I feel like a huge apology is needed, because I totally ghosted you. 2018 has been a great but BUSY and CRAZY year.
If you’ve followed me from the beginning of my blog, let me start by saying I ROCKED my 80 day program and lost 23 pounds and 14 inches. All I can say about that is WOW. I lost almost all the weight I gained from stress and misplaced focus in 2017 and GAINED strength, confidence and a drive I cannot believe.
So, yeah, I’d say that went well. I’m still hanging on to those last 5 to 10 pounds I wanted to lose, so I’m ready to jump in with my next test program that kicks off NEXT Monday. I can’t believe we’re already halfway through July…but there it is.
Beyond that I’m working to sell my house, I’ve gotten engaged (EEK!) and we’ve got some rearranging of family members going on, so it has been a CRAZY busy time and my focus has kind of been all over the place.
With that being said, I’m ready to really dial it in for the rest of the year. I have let too much of the year pass me by and I’m done with that mentality. So, in August I’m actually starting a new thing that is near and dear to my heart. I’ve dubbed it Positive Vibes Only, because I have noticed a TON of negativity surrounding my life recently and we’ve all seen the political climate in the US recently so I think it’s time we flip the script. If you’ve been following me on the Socials for a while, you know that I have a very positive outlook on life and have really worked hard to shut up my inner bitch. I have felt for a while like it’s my calling to help OTHERS, especially women find a way to have self-love while still being realistic with themselves. This has pushed me to offer this free group, through Facebook, to give five days of my tips and tricks that have been tried and true since 2011. So, make sure you are staying with me on Facebook and Instagram, especially Instagram STORIES because this is where I will be dropping the deets to get in to that group. Since it’s so personal and on such an important topic, space will be limited. Just FYI.
Beyond that, I’m in the throes of wedding planning, hitting my stride with the summer months of my office work and still stepping fully into the life of a bonus Mom. ESPEICALLY a bonus Mom to a child with ADHD. (More on that to come…because I think there are some VERY important points that need to be addressed around my own prior bias and misunderstanding of ADHD as a whole.) Being a Mom is a WONDERFUL gift, but it is very difficult at times. I attempt to be as honest as possible about my struggles with this roll. I have five years of getting up to speed with James and Eli’s mom…and sometimes that deficit on my part makes certain things difficult. We’re still in the middle of summer, but back to school is right around the corner – so I hope you’re ready for my tips/tricks and takeaways from EVERYTHING I learned last year. And let me tell you, it is a LOT. I was behind the game a lot last year, but you know they say live and learn and since I am connected to several other bonus parents or potential bonus parents I want to share my learning curve to open dialogue. This is not because I think I’m an expert, but rather I’d love the opportunity to hear what works for other co-parenting/bonus parenting people and maybe offer some tricks for others to try.
Basically, for now this is just my HEY! I’m still alive sorry I ghosted and I promise to do my best to be better. I’ll leave you with this tidbit from this amazing book I’m reading by the AWESOME Rachel Hollis: