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    Melanie Ironwing
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My little assistant chef, making Reese’s Puffs baked oatmeal 🤤
#bakerinthemaking #myminime #momlife
Infinity War!!!! (Finally...) Love me some superheroes!
Infinity War!!!! (Finally...) Love me some superheroes!
Congratulations to my baby brother & my new sister ❤️ Love you both!!!
Congratulations to my baby brother & my new sister ❤️ Love you both!!!
Seriously.... who else’s mom looks like this??? 💪🏻
#fitover50 #naturalbodybuilding #nanbf #figurecompetitor #iam1stphorm #teamgordon #builtbyspeiser
So proud of this lady!!! She got on stage with girls half her age & looked AMAZING!  She’s leaving with some hardware for a second & fourth place finish. She is an inspiration to all of us who know & love her as well as to her gym family. Keep pushing momma! See you at the gym Monday morning 💪🏻
#prouddaughter #naturalbodybuilding #nanbf #southernstatesnaturalclassic
So proud of this lady!!! She got on stage with girls half her age & looked AMAZING! She’s leaving with some hardware for a second & fourth place finish. She is an inspiration to all of us who know & love her as well as to her gym family. Keep pushing momma! See you at the gym Monday morning 💪🏻 #prouddaughter  #naturalbodybuilding  #nanbf  #southernstatesnaturalclassic 
I tried a weird thing this week.... I’ve had nagging shoulder & elbow pain that flare up every arm day & take a couple days to resolve. I’ve tried ice, anti-inflammatory supps, etc, etc..... still nagging. 
So I tried out acupuncture this week. (Something I never thought I would try.) Today was my first arm day since my treatment, & it was sooooo much better! I had better range of motion & much less pain during & after my workout. Thank you so much, Dr. Kelsey, at Fitness for the Soul in Alton, IL!!!! I’ll be back for more!  #acupuncture #elbowpain #weightlifting #naturalbodybuilding #figurecompetitor #iam1stphorm #ipepro
I tried a weird thing this week.... I’ve had nagging shoulder & elbow pain that flare up every arm day & take a couple days to resolve. I’ve tried ice, anti-inflammatory supps, etc, etc..... still nagging. So I tried out acupuncture this week. (Something I never thought I would try.) Today was my first arm day since my treatment, & it was sooooo much better! I had better range of motion & much less pain during & after my workout. Thank you so much, Dr. Kelsey, at Fitness for the Soul in Alton, IL!!!! I’ll be back for more! #acupuncture  #elbowpain  #weightlifting  #naturalbodybuilding  #figurecompetitor  #iam1stphorm  #ipepro 
Kid #2 in Dr. Heintz’s chair! She’s thrilled to be here... 😂
#momlife #braces #smile #heintzandbankhead #thankgoddaddyisalineman
One mom, one minivan, three kids, two pets.... 800 miles later, we’re calling it a night!!! #roadtrip #homewardbound #momlife #momstrong 😴😴😴😴
I’m a creature of habit... when I find something I love, I stick with it. Such as the case with my post workout protein. I LOVE mint chocolate 🍪 and root beer float 🍦 Phormula 1. I can’t stop ordering those 2 flavors! Well, I’m pleased to say I stepped out of my comfort zone & tried Loop D Fruit Phormula 1. MIND BLOWN 🤯!!!! This stuff tastes just like Fruit Loops.... it’s insane. So delicious. I will go lift weights just so I can look forward to my post workout shake!

I pair Phormula 1 with Ignition for a complete post workout recovery shake. Ignition provides rapidly absorbing carbohydrates to replenish glycogen stores, & Phormula 1 provides hydrolyzed whey isolate to jump start protein synthesis & muscle repair right away.... added bonus.... it’s super yummy 🤤

You can use the link in my bio to order your post workout stack & get free shipping 😉

#iam1stphorm #legionofboom #armday #postworkout #glycogenreplenishment #proteinsynthesis #naturalbodybuilding
I’m a creature of habit... when I find something I love, I stick with it. Such as the case with my post workout protein. I LOVE mint chocolate 🍪 and root beer float 🍦 Phormula 1. I can’t stop ordering those 2 flavors! Well, I’m pleased to say I stepped out of my comfort zone & tried Loop D Fruit Phormula 1. MIND BLOWN 🤯!!!! This stuff tastes just like Fruit Loops.... it’s insane. So delicious. I will go lift weights just so I can look forward to my post workout shake! I pair Phormula 1 with Ignition for a complete post workout recovery shake. Ignition provides rapidly absorbing carbohydrates to replenish glycogen stores, & Phormula 1 provides hydrolyzed whey isolate to jump start protein synthesis & muscle repair right away.... added bonus.... it’s super yummy 🤤 You can use the link in my bio to order your post workout stack & get free shipping 😉 #iam1stphorm  #legionofboom  #armday  #postworkout  #glycogenreplenishment  #proteinsynthesis  #naturalbodybuilding 
I woke up to this daily devotion. #truth
I woke up to this daily devotion. #truth 
I don’t know a single mother who wouldn’t love this gift set on Mother’s Day! Three of my favorite products in one beautiful box. Refresh your face, eyes, & lips at a 25% savings! Message me for details! 
#lifechangingskincare #rodanandfields #springcleaningforyourskin #mothersdaygift
Muscle is metabolically EXPENSIVE! Muscle burns calories, so having more muscle on your body means you’ll burn more calories even at rest. I think the stigma of girls lifting & getting “too bulky” is slowly fading.... ladies are embracing curvier, more muscular physiques. (Which I think is awesome. 💪🏻) And it has the added bonus of helping us burn more fat, yes again, even at rest! Now don’t thing you’re going to pick up a couple weights & all the sudden look like a mini-hulk.... I’ve had to lift my a** off to put on the muscle I do have (and I’m still not as muscular as I’d like to be). So get of the treadmill & spend at least half your gym time in the weight room... your body & your jeans👖 will thank you! 😘
Muscle is metabolically EXPENSIVE! Muscle burns calories, so having more muscle on your body means you’ll burn more calories even at rest. I think the stigma of girls lifting & getting “too bulky” is slowly fading.... ladies are embracing curvier, more muscular physiques. (Which I think is awesome. 💪🏻) And it has the added bonus of helping us burn more fat, yes again, even at rest! Now don’t thing you’re going to pick up a couple weights & all the sudden look like a mini-hulk.... I’ve had to lift my a** off to put on the muscle I do have (and I’m still not as muscular as I’d like to be). So get of the treadmill & spend at least half your gym time in the weight room... your body & your jeans👖 will thank you! 😘
Happy Easter!! 🐣 ✝️
Happy Easter!! 🐣 ✝️
We are attempting to color “marbled” Easter eggs... we’ll see how this turns out....
We are attempting to color “marbled” Easter eggs... we’ll see how this turns out....
I love this stuff! I also love sneaking little nutritious gems into my meal plan 💪🏻 Ginger has numerous medicinal properties & has been used historically for its anti-inflammatory & antioxidant power. For me personally, I try to incorporate as many anti-inflammatory foods as possible because I have autoimmune issues with my eyes (my immune system randomly decides to attack my eyes🤷🏻‍♀️). When my diet is consistent, & I incorporate naturally anti-inflammatory substances, my flares are few & far between (3 years now since my last one)! I also love to switch up my normal seasoning routine.... chicken breast is a staple of my diet, but let’s be honest.... it gets a little boring.

Fresh ginger root can be a pain in the butt to use (peeling, grating, etc.), but this stuff is ready to use & delicious! I use ~1-2 tsp at a time, which is only 3-7 calories & 1-2 g of carb! I found it through my Thrive Market app. I will definitely keep this on hand 🤚 
#naturalcures #antiinflammatory #gingerjuice #thegingerpeople  #thrivemarket #iam1stphorm #diettips
I love this stuff! I also love sneaking little nutritious gems into my meal plan 💪🏻 Ginger has numerous medicinal properties & has been used historically for its anti-inflammatory & antioxidant power. For me personally, I try to incorporate as many anti-inflammatory foods as possible because I have autoimmune issues with my eyes (my immune system randomly decides to attack my eyes🤷🏻‍♀️). When my diet is consistent, & I incorporate naturally anti-inflammatory substances, my flares are few & far between (3 years now since my last one)! I also love to switch up my normal seasoning routine.... chicken breast is a staple of my diet, but let’s be honest.... it gets a little boring. Fresh ginger root can be a pain in the butt to use (peeling, grating, etc.), but this stuff is ready to use & delicious! I use ~1-2 tsp at a time, which is only 3-7 calories & 1-2 g of carb! I found it through my Thrive Market app. I will definitely keep this on hand 🤚 #naturalcures  #antiinflammatory  #gingerjuice  #thegingerpeople  #thrivemarket  #iam1stphorm  #diettips 
Thank you, @amy_olney, for posting this a while back. I had to save it! It spoke to me & still does. 
I’ll be THIRTY-SEVEN in October. I quit nursing to stay home with my babies four years ago. I love the opportunity I’ve been given to stay home & serve my family. But I feel like I lost a lot of my identity. I wasn’t sure what more I could accomplish... It’s very scary to try to reach for new goals & ambitions when I feel like I’m knocking on the door of “middle aged” 😱. I feel like I should’ve figured out my purpose & be living my full potential by now.... I’m slowly changing my mindset to accept that I’m not too old, I have so much left to offer, & I have a lot of life to live! I can set new goals & achieve them. And what’s more than that, I can help other people do the same! 
I’m still at home serving my family, but I’m reaching beyond the boundaries of my own household to help others & also push myself. With as many years as God continues to grant me on this planet, I’m going to keep growing & never settle!!! #reflection #iam1stphorm #neversettle #aginglikefinewine #naturalbodybuilding #stayathomemom #momlifeisthebestlife
Thank you, @amy_olney, for posting this a while back. I had to save it! It spoke to me & still does. I’ll be THIRTY-SEVEN in October. I quit nursing to stay home with my babies four years ago. I love the opportunity I’ve been given to stay home & serve my family. But I feel like I lost a lot of my identity. I wasn’t sure what more I could accomplish... It’s very scary to try to reach for new goals & ambitions when I feel like I’m knocking on the door of “middle aged” 😱. I feel like I should’ve figured out my purpose & be living my full potential by now.... I’m slowly changing my mindset to accept that I’m not too old, I have so much left to offer, & I have a lot of life to live! I can set new goals & achieve them. And what’s more than that, I can help other people do the same! I’m still at home serving my family, but I’m reaching beyond the boundaries of my own household to help others & also push myself. With as many years as God continues to grant me on this planet, I’m going to keep growing & never settle!!! #reflection  #iam1stphorm  #neversettle  #aginglikefinewine  #naturalbodybuilding  #stayathomemom  #momlifeisthebestlife 
Happy Easter Week! Jesus served as the greatest example of living a life of service to others.... all the way to the cross! I pray that you find a way to serve others this week! It blesses you as much as it blesses them ❤️
#christianmom #lifeofservice #blessothers
Happy Easter Week! Jesus served as the greatest example of living a life of service to others.... all the way to the cross! I pray that you find a way to serve others this week! It blesses you as much as it blesses them ❤️ #christianmom  #lifeofservice  #blessothers