Sundays are for stretching, mindfulness and reflection 🙌🏼
I had myself a pretty bad weekend 😔... Its amazing how something so small can just trigger your Mental Health to go into over drive!!! On Saturday I had a weigh in, I had such a great week with workouts and my food!! Jumped on the scales and bam put on 700gs, yes i know 700gs seem so silly to get upset over!!! My partner and I have been struggling financially in a bad way, I've applied for so many jobs, either had no reply or got knocked back!! Plus my partners work had slowed right down... I'd been back to the gym for 1 week after having nearly 2 weeks off with a very very sick baby aswell, So seeing I had put on weight was just the icing on the cake, I went on a downward spiral, all I wanted to do was just throw in the towel, after crying all day (saturday) eating my feelings (yes I got chocolate 🍫)... I went to bed feeling yuck!! Woke up Sunday, sat down spoke to my partner who is just so supportive on how I was feeling about everything!! Without him and our baby boy I wouldnt be able to get back up after falling down!! Now to take sometime and remember why I am doing this, yes to loss weight, but to be the best version of myself I can be 💛 .
#itsoktonotbeok #iwillalwaysgetbackup #myboysaremyrock #mentalhealthissoimportant #alwayslookafteryourhead #dontlet1fallkeepyoudown #talktothoseyoulove #taketimeforyourself
You'll forget the sun in his jealous sky as we walk in fields of gold....
So excited to start this new support group tomorrow.😊 being part of a team of people that are working towards a personal goal is one of favourite parts of this amazing journey
Personal post alert 🙋♀️🙋♀️ I have always struggled with my nutrition. I started life being lactose intolerant ( it wasn’t actually diagnosed until I was in my early 20s). I always tried to eat a healthy diet but I always felt bloated and uncomfortable.
Then I was lucky( or unlucky depending how you look at it) to have gall stones. After the surgery I got to work with a nutritionist that was able to diagnose me with IBS. There were so many things I thought I could never eat again.
And then I found Beachbody and Shakeology. I am so happy to say that I am able to follow a balanced plan and eat from all food groups without restrictions (including high fibre and dairy). I am now almost 2 years IBS symptom free.
The tools to live your fullest, healthiest life are available. You just need to reach out to get started
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Healthcare workers: How do you balance the challenges from work with your everyday life??
I feel that those who work in healthcare are in the GREATEST need for overall balance and wellness. Think about it.
We work long hours. Get minimal (if any) breaks to go to the bathroom, eat, drink, have time to decompress during our work day. We are constantly giving ourselves to others; to our patients, to their families, to our team, to the doctors, to our management.
We see and have to handle the most awful of the awful. And if we make a small mistake or miss something, a life could be significantly affected, if not lost.
We deal with the craziest of personalities and behavior. Truly see others at their worst on a daily basis. Watching family members crying over their sick or dying loved ones. Dealing with the gruesome, the disappointing, the tragic.
And then when the day is over. We are expected to leave everything we dealt with that day behind... Be a sweet mom, a loving wife, a supportive husband, a fun friend, put on a happy face. Is that realistic??
So often I hear...”today calls for a margarita!” or “thank god for wine” or “so what are you going to drink when you get home tonight?” It’s the culture of the beast. The way we are expected to cope. Even those who eat the best or work out all the time still seem to result to alcohol many days to handle the stresses of work.
But some days I feel that this is not ok for me. I do not feel my best the next day when I try to enjoy one, two, sometimes three glasses of wine just to try and wind down from an insane day.
After days like this, I don’t have the energy to work out. I struggle to even convince myself to do yoga or to meditate. These are parts of my lifestyle I cherish, but days like this make it more challenging to take care of myself, when actually it is the time I need to the most.
Here’s to all the healthcare workers and first responders out there, who are putting their own wellbeing and their family time on the back burner while they are serving others. Sometimes we need to talk about the challenges.
So, I’ll ask again, how do you cope? You are incredible. Thank you for all you do!
Do it now and you’ll thank yourself later! 😉👏 It’s SOOO easy to put things off, but dang does it feel good to get shiz done and out of the way! 🙂👍 Long couple of days gutting the bathroom, and we still are tackling the old linoleum removal! 😡 BUT, soooo glad we are finally getting it dealt with despite how tiring it is. 😓
Totally exhausted, energy gone, but still other stuff to do on this Sunday evening. So....sucking back some water for much need hydration, getting to messages, and finalizing people in the next virtual boot camp, because if I don’t do it, it won’t get done. 🙂
There are still some spots if you’re interested in this next 30 day program to JUMP START your fitness as we head full on into spring and say good riddance to winter 🥶 (for this year at least)! 😜
Message me for details 😀
Self Care Sunday YO! 🌻☀️
I definitely need a day to “do” less and just take care of myself. Whether thats just walking my dog, doing a couple of restorative yoga poses or getting some bodywork.
That reminds me, Im getting some bodywork tomorrow by a wonderful friend and bodyworker, @janetmdehart.
🙌🏼🙏🏼Yay! Cant wait!
My favorite self care day are on Sundays. I think I like to schedule it on Sundays to prepare my body/mind for the busy work week :) #selfcare
Curious how you all practice self care? And how often? Do you schedule a certain day during the week? 👇🏼Leave a comment below! 👇🏼
What do you enjoy doing on your sundays? .
I enjoyed my Sunday by getting brunch and mimosas and spending time with my little family and some friends! Going out helps me recharge. .
Here are some tips to stay positive
1️⃣ Surrounding yourself with likeminded people. I cannot stress this enough!
2️⃣ Get moving! Exercise at least 30 minutes a day and you’ll notice a difference in how you feel.
3️⃣ Write down positive attributes about yourself and say them out loud (as silly as it sounds)
4️⃣ Think about what you’re thankful for!
I can’t believe it’s been almost 10 months since I put on my first yoga event! WHICH OF COURSE MEANS... it’s time to hold another. This weekend I attended a beautiful workshop with @steffywhiteyoga
where we delved into the yogi goddesses in the Hindu mythology; it was WONDERFUL + has hugely inspired me to pass the beauty of that on. So watch this space 🥰 + I’ll get prepping ✍🏼 How does Saturday April 27th sound?
I have shifted to a temporary 50+ hour a week schedule, so my posts have taken a back burner as I find a new flow. Here are two books I recently purchased and am loving. It has been nice to enjoy their beauty and richness during little moments of down time that I can find. I hope to get back on the posting and creating bandwagon soon. Only a few more weeks until my next local craft fair... enjoy your Sunday!
I’ll be honest...I’ve caught myself staring at my nails multiple times, because the micro glitter in “Lustembourg” is gorgeous! 🤩✨
I’m not a vain person, but when something seemingly insignificant makes you feel beautiful and uncharacteristically glamorous, it’s ok to enjoy it! 🙌🏻😍
Need a little sparkle in your life? Need a little mood boost? Is going to the salon costing you too much? I can help, I got you girl😉...send me a DM!😘
How do you build a business from home, to help other people make time to focus on themselves and their health??
You focus on your journey first! You make your health a priority. You make your happiness, your mindset, a priority.
You CAN build a business from home, in pockets of time, and do something to change not only your life, but someone elses life as well ❤.
When starting out, even just an extra $100-200 a month helped with diapers for my kids 🙏
It's a starting point. You build over time, while just focusing on YOUR journey, sharing YOUR journey, and helping other people in your same stage in life to focus on their health as well.
While I have my certification in womens health and fitness, while I have learned SO much about nutrition over the past 5 years, YOU dont need to have all the answers!
You dont need prior experience!
We have an AMAZING team that helps you along the way!
Does this sound like you?! I'd love to connect with you and answer any questions you have! Drop an emoji below if that is easier for you than filling out the link in my bio or sending me a direct message 👍😊
We learn how to work hard, but often we don't talk enough about resting. ⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀
Rest was so important to God that He literally made a day for it. When we take a day of rest, it allows us to refocus, get our priorities in alignment, spend time with our loved ones, spend time with the Lord, and prepare for the week ahead. If this is not something you've ever done, I challenge you to take one day to rest each week. ⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀
"Rest" looks different for everyone, so try out whatever feels right to you. It may mean just taking a day off work, it may be taking a break from social media. Whatever it may be, just start off small and see how it goes! ⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀ ⠀
Be brave to see it, be brave to accept it, be brave to live your life fully!
"I just don't have time for that."
"My life is too busy, I can't add another thing."
This was me, and it's probably you, too. In this day and age, we are ALL so busy! Our lives are filled with work, appointments, kids' activities, you name it.
Why is it, though, that as women and mothers we are putting everyone and everything else on our priority list...and our names are not even on there?!?
It's okay to make time for yourselves, ladies. Taking a little bit of time to meal prep on the weekends so you won't have to cook a bunch during the week, moving your body for 30 minutes a day to help you destress and feel better (even if that means waking up a little earlier), giving yourself some down time (which I'm still learning!!) are all things that could benefit us.
We all work hard, and we're all busy. But we DESERVE to have a few minutes a day to focus on ourselves. What good are we to others if we aren't being good to ourselves??
It doesn’t matter if I be-leaf in you, if you don’t be-leaf in yourself! 🌿🍃
Hoja-la creas en ti mismo como yo creo en el “siempre hay espacio para un postresito” 😛🍃
Trying hard to get back into a regular self care routine.
For me that includes a Sunday morning Hatha class with @tanyakyoga
Thank you @jenmccalla
for saving my spot!! 😎
What does your self care include?
•Before his deployment in Oct 2018 and when he commissioned in May 2015! How the time flies! • .
I CANNOT wait until he comes home! #SandalsLovesTheMilitary
What a wonderful idea to journal during pregnancy and create memories for your baby to read one day! 😍 Shauna Rae (@stayinghomesawyer
) sent us this adorable picture from her Giveaway last week and we have loved teaming up with her! CONGRATULATIONS to the winner and thank you all for your love and support ,we are grateful 💗💗💗 #vertellis #chapters #journaling #journaladdict
Sunday selfie. No makeup, fluffy hair, & joggers for the win! Absolute chill fest. Don’t forget to follow my tattoo page to keep up with all my work etc @tattoosbyrachbmx
Calorie free cupcakes! Let's paint them together!
Sunday, March 31st. 1:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m. WATERCOLOR CUPCAKE WORKSHOP @Studio22
I am delighted to bring you this workshop where the subject of cupcakes is used to introduce or build on the wonderful medium of watercolors. I love the look of a cupcake painted in watercolor paint. Painting them on a small canvas or the notecard size is quick and rewarding. These are so fun to paint and to send to others as a personalized hand painted notecard or put them in a fun 5x7 frame and display in your kitchen or pass on a s a gift! During the 3 hour workshop we will complete 3 different cupcakes. Watercolor has a unique personality. I have been exploring this medium for over 11 years. It still surprises me and excites me. I will guide you through the process with demos and then time for you to create your own three separate notecards. Your experience will equip you to move forward with watercolors to paint more of these on your own. No experience is required. All levels are welcome. Come as you are with curiosity and a desire to learn more about the wonderful medium of watercolors.I hope you will join me for this creative opportunity.
Beth $35 - STUDENT BRINGS OWN SUPPLIES $50 - WORKSHOP INSTRUCTION PLUS ALL SUPPLIES NEEDED TO USE DURING WORKSHOP $85 - WORKSHOP INSTRUCTION PLUS ART KIT TO USE AND KEEP kit includes: paint set, 3 brushes, 8- watercolor notecards and a foam board to attach paper for painting on.
REGISTRATION NOW OPEN
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I have a challenge for you today!
Do you think you can handle it?
Are you ready to hear it?!
Okay here it is!⬇️⬇️⬇️ 1. Make a list of things you enjoy doing for yourself. (Massage, yoga, getting your hair or nails done, reading a book, going for a walk,etc.) 2. Do at least one of those things on your list!
3. Reflect how you felt after you did something off of your list.
You deserve to take time for yourself!
And guess what you can decide how much time and what you want to do with that time!
What did I do you might ask?
• I read my PD and devotion book.
• I worked it for 30 minutes.
• I listened to some of my favorite podcasts driving to and from church (@therewrittensociety
and Your Life Matters from @drfitwhite
When you are done taking time for yourself, let me know! Comment or message me! 💕💕