I want to take a moment to reflect about how far I have come and how far I still need to go! Anyone who really know me know that I have struggled with weightloss pretty much most of my life! This whole journy has been a huge roller coaster ride. " roller coaster ride" meaning I had my ups, my downs, my way ups, and my way downs, i would loose the weight then gain it right back, even more than what I started with....now I'm now English major ha. But this is as real as I can get! I honestly couldn't get this far without the support from people who truly care about me starting with my loving wife @im_mee_valeriee who supports me more than she will ever know putting up with my shit! And still standing next to me!!@phyzeek01 my buddy who has been my friend over ten years encouraging me, @santana__h my other buddy that through these last few years has been holding accountable when I lacked motivation! And all the other people who has helped me along the way. I'm saying this in Hope's that if your on your own journey to you body transformation, stop and appreciate the people that have supported you along the way! Thank you everyone!!!!!!!!!!!
OH AND I REFUSE TO QUIT.........IM STILL HERE!!!!!!!
What is the definition of grit?
Bob Gardiner was everything a 51-year-old should be–happy, healthy. A successful businessman, a loving husband, a devoted father. He ran for miles each day, was a proud football season ticket-holder for the Nebraska Cornhuskers, and valued the opportunity to travel the country with his wife and children.
That life changed after a rapid onset of Guillain-Barré syndrome, a rare and devastating neurological disorder in which the body’s immune system mistakenly attacks its own nervous system, resulting in widespread and, in Bob’s case, complete paralysis throughout the body below the shoulders. The disorder has no known cause, no obvious trigger.
Bob began receiving treatment from QLI’s inpatient rehabilitation team in November 2017. He returned to his Omaha home the following spring, boasting huge physical improvements thanks to intensive physical and occupational therapy to recover the impaired function in his upper body, as well as regular gait training designed to hone his ability to walk. Bob is still an active participant in adaptive sports, and, at the time of this writing, has begun training as part of QLI’s Adaptive Functional Fitness program. Bob, we admire you. #grit#relentless#unrivaled#omaha#omahanebraska#rehabilitation#guillainbarresyndrome#adaptiveathlete#hardworker#putinyourall#adaptivesports#familyman
Yesterday we were picking wheelbarrow fulls of apples, friends were here helping press cider and harvest plums, the kids were running around happy, and we ended the night at the table eating big bowls of soup laughing about life and kids and everything in between.
It was everything cider pressing should be, and made me even more grateful for my man. We’re a pretty great team, so much of what we do as a family is because he’s committed to staying focused on our life together.
He keeps us rooted and grounded to living a life at the pace we can enjoy. I used to joke that he was born 100 years ‘late’ because he loves all things vintage, doing life like they used too, but really he’s just on time to keep this crazy life slowed down enough for us to live it ❤️ #familyman#familytraditions#applepicking#happilymarried
Happy 40th Birthday to my Man! Love you! Fun facts about him, his favorite meal is a steak dinner, he’s the most like his Mom out of his 3 siblings, his favorite color is blue but I want him to like green because of his eye color 😜, his best friend is his Dad, and he’s the most affectionate guy I know 😘. Love you Babe! Enjoy your day! #turnupforme#familyman#chiiledguy#funny#mylove#40thbirthday
Being a nurse-anesthetist, my husband gets exposed to all manner of body fluids. As a medical professional, he takes certain precautions to limit exposure to sickness and disease, such as wearing gloves, eye protection, and a facial mask. However, these barriers can only protect him so much. No one can predict spontaneous exposure such as when he’s bending over a patient’s face intubating and the patient coughs right into my husband’s face. .
These are the times when he’s especially glad that I’ve boosted his immunity by increasing his gut health by providing him quality, effective probiotics. This is such a small price to pay when I consider how much illness would cost! Not to mention, NOBODY wants to be ill and there are some serious diseases floating around waiting to attack a vulnerable person. Not happening on my watch if I can help it! .
One does not have to be a medical professional to be exposed to sickness and disease. With flu season right around the corner, I am super vigilant to make sure my husband and the rest of my family are ready to fight off viruses and germs. Who’s with me?
Healthy gut equals healthy life! .
When you go to bed full of hope and a spring in your step thinking, I’m gonna do this workout....then reality hits the next day and your like....nah, I’m not down for a 1 hour workout....maybe a 27 min full body HIIT instead....
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Just a final shout out to anyone that has a few minutes spare today... Today is the last day to vote on the Norfolk Blogger of 2018 at the @theparentandbabyshow site. I was lucky enough to make the shortlist up against some pretty established names, and everyone loves an underdog right? 😉 Voting link is in my bio. 👍
Loneliness is everywhere – many people feel cut off and alienated from others. Being in a crowd just makes people more aware of their isolation. We all need friends who will stick close, listen, care, and offer help when it is needed – in good times and bad. It is better to have one such friend than dozens of superficial acquaintances. Instead of wishing you could find a true friend, seek to become one. There are people who need your friendship. Ask God to reveal them to you and then take on the challenge of being a true friend! You may be one friendship away from changing their story, your story...and HISTORY!!
In the second of my series marking 25 years of fun and friendship with my school pals, here’s Ollie Williamson. Skiier, lawyer, family man and Dubai resident. Pictured here on the banks of the Seine last July meeting his godson Max Rettie for the first time #oldmarlburians#OMseries#25yearslater#back2school @olliephant10 🎿👨👩👦👦 🇦🇪
We are approach that period of time we are calling “The Lasts”. Will this be “the last scoot about” maybe, maybe not but his solo days are coming to a close. Pretty excited to see him teach and show off his scooter skills to a brother/sister 💛 #sunshineboy#scooterdays#bigbrothertobe