Category: Family

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Getting Healthy: It Takes Two

For another Throwback Thursday edition of my Getting Healthy posts, I wanted to share a comparison picture of not just me, but me and my partner in crime aka the husband, Mike.  We are always so busy snapping photos of our kiddo that these pictures of the two of us are rare.  Over the Labor Day weekend we took a family trip and I took a pic of the two of us.  When I took a look at the picture later on it got me thinking back to when we first met and how far we have come. Getting healthy is...

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Getting Healthy: Testing Myself, Trust, and Accountability, Part 2

Here’s Part 1 So what did I learn? I have changed. It was a lesson in showing me that I have established habits that are set in stone now. I started out thinking I was going to kill a 500+ day streak on MyFitnessPal and I was ok with it, but because of my healthy habits I wasn’t able to break it. During the 7 day test I was running. And running meant turning on an awesome app called RunKeeper which logged my runs into MyFitnessPal…not breaking my streak. So there was that. Trust. I do NOT trust myself. I...

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Getting Healthy: Testing Myself, Trust, and Accountability, Part 1

I didn’t realize it’s been almost a month since I last posted anything until I started thinking about EVERYTHING I have done over the past month. Most of which involves going over and over in my head this quest to find a normal and how I go about doing that. I proclaimed in one of my last posts that I was “breaking up with food”, but I’m going to be honest with you. I’m not quite there yet. It sounded good, but what is something else I HAVE learned on this journey to health? Baby steps. So, I’m taking a...

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Getting Healthy: Why

The word why is very important when getting healthy and losing weight.  You have to find your WHY.  Each person has their own.  I know I’ve touched on this before, but when you are wavering on motivation, you have to go back to those whys. This beautiful girl is one of my whys: but back then I didn’t realize I needed a why.  I hadn’t reached the point in my life that I really saw the importance of having a why. When my motivation has weakened through this journey I like to come back to my whys.  Why do I want...

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Getting Healthy: Finding my normal and breaking up with food

I’m going to start with saying, brace yourself.  This is a long one…. I went on vacation at the beginning of the month to visit family and my hometown of Tulsa, OK. I was so excited to see my family – my mom, my sister, my aunt Nancy and my cousins, and even some old friends to show them the smaller me.  It had been a year since I had seen most of them. While I was on vacation, two things happened; both revelations of sorts that hadn’t happened yet in this journey to get healthy and well frankly needed to...

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Getting Healthy: Being Healthy

So the last few weeks have been somewhat of a test for me.  I’ve come back to the conclusion that again I need to stop focusing on the scale (I know, someone is just going to have to beat me over the head with it to be me to understand this) and I need to focus on my overall health.  After getting the shingles earlier this year I’ve started having a multitude of health issues and I realized this week that I have not been practicing being healthy overall.  I’ve been so focused on diet and exercise and my mental...