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FEAR. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ My girl Bonnie dropped all kinds of knowledge about it during this morning’s dog walk/commute. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ The most important nugget I want to share with you is this... ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ It’s OKAY to feel fear. In fact, our bodies are designed to feel it to keep us safe (so we could out run the dinosaurs or whatever). What’s not okay is to let fear be your excuse when it comes to taking action. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ As she talked me through some reflection, I realized my main fears (and reasons for shutting down) involve people thinking I’m not smart, not capable, not worthy of the life I’m creating. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ The reality? Those people probably aren’t even thinking about me because they’ve all got their own stuff they’re working through. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ It’s not easy to let those thoughts/feelings swoop in and impact my decision making. But I’m making the commitment to acknowledge the feeling and then move on instead of letting it derail me. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ In case you missed it yesterday, I’m working through The Life Coach School Podcast for the first time. It started in 2014 so I’ve got a ways to go, but I’m 5 episodes in and loving it so far!
THIS is honeymooning at its finest🥂 • Thanks to @bluepalaceresort For the honeymoon champagne 🍾 • • • • • • • • #honeymooners #crete #newlyweds #cretegreece #honeymoontravel
The saying “attention to detail” is kind of a cliche these days. but it really rings true in photography. You need to be aware of your surroundings. Focusing in on a small area & picking out something that will draw the viewers eyes. Hopefully that little detail holds their attention long enough so that they dive deeper into the photograph. In this case, I had a beautiful waterfall to shoot (and I did) but here I wanted to focus on the interplay between the rocks, leaves and the water weaving its way through them. leading the eye back to the waterfall leaving the rest to the imagination. #capturewisconsin #wisco #sconnie #discoverwisconsin #scenicwisconsin #sharethestoke #outdoorrecreation #keepthenorthcold #nature #wanderlust #optoutside #fstoppers #getoutside #justgoshoot #OutsideTheLoop #ourwild #nikon #wildernessculture #findyouradventure #publiclandowner #keepitpublic #outdoors #outside #livebravely #nikonphotography #tamron
Do you want to know the best part about being home 🏡 in Wisconsin 👐🏻?!?! • • I get to go to all the country concerts I want with my sista 👯‍♀️ • • @aelliott00 got tickets for us to go to @todaysq106 #storytellersjam for my birthday and to say it was amazing would be an understatement!!! • • @m10penny @zdevin @craigcampbelltv @davidleemurphy @carltonanderson absolutely rocked the stage. True talent from all of those singer songwriters! Can’t wait to do it again. Oh and did I mention it was for an amazing cause... the @amfam children’s hospital 🤗 • • 👛: @whiskeyleedesigns • • 👢: @norootsboots • • 👑(the closest thing I could find to a necklace 🤣) @lariatsandlace • • #countrygirl #countrymusic #q106storytellersjam #sisters #countryconcert #madison #wisconsin #sconnie #madtown
Wanna know a secret? ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Even though I’ve been doing this whole at-home workout thing for a year and a half, it’s still not easy. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Like.... today I scrolled through my phone in bed for 30 mins before getting up and then found a bunch of random tasks to do for another 25 before I finally pushed play. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ But one thing I’ve learned is that on these days where I “don’t really feel like it” it’s even more important that I make it happen. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Even though it was a rest day in my program, I found a 27 minute MMA cardio workout and got after it. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Because my happiness is worth it. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Even when it’s not easy.
Minnesconsin Views 🍁🌲🍂🌾🍃#borderbattle
Our resort is truly like a palace. It is really nice to have a gym & weights again, and an amazing view for a workout 🏋🏽‍♀️ • • • • • • • • #newlyweds #honeymooners #crete #cretegreece #liift4life
No one ever injured their eyesight by looking on the bright side 💛
Beautiful morning on Saturday was very windy but it was better then sitting at home #sconnie #sunrise #publicland #bowseason #stepintomyoffice #wiscopublic #gettingcloser
Today my little nugget turns 5! He’s the sweetest thing, has the best personality, and is obviously very photogenic 😍 I’m so lucky to be your fur mama 🧡
“I just want to feel better” ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ It was never about buying smaller clothes or lifting heavier weights. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ It really wasn’t even about the number on the scale. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ It was about the fact that I didn’t recognize the girl looking back at me in the mirror. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ It was about the fact that I hated having to show up at work. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ It was about the fact that I didn’t feel deserving of my husband’s love because I took all my stress out on him. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ It was about the fact that I was exhausted by the thought of hanging out with friends. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ It was about knowing that I wasn’t meant to live that way. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ So when my coach first asked me about my goals, I made some up to seem more legit. But the reality was simple. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ I just wanted to feel better.
* I received a photo book from my buddy. * Memories of reunited after 16 years *:ஐ(●︎˘͈ ᵕ˘͈)人(˘͈ᵕ ˘͈●︎)ஐ: * laughter, midnight chatter, meiji chocolate🍫 It makes me smile every time I remember. Thank you Richele. I miss you so much. * * #lovemybuddy #reunion #missyou #memories #japantrip #buddy #loveyou #sconnie #whatawonderfulworld
Birch forests are straight magic. 😍#caseylake
Scouting makes me feel like I'm 8 years old again. 🦌🌲🦌#ditchthetrails
Don’t worry if people think you are crazy. You are crazy. You have that kind of intoxicating insanity that lets other people dream outside the box of the lines and become who they’re destined to be. -Jennifer Elisabeth
🍫All Gold Everything👌 • @doorcountybrewingco Polka King Porter makes the perfect companion for fun sized @Twix bars! Polka King’s notes of caramel & roasted chocolate are emphasized by this bite sized morsel. #Treatyourself 🎃
I was convinced I had conquered my inner mean girl. You know, that girl in my head who’s like “yeah right you’re the worst” and talks me out of stuff? ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ And then as I was listening to a podcast this morning, I was like “whaaaaaaaat” and realized she’s not gone. She’s just way sneakier than she once was. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Instead of coming right out and telling me I can’t do something, she shows up as an “I don’t know” ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ I don’t know if we’re making the right decision moving from a house to an apartment. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ I’m not sure if I can balance all of these things I’ve signed up for. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Do I really want to build a successful business when it’s so far outside my comfort zone? ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ No longer listening to that mean girl when she starts to talk me out of things. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Instead, I’m gonna acknowledge her, figure out why she’s saying those things, and try to move past her. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ PS - I started from the beginning with “The Life Coach School Podcast” by Brooke Castillo and HIGHLY recommend it. I’m focusing on mindset moving into 2019 and I can already tell she’s gonna help me change my outlook on how I approach life.
It was a beautiful day to take some photos yesterday. #photography #wisconsin #wisco #sconnie #fall #autumn #bridges #photooftheday
So excited to be back in a routine, and even more excited to watch these muscles grow over the next eight weeks. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ The interesting part of working out in a gym now instead of my basement is seeing what other people do for fitness. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ To put it simply: I’m glad to have someone on my screen telling me exactly what to do for the 35 mins I’m there so I don’t have to try to read the directions on the side of a machine or spend a million years on the elliptical. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ All about removing the guess work. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ The fact that it costs a fraction of what a live personal trainer would is just icing on the cake. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Day 2/32
Slapped sweaters on over our jammies to catch the snowfall yesterday morning. ♡♡ #snow #windy #babygirl #love #toddler #fall #wisconsin #sconnie #notsoterribletwos #cute
I’m baaaaaack (sort of) 😬
Ready to crush the last 70 days of 2018! ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ I’ve been reaching for the pizza/cheesy bread and rinsing it down with wine/cider a little more often than I’d like. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Now, I don’t plan on leaving these things behind cold turkey (a girl’s gotta live), but I’m going to refocus on whether I really want those things. On whether I’ll feel good after or if my stomach will be mad at me. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Met with a few leaders from my team tonight who are feeling similar, so we spent some time planning out the rest of the calendar year together. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ I CAN’T WAIT to head into the new year feeling incredible with these women (instead of feeling like we need to hibernate because of all the holiday indulging) ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Going BACK TO BASICS with my crew for the next ten weeks... starting with figuring out how to hold each other accountable as Halloween candy shows up everywhere. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ If you’re ready to join us, we’re ready to welcome you with open arms! ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Drop your favorite spooky emoji below and I’ll send you all the details ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ 🎃💀😱🧛🏻‍♀️🧟‍♀️🦇🕷⚰️👻
Life’s little treasures 🍂
I loveeee having this gigantic window open at my boyfriend’s house and letting all of the natural light in 🌞 unfortunately while we were sitting here though about three or four little birds flew in to the window and one stunned himself pretty badly :( is there something we can put on the window to stop the birds from flying in to it but for the sunlight to still come in? I’m not sure who would be more upset by the lack of natural light-me, or the pig 🐷
It’s my least favorite time of the school year. The time when the “new” has completely worn off and all the summative assessments are coming in and the next [first] day off seems so, so far away. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ You know how I know we’re IN IT? I’ve eaten gross food and drank more alcohol than normal and all I want to do is sleep. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Tomorrow was supposed to be the day I recommitted to my health and fitness, but as I sat on the couch wondering how much longer I could put off grocery shopping before there was no good produce left I realized something. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ The only thing holding me back from starting is myself. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Instead of falling back into “I’ll start Monday” like I have so many times before, I decided there’s a reason most calendars list Sunday as the first day of the week. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Stay tuned for my “let’s fricken do this” photos + plan for the last ten weeks of the year later tonight! ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Day 1/32
Santorini, you have been a dream. I really do not want to leave, but tomorrow we are off to Crete! • Shoutout to @santorinisecret for being the most incredible hotel. They have facilitated transportation anywhere we want to go outside of walking distance, have amazing and accommodating staff, provided fantastic dining recommendations, and made our stay even more perfect! • • • • • • • #newlyweds #honeymooners #oiasantorini #santorinigreece #santorinisecret #santorinisecrets
Writing this and reflecting back on the last couple of days is giving me all the feels 💕 • In high school you have your group of friends and you are inseparable, you tell yourselves your BFFs for life! But after graduation you all go your separate ways & fall out of touch. For me, college was the same. I met so many people being in being in a sorority (AXO 😍) & love all my ladies, but meeting so many people it was still hard for me to find those deeper friendships. Then after college you (maybe) find your “big girl job” and you meet the person of your dreams & you think to yourself, I’m happy enough, I have my best friend and my coworkers. What else could I possibly need? Even though deep down you still have that nagging feeling that something is still missing. • After this weekend I know exactly what was missing, and as you grow older, let me tell you, you are still meant to have those deep connections with your girls, you just have to find the right ones 👯‍♀️✨ Even though this was our first time meeting in person, from someone else looking in they would have thought we’ve been friends forever 💓 • And to think, if I didn’t step out & say YES to this opportunity I would still be searching for that sense of community & would have never come to know some of my BEST FRIENDS 🥂💕 #youcansitwithus
Sundays with the squad are my favorite! ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ After the Bucks game Friday, my coaching event yesterday, and our friend’s Hall of Fame induction last night, I was in pretty serious need of a sleep-in and some time relaxing with these three. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Next up: planning our menu for the week, grocery shopping, getting back to your messages about joining our team this month, and jumping on a FaceTime call with the leaders from my team to plan out the rest of 2018. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Hope you’re having a great Sunday! ☀️
Was a fun weekend in Madison with great friends (even if it was cold). Thanks @jihijih for the student section seats, and I am looking forward to visiting you again! #sconnie 🔴⚪️👐🏻
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This is how I felt about the random snowfall yesterday during the #Badgerfootball game!!! But they won so I guess it was worth it! Also got to spend time with @abigailrachelsmith ❤️ • • • #badgerhomecoming #football #snowfall #coldweather #wisconsin #sconnie
Quick shot of the VIP guests before the mad rush. Had a great time,Thanks to everyone involved.
Cheers to a slow morning watching the sun rise over Lake Michigan! ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ For years we’ve had waking up in our home overlooking water on our list of dreams, and even though a one-bedroom apartment wasn’t a detail we planned for, crossing this off years before we anticipated is so worth it.
Today, we moved from this spot only once. That was to go get gyros for lunch and we promptly returned 🍹🥙 • • • • • #newlyweds #honeymooners #oiasantorini #santorinigreece #santorinisecrets
We have been here for a week and this is the only picture we have together when we’re showered and dressed nicely ... 🤷🏽‍♀️ • The amount of time we see people sitting on their phones at the restaurants, getting the perfect photos, redoing poses and obsessing over the perfect angle, is actually impressive and sad. We snap a few and put the phones away because we want to take it in. The memories will be worth more than the photos 🇬🇷💏 • • • • • • #oiasantorini #honeymooners #newlyweds #santorinigreece #santorini #RDBabe
Works out but also likes gyros and baklava 🤣 We have done a great job of staying active on vacation, mixing in fresh salads, but also allowing ourselves some grace to enjoy our honeymoon. I don’t diet. I find balance 👌🏼 • • • • • • #workoutanywhere #newlyweds #honeymooners #oiasantorini #findbalance
You guys! I have not washed my hair ALL WEEK! . You know how it goes... I was going to do it that one day, but then I was sick... and it really needs it, but I have a wedding tomorrow, so I don't want to wash it two days in a row... . So here I am... dry shampoo is my bff. . . . #truthbomb #lifewithlyme #lymewarrior #cnalife #balancedandempowered #wisconsingirl #sconnie #eauclairewi #happygirl #justhowitgoes #dailyinsta #dirtyhairdontcare 💁 #ohwell #dryshampoo #topknot #hospitallifedaily #lymeproblems #cnaproblems #noclife #nightshiftproblems #blondebalayage #lymediseaseawareness #spoonie
On Wisconsin. ❤️🏈 #sconnie #badgers #camprandall #sistersday
I've been welcomed back to Mad City! 🔴⚪🏙🚤 I've had a great time catching up with my Wisconsin peeps. 1. I waited 11 days for Hudaddy to finish up in MA, and here I am waiting for him to finally walk through the door 2. Reuinted and it feels so good! 3. Met my friends' dog Sir Elliott, who they adopted while I was away 4. Walkies with my housemates Molly and Macy 5.&6. Met my cousin's puppy Nolan they got over the summer (named for the director Christopher Nolan) 7. Met a new handsome shiba friend Kiba who I definitely will be seeing again soon 8.&9. Reuinted with my sister Mika and her housemates Keiko and Emma. I've had a busy social calendar! . . . #welcomehome #sconnie #wisco #wisconsingirl #madcity #backinmyhometown #friendsgalore #dogbuddies #shibatailwag #googleassistantmovie #autumninwi #oldfriendsnewmemories #newfriends #madisondogparks
We decided we are making this an annual tradition. Hopefully next year it doesn’t snow on us. 💕❤️🏈❄️🙌🏼 • • • •
Game 7 ready ✔️ Our Crew Sweatshirt ✔️ Spotted cow 🍺✔️ Let’s go!!! #ourcrewouroctober #brewers #milwaukeeproud #sconnie 💙💛💙💛⚾️⚾️⚾️
The beer before the storm ❄️ • #happyhomecoming #Budsconsin 👐
Win or lose, I love my team. 💛💚💛💚💛💚 . . . . . #gopackgo #greenbaypackers #gbp #packers #greenandyellow #wisconsin #sconnie #loyalty #myteam #texas #texasgirl #wiaconsingirl #sunday #sundayfunday #nfl #team #squad #love #💛💚 #💛 #💚 #🏈 Via:-@misseejoy
▪️I’m down with the sickness (again) and wanted comfort food for lunch. But since there’s a Badgers game downtown and we don’t like crowds, we opted to go to @base_camp_mazomanie. 🍳 . ▪️Although it snowed for a weird minute in Middleton, the drive (Up? Down? I don’t know Wisco geography) was lovely. Sleepy towns rock!! 👍🏻 . ▪️I love SPAM (it’s a Filipino thing) so Base Camp’s @spambrand Spam on a Bun breakfast sandwich was what I needed! ♥️ . ▪️Just-like-how-my-momma-fries-it SPAM, fried egg, hash browns and cheese on a toasted brioche bun. @wisconsingourmande is a food genius!! ☕️ . #breakfast #breakfastfood #breakfastsandwich #spam #spamsandwich #wisconsinfood #wisconsinfoodie #foodiesofwisconsin #sconnie #sconniefood #sconnielife #fuckthatsdelicious #yougottaeatthis #eatlocal #supportlocal #foodiesofig #foodiesofinstagram #foodiecouple #foodceleb #madisonfood #foodporn
Cheers to October 🍻#getyourassoutside
Every day, everywhere I go, I'm always making my Ketones a priority. 💯 Why? Because with them it feels like my brain is turned ON 💡 I feel Focused AF ⚡️and Energized like a BAMF 🚀--- those are just a few of my fav things about starting my day with Ketones 🦄 And when I feel this GREAT, there's zero reason to ever go a day without them!!! 💞 #pruviteveryday @justpruvit @brianundy #ketosis #biohacking #gobadgers
Badgers and burgers. #badgers #sconnie #asherjohn
Yoga pants OFF. New favorite members of my closet ON! . Another fantastic piece from @milwaukeehome (design by the lovely and talented @naomipaperco ). . And the perfect @anthropologie skirt, ready to be dressed up or down. Boots or heels. Rain or shine. Whiskey or wine. (Huh?) . #milwaukee #wisconsin #love #wisco #mkehome #homesick #fashionfriday #pantsoff #danceoff #aboutthatwhiskeytho #isittooearly #love #life #sconnie #414 #fashion #casualstyle #vintage #beyou #feelbeautiful #style #smile #happy #home
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