Am I practicing what I preach 🙏? Am I giving myself every opportunity to be my best self 💯? Am I following the advice 💭 I freely give others?
Sadly, when I stop and think about it - I am not. I am 100% in my workouts 🏋️♀️ 90% in my nutrition 🥕but where am I lacking?
Self care, self love and allowing myself some grace. The internal struggles don't skip over me 🤷♀️ ... They don't pass me by just because I look like I have my shit together and🤦♀️. I feel it all.
I push my body 💪and I refuel it properly but why is it that I push myself mentally 😳 but forget to refuel and nourish my soul. Why is it so easy for me to give all of myself to everyone else but forget to give to myself, to forget to fill my cup, to forget to put me first and do things that reignite my soul.
After talking with a dear friend 👭, she put it all into perspective. I want to help people, to guide them, to push them but first I need to help myself and guide myself back to a place of inner peace. Take time for me.
So today going forward, I will practice self care and self love. Anything that replenishes my soul ~~ reading 📚, painting🖌, yoga, quiet time, nature walks🏕, playing with Kenzie👩👧, giving back to those in need or simply reaching out to an old friend. It's time to realign all the pieces of me to create the person I want to be.
Ready to tackle this week with CONFIDENCE ✨💛 I’m officially ✌🏻 weeks out from my 2️⃣9️⃣ birthday and I want to make sure it starts on the right foot. This week I’m ready to tackle all my work tasks ✔️, get a few workouts in 🏋🏻♀️, practice gratitude and reflection at the @asweatlife
breakfast, and start packing to go visit my family down in Atlanta ✈️ excited for what the next few weeks have in store. Hope you all had a great Monday 💕👯♀️
Comp Bench 140/135x3/130x3x4
Accessory work getting bumped to tomorrow 😴
Snick or Treat was a seasonal ice cream from Milkmade last month and I thoroughly enjoyed it. 🍨 Snickerdoodle Ice Cream
🍪 Snickerdoodle Cookies
The snickerdoodle ice cream is almost identical to their brown sugar ice cream (I think the brown sugar is slightly better) in Cobbler Hill. However, the mixins here make it the better overall pint.
#icecreamaddict #milkmadeicecream #ICAmilkmadeicecream
Sometimes even when you don’t feel like doing it... you get it done any way.
Walking into the new week like.👸💁♀️
6 days out! All of the heavy training is done. Rested yesterday, practicing opening lifts today/tomorrow, and then it’s deload for the rest of the week. 😴
Main focus now is rest/recovery and waking up on Sunday feeling good and ready to lift!
I hope you guys are all having an awesome Monday so far and thanks AS ALWAYS for all of the support and encouragement! ❤️🙏
#letsgo #minipowerlifter #lifttherock2018
It's times like these that I'm super thankful for my daily chocolate peanut butter shake
Even if my nutrition isnt quite where it needs to be, this shake gives me all the nutrients I need, fills me up, is quick and easy to make AND tastes great
Does this pose make me look like I lift? 😂
I have LOVED working on mostly lifting for the past 4 months. I never knew I could be so strong. I'm also excited for something new! Can't wait to share a new after picture with you all!
Also I'm on FIRE today watching my November clients absolutely CRUSH their goals. #noexcusesnovember
is well under way, but you know I still have room for you if you're interested. 😘
Oat dear! Today was another day with a BIG win!
I wanted oats again, but also wanted to push myself a bit further. I decided to try savory oats with oven baked tomatoes and pesto- with cheese in it! I haven't had dairy in literally YEARS because I have been so afraid of it.
While I am ethically opposed to consuming dairy, due to it being a fear of mine, I see the important role it can play in my recovery to overcome that food because if I can overcome dairy, I can overcome anything. Plus, if I can't take care of myself, I can't save the earth or the animals.
The thing about recovery is that it can't be about what you want, it's about what you need. This is something important to keep in mind because in recovery, sometimes we want to do just what we want, which can often be our ED talking. We have to challenge those thoughts and branch out.
~You are beautiful, and worthy of good things, and if you don’t believe that, nobody will.” – Rachel Hollis
Just me in my workout hair and my giant furry kid (Bolo)with your daily reminder that this message is for YOU.❤ But first, you have to be willing to BELIEVE it. Don’t lose the faith, girlfriend. Just show up everyday.
And keep telling yourself – your current situation is not your final destination. You.Got.This.🙌
Ps-- and it's nice having a furry kid to give you love too. Never enough of that!❤🐶
All smurfed out on this mega rainy Monday💙
I’m soooooo excited that this is challenge back!!! Tomorrow is DAY ONE of #ArtMusicYogaLove
and the song i chose is Man in the Mirror by Michael Jackson - .
As I, turn up the collar on
My favorite winter coat
This wind is blowing my mind
I see the kids in the streets,
With not enough to eat
Who am I to be blind?
Pretending not to see their needs
A summer disregard, a broken bottle top
And a one man soul
They follow each other on the wind ya' know
'Cause they got nowhere to go
That's why I want you to know
I'm starting with the man in the mirror
I'm asking him to change his ways
And no message could have been any clearer
If you want to make the world a better place
(If you want to make the world a better place)
Take a look at yourself, and then make a change
(Take a look at yourself, and then make a change) .
🎶 🎼 🎵 .
I love this song and I feel the message is very clear and powerful. Change starts with you, with each and every one of us. Be grateful for what you have, even if you want more. Be grateful for little things and the seemingly insignificant things. Notice others, help others, be kind to others. Everyone has a story, a battle. This world is a tough place. Be the person you want to see all over it!!!!! 🌎✌🏻❤️
. ⭐️Join in!!!!! This challenge is so fun! It combines lyrics from songs, with whatever artistic twist you choose!
13th - Man in the Mirror by Michael Jackson - Lacey
14th - Jump by Van Halen - Sarah
15th - Orange Sky by Alexi Murdoch - Leslie
16th - Man of the woods by Justin Timberlake- Erica
17th - Yogis choice! ❤️
To join in simply:
⭐️Repost main flyer from my page
⭐️Post each day .
⭐️ Tag some friends to join .
⭐️Make sure to tag all hosts and sponsors in all posts and fliers so we can see what you share! .
I have loved this quote for as long as I can remember. I don’t know when I heard it first, but it has stuck with me for a very long time now. I find myself saying it in my head when I feel a little nervous or intimidated.
Admittedly, sometimes it’s hard to not feel small when you’re always looking up to people (I’m 5’2” on a good day😬) but this is a great reminder that even though you may be small in size you can still have a big presence.
Go forth and be fierce ladies!! Seize this week 💕💕
PS hit me with your fav quote I’ve been loving on positive affirmations lately
These Are The 5 Thoughts That Need To Go Away ... 🙋🏻♀️💗
You think to yourself...
• "I'll be happy when I finally lose that 15lbs..."
"I'll be confident when I get back into my skinny jeans..."
"I'll be less stressed when I am back to my goal weight..."
"I'll love myself more when I am _____lbs on the scale..."
"I look better in a bathing suit (or naked) when I'm smaller..."
K...I'm going to be SUPER REAL for a minute (***and don't hate me) there's NO BETTER TIME to love yourself than RIGHT THIS MINUTE. •
Because you get back what you give yourself. •
And when you radiate love, that love radiates back to you.
And when you start to shift that feeling of self-hate to self-love, and stay focused on being your best self, that's where peace starts to make its way in. And THAT, my friend, is a beautiful thing 🙌🏻❤️ •
And the secret sauce to loving your body is to work it hard, love it hard and cheer for it the loudest. •
So if you're ready to discover your greatness, unlock your potential and put that body to work, I’m ready to help - to be on your team, build you up and cheer for you the loudest. •
If your instincts are going off and you've been thinking (**way too damn hard and long about this) this is for you and a sign to take action!! 🙋🏻♀️💗
Drop an emoji and let’s chat!!!!🙏
☀️Day 1️⃣2️⃣5️⃣ - 2️⃣0️⃣1️⃣8️⃣1️⃣1️⃣1️⃣3️⃣ - breakfast 🥣
Super proud of you! @Regran_ed
- I have had around 75 #medalmonday
but this is my favorite so far. I get to share it with my sons Jack and Joseph. So proud of my guys..they really pushed themselves. This is also my best placement yet! I finished in just under an hour and I usually place smack dab in the middle of the pack (or in the case of my last super almost last) but this time I did much better. I think mentally I was chasing my boys plus I knew my sweet husband was waiting for us in the rain 😂😂. #fitfam #fitmom #spartan #spartanchick #mudrunguide #strongwoman #strongnotskinny #ocr
My PLAN was to be up this morning to workout but my alarm had other ideas for me
I knew I had a long Monday at work but I didn’t let that stand in my way of getting my sweat on. NOT because I need to workout. NOT because I have endless buckets of motivations. NOT because I feel guilty when I don’t workout.
Because I have made this a habit in my life. Because I feel so much better when I do workout. But mostly because I don’t break a promise to myself.
This weeks meals are all prepped and ready to go! It’s my last week doing my shift shop program and I’m giving it my all with workouts and nutrition. I can’t wait to share my results with you all. On the menu this week is;
Sweet potato hash browns with eggs
-I’ll be cooking two eggs each morning so they are fresh
Strawberry spinach salad with chicken, walnuts and homemade strawberry vinaigrette.
This is where it’s a little more tricky for me with having to incorporate three other people into the mix! I have pre-cut up veggies for easy roasting or munching!
With shift shop and my nutrition I have been following a different program that is very easy to follow.
Things I have learned over the past couple months;
- How to curve my cravings(most of the time)
- How to eat all the foods I love but in a better and healthier way
- Learned how to fuel my body properly
- Learned what foods keep me full and satisfied!
isn’t a diet it is a lifestyle change. Ilana teaches you how to have a healthy relationship with food!
Me and some others are starting or doing the 2Bmindset here in November. It’s not too late to join us, we will be done just in time to indulge in Christmas!
If anyone wants the recipes I have above just message me I’ll be more than happy to share with you!!
Life is hard, but these little homies make it worth it ❤️
Waited to repost this to build a audience.
This is where shit gets real, tired of the bs and the people that forget I can reach them.
Fake ass punks, smile to you face & just as two face as you can be. Smile at me now or explain to everyone why you didn't spend time behind bars.🤡🖕🏼💩 Smell a snitch??? I'm sure we will see each other soon, lmao. I have a long list of folks I will be calling out so you won't be alone Ceasar. My friend.
This past week I’ve learned a lot about myself & would like to share a few things ~
I’ve learned that...
📚 College probably isn’t for me, so I’m going to take it slow for the next year
👭 I’m not an introvert, I tend to isolate myself but I’m much happier with human interaction
📝 If I don’t have a list of things to do throughout the day, I get mucho anxiety and don’t do much
🥗 I’m much happier while eating healthy & adding exercise in throughout my day rather than being a couch potato
🖤 Suicide is not the answer, and never will be the answer. I struggle with my mental health quite frequently, but giving up isn’t going to solve anything. If you’re going through a hard time, focus on yourself & take baby steps to get better :)
Decided to go do some singles today. Proud to say that it all felt light and easy! My lungs on the other hand didn't agree. 🤷♀️
Hitting openers next week! Eeek!
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