In honor of March Madness 🏀💙❤️🌻Throwback to that time I took my husband to his first KU game.... in Sacramento 🙌🏼 I’d literally kill to be able to go to a game in Lawrence again and give him the real experience! ⠀
Did you fill out a bracket?? Who did you pick as your champion?!
Strawberry pancakes are my favorite. When I eat them with the love of my life, they taste even better. ❤
Friends, marriage is hard. Add special needs into the mix, and it can be even more challenging. My husband is my rock and we have learned to cling to each other through some hard stuff. Lately we have had to fight for time together because life just keeps getting in the way. A breakfast date was the perfect way for us to reconnect. ❤
I challenge you to think outside the box, the stereotypical "dates" that most people think of. Do what works for you and your loved one. ❤
#date #dateyourhusband #autismmom #autismdad #autismfamily #marriedlife #takethetime #wife #nationalguardwife #wife #momlife #marriedlife
Cheers, we’ve made it through 11 months of marriage without killing each other. 🖤
re-plugged in re-energized!!! BEING ME!!!
This past week I got to laugh; joke; be fearless; and just be relaxed, fun loving me!!!
How many times in a week do you say to yourself “I wish I could be more fun; have more fun and just be my true self?”
This week when I unplugged and spent a week away with my husband, I realized just how fun I can have and be!
It wasn’t the fancy food or ocean or beautiful scenery (those things were great! BUT...it was about doing the most basic things of playing tennis, eating meals together and truly connecting by talking without multi tasking.
It seems silly that one week away made me realize so much; but this was a time in my life that I needed to re-connect with myself, and my husband...I truly take advantage of these things in my day to day life because of the busyness!
Today...I am learning to slow down...today I want to teach others to do the same! If you have taken the time to read this and you can connect to my words..please reach out to me! Tell me what resonated with you!@michellefitnessmomma #workingmommas #dateyourhusband #achieveyourbestself #momsachievingpurpose #fitnessmomma
Where my over-scheduled and over committed parents at? .
These past few months we seem to be playing "tag- you're it". One gets home and the other takes over. .
Our only time spent 1:1 seems to be a brief hour to catch up on our favorite shows and then it's me trying to hide the phone under the blanket while trying to catch up on emails from clients or checking in with my coaches while he gives me the stink eye. Then it's typically me falling asleep on his shoulder and him saying, babe- just go to sleep. .
Me working 2 in home jobs I love very much on top of being with the baby all day.
He's at work all day and then busting his ass doing yard work, fixing up the house, fixing up other peoples houses.
Our marriage is nothing if not a work in progress.
Tonight we date. No kids. A hot meal. A few glasses of wine and watching the sunset over this beautiful place we call home. .
Invest in your spouse - the dividends pay off exponentially 💑👫
# intentionalrelationships #parenthood #workingmoms #workingdads #investinyourrelationships #coachlife
What is your favorite thing to do when visiting a new city? 🍺We love to try out the local breweries! 🍺
This one came with card games and puppies. So obviously I was in love!
Peep my “What do you meme” card 🤣
This brings us current to week 12! 💙🙏🏽 We were noticing that most of our dates are surrounded by food (we are foodies😋) so we decided to make date 12 about spiritual food! And man did God deliver, the Holy Spirit was speaking so clearly to us this morning. It was much needed and reminded us of how we’ve been lacking in this area together. Be encouraged to spend time with God and do more listening than speaking. Remember you aren’t defined by your mistakes...ask God for forgiveness and move forward. Don’t keep going back to past hurts, failures, and mistakes. Take steps towards what He has in store for you and your future. Decide today to stop the cycles in your life that keep you broken, stagnant, and convicted. God has so much more for you! #nowwalkitout #dwellinHisgrace #keepmovingforward #forgiveandletgo #52datesin2019 #52dateschallenge #week12 #date12 #dateyourhusband
There is no one else I would rather explore with! This was our second time to Nashville but a completely different experience. 💜
What are some of your favorite places for a quick weekend getaway?? #thehealthhustler
The other day, I emailed Ben the list of questions we’ve been using lately to spur on great conversation about sex and intimacy from @estherperelofficial.
While at work yesterday, he didn’t realize he was still casting his laptop to our big screen TV in the conference room at the office when he opened the email entitled “spicy sex questions” before our ops director was like, “hey man. I can still see your screen.”
Casual hump day (no pun intended. Yes, yes of course it was! You know me better than that!) reminder that
1.) technology is a Sneaky Mom and
2.) marriage isn’t hard because it’s (or you are) broken. It’s hard because, well, marriage is freaking hard! (As most of the really good stuff is.)
Keep showing up. The best is yet to come ✨
I’m so fat.
My hips are too big.
My belly isn’t tight enough.
I’ll never do anything right.
Uhhhh, this cellulite is so ugly.
I need to go on a diet! .
Does this sound familiar? .
Why is it that if our friends,
Our children, our sisters talked to themselves like this we would get upset at them and tell them to stop.
Yet, these are the words and maybe worse, that we speak over ourselves daily. You cannot love others until you love yourself. .
Stop the negative 👎🏻 thoughts and talk that you speak to yourself. Work on personal development. Some great books I’ve read are @msrachelhollis
“Girl Wash Your Face”, @shaunt
“Transform Your Life” and @melrobbinslive
“5 Second Rule” and @jensincero
“You are a Badass”. Exercise 30 mins a day. Taking time for you can lower stress and help you work on feeling your best and lastly fuel your body with food.
Don’t cry over your food and eat, or not, eat your feelings. You are awesome, if I have to keep saying it daily I will. YOU ARE AWESOME. Start believing it! 😘 #speaklife #stopthenegativity #happylifestyle
HERE IT IS LADIES!! You ladies have been asking for details and now that everything is finalised here goes!!! I’m choking with excitement! Your love life will never be the same again. Boot camp is 4 MAY 2019. Further details on my website. Link for tickets and information in my bio! #datingbootcamp #dateyourhusband #dateyourman #chengisworld
Perfect Evening with my love ••
👶🏻 | Babysitter
🗓 | Reservations
🥂 | Drinks
😍 | EPIC Conversation
🍴 | Fantastic Food
☕️ | Cappuccino
Something about going on a cruise just sounds so good right now! I love being so disconnected and actually love seeing the sun set over the ocean.
We went on our first cruise for our honeymoon and it was amazing! When we become debt free, my plan is to take the kids on a Disney cruise and cannot wait! That is also our dream as grown parents!
When we were on our honeymoon cruise, we decided to do a Disney trivia with a bunch of other people (mostly.. well all kids) and had to name every song... guess who won?
Y’all, it was so funny when everyone saw that we won... sitting at the bar in the cruise. It was awesome, but Disney is so close to our hearts!
Let the countdown begin!
Can’t wait to fire up some steaks on the grill and stay in with you ♥️
In case you missed my insta-stories (how dare you 😜), I booked a trip to New York today with these two fab friends! (This was last year in London.) I have NEVER been to New York! So, I need all the tips, places to go, places to stay, and most importantly...places to eat! Drop all of your knowledge in the comments, please! 🙌🗽
Between these photos I.. Lost; some #’s on the scale, self doubts/hate, anti depression meds, resentment towards my husband, my glasses🤪
Gained; a solidified marriage, self love/respect, undeniable HAPPINESS, muscle gainz, and a MUCH bigger- more confident smile🥳 .
See, I don’t necessarily take care of my body to “just lose weight”.. The mental and overall LIFE changes are what keeps me showing up for myself every damn day♥️🤟🏼
I still cannot wrap my mind around the fact that our baby will be here in 6 weeks 🤯This pregnancy has flown by and now I want it to slow down. Why is it that we want to rush through all the amazing moments just to wish to have them all back?
Bringing myself to slow down and soak in these last few moments of us being a family of two is my main focus right now. .
Mommas - what did you and your husbands do together before your little babe arrived?!
The hubs and I stayed up SUPER LATE booking all kinds of FUN stuff for our cruise on Sunday 🚢👙🏖
We are kicking off our vacay with a trip the spa 🧖🏼♀️, taking a sushi making class 🍣, going zip lining over the ocean 🌊, hanging out at an adults only sandbar🏝 anddd have everything coming in via Amazon Prime 🤞🏽 to dress up for our FUN THEME NIGHTS. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
Buttt you know what?! Despite being exhausted this AM, I still woke up at 5am before the hubs to make sure he got off to work okay and didn’t oversleep. 😴 ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
Then I did my Miracle Morning, meal prepped, checked in on my Bootcamp Babes anddd mentored my TEAM. 📚📲👩💻
Why?! Because earning all expense paid luxury vacations doesn’t happen by sleeping in. It happens through hard mother truckin’ work anddd that’s something I’ll never take for granted 🙌🏽💕☺️
#MarriageMatters #LoveYourSpouse #DateYourHusband #ParentingTips #CruiseVacation #CruiseTime #SushiClass #SpaDay #DaySpa #CruiseLife #JoyfulMamas #RaisingGirls #RaisingKids
So basically a mom’s dream date on a Friday night after busting ass all week raising humans. I mean, let’s be real...if you wanna get me upstairs to play around on a Friday, there better be some vodka pineapples happening beforehand. Tito’s please 🍹
Mom and dad do date night. I had the best night with my Mr. on Saturday with some yum food and drinks. As cliche as it sounds, date 👏🏼 your 👏🏼 spouse 👏🏼.
Don’t let life stresses get in the way of your marriage. Always make time for one another. Never let the honeymoon phase end.
I’ve learned that it is so easy to push the attention for your husband to the side when you have a baby and this guy let’s me know when I do.
Never stop dating. Always keep that fire burning. As crazy as he makes me, I still remain crazy about him after 10 (ish) years♥️
What is your ideal date night?
This weekend we were chatting about best and worst dates. Y’all know my best date would be dinner at @honeyroadrestaurant
at 5PM (or supper as Zach calls it 😂), followed by a 90s R&B dance party from 6-8. In bed by 9. Now let’s chat about worst date. For me it’s bird watching, followed by hiking and camping. Perhaps I’m not really one with nature? ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
Let’s hear yours?! Best and worst, go!
Edited to add: this photo was indeed taken as we waited in line for a #jarule
We go together like pancakes and syrup, which is a good thing since we’ve been boiling sap for days making alllll the homemade syrup!!! Love this husband of mine and all the new things we try together! 😍🍁🥞 #HappyThing #HaydenFamilyPancakeSauce
Today we celebrate 7 amazing years (although we celebrate life everyday). These past years has taught us that our past happened for a reason. Because God had something better for us.
We met at a perfect time, we both weren’t looking for a relationship. We just let things fall into place. And here we are 7 years later Happily Married and enjoying the Life the God has planned for us.
To many more years to come. May our Heavenly Father guide our beautiful Marriage.
#alwaysandforever31812 #happyanniversary #alwaysinlove #thebairds #dateyourhusband #happywifehappylife
We have been on the search for a great Mongolian BBQ place, and yelp reviews led us to Stirfry Republic! It was so good! Fresh, fast, and a big ole’ portion. We both did the Build Your Own option, and will definitely be back. Bonus points because they have zucchini noodles for those who can’t do carbs!
Behind the scenes of running my business looks like this..
I’m workout clothes, snuggling my baby girl while helping other women live their healthiest lives.
I absolutely love what I do! I love the women I communicate with, I love that I make a living getting healthy and I love that I get to do all of that while spending the day with her.
When was the last time you had fun with your husband?
I'm getting ready for my family vacation to Europe with my parents and my sister and I am so grateful for my brother coming this past weekend to babysit while Steven and I got a good ol date night in.
I'll be gone for 2.5 weeks and it was VERY important to me for us to connect without any distractions because this is going to be the longest we'll have been apart ever!
It is so important to continue doing things you both enjoy. This creates opportunity to form new memories and strengthen your connection with each other.
My husband and I love exploring together. Whether that means trying out a new restaurant, bike/hiking trail, or activity! My favorite date we've had so far is exploring the bike trail that wraps around the coastline in Half Moon Bay. We rode 15 miles along such a gorgeous view and finished it off with a delicious seafood dinner. The best part was that we didn't have to worry about anyone else but us. No kids saying they had to go to the bathroom or they were hungry or bored.. It was just us and it was so amazing.
What do you enjoy doing most with your husband?
No shenanigans 🍀 I want to help! To celebrate St Patrick’s Day and my passing my lastest nutrition test, I’m giving away $25 gift cards to all new clients from now through the end of the month! Message me for details! You won’t be disappointed!!
Physical Touch!!!! ⠀⠀
Where are my ladies with the love language physical touch at? ⠀⠀
It’s what fuels me. After 8 years, I guess he’s gotten use to it. Me always wanting to be super close & up in his grill or personal space. ⠀⠀
As a southern would say, “ She stays up his butt, always close.” -stuck like glue-connected at the hip- or as his momma would say, she’s got it bad. ⠀⠀
Basically if he touches me first when he walks through the door & fuels me with physical touch, I’m good. ⠀⠀
Any other woman?
If so, tell me your FAV way to be happy through your love language?
One thing we are focusing on and being intentional about is date night. One week it may look like browsing Barnes and Noble, other weeks it might look like this; where we actually sit down in a restaurant - just the two of us - and sip on some wine and eat way too much! #dateyourhusband
He’s that person that gets me....really gets me. Even when I’m confusing myself, he’s there and so understanding and patient! I’m in love guys....head over heels in love!
He was gone all day yesterday at a football clinic, so it’s extra nice to be close to him today.