To Women

Women are so strong in the midst of our own weakness….

I reblogged this post because of the truth within it. Anytime I reblog a post, I normally have a long message that I deliver with it, but this post speaks for itself.

TO EVERY WOMAN AND GIRL, YOU ARE BEAUTIFUL, TALENTED, INTELLIGENT, VALUED, AND LOVED.

-Pinkspen

Some Bad Plankton

I’ve spent longer watching myself smile in the mirror than I’ve spent laughing with friends.

Has your mother accused you of scratching yourself because of the stretch marks on your breasts?

To the women who wipe it away with alcohol. I understand. I’m here if you need me.

Don’t qualify your statements when you speak. You’ve a right to be heard. Have something worth saying. I want to hear it.

To the women I’ve let down. I’m sorry. Tell me please, so I can get better.

Who fall in love with the cashier at Dunkin’ Donuts because he has a sexy voice and he kept my extra penny.

I’ve never seen a healthy relationship. What would I expect from my own?

Who have tried to turn over one-sided mattresses by themselves.

Who have hair on their bellies longer than the hair on their legs.

Who have used the same pair…

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Day 20: 21-Day-Detox

Saturday, July 15, 2017

There are times when I give my all to something and yet, I still fail. It hurts to fail. Missed a workout again due to having no childcare and my mom was busy. I could have done a workout at home but I was not in the best head-space. 

Learning to be a new single mom, has been a difficult adjustment. I am maintaining in some areas, but I am neglecting myself. I didn’t get 1 detox bath in this week and I had a glass of red wine or two. It was so absolutely delicious. I know it was against #ftdi but I needed a glass. 

Although I worked out 4 times this week, I still feel like I am lettting my stress and emotions over-power my 21-day-detox. I know I am. I have always struggled with the way I handle stress, but it is my journey and I am no longer afraid to share it. 

I spent the day playing and laughing with my daughter because she deserves that, but when I was alone, many tears were shed. Feeling lonely……..

Meals 

  • Day 20: Breakfast Smoothie
  • Blueberries 
  • Strawberries
  • It Works Greens blend 
  • Kale 
  • 1 Pear
  • 1 tbsp Milled Flax Seed 
  • 16 oz Spring Water

  • Day 20: Brunch 
  • 2 Brown Eggs 
  • Tomatoes
  • Spinach
  • Green Onion
  • Mushrooms

  • Day 20: Dinner/Stir Fry 
  • Brown Rice 
  • Chicken Breast 
  • Mushrooms
  • Green Onion
  • Sugar Snap Peas
  • Baby Carrots
  • Vadalia Onion
  • Sweet Peppers 

Self-Love Affirmation

You are still capable to try again, even when you fail. 

Daily Gratitude Journal

Here are the five things I am grateful for today:

  1. God 
  2. Family
  3. Friends
  4. Health
  5. Followers and readers who have supported me throughout this detox 

-Pinkspen 

Day 17: 21-Day-Detox 

Wednesday, July 12, 2017 

I am so thankful for my mother. Without her, I would not be able to go to these workouts.

Being a single mom is rough. It is still very new to me and not easy deal with at times. I am deep breathing instead of yelling more often, focusing on self-love, and going through the stages of grief at my own pace.

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Day 13: 21-Day-Detox 

Saturday, July 8, 2017

I missed another workout. I feel like a failure but I decided to go out with friends and missed my alarm. But, a kid free night was just what mama needed. I wish I would have went a worked out this morning, but sometimes you just need to spend time with your girls and dance.

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Day 12: 21-Day-Detox 

Friday, July 7, 2017

I missed my workout.

I got up, put on my leggings and sneakers, woke up my daughter, got her dressed, dropped her off at childcare, went to work and planned to go to The Camp at 11. I forgot that there are many times you can go and workout, but there is a block of time where they are closed.

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