I have a question... 🤨❓
Do you struggle to keep yourself accountable in your daily life!? 🤷🏼♀️
Whether it’s fitness🏋🏻♀️, clean eating🥙, time management⏱, organization📊, or money management💵, it’s so hard to make time for it and make yourself do it!! .
I’ve been there! And believe it or not I still struggle with it!! But I have found that if I have other people to keep me accountable, and I use the tools that I have to keep myself accountable, I’m much more productive, and able to focus more! .
This afternoon I announced that the exclusive preregistration for my October wellness boot camp is open!! But I only have 5 spots open for preregistration! The program we are going to be doing was just announced on our team call tonight! So I’ll be sharing more information about it throughout the rest of this week! .
But for now here’s what I can tell you!!
You will get me as your coach for 1 on 1 support and accountability! You will check in with me daily and I will give you a meal plan that fits your personal goals, a budget friendly grocery list, delicious recipes, and an amazing workout plan that promises results as long as you put in the work! You get access to a years worth of workouts (it’s just like Netflix only for workouts) 30 days supply of dense superfood shakes that are super delicious, plus you are encouraged to be your wack weird self!! Like what could be better!? .
My boot camps are the way I don’t let myself get overwhelmed with everything I have to do in the day! I am held accountable to show up DAILY because it’s necessary to keep my sanity! 😂I need accountability just as much as you and that is why this program works so well! .
Are you going to take the leap of faith and join me this month??? There are only 5 spots open and they will fill quickly! I know you feel like you have tried it all! The gym, cleanses, diet pills, and every other extreme! I’ve been there too! They don’t work but this does! .
You are capable of so much more than you could ever imagine! So put yourself to the test and see just how much you can accomplish in 4 short weeks! Drop a 💪🏼 below!!
THE CLICKING TOCK:
Torry only lived for 16 years; that is a very short time to live. His death opened my eyes to the clock. We all have only a certain amount of time on this earth. Please ask yourself these 3 questions.
1. Am I blessing the world with my gift?
2. Am I building Satan’s kingdom or God’s kingdom ?
3. Do I view God as an angry master or a loving father?
How you view God strongly correlates to how deep your relationship can go with him. He wants to love on you like a loving father would💙
Tuesday Tips from the Admins🎥🎥: don’t mind my Christmas pajamas in September🤣 if you are grieving...finding a routine and something to get out of bed 🛏 for is SO important, even if it’s only for a few minutes of day. Jasper 🐶 gave me purpose during my darkest days.❤️ #stopsuicide #suicidelosssurvivor #suicideprevention
• last night I made a lapse in judgment and decided to not take my sleeping pills; I desperately wanted to feel in control and felt it would be nice to not have to rely on them. How did it work out? See the above picture taken at 3:47am. I’m not going to beat myself up over this decision, but I am going to learn from it. While my decision to not take my medication was to help me feel in control, I can’t even begin to describe the amount of control I felt I had lost last night. I felt like a prisoner stuck in my own body, tired yet restless. For those who struggle with anxiety and sleep disturbances, you can relate to that horrible feeling I’m talking about. So tonight I am going to practice self-care; I have taken my medication (as prescribed by my doctor), practiced 30 minutes of meditation and will be calling it a night shortly. I will begin tomorrow rested and ready to conquer the day. •
I haven't told anyone this story except for close family/friends, but in August I went to the hospital with signs of a heart attack.
I was just hanging out watching Netflix when my heart started racing and I had a heartrate close to 130bpm without much movement for over 30min. My arms tingled, my ears turned red, I had trouble catching my breath.
Heart attack symptoms are different in women then they are in men. For women you don't always get the obvious pain in chest and falling over...it can be more subtle.
I told my brother and his girlfriend who were home at the time what I was going through so if I did pass out they could call 911. After half an hour of these symptoms my bro said it's time to go to the hospital.
At the hospital they immediately monitored my heart. It was a strong reading so I was able to sit in the waiting room until they were ready for a blood test. 3 hours later I had all my tests done and a doctor came to follow up with me.
It ended up being a panic attack, not a heart attack, thankfully. But it scared the shit out of me.
I have had anxiety attacks before but was always aware what it was because it had an emotional trigger. This was a true panic attack that came out of no where (that I'm concious of) and gave me heart-attack-like symptoms.
I started taking CBD oil because I heard it was good for anxiety. And I'm so thankful it worked, because after starting it I have felt much calmer, much more in balance.
I still feel anxiety coming on now and then when I take a stimulant like coffee. It's an emotion just like being sad or happy so it can be triggered and you can't get rid of it all together. But CBD oil has been such an amazing tool in my quest to find relief. Actually, it helped so much I joined in on selling it because I can stand behind it so strongly. So thankful to have found CBD oil🙏🏻🧡🌿
#mentalhealth #mentalhealthwarrior #mentalhealthjourney #CBDforthepeople #balance #harmony #relief #naturalmedicine #alternativemedicine #plantmedicine #nohigh #healthylifehappylife #liveinbalance #balanceyoursystem #anxietyrelief #mystory #myjourney #healthymind #healthybody #healthylifestyle #weightlossjourney #canadiangirl
“Just make sure you do what makes you happy” .....What makes you happy hey....well to be honest I thought I was doing what makes me happy, because I was just doing what I do, what I have always done, and doing what “Lou” does
But when my anxiety only got worse and nothing seemed to be getting rid of it, after trying every type of strategy/coping mechanism, I realised that maybe what I thought was “me doing what makes me HAPPY” was actually a load of bullshit
I realised that my #anxiety
was trying to tell me something. It was like...
“It’s your Anxiety”
“Anxiety here to tell you to stop fucking living your life to please everyone else, stop doing what you “think” you have to do and have to be, ask yourself WHY you are worried about all the small shit, figure out what TRUELY makes you happy, find who you truely are and OWN that shit”
My journey to find the root cause of my anxiety started with me asking myself, HONESTLY, what makes me Happy 💙😄
And this is coming from someone that NEVER wrote shit down. So I honestly encourage you, even if you don’t like writing shit down, to do this. And do it honestly. Not what you “think” you should write. No one needs to see this but you. (In my case, everyone will see mine, but I want to share this with you because it was the starting point to me conquering my anxiety)💪🏼
This is how I feel today! .
Half like a fierce woman who has conquered her to do list, half like I could blow up at any given moment over nothing. .
Life won't always go your way that's just how it is. But it is completely okay to be angry, upset or annoyed by having to dodge another van full of lemon shaped bricks. .
Ride through those tough days, accept the feelings and process them. It's okay to be raging with the world for no real reason, hell maleficent caused mayhem because she wasn't invited to a party ... Just don't curse any children and you'll be okay! .
We got this guys 💚 .
#maleficent #whenlifegivesyoulemons #youvegotthis #fiercewomen #disneycosplay
"The pain stopped, and I immediately rolled over onto my side. I curled my knees tightly to my chest and continued to sob. I was unable to process what had just happened. Instead of running away or calling for help, the only thing I could do was freeze and sob. I had no idea where Noah had gone. I only knew that he was no longer hurting me. When I realized that he could still be in bed with me, I quickly stifled my sobs, which was more difficult than I’d anticipated. Eventually, though, the tears stopped, exhaustion took over and I fell into a fitful sleep." -R. MacCeile 2018 We meet Rebecca at the tender age of eight as she is exposed to the dark side of humanity for the very first time during the height of the late 90's drug epidemic. The impact of which left her reeling many years later. Especially so when she entered the world of dating, and met a man who seemed to be a ghost from her past.
Follow along as Rebecca discovers her #resilience
after a haunting, abusive past. She not only #survives
, but #thrives
with an insurmountable sense of #optimism
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LIKE ALL MOMENTS, THIS IS ONE you’ll look back on with kinder eyes. Without the colour-coded list of rejections and without the mice swarming you in the dark. You will recall the trails that once felt new, the stranger singing through your bedroom wall, the relief of living outside the circus, and you will wish you were there—right here—again.
The first reading I have done in a long time, the only way I knew how to care for myself this evening. A work email left me broken and hurt. The middle cards just simply answers "HELP" the Creator of Bells Rx tells me that it is a toxic battle, one that is fought only seeing things as in good-bad and right-wrong. I have to look at the nuances, and need them in return.
What do I need to accept? 8 of Bells Rx, it is too much, I need to look at what is really happening, and not the stories I tell myself about what is happening.
What can I do? Ace of Bells Rx, focus on what inspires you, I need to find just a few things, hone in on what makes my heart swell and go for that, start from there.
Featuring the gorgeous #Numinoustarot
CARROT CAKE MUFFINS WITH MAPLE CINNAMON GLAZE 🥕🍰🌾🍁🍃 °
In case you're at all interested in my little life, read on 😅 It's been a while since I (the self-appointed Manic Baker 🙈) have actually baked anything, and it's taken me a while to realise that my mood has had a lot to do with it. I've been on overdrive the past few weeks so I've barely noticed, but I woke up today and recognised the mixed episode I've been in for what it really is. 🌪️🌀🌪️ °
For me, and how bipolar disorder (specifically, type 2) manifests itself in my life, mixed states are an unfortunately familiar experience for me. During these states, (which can sometimes last a couple weeks for me, which is exactly as draining as it sounds 🤯😣) there is a pretty annoying and nasty meeting of my hypomania and my depressive symptoms. °
The need for food, sleep, slow, stillness, all greatly diminished. But the irritability is unbearable, the manic energy is sometimes a literal headache, and the depression is fighting me with roadblocks and signs full of dark, depressive thoughts and terrible flashbacks. My brain won't shut up, even for a minute, and even though it sometimes comes up with hilariously brilliant ideas (at least in my mind anyway 😂), it also reminds me of the underlying suicidal thoughts and bizarre delusions. Basically, it's a lot. °
But TODAY, we had all our errands run by midday today, and I felt so much calmer than yesterday (despite the crazy full moon on the horizon 🌝🌚). I also managed to: have breakfast AND lunch (pretty rare for me if I'm not working, tbh 😕), actually chill out with the Big Man, make a delicious dinner + prepare 2 others AND bake these cupcakes, all the while being in a pretty good mood.
TLDR: I AM BLOODY PROUD OF MYSELF FOR NOT GIVING IN AND GIVING UP TODAY. 💎💖✨
Hello. My name is Effie. That’s not my real name, but I’m keeping this account anonymous for my own protection, and so I can post as honestly as possible. I am currently battling with schizo-affective disorder. I am trying to be the best I can be, and wish to document my fight with others who are experiencing the same thing. This is a safe space for anyone who wishes to interact with me. Love, Effie 💘
Yep. This. I'm trying so hard to have confidence in my own abilities, but after years and years of zero confidence, it really is a struggle to believe in yourself. I can be the biggest cheerleader for everyone else, but when it comes to myself, I always seem to drop the pom poms. I guess it is all part of the journey! #selfconfidence #anxiety #mentalhealthjourney #backtoschool
Dr. Casey Noreika of Benchmark Psyche Services has a candid conversation with us about bipolar, how to spot it and how to treat it. Check out a clip from her discussion in our feed.
Lost Connections by Johann Hari
People who acheived their extrinsic goals didn't experience any increase in day-to-day happiness - none. They spent a huge amount amount of energy chasing these goals, but when they fulfilled them, they felt the same as they had at the start.
But people who achieved their intrinsic goals did become significantly happier, and less depressed and anxious.
Extrinsic goals: Doing something because you'll get something out of it. These goals are about the prize at the end of the journey.
Intrinsic goals: Doing something because you find value in doing it, not because you'll get something out of it. These goals are about the journey.
It's all about motivation. An intrinsic goal can quickly become an extrinsic goal if your motivations change. And, I've found that a goal can weave in and out taking your feelings with it.
For example, last week I was feeling badly about this Instagram and I figured out it was because I was putting value on the number of followers I have. I woke up and forgot that I was doing this because I think it's important and good. I was trying to get my value in numbers. It's so easy to do. But, as soon as I tried to shift to really looking at what I'm doing and get back to that pride I had for the work I'm putting out there, I felt better. Right now, it's a constant struggle because I am going to need "followers" to get to where I want to be but that isn't how I should value my work. The number of likes and followers isn't a barometer for how proud I should be.
#mentalhealth #mentalhealthawareness #mentalhealthjourney #wellnessjourney #wellnessblog #personalgrowth #ouranimalbrains #anxiety #depression #textgram #wisewords #quoteoftheday #quotestagram
Because you can never have too many autumn themed pictures! Photos by @folkstarphoto
Feeling v studious today 📖📚
A warm bagel with melt-y peanut butter 😋
Honestly doesn’t feel like I’ve had many recovery wins recently... My wins have been getting smaller and smaller. But I’m trying to accept that it’s okay. Success rarely looks the same. I guess all you can do is try, and when wins are harder to see we just have to look a little harder.
“Self-doubt kills more dreams than failure ever could.” - Suzy Kassem
As a survivor of both a spinal cord injury & traumatic brain injury, I can say with certainty that the greatest challenge to overcome is the recovery of your mental willpower to press through the early days, weeks & months post injury. Doctors will avoid giving you a false sense of hope, but I encourage you to give everything you have inside to not settle for what you will be told you can & can't do. So far, there hasn't been an MD in the study of the human will. No one knows the resilience you have within, maybe you don't even know, & that is an opportunity for growth & empowerment! Disability is not a weakness, but a badge of accomplishment in overcoming great trauma.
If you also have a #SpinalCordInjury
would like to hear your story about overcoming after injury. Peer support is a great way to build a community of empowerment & education. We all need to support one another & provide a platform for those who are new to the gang to know that life is not over, just different. Keep your head up, you never know who you are inspiring!
#SpinalCordInjuryAwareness #SpinalCordInjujryRecovery #YouAreNotAloneInThis #InspireYourself #NeverGiveUpOnYourDreams #MotivationalPost #NeverGiveUpHope #NeverGiveUpOnYou #NeverGiveUpOnYourself #NeverDoubtYourself #MentalFitness #MentalStrength #MentalHealthQuotes #MentalHealthJourney #YourStoryIsntOverYet
#YourStoryIsntOver #PositiveQuotesToday #PositiveQuotesForEveryday #PositivityAccount #MentalHealthAwareness #PositiveQuoteOfTheDay #MotivationQuoteOfTheDay #MotivationalQuotesOfTheDay #MotivationTuesday #MotivationDaily #MentalHealthIsImportant #MentalHealthSupport #MentalFocus
Reflective Tuesday’s...it’s been such a long journey for me to get to a point where pleasing everyone else is no longer a priority...learning that I am enough as I am..I have enough and I do enough. I have progressed a lot in my journey of self discovery...every day learning to accept myself as I am more and learning to love myself...to get to where I am I have been to therapy, fitness has become a big part of my wellbeing and changing my lifestyle habits has been crucial. I learn so much on the daily... To all those going through stuff and on journeys to whatever remember that
-the small stuff we do matters...
-there will always be ups and downs
-seek help when you need it (pick up the phone, send a text, email...whatever way you are comfortable with getting in touch with someone)
- learn to love yourself first -find something that brings you joy that is just yours (exercise, meditation, reading a book, whatever)
#selflove #selfcare #iamenough #lifejourney #mentalhealthjourney #anxiety #anxietyfighter #mindfulness #loveyourself #seekhelp #healthjourney #fitnessjourney #learningtolovemyself #reflectivetuesday #adrenalfatiguerecovery
We should all just be honest with ourselves and what our needs are. I think it starts with the little things like self care and hygiene. So many people have made the suggestion to take time for me. I used to feel like I was too busy or too tired to do those things or maybe I just didn’t feel like it.
Self care is pretty important though and while image isn’t everything, I don’t wanna look like a mess because when I look it I feel it. Perfect example... when my hair isn’t in the perfect messy bun I obsess over it. Wtf it’s a messy bun right it doesn’t have to be perfect? Wrong.
It bugs me all day and although it seems little, these little things build up and become one big ole cluster fuck monster. That’s what it is. Can we hash tag that? #clusterfuckmonster #ireallyjustsaidthat
Anyway, this post was originally just gonna be a simple short and sweet little entry about self care and what I have been doing. Here it is. •Polish my nails! 💅 Used to do this once or twice a week. Trying to do that again!
•Hair masks. One of my favs. I love leave in conditioners. 💁♀️ •making extra time in the morning to actually do my hair and makeup..not just mascara💄 •Extra coffee ☕️ No other explanation. Dunkin’ cold brew is life. Literally. #lifejuice
#selfcare #taketimeforyou #beauty #makeup #coffee #mentalhealthjourney #fitnessjourney #selfcareisntselfish #loveyourself #justdoit #hairandmakeup #selfcarejournal #selfcarejourney #health #fitness #fattofit #fattofitjourney #healthymindandbody #lovetheskinyourein
❌ TRIGGER WARNING ❌
Today has been really hard. I thought about suicide and how I would do it. I'm really scared I'm going to relapse. This how I feel about myself and I'm not posting any of this for attention. I hate the way I look. I am disgusted by my face and how "fat" I look. I couldn't work on my music because I think it's shit. I listen to other rappers and musicians and I just think about how crap I am compared to them.
So yeah I'm not going to go on but right now my mindset is just like. "Why do I even try. I should just give up." Im sorry to be so negative. I'm just trying to be honest and keeping it real with you all. 💯
(This photo isn't from today.)
I need to clear some mental space. Last night was a #fullmoon
but where were you?
Lately I've been feeling like it's time to #refocus
and shift my #priorities
What do you do when you've hit roadblocks?
This is why I am sharing.
The 1st pic is of me was in May/June the other is me last week. A couple months in between. 30 mins a day.
There is a 20 lb difference here
Next month my group is doing a challenge group of 4 days a week program and I'd love you to be a part of it if you want to make a change and think you could commit to yourself 4 days a week. I mean you get 3 rest days!
Message me if your interested. I'd love to coach you through, I've seen the results people have been getting through this program and 🤯 am I pumped and excited to get started on the 8th!
Excited to see the results I get and hopefully u too if you decide to take a chance on yourself to reach the goals you've been putting off for yourself!
No more of the...maybe next month, I'm too busy, it's too much.
This is less than your gym membership and 4 days a week. I can do this and I will support you to help to get there too!
#curvyfit #gradschool #happier #happy2transform #lifelonglearner #mentalhealthjourney #20something
So I finally booked my flight!✈️ and get to go hang out with my FIT FAM BAM!! I will be getting to meet up with with some of my team that I met over the summer again, and then meet even more that I haven’t had the chance to meet yet.
I am super excited and nervous because I’ll be flying with the twins alone to FL. .
We all live so far apart and I’ve only met a handful of them once, but feel like I know them all so well because we literally talk every single day.
I always wanted an extended fit fam and watched my friend for 2 years have fun with serving others, get in shape, earn free trips and earn an extra income.
❇️Now after 18 months of finally blending all of what I’ve learned and became certified in over the years—I’ve served even more women! I’ve changed lives and mainly because I choose to be a tad vulnerable and share my story and journey in this crazy game of life ;) .
👊🏻I earned a trip last summer and training
👊🏻I earned this FL retreat this October 👊🏻I earned a free cruise with Rob and the Kids
🙌🏻I earned the trust of many women who are feeling and seeing results in their mental and physical health. .
🙏🏻I am one blessed mama. .
🙌🏻As I continue to learn each and every single day, while failing (ALOT) I never lose hope and the vision on my goals to serve and support as many women as I can. .
🙌🏻This retreat is going to be just want I need, thanks to my Mom for watching the twins ;) .
🙌🏻We get to learn, workout together, relax and just get a mama time out if you know what I mean. .
🙌🏻I can’t wait to squeeze all of you, collaborate, laugh a lot, and eat lots of good food!
If any of you have ANY interest in these experiences…
🙌🏻Learning how you can earn a trip like this or multiple other FREEBIE trips throughout the year, earning extra cash, getting in the best shape of your life…. 📲📞then let’s chat via phone. It’s the best way I can share and tell all ;) We can do it over a glass of wine or coffee ;)
I love the way the light filters through trees. The warmth on my face and the feeling that i am one with nature. It washes over me and regenerates my batteries. Then i like to play around with the colours; Does anyone know of a free program for adding affects to pictures? - Donna Basedow (📸member of #TheOneProject
🔑 shared with permission)
Trying to stay present and live in the here and now 👌🏼
After a long and stressful day, I was so excited to see that my #sheclub
Self Care Box had arrived.😍 I’ll admit that I’m one of those people who has trouble stopping & slowing down, so taking time for self care has to be a conscious decision.
What are your favorite ways to practice self care? 💖
Is ambition wrong?
Let’s talk about it. In Luke 10:41-42 we see Jesus’ encounter with Mary and Martha. While Mary was sitting at the feet of Jesus listening to Him, Martha was busy trying to get the house + food together. Eventually she got frustrated that Mary wasn’t helping her and here is Jesus’ response “Martha, Martha,” the Lord answered, “you are worried and upset about many things, but few things are needed—or indeed only one. Mary has chosen what is better, and it will not be taken away from her.”
There are 3 areas of struggle that I have discovered in my life when it comes to work and ambition: #1
: I feel shame and guilt about being productive OR busy. #2
: I take pride in how busy I am and measure my worth by my productivity. #3
: I can’t always distinguish if my ambition is prideful or holy.
Here is what I have found: There is a very big difference between a prideful hustle and a holy hustle. When pride is the foundation, you will find that you get discouraged quickly, you’re unable to rest, and you’re striving more than surrendering. When the foundation is to give God glory and use the gifts He has given you FOR Him, the outcome is different. You work with all your heart and you rest with all your heart (Colossians 3:23). There is peace. There is contentment. You acknowledge that there is a time to work and a time to be still.
Work is one of our God-given functions, friends. We can praise God through various types of work whether it’s preaching, teaching, building companies, raising families, etc. A strong work ethic is highlighted often in scripture. Work and ambition isn’t itself the problem. It ultimately comes down the heart, motivation, and priorities. If our motivation is to serve God with our work while ensuring that He is getting the glory, we are on the right track. If our motivation is to glorify ourselves, we are off track. I encourage you to sit before the Lord with this subject and let Him lead.
Depression affects 1 in 10 of us in our lifetime. Notice when how you’re feeling moves beyond a temporary sadness.
People sometimes believe that the difference between sadness and depression is one of degree — as if people who are just feeling sad measure a one on the "feelings that are hard to deal with" scale, while depressed people hover around somewhere between a seven and a 10. But the reality is much more complex; the differences between sadness and depression aren't so much a matter of "seriousness" of feeling as they are a combination of issues relating to duration, symptoms and bodily impact. Sadness is part of the normal spectrum of human emotion, and it's important to feel free to experience it at appropriate times. Depression is different entirely: it doesn't follow any "normal" emotional rules. #wegotyou #selfspace