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I have never been a morning person. Even as a small child I can remember fighting with my older sister as she was trying to drag me out of bed for school. . As a mom, I was blessed with two “morning children”, which I thought was a curse when they were small. Then their brother was born and I thought I was blessed with a great sleeper for once. #blissful . And then eventually they all started school and I realized that my curses became blessings and my blessing became a curse. . My youngest child is basically me in a teeny tiny (way more unreasonable) body. . Mamas, how do you get your kids up and out if you don’t even want to be up and out? Teach me your secrets! #helpmeplease
Ahhh I am so excited! WE ARE HEADED BACK! . We finally booked a trip to the mountains 🏔 in West Virginia again! Ethan and I have always loved #riding up north and when we were on one of his work trip down in SC we stopped on the way home to check out the Hatfield-McCoy trails in West Virginia and fell in love 😍 ! Now we are going to see all the fall colors 🍁🍂 in the heart of the mountains again! . I feel so blessed to have this job 👩🏻‍💻 because not only do I get to stay home with Owen🤱🏻, it is allowing us to travel. We have this trip booked and then in January we are headed to #Disneyworld 🌴and every bit of these trips will be paid with MY income. . This is all happening because I said YES to an opportunity, an opportunity to frickin HELP please reach their nutrition and fitness goals (BEST FEELING EVER). But the best part, is I am REACHING my OWN goals along the way! . I invited you to drop your fav emoji 🏔 below or like this post and I will reach out to you about this opportunity. Let’s just talk to see if it would be a good fit for you! I can’t wait to talk to you ❤️ . . . . . . . . . . #stayathomemama #boymommy #firsttimemama #sahms #sahmlife #sahmlife #SAHMgoals #firsttimemama #firsttimemommy #blessedmomlifestyle #heiswithme #heisworkinginmylife #powerofprayer #teachthemyoung #momofa5monthold #sleepdeprivedmama #workingonsleepingthroughthenight #stubbornlikehisdaddy #workfromhomeopportunity #atvriding #coupleswhoridetogetherstaytogether #hatfieldmccoytrails #atvmountainride #atvmountaintop #atvmountainride
You don’t need anyone’s affection or approval in order to be good enough. When someone rejects or abandons or judges you, it isn’t actually about you. It’s about them and their own insecurities, limitations, and needs, and you don’t need to internalize that. Your worth isn’t contingent upon other people’s acceptance of you - it’s something inherent. You exist, therefore, you matter. You’re allowed to voice your thoughts and feelings. You’re allowed to assert your needs and take up space. You’re allowed to hold onto the truth that who you are is exactly enough. And you’re allowed to remove anyone from your life who makes you feel otherwise. ~Daniell Koepke . . . . . #beyourselfie #bebravebeyou #boymommy #staytruetoyou #liveyourlifebefree #namasteallday #keepliving #createyourownstyle #happinessisyou
Trying to take a picture of this amazing Pumpkin Spice diffuser combo I whipped up in an old 5mL bottle and this little cutie can't keep his nose out of it. 🤣 Quite literally. Toddler approved and boosting his immunity at the same time. 👏 . . . . . . #ColtanApproves #ToddlerApproval #ToddlerApproved #BoyMom #BoyMommy #MommaOfTwo #PumpkinSpice #ItsFallYall #HappyFall #HappyFallYall #DitchToxins #NaturalLiving #NaturalMomma #Diffusing #KnowBetterDoBetter #CandleAlternative #DiffuserRecipe #YoungLiving #SeedToSeal #Health #Wellness #WellnessMomster
After an incredibly long and busy weekend, Monday was full of all the residual meltdowns. You parents out there probably know what I’m talking about...Your kids make it through a big event or a crazy day and then proceed to sleep horribly or be a complete basket case the following day. 🙄 〰️〰️〰️〰️〰️〰️〰️〰️〰️〰️〰️〰️〰️ In some ways this is a gift. Kids are more aware of how full their tank is and it shows. As adults however we’re likely to push through till we have to breakdown. My kids needed extra love, one on one time and they needed to get outside. This helped me do the same which I needed as well. A 4 mile run put the entire family in a better mood and then we followed that up with naps for everyone. 😴😴😴😴 A picnic dinner at a park and lots of cuddles and life seemed to right itself. 😍 〰️〰️〰️〰️〰️〰️〰️〰️ Being aware of my kids needs makes me more aware of my own needs. Any other parents out there feel the same way?
The difference may not seem huge from the outside looking in, but this transformation means the world to me! No more tired and puffy eyes and face🙌 #newbornprobs I mentioned earlier this week how I went shopping with my mom, which I never get to do! The jeans that I wear now are literally from high school and so outdated it’s not even funny. We went in American Eagle and I’m seeing all the new style high rise jeans that I never thought I’d be able to pull off. The magic in the story is not how I felt wearing jeans from this decade (amazing btw), but that I didn’t let the fact that I went up a size take away any of that joy that I felt in those jeans 👖. I mean hello, I’ve had 2 kids since I last bought new pants, I’m a little more curvy now! The scale doesn’t define you, the dress or pant size doesn’t determine your success! I look at these 2 pictures and I feel so proud of where I am today! More toned, more muscle, stronger, and more confident than how I started🤗That’s the end result you wanna go for! . . . . . #mommyhood #shortgirlproblems #teachersofinstagram #happilymarried #postbabybody #healthyactivelifestyle #disneygirl #pizzaislife #readingislife #elementaryteacher #rescued #furmom #1yearold #3yearold #boymommy #girlmommy #loveyourself #hustler #fitnessgal #liveyourlife #busybees #americaneagle #newclothes #mombod #momjeans #transformationtuesday
Meine Definition von Glück: . Ist meine kleine Familie.❤️ . Wir sind nicht perfekt - ich mag dieses blöde Wort überhaupt nicht - wir kommen durch jeden Tag - mit Höhen und Tiefen. Mit Freude und Streit. Wir sind gesund (früher hab ich das nicht hören wollen, „Gesundheit ist das Wichtigste“...)- aber was soll ich sagen: so ist es eben. . Wir haben bei unserem Ausflug zum Hambacher Schloss wieder einige kleine Kinder gesehen die nicht gesund waren. Ich hab mich erwischt wie ich „hingeglotzt“ hab, und mich danach direkt innerlich selbst ermahnt. Solch ein Blick geht gar nicht, auch wenn er Mitgefühl ausdrücken sollte. Ich glaube nicht das Familien einen solchen Blick haben möchten. Was ich sagen möchte ist: . Es ist nicht selbstverständlich dass es uns so gut geht und dass sollte man sich öfter bewusst machen. . Ich bin dankbar dafür, eine kleine Familie zu haben die gesund ist und den Alltag (mal mehr, mal weniger) gemeinsam meistert. . #daddydienstag #vaterundsohn #dankbarkeit #kleinerprinz #ichzeigdichnicht #familienzeit #familienblog #mamaliebteuch #jungsmama #lebenalsmama
Hi you guys!!! Meet my family! My name is Michele & my handsome Husband is Bobby. Ryker & Reklen are the 2 little sweeties, that hopefully, you will grow to love and adore! 😁 . I simply wanted to start a page that is dedicated to our "one of a kind", "abnormal" #atc lifestyle. . You will see the good & the bad, the highs & the lows, the every day struggles of a husband working shift work, having a toddler and a baby, and being a sahmomma. Countless sacrifices made on both behalves to make things work. The struggle is real ya'll & I'm not here to sugarcoat it and act like it's all apples & watermelons (haha it's the 1st two things that popped into my head...also currently my 2 favs). . I had this totally random idea today, so PLEASE, bare with me. 🤣 I'm just getting started.
Somethings are worth allowing your 💙 heart to melt into❄ . If that something is not moving you any more. It is time for a change! . When I became a 🤱🏾mommy I dropped my hours at work so that Steven and I could refrain from using a sitter as much as possible. It has been the biggest blessing in our lives. But as the first year passed there was a huge part of me that was missing. A part that yearned to be more. Give more. Do more. . But one day, I made a decision for myself to start by taking care of me. My nutrition. My fitness. Respectfully, followed my mind soul. Then what came to follow was remarkable. . I rediscovered myself through my fitness journey. I gained confidence back from losing my body during pregnancy. I started to peel back layers of what "giving more" looked like. It was peering into my journey that I found one answer and yes one answer was health and wellness coaching. . But you want to know the bigger part of it all??? That was just the beginning of discovering the bigger part of me because as I dive deeper into the service of helping others believe in themselves and take back their health....their lives. I am finding how much bigger my dreams are becoming. That no matter the hard work, sweat💦, guts and tears. I am gonna find a way to share my truth. And leave an impact. . So I have to ask you: ➖ Is something missing in your life? ➖ Have you asked yourself truly what that is? ➖ When was the last time you really thought of the impossible and made it possible? . You don't have to go into detail, but if you feel me. If you need someone to talk to drop me a 🗻 Let's move mountains together. . . .
Just got off a call with this man...my trainer @thechrisdowning !! I'm in his program The Power of I Am... tonight I'm in tears and full of emotion... this 9 weeks will be LIFE CHANGING AND AMAZING!!!
Our baby boy doing his sweet expression of concentration while studying the whale mobile at 4 months old! If you're wanting a visual mobile that works well after the four traditional Montessori visual mobiles, the whale mobile is a great option. I love that there are adult and baby whales. I’m sharing what I love, don’t love, and my full review of the whale mobile #ontheblog at ChristinaChitwood.com (go to the link in my profile) search for "Whale Mobile for Increased Focus and Interest (Montessori Baby Product Review)”. 👶🏻👶🏻👶🏻👶🏻👶🏻👶🏻👶🏻👶🏻👶🏻👶🏻👶🏻👶🏻👶🏻👶🏻 #Montessoribaby #babymobile #babymobiles #ilovemybaby #ilovemybabyboy #baby #Montessoriinfant #Montessorichild #babyproduct #babyproducts #childhoodunplugged #imaginationsatplay #Montessori #Montessorifamily #Montessoriathome #ilovemybaby #babyboy #babyitems #momsofinstagram #igmoms #kbnmoms #boymom #babyboy 💙 #boymommy #boymom 💙 #momlife #mommy #momblogger #blogger
Drink some coffee ☕ Play some gangsta rap 💿 Handle it 💪🏼 . . One BIG reason why I love coaching: accountability. Honestly, if I weren't a coach, I probably wouldn't have worked out today. I barely slept, been up since 4:30, worked and I'm totally beat. It's the first day of my new routine, it would have been soooo easy to put it off. But then I thought about how I would feel if I skipped it, and how I could dedicate 30 minutes to NOT feel that way. So I checked into my bootcamp, read the posts from my girls who killed it today, and made day 1 my bitch 😉 (Just kidding, I was dying during those mountain climbers 🤣🤫) But I did it 💪🏼 And I feel great. I say this all the time, but you'll literally NEVER regret a workout ❤️
We are excited to announce that we have been blessed with another little bundle of joy! We are expecting our little peanut April 9th 2019. @hamilljeffrey #boymommy #mommyofboys #2019blessing #mommyof3boys
So many times it feels like I have failed as a mom, where maybe I just don’t know how to help him in certain situations.... sometimes its just out of my control but I know in his eyes, heart and mind I’m supermom to him!!!! He’s my precious little guy 💙 . . . #son #mom #momandson ##boy #precious #love #bond #everydaylife #toddler #jacksonpelletier #hesalmost4 #mylittleguy #toddlerfashion #smile #toddlerlife #itshisway #spoiledkids #myson #mysonismyworld #boymom #boymomproblems #boymomlife #boymomadventures #boymomsrule #boymommy
When chest and triceps turn into a family affair 💪🏻 . #fitfam #ladyofthehouse #boymommy #chestandtris #mywhy
Breakfast for dinner is kinda my favorite, here’s a great homemade protein packed pancake recipe you can try! 🥞 1 medium apple 3/4 tsp ground cinnamon 4 large white eggs 1/2 cup unsweetened applesauce 1/4 cup unsweetened almond milk 1 scoop whey protein powder (or vegan protein powder) vanilla flavor 1/4 cup dry old-fashioned rolled oats 2 tbsp coconut flour 1/2 tsp baking powder 1/2 tsp ground ginger 1 dash nutmeg 1 cup fresh mixed berries 1 large banana I get asked about recipes a lot, and I get mine from my online library of workouts, tons of yummy things to try!! . . . . . #mommyhood #shortgirlproblems #teachersofinstagram #happilymarried #postbabybody #healthyactivelifestyle #disneygirl #pizzaislife #readingislife #elementaryteacher #rescued #furmom #1yearold #3yearold #boymommy #girlmommy #loveyourself #hustler #fitnessgal #liveyourlife #busybees #healthypancakes #fallrecipes #healthyfoodrecipes #recipeshare
👦🏽k r i p p e n k i n d👦🏽 . Das ist er nun, 4 Wochen Eingewöhnung sind rum und alles kam anders als erwartet. Er geht wirklich gern in die Kita und hat so viel Spaß mit den anderen Kindern, den Erziehern und den vielen neuen Spielsachen. Bisher gab es nur ein einziges Mal Tränen beim abgeben, aber auch die waren schnell vergessen. Niemals hätte ich gedacht, dass er das ganze so cool meistert, er war sonst immer sehr Mama-fixiert und auch in der Krabbelgruppe hat es immer ewig gedauert, bis er sich mal einen halben Meter von mir weg bewegt hat. Umso stolzer macht uns die Tatsache, dass er ein sehr zufriedenes Krippenkind ist ♥️ . . #krippenkind #krippe #krippeneingewöhnung #bigboy #16month #toddler #youmademeamom #boymommy #maibaby2017 #maimama2017 #bigbrothertobe #großerbruder #schwanger2018 #novemberbaby2018 #novembermama2018 #pregnantaigain #2unter2 #2under2 #momofboys #latergram
▫️You are NOT failing.... ▫️ You are exactly what your baby needs right now.... ▫️ You are doing a wonderful job.... #motherly #boymommy #letfoodbethymedicine #notafailure #momlifeyo
It is OFFICIALLY crockpot weather 🥣 . I love meals that you can set and forget! Especially, now that I am a busy mom! . One of my husbands favorite requests has to be homemade Italian wedding soup! A #Bakedbyrachel classic! All you have to do is prep the veggies and and throw some homemade chicken meatballs together and you are good to go! . I make the chicken meatballs all the time by themselves for a quick meal. I just omit salt for when I’m making them for Cole! . Soup: 8 cups low sodium chicken broth, carrots, celery, onion, garlic, basil, thyme, salt and pepper. . Meatballs: 1lb ground chicken, parm cheese, breadcrumbs, onion and garlic powder, salt, pepper and red chili flakes. Bake at 350 for 10-15 minutes. . Set on low for 8 hours and add in spinach and acini de pepe pasta and cook additional 30 min. I love how you can freeze leftovers and it thaws out beautifully. . #Crockpotweather #Souptime #Comfortmeal #Falltime #Healthytwist #Fitmom #Fitfam #Accountability #Community #1yearpostpartum #Postpartumjourney #Momlife #Fitmommy #Motherhood #Parenthood #Postpartumfitness #Postpartum #Boymommy #Toddlermom #Realmomlife
I’m all about the slouchy boot look but the one on my left was a bit of an overachiever. I dug down deep to my redneck roots and what came to mind? Duct tape!! Duh. Slouchy boot hack in my stories 🙌🏼 #macgyver #whereisthemulletemoji
Lunch is served! This weekend I enjoyed brownies, wine, and a cheeseburger topped with nacho cheese. And today I am enjoying this turkey burger with a side salad and carrot fries. I enjoy all kinds of foods and would be pretty miserable if I had to go without any of them or I would hate it if every time I ate junk food I felt guilty! What kind of life is that? Certainly not the kind I want to live. I love healthy food most of the time, that keeps me feeling good and it helps me reach my goals, and I love having the good not so healthy foods sometimes to keep me enjoying my life and not feeling deprived. If you find yourself thinking you can’t have something because your diet won’t allow you, then you are going to find you can’t make it sustainable because you are not enjoying it or you are feeling deprived and that’s not how it is suppose to be. A healthy life is suppose to include some indulgence once in awhile so you can enjoy yourself and make it a way of life. (This is not for those who have medical conditions that such diets as keto or others are made specifically for) If you need any help ending the cycle of dieting and living a fun and enjoyable lifestyle then I would love to help you out! Because I remember those days of feeling deprived and miserable or feeling like I was missing out and I am so happy those days are over for good!
Home from work early today! Just in time to give this lil guy a bath 🛀 👶#boymom #workingmom #babyboy #littlebrother
We have a very busy and fun day planned today! First, Cayo helps mommy feed the pups, then gets some wiggles out in his bouncer as mommy gets a few things done in the kitchen, then mommy works out and Cayo swings. Alright, that sounds like our typical morning routine. Now here comes the fun stuff! After all of that, we head on over to Nana and Papa's house for a visit. Then we head home because grandpa is coming down for a visit! Finally, we have swim class! Oh, and we get to experience our first chilly day down here in TX. That means Cayo gets to wear one of his SUPER CUTE zip-ups! So many things to be grateful for on this chilly Monday morning! What are you grateful for this Monday morning or just Monday in general? #grateful #gratefulmom #busymonday #boymom #boymommy #ilovethemomlife #motherhood #adventures #babyswimclass #grandparentsarethebest #mondaymorning #itfeelslikefall #rainyday #carters #funfilledday #maketodaycount #whatareyougratefulfor #cartersbabyclothes #runningmom #runningmommy #messymombun #messymomhair
If I told you that you can have a chocolate shake every day AND that it would probably be the healthiest meal/snack you have all day... wouldn't you be curious? 🤔 How is a chocolate shake healthy? 🤨And if it's so healthy it probably doesnt taste good... 😐 WRONG!!🙅‍♀️ This shake is absolutely amazing!! Sometimes I feel guilty like I'm eating something bad every day and then I remember Oh Ya it's super healthy and actually helps me!! 🙌💃🙌💃 Wouldnt you like to have a treat that is actually helping you be healthier as well? 😏❤ Drop me an emoji 👇 or DM me for details on this shake that I drink EVERY DAY!! . . #awesomemommashake #health #healthymomma #healthmotivation #nutrition #beyourbestself #motivation #girlpower #igotyourback #inspire #inspiration #boymom #boymommy #momlife #momhacks #stayhomemom #stayathomemommy #fitmom #fitness #fitnessgoals #fitnesstribe #mombod #momlifestyle #savinggracefitness #momsofig
What if today was the day you took action?!?! 😉💜🦄 . What if today was the day you got started on all the things you’ve been wanting to do for so long?!? . What if today you kept the promises you made to yourself?!? . I don’t know about you but this Monday I’m taking action!!!!! 🙌🏼💫☺️ It’s time to go after everything I’ve ever wanted!!! . For all of you who have reached out about my upcoming Fearlessly You Virtual Bootcamp, check your inboxes tonight! 📮 I’m so excited to get started with all of you awesome people!!!!! 👯‍♀️👯‍♀️ . There are only five spots left!!!! 🙊 So if you want to claim one as your own - send me a direct message or comment below and I’ll be touch right away! Remember enrolment is only open until this Friday!!! ❤️ . Happy Monday, friends!!!!! Here’s to taking action today!!!! 😉 . #DedicationNation
Mouth full of veggie straws because how else am I gonna get him to hold still for photos?
How did you decide on names for your littles?? . Delaney is the girl name I loved for Hayden. I {almost} chose a different name for her but her middle name is Brynn and I love how Delaney Brynn goes together ☺️ It’s after my best friend ... this little one’s Mommy. . Little miss Elliott is named after me 😍 Elliott Andrea & Delaney Brynn = They HAVE to be besties 😜
Fall FINALLY arrived down here in the South and we embraced it with a trip to the pumpkin patch! . Hands down my favorite part is always the corn maze- which if you haven’t heard of, is exactly how it sounds: a life-size maze where the walls are tall stalks of corn. I love a good puzzle! . What about you- ever done a corn maze? What’s your favorite pumpkin patch experience? (Hayride, pumpkins, corn maze... or other local tradition)
God sure has a fun way of answering prayers 🙏 We have a busy week ahead of us with late nights at school for me, Cade has his first field trip, and I’m going out of town on Thursday. Literally this morning while writing in my prayer journal I was asking for quality time with the kids👩‍👧‍👦 My babysitter then texted me right when I finished my morning workout that she wasn’t feeling well (get better soon Allisha Cali Mokry), this meant that for the first time this year I got to be home with the kids and take Cade to preschool. Yeah I had to scramble a little bit to find a sub and send in plans, but I sure am thankful for 1 more bonus day with my kiddos this week ❤️ . . . . . #mommyhood #shortgirlproblems #teachersofinstagram #happilymarried #postbabybody #healthyactivelifestyle #disneygirl #pizzaislife #readingislife #elementaryteacher #rescued #furmom #1yearold #3yearold #boymommy #girlmommy #loveyourself #hustler #fitnessgal #liveyourlife #busybees #preschooldays #stayathome #noworktoday #timeisprecious
I crave a life filled with magic in the smallest of things! ☺️💙💫 . #DedicationNation
I heard this today while I was listening to some personal development, on my way to work. Wow! We have the POWER to chooseowho we are in that moment, who we will be in the next hours, the next day, the next day, the next day and so on. You want to know who I want to be? I want to be that woman, friend, person I needed years ago and even yesterday. I want to be that person who is willing to put in the work to better myself each and every day, to become a better version of myself. I want to be someone who is willing to do scary things, jump out of my comfort zone and be a role model for my son. I want to be a role model for myself 2, 5, 10 years ago because I am most definitely not the same person and that is a wonderful thing! My old self would look at me and be impressed with who I have become! She would be proud that I have made some hard decisions in life that turned out to be the best ones! She would be amazed that she is not where she thought she would be but DAMN, yes damn, she is sure way more confident and freaking happy! Her stress level is WAY down! She would be relieved to know you don't have to work and work and work and then work some more to have a good life. Now, my goal is to be able to look at the me now and be shocked and amazed at my future self because I have come so far from now to 2, 5 and 10 years, and BEYOND from now! #iamamom #iamamommy #boymommy #boymom #amazeyourself #liveyourlife #runningmom #runningmommy #momrunner #mommyrunner #momwhoruns #mommywhoruns #runhappy #beyou #betterlife #comfortzone #shockyourself #impressyourself #messymombun #messymomhair #hotmessmom #busymom #busymommy #myjourney #postpartum #mypostpartumjourney #postpartumlife
Today the hubby took the baby grocery shopping and I was home ALONE for the very first time since having Cayo. I didn't realize how wonderful and peaceful that is. I am so grateful for a little time to myself in my own home. Since Cayo has been born my alone time has been very early in the mornings on the weekends where I knock out long training mile runs and recovery days, and the time I spend driving to and from work. Tonight, I spent some time finishing up the soup and shake recipes for this week's Fall in Love with Fall Group, sending out the email and scheduling posts for the week. If you love fall and want to join in all the Fall Fun shoot me a message or comment below! It will be FALLtastic! Yes, I went there! It was quiet and I didn't have to be on baby alert. Never take all the small moments in your life for granted, like some quiet alone time at home, a cup of coffee, the warmth of the sun on your skin, cuddles with your dog(s), kid(s), significant other, the coziness of your bed, a glass of wine, a good book, a smile from a stranger or even the time you get to spend with your loved ones. My work is done for the evening, which means some baby cuddles and some sleep! #workingmom #workingmommy #fallisthebest #fallishere #fallfun #busymom #busymommy #myjourney #howiendmyday #boymom #boymommy #keepingitreal #nevertakeforgranted #thelittlemoments #timealone #timetomyself #quiettime #metime #selflove #selfcare #loveyourself #loveyourbody #iloveme #momtruth #mommytruth #momconfession #mommyconfession #motherhood #firsttimealone
Want to know a corny truth? . Always dream BIG. Let your dreams scare you. If they aren't scaring you. Honey, you aren't dreaming big enough. . The only thing that stands between you and your dreams. Is YOU. So, put those thoughts into motion. And figure it out as you go. The truth in the discovery of who you really are is a journey worth exploring all on its own. So why not just take the chance and pursue a dream. . When that self doubt kicks in. You stand tall against and say "Shut up and sit down! I am a boss. I can. I will. I am." . End of story . Are you dreaming big?!?! Drop me a 🙋🏾‍♀️ if you are or even bigger go public and share it here!! Proclaim it! . .
& T H I S is 3️⃣0️⃣! thank you everyone for the birthday wishes! today was filled with lots of family time which is just the way I like it! ... cuddles, spit up, dirty diapers, & whispering the “happy birthday”’song because the baby finally fell asleep 😂👶🏻 . never (& I mean NEVER) thought that this would be my life at 30. sure I knew I’d be married and starting a family, but living my days how I want ... 🙌🏼 #blessedbeyondmessure I never thought that I was creative enough, brave enough, or even “allowed” to do something so out of the ordinary like what I do now. . create a business from scratch? one that requires me to “put myself out there?” be home with my beautiful baby boy and make an income simultaneously? do what fuels my passion, which meant leaving the classroom that I was trained to be in for so long? . I wanted change, something different, something more, but for so long I believed that I was incapable of doing anything else than what was written on my college diploma. I had downplayed my passions & that “tug” at my heart for so long. . and then something clicked. maybe it was because my husband believed in me or maybe it was because after praying for so long I still felt called to change. . but I do know that I took a chance. I decided to go for it. I decided to leave my comfort zone and do something that scared the heck outta me. I decided to do something that I knew would change the course of the future. . so much has changed the last few years ... career, finances, friends, family, but the biggest change is in me. . I am more confident. I have found belief and passion in myself. I have found my platform to help others. I have found peace & happiness within again. . don’t discount the desires of your heart. wanting something more is not selfish. It may just save you, like it did me. 💕 . T H I S is 3️⃣0️⃣ & i couldn’t be more happy. ✨
From babies ourselves to having a baby of our own 🙌🏻 Our priorities definitely have changed 🍺 ➡️ 👶🏻 Now we use this little guy as motivation to keep as healthy and fit as possible 🤸🏻‍♀️ And I’d say it’s working 😍 #skinnierinour30s #bodyafterbaby
There was once a time where I believed I was nothing. I just existed but wasn't worthy of anything good. I remember looking in the mirror and all I had were negative thoughts. "You're too curvy." "Your face is too round." "Your cellulite makes you gross." "You're not smart enough." "You'll never be one of the pretty girls." I beat myself up DAILY. I talked myself out of doing things I wanted to do because I didn't think I was WORTHY enough to do them. It got so bad to the point where I didn't even want to leave my house. I became a shadow of my former self. I stopped caring. I stopped living. I share who I WAS before I realized my worth to let others know it's not too late to change. I share who I am NOW after everything I've been through to get here to let others know it's worth it to keep fighting for yourself. And I chose THIS picture to let others know you deserve to FEEL everything ... confident, beautiful, sexy, strong, smart, enough, vulnerable, magical, ALIVE. So THAT'S WHY I feel the need to share my story so much. Because who would I be if I didn't? #WeNeedMoreWomenBelievingTheyAreEnough #AlsoMomsCanBeSexyToo ✌ . . . . . . #confidentwomen #selflovesoldier #momsoverthirty #momboss #curvywomen #curvygirlfit #hotmessmom #boymommy #dogmomlife #anxietyishard #weightlosstransformation #mindsetshift #lifeisshort #weightwatchersuk #slimmingworld #autismmomma #militaryfamily #shopaholic #tequila #graphictshirts #pumpkinspicelover #wahm #athomebiz #independentwoman #momsofinstagram
My clean eating group starts on Monday October 22nd. I can't wait!! It will have wonderful fall recipes, a grocery list, workouts, and of course 5 delicious shakes. Are you ready to join in? Maybe, you are still looking to cross off a couple goals for this year.... trust me it is so much easier in a group. Hit 👍 for more details. #boymomma #boymommy #boymomadventure #teacher #teacherlife #teachertribe #teachermom #christianlife
I’m posting my @vicidolls try on in my stories for you ladies out there sitting on the couch “watching football” with your man but actually you’re scrolling Instagram and watching stories on your phone... Or is that just me? #gocowboys 👊🏼
So I can’t remember the last time I updated my wardrobe 👚👖 This weekend I’m going on a coaching leadership retreat and I’m so excited! Our coach is spoiling us rotten and treating us to getting our makeup done and a photo shoot 📷 I knew I needed to get some clothes that are from this decade 😂 Being on my own fitness journey is amazing, I love that I can go shopping and feel confident in what I try on. I became a coach though so that other women can see a glimpse of themselves in my story and know that they can do it too. If I can help 1 person find what I have, then it’s worth it! Can’t wait to be with the other coaches this weekend who inspired me to start this journey for myself, and to learn more things to take back to my team. This job made me realize that being a mom doesn’t mean that I come last all the time, instead I’m a stronger and better version of me FOR my family 💗 . . . . . #mommyhood #shortgirlproblems #teachersofinstagram #happilymarried #postbabybody #healthyactivelifestyle #disneygirl #pizzaislife #readingislife #elementaryteacher #rescued #furmom #1yearold #3yearold #boymommy #girlmommy #loveyourself #hustler #fitnessgal #liveyourlife #busybees #newwardrobe #fitnessclothes #shoppingday #findyourself
When your little one is sick 🤒 😕 #christianthomas #babyboy #fever #boymommy #babysnuggles
Some days all you can do is rest! Fibromyalgia is so hard to understand because one day you feel AMAZING AND the next you can hardly get out of bed!!! You have to figure out how to not over do it and that has been by far my hardest struggle... still trying to work on this!!! Going from being a person that can and will do anything to realizing you need to REST when you have SO much to do!!! Pray for people with chronic conditions because you never know if you will be next. I could never understand as a kid why my mom couldn't do things...I fully have since 2007 when I was diagnosed with my first autoimmune disease!! Today is my REST day to listen to my body! . . . #emotionaleaters #christianmom #christianliving #christianwoman #type2diabetes #type2diabetic #diabetes2 #boymomsrock #boymomproblems #boymomforlife #boymommy #mommylifestyle #fibromyalgiawarrior #fibromyalgiaawareness #fibromyalgiasucks #wifestatus #thyroid #thyroiddisease #thyroidhealth #wifes #wifestyle #wifeygoals #wifey 💍 #wifeymaterial #crockpotcooking #crockpotmeals #diabetesawareness #christianfamily #chronicpainwarrior #christianlifestyle
Sunday afternoon naps with Daddy! Just kidding... we don’t sleep anymore 😂 . Sidenote: It’s finally starting to feel like fall in Tennessee and look at this cute space themed sweater I found at Walmart for $5!
My promise? You’re gonna feel a difference within one week of joining my Simply Nourished- online wellness tribe! Like I can legit promise that, cause I KNOW it for real!!! Link in my bio for all the deets! We start Monday!! 🙌🏻👊🏻💕
So proud of his new tattoos by @duckystreet 🖤 Although they are just temporary they lasted quite a long time☺️ They offer the cutest designs. What a fun thing to do 🖤
Sawyer’s black eye cheek bruise combo on the left side of his face is ALMOST healed and then today he falls down the stairs at the park and scrapes up the right of his face 🤦🏼‍♀️ He’s perfectly fine other than the scrapes, just spooked himself (and me). 💙 Being the mom of a fearless toddler is going to turn me into an old lady in no time 👵🏼
My boys in their Ninja turtle hats!
I could have easily skipped my workout today. My husband was gone all night so I was home alone with my 3 kiddos, including a newborn. 😬 . . But after yesterday’s workout (my first since having a baby), that adrenaline rush did so much for my mental state I just didn’t want to let my excuses be bigger than my why! . . So I pushed play and had a fabulous workout before church. I had to pause just a couple times to get Ryan in a new “station.” Swing, rocker then play mat. But now my workout is done, all the “feel good” hormones are released, my confidence got a boost and I feel ready to tackle another day. . . Y’all motherhood is no easy feat, and by taking care of yourself you can better take care of everyone else. Quit putting your needs last! You deserve to be healthy and so does your family. 😘
I am actively building my team of Social Media Influencers!!! There are 10 Exclusive Spots left to be Mentored this month!!! We are looking for women who are into fitness or want to be into fitness! Women who enjoy Social Media and helping others! Women who have 1-2 hours a day to devote to working their business as a Social Media Influencer! Get paid, help people become their best version of themselves and have fun. All on your own schedule from home!!! I would love to send you details. Drop "I'm interested" in the comments and I'll reach out asap!! . . . #emotionaleaters #christianmom #christianliving #christianwoman #type2diabetes #type2diabetic #diabetes2 #boymomsrock #boymomproblems #boymomforlife #boymommy #mommylifestyle #fibromyalgiawarrior #fibromyalgiaawareness #fibromyalgiasucks #wifestatus #thyroid #thyroiddisease #thyroidhealth #wifes #wifestyle #wifeygoals #wifey 💍 #wifeymaterial #crockpotcooking #crockpotmeals #diabetesawareness #christianfamily #chronicpainwarrior #christianlifestyle
Raising healthy eaters is more difficult than ever in our world of prepackaged “kid food”...which honestly, most of it isn’t even food but a concoction of chemicals.🤢 I’m honestly appalled at the food that is marketed to kids. They are busy trying to build a body that will last a lifetime and we go and give them crap to build it with. 😡 This is definitely something I could get passionate about. 😯 So, how do we start raising healthy eaters? This list is taken from an article put out by Harvard and I think it has a lot to offer. 1. Start early. The eating habits of babies and toddlers can end up lasting a lifetime — in both good and bad ways. A baby whose parents make him finish a bottle, can lose his ability to listen to his own hunger cues (which is one of the reasons breastfeeding can help prevent obesity). A toddler who gets lots of fruits and vegetables on her plate comes to think of them as normal, yummy foods — as opposed to foods she is being forced to eat. 2. Serve healthy foods: Many families do not routinely serve fruits, vegetables, and other healthy foods — or if they do, they leave them off their plate. It’s important to serve them and keep them on the plate — insist on at least a bite or two. It can take a bunch of tries before kids realize that broccoli isn’t so bad after all! 3. Don’t be a short-order cook. Many parents serve one meal — and then make another one for their child. (I’ve been guilty of this) If you do that, there is simply no incentive to try anything new. 4. Set a schedule and stick to it. Once your child is eating meals make a schedule of three healthy meals and 2 healthy snacks. The important corollary to this is… 5. Limit snacking. Outside of the established snack time, your child should not be hunting through the cabinet or refrigerator. If they are, they won’t have any appetite for meals. 6. Watch the drinks. Even a single cup of juice can cut a child’s appetite. If they are thirsty, give them water to drink. 7. Think about what you buy. If there isn’t junk food in the house, it’s a lot harder to eat it. Stock the house with healthy stuff instead. 8. Set an example. Kids always pay way more attention to what we do than wh
Life keeps continuing to tell me to hug my loved ones and cherish all the little moments I get to spend with them. So that’s exactly what I’m going to do. Life is too short to spend it doing anything else. . . . . . #lifeisshortliveit #familyfirstalways #familyweddings #tuckerhillvineyards #cancersucks #prioritiesstraight #nightshiftnurse #pcunurse #gonetoosoon #everydayisagift #livefortoday #countyourblessingseveryday #mylittlefamilyoffour #boymommy #mamaoftwo #ohmesfamilyoffour #outdoorweddings #midwestmama #shawneeks
Hugging my little dinosaur! Caleb at 6 months old with me by Coronado Bay! See my Montessori baby posts #ontheblog at ChristinaChitwood.com (go to the link in my profile) search for "Montessori Baby" or “Baby”. Photo by @bestudios_sd. 🦕🦕🦕🦕🦕🦕🦕🦕🦕🦕🦕🦕🦕🦕 #ilovemyfamily #familyphotoshoot #babyphotos #proudmommy #coronado #ilovemybabyboy #ilovemybaby #mommyandme #mommyandson #baby #momsofinstagram #igmoms #boymom #babyboy 💙 #boymommy #boymom 💙 #momlife #momlifeisthebestlife #montessoriinfant #mother #mommy #montessorifamily #montessorichild #kbnmoms #beautyblogger #fitnessblogger #fashionblogger #momblogger #blogger
Happy Birthday Mr. B!!!! We love you so much.
If you don’t — who else will?! Find that motivation within, Girl and take the leap of faith! Your future self will thank you. Promise 👊🏼💪🏼👏🏼 #coachsummit2018
When I say I love Halloween...I mean I love Halloween, and I make my boys my canvas 😈. We have a Werewolf, Frankenstein & Scary Scarecrow. . . . . . . . #diyhalloween #halloweenforever #boymom #boymommy #motherofboys #mommyduties #boymama
Just finished Week 1, Day 4 of round 2 🙌🏻 It’s rare I want to do the same program back to back when it’s a 2 month program. But I had such great results last round, and it’s such an amazingly simple program to keep up with- I’m back at it 🙌🏻 It’s so important to staying physically active- for me? I’ve found what works best.....doing these at home workouts that fit seamlessly into my life so I get it done and it doesn’t distract from all the other balls I’m juggling. Find what works for you and more than anything else be CONSISTENT. Going balls to the wall for a week then not getting in exercise for 4 months won’t benefit you at all 🤷🏼‍♀️ Find what you love and stick with it- a year from now you’ll be so happy you did 👌🏻 If you’ve tried a million different things and can’t find something that works for you and want to try these streaming at-home workouts- join me in my next accountability group! You never know- You may get as hooked as I did 4 1/2 years ago and find something that gets you in the best shape of your life as it did for me 💕💕 #noperfecttime #joinme #gettingfitisfun #dontwaituntiltheNewYear #momoftwokids #fitmommies #csectionmoms #boymommy #girlmommy #healthymomhappymom
When the big brothers go to the fire station open house and bring back something for the little guy. 🔥 _____ #cutestbabyontheblock #lifewith4boys #boymommy #saturdaymorningfun #littlebrothermoments #lovemyboysomuch #thisisfour #mamahappylife
CJ had so much fun last night at his birthday party!!! Can you tell💜😍💜...thank you everyone who came! #boymommy #love #memories #birthdayboy 🎉
you shore-ly are my favorite dance partner 💛
Somehow, the dog’s water dish ended up with shampoo in it. Boy 2 blamed it on a hacker. Yup. Makes perfect sense. . . . #boymom #boymomma #boymomsclub #boymommy #boymomproblems #mommylife #parenting #parenthood #toddler #terribletwos #hackerman #sneekykids #naughtykids #naughtykiddo
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