A little more everyday

Yesterday I told myself that I was going to walk further than I had been doing. To go outside, walk further and make it an epic adventure with the kids. 

I usually will walk on the treadmill and cool down walking by myself on our property, all before the kids wake up. I sometimes take the boys out in the back yard but I limit them unless we go to a park or something.

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In my head I make all these plans. I’m going to do this. I’m going to do that, and a lot of time it don’t get done or I completely forget even if I write it down because I forget to look back at the paper. Lol. A lot of times I’m just a hot mess. So I need to find a better way because I need to make more changes.

So today, I got the boys ready pulled out the stroller put Raiden in it and was wearing IV on my back and we set off. I didn’t know how far I was going to go but I went with how we all were feeling. 

I love taking pictures so everytime I stopped to take a pic Raiden fussed and said keep going. He was very vocal about this. It was new me but you know I appreciated it because it kept me going. My legs were burning. I was sweating. This was a good thing to stay on a pace because I need to become more fit. He was like a coach to me.

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I really want to lose at least 100 lbs.

4 years ago I was on a regimen and lost 50 lbs. It was hard work and I did it. Then i was pregnant the following 3 years after that. So I know I can do this. I’m not pregnant anymore. I just have to get into better habits again, and today felt great to start the week! I don’t know how far I walked but we were gone for over an hour. This walk was on top of my normal workout routine, so I’m really feeling it now. I’m sore but a good sore.

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I’m going to do this walk every day and go to other places to mix it up and see our neighborhood better. It’s so beautiful out here. It’s very scenic. There’s even a nice farm with cows, horses, sheep, other animals. There are local geese that congregate around here too. They haven’t migrated south yet but I know they will soon. They have been practicing their lineups and switch outs. I get really into paying attention to how they communicate with each other. 

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I’m glad I took action on another thing I tell myself to do.  Winter is coming and I’m not going to let that stop me either. I’ll just tandem babywear the boys.

Go outside and take a walk.

Do a little more every day!

It’s good for you.

Boys Can wear Pink & All Colors they feel

Who decided that girls should wear pink and boys should wear blue? My logical sense doesn’t understand that logic. Males and females are attracted to all colors. Colors make you feel Wonderful when we are drawn to them. So we all should wear whatever color you feel like wearing all of the time!

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My husband and I agreed that we would work on unraveling these brainwashed views with in us. We honestly feel a lot lot of views are not right. So we do more of what feels right and not limit ourselves. It still will be not what many would do but this is our life to make the right decisions for us. We want our children to do the same. So when it comes to clothing we have them wear all colors. So they don’t see sides but go with what they are naturally drawn to. 

Do what feels right🌈❤️

Go Outside

My life as a mom is one of the greatest accomplishments! I have 5 living children that want my love. It’s the greatest feeling in the world. 

My reality however most of the time is constant go go go. Everyone needs me all of the time. I even need me. It’s very demanding. Most days I don’t get breaks. My two youngest sons rarely ever take naps at the same time. I really feel like they are doing it on purpose in code to each other so they get their alone time with me. So ultimately it’s really hard to take a break. I can’t even go pee and even look at myself in the mirror for a minute without one of them screaming their head off because I’m not holding or wearing them. I seriously feel like I’m going to loose it like every other day. I have my crying fits too. I keep saying to myself that this can’t be life. I can’t do this. I have no time to myself. So many days I’m not able to sew or create. I get sad a lot. Always cleaning too. Non fucking Stop!

Wtf.  

Something had to change. So first issue. I felt I had no breaks. Even when I did technically have 5 minutes to do something I would end up cleaning or something that needed to be done in the house. That usually led to the list of things to do to constantly grow. Completely making myself run down. I realized what I was doing. These things really didn’t have to be done right that moment. 

Some things can Wait! 

So when I had that moment when they might be sleeping or at least content I would take a few minutes to go outside. I started to do it daily and do it multiple times when able  especially on those days I was about to loose  it. It was my little alone time. Here is what I started out doing to be more aware and meditation even when it’s only a few minutes at a time.

  • Go Outside
  • Look up
  • Look down
  • Look all around
  • Close your eyes
  • Listen
  • Take 5 deep breaths

It’s as simple as that.  Over time I started including other practices so I can maintain a positive and happy attitude throughout the day. 

I will be sharing more practices that have worked for me with you in future posts. I have realized how important it is to simply take a moment. Even better when it’s outside. Really in all the outside elements. Fresh air is so vital to our wellness.   

Take a moment and Go Outside! 

🌈❤️ 

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Shot from my backyard

I Love Autumn

One big reason I will always love living in New England is because of the season of Autumn. It gets a little bit colder, so I’m not sweating as much and I can actually breathe. Fall festivals and fairs are everywhere. I get to wear my boots and sweaters that make me feel wonderful. The leaves start changing from green to hues of red, yellow and orange. It’s so beautiful!  

When I reflect, sometimes I feel like it’s also the time of year to make needed changes with my life. To let go of things or even people who are no longer serving me. Letting go of even material things I’m no longer going to use.  

Sometimes letting go can give yourself the chance to become greater and happier. Just like shedding leaves in Autumn.