Category Archives: Determination

Summer is in full swing!


It has been a very busy summer so far here at the Holmberg House.  Between travel, summer activities and family we have been going pretty much non-stop.

In June we went to Florida again.  And this time Hadley actually enjoyed the beach!  She loved the ocean, and chased the seagulls.  She searched the beaches for bottlecaps, and rushed head-on into the ocean.

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The hubby flew home after a week, and we stayed on until after the 4th of July.  I love it so much it’s so hard to leave.  And I now know that I can in fact drive across the country with a toddler and not lose my sanity.  Yay me.

It was very hot in Florida, but amazing.  We also went to Busch Gardens,  Hadley got to go on her first rides…she did great!

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We loved the Sesame Street Safari, and the splash pad too!

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It was such a great time!

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One of the reasons I love staying in Florida so long is that my sister-in-law is always such a huge motivator for me to kick it up a notch in my health and fitness goals.  I came back last year super motivated, only to let life get in the way again, but after being there again this year it’s only reaffirmed my passion to stay the course.

If you’ve followed the blog for while, then you’ve noticed the ups and downs, the lulls in the postings, and it’s only a reflection of how dedicated I’ve been to this process.  Over the last few months we’ve made some decisions about the direction of our family, and made some big goals.  Which has given me the freedom to pursue my own goals without feeling like I am being selfish…. yay for letting go of mom-guilt!

I do really hope to be back in full swing here in the next few weeks and give you the content that you are used to with this blog.  So thanks for sticking with me!

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Motivation Monday


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There is no Easy Button to achieve success.  You have to climb, and work for it.  And then when you get to the top you can look back on where you came from and feel that surge of accomplishment and pride.

 

How many floors are you climbing today?

Throwback Thursday


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This is a hard TBT, but I am sharing this one again as reminder that we all start somewhere!  This was taken about a year ago, I think I was 30 days postpartum.

I am now a year PP and don’t look much different.  I am starting to embrace that “mommy-body” rather than hating it.  And I am working on changing it rather than accepting it.

Workout Wednesday – 10 minute workouts


As I have been trying to find the balance between being a mom and taking care of myself, I have been on the hunt for quick workouts.  Time is always such a precious thing nowadays.  So if you are like me and pressed for time to workout, try one or two of these awesome 10 minute workouts from the Girls Gone Sporty blog!

5 10-minute pinterest workouts

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10 minute jump rope

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10 minute tabata

Chewsday Tuesday – How to have a healthier Halloween


We are now at that point in the year where holiday treats will tempt you, lure you and eventually end up on your ass.  So to stay on track this holiday season, start out this year with some tools to avoid going nuts this year and you won’t gain 15 pounds before the end of the year!

Check out these tips from the Fitfluential blog on having a healthier halloween!

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Motivation Monday


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I saw this on Pinterest yesterday, and it really spoke to me.  I’ve been checking in on the scale and it is sadly going the exact opposite way that I want it to.  So I made a decision…

I am not getting back on it for 60 days.

It makes me sad when I do, and then I just beat myself up.  So the scale and I are going to take some time apart.  I want to re-focus my energy on other things, and I am not going to let it control my feelings anymore.

Happy Monday!

Workout Wednesday – Get ready to sweat!


I am always looking for new ways to sweat.  I’ve been on the bench as far as running goes the last few weeks, but I am ready to get back to it.  So I have been focusing on getting strong and building some muscle to help aid my recovery.

Check out these awesome workouts from the #fitfluential blog!

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photo credit: FitFoodieFinds.com and Purelytwins.com