I AM IN CONTROL OF WHAT GOES IN MY BODY.
I'm sitting here eating my salad reminding myself of this. I repeated it probably a dozen times as I was staring into the refrigerator with leftover pizza and Dr. Pepper staring straight back and taunting me. Not today Satan. I am taking control of my health and my body. I refuse to let my food choices stop me from getting to my goals. I can do this. Other people have lost way more than I have to lose by taking control.
Fuck off leftover pizza. I'm going to enjoy the shit out of this salad and that's ok!! #nottodaysatan#momlifebelike#motivatedaf#youcandothis#momlife#momofboys#momofgirls#kmomof4#takingmybodyback#thrivelife
I NEVER THOUGHT I’d be teaching BUSINESS! 🤷🏻♀️ Numbers have always been my weakness even in nursing school...hate math love language and science. -
Well, here I am, kicking ass at business and absolutely LOVING IT! I learned that in order for me to drive forward and help as many people achieve a healthy & fulfilling life as possible, I can’t just lead with passion, I have to master strategy. -
Friday, a handful of leaders and I will be hosting our first ever team exclusive Health Coaching Business Info group! It’s free, it’s easy. There’s no pressure to buy anything or commit to anything, it’s more of an opportunity for you to see how I was able to quit my full time state RN job to be home with my babies and generate an equivalent income. We’ll address the main objections, our initial doubts & fears, costs and income, what we do, how it works, time requirements, and how this can work for anyone from anywhere even while juggling a family and full time job. -
THIS CHANGED MY FAMILY’S LIFE...and we already had an amazing one. IMAGINE what you could create for your kids, the debt you could get out of, the financial freedom you could earn from home, the FULFILLMENT you could feel from helping people feel better and you can get freaking PAID TO WORKOUT & DRINK CHOCOLATE SHAKES! It’s THE best job in the world in my opinion and it’s time for me to pay this gift forward and start getting serious about training people well to do what I do. -
For those who decide to give it a shot, we have a free 7-day business basics training set up for you, we have a challenge coming up for you to invite to, and we’ll give you everything you need to know along the way. -
The best kind of leader is one who develops more leaders. That is what I’m in this to do...to inspire, empower, and encourage like minded women to step into their BEST SELF and be able to change their piece of the world. 😎💃🏻💃🏻💃🏻💃🏻✨
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#LilleLetsMe have pumpkin patch pumpkin picking farm fun!! Seriously this combo of my @lillebaby carrier and @nursingqueenclothing hoodie is a game changer. It allows me to nurse in public with ease without having to stop to nurse!
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Keeping track of magazine recipes so we can try new things. 🥘
I love cooking and have 3 different Food Mags subscriptions. I always see recipes & think, "I wanna try that!" 🍛
But do I make it? No. Instead I toss the magazine on the stack of other magazines & let them pile up until I eventually throw them all away after freaking out over the clutter. 😨
But we got in a Food-Rut & were sick of eating the same meals over & over. So now each time I see a recipe I want to try, I tear it out & tape it inside a notebook. It's like building my own hodge-podge cookbook that suits my specific tastes perfectly. Working my way through the notebook so far has been fun & super tasty! 😋
And once I've pulled out the recipes I want from the magazine, I just throw it away. No more pile up, no more clutter, no more stagnant dinners! 👏👏
*Swipe left to see my notebook 😉
4 days in Disney and I have to say these guys were my savior! While I tried to stick to mostly healthy options it was hard being surrounded by churros, cotton candy, popcorn, ice cream etc!🍫🍪🍦Having these bars to snack on was a necessity! .
No artificial anything, high in fiber and low in sugar. Not to mention they are flipping delicious😋. This chocolate cherry almond is my favorite flavor but the peanut butter chocolate ones are a close second! YUMMO!!! 👌🏻
...and so my fellow parents, I ask you this
When is it socially acceptable to start charging housekeeping fees of your offspring?
For years it’s understandable, we are their lifeline, their sustenance, the all important umbilical cord. Days off are supposed to contain countless loads of laundry, fresh sheets, tossing Small Bungalie pig back onto the bed and the favorite blanket into the wash.
And then you wake up one day to the realization these once chubby cherubs are sporting hairy legs and man toes. Their Friday night and weekend plans don’t include you, they are capable of organizing itineraries and getting college loans, kissing girls and changing flights to out run a storm. They can text snack requests, snap and send pictures of hair product and deodorant preferences and yet, though eternally grateful for all they do accomplish, there’s this!
Ah, if they only knew the brownie points a clean room and laundry done would earn them!!
They had the whole park to themselves and still wanted to stay next to me the whole time💕Mateo to nurse🙄😂 and Nico so he could show me all the big kid things he could do💪🏼 it’s so fun to have extra time with these two while the bigs are in class.
I’m so INLOVE with my new workout outfits! @kora.fitness truly has some amazing fabric, styles, and comfort! Their website is on my page and use ➡️Abigail15 for a 15% discount. Now, something I wanted to talk about is my weight loss journey. For the past month and a half I have been so busy I couldn’t keep up with my diet and the gym. I honestly thought I was gaining weight. However, today I stepped on the scale today and the number that showed up surprised the heck out of me. YALL IT WAS 159! Meaning I lost 6 pounds! I haven’t been in the 150s since 2015! Eating definitely has a huge part in a weight loss journey and I am by no means an expert on fitness or healthy eating but sticking to healthy foods as much as you can will help so much! A gym routine will also further the weight loss and tighten muscles up. I can feel the tiny bit of muscle I made in the first month disappear due to lack of gym time. I’m nowhere near where I want to be and I know losing 30 more pounds will be a struggle, but it has to be done. If I don’t do it, nobody else will do it for me. Have a great fitness and/or weight loss journey everyone! #weightlossjourney#weightlossmotivation#koraambassador#korafitness#workoutclothes#fitnessjourney#betteringmyself#fitmom#momofboys#armyveteran#womenveterans#armywife#onedayatatime
Keeping it real with you guys because this is as good as it gets today🤷🏻♀️ Yesterday was hard. Mason tested me in ways I’ve never imagined and I ended the day by laying in bed, tears streaming down my cheeks, telling Jack how much of a failure I felt like. I don’t know what the hell I’m doing. I don’t know how to talk to Mason to combat the 3 year old attitude. I’ve talked gently, reasoned, bribed, yelled, cried, apologized, and tried it all again but nothing seems to stick. I know it’s just a phase and some days are harder than others but dang. My sweet baby boy really is a handful sometimes. Parenting is a freaking challenge😣 To top off my night, Liam is still sick & woke up throwing up like crazy all over the both of us so I got a total of 4 (maybe?) hrs of sleep. Gah. When it rains it pours, right? I felt really sorry for myself last night. Which is fine because IT’S OKAY to feel sad. I know that I’m not a failure, even if every ounce of my being felt like one. I know I’m a good mom that loves her kids and does her best for them but some days my best just doesn’t feel like enough and that really sucks. I let myself be upset for the night but promised myself that I’d get up today, get ready, get out of the house & have a good day no matter what. So I’m here. And I’m trying. Because that’s the best I can do for my kids. They don’t need a perfect mom.. they need a mom that’s okay with her flaws but tries her best anyway. (Sharing this for anyone who might be struggling today. You ARE a good mom.❤️)
#thisislife So, I get to @aldiusa to do my weekly grocery shopping and as I'm parking, 3 fire trucks come whizzing in the parking lot behind me. They stop at the front door and rush in. Of course, my first thought is "oh, no... I need to do my grocery shopping, though!" I quickly catch myself and turn it into a more altruistic thought: "I mean, I hope everyone is OK." Meanwhile, Jaden is mesmorized by the fire sirens, lights, and firemen rushing into the store. I get out and grab Ryan and then ask the fireman standing outside if it's OK to still shop Thankfully, it is. There was a failure in one of the freezers and it set off the sprinkler system in the back 🤷 Doesn't make sense to me, but whatever. 😂 I walk in and the boys start whining, so I grab a box of cheese crackers in order to shop in peace. I grab the items from my grocery list, checkout, and then head back to the van....only to realize I left the keys in my van AND left it running the whole time!! 😂😂😂🤦🤦 #momlife#imomsohard#momofboys#mombrain#mom#firefighter#fairlawnohio#fairlawn#aldi#groceryshopping
These boys of mine may think they’re the boss at home some days, but it's these little dudes who are just one piece of my why... ▫️ My boys will grow up having a strong mom who can dream & show them that through hard work and perseverance they can acheive any goal they set their mind to... ▫️
They can have it all, but don't need to "have it all" to LIVE their life to the fullest... ▫️
They are exactly who I do what I do & they are the ones who pull me through the ups and downs of life as an entrepreneur...& they don't even know what kind of impact they have. ▫️ Happy #nationalbossesday to all the entrepreneurs out there...& to my little men who keep me in check on the daily.
The fifi. Commander of fifi island and his doggy pack. Lover of the color red. Hater of babies and anything that isn’t for “big boys”. Potty talk extraordinaire. If you know this kid, you can appreciate all of the weirdness mentioned above. He turns 4 in January and he’s just out here killin’ it. #felixames#fifi#middlechild#momofboys#mysun#vscocam
How to stay sane while raising boys:
1. Never let the fridge get empty
2. Have a high tolerance for all things inappropriate.
3. Let them run free in wide open spaces every 20 minutes.
4. Eat chocolate every 20 minutes.
5. Do all of those things and realize that you are in fact still crazy.
6. Conclude that sanity is overrated.
Don’t you just love how as a parent, it doesn’t matter what the end result of the project is, you always think when your child makes something it’s the cutest thing in the world?! ⠀
That’s the awesome thing about God. Even when we feel like our life isn’t the “prettiest” or we feel like we’re not doing enough, He’s right there cheering us on.
I ain’t afraid of no Ghost 👻
Full tutorial for these little Halloween Ghost cookies on my Instagram stories now! They are spooky cute and taste delicious too! A great hit with Children and perfect for your Halloween Party. 👻🎃 👻
Check out my Step by Step guide on my Insta stories from baking the cookies to icing them with fondant, it’s all there for you 👻
Remember keep tuned for more Halloween creatures over the next few days 😀
Anyone else having a 💩 CRAPTASTIC 💩 time parenting lately? I feel like every good parent strives to do better than their parents, you live and learn right? I have 2 VERY SPIRITED boys (read: stubborn, strong-willed, independent & dependent, rough, quick-tempered, intense, all-around crazy pants 🤪 savage 😳). We’ve tried everything we can to have a smoothly running household where everyone has what they need, is happy, and feels respected. Well as of late, Dad and I are not feeling very happy or respected because of the amount of fighting between the boys and what seems to be their complete inability to L I S T E N 🤦🏻♀️😭 It blows my mind 🤯 that I have to repeat myself 700 times, like, how many times do I have to say, “The rule is, and always has been, no food in your room.”?? I start to feel like the crazy one, repeating myself over and over and hoping, praying, begging, pleading, screaming for them to listen, to follow the rules, to be respectful, safe, kind, loving...I cry about it. There are so many days that I feel I’ve completely failed them and that I’m raising heathens. I’ve sat deep in thought over our current situation, meditated, ask for guidance, and we’ve decided what everyone needs is more structure. I have a really good feeling that we’ll strive on more structure, that it’ll create better boundaries and in turn will help everyone feel more safe, settled, grounded. 🌳 So we had a family meeting last night, first one ever 🙈 We laid out House Rules, put together chore charts, what the schedule of our days will look like. We talked about allowance, the value of a dollar and what it means to be proud of your work. We talked about what makes each of us upset, what makes us happy, and what we can do for each other when we’re feeling frustrated. I made these charts for the boys to hang in their rooms so they can take more responsibility for themselves while having reminders of what we all agreed upon at our family meeting. Wish us luck y’all. 🤞🏽💗✨
Uz budem asi super trapna s tou jesenou, ale ja proste #cantgetenough#autumn#autumninbratislava Milujem vsetko co sa tyka jesene. Tie svetre, rolaky, atmosferu, farby. Ked sa zobudite a je Vam zima a Vy sa prikryjete a je Vam zas krasne teplo. Ja som sa na jesen narodila, tak je mi asi sudena 🧡🍂🍁 Ach, keby tak trvala minimalne cely rok 🤗