Healing is a process, not an event.🏃♀️Give yourself permission to feel what you need to feel and understand that healing takes time, practice, and love.💕 Everything you need is already within you. . . . . . #healingfromwithin #healingtakestime #havepatience #giveyourselfgrace #chiropractichealing #welladjusted #mindbodyconnection #youarepowerful #youonlygetonebody #takecareofyourbody #healfromtheinsideout #youarecourageous #feelthefeelings #thisisnotarace #allgoodthingstaketime #listentoyourbody #thepowerthatmadethebodyhealsthebody #wellbeingpractice #northernchiro #sudburychiropractor #newsudburydoc #letshealtogether
The goal is not perfection. For one, we will never get there. The goal is progress and moving one foot in front of the other in the right direction. When I think of being perfect I think of being completely flawless and defect free, making no mistakes and always being right. Do you know any humans like this?? Nope, didn’t think so. So what if we stopped expecting perfection from ourselves? What if we allowed ourselves the grace to actually change without ever feeling shame or guilt for imperfection? What if giving it our best effort is actually enough? What if the only way we could fail at anything is only by giving up? I think we might like ourselves a little more actually. Today, I didn’t do everything “perfect” but I did make progress and didn’t give up, and that is enough.
I’m ok!! #bellletstalkday is on the 29th so it’s the perfect time to announce my mental health awareness tshirts! - There are two options: Option 1 “I’m ok” Option 2 “I’m (not ) ok” option (swipe to third picture for second option ) - They’re not ready for Etsy yet but if you’d like one before that give me a shout and I’ll put you on the list! Tshirts are white but you can customize just about everything else (SWIPE LEFT for a custom request and the “I’m (not ) ok” option ) - A yet to be determined amount will be donated to a yet to be determined organization that helps those with mental illness! - #youarebeautiful #ywgfashion #ywgmakers #handmadeclothing #manitobamade #winnipegfashion #selfcare #selfcareisntselfish #loveyourselfforwhoyouare #loveyourself #handletteringlove #bekindtoyourself #bekindtoeachother #giveyourselfgrace #giveyourselfgracegirl #letsbekind #loveoneanother #whyidowhatido #handmadeandhappy #mentalillnessawareness #mentalillness #imok #illbeok
Ups and downs happen. Schedules change. Priorities sometimes have to shift. That’s life. I’ve had the idea for far too long, that it has to be all or nothing. I’m working on changing that mindset - by doing what I can, when I can...trying some new things...and giving myself some grace when I can’t (or don’t ). #giveyourselfgrace #selflove #selfcare #wellness #fitness #progressnotperfection
Did you know you can’t out exercise your diet? That means that you can’t eat whatever you want & then “work it off” in the gym. I know it stinks. But I have tried this before and sister, it doesn’t work. Especially when you get into your 30s & 40s and hormones start to play a major role in your health. Don’t like what I have to say?! Sorry not sorry 🤷🏼♀️ It’s truth time. Your body needs Whole Foods. Foods that come from the ground or have a mother. Yes you need to workout & move your body too, but 80% of your health is linked to what you put in your body. It’s true. So, I’m here to give you permission, to say in this season of life if you can only focus on 1 or the other, nutrition or fitness, your focus should be nutrition. Both are important, but I know some of you mammas are hanging on by a thread. So give yourself grace and instead of the all or nothing mindset commit to whole food nutrition 1st...and the fitness will come. Food can heal. Choose Whole Foods and get on the wellness train friend! Salad suggestion: mixed greens topped with feta, olives, tomatoes, green peppers, quinoa, hummus, peperoncinis, fresh mint & cilantro topped with homemade dressing - 1/2 c balsamic vinegar, 1/4 c olive oil, 3 crushed garlic cloves, 1 tbsp sugar, 1/2 tsp oregano, 1/4 tsp onion powder, & 1/4 tsp basil (my all time fav homemade dressing ). #choosewholefoods #eatclean #eatyourveggies #investinyourhealth #nutritionfirst #healthylifestyle #motivate #giveyourselfgrace #yumyum #ieatcarbs #notallcarbsarecreatedequal #fasterway
I’ve spent a lot of my life with a serious case of the “as-soon-as’s.” As soon as we have enough money. As soon as we buy a home. As soon as we get through this stage. Visions of some kind of far away happiness that would come once those things happened. But by far the most prominent in my life for the last over-a-decade has been: as soon as I lose weight. As soon as I lose weight I will feel less like a troll. I will be less of a joke being a “beauty blogger.” I will be able to shop for cute clothes and jewelry and not feel like I don’t deserve them. Spewing far more awful things to myself than anyone else could. The reality is that none of that is “the answer” to happiness and contentment in life. Every day we must find the joy and peace to love ourselves, our lives and embrace our situations WHILE simultaneously working toward improving them. That’s the had part. Doing both. I am on day 3 of my (837th ) attempt at weight loss. It’s going well! But this time, I’m flipping the script. I will fight just as hard to be kinder to myself and take care of my spirit, as I will to reduce the size of my body. I have to believe that there is a balance between loving and accepting who I am and where I’m at, while also striving to take care of my hurting body. My aching knees, my overworked organs, my uncomfortable oversized clothes, and my constant state of out of breath to just play with my kids. I don’t have any answers. I just believe there is a sweet spot where both of those things can exist…embracing and loving the now, and striving for more too. This is embarrassing to write, but also freeing, and I know I’m not alone in these struggles. And also…I can do hard things. #weightlossstruggle #weightlossdiaries #weightlossinprogress #weightlossideas #transformationchallenge #bekindtoyourselfandothers #bekindtoyourbody #bingeeating #bingeeatingrecovery #bingeeater #intermittenfasting #intermittentfastingresults #smartcocoa #trusttheprocess #emotionaleating #emotionaleatingrecovery #emotionaleater #intuativeeating #nourishyourself #healfromtheinside #overweightproblems #plussizelife #plussizewomen #plussizeweightloss #giveyourselfgrace #youaremorethananumber
PLEASE READ BEFORE JUDGING It’s the middle of the night, it’s dark, and I’m up for yet another nursing session with my daughter. The only thing illuminating my face and showcasing my tears is the backlight from my phone. I’ve pulled up Google and typed in the words, “I hate breastfeeding.” I was desperately trying to find out if I was the only one that felt this way. I felt frustrated, alone, and guilty. Everyone said breastfeeding would be hard, but I didn’t expect this. Mama, I want you to know, if you don’t like breastfeeding, you are NOT alone. It does NOT make you a bad mom. For me, it thankfully got easier. There were even times that I enjoyed it. When I had my second child I finally started to look forward to the nursing sessions. I was able to experience the joy that came from providing life for my child from my body. When those two little eyes looked up at me and gave me a smirk it would melt my heart. Now, let’s all get real with each other in the comments. What do you love and what do you hate about breastfeeding?
💕 MOTHERHOOD 💕 . It’s sweet, it’s challenging, it’s fun, & it’s the ultimate blessing.. but it certainly stretches you. Thankful that the Lord is my strength & His power is made perfect in my weakness especially when I feel so defeated. 😪 I’m no where near perfect, but His grace allows me to be the best mom I can be because of His redemptive love for me. Thankful for friends who sent me beautiful reminders as I struggled hard last night. I’m grateful for community & God’s provision of peace over me. He’s really got me & I can rest in that. Feeling so much better this morning. Ian woke up, turned over & rested his little chin on my shoulder, looked me in the eye, and smiled. ☺️ That alone is enough to make my mama worries go away. 💕 Every thing is worth it. So mama, if you’re struggling, having a hard time, or feeling weary & defeated. I feel you. I see you. And I get every emotion you’re feeling. But here’s a beautiful reminder that the Lord holds you & your child(ren ). He will strengthen you with His power to get through it. He chose you to be their mama, and you’re the best mama for them! You’re they’re world. 🌎 So keep on pressing. You’ve got this. ❤️ . . . . #motherhood #motherhoodissanctifying #motherhoodunplugged #motherhoodishard #motherhoodisbeautiful #motherhoodisrewarding #momlife #momstruggles #onlybyGodsgrace #bekindtoyourself #giveyourselfgrace #youarethebest
Well, she’s officially on the move! At 6 months she was crawling, but not far distances. Now, if you leave a room she feels the need to crawl after you. She started in her bedroom and then I hear giggling and her clapping in the hallway. Every little thing she does makes my heart happy! #crawling #onthemove #clapping #sevenmonths #steviejs #realmom #realmoms #realmomofdallas #longtermmommyleave #csectionmama #momblogger #momsofinstagram #giveyourselfgrace #momswhofollowmoms #documentingmotherhood #honestmom #thisismotherhood #honestmotherhood #ig_motherhood #momlifestyle #unitedinmotherhood #honestmomconfessions #dailyparenting #lifeandlensblog #mommyblog #letthembelittle #dallas
Ever put up an old photo of yourself for motivation? 💪 One from when you were in a little better shape or just feeling better about yourself? One of someone else maybe? 😉 Well, this is me, doing that!☝️😜 • It was mid-summer and I was headed off to my Hip Hop class! I haven't made it back to class as much as I'd hoped to... Yet. I know how great it makes me feel, and I know that I've just got to STEP OUT THE DOOR... You know!? Not looking to get down on myself. Had some unexpected and kinda BIG sh** come at the family (not on the schedule 😉 ) that took my focus last couple months... Like Sh** does! Been there? • Gotta just GIVE.YOURSELF.GRACE. and accept that you're doing your best. Maybe I didn't get to Hip Hop, but I did get to my martial arts class... "BTN" as @KelseyMurphy would say. #betterthannothing • Love that girl! If you don't already know about the Whiskey & Work Podcast, it's time to check it out! I am totally on board with her style of coaching and her podcast. Plus, such great guest line up!! 🤯 She may not know it yet, but we're totally besties!... In a completely non-creepy way. 😜 • I think I'm more inline with her and her coaching than any other I've come to know up to now.... Self-proclaimed non-morning people (in recovery ), planners to the bone, introverts for sure, life quote connoisseurs, fresh air addicts, and passionate, family-focused, heart-led entrepreneurs. • And I agree with Kelsey, "We’re so, freakin, lucky to live in a time where people have the power and permission to marry their professional life with their personal desires – sometimes it just takes a little help to get there." Feel so fortunate to be one of those people helping others get there! ❤️ my job. • #giveyourselfgrace #hiphop #martialarts #liveyourbestlife #loftylivingnw
When’s the last time you have allowed yourself to see your growth, how much you have healed and how strong you’ve gotten? . . I spent my 3 day weekend in the mountains. I found myself in deep thought about so many things in my life. I eventually drifted off into a place of “ but you could have if you would have just...” and “you should be X by now..” — After a bit of redirecting my thoughts I finally got to a place where I could allow myself to see how far I’ve come, how brave I’ve been, how strong I’ve grown my mind and appreciate every single lesson disguised as a loss. . You see, there’s not a single second in your life that has been wasted. There’s not a single decision you have made that was a mistake. It was all necessary for you to become who you are today, which is necessary so that you can blossom into who you are meant to be tomorrow. . . Just take a second to admire yourself. ❤️
#WednesdayWarbrobeTip ⠀ Have you ever worn a pencil skirt? They are a great way to accentuate your curves in photos and every day. ⠀ ⠀ Not sure what style of skirts works well for your body type? I am here for you. Let's pick a time to go shopping together and pick you our an outfit that makes you feel STUNNING! ⠀ .⠀ .⠀ .⠀ .⠀ .⠀ .⠀ #wordrobeconsult #MadisonWI #workit # #womenempoweringwomen #womensupportingwomen #selflove #loveyourself #selfcare #selflovejourney #bodypositive #confidence #giveyourselfgrace #bossladies #personalbrand #momlife #therealme #portraitcollective #empowered #strongmomma #womenrule #womeninspire #madisonwiphotographer
Loving this Texas size bow for our Texas babe from @stevie_js ! #steviejs #bigbows #texasbabe #realmom #realmoms #realmomofdallas #longtermmommyleave #csectionmama #momblogger #momsofinstagram #giveyourselfgrace #momswhofollowmoms #documentingmotherhood #honestmom #thisismotherhood #honestmotherhood #ig_motherhood #momlifestyle #unitedinmotherhood #honestmomconfessions #dailyparenting #lifeandlensblog #mommyblog #letthembelittle #dallas
✨Smile . . . . . . . #happydays #california #sunnydays #happinessaroundus #smiletoday #instasmiles #loveyourselfwell #kindnessisbeautiful #beautifulyou #beautifulyouare #beautyisnotskindeep #beautyiswithinher #beautyiswithin #beautifulthoughts #bekindtoothers #giveyourselfgrace #sobrietyisagift #recoveryourself #selfloveselfcare #selfloveiskey #selfloveisimportant #selfloveisntselfish #selfloveisthebest #selfloveisbeautiful #californiabeauty #feeltheworld #feelallyourfeelings #smileforthecamera #2020bestyearyet #sobergirl
Working on balance this year and letting go of routine I’ve become so dependent on. Walking through a long season of healing I’ve found myself dependent on routine. My world would feel undone when there was ever a wrench thrown into my routine. 2019 was a year of being undone while 2020 is turning out already to be a season of renewal and release. ⠀ ⠀ Onyah is something I’m learning to release. Onyah’s not closing but I’m definitely looking for change which eventually I’ll share. I just don’t know how it will look or exactly what that change will be yet. It’s not clear. But I’m excited and at peace more than I am anxious. It’s a sweet place to be right now! ⠀ ⠀ In the meantime, y’all get ready for a few new designs! I’ll be launching two new designs for winter soon before some new spring styles and new colors in our classics.⠀ ⠀ *⠀ ⠀ *⠀ ⠀ *⠀ ⠀ #changeisgood #renewalandrelease #changeiscoming #doyourbesteveryday #qualityoverquantity #giveyourselfgrace #yourekillingit #determination #becreative #befearless #createifyouwant #trustintheprocess #creativeprocess ⠀ #relationships #creativebusiness #adventuresinbusiness #leatherearrings #communityovercompetition #morethanjustabusiness #inspireoneanother #risingtide #calledtobecreative #calledtohope #enjoytheprocess #inspirevision #keepitreal #beyou #graspholdofhope #sweetmoments ⠀
Getting back to it after being sick was way harder than I thought it would be! ⠀ I recently had pneumonia and the flu, thankfully I caught them both very early so it wasn’t near as bad as it could have been! But I was still down for days... ⠀ I thought after I was finished with my meds, I would maybe need another day or so and I’d be back! 🤣😳 boy was I wrong!! ⠀ I am just now (finally and weeks later ) getting back to a small part of my normal! I am no longer peeing when I cough 🙌, my coughs are much much less now, I’m not exhausted at random times during the day, and I am not as winded when I do anything apart from walking....today was my first semi-workout and I modified like a B****! ⠀ So all of this to say, getting back to any sort of normal or routine after being away from it takes time. This can be workouts, business, anything. ⠀ 🌟Give yourself grace ⠀ But just start! Even if it’s small steps....start! ⠀ Here are a couple of things that have helped me: 1- make a list of all the things you need to do or catch up on, a #braindump 2- organize the list by #priorities 3- do one at a time, if you try to multitask too much (esp when you are just getting back into things ) you will end up frustrated and not do any of it. ⠀
This is my wish for you 💛 whoever you may be... . . My entire life I have defined myself by a label. That ONE label “defined” me and my identity was completely wrapped around it. I was a gymnast, then I was a student, then a Soldier, then a wife, then a mom... then it stopped. But what I didn’t realize was my identity didn’t end at becoming a mom. It began. . . I have realized more recently that you are not just 1️⃣ thing. And if you lose or start to falter in one of your labels... it’s okay! . . Those titles- mom, wife, soldier- are just that. My niches. The things that make me me- but not the only things I am. I can be an amazing mom and still love my job. I can devote time to my marriage and still be a business owner. I can take time for me- to fill my cup- and know that it doesn’t make me less devoted to my other titles. If anything it resets me and makes me even more committed to being the best me- not only for everyone else but myself as well. . . I might have days where I am not the “best” mom, or wife, or worker... but I am still strong and devoted and ambitious and dedicated and loving and 👏 WORTH it! . . So my wish to you is that you take time for you. That you define your life by all that you are... and not all you are not 🤍 I am many things- and this is just the beginning! . . #giveyourselfgrace #beyou #whatdefinesyou #mywish #femalesoldier #firstresponderwifelife #boymom #beauty #entrepreneur #smallbusinessowner #makeup #findbeautyinlife #findmeaning
2 years ago i could barely sit on the floor... My legs hurt, my back hurt, my mind hurt....everything hurt. I was tired and had given up. Fast forward to now not only can I sit comfortably on the floor but I can crouch down and play with the tiny cuties in my life 💖 I have one incredible company + some really amazing humans @ww_canada that have continued to change my life and my perspective of myself. @weight_wise_with_ww you continue to inspire me everyday and make me laugh (burning calories ) uncontrollably xoxo Just remember guys, you will fail, you will fall its what you do after that, that matters. GET UP. TRY AGAIN. DON'T GIVE UP!!!!! #ww #wwcanada #weightloss #myww #myjourney #losingitforgood #onepoundatatime #loveyourself #giveyourselfgrace #happymomma
ℍ𝕖𝕒𝕝𝕚𝕟𝕘 𝕚𝕤 ℕ𝕆𝕋 𝕝𝕚𝕟𝕖𝕒𝕣 It’s okay to feel sadness. To give yourself permission to be sad—because that’s exactly what you need to feel. Some days are for feeling strong, capable, and ready to take on the world. Other days it’s important to listen to your soul, take a step back and create the space needed to heal. 🌿 Today marks one year since my accident. Despite how far I’ve come, this day still feels heavy to me. Healing takes a different path for all of us. And sometimes physical wounds are a lot easier to heal than the deep emotional wounds. So for today, you’ll find me curled up on the couch getting some much needed puppy snuggles and watching sappy films. What are your favourite ways to show yourself some compassion? Art by Filippa Edghill. @filippaedghill #mentalhealth #selfcare #speakyourtruth #findyourtribe #fwfg #giveyourselfgrace #yogi #healing #findwhatfeelsgood #nurtureyourself #growthroughwhatyougothrough
Sometimes it is hard to see your progress. Sometimes you find yourself asking, “is this REALLY helping?” And when you’re deep in the sh!t, sometimes it’s hard to see a way out. I have been struggling the last few weeks. Winter is tough on me mentally and the cold just zaps my motivation! That means that I switched up my training bc I could not mentally wrap my head around the lifting challenges I had initially planned for myself. But this time, I decided that it is OKAY. That’s life. I am gonna have to tweak my training and habits to benefit my body and mind. So, I did that. I gave myself grace bc my mind and body needed it. Got back under the bar today and did some lifting, and I feel STRONGER THAN EVER. I had a Squat PR of 170 x3 and Bench PR of 97 x3. This may not be much to some, but after the last few weeks, I feel AMAZING about it!!! You might be able to tell by the video 🤪 You’ll be hard pressed to find me without a big cheesy smile on my face today! 🙌💪 #teamfitandfierce #fitstrong #giveyourselfgrace #listentoyourbody
There are those moments that you just want to capture and hold onto forever... am I right mamas? That look they give you, the sparkle in their eye, the way those cheeks and lips and little nose look. In those moments you see them grown up and you just want to hold them close because you know how fleeting time is. You also know how challenging it is to balance priorities and time when you’re working towards big things for them and that maybe you aren’t enjoying them to the fullest. In those moments maybe we doubt our capabilities as a mom, and the what if’s, but then they smile and you realize they love you, and they feel loved in return. And in the end, that is what matters most. 💕 #growinguptooquick #thirdbaby #fleetingmoments #giveyourselfgrace #motherhoodintheraw #motherhoodinspired #mompreneurlife #sweetbabyboy #babiesdontkeep
My daughter and I just started reading “All Along You Were Blooming” by @morganharpernichols and I’m loving her poetic words of wisdom about grace. 🌼I’m also loving that all generations are following Morgan and yearning for this reassurance and guidance in today’s world. 🌸 “...for this glorious unmerited favor called grace will meet you where you are, giving you peace amidst restlessness, and safety from alarm.” So beautifully written - thank you @morganharpernichols - you are my kind of Influencer🙌🏻🥰! . Lovely book for you or a friend or especially your daughter (ordered on Amazon ) . . . #2redtulips #inspiringpositivity #giveyourselfgrace #allalongyouwereblooming #practicegratitudedaily #etsyshopsofinstagram #etsyprintables #spreadpositivitynotnegativity
I painted this sign a year ago when I was getting ready to go to Las Vegas for the #lvmkt . It got left in the showroom because I couldn’t fit it in my bags to bring home but seeing this makes me want to make another one. ❤️
Learning to take care of yourself is probably the hardest lesson I have had to learn. I am SO grateful for the supports I have in my life that are continually pushing me to be better for myself!! Why is it SO hard for most of us to accomplish this? Why is taking care of your physical and mental health not something that is continually preached to us at a young age?? I have grown up with two of the hardest working parents in the world, but one thing I wish even they would do more is focus on themselves and their happiness. My goals in life are to be happy, but to also hopefully influence those around me to define what happiness means to them, and to take more time focusing on making themselves a priority. I have learned the hard way that giving too much of yourself away to other things in your life (people, jobs, friends, commitments ) can leave you with nothing left for yourself. #defineyourhappy #giveyourselfsomelove #giveyourselfgrace #bethebestyou #journeytohappiness
Woke up feeling myself. Kids slept in until 7:30!?!? I drank water before my coffee. I ate food that filled me up and made me feel good. I’m practicing patience with my kids and giving myself grace. Today I’m realizing that I’m not who I once was. I’m not focused on my flaws. I’m not worried about what I look like but more what I feel like. Anddd it kinda rocks! I’ll escape to the gym tonight for the first time in a few days, after everyone is sleeping and I’ll leave the mess untouched and focus on me. For a lot of us you have to really squeeze out those “me” moments and truthfully I don’t always feel like showing myself the time, energy, love that I need. And that’s okay. You can be well + not practice it intentionally everyday. You can maintain focus and discipline and not have your shit together. It’s not an excuse, it’s grace. Let that sink in ✨
One of our most precious resources is time. Once you spend it, you can’t get it back. So, why be reckless when it comes to how you disperse it to other things and other people. Ration that value out as needed. Save it when necessary. But above all, when planning for its use-put your needs ahead of the pack. In business you are taught to pay yourself first, this is no different. Set those standards. Be wise in your decisions. Be ambitious in your plans. Be intentional in how its use can be nutritious for you and your goals. Be creative in how you use it. Be honest with yourself on how much time you choose to give things that don’t serve you. Once you take these steps then you are on your way to be less mediocre than yesterday! Sounds Wanchy to me! Wanchy Wisdom®️ #Wanchywisdom #dailyword #goddessspeaks #motivationalwordoftheday #motivation #dailyshondo #wanchy #begreat #giveyourselfgrace #quoteoftheday #selfhealing #selfcare #wordoftheday #meditation #share #follow #wanch #2020 #2020vision #likes #dreams #shares #dreams #blackgirldreams #wanchywisdom #mothawanch #wise #ambitious #creative #nutritious #hypnotic
🙈 I’ve been feeling really guilty recently… Guilty of not doing enough. Guilty of not being on IG more. Guilty of not taking more hair classes. Guilty of not being a good fiance. Guilty of not doing it all, and not showing up the way I expect. AND I know I am not the only one feeling this way. Here is the thing, you can sit in this guilty state, tearing yourself down, comparing yourself to everyone else on IG, Facebook, your friends, the people you look up to, and feed the cycle. OR You can give yourself permission to be a HUMAN who needs a moment to just BE. The expectations we put on ourselves to show up in all the ways, all the time, are just not realistic. I can promise you the person you look up to, who appears to have it all together, all the time, struggles with their own problems. You cannot compare your life to a snapshot of someone else, not knowing where they have come from and unaware of where they are going. 👉🏻 Chew on that for a moment. SO today…as you read this…take a deep breath…give yourself a moment…and thank yourself for ALL you have done and all you continue to do. STOP feeling guilty and start BEING GRATEFUL for where you are in this exact space, in this exact moment. You are doing GREAT! Remind yourself of this every day. I challenge you to begin each day with gratitude, and witness yourself shift from guilt to grace. 🙏🏻 What is something you are grateful for in this exact moment??? 👇🏻👇🏻Comment below because I want to celebrate you, too! #giveyourselfgrace #copperhair #longredhair #copperhaircolor #hairdreaming #hairstylists #hairdresserlife #hairdressersofinstagram #mindsetshift #hairdressersofinsta #salonbusinesscoach #empoweredwomen #dallashairstylist #friscohairstylist #undiscoveredhairstylists
I needed this reminder after the past 5 days of #snowmageddon2020 🥴 I did ok as a single mamma this week with the massive amounts of snow, trying to keep up with the wood stove, trying to feed the kids three healthy meals plus snacks everyday, but this mamma is tired...and THATS OK!! ✌️🙏👌 You are good and enough and it's ok to not always be perfect🤩 I'm still totally rad even though I'm not as strong as I used to be, nor as patient.. I'll blame it on #gravesdisease 🤪 I hope your week is allowing you to feel like YOU'RE ENOUGH & TOTALLY RAD🌈🌟✨ @thechroniccommunity . . #yyt #lifeisrad #gratefulaf #giveyourselfgrace #vulnerabilityisstrength
Morning you lovely lot! 😊👋 - - Thought I was going swimming today so got up early, but alas it seems not! Oh well! 🏊 - - Yesterday I spent a very happy couple of hours in the company of 8 doggos & their owners before work 🐶❤💛 - - To say I was happy would be an understatement! 😃 - - I practically walked into work on a cloud because I just ssoo ssoo happy 💨💨🚶 - - I swear the broken dishwasher didn't even bother me because I was just SSOO HAPPY having spent a couple of hours in the company of some rather fabulous doggos! 😊🐶❤💛😍 - - They really do have a calming affect on you and more work places should have an emergency puppy for when times get tough! 🐶❤💛😤😊 - - Anyway, I shall be seeing them again next week & I for one cannot wait!! 🙌😃😊💛🐶😍 #LetsColab - - - - - - - - - - - - - - #TheHarrogateCollective #Harrogate #NorthYorkshire #northernniche #northernersdoitbetter #northernbloggers #northernblogsco @northernblogsco @womankindnorth #matalandress #photography101 #photosforig #photographbyme #igphotoshoot #igpassport #leedsbloggers #harrogatebloggers #ThisNorthernGirlCan #thenorthernniche #itsbetteroopnorth #averagegirlsize #midsizefashion #midsizegals @midsizedarlings #midsizedarlings #blossomingbabes #blossomingbodies #blossomingme #growwithflo #loveyourself #giveyourselfgrace #dogsforbettermh
✨Vulnerable #transformationtuesday for ya.✨ . The pictures on the left were January 2017 and the pictures on the right are January 2020. . It's hard to look at the pics on the left. It's hard to see and accept that I let myself get to that point, that I had put myself and my health on the back burner for quite a long time. I was in a dark place with myself. The other aspects of my life were great, but I'd cry all the time because of the way I looked & felt. I hated getting ready for work cuz I hated everything I put on. I would want to avoid people from my past because they knew me at a healthier weight, and I was Sooo afraid of what they would think of me. I avoided special events, even a good friends wedding just because of my insecurities. But for some reason I couldn't make healthy habits stick even when I tried. . But after my 2nd boy I joined @ww and continued with @beachbody programs and I started seeing progress. WW was the biggest contributor to my success. I would workout before but I wasn't seeing big results until I got my eating habits in check. I'm so thankful I decided to not put an end date on my goal weight because that has relieved so much stress around losing the weight. I still have a ways to go, but my new habits of taking it day by day and learning to give myself grace when I "mess up" or miss workouts is what I KNOW will get me there. No matter how slow my progress is, it is still progress, and it's way better than if I would just quit all together. I'm also thankful for surrounding myself with this wonderfully supportive community! Having a support system is so critical! . If you're out there struggling, or needing inspiration, just believe in yourself. Believe that you can achieve big changes by making small changes day in and day out. Take it one day at a time and give yourself grace. It's okay not to be perfect in this journey, accepting that perfection isn't possible is an empowering feeling. I believe in you. Because I know if I can do it (when I once thought I could NEVER get the weight off ) then anyone can do it. Just put in the work and you'll get there!
1️⃣0️⃣ days #progresstuesday I have woken up earlier, pushed myself to complete every rep & stayed on track in the kitchen 💯 . If you’ve been following me for a while, you know these last 6 months have been HARD- mentally, emotionally and physically. . I needed something to focus on ME again and I knew going back to the program I did after having my son, was exactly the answer. . Im OBSESSED with how I’m feeling and can’t wait to see where the next 12 weeks takes me. . If this is what i can do in ✋ ✋ days. Imagine what YOU could accomplish. If you need that extra PUSH & GUIDANCE I’m only a message away♥️
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A lack of self discipline is a lack of knowing what you truly WANT. Self discipline makes CONSISTENCY possible. And consistency is the prerequisite of excellence. So many people tell me (and I told myself for so long ) that life is too inconsistent. It’s too busy and there’s too many unknowns to jump into something new. I know.. I said it too. But the reality is life isn’t slowing down. We just have to choose whether or not we will create a life of consistency in the things we CAN control, and let go of the things we can’t. You never know how good you’re going be at something until you’ve done it long enough to discover how good you CAN be. Self discipline allows us to get better. But in order to get better at something, you must first allow yourself the chance to START. ✨ #giveyourselfgrace #walkbyfaith #consistencyiskey #selfdiscipline #dayinanddayout #ownyoureveryday #sheisfree #lettinggoofcontrol #striveforgreatness #striveforsucces #dreambig #dreambigger #juststart #stopholdingback #stopholdingyourselfback #youareworthit #newhabits #healthylifestyle #healthyhabits #believeinyourself
When we heal ourselves, We heal the world 🌎 My own truth Has been The more I’ve accepted my shadow side The more space I’ve created to hold for others As they move through their healing journey. Taking responsibility for my energy 🔅 My healing journey- Meant, influencing the energy around me Instead of letting it control me. The ripple effect is far beyond what the eyes can perceive 🌀 Please never underestimate the power of your own grace 💗
Share your gifts ✨⠀ ⠀ The things we tell ourselves stay with us. So flip the script. Even if it’s intimidating, know that you have the power within you to do the incredible. You simply have to give yourself the chance. ⠀ ⠀ It’s Women’s Entrepreneurship Day and I truly believe in the mantra – creativity over competition. After over two decades running my own small business and loving this lifestyle, I know there’s room for your dream in this world. Trying new things and moving outside your comfort zone doesn’t have to mean leaving your 9-5 and going wherever the wind takes you (although, as someone with wanderlust, I can’t recommend it enough ). Even if it takes a while, you can transform that favorite little hobby into your dream job. Go to an in-person event, have lunch with a small business owner, create a sample product and ask your friends to give it a try. Take the first steps, put yourself out there and see what unfolds. Don’t panic when things inevitably deviate from the plan. Believe in yourself, do what you can, and trust the process. I can’t predict what will happen next, but I guarantee the memories will be well worth the effort. My creative expressions have ranged in many ways and right now I am loving playing with watercolors - mixing florals with words. What’s your side hustle or hobby?
Could you really see Christ nagging? Or being resentful to someone for not listening to what he had to say? No! He always invites and allows for our agency. I’m sure his heart aches when we choose another way. We see that throughout the scriptures. So the next time you want to see a change... INVITE! Express how their actions hurt your relationship and how you love them and want to build your relationship. And then—-leave it.
Farming with kids, it's not easy but it's worth it. ❤️. If you saw the end of my stories from yesterday you know that Charlie had a major meltdown while we were in the new barn. Maybe one of the worst he's ever had that I can remember. ❤️. In the moment, I was so frustrated and annoyed that he was having a fit over something so little. But as I think back there were a lot of cues I missed that if I had paid attention to them in the moment we would have prevented the whole situation. And all he needed was a hug for a few minutes. ❤️ I need to slow down. I am always pushing to get our chores done outside as fast as possible. It's not necessary, we hardly ever have somewhere we need to be in the morning for us to rush. When I'm trying to move fast, Charlie can't keep up because he's dressed like a marshmallow and has little legs to begin with and it makes both of us frustrated. ❤️ I need to give myself grace. I usually set us up for disaster by wanting to accomplish more in the day than is realistic with a toddler in tow. It's ok, if I just get chores done and nothing else for now. ❤️. As frustrating as it can be at times, seeing him beaming with pride as he sits on a tractor and "drives" or seeing the smile on his face when he holds still long enough to pet one of the sheep. Those moments are priceless and I would not stop farming or trade them for anything. The good moments far outweigh the bad in this life and I need to slow down and remember that on the hard days.
Follow @mommingwithtruth 👉My next post will discuss my 10k giveaway details!! STAY TUNED!! In the mean time, here’s a re-draw of one of my drawings I lost after my iPad flew off my car on the highway because I was preoccupied with getting fussy kids in the car. 😪 I lost about 20-40 drawings forever. Luckily I shared many of them with you! - - - So, let’s talk about the elephant in the room shall we?! How many of us have lost our nerve in front of or because of our kids? 🙋♀️ We create routines, give choices, kiss their soft cheeks and tuck them into bed only to hear them goofing, crying, yelling for another hour or even longer. THIS IS NOT ABOUT CRY IT OUT, so let me stop your thoughts there. This... THIS is about the moment you feel like you are about to lose your cool. By the end of the day, I have exhausted all my “good mom” tricks. It’s like running on empty but not being able to fill the tank and being forced to run another mile. - - YOU ARE NOT ALONE! We all get to that point. I’ve identified the time of day I tend to lose my cool and try to remember to do something for me BEFORE that last stretch of the day. What do you do to prevent losing your sh*t? When you do, do you remember to take a breath? Do you give yourself grace? Do you move forward? Leave a comment and feel free to encourage one another. - - - #momshelpingmoms #momcommunity #letstalkaboutit #mommingwithtruth #stillagoodmom #gothefucktosleep #gotheefftosleep #breathe #mommytime #cryingbaby #mommingishard #giveyourselfgrace #yourestillagoodmom #postnataldepression #postpartumdepression #postpartumdepressionsurvivor