I lift and grow because it is a constant in my life that I can have as something to lean on. I lift and grow because I want to nurture the body and skin I was given and it gives me confidence. I lift and grow because I’m lucky enough to be physically able to.
And, it is also not my whole life. I love music, art, being outside, learning and creating. This “all or nothing” mentality that is so incredibly black and white is being magnified during this time in the world and separating many people in the fitness world and industry. There are those that go to the gym everyday, no matter what, get all meals in and live “no excuses”. And then there are those of us that struggle to get out of bed some mornings, are worried for our safety or the safety of others we are close with, and turn to other outlets for comfort during this time.
Here’s a crazy thought...NEITHER WAY IS WRONG!!! Please, stop thinking that because someone does not do the same as you or believe the same that they are wrong or weak. They are gloriously different! They aren’t you and how goddamn awesome is that? Shaming someone for not living your life, for changing their mind; for feeling scared is outdated and egotistical. This time, as hard as it fucking is, is not going to last forever. If someone is struggling during this time, don’t shame them. Reach out, ask how you can support and be there. Be a fucking decent human being.
And to those of you struggling, I AM HERE. I am struggling. I feel lost and I feel growing pains the more truth I learn. I’m confused and I’m hurt and I’m fucking here. I’m here for you, I’m here for me, and WE WILL get through this. Just remember, as @wookiefoot_official says, “to find your heart, you’ve got to lose your mind”🌻🤍
망고 사이드업: 와 이거 시선강탈🌝👍🏻
코코넛 우유에 코코넛 젤리 들어가 있고, 큼직한 망고 아이스크림이 턱 들어가 있어요 🥭🥥
솔직히 이미 보이는거에서 말다했지 뭐,,😝
고소한 코코넛향 가득 상콤한 젤리 씹혀서 좋고,, 상큼한 망고 아이스크림 처음엔 코코넛 가득 음료느낌이였다가 녹으면 더 맛있어짐🤩
복숭아 크럼블: 어머나,, 촉촉한 크럼블 안에 돼박 달달한(이건쫌 그래 ㅋ) 복숭아 쨈이 들어갔는데,, 복숭아랑 젤리 같은게 씹혀서 맛있는데,, 와 옆에 하겐다즈 바닐라 아이스크림 위에 귀여운 쿠키가(이름이 뭐였지?ㅋㅋㅋ 캐릭터 이름을 얘기해서 빵터짐) 아이스크림이 예상 외로 덜달았다며 ㅋㅋㅋㅋ 많이 달아요 단거 좋아하는 분들 추천🍑✨
내가 다쿠아즈는 그냥 그렇게 안좋아해서,, ㅋㅋㅋ
말랑 촉촉한 다쿠아즈 안에 말차크림이랑 팥앙금이 들어있는데, 괜츈💚
아이스 아메리카노: ㅋㅋㅋ 그냥 아이스 아메리카노 맛이겠징??👀
일단,, 화난 마음 바로 녹아내림👀💛
여기는 제가 마포구 맛집 카페들 갈때 수도 없이 지나쳤던 곳인듯요〰️ 항상 저긴 뭘까 어떤데일까 상상하면서 지나쳤었는데🙃
결국 들어가봤당🤟🏻 일단 여기 완전 맘에 들었어요!! 추천추천🌝
여기도 단골이라는데, 도대체 취향을 알다가도 모르겠다 ㅋㅋㅋ 격차가 심해,, 고기집은 진짜🙄
사장님이 디저트나 음료를 많이 연구하신데요😯
비오는날 가서 더 느낌이 좋았던것 같아요🙋🏻♀️💛
여긴 단골인거 인정〰️🌟
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Today we visited a new church with some sweet friends of ours. We really focused on intentional prayer and spent the service pressing in on specific areas of our lives and the lives of those around us. One area of prayer touched me specifically. We spent time praying for those that feel isolated or alone.
During quarantine and during this specific season of my life, I’ve felt especially isolated and equally alone. I am lucky and grateful to be surrounded by countless friends from all walks of life. My family provides me with never ending support and encouragement. I know that, physically, I’m not alone, but, mentally, it can feel like a whole different story.
So I started to wonder, how many of you, my IG fam, feel the same way? Are you constantly surrounded by people, but you couldn’t feel more absent? Do you feel different, unworthy, shameful, guilty? Just inexplicably alone?
Well lean in, friend, and listen close. Let me remind you that these pretty little boxes and smiling faces on my feed don’t tell the whole story.
Got insecurities? Me too.
Struggle with comparison? All the time.
Ever made a huge mistake? The biggest.
Ever felt unworthy? Many times.
Wrecked a car? More than one.
Lost a job? Actually, yes.
Had your heart broken? More than once.
Been abandoned by “friends”? A few.
Got daddy issues? Girl, if you had the time.
Lost your other daddy? I’m still grieving.
See a therapist? Twice a month, baby.
Anxious or depressed? Proudly medicated.
I’m struggling in this season, and I have to believe some of you are, too. So come with me, sister, I promise to hold your hand. Shoot me a message, send me a text, write me a letter. I’m here, I’m with you, you are not alone.
🥀🗓✍🏾 The days they go so fast! When you’re here and when you’re gone. It’s just the in between — The seconds when I forget to forget you; that’s when it hits. Quick, fighting, fleeting, don’t worry about it darling — shouldn’t concern you more than climate change, cheating, too many chips or a bad cricket game. You know I always loved you the same — as you love, I love you the same; again & again. I hope that’s enough. 💋💨
Happy Motivation Monday!! WOW! Does it feel Amazing to be back!! 2 weeks ago-ish I found myself unable to post, share, or send pics/videos in the DMs on IG/FB. I also saw my likes & comments disappearing & had my Apple ID hacked, so I took some time to re-secure my data, changed my whole system, & waited to return.
I am so excited to be back to share with you all inspiring, informative, encouraging, & honest stories as well as my heart, thoughts, etc. This is me twirling around in the sunshine, hoping to spread more light to all those around me. ☀️
During my time offline I learned so much. I observed, experienced, & learned to really listen without filtering what I only want to hear. So much has changed & happened.
Everyday I thought about all of those who I may not speak to, but often read my posts & comment or DM me. I missed doing ELANI TALK! For you..may you embrace this day with gratitude & may you remember how powerful you are. May you use your power with love for yourself & others & may you feel empowered to act upon the nudges in your heart encouraging you to pursue your dreams.✨💫
I wrote out these affirmations last week after a few people reached out to me struggling with some of life’s challenges... you can say these out loud to yourself ♥️
“I can be there for those I love in some way AND be going through hardship at the same time. I can genuinely be happy for other people AND not be completely happy with where I am at in life at the moment. I can be hurt by someone who has betrayed and lied to me AND still wish them the best. Forgiveness is a gift I give myself. I can forgive myself AND others even when I don’t really like that person. I can disagree with someone with different beliefs than I AND still live my life unbothered. People can only do to me internally, mentally, emotionally what I allow. I can be angry & frustrated in reaction to shocking news AND be calm & still in my heart & spirit”
I’m thankful for those who receive my messages,support me & for the platform to share voice. Thank you! It feels good to be back!! Go get some sunshine therapy today! ☀️ 🙌🙏♥️