If someone tells you ‘you cant’ they’re showing you their limits, not yours! .
The moment you allow someone’s perception or opinion of you become a reality, you have lost all your power. A year and a half ago I made o n e decision that has changed my own opinion of myself. .
How sad is it, that I truly didn’t believe I would have achieved almost half of what I’ve accomplished. .
If you told me I could connect with, build relationships with women that are so incredibly fierce and empowering I would think I am not worthy..
If you told me I would be able to make someone who hasn’t felt pretty in a while, feel like a beautiful woman I would think you’re mistaken. Me? How? Why? .
If you told me I actually worked on personal development on a daily basis, I would say you’re crazy..
If you told me I have helped someone pay an electric bill, daughters dance lessons, college books, a fancy anniversary dinner, a copay for a doctors visit....I would tell you that you’ve lost your marbles. .
I didn’t know ALL that and so much more would be a part of this opportunity. Here I am, on the journey, living a life I attracted. If you’re ready for something new, if you’re ready to just “see what happens”, if you’re looking to find identity, if you’re looking to be part of community of bad 🍑 women....you can do all that and so much more by my side 💜 .
2019 sounds like a great time to make MOVES.•
#opportunity #growth #younique #lifechanging #sitandwonder #ortakeaction #lovethelifeyoulive #nolimitations #endlesspossibilities #girlwashyourface #personaldevelopment #mindset #leadership
I heard this was a great book. So I bought it for my 20 something year old daughter. I thought I would take a glance inside to see what made it so great. I ended up reading the whole book in one sitting. It is fantastic and I am sure my 20 something year old daughter will love it as much as her 50 something year old mom did. #girlwashyourface #inspirationalbookforwomen
A Few Of My Favorite Things Day 4...
Who doesn’t love a good book (Especially from Rachel Hollis), some chocolates and these ultra cozy reading socks 🤷🏻♀️ This screams self care all over it!! And I can’t wait to see who WINS this one! Only today and tomorrow left, so be sure to enter all 5 days of my Fave things for your chance to win!! .
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Doesn't have to be perfect.
In fact, there's more power and VICTORY when it's not. ✨🤷🏻♀️ It means you're pushing through on the hard days & THOSE are the days that matter most!! 💪🏻✨❤️ Today was a hard day.
I did all the normal things I do.
Energy practice, affirmations, workout, superfoods.
But I just felt sad.
That’s my real.
Any big change can be tricky. I’m no expert; I don’t pretend to have it figured out. So I’ll just keep doing my thing: one foot in front of the other. Baby steps - all adding up. I’ll shine the light for you if you need it. I’ll speak my truth & maybe it will help you. Sharing my journey and staying plugged into my Tribe certainly helps me. 💗
You’re welcome there too. .
#movingforward #bigmove #motherhood #sadd #seasonaldepression #momofthree #girlwashyourface #loveyourself
I practiced self care today.
It is so difficult for me to do so, I always talk myself out of treating myself to something even if super cheap or taking time for myself.
I practiced self care today and it was amazing.
Right now everyone is in bed for the night and I'm enjoying my time, some lavender chamomile tea, my favorite Spotify playlist and my book.
I practiced self care today and I don't feel badly about it.
So I’ve never been much of a reader. But I do love a good book!! A goal of mine for the new year is to start reading more. And hopefully get makenzie into reading too!! So what’s on your list to read or what have you read and absolutely loved!! I know first on my list is #girlwashyourface
so just looking for more ideas! Thank you!
Finally finished (and by that I mean started) our Wedding Thank Yous / Christmas Cards. All 350😂 I seriously spent so much time trying to create address labels, I should have just wrote them out. #hotmessexpress
By this time I was only 5 hours over my goal itinerary for the day🙄 But conquered some last minute online shopping and gift wrapping + meal prep. #nonnegotiable
It’s cute when ladies tell me I’m so organized and put together. I’m over here like I’ve been washing the same load of laundry since Friday and my sick husband had to clean the kitchen in the midst of me being a tornado because we were running out of plates😆 to eat on.
Moral of the story, you don’t have to be organized or have it all together to focus on your health! I’m living proof. I’m literally all over the place...all the time. And I may have my meals prepped for the week, but girl, you should see this kitchen😬 #thatsaprojectfortomorrow
A beautiful Sunday filled with lots of family time. Oh and chai lattes 😋 Where did my little niece go?! 😭😭😭❤️
2018 is coming to an end so tell me what have you done for yourself this year? Have you showed up for you? .
How about then you just focus on casting your vision for 2019! It’s time to set your goals, write them down and make your vision board. .
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Unfortunately someone’s winter break (no pun intended) took a turn for the worst...broken arm in at least one, maybe two places...keep us in your prayers please!! Learning to do life with one arm is hard! ✖️
PS...there’s still time to jump in my FREE Faith+Fitmas challenge that starts tomorrow!!! Let me know if you want in!
I've REALLY been struggling lately with my work/life balance, I feel like I'm constantly working (confessions of a workaholic 🤕) & can't really get my head above water ya know. Do you have any vacation recommendations for us in 2019? 🍻
Realllllyyy craving a getaway trip, preferably anywhere that is hot, has a gym, and where I can spend the majority of my days swimming. Thanks guys!
and I’m here with your reminder to make time this holiday season between the feasting, the visiting, and the celebrating to take care of yourself.
Whether it’s an afternoon of Holiday movies, keeping up your workouts, or making 5 mins to meditate or journal.
As for me, I just finished my first workout in almost 6 months and feel fantastic. It’s the best medicine for my general anxiety and social anxiety at such a busy time of year.
What will you do?
Boss babes in their element. 🙌 this gorgeous women is everything I've ever needed in a mentor, motivator, and friend. She keeps it real and keeps me accountable. She holds herself to a standard that is so powerful and inspiring. I can't wait to see what she will conquer in 2019 and what we will accomplish TOGETHER. Love you like mad , Vani😘❤ #ignite2018 #vegas #bossbabes
This book was highly recommended by many of my friends. I never turn down a book reference; I think ever book should be read.
I'm not gonna lie. I had a hard time getting into this one. I just wasn't clicking with the message.
The book had been sitting on my nightstand for weeks. One night, completely out of the blue, I thought about picking up where I left off but the book was gone. For some reason the twins hid my book and it was four days before my son could remember where he hid it.
Tonight I read two chapters that just spoke to my heart and made me tear up. I can totally understand why so many of my friends have fallen in love with her and I will be checking out this blog she keeps talking about!
Its time to embrace this season of my life and the chaos it entails! I promise myself to stop turning down the help, to laugh it off, to take a break from time to time, to reduce my priority list to a reasonable amount, and know I am exactly where I am meant to be at this moment of my life. Thank you @msrachelhollis
#girlwashyourface #embracethechaos #keeppromisestoyourself
No is only the end of your story if you allow it to be.
That is the take away from tonight's reading. Whatever your dream or goal is - don't let a no, a negative comment, or even your own failure stop you.
Pick up and start again. Every great person in history has failed numerous times. They are great because they didn't stop.
Tell me in the comments 👇👇👇
SELF CARE SUNDAY❤️ (holiday Jammie edition 😉)
Here are my top 5 tips to feel your BEST this holiday season! 👇🏼
Eat the cookie. Drink the eggnog. Enjoy yourself. But make sure to fuel up with extra veggies & superfoods too! 🌿
Create time to get your workouts in. 💪🏼You will have so much more energy when you do!
Give yourself time to rest & recuperate. Get lots of sleep & don’t overbook yourself. It’s not worth it once you find yourself exhausted & sick! 🧖🏽♀️ (Taking my own advice on this one right now 🙌🏼)
Don’t worry about getting it all done. The ball will inevitably drop in some areas. Just make sure that ball isn’t your relationships or your health! 💖
Always strive to be in a state of gratitude. It’s virtually impossible to be stressed & grateful at the same time. 🙏🏼
Merry Christmas friends! Let’s make it a wonderful week getting ready to celebrate the glorious day Jesus was born! 🎄✨ XO!
This could not have come at a better time. It speaks right to me. .
I can run a successful Beautycounter business. Mentor a team of badass ladies. AND be present for Fallon. .
And you know what? That’s AWESOME. Ps, you can join me. Do you need that thing that’s YOURS? I’m hiring.
I finally finished this book. It took forever because I really wanted to absorb it and figure out how to implement it in my life, but I have to say this is one of the most empowering and encouraging books that I have read in a LONG time! #girlwashyourface #books #bookrecommendations #empowered
Yes what if? I have so many goals and dreams and I'm not breaking the promises I've made to myself! As a single mom it's easy to put yourself on the back burner. I realized 8 years ago that if I took time out for me each day my children gained a healthier, happier momma. I have alot planned for my life and I'm not taking short cuts. #girlwashyourface @msrachelhollis
Do you want to know my secret to staying accountable to my health and fitness?! .
Like for real, no bs?! 🤔
It’s because I decided one day to not only help myself but to help others too!!
When this opportunity was given to me,
I had never really considered being a coach. I was working full time, super busy and felt like I was just doing the best that I could to take care of myself.
But I was also at a point in my own fitness journey where I was concerned about losing sight of my goals or “falling off the wagon” as people say. I’m not sure I even realized it at the time but I was looking for an added layer of accountability.
Not only did I find JUST THAT, but I also found a community of people who also are busy but who are working towards the same goals!
To become healthier and happier! 🤗
Would I be where I am today without their support or this opportunity..? I can’t say for sure. But what I can say is, everyday I am thankful I made the decision to give coaching a try! 🤲
Now, I’m looking for 5️⃣ women this month who are ready to cut the BS and run with me! Women who want that added layer of accountability, who want to be a part of this amazing community of some of the strongest women I’ve ever met (physically, mentally, spiritually, etc).
Women who want to make an extra 💰income helping themselves become healthier 🙌 and also helping their friends and family too! .
This is the healthiest side hustle you will find. 👌
Send me a message and let’s chat to see if it’s a good fit! .
Plus those who sign up with me by Dec 28th will get a FREE GIFT that includes a sampler of my favorite superfood smoothie! 😱
The face you make when it’s Sunday night and tomorrow is Monday. .
Normally this used to bother me but now I see my 9-5 as a means to an end. I’m building something so much bigger and something I’m so much more passionate about.
Time freedom and financial freedom are two things I treasure and I’m excited for the day when I will be my own boss 100% of the time.
And honestly it’s something I never thought I’d ever do. But I decided to say YES to an opportunity that has forever changed my life and the life of my family. .
I’m going to be taking on new mentees to share this opportunity with in the next couple of weeks. If you are someone who is ready to dream bigger and do the work to make it happen, then this is the opportunity for you.
Drop an emoji below if you would like more information.
IS YOUR NAME IN HERE?!?!?! ♡♡♡♡♡♡♡♡♡♡♡♡
This notebook is FILLED with names of ladies who reached out to me about my December bootcamp. 👊👊👊👊👊 -
Tomorrow I'll be spending all day getting back to everyone to make sure everyone is set up for SUCCESS. I have a something i created called PREP WEEK which has tips, tricks, meal plans, recipes, and MORE to make sure you feel 100% ready to rock!
Because come January 1st, we are putting our foot on the GAS PEDDLE and making 2019 a GREAT YEAR. Not just one of those years we make a new year resolution and forget about it in a month..✋✋✋✋ -
ACTUALLY doing what we said we were going to do and doing it TOGETHER! You in???? Want in this notebook?!?!? Fill out the link in my bio or dm me!💟💟
Treating yourself doesn’t involve shame or guilt when you keep your healthy habits in place (working out, drinking your shake, drinking enough water, etc). It’s okay to have cookies and it’s okay to ENJOY them! 🤤
Does this happen to you?
You’re talking with someone and you’re looking in their eyes, nodding your head but not hearing a damn thing they’re saying?
You have to snap back into their last 6 seconds and try to catch up on the waves you drifted off on.
I get like that too. It’s normal to many and It’s healthy that you recognize what’s going on and you’re correcting it. Don’t beat yourself up about it!
If need be, graciously ask them to repeat what they had said! It’s better to ask forgiveness, show humility and actually know what the convo is leading to then to act like you know (when it’s painfully blatant that you don’t) and then leave the other party feeing unworthy of your attention and disrespected.
Live in the now.
#liveinthenow #healthylifestyle #wellnesscoach #intentional #respect #girlwashyourface
Heya! I was tagged to share a lil somethin somethin about myself (and I’ll tag a few ladies here to play along too)
So I hope you can find something #relateable
and then we can become bffs afterwards.
K, here we go! 🥳
1. I'm a type 3 on the enneagram, and if you don't know what that is.. you better get on it because the descriptions are freaky accurate!
2. I'm actually terrified of public speaking but somehow ended up speaking in front of 500 people this past year for @bestprepmbv
; so my motto in life is to "say yes even if you’re 100% NOT ready"
3. I'm in the season of trying to figure out adult friendships. I have a deep yearning for consistent connection with others but then I also spend most weekends working or hibernating with a book😬
4. I guess I "grew up" at a young age so I already feel like I should be 35 years old .. at least. I got my first job at 14, did all the things, got in all kinds of trouble and now... I'm just so happy to do simple adult things like laundry, DIYing and cooking dinner. what can I say?🤫 5. I enjoy spending money on either good food or experiences. I'm in the process of getting rid of unnecessary junk and keeping or buying only quality items that I NEED.
And so far, it's been feeling real good!
That's all for now folks!
As we go into a new week, I hope you find some stillness to reflect on who you are and where you want to be in this fresh new year ! Xo
Let me tell you a little story.
Kid asks his mom to borrow her phone so he can “do a number two” in the restaurant’s bathroom.
Mom begrudgingly hands over phone to kid, who proceeds to spend 10 minutes on the can.
Kid finally returns, hands back phone and says nothing.
Mom goes to look at her pictures to post something and finds this silly selfie of kid.
Mom is both simultaneously annoyed and amused. Mom realizes that being simultaneously annoyed and amused is the essence of motherhood.
19 months and 16 days later, I have FINALLY rid myself of this reminder. .
The last person to sit on this chair was someone who I thought was my friend. Someone who I trusted enough to allow to come into my apartment. Someone I’ve known for twenty years. Someone who I no longer speak to, and I am perfectly okay with that. The last person to sit in this chair was a rapist. Mine. .
I’m not sure why, but the whole situation has been weighing on me for the last two months. Every time the dogs ripped more stuffing out of the cushion. Every time I moved the chair so I could workout. Every time I put it back so I could have what appeared to be a livable space. It’s too bad because I was really proud of having real living room furniture again... and for paying for it in cash because, well, Dave Ramsey. And I was really mad because I owned this furniture for all of two months before I hated it. .
I thought I needed help to move it, but you know that feeling you get when you have a goal and you would do anything to reach it? That was me with this. I had to dig deep, but I picked this stupid chair up and carried it out the door and up the stairs and halfway to the dumpster. (Thanks, Joel and Autumn, for helping me find the physical strength and Chris for helping me find the mental strength.) When I couldn’t carry it anymore, I cried in the middle of the parking lot for a minute and just decided to roll it through the snow. (Fresh snow, by the way. Another like 3-4” just fell tonight!) .
Today, the chair is gone. There is still one more weight from that night that I can’t get rid of yet. The time will come for that. .
Tonight, sitting in my living room, I feel so much lighter. I am one step closer to living my best life despite the obstacles. I promised myself to unhook the ball and chain that has been holding me back, and I think this is a good push forward.
I picked this book up months ago but never completely read it. Tonight, I’m taking advantage of the cold rainy night, snuggling up on the couch and reading this. I’m only on Chapter 4 but...WOW!! 😱 Ladies, go out and buy this book!! Life changing!! 📚@mrsrachelhollis
✨LAST CALL FOR MY JAN. 14TH GROUPS!✨ You can’t call it luck.
You can call it showing up when I didn’t feel like it, choosing the chicken and veggies over the pizza sometimes (but not always), waking up before everyone else to get my workout done, lots of planning ahead, showing up on the weekends, showing up on vacations, and lots of freaking hard work.
Do what no one else is willing to do to get what no one else has.
GET IN BEFORE THE HOLIDAY BREAK! ✨We start Jan. 14th!✨ REGISTRATION CLOSES FRIDAY!
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You will be given a fitness routine that you do at home so you can stay cozy warm, a nutrition plan designed for you, private online accountability group, coaching from ME, healthy recipes, daily and multiple check ins from me, and support from others with similar goals.
Drop your favorite emoji below 👇 or fill out the form in my bio and I’ll message you the details! DEADLINE IS FRIDAY!
#RiseTogether #NewYearNewMe #MadeForMore
If I ever fly to Asia, I'll need one of those seats....
I GIVE MYSELF PERMISSION TO HEAL••
I never thought I could be the happy, confident, outgoing person I wanted to be. I’ve spent way too much time feeling disconnected from myself. Feelings of insecurity, uncertainty, comparison.. telling myself over and over:
“I’ll never be as good..”
“I’ll always just be that socially anxious/ awkward girl..”
“Why start anything? You’re just going to fail anyways...”
In the last few years I’ve worked so hard to change those narratives, to work on myself and work on the way I saw myself
I often find that people give up on themselves because its difficult and/ or its taking too long & changing your narrative & the way you see yourself and the world is so much harder than you think it will be.
Some days you will feel so discouraged you want to cry.
Go ahead and cry.
And then get back up, reach inside yourself and remember WHY you want this. WHY you need this & WHY you started this.
You think working on becoming a better version of yourself is hard? That’s because IT IS. It takes conscious effort, forming new routines, habits &mindsets.
Nobody said it would be easy, but I promise it is SO worth it.
Maybe you’re making progress, but it’s only one inch at a time.. keep going❤️
#boldandbeautifulwellnesscommunity #transformyourlife #transformyournarratives #youareenough #takeachanceonyou #girlwashyourface
Self care is a conscious decision. A decision that requires you to take active steps to reset your mind and body. But being a perfectionist makes it that much harder to slow down and prioritize your self care.⠀
Where my fellow perfectionists at?🙋🏻♀️🙋🏽♀️🙋🏼♀️🙋🏿♀️⠀
While self care isn’t all bath bombs and eating dark chocolate in our sweats IT IS part of it.⠀
Imagine if self care was about stepping stones instead of following the perfect diet or drinking the perfect amount of water.⠀
Things that are less than 5 minutes and free? Like chewing more, wearing your favorite lipstick for no reason, or singing in the car?⠀
Break it up into pieces.⠀
What if you considered each tiny act of self-care ‘good enough’ and celebrated it?⠀
What tiny act can you do right now to show yourself some love?⠀
PS. Have you signed up for Wednesdays FREE training? I’m teaching you how to break your sugar addiction in 4 Simple Steps. It’s the exact same process I followed to feel amazing. Sign up via the link in my bio. See you in 2 days!🖤⠀
It’s not about what you do, it’s about who you are.
In the beginning that was a hard pill for me to swallow. I was constantly on a hunt for the next strategy, the THING that was really going to help my business go to the next level.
Then, I decided to embrace it, embody it, and focus on the expansion of her.
My goddess, the woman inside me, the CEO, the inner child healing, beliefs, fears, my defense mechanism, my energy systems, the really hard inner work. (Which I thought I had done a LOT of) but the truth is. There’s always more, now I just shift it faster.
My focus with those I work with is the woman you become. Because all the strategy in the world won’t save you.
It’s an integration. It’s about who you ARE, your energy, your light.
And my mission in life is to help people bring that LIGHT out & understand why it’s not shining as bright as it needs to be because I know if you’re here reading this, doing this work as an entrepreneur, your gifts are destined to impact the lives around you.
>>I know you feel that call in your soul too<<
I am proud of myself for being the same person you get online, in person, as a friend, when I’m out and about, in a relationship. I’m 10000% me in all the ways.
Ask yourself: who do I need to become <3 Cause trust me, people are hungry for every single part of YOU. The breakdowns, the breakthroughs, the silly moments, all the things.
💫This EXACT TIME last year, my life was BROKEN. I don’t say it lightly. It was a living hell. But I CHOOSE to re-live it often, because it keeps me grounded. It reminds me how far I’ve come. What my warrior soul has been through. & that I can do ANYTHING.
At that time my life felt DARK, lonely, & scary. My heart was breaking. My earth was shattering. It was FOGGY, suffocating & overwhelming. It was my PATH OF UNKNOWN.
But I KNEW all of my actions, thoughts & truths LED me there. In that space of UNKNOWN. I didn’t know why. But I KNEW it was my time to surrender to the Universe. Not because I wanted to, because I had no other choice. There was NOTHING left for me to control. Nothing.
This is the moment I decided to LET MY FAITH BE STRONGER THAN MY FEARS. Wow. That was a HARD LESSON. I let go. I surrendered. & I elevated my FAITH like never before. THATS when the lesson was learned. Thats when the shift was made. Thats when my MIRACLE happened.
It was painful. It felt like a knife in my stomach & a shattered heart. Like my lungs couldn’t fully open. & like I had NOTHING left to give. Thats when I grew my wings & began to rise. When I least expected it. When I wasn’t trying. When I let the Universe take it’s course.
I hated every minute of it. But I CHOOSE to relive it. Why? So I never go back there. So I can SING my gratitudes even louder for the NOW. So I can appreciate more. So I can GIVE more. Thats why I re-live it. To remain grounded.
🌬Has there been a time when you HAD to let your Faith be Stronger than your FEARS? How did it feel? Tell me below!
A little reminder for us as we begin this new week.
🎥 Watch and Say AMEN if this message encouraged you to keep TRUSTING god!
It’s not every day that this mama gets dressed AND wears heels!💋