Emily Rose

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What my baby wants me to know

Those who know me well are aware of how much I try to fit into my schedule on a daily and weekly basis. I am very regimented and I wake up between 5 and 5:30AM so that I can get as many things done as I possibly can in a day. I hold myself up to really high standards for my health, work, and workout habits. I set myself really high goals and give myself very little wiggle room for error.

Sleeping in, naps, and resting, accepting help from others have never even been a consideration let alone a habit I have ever gotten into.


Believe in your dreams

I am writing this to you while I am in the middle of some really big things happening at work, some major things happening in my personal life (aka new house, new baby, new dog).

The combination of lots of big things happening all at once can be a bit overwhelming at times.

The other day I was talking to my business/life coach about everything that was happening to me, and I was in a state of complete overwhelm. I was crying and questioning how I was going to do it all and get through it. She stopped me to remind me that this was just one moment in time and that this feeling and these fears would pass, and that of course I would get through this and end up on the other side, and that this is what I had been asking for all along.


My Top 4 Weekly Health Goals

I truly believe that to set yourself up for success every week and every day, in anything that you do, you need to have your health in order first. 

If you don’t feel good, you won’t perform well. 

I can’t tell you how many times that I have woken up too tired, groggy, lethargic, with no energy and how it’s completely ruined my day.


Say “Yikes” and move on

I totally stole this from a meme, but it’s so perfectly accurate so I had to steal it for the title.

This is my life mantra. When something doesn’t go your way, when you try and fail, just say “yikes” and move on.


Pregnancy Cravings

That was a bit of a misleading title because I haven’t really had any real cravings with my pregnancy so far.  Like I am not saying to Dan at 9 pm I want a cheeseburger and fries from McDonald’s, nor do I feel the need to have ice cream all the time.  The closest thing I have gotten a craving is wanting a butternut squash soup from Panera Bread.  


What you can control

This week I went into Monday pretty stressed. Even though I followed my own, “Fighting Sunday Scaries” guidelines, Monday morning still got me good.  


All the squashes

Last night I made stuffed acorn squash and as I was finishing off the rest of Dan’s acorn squash (yes I eat HIS leftovers, never the other way around) when Dan said, “You know, I really like most squashes but this just isn’t my favorite.”

I tried not to take it personally because I thought it was a pretty freaking great dinner, but I can’t fault him either. If I were to rank all the squashes, then acorn squash would probably be my least favorite too.


Fighting the Sunday Scaries

The Sunday Scaries. We all know what it is, and we have all experienced it at SOME point. I don’t care who you are, what you do, or how much you love your job, there has to have been at least ONE Sunday you have gotten nervous, or just simply thought, I don’t want to work tomorrow…

I love my job and I own my own business, with no one to report to, and I still get this every so often. 


The Babymoon

This past weekend we went to Maine for our “babymoon”.For the expecting mamas out there, I would highly recommend doing a little weekend getaway with your husband before that beautiful babe arrives. We kept it short, simple, relaxing, and beautiful, and it was exactly what my heart and soul needed.

September Meal of the Month

This is one of my most FAVORITE meals to make for the Fall.  I gotta be honest, I am not a huge “soup” person, but I will ALWAYS pick this if it’s on the menu at a restaurant and we make it at home all of the time.  It’s warm, filling, a little sweet, and a lot of delicious.  

It is also dairy-free, so that’s a win/win =] 

I hope you enjoy it as much as I do.