Feel Good Friday – Shine Your Brightest!

Do you… see yourself as a constant self-improvement project?

Do you… approach self-love with an all-or-nothing attitude?

Are you… hard on yourself — especially your body?

Is there something you are attempting to get rid of by sweeping it under the rug?

It’s important to be mindful of coming from a place of wanting to LEARN and GROW and shine BRIGHTER, not from a place of ‘there is something wrong with me and I need to fix it.’

There is nothing wrong with you – you are beautiful and perfect. And there is nothing wrong with improving upon that. We are here to be our best selves; nothing less!

And if you need help with that, I’m here, always. I’m always working on being my best self too, so we can do it all together 💕

Adventures in Pregnancy – 24 weeks!?

Whaaaat?!

I blinked and I went from {{ impatiently! }} waiting to reach 12 weeks and being able to finally share the news to being 6. months. pregnant?!

How does that happen?! Where did that time go?!

Pregnancy has been one of the weirdest examples of how something can go so. dang. fast (because you have sooo much to do!) but also so. dang. slow (because you feel like you’ve been pregnant forever and you cannot wait to meet your little one!)

Here is a 6 month bumpie; I am still feeling pretty good, other than pretty persistent low back pain. But overall, pretty grateful for how well my body has handled what’s being asked of it 💕

Saturday Sweat – Back at it!

Mannnn it felt good to get back to it today!

I did a workout designed specifically for the second trimester; it was all strength training, no cardio (my preference, if we’re being 100% honest!) and it felt so good after a few days off and a good stretch yesterday!

And lending more credence to my theory that my daily movement seriously helps stabilize my blood sugars, things have been MUCH better the last two days (days I moved) versus the three days that I didn’t!

Who else is moving today?

Factbomb Friday – The world does not revolve around you…

(Not my post, but…)

I’m curious what my service industry friends (and anyone else) thinks of this…

How would YOU have responded?

Even though I’m not in the service industry per se, I’ve had clients message me, and when I didn’t answer swiftly enough for them, they’ve sent question mark messages or gotten upset, and I’ll be honest, those are the people I back off of. Sorry, but I am at no ones beck and call 24/7, and people need to understand that.

I’m a full time worker, a wife, a dog mama, soon to be a human mama, and I have responsibilities just like everyone else.

And also, I agree with this person – I am no good to anyone else unless I’m good to myself. I will offer you the absolute best I can, but EFF someone thinking I am out of line for taking care of myself and my wellness.

Seems like someone never learned what happens when you assume…

What say you?

 

Move It Monday – Day One or One Day?

Day one or one day?

Choice is yours!

Today was supposed to be my day 1 of the updated, relaunched 21 Day Fix, but there is a slight delay with the captions (and captions contain important info like cues, safety information, counts etc) so I might push it off a bit and wait for the captions so I can do it safely and effectively instead of bumbling my way through (which isn’t something I’d do anyways, but certainly not pregnant, where doing a move wrong could be extra dangerous!)

I still got a workout in, which is good, because I had something stressful to face today and I needed the release!

What’s your go to when you have to face something you’d rather not?

 

Final Week of Transform: 20!

Bob Marley, baby and I kicked off the sixth and final week of Transform: 20 today!

It’s not my first “final” week, but it IS the first final week of a program I’ve done completely pregnant, and I’m proud!

Yes, my stamina and my abilities have changed, because growing a life is HARD, and takes a lot out of you, but I’m proud to be able to honor both my body and the life I am growing by MOVING.

While it’s been a humbling journey, it’s also shown me what I’m capable of, and that INCLUDES doing my best and being proud instead of being upset because my capabilities may not be where they once were (for good reason!)

It is TOO EASY to feel defeated and to let that take away from the real win here, which is SHOWING UP.

Stop worrying about what you can’t do and start focusing and appreciating what you can!

Super Bowl Sunday – Go Patriots!

Again, I don’t usually workout on Sundays, but when I do you better believe my outfit selection is intentional!

I know tonight will be a late night as we are heading out for the Super Bowl, and I know I’m gonna be partaking in some indulgences, so rather than have to get up super early and slug my way through a 45 minute workout, I got it done today so I can stay on track!

I’m on week 6 of an 8 week hybrid; I did not come this far to only come this far! This is when planning ahead helps, so tomorrow I can sleep in a little without feeling guilty for skipping!

Let’s effin’ GO Patriots! 🏈💕