🤸🏼♂️ Fit-ish & balanced #momlife 🙋🏼♀️ Always in sweatpants ✨ Iced coffee lover 📝 Lives by a to-do list ʜᴇʟᴘɪɴɢ & ɪɴsᴘɪʀɪɴɢ ᴡᴏᴍᴇɴ ᴏɴ ᴛʜᴇɪʀ ᴊᴏᴜʀɴᴇʏ
🤸🏼♂️ Fit-ish & balanced #momlife 🙋🏼♀️ Always in sweatpants ✨ Iced coffee lover 📝 Lives by a to-do list ʜᴇʟᴘɪɴɢ & ɪɴsᴘɪʀɪɴɢ ᴡᴏᴍᴇɴ ᴏɴ ᴛʜᴇɪʀ ᴊᴏᴜʀɴᴇʏ
MOOD: this week has been HARD. I did not want to do my workout today. Even with my preworkout I was dragging. The old me would have felt disappointed in my effort & focused on my lack of energy, but the me of today is accepting what I’m feeling in this moment & full of gratitude for the discipline I had to still show up & the grit it took to finish and not quit 💪🏼. . . Show up for yourself even when you don’t feel like it. Rest if you need to rest, push yourself if you need to do those hard things, but always give your best & respect the place you’re at without feeling like you’re a failure. It’s a less than day, not a horrible life. You were meant to do big things ✨❤️
These last few days have been a whirlwind of emotions. That morning I had Kaleias big sister shirt added to my Etsy cart because I was going to surprise family on Christmas Day. And just like the last time it started with spotting, and me praying every time I went to the bathroom there wasn’t anything bright red. But then in just a few days.. It happened, and that gut wrenching feeling hit. The bright red blood started, along with the tears & fear. I knew what was happening and the worst part is knowing it was 100% out of my control. I called to make an appt the next day and the ultrasound confirmed.. I feel numb, empty, sad, guilty, confused. Why does this keep happening? How many times am I going to have to experience this? Seeing ‘pregnant’ on that stick is suppose to be an exciting time but it also makes me nervous & scared. Am I really gonna be pregnant a few weeks from now? I’m so thankful we were able to have Kaleia. I thank god more than you know for how blessed we were to have a healthy pregnancy & a thriving little girl to hold tightly in our arms. She has helped me with the grieving process this time But that aside, you just don’t know how it feels, unless you are a part of this absolutely dreadful, worst club in the world. The biggest thing helping me thru this is reading other women’s stories. To know your not alone in this experience. It’s the worst feeling in the world & there’s nothing we can do about it but hope there’s someone above with a greater power and that things truly do happen for a reason and we have to have faith in that and that we aren’t in control but know there are reasons we go through these hard times 💕
This little one was all snuggles this morning & it’s EXACTLY what I needed. It’s been an emotional 24hrs but we will get thru it — Anyone have any favorite eye products for puffy eyes?! These puffs are REAL . . . . . #momanddaughter #daughter #daughtergoals #mommydaughtertime #mommyandme #snuggles #puffyeyes #puffyeyesbegone #needhelp
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Who doesn’t like free money?! I use the @ibottaapp to get cash back on my purchases. It takes just a few minutes to scroll thru the deals or you can even scan the barcode on the item. I choose the items we use, add to my offers and then just scan the receipt when I’m done. It deposits right into my PayPal account. Can someone say Christmas money?! You can use the app at tons of places. Does anyone use Ibotta? What other money saving apps do you use? My referral code is 𝙫𝙛𝙩𝙟𝙜 to check it out! Let me know what you think. Oh, I almost forgot, you can use it on amazon too!
🎉HAPPY FRIDAY🍾 Y’all, I am PROUD of you. If you’re 3 years strong on your fitness journey. If you’re two days into your journey. If you’re planning on signing up for the bootcamp I’m hosting. (seriously it’s going to be the BEST time ever you should do it! ) If you’re focusing on personal development. If you’re fighting a battle no one knows about. If you’re pushing forward no matter how hard it is. If you want to give up but you don’t. 👏🏼I AM SO PROUD OF YOU.👏🏼 . Ladies, we need to get over putting each other down to make ourselves feel better. It doesn’t work . STOP comparing yourself to other people. STOP comparing her success to yours. STOP tearing each other down! Instead let’s form the most badass group of ladies and 👏🏼 let’s 👏🏼 freaking 👏🏼 dominate 👏🏼 Let’s BUILD our community- not tear it down
1c + 6 tbsp white whole wheat flour 3⁄4 tsp cornstarch 1⁄4 tsp baking power 1⁄4 tsp salt 2 tbsp unsalted butter, melted & cooled slightly 1 lg egg, room temp 1 tsp vanilla extract 1⁄2 tsp butter extract (add extra 1/2tsp vanilla for sub. ) 1⁄4c honey 3⁄4 tsp vanilla stevia (OPTIONAL ) For the icing 10 tsp confectioners’ style stevia 2 tsp nonfat milk * Whisk together flour, cornstarch, baking powder, and salt in medium bowl. In separate bowl whisk together the butter, egg, vanilla and butter extract. Stir in the honey and vanilla stevia. Add it to the flour mixture, stirring just until incorporated. Transfer dough to the center of lg sheet of plastic wrap, and shape into a 1” tall rectangle. Cover with another sheet of plastic wrap and chill the dough for at least 1 hour. * Preheat oven to 350°F and line baking sheet silicone baking mat or parchment paper * Roll dough into small balls and place on baking sheet about 2”apart * Bake at 350°F for 8-10 mins. Cool for 5 mins before putting on wire rack to cool * To prepare icing, stir together the confectioners style stevia and milk in a small bowl. Spoon into a zip-locked bag, and snip off the corner. Pipe onto the cooled cookies or add some sprinkles
Major sweet tooth. Anyone else? 🙋🏼♀️. — I’m so thankful for my daily superfoods that has curbed my addition to sweets I used to be the one always snacking before dinner & going for anything with sugar But since drinking my superfoods daily I have been able to curb my sweet tooth and quit snacking on junk Here’s a ‘healthy’ cookie recipe for you to enjoy if your feelin’ the need for something sweet this holiday season 1c + 6 tbsp white whole wheat flour 3⁄4 tsp cornstarch 1⁄4 tsp baking power 1⁄4 tsp salt 2 tbsp unsalted butter, melted & cooled slightly 1 lg egg, room temp 1 tsp vanilla extract 1⁄2 tsp butter extract (add extra 1/2tsp vanilla for sub. ) 1⁄4c honey 3⁄4 tsp vanilla stevia (OPTIONAL ) For the icing 10 tsp confectioners’ style stevia 2 tsp nonfat milk — * Whisk together flour, cornstarch, baking powder, and salt in medium bowl. In separate bowl whisk together the butter, egg, vanilla and butter extract. Stir in the honey and vanilla stevia. Add it to the flour mixture, stirring just until incorporated. Transfer dough to the center of lg sheet of plastic wrap, and shape into a 1” tall rectangle. Cover with another sheet of plastic wrap and chill the dough for at least 1 hour. * Preheat oven to 350°F and line baking sheet silicone baking mat or parchment paper * Roll dough into small balls and place on baking sheet about 2”apart * Bake at 350°F for 8-10 mins. Cool for 5 mins before putting on wire rack to cool * To prepare icing, stir together the confectioners style stevia and milk in a small bowl. Spoon into a zip-locked bag, and snip off the corner. Pipe onto the cooled cookies or add some sprinkles
Self-care, my sweet friend, self care. Don't show up for the abs, the pounds, the jeans size, the thigh gap, the biceps. Show up for YOU. Because it gives you energy. Because it feels good to feel strong. Because it relieves stress. And most of all, .. because you deserve it. 💗
Dear self, Thank you for showing up for yourself the past 10 months.. At the beginning when it was really hard to start & the mom guilt was REAL for spending time and money on yourself.. even during your postpartum days when you only slept a few hours each night. Even when you worked away from home for 13 hours/day. Even when you didn't have an ounce of extra energy.. you still showed up And you're better today for it. You're stronger now than you've ever been; mentally, physically, and emotionally. And no, the journey hasn't been perfect, and never will be, but that's okay, cause it's YOUR journey Love, me PS. It's never too late to start over. If you weren't happy with yesterday, try something different today. Don't stay stuck, do better. 🖤
It’s okay if the only thing you did today was breathe. This morning started off I got up with my alarm. Monday win! I turned on the Christmas lights and ended up falling asleep on the couch for another three hours 🤦🏼♀️. . Had a decent to do list to do today and told myself I’d get it done when Kaleia took her nap. Well guess what, I took another nap. Be kind to yourself. It’s okay mama. It’s okay to have off days, it’s okay not to get everything done, to take time for yourself It’s now 3pm I turned on the mood booster playlist on Spotify and sippin’ my GO GO juice, gonna try to tackle these dishes in the sink!
I know, I know, you want the “SECRET SAUCE” to all things health and fitness But I hate to break it to ya, but there is NO secret. I absolutely 100% have off days, days were I eat too many sweets, too many carbs, or just dont have the motivation to workout.. I get it My life is busy, working full time and also a toddler mom, but I MAKE the time and MAKE the effort When you have goals and you REALLY want something you make it happen Just think: if you wanted to save money, graduate, get a new car, move across the state, you’d find a way to do it So how come, when you want to make a change to better your health and fitness you hestiate? Or just don’t do it until it’s too late? The “secret” is to give a shit about yourself, enough to make the decision to live a healthier life
Happy Black Friday! 🛍 I’ve been sick with a cold for two weeks, seems like it’s gets better and then some days it hits like a brick wall like it did this morning. Going out on Black Friday is not my kind of thing.. I’d rather buy online Just because most things seem like a good deal don’t feel like you have to go out and buy something Today I FINALLY scored a @nuggetcomfort that I’ve been eyeing for awhile. That will be a Christmas gift & I bought some matching Christmas pjs, I’ve also been eyeing for months but I just couldn’t get myself to spend that much on pjs so when carters had them for $5 I had to get us all a pair! We’re also in need of a new mattress and a new tv would be nice, but I’ll add those to our sinking fund for another time Did you score any good deals or are you being smart and saving your money?!
I went back and totaled up the amount of money I’ve made these past few months from selling clutter from our house on facebook marketplace or mercari. $500 — $500 worth of stuff just sitting around the house doing nothing but taking up space and making me crazy And I haven’t really been actively challenging myself to list things for sale. Mainly I’ve just been casually listing things here and there when the mood strikes But, if you are having trouble getting that $1000 mini emergency fund started (or are having trouble coming up with extra cash to pay down debt ), scour your home for all the things you no longer use. Toys, furniture, tools, decor, sporting equipment, books, you name it -- people will buy it We’ve got just about 30 days left in the year. How many things can you list for sale between now and then!? How much extra money do you want to bring in? (Wouldn’t it be nice for Christmas? ) Set yourself a goal and get to listing, sister!!
I 🅟🅡🅞🅜🅘🅢🅔, you can do hard things Not everyday do I want to workout Not everyday do I want to show up Not everyday do I want to hustle But my 🅦🅗🅨 is bigger than any excuse I have ever had.. I challenge you- discover your why! It will always take you further than any type of motivation out there.. Let’s commit together for 6 weeks, starting Monday to show up and crush it
Change is scary, but you know what's scarier? Allowing fear to stop you from growing, evolving, and processing. Today a sample of the new barre blend workout came out. When I first saw the preview I was like that’s totally not my jam. I’ve never been a dancer, never did ballet, thought to myself that’s not my pace I’ve been moving hard in my workouts . . Well... I gave it a shot, what did I have to lose. And HOLY MOLY it’s not what I expected, I loved it. A humbling workout as my 5lb weights were heavy as hell. My legs were burning, and my biceps feel like jello and I finished my workout an hour ago . . Just like with this coaching opportunity & sharing my journey, I was nervous, unsure, it was out of my comfort zone. WHY?! This opportunity has changed my life, and if it helps one other person by me sharing my journey than it’s all worth it. I’m creating a better version of me and I love who I am becoming. If you want to try the sample workout drop a 🧘🏼♀️ emoji below!
I didn't have time either, and I still don't. I had every excuse in the book as to why I couldn't start my own journey. But let me take you back over the last 10 months, starting with my mornings, that led me to this transformation. Each morning I (usually ) wake up at 4:00am to read my personal development, get my workout in, and work on some coaching work. I have managed to transform my body AND mind over the last 10 months, despite not having the time. Because guess what? When your goals and your DESIRE to change are big enough, you will MAKE the time to reach those goals. I was freaking exhausted. I had big change of becoming a mom and was struggling with my body image. I was struggling with postpartum depression, being sleepy all the time, eating all the junk to cope with what I was dealing with. I was burned out from working two jobs just to help pay our bills. I knew I needed a change. I had such a burning desire to change from the inside out, but honestly when I signed up to join a bootcamp in February, I didn't think it would be the answer. Turns out it WAS, and it gave me all the tools I needed to change my life on my own. I've been waking up early for the past ten months to workout because it's the only time I have to get a workout in. Its the only time I have to fuel my brain with personal development. It's the only time I have for ME, to grow and become the best version of myself. I learned not to use "being busy" as an excuse. I could have waited until I got settled in new mom life .... I could have waited until I had more money but instead I let go of the $150 target runs. But instead I swallowed my pride, said yes to joining a bootcamp, started working out at home, started building a business on the side, because I was SO desperate just to feel good in my own skin again, and I had NOTHING else to lose, and everything to gain
2 types of people Those who recognize what needs to be done. They take initiative and enjoy the journey. They chase the destiny by seizing the opportunity. And realize that the greatest risks were the biggest opportunities And then there are people who will give excuses. Who will feel sorry for themselves. Who will complain and try to bring you down with them. And NEVER get results. Mentally, physically, or emotionally Because they won’t even CONSIDER something new for themselves, step out of their comfort zone, and say yes. I can motivate you day after day. And you can continue to watch day after day. But the CHOICE is yours. Believe in you ✨
I get it mama. You just struggled with your littles to take a nap for two hours; their finally out and thirty mins later someone trying to sell you a new home alarm system rings your doorbell. WTF are these people thinking. You think a stay at home mom wants your crap. No thank you now put my child back to sleep. Nothing gave me more anxiety then watching from the couch the mail man walk up to my door and pray he isn’t gonna ring that bell ‘Tis the season of packages: I gave in to my ghetto sticky note I would leave outside and I love it. It also pairs nicely with my DIY wreath I made a few years ago because ya damn straight I’m not paying $45 for a Christmas decoration. Do you have a light or heavy sleeper?
What is your why? Mine is my family 💕 The why I wake up at 4 30 to get my workouts in while they sleep. The why I'm taking my health and my life into my hands. The why I'm striving to be a better me each day. The why I know that grace is a real thing. The why I know I have to set the example and be the example. The why I know each day is a new day to be who you want. The why I know I'm facing my fears head on. My why is my family. What or who is your why? Drop a comment below!
You're never going to be 100% ready and it's never going to be just the right time. This just means that every moment is the right moment. If you want it, you just have to do it. I didn't start coaching and working on my health because it was the right time. I actually was working two jobs and had a newborn. Do you think I said this is exactly the right time let's do this? I didn't start coaching and working on my health because I had loads of extra money lying around. In fact it was the complete opposite. I had just went back to work from being on maternity leave, we had went a few weeks without a paycheck, and it was just after the holidays Moral of the story is it's never gonna be the right time for anything in your life, and there is ALWAYS gonna be a reason to "hold off" or think "maybe next month". You're not gonna wake up one day and have everything magically fall into place. If you want it, make it happen 👊🏼
During nap time today I scrolled social media and watched a few youtube videos; & got some inspiration. And it hit me.. I’ve said for months we need to start this journey but I haven’t implemented anything to get it started A few ways we’re living in order to put some extra towards debt: - no waste meal planning - becoming minimal around the house - extra income coming from side biz - shop sales - cosignment sales Follow along, this is the start of our debt free journey.