I’ve definitely have been feeling stuck in a rut lately, but that won’t ever stop my grind. ✋🏽 what i love about fitness is the challenge itself, so I’m most definitely am not going to quit because the road gets bumpy. I’ll admit I have days were I get down on myself and mope a little but then I give myself a little pep talk and a kick in the butt and i always find myself here.
Who runs the world? Girls girls!
Are you looking for a bigger purpose?
I got started 6 years ago as a broken 22 year old who was limited by her own beliefs that someone forced on her. After shaking those limiting beliefs (and I’m still working on shaking more) I was able to build a 6 figure income around my kids and husband. Has it been easy? No, but it sure has been worth it!
I don’t know what is holding you back but I know and I’m confident we have a team of people who will wrap you with love and encouragement!
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Today was one of those days where you question the way you handle motherhood
Our transition from one kid to two hasn't been horribly hard, but it has had its challenges
Specially for me on those times where I can't tent to my little man's needs right away
I feel quilty and powerless more than once every day. It is a hard wanting to be 100% for both kids, and not being able to do it at the same time
At the end of the day when I see this picture it reminds me that it is all worth it. Their relationship gives me the strength to keep trying to do my best and be the mom they need me to be
#motherhood #momlife #momoftwo #realtalk #reallife #boymom #girlmom #thegang_me #HarlowReignKeding #loganpiercekeding #sibilings #keepstrong #newborn #postpartum
Ig keeps blocking my video cause I had queen @beyonce
music on it😫 but the queen motivates us when working out c’mon @instagram
😂 so here’s my vid...no music👎🏽 ANYWAY! It’s hump day, 2 days til the weekend!! What are you doing to stay active?! *btw did you know our giveaway ends in 2 days😱😱*
Here is why I am holding a pumpkin 🎃
Over the past month there have been over 100 people on our team who have taken control of their health and decided to “drop a pumpkin”. Who wants to go into the holidays feeling GOOD!?? It’s never too early to give your body and oil change! In fact, we should be detoxing our bodies a couple of times a year!
Over the past 3 years I have done the #arbonne30
9 times and to say I am obsessed is an understatement. 🎃Arbonne is offering FREE preferred client sign up for the month of Oct. with a kit purchase. 🎃Arbonne is offering FREE consultant sign up with the purchase of two kits. 🎃NOW is for sure the time to jump in!
You’re health is worth it!!!! Arbonne bans over 2,000 chemicals from our products. The FDA only bans 10! 🙈 We are #pure #safe
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I am proud to say that nobody comes close to competing with our strict standards! 🙌🏻
esterday, a Papa-to-be asked me a great question; “Why is skin to skin with mum so important after birth?” Babies go through such a dramatic transition from womb to world. For the period of gestation, their whole environment IS their mother. When babies are held close to their mothers after birth, they adapt better. Their heart rate, breathing rate and body temperature stabilize. Their blood sugars regulate.
Studies show that babies held close to their mamas after birth, cry less. When a baby is born and taken to the observation table, they cry out for security! They have only ever experienced being held close in the womb. Air on their body, bright lights, touch, these are all new experiences for a baby.
Being skin to skin with mama evokes neurobehaviours that fulfil basic biological needs. During birth, oxytocin increases the mothers body temperature so she can keep her baby warm. Skin to skin helps to facilitate breastfeeding. It is a gentle way for baby to enter the world. If mama is unable to do skin to skin, then Dad, you are the next best person!
#skintoskin #oxytocin #postpartum #thepeacefulpregnancycircle
Here’s a great alternative for you ladies to help build glute strength during #pregnancy
. If glute bridges aren’t working for you anymore because you feel uncomfortable lying on your back then give these a try. If you need a more modified variation then simply bend your knees. No breath holding...exhale when extending your hips, inhale to lower. Focus on squeezing the glutes instead of using the lower back to arch. These can also be another exercise to add into your toolbox #postpartum
when your looking to fill out those #momjeans
😉 a little bit more!
Guys I’ve been there... looking at the changes in my body thinking damn.. will I ever get my body back? I don’t want you to think it was easy because it wasn’t. It’s NOT easy but it’s simple. GOOD NUTRITION! It doesn’t happen instantaneously either. It’s a process.
See I had the same hope in that third picture one month postpartum that I do now! I already had seen that the products work! They gave me amazing abs I didn’t even have before kids!
I consumed Herbalife nutrition before my pregnancy , during and after. I am currently 25 lbs down and breastfeeding! And although there were moments I didn’t even want to look at myself in the mirror with my BAGS, loose skin, stretch marks, big boobs, jiggly booty... I kept going! I believed in myself and I took it a day at a time & guess what - ITS POSSIBLE! .
You can get your body back and make it even better! DM me ..
Ps. Notice how I’m not wearing high waisted pants in any of these pics on purpose. I’m letting it all hang out because ladies this is to show what’s possible not look cute. I know I was a mom who had sacrificed it all even my body and was left so insecure and that’s why i make it my business to share this amazing amazing nutrition ❤️ DM me if you want to know more xoxo!
#postpartum #momlife #postpartumbody #pregnancy #motherhood #fitmom #fitness #baby #love #mom #newmom #maternity #breastfeeding #newborn #healthylifestyle #pregnant #postpartumfitness #babygirl #birth #family #momof #weightloss #workout #fitfam #parenting #mumlife #maman #postpartumjourney #shayspostpartum2
this is the life.
my breastfeeding journey has been nothing like what i had envisioned and hoped for. Linden ‘sucks’ at breastfeeding (pardon the pun). i have worked consistently with the best IBCLCs in sudbury since week one. we worked on his latch for days, weeks, months with no success. i was treated for a thrush infection to which i never had. i’ve had vasospasms the entire time. Linden has had a lip and tongue tie released, also with no improvement to his latch. we have been seeing a doctor of osteopathy and massage therapist for over four weeks also with no improvement to his latch (it was a bit of a long shot but have seen great physical improvements as a bonus). i have also experienced the typical breastfeeding joys like biting, scratching, pinching, slapping, and punching... so why am i still breastfeeding after four and a half months of this pain and discomfort, you ask? for these moments. these quiet, peaceful, mom and baby moments that nobody else can have with him. rubbing his head or patting his bum while he nurses... moments i will cherish long after the pain is gone. it’s worth every ounce of pain and discomfort i experience all day, every day. this is mom life, the best life and i wouldn’t trade it for anything.
baby’s first zoo trip! (we were all tired af LOL he only sleeps sitting up now 🙂)
Here's my #wearitagainwednesday
post... same pants, different day💁🏼 .
Okay Currently dying as I post this...😬😬 So the bottom picture is day 1 of our challenge group, and the top picture is my progress from 2.5 weeks of this program!!! Yes this is not where I want to be but I'm sharing MY JOURNEY and results dont magically happen overnight. No I am not in the perfect place and that's okay, BUT I am working towards my goals and it's super motivating and rewarding to see small progressions being made as I go. .
What is even more amazing is the way I FEEL. A year ago I would've never posted something like this. No way. No how. But I am now understanding how important it is to appreciate your body. This body grew me one freaking amazing child and for that I'm so grateful❤️ .
So you guys, If this is speaking to you do not be afraid to reach out!! We still have 5 WEEKS left in this group and it's not too late to join. There's never a more perfect time to start than RIGHT NOW. Reach out to me, let's chat✨✨
💜 C O N S O L E 💜
This “comforting blend” is a beautiful combo of Frankincense, Patchouli, Ylang Ylang, Labdanum, Amyris, Sandalwood, Rose & Osmanthus.
It’s a perfect blend of trees & flowers for those who are in need of emotional comfort. I have been wearing it everyday this month & loving it. . .
〰️ Self Compassion 〰️ I used to fall into the trap. Thinking that if I shamed myself for making a mistake it would keep me “safe” from making it again. That berating myself internally would somehow help me become a better mother 🤱🏻Truth be told. It didn’t. It made it worst. When I first took my lactation training I had not fully healed my own birth story and it reared it’s head. I wish someone would have told me how important it was to keep my breastfeeding goals. It was important to me and I just couldn’t find a village of support I needed. I did the best I could with what I had. How about you momma? Is there something you wish you would have known before your entrance into motherhood? I’d love to hear 💕 #motherhoodunplugged #momlife #fourthtrimester #postpartum #breastfeedwithoutfear #liquidgold #encouragement #maternalmentalhealth #pmads #mentalhealth #motherhoodrising
As we roll into this last quarter of the year our minds typically focus on the holidays, family, treats, and fun but busy times. Weight loss and healthy eating is not usually at the top of our list.
But what if we decided it’s not always about weight loss? Or eating ‘clean’ or getting in every single workout! What if we decided to just link arms and take on the holidays together?!
I’m not looking to survive the holiday with you. I want to ENJOY the holiday with you! Let’s enjoy family and travel and treats and traditions but without having to ‘wait until January’ to take care of ourselves.
I’m inviting you to join me in the final months of the year to get ahead and start taking care of you NOW while OWNING the holiday season! I’m not going to limit the number of spots in this one because the more the merrier🤗
Message me now or comment “I’m in” and together let’s not gain the 7-10 pounds at the end of year and let’s also NOT restrict and over exercise for two months. Let’s do fun and balance, together!
Picture this 👀 You’re out to dinner with your friends and the waiter brings out the chip basket (or Texas Roadhouse Roll Basket because let’s be real.. those are kryptonite) and for the first time in your life, you DON’T feel a crazy sense of urgency to single handedly take down the entire basket. You have a handful of chips or a single roll and you move on with the rest of your meal. NBD.
How many times have you been to a restaurant and over indulged on your appetizer, meal, and dessert, only to leave feeling guilty, overly full, and defeated? •
It’s not your fault. Years and years of dieting and restricting your food (both types and amounts) lead to developing an unhealthy relationship with food. Growing up hearing that different foods be referred to as “good” or “bad”, “healthy” or “unhealthy”, “clean” or not... it’s enough to make anyone feel like they don’t know what the heck they are doing!
Here’s the dealio: Diets don’t work and if you can’t see yourself following whatever diet your on right now, 5 years from now, then why waste your time?
My goal as a coach is not to have an army of MyFitnessPal obsessed women tracking their food for the rest of their lives or women who are dependent on me. My goal is to empower women with a knowledge of how to eat foods that honor their bodies, help them to reach their goals, and achieve balance in their lives!
Because really, whether you want the chips or not - isn’t it nice to have the choice? Comment below with your favorite appetizer! 🥖🧀🥒
Isn’t this the truth?! Happy Hump Day!
Clearly he hates it. 🙄 Pure torture I tell you. 😂
My grandparents are in town so I was able to sneak out for a quick two mile run this morning while they spoiled their great grandchild. #winwin
Planning on working out again once Samuel is down for the night. Day 29/80 total body core!
I was asked why I loved this stage of motherhood? The terrible toddler years... The truth is...I was in a fog when she was born. The instant she was born. My first thought wasn't how precious is this new life. First I thanked God for strength. Secondly, what I do now with her?
Complete sadness came. Thankfully, my mother always warned me about postpartum depression. Sought help two weeks in. I never knew the real extent until it became a reality.
Nights became scary. Being left alone was hard. Sleep was non-existent.
I did not love being a mother.
It did not come natural.
I cried for the first six months.
I screamed to God why me.
I allowed insecurities become truth.
But my friends, my sweet friends, the fog becomes clearer. The sadness becomes less. And you can see the beautiful soul you created.
So yes, 3 years old is my favorite stage...
Because it's the stage where I first felt myself as a mom... This afternoon she fell asleep on me...and I enjoyed every last second of it. In truth, this to me is her newborn stage. I am fully alive.
I understand now.
#postpartumdepression #depression #mentalhealth #newmom #motherhood #strugglew #postpartum #womenshealth #weightloss #weightlossjourney #mom #momjourney #love #momlife #sadness #baby
I love eating sprout! I'm always amazed by the power of life. All the vibrancy, all the force, all the perfection of every living cell. Living food is the base logic of life... You eat life and you expend the force, the power of your own life. Your existance deserve the best fuel. ⭐ Expend your existance! Taste the true nature of life! Become one with your true self! ⭐ Eat life and rise 🙌
J'adore manger des germinations! Je suis toujours émerveillée devant le pouvoir de la vie. Toutes les vibrations, toute la force, toute la perfection de chaque cellule vivante. L'alimentation vivante est la base logique de la vie... Mangez le vivant et décuplez la force, la vigueur de votre propre vie. Votre existence mérite la meilleure source d'énergie. ⭐ Ouvrez les horizons de votre existence! Savourez la nature véritable de votre vie! Faite un avec votre personnalité authentique! ⭐ Mangez la vie est vibrez 🙌
This January will be 20 years since my very first yoga class! I can still recall that first class, it was in a converted garage turned “yoga place” it was unusually awkward yet calming. I had no clue what I was doing or how much this practice would change my life. It took years to realize the practice is far more than physical. I dabbled in every style until I fell in love with Ashtanga, it’s power and graceful energy sent me into a meditative state while practicing! Finally moments in my life when my brain would shut off. The biggest accomplishment or joy of 20 years if you want to call it that is sharing it with my 3 babies! Connecting first in utero and now in the physical sense. Chanting to them, stretching, moving and breathing. A bond like no other. ✌🏻#3babies #mom #positivevibes #grateful #yogamom #yogi #ashtanga #fitmom #family #paleo #whole30 #postpartum #postpartumfitness #csection #manduka #yoga #yogagirl
Whole 30 Day 4 complete!!
Whole 30 Day 4 and another Green Day! Walked around DC a bit tonight.
The last time Sol and I were in water together was his birth. Yes it's taken this long to bathe together. Truth is - I didn't want to clean the tub 😂 #momtruth
It was so lovely though. We used @soluxuryinc
coco oat bath soak and it was exactly what we need as we go through leap 4!
I love that my job allows me to go do fun things with my family anytime!
Who’s tired of working that 9-5 5+ days a week? 🙋🏻♀️ Do you wake up every day excited?! -
Life is too short, take that leap towards the life you’re meant to live!
I wanted to be my own boss. I wanted to be part of something big. I wanted to make incredible friends. I wanted to help others change their life, just as this has changed mine. I wanted to help provide for my family. I wanted to set an example for our daughter. Do I still teach? Yes, as a substitute where I can choose my hours because coaching is helping me do that!
This coaching biz can be a side gig, part time or full time, you just have to decide how badly you want it and how hard you’re going to hustle.
I wanted to thank everyone for their warm birthday wishes yesterday from near and far! They really meant a lot to me! ♥️ Thank you also to those who made a donation to the #herfoundation
in honor of my birthday. This was very important to me with battling HG in my pregnancy this past year and for HG moms, 1 in 3 experience a pregnancy loss. Also, my recent gallbladder removal was related to the damage HG had done to my body due to the rapid weight loss. I felt very blessed yesterday to hold my baby on my birthday and also to be able to eat and drink what I wanted to. This year my birthday felt different because it was. These days I’m just grateful for good health, my family and friends, and I want to try to be a light in this world and help other people. Xo 💕 .
#hyperemesisgravidarum #hyperemesisawareness #love #birthday #october #libra #hg #hgwarrior #hgmama #hgmoms #momlife #pregnancy #love #life #postpartum
2/2 Continued- doctor said they had to take me back for an emergency D&C surgery. I didn’t really understand what was going on and I got really bad anxiety in the surgery. After, I had to go to the recovery room and had to stay in my bed for most of the next few days. I didn’t really understand what had happened and why everyone was telling me I had been through a lot and I may need a blood transfusion.
I found out that Ava never dropped and my cervix never dropped. My placenta attached itself to my cervix. I hemorrhaged and lost a lot of blood. The D&C surgery had saved my life. I am FOREVER grateful for the nurses and doctors who gave me excellent care and went above and beyond to help me through all phases of labor, delivery, emergency surgery, after care and post partem - both mentally, physically and emotionally. God was really looking out for us. This has been the most exciting and scary time of my life. Since going home, I recently had to go to the ER and found out I had an infection from the surgery called, Endometritis, which was causing me a lot of pain. I’m on antibiotics and hoping this is the last of the pain and worry associated with this birth. I am blessed to be here and don’t take one second with my family for granted. I wanted to say this to give any hope to others who have gone through a hard time with trying to have a baby or maybe things haven’t gone the way you planned. This is our miracle baby and I hope it restores some faith in you and helps anyone in finding their miracle baby. ❤️ #retainedplacenta #postpartumhemorrhage #family #hyperemesisgravidarum #baby #postpartum #momsofinstagram #mom #momlife #hgmoms #hgwarrior
1/2 - To all the women out there who are trying to have a baby...it took me and Matt a long time to have this baby. It was very hard to wait and watch as we wanted to bring a child of our own into this world. It could be particularly painful for me as I just wanted to be able to do what other women “seemed” to be able to do easily. When I first found out I was pregnant, I was excited but nervous as this seemed to be a miracle and this tiny life was so fragile. However, I knew from the start this was a gift from God and he would protect us. As many of you know I got very sick with hyperemesis gravidarum shortly after and it sucked my life away for a long 3ish months. I felt so sick, alone and scared, but knew I had to fight for this little being and me to make it through. Thank God I had Matt by my side to get me through, his strength is unmatched. When that storm finally passed I could breathe easier and start to eat again and go back to work and try to enjoy the more normal part of being pregnant.
Last Friday, I went to the doctors and they said there was no sign of dilation and she hadn’t dropped yet. My due date was 7/20 and I was still in nesting mode so Matt and I got a bunch of stuff done that weekend for upcoming arrival. That Sunday night I remember feeling more prepared for her coming. I woke up the next morning (7/16) not sure if I was feeling contractions or not and then it only got stronger so we went to the hospital. I was only dilated a little bit so they had me walk hours at the hospital and then slowly dilated more. These contractions were the worst pain I’ve ever felt in my life. I ended up throwing up several times and trying to get whatever I could to deal with the pain. I got an epidural but then it only covered the left side of my body. I could feel everything in my right hip. I also received Pitocin which helped progress the contractions. When it came time to push, I suddenly had so much strength to get through it and pushed her through fast. It was about 34 hours of labor.
I was so happy to finally see her but my husband could only bring her up to me for some reason. Next thing I know, the placenta never came out and the doctor...