Ate a salad for dinner last night...mostly croutons and tomatoes...really just one big round crouton covered with tomato sauce and cheese...FINE! It was pizza...I ate a pizza! 🍕😜 So I’ll balance it out and eat a REAL salad today lol 😉
Saturday USED to be my favorite day of the week...it was the only day that I didn’t have to go to work OR get anxiety about having to go back again the next day.
But now I’m pretty sure my favorite day is Thursday! It’s recognition day and rank advancement day and PAYDAY in the coach world 🤩🤸🏻♀️🤩 and there is seriously NO better feeling than when one of your coaches texts you first thing in the morning to tell you that she earned her highest bonus EVER today!! 🤳🏻💵🤗 All because she’s been HELPING more people than ever get healthier...this biz is seriously the best and it boggles my mind that not every single person in the WORLD wants to get paid to get in shape and help others do the same 🤷🏻♀️ But if YOU DO (and you’re in the US, UK, or Canada 🇺🇸 🇬🇧 🇨🇦 and 18+) then fill out the app in my bio 👆🏻✍🏻 and let’s chat about you joining our team! 👯♀️
Rough start to the morning, but felt good this afternoon so took advantage of the opportunity and crushed Day 31/56 Back + Bis 💪🏻👊🏻 Feeling super stoked cuz I got my flight to Orlando booked today for our Team Retreat next month, AND IT’S NOT A RED EYE 🤗🤗🤗 haha!
I used to always have to take em whenever I was flying back east so I didn’t lose a whole day traveling because I had to ration out my vacation days at my job.
This year all I had to think about was how @ashley.radetich (fellow fitness influencer on my team) and I were gonna coordinate our flights from Phoenix and Vegas to get to town at the same time 🤔✈️ 👍🏻 Did I mention that I’m sooooo freakin proud of her??? She worked her ass off to qualify for this trip and I’m so happy that I get to treat her to it as a reward for all that hard work and celebrate poolside with her for how many ladies she’s helped! 🥂👙😎 You know you can be at the next retreat with us right??? 👯♀️ Link in bio to apply! 👆🏻✍🏻
If it was only about the number on the scale…I’d have quit a longass time ago 🙄
Tracked my 4-week progress yesterday and was ⬆️ 0.5 lbs since starting this program…I’d be lying if I said that at first I wasn’t sliiiiiiiightly discouraged by seeing that 😣 but then I checked my measurements and saw that I’m ⬇️ 2.25 inches total. Took my pics and could see a little more definition in my stomach (always the first place I gain and the last place I lose…down an inch so far 👊🏻) So I thought to myself…my goal when I started this program was to get leaner and stronger…I’ve lost inches and am lifting heavier weights for literally EVERY single move compared to a month ago…why in god’s name would I let a number on a piece of glass make me NOT celebrate TF out of those successes??? 🤔🤷🏻♀️ 4 weeks down and 4 more weeks to go…can’t wait to see how much progress I can make between now and then 🙌🏻 P.S. Wanna make progress with me??? 💪🏻Why haven’t you joined us yet??? 👯♀️ Peep the link in my bio if you wanna and fill out my bootcamp form! 👀✍🏻
Day 50 of 57 of Consolidation. I hate chemo Mondays but I find a strange comfort in them because we can find out what his blood counts are. No guessing whether he looks paler than normal or if he’s breathing too fast or if his heart rate is too high or if we should stay in isolation. If only there was an easier way to get his counts other than by poking him.
This past Saturday morning, he was unusually grumpy again and I just felt like things weren’t right. I called the doctor and she said to come in. Long story short, his counts were perfectly fine and his physical exam wasn’t concerning. I should have put on my rocket scientist helmet and realized that maybe he’s grumpy because he’s feeling crappy. And he’s feeling crappy because, well, chemo. Duh. But we live in constant fear of missing a sign that something bigger is happening. It’s hard to know how shitty chemo can make a person feel when you’re not the one going through it.
We left him accessed through the weekend and while he was playing, his sister found the cap on the end of his tube. That sent us all in a panic. We were told to clean his tube and recap it using our emergency kit. But during chemo today, as we expected, the nurses decided to replace the line. The risk is just too high for infection if something got in the line. Fever, admission and antibiotics for days or possibly weeks. So yet another poke for the little guy. I helped take the old line out which requires the removal of a huge super sticky dressing. He hates that part and he kept pushing my hand and screaming at me to “shoo” like I was a pesky mosquito. It was adorable and sad.
The good news is that chemo went well today and his counts are holding steady-ish after the transfusion (that means his body is producing stuff on its own). He just needs to get his counts up high enough for next week to get a bone marrow aspirate and to start the next phase. That’s a long story so I’ll explain it in another post. It’s been a serious source of anxiety for me.
Today was a really crappy day for me. Isn’t that the case for everyone’s Monday though? Anyway, I’ve uploaded a new video to my YouTube channel. You’ll find a link to my channel on my bio. Please, don’t forget to like and subscribe. Love y’all! #mondaysbelike -#mondayssuck#dfw#dallas
Hey there! Just wanted to pop into your feed to wish you a wonderful week, especially if your Monday resulted in quite a few eye rolls or the strong need to ram your head through a wall. *hugs* Tomorrow is a new day! Just erase that slate and try again in the morning. If not, just crawl back into bed and shut your eyes. Who needs to adult anyways!!? 🤣😅
Remember why you started....no, seriously, remember how you felt. Allow that to fuel you on days you don't "feel" like it and do a little more!!
Don't give up, find a way.✨
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