This work weekend won.
I’m exhausted, I haven’t run in two days, but you know what? It happens.
New week, same goals, same me.
I’ll make up ground at some point 😂
But really, instead of rushing out the door to run after work when the weather doesn’t allow me to bring little man with, I have to make the call to stay home and enjoy my hour I get with him.
Balance people, it’s what makes the world go round.
“Joy comes to us in ordinary moments. We risk missing out when we get too busy chasing down the extraordinary.” - @brenebrown
This week I almost missed out on pure, unbridled joy. It was another busy week with too many to dos and should dos but not enough time.
On Tuesday, I rushed home to get kids fed and changed to make it to Nora’s Spring Preschool Concert. It was as I was listening to her sweet voice sing “Our God is an Awesome God” that I stopped my mental to do list and truly listen. As tears sprung to my eyes I thanked God for allowing me to take this moment to stop and feel the intense joy that comes with being her mama!
The rest of their night I chose to be present and just enjoy them. It was exactly what I needed to push through the rest of my week. ❤️ #joy#momlife#workingmom#spring#godissogreat#preschoolconcert#momblogger#mom#cleftstrong#cleftcutie#daughters
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Pengalaman baru lagi: jadi juri. Eh, udah pernah, sih, sebenernya. Kali ini ketemu banyak muslimah-muslimah cantik dan berbakat di Medan. Tapi yang membanggakan, semuanya percaya bahwa menggunakan kerudung bukan berarti ruang gerak mereka terbatas, masih bisa berdaya dan berkarya
Adik cantik sebelah gue ini @nesaaqila, Putri Muslimah 2015. Cantiknya luar biasa, pinter, sopan, ramah, baik, berkarya, dan suka curhat colongan #ehgimana 😂
Just finished the last workout of A Little More Obsessed! 💪🏻💪🏻💪🏻
It was Cardio Flow and I despised every single minute of it! I was not being very friendly with Miss Autumn Calabrese! 😂😂😂
But I finished and am excited (well a little less excited after today’s workout) to start 80 Day Obsession tomorrow! 👊🏻
Wish me luck, I’m gonna need it! 😉 And if you wanna join me then please feel free! Let’s keep each other accountable!
My form of self-care recently has been hardening and playing with my indoor plants.
We moved at the beginning of December and then i worked full time so we just recently started to really make it feel like home.
My favorite part of the new house is the sun room! I love my plants and now I have a whole happy little room to love them in! ❤
I also went a a Full Moon Club 2-hour yoga event at @lotus.ofthemoon and it helped me release some negative energy I've been holding in.
Anyone else feeling a little cray-cray during this Full Moon?!
P I C N I C 🍋🥂🍩 .
Happy campers after consuming two very decadent Nutella donuts. The car ride home was very “lively” to say the least 😆 .
Btw Nutella vs Golden Gaytime? We’re team Nutella, always!
My before and after are really just becoming part of my journey. On the left is a full-time working mom, wife, entrepreneur and learner of all the things.
On the right.... same life in general! Just three weeks later. Three weeks more of consistency, of showing up for myself and my family, of creating habits that will allow me to live a more comfortable and fulfilling life.
My before and after photos will keep coming at you. Because I can promise you I won’t be the exact same person in four weeks or two months or one year.
This is just my journey. Thanks for watching! Let me know if you want to join. 😘👊✅🍑 #21dayfixextreme#beforeandafter#journey#fightingentropy#bendandsnappose
The pictures from October 2016 were part of a boudoir photo shoot I had done for my husband. That shirt was so tight on me I could barely get it over my belly. When I asked him to send me these pictures, I couldn’t believe it. I’m still glad I did it but I can’t believe that I thought I was mostly healthy then. Like I peaked & it wasn’t going to get better than this. 🤦🏽♀️ And bless his heart, even though we are no longer together. My ex still points out to me how far I’ve come and that he thought I was beautiful no matter what. 😭
So now this shirt fits pretty darn well... I have no boobs anymore 🙄😂 but if that’s the price I pay to feel better in my own skin then I’m okay with that. Also! I had another non-scale victory... these jeans have been my “skinny capris”. I haven’t worn them comfortably for a couple years. And I would look like a busted can of biscuits sometimes when I did wear them. And now I’ve noticed that they’re getting pretty loose on me, I have to pull them up & adjust more often during the day. I’m refusing to buy any new clothes still though.... there’s some things I would like to happen first before I do that. But overall, seeing these photos side by side is just another reminder that I never want to get to that point again. I never want to be that unhealthy and uncomfortable in my skin. I still have my insecurities of course, but the people who matter are great at making me feel better about them. And more importantly I am working on getting myself to feel better about them. 🖤
Celebrated my brother’s birthday tonight and his fiancé unknowingly made these point friendly, delicious, spicy ground turkey lettuce wraps - oh my YUM! I hoarded points for this meal because I wasn’t sure what to expect, and it’s a good thing because I ate about 47 of these 😂😂 #cantstopwontstop#hoardedpoints#gonnahaveicecreamlater ❤️❤️
>>less than glamorous pic-but if you know me that’s not really how I roll anyway..we went chasing waterfalls today after church and it was really the best time. My favorite times with my kids are outdoors, watching them see new things, explore new places and coming up with stories to make it more fun...running the shop was always my dream job-but that was before I found out how wonderful it is being a Momma to these precious tiny people. Now the shop just comes second..and weekends are all about church + adventures 💕
This is me, walking away from my insecurities, my fears and the negative thoughts that kept me paralyzed with anxiety for so long. This weekend was a HUGE milestone for me since becoming a mom. I finally stepped out of my comfort zone and chased after a dream.
It goes without saying that my kids and husband come before any dream, but I did it yall. I found a passion, I became a business owner and I love it! .
There is nothing more important than being a mom, but for me I was losing myself as the weeks went on. The most creative thing I was doing was finding different cookie cutters for the kids peanut butter and jelly sandwiches. The only thing that was challenging me was to see if I could get the laundry put away in a day, and I was even failing at that. For me, I dreamed of something bigger, something that made me feel good about my self, something I could talk about and feel confident and proud of. .
A year ago I thought of the idea to start my own boutique, I literally wrote down every idea of why I shouldn't do it instead of every reason why I should and put the notebook away. I felt selfish that I was even thinking of something besides the kids. .
Ladies, let me tell you now, go after the dream, chase the passion and do what makes you happy. You will be a better mom if you take care if yourself and have goals. I want to thank my sister @tiffanybaileyy for pushing me and @maggiescamp for backing me up. I am so excited for our @shopsaltysisters journey and I'm so glad I'm on it with the both of you 😘
“There’s no girl colors or girl activities” announced my 7 year old son. “That’s what my teacher said.” I love that this is being taught. It’s the crux of it all - if there’s no girl colors or girl activities. Then, there are no “girl jobs” or “boy jobs” and my kids are learning that lesson early!
All of this was in response to my daughter saying that “ballet was for girls, like her.” And, her brother insisted he could participate if he wanted to (which he did not),but the point was made.
Pic from after her ballet spring recital today. All smiles. And side note, the boys who were in the recital drew the most applause out of everyone! #ballethawaii#balletrecital#ig_kids
Dreaming of Chicago 🏙
I’ve never felt more empowered than I do building this business. I hustle every chance I get - that means nap time, after the kids are asleep, and sometimes before they’re awake. Getting paid my worth and watching my hard work pay off is an incredible feeling. The only one that compares is the one I get while empowering other women to take this leap and be boss babes themselves. •
Lots of fun things in the works for me! I’ll never stop growing, learning, and hustling. All for me and my little fam ♥️