• Health Nut

    Weight: It’s Just A Number

    Just last week during our Space Science lesson from The Good and The Beautiful we learned about how we get the number for our weight. That it is just a number of how much force with which we are pulled toward the Earth. We even followed a link suggestion where you can put in your weight on Earth and it will show you how much you weigh on the rest of the planets in our solar system. Being someone who has struggled with my weight I was not thrilled about this idea. My kids have no idea what that number is and there’s not really a reason why they should…

  • Homemaker,  Mom,  Recipes

    Quick and Easy Chicken Noodle Soup

      If you’ve been following me on social media you’ve seen we’ve been dealing with a stomach bug that Cutie Pie brought home. As we are all starting to feel better but not 100% we need something to eat that won’t upset our stomachs again but also give us some good nutrition that we might have lost over the last few days. One thing I learned several years ago was to make chicken noodle soup quickly so it didn’t take too much time for a sick mommy to manage and make it easy enough that if Daddy had to cook that it could be done easy. (Cowboy doesn’t do much…

  • BBM 7.0,  Health Nut

    Week 9 Health Challenge Update

    Y’all I’ve been so off my game! I just can’t seem to get back on track with anything and I’m really disappointed in how I’m feeling because of it. I’m moody, tired, craving all sorts of sweets (my weakness) and I’m general just unmotivated. I even took a pregnancy test this week even after I had a cycle because all the symptoms I was having are the same as when I’m pregnant. It was negative so I know it’s just my nutrition and old habits creeping back into my life. I don’t know why I’m letting this happen. I start out Monday going strong and ready to kick my own…

  • Health Nut,  Life

    Be Stronger Than Your Excuses

    I have seen this saying over the past year that I have been trying to get my life together and add workouts into my daily life. But it never really sank in until recently.  I’ve successfully completed 45 days of Bikini Body Mommy’s FREE 90 Day Challenge. I have overcome my habits of binge watching TV until midnight and sleeping in until my children woke me up every morning. I survived and didn’t give up after every one in my house came down with the flu and I was unable to workout for about 3 weeks. Cowboy and I have figured out how to manage a workout schedule with him being…

  • Health Nut

    Week 8 Health Challenge: What Are You Goals?

    Just the numbers: +2 lbs So this week was the beginning of the month along with day 45 of Bikini Body Mommy’s FREE 90 Day Challenge so I weighed in and took measurements. I wasn’t shocked by either of them as I know that getting my workouts in is only about 20% of my weight loss journey. The other 80% is nutrition which is where I’m still struggling. So even though the scale says I’m up two more pounds I’m focusing on the positive because that’s what’s important. I was able to get in several workouts this week and my measurements were almost the same except in my arms and legs…

  • BBM 7.0,  Health Nut

    Week 7 Healthy Challenge Update

    Just the numbers: ? I don’t know. I put up my scale. The one I just bought before I started this journey. I noticed that I was starting to feel defeated when I wasn’t seeing the scale move and it was frustrating. I was starting to not be motivated and I didn’t want to feel this way about this journey. This is not a weight loss challenge, this is a health challenge I am doing for myself, my family and the life I want to live. Getting discouraged isn’t going to help keep my making changes and getting the results I want. So I put up my scale for a…

  • 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…

  • 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…

  • 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…