Today is a new day! Forget yesterday and focus on today. What can you do to make today the best day ever? Start by choosing happy and it will only get better from there! Remember, every day you have a choice. You can be happy or you can be grumpy. Happy people attract happy people. Nobody wants to be around a grump!!!! #choosehappy#grumpypeoplesuck#saturday#iamhappy#iamfierce#wakeuphappy
Today didn't go to plan but it was a great day. I ended up spending quality time with my boys and enjoying some sunshine. Got some study done. Had some time out snuggling with our munchkin. Not a bad Saturday at all. As soon as I decided today was going to be a happy day - it was. Looking forward to tomorrow 😘 #happiness#happy#perspective#choosehappy#family # love # health #mentalhealth
❤️ Happy #freehugs - You get a hug, you get a hug... everyone gets a hug. I met this man in Tokyo, Japan. He was dishing out free hugs in an attempt to break the world record. He didn’t just give me a pat on the back... he gave me a genuine bear hug, asked where I was from and wished me an awesome day. Today, I am so grateful that my parents taught me to ALWAYS look for the good in the world. To make friends with the free hugs guy. To appreciate the neighbour who waits the extra minute to hold the elevator, the bus driver who always greets me with a smile, the landscaper who says “jo sun” (good morning) every single day and the friend who selflessly offers to watch my dog while I am away. On difficult days, stopping to notice these people makes all of the difference. Thank you, Mama & Daddy. 💋 #30daysofthanks *Day 18*
We all start somewhere.
It’s easy to assume that other people have it easier, or that they have more money, or that they have better genes that allow them to have what you don’t have.
While this may be true to some extent, deep down this type of thinking acts as a cop out for us, and allows us to play the mediocre game. With hair, and with life in general.
Today I want to encourage you to shift your mindset because it affects your journey.
1. Be curious - feed what you want to see more of in your life. Instead of frustration, move towards curiosity. Replace fear with faith, and scarcity with thanksgiving. .
The more you CHOOSE to act like the stuff you desire is already here, the more you are likely to see it happen. .
2. If you don’t know something, research, or ask for help. Only a fool acts like they know everything all the time 🙂 I believe we can learn anything, especially in the age we live in.
3. Give what you miss in your life. If you feel like you lack support, give it. If you lack encouragement, give it to others. It’s funny how this works, we reap what we sow right? And NHBots is perfect for this one. Support a sister, leave an encouraging word!
4. You may not be where you want to be right now, with your hair, and maybe in your life or career. That’s okay. Be thankful, and start figuring out what all you need to move to the next level. Great hair, or a great life, doesn’t just happen by accident - it requires intentionality. .
5. Seek out people that will push and motivate you to be the best version of yourself. I’ve said before that sometimes your success is locked in your associations. So find communities and people that will not allow you to stay in the same place, and you do the same for them.
That’s it from me, hope you fall more in love with yourself and your hair daily, because if you can conquer this, you’ll conquer the world 😘
P.S - The day I shaved off my relaxed hair in 2012 😉
P.S.S - Leave this emoji if you read to the end 👸🏾
Style: Afro balls
I spend the week in some sort of twists, then do something end of the week.
Tools used :
Bobby pins (http://amzn.to/2yWBhXF)
Didn’t use any product because my hair already has some.
Basically, do the style on semi-stretched hair, section it and go. Took me about 20mins to get it done.
Tip: don’t try to be perfect, roll, pin and go.
Here's the link to the tutorial: (http://bit.ly/2iRuGmL)
This is why giving up because I’ve gained weight is NOT an option. She sees me every time I make a healthy choice. She hears me every time I talk negatively or positively about my body. My relationship with food will influence her relationship with food. I’m not a perfect example, but I’ll keep trying for us ❤️Today, we plank after my #HIIT workout 👧🏻👩🏻🏃🏻♀️💪🏼
"One day, she discovered that she was fierce + strong + full of fire, ++ that not even she could hold herself back because her passion burned brighter than her fears.” // Happy Friday!! 💕 I find it so hard to believe that today was the final day of the #CHAARGFitPlan + that I actually completed it from start to finish [114/100 ⚡️] There is a lot of fit plan reflecting going on in tonight’s blog post. Here, I wanted to share my new vision for this account + how I am planning to stay #inCHAARG … ESPECIALLY with Thanksgiving being less than a week away + Christmas being right around the corner [YIKES!! 😱 -- jk I gotchu fam 😘] Before I do that -- #MomentOfTruth : I started this account for the sole purpose of distraction + to take my mind off of everything going on with my family back in Pittsburgh. Being away at times like this has been the ultimate challenge for me but I know I will be making my way back to my hometown soon. Everybody has their own way of handling their stress -- I handle my stress primarily through working out. Running + Yoga have saved me from self-destruction + helped me through the heartbreak + grieving process after losing Uncle Terry. What I didn’t realize was how much of a saving grace this account has been.
This account means so much more to me than a distraction now. It has become part of my way of life. I’ve had my eyes on a ton of different inspiring food + fitness accounts the last few months, testing different recipes my picky taste buds enjoy [++ hope you will too ☺️]. All I keep thinking is I hope somehow + some way… both, my friends following me now + my future friends look at my account -- + just feel empowered + inspired. Here is to staying #inCHAARG on the plate + in the gym this holiday season + beyond ❤️
We went on our very first date alone tonight in over 17 months. I’d been nervous about it all week. It’s one of those times that I’m so grateful to have, no joke, the greatest and most qualified babysitter in the world because Piper was stoked and my very clingy boy didn’t cry for me once. My Mama heart is happy and a much needed, child-free dinner was enjoyed. One for the books, ya’ll.
It's the holidays... ⠀
That means family time, cold weather and hot chocolate. No better way to not only keep your LO nice and warm, but nice and cuddly than in this oh so adorable Season's Greetings Pajama. Check it out (Link in Bio)
Do you have a JOY journal? Where at the end of the day you list 3 things that brought you JOY?
If not, I recommend giving it a try. 😉
I started mine just shy of a month ago and haven’t missed a day. It has helped me gain perspective on what truly matters in my life.
Well, workout one happened Monday, workout two happened Friday. I'm human, it happens. .
Truth be told I am struggling through my workouts, not because I can't do the moves. I'm struggling in my mind. I'm comparing to where I used to be, I'm telling myself I can't do it, I'm kicking myself for ever slowing down. .
I know I just need my consistency back, but the mind F is really messing with me. Luckily I have a super supportive husband that reminds me to just stick with it, that has been encouraging me to get the workout in. .
I know I'll get better, but it's gonna take some extra mental stamina, that's for sure. .
So, if you're feeling like you can't do it, if you're making every excuse in the book, just know that you're not alone, and that you can indeed do it! #mentalspace#selfdefeat#mindf
This little guy may have opted for a polar dip in the pond without thinking about the winter time consequences. We rushed him back to the car. #pupsicle#nobadweather#marmotgiveaway