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Ahhhh, motherhood.... we had a chaotic morning, which was followed by an awesome time at the Fox Theater watching A Christmas Carol.... which was then followed by my littlest barfing into a solo cup half the trip home 🤢 #goodtimes #momlife #stillpuking #stillagoodday
Ahhhh, motherhood.... we had a chaotic morning, which was followed by an awesome time at the Fox Theater watching A Christmas Carol.... which was then followed by my littlest barfing into a solo cup half the trip home 🤢 #goodtimes  #momlife  #stillpuking  #stillagoodday 
So glad we got a rotating Christmas tree this year... now I can compulsively rearrange the ornaments from all angles #ocdproblems
So glad we got a rotating Christmas tree this year... now I can compulsively rearrange the ornaments from all angles #ocdproblems 
Silly little boogers ❤️ They spent their morning painting Christmas ornaments at @potteryhollow & playing at @edwardsvillecm. Now they are serenading me from the piano as I sip my afternoon coffee ☕️ good times... ☺️ #momlife #caffeinated #playdate
Silly little boogers ❤️ They spent their morning painting Christmas ornaments at @potteryhollow & playing at @edwardsvillecm. Now they are serenading me from the piano as I sip my afternoon coffee ☕️ good times... ☺️ #momlife  #caffeinated  #playdate 
SOLD OUT?!? Say it isn’t sooooo 😭 I ❤️ @nobullproject.... I need them all! #trainingshoes #ipepro #figurecompetitor #restockplease
Why wait until New Years to make a change? It doesn’t have to be resolution season in order to get the ball rolling! I am a registered nurse/fitness nutrition specialist, & I provide Precision Fitness individualized meal plans. Let me help you navigate the Christmas holiday without the extra weight that usually comes with it! I am now accepting new nutrition clients at Nautilus Fitness Center in Alton. I can work with all levels of fitness/nutrition experience... you don’t have to be a professional bodybuilder to follow a meal plan & get great results. Message me to set up a consultation! #earlyresolution #mealplanning #fitnessnutritionspecialist #pfsstrong #ipepro
Why wait until New Years to make a change? It doesn’t have to be resolution season in order to get the ball rolling! I am a registered nurse/fitness nutrition specialist, & I provide Precision Fitness individualized meal plans. Let me help you navigate the Christmas holiday without the extra weight that usually comes with it! I am now accepting new nutrition clients at Nautilus Fitness Center in Alton. I can work with all levels of fitness/nutrition experience... you don’t have to be a professional bodybuilder to follow a meal plan & get great results. Message me to set up a consultation! #earlyresolution  #mealplanning  #fitnessnutritionspecialist  #pfsstrong  #ipepro 
I’ve been a bit of a social media recluse lately.... this place is a double-edged sword. On one hand, you can find endless motivational posts & encouragement, check in on friends & loved ones, and find hours of mindless but enjoyable entertainment. Social media is a fantastic forum to network with like-minded individuals. It helps us feel connected & “in touch” with friends & family who are miles or states away. It’s a blessing!

On the other hand.... you can find an insurmountable quantity of material that will make you doubt yourself to your very core. Everyone shares pictures of themselves living their “best lives....” Every fitness enthusiast seems to know the perfect angle for a shredded selfie. Every mom seems to have it all together: making impossible looking crafts, perfectly grooming their children to run to the grocery store, & cooking well-rounded healthy meals 3 times a day. Everywhere you look, everyone seems to be doing really, exceptionally well in all areas of life.

Most of the time, I can accept all the perfect posts for what they are: a quick glimpse at the best part of someone else’s life. But I recently found myself in a very destructive pattern. I COULDN’T STOP COMPARING!!! Every picture I looked at seemed to confirm my failure. Every mom I looked at seemed more dedicated & successful than me. Every fitness competitor I looked at seemed more shredded & balanced than me. Every post I looked at, I found myself looking for ways I was failing.... instead of looking for motivation & positivity.

It’s a little embarrassing to admit this. It makes me feel weak! As a fitness competitor, I have to have a thick skin. I have to be able to take criticism from others as well as handle my own self-critiques. It took me a bit, but I finally realized that my journey is MY OWN. The only person I need to be better than is the person who I was yesterday... I seemed to forget that I serve a Lord that loves me enough to DIE for me. If God loves me that much, how could I not love myself?I hope that by sharing this someone else might find encouragement that they aren’t alone. We all have the tendency to compare ourselves to others & to tear ourselves down ❤️
I’ve been a bit of a social media recluse lately.... this place is a double-edged sword. On one hand, you can find endless motivational posts & encouragement, check in on friends & loved ones, and find hours of mindless but enjoyable entertainment. Social media is a fantastic forum to network with like-minded individuals. It helps us feel connected & “in touch” with friends & family who are miles or states away. It’s a blessing! On the other hand.... you can find an insurmountable quantity of material that will make you doubt yourself to your very core. Everyone shares pictures of themselves living their “best lives....” Every fitness enthusiast seems to know the perfect angle for a shredded selfie. Every mom seems to have it all together: making impossible looking crafts, perfectly grooming their children to run to the grocery store, & cooking well-rounded healthy meals 3 times a day. Everywhere you look, everyone seems to be doing really, exceptionally well in all areas of life. Most of the time, I can accept all the perfect posts for what they are: a quick glimpse at the best part of someone else’s life. But I recently found myself in a very destructive pattern. I COULDN’T STOP COMPARING!!! Every picture I looked at seemed to confirm my failure. Every mom I looked at seemed more dedicated & successful than me. Every fitness competitor I looked at seemed more shredded & balanced than me. Every post I looked at, I found myself looking for ways I was failing.... instead of looking for motivation & positivity. It’s a little embarrassing to admit this. It makes me feel weak! As a fitness competitor, I have to have a thick skin. I have to be able to take criticism from others as well as handle my own self-critiques. It took me a bit, but I finally realized that my journey is MY OWN. The only person I need to be better than is the person who I was yesterday... I seemed to forget that I serve a Lord that loves me enough to DIE for me. If God loves me that much, how could I not love myself?I hope that by sharing this someone else might find encouragement that they aren’t alone. We all have the tendency to compare ourselves to others & to tear ourselves down ❤️
I swear it was just yesterday that they were both in diapers.... now they’re both in braces 😂😭 #timeflies #momlife #braceface #myloves
Enjoying a chest day in a cute new outfit while sipping on ice cold BCAA’s.... cup & clothes compliments of my amazing teammates, @jaclyn_dennison & @lynn.krueger.71.  I’m so grateful to be surrounded by a loving & supportive team. You guys are the absolute best!! 😘 #teamgordon #lastsetbestset #fitmom #iam1stphorm #ipepro #figurecompetitor #worldsbound #iceshaker #tlfclothing
Our first community day of the 2018-2019 school year ❤️ #homeschool #classicalconversations
Got our workout in while on a mini vacay.... thanks TR Fitness!! @erwinkaty @gordon3174  #teamgordon #pfmsnutrition #figurecompetitor #bikinicompetitor #ipepro #nanbf #fitmom #iam1stphorm #legionofboom
Who loves Active Hydration Serum? 
We’ve heard people wanted to bathe their whole body in it!! So R+F listened! ‼️NOW YOU CAN‼️ Introducing Active Hydration Body Replenish! 
For hydrated, softer, more radiant skin... all the things you love about Active Hydration Serum and Bright Eye Complex for your entire body! 
More details to come... I can’t wait to try this stuff!!!
Who loves Active Hydration Serum? We’ve heard people wanted to bathe their whole body in it!! So R+F listened! ‼️NOW YOU CAN‼️ Introducing Active Hydration Body Replenish! For hydrated, softer, more radiant skin... all the things you love about Active Hydration Serum and Bright Eye Complex for your entire body! More details to come... I can’t wait to try this stuff!!!
This stuff! MCT oil can be an excellent addition to any diet (it’s not just for Keto kings & queens). MCT’s are easily digested & have an overall thermogenic effect on the body. They may boost your metabolism, energy, & endurance. They can be a great source of healthy fat in any meal plan! Now onto these particular MCT’s.... see that “Chocolate Mocha” label. Oh yes.... I mix this in with my vanilla milkshake Phormula 1 for amazingly delish preworkout fuel!
#MCToil #periworkoutnutrition #healthyfat #iam1stphorm #speiserized #precisionfitnessandspa #teamgordon #ipepro #naturalbodybuilding #figurecompetitor #weightlosstips #fitmom
This stuff! MCT oil can be an excellent addition to any diet (it’s not just for Keto kings & queens). MCT’s are easily digested & have an overall thermogenic effect on the body. They may boost your metabolism, energy, & endurance. They can be a great source of healthy fat in any meal plan! Now onto these particular MCT’s.... see that “Chocolate Mocha” label. Oh yes.... I mix this in with my vanilla milkshake Phormula 1 for amazingly delish preworkout fuel! #MCToil  #periworkoutnutrition  #healthyfat  #iam1stphorm  #speiserized  #precisionfitnessandspa  #teamgordon  #ipepro  #naturalbodybuilding  #figurecompetitor  #weightlosstips  #fitmom 
This is our unofficial pet rat snake “Drax.” He hangs out in our yard & (hopefully) eats our mice. He shows up so frequently that the kids have named him 😂
#raisingnaturelovers #snakes #naturalpestcontrol
In honor of #RFGoNaked day, I’m naked on the stair mill (at least my face is....) For EVERY make up free selfie posted & tagged #RFGoNaked, R+F is donating $1 to #BuildOn, a charitable organization that helps underprivileged children. 
R+F’s goal is $1,000,000!

#buildon #educatekids #prescriptionforchange #makeupfree #rodanandfields
If we serve a God that has done great & mighty things, why don’t we trust in Him with the small things?
#trustthelord
If we serve a God that has done great & mighty things, why don’t we trust in Him with the small things? #trustthelord 
Let’s go mermaids 🧜‍♀️ ❤️⚾️
Let’s go mermaids 🧜‍♀️ ❤️⚾️
Wish my arms looked like this when not in mid-triceps extension 🤓 #armday #flexeveryday #figurecompetitor #naturalbodybuilding #iam1stphorm #fitmom #teamgordon #precisionbuilt