Baby · House · McKinney · Texas Life

Schedule Changes

Recently we have had some big changes around here. Our work schedules are a little different now that my husbands work location has changed. His commute is longer so that cuts into even more time. It’s leaving me a little stressed out, I feel like now so much more is on my shoulders that he was doing to help us.

I am so much more exhausted by the end of the day now, I have no clue how single parents to it. I give them so much applause. We also don’t have family near by to help out either. Don’t get me wrong I love every second of being a mom and I still tear up looking at her and remembering all the work that went into creating this little miracle. But back to topic….There is so much that happens in a day, so here is my current run down. Keep in mind this in only day 3 so we are still working it out.

5am-6am Baby and Mama wake up

6am-7am Getting baby ready, Mama and Dada also getting ready, packing lunches, playing trying to keep her happy while multi tasking

7am-7:45am Taking Babe to school and getting back home

7:45am-4:30pm Work (yes I have a full time job, I work from home but it’s a full day just like in an office) When I get a moment for a break I try to do laundry, vacuum, empty the dish washer, take care of the dogs, find a moment to eat, and attempt to pick anything up.

4:30pm-5:30pm Pick up Babe and get back home to start dinner

5:30pm-7:00pm Cook dinner, play, eat dinner, play, Dada comes home, play, eat, play, and get ready for bedtime.

7:00pm-9:00pm Put babe to bed, dishes, clean up kitchen, laundry, put things away, take care of dogs, try to take a moment for myself/sit, maybe have an adult conversation and the pass out to do it all again.

REPEAT. I am tired just typing that lol I am thankful for our lives and support our decisions but sometimes I feel very judged and like I haven’t done enough. There is always so much left to do and so much I feel like I should have done. I feel like no matter what I do I have failed at something. I am hoping as time goes on I adjust a little better and can get a moment to feel ok.

We all need to have a little grace with each other and not put this crazy pressure. I look at others and think man how did they do that, they make it look easy. I have no clue what they really go through so I shouldn’t compare. We all have our struggles and right now this is one of mine. Fingers Crossed I rest up tonight!

Fitness · Food · Health

Sugar

Life has been a little crazy at my house with so many different big things going on so I haven’t been finding the time to write. By the time I get home and done with my to do list I am just exhausted. I will share more soon on what has been going on.

I have been able to keep active and do something everyday to keep moving. However my food intake isn’t the best. I really need to focus on this because your food intake and what you are putting into your body really effects everything else with your health. I need to cleanse. I spent Sunday evening meal prepping for the week and I am going to have to push through with my self control.

My goals this week are to stay away from the sweets and sugars. Natural sugar is fine but the fake stuff isn’t needed. Here are some of the things fake sugars can do to your body

  1. It tricks your body into storing fat by increasing your cravings for carbs
  2. When you eat something sweet, your brain releases dopamine, which activates your brain’s reward center. The hormone leptin is also released, which eventually informs your brain that you are “full” once a certain amount of calories have been ingested.
  3. Headaches
  4. Digestive Issues

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These are just a few of the issues. None of them sound fun to me. So this is my focus.

Boerne · Fitness · Health · Indiana · San Antonio · Texas Life

Birthday

It happened, I would like to pretend it didn’t but it did, I turned 30. I know I know it is just a number but it’s a big number, it’s a milestone, it changes things. I hear all the lines, you look so young, your still a baby. BUT guess what people, this isn’t your life, I am allowed to feel a little sad and down about turning 30. Ugh I don’t even like looking at that number.

Why? I am sure you are wondering why this matters to me. It matters because I am a planner. When I was 20 I was that girl who had it all planned out. I wanted certain things to happen by the time I turned 30. I wanted to be in a specific area in my career, family and financially. Some of those things have happened but there are a lot of things that are not at all what I had planned. Yes, I am fully aware you can’t plan everything, believe me I have had my fair share of slaps in the face, back to reality. That doesn’t change who I am though. It doesn’t change the goals and plans I had.

I mean I live in a state I never even thought of for 20+ years of my life. I have a job I never thought of and my family isn’t what I pictured. I have dogs, that alone is shocking to my own mom. (I love them to death, I am even wearing a shirt that says #dogmom)

I love living in Texas, I have a great job and I love my family more than anything. It’s just different and sometimes when a milestone comes it makes you reflect back on the those plans and goals and I personally feel disappointed in some of them.

Some of the great things at 30 are that I am in the best shape of my life. I have found a passion for health and fitness I didn’t know I had. I have met some amazing people who have changed my life. I have explored and lived in cities that have taught me a lot about life and friendships. These things I wouldn’t change, but with the new you have to let go of the old. I have trouble with that. I have to let go of those goals the 20 year old me had and come up with some new ones at the 30 year old I am. 😦30

Life is never easy and it is never going to be. I will still make my plans an hope it works out. Everything happens for a reason and I am truly thankful for my 30 years and I am hopeful for the future.

Boerne · Health · Indiana · Texas Life

Hair

I have had long hair for about 8 years, before that I would cut and grow it out every couple years but after college I hadn’t cut my hair, except for an occasional trim. The trim alone was traumatic enough. lol Thinking about it I didn’t have long hair for me or anyone else, it was something I could control. At times it was so long I really couldn’t do anything with it and it looked a mess.

The control was what I wanted. We get to control our hair, we can change it’s color, length, texture and style anytime we want. It gives us something no one else can and that is complete control. I make the decision about my hair, no one else. Do I listen to others opinions, sure, but in the end it is what I want. Sometimes we don’t have a lot of control of things in our life.

Recently I had a lot of change happening in my life and around me, I felt I had no control over anything. So I chopped off my long hair. It was a little freeing at the time because I had the control. A little more than I was ready for came off, but it will grow again. I can have long hair again if I want or I could cut more off. I think this is something a lot of women and girls do when things around them are not in their control. I made a drastic change but it was freeing. My hair is also much healthier and I am able to wear it different ways and style it much easier.

I needed control of something in that moment and I felt better for a few minutes.

What change have you made to keep control in your life?

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Launch

I am so excited to welcome you to wynnsparksfly! I have been wanting to do this for so long and finally here it is. Day-to-day woman was a great way for me to start my blog and share so much of my journey with you but wynnsparksfly was always my goal. I am going to continue to share with you my health and fitness journey. I have up graded my home gym, do regular group fitness classes and eat as healthy as I can. I will also be sharing the products I use and love along with the places I love to go.

Change is difficult for a lot of people and over the past several months/year I have gone through a lot of change and experienced a lot of changes around me. Some of them are wonderful and some have been hard to understand, each one has a purpose though and has brought me to where I am today. I am thankful for that. I have grown a lot and learned so much, life will continue to change with me and around me for a lifetime and I am going to do my best to embrace it all, even when it’s hard. I am going to share some of my changes along the way.

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Being able to bring this goal to life is something I am very proud of. I am happy to bring it to life and share it with you. I hope you enjoy my journey and feel free to reach out and let me know what questions you have or what you want to hear about from me.

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