The Journey Begins

Changing my life!


I can do it! 💪  I will do it 👊 I am doing it!


Coco’s journal 📓 

I need a way to express my life and how I’m taking steps to change it.

Posts will be short and may not always be to the point. Not out for a blog award lol

don’t wish for it. Work for it.
On my wall in my home gym

Smile. Always smile! 😀 it will make your day brighter & possibly someone else’s!


Want to lose weight naturally?

get a puppy 🐶

Sunny, a golden retriever, age 11 weeks has been keeping me very busy!

lost 6 pounds in one week 🤗

I haven’t used my yard so much in the past 5 years until now!
Side note: they say puppies sleep about 16 hours a day… ummm… not mine


Sunny keeps me active and busy!
I’m so happy I got him.
The boyfriend was against it because he didn’t want his routine to be upset and he was worried about his fish wires  BUT I told him it’s not all about him!!

I’m getting him wether you like it or not.
To myself, I said I have my own home and I’m an adult! Im not having a man tell me I can’t get a dog because he’s self centered!!
make it a great day!

Ahh 💪✔️

Work out done. Felt good as it’s been a while.
My smoking cessation class is this afternoon. I have to come clean with the group as I haven’t stuck to my plan but I never give up!!

On a more positive note, I got into the masters program for health informatics.
Now I just need to pass this last course I’m in for my bachelors. I hate challenge based classes! You basically teach yourself. 🧐

make it a good day. I always try.

Not giving up

I’ve been busy and not a good busy. Well, depends on how you look at it.
We are in the middle of an opioid crisis and I’m experiencing that with my son.
I go him into a intensive outpatient treatment program (IOP) and have been bringing him to AA and NA meetings. He’s at a critical place but we’re getting through it. It’s been rough!

The system is hard especially when you haven’t experienced it. I had to fight for him and at first was confused as I had no clue where to turn and what to do.
Please keep my son in your prayers.
I haven’t been working on myself and I know that’s not good as I need to keep strong inside and out but I think I can breathe right now and will continue my journey along with my son.

Keep it positive. Strong mind!

Over a week

so it’s been over a week since my last workout.

My body feels it. Doesn’t take long to decline. I did some heavy cleaning for 2 hours yesterday and today my body aches.

My son is coming home today from the hospital so that will free my mind.

I just didn’t feel like working out and I know working out relieves stress and could have helped me in this dire time but I’m human so this was the outcome. Smoking cigarettes and not working out.

I bought my son a gym membership that allows to bring a “friend” so this is a good time to get a workout in and spend time with my son 🙂

Make it a good day! 🌞

Not used to tragedy

It’s been years since I’ve had a tragedy in my life. Ive always lived in my own bubble, so when it came knocking I had a hard time coping.
I consider myself a strong woman but you don’t realize how weak you are until something awful hits you in the face.
For the past few weeks, my son has been struggling and it came to a head almost a week ago.
Thank god for my older son who has been a rock! He stepped up! Which helps me feel stronger.
It’s a long road Ahead but I’m learning to cope adapt and stay strong 💪

Keep it positive!

Switched yesterday

ok.. so I finally gave in to the hype. I bought a Juul yesterday at 5:30 pm. NO MORE CIgs.

I did my research and it is better than smoking cigarettes as it’s all the chemicals “in cigarette smoke” that’s most harmful. Although, research did say there are unknowns on long term.

Vaping isn’t my lifestyle it’s a stepping stone to quitting smoking then eventually no devices or nicotine at all.

Other things haven’t worked for the long term so why not!

Have a blessed day!
Think it. Do it. Achieve it.

So much to achieve

wow this morning I sit on my couch having my coffee and watching my frog thinking … we (I’m) always looking to “better” myself. Become the person I want to be.  Be the person I want to be. That’s what I tell my grown kids. Be the person you want to be. Every day work at it. A little bit of work every day pays off, that’s for sure!!
I’ve been “working” on myself for years. I believe we all have room for growth and life teaches us lessons so we can grow from them.

Right now I’m working on being more analytical and less emotional.  Thinking before I speak. Wow these two things are so hard for me.

Anyway, I’m also working on other things like taking care of myself.
Got my hair colored ,highlights and cut yesterday! I feel great! Saturday getting eyelash lift and tint.  😍

Big new, today is day  1  to quitting those nasty  cigarettes.

I have a wellness coach I speak with once per week to guide me in this process of quitting for good!

And a deep breathe in. Thinking .. I’m in my last class before I graduate with my bachelors. Stick it out!! It’s almost done.

Positive thinking and always moving forward. Changing things up to get through the bumps.

Feeling good in this dreary rainy day! Nice I quit smoking in a day like this! Ha! Don’t have to go out in this crappy weather. Already a plus!!

I’m going through a process right now. It feels bigger than my normal “work at myself to be a better person”

I feel like I’m going through a metamorphosis.
Or could be a mid life crisis, as they say lol   😝 I’m at that age.
What ever it is , I’m embracing it!

Make it a great day!