed them my life, and I would owe them forever…

I owed, and owed, and owed. So I paid, and paid, and paid. And then paid it off last year, for the FIRST time…

Then I shopped… some unforeseen situations arose… and we took a vacation, and I found myself having a balance again. It FELT like I blinked and it was back to 4 figures…

And I said nope, not anymore. And I set a goal to pay my 4 figure debt down AGAIN, and finally be free from the financial chains that bound me to this company.

And in the 10+ years I have had a card with them, this is the first time I have had a zero balance long enough for my statement to reflect that. And oh… those ZEROES. I chased those babies. I worked my tush off for them. I even made sacrifices, instead staying STEADFAST in my quest to pay OFF my credit card debt, ALL of it. My supplemental/residual income made it so I could do JUST that.

And I did. And there is really nothing like that feeling. They get bupkis from me this month.

That… is a feeling that cannot be classified as anything less than fucking amazing.

Eff. Yeah.