I had a rough start to this day, and then more things kept piling on, but I turned that shit around.
I called a person who honestly cares about my well being, my success, my anger, my hurt, and we talked about hers because the support is mutual.
I'm putting some of my intentions into manifestations and making some shit happen and I'm getting really excited for the future, but learning to be here and love the present. Santosha. Santosha. Santosha. Through the practice of contentment, happiness becomes a choice.
People often bash on my positivity (most of the time they don't even realize they do it) but what I think most people don't understand is it takes constant work. The choice of happiness isn't even an option until you practice, until you put in the work to make that option available. So Yes I will keep throwing out other perspectives and positivity because I believe in abundance. "You Attract, what you Expect." So what are you expecting? 🐨🐨🐨🐨🐨🐨🐨🐨🐨🐨
BYOB - Build Your Own (Lettuce) Boat 🙋🏻
Took a break from eating @eatnuttzo out of the jar to make a real lunch 😹
Consider this my version of a lunchable 💁🏻
Ground turkey, butter lettuce, sugar snap peas, baby carrots, @cafegratitude kim chee, and @kitehillfoods chive almond cream cheese 🤤
Really though, how do you guys NOT eat nut butters all day?! I constantly crave them SOS
Featured Goddess @anjazivic for #TigerStripesOnATuesday ✨🐯💖
"The beginning of high school is when I started caring more about my appearance that I really started to consider my stretch marks. At pool parties I noticed that I was the only one with them, to the point where one girl even came up to me and said, "There's something on your butt, what is that?" I was extremely embarrassed because while I was I explaining to her what they were she asked me how I had gotten them. I stopped talking for a second and realized that I didn't have a direct answer to give her. At that time I had no idea how I got them.
I started questioning how I got them and why I was the only one that had them to the point where I started to ask myself, "What's wrong with me? Why am I the only one that's flawed?" It wasn't until about three years ago that i finally made peace with their existence and realized that there was nothing I could do to get rid of them. However, three years ago was also when I started lifting weights, and thankfully, that was the start of my love for my tiger stripes..." -Anja
Read her full interview now on SapphireRebel.com/blog (Link in bio). 💖 #sapphirerebel @sapphire.rebel
I find myself smiling from ear to ear when I hear those laughs between people who don't even know each other, through the sound of splashes. It's one of my favorite things in the world. The water is a place of magic and healing 🙌🏽🙌🏽🙌🏽 Come join me for Onboard Fit this Friday night @6pm! 🌊💪🏽🌅💦
This guy is GORGEOUS!
and I am just not feeling thé spirit today for a "smashing-posing"-selfie. We all have to be happy with the body we are in, the things it can do and what it is doing for us. I know that, and as you all know I am a huge #selflove supporter (myblog), but the last couple of days I wasnt that energic at the gym and that really bothers me. I am that girl that always is so energic so working out is the hard part of my story, food is. so it kind of hurts me that I am not that 🤗🤗 at the gym the last days. (I still did it of course) I even consider buying pre-work out (not my thing)
I know this will pass, please remember that girls. These are just small days in the long line of healthy leaving. NOT A LINEAR LINE, remember that. We all struggle with that
#fbg#annavictoria#fitnessgirl#fitnessjunkie#mondaymotivation#gymlife#fbggirls#fbgfamily#fbgabs#kameleon#gym 💪 #gymlife#gymtiger
On this day in 2014 is when I meditated on the edge of the Grand Canyon. I opened up my palms to the skies at sunset and just like in the lion king, the skies spoke to me and told me I was a Queen. I had just left California after being verbally and sexually degraded by the man I was in love with at the time, while I was sober and he was drunk and high on cocaine and not recognizing how much his actions were triggering my prior string of sexual trauma and verbal abuse. My father had picked me up in Cali and drove me safely back home to the East Coast to be with my family and get therapy. I never forgot what the skies spoke to me though. I knew I was destined for greatness and for the next 3 years I persisted on despite many mental, emotional and financial hurdles. Being a #ladywarriorqueen doesn't put me above anyone else. It puts my #higherself above my #lowerself and guides me to lead with compassion patience and love. I'm not perfect. I get angry. I yell. I even have a history of verbal abuse myself. But everyday, every moment is a practice and I believe the Queen inside me is starting to claim her rightful throne in my very own heart. #selflove#meditation#spiritualgangster#spiritual#spirituality#dopechick#fitchick#yogi#dancer#writer#artist#theflowceo
Happy #transformationtuesday ! 🌻💥💪
Left photo -> Feb 2017
Right photo -> July 2017
You guys, I'm STOKED because I just realized that I fulfilled my New Year's resolution! This year, my resolution was to fully commit to #BBG and complete two rounds consistently and I'm SO proud that last week I completed week 24! At the time, I felt like it was a lofty goal to set for myself and now I don't know how or most importantly -why- I doubted myself. I have become so much nicer to myself in the last 6 months because of the hard work I saw I was capable of and I've learned to love the things that once made me embarrassed or "not worthy" - and not all of it is physical. I'm less anxious and more content. Period. That's huge. Not only for it to be true, but for me to admit it. Today is a great day. Don't forget to love yourself above all else - and if that leads you to breaking a sweat - even better! .
You're the director of your own life and wherever your attention goes, your energy flows.
Just ran into my friend @mykemacapinlac where we got to talking about the importance of mindset and whatever you focus on in your life is the reality you create.
If you're focusing all of your energy and attention on the overwhelming debt in your life rather than focusing on new opportunities and how amazing it will feel when you have the ability to afford the lifestyle you've always wanted, you'll always be attracting more debt than abundance into your life.
If you spend more time focused on being angry, sad or lonely because you don't have a partner or significant other in your life rather than putting out positive energy and being open to receiving new people in your life, your negative energy will actually repel new people (and potential partners) from coming into your life.
If you are spending more time focused on a negative body image of yourself, upset, disappointed or frustrated that you aren't losing weight, gaining weight or looking and feeling like you want to, you are actually wasting energy that is required to fuel your workouts, confidence, your healthy mindset and your desire to want to be the healthiest version of yourself.
Pay close attention to the stories you tell yourself. Are they negative projections and fear based? Or are they focused on creating possibility? Look for positive opportunities in every situation.
Super excited about all of these @grindandbegrateful mantra water bottles done by @mariewoldfitness ❤️
One of the biggest things I struggle with (in terms of fitness) is drinking enough water 💦 SO I tried to find a way to fix it 🤔My new goal is to drink one of these a day! That may seem easy to some of you but boy, it's going to be a struggle for me 😂
My family decided they wanted to join me in this new challenge so I got one for all of us 😊
Just take one goal at a time and take the necessary steps in order to reach it! I never feel guilty when I INVEST in my HEALTH 💪🏼👌🏼🙌🏼
ps.. these are 2.3L each
These past couple of days have been a wonderful gift to myself. Yesterday I met a wonderful IG friend who invited me to a floating meditation, I had never even heard of it. He also gifted me his book Divine Karma which I read the same day, couldn't put it down, thank you and bless you @divinekarma. Today my love affair with myself continues at Fairchild, this place is a reminder that ALL of God's creations are amazing, starting with ourselves. Never forget to honor and love yourselves, share your love, be love and kindness wherever you go, you never know whose life you might make a difference in. I love you my brothers and sisters. I hope you enjoy all the pictures, that old lady sitting on the bench is probably going to be later on in life, what a great thing to look forward to. #lovetoread#inlovewithmothernature#selflove#grateful#thankyougod 🙏
I've been pretty tired suddenly, and overwhelmed with all of the little tasks and appointments and work of life. When we feel almost too tired to talk, make dinner, or get up and live our day, we call this qi deficiency in Chinese medicine. Whenever I get tired or overwhelmed, it usually comes down to 1) not sleeping early enough at night or 2) not eating right or 3) overworking myself and not taking alone time. As a sensitive and introverted yet driven person, I know that my #1 goal is to PROTECT MY ENERGY. I woke up early this morning, did my meditation, and afterward realized I didn't need to get up and go work out. I didn't need to study or check my email or Instagram or anything. I needed to get back in bed. So I did. And then I remembered...I'm also at my best when I make time for that still voice to tell me what's up. I can trust that voice. It makes more room to know what I need than anything else. 🌸✨
🌻Tomorrow!🌻 Breathwork is my power tool. It strips away the bullshit. It releases deeply held emotional and spiritual blocks and imbues you with lightless and clarity.
You are invited to experience this ancient, alchemical healing practice this Wednesday, July 26th at @sixthstreetcc's Sanctuary. 7:00pm. Whatever you are working with, bring it to the circle for healing. Release what no longer serves you. All are welcome 💛
I'm still SOOO sun burnt but that can't stop be from breaking out the weights for a total body shredding workout this morning!💪 one thing I loved about this workout was that each move was 60 seconds so you could really focus in on the endurance of that specific muscle. Here are some moves form today!
get up even if you don't have the courage to, dress up even if you don't have the drive to, show up even if you don't want to, and never ever give up, even if you feel your world is ending. no matter how you feel, you gotta do the things you don't want to do ( at the moment ) in order to move forward💘🌈
When I got into this business I thought it was all about just working out and getting healthy, physically! Well, it is in a way BUT, what MAKES this business so special & KEEPS me in it is, the COMMUNITY!! You see these ladies right here 👆 they are the backbone of this business, the support we give and get from one another is unlike anything I've EVER been apart of! There is NO "I" in this TEAM!
Being a stay at home mom can be one of the lonilest places in the world! Don't get me wrong I LOVE my children and I am so thankful for this time with them. However I LOVE to socialize! I am a social butterfly🦋, I can make a new best friend in the bathroom. That's just kinda hard to do when you're stuck at home potty training your little love. 💩
This group right here give me life! They encourage me to be better, not only for myself but for my family! They accept me for who I am, snot on my shirt and all👃🙈! I love making new friends so reach out! So if your are a mom give me a 👊We gotta stick together, it takes a village to raise these littles!! ❤
In honor of #transformationtuesday I had to share this photo. I've shared the one on the left before. I have NEVER shared it without an after photo. This photo and a few others taken that day were never added to facebook. They were the first photos I was embarrassed about. I normally LOVE my photo taken. However, 6 months after having my girl, I was not comfortable in my skin at all. I work the tankini plus walked around with a towel around me when I wasn't in the water.
Shortly after this photo was taken I was offered with the BEST opportunity ever. The opportunity that had shaped and changed my life for the better. The opportunity that has brought my confidence, self-esteem and helped me feel comfortable in my own skin.
If it has changed my life in such a great way, why wouldn't I share it with everyone I know (or don't know!) I don't share this because it's a quick fix, it is a fix but definitely not a quick one. It took determination and the will to want to do it. However, the sweat, lost sleep, it was definitely worth it. I love feeling confident in my clothes and not have to continue to go up in sizes in clothes. I actually have pulled lots of clothes out that have been in a bin for a couple of years !
Why would you want to miss out on that?