Goooood afternoonT! Said in my madea voice. Well life has been great lately! I've been on this journey he past few years of learning to accept things as they are and trust and have FAITH that they're happening for a reason. I have always struggled but truly, I've given it up lately to the universe. When something is thrown my way, IT IS WHAT IT IS! No fighting it. Things are coming and going, things are working and some things aren't, but regardless it is what it is!

So anyway! I just read my last post about running a 5k and honestly I don't even remember writing that 😂 hahaha oops! Well I'm still doing well with my working out! For the most part atleast. So since this is my blog, I guess I can get personal, right? Well, most of my "teenage/adult" life I've been over weight. I was typically between 180-195. After having lyric I dropped to 178 which was crazy, but 5 months later I was pregnant with luve and bc I got married and stopped working, I just gained weight like crazy! 3 babies in 3 years was just crazy and so hard on my body bc I was so lazy! Going into labor with luve I was 228 and I was 229 with vita. Leaving the hospital after having vita I lost I think 5 lbs which is so embarrassing bc I swear your placenta and baby weighs more than that! At my 6 week PP appointment, i was still around 224. I was SO EMBARASSEDDDD. You can't even imagine! Well up until about a month ago I was STUCK at 218... Mostly because  nothing changed! Well I'm happy to say that today I'm at 203! Sure I'm still extra large, haha, but I'm on my way down! I've been eating completely clean and working out 3-4 days a week. I have STRUGGLED with drinking enough water but decided to change that today! I'll be happy drinking 5 water bottles a day. I'm sure I could use more but 5 is my goal and once I get there easily, I'll step it up and lift my goal. I told Saia I am NOT going to Utah anytime soon! Not until I'm atleast 15-20lbs lighter haha but I've seriously been loosing about 3-4 lbs a week or more and am so proud of myself! I love that Saia has been so encouraging as well. He knows I don't want to be skinny, I just want to be healthy and STRONG. Those are most important to me. I want to run around with my kids without being out of breath! Having children has seriously just changed my life and outlook on living! I know I need to take care of my body so I can take care of theirs! I want them to see what hard work and dedication will get you, and that being healthy is important.

So anyway, hopefully the next time you hear from me I'll be 10lbs (or more) lighter! And hopefully it's not in 3 months lol. Here's to a happier healthier ME.


New year, New Me!

Just kidding. I'm the same ol girl! I do want to make a few improvements in my life, though! The new year is like a Monday, it's the perfect time to start!

Well, luckily, I started going to the gym about 2 weeks ago. I'm determined! Whether this determination takes me down a few pounds or takes me back into my pre pregnancy skinny jeans, I'll be proud. I of course would like to loose more than 5 though! I have goals for this year to get healthier, and to run a few 5k and 10k races! I did a few when I was a teenager and though I felt like I was dying, there is always that sweet satisfaction of finishing something you didn't think you could. Hopefully I'll be ready for my first 5k in February. Late February!

Another thing I want to work on is being more organized. With couponing, sometimes I come home with so much and no time to figure out where to put it! So it gets put somewhere and becomes clutter. These past few days I've been throwing out so much and just trying my hardest to get things in order! Life runs so much more smoothly when things are all in their proper place :) with the kids getting so much from Santa and family members for Christmas, it felt SO good getting rid of so many old toys! We sent them over to grandmas so she can have things for her grand kids to play with when they visit :)

One more thing is to get closer to The Lord. With Saia working Sundays and us having one vehicle at the moment, getting to church often has just been so hard! I realize that doesn't mean I can't still feel spiritual and make sure my kids are taught the right things. We are typically good about family prayers and praying before meals, but I need to be better about reading my scriptures not only personally but as a couple together.

I'm excited for this new year and the things it will bring. Our babies are getting so big and I'm loving making all these memories with them! I'm so grateful for my little family and all we have been blessed with. Happy 2014 everyone!