Memorial Day Weekend

Bump and I got our workout on in honor of those who never returned from defending our freedom and this land we love ♥️🇺🇸 💙

 

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Flex Friday – January 2019

Yep, I’m looking at my muscles and smiling proudly!

Some might find that conceited, but I’ve come to learn those simply aren’t my people. My people are the ones who understand and applaud why I’m so proud… I work HARD for my muscles. I work HARD to be strong, to be better than I was yesterday; to be the BEST ME I CAN BE.

I work hard to turn my OBSTACLES into my OPPORTUNITIES.

I WORK for them. So, I LOVE them. They are tangible reminders of how VERY FAR I have come.

Say peace out to anyone who judges you for being proud of your hard work! 💪🏼

Diabetic Life!

This goof kept me company for some of my workout, which started off rough due to a headache and low sugars, so she sat me down, told me to eat a banana and let it work it’s magic, and then get to it when I was ready.

I do not always love the “waiting period”, but it’s important to not begin an intense workout on low blood sugars – to do so would be silly and irresponsible, and while I have my flaws, I would like to think that I have become a responsible person who puts my health first over my pride and ego (or at least, it is a work in progress!)

Coach Roxy is all business, and she does her coaching from the comfort of the couch! 

I love her so much, sometimes I honestly feel she senses when Mama needs some help/company and stays with me… of course, it could just be that she’s a female dog who does what she wants, but in my Mama heart, I feel like she just knows…

Wellness – Deadlifts!

Apparently, these new kicks had me feeling extra badassy, because I was deadlifting more than half my body weight today!

No big deal, right? Well actually, to me it is, because again, I keep flashing back to a time in my life where walking was painful, nevermind lifting anything.

And I didn’t go from not being able to lift anything to lifting more than half my weight… I progressed. I got stronger. It’s just another testament to how far I’ve come and the POWER of CONSISTENCY.

The sooner you honor yourself by showing up every day, the sooner you will be at your strongest!

Fuck Yeah Friday – Celebrate Your Hard Work

There is nothing wrong with celebrating your growth, your efforts, your progress… there is power in reflecting just. how far. you have come.

When I think back to a time in my life where I was weak and actually HATED my body, to now where I feel strong and have learned to LOVE my body… I get emotional.

I work so hard and I’m GRATEFUL to do so, because there was a time in my life where I COULD NOT do so; I couldn’t even hold my purse without pain and back spasms, so my consistency and gratitude stems from KNOWING what it feels like to feel HELPLESS, and I’m honored to show up for myself every day, and I’m PROUD to celebrate the hard work I put in – and YOU should celebrate YOUR hard work, too!

GratiTuesday – Car Payment

I made the first payment on this babe today!

Do I love having a car payment again after almost 3 years without one? I mean I wouldn’t mind the balance being zero… just keeping it real!

… but …

I do love that I am paying for a car I actually LOVE.
I love that I have the means to GET myself a reliable vehicle.
I love that I have worked SO HARD to rebuild my credit that I didn’t need a cosigner OR to accept a double-digit interest rate.
I love that my little side gig helps me pay for it. (could you use a side gig for some extra cash?)
And I love being reminded that I had the confidence to buy her on my own, something I honestly never thought I would have the confidence to do (we’ll chalk most of that up to the fact my ears function poorly 😉)

So yes… bills can certainly serve as a reminder of things we are {{ BLESSED }} to have!

Is your vehicle paid off?