I am getting back into following my dreams after an unintentional sabbatical. So I pulled out a book from one of my college writing courses that helped jump start many stories throughout my college career.
Let’s get this crazy writing train started!!
As someone who comes from a military involved family, on both sides, I know the cost of freedom and feel that we need to teach our children to respect those in uniform and teach them the real meaning behind this holiday and others like it. Whether you agree with war or not, men and women sacrificed everything to keep you and your family safe. That is HUGE! Don’t forget them while you are busy enjoying your BBQ this weekend.
I have decided to participate in the St. Jude’s Walk / Run to help raise money and awareness for Childhood Cancer.
I have 2 close friends who have a child with cancer. Both have been treated at St. Jude’s Hospital and have continuously mentioned what great support they have received there as well as the relief of not having to worry about the ability to pay for expensive and extensive medical care costs.
There is also a local mom who has a young child with cancer who I have been following her daughter’s story via Facebook.
This is made possible in large part due to donations and fundraisers such as this. My main purpose with this post is to help raise awareness and stand up for these children with cancer who in many cases are unable to speak up for themselves. I have provided the link to my fundraising page, but do not expect people to donate for any other reason than they want to. No judgment from me!!!
If anyone is interested in donating to my team for the St. Jude’s Walk/Run to help raise money for cancer research and to make sure families with children who have cancer are never turned away due to their inability to pay for their child’s care
I have been really bad about updating due to getting really busy at work and then having some health issues. It has been a real struggle to stay on track.
I was able to stay strict on exercising up until this past week when I came down with a kidney and bladder infection. The pain has been horrible.
My plan this weekend is to rest some more to fully recover, hopefully. I have also purchased a membership to Sams Club. My hope is that buying in bulk and buying healthy things will cut down on trips to the grocery store, thus limiting the temptation to buy junk food and impulse buy.
Wish me luck as I begin again to get on track!!
Today I got in an hour walk with my boyfriend and our fur baby, a boxer/springer mix named Brody! The princess stayed home to take her nap with her grandpa.
After the walk I made a dinner that included steamed boneless skinless chicken breast, broccoli, and a little cheese mixed in with egg noodles. My dad had two helpings which is rare and I even got my picky toddler to eat it…so I would say that is a success!
After dinner the cutie pie and I went outside to play and spend some time with our neighbors…for 2 hours!!
I should point out that I had NO desire to workout today. It would have been so simple to stay inside all day and make up some BS excuse as to why I couldn’t get a walk in today.
I made myself get out…I asked my boyfriend to bring his dog over for a family walk. I love that I have him to support me during this journey. He never judges and tells me how proud he is of me every day and praises me for even the smallest of victories.
We all need that. Someone who reminds us that we are trying and some days that is all that matters. Not everyone has such amazing, unconditional support during a journey such as this.
If you know someone who is struggling to lose weight or just be healthy, take the time to ask them about it and let them know they are doing a great job! It truly means more than you can imagine.
My biggest accomplishment today: getting out of the house for two hours!
I woke up feeling sick still, but it was so nice out I wanted to get my daughter out of the house. So we packed up her bag and grabbed the jogging stroller and headed to her favorite park.
We walked the mile to the park and then played on the playground equipment for an hour before trekking a mile back home. Ultimately I am glad I pushed myself to get out and enjoy the weather.
While pushing my daughter on the swing she said “fun mama” and I said, “I am glad you are having fun.” To which she replied “thank you mama.”
Talk about a “melt my heart” moment! Most kids don’t talk like that, especially when they are not even two years old yet! Makes me a proud mama!!
My one downside today: SUNBURN