Some videos from my workout earlier this week feat. Okah, my pup.
Staying motivated this summer while studying hasn’t been easy, but I’m getting it done. 🙃
Swipe to the last video to see my short girl struggles 😂🙈 sound on for this..
Never in a million years did I think I would be making a bottle first thing every am...PCOS and years of trying to conceive really made me loose hope. 🥺
Even though every minute of pregnancy and being a mom has been extremely hard for me, I’m grateful for every difficult moment. 🙏🏼 And even more grateful that I get to do all of this while working from home...so happy I don’t have to miss my sons first ANYTHING 🥰
Now time to go feed this guy and crush my morning workout 🏋️♀️
To be honest, when I was young I never thought I wanted to be a mom. I didn’t think it was meant for me. Then, one day I just knew I wanted to be a mom. But, then after losing baby #1 and then trying again but not getting pregnant right away, I wanted to just give up. But, right when I was giving up, I found out I was pregnant again. I was scared. Scared of losing another baby. Scared of not being a good mom. Scared of having no idea what I was doing. I thought I could read “The Happiest Baby on the Block” and have it all figured out🤦♀️ Well, if you are a parent, you know it’s not that easy! BUT, somehow we figure it out, don’t we? This little girl right here has taught me so much! To be patient. To be more loving. To just be happy in the moment. To challenge ourselves. To be ourselves and don’t pretend to be someone else. To see life thru kids eyes is to truly live life. Sometimes you have to slow down and just do cartwheels all the way to your room like Bella does every night🤸♀️ Today, I know I was meant to be a mom, especially to the sweetest girl I know❤️❤️
Wait, butterflies don't shoot out of your chest when you do roll ups? 😉
Day 6 of #WhyWePOP is all about increasing shoulder mobility while strengthening the core and lengthening the spine--yes, please! .
This POP Classic 33 move helps you to do things like reach the top shelf in the pantry or (if you're me, #shortgirlproblems ) the grocery store; literally hold your head higher with that elongated spine; and to get up from a seated or lying position without having to roll to one side. That last one may not seem like a big deal, but it just takes one abdominal surgery or injury to make you realize how much of your core you use simply to get up and down--for me, it was a full incision appendectomy, but for others it could be a C section, etc. One of the great things about this move is that modifications are affective and progress is steady and obvious. (Swipe right for videos of the full and modified options) Once you get super strong, there are ways to continue challenging yourself through tempo, levers and even resistance. I'll post video of some of these tomorrow, if you're curious. 😊
Quick tip for teaching students who are familiar with Pilates, but not POP Pilates: if you let them know it is a teaser style rollup, they are more likely to end seated tall, rather than reaching for their toes. 🤓
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After tending to a baby all day, this time to myself is much needed 💕
Daddy is on duty for the next little bit 👏🏽 How many mamas got their alone time today?! 🙋🏻♀️ Even if it’s only 30 minutes, we need it ladies!
𝗯𝗲 𝘆𝗼𝘂𝗿𝘀𝗲𝗹𝗳. People don’t have to like you & you don’t have to care💕
19 1866 June, 2019
I went to the dmv to renew my license📸 today, I looked like thiss💅🏼 and I’m excited asF to finally have an ID that reflects THE NEW ME (not a prison mug shot, jk🤣) and people won’t have to keep checking it & then look back at me confused like “is dis you, or??” Me to the TSA guy: *awkward smile* 🤣🤣 and I didn’t lie about my weight like I did last time (minus 10lbs..) - or my height omg HAHA, I’m 5’2”😟 ANND I used the 2.5 hours of wait time, instead of being miserable, bitchin and complaining about ‘being at the dmv’ (the line wrapped around outside of the building💀) to work my business from my phone📱basically got paid to be at the dmv today but I don’t work THERE, which is DOPE😏 *gangster voice* “I don’t wait nowhere fo’ free”😬 side note: I must have been a rushed shit head before because I always ran into the worst kind of negative people that made things take wayyyy longer; but today the check-in girl was so nice and told me about this jewelry place that had cute “K” rings for cheap, the woman I sat next to was kind AF (like totally said she would cover me if I didn’t have enough cash, I did❤️), the man behind me in line (my dmv buddy) was funny - we got started around the same time and we ended in the same line to take an ID photo and he was like “hey, weee maaaade itt” I was like “wtf time is it?” I been working, I’m in no rush cuz I control my own schedule so I don’t even know🤪👌🏼 and the counter lady was extremely sweet. It’s so true what they say, you attract the kind of energy you put out there 🤯 - Would you recognize me if I looked like my old ID tho? 👉🏼