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Changing any fearful thoughts of our consciousness increases the vibrations in our well being. An awakening or enlightenment of love, that our souls bring to our awareness. Instead of escaping reality with fear, we are reminded to stay open to what is, with Love. 💜 -
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#wavesofchange #shifthappens #soulfood #awake #inversionjunkie #change #invertyoself #fearless #nirvana #happiness #handstandpress #practice #yogitoes #yogapractice #yogaeverydamnday #lines #yogini #handstand #core #balance #lifestyle #consciousness #yogalove #growth #love #enlightenment #giveyourselfgrace #namaste


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I see you Mama...tryin to do all the things. Release yourself from the expectation that you have to do it all💕💫 #momlife #busymoms #giveyourselfgrace #30daysofsc


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‘Almost everything will work again if you unplug it for a few minutes. Including you.’ ✨
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Took a much needed break from the craziness of life this week and got to spend time with some amazing friends and family. 💛
My heart is feeling full and rejuvenated and I’m ready to get back to reality tomorrow and to keep crushing goals large and small.💪🏼
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Also, just a friendly reminder that it is OK to not be perfectly on track each and every day of your fitness journey. This weekend I have indulged in desserts, good food and amazing drinks. Do I feel bad about it?? NO! Because I know that I will get right back to my healthy LIFESTYLE and a few indulgences will not ruin all of my progress. Give yourself grace. ✨
Sorry for being away for a few days but I hope everyone is having an amazing day and had a beautiful weekend. 💛
Now let’s get after it this week! 😎🙌🏼
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#fitfamily #fitgirl #fitspo #muchneededbreak #selfcare #giveyourselfgrace #loveyourself #familytime #homefortheweekend #homeiswheretheheartis #strongwomen #strongnotskinny #fitnesscoach #trainer #weightlossjourney #fitnessmotivation #fitnessjourney #healthylifestyle #cheatday #healthyliving #busywomen #busyfitlife #fitgoals #fitlife #followyourdreams #mindsetmatters #fitness


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From every trial, there is a lesson. From every lesson, you gain strength. By gaining strength, you allow yourself to grow.

#victoryoverdefeat #allowyourselftogrow #giveyourselfgrace #moveforward #youcantstaywhereyouare #readysetgrow #startyourlifemovement #empowermentproject


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In honor of Father’s Day, I would like to share with you my friends, my sweet dads salsa. It is simple, delicious, and healthy! When I was younger, I would watch my dad play in the kitchen trying new recipes, new flavors, and his enthusiasm was contagious. He loved to play in the kitchen but he loved even more to eat together and share it with the ones he loves most, his family ❤️ There aren’t enough words to express how grateful I am to have the father I have and even more grateful to not only call him my dad but my friend! So paps here’s to you— wish we were eating this together watching baseball after our Sunday service. .
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Happy Father’s Day to all the dads out there! Know that you make this world a better place and we are grateful to celebrate YOU! .
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Recipe 👇🏻
6 ripe tomatoes chopped + 1 green 1 yellow 1 orange 1 red bell pepper chopped and mix together
In sauce pan, sauté 2 cloves minced garlic with 1 yellow onion — once finished add to the mix + squeeze 1 lime + chopped cilantro (however much you want) + 1 tbsp olive oil + 2 tbsp agave nectar + sprinkle with sea salt to taste —- refrigerate ~3hrs before serving 😋 ENJOY!!!
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#livwelldaily #livingyourbesteveryday #knowwhatyoueat #giveyourselfgrace #healthysnack #cleaneating #healthyfood #salsa #foodies #foodblogger #foodinspiration #instaeats #instagood #happyfathersday


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I was actually jumping for joy.... because I ran double digits today for ze first time since I’ve been out here in South Dakota!
SO satisfying and SO needed. I’ve been hesitant to run this long and far (mostly for lack of time), but also because I have been truly committed to just letting my body do its thing this summer. Right now that “thing” appears to be getting into that running groove again..



Not so running related is the fact that I totally lied and said that I would be putting podcast episodes out again this week- which alas did not happen. I won’t say for certain that I’ll have an episode out this week (such is life on a reservation) BUT I will say that I’m like 99.9% sure that I will 😊
I can also say with 100% certainty that when episode 29 does come out, it will be well worth the wait. I’ll be chatting with @dr.davisruns26.2 about all things running, time management, mental and emotional burnout, and the reality that sometimes we just can’t do it all.... fitting after the last few weeks for me😂


Happy Sunday!
#runlikeagirl #cheyenneriversiouxtribe .#cheyenneriverreservation #chasingbravery #chasingbraverypodcast #itsokaytonotdoitall #itsokay #giveyourselfgrace #beatyesterday #recoveryisworthit #bebravedogood #sauconykinvara #saucony #runyourworld #findyourstrong #listentoyourbody #longrunvibes #arunwithaview #runningattitude


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Hey Momma, I have a confession for you...
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I am terrible at laundry. Actually, I’m terrible at keeping up with house work in general. I tend to prioritize cleaning out a closet or junk drawer over wiping down the counters. Most days I have it all backwards. And I always feel like I’m failing.
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But this morning, as I sit here folding my husbands giant pile of clothes I that I swore I would have folded and put away as part of his Father’s Day gift before the day of (yep, didn’t make that deadline either!), I realized I was just DONE.
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I’m done with the resentment to myself for not “having it all together.”
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I’m done with getting annoyed that my husband hasn’t put his laundry away when I know full well he would never have that expectation of me if I was putting in 12-14 hour days in the fields/at the farm. Also, I should add he could care less if I actually ever put his clothes away bc he has no problem grabbing them from this giant pile and he thanks me that they are clean.
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I’m done with the unrealistic expectations I put on myself while I feel the pressure of being great at the 4 jobs I’ve taken on, 3 of which require full time hours.
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I’m done throwing pity parties for myself when I feel inadequate.
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I’m done thinking that if my plans don’t go as planned that I’ve let everyone down.
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I’m done making myself miserable for not being a “Pinterest Mom.”
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I’m done apologizing for my disaster of a house bc we live here. It may not be as tidy and organized as I want but there is only so much I can do while 4 tornadoes run through it.
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I am done yelling at my kids about how messy the house is. I do expect chores to be done and for them to listen to me when asked for tasks to be completed. But the yelling, crying, freaking out...I’m done with that.
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I’m also done feeling embarrassed that I have an amazing gal that comes and cleans my house once a week. It took my husband 8 years, 3 kids and a 4th on the way to convince me that it is ok to hire someone to help with the house! But when it had been 2 months since my kitchen floor had actually been mopped, we needed help. @lorenalynde seriously keeps me sane!
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It is ok to be done, Mommas. I get you!! 🖤


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Happy Sunday friends! Sometimes we need to hear this when things don’t go according to plan. Learn from it, grow from it, and move on. You’re all the wiser for it.


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Laughter is the best medicine. Really. It is. Lots of science-y, good stuff happens to our bodies when we laugh.
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Just a reminder that it is still very much the weekend. Chill. Laugh. Enjoy life. Don’t be so serious or too hard on yourself.
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Find joy. Keep your happy. Don’t give it away so easily.#laughingisthebest #choosejoy #keepyourhappy #laughter #smilemore #giveyourselfgrace #goeasyonyourself #thestruggleisrealyall #learningasigo #doingmybest #instasmiley #selfcaresunday #momlife #momboss #doallthethings #crushingit #eieiolotsofeo #justsaying #beingreal #sunshineandsmiles #sundayfunday #weekendvibes #sundayvibes


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When you accidentally take a two hour nap with your kids....harvesting these tiny gorgeous pods MAY have contributed to my relaxed state (cuddly kids also a factor).
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This was all from just one of my 12 lavender plants. The others are so pretty right now, I’m not sure I can bear to harvest them all.
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I guess Saturday will be my rest day (the workout program I’m doing has a rest day each week), and I’ll pick it up tomorrow to finish strong.
#beflexible #giveyourselfgrace #dontgiveyourselflavendar #lavendar #sleepytime #tiredasamother #momlife #naplife #myownlife #lifebydesign #medicinalplants


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I just love the idea behind this saying. Day by day. Hour by hour. Minute by minute. Slowly growing into who we’re destined to be. 🌱


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Took the twins to the mall playground. Lunch at a hibachi place in the food court that agreed to steam my veggies and give me plain brown rice although I think they were lying when they said they used low fat white meat chicken. Ate less than half the rice. It's rare to get an E on the go! .
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#thm #trimhealthymama #fastfood #dietfastfood #mallfood #carbs #rice #stirfry #drivethroughsue #lazyfood #foodfreedom #giveyourselfgrace #momlife #fostermom #twinmom #lunch


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What is 𝒮𝒾𝓂𝓅𝓁𝓎 𝐵𝑒𝒸𝑜𝓂𝒾𝓃𝑔 𝐻𝑒𝒶𝓁𝓉𝒽𝓎?

Before I created Simply Becoming Healthy, I had struggled for years with what health means to me. After all the struggles and as my health evolves, I believe I have found what works best for me. Even tho I believe nutrition & exercise play a huge role in feeling healthy. I also strongly believe that healthy means something different for everyone. The way it looks, the way it feels, the way it’s achieved. Never forget that! Being healthy is about what works for the individual, not one set of rules for everyone. Dealing with my autoimmune disease, my perspective on health has changed over the years, for me, it truly has to do with my mental health & body functions working as they should. If you eat well, your inside will reflect on your outside. .
. ✨Important Tips✨ 🌫️Never deprive yourself and feel like you’re missing out on the things you enjoy. 🌫️Eating foods that nourish your body and nourish your soul.
🌫️Knowing that all foods are part of a healthy diet.
🌫️Exercising because you love your body and because you enjoy it.
🌫️Saying no to things because you know your boundaries.
🌫️Saying yes to things because you want to and not feeling guilty about it.
🌫️Loving and appreciating your body no matter what size.
🌫️Being kind to yourself. This life isn’t about perfect, it’s about messing up and growing from it. 🌫️Protect your sleep.
🌫️Do all things that bring you joy
🌫️BELIEVE IN YOURSELF and put in effort day-in and day-out, even on days you can only manage a small amount! .
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Everyone wants to achieve their own idea of health. We must begin to understand that everyone's idea of health is different. Happiness is what occurs when a person is encouraged to be their own concept of health. Health is what occurs when a person is given permission to be their own kind of healthy. Wellness is when a person decides to really be themselves. I think the healthiest choice a person can make right this moment is to ask themselves, what does health look like for me and what action can I take this very moment to start the process? Ask yourself, and see how healthy it feels to investigate your true desires!


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No need to kick yourself over #unfinishedbusiness 🌹 This year's not over girl friend & life & laziness #letsbehonest happens.

So LET GO of what you didn't do & get back up & start over. #giveyourselfgrace
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//stubborn//
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That’s me. Sometimes it’s a strength of mine and sometimes not so much. This week was physically and mentally tough for me. After a couple days of back pain I finally went to the chiropractor to find out my sacrum and left hip were all out of whack. When someone says, “Take it easy,” my brain hears it as a nice suggestion rather than smart medical advice that will help me heal quicker.
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Doing less workouts this week was not easy. I look forward to that part of my day so when I don’t have that I feel kind of lost. This week I had to work on giving myself grace and accepting that missing a couple days was okay and that I would get back to it. I quickly had to remind myself that there are many people who would give anything to be able to do physical activities just once.
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I am stubborn, yes, and also blessed. Remember to give yourself grace when needed and to be grateful for the life you were given.


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“Success is most often achieved by those who don’t know that failure is inevitable.” Coco Chanel. Be amazing today! #amazingyou #saturdayvibes #keepingitpositiveasalways


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After working out this morning I got to my car and this cute little ladybug was waiting for me on my windshield. Just what I needed this morning!
A ladybug is believed to be an embodiment of Lady Luck, bringing good fortune and prosperity along with it. As the insect leads a vibrant and colorful life, it influences you to experience the joys of living to the fullest. Thank you for the reminder! 💕 #ladybug #sweetreminders #messagefrommom #thankyou #myjourney #hopeful #anotherchapter #simplify #giveyourselfgrace #beyourself #goodfortune #bendoregon


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I started a new job couple of weeks ago and my nerve was getting to me so much. I was trying so hard to be perfect. I wasn’t myself and it felt like I had no personality. I’ve been trying to adjust my mindset and really give myself grace and it really makes a huge difference. I’m learning better, feeling more like myself, and it’s been great. It’s going to be ok. Oh yes it is!💪🏻 #giveyourselfgrace #gracenotperfection


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You know what’s awesome?
When the workout your doing allows for 3 rest days! It allows me to enjoy my weekends with my family!
You know what else is awesome?
When your baby NAPS and you can take a hot shower and have quiet time! Can I get a AMEN🙏
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#momsavedbygrace #busymamas #loveyourbodynow #momsquiettime #giveyourselfgrace


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GATHER + CREATE
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Last night I attended an event for local creatives.
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We gathered around this table that was set in the middle of a small farm whose charms + quaint details belong in storybooks; A kind of place that makes you pause and give thanks to be even a thread in the fabric that breathes life into a home like this.
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We took our seats and awaited the family-style menu of wine, cheese + dreams that would be served. I was anxious to indulge.
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At first, we all held our arts and passions in our laps. Like children, we allowed them to be admired - even questioned- but kept them close where we knew they’d be safe.
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By the end of the night, those very dreams we held the hands of so tightly, were dancing on the table and shining more brightly than before.
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I left an empty glass and plate behind, and carried out a more full + inspired heart. .
My creative comfort zone is made up of books and blogs and podcasts. I read and listen to the stories and dreams of others to feel connected + help inspire my own.
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It works. I am inspired often. But I am also comfortable, which can be a dangerous place to stay for too long.
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Last night stretched the boundaries of that zone. It also reminded how invigorating it can be to see real purpose + passion in person. It helped me realize we may need each other more than we think on our creative life journeys.
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Heart homework: Step out of your comfort zone and seek connection. Set your life’s table for the guest desired, but also make room for the ones you weren’t expecting. Sometimes, they are the ones that bring the most to the table.💛


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Day 20|80: holy cow look what I did.

This cardio workout on Saturday has killed me for the last two weeks. Today I did die a bit, but A LOT less that the last two weeks. I’m not going to say I like this workout, but I hate it less. This move is BY FAR the hardest move I have ever done, even harder than burpees. But today I did these mule kick frog jump things all and I couldn’t be more proud of myself. It was hard and my legs are sore but it feels great. 🐸

This whole program has pushed me so far. I still can’t believe I’m already into day 20 of this journey and have 60 days left. I can’t wait to see where the next 60 days take me!

Ps I need to go get heavier weights this weekend.






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Weekend Vibes + Fresh Flowers go together like PB+J.💕✨💐🥪🌹🙌 Cheers to the end of another busy week (one where I've literally only been able to cross off half of my To Do List, but this girl isn't going to let that bring me down👊). Note to self: be kind to yourself + give yourself grace. Everything happens in due time.💕💕 #trusttheprocess
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#weekendvibes #friyay #happyfriday #cheerstotheweekend #freshflowers #pinkpeonies #freshpeonies #treatyourself #femaleentrepreneur #ladyboss #bosslady #bossbabe #girlboss #entrepreneurlife #entrepreneurship #bekind #giveyourselfgrace #pinkflowers #goaldigger #sidehustle #sidehustler #hustleharder #followyourheart #dowhatyoulove #lovewhatyoudo #solopreneur #soulpreneur


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So true! Good or bad, life is a series of seasons that teaches us through one experience after another. Stay open and never stop learning my friends! #lifelessons #keepgrowing #growyourknow #giveyourselfgrace


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All I gotta say is THANK THE HEAVENS 🙌🏻 for 20 minute at home workouts to release some endorphins because today has been a doozy!
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My doctor warned me not to be alarmed if my exhaustion levels were high the next couple of weeks because baby is tripling in size... well sure enough it hit me today! 😴
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If you know me I am not one to slow down and I don’t take naps, but I am learning very quickly that I HAVE to listen to my body, sleep when I need to and take care me and the little human I am growing! So after a nice nap this afternoon I pushed play and sweated it out for 20 minutes because I also know that I need to move everyday. Not just for my physical health, but my mental health as well! 💕
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Today may not have gone as planned. I may be behind on what I wanted to get accomplished, but my goal is to take this journey day by day, continue to make myself a priority, enjoy every moment for what it is and give myself grace! 🤰🏻💪🏻💕


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One way to start is simply treat yourself with the same kindness and forgiveness you show to the people you love. #giveyourselfcompassion #giveyourselfgrace #loveyourselffirst #loveyourflaws #loveyourwholeself #loveyourselfunconditionally❤️


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Hey you friends!! I’m all about working toward goals, breaking out of comfort zones, and stretching yourself— BUT not at the expense of your health!!! Don’t forget to rest when you need to rest! Stay in tune with your body and don’t override what it’s communicating to you! 💕 Even the “prize” won’t be worth it at the end if you’re not well!! I’ve been there, friends! Just because you can doesn’t ALWAYS mean you should! 💝


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Laughter really is the best medicine ✨

Have any plans this weekend?
Anything fun?
Anything exciting?
Anything tasty?
(But for real, tell me about your food adventures. Im always looking for new things to try.)

I woke up with a lot of anxiety this morning. This is a work-heavy weekend for me, and I started my day with my mind racing with all of the things I need and want to get done. Not exactly the most relaxing way to kick off Friday.

It’s times like this that I am EXTRA intentional about making time for time for fun. Always trying to find that #balancebalancebalance

Morning classes and afternoon pool parties here I come! ☀️💦 Lets hope I can get a good nights sleep thrown in there too.





#weekendvibes #friyay #balancedlifestyle #balance #worklifebalance #fitnesscoach #giveyourselfgrace #playmore #workhardplayhard #socialwellness #emotionalhealth #foodadventures #orlandofl #floridalife #downtownorlando #orlandofitness #mindbodygram #wellnesslifestyle #wellnessblogger #fitnessblogger #laughteristhebestmedicine #laughitoff #laughatyourself #forgiveness #mentalhealth #doingitall


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BACKHANDED COMPLIMENTS:
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“I love your dress.. It’s so FLATTERING!”
“It’s kinda cool how you just don’t even care about working out or your body image.”
“You carry your curves so well.”
“Wow, you have so much confidence. How?”
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These are just a few of the super-awesome backhanded compliments I receive on a pretty regular basis.🙄
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Sometimes, no matter how much self-care I put in, no matter how many self-love books I read, no matter how much confidence I cultivate - words can still sting. .
As much as it stings, it never settles within me. I never let it burn long enough to leave a scar. I’ve spent too much time healing past ones to let ignorant words carve in fresh hurts.
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Recently, I was around a group of women discussing another woman. I listened closely as one of them described her physically by her estimated height and weight. They all gasped in disgust, making comments on how “sad” she must be.
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Guess what? The physical body they described was only an inch and a few pounds different than my own. That one stung a little longer. It even made my heart ache in some intentionally forgotten places. But I can promise you, I was the least “sad and disgusting” person in that room.
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Ironically, none of these women had “perfect” bodies. What’s worse is ALL of them had daughters. Some even had their little girls with them. This is the part that broke my heart.
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They were blindly teaching them the very thing that I have spent the majority of my adult life trying to unlearn: physical appearance is how you measure love; for others and yourself.
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Words are powerful, my friends. They don’t just leave our bodies - they settle into the ones around us. Especially, the little ones.
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Please: Instead of questioning confidence, admire it. Stop letting physical weight and worth be ultimate measurements of each other. Do not remark on the journey of a body that is not your own. PAY ATTENTION to tiny ears when you talk about “BIG” issues.
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And, for the love of God, if you like her dress, just say you like the damn dress.


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Remember...you did the best you could with what you knew at the time.
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We are not here to be perfect or to get it “right”.
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Growth, my sister, growth. And I know you learned so much. Everything happened exactly as it should have. Breathe that in and let yourself off the hook.
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You deserve your own forgiveness.
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#liveandlearn #forgiveyourself #praisetheprogress #doyourbest #forgettherest #growthmattersmost #easeup #timetorelax #heretoexplore #spiritualwarrior #goddessvibes #risesisterrise #sisterhood #lightworkers #expand #forgiveness #giveyourselfgrace #empoweryourself #transmute #empoweredwomen #empowerothers #soulfrequency #energyhealing #goodvibetribe


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The Greatests Commandments.... 1. Love God above all else
2. Love yourself
3. Love your neighbor

Every morning I'm building my relationship with God by spending time in his word and talking to Him. Spending quality time builds any relationship.

The second part says to love your neighbor as you I love yourself. I don't know about you but I treat others better than myself.
I have such high expectations for myself both in actions and image that I fail at every single day. Because of this I spend time tearing myself down instead of building myself up.

I would never dare to say to anyone what I say to myself. I'm working on that though! I'm working on loving my body where it is at. That doesn't mean I can't work on strengthening my body! I can love my body where I'm at and still work on improving it.

Same with all aspects of life that I feel need work. Being a homemaker is hard work. Its not all BonBons and leisure time. Its housekeeping, parenting and in my case educating my children as well. All these I struggle with. Balancing spending time teaching my children vs cleaning the kitchen. Running errands vs having fun at the park. Finding time to enjoy myself and relax vs feeling guilty letting my kids watch tv while I do so.

But finding this balance and loving myself through the daily missteps is what loving your self is all about. Would I dare to judge another mom who's house is not perfect because She choose to cuddle with her kiddos? Would I dare to judge a mom who choose to let her kids watch a movie so she could relax and refresh herself so she cpuld continue on the path God has her on?

No! Never! So why are we so hard on ourselves?

Today I ask you to first spend a few minutes building your relationship with God. Then I suggest finding a way to love your self more. Give yourself grace to enjoy a book for 20 minutes. Look in the mirror and say positive things to yourself rather than negative. Today put yourself above others! Practice loving yourself!

#loveyourself #buildrelationships #giveyourselfgrace #loveGod #buildyourselfup #matthew2237


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Invites being accepted!❤️😂


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Day 19|80 Field day

Get up, Be Awesome, Repeat. That will be team Whitesall’s field day motto today. We will rock this and dominate.

Just kidding 😂 we will play fair and cheer everyone on! I’m impressed by my kiddo’s attitude these past few days with kickball tournaments and competitiveness. There was one moment of poor sportsmanship and I quickly took care of it. From there on out it was fair playing and cheering each other on. I am proud of them and their success.

Side note. 1.5 days left after today.






#fitcamp #teachersofthegram #teacherstyle #iteachfourth #fitteachers #tiredteacher #newhomeowner #iboughtahouse #makeachange #giveyourselfgrace #teachertribe #selflove #migrainessuck #iteachtoo #newjerseylife #readingteacher #coachlifestyle #bekindalways #iamthatgirl #womeninspiringwomen #iloveteaching #healthylife #healthyteacher #happyteacher #teachersinjune #homegymlife


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Today was one of the most intense & yin-yang type of days that I’ve had in a very long time. However, it was also one of the most eye-opening days I’ve had in a long time. Today, I witnessed my own personal growth firsthand. I saw it. I lived it. And I’m allowing myself to be proud of it. 🙂 Days like today remind me that I’m human. They remind me that I’m not invincible, & that that’s okay. 😌 Overall, I’m proud of myself for how I handled today & for allowing myself to feel every emotion that came. It’s a huge step in the right direction for me. Go me!



#mentalhealth #recovery #feelyourfeelings #improvement #proud #mentalhealthrecovery #stepintherightdirection #honoryourfeelings #givegrace #giveyourselfgrace


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a simple reminder—be patient with yourself. be kind to yourself. it’s easy to get trapped in doubt, negativity, guilt, shame and comparison. whether it’s thoughts of your success or body, they can be your greatest nay-sayer or cheerleader. what comes out of your mouth is a reflection of what is happening on the inside. speak love over yourself. it matters more than you know.
cherish what makes you YOU and champion the same in others. ♥️


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That moment you reward yourself for making it through a hard day of being hard on yourself for being hard on your kids...light the #anthropologie candle, draw the bath, and tell yourself that you are doing the best you can and that tomorrow is a new day. #giveyourselfgrace #presentnotperfect #momlife #mompreneur #tomorrow #mommyblogger #titos


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Do you hope and pray that your children will learn the best kinds of things from you?! And hopefully miss the flaws?

I know I do. It’s something I pray about all the time...

If there’s one thing I’ve learned as a parent over the past 6 years - it’s that kids truly see, hear and learn EVERYTHING.

There’s nothing quite like seeing your own personality (good and bad) shine through the eyes, mouths and behaviors of your children. Hello self-awareness! 😬

Every day - I see more and more of myself in our littles. And it’s not always things I’m proud of.

Yelling. Anger. Overly dramatic exaggeration. Judgment. Negativity. Self loathing. All things I wish weren’t real and my children didn’t see and mimic, but they do. Because I’m an imperfect human and so are they. #giveyourselfgrace

That’s why I cherish moments like the one pictured. Precious glares from my son, into his daddy’s eyes, in AWE of his strength, determination and knowledge of how to do things. It reminds me that we’re still doing okay. 😉

It’s fascinating how resilient kids can be and that no matter what - they seem to forgive, forget and focus on the GOOD and the FUN.

What a blessing their perspective has been to my life. To OUR life.

Friends - be reminded that our children are always watching and learning. Every move. Every choice. Every emotion. And in my mind, the best thing we can do is LEAD by example, EDUCATE and give them the tools they need to handle the day in, day out, UP and down of life.

That includes things like...
How to be kind.
How to forgive.
How to apologize.
How to speak up for help.
How to take care of themselves.
And how to LOVE who they are.

No doubt - life is HARD. Make the choice to GIVE YOURSELF and your kiddos the tools. A tool belt filled with key messages, lessons learned and LOVE that will serve them every single day. ♥️

That’s my prayer for you tonight, parents. It’s my prayer for all of us. 🙏🏻


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Day 18|80

I’m tired, my muscles are sore, and my nutrition is not on point. I’m human and these things happen. Am I going to quit? NO! Am I going to give in and give up my progress so far? NO! I’m going to reevaluate what I’m doing and KEEP GOING! Sometimes this happens. It’s okay.





#fitcamp #teachersofthegram #teacherstyle #iteachfourth #fitteachers #tiredteacher #newhomeowner #iboughtahouse #makeachange #giveyourselfgrace #teachertribe #selflove #migrainessuck #iteachtoo #newjerseylife #readingteacher #coachlifestyle #bekindalways #iamthatgirl #womeninspiringwomen #iloveteaching #healthylife #healthyteacher #happyteacher #teachersinjune #homegymlife


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Squats and deadlifts at 5:30am with zero food = ☠️ (plus shoulders) it was a freaking good workout though so I’ll take it. Got up to 115 with squats for 8 reps. That is major baby weight to A LOT of people but with all the fertility stuff since last August I quit heavy squats and deadlifts cause with all the meds my energy and strength levels just weren’t there. But I am slowly getting it back so I was really proud of myself 💪🏼 this is probably where the weight will sit for me for a while with IVF beginning this week (the nurses said I probably won’t have energy to do what I am even doing now but you can bet I’m gonna try my hardest to at least stick with where I’m at with intensity, we shall see 🤷🏼‍♀️ )
Hope everyone has a great workout today! Remember just because you can’t lift the heaviest doesn’t mean you shouldn’t because of embarrassment and ego. It’s better to try and have good form then to not try or ruin your body with bad form.


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Must Read! Do you ever suspect that everyone else has life figured out and you don’t have a clue? If so, Rachel Hollis has something to tell you: “That’s a lie.”
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Perfection 👉🏼 Procrastination 👉🏼 Paralysis
Just do it and get started already! One foot in front of the other, walking with others who are moving too!
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This week has been a crazy one! And I am trying to give myself grace and remember this during these busy, crazy times!
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We don’t have control of what life throws at us, but how we react and handle those situations ARE in our control!
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I am trying really hard to start a habit of reading at night and @msrachelhollis book #girlwashyourface has been making that so easy! If you haven’t checked it out I HIGHLY recommend!
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Couldn’t agree more to this!
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“For I am seen by the King of kings and the Lord of lords” I took some time to be still this morning— summer is such a hard season to have a rhythm in with traveling, warmer weather, and all the plans and adventures— my mind consistently wonders about the next thing I’m up to but this morning I wanted to sit in this amazing reality that I am SEEN and not just by my friends and family but I am seen by the King of kings and the Lord of lords! I should not take this lightly but so often I do. But the question I had to ask myself this morning is “do you Olivia see Him, in the midst of your busy plans and summer fun do you stop to see Him and invite Him in?” .
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#livwelldaily #livingyourbesteveryday #knowwhatyoueat #giveyourselfgrace #foodies #foodblogger #foodinspiration #breakfast #healthyfood #healthyeating #healthybreakfast #cleaneating #truth #grace #instaeats #instagood #feedfeed #wholefoods #wholefoodsmarket


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A visual representation of these Gemini New Moon feels 🌑 As a Gemini ♊️ Cusp there is no escaping what is being brought up.
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Check out readings from @aquariusnation @chaninicholas @mysticmamma @foreverconscious for the lowdown on what to expect while this Gemini / Cancer is going to crawl into my shell, slowdown and tune in 📝💞💫 and get an early night.
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#newmoon #gemininewmoon #rest #restore #giveyourselfgrace #newmoonintentions #selflove #slowdown #slowdowntunein #tunein #faceyourfears #hiddenbeliefsystems #journal #mindset #change #transformation


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Sometimes I’m a Pinterest Mom who goes all out for Birthday Parties. Other times their birthdays sneak up on me, and I have to give myself grace...especially when I spell ‘Birthday’ wrong 🤦‍♀️ #birthdaycake #pinterestmom #nottoday #motherhood #giveyourselfgrace #momfail #homemade #boymom #triedtofixit


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Progress not perfection; Grace over perfection 💕
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So I’m giving myself some grace as I prepare to go through a fake sugar detox again because 1.) nobody is perfect and 2.) I am WORTH the EFFORT 💕 And so are YOU! Wanna buckle down together?! Shoot me a message! The more the merrier 🤗
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Learning to give yourself grace can be so challenging 💖
This is one thing I've struggled so much with especially lately during my difficult pregnancy and now adjusting a new balance at home 👶🏻👨‍👩‍👧‍👦
I tell others not to get stuck in comparison traps but it's so hard..we're all human after all. You never know what help or someone else's situation may be and that's so hard to remember in the moment.
I've a mile long list of stuff I need to do plus the other long list of stuff I want to do for my team with trainings, post, files, etc.
Today..I pushed myself to get out of bed early even though I woke up hourly, my eyes burning and my newborn still sleeping.
But Riley was at school today so I was excited I was about to knock some of my to do list down! Then...I get a phone call that Riley is sick..again. So off I go with a crying newborn that's upset I woke him up and dragging around town.
I see my to do list sitting on my desk being unchecked and I get frustrated at myself then the doorbell rang.. Tayler from @mywildbird gifted us this amazing chambray ring sling (thank you💖) So I pop Evan into it, get us all outside for some fresh air and grab some of my favorite flowers 🌿🌸
He then places his tiny little hand on my chest and I'm reminded that this is our last baby..that we wished for the past few years. So as my toddler ask for a snack hourly, my newborn cluster nursing, five clean loads of laundry that need put away and that to do list left unchecked...I'm giving myself G•R•A•C•E today & encourage you to do the same 💋 Be kind to yourself! #wildbird #onemonthold #giveyourselfgrace #bekindtoyourself #babywearing @mywildbird


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Day 17|80: Failure

I feel like I have been failing. My workouts have been great, everyday I feel like I crush them. I know my nutrition is never what it should be. I’ve been so bad about following the timed nutrition and the meal plan. While I never expect to follow a plan 100% I need to do better.

One thing I love about the coaching world I am in is that we help each other out. If I am struggling all I need to do is ask for help. I know my amazing friends will give them the advice I need, but I’m still frustrated with myself. I can’t let this program continue without doing something.






#fitcamp #teachersofthegram #teacherstyle #iteachfourth #fitteachers #tiredteacher #newhomeowner #iboughtahouse #makeachange #giveyourselfgrace #teachertribe #selflove #migrainessuck #iteachtoo #newjerseylife #readingteacher #coachlifestyle #bekindalways #iamthatgirl #womeninspiringwomen #iloveteaching #healthylife #healthyteacher #happyteacher #teachersinjune #homegymlife


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“And then one day I decided that hurry and stress were no longer going to be part of my life. Stress is self-created; I decided to stop manufacturing it. We can choose an internal calm and joy even amidst the chaos.” - Brendon Burchard

Do you know what stresses you out?
I didn’t for the longest time.
Then I found this quote and it made me realize...
A lot of what puts me under stress is my own brain. And made up situations that may never happen.
Or perceptions that seem like my reality.
This quote seriously changed me.

I found out what was causing me stress.
Or at least a few of the 500,00 things 😂
I actively know how to try and let those things go.
The best advice I can give you?
Let go of the shit that brings you down.
Quit doing what makes you stressed (if you can) or at least find a way to make it less stressful.
And don’t forget, stress is self created, so get to kicking it’s ass, cause you’re a warrior 👊🏼💪🏼








#selflove #selfloveclub #selflovemovement #myjourney #loveyourself #giveyourselfgrace #stressedout #workingonmyself #workingonme #positivemindsprevail #positivity #strongwomen #strongnotskinny #choosehappy #livehappy #sweatingforthewedding #healthyhacks #foodisfuel #cleaneats #boymom #iowalife #engagedlife #bonusmom #smalltowngirl #iowagirl #smalltownlife #brendonburchard #brendonburchardquotes #stressrelief


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I’ve said it a 100 times, and I’ll say it a 100 more. •••Comparison is the thief of JOY••• ~•~•~•Your body is a temple. A masterpiece made out of much more than flesh, blood and bones. The scars show pain and adventure. Stretch marks share a journey of life. Tattoos share stories that are close to your heart. But believing the devil when he whispers in your ear all those ugly thoughts hurts from the inside out. Some days you can pluck him off, some days he’s hard to shake, but he should never be welcome to stay and take up space. Love your life. LIVE your life. It’s short in the grand scheme of things. Do not let the devil tell you differently, and do NOT let yourself be your own worst critic. Today’s check in proved I’m still working on giving myself grace. •~•~•~ #itstrue #yourvibeattractsyourtribe #beastmode #feedyoursoul #Fillyourlovetank #comparisonisthethiefofjoy #positivevibesonly #macrosforthewin #strongerU #strongmom #strongasamother #momsthatlift #tattooedmom #momofthree #giveyourselfgrace #perfectlyimperfect #iholdmyown #mystorytotell #priorities #beapriority #takecareofyourself #mentalhealthawareness


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Some (okay like most) days your plans will not go as you expected. I'm a big planner and that has been a truth I've grown to understand, and really enjoy! I planned to get my strength workout done and then 3 miles with Crew this afternoon. Well I'm stinkin' tired today.. the kinda tired three cups of coffee hasn't fixed 😵My strength workout this morning was rough. My body is just tired and my heart rate zones show that! So I'm very happy to forget those three miles and enjoy watching my son build the BIGGEST train track ever instead! A nice family walk will happen later this evening and will count as my miles for the day! Giving my body grace and another pot of coffee is brewing! I don't feel sad about it one bit! ✌🏻❤️ #vacationmode #myboyhassomuchenergy #idonot #running #truthpost #ditchyourplans #rollwithjesus #loveyourself #loveyourbody #giveyourselfgrace #giveyourselfabreak #fitmom #momswholift #homeiswheretheheartis #homeismyfavoriteplace #applewatch #heartratemonitor #cardio #strengthtraining #liftingweights


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I got in the best shape of my life POST babies. •

After Greyson, it was with Shaun T and INSANITY. •
After Blakely, it was with Autumn doing 21 Day Fix Extreme and Joel & Jericho doing Core de Force ... •
So I figure i might as well do it again with Theo and this amazing lift and hiit workout. •
BONUS cuz ummmmm it’s only {F O U R}, yes, I said only 4️⃣ days a week! Annnnnnnd 30ish minutes per day!🙌🏽
Every. Newborn👏🏽Mom’s🤱🏻Dream🍼Workout!👏🏽


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Yes! Today we replenish muscle glycogen! Little boost of sugar through fruits and simple carbs 😍
Still modifying today. Trying to give myself Grace and not be frustrated because I really want to do more than is safe for my back. This too shall pass. Gotta be Honest, without my group, I’d have used this as an excuse and quit. I thought has run through my mind, more than once, but knowing that there are peeps behind me, cheering me on and fighting their own struggles is keeping me in the game! Doing what I can is better than doing nothing at all! #replenish #balance #giveyourselfgrace #somethingisbetterthannothing #refeedday #modify #doyourpersonalbest #momsworkingout #metime #strongissexy #heathyinsideandout #youcandoittoo #fitnessgroups #supporteachother #ivegotyourback #youvegotmyback #nsv #lovewhatido


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HONESTY HOUR COMIN ATCHA! 🙈 Remember when I said the second round of the 80 day program I am doing I was “a little more lax” on my nutrition...well, it’s been a little more than “a little” lately 😐🤪 BUT THAT’S OK! Cuz life happens and IM HUMAN! ❤️🤷🏻‍♀️ I’m not going to beat myself up over it, and instead I’m recognizing it and tightening up my nutrition RIGHT NOW! 😊❤️ That’s the best part about this LIFESTYLE, is that it allows for you to be human and enjoy life while continuing to work on the BEST version of you 😎😍
So if you have trouble sometimes with those cravings or just sticking with a meal plan in general, IM RIGHT THERE WITH YA 😃 And I can help you when you decide enough is enough ❤️ #cravingssuck #dontletthemwin #giveyourselfgrace #imhuman #progressisstillprogress #sweatsquad #nevergivingup #letthemagichappen #loveyourself #positivevibesonly #enjoyfoodenjoylife #dontbeatyourselfup


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SOMEONE ELSE’S SUCCESS DOES NOT TAKE ANYTHING AWAY FROM YOUR OWN. STOP COMPARING.
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We believe the better she does, the worse off we are. That when she succeeds, we ultimately fail. The more she has, the less there is for us... it’s alllll lies.
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I have NEVER had to unscrew another woman’s lightbulb in order to shine. Neither have you. That light is already IN you.
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Post your fave emoji below if you’re all about the sisterhood!


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