Last night Ryan and I decided to take an impromptu trip out to the farm. Leaving in the morning would have been the easier choice but when we decide that we want to do something, reasons why we shouldn’t just don’t matter 🤷♀️
So we quickly packed up. Fit three dogs into the back seat of our car (we are dog sitting my parents Dalmatian right now) and took off!
We got here in the dark. Started a fire to warm up the cabin (it was FREEZING). Made our bed and then watched Hercules while eating popcorn. .
It was perfect 💕
SUCH a busy day. I have literally been on the go since 6am this morning. Between studying for midterm, attending a lecture, taking the puppy to the vet, taking my papa to T&T supermarket and the greenhouse then wrapped the day up with a photo shoot. There was definitely moments that I didn’t think I would be able to uphold all of my commitments but feeling so proud for stretching my capacity today. .
Now time to curl up in bed with my hunny and our big puppy 💕
I have been stressing out a lot lately that I’m failing at balancing all my responsibilities. I need to be a good student, entrepreneur, wife, fur mama, daughter, friend, Christian AND I need to make sure I am taking care for myself by working out and eating healthy.... Thank you @suzibuhi for posting about this exact topic today. I so needed to hear it!
One of the problems with social media is that we see people doing really well in ONE area of their life. We then think since we see a number of different people doing well in different things, that we have to be as good as each of them but at EVERYTHING.
There was a quote I read once... I can’t find it now so bear with me as I try to paraphrase it as I remember it...
Life is about juggling values, not balancing them. In juggling, you can only have so many balls in the air at a time - Have too many on the go and you risk it all crashing down.
Moral of the story: you will never be perfect but you are doing a damn good job with that crazy, messy life of yours 😘 .
📷 @kosterjul 💕
Guys! This is a BIG deal!
Ignore my unmade bed and unbrushed hair for a moment. I am wearing my grade 12 grad dress! 🎉
Every year I watched my clothing get a little tighter after graduating and this is the first time I have attempted to put this back on (not gonna lie, I was pretty nervous)
Well nothing motivates me more than seeing that what I am doing is working 👍🎉💕 Now do you think it would be weird to grocery shop in this because I don’t want to take it off!?
It feels so good to see progress being made. For the longest time I've felt run down, frustrated, unhappy with how my health has been, and sleeping horribly. I had an awesome change with my personal training that's alowing me to finally get back to taking care of myself again a long with caring for others. I now can give a 100% because I now feel fully fueled. I'm going to bed getting 7 or more hours sleep, cooking again not living off a protein bar or quick food, my stress level is down because I'm working more efficiently, I'm learning the word no and when I need to say it, making time with friends/ fam and I'm making time workouts that get stuff done!! So buy that planner get yourself figured out and stick to it! Most of all trust God will take care of you through it all...HONEST
💦DAY 18/21 💦
Whoever said weights would make girls bulky was looney pants! Weights are without a doubt my FAVOURITE! Not only is it a break from cardio (yuck) but you look bad ass while lifting them! Oh and then there's all the science about how lifting weights accelerates weight loss, burns more calories and gives you sexy curves. Don't know where to start? Send me a message! 😘
April 3 ➡️ Today
I have been FAR from perfect. In fact June and half of July was a write off... but I look at these pictures and I remember how I felt in the first photo. I was flexing everything and attempting a smile. I didn't want my before photo to be pathetic. I felt so uncomfortable like a giant marshmallow: pale and puffy 😂. I was sick of my double chin and my muffin tops. Today I feel so proud every time I look in the mirror. I am no longer smashing my head into the wall trying to figure out why I am not motivated enough to work out more. I know that I am just getting started. If this is what I can do in a few months then what will happen if I spend a dedicated year on myself?!
🌿 Nutrition simplified and at home workouts made it possible but the difference maker these last 17 days was an accountability group. I am showing up for myself but I am also showing up for others. They encourage and motivate me everyday to make like Nike and #justdoit 💕I want to help others just like me so I will be running an accountability group on August 21st. Pop me a message if you are interested.
🔥 Day 15/21 🔥
We just completed 45 minutes of cardio and the last 20 minutes my mantra was "don't throw up. Don't throw up" 😂
Now we are finishing getting our meals together for tomorrow and then BED TIME! Hope everyone had an awesome long weekend 😘
I was reading today that the first ten days of creating a new habit is down right painful. Days 10-20 are better but still uncomfortable. Days 20-30 is when it finally starts to become enjoyable.
Reading this made me feel a bit better because I am struggling right now. I want to eat all of the comfort food. I don't want to workout. All I want to do is climb into bed and binge watch Netflix for a couple days. But I showed up today. And I will show up again tomorrow because I want to get over the hump. I'm sick of being in the painful/uncomfortable stage of my health journey. If you are feeling discouraged because you tried something new and it "didn't work", don't lose faith. It doesn't take 21 days to form a habit, it takes 21 days for a new habit to start feeling like fun!
Just completed 35 mins of cardio (check out my story to see some of the action) and I feel SO STRONG!
I have always been motivated by what my body can DO versus what it looks like. Tonight after we were done, we went for a little walk and played around at the park. When I popped up into this handstand, it was like the world stopped. I have never had so much control in my life. It has me thinking, what else can I do? 😘
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Tonight was without a doubt the most fun I have ever had working out. It was hard. My legs probably won't work tomorrow. BUT the moves were FUN! It also helps that Ryan and I were so tired that we got the giggles half way through 💕
In my fitness program, Sundays are the day of rest/stretching. I decided to swap today with yesterday, enjoy Jasper yesterday and kill it today 👊🏼
✨Your workouts should ADD to your life, not take time away from it.
For the last two years, I have been working on my handstands. The dream is to one day have my legs magically float up into position and then hold that sucker for three years. If you are like me and looking to improve your handstands, try this move out: ✨ Get into plank position with your legs on a stability ball. Crunch your feet towards your body. The goal is to get your butt stacked on top of your shoulders and hands. ✨Don't be afraid to ask for a spotter if you feel unstable. ✨Having an adorable puppy sleeping in the background also really helps with both strength and balance
I did not want to workout today at all 🙅🏼
I have been feeling like junk all day.
So today I did not workout for the results. I worked out for the habits I am trying to form and the self esteem it gives me knowing that I complete the things I set my mind to do!
🎉Now to climb back into my pyjamas and into bed 🎉
Woke up this morning bright eyed and bushy tailed, ready to get my workout done 🦊
Because today is going to be a busy day full of fun festivities!! Last night I was going through ALL the excuses in my mind of why I should just skip my workout and start again Monday.
NONE of those excuses were good enough for me! So I made it a "NO MATTER WHAT" on my list of things to do this morning before we head off for some fun!
And I do not regret getting it done 😁💪🏼
Now I feel energized, healthy, strong, and ready to get this day going!! 🤗💕
What are some things on your list of No Matter Whats to get done today?? 😃
A new workout program launches next week and I could not be more excited. The workouts look intense, the meal plan is specific and the results I have been seeing are unreal. The problem right now is that I feel a little directionless without a specific program to work on. I like being told what to do and what to eat, if the choice is mine each day then I don't make the best choices 😬
Just a little change in your thinking can make a big impact in your outcomes! Instead of "I never stick with anything" think "I just haven't found the right solution/fit yet". Instead of "I don't have time to workout" think "I will make what's important to me a priority". Instead of "people will make fun of me" think "people will admire me for working hard". Instead of "I'll never look that good" think "What is she doing that I could add to my routine?" Instead of "I can't do yoga or run or do cardio" think "I can modify anything to work for my body". What thought will you change today?