• Health Nut

    Week 6 Health Challenge

    Just the numbers: +/- 0 pounds This week I didn’t gain or lose anything. I guess I can consider That a success because I’ve been steadily gaining a pound or two back each week from my awful eating habits I’m falling back into. What changes did I make? I didn’t follow what I had planned last week of having desserts and snacks ready like I wanted. I did much better with making my yummy smoothies for breakfast, leftovers or healthy Trim Healthy Mama sandwiches with a salads and dinners have been pretty good. It’s the snacking and cookies in the house that are causing me to make choices that aren’t…

  • Uncategorized

    Week 5 Health Challenge Update

    Just the scale info: +1 again I know this is a process and I’m not all the way recovered from being sick but I know exactly what is causing this weight gain instead of loss…….my nutrition! Being sick I gave into eating whatever was easy, whatever sounded good because let’s face it I was sick and so we’re the kids and Cowboy was over the road and not able to help and cooking was low on the priority. And I struggle with emotional eating which is exactly what I was doing. Eating to make me feel good because everyone was sick. And now I’m paying for it. I was down…

  • Health Nut,  Homemaker,  Life,  Mom

    Embracing Habits

    I’m not a type A person. I’m pretty much the exact opposite. If you give me a to do list, schedule or even something as small as a routine I will completely fail at it. My brain just doesn’t function well that way. I’ve struggled for years trying to figure out how to keep my house in order, get school done with the kids and make dinner consistently without forgetting to pull meat out of the freezer…speaking of I really need to do that right now! (FYI I didn’t actually do this when I was writing. It was forgotten for several more hours). But who would have guessed that changing…

  • Health Nut,  Life

    Week 4 Health Challenge Update

    Well its been 4 weeks since I started this new health challenge and it’s taken a turn for the worse. Its been 10 days of our family being sick and I started out so good staying on track and keeping up with eating well so I didn’t derail my progress. I did so well the end of last week that I even won the diet bet I was apart of just because I was eating well. Once that was over and I weighed in all bets were off. I ate packaged mac and cheese, cookies with milk, and other delicious foods I’ve been avoiding because they no longer fit with…

  • Life,  Mom,  Teacher/Homeschooler

    5 Tips to Surviving Homeschooling while Sick

    I’m new to this truckers wife lifestyle. Cowboy hasn’t been driving for a year yet but this is the first time I’m sick while home without any hope of help me get through it. There’s not much extra to rest get over my cold more quickly although I’m using my diffusers and essential oils like crazy to boost all our immune systems. Other than that I just have to suffer through it and keep going. Having kids that are a bit older is helpful. They let me sleep in while they ate cereal and watched learning shows this morning. And of course Bookworm is bringing me things so I don’t…

  • Life,  Mom

    Why Focusing On What Matters?

    Why did I start a blog and name it Focusing on What Matters? 3 years ago our life changed more than I could have realized. We had a big decision on our hands. We had two choices. 1. We could stay in Colorado where all our family was and where we grew up but I would have to return to work which would mean our 2 boys would be put in daycare and public school. 2. We could move out of state where the cost of living was less so we could make it as a one income family and keep our children home like we desired. Even though this…

  • Health Nut

    Week 2 Health Challenge Update

    Well it’s that time in the week where I want to not only share my successes and struggles with you but also to help hold me accountable. I missed a week one update so I’ll give you a little recap. I’m currently using Bikini Body Mommy’s FREE 90 day challenge for my workouts. 20 minutes a day…who can’t squeeze that in? Well me for many years now. I was able to complete 5 of the 6 workouts last week. I was using Briana’s meal plan and while the food was good it jist wasn’t working for me. I’ve tried it several times and just can’t be successful with it. But…

  • Farmer,  Life,  Mom

    5 Tips to Surviving a Bad Day on a Homestead

    Life never stops and living on a beginning farm life gets downright crazy some days. Today is a day that I’m feeling like just throwing in the towel and giving up. And I ate all my feelings at lunch because of the crazy emotions. It all started out good. We got our chores done and the neighbors chores finished (last day of farm sitting…yay!). They had baby bunnies that were out hopping around and Firebug was thrilled to be able to pet one. And I even felt like quite the badass because I was able to catch our pig that has been evading me all week. Even with help of…

  • Farmer

    Thank A Farmer

    Do you ever stay at home and avoid going out on cold days? I still do this but I was much more successful at it before we moved to our farm. Currently our farm isn’t much. We have about 30 chickens and 2 pigs and 3 dogs. But every morning and evening I have to go out no matter the weather and feed and check on our animals. If you have paid attention to the weather here in the south we are getting some nasty cold weather. Here in Oklahoma we have avoided that ice that Texas is getting but it’s still been close to zero degrees when I’ve had…

  • Health Nut

    One Excuse Day

    When starting this 90 workout challenge offered free from Bikini Body Mommy I decided that I needed to make some changes and really think through how I was going to accomplish this without giving up or letting life get in the way. Basically I’ve had too many excuses in the past and have failed to reach any of my health goals because of it. The difference this time is I’m not expecting 100% perfection from myself this time around. I’m giving myself one excuse day each week to skip my workout without guilt or self-shaming. Last week it was Saturday. And this week it is today. I’m doing this because…