HI FAM!!! I know...I haven't posted in a couple of days. But I'm in it to win it!! Days 50 - 57 of 365
GS4L Days 9 - 16
So where do I start??? I've been tempted and I stood strong on some and not so much on others.
Day 10: I got on the scale...6 lbs down!! YIPPEE!
Day 11: I went to a breakfast meeting and had my green smoothie sitting on the table...super tough when I passed on a free meal. A foodie, passing up food...SO TOUGH!! But, I'm ok...
Then Day 12 rolls around, I went grocery shopping and picked up CheeseITs for Hannah's lunch. Some way, some of those little crackers found their way into my mouth...I ate plenty. I recovered though...I'm didn't throw in the towel over that!
Day 13: Chips rolled around in my belly with shared chicken wings and French fries...I know, but I'm ok. I just kept going...I made my first batch of greens with NO MEAT!! I had to stay focused, but sometimes I feel like I sabotage myself...so on Day 14 I got back on the scale to see what was happening. I lost 1 more pound!! So I regrouped and I'm on track! Over the past 7 days I've created some awesome meals...I'm very proud!
I can't forget about my exercise...I pushed it all those days....#DoMode
Fam...ups and downs make you stronger! Just don't let the downs wipe you out!! #DoMode#JustKeepSwimming#GS4LDay9_16
Spring (AKA Summer pt. One because 90* weather is not spring...) anyway... SPRINGUMMER is SUPER here in the valley, and this pollen is kicking my butt. One of my favorite things to do when my nose is just acting up all over the place is to apply lavender EO, peppermint EO, and Lemon EO to my chest and the back of my neck. Even though these flowers are prettier than all get out, this girl doesn’t want that tickle in her throat or to be sneezing all over the coffee she’s making at work soooo. Pro tip. #theresanoilforthat
Day 3️⃣, “Legacy of the Land” tour where we learned so much! First thing we learned was that it leaves ON TIME 🕚 so we were RUNNING 🏃🏻♀️ 🏃🏻 😰to the shuttle 🚌 . We could see it but it was far away-and as we stepped on at 11:00 is when they put that big boy in”D” to drive. Whew- we made it. Worth the panting from me (I’m SO not a runner anymore) and watching my cowboy run in boots and jeans! 🤠 It was quite amazing how forward-thinking the architects, land team, and owner were. Even their ramps were built for horse and buggy. The sides were smooth for wagon wheels and the inside was created exactly perfect for a horse’s stride! Inside the house they had a special touring exhibit about the Titanic, 🚢 displayed factually and also from the movie. Little Malachi was so bothered that the big beautiful ship hit ice and sunk. He must have stood and stared at this particular poster during three different pass-by’s - for several minutes each time. I’d check on him and he’d just repeat that “It’s so sad the big ship hit ice and sank with all those people.” 😢 The Vanderbilt’s were newlyweds at the time of the Titanic’s first sail and were supposed to be on it but chose to take a different ship home to get there quicker because they were homesick. Amazing the paths we are all on. We think we are in control, and of some things we most certainly are, but in the grand scheme, we have our purpose and it plays out in its own time. We enjoy each moment as much as we can- even when we just hired our amazing wedding photographer to come drive all the way to the Biltmore and the first 45 minutes it didn’t rain and the other THREE hours we shuffled inside and out and around to different locations and clothing changes and had wonky umbrellas that kept opening too far up and popping backwards 💆🏻♀️🙍🏻♀️🤦🏻♀️🤷🏻♀️.... all while it poured rain. She was amazing and encouraging and we all just kept going. We packaged those memories right up and I’m sure Mrs. @kelliekano will put a beautiful bow on them! 😍 #biltmore @biltmoreestate #familygoals#justkeepswimming#history#vanderbilts#lovetolearn#lovetolovethem#boymom#doubletwins#thejourney#photography
Most of the time in life I find it hard to complain about anything. Try to view the positives. But I'm not perfect. I don't try to be. I suffer from anxiety and depression. I have learned to cope over the years and feel like I am me and in control. Then there are days where I feel everything and everyone. Hard to calm. Hard to focus.
Feel like I'm drowning and something in me in pulling me under. It's dark and lonely in this place. Make it stop. Calm. End.
I do find hope and light. I do sort.Eventually. And the storm fades. I'm thankful for my poodles that just know when I need them. I'm thankful for my husband, because even if he doesn't know what to say or how I feel exactly... He will hold me for that moment of peace I need to snap out of the darkness.
Just need to remember to always keep swimming. In the last few years these moments have become less frequent. The storms are more of a sprinkle not full on thunderstorm. I can dance in sprinkles.
Thanks Lao Tzu. Feeling a bit discouraged because the scale says I’m up 3 lbs. since this last weekend of drinking a couple beers and eating brownies & a burger. But annoyed with myself for letting it bother me. I’m always telling friends who are trying to lose weight that 1-3 pounds is kind of silly to worry about since it could be water weight or whatever. I never went CRAZY over my calories or CRAZY over my macros, so I’m trying to stay calm and just keep doing what I’ve been doing. Seriously Kristina...chill out. ...aaaand drink some tea. 🍵😌Also...I love this mug the most of all my mugs. Shhh...don’t tell the other mugs. #weightlossjourney#justkeepswimming#dontworrybehappy#itsjust3lbswhocares#dontyoualwayssaybodyfat %mattersmore #mmmtea#jealousmugs
So today was all about being quick and snappy! There were some skinning of cats and inverted l sit hold which was a nice little grippy surprise. Then there were some muscle ups which my body didn’t want to keep tight so back to the towel we go and for the first TIME EVER I was able to hold that dang thing between my feet while doing muscle ups! It forced me to drive harder, turn over harder and be more patient in the hip drive. (Maybe I need to carry around a towel to remind me of these three things while working hehe) And finally we had some snappy snatches that finally feel amazing. Its been so hard lately to enjoy this me time because I still feel unsettled in my work life but slowly I feel like it is all coming together. Just one day and one step at a time! #realtorlife#realtorswholift#lovewhatyoudo#commitmenttosucceed#brigademade#bendandsnap#allthemusic#crossfit#balancingact#justkeepswimming#makethegamelookeasy