Cristine's Once Upon a Time

Finding Health and Happiness One Step at a Time

  • 20th July
    2014
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On a mini vacation at my parent’s house. It’s nice to get away, but the car ride was a road trip from hell. Baby would not let us drive more than a mile at a time. We literally spent more time on the side of the road than driving. A 4 hour drive turned into a 9 hour drive.

It’s wonderful to see family, though.

  • 18th July
    2014
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6 pictures that make me feel beautiful.

Tagged by themamakhaleesi

Number 1 was taken in 2011 before I graduated college. Taken in a car. Classy.
Number 2 I took on an outing with my friend on a bike ride. Not far from Anchorage on on a little beach we found. It’s my favorite picture of myself because I feel like it really embodies me. Biking, nature, independent, happy. I love it.
Number 3 was on a all day hike with the man.
Number 4 on another hike. Shorter.
Number 5 was on date night.
Nunber 6 was a birthday date night.

I was actually tagged to do this on Facebook so it was pretty quick and easy. It couldn’t have came at a better time though. I have really been feeling down on myself and I realized I’ve been thinking things about myself that I wouldn’t say to a friend and I think that’s a good rule of thumb. We should talk to ourselves as we would talk to our friends. So self: you are beautiful. You are a great mom. It may be hard at times, but you got this. Trust yourself.

Friends I tag: findingsharon trish-runs-the-world-away getittogetherg kp2kp ariavie emilydoesscience forgettheumbrella one-twenty-five runningwithguts serial-cereal-eater whatrhymeswithemily boyswanna-be-her cutesharkdreamz thehouroftopaz

  • 17th July
    2014
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Putting on make up is supposed to make you feel pretty, right?  Anytime now….

Putting on make up is supposed to make you feel pretty, right? Anytime now….

  • 16th July
    2014
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  • 16th July
    2014
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  • 14th July
    2014
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I did it!  I swam 20 minutes and it flew by.  I think I did 7 laps, but I lost count.  I’ll pay closer attention next time.  :)

Aaaand Baby did wonderfully!  She even took a nap on the man.  Yessss!

I did it! I swam 20 minutes and it flew by. I think I did 7 laps, but I lost count. I’ll pay closer attention next time. :)

Aaaand Baby did wonderfully! She even took a nap on the man. Yessss!

  • 14th July
    2014
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I feel so lame! 10 seconds in my brain…

Today I’m going swimming and I’m super nervous to leave the apartment and *gasp* see people.

What if there are other people in the pool?

How will I get in the pool? Or get out without looking enormous?

I haven’t showered in two days… my hair is ridiculous!

And I’ll wear maternity pants because that’s all that fits.

Ack.

  • 14th July
    2014
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  • 13th July
    2014
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I’m starting a swimming routine tomorrow! Sooo excited to get in better shape. Heck, I just want to climb stairs without knee pain.

I’m also formulating a healthier meal plan. Something I would proudly teach Sheila to eat.

Organic isn’t an option. Who would have guessed that in Farmland, USA organic produce in the store is like seeing a mountain lion (which I did in Keystone!!). Any healthy suggestions? I’m thinking more produce, continued lack of sweets and healthy fats and proteins. Whole grains. I guess that is kinda nonspecific.

Please cross your fingers that Baby doesn’t raise Holy Hell while I’m at the pool. I really need this.

  • 11th July
    2014
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Real talk:  I felt like the crazy floor hair was more attractive than my two day old bed head.  Read: I dont have time to brush my hair most days.

Real talk: I felt like the crazy floor hair was more attractive than my two day old bed head. Read: I dont have time to brush my hair most days.

  • 11th July
    2014
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I’m not silly, you’re silly.  

Post 20 minute YouTube workout.  Specifically for post abdominal surgery.  A good work out!

Who doesn’t workout on their living room floor?

I’m not silly, you’re silly.

Post 20 minute YouTube workout. Specifically for post abdominal surgery. A good work out!

Who doesn’t workout on their living room floor?

  • 11th July
    2014
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Me: Think about all the things I could do if Baby went down for a nap.

Baby: Finally naps.

Me: Don’t know what to do.

  • 9th July
    2014
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  • 9th July
    2014
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almostgreenmommy:

flawedseraphim:

themamakhaleesi:

I was contemplating selling this, but I would much rather give them to someone who needs them and can’t afford to buy a stash. All you have to do is pay for shipping, though if you win and absolutely cannot swing the $10ish for shipping, we can work something out.

So! I have:

Two Fuzzibuns Diapers with original inserts
Nine extra inserts for double stuffing diapers
Seven Flats with no brand name
One Flip Cover and One Econobum Cover
Four BumGenius 4.0’s with original inserts
Seven Alvas/No name pockets with bamboo inserts.

*All diapers are pre-loved. No stains, no stink, and elastics are still good. They do have some wear and snags from being washed with aplix diapers (ugh). They’ve all been recently stripped as well. They are all OS diapers*

Rules (because I have to according to tumblr..)

1. Must be older than 18..
2. Must be comfortable giving out your address..
3. I would prefer these go to someone who needs diapers, not someone who already has a massive stash.. You can enter for someone else if you know someone IRL who needs them. Don’t be greedy and lie about it or else I will find you and hip check you into oblivion.
4. Likes & Reblogs count. Signal Boost reblogs are A+, but please say it’s just a signal boost when you reblog if you don’t need the diapers.
5. You do not have to be following me…

6. I can only pay for shipping to the US, as it is ridiculously expensive for international shipping from the US.

I guess that’s it? Giveaway ends July 31st!

(Apologies for the terrible phone pictures, my phone camera is crapping out and I can’t find my real one…)

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  • 8th July
    2014
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