I am ready.
This program came with affirmation cards to help with mental health. This is one of the main reasons I chose to do this program again. I didn't use these cards the first time and I actually feel really sad about that because you can't help but be inspired.
I am ready. I am ready to uplevel. I am ready to go the distance. I am ready to conquer my fears, in my physical goals but also in my personal life. I am ready to show the world that this coaching opportunity is the best thing that could have ever happened to my life. I am ready to help every struggling parent I know provide an income to take care of their babies.
I am ready to conquer the world. Are you?
Oh friends . I am having a HARD time in the quarantine. I miss people . I miss real human connection . My partner is “essential “ which means I am “ homeschooling “ 3 kids in all different stages while working 8 hours a day from home , throwing elbows for toilet paper and food , and cooking , cleaning , laundry , etc.. This is shit is hella hard . I feel like I’m failing at everything and emotionally drained . I know this is the right thing for everyone to stay safe , but I’m sad , lonely , and depressed . And that’s okay! Don’t let people shame you into thinking you have to be the perfect mom, partner, employee, etc during this time . It’s hard . It sucks . Survival is the goal now . Take care of yourself friends! #quarantinelife#itsucks#staysafe#mentalhealthawareness#everystormrunsoutofrain#survival#mommyistired
Finally! Finished Beau's new room today! Just have to change the door. There was more stuff added to his walls after these pictures. He is very excited about it. It's a bigger room and we finally got the dressers that match his room set out if mine and Danny's room. Now I just have 2 rooms to do in the next 8-9 weeks.
I have spent every single moment of this #stayathome period that Josh is able to take the kids, pushing through another revision of my first book! Thankfully my #bluelightglasses from @sojosvision reduce the strain of laptop + iPhone light on my eyes 💙 When this is all said + done, and we re-emerge into the world, I really want to do so knowing I did ONE thing that was just for me during this time spent #athome with two little kids needing me practically 24/7. What’s YOUR one thing?? Inspire me in the comments! Happy Friday friends. Xo 🙏🏼🍷
24 833 April, 2020
“Your card has been declined.” “Come help me, this girl doesn’t have any money to pay so I need you to put this all back!” SHAME.
Can you relate?
I was grocery shopping with my kids in tow and even though I DID have money, my husband had taken the appropriate bank card and I hand’t known.
I had walked out, red-faced, furious and on the verge of tears, and made an angry phone call to my husband to tell him how he had put me in a terrible situation!
Too many memories when that really WAS my life, and I remember arguing with the bank associate who wanted me to open a credit card for “overdraft protection” to avoid such embarrassing situations.
Fast forward to yesterday…
I ran out after my husband finished work for a few groceries and of course, I was in a hurry. I mean, with three kids at home and it being my anniversary and all, I kinda wanted to get back!
I flew through the grocery store in my usual practiced fashion, impatiently staring as the deli guy did his thing, weaving through sweet older customers to pursue MY agenda, flying into the line with exactly TWO people in front of me and figuring this shouldn’t take long.
I fought HARD not to roll my eyes at the man who argued constantly with the cashier who was clearly at the end of her rope as well, and when the second customer took her turn and spent longer trying to find her card than the cashier had spent ringing up her items I closed my eyes in irritation.
And then… “DECLINED.” The woman seemed more in denial than surprised, and I felt my whole body release. This poor lady was buying like 10 cans of Friskies cat food and a couple things for herself. She apologized to me at least twice just for taking a while, and I had time to think about that last embarrassing time it happened to me.
How it felt to not be able to get any of the things we wanted to get. Just to live off the couple remaining cans until payday. Remembering how indulgent it felt growing up to get a BOX of cereal.
I couldn’t NOT do it. I paid for her order.
I continue to live with a tight budget aimed at eliminating student loans.
And yet because I spend some specifically carved out time building up others, working on my healt
Except trade leggings for track pants and it me. On a serious note I have a slight cough now and anxiety sets in and I’m visualizing myself in the hospital with this virus. Omg how the fuck do you stop thoughts like that? I hate that one thought goes haywire in my mind.
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Does “compelled” mean something good or something bad to you?
I was talking to my grandfather about this and was shocked to hear what a negative connotation he had to the words “driven” and “compelled.” He said “It means you don’t have control. I always want to be in control.” You can tell what he values most!
To me, though, it’s not so much that you have no control. It’s that you HAVE the control to find the thing you want and stay SO FOCUSED on it, so IN LOVE with the process, that you don’t have to THINK about doing it!! I am COMPELLED to help people.
It’s the thing in my life that sets my soul on fire!
Consider the power you’ve given certain words! Are they holding you back? Did someone give you a title that you feel is insulting, when it could have been made in admiration?
Sometimes all it takes is changing your perception.
2 132 April, 2020
clothes half on, dinner half eaten, coffee half chugged, text half written, thought half finished, kitchen half cleaned... all while being half awake to begin with 🤣
Somewhere on a beach...
That first picture is actually Derrick and Aria from about 2.5yrs ago in Florida. And oh, how I wish we could be there now.
We found out yesterday that our summer work trip had been cancelled. And while I get it was for our safety, it still really bums me out.
I told my husband that it wasn't so much about the location or the training, but more so how excited I am to meet my friends. These are ladies I have come to know and love over the past almost year and I hope I get to meet them all in person soon, regardless of how long it takes for us to get there.
If you are looking for new friends who share your same goals and passions for health and fitness (and cake), look no further. Fill out the form in my link and lets get started.
2pm workout coming up, baby or no baby for me! Are you in?? It’s hard to admit when you fall!! But I do want to be honest. I do want to remind you that the point is not whether you fail, or make a mistake.
The point is that you get back up.
What did I do to myself? I changed my mindset.
How did that affect me? Poorly.
How do I fix it? I change my mindset.
How do I do that? I PRACTICE!!! I get a TON of questions about my motivation. It’s not that I have it all the time. This past upset of my health and having company for quite a long time really threw me off and had me doubting myself!
I didn’t WANT to exercise. Or eat right. Or feel good (yeah, I know that sounds crazy but the thing is we ALL say that from time to time when we refuse to do the things we know are good for us!) And yet at some point I forced myself to REMEMBER why I wanted this. Not just how it makes me feel when I do it. I needed to focus on my GOAL, and make it REAL.
I want to feel attractive, sure. That’s not a big deal though. I feel pretty good, it’s not a huge difference that’ll shove me into focusing on getting those last few pounds off.
What I REALLY want is the crazy unattainability feeling where I’m walking down the street and if some idiot thinks they can come hit on me they think again because I clearly look like if they touch my shoulder I might break their fingers off!! THAT’S the kind of strength I want. THAT’S the kind of physique I want. And THAT is what pulls me back when I have failed and stopped caring.
Hey all you cool cats and kittens 🐯 Just a regular day over here in the burbs. Don’t be alarmed if you see Carole and her late husband walking around the neighborhood 🤷🏻♀️ .
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21 861 April, 2020
Going live at 11 for another story or four!
When was the last time you listed your accomplishments?
I know I’ve spent plenty of time criticizing where I am one day, likely because when I was young and dreaming I thought I’d be further along by now!
It’s easy to decide you’ve done NOTHING when your ultimate goals aren’t here yet.
So why not take a second and jot down what you’ve kicked butt doing so far?
Maybe it wasn’t your original blueprint of what should have happened…
And yet you may have needed a few extra lessons before you could handle it!! Celebrate how far you’ve come!!
Do you see the smile? The half smile? Or even a little but fake smile?
Yeah, I’m embarrassed to admit that I don’t want to smile. I have so much to be thankful for right?
My family, our home, my pets, food on the table... and the list goes on.
But truthfully, I’m not even a little bit happy. I’m so exhausted my exhaustion is tired. All of this is new to me. And it’s new to the kids too. We’ve been in the house for almost 3 weeks now (since we kept them home a week before schools closed!) and this mama is tired.
My husband has been working, and working overtime too since other people can’t work. Our school transitioning to online classes was painfully difficult! Getting the kids into a routine (which they still don’t have one - except for they know mommy has to workout before I can mom) and everyday feels like the day before.
We live in an apartment - so being in quarantine with 3 kids in an apartment - you can only imagine how that feels! We don’t have a back yard, or a front yard. We have nothing but a complex to walk around - but here’s the kicker! Multiple people have tested positive in our complex so we’re even limiting the times we spend outside of these walls!
This boy kept mommy and daddy up all night. ALL NIGHT from his teething and terrors. Finally, brought him out to the living room so maybe daddy could sleep. Still took about 30 more minutes to get him to snap out of it. Been sleeping like this now for 2 hours. Now, I gotta get up and be productive. Don’t want to wake the baby, though. #westinjames#mommyistired
GOOD VIBES ONLY
Nobody needs your negativity, Linda.
"Exercise gives you endorphins. Endorphins make you happy. Happy people just don't shoot their husbands, they just don't." - Elle Woods
"I get by with a little help from my friends." - the Beatles
Yesterday, I had a really crappy mental health day. Everyone around me kept acting like the sky was falling and I really struggled to hold it together.
Today, I'm fed up with that. Good Vibes Only. Negative Nellie's can go ahead and unfollow because I'm done with only looking at the bad. If you're reading this, you have survived every day up to this point. And you will keep surviving. You can do it. And if you need a community to back you up, we got you.
Life goes on, whether or not you are physically distant from others. If I can help someone better themselves from sharing a 30 second clip of my workout, than give me a ringlight and background music and lets GO!
oh, and Ive got FREE workouts for you if you're ready for your own good vibes 💕💪
We made waffles for our #saturdaybaking time! Baking together has become our thing on Saturday mornings 💕 I'm trying anything to keep this toddler occupied during this #socialisolation time.
이번 주말 우비니와 엄마의 베이킹 시간에는 와플을 만들어 봤다. #코로나 때문에 집에만 있어서 심심한 우비니를 위해서 엄마와 아빠는 온갖 놀이 동원중. 2주 사이에 10년은 늙은듯... 😭
Thank God it's Friday, we survived our first week at Mommy's Academy Pre K lol. We wrapped up this week with another fill in the blank with the correct vowel worksheet. Also, check out Brayden's lower case e. My baby is so proud, y'all just don't know lol... #wedidit#MommyisTired#wegotthis