My little fighter! 💪
I never thought of myself as a someone who never gives up and is a fighter. That all changed when I started to believe in myself. My kids picked up on it quickly❤️. Asher stuck with me tonight and he gave his all.
I am not a perfect parent. But one thing I can say is taking care of myself changed it all for my family. We all make an impact and a huge one at that for those close to us.
I am finally showing them that when they get older that self care is a priority. Even if they fall they can always get back up! They can do anything they put their mind to!
Why do I share this stuff? I was lost for awhile. I felt so alone and ashamed at times it literally consumed me. I know that other woman have or do suffer from past trauma, anxiety, depression, OCD, and you are not alone!!! You can get through this!!!! #positivity#mindset#drive#lostbutfound#boymom#fitmom#empower#twinmom#example#fighter#lifecoach#healthandwellness#healthymom#michigan#alone#selfcare#selfworth#selflove
My boys and I went on a 3 mile hike up Tablerock today! Gage hiked the whole way by himself! Such a rockstar! I love getting outside and showing my boys that exercise is fun! What are your favorite outdoor exercises? And what are you doing this weekend to get moving outside?!
Having a Moment... ⛺ Not long before my mother died, back this Spring, she gave me some money "To spend on something silly"... Is this silly enough? 🍄 Well that would depend on your point of view.. This shelter is probably less than a kilo lighter than its nearest cousin in the gear lair... So could hardly be described as "necessary".... But, that's quite a bit less weight to port around on the back of the bike, and gives me even more of the independence, that Ma taught me was so vital to feeling OK about oneself... Not that there was any suggestion that we aren't also all deeply connected, and interdependent , both molecularly as well as socially ... 🌏 There's always a shifting balancing act going on between, self reliance, and that personal integration with our fellow beings, on all levels....She never said as much, in so many words... But lived example, is always more powerful than theorising... It would have been her birthday this weekend. She wanted her remains to be distributed up at the top of the farm here (So she could keep an eye on me I expect - to check I wasn't slacking in my work 😇) So the plan is to spend the night up here with her ashes, in my new toy a tarptent Moment so called because of its ease of erection... Maybe I'll go for a night walk 🌜, have a fire 🔥 at a safe distance - new flysheet and all that.... And then recycle what's left of her molecules, back to the earth first thing in the morning... Of course one hopes for a stunning sunrise, but traditional English drizzle would be just as appropriate.... Being ever practically minded, she'd have liked the idea of being properly watered in... #vigil#1#moleculardance#havingamoment#memories#example#nutrientrecycling#lifeisshort#handingiton#independence#integration#tarptent#tautology#qualityrocks#longlasting#upinamoment#sheltered#bikepacking#fairweathercamper#doingtheritual#onlyhereforamoment
Let's get REAL for a minute...I have TWO teenage boys in the house💙💙 Yes, they eat the healthy meals I prepare for them for dinner and they now eat more fruits and veggies than ever before, BUT they are also still teens who, BEFORE I started this journey LIVED on frozen food, processed foods, any occasional home cooked meal loaded with fats and nothing else. They STILL eat the #bagelbites#frozenpizzas and #taquitos they just eat less of it! The fast food drive thru trips have been cut drastically as well. They still have their favorites WITH a mix of clean eats👍 I call that a WIN in my books. I NEVER imagined when I started this journey that anyone in my family would make better food choices. I've not one time asked them to.... they see me making healthier choices and have followed my lead. This does not mean my boys have become health nuts.... they have simply become more aware of the BALANCE we all need in our lives. If your kiddos are still littles.... they are watching you. They will do what YOU do ... take the lead❤👫