Monday, September 29, 2014

Focusing on momma!!!

Now the 10s of people know that I am pretty honest with what is happening in the Foresee life.  When I first started blogging, I loved having this outlet where I was able to talk about anything and everything!  I have discussed our struggle to have a baby, after babies I would talk about my day as a stay at home momma,  I talk about the happy moments and the stressful moments, funny happenings in our daily lives, holidays, birthdays, I've asked for prayer over sick family members, talked about my love for my family and my love for Jesus!  There has really not been a whole lot of things I don't discuss.  My family sometimes thinks I am sharing too much, but I am a sharer, it's just what I do!  Speaking of too much, this is where my momma en'nem (that's southern talk for my mother and the rest of my people) will begin to shake their head and say... Please, stop typing!  Ha!!
One thing I have discussed over the years has been my body.  I know some of you may be shocked, but friends my body just ain't what it was 10 years ago!  Things are bigger, things are hangin' and a swangin' differently, and the only thing that is tight on my body are the Spanx I have been wearing to hold it all in and up!  (Praise the Lord for that kind and dear person who came up with the Spanx!) Can I get a Amen?  Anyways, my bod, it has seen better days.  I will admit I have gone through some cha-cha-changes (all for the good)
There was pregnancy number 1... my Sophia.
There was pregnancy number 2.... my Brayden.
Here I am pregnant with Brayden, although looking back I could have been carrying a football.
Could not be more proud to be able to carry and grow these two tiny people.  God is so good!

Now, it has been five years of living in this body, this unhealthy body!  It is time y'all know the truth.... I am a cola loving, drink it at 5 in the morning, sip on it all through the day even while I am in the bed at 10 I have a cold one in hand!  There is something about a cola that just makes me happy!  Well, that is only 1 problem, the next one is my sleep (could be due to issue number 1) I cannot sleep.  Some would call this a night owl, but friends, eventually that owl must rest!  There have been nights where it is 330/ 4 in the morning and I am just then falling asleep only to be woken by the pitter patter of little bitties feet!  To help with my sleep, I have been taking sleeping pills to help get me some much needed rest.  For a long time I would take a 1/2, then that turned into a whole, then somewhere along the road 2 is all that would work.  So unhealthy!  As if the cokes and the sleep were not enough, for years (probably since high school or college) I have struggled with a crazy stomach.  There were times where I could just not eat, for fear I would be sick as a dyin' dog for the following hour.  I had been told it was Irritable Bowel, but nothing was giving me relief.  Some days it would be better than others, but I have struggled for such a long time.  I know, I know.... stop it, but the last thing has been bothering me ever since I first got pregnant.... my back!  I have struggled with back pain for years!  So, whenever that pain is acting up I am having to take something just to get through the day.  It has been a struggle picking up my little loves, but I have just dealt with it.
I feel like my body, my insides are not matching the girl on the outside!  I am a happy momma, who loves to do things, be on the go, be with my family, and sometimes all of the above over the years have made me a bummer!  (I can say that, because I know I need to fix it.... first step, admit you gots problems then begin to fix them)!

All of that being said, over the years I have talked about doing Insanity (loved that but I found that the guy on the video was such a yeller, and I feel like he did not blink a lot, and that urked me).  Then there was that time that I wanted to be super bendy again and I got all of those yoga videos.... well, I am just not a bendy girl anymore, my down dog struggled to get off of the floor (if ya know what a mean.. ya know?)  Then remember when I was running?  I did so good for about a week or so and then I nearly broke my ankle walking out of the house to spank Red (I really feel like the Dear Lord did not like to see me a huffin' and a puffin' and a-peein' all over the neighborhood).
In all of my efforts, I have still changed a nothing, until earlier this summer, I saw my friend, we will call her Brooke (because that is her name, and honestly, giving her a pseudonym would be weird, seeing as how when I do that I just normally change the 1st letter of the name and really, calling her Crooke? or Drooke?, I mean that does not even make sense.  So, I see my friend, and when I see her I am thinking to myself, there is something about her that is changed.  She looked different, but it was like her insides matched her outside.  She was happy, confident, and charismatic (now, to know this girl is to love this girl, she is kind, loving, supportive, generous, such a special special girl to me.  (She was my maid of honor).  Whatever she was doing was different, and I wanted to know all about it (because FYI, I wanted to do what she was doing).  Well, she had started taking this drink from a line called Plexus.  Well, sometimes when a person starts in with their love for a product they are selling, I sometimes phase out.  Y'all if I don't then I will spend a whole paycheck on whatever they are selling.... So, hummm, she already lost me.  Plexus... Shmexus!  Then, the more she talked about how much she loved the products, and they were improving her overall health, and making her feel great and then she had started to lose weight, I was like.... WINNER WINNER!!  DING DING DING!!  So, I went home that night, ordered a sample of this "Plexus Schmexus", and waited.  Three days later, my tiny packet of wonderment arrived via United States Postal Service!  I walked right in my house, and poured tiny packet of wonderment into a water and I waited.  Okay, nothing happened right then, but as the days went on.... my appetite for the sweets was not really there anymore, my love for the cola... out the door.... by the end of the week I had not needed a sleeping pill and was asleep by 1015/1030, and I HAD NOT BEEN SICK WITH MY STOMACH!?  Wha?  I know!  After a month, just drinking the pink drink and water (not really changing my diet, and I'm gonna keep it real (not exercising.... y'all know that is not my thing... hello I did not even do my keegles, I hate exercise that much)! I was feeling so good.  Now, my husband.... he is an enigma, he was drinking the slim and in a month lost 14 pounds..... (dieting with him.... not fun)!  In the end, we went on vacation and I just kinda fell off of the wagon.  I was back to my old tricks of cookies and cokes in the morning and a stomach ache by 11a.m. followed by a night of no sleep.  I was grumpy, sleepy, and it seemed to be all I was talking about with Aron (thank you Aron for not leaving me)!
Anyways, two weeks ago, we were out one Saturday morning and saw my friend.... my great, happy, beautiful friend, and I just got this feeling in my stomach that I needed to call her and get back with that Plexus stuff.  I mean, it was helping me with my overall health.  I just wanted to take it so I would stop drinking a sixer of Dr Peppers a day, but it was really doing so much more for me!

So, I ordered and then I decided that moment, that I wanted to be an ambassador for the products!  When I was taking the products, I was a product of the product... is that strange?  I wanted to be able to tell others that they do not have to feel sluggish and ick!  It was just such a easy thing to do!  All I would even have to do is talk about the products that I use, and if someone else were to use it I could benefit financially from that!  So, I could improve my health, talk about it, and hopefully encourage someone else to get out there and do it with me!  Why would I not do this??

So, that is what I am doing.  I am taking a little bit of a time out.  That is right.  Momma is in time-out!  I need this time for me and my body.  My husband and babies need a momma that feels good about herself!  That time for me is right now! 

Old Caryn (while she is fun and a good time, but underneath is super unhealthy) is out!

While, I will not be weighing in every other day, and counting calories, or forever stop eating my doughnuts.... I will however stop doing things to my body that are not good.  I am doing a overhaul on me and my health.... 
Old Caryn.....
160 lbs
(eek.... that's right, 10s of people, 160!  Some of you are thinking I woulda never thought that, remember.... Spanx... they are life changing)
booty/waist-41" (that is a big number.... note to self... do not convert that number into cm or mm... that number is crap-tastic!!)  Also, the phrase "baby got back" comes to my mind! Ha!?
My thigh is 21.75"
I am motivated 10s of people! I am using these products and I want you to see that I am a product of these products!  I am so excited!  Just seeing the testimonials of others who are using Plexus, it really encourages me that I am not alone!!

Tuesday, September 16, 2014

When ya know.. ya know....ya know what I mean?

Well, today marks 8 years of marriage, so happy anniversary!
I suppose I should go ahead and confess, I did not get you anything for our anniversary.  Honestly, I planned on getting something yesterday, but with the stomach virus hitting our house I just never made it out and about.  So, I figured I would just do a public declaration of my love for you.... so hear it goes (go and get ya a hanky, cause this maybe a tear jerker)
I am typing this out the night before our 8 year anniversary.  It is so crazy, to think that 8 years ago, we were sitting with our family and friends dancing the night away, little did I know how great the next 8 years would be.  I mean, here it is, 10 p.m. and you are sleeping in the bed, snoring (loudly) right next to me (I could not be happier, I am sure you are now not so happy since you have just read that you snore... it is okay, a lot of people do that and now about 10s of other people know).
Anyways, thank you.
Thank you for taking a chance on this basket of crazy with curly blonde hair.
I can say, without a doubt that I am a happy girl.
Seeing you at a wedding so many years ago, dancing with another, I just knew that you were the one!
I could foresee.... before I was a Foresee (ha, ya get it)?!  Anyways, I told the boy I was dancing with that you were the boy I would marry.... he laughed (he knew my dating track record).
I later told mutual friends that I could just feel it, in my heart, that if you and I could just meet, that you would know, and I would know, and that we would know that we were meant to be.
Little did I know that it would take you longer to know... ya know.
Anyways, ya figured it out, and I am forever grateful.
You have given me such a wonderful married life.
You have laughed with me during funny moments.
Held my hand in sad times.
Sat with me when I am sick.
You are my friend and my protector.
All I can say is you are fantastic!  I love you so!
Here is to another great 8.... and then some more!

Monday, September 15, 2014

The Great Outdoors....

A few weekends, we took a little bit of a vacation.  We loaded up the car, the truck, and then the camper (we obvi don't pack light), and headed out to the great outdoors.
This is not really our car.... we do not have a van (so jealous), look at how much it could carry!!  Aron, if you are reading this, look at how much more stuff we could take camping!!  Think about it.

Can I just go ahead and say that in my 30 plus years, I have only one time ever said.... let's go camping (and that was my birthday, and I was 20 (maybe) and we ended up getting to the campground too late, could not put up a tent (in the dark), and ended up "camping" in the car.  The company was fantastic, but the scenery was no bueno (that is Spanish for "no good").  Camping, it is just not me.  I do not like to be hot and sweaty (yuck), I am not a fan of bugs (super yuck)... or dirt (grode).... or animals (eek)...., I like my bed (love), I have a fear of using the bathroom at any place that is not my home (is anyone else like this)?, and honestly, I love to take showers (being clean is my thing, ya know what I mean?).  I'd take 4 showers a day if I had the time (no joke), and knew for sure that no one would leave a comment saying how crazy that was.

It is kind of funny, that I met and fell for this boy (by boy, I mean my Aron).  He was very outdoorsy (liked to fish, camp, wear t-shirts with the sleeves cut off (I had to put a stop to that), and a hunter.  Hello, not one of those things fell into a category of anything that I was really into, but Aron was, so I totally acted like all of those things were my thing.  Yes, I understand that is a lie, and you should never start a relationship based on a lie, but I did.  I liked him so much, and I seriously gave all of that outdoor stuff a try.  I camped, I got in a canoe (a few times) but it just did not work out.  Over the past few months, I just really started thinking about fun family things that we could do together, and what were some things that my husband liked doing.... and being outside is a big thing.  So, the day I called Aron and said, "let's go camping", it was almost like telling him we won the lottery!  Who knew, I only had to say those three little words!

Over the past few months we have tent camped (an 8 person tent + 2 littles + 2 queen size blowup mattresses = fun, but not super fun).  I did not sleep our camping weekend when we were in the tent.  I just laid there all night thinking that some crazy murderer, or bear, or pack of raccoons was going to try to get into our 8 person tent and scrape our faces off (or take my packages of peanut butter crackers).
FYI, there was a pack of raccoons... I heard them one evening, tried to wake up my knight in snoring armor to go and check it out (his words... "leave me alone, I'm sleeping").  I leaned up (ever so slowly and peaked through our tent window (which was wide open for any lurker to just come right up on us and take a peak) and there they were... sitting there looking at me....
Please note, this is not the real group of rascally raccoons, it is just a look alike group I found on the internets!

they could obvi smell fear (they knew I was no threat).
This is the face that the leader raccoon made at me when I slowly sat up to check out all of the commotion.  Once again, I am only using this image I found off the internets for effect, but please note, this is very close to what the raccoon looked like (this must be his brother... or uncle... or cousin).

Looking back it was a lot of fun.  The kids loved it, I loved that they loved it, and Aron, well he was very happy.

We love to get out and camp with our family too.  One weekend the SIL and kids, and brothers and Nicole came for a visit!

After the whole tent camp, I began to ponder more on the whole glamping thing.  We have friends who have campers, so hello...... a bed, a shower, a kitchen, a tv.... (not really sounding like getting in touch with nature, but believe me when I say, all of those things are so very nice to have when you are spending summer days in nature.  So, we went out and got a camper.  This would be an investment and a way for us to get out and do stuff (as a family)!  I am so glad we did, because we have had some wonderful weekend vacays.

It has been such a fun summer!  Now, it is time for fall camping to begin!!