first: mowed the lawn again today. awesome way to get in steps lol 😂 and get some sun! ☀
second: #realtalk for a sec...
I'm struggling a bit mentally and emotionally as I'm getting back on track. looking at #transformation pics or even options for them is hard cuz I gained back so much and is hard to see my progress gone 👎🏻. I'm working on coming to terms with it though 😊
I just wanted to be real and honest with you guys ☺️💜💜
A run to some is no big deal but to me it is. Living with arthritis since I was 12 has made exercise a challenge at times and running was something that has always caused me too much pain to enjoy it.
Since I've changed my mindset, removed pro-inflammatory foods, decreased stress, worked on positive thoughts, included supplements that support my health(not my looks) my ability to exercise has been drastically improved and I can now run with no pain😁😁😁 Lessons you can learn from my mistakes
1. Learn to love yourself
2. Take care of your health from the inside out
3. Positive mindset is the backbone to all success
4. Don't give up and always work on your self in all aspects
Love thyself and love thy neighbour
👨🏽🎓Jayden graduated 2nd grade!
He gave it his all and put a lot of effort to pass.
He would always tell me how he really wants to try to pass to 3rd grade and that was his main goal.
At times he would sob because he thought he was not going to make it but I encouraged him to keep going and he will see.
I’m extremely #proud of him for fighting his way throughout the school year to keep up even if he was struggling, but he NEVER gave up.
That’s my warrior.
Always a fighter, doing it with all his heart and giving it his all.
Tears of joy stream to see him so happy about passing on to 3rd grade because I know it’s all he’s been wanting! 💙
So much fun working out 💪🏼 with these girls this weekend! We ran 7km, we endured a #hiitworkout — we sweat, we hurt, but it felt darn good! The 40+ body of mine is inspired by the healthy living of these young, energetic and fitness craze ladies! Never too old to workout with the young! 😎 #letsgo
You create your reality. And you can have anything you have a burning desire for, put your mind to, and work towards.
I believe in the law of attraction but people get it wrong. It isn't just visualizing, programming yourself with affirmations, or having a vision board.
You can have those things, and I believe it's a necessity when in pursuit of what you have a desire for, but the most important of all is taking ACTION! Action increases the momentum in creating the reality you desire and when attracting what you want into your life.
With the visualizing, the vision boards, the affirmations, massive action, discipline, consistency, perseverance, strong belief, faith, hard work, smart work, and you being a visionary you can have what you want in life. You can redesign your whole life the way you want it. But it starts with you, not anyone else. This is your life and you only got ONE! And you have to realize that the way your life is isn't because of anyone else, but because of you. Take full responsibility for why it is the way it is and start working on yourself, start changing yourself, become better, and then you can take care of everything outside. You must work within. Before anything else, before trying to work on anything else, trying to change things, trying to make things better, it must start all with the mind first. If you want your life to change, you've got to change. ✔--
My son. He is only 8 years old. He loves wrestling. I don’t much. It’s hard for me to watch his matches. He is my baby, but I know how much he loves it and he is good at it. At 8 he has over 100 matches. He has the heart of a champion. #wrestlermom#nevergiveup
Another Summer🏖 is upon us and it is now time to put away those comfy Winter clothes and replace them with our Summer clothes 👙👡👗 Let me ask a question.....how many of you beautiful mammas out there could go shopping in your closet??? Come on be honest......you are just like me....you see something cute, buy it in a smaller size....and swear to yourself that next year you will fit in it.....am I right?? 😉
But, then next year comes and those things still don't fit 😥😥😥😥 I have done this for the past 8 years......YES, 8 years of being disappointed, ashamed, disgusted and hating myself 😥 Wow, how sad is that?!! I would not make others feel that way, so why the HELL is it ok to make myself feel that way???? NO MORE!!!!!!!! Clothes, the number on that stupid scale ⚖, what others think of me DO NOT define who I am and I will NEVER think those negative things about myself ever again!
Celebrate every struggle......you know why??? They are an important part of the journey.....they lead to our successes ❤❤ This is MY journey...this is YOUR journey.....it will have ups and downs, but I have decided that I will celebrate every step along the way 😘
So much has happened in the last year. On Monday it was my birthday, yep another year on this planet. I look back and I am grateful. The greatest pain has been endured and through my trials and tribulations and I am HERE. All I can say is that is a miracle. I am still acclimating to my new chapter and I have to say that my heart has a small light in it. Just more than a flicker or a spark. My scars, my soul, my spirit... I will not turn a blind eye on my life anymore. I made that decision months ago when I transitioned from my denial of the fact that I was not happy. And that it was MY responsibility to cut the bullshit and make myself happy. Many dark nights of the soul, falling and getting back up— OVER and OVER again. I was walking my pups yesterday and it was raining, gray blue sky. I looked up and saw a cloud that resembled a Lion. At that moment through the clouds came the sun shining. It happened in slow motion. My Father whom I met once, and then passed has always appeared to me with the Spirit of a Lion. King of the jungle. I stopped walking and just stood there with my eyes fixated on the beautiful sky. Tears welled up in my eyes and I felt this sense of I’m going to be okay. My Father has my back and is always standing by in spirit if I need him. For the first time in many moons I did not feel ALONE. If you are feeling down, know in your heart that you just need to hold on, don’t give up before the miracle happens. This life thing is no freaking joke, and yet it is all that we have. Stay in the light, let the sun warm your skin and know that every moment will never happen in the same way again. Take the time to bask in the glory of every day. We are not guaranteed anything. So love yourself and keep your tribe close. We came to this planet for L💗VE! Be it, give it, receive it, cherish your heart. Even if it is broken. #lifelessons#love#growth#spirit#God#joy#pain#newchapter#forgiveness#honor#strength#compassion#courage#lifeisgood#staywoke#selflove#discovery#pureheart#nevergiveup#spiritualhuman
This place is LEGIT!! Hawaiian/Filipino cuisine👌. Lechon Kawali, Adobo Moco, Lumpia Bowl, Sisig, Sinigang Wings and Ube Donuts 😋. Anyone living in or even visiting the Seattle area gotta hit this place up!!
Met up w Coach @monstermakerfitness @ @gstandardgym in Tacoma. With his guidance and a few tweaks I was able to hit a PR raw bench press of 275lbs (I’m coming after that 315 bench). Also hit a 465lbs raw deadlift belt-less. Did not realize all the math involved in powerlifting. Absolutely humbled from the tune up session and have a new found respect for powerlifting. I’ve decided to take on a 12 week program then head into competition. Right now #’s stand @ Bench 275lbs - Squat 445lbs - Deadlift 485lbs. I’ve set a goal to hit a total of 1,500. This is by far my toughest challenge yet.