You guys....I haven't been THIS happy to wake up and "go to work...." like ever!😳
I didn't have to pump myself up for the inevitable hair pulling that probably would have happened. No anxiety of having a TERRIBLE lesson. No stressing about how to proactively engage at least 6 students all on different levels of the spectrum. I didn't have to worry about paper work that needs to be done! I actually spent my Sunday, with my husband, NOT in the school getting ready for the week! THIS is what loving what you do feels like🙌🏼
Don’t get me wrong…I enjoyed my time with each and everyone of my students, even the ones that were aggressive or couldn’t communicate their feelings using words! I learned so much about myself and hopefully they learned a little bit about love themselves. I don't regret the path I've taken to get here...but I'm glad I can still help people doing something I love, and without the Monday blues, wishing for a snowday/power outage, or counting down until the next holiday. I will always find a way to work with kids and especially kids on the spectrum and I can't wait to get back to it. But for today, I appreciate this blue-less Monday✊🏼
I hope you all are doing something you love...not just something that’s going to “pay the bills.” Because believe it or not...there is such thing as doing what you love, while paying the bills🤷🏽♀️🤗Click the link in my bio, the one about being friends!💕 Let’s change some lives together☺️
You all know who you are. You're in my inbox trying to cheat when you should just retreat. From your relationships. STOP wasting time. Someone is waiting for you.
Be brave. It won't hurt forever. 😔
Communication??? What??? Most people just want a diet plan to follow. Something easy that they can just do without thinking.
I have to admit that I am the same way. Or I was at least.
Just give me something to help me lose weight. I don’t care what it is, just spoon feed it to me.
Once you become your own advocate, research what it is that actually helps our bodies and serves it, it kinda becomes a mission.
Listening to thought leaders, scientists, doctors who have done tons of research is where it becomes more than a “diet”
It becomes a way of life. Learning from those who have more information than we do and communicating that to others is how we make change. Lasting change ✌🏼
You suddenly realise that one part of your life is in a serious rut. It’s just not working for you anymore. It’s on your mind, mildly annoying or stressing you. 💕
You might have stopped exercising, or have started eating badly, or fallen into old unhealthy thought patterns. Bad habits might be creeping in. Poor choices. Too much Netflix, or wine, or procrastinating. Anything. 💕
So there comes a time when you have to call it. “That’s it” you will say “I officially have a Netflix / chocolate / (insert any poor choice here) problem” 💕
So then you have to DO something about it. Not think about it. Not talk about it. DO SOMETHING about it. 💕
So something has to change. You have to find a new way. Try something different. Old ways won’t open new doors 💕
Beautiful thank you @allthingslillyann
Did you know that a polar bear can eat up to 86 penguins in a single sitting? PUT ON YOUR PANTS. GO OUTSIDE. BE THE BEAR!
That’s exactly how I feel when I put on my favorite sweater from college (our mascot was a hawk though 😅). At the moment I’m working and studying for the @theofficialgmat at the same time. Takes a lot of discipline and resilience but my memories of my MBA at @semissouristate and its fantastic @semo_hcb keep me going! #justtrying#gmat#backtoschool#eatbetter#sleeplonger#lovemore#tryharder#behappier
Are you happy?
Personally, I have a bad tendency to get bent out of shape quite easily when life doesn’t go my way. And I’m sure I’m not the only one with this problem.
According to Martin Seligman, the father of positive psychology, 40% of our overall happiness comes entirely from how we react and choose to respond to what life throws at us. That means almost half of our happiness is entirely within our control to be improved and changed. I don't know about you, but I would love to increase my happiness.
So let’s learn from Dr. Seligman, who studies happiness. He has found the habits that keep the happiest people in the world happy.
The first habit is to stop and smell the roses (these are hydrangeas, but the concept still applies). Pay attention and enjoy the moment that you are in. It's so easy to get preoccupied by or worries or all of the things we have to do, but it is important to be present and aware of what is happening around you. As you walk through a park - notice the joy of the children playing nearby, the green color of the grass, the warm feeling of the sun on your skin, and the sound of the birds chirping. Focus on what you can control and how it is possible to choose happiness in this moment.
No matter what struggles you are going through or uncertainties of the future, choose to be happy right now. I know it may be difficult, but you and I can both do this!
Tell me how you enjoyed one moment today.
Daydreaming about the weekend like... 🤗💃🎉
Fridays I'm usually at my recruiting job! And although I do enjoy my work... it's been a long week!
When things got rough in my personal life a few months ago I slowed down a bit with coaching... now that I've made it to the other side I feel like I can talk about it a little bit more 😎
Coaching does a lot to FILL MY cup! And for a while I didnt feel like I could pour into others 🤷🏼♀️ So I used coaching to help myself! I stayed active with my girls in FLY (first love yourself), my online community where we work on being our best selves! I kept listening to podcasts that inspired me and reading books that help me grow! Coaches call that part, personal development 😉 I pushed play on my workouts on ALL the days, especially when I didn't want to! A lot of those days I couldn't have done it without some encouragement from other women on our team or in our community 💕 I stuck to the healthy lifestyle changes that coaching taught me how to make with food! 🥑 I really put the focus on me 🙌
THIS ⬆️ is the beauty of this business tho! We work on ourselves first 🙌 And it's okay if that takes time!! Then we help others make positive changes and we all keep growing together 👭☀️❤ Ready to grow with me?! *msgme
What we put into our •BODIES• affects how we look, but most importantly how we feel.
Girl, if you can look in the mirror and feel good eating that donut, GO FOR IT!
But if you can't...or need practice on having the confidence to do so here and there... Let's talk!
My Fall Into Fitness group has already begun, but enrollment is still open!
I took time out yesterday (and felt zero guilt!) as really really wanted to see this movie ‘The Wife’. 💕
It didn’t disappoint. Fabulous movie, Glen Close was sooooo good. Nobody does fury as beautifully as she does 💕
So much has changed in the last 50 years, the role of a wife and mother, societies expectations around women and work , our own expectations, women’s voices. What is more important for a writer, to write or be read? Are there any parts of your life where you feel you have to approach differently because the established path is not there?. 💕
Keep talking, keep sharing your truth, don’t bury thoughts and feelings and hope they will go away. Stay true to yourself. 💕
Such a good movie... go and see it!
Let’s take the ‘guilt’ away from pleasure. If you want to do something pleasurable, just do it. And enjoy it completely. 💕
Why would you even think of feeling guilty for it? 💕 📷 thank you @emilymcdowell_
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I’m proud of how far I’ve come. I failed A LOT. I started over more times than I can count. I obsessed over calories, I’ve eaten way to much at times. I ate too little at times. I’ve had good and bad days. I have skipped workouts, I have doubled up on workouts. I blamed my body for lack of progress. I have compared myself to “her” but I have also learned to love myself more than ever before. The consistent part of everything? My eating plan, at home workouts and accountability team. A year and a half of the SAME eating plan and women from US, UK and CAN cheering each other on to be BETTER, be LOVED and STRONGER. Just remember you don’t have to do this alone.