THANKFUL THURSDAY: I’m super proud of this photo! 1) Because I have my eyes open (if you know me you know the struggle is real) and 2) This is my improv class after our show case. Taking improv was super out of my comfort zone and the showcase was extremely out of my comfort zone (performing in front of other people was even more nerve wracking!). I missed the last class because of my grandpa’s services and I had no idea what I was walking in to, but as you can tell from the giant smile on my face I had such a great time! I smiled and laughed the whole time! I released my judgment of myself and my worry about judgement of others and just had fun! And in two weeks I start level 2! This experience just speaks to how much I’ve changed in the last year! Last year my fear would have held me back and this year I felt the fear and did it anyway! Feeling so grateful for this experience and this growth!
Today is Thankful Thursday (Haha!! Edited to say it’s Fantastic Friday! My days are all messed up!) - and this morning I am particularly thankful for my side gig. •
It makes me so happy that I can be enjoying breakfast, in another state, and help men and women reach their fitness goals. •
Nothing makes my heart smile more than to help others see their full potential. Yes the money helps - I mean really helps - since I am a full time college student but getting excited texts about weight loss or new jeans fitting truly makes my heart soar.
Developing a habit of gratitude helps us see the world around us in a new light. It can help us approach situations and people with more patience, creativity to solve problems, and joy. In fact, a consistent “attitude of gratitude” is directly linked to developing a deep sense of peace and joy in our life.
And let’s face it, who couldn’t use more PEACE and JOY!?
I journal my gratitude privately, but I also write some things out on my blog. Check out my new Thankful Thursday post by hitting the link in my profile!
What are YOU thankful for this week?
Want to maximize your impact on the spaces you're in? Use empathy to inform the HOW you use to offer constructive criticism. Never lose sight of the goal to empower. That's always the WHY! #ThankfulThursday#ThursdayThoughts
Thankful Thursday (on a Friday): a late night Frosty, picnic play dates with our favorite @jamielatkins, my daily morning oatmeal on-the-go, for Handsome, 24- hour road trips complete with wedding well wishes, for weekday CRAW adventures, in awe of His presence in different life seasons, and gluten-free biscuit smeared in peach-rosemary jam! 💗#letsgetstrange#weddingfun#thankfulthursday
We stopped in at Fable Ice Cream on Ave H & 16th St West to talk to one of the owners, Jordan, and enjoy some of their delicious homemade ice cream. What makes Fable so special and unique? Besides making their own ice cream and waffle cones, they're on a mission to be as low/zero waste as possible, and they get lots of their ingredients from local suppliers. They're one of the pioneers in our new and upcoming organics program, and they use our recycling bin too. They do not have a waste bin, as they barely produce any waste, which is great!.
Q: What eco-friendly initiatives is your business taking?
A: All our cups, napkins, straws and spoons are compostable and we have a compost bucket in store, then we use Loraas for our compost needs. Any food we can't use goes into the compost bin too.
A: Why did you take these compostable methods over the easy and cheap plastic versions that everyone else does?
A: We seriously do care about the environment, my wife and I. It takes intention to be better for the environment, and it's a bit more effort, but it's worth it. People don't always think about where their garbage goes and the effect it has, so we reduce. We want to be as low impact on the environment as possible.
Q: What can we see in the future from Fable Ice Cream?
A: We're going to be bringing in coffee this fall, so the coffee cups we'll make sure are also compostable. As we grow, we'll continue to keep low waste a priority.
Go grab some of their delicious ice cream, open 12pm - 9pm, at the corner of Ave H & 16th St W! #shoplocal#homemade#locallysourced#local#yxe#saskatoon#saskatooning#sask @fableicecream
I missed #thankfulThursday but I’ve been feelin thankful so Happy #ThankfulFriday ! I’m super thankful for these two! Working with this team is always an adventure and I’m so blessed to be on the journey! This weekend we will be shooting a wedding for a dear friend and (if the expected due date is correct) I will be photographing another friend as she and her husband welcome their baby into the world! All of this wouldn’t be possible without @samanthamaliziafilms and @evangalimberti and their constant support and encouragement!
#FamilyFriday (hahaha we just make up stuff don’t we😆) #ThankfulThursday has passed but I am yet grateful that the balloon release birthday celebration we had for my brother, PJ, Jizzle Sosa on Tuesday was just what mother hoped it would be.
A Queen I coach was sharing with me how touched she was by witnessing the brief video I shared of it. She shared how she was still working through the grief of losing a loved one and what hurt most is how everyone acts like that loved one didn’t exist. They no longer talk about him or celebrate his birthday or acknowledge the day he passed. I encouraged her that it’s not too late to start now. ➖➖➖➖➖➖➖
From ABCs of Healthy Grieving: "Remembering the person I have loved does allow me to slowly heal. Healing does not mean I forget. Actually, it means I will remember"
What exactly shall I remember? The good and the bad? The bad and the good? The not-so-bad and the not-so-good?
Always remember the "and" that links good and bad: the ordinary and the mundane, the "nothing much" seasons of our lives. Remember all that made your loved one, your loved one.”
Baby Brother, we will remember you, and we will do it aloud❤️ AND I will continue to call you “Fat Boy”💁🏽♀️😊 And because at least one somebody always has it mixed up... pictured here is my living brother, Donte...Buddy...Juice. He’s a fat boy too so I see how it can be confusing🤣 #BigSisterPickin ’
Lily had a lovely birthday which included GG’s banana bread with peanut butter for breakfast, lunch at Grandma’s, swimming at Elm Ridge, playing at the playground, a trip to @marchfarm to get peaches (and our weekly #csa ), playing in the backyard, and Bonfire Yoga. We had an awesome day!! Thanks for all the happy birthdays!! #thisis4#thankfulthursday#alwaysgrateful
They say beauty starts on the inside, which to me that means starting with a grateful heart and a healthy gut. 🦋🤙🏽 I have always been so conscious about having good gut health, and am always on the look out for ways to help improve the good bacteria in my digestive track. ☆☆☆
I am currently loving the probiotic waters by @perkiiprobiotics, which I found at my local IGA (but you can also find them at Woolworths, Caltex and online). I love knowing that by drinking one of these drinks, I am improving my balance of flora in the digestive system – which in turn helps improve my digestion + immunity system function. They are also low sugar, low calories, GMO free and lactose free and they taste amazing (my fav is the strawberry and watermelon🍓🍉!). Win – Win! 👊🏼🥑🌻
#betterinsideandout#abilliontimesbetter#PERKii and #PERKiiPartner
Fitness Friday shout out to Macros Lab client Alison!
Keep up the amazing work lady 🙌
#Repost @alison_stall with @get_repost
Throwback/Thankful/Transformation Thursday: came across this pic on the left yesterday. 8 years ago. 22 years old. About to do my third sprint triathlon. I was doing everything I could to try and be “skinny”- (skipping meals, eating nothing and then..binging...and then exercising in an attempt to “burn” everything I had just splurged on. It was a rough cycle that lasted a long time! Nothing is wrong with how I looked in the pic on the left, BUT what was under that was pretty messed up.
Fast forward to the pic on the right- yesterday. I’ve been staying consistent in my nutrition- EATING MORE FOOD THAN I EVER HAVE BEFORE (thanks @katelynmarando for the help, and more on that next week). CrossFit (as in, constantly varied, functional fitness, with nutrition as the foundation) has been the driving force in my mind shift. —
The point is...Be nice to yourself. Feed yourself. Don’t be scared to try something new. You should never feel like you have to “earn” your food through exercise. Hopefully this helps someone! If not, then sorry about the mirror pic from before I swam yesterday 🤷🏼♀️ I know, they’re weird. But so am I so there ya go.
#tbt#thankfulthursday#transformation#fitnessmotivation#girlswholift#loveyourself#eatclean#crossfit @crossfit @crossfitgames
“Staring at this gorgeous kitchen of @13interiors with Pure Home Body toxin free handwash basking in all its glory amongst it. The perfect little addition to any kitchen.......ahhhh the serenity.”⠀
And available in salon 🙌🏻⠀
Photo credit @purehomebody⠀
Reposted with @plannthat
🙌🏻 So good...so true...so worth it! Most of our greatest successes come from what no one else can see or hear. It's what you do within yourself that comes to the surface.
👩🏼💼 Maybe you own your own business + the process so far isn't what you hoped or matching the seeds you've sown.
✍🏻 Maybe you're writing a book + you're nowhere near completing what your deadline is expecting.
👩🏼🏫 Maybe you're a teacher + already overwhelmed with what this year is looking like.
👨🏼🔧 Maybe you're a CEO of a huge company + the projections of this year are not what you expected to see on your PNL sheet this morning.
🤱🏻Maybe you are a parent + you're family is doesn't match the dream in your heart.
🏈 Maybe you're a fitness coach + your weight goals aren't matching the trends you created for you or your clients.
🤹🏼♀️ Maybe you're a human who has huge dreams + goals + your progress isn't anywhere on the map you drew for 2018.
⚔️ MAYBE...these unknowns can derail us, hold us hostage, keep us landlocked + unable to breathe.
Just keep moving forward...even a snail 🐌 is moving forward when you think it's still. Turtles 🐢 move so slow but still keep going. They are steady + consistent + determined; once they get in the water they are hard to catch!!
🏄🏼♀️ Head towards the water...don't allow fear to keep you from reaching your goals. I know it's hard, but everything hard is worth the struggle of attaining it once you've embraced your process!!! Just take one single step...it all starts there!! We got this!!
Shells 🐚☀️🌴 #thislifebydesign#ThankfulThursday 🏹🌴💭
Sunsets will never get old here. I still can’t believe this is my life. A couple of months ago the thought of being a traveling x-ray tech was just one of my many goals. Now it is my reality and I am beyond grateful and blessed. PS..If you are in the healthcare field and are not traveling yet.... let me be the first to tell you to go apply tomorrow!!! Best decision I have ever made in my life! kihei #hawaii#goals#thankfulthursday#xray#babessupportingbabes#merlotandmuscles#travel#maui
Thank you so much to Adopt-a-Soldier Platoon and Nature’s Bakery for sending these delicious Fig Bars to our service members. Healthy snacks are always deeply appreciated and, as you can see from their smiles, the troops loved them! Thanks to everyone involved in getting this special treat to us! #ThankfulThursday#BeTheForce
#ThankfulThursday // ARETHA // "Being the queen is not all about singing... it has much to do with your service to people. And your social contributions to your community and your civic contributions as well." -Aretha Franklin
What an incredible legacy you have left us. You leveraged your talent to speak on the inequalities. You brought soul to music. I am reposting @questlove post because it so eloquently shares how talent should be set today. Aretha is the bar. Anything less is not music. It's just noise.
"The 3 seconds it takes for #ArethaFranklin to oooooze out the words “Sittin around..” is as pure & creative & as honest as any singer I’ve ever seen when a performance goes beyond mere entertainment. THIS is what we need to get back to. where raw genius rises above marketing strategy & monetary reach & “likes” (because let’s face it, look at the Billboard singles/Spotify singles/ITunes singles—-could she even find space to develop this talent? Or just give up & get a reality show and pray this works out? Now figure out the legions of talent that we either dismissed or passed on today or even the mesmerizing talent we’ve been shown near this level that can’t even begin to thrive in this environment without some angle) for those not in the know & wanna know, with the exception of her yet to be seen Sidney Pollack documentary Amazing Grace (her best captured 2 hours 1972 in chu’ch, in her zone in south central Los Angeles—-w The Rolling Stones sitting IN THE DECON SECTION)—-this Performance at the #MontreuxJazzFestival in 71 is as good as it gets: as a singer, as a bandleader (midshow she calls an audible and the brass section just gives up playing & accepts they are just happy to have best seats in the house), as a piano player—-so underrated!—and the fact she has her ace band in tow too (#KingCurtis as MD & #BernardPurdie on drizzums)—-this is her most magical effortless skillful scientific talents on display. Long Live #QueenAretha ." #repost
Thankful thursday is here again and you know what?
I think it's time to pull out my pen and write some cards to amazing people in my life and business.
Anyone else in love with Handwritten Thank You Cards?
Die Ankunft 🤭
Fortsetzung von gestern 😬
Im Krankenhaus angekommen um 18 Uhr hab ich dann erst mal 10 min lang alles im Auto sortiert was wir brauchen und was nicht 😆 und na klar meinen Schlüssel gesucht 🙉
Das fand Madame gar ned so lustig🙈
Und dann ging’s ab in die Geburtstation 😬
Bei der Voruntersuchung haben wir dann fest gestellt , das es jetzt dann sehr schnell geht 😅
Sind dann gleich in den Kreissaal 🙊
Da fällt mir ein , irgendwo sollte noch mein Cola rum stehen 🤣
Im kreissaal ( irgendwie hätten ich mir das anders vorgestellt 🤷🏼♂️) wurden dann die Wehen immer stärker und man fühlt sich da echt irgendwie hilflos 😞
Wenn man Madame da so liegen sieht und man kann ihr nicht wirklich helfen außer Hand halten und an nassen Waschlappen ins Gesicht werfen 😆
Die Zeit bis die Kleine kam und Madame dezent litt habe ich mich mit der Hebamme ( #hebammensindheldinnen )unterhalten und hab mir alles erklären lassen 🤭🤣 (bin jetzt voll in bilde 🤣) nächstes mal schaffen wir das alleine 🙊
Ich hatte so Durst und wollte schon mein Cola suchen aber dachte das kann ich ned bringen 😂😳
Dann um kurz nach 19 Uhr konnte man den Fortschritt erkennen😊 zuerst der Kopf 😍 und dann ging es echt schnell , und auf einmal lag minime da 🙉😍♥️
Dieser Augenblick , unbezahlbar 😍 Ih hab noch nie so etwas wundervolles gesehen 😍♥️ .
Alles lieft glatt 😊
Dann sah ich das die Hebamme an der Nabelschnur was macht 😱 .
Ich sagte dann nur so : stopppppp , ich will durchschneiden 😂🤣
Zuerst ist sie etwas erschreckt aber dann musste sie lachen 🤣
Und klar ich durfte dann durchschneiden 😍
Ist echt krasser Augenblick wenn man das Baby von der Mutter trennt 😳.
Männer , ihr müsst das echt machen. Seit stark und schneidet das auch durch 🤙 sowas werdet ihr nie vergessen 😍
Hatte immer alles genau im Blick 🧐
Und dann der Augenblick als wir Minimi das erste mal in den Händen halten durften♥️😍♥️😍♥️
So Leute , ich hab vergessen zu erwähnen es ist eine Triologie 😂😂😂
Fortsetzung folgt morgen😆 aber erst bei 2000 Likes 🤭 ne Spaß
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