In life we search for companionship everywhere we turn. .
Wether it be a friend/ally at work to vent to & eat lunch with. .
A supportive friend to chat with on the phone about stress & life. .
A significant other to love us unconditionally and remind us of our strengths and uniqueness. .
But the strength comes in numbers & a team like this makes you realize you are stronger than you thought.
The support and inspiration from this tribe helps me realize my full potential & the gifts that we all have to offer. .
Love my team. #lonelygirl#mombob
Clean Home = Clean Mind
I will always believe in the power of an organized, clean home. There was a time when I relied on it a little too much though. -
I thought that if I could just figure out a way to keep my house spotless ALL the time, then my anxiety would stay under control. -
Spoiler Alert: I never did figure out how to keep my house spotless all the time. 🤷🏼♀️ I used to spend hours creating new cleaning schedules and I have yet to stick to one for more than a week. And even if I did stick to it... toddlers. 😂
Keeping my surroundings orderly and clean still plays a part in managing my anxiety, but it’s just a piece of the puzzle now because I’ve learned that keeping my BODY clean also keeps my mind clean.
And how do we keep our body clean? By eating good and exercising and getting enough sleep and drinking enough water. -
I’m not saying this is the solution for everybody who struggles with anxiety, just sharing my own experience. But if you do struggle with it and haven’t tried these things yet, give it a shot! It won’t make things worse. 👊🏻
Just a little over 2 weeks into my MMA program and over a month into my nutrition program. Hopped on the scale today and I am down another 10 pounds. More importantly I feel energized, excited, confident and motivated. None of these things I would have used to describe myself last year.
I was depressed, tired, unhealthy and uncomfortable in my own skin. I was watching 2 of my friends from afar for almost all of 2017 post about how great they were feelin How home workouts and accountabiity groups were working for them and as much as I wanted to join them I made excuse after excuse to myself and to them.
The truth was i was scared shitless to make the change. It wasnt that i didnt have the time or the $. I was unsure I could follow through. And i probably wouldnt have without the encouragement from my coach and my team.
Now 5 months in I am so grateful I took the leap. I have met so many positive women, created a positive change for myself and my whole family. I fit in a 30 minute workout, eat clean 80 percent of the time and enjoy treats while being supported and cheered on every singe day in my groups. Loving this program and loving on life.
If you looking to make a change i'd love to give you more info drop an emoji below and ill give you the details.
⭐️this life happened BY MISTAKE.
Hear me out:
I was going to join the navy.
I started training and losing weight my junior year of high school.
Instead of following my “dreams” I got married (later DIVORCED) and was stuck. How could I ever trust some me again after what I just went through?? The dirty details are left in the past where they should be.
I met my NOW husband (who I actually grew up next to) ⭐️ and wam bam here we are almost SIX years later. Little house on a corner lot, two ass hole dogs (jk😂😂), and the most perfect baby boy ❤️
This so called MISTAKE LIFE has been the absolute best life I could have ever lived ❤️❤️❤️
I’m not a homebody at all.
Actually I’m a reformed homebody trying to get back to semi- homebody status 😂
If I don’t leave the house for a day or two my mind plays tricks on me and I believe I am going to fall back into the worst years of social anxiety where leaving the house filled me with so much fear. .
so, leaving the house every day means to me I’m not that person anymore which i understand probably sounds absolutely ridiculous to those of you who have never experienced social anxiety or anxiety in general. .
I’m learning to trust this semi-homebody lifestyle. It’s a work-in-progress. .
I don’t have to leave everyday. I’m not that person anymore. I can live in the present without falling back. I can say no to things that I don’t want to do or don’t serve me. .
I can enjoy these moments at home with Nora without guilt. .
What do you do for a living? -
Me?! I workout, eat clean and post about it on social media.
Wait you can get paid to do that?!
Yep. I do it because I wasn’t happy with myself, I felt mentally and physically exhausted. I knew i needed and wanted to get healthy, especially after losing all of my grandparents to cancer. Why not get paid to work on yourself? Like double whammy! 💥 -
What’s the catch? -
No catch, you just literally be a product of the product, you live a healthy life and teach your family and friends how to do it too. -
But I don’t want to be a salesperson because GROSS. -
I hear ya. I too don’t like to ask people to buy cookie dough or magazines. Like weird right? But don’t sweat it because you aren’t selling products, they sell themselves you are helping hold people accountable in their meal plans and fitness programs & providing a solution to those who have not yet found what works for them and their health. -
Sounds hard... -
Nothing worth anything is a easy. But with the right mentor aka me and the right team behind you aka mine, you will be given all the tools for SUCCESS.
What are you waiting for? All inclusive cruises and trips? BECAUSE WE GOT THOSE TOO.
But for real I’ve got TWO spots on my team that will be filled by tomorrow. Let’s chat and reserve one of those spots for you. -
Link in my bio! I will contact the two I choose via the preferred contact on the app.
Day 2 in Charlotte was filled with more fun at Discovery Place, this time just me and the kids.
The museum is full of hands-on, engaging exhibits and my kids learned so much while having a blast! If you’re in the Charlotte area, I highly recommend it!
We explored the human body, including looking at containers full of how much sweat and poop people excrete in a year (not pictured - you’re welcome 😉), rearranging bones to make a skeleton, and using pulleys to make lifting our own body weight easier. We walked through a small rainforest, the kids built shelters out of “logs” and “leaf covering,” and we built pretty awesome towers out of wooden blocks. The Dino show had fun facts and cheesy jokes and prompted my boys to roar like dinosaurs 🦖 for the next half hour 🙈😆
After Kyle finished his meeting, we headed to IKEA for some organizing gear (I’m so excited to set it all up!). We’d never used their kids’ area before but the 3 big kids played there and Will made as much mischief as he could, including losing his shoe and covering Kyle’s eyes while he walked 🤪
The biggest deal about this trip was it was a huge step for me in living out the freedom from anxiety I’ve been experiencing lately. A year ago, the grocery store felt hard because of anxiety, so being able to take the kids to a new museum in a new city by myself was *huge* for me! I’m incredibly grateful for the healing God has been doing in my life lately and for the freedom to enjoy sweet moments & make memories like these! ❤️
If you’re struggling with anxiety, I just want to encourage you there’s hope!
My self- mantra for this Monday: “There are people that would love to have my bad days”
It’s just a little throw up.
It’s just a car that can be cleaned. (Thankkkkkkk goodness for leather)
It’s just a toddler meltdown that will pass in a moment.
The grocery store can wait until tomorrow.
I’ll try better next time to be more patient with the screaming toddler and the dog during the chaos. .
Mamas, If you are having a Monday similar to mine I want you to know: we all struggle + some days you just need to give yourself a pep talk, like, “hey there, you are a badass, don’t be sad, impatient or angry, you got this and I love you” .
Well here are my results! In 80 days I have learned, grown, and changed into a better healthier, happier women! :
I am down 20 pounds and 26 inches! I did it all by waking up, pushing play, and eating pretty healthy (not gonna lie I had my cheat meals)! But more than that, I have gained confidence! I learned to live life again and on my own terms! :
In 80 days I have gained a whole community that has my back. One that supports me and gives me the tough love that I need! In 80 days I have helped others reach their own personal goals! I found my passion and I am not stopping! :
So what’s next?! I’m going to conquer a 3 week program with some amazing people! A program that will push me even more - both physically and mentally (personal development)! I am excited to go through a program together with others! We are going to experience the struggles and triumphs together! If you want to join us, message me! I’m here to help, and it’s something that I love! Let’s crush this program together!
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