Merry Christmas

This year has not been the best year. It’s been very hard and sad on a lot people.
I’m thankful that God has been with me this year because without him it would of felt much worse. God is the reason we live and God is the reason we can go on living after we leave this earth if we choose him rather than live our life without him.
I was not going to let this year change how I love Christmas 🎄 that’s why I chose to do 24 day countdowns, One of the countdowns was about the birth of Baby Jesus so I could be reminded everyday what Christmas is all about.
My youngest and I did a 12 day countdown to Christmas Eve and it really changed how we saw some things. We kept the spirit of Christmas in hopes to bring happiness to others.
Now, as I lay listening to it rain I can be sad and worried that Christmas may not go as I wanted or I can pray and know no matter what happens to make the best of the situation and be reminded Christmas isn’t about me and my plans or presents but about the birth of baby Jesus. That’s all it’s ever been about. I pray everyone has a safe, blessed and Merry Christmas!
Remember, no matter what you’re going through you’re never alone because Jesus is always there. Just call on him and don’t forget to tell him Happy Birthday!
Love to you all and God Bless us everyone ❤️💚❤️💚

Happy Saturday!

How is everyone doing today?

I’m doing pretty good. I’ve been going to the chiropractor to get some things realigned and drinking my happy coffee. It’s really been a game changer for me these last three weeks.

If you are reading this and would like a free sample, message me and I’ll do what I can to make it happen.

I’m happy about things starting to open back up. For me it’s like getting grounded from toys when you’re a kid. Devastated when they’re taken away but so excited and more appreciative when they are given back.

I also don’t like the phrase new normal. If anything there is nothing normal about the situation. We can learn from this and take better precautions and do better about staying home when sick but as for new normal I disagree.

I don’t want to go weeks and months again from seeing family, I don’t want to wear a mask everywhere I go for the rest of my life and I don’t want to not be allowed to sit and dine in somewhere. I don’t want to not be allowed to go to church. I also am a hugger, this is so hard for me. This is not normal!

This is a situation we are in at the moment. This too shall pass. We will prevail if we take it slow and get back to normal. The news media has people in a frenzy and like to keep them that way. They get better ratings reporting bad things than good.

I’m not saying I don’t believe we should’ve taken precautions, I’m saying we should of been smarter about things in the beginning. Wash your hands! Don’t be out if you’re sick 😷 this is just common sense. I hope people will be smarter in the future.

It’s just like what I was talking about earlier with kids getting things took away for doing something they shouldn’t. They will do better about listening and following guidelines if they don’t want their toy took again. I hope adults will do better following guidelines and using common sense so we don’t end up in this situation again. Because, this is more like school trouble than at home. One gets in trouble we’re all in trouble.

Please no bad feedback, this is just my opinion. I’m entitled to how I feel as you are also.

I hope everyone is having a great weekend!

Thank you for reading, God Bless!

The struggle is real folks 💜

Happy Sunday!

It’s been since January since I posted.

First off I’d like to say in my last post I was really wanting 2020 to be not only a good year, but my year. My year to turn my life around.

That actually was starting to not even be in the cards for me.

The end of January I accidentally chopped the tip off my finger. Thankful, just the tip no stitches but I had to be careful for a few weeks not to hit it on anything or it would start bleeding. So, that set me back and this quarantine came in to play and well that’s a bummer in itself.

I don’t know how many of you have followed me in the past but from September of 2016-September 2017 I did a diet exercise blog and I had a goal and I met that goal.

Now it’s 2020 and due to stress, and aging my weight has went back up. It’s not from a lack of trying. It’s really a hormonal imbalance, cortisol , and fibromyalgia.

This year I wanted to get better but honestly I kept getting worse. My quality of life was diminishing from my eyes. I was tired all the time. If that wasn’t keeping me down than pain in my joints and brain fog had me. Then if that wasn’t enough my weight kept going up and nothing I did or tried helped me.

Then a little over a week ago I tried a cup of coffee and a supplement that changed my life. No, this is NOT a sales pitch. I just want you to know that I really am back to blogging and I hope I continue feeling like this or even better. I’m even lost some ounces. It doesn’t sound like much but I’m just glad the scale has stopped going up every week. I can’t wait to get back to my chiropractor because then I should be totally 100% back to living.

I hope you’re all doing well. I know being quarantined is very hard. I’m grateful I live in the mountains and I can enjoy being outside without worrying about being too close to anyone.

I’m still doing Peloton. That is the exercise app I told you about in January. I believe it’s still free to try out, so check it out if you can. I didn’t have to have a credit card during my free trial so hopefully it’s still like that. I joined the first day after trying it because when something works for me, I jump on board without overthinking it.

I’ve also been missing church but I’ve heard great messages and singing online. I wish there was that much on the Internet on a regular basis. If you have a relationship with the Lord don’t let the not being able to gather keep you from praying, listening to online churches, or drive in church, or the message or any gospel songs. Remember, they may take the building but they can’t take God from you. Your relationship with him can still be as strong as you want it to be.

I know the Struggle is Real, but So is God!

Thank you so much for reading! I hope I’ve helped someone!

Have a Blessed Day!

Hey, I’m back

I don’t know if anyone has missed me but I stopped posting last yr.

Then for some reason out of the blue I deleted all my old blogs and decided to start over.

My old blog was about diet and exercise. I wrote about my diet and exercise and had weight goal to reach in a years time. Long story short I met my goal, quit blogging and gained all my weight back. Yes, it’s quite the horror story I know.

My new blog will be about a mixture of things. Maybe you will find me interesting maybe you won’t. I don’t think I’m all that interesting myself.

So, why do I want to blog? Because, I find it to be very cathartic and a way to escape for a few minutes. I love writing even if the grammar part is not my area of expertise. I have self published six Christian children’s books. You can find them on Amazon. Just look up Rachel Huddleston and you will find them.

This being my first blog after deleting all the old I’ll tell you a little about myself.

I’m 45 yrs young. Im a Christian and happily married. I’m a mother of three children. One is 21 and the other two are teenagers. I am a housewife but I do babysitting on the side and do secretarial work for my husbands business.

I struggle with my weight, age related aches and pains and sometimes just life itself. That’s why I may of changed my blog outer appearance but the title is still relevant. My Struggle is Real!

I hope that there might be something I may write about in the future that will help someone or just be an interesting read.

For now I’m getting ready to play my new Hallmark monopoly game with my youngest because it’s a rainy day here and a very lazy Saturday.

Thank you for reading my introduction,

I hope you have a blessed day! I also hope you come back to read my blogs that follow.