First workout of 2018 done and I’m so looking forward to achieving my goals this year!! I may have gained weight last year, but now is my chance to get back on track! I’m not starting where I’d like to be, but hey, we all gotta start somewhere. Cheers to new beginnings!!
Not every day is going to be easy, there WILL be obstacles, and life is guaranteed to throw you curveballs, but don’t use those as excuses to give up. Use them as reasons to learn, grow, and become stronger both mentally and physically. These munchkins may have offered a bit of a challenge to my workout this morning with the wrestling, arguing, and running around, but I was so excited that they joined me in the first place and did the best I can!! For all you mamas out there that say you can’t work out because of the kiddo chaos, trust me, I get it. But, where there’s a will, there’s a way!! If you do it, they’ll join you!! 💪
I had NO intention of working out today, but when one of the ladies in my “Obsessed with You” Group posted a challenge to do Cardio Core, I had no choice but to do it!! If you know me, you know I can NEVER turn down a challenge!! 🙋♀️🤦♀️ So, while the kids played with their new toys from Santa, I got a quick 30 minute sweat session in right upstairs.... even on Christmas!! 🤗🙌
⭐️ Being challenged is inevitable, but being defeated is NOT!! ⭐️ No matter where you are right now, no matter what you’ve faced up until now, no matter what anyone around you tells you, YOU ARE NOT YOUR CIRCUMSTANCES. I have had one shitty 2017, but I refuse to allow it to define me or determine what comes next. Cheers to working my ass off for bigger and better things in 2018 and ALWAYS remaining positive, humble, and grateful in the process!! ❤️
Sitting here this morning looking back on the worst year of my life, I can’t help but be grateful for all the blessings I’ve also received this year. In darkness, there has still been an incredible amount of light! It’s given me a great deal of perspective on the importance of family and hope and faith and I’m taking each lesson and applying it to what I want for 2018. In addition to getting back to the healthiest me, I want so many other things for myself and my family next year and will work tirelessly to make them a reality. Have you set resolutions for yourself in 2018?! Is there anything you learned in 2017 that you would change next year if you could? Please share!
You will hear me say this A LOT, but exercise is THE MOST underutilized antidepressant out there and if it weren’t for my workouts this year, I don’t know where I’d be emotionally! For them and my community of support,I am incredibly grateful. ❤️The next two days are going to be extremely hard, but I’m doing everything I can to take care of myself. So, this morning, while everyone else was waking up and eating breakfast, I chose to log onto my Beachbody on Demand and sweat for 30 minutes. It may not solve everything, but it certainly helps! #TheGrindIncludesFriday
We are leaving for Pittsburgh this morning to be with family and I have nothing packed. I spent so much time rushing to get everyone else all set that I completely forgot about myself. 😳 Isn’t that how it always works for us mamas?! So, I’m up early to throw the necessities in a bag and have some “me” time before everyone wakes up and we head home. On the list: prayers, reflection, positive affirmations, checking in with my challengers, and getting my workout done. ❤️ How did you start your day?
The hardest part of this Fit journey is that it is a JOURNEY and not a destination. It takes consistency, persistence, and incredible discipline to keep going each day. Trust me, I know the excuses well and with everything we’ve been through this year, I have wanted to quit MANY MANY times. But even with all the bumps in the road, I refuse to throw in the towel and give up. It may take baby steps, but I am committed to seeing it through. Are you?!
This year it’s Christmas in Cape Town, next year it’s Christmas in LA for sure ❤️ Went through my old phone again and found all sorts of glorious pictures from this time last year. Best way to end my last night in the city with @dan_elow , picking up some candy at midnight 👏 I really don’t like how people give LA such a bad name, especially when they haven’t even BEEN there. Can’t tell you how often Im still told that it’s a city filled with horribly fake people. Sure, you have a high percentage of a-holes that the city does attract. I also met some of the nicest and most genuine people EVER. People who barely knew me were kind enough to invite me along, meet their friends, join birthday parties or go to museums with them. Maybe I got lucky, but dont always believe what you hear from others. Before I went there I was prepared to hate it and be on my own, but the opposite happened. If you have a gut feeling to go somewhere or see a place, don’t be stopped by others opinions. You are not them, your experience won’t be the same. Always best to see for yourself. #nextyear#forsure#lovefromcapetown#ilovereeses#myfave#almostchristmas xo