Just looking back to when I couldn’t afford to travel, so I picked up 2 extra jobs that I worked after my full-time teaching job and on weekends. I still traveled, but it came at a HUGE cost to my sanity. ⠀ ⠀ Now>>Just signed up for my cruise to the Bahamas and Haiti that I won for me and my honey FO FREE in March, just for helping others get started on the health and fitness journey that changed my life—oh yeah, and I don’t have to work those jobs anymore. I can do this from my couch, or even while I’m traveling.⠀ ⠀ Im so stoked, because It’ll be my first cruise! ⠀ Have y’all ever been on one? Where to?👇🏻👇🏻
Trying to figure out not to lose it before Christmas break? ⠀ ⠀ Ask yourself>>>⠀ What would this look like if this were fun? ⠀ What would this look like if this were easy? ⠀ How can I help make my students excited to be in my classroom? ⠀ ⠀ Things I’ve been doing:⠀ Collaborating with each individual student to create an artwork they love—choice of medium, and choice of subject matter⠀ &⠀ Having fun Christmas decor ideas to do when they get done early that still allow them to practice their skills ⠀ —⠀ If you teach math, this might not be so easy. But what you CAN DO, is have enthusiasm for what you teach. Dance around the room. Turn on some Christmas music. Pretend you want to be there, even if you aren’t always. ⠀ Make learning AS FUN as possible.⠀ In other words, don’t be a Grinch or a Cotton Headed Ninny Muggins 🌲⠀ ⠀ Fellow teachers: ⠀ How have you been making learning fun lately? 👇🏻👇🏻
YO, SANTA CLAUS MUST BE REAL⠀ Cuz he brought me 20 minute workouts.⠀ And this step so I CAN STEP IT UP in the new year.⠀ ⠀ Good thing you can try it too⠀ —link in bio for the free sample workout I tried this morning— ⠀ ⠀ Also, swipe right to see why you shouldn’t be following me if you want to see cool post-workout poses. 🤦🏻♀️
👈🏼I was burned out—it was my first year teaching, I was always smiling and talking about how great it was, but it wasn’t.⠀ I would go home, emotionally eat.⠀ I didn’t have any time for anything besides teaching, so I withdrew from others. ⠀ I didn’t do the things that brought me joy anymore.⠀ I was continuing to gain weight, and I was at my heaviest.⠀ I felt anxious all the time, and I didn’t know how to make it better—all I knew is that this couldn’t be the rest of my life and I had to do something, ANYTHING, even if it was just one area at a time. ⠀ ⠀ Who knew a workout program I could do from my living room would start a spiral effect that changed my life?
How do I go to events and not go hard on all the holiday food? Trade secret: sometimes I do. But my best self, asks myself: What is the reason you are here? — Last night’s answer: To HAVE fun with Mark and network with his friends and coworkers. >> Does this include a drink? Last night it didn’t, cuz DD— but sometimes it does. But it doesn’t include FOR THE FOOD. Now will you find me driving across town to the one place that sells macaroons FOR THE FOOD??? Sometimes, and that’s okay.
People quit cuz they think it needs to be perfect, and when they aren’t, they give up. I’m the girl who knows I’ll never live without alcohol or or dessert, and I’m cool with that.
Swipe right to see the cute pics of me and my honey from Christmases past 🙌🏼
Shoutout to my new WOMEN ARTISTS shirt from @shrillsociety ⠀ 🙌🏼⠀ I think it’s so important to expose my students to artists of different cultures, gender, and experiences, instead of just the old dead white guys that we learned about in school. Don’t get me wrong, I love me some Van Gogh and Da Vinci, but Yayoi Kusama and Frida Kahlo deserve their recognition as well. ⠀ ⠀ Who’s your favorite artist? 👇🏻🎨⠀ #artteacherlife
When a doctor gives voice to something you’ve known for a long time: ⠀ “It’s MUCH harder for you to lose weight because your thyroid production is so low.”⠀ ⠀ I knew that it was harder for me.⠀ I’ve run enough bootcamps to see people’s before and afters blow mine out of the water. I’ve compared myself to enough other coaches....and thought I was doing something wrong because even though I’ve lost weight, my results halted often, even when I was trying hard and being consistent. ⠀ ⠀ But guess what? ⠀ EVEN WITH that diagnosis, I can look back on the last 2 years and see that 15 — 20 pound weight loss because I still put in the work, trusted that this daily action of food that fuels me and exercising was the best thing for me no matter what, and tried to be the healthiest version of me—whatever that looks like in before and afters and on the scale. ⠀ ⠀ Because of that, besides thyroid, everything else on my labs was perfectly healthy. ⠀ ⠀ Everyone has their obstacles: but don’t make them your excuses. Don’t let them definie you. ⠀ BE YOUR BEST & Healthiest YOU that you can be.⠀ ⠀ Where are my other peeps with thyroid issues?? Or health problems that make you feel like weight loss is harder for you? ⠀ There’s comfort in knowing YOU ARENT ALONE
How many calories are in this? #dontknowdontcare ⠀ ⠀ I’ve calorie counted and crash dieted more in my life than I care to admit. ⠀ Where did that get me? >>>Still unhappy with my body, obsessed with food⠀ (ask me how many calories are in any standard food and I can probably still tell you) ⠀ AND suffering a very damaged metabolism. ⠀ ⠀ What changed my life and taught me how to live a healthy lifestyle while going out to eat, being busy, traveling the world ????⠀ ⠀ PORTION CONTROL⠀ with an easy to follow system that is color coded to help me balance my diet while learning portion sizes ⠀ ⠀ Now: I don’t obsess about food.⠀ I don’t eat as little as possible.⠀ I didn’t cut carbs OR anything completely out of my life. ⠀ IM JUST LIVIN IT. ⠀ ⠀ Anyone else a recovering calorie counter?⠀ 👇🏻
Busy? Yeah, you and everyone else.⠀ It’s just that time of year I guess.⠀ Oh wait, but it’s also: ⠀ January. February. May. September.⠀ ⠀ News flash to me and every body else.⠀ THERE WILL NEVER be a time when you don’t feel busy.⠀ Stop putting off changing your life, body, or circumstances UNTIL *enter excuse here*⠀ If you want something to be different, you have to do something different.⠀ Let’s start with TWENTY MINUTES A DAY.⠀ ⠀ #Clickinbio cuz registration for my newest bootcamp kicked off today. It kicks it off January 14th, but with the opportunity to start preparing as soon as your purchase with workouts, nutrition, support, and me as your new fit bestie 💁🏻♀️💁🏻♀️