This is a foundation of my beliefs today. For so long I held onto the past, staying in the flames that burned my inner being. Allowing hatred, anger, guilt and shame to consume me. I have learned day by day to let go of what I held onto, afraid of happiness. It might seem ironic to be fearful of something that is what I truly want but fear is cunning, baffling and powerful. It creates the illusion that I am not good enough, alone and unwanted. By breaking that I have found a life that is incredible, even in the small trails that can be hard to navigate. #
My sobriety has given me tools, friends, family and a life that I am grateful to be able to live. #lovemylife #wedorecover #recover #recovery #sober #soberaf #soberlife #soberlifestyle #onedayatatime #friendofbillw #breakthestigma
& one of my personal favorites: NUTTY BUDDY! Our peanut butter cookie mixed with peanut butter chips, semisweet and dark chocolate chips, Reese peanut butter cups and nutterbutter cookies... tossed in powdered sugar. ❄️🥜🍪🍫
So suddenly the weather in Montreal got cold, but I feel so cozy being here, grandma makes me yummy yummy foods and my aunties warm me up with their love ❤️
Business is not always about dresses and offices! .
In my job as a health and fitness coach I get to wear my workout clothes and sit in the comfort of my own home to help change others lives!! It is such an honor to help others start a health and fitness journey!! . .
It is scary at time to put myself out there for sure!! But, it would be selfish of me to not share!! If my coach 8 months ago would have given up on me after I rejected for the first, second, or even 3rd time. I would not be here trying to help you reach your goals!! I probably would be back into the rut that I always get back into after I lose some weight!!
But not this time. I’m all in!! I’m here to help other help their selves! I know It’s hard!! I’ve been there! But I will be here to support you! We have an awesome accountability group of positive ladies ready to cheer you on along the way!!
So, what are you waiting for?? Come join us!! You will not be sorry!! Leave and emoji below or DM me!!
Every morning we have a choice... we can either choose to look at life and appreciate what we have or ignore it all and want what we don’t have. Hard work doesn’t happen overnight and sometimes we have to keep working towards it. Whether you’re looking to lose weight, become a healthier version of you, or simply to be more joyful... message me and let’s talk. It’s starts within inside you. #TodayIChooseJoy #Beachbody #CoachLife #OneDayAtATime #NeverGiveUp
🚨238.3 pounds!🚨 That’s the combined weight loss of all of us in this photo. I’m grateful to have these humans in my life. While we don’t all attend the same @ww
meetings, we text and check in with each other weekly on our respective weigh in & meeting days to support one another. These ride or die peeps are the BEST! I am humbled, thankful, and inspired. Also, if you swipe to the next photo, you’ll also notice they’re a bunch of jokester knuckleheads. The lot of them.
Breakfast is an important part of the day! Don’t skip it. On the light side today since I’m still feeling heavy from dinner.
Playing taxi today. 🚕 Slept through the alarm this morning, so Avan missed the bus. Drove him to school, then back home to get Mommy, dropped Mommy at the train, back home to get Esme dressed, then dropped her off at school.
All while stopping 4 times to give Leot the chupón he kept spitting out. #BEEPBEEP
🚦🤪 and I get to do it all again at in a few hours. Nap time?
A year from now you will wish you started today. 🔑
Go do great things today. You didn't wake up this morning to be average. 👏
"I’m not normally someone to share much personal stuff on social media, but I’ve found so much encouragement in others' stories here that I want to be real. It's also awareness month for my condition called Chiari Malformation (a brain condition) & it's taken me until the end of the month to have the confidence to say something. It’s been a tough season including debilitating headaches that have left me house bound for weeks at a time & unable to care for my family, chronic pain, dizziness, waking up one day unable to feel my right arm & leg, followed a week later by my left leg, & having to slowly walk again, more doctors/ physiotherapy / specialist / surgeons & hospital visits than social visits + the loss of a family member. But this season has taught me (& is still teaching me) some valuable lessons... I’ve changed & I’m better for it. I’ve learned that being strong doesn’t mean being self sufficient or not relying on others, but being strong can mean accepting help when you need it (I really learned/ I'm learning this the long way). That you can find true & total peace despite circumstances. That it’s okay to not be okay all the time, (I’ve had days where I ugly cried until I puked). To take one day at a time, or one hour at a time on bad days. The restoring power of rest, & more importantly that rest doesn’t = laziness. That times of stillness can be just as fruitful as times of achieving & success. .
I don’t need to be on the other side of my challenge to know that nothing in my life will be wasted. It’s easy to say in hindsight that everything worked out in the end - but I know now, even though I don’t yet know how this ends, that it’s going to be okay. I’ve still got dreams in my heart that are there for a reason & will be fulfilled even if they seem impossible right now. And yes I may need to remind myself of this daily." - Amelia Holland @amelia_holland
#strength #health #chiari #womenshealth #smilethroughthepain #warrior #amazingwoman #story #miracle #love #againstallodds #brain #TrueLifeStory #braindisorder #motivation #pain #onedayatatime #strong #lifestyle
Good day sunshines ☀️ and let’s welcome Monday!!!! Ugh, maybe huh? Jumped out of bed this morning tricking myself into thinking I was ready to go, and it worked! Today’s Look: Kate Spade Racecar d’orsay flats, complete with wheels, silver hubcaps and a clear panel “dashboard”. Saw these and just COULD not resist. And they sat...and sat..in my closet. Such a unique, creamy, cherry pop red and there was NO matching that off red. Til I walked into Target last week. BAM, A New Day crisp, poof sleeved, tapered waist creamy, cherry pop red dress! The birth of a perfect end of summer outfit. Add looooonnnggg funky clear lucite earrings from ASOS to match detail on shoe. A clean bright pop of color to what would have been a very ordinary Monday. What are you gonna do to make someone smile today? Just be YOU. #behonestlyyou #insidehappy #onedayatatime #recoverywarrior #praygodswill #photosbyelenaray #averykatespadered #crispcotton @katespadeny @targetstyle @asos @recoveredbutterfly
Yesterday was hard. I'm on #day12
& I've been feeling amazing. Waking up early, sleeping well, not getting that mid-day slowdown.
Yesterday I wanted to do NOTHING AT ALL tho. I know those types of days happen. I pushed my workout until the last minute & told myself "you've done enough, missing one workout won't kill you." That was the #oldme
talking, giving myself excuses to not do what I need to do.
I overcame those old me voices & pushed through my workout at 9:30 last night & I'm so glad I did!!! The old me would've given in to those voices, but the #newme
doesn't have time to listen to them.
#onedayatatime #dontmissaworkout #ketostrong
💪 #intermittentfasting #21poundloss #ifandketo
Game changer for me!! Had prepped some ground chicken with peppers n such.. had some rice prepped.. knew the weekend wasnt going to be the best with the go go go of kids & sports & life! So I didnt want any of this yummy to go bad! So I did up individual bowls and froze them!! Took one out today & tada!!! 🙌🏻 no fears of it going bad & it only took a few moments to heat it up! 🎉 and delicious as always! 💕
Back when Grey the Alien Kitty was reading my mind.
It’s been a while since I introduced myself... I am a wife, mother, daughter, and most importantly a child of God. My story also qualifies me as an overcomer. I grew up in a home surrounded by addiction, dysfunction, and abuse. This caused me to shut down at a very young age and have many problems in life. I did graduate from high school from a behavior program and I was testing out at a third-grade level. Trauma was stored in my body and causing my brain not function how it should. As I got older I could never understand what was wrong with me, even after I gave my life to Christ. It took a long time to learn that I needed to heal from my childhood and get the trauma out of my body so that my brain can start to function again and I could feel normal. This is just part of my story in a nutshell and I am wrapping up my first book to offer hope to many other trauma survivors out there, so one day you will share your story, too. God is not done with you yet.