My happy place... I want to show the world it's beauty. I want too heal the world with images of what is great, of what our home can do without our interference. I want to show humans what violence and hate and pollution destroys. I want to live simply and record all the beauty I see, and my souls hears being whispered to me on calling winds.
I was ready to take today off (an extra rest day)
I didn't want to face a 45 min workout that was on my schedule...
not because I was tired... I just wasn't motivated... 🤷🏻♀️ it happens..
here is the deal though.. the results don't magically appear 🤔...I am on the brink of some craziness here.... I am heading into uncharted territory....
Soooooo....since I am going out tonight to have some fun oh plus I have an upcoming vacation weekend soon and with those come some not so on plan foods and drinks!
I needed to focus!!😎
So yep I totally did it...🙌🏻🙌🏻
The gym is my happy place, I feel like myself here. I have laughed cried and pushed myself ways I never thought I could. The gym is more than just lifting weights for me, it's my place that is always constant and there no matter what 💕
Taking joy in all the trials--
Changing up the weights...
Using tools to like gloves and wrist wraps...
(keeping a watchful eye over where your children are- so what if they have fur😽) The progress happens when you are not looking 😎
This Ramp Up Rapid Results program I am doing is challenging me to push past my trials...
today I knocked out more real deal push-ups than last workout...🙌🏻 Do you have trials you want to push through too?
Deep breakfast thoughts today.
This has been a week of very insightful conversations for me.
The wellness discussion at the doctor's visit, the diet and lifestyle discussion with my daughter, a dark but hilarious conversation with the hubs about what we'd want if anything ever happens to either of us, a LOL convo with a family member about the temporary side effects of replacing animal products with more and more plants 💨, and another long talk with my bestie about eliminating certain plants from our diets that could very well be toxic to our bodies.
With all the negativity and horrible hate-filled headlines happening right now, keeping conversations going with people from all different walks of life is so important, now more than ever. We learn and grow from each other by sharing our experiences and wisdom, we identify bits and pieces of ourselves in other's stories, and develop a stronger sense of empathy toward all of humanity.
When the conversations stop, that's when negative thoughts and outlooks creep in and take over. I know this personally. I shut out everyone last year because I didn't want to hear a word from anyone on either side, about the election. I became a shut in, and numbed out my feelings with food, slowly letting my perception of the world and the people in it turn darker and darker, until I was practically living in my own dismal cave obsessing and resenting over my precious food and lack of power over it, much like golem from LOTR. #GEEKMOM
But I digress... I'm not letting myself do that again with all this white nationalist nazi bullshit or cowardly acts of terrorism clogging up my newsfeed.
Keep the conversations going. Civil, but going, and hate will never win.
My happy place.. well one of them anyway...My favorite way to start my day is outside in nature. Now it may not be very far into nature but this is the time for me to think and just be. it's my awake healing time.
I got this reminder today and it is always good to hear. Fitness journey is just that, a long journey!! I'm not perfect and I am totally ok with that! I happily share my imperfections if it helps someone else feel comfortable in their own skin too. I have had cheat meals, I avoid running at all costs, I don't always lose the 2 pounds a week I aim to but dammit I get up every day and workout, eat better and just try. I have lost pounds and inches not being perfect. That's pretty freaking awesome if you ask me!! #findingmyhappy#fitness#justwaitonit
Another toad/frog window well rescue operation!
We took a long walk down the bike path to a nearby swampy area and released 2 frogs and 2 toads that had fallen in our basement window well.
We didn't have any last year, but the year before we had a ton of amphibious rescues!
Such a great teachable moment of kindness. 💚🐸
My most important job today is playing the role of-
This was my lazy guy that didn’t climb. He/she pupated on the paper liner of the enclosure bottom. I couldn’t rehang since the stem was broken sooo yep
I will sit and wait to help this beauty be born
I have become a sucker for Salvias since my beautiful big sis gave me these for my garden. I'm even trying to strike my own cuttings now. Looking forward to seeing which colour we were given this time. Thank you sis @dingosrun ❤️