Last home game of the season!
Baby girl, you are so much fun 🍁
What’s your afternoon hustle look like? Are you spending it doing something you love? It not, why not?! After a busy productive morning working MY business I’m in the pick up line at my sons elementary school. Our evening consists of 2 parent teacher conferences, book fair, leftover lasagna and lots of cuddles! What’s yours look like?!
Morning View 🧡💛💚 How beautiful is this ... the beautiful Fall trees and a light dusting of snow just covering the grass.
We’ve got 2 if each! 👨👩👧👦 Are you a momma of a boy or a girl or both?! Tell me below! 👇🏻
Built not bought. 👊🏼 want longer hair? Extensions. Want longer nails? Acrylics. Want a different colour? Hair dye. Want a darker tan? Spray tan. Want longer lashes? Extensions: but muscles? 🤷🏻♀️That’s the thing with muscle and fitness. You can’t just buy it. It’s hard work- every week. Bit by bit. But like anything that takes hard work- it’s so much more rewarding when it pays off ❤️ I love that when I compete, I am onstage, just the raw me. You can’t change the work put in and you can’t fake the days you don’t feel like training- it shows. #ifbbbikinipro #mamaof4 #recovery #grinding @thebod_
every knock back is more reason to get back up. To push through and dig a little deeper when times feel crappy. 🤘🏼 those who do not truly want to change- won’t. No matter what life offers them, so when you truly want to make a change and you feel that fire inside you~ remember that feeling. Video your reason and use it to fuel your motivation when times get hard- because what goes up, must come down- and what goes down, can only go up! 🙌🏼❤️
Yo, for real....
Being a health & fitness motivator is like the best job ever🤗
I get connected to the most AH-MAZING women👭👭
There's others mamas in our group, fur-mamas, grandmamas, single ladies, wives, friends, girls in Canada, other coaches, all types of us! Each just doing our best to better, stronger, more faithful in our lives every day.💪
I'm completely humbled during this period of adjustment in my personal fitness. (Diastasis recti holding me up y'all 🙄)
And I'm surrounded by like the best cheerleaders ever! These girls have kept showing up, messaged me, called me and just keep lifting me up, reminding me of how strong I am, and that my body will heal.🙌
Funny.....I thought that was MY job to them🤔🤣
If it wasn't for this online business that I took a chance on 2.5 yrs ago......I would've said 'Screw this, give me ALL the donuts.'
If I couldn't do something to the fullest, I wouldn't do it at all. Here I am, committing to 15 mins a day of breathing techniques and posture adjustments 😝 Eating mostly healthy and sh*t🙌
Surround yourself with those who lift you up, encourage and empower you. God will use them. Allow them to fill you up!
Otherwise you'll have nothing to give to those who need to be lifted❤️
*️⃣See my stories on how to check your midsection for diastasis recti right at home.
↔️Diastasis recti is a condition in which the large abdominal muscles separate. Causes bulging, popping out of belly button, pain, weakness in stomach and discomfort in exercise. Happens commonly after pregnancy, more commonly in women whom had multiple pregnancies
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Estoy a mitad de camino, o quizás recién empezando...
Después de tener a mis 4 hijos, la gente siempre me aconsejaba hacer ejercicios, yo no podía, razones o escusas, no lo sé ... Simplemente no podía dar el primer paso... No estaba lista ...
Empezar ha sido una de las mejores decisiones que he tomado por mi y para mí. Me hace feliz, me siento más saludable, más fuerte, con más energía, me gusta como me transforma, me motiva... Ya todo eso me lo habían dicho... Pero faltaba ese paso, ese que te hace ser más fuerte que todas las escusas o razones ... Y empezar, y ponerse metas, y conseguirlas, con paciencia, con esfuerzo, motivarte y exigirte... #gym #mamaof4 #everybodycan
Where you can often find me: behind the wheel of my swagger wagon, sipping my husband’s beautiful coffee, and huffing oils. As a mama of 4 gingers, this also represents some of my only time to be alone-ish with my prayers, thoughts, and feelings. I used to be skeptical of how essential oils could affect emotions. Not anymore y’all! I’ve experienced firsthand how the limbic system (the portion of the brain that processes emotion) is triggered by smell. Oils can awaken that part of the brain in a way that helps regulate emotions and we are all about that emotionally balanced life y’all. 🙌🏼 From the largest to the smallest, the Muddys are using this powerful plant juice to support all things feelings. 🌿 How about y’all? Never used oils in regards to emotional balance? I have 3 roller bottles of emotion supporting oils to send out this week- who isn’t on my team and wants one?
Switched it up a little and did some cardio, yep cheated a little on breakfast and used regular pkgd oatmeal, still better than no breakfast like I normally do or grabbing for something really bad for me!! Salads made for the day, sooooo good.
How are you switching it up?
What do your meals look like today?
Have an absolutely wonderful day!!
Too much or not enough!? (Swipe to see everyone in action)🐴 -
I’m trying to find the best balance for my kids, and I guess there’s no right or wrong. I want them to experience as much as possible but I don’t want there childhood to be busy, rushed and stressful, I want time to enjoy each other and clubs and activities do get in the way! -
Of course there is a happy medium (I think 🤔), do you have any rules of how many activities a week is a good amount for you?
Babygirls - I pray you carry this spunky, fun carefree personality with you all through life 💖
As we were doing our bi-weekly shopping with my grandmother today, I had to stop and simply capture a few of these moments .................... As they played on their fake tablets.... which were in fact new light up toothbrushes lol they were just so full of life, positivity, energy and self-love. They smiled so BIG, they made silly faces, they told each other how pretty they looked today and while it melts your heart as a mama ....It also makes you sad in the fact that in just a few short years this CONFIDENCE they have ...will be tested over and over by other little girls, they will fight self esteem and no matter how much you teach them about loving your peers unconditionally... they will be bullied for simply being their amazing unique self. Heartbreaking isn’t it 😭 ........................
I want my girls (all 4 of them) to be happy, and a big part of that means making sure that they're ready for whatever challenges they'll someday face, and it can be easy to forget that we, as mothers, are a powerful influence!!! GET ACTIVE!. When your daughters see you go out for a walk, or wake up early every single day to workout, or you dance in the living room together or help them do a cool new gymnastics 🤸♀️ move, you're teaching her to love her body.
MAMAS!!!! Get active
Start showing yourself some Self-Love so your daughters understand that it’s OKAY to love who you are, it’s OKAY to be spunky and fun-hearted, it’s OKAY to have BIG GOALS in life and pursue them and most importantly....It’s OKAY
to be YOU. ✌️
9 YEARS AGO!!!
You were ripped from my grips, and I had no idea if I'd ever get to hug you again.
(Click on the link in my bio to read the rest iny blog😘)
........I had no idea if I'd be able to watch you grow, blow on a trumpet as one of the best in south jersey, kick a soccer ball, shoot a paintball, play with your siblings, and fall in love with Jesus.❤️
None of that was promised.
My latest blog is an entry from my journal, and I'm sharing with you what the month of October brings for me, in my years of recovery from drugs, as a mother.💯
*️⃣*️⃣*️⃣If you are currently struggling with getting high as a parent, (or not a parent) don't be scared. Tell someone, go to a meeting, call a friend.... just ask for help!
It's there, and your child deserves a you WITHOUT drugs. They deserve to have ALL of you while you are still here. ❤️
Please share if you felt lead to reach others.
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I catch myself so many times during the day, almost feeling guilty. Working out mid morning. Throwing in a load of laundry here and there. Baking cookies just because. Prepping dinner early.
This wasn’t always the case. I ran the rat race with one, two, and three babies. Stressed to get everyone out the door in the morning. Stressed to ask for time off when someone was sick. Stressed to pick everyone up again — and then hurry to do supper, baths, bed.
A lack of child care made me leave working outside of the home. But it was my choice to keep it that way. To go after something different. To create an income running a business from home. Working in the cracks, during naptime, and once my littles went to bed.
Some days are challenging, but I love getting to continue to pursue my passion in health and wellness. To make an impact in someone else’s life. To be surrounded by an uplifting community. To create a schedule around my babies. To have that freedom. .
#wahm #sahm #momoffour #momlife #ketomama #ketolife #lchf #fatburner #preschoolmom #amazonmom #toddlermom #lifeonpurpose #mamaof4
When I was a little girl I had big dreams, big goals, big aspirations. Some I’ve already accomplished and some I continue to work toward. But when I look at this picture, I know that this little girl would be proud of who she has become.
Our Crazy Happy little #rainbowbaby
😍😍 Bringing joy and healing to our hearts since 2017 💕
We never thought that #pregnancyloss
would ever be part of our journey..not even for a second. And I never imagined the sheer and absolute pain that would grip my heart when we lost our baby in 2016. .. It was a dark place to be in..
But I've also never runaway from talking about it...For I've witnessed and learnt too much of how shrouding it in this veil of darkness and misplaced shame has only compounded the pain for so many other women... And I've openly shared my story of loss, not only to bring it to the light for everyone, but also because I will forever honor that child's memory. And poured my heart out about it last year.
This year however, Im sharing the flip side of that story...the side of our little Rainbow after our storm. Our little package of dynamite that came storming into this world and brightened it up with her sunshine and spirit, like we would never have believed....it's actually a #loveletter
to my rainbow baby...and a story of how this gaping wound of loss lives side by side with my joyous bliss in my heart.
More on my blog. Link in bio.
Ps.Yesterday was #pregnancyandinfantlossawareness
is also #pregnancyandinfantlossawarenessmonth
. ..and some of my many favourite mommy bloggers once more opened their hearts and shared their stories and reminders of why it's important to talk about it yesterday. Beautiful reads- @pregnantincapetown
#momlife #ihadamiscarriage #family #mamaof4
Little pudding 🍰
Definitely full of character this one.
And it seems what worked with toilet training the big boys does not seem to be working with this head strong little guy 😱
Any secret tips out there I might not know about?! 🤔
I forgot how tiring the last month of pregnancy can be 😴
All though according to Daddy I've been tired for 6 months 😂
Set a goal. Commit. And even if you’re away from your normal routine— stick with your goal if FINISHING is important to you.
To be honest, I typically forgo all routine when traveling (besides kids’ naps 😉) because I get wrapped up visiting with family and friends. I soak that time up! That’s more important to me than a workout.
BUT I’ve got goals with my 8-week boot camp starting today, and I want to prove to myself I’m a starter as well as a finisher. If it means I workout late, lose a few winks of sleep, then so be it for a few days. I’m going to bed feeling accomplished and more ready to tackle tomorrow! Don’t be afraid to set those goals, friends! 😘💪🏻
“Don’t look back. You aren’t going that way.” Getting back into shape after having my last 2 kids was a struggle for real! I don’t have that body type that magically bounces back after carrying 4 babies. Now that I’m in my 30’s, I have to actually WORK to lose weight. Crazy, right?! I miss the good old days when I could drink pop all day, eat chocolate like crazy, and shove my face full of fries every chance I got and not gain a single pound!
Yes, it’s hard to make time to workout every day.
Yes, it’s hard to always find the motivation to power though a workout.
Yes, it’s hard to make mostly healthy food choices.
But you know what else is hard?
It’s hard to come home from work and not have the energy to play with my kids.
It’s hard to look in the mirror and hate what I see.
It’s hard using food as a coping mechanism for my unhappiness, and then feeling even worse afterwards. (Hello emotional eater right here 🙋🏼♀️) So pick your hard. What can you live with and what can you change? I can’t promise that it will always be easy, but I can promise that it will be worth it. When you’re ready to jump in on this amazingness, I am so ready for you!! #31YearsOld #MamaOf4 #IMakeTime #IHaveTimeForYouToo #Momsofig #BeforeAndAfter