I’ve been helping out my dad at his shop this week. Which means I’ve been pretty stationary 😕 I’ve been taking breaks and doing some movements to get my body moving! These were a good idea! Anyone can do them! Use your kitchen or bathroom counter top! They work! As you can tell my chest and shoulders were tired by the end🙌🏻 I did 4 sets of 10 and now I have jello arms!😆🤷🏼♀️
College overwhelmed me yesterday. Near panic mode. I had forgotten, well, everything. As if I don’t have a degree already. Isn’t it funny how #moms have a way to calm you down and give a different perspective. Today is a new day. Have faith that #theuniversehasyourback 🌞🤗
Woooohoooo! Day #4 / 80 in the books!
My mind is different.😁 I see a small shift in my mindset and it isnaking all the difference.
I see how some people make excuses to give up on themselves. Unfortunately, that's me too.
There's really no excuse.
It's that $h!T talk we have with ourselves when we are scared to fail.
But this time..... I took the chance on myself.
➡️I committed to 80+days
➡️I moved to longer workouts/6 days a wk
➡️I committed to getting more sleep
➡️I committed to eating every 2-3hrs
➡️I committed to journaling my food, my workouts and how I am feeling daily
➡️I committed to not getting discouraged no matter what
I hope I am inspiring you to take a chance and make a small shift in your mindset?
Don't take to long and don't overthink it.
It is a different place on this side of that crappy mind chatter.
I will help. I promise. Message me... I am here. 😊
It's a Florida winter! Got to school an hour early because I'm the most paranoid student when it comes to my timing in the beginning of the semester. Finally made it into the nice warm building. My hands still feel like ice!
Day 4/80 and as each day goes by, I’m loving this program even more! Is it hard? Yes! Is it challenging? Yes! Am I getting stronger? Heck YES!
I’m getting up earlier, I’m eating on schedule, my meals are planned, I’m trying to go to bed earlier, but this also depends on the little one getting to sleep earlier! 😆
I haven’t been sleeping well despite my efforts, so I’m so exhausted, but I think that will change soon enough! 😴
This challenge excites me, makes me feel determined, and totally wish you would join me too! Who doesn’t like a good challenge?! We CAN do hard things, and those hard things will change your mindset from I can’t, to I CAN! 💪💕👊 Life is good, God is great, and I am blessed! 🙏
I own an Apple watch (best decision of my life🙌 ) and one of the features that I love about the watch is that it notifies you to take time out of the day to just BREATHE. So I know you are probably very busy, but I encourage you to take 30 seconds today just to breathe and be thankful for life because there is someone out here in the world who did not get that opportunity today!
We worked it ALL today!
That really amazing moment when on day 4, you know on day 80, you’re about to be a beast 💪🏾 I mean right now I can probably not get down to do one more push-up, sit up, or look at the sliders without falling over....BUT...by the end my goal is to make it one whole round no modifications!
Now watch me do it 💪🏾 In the wise words of Autumn, “limitations are just excuses to quit”
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When your 11 year old can whip up a dinner for you, that's a @hellofresh win!! Tonight Annie made us Maple Glazed Duck with Blood Orange Salad and Rosemary Fingerling Potatoes!!! If you have not tried their service yet, you need to!! I have a coupon over in my bio link! ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
It’s a soup in the instant pot, pajama wearing, cup of tea in hand kind of night! 🍲 😴 🍵
At the moment I’m drinking a cup of chai tea...what’s your favorite kind of tea or warm beverage do you prefer on a chilly day/night?! 🤔
To the women who is trying hide her cellulite because it isn’t “attractive”, you are freakin gorgeous!
To the women trying to suck in that Mom pooch, remember you grew a human, be patient with your body!
To the women hiding your stretch marks so they aren’t ridiculed, wear your victory marks with pride, they don’t take away from who you are!
To the women struggling to love your body, there will be another you and you are loved!
To the single moms trying to stay afloat, chin up your kiddo(s) are so proud of you and love you so much for your sacrifice!
To the women struggling to finish your college degree, those long hours will pay off when you see your dreams come go past!
To the women in a life sucking job, your dream job and joy is out there don’t stop looking for it!
To the women suffering with mental and emotional battles we can’t see, you are strong, just because we can’t see the issues does not make them less relevant.
To the women all over the world, we are strong, beautiful and amazing people! Don’t let the world try to take your crown from you!
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This may be one of the least aesthetically pleasing photos I have ever posted. It represents a whole lot of stuff, tho. And let me start by saying I am the first to know I am one lucky duck to have this in my home. By now you’ve probably figured out how debilitating my anxiety has been in the past, so in some ways, this room has been my fortress and my therapy couch and my gracious and forgiving friend. Today it was my champion, and for that I am grateful. Y’all, I have run 5 half marathons, I have been certified as a personal trainer among other certifications, and I have done things that surprised and impressed even myself. But about 4.5 years ago I was running from one test to the next to rule out MS. And sitting on a therapy couch every week. And barely tolerating mild stretching as a workout. That’s what chronic anxiety can do. It can mimic a horrific disease that had me utterly terrified and feeling destroyed. I’ve watched stress, anxiety, depression and lifestyle choices take the lives of so many good people. It took a year or more from me. I’m not crazy fit today by any means, but I am so much better and happier and can see a tomorrow that might bring another good workout or maybe a lovely walk or a lunch out with a friend. Progress. Gratitude. Acceptance. I’ve walked a lot of miles in some concrete shoes. Let me know if you need some encouragement or grace or acceptance today or any day. If I can do it, you can do it. Whatever it is.
Current Status: 😷
The damn sickies have gotten to me. Sore throat, cough, headache, fever ... ugh. Obviously no workout today ... beyond frustrated since I just started my new program while in the test group. But my body is telling me to stop and take care of my health FIRST. Doctors in a few but first another nap 😴 Stay healthy my friends! #selfcare#health#fitover40