sister time with the chickens & the garden, rick crossed over to the fortnite life & love each that the kids are put to work helping when they can. this time it was in the front pond. (let's not talk about how they almost sank)! 🤣 ...if only i had taken a pic of the ribs master dan made for dinner & fishing the ponds. still, it's been a fantastic day!
I went to @freshpeachesbikinis with a vision. an #autismawareness suit that would allow me to represent my hero, my daughter, my inspiration on the #ifbb#npc#musclecontest stage at the 2018 #usasbodybuildingchampionships championships july 28th. and without a doubt they have nailed it! i was sent a sneak peak of the suit and tears of joy immediately flowed.
we all have a cause that means something to us. and many times going to the gym isnt just about how you look. bodybuilding allows me to focus and work through my challenges as an #aspiemom to be strong for her. my daughter is my inspiration. throughout everything she has been through ...she smiles, sings, and spins reminding me that i should be as strong and resilient as she is through the rough times in life. sofiya, mommy will make you proud, thank you for inspiring me. 💙
Those yoga art therapy moments. ✨
it’s sometimes hard to witness what comes out onto these thought moment pages of his. it’s at times heart twisting. but. more importantly, it’s a gift that he allows me into these little-big windows of his heart, especially the dark ones. the excruciating ones. i’m honoured to bear witness and to hold both the thoughts and him in my heart and hands after and always. ✨❤️✨#mentalhealthawareness
Started off the afternoon at the bar with some coworkers, and i’m not sure you can get any better than an afternoon of meetings in your yoga pants!! lol but all joking aside, i’m just sitting here channeling my inner sponge as i soak in all of this incredible content from these amazing fellow coaches and leaders in our organization.
one of the biggest takeaways i’ve had so far is that all of these presenters are exactly like me. just women, wives, moms, socially awkward or introverted people 🤣, who wanted to get healthy, help others, and have financial security. and they are all here to teach and encourage us to do the same.
i so do not do conflict, competition, or stress well. i can not have a job that puts people against each other. being here at summit, seeing everyone celebrate one another, teach one another how to be as successful as they are, and encourage one another to be the best they can be and help as many others experience positive life change is mind blowing!! i think i’m addicted. is that a thing? 😂
so i’m going to spend the next few hours being inspired by women just like me, so i can go and inspire others as well!!! #aspielife#autismmom#highfunctioningautism#highfunctioningfitness#aspiemom#specialneedsmom#introvertlife#autismfamily#autisticmom
So, i’m here in indy and my girls are at camp for 5 days. william is home with daddy and grandma. i made sure that we got to facetime before they left.
this is my “why”. they are why i’m here.
autumn and i had the most amazing conversation wednesday as we were packing. she asked about my trip and i told her (for the 100th time) where i was going and why. i told her i was nervous because i was going to be going somewhere i’ve never been before with a bunch of women i’ve never met. i told her i’d even be sleeping with 3 other ladies that i’ve never met before.
she said “really? it’s ok, mom, you’ll do great!! it’s just like me going to camp and sleeping in a cabin with a bunch of girls i’ve never met! we are both doing something scary, but we’ll be ok! we’re going to make some new friends”
um...what?! did my aspie daughter with clinical anxiety just encourage me?? yep!! did she just see that even though it’s scary, i’m doing it anyway and trusting god to help me?? yep!! if that’s not enough of a why, i don’t know what is!!! one of my biggest prayers for autumn is that she doesn’t let her fear and anxiety rule her life and her decisions. if i can be a positive example for her in that area, i’ll go to the ends of the earth to do it!! i’m so thankful for the opportunity given me to be a strong example in my kids’ lives and to inspire them to do great things (even when they’re scared). #autismmom#aspielife#highfunctioningautism#highfunctioningfitness#specialneedsmom#aspiemom#aspiegirl#familyfirst
It’s been such a busy weekend, i forgot to post this on thursday!!! headed to indianapolis to spend the weekend with a group of women i’ve never met. normally this would terrify me...and yes, my anxiety is a little high.
but, if you’d asked me 10 years ago if i’d be willing to fly alone...there’s no way i’d say yes!! if you’d asked me 2 years ago if i’d be open to coaching others and helping people on their health and fitness journeys, no again!
if you’d asked me a year ago if i’d fly to an unknown city alone and spend 4 days with a group of women i’ve never met i’d say heck no!!! (and then hide in my bed in the fetal position)
but here i am.
i have super high anxiety. i’m socially awkward. i don’t like talking to strangers. meeting new people terrifies me.
but here i am.
these women, this business, the opportunity to grow and surpass goals i thought were impossible, is one of the best “yes”es i’ve ever said!! where could you be a year from now if you just stepped out of your comfort zone, trusted the lord to guide each step, and tried something new?? if i can do it, you can do it!!!!! 🙌🏻🙌🏻 you can’t get new places without doing new things!! i’m so excited to share this awesome experience with y’all and come back next week ready to help hundreds more change their lives for the better, for good!!! #autismmom#aspielife#highfunctioningautism#highfunctioningfitness#specialneedsmom#aspiegirl#aspiemom
Someone is happy to be home. 🤗 he said he wanted a home cooked meal and a good night rest in his own bed. ✔️ tomorrow he finishes his act, then he really gets a full day rest before he starts a 5 week paid work study program for the vision impaired. yes, this is all happening amidst the purchase and sale of our home! we must be crazy!
💜🌿💜this journey hasn’t been about weight loss or selling products.......it all started because i needed to feel better about myself inside and out, mentally and physically. not only have i accomplished that, i have helped others do the same. whether it’s feeling more confident bare faced or being able to feel glamorous in much less makeup, this journey has led me there. i have enjoyed making healthier, happier changes for myself, my family and my clients and it’s been amazing. baby steps towards these goals have become routines that are now imbedded into our daily lives!!! 💜🌿💜 #healthierme
Good morning! ❤️ just a reminder today that you are not here by accident! you have a purpose. it may seem unclear, you me feel defeated and discouraged. it's a season. a season where you may need to be pruned. you may need to change and tweak some things in your life to come in to that purpose.
i promise you though, that if you stay the course. fall, but get back up. you will succeed. the only way you will fail is if you give up!
never give up the fight! 🙏🏻❤️
I’m seriously going to have to start getting my b***y up to workout in the am again while dolly is asleep with daniel! she has no courtesy for my workout space!
i decided to go for some cardio again today so i chose pure cardio 2 from shaun week. as you can tell from the video it was tough! it never gets easier. you get stronger and if you don’t do cardio for a while you have to take more breaks than usual!
this “fit” lifestyle is a journey. you don’t ever really “arrive”. there is always room for improvement and as long as i’m physically able i will be striving to be better. to push harder.
i feel like a totally different person during my workouts. i feel empowered. i feel like i can conquer the world. i wish i could give every person in the world a dose of the feeling i get during my workout. i’m so grateful to be able to move my body!
if you have been thinking about starting on your own fitness journey...stop thinking and just do it! i promise that you won’t regret it. no matter what your weight or fitness level is just do it! i believe in you because i know it’s possible to go from f*t to fit! i know if i did it you can too and i pray that when you see my posts that is the feeling you get. don’t compare yourself to me. i don’t share to condemn, i share to inspire! ❤️