Baby boy is in bed now so I am snuggled up really plugging into some side work tonight ❤️ Thankful to be able to do this at home surrounded by my family (no matter how chaotic it may be) in my comfies with the office on in the background.
Yoga to come in a little bit!🧘🏻♀️
Community. Friendships. Hospitality. Those are some things my husband and I have discussed a lot lately. In this world of rushing and busyness and independence, I love that I have friends who know they are always welcome in our home. Last minute or planned weeks in advance. Bringing no kids or 10 kids. We love pulling up extra chairs to the table. We love people. ********
Mamas, don’t let baskets of laundry, dirty dishes , and unmade beds prevent you from loving people and sharing your home. You’re missing out on your own blessings. Those are life, and sharing life is a blessing.
When your toddler was up at 5:45 🥴, you’re 31 weeks pregnant, your husband gets called back to work after working last night on other people’s powerlines because it’s storming outside, aaaaand your power is flickering 😳😳 - YOU TAKE YOUR PRE WITH ZERO PLANS OF WORKING OUT... unless you count entertaining an already ready for a nap toddler.
Oh Christmas 🎄 oh Christmas 🎄
Anytime I’m just a little overwhelmed this tree melts it all away. I love the traditions that surround the Christmas tree. I love unpacking all our favorite ornaments and remembering all the adventures we’ve collected them on. I love doing this activity as a family and love the joy the tree brings into our home. What’s your favorite part?
GUYS - there are only 2 WEEKS left till Christmas and 20 DAYS left in 2018?!!? 🙈
I definitely am nowhere close to being done with my Christmas shopping...and I’ve never really loved New Years - BUT after my team call last night and then my workout this morning, I am more excited than ever for allllll the goodness 2019 has in store! 🤸🏼♀️
Am I the only one?! Who else is excited for the New Year?! #cominforya2019
Day three of my detox 🥬 and I woke up feelin fresh. A scale doesn’t determine results for myself but in case you were curious- I am down 3lbs 💧Still in my normal weight range. Woke up early to get a workout in before work. This is my LAST shift before the 🛳 cruise!
I don’t want to leave this face on Saturday. They should come up with airlines that let your pets in the cabin with you (our dogs couldn’t get away with being “service dogs”) and then a cruise line with doggy day care included on the ship. 😭 A little extreme but how could you NOT want to bring him with you.
Best 20 mins of my life.. Okay, maybe that’s not entirely true but @shaunt is back and the motivation from this sample workout.. O.M.G give me the whole program!! #icantwait
I really felt like he was downstairs with me encouraging me, pushing me, believing in me to keep going!! There is no doubt in my mind this will be my favorite program! I know I know, you’ve heard that before! #itstrue
You still have time to check out the sample workout for free!! But let me warn you.. “if you give a person a free workout, they are going to want the whole thing!!” Don’t say I didn’t warn ya! So try it out and get a place in our support group!! #communityiseverything
You know that voice in your head that constantly tells you you can’t do hard things?
AKA the mean girl.
I am tired of letting that voice get me down. Today I got up, drank my go go juice, pushed play and put the mean girl to sleep. I thought all the positive thoughts all morning, got the negative ones out of my head.
I kept telling myself I AM WORTH IT & guess what SO ARE YOU!
a c c o u n t a b i l i t y .
I didn’t want to do anything tonight. Work was emotionally difficult today. But it’s the beginning of week 3 (the final week) of my yoga program, day 1 of our yoga group, so I hunkered down to get it done.
Guess what? I cried. YEP. I cried. Not because it was hard, but because I was able to focus in on everything going on internally and externally in my life — and I feel 9 thousand times better.
The power of accountability is strong. Knowing I had other ladies counting on me to get my workout in today motivated me to press play. Knowing that all I had to do was go into my room, roll out my mat, and literally pull up my computer and press play motivated me to get my workout in.
Day 1 of this beautiful accountability group is in the books and I am beyond grateful ❤️
I almost didn’t post the pic on the right today....until I look back at earlier this year at how far I have come. 💪🏻
I couldn’t tell you the total weight or inches lost but what I can tell you if what I have gained.....🙏🏻
In my business, in my mindset, in my health and fitness journey, as a leader, in my marriage, and so many other things! ❤️
It didn’t come from just one workout, or reading one book, or listening to one podcast, or choosing veggies over chips that one time, or one training.
It came from doing those small things each day even when I didn’t feel like it, it took failing so many times so I could move forward and learn, it took tears and doubt and stress from everything that goes into building a business and working towards your health and fitness goals.
And when I look back to where I was in Jan of this year it makes me incredibly grateful I never gave up. How I took all the hard things as a lessson and moved forward. How no matter how many times I failed and doubted myself I kept going!
That’s what this journey is all about! I may not have a 6 pack or be a top coach (yet 😉) but I’m on my way there and I am SO much further along than I was in Jan of this year!
So my advice ...START TODAY. A year from now you will be wishing you would have 🙏🏻💖
I had an amazing weekend, and a very productive morning. My day started at 4am, because when you want to achieve big things the snooze button isn’t an option. I am happy as can bee 🐝 on this beautiful Monday. 🌻
Enjoy your week friends, and do something to make yourself proud. 💛
These two. ✨ sometimes parenting is tough business, sometimes it feels as if a phase will never end, sometimes you question your every move and sometimes you feel like you are a massive failure.... then sometimes you catch moments like these, you catch sweet convos between best friends, and see two young men who have exceeded every dream you could have dreamed up. Motherhood ✨ it’s my most important j.o.b. And everyday I try just a little harder. Everyday I add to my tool belt and everyday I adjust my blinders to make sure I’m staying in MY lane. ✨ If you are overwhelmed today, if you are feeling like it’s just all out of control try this.... slow down, turn down the volume inside your head (the one that’s filling you with fearful or negative thoughts) & know you are doing the best YOU can do. Nine times out of ten when things are crazy with my boys it’s because I’m out of balance myself. Im triggered which then sets off a trigger inside them and undesirable behavior shows its head. They are our greatest teachers, our best mirrors... slow down a little today... take that 10 min to do a puzzle, cuddle on the couch, throw a ball around outside, do a craft. Take 10 min to really check in with your teen & listen with open ears. Cook dinner together, read a book.... ✨ Take a moment to smile at another mama, compliment her & make her feel special. The saying it takes a village isn’t taken lightly at the Catalfamo’s... It sure does take a village and these days more than ever. ✨ I hope if you are feeling a little down in the motherhood department today you can leave after reading this feeling a little more hopeful, a little more reassured that you are NOT alone. And if you don’t have a village that’s helping you I hope you feel like you can be apart of ours. ✨
3️⃣ months!! Cannot believe he’s only been in our lives three months. It feels like we’ve known him forever. He loves to smile and “talk” (it’s more like a squeal and squawk lol). He loves playing “airplane” and listening to big brother read to him. He slept for 8 hours last night and that was a major first! He’s really starting to recognize faces and responds with smiles. He is slowly figuring out rolling from tummy to back but hasn’t mastered it quite yet. Our sweet Henry is starting to laugh and it’s the cutest thing on earth. He fights his naps like I’ve never seen a baby fight before. But like I said, he sleeps through the night so I’ll hold the complaints! We are loving on him non-stop and we’re so excited for our first Christmas as a family of four 💙
My husband took this picture this morning in Paradise, CA. Someone who's lost everything, still somehow, has not lost hope!
James Sutton helped an elderly couple load the stone yard ornaments into their car. This is all that's left of their home 😥
GOD BLESS PARADISE
This is the best way to start a Monday!
Much needed sweat!💧 It’s easy day “Ugh it’s Monday again!” But I challenge you to change that mindset into something positive like this- ⭐️ it’s a new day to be a better person!
⭐️ fresh start to a new week! ⭐️going to crush my goals this week!
What else positive thoughts can we add?
Me time looks different these days than it did 4 years ago.
I use to take me time as a chance to sit and eat copious amounts of junk food and completely hermit away from the world after mandatory swim practice - yep, that’s how I would “regroup” for the next day 😳
Over the years, I’ve learned how to manage a healthy lifestyle on my own. Now, my me time is working out and these team call nights. I’ve had different kinds of team calls over this last year, it doesn’t matter who it was with/for, it was a great time to listen and chat with women (and some men) who share the same interest and passion that I do.
So, Sunday’s and Monday’s after dinner is made and cleaned up, my son is in bed (generally sleeping) I am able to fill my cup and take time for myself to be a better mom and wife, by listening to others who share he same health and fitness interest that I do. .
Big thanks to my husband who stands by me and allows me to “hermit” in our room still to accomplish this 🖤
Did you know initially when I started my fit biz Mitch was my biggest skeptic when it came to coaching?! 😳
He feared it would be a waste of $$ and that I would fall off because I was never consistent with working out / eating well before this opportunity. He told me he would support me, despite his skepticism. I told him I was going to prove him wrong 💁🏼♀️😂⠀
While I was with the girls yesterday we were talking about end of year goals. I texted him my goal to hold me accountable & his exact response was, “Way to go baby!! That is seriously awesome! I believe you can do it!” 🖤⠀
He has seen the positive changes, the consistency, the friendships & sense of peace financially.⠀
He may have been my biggest skeptic when I first decided I was gonna coach, but he is TRULY my biggest fan & supporter. 🥰
My moment to moment mantra during the holidays ✨Happy Sunday! It’s a welcomed rainy day on the coast and the boys and I are taking FULL advantage of it. Lazy days used to unnerve me... now they refill my cup. Mostly because of these two words. For me overwhelm, fear, anxiety etc overrule when I’m too far ahead of myself. Staying present in the moment helps this tremendously. I’ve got some great book recommendations if you want to dive into this concept further. 🙋🏼♀️ just let me know ✨
Lordy lord this belly doubles by the day I swear. Just means baby girl is growing healthy and strong but it’s making things tricky!
It may be 11:30 and I’m just now “dressed” aka a new set of pjs 😅 but that hasn’t stopped me from doing today’s squats and checking in on a few things for our FREE 5 day yoga group that starts TOMORROW! 🤩
Thanking God for my family and the ability to still be moving at 37 weeks pregnant. 22 days until due date!