The photos don't always match the posts. After all, people scrolling through only spend a half second on the image and don't read, so why spend so much time writing? 🤔
Branding and creating a body of work that suits you is challenging. You have to have so many different skills, and chances are, you aren't going to get much for all the #maximumeffort you put forward. #soundslikeajob 😯
You will hear 'enjoy the journey’ 🙄 and 'love the process’ 😳 and many other phrases to get you to just do it. This is the just do it part. #document 😁
Don't worry and #overthink because the idea is to be consistent #findyourtribe and engage with these people to find out what problem(s) they need solved.
I believe this comes at different times in our lives whether it's hands on our shoulders or a swift kick in the butt. *
The question is my friend,
do we feel it,
do we listen,
do we let the other quiet voice of doubt tell us all the reasons why now is not a good time? *
I've felt this touch many times in my life and didn't react. I brushed it off. I let the doubt and fear of judgment win. Not until several months ago did I begin shedding layers. *
It's SO worth it because the alternative isn't what I'm willing to walk through this life practicing anymore.
It's not what I want to reflect back to my kids. *
What will you do the next time you feel the touch and hear the whisper? 💜@brenebrown
Let's do this!
I'm gathering up my team to CRUSH some goals!
This is a GREAT time to join us!
I've had my fun maintaining over the summer.
Now I am READY to reach the next level!
Where do YOU want to be come Labor Day?
Christmas???? We're setting up some amazing goals for our health and fitness!
Some of us have weight to lose, some just want to be more fit and/or eat healthier.
ALL of us want to be BETTER versions of ourselves.
I have no doubt that we will not only meet but exceed our expectations!
We will FOCUS on the EFFORT which will guarantee our outcome!
Our short term and long term goals will keep us focused and on track.
I will not let you fail as I know you won't let me fail either!
Seriously, let's aim HIGH!
Come later this fall, don't be the one that regrets you didn't commit today!
That moment in the wod when your inner voice is trying to convince you to stop. This wod had 2 moments I loathe and the internal argument was as heated as my red face! But I finished it.
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When was the last time you actively took an opportunity to break outside of your comfort zone? ⠀
Life isn't meant to be easy. ⠀
When things happen that are out of our control, its one thing to embrace it and respond. But it's another to actually seek discomfort and hardship. Op Meta is centred around seeking opportunity for growth and never being satisfied with 'good enough'.⠀
Woke up this morning feeling ambivalent about my feelings and actions. 2017 was supposed to be our year. He wanted the relationship, not me. I wanted trust and honesty over some title. I wanted us to grow old together, to grow old in love.. nothing less.. I am not bitter, but i am mad. I have grown an angered heart and spirit, and that's what i don't like. My anger is toward Ivy Amedee. I don't dislike any of my exes exes, never cared enough to reach in their past and dislike someone, but Ivy is an exception. She reached into my present, shook it up, and got what she deserved. I shouldn't carry so much anger, but i have always had a hard time getting over random acts of hate. I know she was jealous that he was moving on with me, but i had nothing to do with ivy. I write this to release anger..i know what its doing and its hindering my growth. I don't want it. My freedom from the past is interrupted. I know and she knows Calvin loved me... and i know he misses me...he didn't have anyone else. It's my fault that i allowed her to reach my insecurities and push him away. She was conniving and i was dealing with real life losses....God don't like ugly and she was being ugly. I don't like ugly either...i need my heart and spirit back... #ItsAProcess
Hey everyone! That weekend just flew by! A few highlights from the weekend were hanging out with @kiki_kins, finding the Rose Hibiscus and Raspberry Passion @yogitea flavors at @wholefoods, and another session of tattoo removal in! .
It has been one long Monday! Dropped my car off at the dealership for an oil change, then hit the gym for week 7 #lgsummerfitcation 's Legs and Abs. I was able to go heavy for some of the exercises! 👊 Felt great. Overall it was a good workout! .
Yoga tonight was wonderful. We did a core flow. So my abs got another workout in today! 😂 .
Hope you all had a great Monday! Xx
I thank God that He’s placed strong women of God in my life to be over me. I almost got frustrated with myself today because of a particular thing I’ve always battled with. & The spirit of shame & fear put me in a position to hide myself & struggle & sweep it under the rug. The truth is, it was something that was too big for myself to deal with. & Today, God really spoke to me through James 5:16 that says, “Confess your sins to one another, and pray for one another, so that you may be healed. The effective prayer of a righteous man can accomplish much.” It made me realize that keeping this particular thing a secret did me no good, & kept me a slave to it. As much as I didn’t want to openly admit it, I had to finally say something. & Thank God I have my cousin/mentor(s), Leah & Pastor Deanna to encourage me & help me. Today, in my own home, I faced this problem, and dealt with it head on. & Although, I know the enemy will try to tempt me again down the road, I now have a better understanding of how to approach it. God did not give me the strength to get back on my feet so that I can run back to that same thing that knocked me down! I know I don’t have it all figured out sometimes, but God showed me today, that it was okay, & there was nothing to be embarrassed about because I wasn’t the only one who’s dealt with this thing. & That when I don’t know what to do, the Lord will grab my hand & walk me through it. & Not only do I have him & his word for divine direction, but he also put the best women in my growing process to lean on as well. No one warns you about the struggle & amount of mourning in growth. But thankfully, I got a spoiler alert about the process; I already won! #Freedom#YearOfHarvest#2018#ItsAProcess#GodIsForYou
Like many girls, I’ve struggled for as long as I can remember with body image. My junior year of high school though it reached its peak when my PCOS symptoms started. It was horrible!! I gained 15 pounds in a year and the insecurities I felt were magnified like crazy. (15 pounds!! 😬) As sad as it is, I actually have an entire yearbook from that year where I went through and scribbled out my body in every single picture I was in. Its so sad looking back, but that is how I felt... I disliked my body. It made me ashamed. It made me embarrassed. I wanted to hide it any way I could. .
It’s taken YEARS for me to overcome those insecurities and accept my body. Yet despite working so hard to keep a positive, strong mindset and a healthy, strong body, those dang insecurities still creep up on me sometimes. I still get those voices in my head saying “look at all those rolls- gross” or “who do you think you are to help others get healthy when you clearly have some extra fluff on you”. Gosh, I freaking HATE that mean girl! She makes me feel so bad!
When those voices creep in, I have to tell them to shut up and immediately kick them to the curb. I have to remind myself that my body does NOT determine my worth. I have to remind myself how far I’ve come. I have to remind myself that I can jump, run and kick butt. I have to focus on the amazing things my body can do. I have to FIGHT those thoughts... because I certainly never want to go back to the girl I was and relive the way I felt. Hating your body is not a fun way to live. So I have to choose to not hate it. .
Mama, if you are listening to that mean girl in you, I’m telling you right now you gotta KICK HER TO THE CURB. She won’t help you.... ever! Maybe you aren’t where you want to be, but I know there’s positive things you can focus on. Even little things. Focus on those. And remember, that your worth really isn’t determined by how hard your abs are. 💚 .
PS... My LIIFT 4 LOVE Bootcamp starts next week! We will not only focus on working out 4 times a week and getting lots of nutrients, but also on loving our bodies every step of the way. There are still spots available!
I'm honestly not really sure if I'm done completely with this one yet...but this piece has been a little more about the process and not so much the outcome. I actually took a torn canvas and attempted to mend it in a way.
This is more of a meditative, focusing, healing centered work for me.
I've been going through a lot (as we all do) but I'm one of those people who tend to internalize my issues because i feel like I'd be a burden putting them out there...so this piece is a representation of putting the pieces back together, personal growth and trying to spread the love and new found wisdom I've gained through the stress and pain....
So it gets the feelings out...eases the internal tension and kind of maps out the next step for me and allows for a little personal healing as well. It may come off as surreal or...just random things thrown together on a canvas and it very well might be..but therapeutically...for me, it works and was much needed
(Btw...threading twine through canvas using a needed made from a bent paperclip....not exactly a fun time)
whoever said you couldn’t workout at home... was wrong 🔥
felt completely unmotivated today. i didn’t want to go to work, & i definitely didn’t want to go to the gym afterwards. Well, I went to work then headed to the gym. when i got out of the car to look for my airpods, i couldn’t find them. so naturally i freaked out. i went home to find them because, hello, $180 earbuds?? gotta find those asap rocky. well, needless to say i found them, but i didn’t want to go back to the gym. it was crowded & i didn’t want to go. but i pushed myself & did an outdoor 20 minute circuit instead, & i’m so happy i did!
30 sec squat jumps
30 sec push ups
30 sec high knees
30 sec plank jacks
little to no rest, repeat circuit until 20 minutes is up.
i don’t think im going to feel motivated for a while, but that’s okay. it’s important to push yourself even when you don’t want to - that’s when the most progress is made. even throughout this chaotic past few days, throwing my beloved airpods in & getting some cardio in helps clear my mind. get out there & do something so it can clear yours too! 👊🏼
"See, you can do a lot with a truck and a chain." -Abe The mamas & calves are coming back through rotation to the most depleted section of pasture. In rotationally grazing AND bale grazing we hope to aid the rebuilding of topsoil more quickly. This land needs the benefit of cattle and the cattle will need these extra bales. So, without a tractor,.....a man, two boys, a truck and a chain got the job done! *the "finishing beef cattle" are on rich, forage-diverse land not far from our home place.
I have numerous Associates, plenty of homeboys/girls, a few friends, a couple best friends, a ton of Fraternity Brothers 👌🏾, two sisters, two brothers, I'm a momma's boy (she's my best-friend), and my God is an awesome God.
I said that to say this...If it ain't making money, it ain't making sense.
I’m not saying my weight is healthy because I’m not naive, and I won’t tell you that you should tell people you care about that it’s okay to maintain an unhealthy weight,but being hurtful and mean doesn’t help anyone . I know being overweight is not healthy , but being disrespectful and horrible to an overweight person is not helpful in promoting health. You don’t know someone’s fully story ,Just by looking at them you can’t see how much they struggle to lose weight, if they recently lost weight, or why they put the weight on in the first place. Hearing “No one will like you like that”, “moo,put down the fork”,or “you’d be pretty if you weren’t fat” is not motivating it’s degrading. I put on weight at a young age after sexual abuse it was a way of protecting myself I thought if I was less attractive I’d be safe and being sexually abused I felt ugly so I ate to dull the pain. Growing up dealing with depression I ate when I was sad, I ate when I was lonely, I ate when I had an upswing, it’s not easy to break a lifelong unhealthy relationship with food. I’ve dieted I’ve tried sticking to exercise routines and I’ve struggled and when I failed I binged and I’d get depressed I would cut, Ive had points where I didn’t eat, and I went through a period of purging. I love to exercise, but I have herniated discs in my back, genetically bad hips and knees, I don’t like doing it alone, and I’m in pain a lot of the time so it’s difficult . I’m not telling you to stop caring or trying to help if someone you love is obese or incredibly underweight, but be mindful in how you approach it .compassion and tact are more helpful than making someone feel worse so they rely on that unhealthy coping mechanism that got them to this point in the first place. I don’t accept this I don’t want to be overweight and I’m working on it,but if you bully people about their weight or appearance you also have something to work on.
Curly hair who dis?? I have mostly straightened or curled my hair for the last several year and I’m trying to learn to embrace my curls! .
I’ve been trying out the #curlygirlmethod for the last 2 weeks and it has sure been a learning experience! 😳
Last week I was traveling and didn’t have my diffuser and boy did it make a difference today! 🙌🏼 I’m actually pretty impressed by how well my curls are doing so far! 1st pic is today and second pic is last Tuesday. .
I didn’t realize how much was involved in goin all in on the curly method! I have a lot to learn. 😕 Sadly my favorite product is not #curlygirl approved, so to all my curly girls out there...what are your favorite products?? Help a sister out!! 😉
It’s amazing how much of a confidence boost you get when you drop a few pant sizes! I’m still amazed!
Well guys, we’ve got a new week and a new set of goals! I was thrown off a bit last week with the Holy Fire burning so close to home, so this week I’m planning to get right back into the gym and get some stuff done!💪🏽💪🏽
✨What are your plans/goals for the week!?✨