Woohoo! I’m loving my new PayPal here device! Bring on the book sales. “Single Mom...Slaying It!”. For my friends far away, no despair. You can still purchase my book online at Amazon and Smashwords.
Ten years cleaning, that’s why it takes me 2 hours to clean an entire home. It’s been years, hours, so many long days. Shoulder pain, carpel tunnel, four dyson vacuums, a 3 year old Subaru with 135,000 k on it. Work. Struggling, cancellations! The fucking cancellations! All on rent day? No problem! The hours I put into scheduling all of my new parents, shift working nurses and physically and mentally ill clients. The shoulder to cry on, the dead car in the driveway with a crying kid who doesn’t want to go to school.
Those 2 hours that I passionately clean a home, with all that energy. It’s MY art, from mostly pain. Such beautiful pain.
Thank you Diane ❤️ #yearsexperience #boss #bossbabe #singlemomma #cannamoms #cannamom #ocd #autismmomma #work #art #barrie #local #supportlocal #localbusiness #workingmoms #career #driven #motivation #smallbusiness
Week 6/6. I have 6 more days to go. That's crazy! But ya know what? I love starting a program and seeing it all the way through because I get to prove to myself with each completed program that no matter what... that I can keep a promise to myself, that I can do hard things, and that I am capable of accomplishing my goals. .
'You guys I've said it before- sustainable weight-loss is a lifestyle, it's not a short-term goal. There will be times where the number on the scale might not move and that doesn't mean that it's not working. It doesn't mean that you're not working. It doesn't mean you have to switch nutrition plans. It just means your body is doing what it's supposed to do. .
Some days it's going to be weight loss! .
Some days it's going to be inches lost! .
Some days it's going to be muscle gain! .
Some days you're going to be tired and maybe you're not going to work as hard, you're still going to get it done though!
Its all just part of the process. If you can just embrace that process and just know there are ups and downs, good days and bad days, weight loss days and non weight loss days.. and keep going and know that no matter what- everytime you push play, every time you finish your workout, you're doing something that's good for your body!
At the end of the day, that's the most important thing! .
Your strengthening your heart.
Your strengthening your lungs.
Your fueling your body to get through life and these workouts, and to do it in a healthy happy way! Focus on that. .
Just be patient with it and know that you're doing good things for your body'!!! ~Autumn Calabrese
Kyle and I were talking about goals last night and he made a comment about how there are only 21 weeks to summer! ☀️ 🏖 👙He went on to say that if we lost 1 pound a day, that would be 21 lbs., 2 a week 👉🏻42 lbs.!!! 😳🔥 I can’t stop thinking about that... 1 pound a week, I could do that!! 🙌🏻👍🏻 Especially now that I have to the right supplements to help me get there! ☕️ 💊👌🏻😊 ☀️Are you 🏖 bod ready? 👙 I want to feel comfortable in my own skin and I don’t know about you, but I’m ready to get after it!! 💪🏻☀️ If you need a little nudge, like I do, let me hook you up with a lil’ 40% off coupon! I gotchu boo! 😘😘 #summerready
☀️ #beachbodychallenge #ilovesummer
It’s just that simple. Nothing beats a trial but a failure. Go ahead give it a shot. You may very well be surprised 😲😲😲😲
Okay ..so, having one of those moments...my kids just got home from visiting "Dad" where they swear everything is rainbows & sunshine & money falls from trees. I have no family near me. A few close friends, but no one who is always available. It is just me w/ my kids. So when they come home, upset & take everything out on me...it is so hard.
Right now, I'm doing my thing. Hiding in my car. It is my safe place. This moment will pass. The tears will stop. I just look forward to the days where the part of "twice the hugs" comes true. .
#singlemommalife #singlemomma #singleparent #roughday #mommytears #thistooshallpass
These three strives me to be the best mom I can be for them!! Without them I wouldn’t know what I would do. They constantly keep me on my toes. Especially my baby boy!! #singlemomma
Do you ever go through
moments thinking to yourself: WTF did I get myself into? I have a lot lately.
when I come home from work, Aubrey is so fussy, I can't help but think she
would rather have her aunt around. Or I think she would rather be with her dad,
because she doesn't fuss with her dad either. (So he says.) I want everything
to be as smooth because we have about 2 hours together before she gets ready
for bed. On Friday, when went to a really busy restaurant. She usually does
really well in public, but she was not having it on Friday. It was just too
much for her. I'm trying to get her to calm down, and I couldn't help but
think: I just want to go home. I wasn't enjoying myself at all. I knew that my frustration was only making things worse. She finally fell asleep but then woke up as soon as we got into the car. When we were driving home together (i wasn't driving) she just watched me the whole way home, holding my hand. I knew right then and there, on the days that I think this is impossible and being a single mom fucking sucks sometimes, she does things like that, I would never want to share in those bonding connected moments. No one else gets to have those but us. It makes it all worth it. Have you had moments like these?
#singleparent #singlemother #singlemomlife #singlemomsrock #singlemomproblems #singlemomsrule #singlemomma #singlemommy #singlemompower
Pick your number!! How much do you need a month?? Let’s make it happen! 💰👑💕
It won’t always be easy.
It will take time.
It will require dedication.
There will be temptations.
You may even slip up.
But I’m here to not let you GIVE UP!
When you see incredible results through sustainable methods, not crash dieting. I promise you - you reach your goal and when you finally feel GOOD in your skin (and your clothes!) its all worth it. 🙌🏼
That drastic stuff doesn’t work! 🙅🏻♀️ Or at least not long term. But with a simple plan (something you can actually follow) & with a little accountability along the way, you can make it happen.
That’s exactly what I did and I can actually sustain it! So if you have big goals for 2019 for your health or fitness - you can still do this!
I’m looking for 10 motivated women to join me + rock their goals together. You’ll have the plan you need + support to not give up on yourself.
You may be TOTALLY ready to jump in or you may be like me and have a thousand questions first. So don’t worry, I GOT YOU!
We have little info session on Thursday on FB to break it all down for you! It will cover:
▪️what the bootcamp entails
▪️what workouts are like
▪️how you’ll access them
▪️what the meal plan includes
▪️how you’ll stay motivated &
▪️answer all of your questions
Totally no obligation to join at the end, just come hang out for the day & check out some videos! Sound good??
Comment below with your fav emoji or send me a message to get in the info group! ✌🏻
Lets rock 2019 together!
It’s Sunday ✨ I’ve eaten like shit all week, it’s showing on my body and I wanna nap 💤 BUT I did my grocery shopping, meal plan and chugging my momma crack and busting out 2️⃣ workouts today so I can sweat muh shit out ✌🏻
Still single? That’s ok let the guys and gals know. Link in bio🤪
Today I am cheerleader for MYSELF. I am shouting out ME. Why? Because this time two years ago I was experiencing my first day as a solo mum of these two pictured cheeky, gorgeous and energetic human beings
This journey I like to call BRUTIFUL - it’s beautiful but also brutal
, the #endurance
to keep going and the constant drive to be the best mother I can for my kids and the best human I can for myself. This is beautiful
The emotional and physical exhaustion of being just one caring for two, the financial strain and drain and the no time to myself while being the #loneliness
I have ever been. This is brutal
The last two years have been my proudest years though, my deepest learnings and richest experiences. I have developed a resilience I never knew I had, a trust in my abilities and a confidence I’d long forgotten
I am pulled by my dreams and grounded by my kids
What’s one of your greatest moments?
#mumaversary #grounded #dreamdriven
Hello my beautiful sweets. It’s been a while, I know. 2019 has been so eventful; happy to report that I’ve checked off a few things on my “to do goals” list which is exciting. I am still however struggling emotionally with some 2018 baggage. My plan is to push pass the pain because I know there is success, happiness and a peace of mind waiting for me on the other side. So if you find yourself in a similar situation, I would like to encourage you to do the same.😘
Growth- A long process but one that is truly worth it.
I take pride in everything that I do. I strive with everything that's given to me. My accomplishments are nothing shy of hard work and dedication to what is most important in my life. Proportion that goes out to the people who say that I can't possibly do whatever it is that I'm doing with or without them. Whoever you are live without limits become Limitless....
May not be the best looking person but I have a big heart n lots of love to give to someone who wouldn’t break it. It’s time for me to MOVE ON!!! You know u should watch who you talk to Bc it will get to the person u don’t wanna know it fucker!! #singleMomma
Let’s talk real for just a minute. I am not a fan of ☕️🤷🏼♀️. I’ve tried to be a lover, but just don’t like the taste without adding all the stupid, fattening ingredients to it. So, I turned to my trusted Monster energy drinks. Well, we all know how super bad those are for your body 😆. I desperately needed an alternative. 👉🏻👉🏻Enter #ketocoffee
! I bought my first bag over the summer and was pleasantly surprised by how much I liked it! It’s a smooth, creamy flavor, that I could handle! I went through the bag and then went back to my energy drinks. 🤦🏼♀️ Now, I’m drinking it everyday and have noticed some #wickedsweet
advantages! 👉🏻I feel so much better when I wake up!!
👉🏻I have energy throughout the day!
👉🏻No bloating... like hardly ever! 👉🏻I’m not as hungry in the mornings!
👉🏻I’ve shed a couple pounds!
For real, this stuff is the 🐝 knees, the 🐱 meow... 👉🏻You can get it for 40% off!!
#wakeupandcoffee #saturdayvibes #caffeinegivesmelife
I knew I was ready to level up in my business when I got the chance to hang out at Selena Soo’s Mastermind Retreat in Las Vegas last week. The women I was with were making 6,multiple 6 and 7 figures and some ONLY working 3 days a week ! This works with your relationships too! What kind of men have you been with ? Is it time to level up and be with guys that treat you right? Have funds to take you out? Emotionally available and cute too? Yes.. it’s time. Life is too short for crappy relationships! Meet me in my FB group Link in bio for a workshop on Monday eve so you can finally find your guy online Chica! Xoxo
The hardest part of coming to terms with my divorce in the beginning was this crushing feeling that I wasted so much time.
I used to spend so much time praying, talking to friends, and in therapy, trying to fix it.
Now, I no longer regret the years that I invested because at the time, it was meaningful to me and I know that gave my personal best to make it work. #selfforgiveness
💛 A piece from book #2
Saturday fun-day!! 👧🏽👦🏽👦🏽🌞
Very few of you know my whole story, especially why I LOVE coaching working moms.
So truth bomb: I was a bad mom. Like resented my kids, overwhelmed by daily life as a mom, didn’t enjoy sitting down and playing with them.
I wasn’t even excited for bedtime guys, I was dreading waking up. The feeling in my stomach when they woke up from naps earlier than I wanted was awful, like “ok I have to shut myself off and be mom again now”.
And the worst part was I thought this was normal. I thought to myself I’m just struggling a little bit, it will get better as they get older and easier to handle, when the girls are more independent I’ll get to be me again. I’ll get to take time for myself and go out and do yoga or just walk around the library for hours ALONE again.
I have always, always loved babies and wanted to have kids. But it didn’t turn out to be the dream life I thought. Of course I knew about sleepless nights and dirty diapers and tantrums but that stuff is easy. We know how to do that instinctively for the most part.
What I didn’t understand, couldn’t understand was the overwhelm. The feeling of drowning EVEN THOUGH everything looked fine from the outside. I was running a fairly successful business from home, we just bought the big house, the girls’ dad was working steady and making great money...
I honestly believed that the only way to get out of this corporate ladder version of family life, going after the next thing, the next kid, the next vacation (even though we never did take a real vacation) was to make a HUGE change. To leave it all behind. And I did.
I separated from the girls’ dad, left with my tiny car and $5,000 working part-time as a Starbucks barista.
There’s so much that I could tell you in this space (if IG had longer posts!), but here’s what I know.
I know exactly how hard being a working mom is. And honestly, if momming feels like work even though you’re not getting paid - you’re a working mom.
I also know how EASY it can be when you start appreciating your kids and their *excruciatingly slow development* process.
And I know that a huge change like a separation is actually the hard way out!
...to be continued
If you want to change your life, stop going through the motions every day, in a life you don’t love. Find time in your day, be it the beginning, middle, or end to work on yourself. Use that time to determine what your goals are and how you are going to reach them. You are responsible for you. Take time to change yourself. Create a clear laser focus and your outer reality will change. If you want help in how to achiever this, I am happy to help guide you toward the resources that will change your wold. Send me a PM. ❤️