She said her favorite color is purple 💜😍 Mrs. Janice put her trust in me to give a her a completely new look so I HAD to deliver! For this look, we did highlights toned with Pop XG Purple and complimented it with a new haircut. This was a lot of fun!! 💕🌺 #purplehairaffair #popxgcolor #creativefreedom
It is NOT selfish to have a little "ME" time. And don't anyone tell you otherwise. As they say, "you can't pour from an empty cup." I have been struggling today. Feeling icky from this chest cold 🤧, not sleeping well, kids wearing on my nerves 😡, and absolutely no motivation...😣 My gas tank was running on fumes.... But then I filled my spiritual cup 🙏 with time spent in God's Word, and finished up the devotional book I have been reading.
Then my bestie called! We didn't talk about anything deep or especially important. Just everyday stuff, but she filled my mental health cup.
Then I did some yoga 🧘♀️ that I honestly was planning on skipping today. But I am glad I didn't. It felt amazing. I stretched everything out, and feel so energized. In fact, today was the first time that I was able to do a true upward dog position correctly!
Spiritual cup filled ✔
Mental health cup filled ✔
Physical health cup filled ✔
And now my cup is overflowing! I feel like I could conquer the world! Just in time for the Patriots 🏈 game!
So I have been out of the boot for about a week now. This rigid brace is my new hardware.
I decided after waiting for my normal orthopedic doctor for over 2 weeks that I was going to seek a second opinion.
So I went to Central Maine Orthopedics to see Dr. Brown. Dr. Brown is a straight shooter and doesn't beat around the bush which for those of you that know me, know that I fell in love. I am a no B.S. kind of person.
He wants me out of the boot as much as possible (meaning completely if I could stand it), and is starting me on an aggressive rehab therapy designed for athletes.
Per doctor's orders, I am to do yoga until my next appt with him at the end of the month. He wants to stretch and challenge that ankle. So I started a 3 week yoga program this week in addition to the nutrition course that I am doing.
This doctor has me hopeful that I can eventually get this ankle strong enough that I won't be injuring it all the time instead of this always being a problem. So on to the next adventure!
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◾MOVING FORWARD ◾ .
Throughout our lives we're given opportunities to better ourselves. The pathway won't always be a straight and narrow one, and it may even involve back tracking every now and again...the important thing to remember is that you're moving forward regardless. .
Backtracking is part of the journey that allows you to repair and move on. There's no right or wrong way as long as you're learning. .
So, I've backtracked a bit but I'm here to say that I'm still making PROGRESS WITH PURPOSE.
Thanksgiving was always my favourite holiday because it's a celebration for what you're thankful for, but it's basically a stuff yourself into a food coma type of holiday 😅 And I used to take that as a personal challenge.
But honestly is no fun when you're trying to live healthier and then one day can have you spiralling backwards, and feeling like shit 🙈 I got sick of it, but man do I LOVE all the holiday dishes and desserts 🤤🤤 I want to enjoy myself without the post feast guilt, so I've just set some guidelines so that I don't YOLO all over this holiday!•
1. Have a snack like fruit or I have a superfoods milkshake BEFORE heading to your big dinner, never go to a big feast STARVING or else you will definitely lose control 🙌🏼
2. Drink a glass of water before you dive into your plate.
3. Start with veggies most, shoot for your plate to be 1/2 filled with veggies! Then 1/4 protein of the plate and 1/4 carbs
4. If you're like me and want to try many desserts, don't take one of each, have a pice of each to create a full piece 😜
5. You don't "NEED" seconds..Sit and drink a glass of water then decide if you're stomach is actually hungry or just your eyes. 🙌🏼
6. If you're drinking too, definitely monitor your dessert and carb intake because alcohol is both a carb and dessert 😘👌🏼
7. Go easy on the sauces, a little goes a long way!
8. ENJOY! If you want to try it all, try it all, just pace yourself and stay mindful of what you're putting into your body!! •
I'm flying solo again this year since Mike works so that has actually been my most recent secret to surviving thanksgiving dinner! I just don't have one 🤣 What are you up to for the holidays?🦃🍁What's your favourite thanksgiving dish? 👇🏼👇🏼
🌌It's so damn easy to get tripped up or give up completely when things don't go the way you hoped...I can't tell you how many times I've let my own disappointment, negative thoughts, or others judgement get in my way. .
🌌We are our WORST enemy and WORST critic. My head can be a mean place, but once I learned to shut it down better and feed it positive thoughts things changed. I wasn't so worried about the fact that I'm staring down 30 and STILL working on my career..hello professional student 👩🏫 I finally reached that certification! I often wondered if now that I was a mom if I'd even be able to juggle both let alone get my groove back on a personal and individual level! I had to work through the nasty thoughts to find me again so I could learn how to be a wife again and mom and behavior boss all while maintaining my preferred silly nerdiness 🤓 .
🌌Here's a little tip though...it is 💥N E V E R💥 too late to change it. Just because it didn't go the way you wanted from the start doesn't mean you cant turn it around now! Start on Wednesday or the middle of the month. Hell, start TODAY! .
🌌You will miss 100% of the shots you don't take..SO... .
🌌TAKE ONE! 🙌👊 I'm one emoji or message away from a better life, a better mindset, and a happier you! #whynotyou #whynotnow #letsdoittogether
#momswithtattoos #behaviormom #purplehairaffair #selflovejourney #toddlergirlmom #changeyourlifenow #fitmomma #girlswholift #itstime #findyourtribe #changeyourlifenow #purplelife #sundaymotivation
Getting my toes prettied at Hollywood Nails with my mommy!
Pants-less yoga today for my rest day 😜 I definitely recommend it! 🙌🏼No pants Saturday has totally become my weekly thing. Firstly its comfortable, freeing AF, and also helps with my confidence and self love practice cuz I feel cute and sexy 🤗 Try it!
If you're too embarrassed to walk around in YOUR own home in your undies, you've got some inner work to do gf! 💕I shared this message with my bootcamp babes today too! This is the type of training you get with me 🤣 #nopantsnoproblems
Committed to forever pushing you outside of your comfort zone to embrace the beauty and strength of your body and spirit!
Where my no pants party people at?! 🙋🏻👇🏼
SICKO MODE | I LOVE the shine the ring light gives but it drowned out the yellow and some of the different PANKS. TEQUILLA SUNRISE BEEEEAAACCHHHH 🌅🥂 on the sweetest client evert @mellie.yoga
! BASE- BLUSH + FIREBALL, cleopatra through some ends and mids, CANDY + drops of FIREBALL + drops of JAM . @brazilianbondbuilder
in da mix fam 🏋🏻♀️🏋🏻♀️🏋🏻♀️ #fallintotheriot
I am forever disappointed that a group of squid isn't called squad and slightly disturbed yet weirdly satisfied that I by accident left the silver-schampoo in for too long, and therefore I am now light purple-headed. Kinda like it.👾🤦🏼♀️🖤 #weekendvibes
#purplehairaffair #letmetakeaselfie #mood
So, this happy accident happened yesterday. By the time my hairdresser (my cousin) realised she'd used the wrong colour - I usually have bright pink - it was too late 😂. So for the time being, welcome back purple Meg 🙄💜 #violethair #purplehairaffair
Just your friendly neighborhood symbiote.
Pretty freakin’ excited for Venom’s debut into the cinematic MCU. Superheroes vs villians are nice and all, but I think it will be refreshing to see that sometimes the line between good and evil is a little...sticky.
Also, let’s talk about how certain husband of mine gets absolutely murdalized by (REDACTED) in the scene with the (CENSORED). The movie industry doesn’t exactly have a corporate ladder to climb, it’s a bit more like a web (ha, see what I did there) so sometimes it seems a little arbitrary to set goals. But when @tryanmooney
made it a priority to work on @VenomMovie
- he did! With a 4am call time, during a snowstorm, in a cement building with no heat, annnd we were in the middle of moving. I’m proud of everything he does, but this one felt like a pretty big achievement.
Anyways, I’ve been looking forward to this for long time so you know I had to hit ‘em with a #DisneyBound
style outfit for our date. Swipe to see more!
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◾ REACH ◾ .
Good things are never just handed out. You'll have to work for good things.
Imagine the feeling of accomplishment afterwards though?
Much better than being gifted it, I'm sure. .
So REACH for those goals and make sure you've placed them well out of arm's length, because the fight for them is what will make achieving them so much more MAGICAL.