It doesn’t matter what others are doing, it matters what you are doing. So do yourself a favor and take care of yourself. #selfcare
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Don’t let comfort be the determining factor of whether you decide to achieve that goal and follow your dream. You do deserve the happiness that comes with evolving, growing and learning. You do deserve to explore, see new things and go in the direction that makes your heart skip a beat.... you know, the one that fills you with so much anxiety but excitement all at once? Where you become restless and uneasy as you break from the cocoon and transform into a butterfly.
Be confident in your abilities and skills. Live the life you’ve always imagined! Go on then, you’ve got this🙌🏽❤️
When I look at this picture I'm reminded of the old adage more is caught than taught. Telling others what to do may work to lead some people, yet in my experience influence always made the strongest impact. Children are always watching, they see what you're willing to compromise and also what's important to you. They may not tell you that they're watching, but believe me, they are! I made a goal to my children regarding my health & fitness plans. There were days I were too tired or exhausted, days it was too cold outside, or too wet, days I wasn't mentally in the mood or in the right space to even think of stepping foot in the gym, yet regardless they'd see me get up, change & make my way to into the gym. Why? Because more is caught than taught. How can I expect them to follow through on their commitments if they saw me constantly failing mine? I would tell them if I skip a day I'm only cheating myself. So if I'm not getting the results I want, I have no one to blame but myself. It's a slow grind, I'm making progress. I'm just glad to have an awesome support team to remind me, hey, shouldn't you be in the gym?
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Ever get the urge to buy burgers instead of that eating chicken and rice you prepared? Do you have to force yourself to go to the gym? Why is it hard to make the choices that will get you to your long-term goal? As it turns out, we have a limited amount of self-control. Fatigue, alcohol, and blood-glucose levels (I know, right?) all affect self-control. .
Now that you know the limits of self-control, you can work around them! What are some habits that you find the hardest to stick with? Eat breakfast first thing in the morning to replenish your blood-glucose levels. Then try doing those habits immediately after breakfast when you’re well-fed and well-rested. That way, you have enough levels of self-control to get through them. Here’s another tip: simplify, simplify, simplify. Limit the number of decisions you have to make during the day and make a schedule of when you want to make decisions. This makes decision-making easier and less mentally exhausting. .
Making and sticking to a routine may seem hard for the first few weeks, but it will get easier as time goes on! Self-control can be worked like a muscle. It’s always harder to start than it is to maintain.
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💥TRUTHFUL THURSDAY 💥
In 2018 I went through the process of having genetic testing done. My mom, Brandon, and I met with a genetic counselor and my mom answered a LOT of questions and then I had some blood work done. None of my medical stuff came back in the testing! My parents were very certain already that nothing was genetic but I needed 100% confidence that nothing was even possibly genetic. I decided a long time ago that I would never want to have a baby that was medically like me. I am awesome and have an incredible life, but I’ve lived through it all once. I’ve said it before and I’ll say it till I die, for however strong I am my parents are WAY stronger to have watched me go through everything I’ve gone through. That isn’t how I want my journey into parenthood to look like. I have actually received some pushback from friends in this area, they are all so encouraging about how great I am and how great my life has been and I shouldn’t be scared to raise a child in that same vein but, it’s a decision that Brandon and I have felt confident about. So, we did genetic testing and all was well! Then we met with a preconception counselor about what pregnancy would actually look like for me with a feeding tube. Considering her answer when I brought up what would physically happen with a feeding tube, as my stomach expanded was “hmmm wow that’s a great question I have no idea” that solidified our decision to not have babies. That coupled with Brandon’s desire to never change a diaper in his life. And my desire to sleep. We have been going through the process to become licensed foster-to-adopt parents and we are close to being licensed. While we feel good and are excited about this next step I definitely spent parts of 2018 mourning the fact that I won’t ever have a baby. I tell friends all the time, if I could get pregnant and have a baby and then put it in baby boarding school until they were 5 I would. I want to be pregnant, I want to feel empowered by giving birth, and then skip all the infancy toddler stages. That’s not a thing in life, so we will love and care for any & all children that come our way through foster care and hopefully grow our family that way!
This past weekend was so fulfilling! I had the pleasure of meeting women from all over the world and on different paths in life. ✈️ We came together to remind ourselves the power of sisterhood and the power of being a Woman. ✊🏽 In our daily lives some wear many hats, such as being mothers, traders, wives, CEOs, teachers, business owners, fitness gurus, etc. 👑 We expressed our struggles but most definitely cheered for our triumphs. 🥳We spoke freely and shared our stories and came to realize that we had one goal in common; to empower and educate ourselves. 💪🏽 We are the heart of iMarketsLive. ♥️ We are Women Who Win Worldwide! 🌍🏆
#throwbackthursday to exactly one year ago today.
This pic came up in my memories. This was when I first began my weight loss/fitness journey. I was chubby but most importantly, sick and unhealthy.
I was dealing with constant pain, anxiety, depression and breathing problems at this time. I remember these days like it was yesterday. I avoided the gym like it was the plague 😅🤣😭
But I kept going....
Now, I wish you luck trying to get my OUT OF THE GYM.
Now, I am a healthy weight.
Now, I am strong mentally, physically and emotionally.
I won't ever look back 💯
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I don’t have a #10yearchallenge transformation picture but I do have some throwbacks! -
2012: I have yet to actually start working out. I remember this day, I was literally on my way to red lobster 😂
2013: I started working out, only doing cardio (6miles a day, very excessive i know😭)
2014: Lots of cardio and abs
2014: Still doing cardio
2015: Doing a lot of HIIT cardio only and not eating enough, so I wasn’t holding weight. Looking very very skinny.
Now(first 3):Training 4-5 times a week, pushing myself, staying consistent, eating lots of carbs and healthy foods that properly fuel my body for my training sessions.
Make 2019 your b****. Show yourself that you can do it and that you will do it. There’s no better feeling than making yourself proud!
#tbt#transformation Thursday #consistency#hardwork#fitnessmotivation#fitness#healthyfood#dicipline#dedication#dedicated
66 DAYS TO FEEL BETTER
Are you still sat twiddling your thumbs thinking I know I need to take action to improve my health but it just seems so overwhelming...I think I'll do nothing wait till a time when it seems easier?
Totally your call but what if that time never arrives?
You might be sitting in 30 years from now thinking god damn I wish I started.
So why not just start today, stop fannying about commit to 66 days.
Well it's the average number of days it takes for a habit to form but it may take more or less time so just use it as a guideline
Keep doing these until they feel more natural till they're just part of your life.
They win't change your life overnight.
But long-term they will have an impact & you will feel a shed load better than you do right now.
Do you have any idea what your self name calling is doing to your relationship with yourself and therefore the impact it’s having on how you behave day to day?
The answer is fricking massive, if you rang your best mate every day and shouted the names you call yourself day in day out, mark my words you wouldn’t be friends.
That’s the impact your having on yourself, which of course has a very negative impact on decisions you make, they’re not respectful or designed to make you feel good.
The phrase I can’t is a restrictive barrier.
It’s you telling yourself you’re not in control, that you’re the victim in your own life.”I can’t go to the gym” No you’re choosing not to. So free yourself my wild swans!
Giving gratitude daily opens you up to being being more optimistic about life, you start seeing everything as a positive which stops the slopping into a corner of self pity every time things don’t go your way.
As for the final 3 well give your body all the good stuff it wants nutrients ,movement and sleep and it will start feel like a healthier place to live.
Once you get the feeling the likelihood is you won’t to lose it so you will continue even if feels a bit clonkie it doesn’t matter the 66 days doesn’t need to be perfect just majority behaviours.
Imagine your future self right now would they want you to start?Big love ❤
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