Category: Personal

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Challenging Fear

Currently I am redoing my work space. As I was shopping, I discovered a book and the title captured me. You see, I have been letting fear get in the way. It had started creeping into my business about a year ago. Lately it’s been hindering me so much that I decided to do something about it. Then I come across this book in the … Read More Challenging Fear

Absolutely Incredible Kid Day

So, it’s Absolutely Incredible Kid Day, and I want to celebrate by writing a letter to my son. Dear Little One, You spent two hours crying after you were born, but it meant you were here. I could finally hold you in my arms. The nurse brought you over, and said, “Here’s your son.” All I could say was, “He’s beautiful!” I didn’t sleep at … Read More Absolutely Incredible Kid Day

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It’s The Small Things

I dream big. I see the finish line and want to get there as fast as possible. I want the best of everything right now. To quote one of my favorite commercials- “That’s not how it works. That’s not how any of this works!” I have been reminded lately that the larger picture can only be accomplished by the smaller goals. When I say small, I mean … Read More It’s The Small Things

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It All Started With a Duck…

When I was little, I loved chasing birds. I wanted to catch one so badly. Birds were just amazing in my eyes and I wanted to be their friend. Of course, running after them with a box trying to catch them probably wasn’t the best way to do so. I remember my dad smiling and laughing. His little girl thought she could catch a … Read More It All Started With a Duck…

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A Very Special Birthday

Today I get to celebrate my son’s birthday. He loves Dinosaurs, Outer Space, Superheroes, Hot Wheels, and Monster Trucks. Even though I am up most morning before 6:00 am, constantly cleaning his toys just so he can dump them again, and always worrying about his eating habits, I love him so much. I hope to celebrate many more birthdays to come. This morning he came … Read More A Very Special Birthday

Fitness Friday: Recap

Alright, ya’ll. The past two weeks, life happened, and I got off track with updating. I haven’t gain or lost weight. However, I am back with a vengeance. I want to lose this weight. I want to be under 200 lbs by December 1st. Here is how I am going to do it: ONLY water to drink. I have been really good about not … Read More Fitness Friday: Recap

Fitness Friday #8- Success!

Okay, so I weighed myself this morning and am 207.6 pounds. That means I reached my goal that I set. After two weeks of no progress, this was a nice change. Now I am going to try to reach 200 next week. I’m pumped! But, Kristen, that’s 7.6 pounds in one week! Yes, I know. Here’s the thing. I haven’t been exercising. I will walk, and … Read More Fitness Friday #8- Success!

Fitness Friday #7

Okay, so, I haven’t lost weight, but I haven’t gained it either. I HAVE to start getting active. I don’t know why this is such a block for me. When I was doing P90X, I enjoyed it. I always felt more energized after working out, and yet it is still a major block. I have to get over this. So my goal for this … Read More Fitness Friday #7

Fitness Friday #6- Got to Move Forward

Okay, this week I gained a pound, and I won’t lie. It discouraged me. I blew my diet yesterday because of that discouragement, and I feel super guilty for doing so. This is usually how it starts to go downhill for me. Normally it starts by being hard on myself, then guilt eating which leads to more guilt, and it’s a vicious cycle. Not … Read More Fitness Friday #6- Got to Move Forward

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Fitness Friday #5- A Day Late, but Successful!

Yesterday’s schedule got a little hectic for me, which is why I am posting this a little late. So, without further ado… Boom! I am down 17 pounds! My clothes that were too tight are starting to fit well. My clothes that fit well are starting to get loose! According to my reward system, I am due for a new magazine subscription and a … Read More Fitness Friday #5- A Day Late, but Successful!

Fitness Friday #4

Soooo, I finally went to the doctor on Tuesday. She told me I have pneumonia. So, needless to say, I have been taking it easy for the past few days. I feel much better after the medications, but still have a cough. It’s not as intense as it was on Saturday, though. Since I have hardly done anything health wise, other than watching what … Read More Fitness Friday #4

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Fitness Friday #1

I am so excited to announce that I will be teaming up with my awesome friend, Deanna, to become healthier. Every week on Friday we will both be posting updates on our fitness progress. Here is what to expect each week: Overall progress with weight loss. My favorite meal. Weekly goals. My biggest accomplishment. My failures. (Hopefully they are few and far between.) Here … Read More Fitness Friday #1