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!

Weighing In

I got up this morning and decided to weigh myself. I was very annoyed that the scale did not read the lower number I had expected. I mean, I did really good yesterday and I didn’t think expecting a five pound weight loss was too much to ask.

I know this is not how weight loss works. They say you can’t expect to lose weight all at once because you don’t gain it all at once. Maybe so but I can gain five pounds quicker than I can lose one pound. I guess that’s why I want to see results now.

I decided not to let it get me down and go on and enjoy the day I had ahead of me. On the way to town I seen a baby deer, a chipmunk and a squirrel. The scenery was beautiful with all the fall foliage. It was a great day!

If I let the scale ruin my day today, then in actuality I would not have very many good days. The scale is rarely on my side. My weight goes up and down like a roller coaster.

Why do I continue to weigh myself? Because one day that scale will have to reflect a positive outcome to all the hard work I put in. It will show no matter how many times I was defeated, giving up was not an option.

Thank you for reading!

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.