Thursday, August 15, 2013


Well I went from posting to being lucky to get a few words out here and there.
Life has been crazy to say the least.
My oldest two started back to school yesterday.
I am still finding it hard to believe that I have a 4th and 2nd grader!
My youngest angel baby has been pretty sick the past couple of days.
Between cleaning up poop explosions, wiping away crocodile tears, and mommy snuggles I haven't had much time for anything else.

Thinking she was getting some coffee was the only thing that kept her from losing her shit yesterday.
Not even kidding a little bit.
I did manage however to find time yesterday when I was off to work out.
Old me would have NEVER done that.
I would have found something to clean or I would have plopped my ass down in front of the television to catch up on DVR.
Old me would have never thought to actually get up and move enough to break a sweat or stick to my calories.

I did both and I am definitely considering this my Non-Scale Victory this week!
Oh and the fact that I passed this up that my Husband bought at the grocery store last night...

No, I did not even have one morsel...
Making time for myself has not always come easy.
I am a full-time working Mom after all.
I was always quick to make excuses.
Excuses I will make no more...
The picture on the left was a sad sad girl.
She didn't smile, she covered her face often, she made excuse after excuse after excuse.
She was scared, bitter, and just all around not a good person to be around.
The picture on the Left was from October.
The picture on the right is from today.
The picture on the right displays a woman and not a girl.
It portrays the utmost confidence (yes, I still have my bad days but this is just overall) and a smile that isn't fake.
She is truly happy for the first time in so long.
She still has areas of improvement but is proud in knowing just how far she has come over this last year.
 Nike Women. Make Yourself.


  1. You look so great! Your pictures are so motivating! That cracks me up about the coffee, my 2.5 year old son is obsessed with hot chocolate because he thinks he's drinking coffee like us. Have a great day!

  2. You are awesome Marcy!!! I still owe you an email, and I promise I will get it to you soon! Because let's be honest.... I am the girl on the left. Life has handed me a shit explosion, and I need some time to get it together! Don't give up on me!!!

  3. I have a 4th grader and a 2nd grader too! Also a 7th/9th and 12th (aack, how did THAT happen. A senior in high school?) We still have a couple weeks before school starts up.

    My hubby brought home a 5lb Reeses from a trip! POUNDS. I have not opened it. I think the boys will probably "help" eat it. (He actually brought home two, they did eat one ... I must admit I did have a morsel of it).

    I love your selfies, I can NOT seem to get them to turn out. Perhaps it's that I still don't like full body shots. The picture always looks worse than what I think I see in the mirror. You always look great.

  4. You are looking amazing...proud of all of your hard work! It's really paying off :)

  5. Loved your post and your NSVs - I'm feeling pretty great about where I am, too and it's a great feeling, isn't it?? It took me almost 2 years to find this happy place. It's so touching to me to log on and read other bloggers on the same journey. Great job!!!

  6. Good for you for passing on he hubbands snacks!! He might deserve a nut punch for that!! Great job on getting up and moving!! You are on fiyaahhh!! Thanks for linking up!!

  7. I can't believe kids are going back to school already! Where has summer gone?

    I think it is awesome that you made time to workout and it is great that you avoided those snacks! Hard to avoid reese's cups for sure! At least for me. Thanks for linking up!