In case you need some inspiration on this lovely Sunday evening. Start your week believing you can do anything and I promise you’ll accomplish way more than you even thought possible.
I refuse to live confined by rules of how we should live and what we can or can’t do. I refuse to believe there is only one way of doing things. I’m constantly forcing myself outside of the box that the world works so hard to keep us in.
You do you sister.
Finished my fourth and final workout of the week today ✌🏼🖤 I am sore in all the right places and feel for the first time in a while excited about a program.
I am on a mission to prove to busy women, busy MOMS that you CAN get healthy and fit from home. You CAN get healthy and fit while eating some treats. You CAN get healthy and fit even while taking rest days. You CAN get healthy and fit..... if you choose to commit.
I wear a ton of hats throughout my day... mother, wife, daughter, friend, fur mom to name a few. My workouts are one of the only times throughout my day I can just be ME. ❤️ Best believe I’m gonna MAKE time in my day for that. 😗😗So this is a friendly reminder for all you ladies....unf*#% yourself. Just be who you were before all that shit happened that dulled your sparkle.
Don’t worry if people don’t like you. Most people are struggling to like themselves. #youdoyou
We are currently at 21 months of boobing. Honestly in the beginning I didn't think we would even make it to 6 months. It was a struggle every single day. We had issues with everything! The latch, the size of her mouth, tongue tie, engorgement, milk took 5 days to come in (totally normal btw) reflux, premature, a million stitches making sitting an unpleasant experience. Basically it was crap. It was a really really rubbish time. Everything hurt. I spent days bawling my eyes out because I thought that something so natural should have easy you know? Like motherly instinct should take over and it would just happen. But it didn't. It took 8 weeks to breastfeed pain free and another few weeks to do it efficiently. It took shields and changing position and sleepless nights and nights of desperation looking for "safe" formulas. Ones created by ethical companies 🙄 (I know right 🤦) But we persevered. I used social media pages for advice. I called peer supporters and took solice in the fact that while it was so bad at times...I wasn't alone...
It's hard work it truly is. But do I have any regrets? Absolutely not. I'm not judging anyone for how they feed their baby but for me, this was the only option I was considering. Breasts are made for this purpose and I had no medical reasons why I couldn't. So it wasn't about me. It wasn't about anyone except Lucy. It was the best thing for her and for me, that's all that mattered.
At 12 months we had a photoshoot to celebrate :) it's such hard work and there needs to be more support. People need to feel supported in their decision and not only that, they need to be respected. If someone wants to breastfeed then being told at day 5 when your engorged and sore and emotional, telling them "oh just give a bottle" *is* *not* *helpful* because so often this leads to regret because it's a slippery slope from just one to suddenly all feeds are. And all it would have taken was correct support.
21 months :) I have personally nourished this little girl for almost 2 years ❤️ #breastfeedingtoddler #brelfies #normalizebreastfeeding #normalisebreastfeeding #informedisbest #youdoyou #toddlersofinstagram #bewbs #censored
This is something I struggle with daily but try my hardest to do. ————————————-———It’s tough not to compare yourself with others, given the preoccupation we have with perfection in modern life. If we start examining our achievements and accomplishments, then we can raise the bar even further. It is natural to compare yourself to others, and even envy them. But when you become obsessed with your deficiencies, rather than the areas in which you excel, you are focused on the wrong thing. This can be debilitating, and it can even prevent you from taking part in many aspects of your life. Constant comparison with others tends to lower your self-esteem and make you feel bad about yourself. ———————————————-Resist the urge to compare yourself with others by becoming aware of how you view yourself. Set goals for yourself that will build your confidence, and relearn behaviors that will improve your opinion of yourself. ———————————————-You do you. Choose to walk through this life proudly of who you are and what you have become.#truth #coach #militaryfamily #militarywomen #stopcomplaining #stopcomparing #youdoyou #positivity
Sometimes, we just need a little water...
If there is a will, there is a way.🌱
I’m a sucker for documentaries and I just finished watching ”What the health”. WOW. Such a game changer..!
This documentary just showed me how fucked up our world is regarding the food industry. Did u know 70% OF DEATHS AND MORBIDITY ARE LARGELY LIFESTYLE RELATED & PREVENTABLE?? We could actually live healthier happier LONGER lives but the big organizations (like the 4 owners of the whole meat industry, who has all power to decide what we eat because they have the money to do so) They are trying to prevent us from living happier, healthier and longer just because of MONEY. WTF.
So if you’re interested in how to prevent your diseases, how to live a holistic life or if you are a meat lover in general (like myself) I recommend u to watch watch waaaatch.
”What the health” on netflix - CREDITS TO @wthfilm.
I have no words.
I think I’ll go vegan now.
My friends, it turns out, you are perfect. Just the way, who you are. Don’t change for anything or anyone. It is not your purpose. If they don’t understand, they don’t understand themselves. You do. Live your truth in purpose. Live you. Please. Thank you. #anywhere #actor #love #youdoyou #now @outfest #life
She drives me bat shit crazy sometimes & trying to convince her not to wear a dress and heels through the woods was as effective as convincing my husband to listen when I talk. Yet she works it. Never stop being you Mika Mei. #mika #mikamei #hike #hiking #youdoyou #workit
Water colour brights with pops of mulberry 🖤one of a kind🖤
“You will grow, life will change & things will work out” 🌊✨😌
sometimes it’s hard to ride with the waves of life,
sometimes it’s hard to be authentically you, without fearing judgement,
sometimes it’s hard to let go and just be ok with where you are now and where you wish to be,
sometimes you just want to burst with every colour and emotion that exists in the universe,
nothing is meant to be perfect.
not everything is meant to make sense.
but what matters is not letting anyone or anything stop you from beating at the beat of your own drum 💙🥁.
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It’s not just about the tub 🛀 .
The cool water on this hot day, oils chosen for relaxation and comfort, listening to podcasts or reading a book, noshing on market blueberries, drinking something cold and refreshing. 🧖🏻♀️
Self care can look however you want, if it’s answering a need you have and you’re carving out the space for it. As long as the “self” is the priority, you’re doing it right ✔️
What’s one thing you did to honour yourself today?
#youdoyou #selfcare #sunday #slowtime #mytime #doterra
When soup and sandwich sounds good but it’s 95 degrees out🙃 thank you Central Air conditioning for letting me believe it’s cool out🤪
WW/ 2SP soup, a 3SP turkey veggie wrap toasted in air fryer and 1SP parmesean crisps😋 #lunch #soupinthesummer #comfortfood
I don't know if it's me or dating in general but there's a lot of 'inbetweens' these days.
Thankfully I've made a conscious decision to get out of the dating game. Yeah it can be fun but it's exhausting too. I'd literally rather be doing anything else.
I always like things in 'boxes'. If we're dating then we're a couple, if you're a friend then I'm there for you and I expect the same. If you say you'll call then you pick up the phone and call (not text/what'sapp/dm!). I know far too many people giving others chances who don't deserve it and hurting themselves in the process.
Life is short. If you like someone tell them, if someone's hurt you confront them.
Now get your awesome self in gear and go live your life😙
Anyone else unapologetically enjoying a lazy Sunday? 🙋🏼♀️
Sometimes, you need to plant your ass on you couch, enjoy some GF + Vegan pizza, and watch the Star Wars marathon.
We always brag about being busy and go-go-go, today, I’m bragging about being lazy.
And I dont feel bad about it 🤷🏼♀️
I ran across this verse while driving in the rain to Costco this morning. It was something I really needed to hear/see. It’s one of those phrases that can have a religious connotation or not. Whether you believe in a certain God or not, that’s entirely up to you. All I know is I have no choice other than to believe there is a higher power out there; that I have a higher purpose in life. When I lose sight of this, I lose my drive to do even the most simple daily tasks. My life would be totally different if I hadn’t let fear guide me for so many years; if I hadn’t let fear run my life. The biggest thing that comes to mind is I would’ve made different relationship choices; I wouldn’t have stayed in an unhappy and unsatisfying marriage for those precious years. But I did. All I can do now is vow to never let fear rule my life and my mind. I need to be able to see through the what ifs and take risks. See, us accountants tend to be risk-averse but I need to get past that stigma/label too. I need to move past my fear of not being liked. And just fucking live. Believe in that higher power and just fucking live. You can too. I believe in you!!!!