Heading to a wedding this weekend and definitely going to be missing this snuggle buddy. -
it’s amazing how much he fills my heart. there’s something truly unique about pets and how their intuition and connection on or with your emotions can soothe your soul.
it’s always hard leaving him and the kitties, but i’m very excited to be seeing some great friends for the weekend. there’s something to be said when you have a friendship that lasts over 18 years. -
i wouldn’t be who i am today without the people that i met back in 2000 and 2001
I am back in the states! 🇺🇸 feeling tired af, bloated af, and lazy af but had the most amazing time in mozambique and south africa! i know i haven’t been posting much - i’m sorry! but i am officially back. i worked out exactly one time while i was abroad…ate a ton of garlic bread (maputo is weirdly known for garlic bread…i’m not mad about it) and drank wine every night. i have zero regrets, but i am so ready to get back on track. i’m just taking the weekend to get back on us time and as cliche as this is - monday is game time! .
by the way…who’s crushing this transphormation challenge so far?! i love watching my clients k**l it!
People are always so strong on their social media channels. there is nothing wrong with strength but it’s ok to feel other emotions too. anger, sadness, joy...these are all a part of our success
the losses, and everything that comes with them, fuel the wins and teach us invaluable lessons. don’t discount the tears. they are just as important as the boss moments
be real, feel everything, use the emotion to propel you and share your authentic path to lift others up
I would never claim to be a super “gym” person. but this place holds a special place in my heart. whenever i’m in town and have two seconds for myself i have to pay a visit. it was the first gym i ever joined as a adult. i think the variety of equipment and the climbing wall really attracted me to this place. got to love alternative fitness.
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Forgot to share these from yesterday! sooo good and so delicious.
buffalo chicken zuchinni boats! only 4 ingredients, low carb and high protein.
serving size - 2 boats (i was full after 1 1/2!)
look for the recipe in the comments!
You can have whatever you’re willing to struggle for. // @gunsmithclothingco
• #tbt to last year around this time in the early stages of setup for @gunsmithgym. the gym and i have grown leaps and bounds since this pic was taken and it’s only the beginning still. 2018 is just heating up 🔥
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Honestly been feelin thicka than a snicka lately but i’m rollin wit it 🥂🌴🙃 on another note here’s an idea that’s been on my mind all day and i wanted to share it. i like to write my captions about my daily life and thoughts that motivate me to hopefully help one or some of you. basically talking to myself too here..
are you the type of person that’s driven by fear? or do you just stay frozen when you all the sudden go broke, lose your job...etc etc.. i’ve spoken with a few of my friends about this recently. being frozen with fear does not solve your problems. trust me, i’ve been in the position where i did nothing in a bad situation. and guess what? it didn’t get fixed. everything just went backwards and got worse. it doesn’t work to do nothing. ever ever ever.
fear needs to drive you. you need to be so terrified that you can’t stop running. if you’re broke, sell your shit. cuz you probably don’t need most of it anyway. take on any small jobs you can get...and don’t ever stop being scared.. let it drive you in the right direction. .
“courage is being scared to death and saddling up anyway.”
good things will come. stay positive, stay happy, stay hopeful❤️