As a fitness coach, I feel the happiest when I see my clients, them making an effort to show up to see me makes me believe that they want to be the better versions of themselves and ngl sometimes it makes me want to cry. It’s just a different feeling when you influence others. It’s just not that I love to kill myself at the gym, I realized that my purpose in this world is to change someone’s life. For me it’s more than being a trainer, it’s just not about training someone and that’s the end of it, nope. It’s honestly more than that, you’re that one person who is part of their long journey so make the best out of it, be the best coach, best supporter, be the best of everything. Support them when they don’t believe that they can do it, you’re there to motivate them, make them believe that they can achieve it as long as they have YOU! Lift them up and always be there for them no matter what. ❤️
This park was soo dried up just a few months ago! Affected by drought and fire, it was in desperate need of water. This is a great illustration of how we often feel stuck in whatever our current situation is... but with perseverance, integrity, and whatever else one’s core values might be, we can stand the test of time and whatever life throws our way. Random but just wanted to throw some encouragement out into the world ☺️ #growthmindset
What does it truly mean, to glow with radiance ? ✨
God has continued to reveal my purpose in life and through him, I have been able to better understand my value and learn self-love, all while trying to pour into others and be uplifting. Not a stumbling block. God gives me the strength to do these things and because of his love, I have began to see a new radiant glow within✨🌷pc: @shay_marie82
Since everyone has been posting these lately 💁🏼♀️⚽️ (Yes, I have a broken arm here 😂) Playing a sport my whole life has played a huge role in the person I am today. Being a teammate teaches you responsibility, discipline, respect, work ethic, time management, humility, perseverance, and unity.
You gain so much from playing a sport. You are surrounded by many different personalities; balancing athletics, school, social life; dealing with late nights of studying and early mornings of practice; sitting through hours of travel; putting your body through year round training; fighting through injuries; the list goes ON and ON.
Each of these situations teaches you something so valuable that can be applied to the “real world.” You learn to communicate with people. You learn to prioritize and set boundaries that provide balance in your life. You learn to value sleep (but also thank god for the gift of coffee). You learn how to make the most out of a given situation. You learn to nourish and appreciate your body and what it is capable of doing. You learn how to recover, problem solve, and get back up when you fall down.
I thank my lucky stars for the people sports have brought into my life, the countless lessons I have learned, and the memories that I will cherish for a lifetime.
What have sports taught you??? Comment your experience below 💛
Let's discuss pot fillers; I was surprised to find out how controversial they can be! And while I certainly can see the argument that they might go unused in a lot of households, ours gets used multiple times daily. I'm not sure I would have gone for the trouble of it if I already had a kitchen I loved, but because we tore the kitchen down to the studs and had to move plumbing and bring a gas line over to the stove already, we decided to add one. We also put a filter in the attic for it, so it delivers filtered water! (And, yes, Tyler will have to climb up into the attic every 9-12 months to change it). Mostly, it was installed for @tylermares' ramen making adventures though.🍜Easy coffee and tea multiple times daily is just a bonus! ☕️
I’m honestly convinced that when Harper is older and her friends ask her what her mommy does for a living, she’s going to say clean 😂 Well, we recently made the switch from harsh products to more natural ingredients and @abrigoproducts is nothing short of that. The combination of colloidal silver + essentials oils creates an efficient but gentle cleanser for all the messes in your home! Link in bio to purchase ✨
Ava got real upset over the weekend that her brand spankin’ new white crayon was broken (🤦🏼♀️) and it really got me thinking — What IS the purpose of a white crayon? 🤔
One thing I DO know is that I spy one very pregnant white belly up there + that very pregnant, big bellied mama is giving away this gorgeous @jujube_intl leather diaper bag to one of my faves, one of YOU! (pssst OOTD deets + link are on the blog)
ENTER —> 1. SAVE this post (that rectangular flag thing in the lower right corner below this photo) 2. Tell me what you’d use this bag for (diaper bag, weekender bag, gift, hospital bag...endless possibilities!) 3. Tag as many friends as you’d like, one tag per comment (but you need to personally know these people) Ends Friday 2/22!
🕉 “The Om symbol is a combination of curves, a crescent and a dot. The meaning of the Om symbol, while purely looking at its visual form, comes from the states of consciousness that Aum represents. The letter 'A' represents the waking state, 'U' represents the dream state and 'M' is the unconscious state, or state of deep sleep. In the symbol, the waking state is represented by the bottom curve, the dream state is the middle curve and the state of deep sleep is represented with the upper curve. The crescent shape above the curves denotes Maya, or Illusion, which is the obstacle that sits in the way of reaching the highest state of bliss. The dot at the top of the symbol represents the absolute state, which is the fourth state of consciousness and is absolute peace and bliss. This fourth state is believed to be the state in which someone could truly connect with the Divine. The unconscious, or deep sleep, state is where the mind is shut down, dreaming and desiring of nothing. The waking state is general consciousness, looking outwards and involves the use of the five senses in experiencing the world. The dream state is when consciousness is turned inwards and a different world is experienced through dreams. The absolute state is when consciousness faces neither inwards or outwards, but is quiet and blissful in the ultimate spiritual state of being.” #aum#om
Honored to receive 1st place in the Spot News Category for the Pictures of the Year International (POYI) photography competition for this image of Masao Barrows at the Woolsey Fire that I shared during the fire. The moment where Masao ran out of his house in the middle of the night was part of an intense night of wildland urban interface firestorm activity during a strong Santa Ana Wind event. When I went back to visit Masao after the blaze passed through his neighborhood a few days later, it was a relief to see his home still standing, and his truck was still running, albeit with signed paint and melted tail lights.
In this moment, a reminder that a contest doesn’t make a photographer and rejection is part of learning and improving. Regardless of professional recognition your work is important, and images can make a difference both in your community and the world at large. Focus on work you’re passionate about instead of following the tide of what’s popular. And as photographers the stories we tell belong to those that allow us into their lives. We can document the stories/moments and amplify them, but fundamentally we are privileged to be there in the moment.
And in a world where reality has become subjective to false narrative, bearing witness to hard truths is more important than ever. Your images have power. - SP
This week’s/this life’s motto: get over yourself and get out of your own way.
If you think about the biggest dream and goal that you want in life (mine is to live in an ocean front house 🤩🌴), what’s stopping you from achieving it? Fear? Fear of judgment? Fear of failure? The unknown? It’s not “realistic?”
My response to that is fuck that 😂 the ONLY person stopping you from being who you want to be, living where you want to live, doing what you want to do, IS YOU. So stop making lame excuses and feeling sorry for yourself that you’re not where you want to be in life. Grab life by the balls and live your mf dreams!
That’s Charlie and I’s 2 cents for the day. Happy #motivationmonday 💛
“The dream became bigger, much bigger, to build a car, that doesn't slow in the curves, that flies without leaving the ground...”
Happy birthday to the man, the soul and legend of @ferrari
ARRÊTEZ DE FAIRE DES RÉGIMES!
Ma femme Jannah vous explique pourquoi vous devriez vous reprendre intelligemment et ne pas devenir une victime comme toute les autres personnes .. lien de la vidéo sur ma storie 👆👆👆👆
✨ Happy Monday, friends!
Today is the day you've all been waiting for... Monday Mentor Sessions is continuing this afternoon + we're talking all things HIRING.
This has been THE hot topic in the industry lately + the majority of our DM's + questions during Monday Mentor Sessions are focused on growing your team.
So - now is your chance. Leave all your hiring / outsourcing / growth strategy questions in the comments below + I'll get them answered tonight!
Photography by @amybartlam
You are my rock.. my better half.. my soulmate.. No words can ever describe how much I cherish and adore you ! I am forever grateful for you ! They say "Any man can be a father.. but it takes someone special to be a Dad" .. You have proven to be the best daddy in the world ..I love you both so much .. this will forever be my favorite photo ..You guys melt my heart 💙 #daddysboy#myworld
Here in this life & the next. In places like this. You & me. Today and until whenever God allows us. I will never understand how or why God blesses me this much but I know how appreciative I am to have set my eyes on you and call you MINE. @realfunbox was such a cool experience! He said “I can’t believe you brought me here!” And I cant believe you’re real baby babe. 🙏🏼🥰😍 #babybabe#mummandbubb#meetthemexicanos (OOTD TAGGED in 1st post) deets in comments.
Thank You so much for all the Birthday Love❤️ It is much appreciated 😘
And Thank you to my family for getting together and celebrating mine and Gramma’s Birthday 🎂🎈 It was a great time 😁😁😁 #birthdaylove#36#feelyounger#ageisjustanumber
What you see: Beautiful tulips, rosettas, and even swans!
What you don’t see: We spend hours and hours behind the bar training our baristas how to steam milk that meets our highest standards. This includes a “Bar Test” that examines espresso taste, milk steaming, and latte art comprehensively. Caramelized, silky milk, helps an equally perfect shot of ‘spro SING, and we’ll accept nothing less 💯
Paris j’arrive pour le salon de Body-fitness 🤙👊🏻! 2 jours seront réservé pour le coaching one on one !
Pour donner la chance à tous le monde séance single / binôme/ trinôme seront disponible !
Date du coaching : week end 23 - 24 Mars.
Séances seront filmer pour YouTube ( choix personnel)
Pour plus de details e-mail : Jamcoredz@gmail.com
It’s official. Yesterday, I passed to obtain a California Administrative Credential. Come Tuesday, I will be eligible to apply for administrative positions in CA. Thank you to my family and friends for all of your love and support the past 9 months. It wasn’t an easy journey considering the loss of my mother. She knew I started the program and provided me with lots of encouragement. There were times I was ready to quit but I endured, knowing deep down I would make her proud. Currently I am in a new position as a program specialist for the LAUSD and loving my job. I have much to learn about the public school system and how I can support educators working with the 2,100 Deaf children enrolled in programs throughout the district. I look forward to being on this new journey and to figuring out how I can be resourceful to all those in #deafed.
Tomorrow during #mondaymentor Sessions I'll be answering your questions about hiring + growing your team.
Leave your Q's in the comments below + click the link in our bio to catch today's reveal on the blog!
#californiatraditional | Photography by @amybartlam
This is the beginning of something new. Hiking, yoga, and photography have always been what I enjoy so I’ve decided to try and combine the three. No fancy camera, just an Iphone8 stacked on about 13 rocks. Can’t wait to start practicing more and the hike/jog along the way is just added motivation for where I want to be. Always inspired by the @aloyoga community and especially @kristenpro ! #justforfun#hikesandyoga#california
Happy Saturday! JK...Harper has been whining + crying pretty much since she woke up and that is never any fun. I blame teething or a cold 🤷🏼♀️ We did however clean the entire house and y’all know that is my love language, so there’s that ✨
True happiness begins the moment you fall madly in love with yourself.
I, myself, battle with this daily.
Being a passionate person is both a blessing and a curse. I’ve found myself loving others or even the perception of what life could be like more than how much I value myself. It’s crazy how you can get lost in your love and compassion for others that you forget to put yourself first. That’s not good. But I’m guilty of this. I’m guilty of being so strong for everyone else that I exhaust myself of the energy I need to get out of my own hardships. It’s perfectly okay to not be okay all the time. And it’s even more okay to have an undeniable desire to overflow others with love and positivity.
But save enough love for yourself. Don’t put your own happiness and self love at the bottom of the barrel. That’s how you get stuck.
Strong ❤️ Heart. I’ve teamed up with @ellieavenueshop to share this beautiful strong heart CHD awareness necklace for the month of February. This special baby boy has taught me more about strength in his four months of life than I could ever gain on my own. All these CHD kids fight with everything they have in them, every single day. They are our little heroes, strong warriors, and tiny miracles. With my code “CHAOS “ you can get 40% off a necklace and 5 dollars of each purchase will go to an organization I chose called @sistersbyheart_sbh . They are a volunteer organization of moms that strives to help other moms with newly-diagnosed babies with HLHS( Nash’s CHD). They provide care packages, tons of support, and information. They truly helped me in a time of darkness and the unknown, And I choose to give back to them now as a thank you. ❤️ So help me spread the word on CHD awareness this month for sweet baby Nash and all the heart warriors out there! #chdawareness#chdbaby#heartwarrior#nashtheincredible#hlhswarrior#hlhsawareness#chdawarenessweek#chdaware#heartwarriormom#heartmom#ellieavenue#heartnecklace#heartmonth#americanheartmonth
Can you believe these beams were almost thrown out? In a spur of the moment realization I asked the crew to save these from our old kitchen soffit... and despite them being two different wood species, I got them to look pretty similar. I love that I got to use wood that the people who built our house 55 yrs ago selected and touched and installed themselves. And how Tyler and I installed these ourselves! And they really show off these pendant lights from @lampsplus! #mylampsplus
Ahhhhh the glamorous life!
The end of Grammy Week 2019
After 9 solid too late for a 40PlusGirl nights, followed by early, rain traffic mornings, I was so grateful when my booked, drive around day became all calls, scripts and PJs!
I think many in my community cried “Uncle” today in anticipation of the long weekend.
I had an interview today and admitted that I was still in jammies and even though I had worked already a long, crazy day.... I felt guilty...... why?
Why do we set our own parameters with others rules?
It’s been such a JOY-full week and a half of doing what I love - creating, hearing, celebrating, planning the next of all things MUSIC 🎶
So today, with the rain coming down, 2 cats and a dog at my feet, 2 computers blazing, budgets and schedules flying and the glow of several weeks executed in excellence....... I pledge to enjoy my Jammie day fully!
DOUBLE GOLDEN FRIED CHICKEN WITH BACON 🥓🔥 #stacked#foodwellbuilt#chicken
📍: AVAILABLE AT ALL LOCATIONS
📱: Check our Bio to see how you can become a STACKED friend and receive a FREE appetizer for signing up!
👇🏼TAG SOMEONE WHO COULD EAT THIS WHOLE SANDWICH!
Happy Valentines Days to my beautiful fiancée, love is a very special thing between two people unique people who bring the very best of each other. @samanthazavalla you bring the best out of me and I’m forever thankful & blessed to have you right by my side. Thank you for consistent love & support, eu te amo 😘
Happy Valentine’s Day to my real life Prince Charming. 👑💕 I didn’t know the possibilities of love until I fell in love with you. I didn’t know it was possible to feel like a princess in a fairytale every day until you showed me that it was. You love me unconditionally, and everyday truly gets better than the last. You are my best friend. You are the spark in my heart that never goes out. I feel so full of love every time you smile at me, because I know how much you love me. Thanks for making my world go round baby. I love you yubbie dubbie baby bubbie darling bear 🌹 @bhames33 P.S .. why you so sexy??
When you talking monster mess, but don't realize you're being recorded... 👶🏾👶🏾👶🏾
@kaaviajames really thought she was laying down the law! She is pure comedy! How is she only 3 months old? Her comedic timing is genius 🤣😂🤣😂🤣 #shadybaby
Watch till the end!! Lol