I was recently diagnosed with Type 2 diabetes. Over the past month and a half I have gained so much knowledge. I knew nothing about this disease, no one in my family or close circle had ever been diagnosed. I never thought in a million years that I would..life throws you curve balls, we choose to pick that ball up and hit a home run. I am currently on the path to hopefully being able to stop having to use insulin several times a day in the next 6 months, I have lost 30+pounds and have a new appreciation for food and my lifestyle. I am choosing to educate myself and my friends..not just for me but for them. November is diabetes awareness month, educate yourself..it may not be you that gets diabetes but your knowledge can help prevent it or a loved one. Knowledge is power...hit a home run.
My Personal Mission Statement
A couple of months ago I was a hostage trainee, required to go to 7 habits of highly effective people...yuck 😝, I had been to this training years ago. Why do I need to go after all I am amazing and awesome and what would I get from it? Free breakfast 🍳 and lunch 🥗 so that was a plus!
They say most adult learners📖 take away 1 or 2 items from training classes. This was true for me 🙋♀️, THIS, doing a personal mission statement resonated 😍 with me and didn't have a thing to do with my job. Wow, who is held hostage in a training session for your job and walks out with something that is needed for the next chapter, the new path? Yes, here, me! 🙌
After some homework and trusting it first to someone who super likes me (🤣) I am sharing it with the universe!
So this is me hiding behind my favourite mask.
This is me trying to show the world I’m doing okay when I feel like I’m crumbling inside.
Recently I got told I was a mess & that I needed to sort myself out. Thanks for pointing out the obvious in a rude blunt way babes I’ll just flick a little switch & my mental health will turn into tip top shape 🙄 if only!
Firstly you cannot say this to someone when you have no idea what’s going off in their head or the difficulty’s they are facing. Secondly WHO ARE YOU TO JUDGE ME? No one that’s who you are a no one.
If your struggling with your mental health & you are around negative people you need to remove them from your life. You don’t need that bad energy around you. Surround yourself with people who get your struggles & breakdowns, who build you up when your having a bad day rather than bring you down.
Nobody deserves anyone to make them feel crap about themselves, no one has the right to put you down x #talkingaboutit#itsgoodtotalk#anxietyrelief#mentalhealthawareness#breakingthestigma#thisisme#anxiety#anxietyawareness#anxietyhelp#mentalhealth#my -story #puttingitoutthere#amicrazy
Also if you will indulge this nerdy runner... I did calc out the daily mileage I'll need to finish on track for my target 1,000 miles in 2018! Currently trending behind target mileage thanks to, you know, pregnancy... but the sprained ankle last month is what really did me in. ANYWAY... 🤰🏃🤰🏃
3.1 miles a day. That's it! But also, that's gonna be tight! Fingers crossed for great mild weather through the rest of the calendar year, and a cooperative baby bump body. 😬 #goals#puttingitoutthere
Day 2 of @and_so_to_shop’s ‘get to know us Indie’s’ challenge and today is WHY?
So firstly why the name @mayd_tiles? Well my middle name is May and my surname begins with ‘D’ and I liked the ‘mayd’ sounded like ‘made’, but I’m pretty sure everyone just pronounces it ‘May-D’ and that’s fine too! I’ve actually come to round to liking it pretty quickly.
And what about WHY I started? Well....we got married October 2017 and I was consumed by wedding preparations for a good 8 months beforehand. I did loads of personal touches and created a lot myself. After it was all over, I felt a little lost and that I needed something to get stuck into- something to keep my idle hands busy! So I made photo tiles as Christmas gifts that year and it literally snowballed from there. February 2018 I launched my Instagram and website and since then the response has been amazing!
Last WHY is for my family (pictured on tile of course). I’d love one day for this to be my only job and I love that the boys have two really hard working role models in me and my husband. I hope it inspires them to work hard for what they want and to follow their dreams ❤️
(This was one of my first tiles I ever made and I love it so much even though it’s one of the most imperfect ones I’ve ever made....blurry photo too!)
Does anyone else suffer from bloating and to a certain degree, body dysmorphia when they have their menstrual cycle?
I know I do!
Bloating before and during your period is caused from changes in levels of progesterone and estrogen. Theses fluctuations can create water retention, making us feel more bloated and like we’ve gained weight. Increased blood flow to the uterus can cause uterine swelling, making the lower abdomen look distended. I find that avoiding salty foods helps, as the sodium from them is more easily absorbed into the cells around this time. Drinking heaps of water (which I do anyway) helps flush the kidneys and exercise (which I know you might not feel like doing) actually helps by releasing feel good hormones and sweating out some salt.
Now the body dysmorphia thing isn’t commonly acknowledged by the scientific community, but it’s very possible it’s a real thing! In the days before our cycles, serotonin levels (feel good hormones) drop and that’s why we can get more emotional than usual. This could also influence how we see ourselves and not just because we might be feeling bloated and irritated. Many women echo this sentiment. They go from feeling great about their physical appearance to just being unhappy about “something.” If you have had any experience with this stuff, please share, so other women know their not alone!
For whatever reason I tend to do my best when I have an end date. A goal to achieve and SOMEONE that I know will be holding me accountable. #turtlyfit .
I have a few things coming down the pike that I want to be ready for. Big ☝️ is the 25 yr high school reunion.
Ugh....I know....everybody wants to look good when they go back to see people they knew in high school!! But here’s the deal....maybe .001% of the people I went to high school with have ever seen me at my heaviest weight. 🙀
In high school I weighed 155-170???? I thought I was sooooooo fat and nothing you would tell me would make me think differently. #thoughtiwasfat .
Was I really fat??? No I wasn’t. But it is amazing the power that your own opinion of yourself has on your life.
And let’s be honest and realistic....will I ever get back to that weight again??? Maybe...maybe not. .
But I do know a few things for sure!!! When I strut (cause y’all that know me, know that it will happen) into my reunion I can tell you that my hips are going to be wider (pushed out three 8+ pound babies) and my heart fuller (so many more friends and experiences). I also know that I will be walking into that event more confident and more in love with myself than the 16 year old me ever thought I could be!!!
And that....means more than the number on a scale. .
But let’s not get it twisted!!! I still want to be the healthiest I can be. And that is for me more than anyone else. .
So prepare yourselves for sweaty selfies, motivational posts, me asking you to help me stay on track and even do it with me!!!
Feel free to unfollow me if this isn’t your cup of tea!!! No offense taken!! .
But don’t you want to be ready to strut into whatever life throws at you??? 😘😉😉
|| putting it out there || or rather, putting myself out there 🙋🏼♀️|| I’ve been working so hard these past six months developing and creating something that is mine || and I’m typically the type of person who likes the “ta-da” moment. 💥 || you know, the “ok it’s finally ready, TA-Da!!” 🙌🏼 || but I’ve learned so much this year that ta-da moments don’t work || for entrepreneurs and creatives (and well, everyone) there are always ways to grow 🏔 || to learn || to change || to do better || so I’m done waiting for things to be perfect or completely ready || because if we wait, are we ever getting anything done? || I’m sending a shoutout to @theheartinspiredentrepreneur 💕 today because she nails these lessons || if you’re starting a new project, venture or need some inspo in your feed, than check. her. out. || and make it your daily goal to surround yourself around positive people || do things for yourself because it lights YOUR fire🔥 || and be kind to others || simple right? || so it may not be perfect and it will most likely change as I adapt to my business but I’ve redesigned my website and I’d love for you to have a look! || I’m so pumped to continue working with amazing couples under my own business name || and I look forward to growing my blog and growing @thebarefootswann shop! || have look, join the forum, sign up to the blog or share?! || now, what new projects or goals are you working on these days? || 🤔
The mums are fading, but... The "Create" container is a TJM find. I bought it to remind myself to spend more time on the creative efforts I enjoy but need to refine like writing, sketching, and painting and to make time for others I've yet to explore, even ones I find intimidating. Thanks, @cindyreynoldsdesigns. Your posts have been an impetus.
Going live around 3 to talk about my recent travels. I usually don't, but Ireland surprised me so much that it's worth #puttingitoutthere
And now when my folks ask me about the trip...I can just send them the link to my #fbpage 😏😌 #loveyoumeanit .
Link in bio...#Yoga4Us#facebookpage .
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