Ok moms.... the house is a mess behind me, do I care???? A big fat NOPE!!!! Is my house ever clean??? Sometimes!!! I have 2 kids that live here....ages 5 and 2 they make a lot of mess and well I just roll with it. .
I have struggled with this mentality that my house has to be super clean all the time, even tho I tell others why bother the kids just make it a mess anyways. I have not practiced what I preached and I realize that. .
Has anyone ever felt this way?? .
Some may say oh you should make the kids clean up, well they do. Somedays more than others, which can get frustrating for lack of a better word...choosing my battles with them at this point. .
I guess what I'm trying to say that it's ok to not have it all together all the time, for me it feels like most the time lol!!!
blurry hands, crazy hair, full hearts
When you are living a healthy lifestyle and have to work outside the house it can’t always be easy to stay on track. One thing I am learning is to make the right choices even when the other food looks and smells good. It is something I am still struggling with though. What are some of your tips to help you with healthy eating in the work place?
I had always been a gym goer....I loved group fitness classes and when I wasn’t doing them, you could find me on the treadmill, following a specifically laid out workout or when not at the gym, running outside. However, when things would come up....working late, traffic or something would come up with my daughter....and I missed my class, I’d be more likely to just skip all together. Then the more I’d miss, the harder it would be to get back back into it! Has this happened to you?!
So after I had my second daughter, I wanted to make it as easy as possible for me to be successful in getting the baby weight off. I saw a friend keep posting about these at-home workouts and how she got great results in 30 minutes/day. I had to 🙄 at first, but I knew the way I had done things wasn’t going to be doable....so I gave it a try. Boy am I glad I did!! It’s been almost 2 years now that I’ve stuck with it and love it!! I found the support of a community (like my group fitness classes), but from the comfort of my home! Winning!🙌🏻 No excuses! I can workout any time and I decide how long or short my workouts are and I’m not limited to a class schedule...I have hundreds of workouts at my fingertips!! -
I know everybody has their thing and for me this has changed over the years. In this stage of my life, this has been a lifesaver to help me get and stay in shape! If what you’re currently doing isn’t working or if you’re not doing anything and want to feel your best, I have a solution and I’m happy to help you see if it could work for you too!! #linkinbio
This blurry goodness captures just what I see all day. My bubbly 5 month old Alina. Still communicates by blowing raspberries (so loudly) laughing, smiling and squealing. She looks at me with so much joy in her eyes and copies what I do like a mirror at times. Just earlier I tilted my head and looked at her then she copied me, i kept doing it and so did she. I then opened and closed my mouth and she copied it’s so cuteeee!! The world around her is so fascinating and I love seeing how happy exploring new things is making her! Ohhhh And... Pretty sure she squeals so loudly to compete with Sophia in the noise department!
I was lucky enough to sneak away for a kid-free weekend in Vegas with my family... And it was just what I needed! ❤️ Thanks @t_wodiske
- LOVE you!!!
❄️Snow plow bin❄️ supplies needed: container, baking soda, paper for roads, trucks and brush bottle trees (optional)! I cut out strips of paper and taped them to the bottom of the bin, then I added some baking soda, trucks and bottle brush trees. I had him find and “plow” the roads so the other cars could drive safely on them 😉 super simple and he’s been entertained for about 20 minutes 🙌🏼
✨Play dough maze✨ supplies needed: play dough, ball, cup and a straw! We used a ping pong ball because it is the lightest and easiest to blow with a straw! Set up the play dough maze any way you’d like with a cup at the end to catch the ball and have your little one try to make it to the end! Ours wasn’t a true “maze” but he did have to think about how to get the ball to the finish line by moving around the counter or bending his straw. #happymonday
You may see me struggle but you will never see me quit!
Today was a struggle! I don’t know what happened but I struggled through my entire workout. I couldn’t get my body to do what I wanted but I wasn’t going to give up! I realize with each new workout of this program it is showing me just how far I need to go and how far I have come. .
Before I would have just given up and stopped my workout but today I just kept pushing through. It wasn’t easy! It wasn’t without some tears! I will over come it!
So I started this instagram account as a safe place to pour my heart out. I felt like I could be real here, not so much on other social media platforms. You know how on facebook, people can be like "well, I know your mama would say..." and other empty words of encouragement. I don't care what people think of how I do things or how I talk or what my kids are like. (I can however, step away from people who are far too opinionated for my liking.) I don't even care for their sympathy. I just wanted to share my real life, my real feelings, my real goals, my real struggles and NOT be faced with "aw, sorry sweetie" or "does your mama know about this?" kind of responses. I know they mean well, but it's just not what I needed. .
What I needed was an outlet and a place I could share my journey. You see, I really do believe that our testimony speaks volumes. How we feel when we walk through the valley, what we say when we keep getting rained on, how we praise even in the chaos...those things speak volumes and I don't ever want to have to hold back. I don't ever want to have to sugar coat anything in my life. .
I actually started this account with full hope that God was about to transform our lives in the best way possible and I wanted others to be a part of it. Little did I know that He was about to transform our lives in a way I had not planned. So I began to share the hardships, because God didn't give me happy stories to tell until later. It took me digging for the blessings, to see the beautiful journey in the midst of all that was going wrong in my eyes. .
I was planning on sharing something a bit less deep today, but I just want you to know that there is beauty in your journey, no matter where you're at. Dig for it. Don't stop searching for His kindness. Don't give up. There are so many things at play that you may not see. But one thing I can promise you, the Lord is 100% invested in your life. He sees every detail of your life and He holds it in the palm of His hands. "Though he may stumble, he will not fall, for the Lord upholds him with His hand." -Psalm 37:24
From Charleston to Charlotte for Spirit of Hope cheer nationals on Saturday. Then to Greenville to watch ours Flip Gym girls gymnastics. Then back to Charlotte for cheer finals. These girls make a mama proud. And....tired🤣 Flip Gym Stone girls 2nd overall. 🙌 Alaina came home with a 1st place on floor. 3rd in all-around. Sarah Claire is still along for the ride. They are gonna owe her big!!! #lifewithgirls #proudmama #flipgymwolfpack #flipgymgymdogs
What kind person are you? A hustler or more like “it is what it is, nothing will change”? The latter one says this
- I can’t, because I don’t have that personality
- I can’t, I’m an immigrant
- I can’t, my parents never taught me
- I can’t, I grew up poor
- I can’t, because what my friends will think of me (this one is the funniest one)
I can tell you right now, that whatever is holding you back, it’s in your head.
I know from my own experience (thinking like that ☝🏻☝🏻☝🏻 in many situations), that when you push yourself in the right direction, then you can overcome your own limitations.
You can learn how to live healthy by introducing small routines, that will turn into habit and eventually to NEW you.
The biggest part of that change is for you to surround yourself with like minded people who understand your need for change.
Comment below if you want to learn more about what I do and how I build my team 👇🏻 of like minded moms on the mission to “NEW LIFE”!
Silly girl....green eyes....red head.
There’s nothing like having your little one staring up at you for some extra motivation!! I love some competition, so when the person I’m trying to beat is myself, you better believe I’m going to push my hardest!! This week we’re asked to beat some numbers we established last week and today I crushed them!!💪🏻 When this little one came out to watch me on my last move, that was just the extra motivation I needed!!😍
Those little ones are always watching and they pick up on EVERYTHING! From the habits you set, to the food you eat, to the words you say and how you treat yourself and others! It can be overwhelming at times and I’ll be the first to admit I lose my cool from time to time and I’m far from perfect, but how amazing is it to know that we help shape these little people!😍 So, set a good example and they will follow.😊
Girls in their element today!!
Any tips on how to help Alina through the 4-5 month sleep regression would be greatly appreciated 🙊✨💫
Family weekend • Vegas style! When my brother - who lives in Florida - tells us he is coming to Vegas for a conference... You round up the family, leave the kiddos at home and join him for a weekend of fun! (Kudos to my pregnant sis for keeping up!) 🖤
Don’t forget to set yourself for a great week ahead. Plan your meals, write down your schedule, make your to do list, tidy up your house 🏡 🙏🏻 and select good podcast for tomorrow morning 😊
When I let go of what I am. I became what I might be!
After a long week and a new program and nutrition I can honestly say I feel amazing. I might have struggled but I am finding this person inside myself I didn’t even know was there. I am not done transforming! I am just beginning!
While I was carrying her in my womb, the excitement was strong. I asked often how she’d feel when the day came to share her mommy with another baby.
There was zero hesitation every single time about her excitement + readiness - no inclination to show me the transition would be anything but smooth.
That’s really how it goes for many, I mean if a woman cannot fathom what #motherhood
is like prior to it being her reality, how is a young little girl going to know what it’s like to have a new child to share everything with?
They’re so pure in thought & being, and it does shake their life up. Challenges arise. They act in ways you may not have observed before. It may confuse or trigger you even with all this knowing, as it wasn’t expected at all.
Focus diligently on your #patience
now, before the 2nd child arrives. Practice the act of stopping to breath deeply before responding to emotional outbursts. Savor every single second - it truly does change it all, and is an interesting mix of absolute joy + gratitude with sincere sadness and heartbreak.
Talk thru everything with them, and work on your families #communication
. It IS everything and what makes the difference. Sure, they will love love love helping w/ every diaper change, learning the snaps on the onesies, dressing & caring for the baby etc, but treating them with the understanding (in each moment 😅) of what’s just unfolded IS the answer. It will all be a phase anyway!
Love to allll the mama’s who are in this with me. 😅💓😽 #ediblegoddess #sisterlylove #personalgrowthjourney