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.

9 years ago my life changed

9 years ago I met Charles off blackplanet.com.

The first day he wrote me we instantly clicked and started going on our webcams to make sure we were real. We talked and texted as much as we could. The next day he drove to meet me. For 2 weeks he drove 2 hours each day to see me somedays only for an hour or 2.

One day he wasn’t feeling good. He was worn out going to school, working, and driving to see me. So I made him chicken noodle soup with fresh vegetables from scratch. You see the only vegetables he would eat was corn and potatoes. Neither was in the soup but he said it smelled so good. He watched me dancing and cooking as he sat at the table admiring me with he eyes. Once the soup was ready he ate 3 big bowls of it not even leaving a drop of the broth. Instantly he was feeling better he said.

That evening as I was cleaning up he grabbed my hands, looked at me with a huge smile and asked me to be his girlfriend.

I said yes!

These are pics from that day, and we updated our relationship status on our social media’s at that time.

I knew in my heart there was something great if I invested my time in a relationship with him even though he was 4 years younger than me. He was goal driven, a good father, and was open to loving my daughter. I'm so glad I made the right choice!

Happy Anniversary my King🌈❤️

Dec 3, 2008

Dec 3, 2008

Break Down Walls

From a young age I have been doing things I was told I shouldn’t be doing because I was a girl. But I always felt that if I have the ability and confidence to do things that a man can do why shouldn’t I do it?

It’s the same way I feel about gender colors. Who made that up? Wear what ever color you please. 

I had watched this video of Meghan Markle and it made me reflect on how far I have come with my own life in breaking boundaries.

Being persistently my actions I proved not only to myself but to my family that I can do anything I want to do and do it well. I worked in a so called mans world as a female journeyman carpenter for years and I proved my worth. While working on commercial construction sites I received tons of criticism and hate. Men stole my tools. They would do things so I would fail. But I kept rising above it and proved I deserved to work in this field just like them. It wasn’t a mans job. It’s a job for skilled people and I had those skills.

Eventually, I became known and was well respected amongst the trades. I even made strides for more women to become carpenters. 

You can do whatever you want to do.