I had myself all worked up into a tizzy this afternoon working on a certification online that ended with me ugly crying and then going on an F bomb dropping rant 圖片，視頻下載. My first thought was that I was going to plow through a bag of chips or Cheez It’s. Instead I put the computer away, took a shower, fixed a salad, and spent the money I would have spent filling my pie hole with crappy food on a book I’ve wanted to read. I call that a win.
to that time I went to #SanFrancisco
to visit my bestie. You know those people in your life that you can always keep it 100% real with? You’ve seen it all - the good, the bad, the ugly and then after you’ve been through it, you love ❤️ them just a little more even though you didn’t even know that was possible? I’ve had a super trying week so I choose to focus on this because this friendship reminds me that no matter how bad it gets (literally been through it all - serious illness, mass shooting, etc), if you have people that love and support you, it’s going to be okay eventually. I definitely need to plan another trip soon. Tag your ride or die crew. ⠀⠀ PS - Did you know that some airports have a yoga room? #flowonthego
Your health is an investment, not an expense. Remember that the next time you want to complain about how “expensive” it is to be healthy.
DO’s ⬆️& DONT’s ⬇️ In Bar Method, we almost ALWAYS do this stretch. We call it the Pull Away stretch. This stretch is great to release the muscles just worked during seat. When you do this correctly, you’ll also feel a stretch across your chest and shoulders before placing your hands on the carpet (ONLY if you can reach) Be mindful you’re in an upside down L and think about pressing both heels down firmly to get the most out of this! 😉 this will feel so good after firing up your glutes & hamstrings ❤️ #barmethod
Shaun T started Day 4’s workout by saying that you just do what you can. That’s exactly what I needed to hear today. If you watch my stories (if not you’re missing out on my dazzling personality) you know I woke up this morning sick as a dog. After sleeping on the couch until noon (so grateful I didn’t have to call into work - one of the perks of being your own boss) I decided to try and see if moving would help me feel better. I didn’t use my step, I modified, and I had to stop a couple of times. I focused on form and listening to my body. Still not feeling 100% but glad I did something. Sometimes you just need to slow it down.
2009, 2012, 2019. A decade of change. Progress and regression all wrapped into a big ole roller coaster! 🎢 Most of my life has been spent as 2009 me- pretty happy, friendly, always fluffy. But 2012 brought some serious wins. At my lowest weight of 175 I was on top of the world! ⛰🌎 But even though 175 is quite a ways from where I sit now, there is ZERO comparison between the mindset and perceptions of myself in that last photo. IDENTITY. JOY. COURAGE. GRACE. All things I have learned and am still learning on this road. Change is good. Change is inevitable. And I dang proud of how far I’ve come. My villages, my team, my family, my God. Would not be where I am without them. #gratitude #grace #growth #faith #faithjourney #transformyourmind #graceandgrit #bodsquad #10yearchallenge #weightlossjourney #plussizefitness #plussize #mindset #selflove
So I have been working late all week so I decided today I needed a recharge. Going to hit the books. I like to read multiple books at the same time because I like different books for different moods. Anyone else do this? I finished #bodylove
(which was amazing!) but I am still working my way through the others. I’ve been on a non-fiction kick lately but would love your fiction recommendations in the comments! #bookclub
⠀⠀ PS - @brendonburchard
is a genius. #highperformancehabits
You will know a @𝚓𝚞𝚕𝚎𝚣𝚋𝚛𝚢𝚊𝚗𝚝 woman when you meet her. She has grace, grit, and amazing personal style ⧉
Did you mess up yesterday? This morning maybe? Have your goals looked like distant dreams & waking up late completely killed your day? Wait, just me? 🤔🤦🏻♀️🤷🏻♀️ . . . . Thankful for the New Year, but new moments are where its at. 🙌🏼🤣💓 #gogirl #goaldigger #grace #momlife #encouragement
This cute boy was just overjoyed with his book report project! He had to choose a historical fiction story and write a report or choose an activity listed in his @thegoodandthebeautiful
language arts. Well.... it was a no brainer that he chose the project to create a map from the story vs. just write the report. I love that they offer those choices. Plus... I won major mom points when I offered to burn the edges to make it look more authentic. 😂 boys + fire 🔥 need I say more?! What’s been your kiddos favorite project so far this year? #graceandgrit #homeschoolmom #thegoodandthebeautiful #youtubemama #thirdgrade
🤷🏼♀️Is a coincidence I’m feeling so amazing !? . ✔️Energized ✔️Happier ✔️Ready to get up with my alarm . 🙏🏻Nope ! When the holidays were over, I returned to a place of balance. Balance in life with fitness, sleep, rest, and nutrition that fuels my body. . 🙌🏻It’s no coincidence, and there is nothing wrong with enjoying the holidays, but finding our balance again is most important. . ✅One week into finding my balance again, I’m 6 pounds down, and feeling amazing (which is more important than anything!), and NOT starving myself either. . 👀Check out this breakie. It will hold me through lunch with no trouble, and my daily intake of veggies has already begun 🙌🏻
FEAR… We all have it. But guess what? We can all make the choice to think differently and to change our mindset. Fear can be so subtle, but so destructive and it holds us back from doing things we know we’re capable of doing. 💫 • I’m afraid of not being good enough. I’m afraid of making too many mistakes. I’m afraid of people judging me. (This is actually the #1
fear of most people today. 🙈) • BUT THE REAL QUESTIONS ARE: ❓ What is the benefit of allowing fear to hold you back? What is the benefit of giving up on yourself and not taking life head on? What is the benefit of letting your fear cost you the life you really want? • You are good enough. You’re going to make mistakes, and THAT’S OKAY! You might not be everyone’s cup of tea, but THAT’S OKAY! Are you really going to allow YOURSELF to hold YOURSELF back? And for HOW LONG? 😳 • What you focus on...you get more of. And you will never out-perform your own self-portrait. If you’re constantly focusing on how many things you’ve messed up, or things you should’ve said, etc... you will not rise above those insecurities. And then... your peace and happiness is now in the hands of others. 👐🏼 • Focus on the you that you know you were made to be and the purpose you know you were made to live. You were made for huge things...you just have to get out of your own way! Don’t get distracted by all the noise and don’t allow fear to rob the greatness from you! • We need to master our inner conversations with ourselves! Sometimes the nicest things we’re going to hear are from ourselves, so you better start BELIEVING THEM! 💫🙌🏼 • Thank you @keith.kochner
! 🙏🏼 • • • #WellnessWednesday #EradicateFear #KeithKochner #HealthAndWellness #GraceAndGrit #GoalGetter #MindHealth #TimeFreedom #LifeByDesign #FinancialFreedom #LaptopLifestyle #VirtualBusiness #BeYourOwnBoss #DontSettle #LiveYourBestLife
We’re all just doing the best we can at this crazy thing called life- including you. Life is tailor made and doesn’t come with an instruction manual, so whatever you’ve been giving yourself a hard time about, give yourself a little grace. . We all have places and moments in our lives where we’d be well served to step back, gain a little perspective, and embrace the light that’s inside. Maybe it’s thinking you’re not doing enough, or not being enough, or not giving enough. Or maybe you’re comparing yourself to others... about your body. About your family. About your career. Wherever it is for you, give yourself a little grace. . Giving yourself grace doesn’t mean that you stop working to grow into the best version of yourself. It doesn’t let you off the hook for accomplishing your goals or treating others with love and respect. It just means you love yourself, show yourself compassion and kindness, and remember that becoming your best self and growing is a journey every one of us is on for our entire lives. You don’t have to be perfect every single day.
2 Characteristics that I highly regard: Grace and Grit. Some might see grace as weakness but it isn’t weakness at all; in fact most times it’s tougher to exhibit grace than it is to be angry and lash out at those who wrong us or to make the right decision even when it’s the more difficult choice. I guess you’d say...it takes a lot of grit to exhibit grace! Photo courtesy graceandgritproject.org #graceandgrit #character #patience #riseabove
Have y’all heard the #mompodcast
?? . . . . I think my favorite part was when Jesus showed up on my drive to meet Amanda (@ambitious_health
). Well, he’s always there 😂 but I needed a breakthrough with my thoughts & nerves! . . . . I talk about it in the first 2 minutes of the episode. . . . . It reminded me of why I’m here & that’s to set my sights on what’s eternal! . . . . So if you’re discouraged today about goals & dreams (like I sometimes get), I hope you’re encouraged by the bigger (less complicated) goal & that’s to love Jesus & love people!
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In 2009 I was 35yrs old, living alone in my cute little one bedroom condo, online dating, running marathons, hanging out with friends, figuring out wine 🍷 . In 2019 a lot has changed besides the quality of cell phone cameras! I'm now 45 yrs old, living with a whole bunch of kids and my gay best friend (who I met in 2010). We have a four bedroom house, I don't have the time or energy to date, I still run a lot but keeping it to 10 mile races & under (see above comment about time & energy!😂), I'm trying to make time for friends, and I know my wine. I feel pretty good 😉 . No filter cause that's cheating! *But I don't like to show my kids faces on public social media accounts #arbonne #arbonnelife #bestself #chictribe #crueltyfreebeauty #fosterlove #glowup #graceandgrit #healthyhappylife #healthandwellness #inbeautyandchaos #justbreathe #liveinspired #madeformore #mindbodysoul #moretolife #thisismotherhood #tenyearchallenge #unitedmotherhood #wellnessjourney #wellnesswarrior #30daystohealthyliving
I had to take a few minutes after my workout this morning to gather my thoughts. You know that negative self talk that I posted about last night? It crept in again during this mornings workout. I was having trouble keeping up and getting the new moves. I was always a step (or 5) behind. I became frustrated and at one point decided this wasn’t the right workout for me. It was dumb (hello 1st grade Denise) and who the hell could get results in 20 minutes. Afterwards I sat on my step trying to catch my breath and realized it’s alright to be new to something. To be a beginner. I wasn’t going to get everything right away and I definitely wasn’t going to get it if I gave up. As a fitness instructor I would NEVER expect someone new to any of my classes to be a pro so why wasn’t I giving myself the same grace? As for the 20 minutes not being enough? I’m trusting the process, y’all.
Good morning friends! I was talking to my friend @sares
the other day about the difference between HAPPY and CONTENT. I think as women we are often told to “just smile” or “just be happy.” As someone that has suffered from bouts depression and anxiety most of my life, happiness has often felt out of reach. I’ve also felt like something was wrong with me because I couldn’t shake it just BE HAPPY. Now that I’m in my 30s, I’ve realized that for me happy isn’t the goal. Contentment is. I’m content with my life because I’m proud of what I’ve accomplished and who I have become. It’s more of a state of mind than a mood and for me it is far better than happy. It’s knowing that I don’t NEED more in my life. I will always strive for more because that is the journey but I am content where I am in each moment of my life as long as I can look myself in the mirror and be proud. Anyone else feel this way? #contentment
We can't always win....or at least that's what they tell me. 🤷 . This handsome hubby of mine kicked my butt tonight in game night. But that's okay because even though I hate losing in board games (I'm a total Monica! btw if you don't get that reference we probably can't be f.r.i.e.n.d.s 😜), I love spending quality tech-free one-on-one time with him! It fills my love tank even if I don't win a single round. ❤️ . What are your favorite technology-free activities to do indoors with loved ones during the winter? I'd love some other ideas. . #marriedlife #games #instagood #capture_today
No longer the walk of shame. I think I even smiled & made eye contact with some girls doing squats. 🤔😂🤷🏻♀️ . . . . accountability // something @ambitious_health
& I talked about on the #podcast
.. . . . . my #accountabilitypartner
is my husband 🙋🏽♂️ he wouldn’t let me say no because he knows my no is usually because of ya know #momguilt
.. . . . . the rain & the gym & I feel like new woman 🌧👊🏼👩🏻 . . . . Who’s your accountability partner? Tag ‘em below!