If you had told me last year, that at the end of my 42nd year on this planet, I would be learning more about myself than I did when I was a teenager, I would have laughed. I would have thought, “Yeah, right” as I popped another daily dose of anxiety/depression medication and a handful of Advil.
If you had told me last year that I would be on a weight loss journey that would have some extreme valleys NOT laced with negative attempts at motivation..like “great job, but….you need to lose weight faster” “this is good..but, you need to do better” “yeah but, you’re not committed enough”..I would have quietly laughed as I sat in my chair watching the world rush by me for another day.
If you had told me last year that I would be seeing my path so much clearer. That I would be more equipped to battle the “sludge”, I would have thought it impossible.
But here I am. I am a Woman, Turning 43 this January. A wife to a hardworking man. A mother to a child with ADHD & Asperger’s. I struggle to remember tasks, keep my house clean or even remember to eat. I am overweight, overbooked and overly complicated in many ways both personally and professionally.
I am normal. … More Look for the Helpers, Slay the Sludge..
We are two months from 2023, and I don’t know about you, but I don’t want to wait until the “New Year, New You” rush. Holidays can be stressful from so many aspects, so why not start the “better you” journey now? I literally asked myself that question yesterday. This is where my crazy idea … More Are You Ready for GOAL-vember?
116 days ago I shared my personal story. 116 days ago I started my journey with Rejuv Medical. And for the last 116 days, I have continued to change my life every single day. I know that I sound like a broken record when I say this journey has been so different for me. But … More Getting Back to Brook: 116 Day Check-in
Today, I’ve cried 5 times. 7 if you count the two “almost cry” moments. Today, I weigh the lowest I’ve weighed in 2 years; 349.2 lbs. I’ve officially lost 17.2 lbs and 10 overall body inches. This is amazing right? Absolutely.
So, why am I crying then … More Weight Loss – The Emotional Side of Success
My house is a wreck. And yes, more than it’s usual “wreck”.
In the middle of Charlie and I’s super tired, overly-emotional squabble about me not helping clean up enough and he not asking nice enough, I opened a cupboard and screamed, “what the hell is this?!” … More Dirty Dishes and a Shit Ton of Applesauce.
This is a humiliating experience for a 42 year old mom. A mom that not only works in the public eye, but that is surrounded by people who are so much more fit than she. That mom is me.
… More The Before: Trapped In My Body
I’m so excited to show you the final construction results for our new Master Bathroom! This has been a labor of love with help from so many amazing talents here in Central MN! However, Decor? Sheesh. I can’t decide on anything. It’s a bit too fancy for Farmhouse and it would be too cold to go with all modern…so, I’ll have to update you later when I get that figured out! But, the construction? it’s done! You’ve got to see this! … More Construction is DONE! See our New Master Bathroom Design!
So you want a new, updated Master Bathroom, eh? Well, get ready. You have to call THE PLUMBER. The guy that always gets painting in a “they’re so expensive” “when are they gonna get here?” “Don’t let them talk you into more than you need!?” light. You know what I’m talking about. “well….we better call … More Plumbing the Master Bath
When I started pinning ideas for our master bathroom remodel over a year ago, it’s all tile: stone, glass, mosaic; tiles. That’s all you can seem to find these days. You’re either looking at a fiberglass or Tiled shower. Now, don’t get me wrong. I love the look of tile: subway, natural stone, colorful mosaics … More Our Floor-to-Ceiling Granite Shower
When you hear people talk about new cabinets, if you’re like me, you’ll immediately think of loading them up at the local Menard’s or Home Depot. It’s a pretty routine process. You get to pick from a small selection of finishes, designs and a million different pieces of hardware, all while you’re sitting in a big loud box store. The world is buzzing around you while you make the decisions that will take up a hefty financial commitment and that SHOULD be creating your dream space. But this doesn’t feel so dreamy. Follow our journey and see just how amazingly DIFFERENT choosing your cabinets can be with Tischler! … More Master Bathroom Cabinets – start to finish