“Life moves pretty fast. If you don't stop and look around once in a while, you could miss it. Ferris Bueller

Wednesday, August 21, 2019

Don’t Compare Yourself to Others!

I thought I would continue on our topic of being the best version of ourselves and talk about why we shouldn’t compare ourselves to others.

It’s so easy to look at someone else and assume they have it all together. That things are just easier for them somehow. I know I’ve looked at other people and thought ,”Well if I just had her ______, life would be better.” 

Let me give you an example. I’m 6ft. tall. I wear a size 12. I am not your average woman. But if I were to listen to what the world’s standards are on what I should weigh or what size I should be in clothes, I’d be starving myself to death trying to fit into “their” nice, little, conforming box. I’ll let you in on a little secret. When I was younger, fitter and childless, I, in my skinniest moment in time, could only get down to a size 9. And looking back, I didn’t look healthy. My size 12 is a short persons size 6 and that’s okay. AND because there’s so much of me it takes me 10lbs. to loose a pant size when most women it only takes 5. That could aggravate me (and it still does a bit) but it won’t change the fact that it’s true.

I used to hate being tall. I didn’t like being different. I WANTED to be in the nice, little, conforming box where all things were good. It took me years to gain the confidence I needed in order to accept myself the way I am. I am beautifully and uniquely made by God and He doesn’t make mistakes. I am this tall for a reason. It may be because my hubby loves himself a tall woman. It could be to help the little ol’ ladies at Wal-mart reach something on the top shelf. It could be because I like to eat and so I get to eat more than the shorter people. LOL! But make no mistake. Staying healthy takes work. I can’t just eat what I want and not exercise. I gain weight easily now that I’m almost 50.

Now why am I telling you all this? It’s because I want you to be happy with who you are. I don’t want you to look at someone else and think that they have it better than you just because they’re taller, shorter, skinnier, richer, prettier etc. Think about the talents you were given and how you use them to help others. Think about the kindness you can spread that reaches across physical boundaries. Be the best version of you!

Tell me in the comments one think you like about yourself.

Have a lovely day my people.


If you look back at past posts, I share some of my workout routines and fun activities to burn extra calories.

Saturday, August 10, 2019

The Virtual Ghost Town!

Yesterday I visited the ghost town that is my reading list. I wanted to see if anyone was still out here blogging. I missed blogging and I admit that I went through a time where I wanted to give up completely but managed to post here and there to keep things alive. I still blame Facebook for blogging’s demise. We’ve become an instant gratification society. But I have to admit I miss the community that made blogging great. I made some really good friends blogging and I miss that.

So as I was going through my list of people that I followed (and I literally clicked on each link) 85% of the blogs I followed hadn’t posted in over 3 years. Around 5% of the domains have been replaced with completely different people and content (not all good).  Another 5% posted, but not regularly. The only remaining 5% that posted often were blogs that have made a living out of it. And it’s not that I don’t like those blogs but I miss the personal aspect of it and these blogs are mostly sponsored posts now. *sigh*

So my question is this? Is anybody still out here blogging about life and family? I’d love to come visit you. And if you are some of the few that still read my blog, Thank You!!!

Have a wonderful day my peeps!


Friday, August 9, 2019

Friday Funnies! Workout Edition!

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Good Friday morning my peeps! I thought since I’m on this blogging kick again, I’d resurrect Friday Funnies and since I’m all about getting healthy a workout type funny would be appropriate.

I love Dude Perfect! Good, clean, crazy fun! This video cracks me up because I used to go to the gym and some of these are so relatable. LOL!


Have a beautiful day friends.


Wednesday, August 7, 2019

A Little Healthy Competition!

Anyone that knows me knows that I’m a bit competitive. So it works out pretty well that my hubby is also competitive. With that in mind we decided to have a little fun with our fitness journey.

We were going to get fitness watches but decided that the apps it takes to run them were a little bit too intrusive and from the reviews, didn’t work all the time. So I suggested we do what I used to do back in the day. I used to use my Wii Fit U game to track my activities. It comes with a pedometer/activity tracker that you link with the game and once a week you upload your data and it will keep track of miles walked and calories burned. Mine had broke last year so I bought us both new ones and we got started a couple days ago.

Let’s just say it’s keeping us motivated to do more during the day. Hubby used to be very active as an electrician but now has a desk job, so this is a good indicator for him to see what he needs to do each day to stay healthy. My life can be sedentary as well so it keeps me motivated too.

Here’s a video explaining the game and all it has to offer. You will need the Wii U gaming console in order to play but to me it’s totally worth it. Also if you want to just check out the info on the tracker skip to around 2:24 on the video.

Now if you’re not married, find a friend. Only one of you needs to have the game but you each need to have your own fit meter. Come one let’s get fit together.

If you missed my last few posts talking about the other things I do to stay active you can check them out HERE and HERE!

Let me know if you have any questions about anything.



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