Natural versus make up. One thing that makes me feel better about myself is makeup. And I know that's a terrible thing but I love seeing how I can transform my face into something different. Over the years I've slowly come to like my natural look, when I was a teenager I was so self conscious about having no makeup on, I would never leave the house without makeup on, or even let anyone see me without makeup. Now, most days I don't wear makeup because I don't have the time. Lmao. I've been avoiding Instagram because I got stuck in a rut and couldnt get out. But, I'm gunna try again to workout three times a week, even if it's just cardio. Doing something on my days off instead of being bored or eating. I really want to keep losing weight because, honestly, I'm not happy with where I'm at in life and I think that if I put my focus into one thing and acheive it, it will help me figure out everything else. Hopefully. #momgoals#momliferocks#makeupdays#naturaltomakeup#makeupversusnomakeup#mommymakeover#workuniform#puttingallmyeggsinonebasket#fivemonthspostpartum#postpartumjourney#ppjourney#findingmyselfagain
How cute is Anne?!! How sweet is Rose playing with Jayne? The girls were being so cooperative. I wanted to share this video to prove that exercising with kids CAN be accomplished. .
(Sorry about the bad angle of the camera. I didn’t realize that it wasn’t positioned properly; but, hey, that’s real life... can’t risk a reshoot while working out with kids!)
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I managed to get 3/4 of my @fitnessblender HIIT done before the girls woke from their naps. These are the moves they joined me for: .
Front kick + jumping jack
3 sideways shuffle + squat
Jumping jack + toe touch
Walk down + shoulder tap
#5monthspostpartum#gettingitdone#postpartumjourney#fivemonthspostpartum#fitnessblender#HIIT#homeworkout#momofthree#mythreegirls#fitmom#fitmomsofig @fit_moms_of_ig #workoutvideo#momlife
A few snaps from day seven - #yogafix . Tomorrow we start all the workouts over again, so it felt great to stretch everything out and work on just breathing through movements. I did my first bind a few weeks ago in my practice with my amazing teacher, @hannahpresence and am excited I can now bind on both sides comfortably. Now just need to work on getting a deeper twist and opening the chest more while holding the pose. Happy Sunday friends. 🙏🏻
Weekend workouts mean that when Willow starts fussing, the husband can take her into another room to play. She lasted about 15 minutes into this one. ... Today is day six: Dirty Thirty: full body exercises, minimal rest and lots of sweat.
Looking at my only competition right into her eyes, she empowers, motivates, and pushes me to the limits; thanks for not giving up on me , for making me wake up with goals and dreams and for constantly reminding me the reason why I started this journal in the first place;because I can be doing good on my own but together we can do greatness #selflove#fivemonthspostpartum#38poundsdown
Getting this workout in was a struggle today. It's been an exhausting week with little sleep - not complaining as I do love cuddles at 2am and 3am and 4am, but it does mean making excuses not to workout becomes easier. Thankfully Willow napped for an hour this afternoon meaning I had no excuse not to hit play for 30 mins. ..... Today is day five: #cardiofix Each of these exercises were for a minute - two rounds of each with 20 second rest in between. I was a hot sweaty mess by the end. 💪🏻
Almost six months post partum.
I can't believe Ryan is almost 6 months!
What I want people to understand (and it's soooo much more simple than the industry might portray it)... what ever your fitness journey may be (weight loss, muscle building, performance, strength, etc...) it takes PATIENCE. There is no magic pill or diet ,and you're not going to see your ending goal results after two weeks of working out. Sorry it's not going to happen... put in the WORK and TIME.
One step at a time. I personally focused on my calories and food after having Ryan. I still don't have a solid workout plan and squeeze it in where I can. I maximize the most of my workout time (focusing on lifting heavy as Often as I can). When life gets crazy and I'm not able to workout, I am able to control what I eat and how much I eat. Any added workout is bonus and feeds the gains I'm working back to.
It's easy to get frustrated, just know you're not the only one! If you need help, please don't hesitate to contact me. I've been there and I would love to help!
Day four: #pilatesfix This is one of my favourites in the series. Lots of #core and booty work. Here are two clips to show some of my favourite exercises from this workout. First is #core and swipe ➡️to see the booty burners. First clip is sped up x2 and second is x6.
So I accidentally did Lower Fix yesterday and Upper Fix today - was supposed to be the other way around, oopsie. Didn't get to film yesterday but here is today's workout featuring Willow's watchful eye giving me encouragement. I used 3kg (6.6lbs) dumbbells for all exercises. Sped up 1.5x with a little victory dance at the end. Pretty proud I even managed this today seeing as Willow was up nearly every hour last night and I was running on 3 hours of sleep.
Started a new cycle of the #21dayfix today. First workout was total body cardio fix. Four rounds two exercises each round lasting a minute with a 15 second rest in between. 30 minutes = sweaty mess. Willow even let me get through the whole thing in one go. Happy Monday to me. Sped up x 1.5 to show as many of the exercises as possible.
Returned from vacation yesterday. 😭 Lots of walking while baby wearing in cold, high altitudes and tons of indulging. Definitely not mad about it. 👍🏼
Back to the grind today with the help from one of the doggos.
Getting away for the weekend is all fun and games until Monday morning comes. Back to the daily grind, to #momlife , to my routine. But feeling all sorts of bloated and exhausted and blah...
Some days I jump out of bed when Brian leaves at 4:55am. Today? Ya, nope. Not even my #preworkout could save me. Thankfully, I only had a 25 minute workout today. Thankful that this is NOW part of my daily routine, even on the days I don't want to (like today!). Thankful to have a group of women to motivate me on days like today when I need it most! I fail on the daily & need the motivation, accountability, & support JUST as much as you!
Now if someone would please pass the caffeine this way, I'll be over here sleeping until my girls wake up...
Today was a great day. I got back on the field for the first time. I was slow, rusty, and tired but I accepted the new me and just smiled.
The bright side is I have so much room to improve and skills to aspire to! The arrival of fall has always meant soccer season and I am still having withdrawals, but I will always make time. Soccer = ❤️
Breakfast of Moms... I mean Champions. Oatmeal with Banana, PB, and a dash of cinnamon. And lots and lots of coffee. The little guy is teething and he says "Mom what's sleep?" Haahahaha All you have to do is laugh it off and hope that the coffee and workout will give you a boost of energy.
Today was tough. I was not as prepared as I would have liked! But now I have my dumbbells (5's) if your wondering. My water bottle, which turns out we had no running water today so fail on drinking water. And three, my outfit picked out for the morning. And of course they need to be pink! Wooo never give up Monday. Also teething babies are 👍
When you forgot to buy weights at the store for your workout, you grab the pumpkin spice candle. Maybe it's a good thing I didn't have the weights because I almost died with the candle. At least I am festive!
So that was hard. Meal prepping for the 21 day fix tomorrow while the babe is screaming. Maybe because it was my first time meal prepping? Idk but wow I have a lot of dishes to do and bottles to clean! Cheers to a healthy week though! I'm staying optimistic. @jlonginnesfitness
So I had ZERO intentions of sharing this pic when I took it this morning. I took this as my self progress picture!! Ya know the one that you don't show anyone haha. Well so much for that plan!! As I'm sitting here rocking and nursing my sweet babe I felt like God said to post it. So here we go!
This time a year ago, I had just found out I was FINALLY PREGNANT!! We had been trying for 16 months to have another baby and it just wasn't working. I didn't understand Gods plan, I was so frustrated, stressed and confused. In those 16 months, we unexpectedly sold our home on Facebook, Rylin turned 2 three days before we sold/closed on our home and we moved back in with my parents while we built our second home. Looking back on the madness, it's a no brainer as to why we couldn't conceive. In the process, I gained 10 lbs!!! I was miserable.
So what does any of this have to do with the silly picture that I didn't want to post? Well, I've been trying to fit back into these shorts all summer long!!!! So today when I pulled them out of the drawer my first thought was there's no way these are going to fit, I am still not at the same weight I was when I was five months postpartum with Rylin. But my friends, I'm here to tell you that the scale can tell you lies! A number does not define us! We are more than that! So there you go, this photograph represents to me that we all must trust the process bc we are a work in progress 🙌🏻. #2911training#trusttheprocess#dontletthescaledefineyou#Godisgood#fivemonthspostpartum#postpartumbody#workinprogress
"You can't be the kid at the top of the slide over thinking it. You just have to go down the chute!" - Tina Fey
Change is hard. Change is scary. I get it. I was scared to commit to a new way of eating. But I also knew something needed to change if I wanted to see and feel a change. If I wanted to feel good in my skin. If I wanted to feel like me again. Was it hard? Of course! Did I have support? Of course! Did it change my life? Absolutely!!!
So if you are wanting, if you are needing a change, hit me up! Just go down the chute! Let me show you the tools that can easily change your life, like they changed mine. My next group starts Monday & it's never too late to join us! You've got me and a tribe of women supporting you every step of the way!❤️
This is the hardest night of the week for me to get motivated before work. Two nights down, one to go. And those were two VERY busy nights!
I'm not always motivated. Waking up & seeing my #sweatsisters already crushing their workouts? Seeing that they are LOVING today's workout? And knowing we are all in this together...because we ALL have struggles! These things help me get my butt outta bed (along with my amazing #preworkout !). It's never too late to join us!
Crushed today's workout (only 25 min and it was FUN and SWEATY!!) with my little #workoutpartner ! Now to get ready for another night at the #babyfactory doing one of the best jobs ever!!!
Today's eats. #swipeleft
1️⃣ HUGE taco salad... three hours later and I'm still stuffed!
2️⃣ Quinoa, shredded chicken, bell pepper, and Cholula.
3️⃣ Pumpkin protein pancakes and egg whites with turkey sausage.
☀️ Not pictured: A bowl of shredded wheat and the rest of my Arctic Zero.
Today's post workout selfie plus some of yesterday's noms. #swipeleft
2️⃣ Arctic Zero.
3️⃣ Bell pepper stuffed with avocado and nitrate-free ham.
4️⃣ Quinoa, shredded chicken, broccoli, and Cholula.
5️⃣ Pumpkin protein pancakes.
☀️ Not pictured: A bowl of shredded wheat and dinner (turkey burger, sweet potato, and Italian salad).
Sunday Sunrise workouts are my favorite! Everyone is asleep and it's insanely quiet outside on our normally busy street. As a sahm this is sometimes my only real (uninterrupted) "me time" so I enjoy it by improving myself and getting closer to my goals. ☀️🤘🏼
5 MONTHS POSTPARTUM 💁🏻👶🏼 Firstly, I can't believe our baby boy is 5 months old!
Looking back to my one month photos it's crazy to see how much my body has changed. The baby house is vanishing! Never mind how exhausted I looked.
It's been a long journey already and it's come with its ups and downs.
Some weeks I've managed to exercise three times a week and some just one then others none. I have to take each week as it comes. There's no point in me stressing about it.
Nutrition wise I'm still not counting any calories or macros. I'm making good choices to have a balance of nutrients. Do I still have treats? Of course! I'm not restricting myself on anything. Some days I don't get time to eat! This mum business is hard work!! My body has had time to heal and I've reaped the benefits from not throwing myself in too deep.
Pregnancy is a huge deal for the body never mind giving birth!
For those out there who are on their own journey you can do it. Don't stress on the small things and just keep moving. Make good choices which in turn make you feel good.