People ask what possessed me to cut my hair off all the time...Long answer...Honestly I don’t believe my hair defines my femininity, beauty, or any other societal BS we are made to believe! I have no security blankets external or otherwise this is unequivocally me and, Id be doing myself a huge disservice adapting to societal norms because people will stare and judge me that is inevitable no matter what my hair looks like 😘😘 Short Answer...cause I wanted too 🤣🤣#Idratherbemethanmakeyoucomfortable#neverfeltbetter#focusonyourownhappiness#pixiepalooza#pixiecut#buzzedhead
My face this AM when I woke up another year older 😂.
Cheers to another ride around the sun; 🥂 to continuing to work on me and protecting my inner peace; 🥂 to getting married to my best friend in a few months and adding to our family.
My circle is much smaller these days, my family is much closer and my acceptance of all that I am and all that I will be is strong.
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My long hair reminded me of the girl I used to be. I couldn't think of any better change than to chop off 9 inces of my hair and move onto a new chapter in my life. My hair was my security blanket to hide behind my anxiety and depression. My long hair made me think that men would find me more attractive but now there's no more hiding for me. I'm free of the girl who was holding me back. It feels so good. #shorthair#dontcare#newfoundconfidence#hello#neverfeltbetter
For those of you following my journey, here are my pictures after 30 days! I feel fantastic and have lost 8.4 pounds, 16.25 inches, and 3% body fat! Why did I start this journey you ask? Because over the last decade, I had gone from eating fair to eating pretty good, I worked out with a personal trainer, I even tried things like targeted exercises and diet pills to try to get rid of my spare tire. Not only did it not go away, it seemed like the harder I worked the bigger it got. So I decided I would try one last thing. I had already gone through my closet and abandoned many of the smaller clothes I used to wear, figuring it was no use keeping them when they only made me depressed to see them there. I didn't know if this would work, and when I took my measurements and photos after 8 days of detoxing, I was shocked! And happy! I have spent so many years trying to hide my spare tire, that it is hard to put it out there for you all to see. Holding in my gut, crossing my arms over my belly, placing things on my lap when I would sit, baggy jackets or sweaters, I could go on with all the ways I tried to hide it. I struggled for years because I have a teenage daughter and I didn't want her to think I was worried about my weight, so I did all these things discreetly to try not to give her the wrong idea. She is perfect, by the way. But eating disorders are real and they are devastating and I didn't want her to think she needed to change anything about herself because of me. Then I realized taking care of myself, wanting to be happy with my body image, and not being embarrassed to put on a swimsuit and jump in the water with kids is important too. So I made the choice to take back my body, to do it in a healthy way, and not to hide my story. I may be small, but my struggles are real too. And to all of you who have been cheering me on, thank you, it means so much to me!
#weightlossjourney#losethegut#byebyebelly#gettinghealthy#droppinginches#neverfeltbetter#takecareofyourself#itsnotaboutbeingskinny#idontlookpregnantanymore#igotthis 💪 #crushinggoals#buildingalegacy#entrepreneurmom#successmindset#businesswoman#getpaidtohelpothers#healthcoach
As some of you know I had a real shitty end to 2017. I started 2018 off with a crazy PT session with my big sister Candice and Ryan @foreverfitness_pt and I legit thought I was going to pass out. All my life I’ve been able to keep up with my sister and even kick her ass in races. But the 1st of January I was seeing stars, wanting to vomit and everything hurt! As I sat and watched my sister finish the workout like a champion. I realised then that I’m really unfit and unhealthy. I’m fucking 23 this isn’t the right path to be on. So from that day on I’ve been running and working out everyday! And already I am seeing huge results in my mental health and physical health! I’m happier and loving each day. I want to just say a huge thank you to my sister Candice for pushing me that day, plus all my family for supporting me in everything I do. I also want to thank my friends for their endless support in this and for helping me through the shitty times last year. Plus @alex_lahey your song I haven’t been taking care of myself is my number one workout song and a big inspiration! Thank you for making amazing music! Also thank you Ryan for really pushing me that extra bit! Can’t wait for the next session! Thank you everyone for the love and support over the last 2 months! Big love!!!! ✌🏽💙💪🏽☀️ #happy#lusfitnessbanaza#2018goals#thankful#fitness#motivated#foreverfitness#healing#progress#postivevibes#neverfeltbetter#thisyearismine#family#friends#music#inspiration#australia#byronbay#travel#feelgood#new#yassss
Are we just a backseat, tryna get it while we can?
Are we names in a tattoo, or just a number on a hand?
Are we last-call kissing or will we be reminiscing with each other for the next forty years?
Are we written in the stars, baby, or are we written in the sand?
Forty One. 41.
It feels and looks so different than 40. I don’t know why. Maybe it’s all I’ve been through in the last year. I have a high schooler, a 3rd grader and a baby. I have been given the most incredible opportunities entrusted to me in helping run huge events at church (just to name a few) like the Harvest Circle, SoCal and a stinking Red Carpet Movie Premier!! 😱I’ve been blessed to lead worship for 22 years now in an amazing church alongside the best worship team on the planet. I (Ricky and I) was able to buy our first home! I was given an incredible job promotion. I gave birth to a BABY at stinkin’ 40 and never felt so beautiful as I did in this last pregnancy. The season of being a daughter took on a completely different look as I buried my father and now am taking care of my momma. I have had the chance to restore friendships and make the ones I have had even better. I’ve laughed but cried more than I have in a long time. I’ve grown closer to the Lord in my 40th year than in all of my 36 years of knowing Him. He is beautiful, worthy of my praise, patient, loving, gentle, kind, and knows absolutely what is best for me-this I know. I am blessed beyond measure with a husband like mine. He loves me, prays for me and kicks butt at being a dad and provider. I share all this not to gloat but to seriously stop and give praise to the Lord for the blessings of my 40th year of life because it’s so easy to have just looked back at this last year and mourn the losses instead of celebrating the amazing! So I feel as if 41 holds so much more but I guess I’m treading lightly as 40 took my breath away....but MAN! I am looking forward to this next year of my life and I can’t wait to see what all exciting things will come! 41 will be different but great I’m sure! #itsallinhowyoulookatit#happybirthdaytome#41andfabulous#neverfeltbetter#okayihavesomeachesandpains 😂#andalotmoregreyhairs 👵🏼 #onemorebaby 🤔
Here I am 50 years old today and ready to embark on a new fitness journey. Yes I have done programs before and stuck to them. Yes I have had results but this is different. I always wanted to compete in a fitness competition but I’m not ready to get on stage with the reminders of my past like stretch marks and extra skin.
So tomorrow I embark on an 80 day journey to be the absolute best version of me I can be. This is my countdown to competition ready.
Please join me and as I stay 💯 committed and focused on my nutrition and fitness program.
Do you want to join me? It’s not too late.#iam50#neverfeltbetter#neverfelthealthier#thisismyjourney#todayismybirthday#50yearsold