Ask yourself some questions.
1.) Are you happy with your current situation?
2.) What would you like to change about your situation?
3.) How can you realistically change your situation to better yourself?
Avoidance. I’m getting pretty good at it... the decorations have been sitting around this living room for TWO weeks. Yet, just tonight I put the tree up🤷🏼♀️ Decking the halls isn’t the only thing I’ve been avoiding, but my own thoughts... funny as much as I avoid them they are still there, weird 🤦🏼♀️ so in the spirit of avoidance 😅 I spent some quality mat time just breathing, trying to tune into this woman I am... maybe I’ll avoid avoidance in the coming days... maybe not. #stubborn
oh well, here’s to a warm Tuesday by the fire with just some slow tunes and my thoughts 🧘🏼♀️
#christmastree #yogaasana #christmasdecor #selfcare #selflove #slowflow #reflections
Ever feel like you try so hard and it still isn’t enjoy? 🙋🏻♀️That’s me! I make myself believe I’m not worthy of love, belonging, and that I’m not living up to my full potential.
Sometimes in the midst of all the pressure and anxiety, I seem to totally forget all the wonderful, unique things about myself. Can you name one unique thing about yourself that you love? I can’t always do that! I get stuck in my head and allow my inner mean girl to completely tear apart my self-esteem and sense of self worth. Constantly beating myself up and thinking that somehow I should be more, do more, be better, and I don’t measure up in my own mind.
But I’m learning to remember the following...
- The people I compare myself to, probably compare themselves to other people too.
- My mind can be a big liar! - There is more right with me than there is wrong! - I need love most when I feel I least deserve it!
- I am exactly where I need to be right now!
- I need to focus on progress and how far I have come rather than perfection! - Telling myself I’m not lovable or a failure won’t make me love myself anymore or make me anymore successful.
I also make sure to reflect and get a workout in!
How do you beat your inner mean girl? Can you name one unique thing about yourself?
Managing complex Change is Challenging. Take a look at Insta TV for some Secrets on How to maximize your ease and maintain your effort!
How have you been breathing lately? Great short article on benefits of taking a few deeeeeep breathe on Inc.
Neuroscience Just Explained Why This Simple Technique for Calm and Mental Focus Works So Well
She gets it!
Let’s focus on giving !!!!
Wow what a year!! 2018 was the healthiest year of my life so far. Lots of smiles, that lake life, travling to Disney, Indianapolis, and even Nags Head. Only downside was losing my best girl Daisy. In the end I couldn’t ask for a better year! Can’t wait to see what 2019 has in store for me! 😊
Self love is the best love #selfie
For all of those out there struggling to get up out of bed, to rise up from their depression, to take that first step towards a brighter future, THIS, is for you! Read the first two sentences out loud to yourself 🖤.
“I am successful because I refused to take no for an answer. I am successful because I have never once believed my dreams were someone else’s to manage. That’s the incredible part about your dreams: nobody gets to tell you how big they can be. When it comes to your dreams, no is not an answer. The word no is not a reason to stop. Instead, think of it as a detour or a yield sign. No means merge with caution. No reminds you to slow down—to re-evaluate where you are and to judge how the new position you’re in can better prepare you for your destination. In other words, if you can’t get through the front door, try the side window. If the window is locked, maybe you slide down the chimney. No doesn’t mean that you stop; it simply means that you change course in order to make it to your destination.”
I know it’s not always easy, life gets hard sometimes! I know what it’s like to fall down and feel like it’s impossible to get back up. I know what it’s like to feel out of place, and to question the point in even living this life that we’re given, but you just have to keep trying!! eventually you’ll find your way out of whatever life is throwing at you! This too shall pass! Keep looking for the sunshine, keep brushing the dirt off of your knees, keep your head up, and keep moving forward! Life will get better, it will get easier 🖤
#doitforyou #riseup #getup #liftyourselfup #feelhappy #believe #support #lowselfesteem #buildconfidence #faith #lifeishard #hereforyou #notalone #wewillrisetogether #motivation #overcome #girlpower #journeytohappiness
💕THANK YOU 💕
To say I am over the moon is an ABSOLUTE understatement.
On the weekend I was able to provide a @thejunglebody
demonstration to my local communities Christmas event @thevillagewarralily @warralily
Not only was a I joined by my 2 beautiful daughters on stage (my son would have joined but he may of just run around the stage 🤔) I was also joined by my BEAUTIFUL SUPPORTIVE tribe 🥰
These girls are all different in so many ways but share one thing similar, the LOVE 💕 to love ourselves enough to want to come out and have fun, and what do I always say in my classes ⁉️ Step out of your comfort zone, let loose and have FUN and most importantly REVIVE that inner child in you ❤️
And this my girls you certainly did. I am so overly proud of each and every single one of you. Like the little gift I gave you... SHINE BRIGHT LIKE A DIAMOND 💎 ✨
h o m e m a d e 🎄
this is a new one for me but I’m excited...
please let me know if you’ve ever made anything for gifts and how they went down! 🍃
Have you been lost in your thoughts and thinking inside the box or outside the box, connected to what life is sending at you today?
Or a toilet!!!! I'm spending today waiting for the plumbers to make my toilet useful again. It's so simple to take these modern conveniences for granted. If you have a flushing toilet, you are richer than you may realize. 😁 Enjoy!
Our full wedding album is here!
As I’ve been messaged by a lot of people asking to send them pictures and tell them the companies and freelancers, I have created a highlight that features some of our favourite images from our wedding day and I have tagged the companies and freelancers we have used.
I apologise in advance for yet more wedding spam, but I do not think I’ll ever stop posting about our wedding day for a very, very, very long time! ✨🥳
People often ask me what I see in the mirror. Do I actually see me, or do I see the girl who was tipping the scale as morbidly obese? It honestly depends on the day. This is a hard post for me as it gives me all the feels. But these are things I need to process as they come. .
6 years ago I lost 80 lbs. Extensive meal plans. Crazy workouts. Lots of money spent on a trainer. These are photos from me then, when the scale was the lowest it had been on that part of my journey. It’s a part of my life that I need to acknowledge, but not compare myself to.
Fast forward and you guessed it. I had lost 80, gained back 82. My body has endured so much in the past few years. The difference now, at -84 lb is I actually know I deserve it, and my life depends on it. I’m the lightest I have ever been, but that isn’t what matters. Confidence is higher. I can actually say I’m happy. I fully enjoy my life. Best of all- I finally love who I am! .
Know your worth ✨
#ketocommunity #ketocommitted #knowyourworth #youdeservehappiness #ketoaf #lchf #fatadapted #bodypositivity #ketobeginner #journeytohappiness
Gotta love it when your phone just knows you !! 🤣🤪😂
I think I’m waaaaayyyy out of the kid toy loop ......
Look at this beautiful water and sand 😍
Are you a beach person too? 📸 @thehayzed_one
When we follow our heart, the path resonates, the doors open and magic happens.
|| ACCEPTANCE ||
Of yourself and others. Show people the kindness they deserve, remember that everyone is on their own journey and most importantly accept yourself.
I suffered with acne for 10 years - which is a lot of time having to wake up in the morning and wonder about how I was going to cover my face. It really sucked and the emotional upset it caused was tough.
At 25 and two rounds of roccutane later I finally had clear skin and it's been good ever since.
I was told last week by a friend that the way I felt about myself then doesn't need to be the way I feel now. I can acknowledge the insecurity and self conscious feelings from my past but also understand that those feelings don't have to be part of who I am. ~
It reminded me of the importance of accepting your journey - everyone is different and it may take time. But on doing so you allow yourself flourish and that can only be a good thing right? 🌺🌹
#happiness #journey #minset #acceptance #journeytohappiness #life #blogger #london #inspiration #lovelife #daily #mondaymotivationsalute #mondays
As I continue on this journey called life, I have to continually remind myself that the destination doesn't matter. Slow down and enjoy the journey. I normally don't like my picture taken by other people because I never liked the way I looked. I have such a distort view of myself and it makes me super critical of myself. This is the first picture that I can remember in a very long time where I am truly proud of what I see! I know the hard work that went into get me to where I am now. And that smile... It's truly genuine! #ilookgood #ilovethesun #weightlossjourney #lifejourney #journeytowellness #journeytohappiness #birthdaytrip #becoming
So I did it. I got up at 3:30am and took my booty to the gym. I’m one week post op today. I did the elliptical and the treadmill. I’m proud! 💪🏼
Depression, Bullying, Anxiety, Gambling, Fear of Job/career prospects, Alcohol Use Disorder (drink at work and post drinking hangovers), Eating disorders, Panic attacks, Bereavement, Substances (illegal and prescribed), Bipolar, OCD, PTSD, Seasonal Affective Disorder (also known as SAD), General Anxiety Disorder, Social Anxiety Disorder. #jesus #mentalstrength #soberlife #addiction #suicide #depression #mentalhealth #anorexia #eatingdisorder #abuse #alcoholic #drugaddiction #drugaddiction #selfharm #gamberlingproblem #gameaddiction #shoppingaddiction #internetaddiction #stress #wecanhelp #soberissexy #relapse #jesuscalling #jesuslovesyou #journeytohappiness #redumbrella #anxiety #7 #redbus #strength
To most this is a photo of “breast milk” to me it’s so much more than this- it’s liquid gold. It’s almost 4 years of weight loss, increased exercise and changing my eating habits and mindset. It’s improved strength, determination and fitness. My body has been hammered to the point I am still getting over the fact a mere 10 days ago I almost died. Yet 4 days prior to that, despite being dehydrated and sick, I did the color run with my daughter at Flemington. How quickly things can change! I almost went into cardiac arrest 3 times and I didn’t think my body would survive the second operation (bowel obstruction) after an emergency c-section. I was done- exhausted, dehydrated, constant vomiting, struggling to breathe...I’m not actually sure anyone believes how close to death I was (when I also find it hard to fathom myself) but I have a secret weapon- Tiffxo. I have been training my body and mind to be strong and fit and now, I’m putting all that ninja training to use and doing what ninjas do best- keep pushing towards my goals inch by inch, not quitting but accepting the challenge. Setting myself small goals that are achievable. Yesterday I expressed 5 mls, today I expressed 25mls. My goal is feed little man...I am strong. I am capable. I am worthy. I am Mum 💪🏻💪🏻💪🏻 @tiffhall_xo @medela_au
#bypassedbeauty #weightlossgoals #pregnancyjourney #journeytohappiness #weightlossjourney #ninja #tiffxo #fattofit #fitfam #fitchick #motivation #inspiration #breastfeeding #breastmilk #freethenipplemovement #liquidgold #lactivist #extremeweightloss #notgivingup #nonscalevictory #nsv #thehealthymummy #medelabreastpump #loosebabyweight #dancer #runner #bodytransformation #familyfitness #superninja
Interesting article from the Harvard Business Review on happiness, can’t post link :-( but it comes up quick if you goggle:
Harvard Business Review What Kind of Happiness Do People Value Most?
Interesting data about Eastern countries reemphasizing the value of mindfulness.
What are your plans for the holidays? Does your family party after dinner or chill?
My family parties while having dinner 😂💃🏾