They are my reason. Not my excuse.

My boys, my reasonThe thought of ever leaving these two without a mom is enough to make me FIGHT LIKE HELL to stay healthy.

When my youngest was born, we had a big scare. A moment of losing my peripheral vision while recovering from my c-section sent nurses flying in to my hospital room and weeks of follow up tests.

It turns out it was an easily explained aura that sometimes accompanies migraines… and migraines can happen when you go through big hormonal changes. Makes sense.

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Pumpkin Spice Chocolate Shakeology Bites

MissyFit Pumpkin Spice Chocolate Shakeology BitesSo tell me friends, what do you do when you have a recipe that calls for 1/4 cup of pumpkin puree? What do you DO with the rest of that can of pumpkin? Does it sit in your fridge and get… well… not-so-desirable? I’ll tell you what you do! You make Pumpkin Spice Chocolate Shakeology Bites! That’s what you do!!

These little nuggets of pumpkin-love are full of cinnamon-clove-nutmeg spicy goodness, almonds, pumpkin seeds, pumpkin, a Chocolate superfood powder, called Shakeology, and mini chocolate chips.

I took a chance mixing these up last night, not sure what I had gotten myself in to, but I am happy to report, these got a thumbs up from the husband, the 7-year-old and me. There’s something very warm-spicy about these bites… they make me think of fall and crisp leaves and family gatherings. I’m not joking here. This is fall flavor, in a little bite sized pop in the mouth.

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The Best Changes Come When You Work For Them…

Going Not PerfectHow many times have you started a program, plan or *shudder* diet and have become frustrated when the changes you long for don’t happen quickly.. or easily.

We’ve all been guilty of it – but really, when you have to WORK for something, when you have to be PATIENT, when you have to put in TIME, EFFORT, SWEAT and DETERMINATION… doesn’t that make reaching your goal that much sweeter? Don’t you stand a little taller? Share that accomplishment with pride?

When you take the time to develop GOOD HABITS in your health, it becomes a lifestyle that will stick. Time and consistency is our best ally when accomplishing goals.

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3 Books that Helped my Mama Heart

Tonight I had the chance to talk about the 3 books that helped my mama heart on Periscope. Are you on Periscope? Do you know what it is?

Ok – first up, it’s an awesome smart phone app that allows you to LIVE BROADCAST and watch others’ live broadcasts… and while you might think at first that it’s going to be lame broadcasts of people just hanging out – but if you follow the RIGHT people, it’s not. You can find all kinds of helpful info and periscopers who are just there to share their knowledge. It’s amazing! You can find me there by searching @MissyFitGleason 🙂

So I decided to walk through 3 books that really spoke to my heart, as a mom. These books have helped me realize that we’re all just winging it, and we’re doing the best we can with what we have. We’re mothers to OUR children for a reason – we’re the perfect mother for them <3

Ok! To the reading – 3 books for moms! Onward!!Screen Shot 2015-09-04 at 8.04.42 PM

Carry On, Warrior : The Power of Embracing Your Messy, Beautiful Life by Glennon Melton

This book. THIS BOOK. Oh my goodness. It’s rip out your heart and then mend it back together with laughter. That’s the best way I can explain it. Glennon is best known in the blogging world as Momastery and she’s full of heart and hilarity. She overcame addiction – and found a life of passion for writing and helping others. I can’t say it enough. She will crack you up and make you cry tears. Go buy her book.

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