Zico getting involved in our business planning strategy call! Literally working around the kids 😂 One of the perks of being part of #theenlightenedmovement ... we’re flexible and very good at multitasking!
Here we go... I couldn’t find enough pictures to show our journey. To show her growth. To show her love... compassion... joy... determination... free spirit... empathy... responsibility... beauty... but these glances into her life will work.
9 years ago today. This amazing little lady was brought into the world. I was 19 years old and had no idea what I was getting myself into. But what I do know is that there was no better person to make me a mama. Peyton Jacel has been teaching me since January 16, 2009. Teaching me to smile and laugh, work hard and sacrifice, never give up and always press on, hope and dream, stop and have fun... to love people that (in my mind) may not deserve it... to pray for them and hope for their best. Peyton... you own the room when you walk in. You lead people and set a good example. You are my first true love. A love that has transformed and grown and blossomed into a love that I never thought I could have for people. You truly taught me how to love others more than myself. That’s a lot of responsibility on a little girl.
But you’re not a little girl are you? You are mature beyond your years... still teaching me a few life lessons these days. I wish you the happiest of birthdays today my sweet baby girl. Thank you for being an incredible daughter and best big sister. There are hundreds if not thousands of people who love and adore you. But most importantly... God loves you and who are becoming. Don’t ever try to do life without Him. He has an incredible plan for you. And I’m so excited to see what this next year has in store for you.
Sitting here enrolling the last few ladies of my 80 Day Challenge that starts this week and I can’t help but feel so overwhelmed with gratitude and love for these women committing to better their lives [& their families]. 🙏
Erika is a busy momma & full time kindergarten teacher and wife that's ready to take back control of her health!
Torree is a full time nurse, momma AND raising a new puppy! 💩 Life is pulling her in lots of directions and she still chooses to MAKE time for herself.
Erica is a night shift nurse, prepping for a wedding and STILL creating time to better HER. (& inspiring her fiance to do the same!) Elisabeth is a brand NEW momma, a full time nurse and could use those roles as excuses. But instead, she's saying YES to herself.
Then there's Kendra who is supermom I swear. She is a single mom with THREE jobs but is making no excuses to get her health back on track & be a good role model for her son.
Holly is a mom of a preschooler, a small business owner AND runs a farm. She rarely has time to breathe, but she’s done putting herself on the back burner.
Carrie is a social worker with 2 kiddos. She is constantly giving to others but still taking time each day for HER health.
Laura is a GRANDMA & full time teacher. But do you think she's using her age as an excuse? NOPE. ....and these are just a few.
These ladies are the FIRE in my heart and soul. 🔥🔥 Despite what life is throwing at them, - cause let’s be real we’re ALL busy - they are committing to 80 days of exercise, meal plans I provide them with and checking into our fit family. 👏🏽👏🏽👏🏽 Get ready for some crazy transformations y’all ✌️ Can you give these ladies some love and encouragement in the comments?! <3
PS - there's still time to join us if you're ready. 📲
Living the cafe life and watching the world go by. ☕️ My mother-in-law told me a story once about her own mother that's always stuck with me. Her mother stayed at home when her kids were young and would crochet as her hobby. My MIL vividly remembers a time when her mother spent several days crocheting a blanket. On the day she finished, she sat down and immediately set to work undoing the same blanket. Aghast, my mother-in-law asked why she would undo all of her hard work, and she replied, "Well, what else am I going to do with it?" ..... I never want to feel like that. Since becoming a SAHM mom myself, I've known I wanted a place for all of my harebrained creative endeavors to go, and above all else, that's why I blog. I'm not an authority on anything (except maybe French pastries), any DIY or project I can think of has probably been done 10 times or more (too afraid to google and check).... Really, all I have is my voice. Even that probably isn't very unique, but sharing what I'm doing to have fun or to enjoy my days brings me a lot of peace, and I sincerely hope it gives any one of you out there an idea for yourself too. ❤️
Good Morning, Great Morning, Happy Tuesday💫
I’ve been so wrapped up in my baby boy (can you blame me😍) that I haven’t been working on what I enjoy doing. Helping people and paying it forward. I started my weight loss journey 2+ years ago because I wanted to start a family and be able to keep up with my baby. I was also sick and tired of being sick and tired 🤷🏻♀️ Here I am, 88 lbs less than where I started and I find myself facing new challenges. And I know I’m not alone in this department. Sometimes as mamas we forget that we exist and put all of our energy and attention into everything else and we forget we need to focus on us first before we can give to our little ones. How can we keep up with them if we’re always tired? Or filling ourselves up with food that isn’t fueling our bodies?
I’m looking for 7 mamas who are in need of a little support system while they’re on their #postpartumjourney 🤱🏻🤰🏻 I find that I don’t succeed alone when I’m on a weight loss journey. What helped me? Having someone keep me accountable. Yes, most of the responsibility is mine...but there’s no greater feeling than being apart of a group of women working towards the same goal...becoming healthier. Being part of a group (which will be confidential) is one of the best moves I’ve made. We get to share ideas on meal prep/snacks, vent when needed, share inspiring stories...pick each other up when we’re about to give in. It’s great! There’s no judgement because we all understand how difficult it can be at times to put ourselves first and how easy it can be to give up/give in when we’re exhausted.
Whether you’re trying to lose those last 5 pesky pounds or you’re just get started, send me a message and let me coach you. I’m not an expert and I don’t know everything, but I know what works for me and I want to pay it forward because it was watching my coaches own postpartum journey that I became #inspired
As your coach you will get everything you need to succeed...all I ask is you for you to #remaincoachable and #committed 💕Accountability 💕Support
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It was hard getting out of bed this morning. I’m sore and it’s snowing, so all I wanted to do was stay in bed. Here’s what I know from my personal experience (and a little science i’ve learned over the years)… But DAY 2 of my new program in the books! It was BOOTYYY DAY! 🍑🍑🍑 If you say or think you’re not a morning person… “I can’t get up early”, or “I’m not a morning person”, or whatever that is… you MAY be right. However, there is really a small percentage of individuals who aren’t morning people. ☝🏻The majority of us CAN RETRAIN OUR BRAINS & BODIES. Yup. YOU CAN. #googlethescience#shawnstevenson 🤗I self-talk / motivate myself every morning to get moving because…. 98% of the time I ALWAYS FEEL BETTER AND DO BETTER throughout the entire day—in all areas. 💑I do better with being Mom for the twins.
☎️I do better on connection calls or in person networking/mingling
💡I do better with my creativity
🥗I do better with eating 🤔I do better in the choices I make
So YOU can to. 🤗
It’s the same with our careers…. we work hard to do well, right?
It’s a habit, discipline…. So if you’re someone that may want to get up early and start some kind of routine for “self-care” or “you time”… then the first thing you must do is start shifting that thought/statement. “ I’m working on my morning habit “ Shift that approach to a positive, adjective… Not a negative statement which subconsciously leaves you in disbelief…
Shift your thinking and then work on your actions and practices to be congruent with your thinking…
How do you make a photo of a fridge Instagram worthy? I'm not sure it's possible but I have just uploaded a fridge deep cleaning video if anyone is looking for some cleaning inspo (I'm all about the spring cleaning at the moment!) Link to the video in my bio up top 🔝
Thought for Tuesday:
Yesterday many of us across the nation paused to honor and celebrate the legacy of Dr. King. For children who were out of school some families took the day as opportunity for service and teaching about our civil rights history here in the US. Here are some reflections I wrote last year to encourage a leadership and civic duty in the heart of your children. Our kids perhaps will know better and do better than the adults in our world now. .
Click on the bio for article link
✨Dr. Virgil “the Mommy Doc”✨
We made it to Florida (late last night)! 🙌🏽 This kid did SO GOOD! I was nervous how he would handle a 2 hr flight that made us miss bedtime but he took it AND the 45 min delay like a traveling CHAMP! Seriously, not a single tear. We kept him busy and he stayed happy and quiet! 😳🙌🏽🎉 I am by NO MEANS a pro at this, but if anyone is interested in a post on the things I brought to keep him busy and quiet I’d be happy to share! Just lemme know 😘 #traveling#travelingwithtoddlers#raneysdodisney
Wanna start having more productive and successful days?
Remember that your tomorrow starts TONIGHT. Before you go to bed check your calendar real quick to see what’s on your schedule for tomorrow (not your to-do list...they’re not the same thing). Then, set yourself up to get up and go without having to figure out what you got going on for the day.
Here are just a few things to do the night before:
1. Get your clothes/look ready
2. Prepare any necessary items that you’ll need (coupons, insurance cards, grocery lists, library cards, etc)
3. Mentally or physically plan/prepare your breakfast
4. Decide your top priorities for the day (do those first tomorrow)
5. Go to sleep at a decent time
Hope that helped! Tag a busy mom to share these productivity hacks with.
Peace ✌🏾 xo,
That SMILE is so fake😂
👏🏻Woke up and ran into the door(not a morning person)
🤢Dealt with my partner crop dusting me (video attached for proof)
🍑 And today was booty day🤭🤭🤭
And then I walked up the stairs after my workout and my 🍑 clenched up
So yeah Day 2 in the books 📚 but we are doing it together👫
Layankan budak sakit ngidam nak makan #donuts 🤤
Dah... lepas ni tak payah pegi #krispykreme lagik kalau teringin makan donut perisa luar biasa 😂 Ngupe jelah tak bape nak advance sangat! Malas nak mekapkan cecantik... hehe... Anyway MUA by Papa dan Abang Long... Tq cayang 😘
Started my new program today! Day 1 of 80 ✅ My workout today was an hour long and every bit intense as I anticipated it to be! I am loving the challenge! ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Tomorrow I am waking up extra early to get in my workout before heading to Hawaii. The boys and I are off to visit family who are vacationing there! I plan on continuing my workouts (I already have them downloaded onto my iPad in case I have internet problems while traveling) during this trip NO MATTER WHAT! My nutrition may not be fully on point since I am traveling all day and staying with family, but I will promise to try! 😉 I will be using my accountability group to stay on track. Having a group who is depending on me just as much as I depend on them helps in time like this. 👉My brand new group has just kicked off and we have 3 more spots open. If you are looking to stay accountable with clean eating and daily home (or on the road 😉) workouts, this is perfect for you! Visit my bio and start CRUSHING YOUR GOALS! #fitnessgoals 🙌#travelmommy 👊#strongereveryday 💪
"Oh, my life is changing everyday,
In every possible way. And oh, my dreams, it's never quite as it seems, never quite as it seems."
I'm so saddened by the death of Dolores O'Riordan yesterday. She was such a cool lady and I spent the afternoon blaring The Cranberries music while I washed the dishes. I'm having a matcha latte this morning and some sneaky treats while I have a few minutes to myself x
Weeknight summer Fish 🐟 & Veggies 🌽 for the fam!! Wild caught NZ Hoki - dusted with brown rice flour/S&P, pan fried, squeezed with lemon mmm mmm! Homemade potato chips baked with coconut oil & garlic powder. Organic corn & green beans for my tiny men and organic slaw with baby spinach for moi!! 🤤🤙🤙
When people ask me about the most important factor for achieving financial success, my response usually takes them by surprise.
Idk, maybe they expect me to say that what’s most important for your financial freedom is living within your means, investing early, or creating a financial plan. While those are important, in my opinion, nothing is more essential to your financial success than the person you share your life with.
(I’m not gonna be Hitch for you but keep reading)
So, what should you look for in a woman? Here’s basic set of character traits which will also be good for your financial life together. 😉
Having self-esteem means that you take pride and value yourself without being arrogant. You don’t let other people mistreat you or take you for granted.
Being responsible is taking care of yourself without relying on other people to remind you when to be somewhere or what to do. Responsible people know they’re in charge of their lives and get things done on time, like showing up for work, paying bills, and managing finances.
Openness is a trait that’s similar to honesty, but has more to do with emotional intelligence. An open person is aware of his or her feelings, can express them, and wants to communicate in order to keep an emotional connection.
To sum up, high self-esteem, responsibility, openness, are my top 5 recommended traits to look for when you’re choosing a life partner. Of course, there are many more traits that many of us want such as intelligence, honesty. sense of humor, positive attitude, common interests, and similar backgrounds.
Have you found the one? 😉 Comment below!
✨Remember that being "different" is good; it's not a bad thing. Celebrate your uniqueness and rejoice in the future God has planned for you. 🙌
#prayeroftheday 🙏 The world continually tries to conform me to be like everyone else. I thank you for making me different. Help me to be content with who I am. Amen
It takes a lot of discipline to be able to work from home as mum. With constant distractions especially when you have a toddler or a baby who deserve your attention at all times.
If you are a stay at home mum looking to begin a business from home, you have to create a home office like @herholisticpath has done in the picture above, in a dedicated section in your house. And treat it as such.
If you can, have a carpenter construct a workspace for you with a dedicated cupboard/drawer. That way, when you're in this space, it will be easier to stay focused.
If your kids are of school age, make good use of the 7 to 8 hours when they will be at school to get some work done.
Remember to multitask appropriately so you don't end up being 'busy' for so many hours and not really get 'work' done.
Will you be interested in a post detailing the type of businesses a stay at home mum can do from home? Are there any topics you will love to have me treat. Please indicate in the comment section, send a dm and tag a mum too. 💋
Lovin’ the MOM LIFE at 2 AM!! ❤️ The snow❄️is falling and I am totally over here TIGHTENING•TONING•FIRMING in 45 minutes💁🏼💕
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