Nine years later

Happy Veterans Day:

This time nine years ago I was preparing to go to #bootcamp. From sunny ☀️ #florida I made the trip to #chicago to spend 10 weeks in boot camp. Yep I was there through the winter. After a bunch of immunizations, cafeteria food, and marching through #snow ❄️, three wisdom teeth extractions, and a chronic cold that turned into a sinus infection. . . My legs started to give out. We all assumed shin splints, a few days marching in these shoes right here to give my shins a break from the boots. But it didn’t help. I pushed through my end of boot camp finals and past but the pain didn’t stop. After boot, I went on to schooling. I was placed limited duty, and the medication trial and error began. The extensive labs, medical tests, arguments with doctors and looks of disapproval or disbelief ensued for years. Family, friends, co workers. . . All of them couldn’t fathom -and many didn’t care to try-

Living with an invisible disease is the more discouraging, self worth crushing, dream crushing thing I have ever lived through. Everything hurt, all the time. That soreness after a three hour workout, plus the sunburn from a week at the beach, plus delivering a kid, plus stepping in an ant pile, while mosquitoes attempted to fly around and bite. . . That’s what I had. If you laughed or danced for a min or went to a theme park- you were lying about the pain. But the truth is some days you have enough guts to know you’ll be bed ridden for a week but God forbid you be stuck locked in your #home another moment without hope for the #future. And eventual it got to the point where the doctors had nothing left to say. According to their tests I was great. Their drugs had terrible side effects and many were rules useless by their tests but they promised it would help. No they don’t, they don’t help! So I choose to fight for myself, my life and my kids. With the same passion I brought to my fooor routine as a competitive #gymnast. With the same selfless desire to serve and #bravery to take on the world that brought me into the military, with the same trust in my body to have two children naturally I stood up for myself and said NO & found plants #hopeforthefuture

Nine years later, I pulled this pair out of my sea bag and began. It’s not a marathon yet, but it’s a future filled with hope and a purpose.

Save the boobies!

Save the boobies! (Just saying lol)

Everyone knows someone this has effected! It’s some of the most fun campaign across the nation! But the truth is (and of MOST cancer) that only a small fraction is caused by genetics and with proper PREVENTIVE measures we can sure fire limit the number of cases every year!

Yes love that there is a fight for a cure and so grateful my friends who have fought and won are still here with us! Even if a little worn from the intensive treatments! But there are are those that are not here any more. Cancer and cancer treatments take thousands.

I lost my grandmother this year to Cancer. I wish I could have done something more for her, but for YOU and your loved ones I can!

Flooding your body with fruits and veggies can be simple!

Plant based wellness and home care/cleaning. Is possible and affordable!

If you are ready to stand up for your health and the health of those you love please message me! I would love to join with you on the journey to save and prevent what can be prevented!

Food to the rescue

It’s no secret Fruits and Veggies fight cancer, good fats fight fat, and so much more about the quality of your foods! But life doesn’t have to complicated or death 💀 by diet, boring bland food, or being killed by a boot camp intensive trainer!

Truth is healthy living is simple and affordable and you can save thousands on doctor visits, medications, and lost time at school or work.

I go against the grain of media and I’m not out there to be considered a granola either hahahah.

I’m just me, living a real story. Single parenting, working hard, and funny enough despite my set backs, I have learned a lot about true health and wellness! I therefore cannot contain it any longer not to share!

I still grab a cold slice of pizza running out the door to car rider, I love me some donuts 🍩 from donut king, and I eat chocolate almost everyday (mind you it is dark chocolate and filled with lots of good antioxidants and magnesium) but that’s just it! It is a part of my wellness package!!

And here’s the big kicker! It’s not the same for everyone!

I understand the struggles, the self talk, the fatigue, the running busy schedule!! I understand the kids who won’t eat what you put in front of them and the late night cravings. I understand the muscle fatigue, the pain that wakes you up, or the stomach pain that comes out of no where. But I have devoted my time and energy to learning about this physical body, food of the Earth, and if any of these things sound like you please reach out to me! I would love to connect and walk with you on your journey!

One of my favorites

#kidswatchwhatyoudo

#lovethisbook

Certified Health Coach!

I am so excited! I cannot contain the joy of completing this program! This year has held SO much learning, exploring, and many experiences including the teachings of my course!

I made it! Only three days left of this school year. Looking back on college classes, exams, lesson plans, IEPs, shows, science fair, and learning all about education, learning from my students, and of course Mind-body health coaching! Not to mention the lead role where I learned to tap into emotions and memorize hundreds of words! Lol

Incredible!

What I cannot wait to see what God has in store for the next chapter and I’m so excited to proclaim that I am now a certified health coach!