This morning I was complaining to myself about working out and then I stopped and reminded myself that there are people in this world who can’t. People in this world who WISH they could get up at any time of day and move their bodies, sweat, lift, strengthen. Shame on me for taking for granted the fact that I can and because I can, I most certainly WILL. .
On the days you don’t feel like it, sweat for those who can’t.✌🏻
CAN YOU HELP ME FIND SOMEONE?
I am looking for…
Someone who has a passion for fitness and/or nutrition.
Someone who has a sense of humor, is sarcastic, and a bit of a smart ass.
Someone who works hard and is dedicated to helping people.
Someone who enjoys free trips, bonuses, and some seriously great rewards for helping people.
Someone who has a passion for helping others and thrives on watching other people reach their goals.
Someone who is willing to learn and who is open to suggestions.
Someone who can find the balance between being professional yet use wildly inappropriate sarcasm.
Someone who is positive, all about empowering and supporting one another, and who likes to laugh her ass off. .
IF you are still reading this post, YOU ARE MY PEOPLE!!!! Something about this strikes a cord with you. DON’T IGNORE IT LIKE I DID! App is in the comments! Let’s do this! 💜
The concept ‘good-enough parenting’ was first used by an English psychiatrist, Donald Winnicott, in the 1950’s. He conceded that parenting is difficult and complex and that no one can be a perfect parent and that, from a child’s point of view at least, no parent can ever meet a child’s every single need – i.e. failure is inevitable, but not necessarily damaging. .
This concept works for stepmums just as it does for biological mothers. Accepting that good enough is in fact actually good enough is ... well, it can be liberating for the modern stepmumma.
There is no one perfect way to be a stepparent. Perfection just doesn’t exist in stepfamily life (or in any other type of family).
Good enough frees you from unrealistic expectations. It allows you to breathe, to relax, to focus on what really matters.
So, embrace the good enough. Use it to soothe away your stepmumma guilts. You are going to fail your stepkids & you AND they will survive. It’s bound to happen & it’s bound to be okay.
A good enough stepmum is the best kind of stepmum - #itbeginswithyou .
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You two little hooligans have swallowed my world whole you guys have become my everything! My reason for waking up in the morning and reason for pushing myself to greater heights! I may not have given birth to you but I've never been more devoted and loved anyone more than I love you two you may never see this post in the future but in the small chance you do just know I have made it my only goal in this life to make sure you are never left feeling unloved or unwanted and that you grow up with a sense of self worth and if nothing else I will never let you go a day without knowing how much I love you both! #futurestepkids#littlebeans#stepmomlife#myfamily#loveofmylife#mypromise#myworld#kidsofinstagram#brotherandsister#adorable#love#soprecious
These sliders were tough. Mainly because I’m still figuring them out and how to use them, but they worked my abs like nobody’s business. But Day 3 is going down. I’m feeling good about myself, where I’m at in this process, and knowing that I’m going to grow and progress from here!
Do it for yourself. Because you can.
I went live this morning to talk for a minute about our ability to be active in a world where so many people can’t...whether it’s physical disabilities or mental handicaps that don’t allow certain people the privilege of activity. Because it is just that- a privilege.
I heard some sad news this morning when I had just started working out. And at first I wanted to stop. But I didn’t. I kept going because I could. I kept going for the people that can’t. Reminding myself of all the amazing things my body is capable of.
Please all, please don’t take your body for granted. Realize all you are capable of and TRY. And if you don’t know where to start, ask me. I’ll help you find a path that works for you, whatever that may be. Start where you stand. Wherever you are now, wherever your beginning is, just begin. I got you. XO
Hump DAAAY 🐪🤣 rollin with the punches since the kids school was canceled (a whopping 1inch of snow) and so were both my appointments for the day 🙄👏🏻 I used to get super frustrated when my plans changed 🤯 type A anyone? But the more time I have spent WITH myself, FOR myself, I have become calmer, more relaxed 🙃 I can’t be a good mom unless I’m a happy person first 👆🏻so I’ll crush my workout and chores while they do art projects, and then we’ll go play in the “snow” 😂😍 #wednesdaywords
When it comes to stepfamilies, where a stepparent can make the most difference is in her own home. This is what matters most to you, your stepkids & your partner.
Without even realising it, your focus may slip right on over to your stepkid’s other house. Where it doesn’t belong. And doesn’t do you or your relationships any good. .
Spending any time comparing yourself or what happens at your home to the ex’s is time wasted.
It’s what happens in your home that matters - #itbeginswithyou
Day 3/80 ✅
After two days of feeling like 💩, I think I’m finally over feeling the effects of the sugar detoxing from my body.
Crushed my total cardio core workout, 40 minutes today, nice change of pace from the hour workouts the last two days.
Ready to own the day!!!
Anyone else’s warm up consist of arguing with a ballsy mouse who kept staring at you from under the fridge? No? Just me. Oh okay. Good to know. 😳
I’d like to come to you with something inspirational but I’ve been paralyzed by the fear of this little bastard running over my feet. I could’ve used it as an excuse to not workout but I’m not about that life. Me and Mickey got our cardio done! .
In other news: House for sale. Must be a cat owner. 😬