We’ve officially hit “triple digits”...
💯DAYS IN PITTSBURGH’S CARDIAC INTENSIVE CARE UNIT‼️
Grateful for how far we’ve come. 🙏🏼
Hopeful for how far we’ll go. 🙏🏼
-❤️🐻 Momma Bear, Praying Isaiah 53:5 🙏🏼
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Are Koreans the only ones who celebrate baby’s 100 days?
According to my parents, this has become a tradition since way back when to celebrate the life of a healthy baby. This was a huge deal back in the day since there were limited knowledge on common viruses/diseases to cure babies which caused lots of unfortunate infant deaths. The new mother & their babies weren’t allowed outside for the first 100 days either in hopes of keeping them away from sicknesses. Something like the 4 week confinement period I went through for both of my children (you can see on my previous posts). ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
So few weeks ago we followed our Korean tradition to celebrate 100 days of Jace being part of our family! Thank you for being such a healthy, smiley, small but mighty baby that you are. We can’t wait to watch you grow.. actually I can wait bc time is already going by too fast 😭 We love you so much baby 💕 ...
Feels good coming to work after sleeping for 11 hrs 😆 and I love Mondays 💙😄 #muchneededrest Happy Monday!!
Flower rice cake and matching mini cakes ...
Day 71: Woke Up on the Wrong Side of the Bed
From the moment I woke up this morning I felt grouchy. It’s not that time of the month, nothing is ostensibly wrong, was working at home today so no irritants, I was not overly tired... so I don’t know what was up with me except nothing was right and I felt irritated.
To fix it, I turned to some tried and tested techniques. First thing in the morning I changed my bedsheets so I was already looking forward to going to bed. Then once I had done my work, I tackled a nagging task (a @gretchenrubin tip) and repaired the plug socket which had mysteriously had its screws removed and come off the wall last week. After a chat on the group chat, I combined going for a run with a podcast, making it out just before the daylight faded, and put no pressure on myself to do time or distance - I didn’t even wear my tracker. I just walked and ran, while listening to @fearnecotton and @elizabday on @happyplaceofficial Then this evening I practised some self care. A bath and another face mask! This one is an @lorealskin glow mask and was an early Christmas present.
So even though I don’t feel entirely ungrouched - I am looking forward to some human company at work tomorrow - I at least know I took positive steps to feel better! ...
100 days ago I set out on a challenge to change the way I look and feel about myself. Today, I complete those 100 days and I get to look back at where I came from (that last pixelated pic is from March this year), see where I’m at (new pic from last week), and visualize where I’m going. Starting was the hardest part, for sure. It’s okay to admit you need help with something, and I needed help finally getting off my ass. I’m not sure I would’ve done it if not for my amazing wife, who had already completed her first 100 day challenge and has just completed another - broken foot and all. Sometimes I didn’t want to work out. I would lie to myself, tell myself I had too much work to do, I was too tired, I didn’t have time. But once you start something like this, you start to identify that liar that lives inside of you and only wants to pull you down, to stop you from being the best version of yourself. It’s always easier to not do something. It’s always easier to find an excuse, even if you think it’s a valid reason. You need to want to feel healthier. Maybe you want to look good, or not be so tired all the time, or maybe you just want to watch your kids grow up. Me? I want to live forever. To spend as much time with my wife and family as I can. To tell stories until I’m in my 100s. To squeeze as many seconds as I can on this blue dot among the stars we all live on. I know I still have a lot of work to do, but I can see my own progress; not only in terms of weight loss, although I have dropped near 8 kilos since I started, but also in what I can do. I can deadlift more than my own weight, I can squat more than my own weight. I can run faster, for longer. I kinda learned how to skip (lol)! It’s an awesome feeling. Thank you, @reshape_rumble , @ovgym , and all the new friends I’ve made along the way. Thank you to my man, @reece_dono 8, who has literally been with me every possible day he can, teaching me what he knows, and pushing me to try harder. And thank you to my wife, @skv_fitness_journey. You make me want to be a better man. Here’s to #2020 , everyone! Who’s starting their own 100 days in January? #fitness#100days#fitnessmotivation#reshape ...