Many parents find it hard to find the time and motivation to stick with their workout regime when working the typical 9-5. Though it is a challenge, it is possible to fit in exercise amongst a busy workday with a few lifestyle changes.
As Marilyn got comfortable in bed, Pawl rested neatly between us. Although I was happy to see my best friend, I wasn’t sure if she could get me through the days ahead. As Marilyn and Pawl feel asleep, I laid quietly and tears fell from my eyes as I thought about the words that made breathing unbearable. I could see him as he uttered those words, “Lock……………”
My mom was cooking the ground turkey while I was chopping tomatoes, green peppers, mushrooms, black olives, and onions. Zyan was placing all the chopped vegetables in a clear glass bowl as they became available. I think her favorite part was when I asked her to toss them lightly with her hands. Zoey sat at the counter. She placed the baby spinach on one leaf at a time from a clear plastic measuring cup adding them patiently until they reached the second line. I remember her smiling and clapping her hands and yelling, "I made it!" once she reached that point.
Tears fell from my eyes while reading of a "Very Emotional Valentines." It was a beautiful story with a twist and a tell of true love. It totally drew me into her emotions and for a moment my troubles were out of mind. I thanked her in the comments for such a great read. I placed the tablet on the nightstand and turn off the lamp. Suddenly, there was a knock on my door......
Stress is only supposed to be a short-term survival mechanism – in a life-threatening situation stress can help us get out of danger by making us more alert, making our muscles tenser and making our blood pressure higher to keep antibodies flowing around the body. Long-term exposure to stress is not healthy. It can wear down our mind and body, resulting in insomnia, muscle fatigue, and heart disease. Taking steps to detoxify your body of cortisol (the hormone that causes stress) can be much needed to prevent burnout or worse a heart attack. Here are just some of the ways to give your body a stress detox.
Even if you’re a naturally confident and outgoing person, there’s a good chance that your external shell hides some insecurities. When you become a mom, there’s a lot to take in, and it’s very common to experience a crisis of confidence. If your self-esteem has plummeted or you don’t quite feel yourself, you’ve come to the right place. Here are some baby steps you can take to feel more confident after having children.
As beneficial as it can be, doing the same things day in day out can become incredibly tedious and before you know it you feel trapped. Life loses its excitement, and you’re so exhausted by it all you don’t even know where to start to make a change. If you’ve been feeling like this lately, here are a few ideas to help you become a better you, get out of your rut and start embracing life again.
when it comes to our health there really is no excuse, we only get one body and so it’s imperative that we treat it well. If we want to see our children, grandchildren, and great-grandchildren grow up and live a long and fruitful life then we have to take control. Even if you already live a healthy lifestyle, you might still feel terrible due to mistakes you’re making- are you fit sick? Perhaps you’re just sick in general, and are sick and tired of, well… feeling sick and tired? Here are some of the simple changes you can make in your life to live more healthily and start feeling better.
According to my journal, it all started June 22, 2001. I was fresh out of college and starting a new career. Business was slow so I was journaling about how much this fellow had control over my thoughts. I found myself doubling his name. While my boss was giving me the rundown of my duties for the day and I couldn't help but anticipate my date with Tim.
I have been blogging for six months now and I love it. Don’t get me wrong, to build a following is a lot of work, but a like or a comment from you makes it all worth it! I want to thank you all for reading & especially for being vulnerable with me and sharing your thoughts and feelings when you feel inspired to. I really appreciate your support, comfort, and love. I read every single comment and it helps to shape LavandaMichelle.com into the best blog possible.
You’ve probably heard horror stories from other moms who have found it impossible to shed their baby weight, and you are terrified that the same thing will happen to you. However, the fact is that if you are mindful of your weight from the get-go, and make a conscious effort to take care of yourself, you shouldn’t find that baby weight is too much of a problem for you.
We start a fitness regime with great gusto only for our interest to dwindle a few weeks later. Suddenly, that energy has drained from every fiber in our bodies, and the last thing we want to do is hit the gym. If this scenario sounds familiar, and you’re struggling to stay on the exercise bandwagon, you’ve come to the right place. If your motivation is MIA, I'm here to help get you back on track.
As the nurse wheeled her next to me and helped me raise my bed, she asked if I wanted to hold her. Before she could complete that sentence I had my arms stretched out for my baby. I pulled her next to me and gave her a gentle hug and kissed her head covered by a pink cap. I laid her on the bed and unwrapped her blanket so I could pull her cap off. I said to her, “You have all your toes, and fingers and a head full of curly hair.”
As I sang, tears fell from my eyes because Tim was not there with me. My brother had gone and Zoey looked so much like him and he was also my sunshine. Then the phone rang to my room and it was Tim. His first words to me were, “I love you.” My voice cracked as I uttered, “Then why aren’t you here?” Although I knew the answer, my heart was broken. I couldn’t believe I said those words because my heart screamed, I miss you and I love you too. But my mouth betrayed me and expressed words that I didn’t mean to say.
Bringing a sick child to the ED can be stressful, especially this winter with hospitals nationwide reporting record-breaking admissions. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention report there have been 30 flu-associated fatalities in children since January 13 of this year. For parents who find themselves making a trip to the ED during the winter flu season, CHOC Children's has these pointers:
Childhood should be full of care-free fun and happy memories, but that’s not all it is. The job of a parent is to make sure that their children are well-rounded, productive members of society. And while that might seem like a daunting task, most of it comes down to following a few simple habits. If these are instilled in your child from an early age, they’ll be able to stride out into the world the best they can be - and if they’re happy and confident, it’ll be all the more straightforward to take care of all the important tasks in life.
There are plenty of things that you can do to protect their health, but it is important to make sure you’re not being overprotective. They need to make their own mistakes and find things out for themselves, it is a natural part of learning. But as a mother, this just becomes so hard to do. Don’t be too overbearing, but don’t take too much of a back seat. It is important to remember that there are going to be things that will happen out of your control as well. So if you’re wondering what you can do to make sure you’re raising healthy babies, I’ve created a guide for you outlining some of the best things that you can do.
Fast forward a couple of decades or three, and I find myself a blogger. As I hear the chimes coming through my computers notifying me that I had a new follower, like, and/or someone commented on my post. I was surprised that one of my newly beloved blogger, Lambam, had nominated me for the SunShine Blogger award. I humbly smiled and shared the news with my hubby. Then I told him about her blog.
In today’s society, online shopping is one of the most trending forms of shopping. Now, most of the people prefer to buy things from the online store rather than physical store due to the shortage of time and occupied schedule. Wondering how to save more money on your shopping? From your weekly exercise wear to your next gym wear purchase, here are a few smart, manageable, money saving tips. Here in this post, I have a full pro guide to save big money on sportswear Shopping Online.
You could be moving to a different location, needing something bigger, maybe even looking for something smaller. Either way, you need to sell your home and relocate. This may seem like a monumental task, but don’t worry. Below is your go-to checklist to take you from wanting to live somewhere else to kicking off your shoes and having a relaxing evening in your new home.
For a lot of people, being able to make money through something like a blog will probably sound far-fetched. Of course, to achieve something like this, you’ll have to gain popularity, fighting for the top spot amongst loads of other blogs. This will be a long journey, with most people doing it for fun rather than trying to make a living. With this approach, though, it can be impossible to find the next step you need to take when your blog reaches this level. To help you out with this, this post will be exploring some of the common routes which people will take when starting their career as a blogger.
After a wonderful dinner with my family, I grab the travel guide and I dream of any place to escape the snowstorm we find ourselves in the middle of. Then I sit and write a list of the things I will need for this trip. I also included the picture to help my hubby as he is the one who will receive my finished travel gift guide.
So many people adopt the classic mentality of buying a gym membership that they never use or assuming that “dieting” means starving yourself until you’ve lost weight and then resuming your old diet as normal. Being truly healthy isn’t about achieving quick results; it’s about creating a lifestyle that you’ll be able to maintain on a permanent basis. Sometimes, that does mean you’ll only see results gradually but you’ll be able to maintain those good results forever if you stick to your healthy routine.
If you have felt the pressing need to try something new, then trying an outside-the-box fitness idea might be just what you need. Say goodbye to the gym, the weights, and the same old pilates stretches, and embrace something truly different that still provides a route to reaching your fitness goals.
When I was a teenager, I felt that I would end up meeting this godly, virtuous, beautiful, intelligent, poetic, classy, and funny girl. She would be strong with a little attitude, have an affinity for hip-hop and R&B, and most of all, love God. I was young but my thoughts were old. I wasn't rushing the day to come but I felt in my soul that it eventually would. One day it actually did and I knew it that very same day.
I did know one thing and that was that I didn’t feel that love for him – the kind that my gal-pals were expressing for their boyfriends. I loved that we could talk about anything and that he made me feel safe. I loved receiving and sending him letters. I loved encouraging him and being there for him while he served our country. I thought it was noble of him. After a few years of dating and meeting his family, I realized I was in love with the idea of love, but not with him.
You’re going to want to make sure that you have a comfortable pregnancy. And if you want to have a good year too, that means you have to make some adaptations to your daily life. But I'm not just talking about getting your husband to do the dishes because that’s not going to take a load off of the biggest chunk of your day - work. So here’s how you can adapt your life at work to make your pregnancy more comfortable.
We never truly are in control of our own lives. We need money, which means we have to work, which means we spend our whole lives working to see most of it thrown away to living. When you think of it like that, it is a pretty daunting thought. But, there are ways you can take control of certain aspects of your own life. All you have to do is have the willpower to do so. Because even though there are certain aspects, such as work, that we can’t control, the ones we can control we often can’t be bothered to do so.
As I look back on 2017, I take a moment to reflect on my passion turn revenue source, my blog. I wrote my first blog four and a half months ago and I started an Instagram account shortly after that. While on Instagram last week I noticed a post displaying 2017 Best Nine Collage. I thought it was a cool thing to like back at my account and see which post perform the best.
One of the biggest reasons for people wanting to lose weight and get fit in the first place is because they want to look good. While it can be the motivation that helps you get fit, you can’t make it your only goal. Your motivation should be to improve the overall health of your body, to learn to respect it and treat it with the care it deserves, not because you want to shape it into a body that you desire.
One of the biggest challenges in motherhood is the lack of sleep. Exhaustion is no joke, but from the third trimester onward, exhausted is exactly what you are. There are many books that you can read to tell you how to make your baby sleep through the night, but all the literature and all the articles in the world have no impact on the baby – they haven’t read them!
There’s no point working hard to achieve your goals for a few days and then giving up. Bear in mind that results aren’t going to be immediate. You need patience. But when you do start seeing positive changes in your figure, stamina, and overall wellbeing, everything will be worth it! So, even if you’re feeling a little lazy or down one day, make sure you still stick to your plan and attend any classes or sessions you’d originally planned to.
As I heard the door lock one tear fell from my eye. My grandma walked over to me and said, “Now, your Mom is sad that you did say goodbye.” I ran to the door and I caught her before she left the porch and screamed, “I love you mommy and I’m still mad!” She turned and smiled as she blew me a kiss and mouthed, I love you too.
This was I really really really tried my hardest to listen to Tonja, but she gets on my nerves. She always takes my doll without asking and she doesn't let me play with her dolls. She even told my mom that I took a candy cane off the tree even though she did to. I will try harder next year. School is fun my new teacher Mrs. Matthews allows me to help in class, I love to be a helper. I also won first place in the science fair for my volcano. I hope you like the cookies we made, I made the one with the red and white snowflakes. P.S. Santa: I know I haven't asked you for anything in years, but this year I would love a Subaru Forester. I so love this vehicle and it is perfect for my family. I promise to drive with care.
We laughed and joked and talked and what seemed like 20 minutes was actually 3 hours. The night was approaching fast. My mother sent my sister out to tell me about dinner and we started saying our goodbyes. Once again, we got caught up in another 20-minute conversation that lasted another 3 hours. The porch light had come on and I recall telling him, “I enjoyed our conversation, but I really have to go. I start my new job tomorrow and I need to rest.” He asked for my number and I told him, “If I see you again, I will bless you with my number.”
While in college, I spent Thanksgiving with my sister Debora and her new son, Sean. I remember talking on the phone with my mom the entire time while I tried to recreate her stuffing. Thanksgiving just wouldn’t be Thanksgiving without it. I was crushed when I realized I didn’t have Sage and there was no store open.