T U E S D A Y [TRANSFORMATION]
The best part of a health journey is looking back months or years from now and seeing how far you have came.
I am so glad 2 years ago I decided to say yes to a life changing opportunity. I remember talking to a friend about how she lost so much weight and how consistent she was for years with a support group, simple nutrition, natural supplements, and home workouts.
I was definitely skeptical but once I started the first challenge and saw how I was slowly losing that stubborn baby weight I was a believer. I wasn't just seeing a physical transformation but I was smiling and laughing more. The emotional transformation has made a huge difference and played an important role to my health.
I had no idea with these home workouts and private support group I would lose 50 pounds, stay consistent, gain muscles, and gain confidence to inspire others by sharing the good and the bad. It also taught me that my health is not being on a strict "diet" but a lifestyle change where there is going to be trial and error. It wasn't easy but it is possible if you are willing to put in the time and determination.
Although I am not planning to lose any weight any time soon I continue to follow the easy step by step program to have a healthy pregnancy. That being said if your interested in learning how you can lose weight, gain muscles, and start your health journey I have a new challenge group starting in November and I'm only taking 5 ladies. Message me for more details!
Since its Monday I wanted to share how much I appreciate this man. We have been together for almost 6 years... 3 years married and I am still learning so much about him. These last few weeks have been rough and time and time again he shows up from a long hard day of work and makes sure I am okay. He takes time to see what I need and how I am doing.
I think since his deployment we have had more heart to heart conversations together than ever! It's brought us closer and stronger.
He is a great father to Gia and no doubt will be a great one to our second baby. He always puts us first no matter what. It's not just today but every day I appreciate everything he does. 😙😙😙
12/13 weeks coming at ya! I swear there are days where the belly is popping out way more than it should and some days it doesn't even look like I am pregnant.
This pregnancy has been a lot better than my first but still not as easy. I am making my way to second trimester and embracing every bit of this beautiful journey. Some days are better than others but the days that are great you bet I'll take my pregnant butt to the beach.
Our traditional family pumpkin patch pictures. Although we might have to go back this year to get someone to take a picture of ALL us together.
2 years ago we started holiday traditions as a family and continue to do so.
This time last year we were incomplete with Ryan gone and holidays celebrated without him.
This year has been the best so far for our family because I got my husband back, celebrating birthdays and holidays together as a family, and our family is growing!
Here's to traditions... here's to the moments with my beautiful family.
I love when timehop reminds me of how far I have came with this health journey. 50 pounds lost in my first pregnancy! Can't wait to see how my body will look after baby #2 .
By the way first picture was AFTER giving birth.
BREATH IN THE GOOD & BREATH OUT THE B.S.! This week my team and I started a 30 day yoga challenge and it has been so rejuvenating for myself and my body. I haven't posted a workout video in a while but here's a small preview of my daily yoga routine and since I didn't post yesterday's pose here is day 2 and day 3.
I must say I am surprised at what my pregnant body can take while doing these simple but not so simple yoga poses. I'm also glad that working out has been so convenient for me because I work out whenever and where ever with the program I am doing. I also chose to clean later and focus on myself. The chores can wait but taking care of myself and this growing baby comes first! Plus, working out (yes yoga is considered a workout) is a passion and keeps me sane! 😉😉 #fitcoutureyogachallenge
Gia is officially TWO today! She is growing up so fast and so smart. She is my everything and thanks to her I was able to see the strength in myself. It's because of her I found my true calling and she has given me hope as a work at home mom. I have been so blessed to be able to watch her grow and see all her milestones all while being able to provide for our family all from home.
I could have never imagined loving someone so much and although we have been celebrating all weekend... today is her day!! Be ready for me to spam y'all with pictures of her!
Its not every day I wake up early feeling good, and conquering the day with a crazy HIIT followed by a quick yoga session for that extra focus and peace.
Motivation can be hard to find sometimes but when I saw my fellow coaches killing today with an early morning workout followed by their yummy supplement in our private accountability group... my body felt the fire and I was lit to get it done. Compare to my night time routine I am feeling the energy and endorphins in my body.
Find your tribe... find the people who will push you to do more and help you along the way. When you surround yourself with like minded strong people you start to rub some of that goodness onto yourself. This journey may be about you but without a group or a partner to help you through the process you won't stay consistent and determined. Find someone who will light your soul on fire and see how much you will radiate!
Who needs Halloween candy when you have the best shake that taste like Reeses? Jk I'll take all the pumpkin Reeses but this shake is such a healthier alternative to that sweet tooth and the only thing that settles my stomach when feeling blah.
Did I also mention most of the ingredients in the shake is WAY better than most prenatals I have taken and I even got my doctor on board as well.
Who would want to try a variety sample box before committing? I have a coupon code that has your name on it. Comment below or message me!!
I'm so blessed to have a hard working man who puts his family before him and a sweet beautiful child who lights up my life.
Today be grateful of the people around you. Spread joy and kindness to the world who desperately need it.
Oh sweet child of mine how I wish I can protect you from things other than small cuts and little boo-boos you get. You may not know whats going on right now, but as you grow up I hope I can raise you and show you the way to the light and I pray you can be the light for others.
I pray for your safety as well as the future of the people around us. I pray you are tough to protect yourself but kindhearted to everyone who may not see what you see. I pray that one day you do not have to deal with any of the stuff thats going on now.
I do fear for what there might be, but I am seeking peace in prayers and I believe God will take care of you. I keep telling myself as a parent all I can do is teach you, show you, and be an example of how to be caring, loving, and aware. I hope you don't ever go through any of these situations that is happening around the world, but I want to prepare you for what is to come. For now I wish for you to stay young and innocent. Oh sweet child of mine.
First day of October & in Hawaii there's no such thing as fall or winter. So this was as close as I'll get to feeling like fall. With my plaid shirt and jeans it was burning hot so this will be my first and last time wearing anything fall. 🎃🎃🎃 #pumpkinfest#bumpstyle#summeryearround
6 salads in a form of my strawberry smoothie that gives me all the vitamins, minerals, probiotics, and all the good things this growing baby and I need.
Great way to start my morning that's full of editing photos, homeschooling Gia, and talking to 2 mamas to be who are ready to take the leap of faith.
Here's a little different transformation Tuesday... I didn't even think I could do this since I am pregnant but my goal is to inspire other women in their journey and that means share exactly where I am at. And that is that I'm not perfect and a lot of women feel the same way and maybe need to hear this.
First picture was from after having my first child. Unhappy, not healthy, postpartum depression and anxiety at its worst!
Middle picture was the peak of my fitness journey... confident, strong, and best shape of my life. I had just finished a few programs including a HIIT and a core focused MMA program that helped get me the abs and arms.
Last picture is a recent photo of me pregnant going on ten weeks. I wanted to be sure if I were to get pregnant again I would be in the best shape possible because I know it would make my pregnancy so much easier.
So far it has because I am still able to do my 30 minute at home workouts with some moves that I modify to stay within a safe heart rate range.
As for eating healthy has been a downfall on the weekends. I still have been using my nutritional program and eating more greens and what my body and baby need to stay healthy. I can't help but have a sweet tooth or have an extra slice of pizza when I want. I still haven't gained any weight but slowly see my baby bump coming out.
I still love myself from picture one to recent photos of me pregnant.... I feel incredible minus the morning sickness aka all day sickness symptoms I get occasionally.
I know there will be days I will struggle with what I see in the mirror, the temporary weight gain, and how clothes will fit but with the growing belly it will remind me of how beautiful this journey really is and how blessed I am to be able to have a healthy pregnancy.
Pregnancy can be filled with lots of emotions and with all that I still love my body and this baby. You have to love yourself first before you can love anyone else.
For those of you on a health or fitness journey... You have to first start by loving yourself and your body. You will make mistakes but the real test is to fix it and start again.