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I am a health & fitness coach. And, by coach I mean supporter, cheerleader, partner and friend. I do NOT mean professional, nutritionist, personal trainer or exercise scientist. I help you reach your goals by believing in you when you don't, checking in with you when you don't show up, lending a hand or an ear in times of struggle and by always pushing you to be better than yesterday. I do NOT provide you with magic pills or magic shakes. I CANNOT put in the hard work for you. I do NOT make empty promises to you. And, I certainly DON'T sell you a product and send you on your way. EVER. Instead, I TEACH you what I've learned over the past 3+ years. I LISTEN to you & what your needs are. I align you with what would be a good fit based on YOUR fitness level, YOUR time available, YOUR biggest problem area, etc. because let's be honest, this is #notonesizefitsall . I SHARE with you my story and what has worked for me. And, the best part is, I DO THIS BY YOUR SIDE. Would you be interested in learning more? Do you want to see how I help others in the cracks of my day? If this post is speaking to you, maybe it's YOUR SIGN!! I'm here to help and I'd be happy to give you a behind the scenes look at how it all works. Drop your favorite emoji below & I'll get you added to a ZERO obligation sneak peek at what coaching is and how it may fit perfectly into your life. Group runs Wednesday to Friday and I promise you'll have #noregrets if you join us with an open mind & open heart 😘 #mamaessestials #womensupportingwomen #mompreneur #positivevibesonly #momgoals #tiredasamother #toddlerhood #preschoolmom #knowbetterdobetter #growthmindset #gracenotperfection #blessedmama #chaoscoordinator #nursemama #hustleandheart #goldendoodle #playallday #cleaneats #motherliferocks #coffeeislife #momofthree #blessedbeyondmeasure #choosejoy #youareincontrol #onebodyonelife #donotsettle #whynotyou #youcan
We won't be distracted by comparison if we are captivated with "PURPOSE" Be yourself because an original is worth more than a copy. One day you will look back and see that all along: you were blooming.🌸 #choosejoy #choosehappiness #happygirl #thursdaythoughts #tbt 📸 #latepost #blessedgirl #powerfullmind #positivevibes #kindheart #bravespirit #fiercemind #spreadlove #bekind #beyourself #bloomingday 🌸
Boo! I’m itching to start planning my kids Halloween costumes this year! And Michaels Halloween section has me like pumpkin everythang! It’s still a blur guys. Not sure what happened there. We have a few more Halloween tricks up our sleeve. Halloween deadline is Oct 11th. Tassel in shop. . . . #babiesofinstagram #halloweenmakeup #sweettreats #abmlifeissweet #choosejoy #petitejoys #partydecor #abmlifeiscolorful #thatsdarling #flashesofdelight #partyideas #nothingisordinary #thehappynow #livecolorfully #makeyousmilestyle #party #livethelittlethings #popyacolor #makersgonnamake #creativelifehappy #persuepretty #celebrationstylings #sobestfriendsforfrosting #bhgcelebrate #communityovercompetition
Everyday I choose joy. In my design, in my life, for your home and every time I connect. #password #choosejoy #design #designer #positivevibes #positivedesign
thinkin bout that time in Tejas...
Last call for Mountain Mama shirts y’all. Sales end tonight at midnight and this is the last cart I’ll be doing (for this design at least). If you want one, now is your last chance. PS these make great Christmas gifts! Double PS yes I’m in my pjs because this is me 90% of the time 😂. Link is in the bio!
There are 3 types of people in this world. _ ✔️Those that make things happen, ✔️those that watch things happen and ✔️those that are left wondering “What the heck just happened⁉️” _ Which will you choose to be?💥🔥🚀
Jump on the bandwagon and get yourself the perfect set 😍😉 #hudsontailor
4 miles & it actually felt great!! I’m so happy 🙌🏼 I so did not want to go out tonight & almost didn’t, then just went for it. I’ve been dreading my runs lately & I think it’s because I’m putting too much pressure on myself. So while I am keeping my end goal in the back of my head, I think I am going to taper down just a tad & actually enjoy running. Because it is so meant to be enjoyed & tonight was proof of that! #nikerunning #nikerunclub #nike #nikeshoes #irun #run #irunthisbody #runner #fourmiles #goals #momlife #choosejoy
Everyday is a blessing. Every breath is a gift. Give more than you take. Forgive and accept forgiveness doesn’t always come with an apology. Laugh at your own jokes. Smile at strangers, you might be the only smile they have seen in days. #choosejoy #tuesdaytruth #realtorlife #makeadifference #poppydarling #wagyourtail
When You look at me Do I make you smile at you’re creating Working patiently with me I appreciate that I am worth your time Cause I want to be The stone that You turned into Your treasure Crazy how mistakes can be miracles in disguise -@Torikelly #torikelly #masterpiece #ChildofGod #Happy #beauty #naturalhair #naturalhairstyles #naturalhairrocks #naturalgirlsrock #blackgirlmagic #blackgirlsrock #teamnatural #naturalhaircommunity #womensupportingwomen #intentionalliving #choosejoy #blackgirlmagic #myblackisbeautiful #melaninpoppin #melaninonfleek #blackgirlsrock #undefined #sunshinesparklesandsmiles
Thank you all for the love on my last post with my dreamcatcher collection. Since it was difficult to really see any of the individual dreamcatchers, I'll be featuring them over the next few months. This beauty is from @yuvakala , someone I've recently discovered. Her moody unique creations are something to behold. I love being I introduced to truly creative makers like this! . . . . . #wreath #flowers #driedflowers #maker #create #communityovercompetition #love #makersgonnamake #choosejoy #raiseyourvibration #magick #simpleandstill #thisjoyfulmoment #itsfallyall #autumnvibes #goodvibes #witchythings #makeitblissful #happyfallyall #crystals #crystalsofinstagram
It’s taco Tuesday over here 🌮 Carne Asada edition! This is one of my favorite meals that Tyler makes. Top it with a bunch of fresh tomatoes, avocado, green onions + cilantro and you have the perfect dinner! Oh and we always use @sietefoods tortillas because DUH they’re the bomb ✨
Colorado, I love you. 🍂🧡🌾⛰✨
I couldn’t agree more @yung_pueblo 🙌🏼
Today was ROUGH. But dang I am inspired. My school has a high turnover rate for teachers- almost every teacher is new this year or was new last year. But then there’s a few teachers that have been here for 10 or 20+ years. And even with how hard every single day is, I am just so 100% in for the long haul. I want to care about my school community the way I care about my family in Honduras! I want my students to know how much I LOVE them- and I do, even the most challenging students on their most challenging days! If you’re walking through a challenging season like me, just take it 1 day at a time and keep on keeping on! Find new ways to get inspired! Find new people to walk through life with! YOU GOT THIS AND YOU ARE SO LOVED!!!
Getting our front porch fall ready. 🍂
I appreciate stories. Here is one from Martha that I captured for @crosspointskc She is one of the few in the Midwest that creates her own day lilies. It’s a story full of amazing metaphors of an artist with a “different kind of paint brush” ~ The Process: When you take two different plants and pollinate one to another, you are creating a new unique flower that you’ve never seen before and that’s the exciting part about it. Just like people are unique, every one is different, so are these flowers. Every time they bloom it’s like opening a gift. I can’t wait to get up in the morning to see what’s blooming, and decide what to create through pollination. I can hardly wait for spring to come, and I’m sad when winter comes because I don’t get to come out in the garden. In the winter, when you’re in the waiting, you plan. You plan. All gardeners who are serious gardeners plan. I research different characteristics of day lilies, and plan what I might want to pollinate and where it may go. There’s only so much room. If I bring one in, I have to get rid of one. So basically it’s planning and looking to the future for anticipation for spring and what’s to come in creation. For me it’s in my blood. For some working outside is not that fulfilling to them. If that’s not their thing, they can create in different ways. There are artists of all kinds. This is like my paint brush, taking the pollen from one and seeing what I can create through genetics.
A little getting to know you post for any newbies in the house 🙌🏻 1. Speaking and writing is my PASSION! Put me on the stage and I get so dang pumped!!! So if you’re looking for someone to speak to your youth group or in your church just hit me up 😁 2. I work in an insurance office. Totally never saw myself doing insurance but I like my job and the people I work with are incredible. I’m so thankful for God placing me there unexpectedly. 3. I don’t have kids yet but I already consider myself a mom. Need food? I’ll find something in our house to feed you. Need to do laundry? Come on over and I’ll help ya. Need a shoulder to cry on or a place to feel safe? My arms are open. My hearts desire is to be a mom.
We are having a sweet baby.... BOY!!!!! 😱💙💙💙💙💙💙💙💙 I’m officially terrible at guessing my children’s genders and I’m still shocked we are having a boy because we both come from families of ALL girls. We are so, so, so excited for our SON 😭😭. I can’t wait for Ruthie to have a brother so close to her in age and get to meet this little man in 20 more weeks. 💙💙💙💙💙💙💙💙💙💙💙
“Fear is excitement without breathe” - Robert Heller. I’ve been reminded this twice lately 💖 Once from my lovely and highly empathetic friend Annora, and once by my awesome teacher @laurainspire. And it’s true, both fear (nervousness) and excitement activate the sympathetic part of our nervous system (arousal) and therefore tend to feel similar somatically. So, this week, as I commence a couple of new projects AND have the honour of running my ‘Transforming Stress’ workshop today, I’m compassionately reminding myself of my excitement and soothing any undercurrent nerves through beautifully heart-centred breath!!! Isn’t life truly remarkable?! Love from me xxx #sparklefromtheheart
☕️ G I V E A W A Y ☕️ If you know me then you know my love for cold brew and this cold brew kit I’ve been using for months!! WELLL.... @coffeesock wants to give not one but TWO of you coffee lovers one plus some coffee to brew and a pour lid!! I’m not joking this is the best cold brew method I’ve ever used and I’m obsessed! 1. Follow @mrsbrittanylouu & @coffeesock 2. Like this photo 3. Tag as many friends as you’d like!!!! Each comment is an entry! 4. Share these photos and tag me for another 10 extra entries Giveaway ends Friday!!!!!
they say it goes fast, but how is this boy 3 months already?😭 . it feels like just yesterday i was almost 42 weeks pregnant praying (more like begging) for this little guy to come out😳 speaking of, any mama’s that are or went passed your due date I FEEL YOU. but baby will come in the right timing, i promise!🙏🏼 . having to wait sure does teach us patience & it probably helps prepare us for what’s to come, because parenthood requires a lot of patience. & i’m not always good at that, but i’m working on it🙈 . life these days are messy but beautiful & not always easy but worth it. forever doing laundry, dishes, changing diapers, nursing, pumping, cleaning up spit up, but i wouldn’t change it for anything❤️ . thank you guys for loving on T & our family so much! we’re honored to get to share a little piece of our lives with you😘 . 📷: @shelbylaynephotograph
Our Copeland is 1 today! This year has been a daze, but somehow we made it through.🙌🏼 We’re celebrating with cake, mac&cheese, blueberries (his favorite!), and a fun personal post over on our blog today. @rockymountainnationalpark is gooood stuff in the fall, my friends. #exploreyourstory #basecampvisual
My favorite time of year is almost here! I love fall, but October most of all. What should we be this year? ❤️ #HouseWithClock #ClockATX
My dinner may not look like yours but it's still delicious. Growing up we learn what we should have for each meal. It's often based on where we live geographically. Family tradition and even what we can afford financially. I was always taught that dinner had to consist of a protien a vegetable and a starch. - Turns out if you are trying to lose weight the starches are better suited for Breakfast and lunch when your body needs the fuel for the day. Having the starch for dinner is excess fuel that you don't end up burning off. - Fill your plate with those fresh seasonal veggies and protein. Make it pretty and savor every bite. . . . . . #healthmindandbody #enjoythejourney #choosejoy #healthymom #goodvibes #beyou #imperfectlyperfect #selfcare #wellnesswarriors #strongwomen #empoweredwomen #entrepreneurlife #strongnotskinny #positiveenergy #bethelight #happinessisachoice #whatliftsyouup #mindbodyspirit #mentallystrong #selfawareness #Womensfitness #askforhelp
This little dude who loves baseball went to his first ever MLB game this past Sunday and loved it! This was an awesome opportunity as my amazing coworker Linda had tickets in the family section that she couldn’t use and the game was against the Mets which my husband grew up a fan of. Luckily the Red Sox won 😉 #baseballfan #fenwaypark 💕 . . . . #thejoyvillage #ittakesavillage #workingmomprobs #honestmotherhood #thehappynow #inspiremothers #momoftwo #mamasworld #workingmomlife #choosejoy #findyourjoy #scarymommy #modernmom #thisismotherhood #joyfulparenting #jesusandcoffee #bettereveryday #joyfulmamas #realparenting #motherhoodunplugged #uniteinmotherhood #dailyparenting #motherhoodalive #workingmom
Update on my #streetperforming venture: my sister suggested I keep a journal and write a book from experiences and things I’ve learned from my hours of people watching In addition to their response to my violin playing. I struggle with the idea if for no other reason than I do not want to promote myself in any way and I feel like I would have a hard time expressing my overwhelming gratitude for the generous gifts and words people have given. (To say “I’m humble” makes it not so.) However, I would like to make a “shoutout” to some individuals for their over encouraging kindness. Julia: an elderly woman who has said the most encouraging things. 🔸 The “zen man” who rides his 3 wheeled trike every Tuesday to our location and just listens for about 45 minutes. 🔸 The employees of fresh market and dollar tree; they take their smoke breaks and lunch breaks and phone breaks out on the bench. I feel like we should be on a first name basis but they are polite and do not interrupt. 🔸 The sheriffs and the police officers who have graced the location with their presence for their own grocery needs. Particularly one officer who told me today “I wasn’t going to stop but your amazing grace made me want to cry.” And proceeded to gift me a few dollars. 🔸 The elderly ladies that ride their scooters by me every Tuesday to say hello to the girls. 🔸 The Vietnam veteran who told ME thank you for what I was doing... I felt 👌🏻 this big. What do you do with that??🔸the man who bought flowers for my daughter because he fell in love with their smiles. 🔸 The woman that heard me at one place and came to hear “Ashokan Farewell” one more time because it makes her cry.🔸 The man who rides his bike and takes 20-30 minute to eat his protein bar... the same man who bought me roses before he left today. 🔸 The man that gave me almost everything in his wallet as he requested “Nearer my God to Thee” and proceeded to pull up a chair. 🔸 I am grateful and have the hardest time expressing it. But in closing, the venture is going well, to say the least. #streetart #roses #pumpkins #falldecor #bekind #choosejoy #letyourlightsoshine #7whitedandelions
In that odd limbo between summer & fall. I’m glad I can still go sleeveless & haven’t had to break out the sweaters, but I also am so ready for all things fall. Anyone else struggle with embracing fall, when it’s still hot out? Still waiting for a perfect crisp fall day for that first hot pumpkin latte. 🎃
Happy Wednesday, this made me laugh 😂 . . . 📷 source Unknown . . .
Today’s workout was all about power-building!! ➡️ 🌸 Apologies for the dark videos- I tried to edit everything from my video-editing app instead of using VSCO for my videos and it was a major fail!! 🌸 A “behind the scenes” video is currently uploading to my IGTV! It give more info on form 👍🏻 🌸 1️⃣Sprints x5 with jog for rest 2️⃣ Plyometric jumps x10 3️⃣ Step-ups x10 each leg 4️⃣ Burpees w/ knee tucks x5 5️⃣ Push-ups x5 🌸 Complete 3 sets 💕 How’s your day going?? I want to hear all about it! 🌸 My day was very productive and full of inspiration!! Love days like that 😅
So pleased with the way these bibles came out for two brothers, aged 8 and 11. I staged the the photo up in my son’s room and he is now all about having me paint one for him. He has been getting more engaged in the word during our daily devotional times, but he has a very black and white way of looking at it. Approaching it like a test he needs to get correct, because that’s just the way his brain works right now. I just want to be able to teach him the best I can, and it’s way harder than I thought it would be! If you have any good bibles studies or resources for middle school aged kids please let me know below. All advice welcome! . . . . . . . . #gracemakers #thegraceletters #societyofbiblepainters #beautifulcover #choosejoy #christiancreative #calledtobecreative #createdtocreate #lifelivedbeautifully #bedeeeplyrooted #biblejournalingcommunity #biblejournaling #lampandlight #shepaintstruth #shereadstruth #beautifulbible #christiancommunity #womenintheword #paintedbible #letteringhislove #letteryourfaith #christianmotherhood #motherhoodunplugged #childrensbible
Keep an eye out for this amazing VIP card for your Bonus gift at Clinique Macy counters🙌🏻🙌🏻 I got mine today ❤️
When you look like you have all your stuff together but in reality you just don’t. 😂 They say that comparison is the thief of joy and I have been doing too much of it lately. For example: She has perfect skin-I am 28 and my skin looks like a 12 year olds. Her baby bump is so much smaller then mine oh my gosh that means that I am going to basically be a camel by the time I hit 30 weeks and then I have ten more to go🐪 Wow look at that homeschool mom she is so organized and her children are so put together and look she cooks amazing healthy things for them when I just gave my kids cereal for supper for the 10th time in the very recent past 🥣 The thing that I am realizing though is that In comparing myself and my flaws or perceived flaws to others I am missing out on my own very wonderful reality. A family that I adore. My @lularoe business that has truly changed our lives. So much good but some days I choose to just focus on the bad? So ladies here is my challenge to us-stop letting our joy be taken because we are constantly looking at others and comparing. Guarantee their lives are not picture perfect and honestly they probably would laugh if they knew we thought it was because chances are they are comparing themselves to someone else! Let’s embrace being perfectly imperfect together and take time to laugh today! . . . @deannelularoe @stylewithpaigea @stylewithkels #lularoe #lularoestylingchallenge #lularoesarah #wahm #maternityfashion #modestfashion #bekindtoyourself #tuesdaymotivation #tuesday #stopcomparing #choosejoy #joy #beyou #youareenough #reality #laugh #candid #outtakes #perfectlyimperfect #lularoecarly #16weeks #smile #instagood #instadaily #truth #iamaretailtherapist
Anyone up for a Tuesday Tip? 🙋‍♀️ I’ve learned a thing or two about copywriting. A friend also just pointed out to me that she learned about this concept in a psychology course! I don’t know, it sort of makes me feel super geeky but I think this tip works so well.⠀ ⠀ When discussing personality traits, use "we" for the negative traits, and "you" for the positive traits.⠀ ⠀ Sometimes your written content is going to convey feelings. Those feelings will either be positive or negative. Either way, there are going to spark an emotion in your reader. Careful what you write. ⠀ ⠀ When talking about negative traits, use "we." For example, "Sometimes we wake up on Friday morning, and realize we weren't very productive this week. We know it was because of pure laziness." Using "we" in situations like that will make your reader feel like they aren't being judged, and that they're not alone in facing their challenges. ⠀ ⠀ On the other hand, incorporate "you" into the positive traits. Make your reader feel confident, and let them know that their positive trait is going to help them reach success. It's a subtle difference, but it's effective! It helps you tap into your audience’s emotion, for sure! 👏🏼
Ah, mindless shopping. 🛍 Much like its cousin, mindless eating, it can often lead to regret and an upset stomach. 🤰 So, while you’re updating that fall wardrobe I’d encourage you not to make another purchase until you ask yourself these 5️⃣ questions #ontheblog (hint: they have nothing to do with price). ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ 📷 @rk.mphoto
Nothing beats a night of relaxation and a little self care. 🛁 #PureSilkPureYou
Singing with @myylomusic is just the best. 💕 📷: @rwingard3
God gives good gifts 💛
His forever biggest fan 💛
My forever little bestfriend 💛
Beautiful people, I painted you some wild, imaginary flowers this morning! Their message is simple: "Bloom like only you can." There's no striving, performing, or timelines here. It's all in you already. There might require some digging, weeding, definitely some nourishing, but it's all there. Trust it. May you bloom, create, and live your unique, innate expression 🍃 I'm rooting & painting for you 💕
Living our best life one Minnie Mouse at a time❤️⚫️ . . . Today was a free day, so we spent it shopping at Target (duh) and hanging pool side✌🏻 . Tomorrow it’s Hollywood Studios + Magic Kingdom and then Thursday we finish with Epcot! . What are some of your favorite things to do at those #disneyparks ?? . . We’re newbies so fill us in! . . . #characterbreakfast #iwasjustasexcited #jcrtakesdisney2018
It dawned on me that in 8 years this car will be real, she will be driving & sweet baby love will be his sisters age. I loved the excuse for a “date” day after her doctors appointment ran long today. Gahhhh it’s way too cool seeing these kids grow. #mybaby #mygirlie #babiesdontkeep
VAGUS NERVE TRAINING...Ok. Don’t laugh. I take my health seriously & want to do everything I can do to be my best. Between reading the books Rushing Woman’s Syndrome & Accessing Your Vagal Nerve, I taken the training of my calming nervous system seriously. ⠀⠀ So I started learning what stimulates our rest & digest nervous system. Turns out one of the many ways to stimulate your Vagus nerve is by playing wind instruments. Pretty sure flute wasn’t in my future, so I’ve taken up the harmonica. ⠀⠀ Crazy fun instrument! I’m currently learning “Heart of Gold” by Neil Young. Is it relaxing? Heck ya! And loving every minute of it! ⠀⠀ #selfhealing #naturalhealing #healthylifestyle #healthyliving #positivelifestyle #selfgrowth #personalgrowth #growthmindset #thinkhappythoughts #goodthoughts #onlygoodvibes #positiveliving #healthy #drmindypelz #resetters #resettertribe #rushingwomanssyndrome #menopause #perimenopause #mindfulness #quietmind #peacewithin #peacefulwarrior #choosejoy #healthmatters #nourishyourself #healthyhappylife #organiclifestyle #nontoxicliving #thepursuitofjoyproject
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