Tonight was so good. We took the kids ice skating and to see the lights in the square. Watching my big guy overcome so many of his fears and try new things makes me so overjoyed. Love him so much. ❤️
Sometimes Mondays aren’t as bad as I make them out to be on Sunday nights 😏 Today was a great Monday. I am actively trying to spend less weekend time with unnecessary anxiety about absolutely nothing in particular! #SundayScaries
are real. Like what is this stress which cannot be mapped to any one thing that I knowingly box up all weekend and have to face head on on Sunday nights?! Any tips? P.S. I’m really excited for more holiday time off to really unplug soon!
Girl on the left: new mom, lack of confidence, unhealthy habits, feeling lost and high anxiety.
Girl on the right: found her purpose and identity outside being a mom, confident, healthy, positive, better mom/wife/person, happy with myself flaws and all, decreased daily anxiety. .
I started this journey looking to lose some weight, that quickly turned into getting healthy, fit and strong, then to helping others while continuing to better myself and now I have been able to start my own business and work with amazing ladies who are just as passionate and driven about helping others as I am. .
Curious how I started my own business? Drop an emoji below and I will message you 😉
#babessupportbabes #bossup #girlsgotgoals #freemanfitspo #anxietyfighter
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The best way to describe it is entrapment. That’s what anxiety does. It traps you and leaves you stuck in confinement. It isolates you from the rest of the world as you watch it going by but can’t seem to get it in focus. You run head first into each wall searching for the door to freedom. Your heart races as fast as your thoughts and you try so hard to catch your breath. It consumes you.
This weekend I cried hard for the first time in a while because my anxiety trapped me. I felt so consumed by the chaos of toddlerhood and motherhood. That’s what it took to trigger me. Normal toddlerhood defiance and tantrums. Anxiety looks for these moments and is quite the opportunist when they arrive. I began questioning everything. The thoughts swirling, my body and emotions numb. This is where the party is for anxiety. It rejoices in stripping you of your focus and your strength and loves making you feel a bunch of voids. It took me down, hard. Just like it has so many times before. Just like it will in so many of the days to come. I know this. This is something I think about several hundred times a day. It is a truth I live with every waking moment.
Anxiety has taken me down, but there is no way it will take me out. I refuse. I will not let it. I see how far I have come, and although I know the challenges that lie before me, I cannot let this strip me of living. I cannot let this confine me. I cannot let this trap me. I learn more about my strength with every attack and with every racing thought. How beautiful is that to truly know what we’re capable of overcoming? Slowly but surely I am turning those “why me’s” into “why not me’s.” To anyone who has ever been taken down by anxiety, you are never out. You are never down for the count. Never give up on yourself, even when it gets harder than you have ever known, never give up on the incredible, amazing, unique and powerful soul that your are. You are never alone and we will continue to help you up.
Giving Up Is Not In My Vocab tee @curlyqscounter
IT’S MOFO-ING LAUNCH DAYYYYY 🚀🚀🚀
I’ve been at my computer plugging ladies into January’s fit fam - New Years Resolution Revolution 😍😍 When are you going to stop watching & try this out for yourself?!
Plus I’m sending all the ladies who register tonight by 10pm EST a giftcard & they’re entered into a Nike giveaway 🙌🏻🤩 But first you gotta jump into our launch party group & see what it’s all about 🚀🙌🏻🎉 Slide into my DM’s if you want all the deets 👩🏻💻
I’ll be over here cuddling with honey & celebrating our newest fit fam members 😍👯♀️
Intrusive thoughts come from protective parts that live in your psyche. These parts have developed roles to protect vulnerable parts called exiles that carry pain from childhood. When you can understand that intrusive thoughts are coming from a fearful, protective part of you, you no longer have to be pulled into the storm of anxiety. You have the choice to turn towards these parts and get to know them better and find out what exactly they are protecting you from!
#intrusivethoughts #ifstherapy #protectorparts
It’s worth it. All of it. The sweat, the (good) pain, the burnt out feeling when the workout is finished. The change you see in yourself is the icing on the cake 🙌🏻💪🏻
Weil ich nicht weiß, was ich grade sonst von meinen Tagen berichten soll, da es seit letzter Woche hier ein bisschen am eskalieren war, ich das Gefühl hatte, dass das Personal hier die Lage nicht mehr wirklich unter Kontrolle hatte, ich teilweise wirklich panische Angst vor meiner Zimmernachbarin hatte und am Wochenende sogar mit dem Gedanken gespielt habe, vorläufig abzubrechen, wenn nicht eine Lösung gefunden wird (die Lage hat sich seit gestern zum Glück etwas entschärft, sodass ich zumindest keine Angst mehr habe, aber immer noch unter ihren Problemen leide, was gerade aber noch einigermaßen "erträglich" ist), erzähle ich euch jetzt einfach von unserem Adventsprogramm, das eine Mitpatientin und ich auf die Beine gestellt haben. Und zwar dachten wir uns, dass wir hier jeden Adventssonntag ein kleines weihnachtliches Abendprogramm organisieren. Mit Weihnachtsleckereien, Tee, Punsch, Weihnachtsmusik und ich erklärte mich sogar dazu bereit, Adventsgeschichten vorzulesen. Zwar bereue ich das jeden Adventssonntag am Abend aufs neue, weil es mich doch immer ziemlich stresst, laut vorzulesen, aber trotz allem habe ich daran irgendwie auch meine Freude und bekomme so viel positive Rückmeldung ("Könntest du meinem Enkel eine CD aufnehmen, auf der du Geschichten vorliest? Du hast so eine angenehme, tolle Stimme und machst das so gut! Ich geb dir natürlich auch Geld dafür!" • "Bist du Kindergärtnerin oder warum kannst du so toll vorlesen?" • "Ich arbeite seit 2011 auf dieser Station und hab noch nie erlebt, dass jemand in der Adventszeit sowas tolles wie ihr auf die Beine gestellt hat, das macht ihr wirklich klasse!" • "Du hast echt richtig schön vorgelesen!")❤ Ich bin immer wieder ziemlich überwältigt, wie viel es einem geben kann, anderen mit so etwas simplem eine Freude zu bereiten!
I used to feel so defeated when someone would ask me “what’s wrong?” And the best I could respond with was “I don’t know”. When I was angry, when I was crying, when I would have a panic attack, or isolate myself - which felt like all the time this question would pop up.⠀
When you’re in that space you don’t see the gaps and there ARE gaps. Gaps where you laugh, gaps where you have fun, gaps where you escape from the struggle.⠀
I promise you, you don’t have to know the reason why you’re hurting or how to fix what caused it all to happen in the first place. Not yet.⠀
What you need to do is focus on taking action. Making bigger gaps, more frequent gaps. Creating more opportunities for happiness in your life and for longer periods of time.⠀
It’s why therapy isn’t the solution for some people, because they crave ACTION over REFLECTION. I was one of those people. ⠀
If you crave taking action and want to start seeing change and feeling relief from mental illness in days and not years then I’m here to help you ❤️ Just comment YES or shoot me a DM and we can chat more ☺️
To land as gentle as possible to not disturb the tree 😝🎄 #feelingbadass
Dayy 342: A volte le cose non vanno come vorresti, e anche se non fosse così, magari non saresti in grado di affrontarle. Quindi? Pigiamone e libro, che qui oggi non ci voglio stare.
///// Sometimes things don't go the way you want them to, and even if they, you might not be able to deal with them. Then? Pijiama and book, that I dont wanna be here today.
Anxiety can happen when you are resting, in a quiet space and when you think you have to figure everything out all at once ~ Breathe 😤 You are strong 🏋️♀️ You got this 🙏 Take it day by day 💋 #happymonday #anxietytips #anxietyfighter
🔶If I ever tell you anything about my past, it's never because I want you to feel sorry for me or throw it back in my face, but only so you can understand why I am who I am🔶 #anxietyfighter #doingmybest #nevergiveup
Keep going!! Modify if you have to but don’t stop!!
Monday ain’t go nothing on me!!😂😂
Good morning! This tree is so pretty with the frost on every branch. You all know how much I hate winter but omg it was a pretty morning!
Double tap if you love the frosty trees!
✨ These are true mental health MILESTONES!!
✨ Do not minimize the steps you have taken to better your mental health!
✨ You’ve done an incredible job in starting to heal your mind and your body (they are connected you know 😉)
✨ Have you reached any of these milestone(s)?
“I can’t do what you do”
“It’s so much easier for you”
“You’re still young so your body adjusts faster” .
I hear these all the time. 😒 Its not easier for me. I chose to make a change because I can’t look at the old me anymore without cringing. It’s taken me 4 1/2 months to take off 20 pounds and hold it steady. 💪🏻I’m 33 years old now. 😳My body doesn’t bounce anywhere near what it used to. .
There’s no sugar coating it. 🍩 It’s freaking hard! There are more days that I would much rather curl up and not push play. ☠️Those are the days I push harder. Sometimes pushing play twice - like today. 👏🏻🙌🏻 .
I have yet to have more than one person tell me in person that I look good (thank you @debutgirl01
😘). Is that stopping me? No!! 😤 I’m pushing through the holidays 🎄even harder because I want this. 🏃🏼♀️I also want to show you it’s possible for you! 🙌🏻👏🏻👍🏻 .
If you’re looking to change your body, mind, and spirit DM me to get linked into a challenge group to get back the life you want to live!!
If you only knew the battle it’s been to finding our home in church.
After lots of hypocrites behind the pulpit, church hurt, burnout and extreme bitterness, I had no desire for church.
Still loved the Lord and spent time with him alone at home but no interest in church... until @cornerstonegad
Although, I believe there are seasons for everything and I definitely believe I was in a season of healing and rest, which allowed for us to not be in church... I felt we were entering into a season where Church would be apart of our lives again.
Scared, nervous and hesitant we began our search and out of no where, God brought us to Cornerstone... right on time.
And I visited for the first few times, I kept saying, “I’m looking for fruit.”
Because “power” behind a pulpit wasn’t as attractive to me anymore. Especially after seeing all the “power” from Pastors but none of them had fruit. .
In case you aren’t sure what I mean by “Fruit”... Fruits of the Spirit in the Bible, found in Galatians 5:22-23 are love, joy, peace, forbearance, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness and self-control.
These all describe the characteristics of God.
No longer was I concerned with all outward proof that the church and pastor was on a certain level of “holiness” - - I wanted to see F R U I T!!
Fruit from a Pastor and church shows me that even in the imperfections, even in failures (because we are all human), the foundation... the character... is strong!!
That is what matters most to me and I am grateful to have found a church that is strong in their Fruit!!
Love and humility are secret weapons. And love and humility radiate from the people of @cornerstonegad.
There are moments during the anxiety storm when the fear subsides and you see your partner through clear eyes. These are the moments where you realize that all is completely fine and you really have nothing to worry about.
#relationshipanxiety #fear #clarity
I might not be like the others.
I'm not interested in a rigid diet....
A nutrition guide with no cheats, treats or splurge meals...
A workout plan with no mistakes, missed days or bumps along the way.
That isn't how I got here and if that WAS the case, I wouldn't BE here.
I'm simply interested in getting you to the place where you value YOURSELF enough to weigh your decisions accordingly.
I get results because yes, I have amazingly effective tools, but I still have to USE the tools.
And it's only when I decided that I mattered ENOUGH, that the results and consistency and FIGHT for my life followed.
The tools matter.
But the long term results come when you realize YOU matter too.❤️
My baby girl will be 18 this month and because it’s sooooooo close to Christmas Day, it is nearly impossible to have a party on the actual date with her friends...most go away for the winter break.
So, she is used to having an early birthday celebration and last night was it! .
What a blessing to watch her laugh, dance and enjoy herself and her friends. .
Swipe to look at the Wishes Jar! I asked her friends to write her a wish that she won’t be able to read until her actual birth date!! This way, the celebration with her friends will happen all over again then!!
May the next chapters of my baby girl’s life be as full of fun and joy as last night! Amen!
Dinner is always better in a wine glass with snowflake sprinkles❄️
I tried a preview of the new 20 minute program that was launched last week. It’s going to be legit! Can’t wait!!
Yes, it's usually quite normal. Voices in our heads are heard by many of us, me included. It does not mean that there's anything wrong with you.
It's incredible how many people live their lives with a full commentary going on inside their heads. Conversations, arguments, explanations, disagreements and comments on everything that happens are very common.
The real problem is that these voices are generated by the brain and the default position for the brain is to emphasise the negative. It's the norm for the brain to minimise anything good and magnify anything to worry about.
Just realising this can be hugely helpful.
Question the voice. Look for evidence for the negative worries, there usually isn't any. We worry about things that will never happen. You can feel better, just don't accept what you tell yourself! .
#anxietyattacks #hearingvoices #anxietyfree #fuckanxiety #anxietymanagement #anxietyfighter #anxietydisorders #anxietyisreal #anxietysurvivor #anxietytips
Christmas Party was a success! Lots of ugly sweaters, minute to win it games, white elephant, drinks and snacks and the BEST FRIENDS ! Thank you guys for coming to celebrate my favorite time of year! 🎄🎅🏻🎁
Day 341: la faccia di chi ha pulito tutta casa ed è esaaaausta!
///// the faces of who clean the entire house and now its tiiiiiiired!
YES!!! I LOVE THIS IDEA!
✨ Our ‘What-if’ thoughts are the ones that can sometimes take OVER OUR MINDS and leave us feeling paralyzed!
✨ These thoughts can create so much anxiety.
✨ But WHAT IF we chose to ask ourselves a different ‘what if’ question?
✨Who’s going on a ‘what if’ diet with me?
✨Type YES below!
If you have a friend, family member, or client with a serious mental illness, at times you might find them holding onto a belief you know isn’t true. There might even be concrete evidence it’s false.
Despite that, your person holds onto the belief. Sort of like I hold onto the belief that maybe one day I’ll be a competitive diver (sure, I can barely swim, but there’s still time, folks).
This can be infuriating – someone’s accusing you of stealing from them, for example, when you absolutely never would and there’s absolutely no reason to even think you did.
Your urge is to argue – try to prove you didn’t do it, try to prove they’re wrong. It never works, but you do it anyways. You don’t know what else to do!
Arguing works when two people are using the same basic logic to interpret the world. Arguing with someone who has a delusion doesn’t work because they’re not using the same logic you are.
Here’s a tip: Resist the urge to argue and pivot instead.
Pivoting looks like, “Stan, I hear you think those people laughing over there are making fun of you [acknowledge what they’re saying, without agreeing]. I see the situation a little differently than you do, but I can see why you’re upset [some version of stating you disagree]. How’s that chicken sandwich? [pivot]”
Validate, matter-of-factly disagree, pivot. Repeat.
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#makeuncomfortablechoices #mentalhealth #schizophrenia #psychosis #delusion #bipolar