Got up extra early to workout today. Noooot because it was easy 😳 but because success is found in the small, mundane behaviors that you do each day. Things that are easy to do and just as easy not to do.
When I started this path - I just wanted instant gratification but then I realized I’d be dreaming forever because it doesn’t exist. I then learned that in doing small things every day... compiled over time they would only get easier... and I would get stronger.
It would have been easy to stay in bed today but nothing changes if nothing changes 😆 #amirite ?
Sweat intervals✔️ and I even took a few breathers... but that’s okay because perfection is boring.
I hope you do one small thing today for YOU.. even if it seems pointless and silly.. I promise you over time if you keep doing that small thing it WILL make a difference. 🦄😙
When I first signed up as a coach I had ZERO experience. I told my coach that I probably wouldn’t last because let’s be honest 😂☝🏼I was at my worst. I didn’t like social media, I didn’t like selfies, I was depressed and unhealthy and cared far too much what others thought. The one thing that got me to say yes is that I was desperate for a change- and I knew deep down... nothing changes if nothing changes right? 🤷🏻♀️ Guys, when I signed up I was so shy, extremely introverted and awkward. The first time I spoke on a call I had a nervous stomach ache all day and I sweat through my t shirt 😂😭#truestory . But since that time 3 short years ago- I’ve grown so much. So much that talking to other amazing people has become a regular part of my week. Tonight as I prepare to speak to my tribe about a concept that changed my life- my heart is bursting because I proved myself wrong. ❤️
I tried something new, failed a few times, tried again... and learned how to have fun while learning something new. In the process I grew up 🌱 and started truly becoming the person I was supposed to be, that I wanted to be. Little did I know I wanted SO much more than what I was settling for back then.
Today it’s my mission to share this gift of freedom from oneself with other frustrated women that are in the same place that I was.... exhausted, unfulfilled, afraid with no clue how to change it. I am living proof that you can become anything if you simply change your mindset. Had I never tried- I wouldn’t have ever met the amazing 7 women from different states that are hopping on with me tonight. The ripple effect that your change can have on the world is infinite 🌱❤️🙂 because your story matters. You matter.
If you are interested in learning how to just be freaking better all around- join us! What’s the worst thing that can happen? You fail and end up where you started? Stop doubting yourself. 😘#grow#growth#tt#thenandnow#changemakers#changeisgood#bebetter#transformationtuesday
✨I am present within myself.
I can center myself with the ease of my breath.
I feel grounded, confident, worthy and whole.✨ When I first started meditating I used to get so frustrated because I felt like I was doing it wrong. When I stopped having any expectations I really fell in love with my practice. While I’ve learned that movement is good for the body ... I’ve also learned that stillness is good for the mind. 🙏🏽 So I’ve been intentional about incorporating both into my morning routine. I am busy but I’ve learned that you are never too busy for the things on the top of your priority list. Mindset is everything and impacts my day. It also helps reduce stress and anxiety. 🙂
Just sit in a quiet place.
Focus on your breath.
Let thoughts come and go.
Let go of all judgement.
Day 2 max 30 and silence✔️☮️ #inmykitchen#skullcup#newmom#meditationtime#stillness#getgrounded#spiritjunkie#anxietyrelief#autoimmuneprotocol#strongereveryday#inbeautyandchaos#postpartumjourney#day2
Afternoon workouts are sure out of my element... but when mommy duties call you have to just go with the flow 🙌🏼 I started my favorite soul program again today- Insanity Max 30😅. I thought it was a great option for me right now since • 30 minute workouts • 5 Days a week
• Easy portion container approved meal plan
• Focused on the ABS! 🙆🏻♀️ It’s was a toughy but today was one of those days that I said AMEN for 30 minute workouts! Paulie started whining on minute 29 so I’ll take that as a win 😆. Off to go snuggle my sick boy for the rest of the afternoon... Ps) But lord knows mom life has been tough lately! So if you are struggling too yet you have big goals- let’s crush these 30 minute workouts together 🙌🏼🌱! There is always room on this journey for you!
PPS) Not editing out the mom skin because #selflove and I love every bit of the skin that made my boy! #workoutdone#afternoonworkout#boymama#mamabear#sweatymess#summerbody#momof2#postpartumbody#headbands#forever21#selflove
It was another tough night. I was up with Paulie who is now sick 😭 and completely thrown off my regular morning routine. I haven’t worked out yet, I just got my first cup of coffee and mombie mode is so real 🧟♀️🧟♀️. I am beyond grateful to have the freedom to stay at home part time with my baby and take care of him on days like this, it’s everything. It did not come without hard work though. Not the kind of work that discourages you, or only “qualified” people can do... but rather the kind of work that consists of small, mundane tasks that take about an hour a day... but need to be done consistently. You know, the things that are easy to do... and just as easy NOT to do. I did those things, the things my team taught me to do... every day for three years. I did those things when no one else was around to praise me or tell me good job, because I did them for my family. In the process I got into the best shape of my life, helped people, made great friends, and created this kind of freedom to be present. All because I CHOSE to learn and took what I learn and applied it every day... for an hour. I still can’t understand why everyone isn’t a coach? 🙏🏽 Anyway, I am plugging in my hour of work right here in this little spot that I have cultivated so many dreams. See that post it? That was when I was cultivating a baby during a secondary infertility battle. This is the same desk that I cultivated being a part time stay at home mommy. So nonetheless, I am doing those small mundane things that WORK and then enjoying the rest of the day taking care of my boo boo. 🤱🏻👶🏻 If you are interested in getting into the best shape of your life, you have an hour a day, and you have big goals for your family... reach out. I’m here to share this gift with anyone who is ready to take it. 🌱❤️ Your success is found in your daily routine. 🙆🏻♀️#stayathomemom#growbabygrow#newmom#mombie#mondayvibes#mondaymood#postpartumjourney#autoimmunedisease#slay#breastfedbaby#teamnosleep#inbeautyandchaos
Determined not to wish away the moments I’ll want back one day. I’ll take all the sleepless nights as long as the next day I can cuddle with you. 🙏🏽❤️ I desperately wanted what others complained about for so long.
I prayed to God and confessed that in good times and bad times I would never take a moment for granted.
So soaking up this moment that will only make our bond stronger ❤️🙏🏽😴 #sleeplessnights#mylittleboy
Last night was a toughy😳👀 we decided to stop swaddling Paulie because he’s rolling and it’s no longer safe. He hates not being swaddled and literally woke up 13 times last night 😭🙈. I- can’t- keep- my- eyes- open😴. I am not complaining one bit because A. Look at his face 🙇🏻♂️and B. I dreamed of sleepless nights for four years and would have done anything to have them.. so I am trying my best to embrace the hard nights and savor them.
The world keeps spinning even when babies don’t sleep 🤦🏻♀️☝🏼... so I got up and pressed play on a workout in my kitchen because it’s what releases my stress. I had to stop twice to get Paulie. It was hard and frustrating but I’m SO grateful for my at home gym because I finished and that’s what matters you know? Then I hopped on a FaceTime call with two amazing coach friends and they cheered me right up. I swear without this amazing community that we have built together I wouldn’t be sane 😂❤️ Both of these women said no SEVERAL times when I invited them to coach- but now are literally in the best shape of their lives and loving the opportunity as much as I do! They inspire ME every day. ❤️ If you ever look at what I do and wonder.. “can I do that?” Despite your fears I am here to tell you- not only can you do it, but you need to do it! You are worth it 🙌🏼Let’s chat! #ebf#womenliftingwomen#sleepregression#fivemonthsold#newbaby#sotired#breastfeedingmama#postpartumlife#ppa
Sooo meanwhile while the world is out celebrating👀🍀🙈... I’m over here enjoying mom life to the fullest! Getting my life together over here today.. but not without help. I think I mentioned a few times now that my health and wellness group is focused on much more than just getting fit this month... we are also focusing on decluttering our life of anything that doesn’t help us evolve ✌🏼✌🏼. Essentially we are basically motivating each other to lose 5-15 pounds in 21 days from home all while motivating one another to get that spring cleaning in on little pockets of time 🙌🏼. If it weren’t for their support on this journey my life would be even more of a hot mess than it already is 😂 #lovemytribe
So far today: •Cleaned out my Nike closet... donating a pair 🖤
•Went through all of Paulies clothes and put away the ones that are too small already 😭
•Cleaned our my fridge and got ready for tomorrow’s meal prep shopping 🥙
•Washed two loads of laundry and actually threw them away 💁🏻♀️ Who am i? 👀 Feeling amazing... and in between all of that I unplugged and just played with the kids! There’s nothing lucky about it friends... you can have it all if you surround yourself with the right people 🍀😉🌱#joinus#declutter#fitmama#springcleaning#evolve#mytribe#cleanse#getridofit#feelinggood
Just a typical Saturday morning 😂 St Pattys day fail- we forgot 😫... so we are currently convincing Ava that the leprechaun can come any time throughout the day... we will redeem ☝🏼. It’s the least we can do. Yesterday she spent two hours cleaning... and I finally sat her down and said “honey thank you for all the help, you can stop now!” She responded “mama I really want to spend quality time tomorrow with you so I thought I’d clean so you don’t have to because you have been so busy.” 👀😭❤️ I am SUCH a lucky mama. Really going to put the to dos aside today and just be present. 🙂
Clearly every morning is Christmas on this end 🌲😂
You know what- this is me 🙈🙋🏻♀️and though I almost deleted this photo four times- I’m posting it because nothing about my life right now is glamorous. I will never be insta famous because I am not the woman that is up with the sun with her make up done and looking right for the day ( however I look up to those women) 🙌🏼.... no. I am the woman who is up with the sun pressing play on an at home workout sweating her butt off because that’s where she gets her sanity. It’s the only thing I truly do for myself every day! I am the woman with yesterday’s eye liner, wearing oversized sweat pants from high school 😂, with four day hair running around the house saying “I don’t want to say it again, orange peels don’t belong on the floor.” My house is not insta pretty. It’s currently a hot mess with baby socks on the floor of every room, children’s drawings in every corner, the same paper towel wad that my daughter dropped at 7 am on the floor. I am doing everything in my power to just keep the fam alive and today that is enough for me. I was up 6 times in the middle of the night with Paulie feeding.... 😳 he is growing like a weed and my body is trying to keep up. I am waving my mommy/wifey flag today and making a public serve announcement that it’s okay. It’s all okay 🏳️🏳️🏳️🏳️. Sometimes that’s just gotta be enough. I may not look the part- but let me tell you what I am doing everything in my power to BE the part. I have neglected my own shower until further notice ( don’t worry I’ll get one today 😂) and I am giving myself the day to just BE a hot mess! I am not even going to work today because I worked hard for the last four years so that on days like today I can just find my life, or possibly just sit around and soak it all up and all in! I am far from perfect, but I am alive and it feels so good... and I’m keeping humans alive and for me.... today.... that’s enough. ❤️🙌🏼 #farfromglamerous#callmemom#coach#hotmess#sweats#longhairdontcare
Sometimes you just have to bless and release 🖤🙌🏼. It’s SO easy sometimes to get upset about the little things, especially if it’s been a long day- but chances are whatever or whoever is getting you down likely won’t matter in five years. #amirite ? You have to learn how to keep yourself in check- and ask yourself before you let your day be ruined- is it worth it? If it won’t matter in five years- bless and release. BLESS the thing that hurt you but release it... don’t give it energy. Give yourself five minutes to be upset because you are human.... but then keep on moving. You have that kind of power. ✨🧘🏻♀️🔮📿
These are the mornings that I’m grateful that I finally gave in to at home workouts 😅🤙🏼! We stopped swaddling Paulie last night for the first time since he was born and he didn’t love it 😳. This means our sleeping routine was all messed up and someone wanted mommy right during her workout 🙈. I had to pause for a nursing intermission 😂 and then had a wide awake visitor for the rest! It took me 1.5 hours to finish- but I finished without having to put it off till later cause my gym was right here when I needed it. 🙌🏼 Good thing my day 3 hair is still on point and I set everything out for today last night. Your circumstances will never be perfect! I’ve learned you just got to roll with mom life and thank God every day that you end up surviving 😂✌🏼🧘🏻♀️and if you do something for yourself you get bonus points 🙋🏻♀️#bonus#mommyandme#busymum#breastfeed#momaroo#athomegym#postpartum#babynumber2#postbaby#almostfriday
Rock bottom became the solid foundation on which I rebuilt my life 🙏🏽🌱 It’s so crazy how much time has flown by. Just three years ago I was booking doctor appointment after doctor appointment trying to figure out my “mystery diagnosis.” All I knew is that my body wasn’t functioning right and I was so discouraged.
My thyroid stopped working right at the age of 23. I knew in my heart that things like that does just “happen” and I was determined to get the the bottom of it. Fatigue, brain fog, anxiety, depression, bloating and nauseouses were a few of the constants of my life... not to mention the unexplained infertility. 💔
2012-2017 was a really tough time. It was a time of healing, soul searching and hard working. When I was finally diagnosed with an array of auto immune diseases I was scared. When I heard “Hashimotos, Celiac Disease and PCOS” I cringed because I felt like those terms defined me and would forever control my life.
What did I do? I leaned in to fear. I found coaching and truly committed to healing my body from the inside out with nutrition, exercise, meditation and prayer. It was a LONG freaking journey- and it’s far from over. It was full of small mundane choices, choices that had to be made day after day, when I was alone in a room by myself and no one was there to praise me. It was a CHOICE to get better and re take charge of my life. 🙏🏽 We are all faced with adversity in life, hardships galore. You can either let it break you or make you. I could have let those conditions allow me to live my life a “worrier” but instead I chose to become a “warrior.” I found a community that would hold me accountable to sticking out the healing process when i had lost all hope.
Along the way six medical professionals suggested I would likely never get pregnant again without medical intervention. However I sit here today with this boy in my arms and I think of the many days I had to repeatedly tell myself.. “you have not failed until you have given up.” I kept going, kept showing up every day against all odds and not only did I prove them wrong, but I showed my diseases who is boss and I took control back over my life 🙏🏽😭❤️. I truly believe I was