Today makes 14,600 days that God has allowed me to grace this world with my presence🎁! I am blessed to see 40 years and can I just be honest about something? My first thought this morning was...”Damn! I still didn’t wake up skinny🤦🏽♀️”! 😂😂😂Then I quickly realized that I have no real desire to be skinny anyway🤷🏽♀️! In fact, I feel better than I’ve felt in years and dammit...I look amazing too💁🏽♀️! I’m blessed beyond measure...I have grown so much yet I still have some growing to do. I’ve lost a lot, yet I’ve gained so much! Parts of me have died, but there is so much life left in me! So here’s to the next 40 years of me being the laid back...sarcastic...unfiltered...unbothered...humble...beautiful...wise and intelligent chick that God wants me to be! #hello40#40isthenew20#40andproud
Today is the day I have been dreading and excited about all at once... I’m going back to my store and my team today ( they text me regularly to remind me that they miss me) 🤣
I’m excited to get back and do what I love but on the flip side I’m going to miss my baby boy terribly. Im so thankful that we found the most loving caring and wonderful nanny I know he will be in great hands.
I was the stay at home mom that worked out of my house or opened a store with my other boys so I never had to leave them and now I’m the corporate mom going back to work with a baby.
I am glad I never judged mothers because either one they chose are both hard!
That being said “ I know I’ve got this and my son will be just as proud of me as my other boys are”! My aunt posted a wonderful article about working moms on my page head over and check it out 🙂
I DO IT ALL FOR THEM ❤️ #bosslady#bossmom#momof4boys#40andproud
To all my female friends from 35 years and up... most of us are going through the next phase of our lives. We're at that age where we see wrinkles, gray hair and extra pounds. Menopause has already appeared or is just waiting around the corner. We see the cute 25 year-olds and sigh. But we were once also 25, just as they one day will be our age. What they bring to the table with their youth and zest, we bring with our wisdom, experience, and good hearts. Everything we've been through to deserve every gray hair...... raising children and pets, paying bills, going through diseases and illnesses, sadness and everything else life assigns us. We are SURVIVORS... we are WARRIORS in the quiet... we are women. Even if our body may not be what it once was, it carries our soul, our courage and our strength. We shall all enter this chapter of our lives with humility and pride over everything we have been through, and should never feel bad about getting older. It's a privilege that is denied many. ♥️
Ladies, I challenge you to copy and paste with your picture and age.
40 years and 7 months..... and proud 😊 #40andproud#mummy#warriors#livelife#lovelife#proud
I think I missed taking photos of a couple of dishes.
Now that I’ve the time for a proper post!
To the friend of more than 1/2 my life, the one who planned my wedding and made sure everything ran like clockwork, the one who dropped everything at the drop of a hat to help sort out baby stuff when #shaylee仁杰 unexpectedly arrived early, whose faith now inspires, HAPPY BIRTHDAY. May what you sow in tears and joy and love and generosity, make many many happy returns to you in one full circle sooner than later. Love you, my friend!
#birthday#onemichelinstar ⭐️ #japanesefood#1Nov2018#weloveyou#bff @mummi_fied
The funniest thing I find is that if you are someone that doesn’t like to go out and get smashed to the point of blackout, that you are automatically judging those that do. Naw, I’m too busy being 40, Fabulous and a Dad of four world changers. Now, the rare time I can hang out with buddies, I will “hang out.” But not sloppy drunk. Sorry. And that’s not a religious, legalistic viewpoint for me (although it is for others) it’s just I’m done with the frat party. And if you think I’m “over the hill” or “past my prime” I challenge you to come to a youth group event or a Jul Big Green concert. One look at a lock-in or my band covering “Smells Like Teen Spirit” and you will know, I ain’t fell off...... #40AndProud#40AndFabulous#IfYouWantToKnowMyAgingSecret#DontGetWastedAllTheTime#ItWorks
#WomenWinningWednesday "I think part of it is accepting that it's so much beauty in being #Black ✊🏾✊🏾✊🏾. And that's the thing that I guess I get emotional about, because, I've ALWAYS known that. I've always been proud to be Black. NEVER wanted to be nothing else. Loved everything about it, just... It's such #BEAUTY in Black people, and it really saddens 😢 me when we're not allow to express that pride in being Black; and that if you do then it's considered anti-white. No! You just pro-Black. And that's okay. The two don't go together. Because you celebrate Black culture does not mean that you don't like white culture; or that you putting it down. It's just taking pride
What's irritating is when somebody says, you know, 'They're #racist !' 'That's #reverseracism !' or 'They have a #BlackHistoryMonth , but we don't have a #WhiteHistoryMonth !'
Well, all we've EVER been TAUGHT 👩🏫🇺🇸 is #whitehistory : so why are you mad 🤬🤯😤at that? Why does that makes you angry? That is to suppress me and to make me not be #proud ." — Muva @mstinalawson
I remember being harassed by my white male principal, Mark Frankel, fresh out of college and thrust into an @baltcityschools classroom claiming that it was “unprofessional” for #education#professionals to wear jeans 👖 to work. HE WAS A TRUE SON OF A GUN. 👀 If it had not been for Greta Cephas (Furley ES Principal), Hope Porter (retired), Nina Vick, and my Morgan State University School Of Liberal Arts homegirls Dyon and Tiff, I WOULD NOT still be a teacHER #blackteacHER#blacktacHERloop#teacherlife#teachersofIG#teachersofInstagram today 🗓 There would not be @learnwithryan #TheRyanInstituteLLC#LearnWithRyan#RyanInstitute#iteachHOPE 📚🍎🌤🌍 because I would have lost #selfcontrol and my job. Boy, if he could see me now. Ankara headwrap, jeans 👖, polo 👕, sneakers 👟, AND furs. 🤣🤣🤣 #FamilyHeirloom#ALRyan 👸🏾#DisruptHER 👸🏾 #OhHey40 👋🏾 #TheSkinImIn40#DisruptHERat40#JourneyTo40#40ANDProud#ILikeMeBETTER
It's the big 4-0🎂🎂🎂💃💃💃 @oyeakd
aka Tintin😍😍😍! On this special day, I pray that God blesses you with every thing you want for yourself, grace, peace, joy. 🙏🙏🙏 Thank you for always being there for me supporting and urging me on. 😁😁😁 I am so lucky to have you as my brother from another mother🤗🤗🤗 and my best friend. 🕺🕺🕺 #OyeAkd#40thbirthday#40andfabulous#40andproud
It’s Friday!! Day 4 of Week 1 Round 2!! If you’ve been following me you know that the program is only 4 days a week, so week 1 is officially done!!! I’m pretty sure I won’t be able to walk after Leg Day, but knowing that I have 2 rest days ahead of me and I don’t have to worry about it on the weekend is a great feeling!! 🙌🙌 Yay for Friday! 😁
It’s a new week, a new month and we’ve got new goals!! 💪🏻
Today is Day 1 of Round 2 for us!! So excited to do this one again with my hubby, and we’ve got a group of amazing ladies who are starting out with us today too!! Can’t wait for all of them to crush their goals!
What goals are you setting for yourself this month? Take a few minutes and think about what you want and what you need to do to get there!! .
Nothing will change if you change nothing!!❤️
Ladies I still have 3 spots open in my online fitness boot camp that starts on October 1st!! .
✅ Workout 4 days a week
➡️30-40 minutes a day
👍Three rest days
😁easy to follow nutrition plan that includes 1 cheat day a week 🙌
❤️Daily support and motivation 🙋♀️One on one support
👉🏻 If you’ve been thinking about making a change, but find it hard to get to gym, or just don’t know where to start, this could be for you!! .
🌟I know it’s tough as a busy mom to take time for yourself, but your health is important for both you and your family!!
💜 You need to be at your best so you can give your best to them, and that all starts with taking care of yourself!! .
Come join me on this journey to a healthier, happier you! ✌️
If you’re interested in more info, comment below or send me a private message! 💕