Who I Am
I am a wife, mother to a 23-year-old girl and 21-year-old boy, avid reader, blogger, and coffee lover all rolled into one. I am 47 years old, and I became a first-time grandmother November 2015 to a beautiful, sweet baby boy, and I will be a grandmother to a new baby fall 2017! Yes, I am a Grandma, although I feel like I’m far too young to be one LOL!
I reside in a VERY small, quiet town in West Central, Illinois, but I grew up in a bigger town about 30 miles away. We moved here in 2007, and I will never get used to driving 30 minutes to Wal-Mart lol.
I am on my own fitness journey, with a goal of 30-40 pounds to lose. I have lost 13 pounds since summer 2016 and have managed to keep it off, although I have no idea how! I have started and stopped so many times, I made myself dizzy, but here I am ready to get back at it and FIGHT to not quit.
I enjoy many things, with reading being at the top of the list. I also love to cook, workout (it’s a love-hate relationship), and spend quiet moments alone, which is rare. 😉 I have many dreams I have yet to make come true, but it’s never too late to start.
My dream vacation is visiting the UK, Italy, and the Greek Islands.
I live day in and day out with major depression and social anxiety. I’ve had depression since my teens, and social anxiety kicked in about 10 years ago. I have lived a very hard, stressful life and there are many days I don’t want to get out of bed. I just want to sleep the day away. Depression is a bitch. So I take each day one by one.
What I Do
Currently, I am a part-time caregiver to three children, but I will be starting a home business this year (was going to start in 2016 but that didn’t happen). I lost my full-time job back in 2011 and cannot get another one. But let’s face it. I suck as an employee and despise taking orders from someone else. 😀 So, I thought, “What the hell? I need to work from home and be my own boss!” So, that’s the plan! Fear has kept me from actually starting the business, so I MUST conquer that fear!
For a few years, I was a Beachbody coach (for the discount on products lol) but never took the biz side of it seriously. I love the products a lot though, and I am using them to get back into shape and lose weight. So, yes, you will hear me talk about Beachbody but I am NOT a coach anymore! Not to say I won’t ever be a coach again, but right now is not the time.
About This Blog
Everything on this blog will be about my physical and mental transformation, a body and soul transformation, if you will. There are so many things I need to work on – on the inside and out. It’s overwhelming to think about, but I am ready to change. I think the hardest part will be changing mentally, to be a better person and push all the negativity away. I have not been a very good person, and I want to change that.
I hope I can inspire others along the way, and I also hope others will join me. It ain’t easy losing weight and working out on a regular basis!
Page updated June 2017