Who else loves that new book smell?! Our bestselling #GirlWashYourFace
is back in stock (grab it for book club on 8/30) and a large shipment of our book to movie books arrived! 📚📽🍿
Two hours of run therapy today. I started listening to #girlwashyourface
I might be late to the game but y’all it’s good. She had me laughing and fist pumping for two hours. I went home feeling refreshed and ready to conquer the world (aka- sweaty, in need of a shower and ready to Home Depot like a boss). What do you like to listen to while you run?
Last night 2 of my friends came over for book club. We ate chips & guac, & talked about this amazing book. ❤️I know—2 book posts in a row. But this week on the blog I talk about how important it is to always be learning (See link in profile) & for me that looks like reading good books. And when I can talk about those books with other thoughtful people—I learn even more. How do you learn best, friends? And who are you learning with?
#girlwashyourface #bookclub #girlsnight #goodbooks #guacamole #chipsandguac #goodfriends #leadersarereaders
More 🔥 @msrachelhollis
Is it time for #rise2019
You can look at your past and see a line of mistakes-- or you can choose to give yourself credit for all the times when you DID succeed, when you DID follow through and when you DID overcome adversity! The warriors who have walked through hard times? You're how the rest of us know that we can keep going! #girlwashyourface
The lies you believe about yourself are your worst enemy. Don’t give into those thoughts 💭
YOU ARE WORTHY !
Thank you @msrachelhollis
for writing the book that has impacted me more than ever before.
Need to READ #GirlWashYourFace
✨2K FOLLOWER GIVEAWAY✨ We hit over 2k followers this week & we couldn’t be more excited! The team behind COS Moms Blog is so thankful to each of you for believing in our mission & helping us create a supportive mama community online & in person! As a thank you we are giving away a copy @msrachelhollis
’s best seller “Girl, Wash Your Face” to TWO LUCKY WINNERS! If you haven’t read this book yet, it’s a must! If you have it already, enter to win for a friend! If there is one (or three) thing(s) we know about all the moms in our tribe it’s that you are beautiful, unique, and strong women, wives, sisters, moms & friends. This book reminds you of these truths, and encourages you on the days that it may all feels too hard ❤️.
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“If time has taught me anything, it’s that our differences are what make this life unique. None of us are exactly like the other, and that is a good thing because there’s no right way to be. The room mom, the working mother, the woman without children, the retired grandma, the mom who co-sleeps, the mama who bottle-fed her baby, the strict mom, the hipster mom, the one who lets her kid go shoeless, or the one who enrolls her baby in music enrichment classes at birth—whoever, whatever you are, you’re adding spice and texture and nuance into this big beautiful soup of modern-day parenting. I can look at other mamas and learn from them. I can also leave the things that don’t strike me as authentic or practical for our family. You can do the same for your own. That is the beauty of growing and learning and figuring out exactly who you are.” -Rachel Hollis
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I.Am.Strong... For many years I believed that being diagnosed with an #autoimmunedisease
happened for a reason. But no!!!! What this has taught me is much bigger than anything else in life. It’s taught me to accept it, but not accept it and feel defeated. But learn from it and love myself. Learn to take better care of myself. And to inspire others to see that they’re capable of so much.
We are all in this together and this too shall pass✌🏼🌈
Mood: iced coffee, cutoffs, + bargain shopping. ✌🏻
This is our final leg of Disney prep. We are hitting up the outlets for sandals + loafers + shorts. When kids grow like weeds in one season, what we thought was a short list of needs expands big time in just a few weeks. We always find great deals at the @oldnavy
factory stores. We also find a good variety of discounted clothes for me + Mike at the @express
outlets. In fact, got these shorts at Express last summer. 🙌🏻
Do you like outlet shopping? Where do you find the best deals? 😊
Today I am sitting inside gratitude and being thankful for all the amazing things in my life. I know I talk a lot about @msrachelhollis
but she really has changed the way I look at a lot of things. I am definitely a work in progress, but I'm starting to see the truth behind the lies I continue to tell myself each and every day. I am starting to see what is truly important in life. One of the things that Rachel sugguest is a "Gratitude List" so I've started ending my day by writing down the things I am grateful for THAT day. The small things truly do matter. I challenge you to take time today to sit down and think about those things that you are grateful for. Not the big things, but those tiny, little things that happened...a sunset, a stranger's kind word, a smile...it's not an easy task at first. We are trained to look for grand gestures. But when you take the time to stop and see all those tiny, amazing things in your life, you realize just how blessed you are. 💜”We are often moving so fast, or we're doing a hundred things, or we're taking care of those babies and we don't even see all the blessings in our lives. So making yourself stop every single day and writing down 10 things that you are grateful for, little things, not big ones, little, tiny things that happened today. Because if you know that you have to write them down at the end of the day then you will spend your day looking for gratitude. And if you spend your day looking for gratitude, you will live your life from a place of abundance. All you will see is all the blessings that you have." ~ Rachel Hollis (from her book club discussion) 💜
#girlwashyourface #gratitude #abundance #blessings #smallthingsmatter #bethechange #kindnessmatters
Hanging out with myself and Bean before the grandnugget gets here. Okay, listen... every woman I know HAS to read this book. Really, you have to. Read it once with a hi-liter in hand, then read it again to soak up and think about what spoke to you that you hi-lited. Don't skip a chapter because it doesn't relate. Trust me. The chapter on loving him, spoke to me about something unrelated to men! Just listen to me and RUN to get "Girl, Wash Your Face" by @msrachelhollis.
How often do you look back and wish you had done something a little different? Taken a risk? Jumped in instead of hesitating? Watched other people have success with something you know you’d be great at or love? In the end, the only thing that pays off is action. Don’t miss the opportunities life gives you today💕
Ah, I had this sitting on an Amazon wishlist until I saw it yesterday at Target and grabbed it! Woot! Oh, the lies we believe about ourselves - and this is the book that outlines them. Rachel gives concrete advice on how to stop believing the ridiculous crap that’s somehow become our inner voice. So far, this is a great read! Check it out, ladies! #girlwashyourface #rachelhollis #saturdaymorning #readinglist #readthis #captainoftheship
My new hobby 😅 pumping every two hours for two babies is a workout in itself. But it’s the least I can do for these sweet girls while I can’t be with them as much as I would like. The sacrifices we are making today will seem like nothing when they are finally home with us. —————————————————
One of my favorite quotes is one my dad would always tell me - “Nothing good is ever easy”. He told me this right before I went back for surgery and it’s just what I needed to hear. Thinking of putting this quote in the girls’ room somehow. If you have a creative brain and have some ideas me know! I’m excited to have some time to get their room ready for them 💕
#nicutwins #exclusivelypumping #pumpingfortwins #medelasymphony
I've been trying to write this caption for awhile. Not quite knowing what I'm trying to say. What needs to be said. A recent post by @sarahrosangela
caught my eye and I knew I needed to muddle my way through this. Mediocrity. Whether it's fear or insecurity or other, we can live this life virtually untouched. Unscathed. In an effort not to risk a poor outcome, we also risk the chance of a great one. We hide, we tiptoe, we conceal, we tell white lies, we navigate the earth (hearts) like it's porcelain and its integrity rests in our hands. No no no.
I use to live life walking on eggshells. I did not want to ruffle feathers, start debates, stand out or risk someone perceiving me "wrong". I have always been strong willed, but there was a veil of...of fear? that a misstep, word or move would somehow cause the house to fall. But here's the thing, living life with a feather's touch is like building a house of cards. Anything built soft falls that much easier. Mediocrity.
But what does it look like to be bold? To wall confidently, even in the face of fear, to risk failure, to put honesty before comfort. To build our very foundation on authenticity and grace. I'm still learning what that looks like, but I'm confident that this is how movers and shakers and game-changers and revolutionaries attempt to live. One moment, one decision at a time. I cannot deny the vagueness of this post, but I do believe my stream of consciousness may pull on different heartstrings in different ways for each one of you. How beautiful is our diversity. Our passions. Our gifts. Our mistakes. Our growth. How beautiful is it that so many voices can fuel a song of goodness. Of hope. Of betterment. Of forgiveness. Of love.
Don't settle. Please, never settle. This short and precious life asks for nothing but for you to show up each day and do your best. So keep showing up. Remember that your past doesn't dictate your future. Your scars don't negate your beauty. Your way may not be the best way. That we never.stop.learning. How humbling. Worthy beyond hesitation and mediocrity. Let us show up. Let us rise. #boakman
I always try to start my day off from a place of gratitude. Even on the weekends.
Happy Saturday yall!
We rocked our pineapple headbands, and some family workout this morning. It’s always crazy doing it with kids, but honestly so much fun (and a great way to burn off some of their energy!)😉 SWIPE TO SEE SOME OF OUR FAVES!
We work out to celebrate being strong and healthy, and we make it fun- not just punishing ourselves for what we ate or having it all be about vanity. I want them to grow up with THAT mindset. Knowing that they are strong and beautiful and so perfectly loved.
Working hard and enjoying the journey and just trying to be a little better every day💕 that’s our goal each day.
You were not made to be small.
Let me be honest. There are times where I will excel in something, but I quickly fade away because I think little of myself and lose confidence. This is an issue I’ve struggled with all my life.
But I am here to tell you, I was not made to be small and neither are you. We were made to be the best version of ourselves.
I do not need to shrink inside and think less of myself.
I don’t want to be braggadocios, but I HAVE accomplished great things in my life and I need to be proud and grow from those things.
And YOU have done amazing things too. Be proud of those accomplishments.
I don’t need to get overwhelmed and think “that was a one time thing or luck”, but rather “way to go girl, you are awesome. Go do more awesomeness.”
I am in the middle of listening to “Girl, Wash Your Face” on my runs and while I work and I just love it so much. It has inspired and encouraged me. And this chapter speaking on the lie of “you are small” has been perfect for my ears to hear.
I know there are tons of friends reading this book right now. What is your favorite chapter?
18 months ago, I was the definition of #hotmess
! Want proof? Swipe ⬅️⬅️ to see.
Look at those puffy eyes and that round face. Hello #inflammation
!! Isn't it amazing to watch your face change shape?! ⭕➡️🔻 The woman on the left struggled with #anxiety #weightgain #fatigue #chronicpain #ibs
. Today, my anxiety is controlled and I don't deal with ANY of the other stuff!
on the left took 5️⃣ prescriptions a day just to lead a somewhat normal life. Today, I take 0️⃣! For vanity's sake, that's a size 12 on the left and an 8 on the right. 1️⃣2️⃣➡️8️⃣ The woman on the left struggled with her faith, her confidence, and feeling lost. The woman on the right is growing in her faith, regaining her confidence and is finding her way again. 🙌
That quote is so true. If you aren't caring for your physical body, which means eating right, hydrating properly, and using #supplementation
then you're never going to be the person you want to be because you'll always be struggling with the outside. Your body is a gift from Him, treat it as such!
And, the best part is the combo that created the girl on the right just happens to be on SALE for the weekend 😍👏🏻🎉🎉🎉🎉🎉🎉 I know I focus a lot on our new products because I’m so excited about them, but I still, 18 months later, don’t go a day without the 3 products that saved THAT GIRL on the left! 👊🏻❤️ Let me know when you’re ready to start creating your own before and after 😘
#quotes #rachelhollis #girlwashyourface #empoweroneanother #empoweringwomen #fitness #healthandwellness #healthyisthenewskinny #prevention #mom #lifelessons #wife #momoftwo #momofboth
Y’all... omg... it’s like... I KNOW this, but I needed someone to put it in black and white for me to accept it. So here you go. Accept it. Embrace it!
AT HOME & AT HOME ABAROOS! ✨
Is one better than the other? Not by a long shot. At the gym you can implement weights, which will increase the amount of muscle you are building which can lead to fat burn and weight loss, but lemme tell you weights or not, abs kill me always 🙃 .
Stay focused, take it slow. Feel your muscles contracting, if you are going too fast, you aren’t doing much for yourself! In any workout, it should be focused and attentional. 😬👏🏽
I’ve been reading girl wash your face, I’m on chapter 6 and I want everyone to read it because holy is it life changing. Rachel says in the book, “it’s easier to add a habit, vs taking one away.” So what good habits are you wanting to add? Don’t wait till Monday, start today! 💪🏽
And just like that, a truth is spoken!
To begin, in the words of Thomas Jefferson, “I cannot live without books.” .
Growing up I despised read, reading put me to sleep. Honestly, graduate school, teaching and @audible_com
changed all that nonsense. Although, this post is not about me, sharing my thoughts on at #girlwashyourface
is what inspired me to share. .
As a father and parent of a young woman, @ksskuse
their is nothing more important than my faith and family. I’m not a book critic, I’m a father with a sacred duty to teach with the hope of sharing the advice from a women’s perspective to my daughter. Thank you @msrachelhollis
your inspiration while “keeping it real” is the absolute perfect combination. Finishing your book in day, (yeah that’s a record) left me with much to ponder. Sending your book to my daughter was my first task at hand, sharing it with others was next.
If you haven’t read at #girlwashyourface
please take the time, you will not be disappointed! Thank you so much @msrachelhollis
for the perspective I’m unable to give together with inspiration from @mrdavehollis
and whatever you both do, don’t stop keeping it real! .
#inspire #faith #family #real #girlboss #entrepreneur #entrepreneurmindset #perspective
Today is the start of something new! Personal development reading! I’ve heard amazing things about this book and I’m so excited to read it!! Also, day two of ultra sweat sesh in the dry sauna! Good combo!
I talk often about the insane amount of time I’ve spent being an incorrigible worrier of other people’s opinions.
I must actively choose to flip a switch and pursue my dreams and goals relentlessly -which for me is the vulnerable art of writing - without fear of judgement or failure.
Today, I challenge you (if you need it) to spend time (make time) pursuing one of your goals. One hour. 20 minutes. Whatever it is, make a plan, write it down, and start taking baby steps towards it every day.
Want to read a book by the end of the month? Read a chapter today. The tomorrow. Then the next day.
Want to eat healthier? Get on Pinterest, pin some healthy recipes to play with, to shopping.
Want to try a new exercise class? Sign up! First one is almost always free.
Want to travel more? Put it in your budget, choose your destination, map it out.
Want to start a podcast? Research the equipment, how-to’s, what will you talk about?
There is something courageous and freeing about being unapologetic in our pursuit of our dreams.
What’s your goal?
Oh...But first, coffee. ☕️
Motivation is garbage...it’s never there when you need it. ————————————————————————
Those thoughts, I’m going to start tomorrow as you’re feeling so motivated and inspired for what’s to come! Tomorrow will be the day that I start eating right, the day that I begin to change my lifestyle, the day that I start waking up earlier, the day I start exercising again.. ————————————————————————
And then tomorrow gets here and your motivation is gone. Suddenly the snooze button is your best friend, that cupcake at work is just too hard to pass up, you go into a sugar crash and skip the workout. ————————————————————————
Everyone has about a 5 second window in which you can move from idea to action before your brain kicks in to full gear and sabotages any change of behavior. ———————————————————————— .
5.. 4.. 3.. 2.. 1
Next time you want to hit the snooze button, instead take a deep breath and count backwards 184.108.40.206.1 and just do it. Use this tool throughout the ENTIRE day!! ————————————————————————
You only feel motivated to do the things that are easy! So..motivation is garbage!!
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