Day 4, Level 1 Completed of the 30 day shred. Having to say goodbye.

This morning my eyes popped open at 6:11 am. I dreaded getting out of my warm bed but I reminded myself that today was Day 4 of my challenge. I have made it this far. I haven’t been consistent about getting my workout in so early in the morning and I have missed a few days but I refuse to give up. I need this change. I have noticed after my first pregnancy that my body has changed not only in the regular weight gain, stretch marks, etc. but also I have noticed that my joints are weak, there’s a sporadic pain in my hips/back. I feel like these ailments are coming from the extra weight I have been carrying since college. I lost all the weight that I gained with my pregnancy but I started the pregnancy being 40 pounds overweight.

Last night, I received my copy of “The Black Eyed Peas Experience” game for my wii so I popped it in and I had so much fun dancing that I didn’t notice that I danced for over an hour. My sweet little one had so much fun dancing with me and even my hubby joined in on the fun. I hope to have more nights like that with my little family. As my darling girl was going to sleep she kept saying “dance?” it was awesome.

I have mentioned before that I do work in my community, which is on the Navajo Nation. Well, yesterday we had to say goodbye to someone I really looked up to and respected in my company. This man has a such a big heart for the Navajo people. He isn’t Navajo, he is Caucasian but I always considered him Navajo. He understood the culture and knew more about the traditions than I did….even the language. I have so much respect for this man, he had taught me so much in the last five years and it was hard for me to see him leave. I really hate goodbyes.I lost my Chei (grandfather) a few years ago. This man reminded me so much of my own Chei. He would tell me stories about the old days, railroads, Navajo Code Talkers, and he had a excellent work ethic. I am going to miss him. In his absence I feel like there will be so much change in the company and I have to admit I have my fears. For right now I can only hope for the best and I am doing my best to continue to have positive thoughts about going forward.

Veteran’s Day Weekend

Good Morning from my side of the world.

The past few days have been very busy for me with work, and home. Hubby left for another two days of concerts one is a benefit concert and the other at a local college. I am feeling very thankful today not just because today is the end of my week (that’s just a bonus) but because it’s Veteran’s day weekend. Our community is small but each year we celebrate our local Veterans with a parade and a community meal. I really do enjoy this time of year. In the fall I am always reminded to count my blessings and to be thankful. Here are just a few things I am thankful for in this moment.

I am thankful for all the Veterans both active and retired for fighting for our freedom.

I am thankful for the Navajo Nation Code Talkers, they make me proud that I can speak my native language.

I am thankful for the families of each Veteran for their sacrifices.

Most of all I am thankful to be an American and although the election results weren’t what I had hoped for I will continue to respect and pray for our President. I hope you all have a wonderful Veteran’s Day Weekend.