Happy Tuesday, y’all!
Did you have a good Easter weekend?
It was so much fun experience Sania’s first Easter with us!! She loved everything about it! The boys have just as much fun experience each day through her eyes as I do. It is so stinkin’ cute. They are so precious to her!
I have to share the outtakes with you too. :) Sania is screaming “Happy Easter!” in the pictures below!
It is still so crazy to me how much she looks like Eli’s twin. :). They have their birthday’s next month. She and Eli both turn 10 two days apart. Her birthday is May 11, and Eli’s May 13th. We are VERY excited about celebrating her first birthday in America with our family!!
And her daddy, oh. my. goodness. This man adores this little girl. I wish you could hear him sing her to sleep at night. She absolutely loves it. He just makes up songs with any old tune he wants, and he says things like “Sania is wonderful, Sania is beautiful, Sania is smart, Sania is special,” over and over again until she falls asleep. He tells me that he wants her to start believing every one of those things and to fall asleep knowing she is loved. Yep. He’s a keeper!
She loves to tease him relentlessly though, telling him she is “mommy’s girl, not daddy’s girl,” just to get a response from him. And then she runs and gives him hugs and kisses and says she is daddy’s girl too.
She started riding the bus home yesterday, and she did great! She went to school ALL DAY every day last week, and the teachers said she was wonderful. Sometimes she doesn’t want to do her work and will complain, but she always ends up doing it. I AM SO PROUD OF HER!!
You guys have NO IDEA how much I wish you could each meet her in person. She is a total hoot and so fun and expressive. Everyone loves talking to her because she always makes you smile. If you don’t follow me on Instagram, please do. I try to share little videos of Sania and the rest of my family/home projects in my instastories, and I would love for you to follow along.
You can find me at www.instagram.com/beneathmyheart, but the instastories can only be viewed on the app.
I also wanted to give you an update on my weight loss/wellness.
I just completed the 6 week #FASTerWayToFatLoss bootcamp, and I have signed up for my second round! whoop!!
I LOVE this program, y’all!
First of all, and most importantly, I FEEL BETTER. I can definitely tell I have lost some weight and toned up. Am I where I want to be? No. But I am not where I was!!
On the FW2FL program, you workout at least 5 times a week, which is a minimum of 30 times during the bootcamp. I only missed two of my workouts during my six weeks. That means I worked out 28 times, y’all!! Say wha? That’s a miracle right there in itself!
And when I say workout, I mean I REALLY worked out. My body does not know what is going on!
I am doing the elliptical and lifting weights. I’m so sore sometimes that I can hardly walk. But you know what? It feels so good.
I don’t really know how to explain how I felt before the FW2FL, except that I felt like I was not in control of my body. I felt old, sluggish, and like my health was getting worse. I ran out of breath easily. It was hard to tie my shoes. And thoughts of when and what I could eat next controlled my day.
Now, for the first time in a long time, I feel more like myself, I have more energy, I feel in control, I feel stronger, and I feel my health getting better.
That is why I am going to continue doing the FW2FL bootcamp every six weeks until I reach my goal weight. And even after that, I know I will continue implementing all that I have learned from this program in my daily routine.
I’ve tried so many programs (Medifast, Whole30, 21 Day Fix, Counting Calories, etc.,) but I truly have liked this one the best. Finding time to exercise can be the hardest thing, but if you make the commitment, it is definitely worth it! There is a learning curve with the “intermittent fasting” and “carb cycling,” but after the first week, it really starts to make sense. And the good thing is that I could go to my Facebook group and ask questions whenever I needed to.
Now, I am going to share with you some embarrassing photos. Not because I want to, but because I want you to know that if I can do this, ANYONE CAN!
This is hard to share, y’all. Like really hard. I have friends from high school, extended family, church friends, and even former students, etc., who read my blog. #goodgravy! I asked Cy first if it was okay for me to share this picture, and he said I could if I felt like I should. And I do feel like I should. Why?
I think it is because I always want to be real on my blog, and so many of you have said that you can totally relate to my struggles with my weight and my health, and I want you to start feeling better like I do. I want you to get control of your health again.
Remember, this is just 6 weeks, so it is not a HUGE different, but it IS A DIFFERENCE. It usually takes 6-8 weeks before others can start to notice that you are losing weight, so I am just getting started.
Here I go….can’t take it back now…#biggulps
I’m hoping you can see the same results that I do. :) For me, it’s a big difference. In the “before” picture, I look like I felt….SWOLLEN. In the after picture, you can actually see my spine now! ha! And my bootie is starting to take shape.
I’m super excited to see what I will look like in 6 more weeks!! And I will share the pics with you in the same clothes. (I may included a font and side view, but those are a little more embarrassing to show. Showing my front side feels more vulnerable for some reason.)
So, you wanna join me? #pleasesayyespleasesayyes
I can request that my readers get put in the same Facebook group as me, so we can encourage each other, and I will be there to answer any questions you may have. It costs $199, and it has been worth every penny to me. I got a “veteran” discount this time, and I paid $130 for the second bootcamp.
The next FASTerWayToFatLoss bootcamp starts on Monday, the 24th and registration ends this Saturday, so if you want to join me, be sure to sign up this week. I know there are not a lot of spots left.
My sister will be doing it again too. She is not doing it to lose weight, but to get tone, and she is loving the results she is getting!
Please leave me a comment or email me to let me know you signed up. :)
Thanks for letting me share this very personal journey with you. Thank you for your encouragement!
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