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Yes, I am scrapbooking and this photo cracked me up!! Our set photographer snapped this candid moment between scenes. He emailed it to me and asked me what the heck kind of story was I telling @therealkateflannery ... and I laughed so hard when I saw the photo because I remember exactly what I was telling her. I was breast feeding at the time and had had a rather crazy morning! Sorry for the overshare but happy #nationalbreastfeedingmonth ๐Ÿ’ƒ๐Ÿ‘Š
Yes, I am scrapbooking and this photo cracked me up!! Our set photographer snapped this candid moment between scenes. He emailed it to me and asked me what the heck kind of story was I telling @therealkateflannery ... and I laughed so hard when I saw the photo because I remember exactly what I was telling her. I was breast feeding at the time and had had a rather crazy morning! Sorry for the overshare but happy #nationalbreastfeedingmonth  ๐Ÿ’ƒ๐Ÿ‘Š
for all the ladies in the place with style and grace.... #nationalbreastfeedingmonth #mommahood
A note to my children: 
May you regard your body with love + kindness. May you revel in its softness, its design, its abilities, its grace. May you hold it with loving respect and learn to appreciate its glory. May you value it as a designer, a maker, and a nurturer someday. I thank you for leaving me with the signs that you were once unfurling within this humble vessel. I will trace these lines with love, I will revel in the intimacy of our breastfeeding journeys, and I will forever cradle the small space where you stretched and danced while wombside. Because of the love you've left behind, my arms will feel less empty the day you decide to leave them. #nationalbreastfeedingmonth #throwback
A note to my children: May you regard your body with love + kindness. May you revel in its softness, its design, its abilities, its grace. May you hold it with loving respect and learn to appreciate its glory. May you value it as a designer, a maker, and a nurturer someday. I thank you for leaving me with the signs that you were once unfurling within this humble vessel. I will trace these lines with love, I will revel in the intimacy of our breastfeeding journeys, and I will forever cradle the small space where you stretched and danced while wombside. Because of the love you've left behind, my arms will feel less empty the day you decide to leave them. #nationalbreastfeedingmonth  #throwback 
#nationalbreastfeedingmonth ๐Ÿ˜๐Ÿ˜๐Ÿ˜ @pinkiislove
โ€ข#BREASTFEEDINGโ€ข 
Will be the norm only when it's something people see enough to realize it's the norm.

The other day I chose to share a few pics of my journey along with millions of mamas out there  via social media as it is #nationalbreastfeedingmonth #worldbreastfeedingweek  the photos were supported in the community. I was very pleased I could make a positive impact with my message. 
However a very few mostly fellow woman keyboard warriors hit hard when my images were discovered on line and went public. The buzz was very  positive but it's interesting to see how a topic could potentially spiral into a hate filled fiasco. It was even more interesting to see some images disappeared due to offensive content complaints. This would NEVER happen with my bikini pics.๐Ÿ™„ I decided to share my letter to my 5 public haters...๐Ÿ’• โ€ชDear hater that spewed hate today. Shame on you! I chose to share my journey in hopes to raise awareness of #1 how valuable breastfeeding is to our babies health and STOP hating bullies assaults in public for #โ€ฌNationalBreastfeedingMonthโ€ช I posted along with MILLIONS of women that also shared their special moments! โ€ฌ

My photo got picked up by press with positive words along with many others! So what! Isn't that good to help the cause!? You all sit here like keyboard warriors and spew hate! You are ignorant. I'm in a vulnerable state with my baby boy to raise awareness against the bullies! It's not about me-it's not about YOU! It's about showing women to be fearless so they give their child the best nutrition ...Milk that doctors call liquid gold! It's filled with valuable nutrients that also contain many substances that benefit a young babyโ€™s immune system, including antibodies, immune factors, enzymes, and white blood cells. These substances protect our babies  against a wide variety of diseases cancers and infections not only while they are breastfeeding, but benefits for years to come!!! NO OTHER FOOD IN LIFE can offer this type of protection. Many woman are turning to formula because of bullies, fear and embarrassment.  It Is NOT easy we sacrifice so much as mothers! We consider every bite of food that enters our mouth!๐Ÿ‘‡๐ŸปCONTโคต๏ธ
โ€ข#BREASTFEEDING โ€ข Will be the norm only when it's something people see enough to realize it's the norm. The other day I chose to share a few pics of my journey along with millions of mamas out there via social media as it is #nationalbreastfeedingmonth  #worldbreastfeedingweek  the photos were supported in the community. I was very pleased I could make a positive impact with my message. However a very few mostly fellow woman keyboard warriors hit hard when my images were discovered on line and went public. The buzz was very positive but it's interesting to see how a topic could potentially spiral into a hate filled fiasco. It was even more interesting to see some images disappeared due to offensive content complaints. This would NEVER happen with my bikini pics.๐Ÿ™„ I decided to share my letter to my 5 public haters...๐Ÿ’• โ€ชDear hater that spewed hate today. Shame on you! I chose to share my journey in hopes to raise awareness of #1  how valuable breastfeeding is to our babies health and STOP hating bullies assaults in public for #โ€ฌNationalBreastfeedingMonthโ€ช I posted along with MILLIONS of women that also shared their special moments! โ€ฌ My photo got picked up by press with positive words along with many others! So what! Isn't that good to help the cause!? You all sit here like keyboard warriors and spew hate! You are ignorant. I'm in a vulnerable state with my baby boy to raise awareness against the bullies! It's not about me-it's not about YOU! It's about showing women to be fearless so they give their child the best nutrition ...Milk that doctors call liquid gold! It's filled with valuable nutrients that also contain many substances that benefit a young babyโ€™s immune system, including antibodies, immune factors, enzymes, and white blood cells. These substances protect our babies against a wide variety of diseases cancers and infections not only while they are breastfeeding, but benefits for years to come!!! NO OTHER FOOD IN LIFE can offer this type of protection. Many woman are turning to formula because of bullies, fear and embarrassment. It Is NOT easy we sacrifice so much as mothers! We consider every bite of food that enters our mouth!๐Ÿ‘‡๐ŸปCONTโคต๏ธ
#fbf to the taping of our 25th anniversary vow renewal. Walking with my boys. Forrest, 21, on my left and Ennis, almost 20, on my right. This post is about #normalizebreastfeeding for #blackbreastfeedingweek and #nationalbreastfeedingmonth Forrest and Ennis were born 19 months apart. Forrest nursed until he was 3 years, 3 months and Ennis up until he was 4. So, that means I was nursing Forrest while pregnant with Ennis and nursing them both for about a year and a half. It wasn't considered normal 20 years ago. I don't have a picture to show you because we didn't take pictures the same way we do today and honestly I doubt I would have wanted to send that in to be developed. People can be and were critical and ignorant. I cannot begin to tell you how many debates I would get into with people, some medical professionals included. Never my obstetrician or pediatrician, but everyone around them who thought they knew better. I wouldn't trade one minute of nursing my boys. It is one of the things of which I am very proud in my life. They were very healthy babies. Not really getting sick until they started school. They are wonderful men and I am proud of them. I am a huge breastfeeding advocate and if anyone out there has questions about it, ask me. Don't be afraid. Don't think you can't do it. And remember, your baby is your baby and he or she will adapt to your rhythm and life and your milk will flow accordingly. It is nourishment. It is comfort. It is security. It is trust. It is normal and it is beautiful.
#fbf  to the taping of our 25th anniversary vow renewal. Walking with my boys. Forrest, 21, on my left and Ennis, almost 20, on my right. This post is about #normalizebreastfeeding  for #blackbreastfeedingweek  and #nationalbreastfeedingmonth  Forrest and Ennis were born 19 months apart. Forrest nursed until he was 3 years, 3 months and Ennis up until he was 4. So, that means I was nursing Forrest while pregnant with Ennis and nursing them both for about a year and a half. It wasn't considered normal 20 years ago. I don't have a picture to show you because we didn't take pictures the same way we do today and honestly I doubt I would have wanted to send that in to be developed. People can be and were critical and ignorant. I cannot begin to tell you how many debates I would get into with people, some medical professionals included. Never my obstetrician or pediatrician, but everyone around them who thought they knew better. I wouldn't trade one minute of nursing my boys. It is one of the things of which I am very proud in my life. They were very healthy babies. Not really getting sick until they started school. They are wonderful men and I am proud of them. I am a huge breastfeeding advocate and if anyone out there has questions about it, ask me. Don't be afraid. Don't think you can't do it. And remember, your baby is your baby and he or she will adapt to your rhythm and life and your milk will flow accordingly. It is nourishment. It is comfort. It is security. It is trust. It is normal and it is beautiful.
sending #girlpower vibes to our tribe this weekend. happy friday! #momlife #nationalbreastfeedingmonth #breastfeeding #breastfeedingmoms
Our breastfeeding journey was different than most but just as special ๐Ÿ’— #NationalBreastfeedingMonth
#nationalbreastfeedingmonth I may look serious but inside this was a pretty cool moment for me.
I get super sentimental every time I let go of the things Amaya has outgrown.
I get super sentimental every time I let go of the things Amaya has outgrown.
Focus and Slay regardless of the day you've had. This time is for me and I don't feel bad about making my health a PRIORITY.
Focus and Slay regardless of the day you've had. This time is for me and I don't feel bad about making my health a PRIORITY.
I grew up with women in my family talking negatively about their bodies and trying all these crazy fad diets. Sound familiar?  Say the word diet and I literally effing gag! ๐Ÿ˜‚ This journey goes BEYOND that. At least it does for me, and many women I now work with. โคThis journey is NOT about calorie counting, measuring, eating bland foods, feeling deprived, injections, or about the number on the scale, and it sure in the hell isn't about ketones and fads. I don't play those games. ๐Ÿ˜‚ โคThis journey is about YOU ๐Ÿ’ช making yourself a top priority. You deserve to feel great physically and mentally. โคIt's about enjoying whole food, having fun with recipes, seeing how far you can reasonably push your body to do something you never thought you could. It's about holding space for yourself. โค It's about shedding old belief patterns. โค It's about being less exhausted and more energized. โคIt's about the whites of your eyes shining. โคIt's about mental clarity. โคIt's about not being a statistic. โคIt's about you taking your health into your own hands. โคIt's about you being your best self from the inside out. โคIt's about setting an example โคIt's about self discovery and self love. โค And at the end of the day if the scale drops, and your clothes fit better... that's a little extra dope side effect too. โค

I love my rolls, curves,ย  bumps and lumps... but most importantly I love being healthy!๐Ÿ’ƒ ๐Ÿ’œI've gone through alot to realize all of this and my goal is to pay it forward to OTHER SISTER GIRLS who want to make their health a PRIORITY once and for all. My goal is to take YOU by the hand, and share all that I can and to give you the tools and support you need. My next group is happening soon.
DM me and let's do this together sister girl! 
Make the mindshift.
I grew up with women in my family talking negatively about their bodies and trying all these crazy fad diets. Sound familiar? Say the word diet and I literally effing gag! ๐Ÿ˜‚ This journey goes BEYOND that. At least it does for me, and many women I now work with. โคThis journey is NOT about calorie counting, measuring, eating bland foods, feeling deprived, injections, or about the number on the scale, and it sure in the hell isn't about ketones and fads. I don't play those games. ๐Ÿ˜‚ โคThis journey is about YOU ๐Ÿ’ช making yourself a top priority. You deserve to feel great physically and mentally. โคIt's about enjoying whole food, having fun with recipes, seeing how far you can reasonably push your body to do something you never thought you could. It's about holding space for yourself. โค It's about shedding old belief patterns. โค It's about being less exhausted and more energized. โคIt's about the whites of your eyes shining. โคIt's about mental clarity. โคIt's about not being a statistic. โคIt's about you taking your health into your own hands. โคIt's about you being your best self from the inside out. โคIt's about setting an example โคIt's about self discovery and self love. โค And at the end of the day if the scale drops, and your clothes fit better... that's a little extra dope side effect too. โค I love my rolls, curves,ย  bumps and lumps... but most importantly I love being healthy!๐Ÿ’ƒ ๐Ÿ’œI've gone through alot to realize all of this and my goal is to pay it forward to OTHER SISTER GIRLS who want to make their health a PRIORITY once and for all. My goal is to take YOU by the hand, and share all that I can and to give you the tools and support you need. My next group is happening soon. DM me and let's do this together sister girl! Make the mindshift.
Serious question...Can a superfood smoothie be a friend? ๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿคฃ I been drinking this since Circa 2013โค๐Ÿ’œ and still love the hell out of it. It's been my multi-vitamin, my prenatal and postnatal, my convenient travel snack and late night meal. It's a constant in my life, and has had my back. I rarely get sick...So yeah, I guess it's a friend! ๐Ÿค”
Serious question...Can a superfood smoothie be a friend? ๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿคฃ I been drinking this since Circa 2013โค๐Ÿ’œ and still love the hell out of it. It's been my multi-vitamin, my prenatal and postnatal, my convenient travel snack and late night meal. It's a constant in my life, and has had my back. I rarely get sick...So yeah, I guess it's a friend! ๐Ÿค”
My hair is getting more and more grey...and BIGGER and BIGGER. I have had hair dye for a week, but haven't used it. I don't mind the grey. I've had it since birth, but I just want a lil change.
My hair is getting more and more grey...and BIGGER and BIGGER. I have had hair dye for a week, but haven't used it. I don't mind the grey. I've had it since birth, but I just want a lil change.
I can't wait to share with YOU! I love playing around with recipes. I'm not vegan, but for some reason I've been eating like one. It's not intentional. I just love all these recipes I find. I tweak them to my liking and my families liking. I can't wait to share with you all via Reisner Tasty Tuesday. Veggies can be flavorful and savory too ๐Ÿ˜™
I can't wait to share with YOU! I love playing around with recipes. I'm not vegan, but for some reason I've been eating like one. It's not intentional. I just love all these recipes I find. I tweak them to my liking and my families liking. I can't wait to share with you all via Reisner Tasty Tuesday. Veggies can be flavorful and savory too ๐Ÿ˜™
Styling and profiling on the way to shop with mommy this afternoon ๐Ÿคฃ๐Ÿ˜‚โค She's so serious about her sunglasses.
Styling and profiling on the way to shop with mommy this afternoon ๐Ÿคฃ๐Ÿ˜‚โค She's so serious about her sunglasses.
Leg Day I'm coming for you! Let's tone, sculpt, rebuild, and strengthen. After my leg injury I must be careful, but I'm so grateful that I have the tools to keep moving forward.
Leg Day I'm coming for you! Let's tone, sculpt, rebuild, and strengthen. After my leg injury I must be careful, but I'm so grateful that I have the tools to keep moving forward.
๐Ÿ’œSpeak up for what's right. ๐Ÿ’œSet the record straight even when your voice shakes. ๐Ÿ’œListen with the intent to understand. ๐Ÿ’œApologize when necessary, but never apologize for who you are. ๐Ÿ’œStand strong in your morals, but have an open mind.
๐Ÿ’œ Stand up for those who can't.
๐Ÿ’œ Speak out and bring awareness to the injustices in the world. ๐Ÿ’œBe proactive vs. reactive.
๐Ÿ’œ Learn to be quiet. ๐Ÿ’œLearn to speak up. ๐Ÿ’œLearn to speak out.
๐Ÿ’ช This is COURAGE. ๐Ÿ˜If people have a problem with it... THOSE ARE NOT YOUR PEOPLE. Bless em, let em go, learn,  and move onโฃ
๐Ÿ’œSpeak up for what's right. ๐Ÿ’œSet the record straight even when your voice shakes. ๐Ÿ’œListen with the intent to understand. ๐Ÿ’œApologize when necessary, but never apologize for who you are. ๐Ÿ’œStand strong in your morals, but have an open mind. ๐Ÿ’œ Stand up for those who can't. ๐Ÿ’œ Speak out and bring awareness to the injustices in the world. ๐Ÿ’œBe proactive vs. reactive. ๐Ÿ’œ Learn to be quiet. ๐Ÿ’œLearn to speak up. ๐Ÿ’œLearn to speak out. ๐Ÿ’ช This is COURAGE. ๐Ÿ˜If people have a problem with it... THOSE ARE NOT YOUR PEOPLE. Bless em, let em go, learn, and move onโฃ
Girllllll... this chocolate vegan honey almond superfood shake recipe is giving me life!! Lawd knows my tummy NEEDS it after Thanksgiving indulgences. โค๐Ÿ’œ Amaya did a happy dance after getting some sips. ๐Ÿ˜‚
Girllllll... this chocolate vegan honey almond superfood shake recipe is giving me life!! Lawd knows my tummy NEEDS it after Thanksgiving indulgences. โค๐Ÿ’œ Amaya did a happy dance after getting some sips. ๐Ÿ˜‚
Me (every time): How many cloves of garlic does this recipe call for? 
Recipe: 1

Me: Ridiculous... I'll add four.
Me (every time): How many cloves of garlic does this recipe call for? Recipe: 1 Me: Ridiculous... I'll add four.
Don't waste another second thonking that you're failing when really all you're doing is growing. Change your mental narrative.
Don't waste another second thonking that you're failing when really all you're doing is growing. Change your mental narrative.
My beautiful reason... she keeps me going!
My beautiful reason... she keeps me going!
We all went to a Christmas lighting ceremony, in a little town, at the town square. It was just like a Hallmark movie... uneventful, cheesy, predictable but still appreciated. ๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜‚ The difference, we were all in shorts and sun dresses. It's South Texas, there was no snow, and we were literally sweating.
We all went to a Christmas lighting ceremony, in a little town, at the town square. It was just like a Hallmark movie... uneventful, cheesy, predictable but still appreciated. ๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜‚ The difference, we were all in shorts and sun dresses. It's South Texas, there was no snow, and we were literally sweating.
I pay attention to my life. We must all have sense enough to know that lessons will be repeated and presented to us in various forms until we change the way in which we deal with it. Change is hard, growth is hard, but so is staying the same. Choose your hard. Make the shift.
I pay attention to my life. We must all have sense enough to know that lessons will be repeated and presented to us in various forms until we change the way in which we deal with it. Change is hard, growth is hard, but so is staying the same. Choose your hard. Make the shift.
Same shirt different day! My team of ladies are ending the year strong in every way. I am soo grateful for support and accountability.  The mental transformation and who you become in the process far outweighs the physical transformation.
Same shirt different day! My team of ladies are ending the year strong in every way. I am soo grateful for support and accountability. The mental transformation and who you become in the process far outweighs the physical transformation.
Let your fear, failures, uncertainties, disappointments and adversity be your fuel to push forward, grow and learn.
Let your fear, failures, uncertainties, disappointments and adversity be your fuel to push forward, grow and learn.
I had a really rough mommy day. All I wanted to do was sit around, secretly eat snacks in tje closet, watch trash tv and hide from my daughter. BUT I didn't. Not that I could anyway. I  have no snacks and she's one. LOL ๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜‚Instead I listened to something positive, checked in with my team and groups, worked out (late but done), and helped someone in need. Everyday we have choices and today I made good ones.
I had a really rough mommy day. All I wanted to do was sit around, secretly eat snacks in tje closet, watch trash tv and hide from my daughter. BUT I didn't. Not that I could anyway. I have no snacks and she's one. LOL ๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜‚Instead I listened to something positive, checked in with my team and groups, worked out (late but done), and helped someone in need. Everyday we have choices and today I made good ones.
Hey girl. Don't be afraid to invest time, money, and effort into your mind, spirit and body.  You are worth it. When I take care of myself, my family, friends and everyone else around me benefits too.

This journey for me is not about the number on the scale. It's about being the best I can be for my daughter and it starts with mindset. Being a mother comes with it's own set of joys and challenges and a healthy mind and body matters.
Hey girl. Don't be afraid to invest time, money, and effort into your mind, spirit and body. You are worth it. When I take care of myself, my family, friends and everyone else around me benefits too. This journey for me is not about the number on the scale. It's about being the best I can be for my daughter and it starts with mindset. Being a mother comes with it's own set of joys and challenges and a healthy mind and body matters.
I love our new menu this week in our group! We could do quite a few simple tasty nutritious variations.
This is mommy and Amayas breakfast from our menu this week. Thank da lawd for meal prep ๐Ÿ˜๐Ÿ˜‚ because this girl doesn't want off of my hip this morning ๐Ÿ’œโค
I love our new menu this week in our group! We could do quite a few simple tasty nutritious variations. This is mommy and Amayas breakfast from our menu this week. Thank da lawd for meal prep ๐Ÿ˜๐Ÿ˜‚ because this girl doesn't want off of my hip this morning ๐Ÿ’œโค
Celebrating the little wins this morning. 
1. I got my workout in early with my Philly sister girl
2. This workout top is getting baggy
3. Listening to old rare PRINCE  performances are giving me life!
Celebrating the little wins this morning. 1. I got my workout in early with my Philly sister girl 2. This workout top is getting baggy 3. Listening to old rare PRINCE performances are giving me life!
One of my goals in life is to be a better human for my tiny human. I don't want her to grow up feeling like she needs to "please" anyone. I want her to be excellent and to be her best self without being too hard on herself. I want her to be able to say "no" as an adult and to live her truth without fear of judgment. I want her to be compassionate, caring, strong and empathetic without letting the chaos of the world overtake her. I want her to know that she doesn't need permission to be great.  I want so much for her. I know it is not my place to tell her how to live, or who to be (I am only the portal). But it is my job to the best I can be.ย  I can continue to put in the work to be my best self and to be the example while also finding the strength to let go when the time comes. I'm a work in progress...always.
#progressoverperfection
One of my goals in life is to be a better human for my tiny human. I don't want her to grow up feeling like she needs to "please" anyone. I want her to be excellent and to be her best self without being too hard on herself. I want her to be able to say "no" as an adult and to live her truth without fear of judgment. I want her to be compassionate, caring, strong and empathetic without letting the chaos of the world overtake her. I want her to know that she doesn't need permission to be great. I want so much for her. I know it is not my place to tell her how to live, or who to be (I am only the portal). But it is my job to the best I can be.ย  I can continue to put in the work to be my best self and to be the example while also finding the strength to let go when the time comes. I'm a work in progress...always. #progressoverperfection 
She's my reason. This journey for me is not about the number on the scale. It's about being the best I can be for her and it starts with mindset. Being a mother comes with it's own set of joys and challenges and a healthy mind and body matters.

If you want to make a change but don't feel like you have the money ๐Ÿ’ฐ, time โฐ, or tools to do so, this is for YOU. 
On November 13th we are hosting a WEEK long group to help you start living a healthy lifestyle OR get back on track. This group will include a simple meal plan, workouts you can do anywhere, superfood shakes ๐ŸŒฑ, daily tips for one of our favorite books Miracle Morning, access to a community of other sister girls doing this TOGETHER. 
If you have been interested in working with me as your coach this is a chance to see how I can help you reach your goals without committing to overhauling your entire life overnight LOL. It is a journey...starting AND sticking with it is often the hardest part. That's where I come in ๐Ÿ‘‹๐Ÿผ. Everyone needs someone rooting for them in life! I will be your coach and friend every step of the way. 
Let's master the basics, then go from there. Are you in?! Drop an emoji ๐Ÿ˜๐Ÿ˜๐Ÿ˜ below or private message me and I will message you more info ๐Ÿ˜˜.
She's my reason. This journey for me is not about the number on the scale. It's about being the best I can be for her and it starts with mindset. Being a mother comes with it's own set of joys and challenges and a healthy mind and body matters. If you want to make a change but don't feel like you have the money ๐Ÿ’ฐ, time โฐ, or tools to do so, this is for YOU. On November 13th we are hosting a WEEK long group to help you start living a healthy lifestyle OR get back on track. This group will include a simple meal plan, workouts you can do anywhere, superfood shakes ๐ŸŒฑ, daily tips for one of our favorite books Miracle Morning, access to a community of other sister girls doing this TOGETHER. If you have been interested in working with me as your coach this is a chance to see how I can help you reach your goals without committing to overhauling your entire life overnight LOL. It is a journey...starting AND sticking with it is often the hardest part. That's where I come in ๐Ÿ‘‹๐Ÿผ. Everyone needs someone rooting for them in life! I will be your coach and friend every step of the way. Let's master the basics, then go from there. Are you in?! Drop an emoji ๐Ÿ˜๐Ÿ˜๐Ÿ˜ below or private message me and I will message you more info ๐Ÿ˜˜.
Hey moms!! I got a message for you boo. ๐Ÿ˜ Let's start celebrating every little win๐Ÿ’œ I'm in the process of falling in love with taking care of myself again. This time as a mother. I'm learning to say eff it to the "overwhelm" and YES to celebrating the little wins in each and every day. If you are anything like me, you may obsess over all that did not and still needs to get done at the end of the day. Am I right? Well, I'm starting to let that go. I'm learning that it starts with letting go of the judgment you have towards yourself for not "doing it all" while also not giving a damn about the judgment of others. So what if it seems like Sally cooked a 4 course meal, everybody loved it including the toddler her hair is perfect and she "seems" like her entire home shits cupcakes. ๐Ÿ˜ STOP comparing. You DO NOT KNOW Sallys life! ๐Ÿ˜‚Celebrate yourself today mommy. Celebrate every little win! We can't do it all and you deserve to feel good about what you did right. Little wins each day lead to big wins and sanity in the long run.
Hey moms!! I got a message for you boo. ๐Ÿ˜ Let's start celebrating every little win๐Ÿ’œ I'm in the process of falling in love with taking care of myself again. This time as a mother. I'm learning to say eff it to the "overwhelm" and YES to celebrating the little wins in each and every day. If you are anything like me, you may obsess over all that did not and still needs to get done at the end of the day. Am I right? Well, I'm starting to let that go. I'm learning that it starts with letting go of the judgment you have towards yourself for not "doing it all" while also not giving a damn about the judgment of others. So what if it seems like Sally cooked a 4 course meal, everybody loved it including the toddler her hair is perfect and she "seems" like her entire home shits cupcakes. ๐Ÿ˜ STOP comparing. You DO NOT KNOW Sallys life! ๐Ÿ˜‚Celebrate yourself today mommy. Celebrate every little win! We can't do it all and you deserve to feel good about what you did right. Little wins each day lead to big wins and sanity in the long run.
We ๐Ÿ’œ David Bowieโฃ
We ๐Ÿ’œ David Bowieโฃ
Hey sister girls! My success partner and I have something AWESOME up our sleeve and want 10 ladies to join us!

If you want to make a change but don't feel like you have the money ๐Ÿ’ฐ, time โฐ, or tools to do so, this is for YOU. 
On November 13th we are hosting a WEEK long group to help you start living a healthy lifestyle OR get back on track. This group will include a simple meal plan, workouts you can do anywhere, superfood shakes ๐ŸŒฑ, daily tips for one of our favorite books Miracle Morning, access to a community of other sister girls doing this TOGETHER. 
If you have been interested in working with me as your coach this is a chance to see how I can help you reach your goals without committing to overhauling your entire life overnight LOL. It is a journey...starting AND sticking with it is often the hardest part. That's where I come in ๐Ÿ‘‹๐Ÿผ. Everyone needs someone rooting for them in life! I will be your coach and friend every step of the way. 
Let's master the basics, then go from there. Are you in?! Drop an emoji ๐Ÿ˜๐Ÿ˜๐Ÿ˜ below or private message me and I will message you more info ๐Ÿ˜˜.
Hey sister girls! My success partner and I have something AWESOME up our sleeve and want 10 ladies to join us! If you want to make a change but don't feel like you have the money ๐Ÿ’ฐ, time โฐ, or tools to do so, this is for YOU. On November 13th we are hosting a WEEK long group to help you start living a healthy lifestyle OR get back on track. This group will include a simple meal plan, workouts you can do anywhere, superfood shakes ๐ŸŒฑ, daily tips for one of our favorite books Miracle Morning, access to a community of other sister girls doing this TOGETHER. If you have been interested in working with me as your coach this is a chance to see how I can help you reach your goals without committing to overhauling your entire life overnight LOL. It is a journey...starting AND sticking with it is often the hardest part. That's where I come in ๐Ÿ‘‹๐Ÿผ. Everyone needs someone rooting for them in life! I will be your coach and friend every step of the way. Let's master the basics, then go from there. Are you in?! Drop an emoji ๐Ÿ˜๐Ÿ˜๐Ÿ˜ below or private message me and I will message you more info ๐Ÿ˜˜.
Real Life Sunday. Meal prepping and deep conditioning this hair. Who else is prepping?
Real Life Sunday. Meal prepping and deep conditioning this hair. Who else is prepping?
Superfood shake and Butternut Squash for lunch! Also....I am dressed like a rainbow witch ๐Ÿ˜‚.LOL I'm not going ANYWHERE today โค and when I am done working on my next group and my daughter goes to bed I'm all about dat Netflix and SLEEP. That's what I'm doing for ME tonight. So what's good on Netflix right now?
Superfood shake and Butternut Squash for lunch! Also....I am dressed like a rainbow witch ๐Ÿ˜‚.LOL I'm not going ANYWHERE today โค and when I am done working on my next group and my daughter goes to bed I'm all about dat Netflix and SLEEP. That's what I'm doing for ME tonight. So what's good on Netflix right now?
Today I'm grateful that I was able to pay an unexpected bill from an unexpected doctor's visit. I don't go often so having to meet a $3,000 deductible is like..whoa..girl bye๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜‚! Luckily I only had to pay in one hundreds this visit. We didn't budget for it but I had just recieved my check from my business which helped pay towards it with no problem. For that I'm grateful! I'm grateful that I get to work from home doing what I love while contributing to my family, while helping OTHERS do the same, while also making my health top priority. 
My goal as co-founder of Women Empowering Total Wellness is to take any woman (who is willing to work smart with a team) by the hand to show her step by step HOW to achieve her total welness goals, create an extra income or BOTH.  To be honest everybody needs a side gig these days! ๐Ÿ˜˜Whether you want extra income for groceries, to pay off debt, create a savings, or total financial freedom. You can do it and we can help lead you in that direction. โค  Our next mentorship starts Monday, so hit me up if you want details ๐Ÿ’œ
Today I'm grateful that I was able to pay an unexpected bill from an unexpected doctor's visit. I don't go often so having to meet a $3,000 deductible is like..whoa..girl bye๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜‚! Luckily I only had to pay in one hundreds this visit. We didn't budget for it but I had just recieved my check from my business which helped pay towards it with no problem. For that I'm grateful! I'm grateful that I get to work from home doing what I love while contributing to my family, while helping OTHERS do the same, while also making my health top priority. My goal as co-founder of Women Empowering Total Wellness is to take any woman (who is willing to work smart with a team) by the hand to show her step by step HOW to achieve her total welness goals, create an extra income or BOTH. To be honest everybody needs a side gig these days! ๐Ÿ˜˜Whether you want extra income for groceries, to pay off debt, create a savings, or total financial freedom. You can do it and we can help lead you in that direction. โค Our next mentorship starts Monday, so hit me up if you want details ๐Ÿ’œ
This new carseat is MAGIC I tell ya! ๐Ÿ’œShe used to scream bloody murder in her old one which did not help my postpartum anxiety. The hair on the back of my neck used to stand up and my stomach would turn anytime we went somewhere. We are getting better each day and she now likes going places. She will sit herself in it most days and I can buckle her without a fight 80% of the time.
This new carseat is MAGIC I tell ya! ๐Ÿ’œShe used to scream bloody murder in her old one which did not help my postpartum anxiety. The hair on the back of my neck used to stand up and my stomach would turn anytime we went somewhere. We are getting better each day and she now likes going places. She will sit herself in it most days and I can buckle her without a fight 80% of the time.
I've come to the conclusion that a BIG chunk of motherhood is wandering around wondering WHERE THE EFF you left your coffee! ๐Ÿ˜‚No...just me??
I've come to the conclusion that a BIG chunk of motherhood is wandering around wondering WHERE THE EFF you left your coffee! ๐Ÿ˜‚No...just me??
They were tooth fairies. Only on haloween do you tell your husband not to forget his tutu! Happy Haloween everyone! ๐Ÿ’œ
They were tooth fairies. Only on haloween do you tell your husband not to forget his tutu! Happy Haloween everyone! ๐Ÿ’œ
I still don't know what she's going to be for Halloween. Last year she was only 5 months and dressing her as Prince was hilarious. Now, I just don't know. She loves ducks and I couldn't find one ANYWHERE  that was cute and didn't cost an arm and a leg. I'll get it together, though. I'll pull something off for my boo.
I still don't know what she's going to be for Halloween. Last year she was only 5 months and dressing her as Prince was hilarious. Now, I just don't know. She loves ducks and I couldn't find one ANYWHERE that was cute and didn't cost an arm and a leg. I'll get it together, though. I'll pull something off for my boo.
Time waits for no one. The cliche' quote "dreams don't work unless you do" is true. 
This weekend I was invited to parties, festivals, and epic events. I decided to decline all of it to stay laser focused to work toward the insanely scary goals and vision I have for my family. So if I didn't make it to your event...please know I love you, but my passion is calling me and sacrifices must be made. 
Entrepreneurship isn't sexy. It's hard, doubt creeps in and sometimes you sit on the side of the mountain alone wondering if you'll ever make it, but you can't circle "someday"๐Ÿค” on the calendar... So you get back up, miss out, fail forward and give it your all. This baby girl is my WHY and I refuse to die still knowing I have much to give. ๐Ÿ’œ๐Ÿ’š๐Ÿ’›
Time waits for no one. The cliche' quote "dreams don't work unless you do" is true. This weekend I was invited to parties, festivals, and epic events. I decided to decline all of it to stay laser focused to work toward the insanely scary goals and vision I have for my family. So if I didn't make it to your event...please know I love you, but my passion is calling me and sacrifices must be made. Entrepreneurship isn't sexy. It's hard, doubt creeps in and sometimes you sit on the side of the mountain alone wondering if you'll ever make it, but you can't circle "someday"๐Ÿค” on the calendar... So you get back up, miss out, fail forward and give it your all. This baby girl is my WHY and I refuse to die still knowing I have much to give. ๐Ÿ’œ๐Ÿ’š๐Ÿ’›
When your baby puts these boots on, attempts to walk in a wobbly fashion, leans against the gate then says "cheese!" You snap the photo ๐Ÿ’œ๐Ÿ’œ
When your baby puts these boots on, attempts to walk in a wobbly fashion, leans against the gate then says "cheese!" You snap the photo ๐Ÿ’œ๐Ÿ’œ
Look veryyy close. Go ahead. Zoom in. Do you see her? She's back there. ๐Ÿ˜‚ I love her, but it was barely 7am. She was already chasing the dog who just wanted peace, I already dragged her from the dog bowl, the toilet bowl, and her new word this morning is "off" in reference to all clothing. ๐Ÿ’œCoffee!!!
Look veryyy close. Go ahead. Zoom in. Do you see her? She's back there. ๐Ÿ˜‚ I love her, but it was barely 7am. She was already chasing the dog who just wanted peace, I already dragged her from the dog bowl, the toilet bowl, and her new word this morning is "off" in reference to all clothing. ๐Ÿ’œCoffee!!!
Moms! WHY?๐Ÿ˜‚ Me: Amaya you ready? Her: blank stare and grunting. Me: Aannndddd your pooping!!
You get them dressed, pack the bags, grab the keys, then... GRUNTING and this stare comes. Everytime!
Moms! WHY?๐Ÿ˜‚ Me: Amaya you ready? Her: blank stare and grunting. Me: Aannndddd your pooping!! You get them dressed, pack the bags, grab the keys, then... GRUNTING and this stare comes. Everytime!
There is a look that two sister girls or besties can exchange that need no explanation. Shout out to the sister girl neighbor of mine at last nights neighborhood meeting with PD. We don't know each other... but WE KNOW each otherโค๐Ÿ’œ
There is a look that two sister girls or besties can exchange that need no explanation. Shout out to the sister girl neighbor of mine at last nights neighborhood meeting with PD. We don't know each other... but WE KNOW each otherโค๐Ÿ’œ
Your greatest fear is not that you are going to die. Your greatest fear is that you're going to die before you let the world see who you really are. -Lisa Nichols
Your greatest fear is not that you are going to die. Your greatest fear is that you're going to die before you let the world see who you really are. -Lisa Nichols
It all starts with a DECISION. (Mindset)

The same way the decision is made not to miss Sunday night premier shows, is the same way the decision is made to not miss Mondays workout! 30 minutes is 2% of the day. If 2% of our life per day can't be spent on health do we have a life at all?
It all starts with a DECISION. (Mindset) The same way the decision is made not to miss Sunday night premier shows, is the same way the decision is made to not miss Mondays workout! 30 minutes is 2% of the day. If 2% of our life per day can't be spent on health do we have a life at all?
I love women who support other women. I want all of us to win. 
We had a fun mom date at Beer Fest San Antonio, talked about our business and made a pact on where we want to be in 3 years.  Today we are taking our little ones to the Pumpkin Patch for our little tradition. We hope to keep it up ๐Ÿ˜
I love women who support other women. I want all of us to win. We had a fun mom date at Beer Fest San Antonio, talked about our business and made a pact on where we want to be in 3 years. Today we are taking our little ones to the Pumpkin Patch for our little tradition. We hope to keep it up ๐Ÿ˜
What story are you telling yourself today?
Today I opted to listen to my body and did Yoga instead of weights. My wellness journey has fluctuated just like my body has over the years. The only thing that hasn't changed is my drive to persevere, and to listen to what my life is telling me. There is a certain mindset that comes with not giving up, and it includes SELF-REFLECTION. What you feed your mind pours over into every area of your life.  So what story are you telling yourself today?
What story are you telling yourself today? Today I opted to listen to my body and did Yoga instead of weights. My wellness journey has fluctuated just like my body has over the years. The only thing that hasn't changed is my drive to persevere, and to listen to what my life is telling me. There is a certain mindset that comes with not giving up, and it includes SELF-REFLECTION. What you feed your mind pours over into every area of your life. So what story are you telling yourself today?
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Do you need to get something done around the house? Is your little one clingy? I vowed to get my workout in early and she was not having it, but I was ๐Ÿ˜‚. Step1. Drop the guilt. 
Step2. Tape construction paper onto the highchair. 
Step3. Add jumbo crayons. 
This might have only bought me 10 minutes out of my 30 minute workout before she wanted to get up but it definitely helped us get through it. The other 20 minutes wasn't perfect but it did get done. When it comes to what you need to do for you and your mindset you gotta find a way. I don't know about you but I'm a better mommy when I take care of myself.
Do you need to get something done around the house? Is your little one clingy? I vowed to get my workout in early and she was not having it, but I was ๐Ÿ˜‚. Step1. Drop the guilt. Step2. Tape construction paper onto the highchair. Step3. Add jumbo crayons. This might have only bought me 10 minutes out of my 30 minute workout before she wanted to get up but it definitely helped us get through it. The other 20 minutes wasn't perfect but it did get done. When it comes to what you need to do for you and your mindset you gotta find a way. I don't know about you but I'm a better mommy when I take care of myself.
How many of my workouts go right now and I've learned to let go of the need for it to be perfect. I'm her example and the older she gets the more she imitates...so I'll keep leading by example no matter how challenging it may be.
How many of my workouts go right now and I've learned to let go of the need for it to be perfect. I'm her example and the older she gets the more she imitates...so I'll keep leading by example no matter how challenging it may be.
I swear time is flying. She turned 17 months last week and I feel like she just got here! She is so smart. She is more than what we imagined she would be.
Favorite things: books, cars, shoes, Sampson the dog, pretending to spell, counting, and gardening.
I swear time is flying. She turned 17 months last week and I feel like she just got here! She is so smart. She is more than what we imagined she would be. Favorite things: books, cars, shoes, Sampson the dog, pretending to spell, counting, and gardening.
She's adorable at life... today she tried to catch her shadow. ๐Ÿ˜๐Ÿ˜‚
She's adorable at life... today she tried to catch her shadow. ๐Ÿ˜๐Ÿ˜‚
Our meal prep this week is bomb! Fresh herbs, pesto, greens, vegetarian breakfast casserole, fresh fruit, salads.... AND MY HUBBY DID IT ALL! ๐Ÿ˜"He learned from me doughhhhh" ๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜‚ Do you meal prep, or want to learn how?
Our meal prep this week is bomb! Fresh herbs, pesto, greens, vegetarian breakfast casserole, fresh fruit, salads.... AND MY HUBBY DID IT ALL! ๐Ÿ˜"He learned from me doughhhhh" ๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜‚ Do you meal prep, or want to learn how?
Once a month my photographer now friend decided to start a monthly "Ladies Night In" and I absolutely LOVE IT! It's one night a month and the only requirement is to dress comfy, put your phones away(give your hubbys the hosts land line in case of emergency), have a beverage (wine for me), eat, chat and chill(no kids). To those in my city and surrounding area...If I were to host one at my home would you join us,too?
Once a month my photographer now friend decided to start a monthly "Ladies Night In" and I absolutely LOVE IT! It's one night a month and the only requirement is to dress comfy, put your phones away(give your hubbys the hosts land line in case of emergency), have a beverage (wine for me), eat, chat and chill(no kids). To those in my city and surrounding area...If I were to host one at my home would you join us,too?
We can do hard things! This post is not about recognition or self-serving BS. This journey and post is about helping the next momma know that YOU can do what you put your mind to. 
My story:

I haven't shared this publicly! But I wanted to share in private groups first. The picture on the left I took for MYSELF without the intention of EVER sharing it!! This was me at my highest weight postpartum, and my lowest point in mind and spirit. I felt like I just couldn't get myself together after having Amaya, and when I tried to get it together I suffered a leg injury for pushing myself too soon. My leg injury felt like icing on the cake. I've never been the type to give up, but I was seriously contemplating it. My thoughts were "Who am I now that I'm a mom?", "Will I Ever get back to who I was?" I lost 100 pounds...now look at me. โ€œHow can my husband still be attracted to me like he says? โ€œI was exhausted, depressed and had anxiety like crazy. Everyone kept telling me how happy I looked. When actuality I literally felt broken. I hid it well in public, but my family knew the real deal! 
The thing is...I know deep down that I'll never give up!! I need to be who my daughter needs. Hell...I need me too! So I fight...every day in my own way! I work through EVERY self-defeating thought, and every panic attack. I do it through meditation, I do it through working out, and eating well, and I do it through personal development books, and most of all I lean on a REAL TEAM of other women. I am not freaking kidding when I say ACCOUNTABILITY is EVERYTHING!!! We literally keep each other floating and thriving and I thank them every day for helping save my life, so I can do the same for others.  This post is not about recognition or self-serving BS. This journey and post is about helping the next momma know that YOU can do what you put your mind to.  For me this is about how many people will be better off because I existed.
We can do hard things! This post is not about recognition or self-serving BS. This journey and post is about helping the next momma know that YOU can do what you put your mind to. My story: I haven't shared this publicly! But I wanted to share in private groups first. The picture on the left I took for MYSELF without the intention of EVER sharing it!! This was me at my highest weight postpartum, and my lowest point in mind and spirit. I felt like I just couldn't get myself together after having Amaya, and when I tried to get it together I suffered a leg injury for pushing myself too soon. My leg injury felt like icing on the cake. I've never been the type to give up, but I was seriously contemplating it. My thoughts were "Who am I now that I'm a mom?", "Will I Ever get back to who I was?" I lost 100 pounds...now look at me. โ€œHow can my husband still be attracted to me like he says? โ€œI was exhausted, depressed and had anxiety like crazy. Everyone kept telling me how happy I looked. When actuality I literally felt broken. I hid it well in public, but my family knew the real deal! The thing is...I know deep down that I'll never give up!! I need to be who my daughter needs. Hell...I need me too! So I fight...every day in my own way! I work through EVERY self-defeating thought, and every panic attack. I do it through meditation, I do it through working out, and eating well, and I do it through personal development books, and most of all I lean on a REAL TEAM of other women. I am not freaking kidding when I say ACCOUNTABILITY is EVERYTHING!!! We literally keep each other floating and thriving and I thank them every day for helping save my life, so I can do the same for others. This post is not about recognition or self-serving BS. This journey and post is about helping the next momma know that YOU can do what you put your mind to. For me this is about how many people will be better off because I existed.
Keep searching, keep asking questions, keep thinking and seeking YOUR own truth. The doors are opening...and you will never be given more than you can handle.
Keep searching, keep asking questions, keep thinking and seeking YOUR own truth. The doors are opening...and you will never be given more than you can handle.
Exactly @andrea_rosebud!

I remember my Dr telling me there was no nutritional value to breastfeeding after 1 years old. That was 21 years ago and I had no formal training or education in lactation. However, I knew she was incorrect in her assessment of breaatfeeding. 
So for all who say it's time to wean (but mom and baby want to continue) or baby is too big to be at the breast or there is no value in continued breastfeeding they get the 'Look' Girllllll bye!
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Breastfeeding meme Fridays or nah?

#continuedbreastfeeding #nowwatchmenurse #blkbfing #staywokeandbf #blackinfanthealth #breastfeedingsupport  #FeedingLikeAQueen #normalizebreastfeedinginpublic #breastfeeding  #nationalbreastfeedingmonth
Exactly @andrea_rosebud! I remember my Dr telling me there was no nutritional value to breastfeeding after 1 years old. That was 21 years ago and I had no formal training or education in lactation. However, I knew she was incorrect in her assessment of breaatfeeding. So for all who say it's time to wean (but mom and baby want to continue) or baby is too big to be at the breast or there is no value in continued breastfeeding they get the 'Look' Girllllll bye! ใƒปใƒปใƒป Breastfeeding meme Fridays or nah? #continuedbreastfeeding  #nowwatchmenurse  #blkbfing  #staywokeandbf  #blackinfanthealth  #breastfeedingsupport  #FeedingLikeAQueen  #normalizebreastfeedinginpublic  #breastfeeding  #nationalbreastfeedingmonth 
That lasted 10 minutes. These short naps are killin' me smalls. ๐Ÿ˜‚She still doesn't sleep through the night. I know this is a short period in her life. Do any of you mommies follow "wonder weeks"? It tells you when they go through a mental leap.
That lasted 10 minutes. These short naps are killin' me smalls. ๐Ÿ˜‚She still doesn't sleep through the night. I know this is a short period in her life. Do any of you mommies follow "wonder weeks"? It tells you when they go through a mental leap.
@si_bonobo and @szjerdene ๐Ÿ’™๐Ÿ’™ Thank you to @si_bonobo for yet another amazing show! @szjerdene was amazingly stunning as always ๐Ÿ’œ
@si_bonobo and @szjerdene ๐Ÿ’™๐Ÿ’™ Thank you to @si_bonobo for yet another amazing show! @szjerdene was amazingly stunning as always ๐Ÿ’œ
She was trying to do my workout with me! Monkey see, monkey do...so I'll keep leading by example. As I'm on my self-care, self-love journey I'll teach her to love herself the sameโค
She was trying to do my workout with me! Monkey see, monkey do...so I'll keep leading by example. As I'm on my self-care, self-love journey I'll teach her to love herself the sameโค
THANK YOU so much for all of the amazing birthday messages. I've enjoyed my country bumpkin๐Ÿค ๐Ÿคก family who let's everyone be themselves, I've enjoyed getting back into the swing of what I love doing with a new free group starting๐Ÿ’ƒ๐Ÿ’ƒ, and tonight I get to go see my favorite band Bonoboโฃ with my husband. So I'd say it's been pretty amazing!  Thank you!
THANK YOU so much for all of the amazing birthday messages. I've enjoyed my country bumpkin๐Ÿค ๐Ÿคก family who let's everyone be themselves, I've enjoyed getting back into the swing of what I love doing with a new free group starting๐Ÿ’ƒ๐Ÿ’ƒ, and tonight I get to go see my favorite band Bonoboโฃ with my husband. So I'd say it's been pretty amazing! Thank you!
My favorite little History Maker! Today she shared her cup with me, then took away saying "my cup". Everday I'm amazed at her. She is why I strive to be better and do better.
My favorite little History Maker! Today she shared her cup with me, then took away saying "my cup". Everday I'm amazed at her. She is why I strive to be better and do better.