Tatum is such an amazing Big Sister to Andie! I love watching their bond grow everyday. I couldn't ask for a sweeter, smarter, spunkier, or more kind hearted person to be Andersyn's Big Sister, aka "Gi-Gi!" Reflecting on Easter a year ago, when I was super prego, to now; makes me so proud and appreciative of my T-Bug. #blessed#happyeaster#whoruntheworld
Happy Birthday to our Executive Director and council founder, Megan Wolfe. Megan started as a volunteer Running Buddy seven years ago with GOTR Puget Sound and made the decision to bring the life-changing program to girls in Snohomish County a few years later- and we sure are glad she did! We are grateful for her vision, encouragement and inspiration every day as our program continues to grow and reach more girls in our community each year! “I hope the girls we work with know they are strong, worthy and awesome. I hope they know that their voices matter and that they can go after any dreams they choose. And I hope they know there is an army of strong women there to back them up!” -Megan Wolfe
Happy Birthday Megan! 🌟
“Bring it Denis”....
The words I spoke after @denis__morton broke down the next 45 minutes of my PZR, which embarrassingly indicates that I’ve crossed that point where I speak out loud to myself AND to a monitor. 👵🏽 .
Today’s workout was the last challenging workout I’ll complete in order to rest before the race in Nashville, so, it’s go big or go home. This PZR focused on zones 2 & 3 but as Denis says, “I make suggestions you make decisions”...so I stayed within zones 5 & 6 throughout today’s ride to test my grit. Definitely wanted to back down to a lower zone but know that resisting the urge will prepare me for those moments of fatigued & doubt during the race. Today’s pain is tomorrow’s power, so bring it Nashville! I’m also pretty sure extra pumps of PeloFuel, whip cream, gave me some extra super powers. 🙌🏼 .
The “Melissa” sports bra from @embrace_everybody_
I’m not a religious person. I don’t attend church regularly. I don’t read any biblical text on the daily. I don’t say a rosary or even pray all that often. I was raised in the Catholic Church and it just never really stuck or resonated with me. I went through the motions to please my parents and to maaaaybe check out the cute boys from confirmation class, but Easter has always been more about being with family, hunting for jellybean filled eggs, sipping mimosas and brunching rather than religion.👌🏻
I am, however, a deeply spiritual person. I believe in the connectivity of people and our spirits. I believe in love, equality, compassion and humanity. I believe that we become apart of everything and everyone after we are gone from this earth. 🙏🏻
No matter how you celebrated today, I believe this: whether or not you believe you know exactly what happened today or not, we can all come together to believe in rebirth at specific times in our life. The cycle of failure and success, death and birth of ideas, closing chapters and starting again. 🌷
Happy Easter, friends ✨
I’m back, after a Lenten hiatus from social media. But #picturesoritdidnthappen
I still kept running, and here’s the highlight reel. 📽
💋 blowing a kiss to my girls at the finish of New Orleans Women’s Half Marathon
🥈One week later I PR’d my 5k. By A LOT, and I placed 2nd overall female. Even after following the leaders, and taking some wrong turns. 😬
🌙 @ccc10k another PR, this time for 10k
🥂Lots of success, but I’m also dealing with IT pain, so the focus is now on physical therapy because #dopeychallenge2020. 🤪
Five years ago, I was a completely different person. On the outside, I seemed happy. I was recently married, had a great paying job and had just bought our first home. But, behind closed doors, I was struggling. My depression and anxiety were at all time high. I hated what I saw in the mirror and it was taking a huge toll on my marriage. Not to mention, we were having trouble starting our family. I felt like I was lost and suffocating under the stress.
But I guess you have to be lost in order to find yourself. During my “rock bottom,” I reached out to this amazing woman I had been following (for over a year 🙈) on IG and told her “I need to make a change. I wanna join your team.” Each year since then has been increasingly better. I found a family with my team. My relationship with my husband started to improve because I stopped putting myself down all the time. I finally had the courage to quit the job that had been sucking the happiness out of my life. I went on my first solo trip to Nashville, met up with a bunch of ladies on my team that I’d never met in person, and had an amazing time. I got healthy enough to conceive my son. And, this past year, I’ve dived even deeper into my personal transformation and have lost 60lbs and gained more confidence than I’ve EVER had in my entire life.
Now, I’m looking to share this opportunity with YOU. I’m looking to grow my team and help other women discover just how life changing it can be to say “yes” to putting your needs first.
Tomorrow kicks off our 3-Day Coach Sneak Peek on Facebook. It’s totally free and gives you a little glimpse into what I do every day as a Virtual Wellness Coach.
So... If you’re a new mom who is dreading going back to work full time and is looking for something to bring in additional income for your family... If you are someone who is ready for a change in your physical and mental health... If you want friends from all over and a chance to travel to places you’ve never been...
If you want to help others change their lives by sharing your story... Then I am personally inviting you to join us. Fill out the link in my bio or DM me. I have a spot saved for you, right next to me 👯♀️😉
Today has been such a busy, but productive day 👍🏽 I feel so accomplished and that’s fueling me to keep going until the new episode of GOT comes on 🐘
I just hopped off a quick check in/training for my team and now I’m diving into my inboxes so I can get back to everyone who’s interested in joining my coach sneak peek that’s happening this weekend 😍 If you’re expecting a response from me, you’ll be getting it tonight! I can’t wait to chat more with you ladies about your goals and fill you in on exactly what we do as coaches 💪🏽 ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
If you’re interested in the sneak peek, there’s still time to get in! Send me a message and I’ll add you to the group! 🎉
The team is loving their custom stadium seating we created for their space. Who doesn’t want a space to be able to escape from a desk and have a casual meeting or just get comfortable while working on a laptop or tablet. Sometimes just a change of environment can spark creativity and motivation @wudenworks
3 MONTHS POSTPARTUM ✌
3 Months of having a New Bod to Love.
3 Months of Embracing the changes in my New Mum Bod (all that squishiness) 🤗
3 Months of Evolving and Changing as a Woman.
3 Months of Embracing that Tired is the New Awake and Day naps are a thing of the past. 😴
3 Months of Adapting to all new Challenges Day to Day.
3 Months of learning that showering on my own is a thing of the past. 🙄
3 Months with a Mum of 2 and still working 3 -4 days a week (Fist pump! 🤜 Go Me! 👏)
3 Months of learning that being selfish sometimes is totally okay (I deserve some ME time too) 💃
3 Months of realizing my true Purpose in Life.
3 Months of Being the Best New Version of Myself and Learning that I cant and dont need to be who I was both mentally, physically and emotionally in my Work and Everyday Life. 🤪
3 Months since going from a Mum of 1 to a Mum of 2
The transition to 2 was easier than I expected in many ways but the biggest challenge was accepting my best is good enough. As woman we put wayyyy too much pressure on ourselves and as a mum its that plus 2 little humans depending on me... (let it go)
My body gave me the ability to carry and bring my two healthy, happy and gorgeous daughter's into the world and for that I am forever greatful beyond words.
I suffer from Anxiety and am not embarrassed or ashamed to admit that this has played a major role in my adult life. It isnt something you cure. Its something you learn to control and manage. It comes and goes and you learn to ride the wave until it passes and you can see clearly again.
Anyways thats my little 3 Month PP Update and Rant Over 😋 And I wouldn't change it for the world 😍
Kelly got the film developed from our Georgia trip this past summer and I’m obsessed. Can you tell who was scared to be on the ferris wheel? (clue : 2/4 girls were spooked). I’m happy to be spending Easter with my sisters and my family. I’m so blessed.
I’d be lying if I said that every single time I read this on the interwebs, I didn’t feel tears well up.
This is my why. My make you cry and want to work your ass off type why. My why that makes me work out especially when I don’t want to (which is often). My why when I want to be lazy and not work on being better. My why that pushes me to put myself out there even though I know it subjects me to so much scrutiny.
The WHY is bigger than all of it.
What is yours? For real - please comment and let me know!! 🧐💜