Healthy Lifestyle Update

Well it’s been almost 8 weeks since my last update. I’m down 26 pounds and my body fat percentage is down 12.5%!!!! I’ve lost 10.5” between my waist and hips! My resting heart rate continues to decrease and my sleep number continues to go up. I still haven’t had a headache the entire summer! I work out almost everyday! My skin is the softest it’s ever been and my complexion is 100% better! Our house is full of all healthy foods and you won’t find any junk food in our cupboards!

There are so many benefits to living a healthy lifestyle and I’m so grateful John is equally as passionate and dedicated!

After a great workout!

Update on my lifestyle changes!

If you haven’t read my blog of how I’m rewriting my story please check out the link below!

https://mama-bears-adventures.com/2021/06/02/re-writing-my-story/

These last four weeks have been amazing. I feel like a new person. My headaches are gone, my resting heart rate is lower, I’m sleeping so much better, and my energy level is way up. And might i add I’m only drink one cup of coffee a day. What!?!?! I have completely eliminated processed sugars! Everything i put in my body is naturally giving me fuel and I’ve never felt better!

In just 4 weeks I’m down 12 pounds. I’m also down 8 inches and my body fat percentage is down 7%.

This is just the beginning of my new story but i would say I’m off to a great start. Huge shoutout to my husband who has fully supported my lifestyle change and has made it so easy for me. He truly is my biggest cheerleader. Also to my parents who adjust their schedule to eat on mine when we spend the weekend with them!

I’ll check back in another 4 weeks! Healthy living=happy living!

This weeks menu from the J & J Diner!

Ok this first delicious wrap is actually from Heinens. How good does it look!? It was actually really delicious. The wrap was not gluten free so i only ate half and John took the other half for lunch. It was turkey, cheddar, bacon and honey mustard wrap with some lettuce, tomatoes and onions on it. Highly recommend!

Monday night we grilled pork chops, potatoes and asparagus on the grill! The flavor was so great with a little bit of seasoning and some Stubbs BBQ sauce on top!

Wednesday night we grilled turkey burgers and zucchini spears! So simple yet so flavorful!!!! I love grilling season 😂

Thursday night my husband prepared some gluten free fresh cheese raviolis (shoutout to Heinens), turkey kielbasa, zucchini and tomato sauce. He told me he was laughing as he made this because turkey kielbasa does not go with ravioli but you know what i thought it tasted great! He should know never to question my craziness 😂

Spring Break!

So nothing makes me happier then beautiful weather and no school!!!! My nanny kids got some fun days with their parents and grandparents so i didn’t get the full week with them, but we had a blast on our days together.

Monday i spring cleaned our house and it made me so happy. I cleaned and organized the bedrooms and closets.

Tuesday i cleaned some more, did some choreography for baton, took my niece for ice cream, and had a productive competition practice with my twirlers!

Emma
Returned home from baton to my husband cooking on the grill!!!

Wednesday the nanny kids and i went to a playground in Medina. They had so much fun and they have been patiently waiting to go back since last summer. It was 80* and sunny and we were loving it!

Taking a breather on the bench and watching the older two!
My baby girl and i made cards for my great aunt Eda. She absolutely loved them!
Wednesday night we tried some new gluten free products. I found these at Heinens and i was beyond thrilled to find ravioli and fresh pasta. We loved these and will definitely buy again!!!

Thursday was a surprise day off so grandma and grandpa could play with the kids. I did some laundry and a good amount of baton paperwork. I also picked up our new tank tops and organized them by class. Most of the afternoon i relaxed and enjoyed the weather. Thursday night i worked the hell out of my twirlers and i think they are ready for competition weekend!

Friday the nanny kids and i went to another awesome playground. After they played for over an hour, we walked the mile long story book trail and my nanny girl (6) read us the entire story. I’m so proud of her. We ate our picnic lunch by the fishing lake and played a little longer at the playground! Oh and the highlight of the day is we saw a Bald Eagle flying over us. My nanny boy (4) said “I’ve never seen a Bald Eagle in real life!”

Friday afternoon we played in the backyard. My oldest nanny girl created four vaccines for kids as young as one month old. She is going to change the world one day!!!!

Friday’s dinner. John is amazing!

Perfect ending to a long day

Working two jobs in one day is exhausting but i am lucky because i love what i do. I nannied all day and then coached baton twirling all evening. I came home to my husband cooking pork chops and asparagus. So fresh, healthy and delicious. After dinner we put our feet up and relaxed. This beautiful moon was the perfect sight to see just before heading to bed. Always be grateful for what you have and live in the moment!

Pre-made GF cookie dough!?

It’s always exciting to discover new gluten free products at the store. Today i found these break and back cookies. They also had double chocolate but i can’t resist a tradition chocolate chip cookie. These cookies are pretty good. I probably could have baked them another minute or two but who doesn’t love a soft and gooey cookie!? I would definitely buy these again. They were easy and convenient which is always a nice option and welcomed break from making food from scratch!

Fool’s Spring

Today in northern Ohio we reached almost 60 degrees! My oldest wanted to do some art designs on her night stand, so we took it out to the garage to let her paint. My youngest wanted to dance and twirl to music. The weather was amazing and we fully enjoyed almost the entire day outside. It is also a blessing that it was so nice out because we lost power for almost 3 hours. It seems there was some sort of equipment failure and even the hospital at the corner lost their power. We just continued to play outside and were thankful it came back on just in time to make dinner. The sun is just starting to set now and we are warm inside being teased by the smell of turkey in the Instant Pot!

Working on double extended elbow rolls!
She is a true artist!
We were getting silly after hours outside!

Things I’ve learned about ice fishing!

* a pink rod is a must….you might not catch more fish but you will look super cute

*a lot of women and children ice fish…..more than i see during the summer

* sharp blades and the correct size blades on an auger make drilling a hole much easier…..also let the boys do that because their shoulders burn the next day 😂

*you must be willing to pee in a bucket

*you are sitting for long periods of time, so bring some snacks!

Entering the ice covered lake
On the lake