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Red Head on the Run (Kelly Anderson)
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Because we were made to move
Because we were made to move

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Talking a bit about life as an introvert today on the blog xoxo
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Jake celebrated his big #12 this past weekend, and I thought it was time I shared my all time favorite cake and icing recipes. I shared them on my Insta stories and got some requests to put them on the blog, so here they are! I said this in the post, but here's my nugget for you from today. There are A LOT of things I don't do as a mom. I don't craft. I don't do easter baskets(gasp). I don't do heart shaped pancakes on valentines day and my tooth fairy skills totally blow. I put a hard no on Elf on the Shelf until Lila wore me down this past year. My point is, it's ok if this isn't your thing. It's ok if Pinterest isn't your jam. It's cool. Be you. Your mom thing or things don't have to be the same as mine. Mine are limited at best ha! BUT, if you have a hankering for chocolate cake or need a crowd pleaser for a party OR would like to venture into birthday cake land, this is for you. xoxo
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Ok all my momma's. This one is for you. YOU ARE A ROCKSTAR. Ok? What you do, regardless of how you feel, is so insanely important and worthy. You are enough. Being a mommy is enough. So if this is where you find yourself today, wrestling with those feelings of inadequacy, I so get it. But please know, your worth is not based on what you do. Period. And if you are a momma, you have been placed in your role, in your season, FOR A PURPOSE. So don't make it small. Because it is HUGE.
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Y’all. This is my friend Mitzi McBride​ and she’s sharing her @80dayobsession story today #ontheblog and OH MY GOODNESS PUT DOWN YOUR COFFEE(but keep it close) AND GO READ. I’m typically not one to beg for things, but this will so be worth your time today. I promise.

Mitzi is a full time workin momma of 7. She’s lived in Africa. Served others. Raised lots of humans(is raising). She does the hard things. Like every day. And yet she said yes to the hard act of caring for herself and STARTING the process. She’s eating well. Working out. And holding planks like a boss. And y’all. She is crushing it. And it’s HARD. But what she’s taking away from this process is what I want to shout from the rooftops.

We need a tribe. We need success stories and in the middle of it stories and here’s where I’m STRUGGLING stories. We need real and vulnerable. We need to relate. So please go take a minute to read Mitzi’s story. You will not be sorry 💗
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Home stretch!!!! If you had told me 3 months ago that I'd be sitting here, writing this, I would have laughed straight up in ya face. Because I thought I was that far gone ha! But really. It's been a wild ride and per my usual, instead of folding laundry, I'm writing my thoughts. Hope you'll take a read. And I hope you will reach out if you need help. I'm not a magician. I'm not a dietician. I'm not a miracle worker. But ya'll, I get it. I get how hard this is. And I want to help you START your road to health. So let me try. Let's do this together. Ok. Now laundry xoxo
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So I feel like it's important to share our truths, even the not so pretty ones. Because let's face it, we're all a big hot mess. And what's the point of walking through anything hard if we can't then use it to be an encouragement to someone else? I've posted and talked and talked some more about this #80dayobsession journey, because it is so much more than external. I have realized so much about where I WAS and who I had allowed myself to be for a time, and what it looks like to come to the other side. I'm almost done with this part. I've almost made it to the "end" but really, it's not the end. It's the beginning of a healthier life. It's been one of the most eye opening and freeing seasons, not without challenge and obstacles, and I'm thankful for it all and that God used my mess for His good.
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Getting a wee bit vulnerable on the blog tonight with some progress pictures, which for some is no big thang, but for those of us who prefer less noise and small crowds and such introverted things, this is sort of a big deal. My prayer is this. That you see the physical changes as a result of the internal ones. That you will see how putting all the good into your body will nourish you body, mind, and soul. It will change you. When you prioritize yourself and make a choice to change unhealthy habits, you will experience changes far beyond anything you can imagine. But you have to try, to make the choice every day, and to love yourself enough to treat your body with the respect and care it deserves. So, if you are wondering what in the world I'm doing, or don't give a flying flip and just want to see if it's working, go take a read. I talk about cookies. And french fries. Because I still miss them, but I hope you see that there is so much more to this process than weight loss or getting fit. It's transforming, from the inside out. XOXO
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Most of my words today are #ontheblog because I have a lot of words, shocker. But I will say this. I'm begging you to stop making excuses. Please. Because YOU ARE SO FREAKING CAPABLE OF ANYTHING YOU SET YOUR MIND TO. You are. You can make changes. You are NOT a victim, so be an advocate for your body and your life. Use the discipline that's inside you and make the changes. I love you. I'm here for you. I'm your biggest cheerleader and fan. I want to see you succeed, but in order to succeed, you have to start. Because I know if this is possible for me, it's possible for you. WHY NOT YOU? Ok. I'm done. Head over to the the blog today friends, and make this the day that everything changes.
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I've been thinking a lot about this social media thing. This online presence that often trips us all up. How do we engage? Is what we post going to be taken out of context? Are we being boastful or rude or argumentative? It's tricky ground to traverse, and it trips me up all the time. So, I'm taking a closer look at what message I'm sending. As I share some things about fitness and weight loss and family and motherhood and marriage and new running shoes, am I doing so with a purpose? I pray so. I pray our kids have parents who pave the way online with a message of hope and purpose and depth of character. I may not be doing it right, but being aware of what I could change or do better is half the battle. Because this is somewhat new and uncharted territory for all of us, this online world, and we are learning daily how to engage with it. So let's do it well.
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Talking about one of my first loves today #ontheblog and why I chose to set it aside for a while. Because you can't do everything and do it well. I'm being reminded that sometimes, in order to reach your goals, you have to sacrifice some things you enjoy, and that's so ok. In fact, there is so much freedom in the saying no, even to something you really love. Putting it in it's rightful place for now so I can come back to it later, healthier and more prepared to take it on. There will be a time to run again, but for now, I'm focussing on getting healthy, mind, body and soul. Happy Monday!!
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