I wanna be here for you 💜

So I’ve been thinking about how to put what’s in my head here and do myself and others justice. I’m thinking about how I started this blog to get shit out of my head. I am a VERY unique person with a lot of things going for me. That being said I struggle a lot with a laundry list of things it seems sometimes BUT those things help me connect with my peeps. 

Do you have anxiety? I’m here for you.

Do you have Bipolar Disorder? I’m here for you. 

Do you have depression? I’m here for you.

Do you have migraines? I’m here for you. 

Are you overweight? I’m here for you. 

Are you gene positive for Huntington’s Disease? I’m here for you. 

Are you on disability? I’m here for you. 

Do you see what I’m saying? I’m here for you. 💜💜💜💜

So whether 1 person identifies with this or 1 million…..I’m here for you. Sometimes you just feel like you’re alone and you’re not. I’m here for you. 

I try to do the right thing all the time but you just can’t. I’m doing Weight Watchers to get me a bit lighter. 😉 I log all my food I get excercise in. Then you continue and be patient. I am NOT good at that part. I read an amazing book The Slight Edge by Jeff Olson. The cliff notes version is everyone operates on a baseline. The choices you make in your day either help you or hurt you. You order the salad your lines goes up positively. You order the quarter pounder with cheese your line goes into the negative. Over time your pluses take you sky high and your negatives take you into the ground. Bottom line is keep doing the positive stuff and you’ll get to your goals quicker than if you stray. I try to live by this. But we all stray, for we are human. But I’m here for you. We can’t do it all but we sure try ☺️💜

I love you all and I’m not kidding, I’m here for you. I’ll stay up with you, any time 💜

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Monday fun day

I am just so blessed, I shall start with that. I have spent the past 5 days with My Love and my pup. I’m going back to work more rested than I was and happier than I was. I rested, I had fun and I’m better for it. We didn’t travel and spend a shit ton of money. We lunched, we grilled we chilled. We spent time with good friends….all is well. 

I should be on a conference call right now but it is ALWAYS recorded. I’m outside on my deck with tikis with My Love and his brother and our dogs. The call can wait an hour. 

Having the past days off has made me rekindle my passion for freedom from the 9-5 so to speak. I don’t want to have to rely on a check where I trade time for money. I want to build my fortune on the side ☺️ Oh Mela!!! I’m coming for you!! Step 1 build my network!! On it!
Any suggestions?

Soooo magnificent Monday was a travel day…HERE I AM!

Happy Tuesday!!!  

I was thinking of you all yesterday as I made my way home to the Mile High City 🙂

Boston was amazing to me as usual!!  My Love made it there for the big party weekend!!!!!

My Peanut was the best birthday girl!!!  She loves the attention 🙂  She lovessss me!!!  We had so much fun this past week!  We were silly, we played, we snuggled, she slept with me for a birthday sleepover.  I ATE IT UP!!!  I love that she loves me so much 🙂  I will do anything in my power to keep it like this forever!! (I know it won’t always be this awesome, she will eventually grow up and be too cool for me)

I had my longed for cheats: a banana split, really really good Italian, and as much seafood as we could!!  Now I’m back on track tomorrow.  Today we rest.  

Do my bipolar friends have trouble with jet lag?  I’ve been finding that I’m cycling up and down more frequently and I have more trouble adjusting.  I wasn’t too up or down but I did have a couple of zombie days.  I rallied though!!!  All the more reason to have a day of rest, no guilt.

I had a travel headache but it was GONE by Wednesday morning!  Thank you Denver Neurological for your Botox miracle!!  WHOOP WHOOP!!!

So what do you all have for your goals this week?  I’m planning on 5 calls a day for my business.  I have 1 guest for my Friday ladies lunch already and I’m hoping to add at least a second one.  I will do 30 minutes at least of an audio book, because they need to get out of my phone. 🙂  I’m also going to do 30 minutes of physical book reading since I have at least 2 books going right now.  In addition to this I’m going to add a second blog post for the week.  2 posts a week!!  Do you want a recipe?  A book recommendation?  Pictures?  Some healthy hints…please comment under the post!!  I’m here for you to come on my crazy journey of healthy living and Winning the Day every day!  

Some cheats, a hawk in the garden and Birthday Party Bonfire with beers and great people!!!

July trip to New England….HUGE WIN for the week!

My Mom, Peanut and I had ice cream!!

My Mom, Peanut and I had ice cream!!

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Still crushing it!!

We are Winning the Day big time!!!

We’re eating clean, we’re working out, we’re setting goals for our week, we’re logging our food, drinking water, sleeping…BOOM!!!

I’ve been a bit off for the past week and a half, but who doesn’t have their off days?  Mine just lasted a little longer 🙂  I’ve also had a headache this week.  BUT I did rally and hit the gym today.  Like they say in the fitness world: Never miss more than 3 days in a row.  I have to workout every day until the end of the week to hit my 4 workouts this week, but it’s totally do-able.  

We’ve been making some absolutely delicious food! We had chicken and broccoli stir fry last night, and turkey and quinoa stuffed peppers the night before…yummm!!  I’ll have to learn how to add them and give credit for them 🙂 We’re doing 1-2 shakes, smoothies or Advocare Meal Replacement (I’m LOVING the vanilla right now!!!) and then a super clean dinner.  

So, today is my anniversary with My Love!!!  4 years of insane happiness!!!  I took a leap of faith to move to Colorado from Boston to take a chance on love with My Love…and I’ve literally never been happier!! ❤ ❤ ❤ ❤  He makes me smile when I’m full of tears.  He’s my backbone when mine is away.  He’s my better half, my life, my world, my why.  He’s my accountability partner in our adventure to get fit.  I’ve set my goal to FIT@40 and I know I’ve got this!!!  We’re a great influence on each other now that we’re serious in taking this journey all the way!!  I can’t wait to see our results at the end of the Advocare 24 Day Challenge!!  Today is day 17!  It’s coming up, I’d better get to work!!!

We’re indulging in sushi galore tonight.  We’ll make any healthy swaps we can: limiting or omitting crunchy rolls, using brown rice, getting sashimi…we’ll experiment and see what we can do.  There’s no wrong answer with sushi!  I just love love love sushi!!!

I had a meeting with a great gal who is a Life Coach.  We were chatting and she is SO HELPFUL!!!!  I spilled my guts and told her information that she needed to make an assessment for me.  The outcome was: I need to do what makes me happy.  If I’m doing something that I’m not happy with, I won’t be successful.  I was kind of in a “DUR!!!” moment.  It seems so simple, why was I having trouble?  Dur Chrissi!

So all in all I’m a happy, happy gal!  Madly in love, living the good life!  I’m am so blessed!  Thank you Universe!!!

 

 

Failing at blogging and My Journey

I just got a notification that it was my 1st blogging anniversary….I have 27 followers, so that’s awesome!

That being said…I’m struggling!!!  I have no idea what to do to get more people to cheer me on in my journey.  My journey is that of getting fitness and clean eating to be just part of me; for it to be my lifestyle.…in addition to that I have about 50 pounds to lose.   Poor choices and medication have landed me in this boat, so now it’s up to me and only me to fix it.  Lastly in my journey are my health challenges…I have chronic, severe migraines and I have Bipolar Disorder.  This balancing act keep me challenged all the time.  I’m building my business, hitting the gym, eating clean, and trying to figure out blogging…oh and best of all I am happy in my relationship with My Love!!

So what do I need to do?  More pictures? Recipes? I think I may have to consult YouTube…it has everything right? 🙂

So on other topics, I have my favorite Ladies Night of the month tonight!  A little networking, a little martini, repeat 🙂  I have a few friends that go and we all chat and make connections to catch up with after the event.  It’s the best way I have to build my business since I do not have a “real job” or school aged kids.  Tonight the Diva drink of the night is My Love’s 2 companies: Top Shelf Mixers and Snova Vodka!!!  Martinis!!!

My Love is also working out his final shifts at the stupid casino…4 more!!!

We will be road tripping to Michigan for Christmas…we couldn’t be happier!  My Love has missed Christmases with his family for the past 8 years…not this year!!!

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So…I’m restating my goals for my blog and my life…I know, it’s not January yet.  I’m starting to dig in and give it hell for the rest of the month…start the new year already in the groove.  Why not right?  I’m spreading seeds for my business, eating better, hitting the gym and recommitting to my blog lovers…leave me a comment, like it, follow me…I like it all!  Thanks friends!!

She said “It’s all about the title” So what will this get me?

Firstly I am having so much fun lately!!  I’m going to networking events to make friends and build my network while building my net worth.  Ha it’s funny like a rhyme 🙂  My Love and I had 4 days of fun together while he was off of his full time job.  He still worked from home but just having him around makes me smile!!  We worked out a couple days and hung out a couple days.  I went to a brunch today and it was nice(mimosas!).  I admitted that I have a blog (it’s okay they’re strangers).  I’m not too sure why I’m hiding it…I think because I’m too honest about my ailments and I lie right to people’s faces about how I am.  As much as I don’t like to admit it, I DO care what people think of me.  Annoying right?  It’s none of my business how my family and friends think of me.  I appreciate them in front of me, behind my back is not of my concern.  

It’s getting close to my birthday!!  February 24!!  Holy moley!  I’m excited for my hair appointment…the hair is out of control…I’ve been neglecting it.  Bad Bad cosmetologist!!

I just spent an hour watching 2 videos by Maria Forleo and the woman is a genius.  If you want to sell something it’s not about what you have, it’s how you position and sell it.  So since I’m looking to sign up travel club members and build the business in the process.  So I’ll tell you that I have the way to get you on the vacation you ABSOLUTELY NEED!!!  When you tell me you have to work, I’ll follow up with I have a way that you can get out of your life sucking job…taking vacations with your family and friends.  The cost of the travel club is less than you’ll save on your first vacation.  Awesome right?!  Let’s do it!!  I’d love to tell you all more, but no spam!  I’m being honest, Maria Forleo is PRETTY SMART!!  What do you all sell or do to build your fortunes?

Have mercy on me…I’m new at this

So this is my first attempt at a blog.  I’m not entirely sure what my niche is but I know that I have a billion thoughts and I’d like to write a few down.  

A bit about me: I’m in love 🙂  I have an amazing man who is by my side through thick and thin.  I’m a sister and my younger sister lives 2000 miles away with my niece (one of them) and I love them to pieces!!!  I’m a daughter, and my Mom is fantastic!!!  She also lives 2000 miles away.  My Dad is 2000 miles away as well and is ill.  

I live in Colorado but it hasn’t always been that way.  I’m from Boston (Saugus actually) and I miss the ocean and the food, seafood and Italian to be specific.  Although there is something awe inspiring about the mountains!

I’m a good person with a caring heart.  I have some hurdles to jump to get to my “happy place”:  I’m looking to do a body transformation, my medications have made me gain 40 lbs and I need to get them off.  Seems simple, just watch what I eat and workout hard; not quite. I wake up every morning wanting to kick ass and take names, BUT I have Bi-polar Disorder so every day is a new experience and not always in a good way.  I also battle migraines which is another annoyance.  

Sooooo, I’m hoping to write my blog and try to keep myself accountable and to try every day to Win The Day!  I want to do something every day that my future self will thank me for.  That’s why I write…to win the day