Friday Favorites End of October

Hey loves. Happy Friday. Its Halloween Weekend!!!! Ella and Austin got to wear their Halloween costumes to school today. Their school still isn't doing parties with parent involvement but are still suppose to be doing something fun for the kids. Both the schools had planned outdoor Halloween parades but they got cancelled due to the rain. I'm sure they still will have a fun day at school.

Yesterday Anna was suppose to have her school Halloween party. Unfortunately she isn't feel well. She also missed her school pictures this year. Lets get all her sickness out of the way this year so next year she can enjoy all the fun. 

Yesterday I had two sick kids. We had our final walk through for our house, and tying up more loose ends. This week I haven't gotten to sit down and blog like I had planned. (Next week is going to be even crazier). Today I am catching up with my monthly wellness catch up and Friday Favorites!!!!!

My eating has been hit and miss. I have good days, my main meals have been majority on track. I have noticed snacking hasn't been going good. I give the kids a bowl of Goldfish then i have goldfish. The past week I have focusing on mindful snacking. 

I have been consistent with getting at least 70 oz of water a day. I do try to reach 80 or more but that doesn't always happen. While I was packing I found some of my older water bottles that I am going to use again once we get moved to switch things up. 


HIGH FIVE for completing a workout program. It feels great getting back into a routine for me. I feel accomplish for completing another workout program. It may have taken me four weeks to complete a three week program, but I did it!!!!!!

Things in life right now have been crazy with sick kiddos, prepping to move, kids in school, Ella’s birthday, etc. I still pushed myself to press play for 30 minutes a day, (most days) even on the days I didn’t want to. Some days you just give yourself grace.

My nutrition wasn’t perfect, I know I could have done better, but no regrets. I am down 5 pounds and a few inches.

I have more energy and I am sleeping better (when Anna sleeps). I was up at 530 this morning ready to rock this day.

I am seeing more definition in my arm muscles, and I lifting heavier.

I am loving the community and support from the other women in the virtual gym. From encouraging one another to sharing delicious recipes and more.

Am I happy with my results and the changes I have been making???? YES!!!

Could I have done better ?? yes

Changes don’t happen overnight. The scale and inches can fluctuate back and forth all the time and instead of getting frustrated I look at the positive and think of what my options really are:

1- Throw in the towel and forget about the progress and positive changes I have been making and go back to not having energy and feeling blah.
2- Take this as a win, right down my stats and keep moving forward. Continue working out and making positive changes. Continue nourishing my body to fuel my body, drink all the water, and focus on how strong I am feeling, and being proud of myself for getting back into a healthy routine.

I am going with option 2. I am going to continue to commit to sharing my journey to inspire and motivate you and other ladies to do the same!!!!!


This month I started reading "Start With Why" by Simon Sinek I am at a place where there is so much I want to do but so overwhelming I just don't do anything most of the time. 


Sleep, oh what is sleep. I dream of the days of getting 6 hours of uninterrupted sleep. In the last month I can count on one hand how many times I have gotten 6 hours of uninterrupted sleep with Audrianna. I am hoping to get into a better routine and do some sleep training once we get into our new house. 

Now time for some Friday Favorites with these lovely ladies: Erika, and Andrea.

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Ella has a Halloween party with Girl Scouts. 

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Isn't she cute wearing her bookbag ready to go to school? Unfortunately it was on a day she didn't have school.


Austin got his school pictures back. He is adorable. The scratch on his forehead his loving sister did the morning of his pictures. 

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We did the final walk thru for our new house. Anna went with us. She picked her room and laid down on the floor. Good thing is was the room she was getting. 

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My two sick purple girls

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The yogurt is suppose to go in her mouth not just on her face and shirt. 


Austin as baby yoda and Ella as Mal. We have gotten our money out of Ella's costume, this is her third year wearing it. 

In case you missed, here's a quick look at the blog this week:
Tuesday- Craziness

This Weeks Recipes:

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