Does anyone else struggle to get their little one to go to sleep at night?
We can fall asleep on the couch no problem, but the moment I take him upstairs he's suddenly wound up and wide awake!!
I'll easily spend an hour trying to get him to wind back down...
. 🤣 We'll have some playtime in hopes that it will tire him out.
😊 I put him in bed.
😋 Nope, still not tired.
😂 Play some more.
🤞 Get him back in bed.
😍 He starts to wind down, so I take my supplements.
😳 He realizes I'm not laying beside him, so he hops out of bed.
😉 I crawl into bed with him for a minute and he starts to drift off again, so I get up to brush my teeth and wash my face.
😢 Again, he realizes I'm not there and gets out of bed. At this point, I just finish what I'm doing and pray he'll go back to sleep in a minute. 🙏
🥰 I pick him up and carry him to bed one last time and we both crawl into bed at the same time. All is right in the world as we both drift off to sleep.
Meanwhile, Adrian slept through the WHOLE thing!!!!! The playing, me scolding him as he misbehaved, calming him down, the whole bedtime charade! This is what happens EVERY SINGLE NIGHT in our house! 🤦♀️
Is there an easier way? Please tell me if there is.
I posted earlier today about how blessed I am for the people in my life and I truly mean it.
I spent 7 weeks in Springfield teaching a group of new hires with one amazing development specialist. She is very talented and we connected so well! I was blessed to have her with me throughout the 7 weeks.
Today, I went for my appointment at Inner Harmony and walked into a complete surprise as a gift certificate was waiting for me.
I love doing for others, but I never expect anything in return.
Chelsy, you got me. You know me all too well! From Starbucks to knowing I needed a good ME day. Thanks for being YOU and being my teammate from the first day we met!
I need to also thank the employees who gave me some amazing gifts. I truly was blessed to help them as they start their career and I gained so many new friends! I can’t wait to see where they go in their new career and thankful I got to be a part of their beginning!
There are so many of you I could thank, but know I always appreciate any act of kindness no matter how big or small.
Little by little the world is a better place because of good people I come in contact with throughout my journey in this life.
Project nursery #2 is underway!👶🏼💚 Being 25 weeks pregnant🤰🏻and Black Friday quickly approaching I’m feeling the itch to get started on a sweet space for our 2nd bundle of joy arriving in March! This is a 📸 of my son’s nursery, and as we aren’t finding out gender again this time (💗💙⁉️), I’m going to double down with another gender neutral design - stay tuned for some pics as the new nursery takes shape over the coming months!🥰👶🏼
While I’m proud of the physical progress I’ve made along this journey, I’m most proud of how I’ve 𝐓𝐑𝐀𝐍𝐒𝐅𝐎𝐑𝐌𝐄𝐃 my relationship with food.
Two years ago, I ate whatever I could get my hands on. Pizza, cookies, ice cream (lots of ice cream) As a broke AF college student, if you said free food I was there no matter what it was 😅 and that was all fine and dandy but it led to guilt—lots of guilt.
It led to me sitting alone in my car in my apartment parking lot eating double cheeseburgers because I was too ashamed to go in and let my roommates know how much I was eating.
And not even because I was hungry.
Because I was scared and stressed and stuffing my face was easier than confronting my problems 🤷🏻♀️ And then the guilt came,so I swore to be better which is my head meant eating “clean” meals I didn’t even like 🤢
Then I disco that food doesn’t have to be bland to be healthy. 😱
My dinner was zoodle shrimp alfredo! I used to think that using vegetables as noodles was some weird hipster thing, but I honestly prefer it over grain pasta—it absorbs the flavors AND I get my servings of veggies in to keep me full and still satisfied.
Still 💯 aligned with my goals.
1 142 hours ago
Me jumping for joy!! Let's see you jump if
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💵 Extra $$ wouldn’t suck (holidays are here … date nights … )
⌛ The idea of earning that $$ within the time you already have (kids are in school or commute) works for you... .
If this rings ANY 🔔 , this tribe is READY FOR YOU!
You in?! 🤜🏻
Let's chat!!! 👄
Snuggles with my girl, my very first baby. She’s going to make such a great big sister when our baby boy gets here💖
1 83 hours ago
I used to spend hours in the gym. Starved myself and ate less because that's how you lose weight right? I tried every fad diet. Tried every diet pill. & I got ZERO results.
I was frustrated, defeated, & in the same boat I started in with less money. Damn!
Insert HOME workouts, SIMPLE meal plans & accountability. Insert fitfam. Finding my fit sisters CHANGED MY LIFE y'all! Sure I was skeptical about the whole at home fitness thing....but I wanted to lose weight & I already tried everything else!
& It's a darn good thing I did because here I am 6 years later, still so grateful for my on demand fitness!
New mom. Full time teacher. Wife. Home owner.
Having the FREEDOM to workout at home is game changing. I have the freedom to fit my workout into my life instead of work my life around my workout. & My support system is insane! Ive never felt so connected with a group of incredible Individuals!
There are hundreds of workouts, simple nutrition plans and a fit community waiting for you! My doors are open and we are waiting with open arms.
If you're like I was...this could be a game changer for you too! If interested shoot me a message or comment below and let's chat. No commitment, just a conversation.
It’s not Motivation that keeps you going...It’s self Discipline!!! You have to be DISCIPLINED to keep going if you want the make that change...if you want that dream to become a reality...if you want to loose those extra pounds... if you want to eat healthy and cut out the crap you tend to eat!!! It’s not just going to happen overnight...but in fact over time!! You have to be patient and believe in the process. You have to create that discipline for yourself to stay on track and to keep going otherwise it’ll never happen for you or it will just take forever!!! Whatever you do...Don’t get discouraged!!! BELIEVE in yourself and GO FOR IT!! 🤩
Real talk ✋ Dogs are a challenge, and for the most part, I think I know what I’m doing. But breeds are tricky and play a huge part in how your training and overall experience are gonna go. .
I knew Bambi would be a challenge. When I researched the breed, I had to tell myself “I can handle that”, “I’m sure they can’t be THAT bad”, “I’m sure they are things we can work on.” HA HA HA jokes on me. .
A few traits for Great Pyrenees? ❌ Independent thinkers ❌Hard to train ❌Bark a lot (I’d sincerely like to apologize to my neighbors) ❌Very aloof with people ❌Shouldn’t be crate trained ❌Known for roaming ❌Extremely temperamental .
The list goes on. And it’s all 100000% accurate.
She couldn’t be crate trained (they’re known for going crate crazy, not a good thing.) She’s very smart, but at times I could’ve sworn she was deaf, if she didn’t wanna do it- she wasn’t going to.
A lot of my entourage still hasn’t pet her, her being aloof and being very very very terrified with people has been A CHALLENGE. Our vet is impressed with how amazing she is for her age and breed, and we realize she may not ever be better than she is now... but her improvement in the last year has made us proud. But she’s still nowhere as social as most dogs. That’s ok.
Her barking is wild. There’s no stopping it, and they say you shouldn’t. But she’s starting (yes, just starting after months of working on it) to quiet down when you’re nearby.... I could go on.
She was a challenge, she is a challenge everyday, but man, she is worth it. Once you have a Great Pyrenees, there’s no other dog like it. I’d have 10000 of her, and do it all again. 🐶 🐶 🐶
1 284 hours ago
He is always so happy to see me when I come home! Love this crazy pup and his big grin 😁
Just wanted to shoutout the girls who are dreamers.
The ones who have big goals + visions for their lives and are working their butts off to get there.
You probably are one of (if not the only) one in your circle who gets a hunch and pursues it with all of your being because you never want to have to wonder what your life would be like if you never even tried.
You probably have so many people who are telling you you’re crazy, or that’s just not how life works, or that you should be happy with the life you have now.
And you’ve probably asked yourself “What if it doesn’t work out like I want it to?” But girl, what if it does?
3 424 hours ago
Someone wanted to do her own downward dog
1 464 hours ago
Sometimes that silly voice in our head tells us lies and we believe it. We make excuses & stay in our comfort zone
Before we know it years have past & we haven’t grown or pushed ourselves at all
I use to let that voice inside control my life...
I have no time
I don’t own weights
It’s to hard
She’s only able to do that because she’s been doing it so long
I’d never succeed in that business
I’m comfortable here, I don’t need to change
Now I tell that voice to SHUT UP and before I can ever stop myself, I JUST DO IT
Do the workout
Share my business
Take that Walk
Plan the trip
Find a new passion
Run a 5K
You can, you JUST HAVE TO DO IT! No one is stopping you but YOU
My Accountability groups are so much more then just workouts. We focus on nutrition, emotional eating, mental health, and so much more! When I invite you to join me, it’s because I LOVE what I do and I want you to be successful, Happy and healthy too!
I want everyone to be living their best life ❤️
2 314 hours ago
But Mama, I don’t wanna take a picture with the tree.
A day off doesn’t always mean a day of rest.
I wrapped up teaching last week and this week is full of appointments, but I am taking care of myself and I have been getting rest too!
It’s been a good week!
I am blessed with great people in my life and I hope you feel the same!
1 1111 hours ago
Happy Thursday!! If you have been interested in Beautycounter now is the time to get your lists ready!
Plus it’s the perfect time for you to make that wish list for Christmas too!
Let’s help our significant others shop for us with CLEAN BEAUTY!
Our Holiday Sale launches tomorrow!
You won’t want to miss out on this one as it includes Holiday sets too!! I will be sharing the details tomorrow, so stay tuned!
If you have any questions, please private message me.
1 313 hours ago
Yesterday was my liquid day prep for my colonoscopy.
I will say it’s not as bad as everyone thinks.
Thankful for good results.
1 520 November, 2019
It’s not often all four of us can getaway for a lil trip.
We managed to surprise Papa with a trip to St. Charles for an early birthday trip!
If you haven’t been to Main Street, it’s quite the place to be especially Dawson’s on Main!
Great food and great service!
1 720 November, 2019
Yes, can you believe it?
We are almost a week away from Thanksgiving and almost a month away from Christmas!
2020 will be here before we know it!
If you want to stay on track thru the holidays, I have a special holiday sale to share!
The FASTer Way is having a $20 off promo sale!
You can save $20 off the VIP membership along with receiving a long sleeve FASTer Way T-shirt!
If you have gone thru one round of the FASTer Way and want to join the VIP community, save $20 plus get a free T-shirt along with all the great added value of having the accountability, meal plans, digital fitness studio, and personal consults with our expert trainers!
Send me a message and I’ll hook you up with the promo code!
1 319 November, 2019
Are you interested in Beautycounter, but would love to save some money on the items you would love to have?
Here is an opportunity to enroll as a consultant at half price and purchase a starter kit at almost 50% discount.
If you’re interested in learning more, comment below or send me a direct message.
This opportunity ends tonight.
You can use it to help save money on your holiday shopping too as you can get the holiday sets at a 25% discount too!
1 218 November, 2019
For the past 7 weeks, I have been teaching a new hire class in Springfield.
Yesterday was graduation day for them and I am so thankful I had the opportunity to help them start their career.
It has been a pleasure working with each of them and getting to know them as well!
I wish each of you the BEST! I know you’ll do GREAT!
1 1415 November, 2019
How SWEET is this face?!?
My handsome boy, Capone 🥰
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November is always filled with giving “Thanks.” What if we filled each day with gratitude?
Do you practice gratitude each day?
Today, share one ☝🏻 thing you are grateful for.
1 611 November, 2019
THANK You to all our Veterans today and every day!
1 1211 November, 2019
Welcome to Central IL where it was almost 60 degrees yesterday and freezing rain 32 degrees this morning.
I’m ready for snow ❄️ if it truly decides to show up.
Are you ready for it?
Do you think we will get any accumulation?
1 1011 November, 2019
Last night, I had an evening to spend with the kiddos and as you can tell they spent most of it sleeping 😴
I love ❤️ seeing the bond between Laila & Capone as I know they would be lost without each other.
The last pic is this morning as they wait till I’m ready to take them out before they even get out of bed.
They are living the DREAM for sure!
1 1411 November, 2019
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Typical night at The Metrano’s...Bruno begging & Lucca cuddling🥰Life is awesome ❤️
After a super busy day teaching Tabata & Ringside today @lifetime.life Boston Metrowest-it’s nice to chill-ax with my fam😊💞
There’s no doubt life gets busy & can seem chaotic-that’s why it’s important to make time to just BE, sit-back, reflect & cherish your time with those you love❤️
Within the silence, peace & tranquility is where we begin to heal from whatever it is we struggle with.
Think about this...when we workout we push ourselves out of our comfort zone & challenge ourselves to become stronger, healthier & more conditioned; The bumpin tunes🎶the high energy, the vigorous workout; we exhaust ourselves. (This is where the stretching comes in; the lights go down, the music softens & we become quiet; we sit back & reflect on all the hard work we just accomplished & how proud we feel for doing it!
Our mental state portrays that same idea. Our mind goes 100miles a minute, we run around, multitask, work, deal with stress, anxiety, depression, the “what-ifs” the “if-only” etc...we exhaust our mental state; it’s important to MAKE time to honor ourselves & just sit-back, relax & reflect. Whether you meditate, read a book, cuddle with your significant-other & pets...you’re taking time for you to “deflate”
Both our workout recovery & our own personal “down time” enables our body/mind to recover which allows us to grow. •
We take in what we need; we revive; feel more grounded & balanced
Recovery defines strength; recovery is necessary after doing something so tremendously hard-you need time to heal; thru our healing (our recovery) we become stronger; more stronger versions of ourselves. •
Always appreciate moments in life that fill your heart ❤️ To have that love is special ❤️•
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Dangling my dog's "Main Chick" in his face while his "Side Chick" is hiding under the couch!🤣🤣 #SMH
If y'all watch my stories...you know how my dog gets down!🤦🏽♀️
Anyone know why these little dogs Hump absolutely everything?!?😓 I'm not chopping off his 🥜 so idk what to do lol. #YorkiesOfInstagram #FurMama
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