I know it’s easy to view Disney with contempt and cynicism. The money. The “magic”. The crowds. But I will always love this place for helping me regain my travel footing after losing Sam. We had a long list of places to see with the kids, but grief left me crippled with fear and anxiety. If boarding a boat for Small World gave me heart palpitations, how was I going to take them rving through the Redwoods? With each trip, I’ve regained a bit of my confidence, making it easy to say YES to Texas last month with Jack and hopefully many more adventures to come. I hate not having him next to me for all of this. And I’m still uncomfortable traveling as a single parent and dealing with the unforeseen logistics that come with it. But I refuse to let that stop me. #movingforward #onerideatatime #nextupMissionSpace #disneymom #grief
I’m NOT kidding... there is a 🔥 inside of me that is LIT the frick up!! I can’t wait to take ya all on this journey with me!
No one loves taking before pictures, because we constantly want to improve, but there’s a HUGE difference between wanting something and NEEDING something!
I’m not going to think 8 weeks ahead, a month head or even a week ahead... I’m taking this journey one day at a time while putting one foot in front of the other... constantly moving forward!
There isn’t a doubt in my mind that THIS is the program that’s going to change my life and help me to reach my first mini goal of 30 pounds!
Reaching this goal will be a HUGE milestone, losing 30 pounds will put me at a weight I haven’t seen in over 14 years!! 😱
I’m sure there will be f-bombs as I work my way through these 8 weeks, I’m sure there will be days I want to give up but NOPE, not this time and NOT this girl!! It’s GO time!! #beforepic #8weeks #liift4life #transformation #milestone #minigoal #30pounds #igotthis #movingforward #onedayatatime
The happiest place on earth turns 63 today!! Disney has a special place in my heart and brings me and my family together often. It also helps motivate us all to be in shape so that we can walk circles around the park getting to every ride. Ready to go back now!
Its a process. It really is. It does not happen over night. It happens when you make it happen. We all know I've always had a big butt. 😆. No foreal. But it is mostly body fat. Just like body fat in your belly. Before my change, you would not ever see pictures of me in a swimsuit. Too embarrassed to show my full body. All the cellulite in my thunda thighs. Showing the size of my belly. Nope, embarrassed. When I was in Cali a couple years ago, I took that picture on the beach. Its memories, my second Extravaganza trip, the beach,. Its also a before picture. It was kinda an inside funny on that pose. Working on myself is a daily thing. I have good months, weeks, days,. I also have bad ones. I'm human. Staying consistent is tough. The good that I did, got me the results now. The peach looking better than ever. The thunda thighs looking smoother.. That shoulder blade. THAT CONFIDENCE! If you already know, I got you, if you don't, ASK ME HOW I did it!
#MyTransformation #Results #TrustTheProcess #BetterThanEver #ThatPeach #ThundaThighs #Thickness #MuscleGain #Confidence #BeautyBooster #ConfidenceBooster #Ambitious #Motivation #ChangeIsGood #MovingForward #FiftyPoundsDown #TranformationTuesday #HerbalifeNutrition #SanDiego #California #SanAntonio #Texas
I am not a word, I am not a line⠀
I am not a girl that can ever be defined.⠀
I am not fly, I am levitation⠀
I represent an entire generation.⠀
I came to win, to fight,⠀
To conquer, to thrive.⠀
I came to win, to survive, ⠀
To prosper, to rise.⠀
— @nickiminaj @badgalriri
Here are a couple anxiety slayers that you can practice: •Breath deep and calm your mind by positive affirmations. •Meditate and practice self care. •Organize, clean and get rid of the clutter. •Plan a day trip, get outdoors and enjoy nature. •Exercise! •Avoid sugar, processed and other anxiety/ disease causing foods. •Drink lots of water. •Apply gratitude and mindfulness everyday. •Be confident and know you posses all the power and energy you need in order to control stress and anxiety. With that being said, you must stop waisting time on tasks that don’t matter. The more you commit, the better you will feel! Take action and be in control next time your anxiety comes about. Practice good thoughts and watch your daily activities correlate with how you think!! #dailymotivatordj #inspirationalquotes #motivation #motivationalquotes #daily #happiness #positive #selflove #anxietyhelp #movingforward #grateful #happy #love
I am not a perfect man and my mind goes to dark places at times but that gives me more of a reason to imitate my biggest idol. That's the character of Yeshua Hamashiach, the author of what it means to be good. Some of the characteristics of Jesus Christ was being a servant to others, loving to human kind, forgiving his enemies, committed to Gods purpose, a praying warrior, being gentle to the weak, being patient to others, self control because he is without sin, and most importantly he is humble.
For those of you who do not know, today was my last day working at Beach Break Salon. I'm happy to say I ended my very first salon job after 3 years on an extremely positive note. I can't put into words how grateful I am for every single coworker, guest, and experience I had during my time here. I am a completely different human than I was when I was first hired here and I'm thankful for all of the life skills I picked up along the way! I will always hold a special place in my heart for my very first salon and everyone who supported me from the beginning and everyone who stuck by me until the end! I can't wait to share with you my next adventure! Please stay tuned for all of my positive changes to come! ❤
I keep repeating these words in my head as well as a bunch of other words of wisdom and inspiration.
And I'm not gonna lie, it gets frustrating more than anything to hear the words and feel yourself half believing in them and being conflicted within your own actions.
Doing jujitsu, being around my family, keeping in contact with those who care about me has given me the strength to endure this part if my life. I know I'll come out the other side, I'm just gonna feel these lows and will have to own them.
#dsiclife #sharingiscaring #thewarwithin #stayingpositive #myweightlossjourney #familyiseverything #movingforward #hardwork #discipline
Don’t look back • You’re not going that way.
Haven’t made a post in quite some time for a number of reasons. Depression really hit both my husband and I hard - life has been exhausting and overall too much because of this. I needed a mental break from everything for a bit. We also had some tough calls to make about where we would be living and ultimately even though we had planned a little differently, we will be moving to Texas and much sooner than we expected. The housing market is extremely hot in Colorado right now and I imagine we likely only have around a month max left here in Colorado. Being a native, I’ll miss you so Colorado but you’ve become too crowded and too expensive. It’s time for the Vaughn’s to make somewhere else “home” but you will always have my heart Colorado 🏔💖 #byecolorado