Good morning everyone! i have been getting a lot of questions about how i lost my 20+ pounds and how with lupus i have the energy to work out like i do and not hurt which by the way i do at times horrible, and how at 40 i look better now than i did in my 30’s..those that know me well know i can be downright blunt with my honesty on how i feel and i dance to a beat of my own drums. i lost a majority of my weight from a program called 2bmindset and it’s a great program no i did not drink shakeology to lose the weight i jog three days a week and when my lupus flares i take cbd and it helps so much! as you can see by my pantry i take vitamins from various manufacturers and shakes from several different companies i drink tea i love love love 310 teas and herbalife teas! i’m not forced into auto shipments and i’m not paying to be in some club to consume a product does not make sense to me. i do what works for me and it’s honestly a combination of everything. i’m not a coach i don’t sell products with the exception of cbd drops which is a game changer for those with chronic illness. never lose sight of what works for you what works for you may not work for someone else and that’s ok 👌🏻 support one another in their journeys it’s tough to stay in shape deal with chronic illness eat properly support one another the diet world has become so cutthroat over the years and i’m not about that, so good luck in your journey and i promise from me you will get a real unbiased opinion when it comes to my personal journey with health and fitness ! have a great day!!! #fitandforty#weightlossjourney#fitforlife#herbalifenutrition#310nutrition#2bmindset#cbd#tea#cbd#lupusawareness#lupusboudicca#unbiased#aspergersawareness#aspiemom#aspiegirl#realtalk💯#momofteenboys#
This kid makes my heart sparkle. 💖💖💖 he’s been in kindergarten for about 4 weeks and can’t get enough snuggles when he gets home.
ya know what else he can’t get enough of?
marshmallows (ok, so that’s not relevant here...but it’s true)
before you start your nutrition or fitness journey, it is so important to decide why you want to be healthier. what drives you? what are your long-term goals? what are your priorities?
i encourage you not to choose a number on the scale or a specific clothing size. i am 10 pounds heavier than last summer because i’ve put on some more muscle. i can also range anywhere from a size 8 to a 12 in jeans, depending on the brand. numbers can be deceiving.
what is most important to me is being the best mom i can be for this little guy and his sisters. ⚽️when he asks me to go outside and play soccer with him, or jump on the trampoline, i want to say yes. (granted, i’ll p*e my pants, but that’s ok! 🤣) 💦when we go to the pool this summer, i don’t want to worry about how i look in a swimsuit. 👩👦when he’s too tired to walk upstairs and he asks me to carry him, i want to be able to cradle that giant five-year-old like he is still my baby.
yes, i have days when i’d rather look better in my clothes, but that’s not what motivates me to be consistent and show up every day.
what’s your why?
😂😅🤷♀️ but for real! it is hard to make life long mama friends. lets be honest, it is hard to make friends the older we get.❤ tonight i will be sharing some of my story and will be locking arms with other amazing women to hear theirs as well. if you want to listen in, and hear why i love my life and what i do so much, tune in at 9pm eastern. message me for the link! 🍷
So, my dad made this bench for us as a housewarming gift... he said it'd be perfect for the front of the house. he's right. it looks fantastic!
my husband and mom convinced him that they should let me paint or stain it... make it my own style.
i found some enamel mistint paint on sale. perfect. love how it turned out. it needed something else though.
a bible verse.
so, i have this really amazing, super talented and thoughtful family that can make some pretty cool things when we work together... or even put our own touch on it.
i have a pretty amazing family. all of them!!! so, when you come over to our home, rest if you are weary and burdened. we got a little jesus up in this joint.
everyone is welcome. 💙😇👆 #dadthecarpenter#momdoesdesign#andgardening#weallgotjesus#aspiemom
It took me many long, difficult years to learn this lesson. it’s a hard one. i spent years waking up every single day and stepping on the scale. the number it read would set my mood for the rest of the day. i put my entire self worth into that one number.
the last fitness program i did had me looking and feeling my absolute strongest. i never knew i could see results like that! and you know what? my end weight was five pounds heavier than my start weight. i’d much rather be stronger than see that number go down.
now, i can’t even remember the last time i stepped on.
i don’t worry about waking up being thinner or lighter each morning.
i wake up every day feeling healthier and more confident than the day before. i get to do my workouts and feel how much stronger i’m getting. i feel proud of myself for challenging myself, doing hard things, and giving my all.
and the best part is that the freedom from focusing on that number has given me the opportunity to focus on things that are way more important. ❤️
❤️ my kids
❤️ my husband
❤️ my faith
❤️ my team
you, too, can find this freedom. it’s not easy, but it’s possible.
you are not a number.
you are a mom.
you are a wife.
you are a woman.
you are a daughter.
you are just where you need to be.
do your best.
do what you can.
and embrace right where you are. you are so much more than just a number. you are a human being, a soul created to add value to the lives around you.
Noget af det hyggeligste william og jeg kan lave sammen, er at jeg tager et lynbad. og bagefter kommer william i karbad, mens jeg ordner makeup og hår 😍 altid en god måde at starte dagen på 🙂 #livetsommor#happyface#ikarbad#nyderdet#sunday#ourlife#livetmedbørn#bloggermom#bathtub#flottefyr#family#lifeasamother#minsøn#mommylife#love#morblogger#søndag#myson#gladedreng#vimedbørn#elskerham#kærlighed#familie#morning#morgenhygge#fredericia#danmark#danishmother#lifeindenmark#aspiemom
Mom and dad popped in yesterday to drop some things off and have dinner.
we had intentions of going to the football game. it rained. it lightning. it was delayed. so, we opted to stay home, watch some dwayne johnson flicks and play some serious miniature pool.
this was my favorite moment.
papa and his buddy.
all smiles. interacting. laughing. engaged.
it was greatness. i'm so thankful for the laughs we all had together last night. i can't wait to make more memories!
I’m not sure who’s working 🤣 👨🏼🌾👨🏼🌾👨🏼🌾
farmers they are not!
they are supposed to be cleaning up the garden and clearing out the dead plants.
autism comes with all kinds of issues. joey just won’t touch the plants. he doesn’t like the way they feel. 🤦🏼♀️ i guess i need to invest in more shovels and gloves.
it was way too hot for joshua to do anything. 🙈 really? well i at least got him to dig a couple of weeds out.
and nathan is my champ today! he got right too it.
reeses 🐶 was the supervisor 💕
making sure they get it done right. 👍🏻 #asdmom#aspiemom#familygarden#yummytomatoes#momofboys#theydontwantotouchstuff#really#geterdone
Shout out to amc theaters!!
beginning in 2007, "amc theatres (amc) and the autism society teamed up to offer the 'sensory friendly films' program as a special opportunity for individuals living with autism and others to enjoy their favorite films in a safe and accepting environment on a monthly basis." if you haven't yet, check out your local amc theater (#amcsensoryfriendly) for more details 💙
currently working on....my course facilitator accreditation which is a door leading to a change in career path for me too. since becoming a mother my drive for hr has significantly dwindled and i have now have a deep passion to help and support other parents with children on the autism spectrum🤗