Another weekend, another niece (or two) to snuggle. . I love that my holidays have been spent catching up with family we haven’t seen in months! . But also looking forward to getting back to some normality! . Back to work tomorrow!
Happy Birthday to this very happy man who is enjoying a lovely steak sandwich! . So happy we were able to come up and visit family for this special weekend. . Love you so much babe! Xo .
Good Morning Lovelies!! . Happy Friday!! . Today I’m feeling a little blue... only 3 more days left of holidays then I’m back to work! . What’s a girl to do? But head to the gym and work those arms!! . Aaaaaaand maybe clean the bathroom mirror yuck! . What have you got planned for your Friday/weekend?
Starting to feel like home again!! Im loving spending my week off work focusing on getting back into a solid gym routine! . I’m just feeling so so good! . Why do we let stress affect us so much?
After 3 months of not seeing these guys I FINALLY GET TO SEE MY BABIES!! (#notmybabies) . I have seen both Zahra and her brother Vinnie almost everyday for the past 3-5 years. They moved to my parents house in NSW the week the borders closed. . The past three months have been incredibly hard just dealing with the anxiety of the world changing but also coping with the fact my two constant little people were no longer in my world and I had no access to them broke my heart!! . Yesterday I cried almost the entire journey home to the farm to see them. Happy tears of course! . Best day I have had for so longbow these two are my life!!
Fourth day in a row baby!!! . Finally get back into a decent routine, working out and eating right and seeing RESULTS!! . Bring on the next 7 weeks!! .
Well here is an interesting photo for you all. I don’t do a lot of full body shots. I’m still struggling to love my body and appreciate the amazing adventure it has been on. I’m still continuing to work on my body and make progress, grow stronger and leaner and I count that as a positive! . Today is the 17th June 2020 and this time last year I signed my life away at Gold Coast Private Hospital and did something I thought I would never do. . Years before I totally disregarded and hated the idea of Weight Loss Surgery but now, it gives me hope, it gives me confidence and even more, it’s given me my life back. It has made me refocus my passions, what I want from life. I hit my lowest of lows after multiple IVF cycles and miscarriages and I even contemplated taking my life a few times (never to the point of actually doing it, but the thoughts were there). . The person on the left was doing everything she could to make herself feel safe, wrapping herself up in bright clothes (some things never change...) bright pink hair, excessive jewellery and a whole heap of chocolate. All of these things made me happy in one way or another. They made me feel younger than what I actually was, they made me feel prettier than I actually was, they made me feel more accomplished than I actually was, they left me feel good, if only for a short while. . I was delusional to think that WLS wasn’t the answer. Surgery and of course the lifestyle I have established now because of surgery has made me feel all the above things in one simple act.. looking after my body and my health. . Both photos show me looking after myself, just in two completely different mindsets.. one was protecting me from falling apart.. the other is making me stronger so I don’t fall apart again. . In one year I have managed to lose 37.5kgs. It HAS NOT been easy. My surgery really only allowed me to lose 25kgs.. the rest I have struggled and sweated and cried and pushed through to get where I am today . and you know what? . There’s no stopping me! . I have amazing motivation and inspiration in my life and I am so thankful to have built such a great support network over this past year.
Enough said! . I am constantly having to remind myself of this and it’s something I feel we all need to remember from time to time. . @confetti_rebels