When people that you have valued and esteemed highly in your life constantly make you question your position or worth in theirs, it's time to know your own worth. The lesson to learn is that it's in our control how many times we experience that from those same individuals. Life is meant to be lived in cycles that take us from glory to glory and build us up not repeatedly tear us down. Recognize when respect is no longer being served and find the strength to get up from that table.
Y’all it’s fall! My favorite time of year! 🍁✨🍂
There have been a lot of changes for me lately. They each have been in beautiful concert with the season—releasing and letting things fall away in right timing.
Alignment in our lives is everything.
This is one of the many things I teach. How important it is to know, deeply, what is and isn’t right for us and acting from that internal wisdom instead of our fears, anxieties or external opinions.
We hold all of the truths inside of us that we seek from the external world. If we learn how to cultivate and develop a deep listening, the anxiety just falls away because we just “know” what is right.
With the fall season, we’re being asked—what no longer serves us? Are there things that you can let go of and release in your life that would make you feel lighter, more joyful, more at ease?
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If we only did the things that we were good at, how would we ever know what it feels like to try something different?
Fear is only a feeling. It’s nothing we are born with. We were not created to Fear. Fear to me, is the thought of failing. “what if I do it, and it doesn’t work for me?” See, technically, I don’t actually Fear DOING, I fear failing. So if I change my perspective right quick... “I’m not sure if I’ll be good at this new thing, but I will try it anyway, and learn from my mistakes.” Now, I am saying... I understand there may be consequences that I may not like, however, I am so set on improving myself and succeeding, that I will take that chance. Not everyone has the mind capacity or ability to trick themselves just as I did. But, it doesn’t mean you can’t try this method out.. Today let’s try something that we have always wanted to do, yet, we told ourselves that we were too afraid. Let’s tell ourselves that in order to Grow in life and EXCEL, we have to be willing to be uncomfortable for a little while.
How Fearless are you?!
“I think the biggest lesson that I’ve learned is that you’re never going to be 100% ready. But you need to do the things that really push you out of your comfort zone to get you to the next level in your health & fitness.”
Need a workout accountability partner? My virtual November Boot Camp starts soon! Drop a ❤️ in the comments for more info.
Dropping another Truth bomb... 💣
All change must start WITHIN ourselves first.
We can spend money on quick fixes or hop on trendy fads, but when we don’t sit and do the #heartwork to sift through the hard shit, none of the rest will stick.
You will continue to feel victim to fruitless efforts unless you are willing to sit with yourself and uncover the unhealed parts that still need healing.
Until loving yourself as you ARE becomes second nature, you can eat all the kale, do all the yoga and STILL wind up feeling unworthy.
I’m looking for ladies & men who are ready to do the hard shit! 💪🏼 Is that you?
After Allie’s parent teacher conferences last night we can’t help but feel so blessed that she has another amazing teacher this year. We have been so grateful to have such wonderful, dedicated, positive, compassionate teachers so far who all have treated her so well. It is evident how much they truly care for your child, which is so comforting as a parent.
Teachers don’t have an easy job - so give yourself a pat on the back if you’re a teacher - and know you are appreciated beyond words! ❤️
I've never been very "girly"
My hair is almost always in a pony or messy bun
I prefer to be mostly barefaced
I barely wear any jewelery and the stuff I do wear is very simple
I only wear dresses or skirts for very special occasions like weddings
I wear my Nikes pretty much everyday
Hell, my husband and I even wear the exact same belt
But there's just something about a fresh mani/pedi that I love 🖤
The power of thoughts baffles me, truly. I can’t tell you how many obstacles My mind creates, in the form of thoughts. Thoughts... these busy, little bees of sometimes destructive and unserving meanness (no wonder why my ears ring ALL of the time) It’s interesting how terrible we can treat ourselves at times and feel trapped in these unwritten but filed away thoughts. They keep us from joy because we tell ourselves we aren’t deserving, not worthy.
A couple of things to share tonight. 1. I have a dear friend battling cancer and you know what she’s living life to the fullest each day!!! Puts a lot into perspective!! (All please send out healing thoughts)
2. Take those thoughts and get them out on paper. Take the lies from your mind and get them out.. out of your body essentially!! They do NOT serve you!! I couldn’t help but share this photo tonight!! It makes a lot of sense!!! Sending love to all this evening!! Be kind to you!! You are the best!! @paulinebez (credit for photo)
I have never been shy about what I believe in. I have never been one to not speak my mind (thanks mum 😊). And I am always someone who does the research first. I like to know what I’m doing before I do it. And the same goes with what I bring into my home.
Essential oils have been around for hundreds of years. They aren’t something new. BUT, so much new research is happening as the popularity of essential oils has skyrocketed.
Nearly every corner you turn you see some sort of essential oils product making health claims, and when they don’t work people get frustrated.
This is why I have aligned myself with doTERRA, and their essential oils.
They are superior to any other essential oils on the market. And here’s some reasons why:
- doTERRA are 3rd party tested.
- doTERRA openly show the reports on every single bottle of oil produced for you to see at sourcetoyou.com
- doTERRA source their oils from the countries in which the plant will naturally thrive, which affects the chemical composition of the plants on a beneficial therapeutic level (thank you science)
- doTERRA will not distribute their oils unless they are 100% pure (a lot of other companies claim this but testing shows otherwise)
- doTERRA support communities all over the world through their co-impact sourcing and Healing Hands foundations
- doTERRA actually give a shit about the planet we live on and the people that love in it (you and me)
- doTERRA are the only company I have come across that actually want to empower people to take control of their health and wellness
- doTERRA essential oils WORK.
I want you to be able to feel better, and live healthier. I want you to be happier. I want you to be empowered for your own health. I want you to know that there solutions to your concerns.
And I want to show you how you can be living a life that you feel energized, happy, focused, strong, healthy, relaxed, not tired, not sick, not sore, not stressed.
Don’t drag your feet though this life. You only have one.
Contact me to get started. I promise you, your body and mind will thank you for putting yourself as a priority of better health. ❤️🌱
There are days when I feel like there is no color around me...I feel as if I’m drowning, failing at everything and just plain can’t keep up with the chaos!! I feel run down and it causes me to not feel good!!!! Today was one of those days and I’m here to talk about it!! Ever since I started doing personal development and right now reading the book “Girl wash your face” I’m able to talk my way out of the dark hole where before I would just give up and stay in it!!! We can choose to ignore or avoid it, battle it (fight the current), drown in it by staying in bed all day, medicate it with food, alcohol, or drugs or we can choose to embrace the Chaos and except the season of life we are in, we can find the humor for example I can choose to look at the fact that there is juice spilled on my couch and dwell on cleaning it up and be mad or I can look at the fact that I have a happy healthy energetic daughter who was having fun doing a karate/dance move and kicked over her cup lol 😂
Take moments to breathe throughout the day, give yourself and your kids some grace and except help when its offered!!! Enjoy life and except the fact that it’s not all going to be perfect!!! #personaldevelopmentjunkie#fitmindbodyspirit#riseup#busyfitmama#happyhealthyfit#fitfamilylife#strongmamas#depressionfighter#anxietywarrior#findyourtribelovethemhard#joinmychallenge#challengeyourlimits#selfcare#loveyourselfenough
I have been in a foodie’s paradise these last two days! 😍🌆🍝DTLA has so many places to eat within walking distance and if I had my old nutrition mindset I would be in trouble! 😝BUT thank God I had a nutrition makeover and can now enjoy going out to eat with coworkers and still making healthy choices for myself!
What’s your fav place to eat in DTLA?
P.S. How cool are these chicken wings! 😂🍗💕
I never had an issue with my weight! .
On the Right I was in my 20s living roughly at 125 pounds and working at McDonald’s eating fast food regularly! Never gained any weight! .
I got into a relationship, moved out of my parents home, he had an awesome job out west, moved home to nothing! I moved out with him and had to start brand new, furniture, kitchen essentials in a 2 bed room apartment! All was fine he was working a minimum wage job and I was working at the hospital!
Long story short I bought a House we moved into, him unable to drive because of a DUI and me being the only driver! To him leaving his only income for a potential opportunity to it falling through the cracks to me working 2 jobs full time hours at both and supporting everything to never coming home to a cooked meal and always driving through the drive threw!
30 pounds later broke it off and lost some weight and met my now husband who supports me in my journey! And 2 beautiful boys! .
I’ve put the weight back on that I’ve lost but I’ve also had 3 pregnancies and 2 full term babies!
You are joining me in my journey to becoming comfortable in my skin again and losing the baby weight!
I’ve joined Beachbody As a Coach for the Accountability, the support system, for the programs that work,The never having to leave my kids to get in Shape, and most importantly to HELP Others .
Online Bootcamp starting October 22! Want to be my accountability partner?
Y’all. 😳🙌🏼🤗😆👏🏼🎉 THIS JUST HAPPENED! I’m seriously about to cry!! I’ve shared this with a few of you, but for those who don’t know…👇🏼👇🏼 I’ve had weird stomach issues for years, but about five months ago they started getting really bad! Each day felt worse than the day before.
No matter how clean I ate, I was swollen, fog-brained, achy, depressed, cranky, and tired ALL.👏🏼THE.👏🏼TIME.👏🏼 And my stomach would get so distended, I was having to unbutton my pants as soon as I got to work. 😔 (Thank god for baggy shirts.) All I thought about at work, all day, was how much pain I was in...and I counted down the hours until I could get into my stretch pants.
Three weeks ago I added something new to my normal routine. 👉🏼That was the first day I didn’t have to unbutton my pants.👈🏼 And I haven’t had to since then! 🤗
And then today...TODAY! Check it out! My pants are LOOSE! I’ve been pulling them up all day! 🌟The focus and energy are great. The weight-loss is awesome! But the fact that I haven’t had to unbutton my pants in three weeks…just by changing out my coffee…and now they are loose!! This is friggin’ INCREDIBLE!🌟 Aaaaand now I’m crying!
You voted, so here it is! 2018 has been one hell of a year. I ended 2017 at my heaviest..& after being on my health/fitness for 2.5 years already AND not to mention being an online health/fitness coach on top of it…I felt like a failure, like a loser, and I had officially hit my rock bottom. I convinced myself “yeah so this works for everyone else, but this clearly doesn’t work for me”. I had let my limiting beliefs eat me alive to the point where I was a hollow shell of the person I wanted to be. So 2018 rolled around, I was pumped about the launch of our new abs/booty program..that was 80 DAYS LONG, & I told myself “if these programs work, if I can lose weight and feel good, THIS is going to be the year I prove it to myself”
Fast forward 10 months...I have lost 20 pounds and kept it off. I have learned to truly love myself & my body for what it does for me. I have found strength & confidence I have NEVER EVER known before. I have learned the power of BALANCE. I have not followed any meal plan to a T since I started this journey, I follow them about 80% of the way, the other 20%? I live my life whether that’s still eating clean and ordering a small salad at a restaurant or having 3 small slices of cake AND pizza celebrating 3 different birthdays (aka LAST NIGHT 😜). I am a recovering perfectionist in every area of my life, and because of this I have found that if I focus so much on being strict with my meal plan? It sends me in a downward spiral. So I have had to follow the plans in a way that works for ME & feeds my soul.
But more than the way I look & the weight I’ve lost? I feel vibrant, I feel happy, I feel blessed, I feel strong, I feel worthy. Paired with my daily Personal Development? I have grown SO MUCH mentally & emotionally and in the way I tackle my day to day. The way I don’t care so much about what other people think of me. The way someone does something that frustrates me and instead of flipping them the bird or raising my hands in the air over it, acknowledging that they probably have crappy things going on in their lives, too, and to show them grace instead of attitude. (CONTINUED IN COMMENTS 👇🏼)
Before & After. 16 years and 5 babies and 30 pounds apart. Age 25 vs 41. ⠀
Want to know my secret? Shhhh.... you can actually do this on Photoshop!!⠀
Actually, I’ll bet you could. 🤗 But I promise I didn’t ... I don’t even know how to use those fancy photo editing programs 💁🏼♀️🙄⠀
This is just a result of me ... working on ME. Pouring into my cup first so that I have enough to give my loved ones.⠀
So I ask you ... ⠀
“Girl, where do you want to be in 6 months?”⠀
Do you want to stop feeling so tired when your kids ask to play at the park?⠀
Do you want to feel more confident wearing that pretty dress at your husband’s work Christmas party this year?⠀
Do you want to love how you look in the mirror when you’re in the dressing room trying on a size you never thought you’d see again?⠀
I want to help you take that step towards becoming the very best version of yourself that you know is hidden inside as has been for a very long time. Whatever that means for YOU. Let your light shine again!⠀
Drop a ❤️ in the comments and I’ll send you info on how to link arms and join me.
On the days you feel like giving up, on the days you can’t bring yourself to workout... I have faith in you.
When you grab a box of Wheat Thins on your way out the door for breakfast because you woke up late... I have faith in you.
Those days when your workouts seem harder than usual and you want to quit mid set... I have faith in you!
I have faith in your journey. Everyone has bad days and cheat days and days they don’t get their workout in. The difference is not giving up when those days happen. E.Ver.Y.One has them! Wallowing in your fear of failure will never get you where you want to be. I have faith that you can do it. I have faith that you can overcome any and all of the tricks your mind is playing on you! I have faith because I go thru it and come out the other side, every single time! I know you can do it!
When I sit back and think about what makes me truly happy and fulfilled, it isn’t any dollar amount in my bank, a title I have, the brands I own, or the house I live in. It’s the memories I have made with my beautiful family and the ones I love. •
What makes you truly happy ?!
DAY 22 & 23. Yesterday I took a badly needed 'ME' day. Tonight I still have so many things on my mind that I actually feel too all over the place to pretend to be motivating, so I'll leave you with this.... .
I DID NOT come THIS far to only come this far! I gave up on myself yesterday, I felt absolutely broken and defeated. But you guys, even though we may encounter so many challenges, defeats and despair in life, it is absolutely necessary to work through it to find the strength and growth within ourselves. .
It's okay to give yourself time to heal, to work through the pain. Dealing with and letting go of hurt does not happen over night. It happens in slow steps forward, (maybe even a few steps backwards at times). Be gentle and patient with yourself but DON'T give up.
Friends, we are not quitters. Rise up, take control of your life, and keep moving forward. .
You know those movies that come along once in a while and just stir your soul???! 😍
Welp, this is the one for me right now! The movie and the soundtrack brought tears to my eyes, goosebumps to my skin and just seriously moved me! 💕✨💕✨
Have you seen “A Star is Born” yet? What did you think?? Please tell me I’m not the only one with the soundtrack on repeat! 😝🙌🏻💕📱🔁#astarisborn#astarisbornmovie#ladygagafans