I love this bench I came across today whilst taking my kids to the park in my childhood neighbourhood // The habit of getting out into nature is definitely one we have cultivated 🌿 (...there are many other habits we are still/yet to work on 🙈😏 - in related news, currently toilet training TWO boys, please pray for my washing machine and my sanity 😬😅)
Delis un té chai con leche descremada para la tardecita ☺
Si tienen ganas de tomar algo con sabor caliente, el té chai es buenísima opción para reducir la ansiedad (el té aromático y lo caliente - reducen ansiedad). #andremzaid#nomentechatarra#mentefit
#Repost @las_loncheras_de_victoria (@get_repost)
#lasloncherasdevictoria para hoy:
Panqueques verdes saludables (sin colorantes)
Almendras y pasas
Los panqueques son de kale y espinaca receta de @creciendo_nutricion una excelente manera de mezclar variedad de ingredientes ya que también lleva banano, huevo en lugar de linaza y leche descremada en lugar de agua.
@lolitabrandgt @bentokidsgt .
Yup. This little lady woke up at 4:30a and refused to go back to sleep. To be completely honest, I was miffed that "my morning" was interrupted and didn't go exactly as I had planned it would last night. That could've been an excuse to trash my plan, my habit really, of starting my day with water, personal development, pre-workout Energize, my workout & then coffee. I was tempted to make coffee & just lay on the couch.
But instead, we watched the sunrise together, chatted a bit about Peppa Pig & other important toddler issues...and then I started my planned routine. No, I'm not always that gracious. I get upset & irritated when things go awry. But I also know how I feel when I don't take care of me--and it ain't pretty.
The truth is, you will find the time for things that are important to you. You can either take the time now to choose the hard things--maybe the stuff that you don't "feel" like doing in the moment (eat healthier, exercise, give up soda & fast food, make the call you don't want to make, send that email, have a conversation)--or you will be forced to deal with the consequences down the road, like health problems, overweight, hormone issues, infertility, financial scarcity, job loss, unhappiness& regret, etc.
We are all genetically programmed to choose the easy road--but that's not what will ultimately create success in our lives. Choose the opposite of what you "feel" like doing, and watch your life change!
Un extrait de ma précédente lecture (L'apprentissage de l'imperfection) qui parle de l'importance des petites attentions dans le couple. C'est fou car ce passage aurait pu se trouver dans mon livre du moment (Retour à l'amour). Bref. Je pense que cette pratique des "situations de plaisir" peut même s'étendre à la famille, aux amis et à tout le monde en fait. Un exemple concret que j'ai expérimenté il y'a 1 mois avec une conductrice de métro. J'étais en tête de train, en train d'attendre sur le quai comme tout le monde. En voyant le métro arriver, je l'ai regardée en souriant franchement. Elle m'a instantanément rendu un sourire et je l'ai sentie fière d'être aux commandes de ce métro. Ça ne nous a rien coûté et en quelques secondes ça nous a fait un bien fou à toutes les deux ! Comme une recharge pour les prochaines minutes à passer dans les transports en commun. Il y'a tellement de petits moments de bonheurs qui nous échappent au quotidien. Ils ne sont pas dans le matériel. Ils sont là, dans l'air, devant nous... mais la plupart du temps nous ne les voyons pas... Les livres de psychologie et de développement personnel, c'est vraiment mon truc ! Ils m'aident de plus en plus à me rendre compte de toutes ces choses et aussi à mieux me connaître, me questionner sur mon identité profonde, mon moi intérieur, pas extérieur, pas le moi que les autres attendent ou s'imaginent de moi. Ces livres me poussent à mieux me connaître donc et a faire en sorte que mes actes soient le reflet de ce que je suis au fond de moi et non dictés par la société, les parents... que ma vie privée et publique soient en cohésion avec mes valeurs, avec mon essence profonde. C'est l'heure du lunch ! Je file. Xoxo... #book#reading#lire#couple#enseignement#developpementpersonnel#instamoment#quote#life#amour#attention#go#lunchbreak#work#aubureau#myreallife#life#imnotablogger#aimonsaulieudehair
Today was my last full Tuesday of momma work day. 😭 We're once again entering a new season with both boys in school programs everyday starting in just a few short weeks. I'm confident it will be a sweet season of growth for them and for me as I strive to better balance work and life.
But today, while I could have hit the ground running, I intentionally started a slow morning with the Today Show and working a bit from my bed. I stayed in my pajama's the majority of the day. I worked in spurts and rested in chunks. I enjoyed the quiet of my house, didn't utter a single word out loud (unusual for even me) and soaked it in.
It's hard for me to stop working. It's hard for my brain to turn off. I have a team of 350 families I take so much joy in educating and caring for that always has my mind (and phone) buzzing. But today I didn't work as much knowing I'll be back in work mode as soon as my flight to Memphis with the boys lands tomorrow. A visit to see my family but also working and teaching while I'm back in the land of the best BBQ there ever was. (Side note: Germantown Commissary, I'm coming for you!)
I'm so thankful for the flexibility and freedoms I have. I'm thankful an alarm clock doesn't wake me but the passion for empowering families to take small steps towards big changes in their lives. I never knew I could love a job so much that also fulfills my desire to be more than "just a mom", contribute significantly to our family, and have so much time freedom.
I don't care if you're a pooper scooper, artist, nurse, stay at home parent, entrepreneur, etc... I've learned that if it's the passion of whatever you do that gets you up in the morning, no matter how crazy the days or seasons, it's 💯 percent worth it.
Были сегодня с дочкой на детском празднике. Моей уже 6 и её подруге уже вот. Обе в этом году в школу идут). Вытянулись за это лето обе и так они смешно в детской комнате смотрелись: вроде и дети ещё, играют так увлеченно, но уже в некоторые аттракционы не помещаются - долгоножки😂😂😂. Наумилялась сегодня 👌👌👌😍
"The kids are alive, now say thank you and tell me I am pretty." This used to be me everyday, now that life is more balanced and I am better at managing my own stress and frustration these days are now occasional. However, I have three kids four and under so of course we have them. Yesterday was one of them and thankfully today is not. ☺️ it is amazing at how magical some deep breathes, a green tea latte, and some positivity can be for adjusting your mood. What is your favorite "coffee mug quote?"
☀️Instagram is such a fabulous community! ☀️There's so many opportunities to connect and make new friends! I have teamed up with some amazing women to create a designated space that allows us to do just that each and every Tuesday!
For participating I will be choosing individuals to ADD to our chat loop next week. It's super easy and fun!
1️⃣:FOLLOW me @thesemamamoments and ALL ladies in the chat.
2️⃣:POST your answer to the questions in the comments below.
3️⃣:CLICK on the photo to go to the next lady. Once you get back to my page, you have completed the chat loop. Yay!
Now sit back, enjoy your coffee and stay a bit... all while meeting some super awesome ladies! If you're REALLY interested in co-hosting please DM @theashmoresblog , otherwise she will pick :) 💗
QUESTION: can't believe we're already thinking about fall, but I can't wait for it this year! What are some of your favorite fall family activities??
ANSWER: we made a fall bucket list and we have apple picking and a corn maze but I'm looking for more ideas!
image by @featherandivy
The sky went dark in the middle of the afternoon, and it was the most amazing experience. The earth cooled. The birds quieted. The sounds of evening-time insects exploded. And the entire horizon in every direction had the gradient colors of a sunset. So in awe of this phenomenon and of the God who made the moon and the sun, set them in motion, and occasionally gives us something a little out of the ordinary to bask in. 📷: @alex.onan
Do you know that moment when you look at yourself in the mirror and realize that you have lost 120 pounds in the past 4.5 years?
Since May 2012:
🤰🏼 I have been pregnant 🖐🏻 times. 🌈 I have ✌🏻+☝🏻 beautiful children. 🍼 I have breastfed for 38 months and counting. 👶🏼 I am currently 8 months postpartum. ⬆️ I have gained 135 pounds. ⬇️ I have lost 120 pounds.
Here is what I learned along the way: 🍉 My 140 pound body is 💯 healthier than my 125 pound body EVER was. ☺️ I feel my best when my clothes fit. Even though my current clothes are TWO sizes smaller than my pre-baby clothes. 🙅🏼 Figuring out your #mombod has nothing to do with getting back to your pre-baby body and everything to do with getting to a better, healthier version of it whatever that looks like for you. 🍩 You can say no to the breastfeeding cravings for junk food. (I was shocked too! 😳) 🚼 You have a reason to take better care of yourself now than ever before. 🚺 This season of motherhood is not the time to neglect yourself, your nutrition, or your wellness. 👔 If you have to choose between cooking a healthy meal or folding laundry.... skip the laundry. 🙋🏻 I did nothing super special to loose this 120 pounds. I just did the same thing over and over. Nutrition + fitness + community support.
Comment below which of the elements that helped me get here is the hardest for you:
I'm just an ordinary homebody gal with a big heart 💗and even bigger dreams!💫
Ever wonder what this girl does all day?🤔
What does she eat?🥗🤷🏻♀️🍔
Where does she go?🚗
What's her life like as a gifted math teacher?🍎✏️
Where is she traveling next?🏝
What's all involved in being a health and fitness coach?💪🏻
How does she manage being mom of 3 kids?👦🏻👦🏻👧🏻
How does she keep her energy up?👟
Looking for 20 seconds of motivation?🙌🏻
Or maybe you just need a smile or laugh?😂
Come check it all out each day by following me and clicking on my image at the top on Instagram.😘
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¿Qué pedir en restaurantes?
En @estaciongourmetsiman hay menú de lunch, ensalada con el aderezo aparte (ponerle muy poco y mezclar bien) y una sopa de vegetales. Acompañar siempre de agua pura.
Gracias a todos los que asistieron al taller de batidos saludables en @sanatorioelpilar .
Les compartimos una de las recetas de los licuados que preparamos:
1 taza de lechuga @agrocumbre
1/2 taza de pepino
1/2 taza cilantro
1 cda linaza molida
1 taza de agua de coco ---> Excelente para desinflamar, hidratar y consumir frutas y verduras.
OK so this is MY first post. I'm here because I want to share my truest and most real insecurities and feelings. I guess it's not always going to be cheerful but it will be real and helpful to show you that no matter what you are not alone. As alone as we all may feel. I could be in a room with 1000 people and feel like the only person there. But it's OK because just like the ocean we are always changing, twisting and turning and we will continue to twist and change through our beautiful and extraordinary lives. #myreallife#itsok#ocean#perfect
I know I have not been active online for the last couple of weeks. The sudden loss of my cousin caused me to withdraw and reflect on life. I needed this time alone and I appreciate so much everyone who has messaged/called/texted to check up on me.
Ticket booked, quality time with my family in CT, the pocket of oxygen I need. Life getting me down... #myreallife#Iamworthy#pamgreen#familyfirst#heavyheart#kululaschweet16
Ищу новые локации для съемки. Люблю старые дворы, есть в них определенный шарм. Для меня. А для вас?)/I'm looking for new locations for shooting. I love old yards, there is a certain charm in them. For me. And for you?)
Happy Monday lovely mamas! Alright ladies I have so been enjoying these Mama Challenge Monday chats with you all that I'm going to start adding them into the Monday Morning Coffee Rant routine and mixing it up between the two! So! This Monday is a Mama Challenge Monday! I can't wait to hear how this one goes for you all! Have a beautiful week and don't forget to comment below how it turned out for you! Much love! 💜💜💜💜💋 #mamachallengemonday#realtalk#mytribe
Sunday is for church, naps, and family time. Today we turned grocery shopping 🛒 into a family adventure that the boys will be talking about for days. I have been wanting to check out some of the local farms and today we decided to take a visit to check out Beasley Farms. I got a fridge full of fresh produce 🌶🍅🍆🥒🥕🍋🍌and they got to pet horses and cows 🐎🐄, feed goats 🐐, check out chickens, bunnies, and chihuahuas 🐓🐰🐶, run around and sit on the golf cart which is one of their favorites. Now I have sleepy little boys who will be excitedly talking about today for days to come. What do Sundays look like for you?
Los nutrientes más importantes durante el embarazo son:
2. Omega 3 en forma de DHA y EPA
3. Acido fólico
Importante no consumir café o te con cafeína, ya que interfieren en la absorción de nuestro multivitamínico y las vitaminas de los alimentos.