In my Fit Camp for Prenatal & Post Natal mommas we have thing called #moodcheckmondays where we check in with one another.
Your mental health is just as important (if not more) than your physical health.
Some days are better than most.
I got so much done earlier this am showered, ate breakfast and mediated all before Baby Moon 🌙 woke up for her first feeding. While nursing Aria~Soleil I sent out / responded to over 50 new emails 💆🏾♀️🙌🏾 afterwards I jumped on a wake call we have each Monday for coaches building their businesses. While listening and taking notes I was cleaning the house while @kurt_p_benjamin put Aria to sleep. After having lunch I took a nap while she napped and woke up in time to pick up Axis. Came home to feed and pump than back out to pick up Journee respond to a few more emails.
Sometimes I’m like am I even doing enough. Had this thought while I was cooking dinner for the kids.
Did I even scratch the surface especially when each day is not a win. When baby doesn’t sleep more than 20mins at a time and I get no nap in, no calls, no emails. And thinking I need to get back to coaching my clients with a flooded DM of people asking wellness related questions than my anxiety kicks in cause I’m like what if I don’t have allll the answers will they think I’m a fraud. But I’m like who has all the answers. We’re all growing and in order to grow you have to learn and do the things, do the work and sometimes (if you’re an entrepreneur often times) fail and get back up and try and mess up and correct and do it all over again...on a consistent basis.
Beautiful thing is your wins will look different on any given day. Shoot for one big and one small win and celebrate. I’m celebrating my little goddess baby being so good today and letting me get back to doing part of what I believe I’m called to do and to serve and lead other women on their wellness journeys. This is how we celebrate lol we take pics together because I have little to no pics with her on my phone just her and everrrrybody else. 📸: @axis_eixo #EmpoweredbyCathy
This was me!
Mom of 2 boys and 5 months post csection with baby 2 when i took this. This was not easy for me to do. My stomach is stretched and flabby, i still felt like i looked pregnant even that i had a baby at home. Being a mom is the best thing on this planet but i do miss my pre baby body. My baby is now turing 1 and i am stll so far from where i want to be but trying to be me again in whatever way i can. Everyone talks about motherhood as such an amazing thing and how beautiful it is..and yes it is ..but what about the real talk of the crappy stuff, the depression, the body shame, the loneliness...there needs to be more on this. My family is amazing and loves no matter our shape or size but society wants women to be a size 0 with big boobs and a nice ass...well lets let reality kick in here.! It doesnt happen over night and it shouldnt have to. Our bodies change to such extreme changes its carzyyy in life let alone after kids. I am still struggling everyday with just getting dressed in the mornings to feel pretty...its not easy. I love my kids more then life itself but this shoot let me know that i am beautiful in whatever skin i wear. The perfect body we are made to beleive we must look like is a joke. But hey if you get there good for you but don't make it seem like everyone needs to be the same. Pretty comes in all sizes and that is something i need to remember and tell myself. LOVE YOURSELF!
🔥TABATA AB BURN🔥
Ladies, I promise you that you’re abs will be CRYING from just these 4 exercises! .
20 seconds on 10 seconds rest for each exercise!
1️⃣Yoga balls pikes
2️⃣Decline crunch & twist ✖️4 SETS✖️
REST 1 MINUTE
1️⃣Reverse crunch - leg raises
⚡️That’s just 9 minutes (including 1 minute rest)! If you’re a little crazy you can repeat this workout to get an INSANE 20 minute ab workout! .
💥All the workouts in my 4-WEEK-FIT challenge are just 20-minutes or less! As you can see, you honestly don’t need a lot of time each day to get in an effective workout.
MAKE THE TIME FOR IT, FOR YOU!💪
⚡️GET EMPOWERED ⚡️ #4weekfitchallenge#ignitefitnessforwomen
Every now and again, I need a reminder. I have come a long way and I still have a journey to go. Whoever said it gets easier is a mf lie! Lol I keep joking but I’m going to have a lil 4 (+) pack one day 👀. I just thought I would give y’all an unnecessary update 😂🥳You’re welcome. #mombod #nopack #strugglebus 😂 #weightlossjourney 🏋️♀️ #shero @pretty.fit.girl 💪
It’s never too early or too late to work towards being the healthiest you✨ .
I’m looking to help 14 ppl who want to change their life’s. What are your weight goals? Are you happy where you at? I can help you reach your goals. I’m a mom of two 11 & 4 before Herbalife I found my self unhappy and 25pounds overweight I was unhappy about what i seen in the mirror. I felt lazy and sluggish all I wanted was to hide under big T-shirt’s and sit my butt down all day. I gave my self many excuses that I couldn’t do it. I had watched my coach for months till finally,I said to my self if she can do I can do it. I started on the products late October and since then I’ve lost 15 pounds,15 pounds of fat gone forever because I don’t ever plan I gaining them back. Ive gained my confidence back and love my new mom bod I might not be where I want to be but I’m getting there I’m currently on the toning program and have gained 6 pounds of lean muscle 💪🏼 I love how Herbalife has products that I can use for every step of my journey. I want to help you be happy be healthy and gain back your confidence DM me I would love to help you on your journey 💚
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🎤 drop today by one of my mentors... 👇🏼
You’re not putting off the work as much as you’re putting off the reward. .
That totally resonated with me as I talk to people day in and day out right now that are waiting for January 1st to start their health journey... the beloved New Years resolution 😬
I totally get it. I used to be that person. Waiting for Monday. Next week. After vacation. January 1st 😉 Trust me, I’ve SO been there. But the truth is, there isn’t a start and stop point in our health journey. Good health is a lifestyle choice defined by our daily choices and habits. Of course there are times to indulge and sit around watching a Netflix marathon, but that’s the minority and shouldn’t be the majority 😉 .
So this holiday season, I challenge you to consider giving yourself the gift of good health.... energy, confidence, and extra endorphins 🙌🏼 My team and I started a new virtual accountability group today focused on nutrition (movement is a bonus) and I’d love to link arms with a few more women who want to focus on their eating habits this crazy holiday month, while also still enjoying some holiday treats 🎄 If you want more info, let me know ASAP (or comment here gif style 👊🏼)
Because each day sooner you start is one day closer you are to your goal 😘 #healthishappiness
I said it the other day, and I'm saying it again! If you can believe in Santa Claus 🎅 for 10 years, you can believe in yourself for 30 minutes 👊
4 years ago, my pushups looked like Hannah's.
4 years ago, I stopped quitting.
4 years ago, I found the FUN 🎉 in failing.
4 years ago, I started listening and stopped going through the motions or just picking the easy parts.
4 years ago, I started BELIEVING IN MYSELF 🤩
DON'T GIVE UP, Y'ALL! Nothing worth a damn happens overnight (hello wealth, success, love childbirth.) Practice patience. Stay consistent. Be kind & gentle with yourself. Always show up, even WHEN you fail -- Failing is different than failure. We all fail, but there is only failure if you quit. #failingforward
I'd love to show you the tools that turned me into a BELIEVER 💖 and I'd love to shower you with 12 days of gifts while I do it (well, 11 now) Hop in by commenting below! 🎁👇
"Thick thighs save lives" 🎶🤣 I couldn't BELIEVE when I put these pants on that they were going to fit!!! I mean not that I haven't tried from time to time. We all have that moment where we try to get into a pair of pants we love ..and.. it just DOESN'T happen. There comes a point where you have to dig deep into that cupboard of love and empty out all the junk! Emotional, carbs, crap, self hate.. You know what I'm talking about. Clean the cupboards and embrace the you - that God created!
Feeling the muscle fatigue, and it feels sooo good!! The best feeling is lifting heavier, knowing you’re getting stronger! ⠀
So today’s workout I wouldn’t normally cram all of this into a workout for a client, but I was on one and wanted to try them all! Lol 😅 speaking of clients, God must’ve heard me because I was talking about them today and sure enough a girl came up to me and asked me for help on the smith squat machine. We got to talking and needless to say, I’ve got my first official client!!! 😍😍🎉🎉⠀
Today’s workout: ⠀
30 minutes on stair master (20 min interval runs, and then ten minutes at a moderate speed but with a hard band around your legs, this will most definitely burn out your your booty/hips!!!)
3 x 10 Barbell CAT squats ⠀
3 x 10 Barbell single leg Romanian deadlifts (each leg, using a barbell challenges your balance!)⠀
3 x 12 Staggered leg good mornings (these were new, and incredible for the under booty!! I’ve included a little snippet of it because I highly recommend!) ⠀
3 x 20 Front and Back banded walks (20 front and 2 back) ⠀
3 x 20 lateral banded walks ⠀
4 x 10 dumbbell Romanian deadlifts ⠀
3 x 10 Bulgarian split squats (with dumbbells and each leg of course) ⠀
3 x 12 Goblet squat ⠀
3 x 10 Leg curls (two legs curling, and only one leg during the eccentric phase or the negative phase) ⠀
3 x 10 single leg extension (both of course) ⠀
3 x 12 leg press⠀
3 x 20 calf raise on leg press
It’s late...but I have this on my heart. We don’t give ourselves enough credit. We carry life in our bodies for 9 months and then somehow feel need to somehow reduce it to only looks when in reality it is the vessel that carries our children, we grow lungs n stuff..it’s kind of a big deal.
I post this for the women shaming herself in our most vulnerable/fragile state. Sure, we love the compliments...I love the “OMG you really don’t look pregnant besides your belly” or “wow, you make it look effortless” but I don’t want this journey to seem like perfection or rainbows and butterflies. I want you to know it’s hard, but it’s also so damn beautiful in a non physical way.
So tonight mama, the one who told me today that she loved me sharing my heart because of made her feel less alone. Thank you for reminding me, being vulnerable is the strongest most human thing to do and to not hold back due to judgement.🖤
Slowly fitting into my pre baby clothes. Some of the clothes might be the same but I'm different. I have 2 kids now and I don't wear makeup everyday like I used to and I don't always leave the house feeling my cutest. Sometimes I just don't have the time or I'm just tired. And social media isn't the best representation of anyone's life. It's a highlight reel that might not even be a real highlight! People go into debt to pretend. I love fitness, my family etc. But on a day like today I'm just plain tired and just need to rest. I'm learning to be okay with that. And I've also made a point to not gauge a person's life by pictures but to actually check on those I care about. It's been so long since I actually remembered that a real connection isn't commenting on a post but actually making a phone call or sending a text. I can see why some people don't even get on social media. I promise there's always a misunderstanding, someone thinking you're taking about them, some nonsense argument and I just need to disconnect and make an in person connection.
This is how I feel about taking before before pictures!
Swipe for before picture 💪🏻 This is something I tell everyone I woke with to do but I just hate doing it myself because I have to come face to face with my body and that can really send me into a negative head space sometimes!! I wish it didn’t! I wish I had a better relationship with my body by hey all I can say is that I’m working on it!
I have made great progress! My last program and my current workouts have helped me build so much more strength and muscle!
I sleep real easy at night knowing that if all else fails, I could KILL IT as someone’s personal chef.
Cooked & shredded chicken breasts. I used 2 breasts, cooked them in avocado oil on the stove.
Mixed with one jar of RAO’s marinara sauce (4 net carbs per serving. They have it at Wegmans and Walmart)
Put it in a baking dish, topped with mozzarella & Parmesan cheese
Sprinkle with crushed pork rinds
Bake at 350 until cheese is melted and bubbly
Served over zucchini noodles. Steamed them with butter, salt pepper, garlic & everything bagel seasoning.
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Today I joined a commercial gym for the first time in 7 years 😵😵😵 I’m so fracken excited!!! I getting my first workout, besides all the crazy stuff I do chasing after Ava, since having Olivia. It’s going to be amazing!!! Working out is my ME time. It’s how I manage my anxiety. It’s my form of self-love.
Tomorrow expect a gym selfie and the return of my workout vids.
Once I get my diet as on point as my workouts it’s over for these heaux. .
But I am eating cookie dough as we speak and I ate the leftover icing from our gingerbread house, too - so they probably needn’t worry 🤷🏾♀️😂
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It’s not about the makeup. The clothes. The poses. It’s not about how they SEE you. You could spend hours each day—moments you’ll never get back, fixating on all the minor details. Trying so hard to change everything that makes you who you are. But that’s just it: the body is just a vessel for the soul. You are not your body. You are so much more. We are part of a new generation learning to love our bodies, love what we’ve already been given—but that focus comes only from inside. The love for our bodies should stem from the love we have for our souls. Who we are.
Before having children, I took hundreds of pictures of myself—seeking validation from myself, and from others. I thought one more photo was one step closer to this eternal beauty, and that I’d eventually love myself. I thought I’d love myself if everyone else did first. That moment never came. The obsession made it harder. The new age filters and social media outlets grew stronger, which in turn made me weak. I wanted the new nose, new lips, bigger eyes, bigger teeth. An endless list. I would fixate on saving money to spend on procedures instead of saving money for experiences. I once spent $7,000 on a liposuction procedure that took away 1.98 pounds of fat because the doctor said that was all he could safely remove. 1.98. For $7,000. I sit here now thinking of all the things I could’ve done for myself with that money. I could’ve seen the world, I could’ve put a down payment on a home. Paid for new college courses. Though it was a strong lesson learned, I still reflect back on my younger self and ache for the girl who was already beautiful but could never see it herself.
Now I’m a mother, and I see pure perfection. I see two perfect bodies, made from scratch. Little angel babies straight from heaven, and I couldn’t imagine changing a single thing about them. We were all created this same way. Complete individuals, with unique patterns that were not intended to be “fixed.” At 25, I look at myself and I am content. I don’t spend hours in front of the mirror. I don’t take endless photos of myself with my back snapping, unable to breathe. I just AM. We all deserve peace, and I pray the world finds it.
Watch my newest YouTube video (link in my bio) to see my postpartum fitness journey and how I did it (pictures included). ♥️ ▫️
So proud of myself for getting back up after days I wanted to give up. A JOUR👏🏽NEY! 💥 66 lbs down! 😦
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I am a month out from 32 years old and sometimes I wonder how in the world I got to this exact moment. This exact moment i am thriving, I am confident, I am independent, i love myself and the life I have created. I am HAPPY 😃 .
Posted a message on my story yesterday that I wanted to share on my actual page today ❤️
“Give things time. Don’t let instant gratification make you forget how much is already happening in your favor. Just because you don’t see it all instantly manifesting doesn’t mean great things aren’t in the works for you. Keep believing. Stay patient.” @idillionaire
This message is a wonderful reminder of the power of manifestation. Think it over and over and over and never stop. I never did this until I had my son. I started writing out the things I wanted in myself. I put pen to paper and made it a reality. My life has TRANSFORMED in the last 4 years.
Today I encourage you to write out 5 things you want for your life. Maybe it’s a body goal, a financial goal, love life goal, or a friendship goal. Put pen to paper and visualize it. I also encourage you to let go of people that don’t match your vibration and unfollow accounts that aren’t positive or don’t leave you feeling happy. Life is too short to not just be happy. .
Doing this in all areas is truly a super power. Training your brain over and over to push past mental hurdles, road blocks, fear or limitations you have put on yourself. You become mentally strong and the best version of yourself when you don’t let instant gratification stop you from seeing the in big picture.