Cristine's Once Upon a Time

Finding Health and Happiness One Step at a Time

  • 1st August
    2014
  • 01

Heaven help me.

I woke up on the wrong side of the bed this morning. I’m trying hard to overcome feeling angry and slightly depressed (what the heck hormones). Trying to respond with positivity and light.

Maybe some positive thoughts will help.

My baby is healthy and happy.
I have been eating on track and going to the gym regularly.
I’ve lost another pound.
I successfully kept myself from eating a s’mores cupcake this morning!
It’s Friday, which for a stay at home mom like me really means my hunk-a hunk-a has two days off.

Let’s just pretend I didn’t use a soapy measuring cup to measure milk for my oatmeal this morning. Ugh

  • 24th July
    2014
  • 24

I’m having a tough time keeping up with everyone. The internet at my Mom’s house is so slow. Just know… hugs!! :)

  • 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.

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  • 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
  • 14
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
  • 14

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
  • 11
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
  • 11
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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