This isn’t one of the typical posts we put up here on The Wild Paduanos. While I have talked about my battles with Multiple Sclerosis before, I am getting raw here. This is me being super vulnerable and It. Is. Terrifying. I hate being seen as “weak.” I hate that I have these thoughts and I hate this stupid disease. Life is throwing some interesting curve balls our way.
Boy, did that flu do a number on me in terms of my lifting strength and stamina! It’s been a little bit since I have talked strictly about fitness on the blog. I also don’t think I have talked about it since getting over the flu a couple of weeks ago.
Oh boy, here we are with the first update on our debt free journey. I would like to say we did some crazy stuff since the last time we talked. It’s not as exciting as I want. We are now credit card debt free and down one of Aaron’s student loans. It feels amazing to free up 3 minimum payments to go elsewhere in the budget!
For the majority of my life, I have not been a healthy weight. Nor have I lead a healthy lifestyle where fitness was a focus.. Think lots of junk food, processed everything, basically what is referred to as the Standard American Diet or SAD. With my weight issues came a lot of mental health problems.
As a stay-at-home Mom and MS Warrior, self-care is seriously important. Probably one of the most important things I do, outside of being a Mom. If I don’t make sure to take care of myself, even in some small way, my mental and physical health suffer greatly.
If you can only read one book for 2019, you better make it Rachel Hollis’ new book Girl, Stop Apologizing: A Shame-Free Plan For Embracing And Achieving Your Goals. This book is FIRE. It’s her follow up to Girl, Stop Apologizing and lays out the exact steps she took to reach her business goals.
Please excuse the picture quality, but this is a picture I snapped just before starting my morning routine. If you remember the post on my review of the Last 90 Days challenge, you will know how I struggled with the waking up an hour earlier part of the challenge. Well, I am not struggling with that anymore and have been waking up around 5 am pretty much every morning (I do sleep in a bit on weekends).
A few months ago, I stumbled on the book Girl, Wash Your Face by Rachel Hollis. I downloaded it on Audible and blasted through that book faster than anything I have listened to on there.