Today I am humbled and eternally grateful to be able to celebrate 5 years clean and sober in Recovery. My life today is amazing. Filled with love, brotherhood, fellowship, family, success, peace of mind and so much more. I have purpose in my life today. I have direction. I am able to be a son, a brother, an uncle, a partner and a positive male role model for two amazing boys. I'm employable today and a worker amongst workers. I believe in something greater than myself today and what ever it is, has done for me what I could not do for myself. My deepest thanks to those who have waked this road before me and to those who have trusted me to help show them the way. I owe everything I have in this life to those who shall remain Anonymous. You know who you are. Thank you and I love you. FMMF #messengersofrecovery#sober#cleanandsober#onedayatatime#recovery#5years#grateful#loveyourlife
Happy 60th Birthday mom, we miss you more every year ♥️ Yesterday Grandpa & Grandma picked us up for birthday brunch at Grandma’s favorite spot. This morning Maya had pulled the picture of you off the bedside table and brought it into bed. As I told her it was your birthday and how much Grandma loves her, she hugged the frame tightly. You are always alive in our hearts. ✨
I'm loving this combo!!💞 I have had great energy, great mood, have slept like a baby, and I am down 3lbs in 4 days!🙋 (Pppssstt... Haven't gone to the gym due to a crazy schedule either). So I'm excited to see what happens when I do go in the next few days. 🏋🤗 🌹MetaBurn...Burns Fat, boost metabolism, have positive mood, and even sharper mental focus
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I drink plenty of water (Pink Drink daily), no crazy diet, and I've just tried to be active. Running around with 3 boys🏃, working graves🌔, and taking care of all my errands, house, laundry, cooking, online courses, and just the day to day keeps me pretty busy. 😄
I hate weighing myself. I don't even own a scale. I go by how I fit in my clothes and how I'm feeling.💃 But I was curious today since I just felt lighter. 🤔
Being healthy is what's important to me. Not just the outside but the mental and emotional is so key to overall good health. 🌺
To me, being healthy is a life long decision. I've learned so much about what that really means. 🤓 Quick Fix anything is just usually a bandaid and before you know it, you're back where you started or worse. Trust me, I have been there! 😢
Over the past year, I have been learning the proper way to get healthy and how to stay there. It really does start from the inside.
It's become so important to me because I want to be the best version of myself for the one's I love.😘 And if I can help anyone else along the way reach their goals, well Win, Win!! 💞😍 It doesn't have to be hard. There are so many helpful tips too! So at the end of the day, be good to yourself. If you're not happy with the current situation, there is always a way to make it better.
It all starts with SELF! Blessed night ALL. BESOS Xoxo
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[Day 49 of 365] tomorrow is the last day of #CNY and we made it to temple just under the wire. It's a bad luck year for pigs (it me), monkies (my dad), snakes (my mom) and ... something else. But maybe it's actually a good luck Pig year? I'm so confused. But I did all the proper prayers that I'm supposed to in order to mitigate bad luck. I also love this sign ... well-rounded (like plump? 🤣) and auspicious. Could be lost in translation but it's awesome #🐷 #🧧
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Pausing to reflect in front of Manny Farber’s “Domestic Movies” (1985): “Most of the feckless, listless quality of today’s art can be blamed on its drive to break out of a tradition while, irrationally, hewing to the square, boxed-in shape and gemlike inertia of an old, densely wrought European masterpiece... A peculiar fact about termite- tapeworm-fungus-moss art is that it goes always forward eating its own boundaries, and, likely as not, leaves nothing in its path other than the signs of eager, industrious, unkempt activity.
The most inclusive description of the art is that, termite-like, it feels its way through walls of particularization with no sign that the artist has any object in mind other than eating away the immediate boundaries of his art, and turning these boundaries into conditions of the next achievement.” Excerpts from Farber’s ‘White Elephant Art and Termite Art’ (1962). There’s a freedom to Farber’s peculiar perspective—not quite directly above the subject—coupled by a desire to seek grounding from an irrational angle. Can we truly soar into freedom and break from traditionally imposed boundaries? The juxtaposition of everyday objects and written notes in this piece, “Domestic Movies,” is intimate in its ordinariness.
This photo makes my heart so full!🖤🏐💗 Growing up in a farm family, your cousins become like your siblings. Jennifer is like another sister to me & Jolie.
Way back in the day, we all three played vball at different times but many years overlapped so we were on the same team. Now,we get to enjoy watching our kids play! I had the pleasure of coaching all five of them this past weekend in a club tourney.
For those of who coach, you know there is nothing like it. Lessons can be hard to come by. But I have been reminded, Faith and Family should always come first. Sports is a bonus. Hug your children often and tell them you that you love them everyday. The sadness and grief I’ve felt over the last 19 months has been ongoing, but for a brief moment when I’m coaching volleyball...there is JOY!
Choice is the life process. In each new moment of awareness, you can make a new choice. A core part of trauma healing is reclaiming your agency and getting un-stuck. This is not to blame victims or try to pretend like we have complete freedom of choice in all moments and at all capacities. To be effective, we need to acknowledge what we cannot control. It can be helpful to name that yes, we live in an unjust and unfair world where terrible things happen and sometimes you can experience awful things without deserving them. I can be helpful to acknowledge all of the systemic forces we are up against in our healing... AND that even given all of those obstacles, we still have choice and agency. Perhaps we can move from black-and-white thinking to more of a gray zone of possibilities. Perhaps we can ask, “ even though I can’t control everything what can I control in this moment? What can I choose given what happened to get a little bit more comfortable or safe or at ease?” Maybe there is one small do-able thing that can help you feel more safe right now. Maybe this is how Hope is built.
A reminder that expedition is ceaseless from #MayaAngelou's 'On the Pulse of the Morning.' #BHM#traumahealing#onedayatatime#stepbystep#healing#patience#choice#agency#reclaimyourbody
This is what my Monday consisted of. For breakfast I had Raspberry Almond Oats
Meal prepped Honey Wheat Bread and Raspberry Chocolate Mousse.
Made banana bread as a treat for me throughout the week and for my little.
I'm trying to figure out how to get back into my routine or come up with a new routine. With my husband being laid off, I have found that I struggle to keep my routine. I always thought I was one to go with the flow. But over the past two weeks, I've learned I'm not comfortable with my routine being changed. So here's to trying to roll with the temporary change in routine. Let's make this week a better one than the last.
They are so perfect
— If Penelope and Schneider ever got married, Schneider would actually take Penelope’s last name so he can officially be an Alvarez
🎵 song: Ruin My Life – Zara Larsson
📺 show: One Day at a Time
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not to be nsfw or anything but i wanna give him a smooch
6 months ago yesterday, we (officially) said yes to forever. 2 months ago today, we kissed each other goodbye off a tarmac. We might not have spent any time at all as a married couple, yet. But, I still hold true that it was the greatest decision I’ve ever made. I love you more today, than 6 months, or even 2 months ago. You somehow manage to surprise me, even when you’re not here. I’m amazed by you, and your love. Thank you for being my knight in pressed khakis, and my hero. I love you to the Death Star and back ♥️🌕 #ilovemyNavyChief#NavyWife#kickingdeploymentsass#onedayatatime#wehavegoodPIVhands