The Most Effective Way To Lose Weight

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What My Failures Have Taught Me


When I was 21, I was a slender figure even after having my 2 kids. I felt great and had alot of energy but then a year later I started down my road to failure and obesity and depression. I started gaining weight rapidly, then decided not to wear my makeup as much, then not at all. I started putting my hair up in a ponytail because I thought “What’s the use?” About 3 years later I realized where I went wrong. Thinking “What’s the use?” is where I went wrong. My failures were that I just gave up.

I learned that the whole point of eating healthy wasn’t to lose weight (although it is a perk!). It is to be healthy from the inside out. It is to be able to live long enough to see my babies grow up, graduate, get married, have babies of their own. I want to live life comfortably without the burden of diabetes or high blood pressure. My failures of giving up and not caring have taught me that it isn’t worth thinking that. It isn’t worth not growing old with my husband or babies. So I decided enough is enough.

 

The Turning Point 


I came across a facebook video post one day while scrolling through my news feed and it was about this girl who I’ve never met, and who was jumping all around the screen yelling with excitement and super happy and she looked pretty fit as well.

My first thought was “What is she so happy about? My goodness.” So I got annoyed and I just skimmed right past it. A couple of weeks later this same video pops up on my news feed. Once again I flew right past it. about 3 weeks later it shows up YET AGAIN! So FINALLY I watch the whole thing through and I realize that this girl is just full of pure joy and happiness and nothing else. Why? Because she used to be me. She used to be the girl that didn’t want to have her picture taken, didn’t want to go to the beach because she didn’t know what to wear that wouldn’t show off that extra jiggle on her arms and legs.

She isn’t that girl anymore. She is fit, healthy, married, and expecting her first child. I thought she must be taking some kind of fat burning pills and doing diets where she can’t enjoy real food and is eating all kinds of nasty food. But of course, my interest got the best of me and I clicked on her link to see how she did it.

 

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It Was The Simplest Thing Ever


 

It turns out that she is doing absolutely nothing but working out and eating healthier. I took a look at her menu thinking “Well, if she isn’t taking dangerous supplements or drugs then the food must be really healthy and that means it is probably disgusting!” I signed up for her online site and took a look at her menu and realized I was way wrong. Yes, she doesn’t eat fried foods, she doesn’t eat hersheys chocolate bars, etc but she eats really really good healthy food. I’m not talking about lean cuisine healthy tv dinners because that stuff is a big fat lie. Anything processed is a LIE! At least that it what she taught me.

Guys, I’m not selling you anything I just want to clear that up right now. I have no affiliation to this girls website, products or anything. I just want you guys to have the opportunity that I have to get your body healthier and do it the easy way without cutting out what you want to eat the most. Her site is full of tip videos, workout videos, recipes, and step by step videos on how to make the recipes, giveaways and more. It’s just such a good opportunity to get your body back and do it happily. Forget Weight Watchers, Atkins, Nutrisystem, and other fad diets.

Let’s Do This Together


If I haven’t mentioned it already, Kaelin has a support group online with over 70,000 other LadyBoss members who are all ready to jump in when a fellow LadyBoss needs help or a question answered. The way to lose weight and keep it off  is simple. Just eat healthy and exercise. If you would like to see for yourself then go to Facebook and type in “LadyBoss Kaelin Poulin”. She has quite a few informational videos of what she is all about and she will show you what to do from there. I’ve been doing this with heavy exercise and have lost several inches within a month. Friends and family are noticing a change finally!!!

If you have any questions feel free to leave me a comment!

I Escaped My Postpartum Depression

amelias bed hairIf you have ever had postpartum depression after having a baby then you have more than likely had at LEAST one person try and cheer you up the wrong way or just plain out say something that is completely uncalled for. When I had my first child, my daughter Amelia back in 2013, I loved her with all my heart but hit a roadblock about 3 months in.

PPD can show it’s ugly face in so many ways you guys. I’m just going to give you my personal experience of it. Three months after having her I started getting what other people would call lazy. Then I got to where I just had absolutely no motivation to do anything. The only thing I wanted to do was eat, watch tv, and sleep. I did not however lose motivation to take care of my baby thank the good Lord. I never neglected her once throughout the entire thing. But I neglected my house and myself. I even neglected my husband. I remember sitting in my bedroom with the tv off just crying for hours all day long because I felt worthless and I felt like nobody cared about me. This might sound like a pity party to you or a bit over dramatic but this is what PPD will do to you. A major imbalance of hormones.

This lasted for 3 years, guys. I don’t think it normally lasts that long but I also didn’t get any medication for it because at the time I didn’t realize that it was PPD. I just thought I was a horrible mom and wife. I got so reserved to myself that I actually got mad when visitors would show up at my house unexpectedly.

My depression spiraled out of control so badly that there were dirty diapers laying on my living room floor, there were dishes getting moldy in the kitchen, there were dirty rings in my toilet! Family members stopped coming over after seeing the condition that my house was in because is grossed them out. This deep depression lasted about a year before I started getting a little bit better. Slowly, my mindset kept progressing and now I believe I am a completely different person.

Ladies, I don’t know alot about PPD but I do know that it can come in many different forms. If you feel like this at all after just having your precious baby then please, go see a doctor. It only gets way worse before it gets better. It is really hard and embarrassing sharing this story with everyone on here for the world to see and read but I believe my story needs to be heard…

Chaotic Mornings And Loving It

Hey everyone thank you so much for reading my blog because this is my very first one. I’ve NEVER done this before and I really appreciate your support. So, to kick things off I am just going to go over what is going on in my life on a daily basis and see if anyone can relate especially these moms out here that are just exhausted. Whether it be physically or mentally or both. I know us moms need a great support system and I think if we can band together and vent to each other then it might just make our day a little bit better or even just bearable.

Let’s start with day 1 of my exhausted mom life blogs! Today I woke up at 9:00 this morning to my 7 month old son cooing and playing with his toys in his crib beside our bed. I thought “Oh, ok, maybe since he is happy and content I can catch about 30 more minutes of sleep.” NOPE!! My 3 year old son and 5 year old daughter are quietly laughing trying to be sneaky in their playroom right next to mine but I know what is REALLY going on in the back of my mind. “Oh dear goodness, they are up and torturing my yorkie in his cage by poking him and pushing stuff through his crate and the poor thing is probably so scared he is about to whiz himself, I’d better get up!”

Of course as soon as I get up though my kids start yelling at me “Mommy, I want cereal.” “Mommy, I’m hungry.” “Mommy, can I have a peanut butter jelly sandwich?” About the time I open my mouth to tell them “Just a minute!” my baby starts wailing for food and all 3 dogs start whining and barking. So, here we are at 9:00 in the morning, Just woke up, one eye open, a bad taste in my mouth and CHAOS!!!! SOMEONE TELL ME THIS GETS BETTER AS THEY GET OLDER!!! I’m going to take a wild guess and say no it won’t. After breakfast all I hear is fighting, barking, crying, and my husband yelling “Honey, where are my shoes?!”

But you know what, guys? I love it all. 🙂

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I would rather be here dealing with all of this chaos than be alone and not having any of it. My babies are my world and so is my husband. In between all of the fighting and screaming comes the hugs, I love you’s, smiles, laughs, jokes, and overwhelming love. So I can’t help but be so thankful for EVERYTHING that I have. They are my world.

Leave some comments below and tell me when your chaos begins everyday lets trade stories!! 😀

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