Mothers Day Weekend Recap

flowerspm

WOW! What a weekend. It was a lot busier than I expected with my little brothers birthday and my husband working all weekend (not by his choice, trust me).

Still we made it through and now its Monday. Aww, Monday. I am learning to love you but you don’t make it easy.

I do have a beautiful mothers day card and some pink roses (I love pink) sitting atop my kitchen sink at this very moment! And some leftover dinner in the fridge. My husband made me ‘on plan’ chili last night and it was sooooo delicious!

Even with the beautiful dinner I kinda fell off the wagon with my eating. Yeah, I was doing so good after my THM Weekend Menu Challenge, but I wanted to celebrate Mothers Day with extra fatty S treats and I so enjoy drinking wine in the evenings with my husband.

When I fall off the wagon I have a set of guidelines I follow, so I guess I don’t completely fall off? I allow myself to eat any and all THM approved foods but nothing else. I mix my E and S meals creating crossovers. I know I go over my carb count as well but I am okay with this.

I know I have gained a couple pounds but honestly it comes off much faster than when I don’t eat sugar laden foods. Also, I don’t have to detox from it in the following days. Sugar detox is not fun!

What I will do is simply begin again this Monday morning by separating my S and E meals and making sure I get my workouts and water in.

It will take me to the end of the week to lose the weight but the awesome part of this is I still feel great this morning! No food hangover, no icky feelings, no bloat. Just a little weight that will fall off in the coming days.

There was a time I didn’t offer myself this freedom and even though it was okay, its funner to let lose and not have the guilt every once in a while. It really doesn’t happen often.

My advice is if you splurge, stick to the THM approved foods. Don’t dig into sugar. There are so many yummy substitutes that you can sink your teeth into! Eat a little extra, have a few crossovers, enjoy a couple extra pieces of the fatty S desserts and then get back on schedule the next day! Its that easy!

Blessings!

 

 

Poop on my floor…

Showers are a sacred thing to me. I reflect, pray and often recharge through the warm cleansing water. So when my potty training toddler runs up to me during this sacred time and screams “mom, I need da go poop!” the frustration and chaos ensues.

I open the door of the shower and stare at my toddler wondering what in the world I can do.

“Go sit on the potty!” I say.

I wonder to myself if he can climb up there alone even with the stool that sits permanently in the bathroom.

Eli races out trying to squeeze his butt cheeks together.

“Danny! Help your brother!” I say.

I wonder if he can help Eli climb up and steady the potty seat for him. Heck, I wonder if Eli will let him!

And them comes the inevitable scream…

“MOM, ELI POOPED ON THE FLOOR!”

Uh. Motherhood is not for the faint of heart.

With my shower ruined and my floor violated, I remember that this will one day pass and I will actually miss these moments. Maybe not these moments in particular, even though it does make for a good laugh, now. And of course it helps that they are cute…

poop on my floor

Patients sweet mamas. Learning to laugh at these situations takes practice. Just know the floor cleans, and your children, though messy, need your love and patience.

Blessings!

Hard Seasons

It’s easy to forget when going through a hard season the stress and tole it takes on my mind and body.

hard seasons2

When these hard times hit they come out of nowhere. They shock and surprise and instantly effect my mind, body and day to day activity.

Can you relate?

Going from a season of relaxation to one of difficulty changes things but I try my hardest not to let effect my life.

I try and fit what I normally do in a day in with the chaos that has just ensued. This chaos may not effect what I do in that day, but effects my mind and how it operates. It effects my energy, my excitement, and over all mood. Its draining thinking on a situation, how to fix it, how to change it, what you should have done, why its happening… All these things play over and over again and its exhausting to say the least.

When disaster strikes we are not suppose to stop everything we are doing, that’s not what I am saying. What I am mean is be realistic with how it is effecting you and be gracious with yourself.

Others friends may be full steam ahead in business, plans, goals or life in general and there you are, paddling your hardest trying so hard to keep up. Not wanting to get left behind.

Friends, I know this feeling all to well. That is when God comes to my rescue and sends angles like Sandie Krakowski to post something like this:

sandi

When you go through hard seasons in life, sometimes, MAINTAINING where you are is the most POWERFUL thing you can do. #StayBrave You don’t always have to grow and expand. Through difficult seasons, STAND TALL and hold things together. That’s incredible! #BeMore

While reading this I broke into tears. I knew this was a loving message from God above telling me, “You, sweet Lesly, are doing enough.”

To hear that from the God of the universe, to feel Him tough my soul and speak to the heaviness on my heart… Beautiful.

Pushing myself always drives me to madness. My temper gets short, my days get long, the joy is stolen all because I am pushing myself harder than I should and why? Is there not enough to learn just by watching and teaching my children? By being a wife? A friend? A daughter of God?

Maybe you didn’t get your to-do list done but that doesn’t mean you were not productive. It doesn’t mean you didn’t learn and grow in some way.

So when you find yourself in a hard season remember its okay, perhaps even best, to slow down and maintain speed for a time. Maybe there is something else God is trying to teach you. Keep moving forward yes! But know your mind and body can only handle so much stress. It does effect you, as much as we don’t want it too. Seek God, as for help, direction and peace. Ask Him to show you the way.

Its hard putting dreams and ambitions on the back burner but sometimes there is something we need to learn before moving forward. Remember, God only teaches us what is in our best interest. Trust His divine wisdom because He knows the future.

Quotes that come to mind are:

  • Sometimes we forget to forgive the most important person, ourselves. – Rochelle Griffin
  • Just because you took longer than others doesn’t mean you failed. – Unknown
  • Be gentle with yourself, you are doing the best you can. – Unknown

 

Weekend Menu Challenge – 8

This is the last and final menu of the challenge! How did you do? Did you learn how to stay on track? Did you find and fall in love with any new recipes?

I had a lot of fun putting these menus together for you all. It helped me stay on track and reminded me how planning a head can really set me up for success!

These menus will always be available to review and share! You can find them under the categories section listed as “THM Weekend Menu Challenge.” If you ever fall off course or need help getting through some tough weekends pick a menu, print and follow through!

Here we go!

8

For this menu all I use their new THM Cookbook and the original THM book..

THMBOOK

Between these two books I have recipes to last a life time! If you want to build your own weekend menu simple open up these pages and explore! Breakfast, lunch and dinner can be either E or S but I keep my snacks between lunch and dinner a fuel pull 🙂 That is how I begin to build a menu.

And you will need this:

My Chocolate Protein Smoothie.

Put the following ingredients into a blender:
1 cup Cashew Milk
2 Tbs. Natural Unsweetened Cocoa Powder
4 packets Truvia
1 squirt Skinny Girl Liquid Stevia
1 tsp. Caramel or Vanilla Extract
1 scoop THM Pristine Whey Protein Powder
6 cubes of ice or more depending on how thick you like your smoothies.

And you may want to use this:

To make a GGMS simply click here you get the recipe! Not a must but its a truly magnificent drink that could change your life! No joke!

Here is your very last weekend menu: Weekend Menu 8

above

As always I wish you all the best of luck! Stick to it and you will be glad you did. Weekend are tough because they are sporadic and your schedule is one of chaos but that’s okay. THM was developed for us busy mamas! Planning a head is the best thing you can do to stay on plan and on track with THM!

Trim Healthy Mama E-zine

better

Are you signed up for this FREE email? They send it out every 60 days and its pack full of information, free recipes, sale items, articles, testimonies and more!

Sign up here!

Its exciting to hear from the authors and see the changes and developments they make while this company continues to expand and grow.