The best investment you can make is one in yourself.
This photo is a 12 week progression. Two rounds of a six week step program. Just TWENTY minutes a day.
Why not you? I get it… you're busy, you're tired, you work long hours, your job is mentally and emotionally draining, the last thing you want to spend money on is exercise, you've quit enough times you don't think this will be any different…
PUSH PAST THE EXCUSES. You can change your life, but girl, you have to WANT it. You CAN have more energy. You CAN fit a 20-30 minute workout into your day. You CAN save money + fuel your body with foods that don't suck. You will be damn proud of yourself for getting it done on the hard days. You'll have support, encouragement, and most importantly ACCOUNTABILITY through this journey.
The girl on the left in this photo needed someone to believe in her and hold her accountable. The girl on the right has thrived in a positive environment with support and accountability from others and now she feels unstoppable.
Sister, I'm here to be that person for you. I'm here to create that environment for you. Let's push past those fears and excuses and invest in YOU.
Join me TODAY at the ALPHARETTA, GA @buybuybaby
from 11-3 🌟🌟🌟 I look forward to meeting tons of parents and kiddos while showing off the NEW Ava the Elephant design. We will also have a few of the other great products available through my licensing partner, @babydelightinc
to demo ♥️♥️♥️ A HUGE thank you to buybuyBABY for providing this opportunity! 👏👏👏
Hey guys! Happy Easter 💃🏾💃🏾.As a new mom of 2, there’s definitely much more that needs to be done. It can be difficult to find a balance, but it’s possible.
I’ve been getting tons of questions from you guys asking how I’m able to workout, work from home, manage a toddler, pump 1 litre daily and still breast feed my daughter, put her on a routine and take care of my home.
Basically how I juggle everything and still be productive. -
I have made a video showing you what a day in my life looks like. Flo and her grandma makes an appearance here. 😍You get to see her sleep through the night, you see me working, what I eat in a day, my pumping times and working out.
I hope this encourages you too, you too can do all you need to do.
You can make it work, you can find a balance without letting any aspect suffer.
Don’t put too much pressure on yourself, just find your flow and move with it.
The link is in my bio or just search for April Laugh on YouTube. Thanks for all your love ❤
#HappyEaster #Workout #PostPartum #PostPartumBody #Homeworkout #PostPartumFitness #BreastfeedingMama #PumpingMoms #Breastfeeding
#7weeksPostPartum #NewMom #Nutritionist #Nutrition #LactatingMom #Fitmom #Workingmom #Sahm #Fitmom #Momlife
⭐️Hoe help jij jouw kind? Dat is in de reis als ouder die je maakt in iedere fase (leeftijd) steeds weer anders. Een baby help je zo goed mogelijk door hem veel vast te houden, te voeden, nooit alleen te laten huilen, etc. Een kind van 2 met een driftbui help je door zelf eerst even rustig te worden en adem te halen om vervolgens verbinding met je kind te maken. Dit kun je doen door het gevoel van het kind te benoemen “ik zie dat je heel boos bent”. Vervolgens kun je het gevoel er laten zijn (kind mag boos zijn ook al vind jij van niet, bovendien is ze op dit moment toch al boos of jij dat wel of niet wil). De reden van de boosheid is vaak iets heel anders dan ze tegen jou zeggen. Grote kans dat de driftbui zo voorbij is en dat je je kind kunt troosten. Een puber help je weer op een andere manier. Boos worden op je kind voelt niet prettig, voor het kind niet en voor jou ook niet! Iemand helpen voelt meestal wel heel goed, zeker wanneer je je eigen kind kunt helpen. Dit is niet hetzelfde als geen grenzen stellen want die zijn zeker nodig💪🏻. Groei in jouw ouderschap en word die helpende leider! 💛
#doulas #papablogger #mamablogger #mama #papa #geboorte #opvoeding #baby #kind #geboorte #zwanger #zwangerschapsverlof #conscious #consciousness #parents #postpartum
Y’all!!!!!! I committed to myself and I pushed play! I didn’t miss a single day!!! I pushed myself hard! I lost countless inches and 21lbs!!! The best part I changed my life and committed to myself! I’m a more patient mama because of it!! I am so glad I finally decided to say yes and I am so thankful @lisahastings14
was there cheering me on waiting for me to finally say yes!!! I am soooo proud of myself! Transform 20 done!!! Restarting Monday...who is with me???
BLT Salads cause who doesn’t like bacon? Threw this salad together to get some veggies in (when we have guests we don’t eat nearly enough veggies!). Toast a slice of bread in the oven, chop some tomatoes, green onions, lettuce 🥬, crumble some bacon and feta & make a little dressing with some olive oil/apple cider vinegar and s/p. We are all about easy over here. Well easy and delish 😂😋
There is nothing like using words and positive intentions when serving a fussy toddler food 🤣
Last weeks creation was Curried egg sandwich letters 🍃 Blueberries 🍃 Sweet corn 🍃Snow Peas 🍃 Capsicum .
Xavi has been grazing so much on holiday! Today we made a big platter for 5 kids and they loved it! See my stories for deets .
Do you have a grazer or does you toddler love big meals? .
Welcome. For those new here. I’m Bec Craig, formerly known as Rebecca Seemann
I grew up in Brisbane, Qld, went to private schools both primary and high. I grew up in an unstable home environment. My perspective was that it was turmoil
I believed I wasn’t enough for such a long time. I lost my confidence I naturally had as a child. My high school years were the hardest
I decided to cope with the darkness through food. I was 15 and became very crafty at skipping meals between my heavy dance, sports and extra curricular (work) schedule. I weighed 48kilos at one stage and had little to no energy, my heart rate was also very low, but I was determined to stay in control
Food became a way to control my life because I didn’t really know what ‘happy’ was without body image being the top priority. I thought if I was thinner that would equal happy
It did not
I stayed in that cage for the next 10 years, I was no longer starving myself in the worrying style but I had shifted the fear into chronic dieting. I wasn’t happy, even when I hit the milestones I needed
Diets don’t work
We place such importance that they will complete us when the scales reflect the digits we are seeking
It’s not our fault we think this way
We are conditioned
I was 26 when I realised that the only way out of this was to begin to accept myself exactly as I was
So I did
I accepted the ‘overweight’ version of myself
I accepted her
Then I loved her
At times I feel the old her come back and peek a boo, but she’s never welcomed for long
I became a mother
And I was re birthed again
To accept and love myself just as I am
My body showed up again in complete harmony with Mother Nature. It stretched, jiggled and contracted back to itself again
But I was different again
I was re-birthed
Now I am on a mission
I want YOU to know
That YOU are lovable, acceptable and most importantly PERFECT, WHOLE and COMPLETE JUST as you are RIGHT NOW
You can have the car, body, relationship if you want it, but don’t place the importance on it. It won’t cure, fix or complete you, only YOU can do that
So as you rise tomorrow, greet yourself with love and kindness ❤️❤️❤️
Prendre soin de soi
Enfin... essayer 🙈 depuis l'accouchement mes cheveux sont secs, ultra cassant, et le pire du pire c'est d'en retrouver au quatre coins de la maison tellement que je les perds ! Ça fais bien longtemps que je ne suis pas allée chez le coiffeur mais j'ai décidé de les laisser pousser, et pour le coup je peux dire merci aux hormones de grossesse car ils sont bien long ! Alors je mise sur les poudres @aromazone_officiel
pour qu'ils soient brillant, plus épais et forts 💪🏼 Je mise sur le naturel même pour les soins 👌🏼
Are you a morning lark 🐦 or a night owl? 🦉 Do you generally feel motivated or completely overwhelmed by your cravings? Do you feel stronger in some areas of your life and weaker than others? Does any of this really matter when it comes to your goals and dreams for your life? The answer is no. 😱
Often times your goals require you to improve where are you are weak. Your goals may challenge you to wake up early in the morning and you’re a night person. Or stay up late when you like to be in bed by 9 and up at 5. 💤
Brendan Bouchard has a KILLER podcast about the “special powers” myth. He talks about how people make excuses for their success, or rather lack of, by saying they’re just not like “those” people (aka successful). 💰 But in all reality people are not born that way. Yes, we’re born with different strengths, but a lot of high performing individuals will tell you that they are very intentional with their time and with what they consume mentally and physically and the people that they are around. 👯♂️ I’m not a morning person, but I make myself wake up every morning because I know what I’m working toward. I have huge goals and I know that it will take sacrifice to get there. I don’t always enjoy working out, but I know that it’s good for my body and my heart, and most days my mind above everything else. If you have dreams and goals and visions, you will do what it takes to make it happen. 💪🏼 “The question is not “what are my strengths and how can I apply them?” The question is: ⚡️What do you want out of life? And then go develop into that person.” Living in your strengths is living in your comfort zone. Which is nice. But comfort doesn’t breed success.
Kids are down for their naps. Should I...
🤔 Take a shower
🤔 Do my makeup
🤔 Fold laundry (jk that's not happening)
🤔 Wash the dishes
🤔 Etc. Etc. Etc. Etc...
Where my other mamas at!?!? 🙋🏻♀️🙋🏻♀️🙋🏻♀️
Quick update. #BabySaul
is at home and doing well! His Jaundice numbers are quite high, blood tests confirmed he is in a safe enough space for us to treat it at home so we are doing ten minutes of sun therapy twice a day. He is not sleeping much because of the Jaundice and partly because I don’t think he is getting enough milk in his system. .
Breastfeeding is an absolute emotional roller coaster. It is not easy for everyone, and it can become really frustrating and tiring especially if you get into your second hour of non stop trying and baby is not getting enough milk. I must admit it is tough. I am adamant though and we will do this one way or the other! .
What I have not mentioned yet is that during birth baby could not get out and we had a situation where one of the doctors had to apply force to my chest cavity (almost broke a rib) and then eventually they released the baby. He had bad bruising in his face and one blue eye as you can see in the pic. .
Body update tomorrow but first, sleep...... .
#baby #newborn #momlife #momsofinstagram #momswithcameras #raisingboys #boy #postpartum #jaundice #newbaby #newbabyboy #babyboy
There is a reason for every milestone!! Is your 👶🏼 behind on one?? Bring them to see us sooner than later so it doesn’t hinder future milestones and brain growth 🧠
I haven't really made a post that exposes the really hard sides to parenting. I'm having a really hard fucking time trying to keep myself together. I have a very short temper, and I lose it often. I scream, and I cry, and I throw shit, and I hit walls and myself. I'm fucking struggling :( I keep trying every day though, because I KNOW that this little boy needs me. I KNOW that this little boy deserves me at my best. I'm not anywhere near being at my best, but hopefully with some time I can get there and make my life that much better. I know I need to go to a doctor and get some help, and I'm working on it. I'm working on a better me because it's what my son deserves. #babyboy #blueeyes #blueeyedbeauty #momlife #momfails #postpartumbody #postpartum #momgoals #struggles #handsomeboy #postpartumdepression
Have everything I need for my Saturday morning workout. Sneakers, step, all natural preworkout and my workout buddy, and all from the comfort of my home. Want to know more about what I do, just ask!
Country life with my two little munchkins 🐣🐰
Hello, world of social media!
Zero filter. Zero makeup. Zero lashes. (My brows are microbladed otherwise I would have zero of those, too 🤣)
The topic of makeup can be so controversial. Women get made fun of if you don’t wear make up, women get criticized if you wear it. We can’t win!
Do you wear make up? Girl, you’re beautiful.
Do you not wear make up? Girl, you’re beautiful.
Here is my truth, Ulta and Sephora are two of my absolute favorite stores to spend my time and money in. I could literally spend HOURS in there. Here’s something to think about, whether you wear make up regularly or not, please do not tie your self-confidence and self worth to the amount of makeup you have on.
Operating from a place of loving yourself and being confident in yourself will shine through regardless if you have foundation on or not + is the greatest gift you can give the world.
Have a beautiful friend? Tag them here 👇❤️
Just so you know - if Easter looks nothing like matching pyjama sets, personalised buckets and photoshoots for you and more like children climbing all over you all day in various stages of upset and buying the wrong kind of chocolate*, I see you!! It's all good. There's no wrong or right way to Easter.
I remember one Easter, I ran on the treadmill to sweat out the piece of Hershey’s pie I ate (you know the one Burger King sells OH MY GOSH my weakness, used to stop and get one after school every day ). Legit, ate the piece of pie, looked at the calories in a slice, 330 calories, RAN on the treadmill until I reached that amount.
Then, had another piece and ran it off again the next day!🤦♀️ Flash forward to today —- NEW MINDSET, no counting calories...did my scheduled cardio workout and ready for a weekend of fun with family and friends!
Moderation is KEY.
I believe in balance.
Not punishing myself. .
Exercise is my therapy, my dose of happiness, NOT a punishment! .
PS Pray for me I am headed to the grocery store. Pray it’s not too busy and that too much Easter candy doesn’t JUMP into my basket!🐣💜
Nykyään reissuun lähteminen hoituu ilman harmaita hiuksia 👵 ja alla kerron miksi 💛
Aiemmin jos oli lähtö jonnekin tai piti pakata vaatteita reissuun mukaan niin tapahtui tyypillinen "ei mitään päällepantavaa"-reaktio 🙅🙍
Äitiys- ja hoitovapaalla (sulatellessa raskauskilojani) mietin omaa tyyliäni: mistä väreistä tykkään, mitkä värit sopivat minulle, haluamani vaatteiden tyyli jne 👗👠💄👜 Käytin mm. Pinterestiä apuna ideoiden etsintään. Konmari-tyyppisesti kävin vaatteet(kin) läpi. Paljon vaatetta lähti kierrätykseen ja kirppareille ♻ Oma tyyli löytyi 💃♥
Nykyään mietin vaatehankinnat tarkkaan. Uusien vaatteiden pitää A) olla sellaisia, että ne varmasti tulee käyttöön B) sopia jollakin tavalla aiemmin hankittuihin vaatteisiin (yhdisteltävyys on avainasioita vaatekaapissani) ja C) olla sellaisia, joista oikeasti tykkään (jos en ole varma tykkäänkö jostakin vaatteesta, en osta sitä).
Ja näin nykyään vältyn vaatekriiseiltä sekä pakkaamisen tuskalta 😍 Nuo kestokassit on muuten nykyään lempparini lyhyillä reissuilla!🛍 Ja vaatteet pystyviikattuina, tottakai 😊✌
Sori pitkä jaaritus. Kiva jos jaksoit lukea loppuun 😘