I’m Back… And I Own An Online Boutique!?

Hi everyone!  Yes, I am alive.  Haha!  Since I last posted, I gave birth to my second son, redecorated my house and opened a business.  I have been a little bit busy.  If you want to connect with me on Facebook, I would say I am more active there and on Instagram than anywhere else.   I’ll put the links down below.

Any who, so I have two boys now.  One is three and the newest addition is 5 months old.  They have been keeping me on my toes y’all!  It was quite a change to go from having a very self-sufficient 3-year-old to having two kids.  The hardest part was not that I had a new little guy demanding my attention but it was the adjustment that my older son had to go through.  My heart was tender from being away from him for 3 days while in the hospital.  Then we got home and I still couldn’t really spend the time with him that I wanted.  I wanted to hold him and love on him so badly but I was either breastfeeding the little guy or washing bottles (because I was pumping at times due to the excruciating pain of breastfeeding).  I had a c-section and the recovery wasn’t easy.  We also had my husband’s parents staying with us and they were a big help keeping my three-year old occupied but it added to my sadness of being away from him and my husband.  I felt very alone because I was in my bedroom so much.  I have a tiny house so I was b’feeding/pumping in my bedroom, trying not to expose myself in front of my in-laws for two weeks.  I was pumping and or feeding about every hour and a half or so.  I know… sob story right?!

Post-natal hormones are CRAZY y’all!!  I think I cried a few times a day, every day for the first two weeks of my new baby’s life.  I was a mess.  It seemed like my three-year old was just in reaction mode the whole time.  Once we got back to our normal routine things slowly got better.  Breastfeeding got easier.  I might write a whole blog post just on breastfeeding if anyone is interested.  It actually got easier, then harder, then easier, then I got mastitis, then it got easier and the pattern continued.  Just when I thought I had the hang of it, I didn’t.  And now… now he has two teeth.  Ouch!  It is,  very simply put, a journey of hills and valleys and mountains and plains.  This is of course, coming from a very pale, sensitive-skinned redhead.   I know some people’s skin is more tough and they just get how to do it from day one, but that is not my story.

What about the boutique?  Well, I had been praying for years for an opportunity to come along where I could help my family out financially while also staying home with my babies.  I wanted to glorify God in it all and be a positive influence.  God told me for the longest time that I was supposed to be a Mom and to be satisfied with that.  I waited for him to give me the go, even though we faced very hard financial times.  He finally gave me the green light and the idea to start a women’s clothing boutique.  It would give me a chance to help out financially, give me something to put my mind to and give me a platform to share my faith.

After months of preparation and planning, we are having our Grand Opening this week. We’ve got everything from tops and bottoms, to bags, jewelry and home decor.  It has been such a fun experience and an exercise in faith as well.  I can’t wait for you all to check it out!

Here’s the links to my Instagram, my store’s website Green Garden Boutique, and also our Facebook page.  I would be humbled and grateful for you all to have a gander at what we’ve got to offer.  We also have a store Instagram —> HERE

I hope you all have been doing well and I am sorry that I have been away for so long. I always come back though, right? 🙂

Lisa

Baby on the way!

Hi all!   I’ve been locked out of this account for 8 long months and it was driving me mad.  I had problems with my password so I changed it and then quickly forgot it and then had problems with my Authenticator app but now all is well.  I even started another blog but only posted maybe twice.  I am so glad to be back to this familiar platform.

 

In other news, I have baby #2 on the way and we couldn’t be more excited!  Life is so busy with a toddler running around that this pregnancy seems like it’s going by really fast.  We will welcome baby #2 in late summer and believe me I will post pics when our little bundle arrives.  🙂

 

We also just adopted 6 new baby chicks, in addition to our 2 full grown chickens that reside in our backyard.

 

Don’t forget that you can follow me on Instagram at:    https://www.instagram.com/leelee_girl/     I post more often on there than anywhere.

 

I also have a Youtube channel:   https://www.youtube.com/user/TheWomanAlive

 

I am hoping to make more videos in the future.

 

I hope everyone is doing well and that there are still some of you who have hung around during my long hiatus.  It feels good to be back behind the keyboard.

 

See you soon!

 

Lisa

 

 

 

15 Pounds down!

Hey all!  I am now 15 pounds down and counting.  I am in my second week of 21 Day Fix and I am starting to fit into my old pre-pregnancy clothes again but more importantly I am feeling great!!


This has been such a blessing in my life.  The ladies on my team are so supportive and always there with a compliment or word of encouragement.  I’d like to share a Shake-o-logy recipe if I may.  It’s one I have been enjoying every day, sometimes twice a day.


Chocolate Cherry Bomb Shake

1 scoop chocolate Shake-o-logy (I use the vegan choc)

Handful of ice

1/2 purple container (included in the 21 Day Fix package) frozen pitted cherries

1/2 a large banana

2 tsp peanut butter

10 oz filtered water

Blend and ENJOY!

Here’s the link for more info to this super-food nutrition drink that fills you up and keeps your cravings at bay.

http://www.shakeology.com/leeleegurl82

I have this as my breakfast in the morning and then sometimes I have it again in the afternoon if I am wanting something sweet.  It is sweet, creamy, cold and delicious!

I get a cheat meal once a week and a cheat dessert.  Yesterday I had Chinese food and Oreo’s!

Did my full body cardio today and now I am ready for a shower.


 My lunch. I can eat so much on this plan.


Hope you all are doing great!  I’ll be posting up more full body pics at the end of this next round.

Check out 21 Day Fix here.  http://www.beachbodycoach.com/leeleegurl82

In Love,

Lisa

1st Round of 21 Day Fix Results

And here it is… I’m down 8 lbs and so many inches I have lost track! 21 days…that’s all it takes to start the journey of a lifetime.  blogpic1The plan is to do 2 more rounds of 21 Day Fix and then start on 21 Day Fix Extreme!

Won’t you join me?   I’m having so much fun with the ladies in my Challenge group!  What an inspirational bunch of women.

Message me for more info or go to my Beachbody website and let’s see if we can match you up with a Challenge pack that fits your fitness goals.

http://www.beachbodycoach.com/esuite/home/LEELEEGURL82

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I’ve been hard at work exercising and doing 21 Day Fix…

Hi All!!

I’ve lost 8 lbs and am feeling GREAT!!  I love this workout and meal plan because it’s easy and allows me to indulge in some chocolate too!  The portion control containers are magic and SHAKEOLOGY completely controls my cravings!!  I even went to the pool this week and swam which I was so afraid to do before I changed my world!

Before and After pics coming in 3 days…

I have to tell you about this because it has changed my life for the better in so many ways.

The 21 Day Fix Challenge PACK is only ON SALE until June 30th!!  It’s $70 off it’s normal price!!!!   

The Challenge pack includes one bag of a months worth of SHAKEOLOGY, the 21 Day Fix Workout DVD’s, the portion control containers, meal plan and an EXTRA Plyo Fix DVD!!!  You also get a free coach (ME) and access to our Challenge Group Facebook page in case you have any questions or need extra motivation and accountability.

SALE ENDS IN 4 DAYS!!

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Beachbody has changed my life!!!  Will you let it change yours?

Your’s Truly,

Lisa

BeachBody: A Whole New World

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Hi!!

  So, for the past few weeks I have been a little busy.  I am a stay-at-home mom, wife, chicken owner, gardener, babysitter, dog owner, blogger and I have a house that has to stay clean.  I recently met a lady that has changed my life.  I had been praying for an opportunity to arise where I could take something that I have a passion for, like exercising and eating healthy and turn it into something that might bring an income into my family’s life.  I finally found the answer!

We have been struggling.  I am talking about my family.  I so desperately want to stay home with my baby and can’t imagine missing all these sweet days with him.  We have been struggling to make ends meet, living paycheck to paycheck.  We have medical bills that have piled up because of our lack of health insurance. We struggle to buy groceries at times.  We have no savings.  I know a lot of you can probably relate, right?

Enter: Heather.  A friend of mine liked her page and it showed up on my Facebook page.  She was a  BeachBody health and fitness coach who is always putting up positive, cheery posts.  I could tell from her posts that she is also a person of faith, like myself.  She has a heart for moms that want to stay at home with their babies and she reached out to me.  We clicked instantly and I could tell my life was about to change.

The plan was to order the program and shakes, stick to it and learn how to coach and motivate other people in the same situation.  I had to save up for a few weeks to order the Shake-o-logy drink that she recommended and the workout program, 21 Day Fix. She also told me that if I signed up as a coach that I would save 25%.  What did I do?  I signed up as a coach because of course, why would I not want a discount?  Makes sense right? YES!!!

I started the program.  These are just some of the meals I’ve eaten on 21 Day Fix.

Turkey bacon on whole grain bread with strawberries and tomatoes and hummus.
Turkey bacon on whole grain bread with strawberries and tomatoes and hummus.
Scrambled eggs with whole grain bread, strawberries and blueberries. MMM!
Scrambled eggs with whole grain bread, strawberries and blueberries. MMM!

I can honestly say that I have to eat more food on this diet than I normally eat.  It’s awesome!!

Well, now I am knee deep in the program.  I am on my second day of 21 Day Fix and I am loving it.  Don’t get me wrong, it is so hard!!  So far, my favorite Shake-o-logy is the Chocolate and the Chocolate Vegan.  For those of you that don’t know anything about Shake-o as we so lovingly call it in the BeachBody world, it is not a protein drink.  Don’t get me wrong, it has protein in it but it also has vitamins, minerals, anti-oxidants, fiber, probiotics, super-foods and more!  It tastes great and it will help with digestion, which is especially good if you are having gut problems or are constipated. There are 6 different flavors and you can add banana or peanut butter or what-ever you want to it to make it creamy and delicious!

If you want to read more about Shake-o-logy here’s the link to my page.

http://www.shakeology.com/leeleegurl82

YUM!!!
YUM!!!

Please click on the link below if you want more info on the programs and Shakeology.  You can also message me there and I can help you figure out what program would be a good fit for you.  From there you can friend me on Facebook and will be invited to join our challenge group.

www.beachbodycoach.com/LEELEEGURL82

You can message me there if you have any questions or leave a comment below and I can answer any questions you have.

Beachbody is a WHOLE package.  I would love to help you get fit.   I am on a journey that is long and hard but so worth it.  I am still in the middle of my training but I have learned so much and am anxious to share my knowledge.  I’ve made new friends, been encouraged to better my body, soul and life and now I’m being held accountable by being a coach.  I’ll be back with my before and after pics in 21 days.

Think about it.  Pray about it. Let the Lord lead you.

Faithfully,

Lisa