DHEA for the New Year

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      I’m changing the way I feel this year!   Yesterday I was notified that my DHEA was low.  It was low last year when I had my routine blood work done but I ignored it.  I figured it was a fluke and would naturally bring itself back to normal levels.  Guess what?  It didn’t!  It got even lower!  I’ve been so stressed, irritable, and most of all tired… I’m talking about being tired all the time.  I may have a little energy when I first wake up but 2 hours into the morning rush I’m drained. I’ve always been extremely active and having no energy was ruining my jam.

         So yesterday I bought the 25mg DHEA supplements, I read the label and took 2 tablets WITH FOOD!  I don’t want to jinx it but a little while afterwards I felt better than I’ve felt in years.   My mood seemed to improve and I had a little energy.  I’m going to supplement 50mg a day for one month and then switch to 25mg per month for 5 months to follow.  Then I’ll have my blood work redone and let you know how it helped.  Pros and Cons and so forth.  If you feel physically and emotionally drained I would recommend getting this checked! 

First 5K

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We decided to end the year trying something new and my 10 year old daughter came up with the perfect idea.  She decided we should enter a 5K and run it for a good cause.

I was not too thrilled about the idea because it was 30 degrees outside, raining, and super early in the morning but being a mom we all have to make sacrifices and this was one I was willing to make.

We arrived 20 minutes early and geared up for the rain and cold weather.  When the shot was finally fired and the run began I found myself immediately enjoying it.  I forgot how competitive I can be and how much fun it was to run.  I was my daughters cheerleader the entire way, and she never stopped!  When she got out of breath she would slow down and walk at a fast pace until she caught her breathe and then she’d run again.  I was very impressed with her!  I may have also encouraged her to out run the other kids that were there 😂…. I did say I was competitive right?

 

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Over all we had a great time.  We also placed in the top 10 for both our age groups out of over 300 people so that’s exciting!  This may become a new thing for us.  I recommend this to any moms out there looking for a new activity to do with your child or to give to a good cause.  There were children as young as 5 years old running, you can do it!!!

Secret Hideout

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My Secret Hideout

Growing up on 100 acres of land I had this special spot. My siblings and I discovered what would become our playground, safe haven, and above all our secret hideout. While playing outside one afternoon, we invaded the woods that edged the top of a hill. The area overlooked about 20 acres, including our home and the road we lived off. There was a tree that had been struck by lightening, giving it this bent shape which was perfect for sitting. My brothers sat atop this tree as the lookouts and spy’s while I decided to clean our new “home” by gathering fallen leaves and branches. As I swept the leaves together with my hands I noticed something sparkle. I moved more leaves to get a closer look, it was GOLD!!! Or so I thought at the time, turns out I found glittery gravel that people used back in the day for driveways. I alerted the lookouts and we quickly became treasure hunters for the day, whipping off our socks to shove the best looking rocks into them and smuggle them home for safe keeping in our underwear drawer. This place quickly became our new favorite place that we titled The Golden Rocks. It’s been 20 years and I still find myself wanting to runaway to hide, be alone, and think at my secret hideout. I’m a 28 year old single mother of 3, working full time while going to school full time… who wouldn’t want to run away? Writing down my trials, feelings, and experiences seems to be the best escape I’ve discovered so far, I figured the best way to get feedback and give out advice would be to create a blog. So here I have it my online Golden Rocks 😄.