I can look back and realize how crappy I treated myself in the past.
▪️Always takes down about my body
▪️Compared myself to others
▪️I put crap in my body that made me sluggish
▪️I would never get enough sleep
▪️Told myself I can’t
I have an ENTIRE outlook on my life now. I and truly believe it’s because of Owen. I want him to believe in himself and I see time and time again that as parents we HAVE to lead by example. That means... ▪️I LOVE and except the miracle tiger stripes on my belly and butt
▪️I am FUELING my body with the nutrients that it needs instead of CRAP! ▪️I’m still working on sleep 😂 #momprobs
▪️I tell myself that I CAN every single day! Why not right??? _____________
Not only am I gaining confidence but I am apart of a kick ass team of women who inspire, who are confident, who are SOO supportive it is just unreal! I can’t imagine my life without them! 😍😍😍😍
I’m so frickin excited to see what my future holds! So my friend remember to #begoodtoyourself & do something that you will be proud to look back on 😘
The best wind-down to the most perfect day off. Back on track with lifts, meals, and stretches. I feel amaZeballs and I'm happy to share tips, converse, collab, and generate motivation w you!
Can feel myself coming into my vibe as we enter the colder months and I'm ready to rock it with you. Sooo many themes coming your way, meals and workouts. #1 being a new list of tunes to bump to restart your motivation. The music scene has been on fire lately so I'm taking my time with this one. Stay tuned for a reeeeeeeally good new playlist this week🙏🏼 link in bio will take you to some I already got 🤓
Lesgo let's get this week!
"there will be moments when you will bloom fully and then wilt, only to bloom again. if we can learn anything from flowers it is that resilience is born even when we feel like we are dying." - @alex_elle / from her book of poetry "neon soul" 🌟
Think from my latest posts it's pretty obvious I needed this, too. Still incredibly blessed in so many areas of life (when I take a moment to really think about it), but so often I feel a little off course -- I think life is moving in the direction it needs to. I just need to spend less time worried about it.
#Repost @trujungleraver (@get_repost)
Oh hello there Daily reminder!! Talk about timing , thank you universe for giving me people in my life that remind me that I’m doing a good job even when I feel I’m failing 💜 #keepgoing#aligned#guru#motivationalmonday#pathyouchoose#notimelimits#begoodtoyourself
ROASTED BUTTERNUT SQUASH KALE SALAD w/ FARRO AND GOAT CHEESE
Ingredients: •1 large butternut squash (peeled/chopped into pieces)
•1 15oz. can of garbanzo beans (strained & rinsed)
•1 cup farro (rinsed)
•2 cups broth (chicken/veggie) or water
•4 cups chopped kale (deboned)
•1 red onion (diced and divided into two separate ¼ cup measurements)
•3 garlic cloves (peeled & minced)
•1 tsp dijon mustard
•1 tsp maple syrup
•3 Tbsp balsamic vinegar
•1 Tbsp fresh lemon juice
•½ cup dried cherries
•¼ cup pepitas
•½ cup crumbled goat cheese •Olive Oil (approx. 6-7 Tbsp)
•Salt & Pepper (to taste)
Veggies: ~Preheat oven to 375 degrees. ~Place chopped butternut squash on baking sheet - drizzle with approx. 2 Tbsp olive oil and season with salt & pepper. Mix together & place sheet in oven to bake for 20 minutes. ~Remove sheet from oven - add garbanzo beans to pan. Mix everything together and return sheet to oven. Bake for an add’l 15 minutes. Once cooked, remove from oven & set aside.
Farro: ~While squash/beans are baking, bring broth/water to boil over high heat and then add farro. Once added, lower heat & cover. Let simmer for approx. 20-30 minutes or until farro has expanded and become al dente.
Dressing: ~In a medium skillet over medium/high heat, add 3 Tbsp olive oil, ¼ cup diced red onion and 3 chopped/minced garlic cloves. Let sauté for 1-2 minutes. Turn heat to low & continue to sauté for an add’l 10 minutes. Remove from heat and let cool. ~In a lidded container (I used a mason jar), add cooled onion/garlic mixture with dijon mustard, maple syrup, balsamic vinegar, lemon juice & a pinch of salt. Close lid tightly - shake until all ingredients are combined.
Salad: ~Add chopped kale to a large mixing bowl - drizzle with approx. 2-3 tsp olive oil and salt (to taste). Massage kale by hand 3-5 minutes to break down the kale until it becomes tender. ~To prepare salad, combine kale with farro, butternut squash mixture, dried cherries, ¼ cup diced red onion, pepitas & goat cheese crumbles. Top with dressing. Toss and enjoy!!
**Tips: I chose to prepare the kale first so it had more time to soften (better for my digestion).
There is an old saying that says “stop and smell the roses.” I believe the point here is that so often people get so busy that they don’t stop and take in the moment. This saying was known back before our current age of technology where ever second person walks around with their face in their phone. We live our lives so out of touch just following routines or reacting to our feelings or circumstances.
This is where mindfulness comes in. It’s simply being aware, stopping and taking in the moment. Pause, breathe, listen, journal... all of these things are a form of mindfulness. Instead of living our lives on autopilot, we need to catch ourselves and start living mindfully.
Now I’ll be the first to put my hand up that 90 odd percent of the time I don’t live mindfully, but it’s something I’m working on. One step at a time, making small changes (see my post from yesterday).
What is something you do to be more mindful each day? 🌺
This is Julian! He has run 2 Marathons and 100 Half Marathons (yes you read that right), starting with one Half a month and then in the last year one a week, all to raise money for @womankindworldwide 🙌
They’re an incredible charity who work internationally to ensure women and girls can live free from violence and discrimination.
His donation page is in the bio, so please show your support where you can!
You’re amazing Julian ⭐️