😮 😃 How cooool is this?
I have always loved helping and serving others....and of course I am forever grateful to all those who have helped me too! ❤️ The next couple days, I get an opportunity to learn more about how to improve MY OWN health/fitness journey...and HELP OTHERS who want to join me in this amazing journey.
Just 24 hours until I set off on a road trip to Indianapolis for the biggest coaching event of the year! I am so excited to spend time with my team and learn from some of the best boss babes in the biz! ☺️ To make this event even more amazing I’ve teamed up with a few other coaches to host an Indy-inspired coaching sneak peek! It will be a private Facebook group where we will share our stories about why we started, what we do, and give you a VIP behind-the-scenes look into what Coach life is all about! No commitment necessary, if you want to just be a fly on the wall and simply learn more about it we would LOVE to have you there! Just send me a message girl and I’ll make sure to get you added to the group! This is going to be so much fun you guys and I just seriously can’t wait!💕 #teamriseaboveit#alittleinspiration#lifeoflove#positivitybreedspositivity#everyonestartssomewhere#weddingfit#womenwithgoals#whatdoesitmean#togetherisbest#midweektreat
Sometimes, heck a lot of the time ... I forget exactly how far I have come since 2011. Not only physically but more so mentally. I forget now not because I don't realize the internal and external changes I have created , but because that is a life of the past.
That was another person. At 254 lbs I never thought I could change. I have beyond moved passed dwelling on that past life. When I first made a lifestyle change I was in grad school, after 23 years of being overweight , insecure, anxious, and coping with my emotions with my old pal food , I had had ENOUGH. I lived in fear daily that I would be the next person to develop diabetes, or that I would literally have a heart attack at 23 years old... 23 !! What 23 year old should worry about that ?! After many day 1’s I decided to start eating better and moving. It wasn't easy... I made small changes daily and learned how to better my life. I always had a doubt in myself and a fear that I would gain back any weight lost. Today I thought about that old me. I can say that almost 7 years after I've made those changes and I have maintained my health . I've defied my own odds, I've created the change I wanted, and I continue to grow physically and mentally. Sure it's hard work... every single day, sure I have slip ups, but the long term success is so fulfilling .. If I can do it- so can you! Wether you want an internal or external transformation the first step starts with change. If you are looking for change PLEASE reach out to me... I have walked in similar shoes... I am kicking off a summer health success group on June 25th to start to the summer off right and looking for 10 ladies to join me! I would LOVE to walk you through your very own transformation! For more information comment below or click the link in my bio 🙌🏼😘🌊 #breakthestigma#unfuckyourself#positivitybreedspositivity#sweatybands#almost30#20something#pittsburghpa
3 months ago, I made a vow to work on my health (mental and physical) because I was tired of letting my bad decisions/habits get in the way of my happiness. I wanted more energy and I wanted to feel strong. Small wins like this baby tricep make it all worthwhile.
I became so in love with the community, the 30 minute workouts, and the meal plans that I decided to go all in - I signed up to be a coach. I decided I want to help others invest in themselves the way that I did because struggling with your happiness is not worth it.
The only point to this long post is just to say, don't forget to take care of yourself first. Whatever you struggle with, you hold the key to making the change your life needs. -
Day... Arguing with your spouse whether you are married or dating can be hard at times. Because let’s be real we are all so very different! My husband and I He have lived two very different lives and encountered different experiences that have shaped us both.
For example when he and I get into an argument I shut down. Does anyone else do this? I know when to stop talking and walk away from the argument. As I have said before I was in an awful relationship with my daughters dad and when we fought we said horrible mean things to each other that you can’t take back. I know that. My husband doesn’t and hasn’t learned that.
Every time we get in an argument I feel like his hate and discussed for me come out because he doesn’t address a problem when they arises. I know he doesn’t hate me... although it feels like it sometimes.
I know when to quit talking and when not to say awful things. God help us!! We are so very different. I love him, our children and we have a pretty great life but we lack in communication.
I can learn from our arguments but I don’t feel like he does! When we first got together I would completely shut down. Have you heard of flight or fight? I’m a flight and that’s because of my past and my up bringing. However I am working on it. Back in the beginning of our marriage I wouldn’t have ever said my husband was right or think to myself I should work on this. I would have never been the first person to talk. It’s like a game.... I’m not talking first, I know it was childish but it’s how I worked.
Today at this moment as I sit at @starbucks I can calmly think about what he said and process how I can go back and talk to him. This is growth people!
I am telling you all this because I am a very real and honest person and know others can relate to this or learn from this.
The difference? Balance.⚖️ The girl on the left was an ultra-perfectionist with lots of ambition but very little perspective. Whatever she was doing had to be either entirely on point or nothing at all.🤦🏼♀️ School, work, cleaning, fitness, nutrition, you name it! She was either studying until her brain was numb or not cracking the books all week. Either cleaning the whole house in one day or not even wiping off the coffee table. Either living only on lettuce or hitting up McDonalds all day every day. There was absolutely no balance.🚫 Fast-forward through over 5 years of frustration and I can confidently say that I have learned SO much about consistency, self-love and perception. 💖 This girl on the right is the VERY happiest version of her that the world has ever seen and it only keeps getting better! She feels strong, motivated and confident in herself and no longer cares if others thing anything different.💁🏼♀️ ✨If my story sounds like something you're going through I just want to say this: I know it seems so far fetched right now, but I promise that exactly what you're looking for is just on the other side of one badass commitment to yourself!✨ If you want any help changing your life like I did or even just want to chat, my inbox is always open!📱 Happy Tuesday my friends, let’s make it a great one!
You decide if you will or you won’t. Either way you’ll be right.
For those who don’t know me, this is a brief overview;
I’m NOT a super hero, in fact I’m not even a hero.
I’m NOT educated, I cheated on my exams to get the bare minimum to join the military.
I do NOT look like Daniel Craig or own of a set of Hollywood teeth.
I do NOT make the right decisions all the time.
I do NOT have a high opinion of myself.
I did NOT have a good childhood, I lived on the streets from the age of 6.
I do NOT have many friends. -But
I value FAMILY more than anything.
I try and HELP anyone I can.
I RECOGNISE my faults and focus on my STRENGTHS.
I make my own LUCK.
Being confident in your own strengths doesn’t make you arrogant, it makes you unstoppable !
I am RELENTLESS.
You can build your own empire without crushing anyone else’s. Please remember that. Wether it’s in the office, in sports, or even writing. The more you help others, the stronger you all become. It’s a lonely place if you try and sit on the throne by yourself. Build an Army to ensure your legacy.
Day... I achieved the most gratifying award I have yet to receive. Was it a medal? No, was it a certificate? No! What I achieved the other day was a person growth award that I never thought I would get.
I was nice and friendly to my oldest daughters dad, ya so your think big deal right? Well it is! Not only did I take pictures of my daughter with her dad, step mom and brother, I personally invited both her dads dad, his new wife and her step moms parents over to take a group photo with my daughter after her recitaltal.
This is huge. I was in an abusive relationship with her dad for five years. I endured mental, physical, emotional, sexual and physical abuse to the point he did internal bleeding to me. My daughter saved my life by crying. He had me held down, with his fist in my face. I saw my life flash before my eyes... no joke.it was hard to deal with but leaving him was even harder. Having him arrested, charges brought against him as well as restraining orders was even harder. Going to court almost killed me. But I did it!!! In the moment I never ever thought I would get past this let alone talk to him without feeling fearful and shaking. And I never thought I would smile and be friendly I him, but I am and I was.
But personal growth and my mental health are important to me, therefore I worked on me! I went to counseling, I read my counselors book called The Snowball Effect; How to Build Positive Momentum in Your Life by @kristinbartoncuthriell , which you can buy iat @amazon or @barnesandnoble It taught me about resentment and how to let go of it. My resentment and hate I hate I had towards my daughtersghters dad. I chose to let go and move on with my life. I chose joy and forgiveness.
@msrachelhollis says don’t compares where you are to someone else’s middle count how many things you have accomplished.
I have accomplished so much personal growth and plan to keep growing one day at a time!
Comment on your biggest personal growth achieved 👇