Less than three days to Easter. If you’re like me and started planning for it yesterday, congratulations on working ahead! Slow clap momma, slow clap. If you’re scrambling with fewer ideas than plastic eggs, feel free to borrow my solution. I’m resurrecting a childhood favorite: Scavenger hunts.
I had visions of clues in brightly colored Easter stationery, but a crafter I am not. I considered going to the store to find stationary that’d probably be a twenty pack of something I didn’t even like… Then I had a brainwave. I put my Insta skills to use. Within a half hour I made six clues on the computer that’ll have Miller hippity hopping all the way to his Easter goodies.
The lesson? Play to your strengths. Don’t worry about other people’s overflowing baskets or home-baked sweets or Easter eggs that could be featured in the Smithsonian. I mean, my Easter eggs are still sitting in the carton at the grocery store waiting for me to buy them. No biggie folks. I’m doing me, and you can do you. If that means pulling out HalloweenChristmasValentine’s candy to fill plastic eggs at 10 pm the night before, so be it. Just have a little tact and throw out the ones that look like PumpkinsSantaHearts. 😜
Whatever expectations you have, cut them in half. Now cut them in half again. Work from this level of expectation and you’ll be just fine. Example: I started with visions of a beautiful, monogrammed, cellophane-wrapped Easter basket (that I’ve made exactly never). I cut that expectation in half when I considered putting Miller’s presents in his backpack. Then I cut it in half once more (swipe 👈).
That’s right. His presents will be sitting in the bathtub — unwrapped — cause that’s how I roll. A little off-center, just like Easter eggs. No more scrambling, momma. Let’s make this whole Easter thing over-easy.
Link’s in bio for the full installment. 🚽😊
Time for some real honesty.
My path to this was not about what my body was capable of... though I see that now and I celebrate that now. I was, where I was, because of what my body wasn't capable of.
I, we, can't get pregnant.
I am so blessed with my baby girl who came to us through adoption and she is so much of the reason why I am doing this. But where I was when I started out is so much related to our infertility struggle.
Every treatment that didn't work, every baby shower, ever mother's day, every Christmas morning, and trips that we couldn't afford with treatment costs. Even birthdays were a reminder that it was less likely to happen for us.
Every month was a failure
I'm not going to say I ate my emotions because it wasn't that simple. I didn't eat my sadness, it was more I escaped from the outside world. It is a very isolating problem. In part because you are left behind and in part because no one talks about it. We stayed in and we endulged.
Then we chose our path and it tooks years but we were blessed with the most amazing little person and I was so happy.
I need to say that being unhappy with part of your life doesn't mean you are unhappy with your life. I was so happy in my life but not in myself.
Over the last year, I've gotten stronger in so many ways and I want to share it all. Share my story, share my journey, share my path and by doing so, maybe, help you find yours.
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Only 6 more days until we will all be together, sipping margaritas poolside and celebrating our team at an incredible mansion in Florida☀️
To think, I almost passed on this opportunity. I didn't have the time, the money, the knowledge, and honestly I doubted my ability to succeed. But you know what? The BEST feeling ever is the feeling of proving yourself wrong👊🏻💗
Moving closer to Thirty-something....focusing on those lower ABs today. (Stole this set from the internet - my creative juices weren’t working today) 🍎🍏🥝🥦🥙🥗 Ruckus, of course couldn’t be left out...
⚡️20 Crunch Kicks
⚡️20 flutter kicks
⚡️20 Leg raises
⚡️20 raised leg circles (both directions)
⚡️20 sec hold.....Try to complete 4 sets with a short rest between each set!! #ruckus #rotti #abs #work #thirtysomething #homeworkouts #dreamingofsummer #strongereveryday #LFG
35 and Fabulous
This birthday wasnt traditional as we spent it making sure our kids had fun doing their thing; however I did have the best birthday weekend ever this past weekend courtesy of my seester and my love made sure I was spoiled with diamonds and j's, perfume and a card to melt my heart. So thank you to them for making me feel special this past week.
I'm not perfect, I have weight to lose, an attitude to adjust. I could be a better mom, friend and girlfriend. I sweat the small stuff, I get insecure but at the end of the day I'm me. I'm getting better with age and I'm 35 and fabulous and a big 🖕 to anyone that tries to dim my light.
#35 #happybirthdaytome #fuckimold #birthday #thirtysomething #family #mylove #diamondrings #jordans #thankyouforthebdaywishes #melissakellyboudoir
IT DOESN’T MATTER.... 🤷🏼♀️⠀
•It doesn’t matter.... what brand of shoes you have ⠀
•It doesn’t matter.... if you have Walmart activewear ⠀
•It doesn’t matter.... if you have cheap weights⠀
•It doesn’t matter.... if you a 17 year old television ⠀
•It doesn’t matter.... if you’ve had a hard day and you have a headache and your kids are driving you nuts⠀
My job is to make sure you GET. IT. DONE. 🙌🏻🎉⠀
•It does matter that you are around for your kids in 30 years⠀
•It does matter that you drastically decrease your chances of major health issues ⠀
•It does matter that your mindset about food changes from “I can’t eat that” to “I can enjoy it now and keep up with my momentum tomorrow”⠀
YOU matter. The question is, do you believe this yourself?
Girl, I’ve been where you are and I know what it’s like. Let’s tackle this together! I have 7 spots left in our upcoming private accountability group where we will work together to reach your goals!⠀ Drop a 🙌🏻 in the comments and I’ll send ya more info!
Yep! We sometimes falsely believe that if we have fear or doubt that we should not do something or it’s the wrong decision.
Some things in life are just scary even though they are the right thing to do! #truthbomb
Think about Jesus. He knew what His mission was. He was scared to the point that He sweat drops of blood.
I’m eternally grateful that He followed through even though he was scared. ❤️
Throwback Thursday, throwing it back to this time last year when my little lady still let me wear her. I miss those days 😭 My kids are growing up so fast (they all do, I know), I wish I could slow down time. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
Share a memory from this time last year.
“What will people say?” is the thought that kills dreams.
When I started my coaching journey it was the thing that held me back the most. I was worried I would come off as annoying and that people would judge me for sharing my journey. If I was asked about what I was doing I would shrug it off like it was something I was embarrassed about because I was still being a people pleaser despite how “confident” I appeared to be.
Then I heard @msrachelhollis
say it best and it all changed: Other peoples opinions are NONE of your business.
[[ say it louder for the people in the back 🗣 ]]
This is the more important question to ask yourself: What do YOU want out of life?
When I started asking myself that question, I realized I couldn’t make myself small for someone else’s comfort. Do yourself a favor and be your best self... let everyone else deal with it because you my darling, matter 🦄💕
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I know I am low-key running a #BuildMyBookshelf
campaign on FB but yeah I cheated and bought this book today to help get me through my upcoming travel days! Def saw the title and was like I NEED THIS ENERGY IN MY LIFE RIGHT NOW. #2019mood #thirtysomething #readabook
What is your go to booty move? Hip thrusts have become my go to, and I’m thinking its paying off 🍑. The best part is that this move is a lot easier on your knees than squatting. #educatedfit #letsgetit
There is always hope no matter how bad it gets.
I am having hope.
I’ve made some pretty bad mistakes to hide the pain I am in.
However sometimes you have to make mistakes to learn.
I have always put my happiness on the back burner to make everyone around me happy.
I thought this was what you are suppose to do.
I have finally learned that it isn’t.
If you aren’t happy no one else will be.
I’ve learned the hard way.
My only goal in life is to be the person my children can look up to and say that’s my momma and I am so proud of her.
I hope they know everything I do I do it for them.
I’m getting closer and closer to the person and mother I want to be.
Happy Thursday Y’all
Lunch today. Avo Egg Toast.🍳🥑🍞🍉
Anyone else love a yummy stacked piece of toast?? I know this was crazy popular on the gram a while back but I’m still a fan.✌🏼💚💛
Now excuse me while I devour this.😂
𝕨𝕠𝕨 𝕨𝕠𝕨 𝕨𝕠𝕨 𝕨𝕠𝕨 𝕨𝕠𝕨 !! Our original epic is epic but just look what has just been announced!!!! 4D Epic mascara!! Only available in our business kits this month and then I will be placing a 𝕓𝕦𝕝𝕜 o r d e r on the 1st May.
You know what happened to our foundation stick when it launched last month so please don't miss out on this one!! I have a feeling this is going to be my new go to "going out" mascara!
If you need it sooner then let me know and I will tell you how you can grab yours before anyone else!!!
The more I listen to @msrachelhollis
the more I LOVE her! Though the topic in this episode is “How to Be Successful in Business” it really applies to everyone and just how to be successful in LIFE. Give her a listen & lmk what you think 😁
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Don’t quit when it gets difficult, you guys!
And it WILL get difficult. Things will go wrong and that’s ok.
Just because it’s difficult doesn’t mean you should stop.
I’ve been doing the Couch to 5K program since March. I’m on week 4, which is the furthest I’ve ever gotten in this program.
Every time the length of the run increases, the app reminds me not to quit, but to slow my pace so I can keep running.
Do you feel stuck or overwhelmed with something you are trying to accomplish?
Don’t quit. Slow your pace, so you can keep running.
The world needs you to keep going.
Double tap ❤️ if this helps you as much as it helped me.
It’s hard to explain the feeling you get from consistent daily sweat sessions, consistent clean eating and surrounding yourself with a virtual community of ladies doing the same.
The only way I can describe it is being completely high on life and I never want to not feel this way!
Sneaking my veggies in with my chocolate PB banana shake and added sprinkles because it’s my FRIYAY, workouts been crushed and I’m wearing my tight jeans today because I can’t believe how awesome they fit today 😭
PS...ready to join us yet?! New bootcamp kicks off in just 11 days and I have a spot for YOU!
I didn’t workout for 4 days. So, on the training program I’m following, I’m pretty behind. But- life program: right on track. ✔️
I missed a few days, but falling off track ISN’T failure. I don’t need to turn around, go back to the start and try again for perfection. I just need to get back on the track and move forward from where I am, you know?
Just because you got a flat, you don’t slash the other 3 tires so you can start with a fresh set. Fix the flat, go on your way.
Early morning workout cause I have plans tonight. I haven't been able to increase my weights for shoulders much. I'm still getting a great burn and no injuries, so that's a win for me!
Morning workouts are my j a m 👊🏻! But that’s not to say I hop up full of motivation everyday, hell no! What makes it a bit easier is knowing I can get it done QUICK, I don’t have to leave the house or get in the car 🚘, if my kid wakes up, that’s fine too and when I check into the Hustle Hut, the virtual community I created for women like me, there’s almost always someone else working out too!
No commute + no schedule to follow + 30 minutes + accountability/motivation = my recipe for success! GF, if you aren’t where you want to be, and want to be more confident and energized for summer, come #hangwithus
, my inbox is always open, let’s chat! 💌📲
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A must have in my house, I was thrilled when I heard the suggestion to put a little Correct x ointment (think of it as a more natural & maybe slightly magical neosporin) on dry, cracked, or struggling cuticles to give them support.💅
A little more info:
Frankincense, Helichrysum, Melaleuca, Cedarwood, and Lavender soothe and purify skin
Bisabolol is known for its calming effects and ability to promote healthy-looking skin
Similar to the natural oils found in skin, Jojoba provides optimal hydration, helping to improve the texture of skin
Phellodendron Amurense Bark extract is used to condition the skin
Multi-purpose, natural ointment that helps soothe skin and keep it clean while recovering from distress
Provides a moisture barrier that helps protect while simultaneously soothing and hydrating the skin
Petroleum-free, preservative-free ointment absorbs quickly and is gentle and non-irritating, making it ideal for sensitive skin 🥰 if you're looking to switch to more natural options let's see how I can help!
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The weekend: we’re almost there! Just hang on y’all 😓
Do you even lift, bro?
Thankful for my workout buddy. He’s cute, he stays positive, and pushes me to be better. Shoutout your workout buddy today and give them some love 👇🏼