Fitness 30 Day Challenge

30 Day Challenge

I highly suspect some people contact me on social media due to my size. I can’t be certain, but after a few conversations of “hey, how have you been” or “what’s new with you” things turn to “hey, you want to work on your fat ass with my (fill in the blank) program?” Okay, so …

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Fitness One Day at a Time

One Day at a Time

Dealing with mental illness can be exhausting.  I feel like I am in a constant panic mode, worrying about things I have no control over, especially the future. I can easily feel exhausted just by the thoughts in my head. Taking one day at a time can be hard but it can be made easier. …

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Infertility Our Infertility Story

Our Infertility Story

In honor of National Infertility Awareness Week this week, I decided to write about my long journey with infertility. This is something that effects 1 in 8 couples in America and something most people do not like to discuss. In my four years dealing with infertility, I have met many wonderful people who have shared …

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Health Tips 7 Healthy Tips for Enjoying Holiday Meals

7 Healthy Tips for Enjoying Holiday Meals

While planning my sister’s baby shower a few years ago, my sister asked me if we could go carb free for health reasons. We both knew this required telling our sweet, Italian mama.  Here’s how the conversation went down: Me: So, we were talking and wanted to go carb free for the baby shower meal. …

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Uncategorized Everyday Exercise

Everyday Exercise

It’s hard for me to focus during certain situations, exercising being one of them. I need something to take my mind off the minutes on the elliptical or treadmill.  I’m at the stage in my routine that I don’t dread the gym, it’s part of my life and I enjoy it for what it’s helping …

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Uncategorized PCOS, Stress and Me

PCOS, Stress and Me

Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome, or PCOS, is an endocrine disorder in women, typically in their reproductive age. In this disorder, many women have small cysts on their ovaries. This can cause a woman to not ovulate, which leads to problems with infertility. Here are some of the not so nice symptoms women with PCOS suffer from:

Goals 34 and Here’s to Many More

34 and Here’s to Many More

Today, I turned 34. I don’t feel 34 and I don’t think I look 34. To be honest, I don’t know what 34 should look like or feel like.  I just know I’m a year older and semi wiser. I’m totally okay with that. I was always excited when it was my birthday. Growing up, …

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Women Issues A Day Without Women- My Day of Reflection

A Day Without Women- My Day of Reflection

I had the opportunity to not work today. Not many women had that choice, but I did.  Long story short- I’m a substitute teacher, so I can create my own schedule. I had my own classroom for many years and then my circumstances changed. I moved, married and I’m currently working on starting a family …

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Infertility My Infertility Story

My Infertility Story

My path to become a mom has not been an easy one. Since 2010, I knew that it would be difficult for me to become pregnant when I was diagnosed with polycystic ovary syndrome, or PCOS. When I married my husband, Jim, in 2013, I knew we would have a difficult time conceiving, so I …

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