Went out for a walk to clear my head, and got drawn here. You may find this strange and that’s ok but standing here I am reminded about how crazy blessed I am. If it weren’t for this baby boy I wouldn’t understand life quite the same. We don’t always get what we want, and life is not always easy or fair but each battle has lessons that make us stronger and can eventually be an opportunity to rise up, refocus... and be better... maybe help others going through tough times also. This baby changed me for the better in all the ways and I’m grateful for that. Life is so short. I’m 1 in 4.
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Never be afraid to try something new because life gets boring when you stay within the limits of what you already know 🌻
This momma was so strong. Emory Lee is here and she’s beautiful!!! 💕👶
I’ve never been much of a “traveler”. Although, growing up I was blessed to see the Grand Canyon, Mount Rushmore, The Grand Tetons, Yellowstone National Park, San Diego Zoo, just to name a few 😍
As I grew older, traveling just didn’t fit and I rarely left my little Texas town! A yearly summer girls trip was about the only time I packed a suitcase🏖
And all that changed about 3 years ago. Since then I have been to Nashville, New Orleans, Riviera Maya Mexico, and Indianapolis ✈️! And each time I’ve traveled with a circle of friends who have become like sisters to me 👭 (except when I drug my hubby along to Mexico, he didn’t seem to complain 😉).
I never would have been blessed with these adventures to grow my business while also meeting lifelong friends. From Texas, Oklahoma 🙋♀️, Arizona, Florida, Indiana, Kentucky, Illinois, to name a few! And I am thrilled to get to hang out with a handful of these ladies tomorrow in Tulsa! (I’ve been there a few times 😂).
How about you? Are you a traveler? Who is your favorite traveling partner? For me, I pick my tribe, my likeminded friends who are each working to be the best women we can be by cultivating stewarding our health among others 💕👭
Arm day is always a good day 💪🏽
Cuddling with my sweet sleepy girl. It’s been an emotional week and day...we said goodbye to my dear Great Uncle Habib who was a symbol of joy, devotion to God, and pure love. I was always sure of his love for me, and even his love for Emma! He will be greatly missed. Hug your loved ones a little tighter tonight, friends
this is a weekend of immense gratitude. this girl. i just can’t believe we’re together. and i can’t believe coaching brought us together. i can’t imagine life without her. i can be 100% me with her. not only that, but she pushes me to be better. we have matching tattoos. she is my shopping bestie. we can sit and cry and pray and worship together. we can laugh and curse and eat way too many doughnuts together. you have no idea what hangs in the balance of you doing that thing you’re afraid to do. i had ZERO idea this would happen when i started EXERCISING...yet here we are. stop letting questions and fears and insecurities hold you back. open wide to all god has for you. sure it’s hard, but it is SO worth it.
This is the look of a momma who has not controlled what and how much she has been eating this past week.....I am talking no holding back, mass consumption of cals, and they are not even nutritious. Talking mass pastries over here and hardly any veggies, lean protein, no superfoods shake, and then not much movement inside and outside the gym. Now I am not demonizing anything I ate, but I will admit that my choice of what I fueled my body with was not nutritious and so my activity and performance levels are seriously drained bc of it (Chisel Cardio had me hurting 🤣) and I have also gained some extra fat from the excess of calories consumed being WAY more then my body has needed for energy use this past couple of weeks. Well it's over and done now and I cant change the past...but I can change where I go from here. Time to put my mass overload in the Fuck It Bucket and start making better choices and not over consume those calories, make my calorie choices be more nutritious, and get my body moving more again. We are not perfect, our lives get crazy, and its OK to have those crazy ass weeks where our cals and movement takes a hit....just dont give up, put those healthy panties back on and get back to it. We got this!!👊💕
Celebrate all the incredible things your body can do.
Sappy/truth post ahead.
I struggled HARD after Liam was born with post-partum depression and anxiety. I knew I was prone to it because of my history with them outside of having a baby, it was a lot harder than I imagined it would be; coping with having a newborn, missing my mom and wishing she was there to help me blossom into a mom (still wishing she was here, 8.5 years later), not knowing if I could really do the single mom deal and so much more. I had a very traumatic childhood growing up, not anything my mom did but everything an uncle did and most of the family completely denying MY truth, the hell he put me through for 12 years, my mom never knew. My point of this story, I’ve dealt with so much hell my whole life, up until 2 years ago when my boy entered this world. I tried on multiple occasions to take my life before he was born. I couldn’t deal with losing my mom, the trauma and the immense depression and anxiety. I didn’t realize my true strength for a very long time. Many people didn’t think I’d make it far due to health conditions growing up. I’ve grown into a woman that has overcome mountains and barriers. I’m one class away from being the FIRST in my entire family to graduate with a Bachelors degree and I’m not stopping there. I’ve overcome many barriers and I AM a strong woman and most importantly, mother to my amazing little boy. Don’t let people change you or define you. Rise up. ❤️
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I made sure to get today’s booty day in before we hit the road to our weekend soccer tournament today. Crazy how much you can sweat in such a short amount of time and it NOT be cardio! There’s a few moves like the bottom move where you have to lay flat on your back, and they had me spinning for a bit. But, I just rode it out and kept on going once things stopped moving. 🤷🏻♀️ I’m disappointed the fitness center here is closed for remodeling, but it’s just Cardio Flow tomorrow, so technically I could just do it in the room. The downside is I’d wake up all the kids at 5:30am, and that’s never a good thing. 🤪. So, I’ll either wait until the games are done for the day, or just skip it until Sunday .... or all together.
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Upper body today 💪🏽💪🏽 so I’ve been trying out the intermittent fasting, I’m doing the 16/8 method where I skip breakfast and have my first meal at 12 pm my last at 8 pm and fasting for 16 hours. I gotta admit the first two days I felt hungry but I pulled through it. The third day I felt great, I didn’t feel bloated in the morning, I actually didn’t get hungry until the time I was supposed to eat, I had more energy, I felt more positive, and I just felt amazing. Now I don’t know if it is the fasting or what but I’m starting to love it ❤️ and for those people who I’ve told I’m doing this no I’m not starving myself. I am still fueling my body with healthy foods I’m just waiting until 12 to do so. 😉. Oh and another thing it’s easier for me to avoid unhealthy snack and to over eat. 😈
Strong is empathy. Strong is compassion. Strong is courage. Strong is boundaries. Strong is evolution. Strong is growth. Strong is not settling. Strong is knowing your worth. Strong is breaking cycles. Strong is self-love. Strong is rising. Strong is blood, sweat, tears & clawing our way to the healthier version of ourselves. ❤️
Todays run included a dead watch, blaze orange, a killer hill with a side of wind, looks of confusion from the Amish children I passed by. .
And as a bonus? The wonderful smells of country living 🐄💩
Yep. I'm officially a city girl. .
What about you? City or country?
A little shoulder prep work before I practiced some push-ups (which are still challenging me a year postpartum).
This little flow will prep those shoulders for a bit more loading.
A few tips: ⠀ - when the block is in between my hands I’m making Ls with my first finger and thumb and pressing into the block.
⠀ - when I’m doing the forearm lowers I’m working the elbows to ribs but not so much that it’s causing pain.
Give it a go, let me know if you like it 😉.
I don’t know if I’ve ever been more proud to own a piece of clothing. 😍 ..
Being on a team with a group of women who believe in you is so rewarding. Having a coach who believes in you is priceless. Thank you, @kimfitwithfaith
for believing in me even when I didn’t believe in myself. I’m so honored to be a part of the #fitwithfaith
Give thanks to the Lord, for He is Good!!!! 🙌🏻
This morning I woke up a rotten mood! 😬
For whatever reason, Trey hasn’t been sleeping at night. My guess is he is getting his first molars but I’m not sure.
After 3 hours of trying to get him back to sleep, I finally decided to take him on a nighttime drive at 5:30 a.m.
As I looked around my messy house this morning, I could feel the negative self talk kicking in. I kept telling myself that my life was a wreck. The more I told myself that, the more I got down.
Eventually I did what I normally do when I start spiraling like this. I turned on an uplifting podcast. As I listened I soon realized I was wasting all this ENERGY upset and complaining about my current situation.
I decided to get up and take some ACTION. I started cleaning while I listened. Things started coming together and I started feeling a little better.
We got a lot done but I didn’t finish everything I wanted. My husband could tell I was still stressed so he offered to take the kids on a walk while I did a workout. 😍❤️ It’s amazing what a difference it can make when you take time for yourself. Even when your life feels out of control, and you feel like you don’t have time, is important to still MAKE time for you.
Now we are headed out to the Hana’s Haunted Social for some festive fun! What’s everyone up to this weekend?
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YO GAAALS, Love theses kinds of workout, Working with weights and still getting a real heart beat, These exercises are for botty after legs workout plan🍑 So easy to follow yet challenging af... Save these moves for a botty workout , Shit don’t ever stop 💪🏻🔥 Don’t forget to double tap ❤️ if yo want more target videos! .
1️⃣ Squat libre / 4 séries de 20 / 15 / 12 / 10 pinots
2️⃣ Weighted glute bridges / 3 séries de 15 / 12 / 10 / 8 points
3️⃣ A full booty squeeze & Hamstring 4 séries / 20 / 15 / 12 / 10
4️⃣ Jumping squat - Box / 3 séries / 1 min
Big thanks to my gym partner @the_moroccan_fit
One of my favourite gym song: @eminem