Thank you to everyone who wished me good luck for my show/project over the weekend 💚 I’m so proud !! Now, some time to relax #bringontheholidays
Nothing like football season 🏈 and the approaching holidays🍁🎄to share more of my story! ———
I found out I was lactose intolerant the spring of 2013 and started the paleo diet while doing a really intense workout program. Paleo really helped me figure out what I could eat and I’m thankful I followed it for as long as I did. I was gearing up for my wedding, preparing for year two with music teaching and dealing with a lot of familial stress. I thought, however, and I was doing pretty good inside and out.
Shortly after this picture, I stopped working out, stopped focusing on my self care and continued with my stress eating. Cue stress and self loathing - it was toxic and unhealthy. ———
Pretty awesome that I’m a few months shy of turning 30 and in the best shape of my life.
WHO SAW THAT COMING?!! 🤷🏻♀️
✔️eat what my body needs;
✔️work out when it works best;
✔️think positively about myself!
If you would have told me 2 years ago I would weigh less than I did my sophomore year of college and have the confidence I dreamed of, I would have said a few choice words to you.
I heard the naysayers, the doubters and the snide remarks thrown my way about making this change. Look at me now!
I’m finally approaching the holidays without fear and want the same for you. Fill out the form in my bio or send me a DM if you’re wanting to know how you can make a change for you and we can work together to find the best way to start your self care. I want you to have the same confidence I have - you deserve to be well.
#footballseason #badassmama #packerbacker #midwesttransplant #selfcareformoms #choosejoy #thisismylife #happiness #honesttruth #onedayatatime #bestyearyet #bringontheholidays #toddlermama #postpartumjourney #crunchymama #formerteacher #gopackgo
Spring is on the way and summer close behind. That means road tripping, camping and epic adventures with mates. We wouldn’t mind towing this cool little camper around the country.
Goodbye big city. Nice view now from an endless traffic jam. We’ve brought our refill tubs of pasta, rice, lentils and couscous, allotment fruit and vegetables - picked an hour ago in London :), refillable water bottles, jars of loose tea and other bits and pieces with us to try and keep as low waste as possible. Takes a bit of extra effort but I want to avoid pointless packaging as much as possible so this will help. Now get me out of this traffic and into my holiday 😁
#zerowaste #plasticfree #bringontheholidays #beprepared
I’m very tired. I worked til stupid o’clock last night & tonight. That’s my defense for buying this. Look! It’s made by chefs in Dublin! Doesn’t look too awful! I can’t find the beef in the ingredients tho. Where is it? Am I that tired I can’t see it. There are lots of lumps of carrot, in the traditional Italian style. So maybe the carrots are kind of like beef? No clue... #amimad #14hourday #bringontheholidays
I wanted to make myself a boho set of geometric shapes and decided, why not add a few sets to the shop while I'm at it?! They're cute 6x6" accent pieces that will look great on our gallery wall in the new house. Where would you style yours?
I'm finishing painting the vintage trucks today and then it's time to start framing everything! Did I mention I'm tired? I may need a nap today 🤷♀️
I just thought this shit like 2 days ago. I was like oh August is right around the corner...wait September comes after August...that means fall...omg then come the holidays.yay!!! Xmas!!!! #ThoughtProcess #HappyCamper #BringOnTheHolidays
In between jobs today I’ve been doing pudding prep for a big family holiday at the end of the week.
Lots of puds freeze really well so that’s what I’m doing! I’ll freeze and transport this lemon & rasp cheesecake in its tin, along with the summer fruit pudding I made earlier. The trick will be not running out of tins!
Looking forward to holiday time now!
#bakemakeeatrepeat #cheesecake #summerpuds #bringontheholidays