Can i share what is on my tired heart tonight? (and excuse our construction bathroom).you are worthy.⠀
often in this season of life as a mom and wife, we are super budget focused, hyper aware of the mistakes we’ve made before and it is so so easy to put ourselves last. i’m case in point tonight- getting ready for aste night workout that has been put off since paisley has needed 200% of my attention theist few days as she’s been sick. the holidays are around the corner, and i’m the one that is easiest to put on the back burner. ⠀
matching christmas pajamas for the kids? ✔⠀
special gift for hubby? ✔⠀
family photos ✔⠀
85" tv on black friday deal? ✔⠀
but what we forget in the hustle and bustle of the holiday season is that none of that matters if we don't take care of our health first.⠀
if we don't take care of our bodies, our minds, our spirits, we can't enjoy these gifts as much as we could.⠀
you, my friend, are worth it. you deserve to put your health as a priority. for me, the step to taking my health seriously was the catalyst to personal growth. ⠀
we want to feel confident in our holiday outfits. we want to be able to run around with our kids without getting out of breath. we want to not be caught up in insecurities when we are on a date. we want to be joyful from the inside out when we see our friends and family.⠀
for me, a simple plan that i can do at home, plus accountability and community with other women plus learning that it’s not about diets or abs but truly showing up for me, for them, for the woman i want to be has kept me consistent and on track for four years- through the craziest seasons of my life. ⠀
and, it's all on sale! if you want a last minute entry into my flash sale starting tomorrow! where you'll see discounts on discounts on giveaways on prizes!!!⠀
let me know!
"everything changes when you have kids" -- summed up in one quick pic.
guys...i've been a group fitness instructor since my 2nd year of college. .
i loved the stage, the choreography, the challenge, and the accountability (hey, i knew i'd get my workout in that day cuz i was teaching it!) .
when i was pregnant with madi (#1) i taught between 7 & 12 classes a week. and had a full-time job. and walked my dog 60 minutes a day. it was just what i did!
but she was a fall baby & i had an emergency c-section, so by the time i was allowed to go back...it was prime time cold & flu season. i would have been dragging her little 3mo old self right into the thick of it. but mama had some mega baby weight to lose. .
we worked out together at home. sometimes she'd be asleep, sometimes she'd sit in the bouncy seat, sometimes i'd wear her, sometimes she'd flip the fck out & i'd have to push pause again & again. but we made it thru. it wasn't pretty or perfect, but we made it. .
fast forward another year & there was another baby. another 55lbs gained & lost. two kids under 2. a crazy circus. did i mention, ppd? .
it was rarely ever easy, and it always required choice and effort. but i wish i could show you all of the pics i've collected with kids in the midst of my workouts. to this day...they jump in. they steal my equipment. they make up their own moves. they hijack my selfies & videos. they put in their requests (they love @shaunt & @chalenejohnson 😍). .
and they talk about being strong girls. having muscles & energy. trying their best, giving 100% & taking a break when they need it. doing it because it's important & part of our day. celebrating when they make it to the end.
crazy busy mama, i see you! i know you have goals to get in better shape or lose weight or get stronger or have better health, i know you do!
i know you want to start something and somewhere but it kinda feels next to impossible with the crazy train. .
how about this - we make a plan now to start together in the new year & we pinky promise that, come jan 1, it's on like woah.
we're switching things up & doing a #dietbet in 2019. pushing each other to lose lbs, and win $$. you down?
Be kind to one another, tender hearted, forgiving each other. just as god in christ also has forgiven you. — ephesians 4:32
i was just reminded of just how flawed, and yet forgiven i am in gods eyes.
i think about all my mistakes past and present, all the things i have done and do that take me further away from god. but he’s always there to forgive and celebrate when i turn back towards him. he’s never all “i told you so”, he never holds onto bitterness or anger. so who am i to have the audacity to do that to anyone else, especially the man i vowed to honor and protect till death do us part.
marriage can be incredibly difficult at times, but i’m learning it was never meant to be between just two people. god wants to be a part of it... a place to lean on when struggling, a place to put a load too heavy for one or two people to carry on their own, a place to go for answers/guidance.
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