Felt like a noodle today! Oh well! I came and lifted and left! 💙💪🏼
Inspirational quotes are probably in every home, on every IG account somewhere, fb page,twitter..... we love reminders, we love food for thought, we love reality, we love real, and personally, I love growing! I love being slapped in the face with truths, and being reminded of life’s blessings and the beauty in every day that we get to wake up and LIVE!! This saying right here hit home this morning! I keep hearing what you feed yourself you become, what you surround yourself with and who you surround yourself with is a reflection of who you are..not that I didn’t know that before, it’s just hitting harder the past few times I’ve heard it... what are you feeding??#whatdoyoufeed #winning #bekind #love #therapy #foodforthought #mindset #whatdolistento #whatdoyouwatch #changeyourperspective #haveintgrity #beagoodperson #beacusewhenyoureallylookaeoundlifeisprettyamazing #girmominthemaking #realtor #momto5 #lovemycrazylife #watchme #thisme #doingthisforme #nomoredissapointments #positive #outlook #journey #dontbeangrysanta #dontdrinkthehaterade #forgive #moveon #standstrong #beyou
Doing a virtual hike today! I can’t do one outside so this is the next best thing! What are you doing today!?
Sorry about that first clip...got sideways! I was listening to the Beatles today, and I was remembering when I first introduced their music to my older 4 kids. So much fun! Road trips listening to all their music. Such sweet memories. You tend to forget the fights in the car! 😂 I do remember my oldest and youngest fought the most...they still do! My kids are passionate, opinionated people. Wonder where they get that!? 🤔 Fun going down memory lane while doing my workout!
I had two rest days in a row. My last leg day kind of kicked my butt! Looking forward to upper body tomorrow. This picture is from a few weeks ago...currently I’m laying in bed contemplating a snack! 🤣😂🥨🍪🥞! I was thinking the other day, “I get so hungry after leg day...actually I get so hungry after cardio, but I also get hungry on upper body day....hmmm...I’m just hungry all the time!” Food is life! Gotta fuel those workouts!!!
I made my first chicken pot pie today. I’ve always avoided making them (even though they are my favorite) because it seemed intimidating to make. Honestly with pre-made pie crusts, it was surprisingly easy! Sorry I’ve been a little MIA. I have been super busy with the holidays! I’ve been cooking and baking more than ever. I’ll try to be better at documenting the food I make. #chickenpotpie #allrecipes @allrecipes #baking #cooking #mommy #momto5
These two... There only 17 months apart. At times people ask if they're twins. I consider them my Calvin and Hobbes at times. They can be best friends or mortal enemies. I love they have each other and love the moments they choose to be buddies. I also love when they are asleep! 😉
A few clips from leg day! Love this day!
Back day! A few clips 💪🏼🖤
She hates, hates, hates me spoon feeding her so I used the puree foods I have and combined it with a few simple ingredients (thank you @pinterest
!) And cooked them. Stuck them in the fridge and pull them out when she is hungry. Total mom score right here. #10monthstoday
! #10monthsold #babyfood #blw #momto5
In order to remind yourself what you are CAPABLE of...you just have to start & then show up! 👏🏼👏🏼👏🏼👏🏼
Starting something new or getting yourself back on YOUR priority list (yes, busy mama you NEED to put yourselves on there!! 👌🏼) may seem dang near impossible. But here's the reality👉🏼by adding THIS to your plate(along w/ everything else you have going on) actually HELPS to establish balance! Trust me, when life is feeling chaotic & I'm feeling overwhelmed...it's because I haven't made myself a priority first. This lifestyle forces you to become more disciplined & intentional with your time...which helps add some major VALUE points to your life!! 🙌🏼❤️🔥
So all you busy mamas out there (who follow me & wonder how she does it)---it's not a matter of IF I have the time, it's a matter of just making time!! Is a balanced life worth it?!
Want to join me?! Just drop an emoji below, or leave your email in a comment below & I’ll be in touch!! 😘
#bodsquad #blendedfamily #momto5 #blessedwith8 #fitmom #healthylifestyle #yogaposes #yogachallenge #couplesgoals #relationshipgoals #fitnesslife #balancedlife #motherhood #ourcandidlife
Leg day 🖤 A few clips! Have a good day friends! ❤️
She has fashion sense that she did NOT get from me. Motherhood is so much fun. I love watching children blossoming into their personalities and being there for them in their struggles. It's not easy but I wouldn't change it for the world. #motherhoodisnotforwimps #myoneweakness #momto5
“Wherever you are, be all there.” ... it’s a quote by the late missionary Jim Elliott and it kinda haunts me. (Oh Jim, so young but so wise). I’m totally in awe of people that are TRULY (not just seemingly) PRESENT in whatever situation they find themselves. You know?! I think they’re so much more joyful. I’d like to think that depending on the day and on the situation I can be ALL THERE | heart, mind, and body | but it seems like often my brain is seriously 5 different places at once.
Is this a mostly female thing? I think whether you’re a working mama or a stay at home mama your attention gets pulled in so many different directions at once. For sure it doesn’t help that I have #5kids
and 2 jobs (that I LOVE, but that don’t leave my side). Even as I type this I’ve been interrupted more than a dozen times by my little cherubs.
Ah! Just 6 words, but it’s all packed with so much meaning. I think I’ll keep that little quote tucked by my side... Because I’m not perfectly present ALWAYS, but I sure as heck will keep trying to be. Ha! Because nevertheless she (I) persisted. (Another quote for another day). •
#bigfamilylife #workingmama #momto5 #bepresent #whereveryouarebeallthere
In all my mommy hood chaos I get to have breaks like this and watch them figure something out between each other. The two year old kept taking ornaments off over and over and his sister was so angry but just kept putting them back. Hilarious. #merrychristmas #mybabies #momto5 #hohoho #christmastime
SHOUT OUT TIL HAM HER @sean_larsen
.. Han deltager ved Danmarksmesterskaberne i Holstebro ! Som mange ved er det boksning som også er vores store interesse herhjemme .. @sean_larsen
har kæmpet siden barn med minigitis , hul i hjertet , dårlige lunger , astma , ordblindhed , osv . Han er en fighter og kæmper som den alene ulv han er . Jeg er møg stolt af det han indholder og de egenskaber han har . Han er en fighter i hjertet og samtidig så empatisk og meget kærlig søn og bror . Han boksede indledende kamp igår og var i ilden idag i semifinalen . Tog turen til Holstebro for at være der ! Imponeret af hvad vi har skabt .. han går vejen .. trods forhindringer der blir taget som udfordringer og ikke begrænsninger . Han stoler 200 procent på hvad jeg ber ham om for at holde vægt og have energien . Vi vejede ham for sjov 10 dage inden .. med en fedt masse på næsten ingenting vidste vi det ville blive hårdt .. men han gør det bare !!! Fordi det er det der skal til uden at tøve .. en hård finale kamp imorgen venter ham . Stolt mor ❤️tillykke 🥊🥊🥊#Dm #Boxning #dm2018boksning #søn #volf #neveraskhowlong #familyfirst
❤️ #dowhatyoulove #shedded #momto5 #fightfordreams #fightsboxing #myboy #finaler #boksning #amatørboksing #danishnationalboksning #letsværvægt
💗🖤Upper body day! it’s been raining for a few days, so I decided to brighten things up with this outfit! 😂😎 Happy Saturday!
Pretty sure this kid hasn't left my side today.❤️
Yesterday was the first Thanksgiving day that my babes weren't with me, as this year they spend the actual holiDAYS with their dad.😢 I knew this day was coming (and I'm still dreading not waking up to their sweet faces Christmas morning)...but I've come to realize that holidays are more than just a special DATE up on the calendar. They are about establishing family traditions & making memories together...regardless of WHEN it goes down.
So I am excited to do OUR Thanksgiving tomorrow with our special family. We've established new traditions. Welcomed new faces. And now have a lot MORE people to love!! Hope my mama is ready...because #chrisandjenequalsten
is about to roll up deep tomorrow ready to eat! 😝🦃🥧
Just wanted to send some virtual hugs to all my friends navigating joint custody this holiday season. Stop worrying about what looks & feels "traditional" & just LOVE the heck out of your kids. Focus on making new memories with the people that mean the world to you! XO
#blendedfamily #jointcustody #masonjax #momto5 #blessedwith8 #traditions #memories #momblogger #thanksgiving #divorcedmom #stepmom #stepdad #secondchances #holidays
Heart FULL. Because there is peace and calm in our home for a few moments. Soon, someone will accidentally touch someone’s else’s drawing and that person will drop an insult and then someone else will tattle about the situation and then we’re back to chaos. But for now, I’m enjoying this moment. So much.
#momto5 #lifewithkids #realness
Heading to the gym...a million and one things to do today, but I got to get the gym in! This outfit is so cute! See my story for details! I’m having 20 people over for Thanksgiving and we are having Mexican Food! 😂 Anyone else not doing the traditional foods?!
Costco trip with only two kids, what a breeze! It's almost like I'm on vacation. I can stop and look at things!
SØNDAG SOM JEG ELSKER DEN ❤️
Startede med en rygtræning og 8 set på bagskulder 👌🏻fik selskab af mine 2 store sønner , den ene til tjek og cardio @sean_larsen
og den anden @marcelthisted
bare fordi han kan 💪🏻 Brunch hvor vi har alle børn og svigerbørn hjemme elsker jeg .. alle har et speciel bånd på kryds og tværs . Elsker energien og den kærlige luft og drillerier der er . Det fylder mig med en dyb tilfredsstillelse og kærlighed at have dem alle tæt på og hjemme ❤️føler mig som verdens heldigste 💥😊tænk sig at have 5 fantastiske og kærlige børn og 2 helt igennem skønne og dejlige svigerdøtre🌸#energi #kærlighed #familyfirst
❤️ #mykids #love #mylove #mylife #momto5 #bodybuilding #brunch #eating #dowhatyoulove
Hey all! Most know me, but some of my newer followers don't. My name is Erika and I am married to the best guy known and I have 5 beautiful kids ranging in ages from 11 years old to 11 months old! Like many moms can relate, life for me is hectic! I love Jesus and people and I love to RUN. (Yes I said it!!😆) I have run 11 half marathons and 1 full marathon and I am currently training for my first ever ULTRA marathon, specifically a 100k (62 miles).🏃 Between now and July, I'll be writing and posting a lot about my training and how I do it while juggling all that's on my plate as a busy mom to 5, along with my faith and fitness, nutrition while training, gear and more! Give me a follow as I am on this journey, I'd love the support. 😊🖤 #fitness #ultratraining #firstultra #momto5 #100k #runner #weightlossjourney #vermont100k
HAR I LYST TIL AT FØLGE MED SÅ DROP FORBI DENNE UNGE MANDS PROFIL !! 🤗🤗💥 Så gør vi det igen @sean_larsen
.. sønnike bokser DM næste weekend i Holstebro .. da vi har brugt de første 5 mdr af året til at bygge mere masse og styrke på, har vejen været hård nedad .. fra at spise mad mad mad og til at leve a bøtter med afmålt mængde carbs - kød og grønt - ja så vil de fleste jo vælge maden hvor der er masser a energi til arbejde - løb og ben hård træning .. min søn @sean_larsen
har siden han var helt ung knægt på 10 år bokset .. hvor vægten har spillet en rolle . Han har deltaget ved VM-EM -DM og mange turneringer . Han ved det er gamet at vægten skal ned .. han knokler og er en slider ! Han er af den menneskerace , at viljen og ambitionerne er tårnhøje og han går vejen gang på gang .. vi går ind i sidste uge hvor de sidste gram skal smides dog stadig med energi til at skulle bokse op til 3 hårde kampe næste weekend .. jeg er så beæret og stolt af at være udvalgt til at sætte et drengebarn med så stort et hjerte , en så empatisk , kærlig , hjælpsom , viljefast , målrettet og ambitiøs væsen til verden . Føler mig heldig at jeg får lov at lave diæten og følge ham og at han stoler på at det klare jeg ! Han gør alt hva jeg ber ham om ! #blessed #bodypositivity #diæt #boxing #Giftigbody #myboy #personaltrainer #familygoals #goforgold2018 #shedded #sixpack #motivation #stoltmor #mindset #dowhatyoulove #lovemykids #momto5
Upper body day💪🏼 😈! Just plugging away...
Navy Joggers/Poppy Charge Tank/ Ash Split Back. More details in my story. Ready for Friday! #ootd
Super smoky here in Northern California! It’s pretty unbelievable and traumatic what people are dealing with right now!Heartbreaking...
•Did a bit of leg day!
This boy made me a boy mom so many years ago
I did not post about his birthday when it happened because I wanted to be truly present for the day.... and because to be honest it was a rough day...
Being this boys mama is both a blessing and a challenge to me every day
Every day I am challenged to guide him and grow him into a godly young man, while not exceeding his abilities and frustrating him into rebellion 💙💙💙
Our relationship is tenuous some days, strained and brittle, other days it is relaxed and simple, but each day no matter the challenge presented I work to help him overcome in spite of how we feel about each other 💙💙💙
Parenting teens is hard, parenting an adopted teen doubles the hard, parenting an adopted teen of another race and with (invisible)disabilities .... well yeah, it’s just h a r d !!! But on the good days the rewards, oh those are sweet
Good days, bad days, in between days, and every day though I have been blessed by, and tasked with growing this handsome man cub, and every day I am thankful for the opportunity to do so
I will never stop pushing him toward his greater purpose and I will never stop loving him through every moment of the journey... he has made me a better mom and person in these past 10+ years and we will continue to grow with each other prayerfully for many years to come
See my story for more details of this outfit. Uplift Sweatshirt/Effortless Tank/Grid Bra/Black Striped Leggings...all by ZYIA.
Motherhood || it’s not always sunshine and rainbows. There are often tears, and meltdowns, and yelling (sometimes cause someone needs to poop, and won’t 😂), but there’s also smiles, and laughter, and giggles.
There’s a lack of sleep, of personal time, of peace and quiet. But there’s also an abundance of smiles, cuddles, and hugs.
Being a mama ain’t easy, but it’s something I’m truly thankful for. #momto5
#thankfulgreatfulblessed #5under5 #momof3boys #bigfamilylife #twinbrothers #raisingbabies #twinboys #southernliving #twinbabies #twinstagram #fraternaltwins #motherhoodunplugged #twinmom #bettertogetherlife #motherhoodrising #crunchymama #bigfamily #thehappynow #honestmotherhood #motherhoodunplugged #motherhoodrising #candidchildhood #ohheymama #motherhoodthroughinstagram #uniteinmotherhood #motherhoodinspired #thisismotherhood #motherhoodsimplified #joyfulmamas
I love Saturday workouts! I don’t feel rushed. Did a bunch of upper body work and 45 minutes of cardio. It’s another beautiful day here! Going to do some furniture shopping and then go to the dog park. Life is good...
From workout to work! All I did was change my top and shoes. Wearing my Black Light n Tight Leggings/ All Star Bra and I added a cute blouse and sandals and I’m out the door and off to work!
A bit tired in the legs after all my cardio yesterday. Dialed it down a bit. Heading to work today...got my workout in first. I normally don’t work Friday’s, but I am today! Happy Friday!
Then I am humbled. I posted my rant (swipe left to see what I'm talking about) and let's call a spade a spade---a rant, and then I hear the canister vaccum going. My 10 year old, who won't keep tidy room, decided to deep clean the van. No, he didn't see my Instagram post. God just thought to bring me down a few notches. #ihearyaLord #motherhoodisnotforwimps #momofboys #momto5 #onedayatatime
Yesterday the sunset took my breath away. I’ve been in a growth season for a long time. The topics vary, but the growth continues. I had some important perspective shifts and mind opening conversations that made this sunset my transitional code. The sun is setting on thought processes that served me for a time and protected me when I needed it. As the sun sets and darkness comes, it’s time to manifest the new light. I’m creating my reality every step of the way. In this next season, I choose to practice seeing each one of you for who you are. I choose to recognize your individual fight and appreciate our differences and similarities. I choose to tell you how amazing you are instead of holding it in for fear of this or that. I’m excited for this change. I’m excited to experience the discomfort, knowing what good will come and recognizing that even if there is negativity, it is all part of the journey to love. 🌻Purifying and cleansing your soul.🌻
Some of my clips today...did a bunch more. Felt pretty string today. Eating well and fueling my body make a big difference. Ladies, eat well, eat enough, and lift! It’s good for you! Also, wear Zyia...it’s amazing. It makes me feel even more confident and powerful! Link in Bio! 💙🖤💪🏼
Good morning!! Did a long live today talking about my emotional struggles I’ve been going through! Check out my story for my outfit details! Heading to the gym! Videos clips likely to follow! 💪🏼💗💪🏼💗
Good morning! Heading out to a meeting, then gym, and a fun date night with friends tonight! Love this outfit! All in stock on my website! Melange Mesh Leggings/Grid Bra/Black Chill Long T! 🖤💪🏼🖤 Get it!
I've been up looking at videos and pictures of my family. Just looking at my kids and reflecting on life. Thinking of all that I have to be grateful for and visualizing our future. Then I came across these videos of myself from back in 2016. I have had my heart set on losing 100 lbs. Two years later and I still haven't reached that goal!!! I've actually been battling with my weight most of my adult life. I've tried dieting, weight loss supplements, calorie counting, interminet fasting, but I can never seem to stick with any of it in order to get the results that I want. I started to feel disappointed and like a failure. Then I had to remind myself that I come from what society considers a disadvantaged background. I have lived through poverty, childhood neglect, homelessness, broken bones, being a teen mom, having 5 c-sections, a blood transfusion, and a nervous breakdown. I have been depressed, stressed, broken and confused. But I refuse to give up! I am resilient! I am an overcomer and I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me. I couldn't always depend on my parents growing up so I learned to take responsibility for myself at a young age. This caused me to be filled with too much pride and have a hard time opening up and trusting people. There were years that I spent questioning God and not understanding why I was born into a life of struggle. I now understand why and I am grateful because I realize everything I've been through has shaped me into the person I am today. My struggles have strengthened my character and gave me the courage to always move forward no matter what. There are times where I doubt myself and become overwhelmed, but giving up is never an option. I've been in survival mode, putting the needs of my family above my own. Now, I'm ready to THRIVE and really love myself! My kids need me to be healthy! I am learning that adapting a healthy lifestyle takes stepping out my comfort zone. So I am now open to sharing my weight loss journey because I have been inspired by so many beautiful strong women. I hope to inspire and be inspired.
#weightlossjourney #weightlossmotivation #fitnessjourney #workout