It's amazing the growth that exists within us.
I have stepped way out of my comfort zone this weekend while fully embracing who I am.
So far this weekend I have grown more confident in who I am and where I see myself in the future.
I have made some interesting discoveries on what has held me back and how to power thru.
The best part??? I have two full days left!
Can't imagine what's waiting for me on the other side but I am so excited to find out!
6 months into business with a new company and I'm taking my FIRST EVER business trip!
As a work from home mom I didn't picture this in my future.
Actually, my company offers an amazing kids program for all our loves to attend while we are immersing ourselves in business and personal development... But 5 days at Momma & Papas or 5 days with strangers...he clearly chose to stay in CO!
This is a good time to thank my amazing parents for taking on my rowdy 3 year old while I'm gone... THANKS!!!!! 😘😘😘 So here I sit, at the airport awaiting my flight trying to determine why my heart rate is out of of control... It's EXCITEMENT!
Excitement to leave my comfort zone!
Stoked to see and meet new friends!
Ecstatic to grow my knowledge base!
Amazed at the potential of my future!
Looking forward to coming home as a BETTER human, partner, mother, daughter, sister, friend, and leader!
I will be unplugging a bit to get the most out of my trip...to fully immerse myself and go ALL IN!!! See y'all on the other side!!! 😘
Tonight I prepare to go on an amazing trip.
To fully immerse myself in my business and personal growth.
To leave my dear son for an extended time... for the first time.
But it's so much more than that.
Tonight is also quite possibly [and I honestly hope] our final time nursing. ...I promise you want to read til the end...🤣😜 Three and a half years of comfort.
Three and a half years of putting him to sleep while holding/rocking him.
Three and a half years of knowing I could console him within minutes.
It is time. For both of us.
But DAMN... it is heartbreaking...in a weird way.
We have bonded in to incredible measures and I am so damn proud of my body and the two of us.
It was not always easy.... We struggled a lot in the beginning.
We both shed tears of frustration.
Lots of long nights with little to no sleep.
But to know I was able to nourish and comfort him with my own body for that long feels damn good and I can go to sleep feeling proud and accomplished!
Best part tho....
Me: "Odin, when I get back from my trip, I won't have any milk left."
Odin: "We'll see about that!" 🤣🤣🤣
His first soccer season has come to an end. [Yes I totally teared up]
He started strong and ended stronger. Always wanting to play and only taking breaks so other kids could have a turn!
He practiced hard, listened well, and played with intention!
We spent many days playing indoors or bundled up outiside...but that's a given during spring sports in Colorado.
I am beyond thrilled that I am able to put him in team sports and attend all of his games... winning at this bossmom life!
And so begins the first of many participantion medals as is the norm in his generation.
Daddy and I are so proud of the young boy you are growing into!
We love you, Odin!
This time last year I was in a dark place.
I had majorly cut down my shifts as a bartender/waitress and therefore wasn't on my feet as much.
I put on a few extra pounds and just felt blah!
I fell into a dark space of trying different diet pills... so dumb and hard to even admit to myself... I felt really guilty and knew if I was hiding the bottles from Marshal than it was a bad thing to do... so I stopped.
But of course I still felt blah... I had been following a beachbody coach for a while and finally decided to jump in on one of her programs... I went ALL IN!
Signed up as a coach, entered a competition, bought the shakes, did all the things!
I ate according to the plan... even when I was full [3 meals and 2 snacks is A LOT]
I worked out EVERYDAY
I even won cash money for being consistent and crushing the challenge!
Picture on left was taken the day I found out I won!
But I was still dragging.
I felt [a little] better...was down a few pounds and inches, was drinking much more water...but was still surviving off cold brew...ALL DAY!
And then I was introduced to something BETTER! Something that truly worked!
I stuck to a clean eating lifestyle.
Added in more healthy fats
I still stay active...but I don't workout daily.
Applied intermittent fasting.
Added pure therapeutic ketones to my daily routine.
...and... I QUIT DRINKING COFFEE!
It's not complicated.
I don't have to set alarms to remind myself to eat a snack.
I listen to my body and eat when I'm hungry!
So now my body is running off it's preferred fuel source...ketones...and I feel fantastic!
So if you'd prefer to feel like the chic on the right who enjoys life to it's fullest without sacrificing her favorite foods... do I have some info that will blow your mind!!! .
Once a month I dedicate 60 hours to my body.
To clearing it out of toxins, and gunk. ✌
You know, like deep cleaning your house or car or rebooting your computer or smartphone...same idea!!! 🤯
This is my 4th month doing this and each month I grow stronger mentally and physically.
Each month I learn something new about my eating habits and find I don't have the taste buds for certain items that I used to.
After April's reboot I drastically cut down on my dairy intake... this has done wonders for my body!
After this month's reboot I will cut out coffee...had my last daily cup on Saturday...not to say I will NEVER have another cup again...but it will no longer be on the daily.
Truth is I don't enjoy the flavor like I used to and with the addition of ketones I no longer crave the caffeine boost of coffee...and I always hated the crash!
I am excited to push myself thru these couple days and discover more about myself to become a stronger mom and person.
Interested in joining me?
I'll be at it again mid June!!!! 👊
Zoo date with Mini!!! We almost didn't go... got all the way there and due to field trips the majority of the lot was closed due to busses [yes, I should have known this]... We parked a mile away at city park and made the trek [me pushing Odin in the stroller as he ate oranges]
I felt annoyed.
Annoyed that the parking lot was blocked off but super empty.
Annoyed that we had the truck so finding a spot was even harder.
We were meeting friends so I felt rushed but I took a deep breath [and chugged my favorite mood stabalizer]
And all the sudden I was struck with thankfulness... Thankful that we are healthy and able to walk.
Thankful that we have a reliable vehicle.
Thankful that I have the flexibility to take my son to the zoo during the week.
Thankful that we have the financial means to make these kind of memories.
Thankful for my happy toddler.
Thankful for the group of mom's that invited me.
...and the list goes on... Our mile walk back to the truck after a busy day in the crowded zoo was so peaceful I almost kept walking.
I think I may just park at city park more often! .