rebeccacaridad We have been doing some major housework over here! New paint, new floors, new furniture. Getting this little home of ours to a place where I maybe won't hate it anymore! Also, peonies!!!! 12min

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rebeccacaridad I was planning on repeating week 2 again because I didn’t feel like I could handle any progress, but last minute decided to just start week 3. This week I’m supposed to progress from 90 second running intervals to 3 min running intervals. Doesn’t sound like much, but when 90 seconds is tough I was sure that doubling my time would be impossible, but it wasn’t! Ran and ran and didn’t even feel like I needed to stop when the reminder dinged. Even added on a couple more mins during the cool down. My goal with #C25K has never been to race, I just want to be able to jog for a few miles with out wanting to die, and thats a jogging with a soft j! ( it’s a new fad called uh, jogging. I believe it's jogging or yogging. it might be a soft j. I'm not sure but apparently you just run for an extended period of time. It's supposed to be wild.) Getting there, getting there! Also already put this out there on FB but if you have a spottily work outlast that you love please share! 1w
  •   heydanfredo Yes! I'm on week 7, day 2 and ran 25 minutes this morning. It's so hard to believe that I was struggling with 90 seconds 5 weeks ago. Keep it up! 1w
  •   stephanie_may Get it girl! 🏻 1w
  •   rebeccacaridad @heydanfredo OMG. That seems so impossible for me right now but I'm excited to get there! 1w
  •   isurrenderall4u Awesome!! 1w

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rebeccacaridad Five years ago this guy put a ring on my finger and asked me to marry him. If I’m honest with myself I had no idea what I was doing when I said yes to him. I was young and idealistic and clouded by a whole lot of expectation. Thankfully there was a part of me that was smart enough to attract and commit myself to such a lovely person. People say things like “marriage is hard.” Comments like these sort of lose their meaning after a while, but the thing is marriage is hard because loving is hard. To love someone well and selflessly is a constant practice and to let them do the same back is an even harder practice. This man and I have been through a lot in the last nine years and there have been times when my confidence in us has been shaken AND right now is NOT one of those times. I am so overwhelmed with gratitude for this man and for our life and our family and this world we have conjured up together. I have never been so in love with him. 2w

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rebeccacaridad And then life just got a whole lot better, gaaawwwd I luh her 2w

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rebeccacaridad So excited to pick up my baby girl tomorrow for the weekend! We have been going through withdrawals over here!! 2w

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rebeccacaridad @cassierosch 's selfie smile is the best 😀 3w
  •   kitzel the PRETTIEST!!! 2w

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rebeccacaridad Finished my second week of #C25K today. First week was great, totally my pace. First day of second week was awesome, started to really feel progress. 2nd and 3rd day of this week were total shit, couldn’t really keep up well with the program. The program says to repeat days as much as needed so I think I am going to redo week 2 for week 3. Also did a yin yoga class after my Monday run and I’m pretty sure anyone who runs should try to fit at least one yoga class in a week, totally helped my body loosen up and I was barely sore the next day. Also! Just got my second outfit from @fabletics and I’m loving everything they have. I’ll include my invite link incase any of you want to check it out. The first outfit is really affordable and so far I am impressed with the quality. Whole30 is going strong too, since this my 5th time doing it, it feels pretty easy. Cooking a ton and making sure to eat breakfast. Still need to get better at drinking more water and taking my supplements and herbs, but overall feeling good and letting those work out happy feels sneak into the rest of my life. http://www.fabletics.com/invite/rebeccacaridad/ 3w

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rebeccacaridad Little Stevie glows @thelaurasaffioti 3w

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rebeccacaridad We thought he had chickenpox, turns out he has Hand, Foot, Mouth Disease, which sounds scary but isn't too bad. He is covered in blistery sores and he is uber sensitive today but he still smiles for the camera. Love my sweet baby boo #octaviolazaro 4w
  •   soalaina poor guy - hope he feels better & you stay healthy! 4w
  •   barnaclebags Oh nooo poor Tavo!! Hope he heals up quick! 4w
  •   stephanie_may I saw your snap about this! Poor babe! Hope he feels better soon. 4w
  •   snoozatx Ahhh. That stinks. Hope he feels better! 4w

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rebeccacaridad My doctor and I are trying to get this annoying body of mine ready to have a baby growing inside of it in the next year or so. She prescribed me a whole 30 and more exercise along with lots of chinese herbs, acupuncture, and supplements. So today I started my 5th whole 30 along with the Couch to 5k program. I have never been able to run in my entire life, I have some sort of mental block there but this program is supposed to coach beginners by using interval training. It wasn't too bad actually and I'm looking forward to feeling the progress. Have any of you done C25K? Thoughts? #couchto5k #whole30 1mon
  •   atihsa For entertainment component, I use the Zombies, Run! App. :) best wishes for your babies! 4w
  •   lookingformyfitspiration I did a C25K two years ago, I could barely get around my neighborhood in this first days, you will be amazed at your progress over the 9 week course. You will have some weeks that are harder than others but you can do it. I used the C25K app by Active LLC you can pick from 3 trainers to tell you when to walk when to jog (girl, a drill Sgt type guy, and my fave the zombie). I highly recommend signing up for a 5k now that is near your program end time so that you have something to work towards. Be advised 5ks are highly addicting the atmosphere is fun and you will meet incredibly cool & supportive people. Good luck 2w
  •   rebeccacaridad @lookingformyfitspiration thanks so much! Loving it so far! 2w
  •   lookingformyfitspiration I am so excited for you starting this journey! I can't wait to see more of your progress. 2w

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rebeccacaridad Sad that our weekend with this little pumpkin was cut short because I was feeling under the weather. Miss her already 1mon

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rebeccacaridad My Saturday morning ️ Baby girl wasn't in to sleeping much last night so I'm just going to lay here until one of them starts screaming 😴 #octaviolazaro #openadoption 1mon

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rebeccacaridad Missing my sweet Sadie girl extra hard today on her birthday. If she was here she would be spending the entire day in her doggy sling because that was her fave and because I'm a crazy person. Today I started seeing a wonderful naturopath/acupuncturist to begin some healing around D and I's infertility and overall health. It's sort of terrifying to actually take on the task of working through all the emotional baggage that effects health and desire to be healthy. When I was laying there with a bunch of needles sticking out of my body staring up at the ceiling wondering what these next months will look like I thought of this little angel and how she used to snuggle me and kiss me and look into my soul and it was such an overwhelmingly sad moment because she is gone and of course such an overwhelmingly love filled moment because I got to have this weird little creature in my life for 8 years. #sadiecaridad 1mon
  •   rebeccacaridad @lindspatbridge it's crazy shit right! I didn't cry, but I have like a 10 foot thick armor on at most times so I think it will take a few more sessions to really let go. Looking forward to it! 1mon
  •   skylarkjoy I feel for you, I lost my boxer this year after a brutal fight with heart problems and failure and I still miss him terribly. Having my baby helps a lot and I'm sure your precious one helps too. 1mon

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rebeccacaridad Tavo and I are missing our baby girl! So excited to spend this weekend with her #octaviolazaro 1mon

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rebeccacaridad New IKEA lamps (@mariaconfer, I copied you ) and finally got around to framing my beautiful fine art print from @artifactuprising of one of my favorite images of Tavo ever! #octaviolazaro 1mon
  •   pagefiftyfive Love!! 1mon
  •   mariaconfer They're the best bedside lamps! Now I need to copy you with a gorgeous Xavi print! 1mon
  •   sasha_kretova Love these lamps! I have one of these on my bed and a bigger one from this series on my husband's side. They look so pretty in your space! 1mon
  •   stephanie_may Beautiful!!! 1mon

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rebeccacaridad He loves hats. Found this one for $2 and now he looks like every guy I grew up with and Tommy Shelby #octaviolazaro 1mon

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rebeccacaridad One year ago exactly this precious and amazing soul came into our lives. Here he Is the day we met sitting happy and joyful on his foster father's lap. It was an insane road to get to this day last year and our first year with our son has been so beautiful, and hard, and exciting, and challenging, and transformative. Becoming a parent is a sometimes most lonely and other times most communal role to play. You are more worried and more overwhelmed with love and appreciation than you have ever been. It is so full of contradictions! Tavo is a burst of energy and sweetness, one moment screaming at the top of his lungs unable to sit still and hear you and in the next moment grabbing your cheeks to give you a big sloppy kiss. As most of you know we feel really strongly about about having an open adoption and because of that we have been lucky enough to adopt even more people into our family through Tavo. We get to love his birth parents, his grandmother, and his newest baby sister and her mama. Our community has grown through him and we are better for it. We are still learning so much about what that means and what it means to be a parent and an adoptive parent in a transracial family, but we are doing it with our arms wide open! Shout out to my sweet and shy husband who hates it when I social media him. I have never been more in love with him than I am after this year, seeing him become a father is like watching something become its best version of itself. If we were all so lucky to have Dustin as a dad the world would be a much better and less scary place. WHAT. A. YEAR! 1mon
  •   roseannbathphoto Wow, a year! Well done mama, and with so much heart and grace. 1mon
  •   eliza_stclair This is so encouraging to read while we're in the midst of this ourselves. Waiting on a match, and knowing all of this is ahead. You portray it all so beautifully. :) xo! 1mon
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rebeccacaridad Guys, @alisonvagnini is an f'ing magician. A good photographer helps you see your own unique beauty, she did that for me in Joshua Tree. Check her out! #dirty30palmspringbreak 1mon

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rebeccacaridad The love #octaviolazaro 1mon

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