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
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
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 ❤️
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