Seems now is as good a time as any to finally try yoga. Thanks to my beautiful bride @amber.mickelson
for patiently allowing me to convince myself ... only took 8 years and I loved it (and I killed it) #namaste #mauritius
Getting my #wcw
in early cause this week is a bit heavy emotionally for me and every little bit of funny helps cause besides music without humor life would suck way more
BahahaAhahahahahaha Im done, Deaddddddd 😂😂😂😂😂😂😂😂😂😂😂😂😂😂😂 #ThisIs40
the bloopers of this scene are even better... go watch it on YouTube!!!!!!!!!! 💀 @melissamccarthy
I woke up this morning thanking The Lord for another year. ✨ I have so much to be thankful and grateful for. ♥️ .
I can’t even express the love I felt ALL day today. So overjoyed with emotion. Thank you to everyone who made me feel special for my 40th birthday 😭😭😭😭
I still feel like I’m in my late 20’s so that’s ok! ☺️ .
#happybirthdaytome #thisis40 #myfam #myworld #beyondblessed #grateful
Is that a muscle or is that fat?🤷🏼♀️ Just trying to crush it. #thisis40
📺 Commitment is putting your favorite TV show - - that the entire social media world is currently talking about 😫 - - on hold, even though you’ve been dying to see it for 5 months 😱😱, to get that workout in. 😍
I promised myself I would, no matter how hectic today was, so it feels really good to get it done. Your shows can always be recorded and watched later. It would be so easy to say “not gonna happen...” but the better feeling is one of accomplishment. 🙌🏼 Feel me?
The focus is just getting stronger every day. It’s you vs. you. If you can remain in a state of asking yourself “how can I improve today?” and take some action, even if it is just one small step, then there truly are no limits. 👊🏼❤️😘
So fam, tell me...how was episode 1????? How is my fav Randall?? 🤗 Am I gonna cry? 😓 I’m diving in!! 😍 .
#DynamicStrength #FightForIt #thisis40 #discipline #strongereveryday #reachhigher #aimhigher #keepgoing #martialartsgirls #allthesweat #athomeworkouts #coreworkout #muaythaitraining #thisisus
Ladies night out for my late birthday celebration over this past weekend. Missing a few of my fave ladies here. This is what happens when you plan this somewhat last minute. Thought about skipping this altogether. I mean my bday was last month and I went to Africa to hike Mt Kilimanjaro (more photos and tour highlights to be shared, I promise!) and I actually decided to fly out of the country on my bday. So why celebrate now? Because why not? I missed my friends, girls chat and shared laughter. And we all need this! *
Btw, I'm wearing those famous Tory Burch strappy high heel sandals that I mention in my story. What you don't know what I'm talking about? Well it's in the Fearless Traveler Checklist. Have you gotten your copy yet? Good for any kind of travel, near or far. Link in the profile to sign up for my list and get that right away. Your welcome! And thank-you for being part of my C&R Self tribe!
What an incredible way to celebrate my 40th birthday, a little pampering, a surprise free lunch and Loreena McKinnet in Stratford with my man! #thisis40 #iamwhoiam #blessed
Turning 40 and being confronted with the brevity of life has me saying this a lot these days:
“I don’t have time for that.”
I really don’t.
I don’t have time to say yes to good things that crowd out the great. ▪️
I don’t have time to diminish my role in life for my kids, my husband or my clients.
I don’t have time to try to keep everyone happy at the expense of doing what’s right.
And you know what? Living this out has me saying,
I have time to cuddle on the couch.
▪️ I have time to help sort legos.
▪️ I have time to go for a walk with a friend. ▪️
I have time to make peach crisp on a fall day.
▪️ I have time to lay on your bed and talk about the joys and challenges of 6th grade.
▪️ I have time for what I make time for, as long as I say no to the things I don’t.
▪️ That’s what turning 40 has me doing. ♥️ #voiceofinfluence #40isjustanumber #40ishbehavior #podcastersofinstagram #keynotespeaker #speaker #bewhoyouwanttobe #liveintowhoyouare #momlife #midlifemom #workingmom #thisis40
35 years of friendship. I'm so glad you loved my awkward, clip-board-carrying self in kindergarten enough to stick around for all the decades to follow. #bff4eva #thisis40 @reneegougeongurski
Never in my life have I been a car person nor really wanted anything fancier then a Coors Light and a Ford. 🤣 And the truth is, I still don’t care about fancy 🤷🏻♀️ But I cannot stop staring at this car! I cannot believe I don’t pay for it. If someone would have told me just being excited about not having headaches or back aches anymore and just getting my energy back would get me THIS I would have laughed in their face lol! @le_velofficial
you are an amazing company! Because your products saved my life & because you reward so well those that share the love fearlessly!! Vroom vroom!! 💕
#nofilter #nomakeup #thisis40
. I love my skin. I haven’t always been able to say that. Focusing on proper nutrition, hydration and quality skincare has made all the difference. It’s taken me a awhile, and a lot of money, to find products I love; products that give results without the harsh, scary chemicals...the ones banned by the EU. But I did it and my skin thanks me. If you don’t love your skin and/or question the ingredients in your products, come talk to me. I’m an open book about products and ingredients I refuse to use on my skin and my sons. It matters. Trust me.
It was so easy to laugh it off and make jokes. One of the quickest ways to push down fear & insecurity is with sarcasm and an “I give zero F%*ks” attitude.
If I laugh it off, no one will know I care. If I make all the jokes about “why would I ever start a diet when I’m about to eat all the Halloween candy, then Thanksgiving, oh, and Christmas cookies, then before I know it it’s Easter dinner then time for cookouts and I ain’t about to skip no burger!” Or make smug remarks like, “Enjoy your salad and workout. I’ll be over here with my pizza & Netflix.” .
In reality, I wanted those things, but I was afraid to fail. I was afraid to let anyone know I wanted them and then let them see me fall on my face if I tried. And deep down, I just didn’t believe I could do it so I’d convince myself that junk food was more important than my life. 🤷🏼♀️
It’s crazy what our ego will do. How powerful our thoughts can be and we tell ourselves lie after lie to shield ourselves from hurt. .
Most people gain like 8-10 lbs between now and Jan 1 because we say screw it, it’s October, why bother now?
Real talk-the holiday-it’s like 3-4 days out of 3 months. Halloween. Thanksgiving. Christmas. That leaves you 87 other days that you CAN treat your body well. And can you imagine how it would feel to hit Jan 1 already working toward your goals, already building strong habits, NOT feeling like you just took 10 steps backward, not beating yourself up with regret? .
I just wanna help you. I wanna do this with you. I wanna keep growing our tribe of ladies who believe we deserve better than we’ve been giving ourselves and who want to stop the lies, excuses and pretending. Will you join us? .
My 2nd Annual NO OFF SEASON challenge starts Monday 10/1! .
It will take us allll the way to the New Year. We will:
-incorporate daily exercise
-teach you my meal plan & holiday recipes -enjoy holiday treats. (Mom’s noodles & pie? Yes & Yes!)
-have dense nutrients every day
-have daily check ins and accountability
-virtual gym workouts together
-holiday themed challenges & prizes for each month
-Finish all 3 to earn the Holiday Trifecta!! 🎃 🦃 🎅🏻 Enrolling now. You in? Get in my inbox!
I’m posting photos as I receive them.. send me all your shots please! sometimes my clients treat me like family and become friends.. @jaimeaymerich1973
muchas gracias por acompañarme me el Sábado; Carolina is so sweet, I love her! #thisis40 #imaluckducky
This week has been a doozy! ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
Just one of those “can’t get it together, been to the grocery store four times already, no one has clean socks, I want to eat all of the chocolate, why won’t it stop raining” kind of weeks 😂Just being honest! ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
On a positive note, my roots are covered and in two days I’ll be on the beach with some of my favorite girls celebrating 40! 🥂⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
Here’s to a better day tomorrow, more gratitude and less whining 🤷♀️
I spend four hours a day, on average, on a bus. I do it because somehow I managed to work my way into a paying job in the industry I have been volunteering my time to for the last ten years. It’s not a GREAT paying job and its not terribly exciting work, but it’s that foot in the door I have been working towards. It creates possibilities. I don’t know what it all means. We struggle as much as anyone could I guess. Daycare is ridiculous so I work full time and hubs works part time. We try to keep a happy home. We chase dreams in our free time. I don’t have much fee time these days. I’m about to be 40 and I’m struggling with my accomplishments, station in career, setbacks, forward leaps. I don’t relate to most people anymore. Maybe i never did. All I know is, tomorrow never comes for some. No one knows when. In the last few years, I lost dear friends very suddenly and unexpectedly. I’m just trying to wring as much life out of life as I can. I want my kids to grow up happy and healthy. I want to right my wrongs. I just want to know if I’m doing it all right. #thisis40 #dreams #life #makingitcount #midlifecrisismaybe
Kids are in bed. Husband is in bed (he has to get up at 0230 for work this week 🤢) so naturally I'm having cheese chips and Prosecco in an Ikea juice glass. .
Post workout selfie with this little shoe chewing ball of fur🐶
After Mila realized we weren’t going to let her chew on our shoes, she ran and found her own shoe to chew on😂
Day 17 of sharing my gratitude and 23 days until turning 40
The 17th thing I am grateful for are these woman and probably what I would classify as my favourite sitcom in all of my years, The Golden Girls
Who knew that I could love The Golden Girls as a kid just as much as an adult. This show first aired in 1985 and touched on very sensitive topics back in the day, like homosexuality and AIDS. Of course things like this I didn’t pick up on when I was 7 but somehow I was so amazed by the dynamic of these 4 woman, and brilliant actresses. This show and these woman were a true gift to the world and television 🙏🏼 •
The spinoff of The Golden Girls was The Golden Palace, which only lasted one season, unfortunately, and the reason why we call our home “The Boyz Palace” 🤗👨👨👦👦
One hallowe’en we will finally go as Dorothy, Blanche, Rose, and Sophia 👗 💅🏼 👵🏼
Thank you for being a friend ❤️
#40yearsofbeinggrateful #1978 #libra #thisis40 #40isthenew20 #love #life #instagay #gay #thankful #lovelife #40 #blessed #gratitude #grateful #40af #memories #goldengirls #goldenpalace #theboyzpalace #80s #sitcom #dorothy #blanche #rose #sophia