• Off Track

    Monday, October 16, 2017

    Ever been in a season of life where you are cruising through like a BOSS?!? You are organized, healthy, just pure fire...and then BOOM....off track.

    That just describes the last month for me. All summer - I was Jack in Titanic...king of the world, baby. :)  I was doing the right thing with eating and exercising. I was feeling great! I had lost 35 pounds...I felt like I was a better mom and wife...I was kind of killing it...then I hit a brick wall. 

    I'm not sure I hit the wall fast...I think it was a slow sideswipe...then I got tangled in it. I tried to break free, but I couldn't. 

    There are many excuses...parents were in town, crazy days at work, stressful schedule, travel...all valid...but I let them all consume me.

    I found myself way off track this weekend...how did I get here? 

    I think it happens slowly. We start to justify things. I can have this chocolate...I'm stressed!! I don't need to exercise today, my nap is more important. I can stare at my phone instead of making dinner...the kids won't mind. ugh. double ugh. 

    How bad is it? I don't know...I don't feel great about where I found myself this morning. I found myself wishing days away when I used to look forward to tackling them. 

    How do I fix it? Not sure...probably just one moment at a time. I'm not erasing months of progress with a few weeks of bad choices....but stopping it before it gets worse is critical. Every day we stay "off track" is a day that is harder to get back on. Best advice? Start with one thing. I prepped my meals today. I said no to the snickers bars in my boss's office (SO HARD!) and I chose to get up on time instead of pushing snooze 5 times and running around like a crazy person yelling at everybody I'M LATE!!! - Ok, so that was 3 things...but 3 easy things....I'm not king of the world by any means, but I'm getting back on track. 

    Then there is this...remind yourself next time you are on track how easy it is to fall off. Remember my Jack from Titanic moment? King of the world? Yeah, I was probably a little full of myself. I probably thought nothing could break my stride, I. had. it. under. control. Those moments where we start to say...God, I got this...I'll call you when I need you. Yeah...that was me. Whenever we forget God, we are already off track...we just might not know it yet. 

    Here's to day 1 back on track :) 

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    Now Follow This

    Monday, September 18, 2017

    What is something you are trying to get better at doing? Right now...in this moment? Budgeting? Organization? Being On Time? Getting Healthy? Stopping Smoking? Keeping the House Clean? Need I go on? :) 

    There is 1 thing we are always in the midst of improving on...Things we struggle with...things we sometimes try to hide from other people (aka..I'm fine!) 

    For me...it's weight. I hate that it is...but it is. I eat my feelings. I thought there was true happiness in food (spoiler alert: there's not) ;) 

    I have been working on it since June. I've lost over 30 pounds. I have a ways to go. I have good days and bad. I want to invite you in to the journey. 

    I've started an instagram page...I'm not pushing a product or a program...just sharing my struggles with you - and my successes - join me!! Videos, funny pictures, before and after shots...everything! 

    Air1Mandy Instagram . 



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    Do NOT Miss This!

    Wednesday, September 06, 2017

    This is one of those nights that you will be SO glad to say...I was THERE!! 

     A ONE NIGHT ONLY event that brings together TONS of your favorite Christian artists...and when we say TONS we mean it... 
    Just to mention a few (you can see the whole list below) 

    The best part of this?! The reason WHY they are all singing for you in Dallas on September 20th 

    A Night of Hope will benefit Hurricane Harvey Relief Efforts. 100% of the money raised will go to Convoy of Hope. 100%!! 

    Peep the poster below...make your plans - I cannot wait to see you there :)