2 weeks apart.
Life knocked me down but I chose to rise. I didn't beat myself up because I've learned not to. I did what I could and still made progress.
I'm thankful for the setbacks..the be-right-backs..but also the never-going-backs. Because they're part of the process and pave the way for a stronger comeback. This is a marathon and I'm not worried about the sprinters. Girlfriend if you're looking to stop the yo-yo fast fixes and wanting to adopt a lifestyle of balance, sensibility, ease & joy...JOIN ME. Join my community of fit sisters and get the tools to live your life, healthy, strong and CONFIDENT. On your terms, committed and in control! Do this alongside me arm in arm. You'll get the SIMPLE fitness, flexible nutrition and daily support with me as your coach. I need your accountability as much as you need this!
My next virtual bootcamp starts Dec 3rd & a bunch of us are committing to 21 days. Most people are waiting till the New Year but not us! & if I know you, you aren't most people either. YOU IN?!
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It was a LONG day and lots of information but I’m feeling EMPOWERED AF!! 💪🏻💜 Officially certified and ready to rock this amazing class and leave others feeling stronger and empowered as well!!
I want to always be improving. Always be learning. Forever a student and a teacher, all in one! What is something that challenges you and makes you step outside of your comfort zone?? This for me was hard but more rewarding than I can express! *
Cue the confetti because my gorgeous friend is having a baby!! She hasn’t revealed the gender but she made the announcement to our belong group. Needless to say their expressions were priceless and they couldn’t be more excited. Holli you are a beautiful example of motherhood. I am thrilled for you and James!!! Congratulations 🎉🎈🎊 #baby#momstrong#littleoneontheway
Tonight was my last Sunday at Pats. (I’ll still be working Saturdays and picking up another shift during the week.) This has been my shift for YEARS. It was very bittersweet tonight and I definitely teared up a handful of times....including right now, as I type this out. I’m so thankful for my regulars that I got to see tonight and sad for the ones I missed. Matt has been a kickass bartender and closing buddy for the past few years. I’m feeling a little sad and mostly nervous for this change of routine (anyone who knows me, knows I’m a planner and enjoy consistency) but I’m also VERY excited to spend more time with my husband and kids on a “family” day off. ❤️ Thankful for all of the memories, new friendships (and money) Sunday’s have provided to me and to my family. 💙
Courtesy picture of Matt and my send-off beer to complete the post. #PatsPizzaYarmouth#SundayFunday#Waitress#FamilyDays
Sunday nights used to be my least favorite of the week. Although I loved my job, I dreaded the fact that I didn’t get to decide when I worked or for how long. My schedule was dependent on my clients’ schedules (former behavior therapist here 👋) and they ranged from 7 am to 9 pm. On a good day I put in 8 hours. Most days I worked 8 hours in the field and 2-3 more hours at home. Paperwork was never ending. 😬
Now I love Sunday nights. I look forward to Monday mornings being a new chance for a brand new adventure. Because now I design my time. I wake up early because I want to not because I have to. I decide where I want to go, when I want to go there and with whom. No one dictates my time but me. And damn it feels good to be free. 🦅
That perfect delivery after that perfect pregnancy...it’s what most women envision during their journey into becoming a mother. The reality of pregnancy and the delivery doesn’t always turn out that way. Lord willing, I had two very healthy pregnancies that both ended with cesareans. My second being doctor recommended since it was only 22 months after having my first. But my reason for these videos isn’t to educate you on cesareans (although I wish I had did my research) but it is however to prove, to provide living proof not to let having multiple cesareans defeat you, but rather defeat having a cesarean in reaching your potential, and your personal fitness or body goals. Having my boys didn’t stop me from working towards a better version of me...instead, it gave me even more reasons to become the best version of myself in all aspects.
My stomach/abs don’t look anything near what they use to look like before having my baby boys, but I am okay with that!👌🏼 I actually feel more confident now, loose, stretched extra baby skin & all than I ever have felt! It must have something to do with two little humans calling me mommy🥰 I’m proud of not only creating those two perfections in my eyes but I’m proud of what my body was capable of doing and overcoming. Cuz let’s face it, pregnancy can cause mental breakdowns, image breakdowns and will I ever fit into “normal” clothes again breakdowns...sometimes breakdowns that you can’t even explain, but it’s called being human.
Point being, I know how much I went through right after having my second c-section, it gave me more reason, more strength, and more of a purpose to keep pushing forward towards a better me. It’s okay to start over, it’s okay to have a starting point...we all start somewhere, just as long as you do start & keep striving. 115 pound hip thrusters is definitely NOT where I started 21 months ago.😏
Food for thought...
Wow this had me really thinking when I saw this. It’s so easy to lash out then stop and think and put yourself in their shoes. We all hurt but we all can decide to love and have compassion. It’s not easy being the bigger person but so worth it. #lularoejennypage#lularoe#marinewife#thinksocial2018
This year has been a true test of what I am capable of. You might think that I’ve accomplished many a feat this past year. Each training run and race was fueled by the family disease of alcoholism. In January, I completed my first 5-miler with my kids in tow because my husband could not care for them. In February, I completed my first 10K & placed 5th in my age division. But that evening rather than celebrating, I realized my husband had been drinking, so I took the kids to a hotel and any feelings of joy turned into resentment. In March, I completed my first half marathon, setting a goal to finish 15 mins faster before my initial goal & actually finished about 3 mins faster than my new goal. In May, I participated in my first relay and PBed on every distance. Yet, I almost pulled out of the relay because my husband was hung over the night before and I scrambled to get a sitter for that morning. In June, I took 13 mins off of my second half marathon finish but this was a race that I wanted and was ready to hop on a plane and head home with the kids. The variable has always been the same. I remember family telling me not to plan for so much to then be disappointed. But for every chance I could have DNS (did not start), I would have lost my battle to this family disease. Getting to the start line meant so much more than PBs & running goals. It was to fight for my survival and for my family. Since displacing myself from Colorado, I’ve come to terms with my husband’s disease, PBed and placed 5th in my age division in a race that brings awareness to addiction and recovery. I’ve PBed the beejeezus out of a 15K which was not without the thought of DNSing because the burden I place on others to help watch the kids. And while I look forward to this first 25K and last race of the year in 2 weeks, I look forward most to seeing my husband, who has been working on his sobriety, for Thanksgiving regardless of the past that I reflected on. I have a ton of healing to do but more than any goal I would love to have my family whole again. #odaat#runtherapy#theydorecover#motherrunner#momstrong#momswhorun#selfcare
It's amazing how we approach life so differently in all the seasons of life. As a new mom, I remember being laser focused on my babies and nothing else really mattered. As they grew older, I found myself becoming more and more aware of others' opinions and started to care way too much about what people thought of me. .
I found myself ✨afraid to share my real thoughts or opinions
✨fearful that I would be judged. ✨stressed over things that I couldn’t care less about now
✨replaying every conversation and interaction with others .
I had lost my confidence. .
(And honestly, social media did NOT help overcome any of those feelings of inadequacy.)
This week of thanksgiving, I am forever thankful for finding myself again and worrying only about being the best, strongest, most confident me I can be. .
Setting personal, professional, and health & wellness goals and committing myself to those goals has been a life-changer for me. Maybe that’s for you too, maybe it’s not, maybe you want it to be.
Something I lost for many years but want you to know is that YOU ARE WORTH IT! And you don’t have to wait until 2019 to set goals and start working toward them. If you’ve thought about joining me before, whether it’s business goals or wellness goals you want to work toward, NOW is the time.
Join me, and my team, for our biggest holiday FLASH sale of the year. Click my bio for a link to join!
Sometimes you can’t help but think about the past... My Aunt, Charlene Dees Upshaw (left- passed away at 36), my grandma (middle- age 40) and my mom (right- age 15) The memories I have of my Aunt are precious. I was 13 when she passed away of Hepatitis B. It was absolutely awful. Her passing changed our family in ways that took decades to heal from. But we know we will see her again...These 3 were and are beautiful, strong and passionate about their children. Who knew the direction their children, grandchildren and great grandchildren would take. We are family who live life on the edge and those who are unsatisfied without Christ at the center. #godlywomen#legacy#momstrong#familypictures#familyisforever
What if our building caught on fire and I couldn’t get to our ergo fast enough before needing to escape down the fire escape? I keep a baby wrap under Mila’s crib in our room incase of a fire. I live in this constant cycle of “what if’s”. I know most of my fears are probably way less likely than winning the lottery but I still buy a lottery ticket when the pot is big. (Do you?!) ⠀
So I’ll keep the ergo under her crib, and I’ll check to make sure the doors are locked 10 times because that’s what I do. ⠀
But at the end of the day, I know my life is in the hands of God & my hope is in Jesus. I will say, “Jesus help me” in a crisis and then run around like a turkey with its head cut off. It’s just how it works for me. (#realtalk ) ⠀
What things do you do to make you feel secure Incase of an emergency? ⠀
//H E A L T H is W E A L T H//💰💰💰 Eating healthy 🥑🍏🥝🥗 isn't just about losing weight.
My nutrition isn't just about weight loss!
It's about how you feel🤗 about yourself when you accomplish your goals.💪
"When it comes to nutritional cleansing, a lot of the focus is on weight loss. And that's simply because we are facing an obesity crisis at the moment, therefore weight loss is what most of the population desires. But, let's not forget the HEALTH benefits that come with good nutrition and supplementation 😉
I love that as my daughter get older, I feel younger and my hair is gettingshinier too😁❤️
What mom (or any woman really!) doesn't want that ☺️👌🏼"
I have a problem.
I worry about what others think about me... a lot.
Unfortunately, that worry has kept me from doing the things I really want to do. Because what if it makes people think I’m awkward and weird, insincere and pushy, or a failure. 😳🙈 But I have realized, after many, MANY hours of Personal Development, that I’m not supposed to live my life for someone else. The things I do are for me and it shouldn’t really matter what other people think.
In the end, the people who truly love me will be happy for me no matter what... right? And the people who don’t... well I’d rather not have them in my life anyway 🤷🏼♀️ So here I am.
I want to win at living MY best life.
I am ready to be judged and not let it bother me.
I am living for me 💕
It was a busy day and I almost forgot to share these! Oops!
4 weeks in 5.2lbs down and 7.25 inches off! Mother Nature sure has a way of showing up at the worst times (after pics/stats being one...) but I’m so happy regardless. My stomach hasn’t been this flat under my belly button in I don’t know how long, my upper back makes me proud and screw the scale. I feel so much better than a 5.2lb weight loss! #screwthescale .
This is nothing you can’t do yourself! You just have to make a decision and commit! If it’s a priority it’ll show, if not? That is okay! We all have our own ways of feeling good 😍#doyou
Onto the next line up, and to say I’m excited is an understatement!
Is it Monday morning yet?!? 👊👊👊 #newweekmotivation#sundaynightvibes#readyfortomorrow
#nomakeup#nofilter just a #tiredmom after a relaxing run.
Truth: #momlife has made me care even less about the ever-present bags under my eyes. I still try to cover them up with a little concealer when I get the chance but it's getting more and more common for me to say #effit .
I haven't given up, I wouldn't say that, I think I've just made peace with the presence of these bags. This is my face...complete with bags, wrinkles, and tired eyes...and I love this face.
Pregnancy and becoming a mother has just made so gosh darn confident. Even on the rough days, I sorta feel like Wonder Woman...and when I FEEL like a superhero, I FEEL beautiful. Period.
•Truth• There are days I feel like I don’t have it in me, and the last few months have been a tug of war. A battle with myself and my own emotions back and forth. Then there are days where the light is so bright, it’s blinding. Where I know everything I’m working on is going to be worth all the struggle and sacrifice it took to get here. I have to tell myself to stop looking back at the bad days behind me and the bumps in the road. What’s ahead no matter what happens is for the best. I know I’m so lucky for the people who have held my hand through it all. Through the good and the bad, the friends who have believed in the vision of what I’m building. To have someone amazing in your corner like Greg who even when he can't always understand it you haven't left my side, you supported my dream from the start. It's been a rough road, but to anyone with a dream or who’s struggling with anything there's always a light at the end of the tunnel even when you think there's not. •Keep Moving Forward• ➡️
A lot of people have been telling me lately that I've inspired them🙏. Inspired them to you know, take care & and to grow...🙌
I was sitting in our room tonight after my first full day of vacation (in over 5 years) rocking my poor sick daughter down to sleep, while the rest of the crew's out eating Cuban food (my favorite) & salsa dancing. For a second, it crossed my mind like "damn 🌌 when do I get a break?" But only a second. Because then I took a deep breath and reminded myself that I'm the luckiest woman on earth. I have my beautiful little girl, my amazing family, food in our fridge, and clothes on our back. And even if I do spend the entire trip nursing my daughter back to health, I'm still grateful to be here🙌🙏.
Next, I looked myself in the mirror like "damn girl, you are an inspiration." I hope through posting and private coaching I can show anyone who doesn't know, how damn lucky they are too. Even in the toughest of times.
Their little hands stole my heart, and their little feet ran away with it. I love my little boys more than words can express.
They are my reason for striving for a better life and better me every day.
And they’re pretty darn cute in their striped blue and grey jammies. (Also, Moose insisted on being in the pic too, 😂 but let’s be real - he was my first baby)😍👶🏼👦🏼🐶
“Just a city girl, born and raised in Queens, New York.
Now she’s livin across the street from an Amish farm.” 🐄🤣 (🎼 Sang to the tune of Don’t Stop Believin by Journey 🎼)
I seriously slay myself sometimes. The talent is just POURING out of me in the form of “Weird Al” Yankovic-esque songs 🤣
But if I’m being really honest, this picture was taken on a day that I truly began to appreciate those farms. Even though my city lovin’ self will often hate on the country life sooo hard. On this day, my husband actually helped save a calf that had gotten loose and herded him back into his fenced in home, (reuniting him with his little cow family and his mom who I am positive was yelling at him in moo’s)🐄🤣🖤 And we stood in the middle of the farm watching it all happen. With one baby on my hip and the other holding my hand. It was absolutely beautiful.
And right in that moment, I was happy being in the country ❤️
Such a fun afternoon seeing #bbcnorman friends at the farewell party today. Clients from the past and present came to celebrate our awesome times together over the years! This group has meant the world to me and I’m so blessed by each of you! Thank you for supporting and encouraging me for so many years! And shout out to my awesome husband for his years of support too Jake Smith. And to my kiddos....the reason for it all 😉.
It’s been over a year since even attempting double unders, and really, much of any jumping at all. After being diagnosed with 2 prolapses during my last pregnancy, I’ve been afraid to try anything high impact because of my fear of making it worse. If you have a prolapse, or any sort of injury/dysfunction that you know you’ll likely have for the rest of your life, I’m sure you understand my fears.
After working with a great PT (@olneysarah) and finding @brianna.battles @physiodetective and @popuplift and learning how to build a strong foundation and how to manage symptoms, I’m beginning to drop some barriers and test the waters with movements I was terrified to do before.
So, I decided to try out some singles and double unders the other day. To my surprise, I was able to perform these symptom free. AND I didn’t lose the movement after not doing them for so long 🙌🏼 Now it’s time to work on my positioning for them to feel even better!
Just because you might have to take a couple of steps back to build a stronger foundation does not mean that you will lose everything you had before. Take time to work on the things that need a little more attention and it will pay off. 👌🏼
P.S. I have a few spots left in my Mom Strong class @omniscrossfit that starts on the 26th!! DM me if you want in! 💪🏼
For the last 3 months I have been on a rollercoaster
Up, down, up, down, UP!
They wanna stay high
They wanna stay low
But i am happy to report that when I fall asleep tonight, I will have completed one whole week of perfection...
My food and workouts have been ON POINT...
And yah yah yah... it’s only one week
But guess what...
ya gotta start somewhere
Health and fitness might come easy to some
For others...myself included, it’s a STRUGGLE
I struggle with food addiction
It can never be just one brownie or one piece of cake...
It’s the whole damn pan!
And then I’m like, f- it...
And that turns into In-n-Out
And that’s followed by guilt
And that’s followed a new plan... starting Monday though...
So it’s a whole week of crap... Monday starts great, ...but Monday night, someone pulls out chips ahoy and a whole row disappears...
Which is followed by guilt cause I ruined it... and I plan to start again on Monday
Repeat, repeat, repeat...
Pair food addiction with a hormonal imbalance and you get me...
My monthly girl stuffs disappeared
My hormones are all bajiggity
My hair falls out and comes back with those crazy baby hairs
My skin spazzes out and then gets back to normal only to spazz out again...
Being a girl is rough
My bajiggity body can get me really depressed and I become recluse... I know taking care of myself makes everything a little bit better... and I know I need to do more for MYSELF ...
That being said... I’m happy to report that I love my new meal plan that took ALOT of work to figure out what works for me... and I’m even happier to report that I’m looking forward to my workouts for the first time in a long time.
I crushed 6 days this week... NO PROBLEM!
So I’m gonna pat myself on the back for my successful week.
And y’all should too... if it’s a week,
breakfast... be proud of every step you take toward taking care of YOURSELF! •
I’m pretty sure I’ve never felt so good in my life. Consistency with my nutrition, workouts AND personal development has changed everything about ME. ...
My #confidence is changing my energy every day and I am so grateful that you all are here cheering me on! My tribe is not only my #sidehustle team but my beautiful teammates in my #biggirljob ...
There are 6 weeks left of 2018. We can do a lot together. You ready for it? #weddingweekend#confidencequotes
Holy 💩....longest week EVER!! .
Mom isn't allowed to get sick until after the rest of the family is #💯 .
Well, alright, alright, alright....today us the 1st day in the last week that I actually made it through the whole day without it ending with me feeling sick..😷😷😷 .
Did ya miss me?? 😂😂 Cause tomorrow I'm getting back in the ring with my holiday fitclub and were going to finish round 1 strong!! 👌👊💪 .
We are looking for 3 more #momstrong contenders to take on round 2 of this holiday hustle? Want to lose a few #lbs ? Maybe maintain where you're at through the #holidayseason ?
We have got to chat!!
😇God I missed this kid ❤️Even though he came to work with me today- I still haven’t been able to give him my full attention for what feels like an eternity. Can wait for alllll the snuggles with him alllll DAY tomorrow! Ugh. Distance definitely makes the heart grow fonder ❤️❤️❤️ Ps. Is he not super cute? I found this romper by @littlecanuckclothing and I just can’t get enough of how soft it is and how clever the design is! .
" BERMAIN BERSAMA JANIN "
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22 week BUMPDATE!!🤰
❤️We found out that we will be having a beautiful baby Girl!
💛She will be name Brennley Ann
💜She is moving around like crazy & I am starting to feel small pitter patter
💙She is about the size of an ear of corn
❤️Brennley had her first trip to the beach yesterday
🧡Mama's bump has started making an appearance
💜Still no cravings but my sweet tooth is getting the best of me
💚I've started working out 4 days a week
💛No sickness and energy has been good!
💙My weight gain has been a mental struggle for me but I'm shifting my mindset and I am aware that I am carrying a beautiful bundle of joy!
I am so blessed to be carrying this sweet baby girl! Brennley Ann we cannot wait to meet you! You are already Soo loved by so many!!