Being sick isn’t easy.
There’s always something new to adapt to. It feels like as soon as you get used to the “new normal” there is another one waiting around the corner.
Sometimes it’s a big change all at once and sometimes it’s little changes slowly over time. Barely noticeable until you look around one day and realize everything - EVERYTHING - is different.
Sometimes the change is such a constant in your life that you look back and realize you barely had a chance to breathe, to stop and ask yourself if you’re okay.
Sometimes you’ll be in awe of the wonder that is you, yourself, your strength, your ability to accept it all and to make the absolute most of it.
That’s me right now. Looking back on old memories and just trying to respect the challenges I’ve been faced and how I’ve handled them with grace and how I’ve managed to laugh through all the tears.
Sometimes I focus on how we certainly don’t HAVE to make the most of it, don’t need to buy into this “chin up” mentality or to smile through gritted teeth. It’s really important to me that I don’t alienate those people who are ill and are not in a place where they want to pat themselves on the back for overcoming things, because I’ve been there too.
But today I want to be proud of myself for those things. There’s no right or wrong way to heal but I do really like how I’ve done it, for me.
I really like the person sitting here in the aftermath, even though I know it’s not actually “after.” I know I’m still in it and there will be new changes coming.
But today I deserve this pause. I deserve this recognition. It’s not easy, but I’m okay. And it’s okay to celebrate that.
1,2822317 March, 2019
I swear if you look closely they are wearing different sweaters because they really are two different people. But yessss🙋🏼♀️ high five when you nail your own inspiration work #avedacolor#gome #
This is 43...still uncomfortable seeing that number, but I accepted the challenge 😜
I was young once. To my female friends who have made the trip around the sun a "few" times 😉, most of us are going through the next stage of our lives. We are at that age where we see wrinkles, gray hair, extra pounds. Menopause has showed up, passed, or is waiting around the corner. We see pretty 25-year olds and smile. We were 25 too, just like they will one day be our age. What they bring to the table with their youth and zest, we bring with our wisdom, experience and good hearts.
For all we've been through earning each gray hair - jobs, raising kids, life's bills and ills, or whatever else life brought up, we are survivors. We are warriors. We are Women. Like classic cars or fine wine, our exterior may not be what it once was. It is traded for spirit, courage and strength while we enter this chapter of our lives with grace and pride for all we've been through and accomplished. NEVER feel bad about aging. It is a privilege denied to many.
Who else is obsessed with #anthropologie candles??? This is my favorite style! You can totally reuse both the marble top and the metal canister! How perfect is this for aloe and succulents!!! When you candle is done...pop it in the freezer and the candle residual will pop out! The top make the best coasters! Add some felt to not scratch furniture! You are welcome! #succulents#coaster#anthro#anthropologiehome#reuse#proudofmyself
Imagine a Nigeria without Osun state.where will the best housewife materials come from? I am Ajibade ikmat and I am a proud indigene of ipin le omoluabi ....WCW #proudofmyself#osun#proudosunbabe
1611 hour ago
Do you let others run your life or are you controlling the ship? Life does not always go the way you want it to and you’re going to get knocked down (more than once). You need to grab hold of those sails and change directions. Don’t stay sitting at an iceberg, move around and keep going. My son is home sick today (iceberg), so I changed directions and kept moving forward (control). We cuddled, laughed and then he went down for a nap. #beacaptain#changedirections#beincontrol
I am my own competition, I’m competing with myself. I literally cried ( pussy 🤣) because I didn’t wanna do anymore burpees (180 please 😭) but I didn’t give up and I kept going, I ran, I did my obstacles (even if I’m a little disappointed of me because I failed for the monkey bars), but my cardio was better, my legs wasn’t painful and my time was good. Everything was in the mental. #spartanrace#determination#perseverance#proudofmyself
7261 hour ago
Me li sono sempre immaginati i miei 30 anni.. li ho sempre visti come un traguardo, un giorno in cui fare i conti con se stessi.
Oggi, guardando indietro, mi rendo conto che non sono altro che la somma di tutti gli anni meravigliosi vissuti ovunque al 1000%.
Ma oggi, credetemi, questi 30 anni superano di gran lunga qualsiasi aspettativa 🎉 #i30piufelicidelmondo ☀️💕 🌎 •
• #proudofmyself #gome #yessa #happyness #happy30thbirthday
8661 hour ago
💜Happiness is an inside job.
Don't you dare assign anyone else that much power over your life💜
F R I E N D S 😍👋🏼
I am so proud to announce THE M WORD is LIVE! 🎉🎉🎉
I’ve launched my blog! It’s been a dream of mine for years. You know One of those dreams you always put off because it seems so lofty and out of this world?! 🌎✨ It’s a lifestyle blog focused around my experiences as a military spouse, motherhood, and living a healthy life which includes both mental and physical health. ♥️ Please go check it out!! Love on it and SHARE a blog or the URL if it speaks to your heart!!! #blogger#milso#militaryspouse#motherhood#blog#marriage#lifestyle#ididit#proudofmyself
Her bliver meget af min tid brugt lige nu, da jeg har valgt at tage et 5 ugers grundforløb her under min barsel. Noget som virkelig har sat mig på prøve, at skulle klare hverdagen med en dreng på 5 mdr og samtidig nå at studere, som er 2,5 år siden jeg sidst gjorde. Men første modul er overstået og 2 modul er halvvejs! 💪🏼💙👶🏼 #studerendemorpåbarsel#proudofmyself#fuckjanteloven
Winter is fiiinally over!! Can I get a Hallelujah?!
Today marks the first day of spring and the sun is shining! 🌞
Summer is my true love but I also love spring for all the freshness it brings. New beginnings are coming at me from all different angles that sometimes it's a little overwhelming when I can't tell which way is up anymore... but I'm doing my best to embrace all the changes in the past year and I feel I've hit a new turn in my journey where everything is really going to start blooming for me. In both my personal and work life I am starting to achieve so much I wasn't sure I could but now that it's all becoming a reality and falling into place I couldn't be more excited. Don't get me wrong, its also really really really scary but after crushing a few small goals and knowing how empowering it feels I am more than ever ready to take on the next big ones!
Handstands are one of my next personal goals and while I'm definitely a ways away from being able to take both feet off the wall persistence is key and I know I will get there sooner rather than later. As for professional goals, I am still figuring that out. Next week I take on a new challenge of running my very own store all on my own. My entire working life in retail has led me to this moment and tomorrow I attend a personal development seminar to help create solid goals to bring into my new career on Monday! 🌼🌼
✨WEEK 10 WEIGH IN✨
This week I haven’t stuck to my meal plan at all and it’s shown! I’ve not been tracking most of my meals either and have had a few too many keto treats.
It’s ok though, shit happens 🤷🏼♀️
I’ll be tracking my meals next week and try and go back to the basics.
Maybe I’ll try and have a few less treats 🤥🤥🤥
22119 hours ago
Decided it was finally time to make @lana.loves.keto ‘s chocolate cheesecakes. These were so so yummy and I think I’ve found myself a new favourite treat 🙈
If you’re wanting the recipe head to @lana.loves.keto ‘s highlights ✨🍫
Was feeling like some Mexican last night, so made some nachos! ✨💃🏼🌮🥑🍅🥬🧀
I have nachos at least once a week usually on a weekend when I have time to sit down at home. This is all thanks to @lokafoods for making amazing low carb chips so I can still enjoy my favourite foods in a keto version!
I always stock up on these chips every @lowcarbemporium order to ensure I always have some on hand.
They contain only 1.3g of carbs and less than 1g of sugars.
Swipe for the full macros!👉🏼👉🏼👉🏼