First public speaking event successfully under my belt 🙌🏼
I did my prep work, turned up, and spoke from the heart 💕
1 419 minutes ago
You guys something BIG happened today!! _
I went to the gym. For the first time EVER.
Want to know something? I’ve had a membership since last summer but have made 1000 excuses of why I couldn’t go. Some were valid. Some were....not.
But today! Today I went, and I LOVED it!
Behind the smile moments...I was late dropping the kiddos off to their scheduled daycare time at the gym. David was glued to me and cried as I left (que mom tears)...in the mess I left my own water bottle in the kids area so I was without water the whole time at the gym. (Not having water is not advised while working out 😆) I didn’t know what classes were even being held today...when I found out what was being held I was late to the class.
I was alone. In a new place. Clueless. Totally uncomfortable and a bit awkward...But guess what?
I pushed through. I found the class, I walked in, I found an empty space. Grabbed what I thought I’d need to do the class and I joined in. I was behind and off step and the instructor even asked another person to help me get supplies I needed...but I didn’t care. I did it.
Did I mention that I LOVED it?
God is good y’all. He gave me confidence and strength to push through all the awkward “you could totally not go, give up, go chill under a tree...moments.” 😂
And I can’t what to go again.
And the boys did great at the gym daycare! And I’m sore tonight but I love that too!
I pray this encourages you to push through, do that something you’ve been putting off, take the step, make the change, be awkward, be the newbie, get it wrong at first cause it’s gonna be good.
You’ll leave feeling empowered and excited and proud.
👊🏼🙌🏼 _ #change#gym#realmotherhood#newbie#awkwardhuman#nomoreexcuses#momlife
He was soooo tiny I think he was just under 2 months in this picture. I remember doing a step show in mid-November and he was born 10/11. So, I think this was after the stepshow No sir, I could not act right or sit my butt down even 21+ years ago. I was back at school and work 2 weeks after birth. Never took a semester off even though I should have. Breastfed for 6 months. I wanted to defy all statistics and data. Everybody that told me I would fail, I wanted to show them how I work. Teen pregnancy and young single mom. Whatever was expected I wanted to be the opposite. I wanted to graduate in 2000 because I thought that would be cooler than class of 99. So, I found more programs to study to stay longer. BSBA marketing/major communications, certificates in African American Studies & womens studies. I had my insurance license at 18 and then got my real estate license at 24 bought my 1st property at 26. I said I'll never read another book for school again. And then enrolled in an MBA program 4 years later. I then said, why do you keep putting yourself thru this are you a sado-masochist? I thought Dr. Lockhart would sound awesome and I enrolled in a doctorate program the same year I graduated with my MBA. After this last presidential election, I decided I am doing too much. I don't need all this to even be leader of the free world. Left my doctoral program around 30-40% completed and enrolled in a grad certificate in government management. Finished that program with honors last summer. SO when people say I can't, it's too hard, it is not possible, it is a waste of time, I just cannot relate ... que? #sorrynotsorry#nomoreexcuses#2019 is YOUR year #wegotthis#thoughtsbecomethings #lawofattraction#thebrandishow#tbt#familyovereverything#tellmeicant#shebusy#DND#shecray#hustlemodeonly#sheghost#hustle12ways#shedifferent#nodaysoff#sheaintfromaroundhere
1 1144 minutes ago
We did it 🥳 I woke up, once again feeling bloated and itchy and nauseous and emotional and just plain miserable 🤢 but I got up. I looked up (and prayed). And I wholeheartedly SHOWED UP - completely determined to support our @bestbuy team and to make the most of this beautiful @mom2summit day in Austin 🙆🏻♀️ And we did it 🎉 A question always comes to mind on yuck days when I push myself like this, and it’s “Can you dance?” Growing up on dance team my whole life, it was never a matter of whether you were sick or sad or scared or hurt, it was, “Can you dance?” plain and simple 🤷🏻♀️ Can you shake it off for just a few minutes, smile through the pain and PERFORM under the pressure? 🤔 There are times when, absolutely and without single doubt, we need to firmly say NO and rest 🥵 But sometimes I do think we need to REALLY push ourselves to wake up, to get up, to stand up, to show up and to LOOK UP, because you’re NOT actually as fragile as you think, mama, and I bet you can DANCE 💃🏻🔥 Will you dance with me? Comment with a YES and something that helps you dance through the tough times, because I know there are some people reading this who feel like they’re stuck on the bench. We’ve all been there, and we’ve got you, fam 💛 #MadeForThisLife
So I was reading a post the other day about excuses and something stood out to me... We all have the same 24 hours 💕
Boy, has that stuck with me along with the second part....it’s up to you how you choose to spend it!!! Isn’t it crazy to stop and think about it that way! You are in control if you! Are you spending your time doing things that make you happy?
I want to challenge you to find time to do things that bring you joy. It’s easy to get stuck in a routine, I know I easily do. Wake up, work, home, sleep, repeat! I’m chasing some big LuLa goals this month and it has caused me to shift some of my focus. Change how I use my 24 hours. And...it’s paying off! I might be dusting off my brag flag in a few days because of how I decided to spend my 24 hours.
The reason why I used to always quit working out was simple.
🌟 I needed someone to go to the gym with me.
🌟I never knew how to use the equipment so I would just use the treadmill.
🌟I was NOT going to lift weights because I didn’t want to “bulk” up!
🌟There would always be “something” that would conflict with my gym time.
If this sounds like you, GIRL I GOT YOU! 😉
🌟 I always have a workout partner. They may not physically workout with me BUT! I have over 20 ladies who I are motivating me and keeping me accountable everyday!
🌟 I have multiple personal trainers who walk me through step by step on how to use my equipment.
🌟 I have gotten over my fear of “bulking” up with weights! I see all of my female trainers, they all lift weights and they are definitely NOT bulky!
🌟 PLUS!! I have the tools to show me how to eat, what to eat and when to eat! THIS IS A GAME CHANGER FOR ME!
🌟 I almost forgot the most crucial thing! 🤦🏼♀️ I WORKOUT AT HOME! 😃 On my time when it fits into my schedule! SO #nomoreexcuses
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Letting go!!! Why is it so hard to let go of things that are either hard on us or bad for us but yet so easy to let go of things that are good or better for our growth? Lot of things in our lives sometimes to others seem so simple black and white but for some odd reason to us seem complicated.
** Luckily if you surround yourself with positive individuals that will not only challenge you but will push you, embarass you and call you on your shit eventually you'll end up seing the light. In the business of coaching and helping people grow. A lot of times those being coached will be taught a few lessons that can change our lives our perspectives and focus.
Thankful for connections and phone calls from old athletes old friends saying "hey i need help refocusing. Ive lost my way" " hey can you put something together for me and my dad"......... Thanks for reminder that its ok to get lost and ask for help. Its ok to lose your way and grab someone's hand. Most importantly thanks for asking me cuz now i don't have any option but to lead by example and be alongside you. Day 2 was a blast lets keep it going #coachlife#gainz#gains#fitness#fitnessmotivation#muscles#motivation#motivationalgains#physique#mentaltoughness#mentalhealth#3monthsoff#physicalhealth#shredded#illbeback#igotyour6#lifelessons#gymislife#gymflow#weights#nomoreexcuses
4 281 hour ago
“The Lie: I’m Going to Marry Matt Damon”
When I first bought this shirt a couple years ago... it was tight and I bought it a size larger!!! This is a XXL shirt and now it’s flowing off me! I’m both excited and still super self conscience. But I know this means I’m making moves and progress but I really have no idea what to do with this work in progress body of mine
It’s so easy to get side tracked by the thoughts that flow through your mind every day. The lies you tell yourself or the person you see in the mirror. All these things are NOT true! What is true is that you taking a step for to becoming a better version of yourself! ———
Setting goals and “check points” along your journey are key in your journey. Not just in health or fitness, but in LIFE as a whole! Create those vision boards. Make that bucket list. Put up pictures that inspire you and make you happy and determined. ———
Having a group that reminds you of your LIFE goals and supports you to reach them is so important. What are your goals? Health? Fitness? Travel? Security? Dream job? Anything!!! Tell me in the comments! I know you will make them a reality one day if you just believe!
Elizabeth is killing it! Half way there and still going strong as her body AND mind get healthy.
Everything has changed.... And yet I am more me, than I have ever been.
This program has been one of the best things I have ever done for myself.
I had tried everything.... I mean EVERYTHING! (Keto, Paleo, Atkins, HCG, spent hundreds on personal trainers... Seriously, everything) and I could not loose weight. I felt horrible, physically and mentally.
Then finally, after watching one of my close friends have such amazing results I decided to reach out, and I am so glad I did. This program is truly a blessing. I am so grateful I found it. I feel like a completely different person. I am no longer tired and groggy all the time, I sleep through the night, and I just overall feel amazing.
I am not quite to my goal but I am more than 1/2 way there.I know I will be there soon, and I can't wait!
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Oh your on a diet... you must not eat anything... it’s so hard to prep healthy food... I don’t have time to cook... you can’t lose weight by simple portion control...
These are excuses I’ve heard countless times!! But that’s all they are excuses. Not gonna sugar coat it, eating healthy does take a little bit of time, effort and planning. But the rewards are SO worth it!
I mean look at the breakfast I had today. Most of it was from leftovers in the fridge and simple things I can prep ahead of time and then just grab and throw together.
You’ve got to WANT to make the changes and prepare yourself to be successful. Bc being prepared isn’t half the battle, it IS THE BATTLE!! Let’s tackle this together.
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Today I did the leg day circuit from the My TransPHORMation Starts Today app under weightloss training. Needless to say it kicked my 🍑.
3 sets x 15 reps
▪️Walking Lunges (15 each leg)
▪️Straight Leg Deadlift (with set bar... working on grip strength to get up to a barbell)
Followed up by:
▪️30 mins of Cardio
My legs were so gassed by the end but it felt amazing.
Feeling strong today as I pushed through this workout! Thursday’s are usually the hardest workout for me in this program and I had every reason not to show up tonight..
👉🏼lacking almost 3 hours of my usual sleep time so my body was EXHAUSTED
👉🏼 I got off work later than usual
👉🏼my legs are sore AF
👉🏼I was super hungry and wanted to get dinner started
👉🏼IM SURE I COULD MAKE THIS LIST GO ON AND ON AND ON
But I dropped my excuses and pushed play and got it done! Are you ready to drop your excuses and start living your best life?!?.