✨ Thursday vibes ✨
You can’t fast forward through the pain, the healing, the journey. Embrace where you are on your journey-it is yours. Don’t rush the process, trust the process ✌️ #embracewhereyouare#followyourpath#bestlife
Sometimes being a mom is hard, like when you get sick, or when you’re sad, or when you just want to get in your car and take a break. Breaks become planned, tears are squeezed into 3 minute potty breaks, and let’s face it... mom’s can’t call in sick. But the day will come soon enough when I will miss hearing my babies cry for me at night. I’ll long for the greasy hair, the unending loads of laundry and messy home full of toys and snacks and sticky hands. So I’m learning to embrace my mess and hold it tight. Just one more day is quite alright with me. .
We did it! 🙌 THANK YOU - THANK YOU - THANK YOU 🙌 - 500 followers. It happened so fast I don’t even have some cute and clever photo to post so I’m using my profile picture. 😂 500 may not seem like a lot to many, but it means so much to me. It’s very humbling, especially when I see ALL the amazing talent that is all around me out there and you’ve taken the time to follow this girl. I wouldn’t be here if it wasn’t for each and every single one of you with your likes, comments, shoutouts and following my account. 👋
I started this journey on September 13th. So I’m 4 weeks old. I’m just a newborn. 👶 I jumped in having no idea what I was getting into. I really had . . . no . . . clue. Didn’t now how to; tag, bookmark, draft, etc. TECHNICALLY, I started this account on August 27th of 2013. I had 23 pictures that I posted that day to “create” my account and I had 16 followers. 🙋♀️ I’m a very transparent and keep-it-real kind of person, but putting myself out there on social media was just too much for me . . . it felt awkward . . . so I never posted again . . . until 4 weeks ago. 😳
Since September 13th, I have been introduced to a whole new world that I never knew existed; a social media family that started as complete strangers. How could there be such a thing? Everyone has been; kind, encouraging and supportive. I don’t want to take up any more of your time, but I wanted to take a moment to say THANK YOU properly. 👏
Thank you for letting me into your hearts and homes. ❤️ Hopefully I’ll be cutting a tooth soon and reach 1,000. 😉 .
I think as women, we often worry about our body type not because its hurting our health, but because society has placed these images in our heads of what the perfect body type is. (Warning 🚨...this is a long one)
I have struggled with just loving my body for YEARS. It has only just recently hit me that what I do needs to be for ME. 🌸 No, I’ve never had to deal with being obese or extremely overweight but if I’m completely honest with it all, it’s only because I just wanted to be accepted. Loved for being beautiful. To “fit in the mold” that society carved out. And THAT is no way to live. THAT is no way to be happy. 🌸
If you are wanting to lose weight because you want to be accepted into whatever sick mold society has carved out, or loved by someone you don’t yet know, Stop! 🛑 Loving YOU needs to be your first priority. If you can’t love you, how will you teach anyone else to love you? 💗
Because if you don’t love YOU you won’t follow through with anything anyway. The commitment has to be for YOU! ❤️🌸❤️
#TBT Taking a Trip down Memory lane
(Circa 2009). 311 lbs or More 🤷🏾♀️
I loved this Girl...(Or did I?)
Lets State Facts...
You couldn’t tell me A THING!
I was ALWAYS Complimented on everything from my hair, makeup, and clothes.
I walked with Confidence, I looked Everyone in their eyes, I was the first to get on the Dance Floor and the last to leave.
I embraced who I was at a size 24.
If I didn’t embrace her then, I wouldn’t know how to love or appreciate Size 12.
Your love for YOU isn’t determined by a Size.
I did LOVE HER....❤️
I Loved her enough to know I wanted her around.
Stay Tuned.....More on this later.
Tomorrow I graduate!!! ... to the second trimester! 🎓 🤗
This season of my fitness journey I’ve definitely had to learn a new skill... embrace where you are. 🙌🏻
I started out this pregnancy fairly fit, but quickly found myself (around week 6) feeling like I was back at zero. Everything that was once easy for me was becoming harder and harder. I was out of breath mid-way through the first move, modifying everything, using very low weights and sometimes not making it through the whole workout.
But the two main things that I’ve learned through fitness kept floating through my head... CONSISTENCY and PERSISTENCE.
It doesn’t matter how slow you go. It doesn’t matter if you’re modifying and using little to no weights. It doesn’t matter if you tried, but couldn’t quite make it to the end.
What DOES matter is that you CONSTANTLY PERSIST, tell yourself you CAN, and EMBRACE where you are at the moment.
Because I did those things (even on the days I really didn’t feel like it), I’m now heading into my second trimester feeling great. I’m breathing easier, finishing my workouts and getting stronger... I’m even increasing weights! (I’m coming for you 12 pounders!) 🎉💪🏻
So, EMBRACE WHERE YOU ARE right now. Don’t give up... CONSISTENTLY PERSIST. And keep going! You can do it! 👊🏻
Some days it’s just not possible to get the best shot and this was one of those mornings. Some days it’s hard just to get the energy to push play but you do it and that was me today. I didn’t want to get up or do yoga today but I did and I feel SO much better! What are you going to do today for you? #3weeksofyoga#embracewhereyouare#strongmindandbody
A long time ago, someone told me to workout in whatever I wanted to look good in. Well, apparently I just wanted to look good in baggie shirts and shorts,🤷🏼♀️ because that’s all I ever wore
But I did something this weekend that I’ve never done before, and I debated sharing it...but ya know what? If I can inspire ONE person through this post, then it’s worth it.
For the first time in my life, I worked out in spandex and a sports bra...and shoes. Yes it was in my home with nobody around, but this was still a big step for me. Yes, I have a ways still to go on my own fitness journey, but I am learning more and more to embrace and LOVE where I am.
This weekend also concluded PHASE 2 of my workout program, and the results are in!
Down 13lbs (and back to pre-pregnancy weight!) 🙌🏻
Inches LOST all around👊🏻
Clothes fitting looser😸
And all this while still breastfeeding 🤱
Today marks the start of PHASE 3 and I am so excited to see how my body continues to improve.
It’s NEVER too late to jump on board, and me and my team are ready to help set you up for success!! You CAN accomplish your goals! And yes you can do it alone, but you don’t have to!! #investinhealth#embracewhereyouare#loveyourbodyenoughtotakecareofit#spandexshorts#sportsbras#postpartumjourney#boymomlife#settinggoals#armywifelife#80dayobsession
“Appreciate where you are in your journey, even if it’s not where you want to be. Every season has its purpose.”
It’s easy to get caught up in thinking about not being where you want to be or where you thought you’d be. We set goals for a reason, right??
But we can’t spend too much time in this place because today is what it is. We cannot change yesterday or what we did or didn’t do that led us to today.
Instead, evaluate where you ARE now and what you have to do differently. This place you are at now had its purpose. It is part of your life for a reason. Appreciate that.
I didn’t reach some of the goals I set for myself this summer. I’m not happy about it, but I can’t Change was has passed. An awful@lot of good came out of this summer. I’m going to embrace THAT and move on to the next chapter!
What season of your life are you in right now? Can you find what is positive about that season? .
Enjoy the process, enjoy the work in the gym, enjoy the sweat, enjoy feeling of catching your breath, enjoy the relief when finished, enjoy the struggle and enjoy the failure.
It is all making you better! It is taking you where you want to go in life. So enjoy it! Because when you enjoy the process the outcome takes care of its self (either good or bad). #Repost @brute.strength ・・・
👣 by 👣 by 👣 #itsaprocess#embracewhereyouare
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This is not what I signed up for! 😩Blah,blah,blah...I go through this bittersweet phase all the time.
Although being a coach and helping people move forward in life is my dream job! There are days I want to quit because the dream gets boring. -
But guess what...dreams need a break too. You don’t quit!!! -
Just give it a break and just when you thought it was over, you will be making out with it again 💏
Do you ever feel like breaking up with your dream?
——————————————————————————Esto no es para mi! Paso por esta fase agri-dulce todo el tiempo.
¡Aunque ser un coach y ayudar a las personas a avanzar en la vida es el trabajo de mis sueños! Hay días en que quiero dejarlo porque el sueño se vuelve aburrido. -
Pero adivina qué, los sueños también necesitan un descanso.
¡No te rindas!
Solo dale un respiro y justo cuando pensabas que todo había terminado, te estaras besando nuevamente con el 💏
¿Alguna vez sentiste ganas de romper con tu sueño?
This is my splits today. And having fun doing it! Practice makes...progress. My asana practice is going to be my “self-care non-negotiable” for the fall. That’s right. Mama needs this. To stay sane. To have the energy to really see my kiddos and be present. To rock my work. To be resourced. And I’m stepping it up. What’s your “self-care non-negotiable” going to be? .
Our stories shape who we are today. Sometimes our heart has to break, for it to open. Here is my story... what fuels *your* present self? Say it below in the comments by using one word 😉
I came to this country when I was 11 years old. I had a hard time fitting in.
I came from a conventional loving family, to a dysfunctional one.
I was bullied and sexually assaulted.
For years I had a hard time embracing who I was.
Then, came the day that I felt ready to leave all that behind, and reunited with who I was ❤️
Nuestras historias dan forma a lo que somos hoy. Nuestro corazón a veces tienen que romperse, para que se abra. Aquí está mi historia ... ¿qué historia le da vida a tu presente?
Vine a este país cuando tenía 11 años. Me costó adaptarme.
Pase de una familia amorosa convencional a una totalmente disfuncional
Fui agredida sexualmente y sufrí mucho de bullying.
Durante años me costo aceptar quién era.
Pero llego el día en el que me sentí lista para dejar todo eso atrás y me reuní con quien soy 💕
Same sun☀️ different place.
Left was waking up in Muskoka yesterday morning for a swim after a whirlwind 23hrs at Moe's cottage...
Right was on my bike this morning.
No matter where you are find warmth in the sun you wake up to !! A new week and it is almost August. I can't believe where the time goes .
It’s Monday! Generally a lot of people don’t like Mondays but embrace where you are this Monday. If you like where you are, embrace it. If you don’t like where you are, embrace this too. Acknowledge why you don’t like where you are but also know YOU have the power to take control and change it. Embrace that power and make a change, if you need to. Change comes in small steps. Small steps everyday 👣
Happy Sunday friends💕 it’s a hot one (high of 109😅🔥) but it’s still such a beautiful day because the sun is shining and I don’t want to take that for granted☀️As I get ready to move out in a week, I’ve really been thinking of how often I take things for granted. I think all of us do it and don’t realize it until what we had was gone. And that’s kind of how I’m feeling now, I’ve taken for granted my nice apartment complex, my proximity to campus and my friends, the gym, etc. And while I have done some things, like walk onto campus and work every (or most) Wednesday morning to take advantage of my time here, I really want to spend this last week soaking it all up and appreciating everything I have😇 Nothing is permanent so instead of wishing for what you want or don’t have, try to focus on taking in everything that you do before it’s too late❤️
What stage of life are you in? "To every thing there is a season, and a time to every purpose under the heaven" Ecclesiastes 3:1
Are you wishing away this season and longing for a better one? Every season has its highs and lows.
Maybe you are a young mom wishing those toddlers were a little bit less dependent and a bit older. Maybe you are a mom of difficult teens and wishing they would be making better decisions. Maybe you are a mom of grown kids wishing they were little again. Some seasons are just tough.
Hang in there. The next season is right around the corner.
Love, embrace your season of singleness if that is where you are at. ⠀
I am a FIRM believer that everyone, at one point or another in their life, needs to have an extended season of singleness. ⠀
Mine has been one of the best things that has happened in my life. ⠀
If we let it, it can teach us so much about life and who God created us to be. ⠀
Stop focusing so much on finding love from another, focus instead on finding love from yourself, within yourself. ⠀
Focus on God’s love for you. ⠀
Take time and just learn who you are and what makes you feel & come alive! ⠀
Take the time and truly get to know your own heart before you give it away to another. ⠀
Because when we truly feel alive and are in love with who God created us to be, we’ll attract the people who are supposed to be in our lives. ⠀
How can we expect to find our person, if we don’t even truly know who we are?⠀
How can we expect to find happiness with another, if we can’t first find happiness within ourselves? ⠀
Stop stressing so much over it, and embrace where you are! ⠀
It truly is an amazing journey. ⠀
There is so much joy that can be found within our seasons of singleness, but to find it we first have to shift our focus off of others and onto ourselves. ⠀
Shift it off of focusing on outside relationships and instead focus on our relationship with ourselves. ⠀
Focus on growing our relationship with God. ⠀
Embrace your season of singleness Love, and watch how it changes your life in such incredible ways! -