Life Happens

February 26, 2015 in Family, Randomness by The Get Fit Mom

I have talked many times about how life happens. How kids get sick, work gets busy, or relationships fall apart. Recently, I wrote about how my current relationship had ended, another one had begun and ended just as fast as it had begun. In the whole mess of things, I seem to have lost the interest to blog. I had become super busy with a new job, a new lifestyle, a new way of living. Blogging had just taken a back seat to everything else that was going on.

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Did I miss it? Absolutely! Blogging is something that I am proud of. I love telling people that I am a writer. Although not published (in a paper format), I am still a writer. Blogging is a way that I get to express my family, my passions, and other things that cross my path that interest me.

Am I sorry? No. Not really. As I’ve said before, life happens. I had some major life changes that were going on. I regained parts of myself that I felt I had lost. And I’ve gotten the chance to re-evaluate what and where I want to be in my life. I can’t be sorry about a time in my life that has allowed me to grow as a person.

C’mon. You’re not sorry a little?? Ok, Yes I am. I’m pretty sure that I have lost a bit of my following and will have to start over again, at least for a few months.

So what happened to you surgeryAh yes. The cherry on my hot fudge sundae. Well, I never got it. Why, you ask? My primary care physician did not feel that the testing I underwent (and we all know the testing I underwent was far from minor), was not good enough. She wanted me to get additional confirmation that my test results were normal and even wanted me to get some of the tests over again. Uh?! Yea! OK! In the interim of everything, I had found out that I’ve lost nearly 30 pounds since July. At that point I simply thought that “If I’ve gone this far in losing weight without the surgery, then why even bother”. In the past, I have been unable to lose weight, but somehow I had lost weight. So I am putting the pedal to the metal and pushing fast forward to trying to lose weight on my own.

I am also a firm believer in the quote Everything Happens For A Reason.

So with that being said, I can tell you that everything that I have gone through has happened for a reason. There is a piece of me that is grateful for the change, and then some more change.

And Since Life Happens…

The Get Fit Dad and I are on a road to recovery in our relationship. It might be a long, bumpy, winding road, but it is one that we are going to navigate together and attempt at smoothly pave over. I’ve learned that we don’t get to chose who we fall in love with, is a true statement.

Getting a new job can be more exciting than being a SAHM! I love being home with The Get Fit Baby and The Get Fit Big Guy, but going to work everyday is very gratifying. I enjoy meeting new people and encountering new situations and challenges each day. I love having goals set for me that I need to meet.

I’ve realized that I can be just as in charge of my life as I was 7, 8, 9 years ago. It might be a little different, but I think that I can handle it.

And now one of my favorite Billy Joel songs. Because I haven’t blogged in the longest time.

Permanent Changes in My Life

January 9, 2015 in Family by The Get Fit Mom

It’s amazing how suddenly your life can change and how permanent changes can be in your life. December brought about a lot of changes for me. Most of which I never thought would ever happen; yet knew in my heart they needed to.

A Permanent Change from Five Years

The Get Fit Dad and I ended our five year relationship. At first it was mutual, and we were able to co-habitat on a friendly basis. Then something changed and an emotion of some sort began setting in for one of us. Mutually agreeing on seeing other people was a good idea. We were able to expand our social networks, and see if we were really meant to be with one another.

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An Amazing Man

I had met an amazing man that literally changed my life for the better. He gave me everything that I wasn’t getting in my current relationship. He took the time to get to know me at my worst, and was accepting of how bad my situation was for myself and my kids. He motivated me to make the changes in my life that I needed to make to re-introduce happiness in my life. He complimented every aspect of my being, from my physical appearance to my mind. That too, was something that was missing in my life for a few years.

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The confidence that this man gave to me, was exactly what I needed to get myself back on my feet. I started feeling better about myself again, even joining the gym. I started wearing makeup more often. I was even more persistent in my pursuit of a job, which I landed.

A Permanent Change to the Holidays

As the holidays rolled around, things started getting tougher with The Get Fit Dad and I, as well as with the New Man. My life became more complex, and although I was given all the tools back to be independent, successful, and happy, I was still yearning for the closeness of the relationships with these two men. The New Man has started pulling back a bit and distancing himself, which is great for me because I can really focus on getting my life on track, however is a bit sad because I really cared about him on a friendship level and never wanted to lose that closeness I had with him.

It’s now January and nothing has changed The Get Fit Dad is not in my life anymore, and the New Man is still rather distant but we talk just about every day. He’s working on his own private life, and giving me the space I need to work on mine.

In the meantime…

A lot of heartache has ensued.

A lot of thinking has been done.

A lot of soul searching has been sought after.

I haven’t gotten answers to my quest for happiness, but I have come to terms that happiness starts with you.

Clearasil Ultra Rapid Action Daily Gel Wash for Your Teenager

December 12, 2014 in Beauty, Reviews by The Get Fit Mom

I participated in an Influencer Activation on behalf of Influence Central for Clearasil. I received product samples to facilitate my review as well as a promotional item to thank me for my participation.

Clearasil Ultra Rapid Action Face Wash

Anyone who knows me knows I am a huge fan of trying new skin care products. I am an even bigger fan of getting The Get Fit Big Guy to try new products. Since his hormones are raging, I like giving him the opportunity to try new products to help his blemished/acne-prone skin. I recently had him try Clearasil Ultra Rapid Action Daily Gel Wash.  The Clearasil Ultra Rapid Action Daily Gel Wash is dermatologist tested and gives you visibly clearer skin in as little as 12 hours. It is scientifically formulated with maximum strength acne medication and starts working quickly to open blocked pores and help you get healthy looking skin. So you get visibly clearer skin fast.

I was really excited for him to try the Clearasil Ultra Rapid Action Daily Gel Wash because I wanted to see how big of an improvement his skin would have in the 12 hour time frame. I noticed that his skin was not as red and his blemishes were beginning to recede into his face. This would make for a better recovery on the surface of the skin and allow for less scarring. Of course, when I asked him what he thought he said he couldn’t see a difference.

After about two weeks, I was able to notice a huge difference in the overall appearance of his skin. Less breakouts and far and few between. His face was also not as red in general. Redness would have been an indication that he was overusing the product and drying out was occurring.

We are our worst critics.

Since The Get Fit Big Guy has a simple regimen it’s really easy for him to wash his face in the morning and then right before dinner. This way he maintains a consistent regimen and can stay on top of his skin care routine.

Since I’m always curious to know how products react to the skin, I decided to give the Clearasil Ultra Rapid Action Daily Gel Wash a try. I liked how it didn’t foam up too much. Foaming and suds equal stripping the skin of its natural oils. I also liked that there was a cooling sensation to the skin without it being obnoxious!

Clearasil Ultra Rapid Action Daily Gel Wash and Teens Concerns

Teenagers are primarily concerned with how they are going to have clear skin. Some will go to great lengths to get rid of acne, trying out random products, or techniques that buzz around the school or are huge hits on YouTube. Trying a product like Clearasil Ultra Rapid Action Daily Gel Wash will help give your teen a handle on how to effectively and safely maintain clear skin.

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