When we try to take a nice picture, we literally CAN’T. Like physically incapable of holding it together all at once. I’m convinced it’s not possible. (*sigh*) But who wants to look perfect anyway?! .
This is real. This is life. It’s hard. It’s messed up a lot. I’m sure I yelled at them in the process, and I know I have really bad moments as a mom. But I just want to see these two boys grow to be men who love others deeply, walk humbly through life, ask hard questions, and really know Jesus so hard that it oozes out of them. And I hope they remember all the silly sweet moments, too ❤️😜 .
The face you make when you can’t believe your parents left the older brother in charge. 😂
I wasn’t planning on sharing this (hence I’m not completely in frame). I often video my home practice so that I can reference sequences for filming @yogaglo content. But I am sharing because 1. My camera randomly filmed it super grippy- not sure why 2. It’s nothing fancy or spectacular but when I watched it, it felt like such an honest representation of the relationship I have with the practice I thought that’s worth sharing and 3. This is how I start my practice almost every time. Well at least the first 60 seconds of my warm up 😍 Love you all out there #yogafam @liquidoactive @everlane #100 %human
#latepost But Sunday night meal prep. On the menu this week:
Boiled eggs, shredded chicken for tacos, ground turkey to go with that spaghetti squash, roasted broccoli (more for everybody else because broccoli is a 🙅 for me), rice, & salad. That big square container in the left is for Jax (brown rice, sweet potatoes, peas, carrots, black beans, & tuna this week). Puppers has to eat good too! ~~~~
This photo may look like your run of the mill Christmas cookie photo. To me, it is a photo that nearly brought me to tears. Sounds silly? Yeah, it does when I put it out there, too.
The cookies on the left are my family’s traditional Christmas sugar cookie recipe with AMAZING buttercream frosting. One bite and I end up drowning in cookies for the rest of the day. So good! (Side note: if you come to the Otsego Middle School auditorium tonight at 7:30 to see me and the River Cities Concert Band perform our Christmas concert, you’ll get to try these mouthwatering cookies! 😉) Sadly, the cookies on the left are chock full of all the ingredients I’m not supposed to eat much of anymore because dairy AND eggs cause an autoimmune response in my body. It sucks. And this condition has managed to ruin so much of what I love with few options to comparably substitute. There’s no good substitute for pizza or my favorite ice cream.
The cookies on the right? Those were my experiment. My sister and I made a triple batch of our traditional cookies just in case my experiment didn’t turn out well. I substituted the egg with oil/water/more baking powder, the milk with almond milk and butter with Earth’s Balance plant based “butter”. I was nervous to try them. I LOVE our Christmas cookies and didn’t want to miss them or (much more realistically) binge on crap that makes me feel like crap!
Drumroll please.....THEY. TASTE. THE. SAME. THE SAME!!! It might seem insignificant to many of you, but I am over the moon excited!
Now, if you don’t mind, I’m gonna grab a couple for breakfast. 😜
Eryk is at school, so I'm enjoying my cup of coffee this morning, planning my week, and melting Winter Frost in my warmer. I love this smell! Definitely smells like freshly fallen snow, with a hint of peppermint and vanilla.
What are your plans for the week?
HAPPY MONDAY! I’m pretty excited for today! I’m finishing up my final projects of 2017 and feeling pretty confident for the future of @vibrantimagery!
This year has been a messy blessing and I’m continuing to learn and grow. So many supportive people have been placed in my life that are teaching me and helping me make conscience business decisions that I just can’t wait to implement in 2018!
So now, it’s time to put on the hustle and finish this year up and take the rest of the year off! Cheers! ☕️
I have to give a major shout out to my 9:15 Insanity Live crew this morning. ❤❤❤
As an instructor you might have a mini panic attack having to tell your class that their first move is a Diamond Jump! .
I made sure to give them the low impact modification, but they blew me away when the whole class went for it! .
Stronger every day! Never settle! .
FRAN in the front here wins for highest jump!
Can't wait for Wednesday!
Forever and always my little man crush! This little man of mine loves sneaking into bed with me and isn’t a fan when daddy is home at night. He always says “dad you go to work”. 😂😂 Tripp is growing up so fast and his speech keeps getting better and better. It’s a good feeling when others can understand what he is trying to say. This time almost 5 years ago he was still in my belly and I remember being so nervous and didn’t want him to come on Christmas. I wanted him to have his very own special day. 10 more days till Tripp turns 5! ❤️
Eryk is at school, so I'm enjoying my coffee and planning my week.
What are your plans for the week?
Also leggings of the day! Wearing Hello Pink Black & White Stripe Yoga Leggings.
In hopes to clear up some confusion we realized may have been caused. Asher did get hearing aides and they helped him hear loud sound, no language just sound, so YES Asher will still be surgically implanted with the cochlear implant in about 7 months. The implant with cochlear device will allow him to hear everything, not just sounds. So he will be wearing the cute hearing aides until surgery then he will have his cochlear devices and start to learn oral language 👏🏻🙌🏻💪🏻 you can read in detail about the implant in the blog (link in bio) happy Monday people! .
It’s the first day of winter break and I’ve already thanked God a million times for my oils, this one specifically. I think my oldest with all these teen hormones and attitude will be bathing in this everyday, twice a day, until January 3rd (when he goes back to school) 😂. Pray for me y’all!
Hes obsessed with me & I'm not gonna lie I love every second. Even when he cries every time I put him down. Even though we have to squeeze 4 people on a queen sized mattress bc everyone wants to sleep by me (lol). Even though he only naps for about 20 mins before realizing I've slipped away.
I love it. This wont last forever. And ill be wishing it back when its gone 💕💕💕
Last year on Christmas Eve we found out that we would be receiving the greatest gift we’d ever be given. I can honestly say the joy I felt last Christmas was the most I’d ever experienced. God had answered our prayers for a little baby, and on the celebration of His birth! Now a year later we will be celebrating Christmas with our little Rowan! I’m so thankful that God saw fit to bless us with His Son and I hope that one day our son will come to know and love our Savior!
Thanks for snapping this for us @leahpsandbounds ❤️
Happy birthday to my oldest, my monkey, my first-born, the one that made me a mother. This kiddo literally saved me (and that’s not an exaggeration). Becoming a mother changed my whole life for the better and I’m so grateful for it every single day. I am beyond blessed to get to be mommy to this amazing kid, to see him grow and learn and cause all kinds of chaos. 💕
I’ve hit my low this morning. The treats and extra this or that here and there over the past month have caught up to me, and the scale (and my jeans 😜) can tell. I have this problem every year, but the difference this year is that I’ve already got my exercise routine in place, and I know just what i need to do to get myself back on track. I’ve got the support of the amazing ladies in our group, and my eating plan laid out so I won’t feel alone or at a loss of how to turn it around.
If you’re like me, or just want to start the new year feeling like the best version of yourself, hit me up, and let’s do this together!! #backontrack#losethoseholidaypounds#strongnotskinny#fitmom#metime#cleaneating#fitness#sahmlife#momlife#boymom#momofboys
“Don’t wish for it, work for it!” If only it were the most magical place on earth where I could wish upon a star and have my dreams come true!
Reality check. I’m not in Disney anymore and sometimes life isn’t magical.
Maybe my posts are all smiles and maybe that just ticks you off. I know it did me a few years back. Did no one see all the garbage going on in our life?
No, because I hid it very well. I put my trust in God and let him take over. He did and looking back (even during) it amazes me how he took care of us but still in the midst of it I am human and I was depressed and numb. So, who would of thought this whole workout program thing I rolled my eyes at years ago would end up being the one thing I needed!
This wouldn’t have been what I wished for yet here I am consistently doing this longer than anything I have ever done in my life! Huge! I get bored quick! I’ll also add my life still isn’t unicorns and rainbows but I look at things differently now. I still struggle with anxiety and getting down but I deal with it differently now.
Anyways, back to my thoughts.
We are coming upon a new year and the time where everyone makes new resolutions for their life.
I have always wondered why we wait until a certain day to make them. And then when we give up on them we wait until a special event, when we have more time, or the new year again when we decide we will give it another shot.
Maybe it’s always on your mind but you just can’t quite get it into motion. You think tommorrow I’ll start and when tommorrow goes you say to yourself again tommorrow I will!
Yet, tommorrow usually turns to days which turns to weeks and soon months down the road. Maybe that is why we have a day set aside for resolutions.
Don’t let another year get away from you. Today is a gift. Today. Learn from the past and don’t dwell there. Prepare for the future but be present. Change starts today.
If you want to stick with something and do this together with me I would love to show you how!
Drop me a message in FB at Facebook.com/jenniferwheeler17 or fill out my application in my bio and let’s do this together!
“If more of us valued food and cheer and song above hoarded gold, it would be a merrier world.” -J. R. R. Tolkien ✨I had ordered this book for Christmas. I had a message last week saying it wouldn’t arrive until January 9th. I was a little disappointed but I figured we would just save it for next Christmas. It came yesterday... on a Sunday. 😁 Letters from Father Christmas is perfectly beautiful, magical, and at times comical. In true Tolkien fashion there are talking animals, battles with goblins, and adventure as Father Christmas guards the North Pole and writes letters to Tolkien’s children each year. I don’t think I’ll even want to take it off our bookshelf after Christmas. 🎄Have you had a chance to read #lettersfromfatherchristmas yet? What did you think? ❓#jrrtolkien#tolkienquotes