Monday, September 10, 2012

This is your Mama talking!

Heeeeeyyyy girrrrlllls! It's your Mama here!

I decided I'd write a little extra somethin' than what you typically get Monday-Friday on the blog.

It goes without saying that this little Fit Camp page has been a blessing to me. You guys have no idea how proud I am of each and every one of you. And how your posts and encouraging words to each other lift my spirits and motivate me. There is a lot of good that comes out of this little gang we have and I couldn't be more honored to be the voice behind it.

The ever so gracious Camp Counselors run this page for me because I literally couldn't do it on my own. I am maxed out with social media outlets and all the little moving parts that go with being the author of a little blog called Mama Laughlin.

Four years ago I started writing on a blog called "The Laughlins". It was about my day to day boring life as a housewife. Now, it is anything but. Everything about it has changed. Except for my voice. I am still a smart ass, throw it all out there, don't care what you think, life's better with laughs kinda gal. And I always will be. But now I have found a passion for weight loss and helping others, and I'm fortunate to have a platform to do it on now. (that's what she said)

That being said, Jen J. wanted me to touch on a few things.
A.) How/When did I know I'd made it big?  Really guys, I don't feel famous or anything. People don't really recognize me when I go places or anything like that. So it's hard to feel like I've "made it big".  I don't really feel like I have much to offer that's "special". Not that anyone else can't do at least. I mean, I've lost a considerable amount of weight after babies, I inspire others to know it's possible, and I keep a light spin on the weight loss game... but that's it. I feel like anyone can do what I've done. I just don't give a shit that people know it. I don't hold back and I tell it like it is. Is that something to be famous for? I don't think so.  I try to stay humbled and grounded, but helping others out has really become my passion. And if I can get a few laughs in the process that's a bonus!

B.) Does your husband ever get pissed about the time spent on social media?  From the time I get home to the time I go to bed at night, I try to spend minimal time on my phone, ie social media. I'll post some pictures or whatever, but mostly, I try to be present wherever I am. Not glued to my phone. He sometimes gets a little frustrated when I am emailing at night, so I try to keep it short. But he knows my blog generates income, so he understands.  And just to be clear, that is just recent that I've started to generate income. I have gone 4 years without making a single cent off my blog and was completely happy with JUST helping others. But if I can make some extra money by doing what I already do, scoreballs.
 
C.) What are the downsides of being so public?  Criticism. Period. I don't mind putting it all out there for the benefit of others. I am a realist and know that things are not always perfect. Not in life, not in marriage, not in weight loss. And I share that with people because I want others to know that you can fuck up and still keep going. It's not the end of the world. YOU are the deciding factor.  But with all that openness comes a lot of critiquing and criticism. Over the years I've learned to just brush it off. I'd be lying if I said it doesn't still sting though. But I know there is WAY more positive than negative things that are a result of my being so open. It's just part of it. 

Really y'all, I'm just a regular girl who figured out the secret to weight loss: THERE IS NO FUCKING SECRET!  It's hard and it's unfair and it's bullshit. But it's life. And YOU are the only one that can change yourself. Not your husband, not your kids, not your best friend... YOU.  You make the decision every day to eat healthy or to eat shit. Hopefully it's not ACTUAL shit. That's pretty nasty.

And I screw up, too. A LOT. I'm not perfect and I've never claimed to be. My weight fluctuates. I've seen the 130's all the way to the 200's. And now I want to see the 120's so bad I could shit glitter.  And it's tough. I'll own up to that. I will always be 100% honest with you all. Because I've been through hell and back. I've sweated more than 12 whores at church camp. And I did it all because a fire was lit under my ass and I wasn't going to take NO for an answer. Because I knew I was capable of more than what I was doing. Because I love a good, hard (peens) challenge. 

I'm here to tell you, ANYTHING is possible. I don't care if you have 200 lbs. to lose! You can do ANYTHING you put your mind to.  It just takes a little bit of heart and a whole lot of dedication!

What are you waiting for? You have everything to gain, and nothing to lose but pounds!


 

14 comments:

  1. Why do i feel like i could cry and have an orgasm at the same time when i read your posts! ?? LOL. But really you are such an inspiration! .. pregnant with baby #3 in 3 years and i am comitted to stay healthy throughout pregnancy and already cant wait to have the baby just to see some major results because of your inspiration. #wannabemilf. P.S. please dont ever stop blogging, mmkay?

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  2. Monday morning post from Mama... great way to start the week! Thanks for your words! xo

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  4. perfection...well said...love my mama!

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  5. Mama Laughlin - the Glitter Shitter, lol

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  6. Happy Monday to Ya Mama! Throwin big pink glittery hearts at ya! Thank you for doing what you do. I hope that all the positive always weighs out any negative shitfaces that come your way. What we preach in my house "If ya got Haterz its cuz ya doin sumthin right!!" And yes we say it all ghetto

    Wet slobbery smooches xx
    Ang

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  7. Mama, We loved having you! And of course you are welcome back anytime. Thanks also for letting us run with this Fit Camp thing. It means a lot to so many woman out there! It's fun to be part of something so much bigger than ourselves.

    ~Jen J.

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  8. Love this! So glad you posted on here!

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  9. Love this! You are very inspirational & real & hilarious. Thank you <3

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  10. I think I love you, er...what you said about how nobody can do it for you, is what i want to scream to some people. Haha, shit glitter. I'm totally stealing that when I can use it.

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  11. I wish you lived near me! I feel we would be BFF's. I f'n love you!!!!!!!!!!!!!! lol

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  12. Wow! I love this post! I really love the part where you say only you can change yourself! That is so true and I tend to forget that!! Thank you for your inspiration Mama!!

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  13. Wow this post really lights a fire ubder my butt!!! Thank you for sharing your journey with us, it truely inspires people... you are amazing mama L

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