Girl get out of your head!
That’s what I wish someone would’ve told me a year ago. One thing that meditation has taught me is that often this things we conjure in our minds is so much more worse than what really happens. We spend so much time over thinking that we lose sight of what we really want.
The beautiful night we had with friends would’ve never happened 6 months ago. Fear would’ve taken over, anxiety, self doubt would have ruined it before it even happened.
We were out in this life to live. NOW!. Not when it’s convenient, not when it’s perfect, but right NOW!
So right now, as you read this. As you watch my stories for the tenth time, overthinking about how much you THINK it costs, about how you THINK you’ll never finish, about how you THINK something is better. I challenge you to stop, breathe, and just do it. Follow your heart and do the damn thing. Whatever that may be. Because what are you waiting for? The time is now.
Imagine where you would be...
Day 26/80 done!! 🙌🏻
Phase 1 complete! 👏🏻 I’m loving my results so far but I can’t wait to see how much more my body will change in the next 54 days! 👊🏻
I start phase 2 on Monday! 📆 The routine switches up and I can’t wait for the challenge to my body, mind, & spirit ✨
It IS possible to be a good mom AND take care of yourself. .
I am proud of the kids I’ve raised and think I’m a pretty damn good mom. But that doesn’t mean I can’t also be proud of the muscles I’ve built over the last couple years. Taking care of me DOES NOT take away from taking care of my kids (and that big kid called hubby). Just the opposite ~ it means I’m more present, have more energy and am way happier than if I didn’t take care of me. .
Trust me, I (and my family) know from experience! And I’m a MUCH better mom because of these muscles!
It just took giving up the EXCUSE of being a busy working mom to realize just how good at both MOM things I really could be. .
Ready to give up the excuses? Ready to see just how good a mom you could be if you took just 20-30 minutes for yourself? You know where to find me!
Set goals and stay quiet about them.
Smash the shit out of them. Clap for yourself.
Shoot me a message and we can start smashing your goals and finding your inner badass. I’ll clap for you, too, boo boo. 💕💕💕💕
Putting myself out of my comfort zone to share my recent progress photos. Fitness is truly a journey, and not an easy one either. I’ve been delaying posting progress photos because of so many excuses: “I’m not ready”, “there’s not much of a difference”, or “a couple more weeks.” I could think of so many more.
But the truth is, I’ve made so much progress, whether it’s physical or not! I’m lifting heavier, I feel better, I eat healthier, and make healthier choices when I do want to have a cheat meal. Not only that, but I am measuring the lowest body fat ever in the past 2.5 years at Burn! My weight is no longer a number that defines me.
One thing I did also want to share is to anybody that is struggling on their own fitness journey or hoping to start theirs: Be kind to yourself! Listen to your inner voice and if you find yourself berating yourself after a bad food day or a missed workout, Stop! Self love is a huge! Acknowledge your non scale victories always!
•You didn’t eat those cookies at work? You’re self control is awesome! •You prepped lunches 3 times this week, that’s 3 days you didn’t eat out. You got this!
Find the little things that you’ve improved and be proud. And always acknowledge how far you’ve come! 💪🏼💙🙌🏼
Thanks if you made it this far! 😘☺️
💯% 🙌 I struggled with this for a long time. Until I decided to take the steps to work on myself inside and out. Hands down one of my best decisions!
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Kept back day light focusing mostly on contractions of the muscle working -deadlifts 5 x 8 - barbell row 4 x 12 - 15 -Lat pull down - 4 x 12 - 15 -Single arm pull down - 4 x 10 -Seated Pull - 4 x 15
-Reverse Fly - 3 x 15 SS Hammer Curl - Lying back extension 3 x 15 SS Incline curl - Face Pull 3 x 20
- Abs - 100 reps total
This birthday girl is turning one, but she’s so cute we would take five of her! 💕🎉 This double gauze Melon bow was a real favorite - there’s still a few Mini Jane’s left to snag in the shop (and at 20% off through the weekend!). Shop link in profile!
I spent most of my Saturday popping tylenol like candy thanks to a pounding headache and chills. But thanks to the hubby I was able to take a much needed uninterrupted nap. I ended up going for a 4 mile run up and down Wagon Wheel Rd. to sweat out whatever this is and actually feel a little better. Even got the crown in that segment! I guess the day wasn't wasted away after all.
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WEEKLY LINE UP! 🤸🏾♀️🧘🏼♀️🏃🏽♀️
Fun ahead this week: 🥂 Brunch at Kona Cafe, 🎨Epcot’s International Festival of the Arts Play Date, plus 6 amazing days of fitness, friendship, & fun! •
Sun 2/17 🥂
•10:00 am- Brunch at Kona Cafe
•9:30 am- Stroller Strides, Lakeside Park- Melissa
• 9:30 am- Stroller Strides, Lakeside Park- Lauren •
•5:45 pm- Stroller Strides, Lakeside Park- Amy •
•9:30 am- Stroller Strides, Lakeside Park- Melissa •
Fri. 2/22 🎨
•9:30 am- Stroller Strides, Lakeside Park- Lauren •12:00 pm- Epcot’s International Festival of the Arts Play Date
•9:00 am- Stroller Strides- Saturday is FAMILY DAY at Stroller Strides- bring your loved ones for FREE! Lakeside Park- Melissa •
Life can be challenging.
Life likes to throw curveballs.
Life is ONE of a kind.
Life is beautiful.
Life can be tough.
Life is a roller coaster.
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This picture made me some $$ in 2016.
I was just under 4 months postpartum with my first and my mind was fixed on seeing two things: my abs, and a “desired” number on the scale.
I felt like I had overcome postpartum, just skipped it almost. Sadly, in some ways that was true. I disregarded the miracle. I rushed past opportunities to reconnect with my body and heal. I skipped the processing of my body’s birth of a baby and my transition into motherhood.
My mind was more focused on “getting back” than it was on embracing my changed identity and celebrating the transition.
This picture was totally #goals for me. I shared it and it screamed #goals to other women too. Women who were sold a message that quicker is better. Women who were sold a message that our bodies should “bounce back.” Women who were sold a message that their worth as a momma had anything to do with whether or not their abs popped through and the extra weight that helped them grow a baby dropped off.
This messaging is fed to us- so much so that it can take residence in our mind without us even trying. The messaging comes from media, social media, companies who profit from telling us there is something “wrong” with us.
The momma in this picture, I was no happier because I had less weight. I was no better of a mother (honestly, I missed a lot being caught up in this junk.)
To the momma who has felt (like I did) like your value has any correlation to your body “bouncing back” or looking a certain way- I send you strength to release that lie and replace it with an immeasurable love for who you are and what your body has done.
(And if you send me a message about your next group to help me “bounce back” please understand when I decline with fury.)
Break all the molds
Shatter all the ceilings
Prove em all wrong. 💜
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Things I’ve learned today alone: .
-after four weeks of transform20 I am DOWN 10.5 inches.
-I own a tape measurer (shout out to my dad for giving me a tool box with all that fancy stuff in it! I’m sure this wasn’t his intention when he put a tape measurer in there - but whatever. #fredsthebest
-Googling things that are 10.5 inches long will only lead you into the dark internet and you will lose 20 minutes of your life reading an argument between two strangers on how big Smurf’s are. I could have done my workout in that 20 minutes. #cantwinthemall
You guys. This 👏🏼 program 👏🏼 changes 👏🏼 lives 👏🏼 So WHY are you still holding back? Think about it... I’ll wait.....
Shoot me a message. We can talk about Smurf theories and changing your life.💕💕💕💕
I kept these for this picture. I never sold them just so that i could put them on and have this picture. Do whatever you gotta do sis! ❤️ .
Sure i had to miss out on a few fun adventures and a few fun treats. .
THAT WAS MY CHOICE. .
To go all in from day one. .
Sure, i didn’t WANT to miss out..But i set aside ☝🏻 YEAR -365 days to get chance back. .
To do the work. To quit saying TOMORROW. .
To quit the bitching and FINALLY WORK to get my life back! ✨ .
& then it all just became my reality. Now my ADVENTURES are much more enjoyable and I treat myself when i want in moderation. I’ve figured out how to manage that. But it took steps of learning.
It never came to me all at once. 👉🏻 It was always trial and error & NEVER PERFECT!
But daily i said to myself. .
CHANCE "You’re WORTH it!" And i’d get back up the next day & try again. .
PLEASE SEE THAT IN YOURSELF TOO! #throwbackthursday#throwback
Taking it back to 2015 vs 2019. Realistically, this is as good as my abs are going to get. No flexing, no editing, no sucking in, no filter... this is what a woman’s body looks like who works her ass off & I am happy AF about it. My pregnancy was probably the best thing that could have ever happened to me at the age of 19🙌🏼 it took me a long time to love my body again, but I’m grateful for every challenge I’ve been faced with. We all have our own journeys, & mine definitely changed me for the better. Thankful to all my workout buddies and friends I have made along the way. You all have impacted my life in such a positive way. #thankful#therapy#beforeandafter#transformation#weightlossjourney#momstrong#AFF#thecampmovement#jointhemovement
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About 1 in 9 women suffer from postpartum depression in the U.S, while around 10% struggle with postpartum anxiety. It’s not something that’s as openly talked about as it needs to be. For any moms suffering from PPD and/or PPA know that you are enough, that you are strong, and you are capable. Today’s mama shares her struggle and taking medication to help. #MamasGetReal — “I remember the feeling when I walked out of my Doctors office 3 months postpartum. Part of me felt defeated, broken, lacking, not enough AND then there was the other part of me that felt relieved, brave, and proud. It’s never easy to make a step to change and to seek help. I knew I was in a depression. My panic attacks were so threatening to my functioning daily. My anxiety was crippling me and my ability to mother. I needed to make a change. I had to. I had never been on any kind of medication before for depression or anxiety. My doctor prescribed me Lexapro daily and Xanax for panic attacks. It has undoubtably been one of the best decisions I’ve made in helping me grow and overcome my struggles. Taking medication as a mother DOES NOT make a you a bad mom, in any way shape or form. Be proud of yourself for taking a step forward to help yourself. A good mom recognizes she needs help and makes the changes and does what she needs to do be healthy.” - @theperfectmom