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  • Wellll you asked for it so here it is!

A full body, no equipment, beginners workout that will kick your ass.

This should be hard so don’t get discouraged sweet friend ❤️ you got this!!! So here’s what we got (try to do this circuit 3-4 times through!) 1. Lay down push-up X 15 (if you need to modify these on your knees DO IT BABY. These are hard. I modify them sometimes still)
2. Burpee with a stop squat X 10 (get that heart rate up baby!!! You gotta push in these. They’re as hard as you make them)
3. Squat to lunge X6-10 each leg (these will burn. Seriously. It’s okay if they’re hard!!! Push through ❤️)
4. Incline sit-ups with a twist (10 each leg. Work those abs!!! These will burn but they’re SO GOOD.) And that’s it!!! If this whoops you GOOD - if it’s too easy that’s good too!!! We’re all at different levels and that’s what makes us all so great ❤️ I hope this helps all of you lovely angels. ***AND IF YOU LIKE THIS CONTENT PLS LET ME KNOW!!! What you guys want to see if the most important thing to me. So let a girl know*** I LOVE YOU ALL. Go kick ass.
  • Wellll you asked for it so here it is!

    A full body, no equipment, beginners workout that will kick your ass.

    This should be hard so don’t get discouraged sweet friend ❤️ you got this!!! So here’s what we got (try to do this circuit 3-4 times through!) 1. Lay down push-up X 15 (if you need to modify these on your knees DO IT BABY. These are hard. I modify them sometimes still)
    2. Burpee with a stop squat X 10 (get that heart rate up baby!!! You gotta push in these. They’re as hard as you make them)
    3. Squat to lunge X6-10 each leg (these will burn. Seriously. It’s okay if they’re hard!!! Push through ❤️)
    4. Incline sit-ups with a twist (10 each leg. Work those abs!!! These will burn but they’re SO GOOD.) And that’s it!!! If this whoops you GOOD - if it’s too easy that’s good too!!! We’re all at different levels and that’s what makes us all so great ❤️ I hope this helps all of you lovely angels. ***AND IF YOU LIKE THIS CONTENT PLS LET ME KNOW!!! What you guys want to see if the most important thing to me. So let a girl know*** I LOVE YOU ALL. Go kick ass.
  • 1,213 163 8 January, 2019
  • Unexplained weight gain, anxiety, and exhaustion.🙄🤷🏼‍♀️😭 ⠀
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That’s what I felt like in that picture on the left. All of these emotions came out of what seemed like nowhere. I made a ton of progress on my journey and fell flat on my behind. 👎🏼 ⠀
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To say I was confused and frustrated is an understatement. To show up here with a spunky attitude to inspire others was also one of the more difficult things I had to do which is why I chose to share the struggles too.⠀
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The amount of women who reach out to me feeling like I did on the left isn’t surprising to me. We go through a lot. Childbearing, breastfeeding, hormones, depletion of hormones, stress, just to name a few. ⠀
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I was a constant advocate for myself and when I didn’t feel like ME - I didn’t stop until I found out why. Unfortunately that took a lot but I’m happy I did it. ⠀
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I also believed that showing up for myself at least 4 times a week was important. A 20-45 minute workout. A balanced diet is a lifestyle for me now but for many people it’s their biggest hurdle. ⠀
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I’m opening up 5 spots in my February Bootcamp. We have over 100 women in there so far who are pushing each other, showing up and cheering each other on. We care about each other’s wins and struggles. We want you in there too!⠀
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What will you get?⠀
- a workout program perfect for your goals⠀
- a nutrition guide to help you navigate in and out of the kitchen⠀
- support and motivation ⠀
- recognition for your achievements ⠀
- me as your personal accountability buddy and mentor⠀
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This will go fast- make sure you get in touch with me today to get your spot!! 💗
  • Unexplained weight gain, anxiety, and exhaustion.🙄🤷🏼‍♀️😭 ⠀

    That’s what I felt like in that picture on the left. All of these emotions came out of what seemed like nowhere. I made a ton of progress on my journey and fell flat on my behind. 👎🏼 ⠀

    To say I was confused and frustrated is an understatement. To show up here with a spunky attitude to inspire others was also one of the more difficult things I had to do which is why I chose to share the struggles too.⠀

    The amount of women who reach out to me feeling like I did on the left isn’t surprising to me. We go through a lot. Childbearing, breastfeeding, hormones, depletion of hormones, stress, just to name a few. ⠀

    I was a constant advocate for myself and when I didn’t feel like ME - I didn’t stop until I found out why. Unfortunately that took a lot but I’m happy I did it. ⠀

    I also believed that showing up for myself at least 4 times a week was important. A 20-45 minute workout. A balanced diet is a lifestyle for me now but for many people it’s their biggest hurdle. ⠀

    I’m opening up 5 spots in my February Bootcamp. We have over 100 women in there so far who are pushing each other, showing up and cheering each other on. We care about each other’s wins and struggles. We want you in there too!⠀

    What will you get?⠀
    - a workout program perfect for your goals⠀
    - a nutrition guide to help you navigate in and out of the kitchen⠀
    - support and motivation ⠀
    - recognition for your achievements ⠀
    - me as your personal accountability buddy and mentor⠀

    This will go fast- make sure you get in touch with me today to get your spot!! 💗
  • 1,733 7 15 February, 2019
  • I had a weekend filled with FUN. 
My best friends that I’ve known since I was 3 years old visited.

We drank margaritas, ate good food, and lived our best life. 
And not once did I stop to think “shit what’s the calories in this?” “I’m losing progress by eating this.” “all my hard work is out the window.” “Why am I self sabotaging?” Because like how silly would that be??? Really, how crazy would I have to be to  not live in the moment with my best friends who were sweet enough to visit me just in the name of fitness?

Pretty damn crazy.

My thoughts were a little more like this: “I am so blessed to have these people in my life.” “This margarita is so damn good” “I am so thankful for all of this.” And that’s a lot more my speed.

The point of this is to remind you that it’s okay to just hit pause and enjoy the world around you sometimes. It’s okay to eat good food. It’s okay to skip workouts because you have plans. It’s okay to be human and have fun and just live.

So here’s me, post a weekend of having a damn good time, filled with @dominos pizza, good margaritas, and some yummy biscuit and gravy too.

My fitness routine and body image is not a ball and chain that holds me back. Instead it allows me too enjoy life, worry free. And the best part? It’s always there when I’m ready to get back too it.

Don’t let life pass you by for some crazy fitness fad. 
I love you. Be gentle with yourself.
  • I had a weekend filled with FUN.
    My best friends that I’ve known since I was 3 years old visited.

    We drank margaritas, ate good food, and lived our best life.
    And not once did I stop to think “shit what’s the calories in this?” “I’m losing progress by eating this.” “all my hard work is out the window.” “Why am I self sabotaging?” Because like how silly would that be??? Really, how crazy would I have to be to not live in the moment with my best friends who were sweet enough to visit me just in the name of fitness?

    Pretty damn crazy.

    My thoughts were a little more like this: “I am so blessed to have these people in my life.” “This margarita is so damn good” “I am so thankful for all of this.” And that’s a lot more my speed.

    The point of this is to remind you that it’s okay to just hit pause and enjoy the world around you sometimes. It’s okay to eat good food. It’s okay to skip workouts because you have plans. It’s okay to be human and have fun and just live.

    So here’s me, post a weekend of having a damn good time, filled with @dominos pizza, good margaritas, and some yummy biscuit and gravy too.

    My fitness routine and body image is not a ball and chain that holds me back. Instead it allows me too enjoy life, worry free. And the best part? It’s always there when I’m ready to get back too it.

    Don’t let life pass you by for some crazy fitness fad.
    I love you. Be gentle with yourself.
  • 1,152 91 5 March, 2019
  • Working out out of fear vs. working out because I love my body

Self loathing vs self love “I want to be skinny” vs “I want to be healthy” 
Scared of food vs eating to fuel my body

1300 calories vs 2500 calories

Working out as punishment vs working out because I want to.

Restriction vs freedom.

Tracking the scale vs not allowing numbers to define me. 
Chasing others journeys vs focusing on my own.

Shame vs confidence.

Shrinking myself vs allowing myself to grow.

On the left, I was consumed with being smaller. I refused to eat even when I was hungry. I spent to much time in front of a mirror being unkind to myself. I measured my waistline, my thighs, and every inch made or broke me. I tracked my weight. I guilted myself for being human. I refused to let myself just live.

But I refuse to be that person anymore. I refuse to minimize myself, to starve myself, to exhaust myself, or to devalue myself for the sake of some crazy goal.

I am human. I am strong. I am healthy. I am not hungry. I am not exhausted. I am not weighed down with self hatred. I am happy. I am thriving. I am thankful - but specifically thankful to the girl on the left who fought so hard so the girl on the right could shine today.

Let yourself breathe baby. You’re doing great things.
  • Working out out of fear vs. working out because I love my body

    Self loathing vs self love “I want to be skinny” vs “I want to be healthy”
    Scared of food vs eating to fuel my body

    1300 calories vs 2500 calories

    Working out as punishment vs working out because I want to.

    Restriction vs freedom.

    Tracking the scale vs not allowing numbers to define me.
    Chasing others journeys vs focusing on my own.

    Shame vs confidence.

    Shrinking myself vs allowing myself to grow.

    On the left, I was consumed with being smaller. I refused to eat even when I was hungry. I spent to much time in front of a mirror being unkind to myself. I measured my waistline, my thighs, and every inch made or broke me. I tracked my weight. I guilted myself for being human. I refused to let myself just live.

    But I refuse to be that person anymore. I refuse to minimize myself, to starve myself, to exhaust myself, or to devalue myself for the sake of some crazy goal.

    I am human. I am strong. I am healthy. I am not hungry. I am not exhausted. I am not weighed down with self hatred. I am happy. I am thriving. I am thankful - but specifically thankful to the girl on the left who fought so hard so the girl on the right could shine today.

    Let yourself breathe baby. You’re doing great things.
  • 1,657 120 15 March, 2019
  • My little account is one years old today! 
One year ago, after a month of playing “hit or miss” with the workouts - i decided two things - to sign up for a gym and to make an accountability Instagram. 
I figured if I was paying for something I’d want to use it. And for the instagram I guessed I would make a few friends who would help me actually quit being so unreliable and just show up and keep pushing to reach my goals.

And damn, I wasn’t wrong.

My first day in the gym was anxiety ridden. I took this photo the day before my first day at the gym and it burned an image in my mind. I felt like everyone was laughing at me, waiting on me to fail.

I was so terrified of existing in a gym. I felt like I wasn’t fit enough. I felt like I didn’t deserve to take up space.

But that was some bullshit and I’ve realized the gym is a place for everyone... And that’s why today, I registered for the @nasm_fitness course to start my journey to becoming a personal trainer. Because everyone should feel like they belong in the gym - and my goal is to help them get there.

Fitness has changed my life. I am so much happier, I sleep better, I eat better, I laugh more, and I’m much more at peace with myself. 
And that’s priceless my friend and something I want to share with the world so that’s exactly what I plan to do.

Your support of my little instagram and my big dreams means the world. Here’s to many more years of putting myself first.

Thank you for joining the ride ❤️
  • My little account is one years old today!
    One year ago, after a month of playing “hit or miss” with the workouts - i decided two things - to sign up for a gym and to make an accountability Instagram.
    I figured if I was paying for something I’d want to use it. And for the instagram I guessed I would make a few friends who would help me actually quit being so unreliable and just show up and keep pushing to reach my goals.

    And damn, I wasn’t wrong.

    My first day in the gym was anxiety ridden. I took this photo the day before my first day at the gym and it burned an image in my mind. I felt like everyone was laughing at me, waiting on me to fail.

    I was so terrified of existing in a gym. I felt like I wasn’t fit enough. I felt like I didn’t deserve to take up space.

    But that was some bullshit and I’ve realized the gym is a place for everyone... And that’s why today, I registered for the @nasm_fitness course to start my journey to becoming a personal trainer. Because everyone should feel like they belong in the gym - and my goal is to help them get there.

    Fitness has changed my life. I am so much happier, I sleep better, I eat better, I laugh more, and I’m much more at peace with myself.
    And that’s priceless my friend and something I want to share with the world so that’s exactly what I plan to do.

    Your support of my little instagram and my big dreams means the world. Here’s to many more years of putting myself first.

    Thank you for joining the ride ❤️
  • 2,011 145 7 March, 2019

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  • Why do I do this? Because I don't like to do things that put me out of my comfort. My mind craves the stuff I don't want to do. And HIIT cardio is the ultimate punishment 🙅
  • Why do I do this? Because I don't like to do things that put me out of my comfort. My mind craves the stuff I don't want to do. And HIIT cardio is the ultimate punishment 🙅
  • 28 7 1 hour ago
  • How do I find time to workout?! This is a question that I get ALL time. It may sound simple, but I just make the time for it, I make it a priority. I work full time outside of the home, and have two boys, aged 5 and 3, and I’m pregnant with babe number 3 (if you hadn’t noticed 😂🤰🏼). I carve out time each week and usually get in 4-5 workouts. My workout schedule is usually the same each week, but each day is different, if that makes sense.
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Monday - I bring gym clothes to work, and head to the gym straight after.
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Tuesday - We have a running club at work, and up until a few months ago, I was running 2-3 miles. I’ve switched to walking for the time being.
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Wednesday - I work from one of our other locations, which is closer to one of my gyms. I get to work early and then hit the gym on my lunch break.
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Thursday - My work offers either a weekly fitness or yoga class, which I almost always participate in, if my work load allows.
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Friday - Rest day
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Saturday - My husband and I take turns going to the gym.
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Sunday - Rest day. Although I plan to start doing a little prenatal yoga since I’m only 8 weeks away from my due date.
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I hope this helps! Basically, you just have to find a schedule that works for you and your family. If you have a family, then you definitely need a good support system. And most importantly you have to want to make it happen! If you do, then you’ll find a way.
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#bbg #bbgmoms #bbgmums #bbgstronger #bbgcommunity #bbgfam #bbgmomsover35 #kaylaitsines #kayla_itsines #thekaylamovement #sweat #sweatwithkayla #kaylasarmy #fitmom #fitness #fitmama #32weekspregnant #fitpregnancyjourney #fitpregnancy #pregnant #healthymom #strongwomen #balancingfit #sweat12wc
  • How do I find time to workout?! This is a question that I get ALL time. It may sound simple, but I just make the time for it, I make it a priority. I work full time outside of the home, and have two boys, aged 5 and 3, and I’m pregnant with babe number 3 (if you hadn’t noticed 😂🤰🏼). I carve out time each week and usually get in 4-5 workouts. My workout schedule is usually the same each week, but each day is different, if that makes sense.
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    Monday - I bring gym clothes to work, and head to the gym straight after.
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    Tuesday - We have a running club at work, and up until a few months ago, I was running 2-3 miles. I’ve switched to walking for the time being.
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    Wednesday - I work from one of our other locations, which is closer to one of my gyms. I get to work early and then hit the gym on my lunch break.
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    Thursday - My work offers either a weekly fitness or yoga class, which I almost always participate in, if my work load allows.
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    Friday - Rest day
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    Saturday - My husband and I take turns going to the gym.
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    Sunday - Rest day. Although I plan to start doing a little prenatal yoga since I’m only 8 weeks away from my due date.
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    I hope this helps! Basically, you just have to find a schedule that works for you and your family. If you have a family, then you definitely need a good support system. And most importantly you have to want to make it happen! If you do, then you’ll find a way.
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    #bbg #bbgmoms #bbgmums #bbgstronger #bbgcommunity #bbgfam #bbgmomsover35 #kaylaitsines #kayla_itsines #thekaylamovement #sweat #sweatwithkayla #kaylasarmy #fitmom #fitness #fitmama #32weekspregnant #fitpregnancyjourney #fitpregnancy #pregnant #healthymom #strongwomen #balancingfit #sweat12wc
  • 101 0 4 hours ago
  • Everyone loves a good ab day. 
Jk everyone hates it but HERE WE ARE.

This ab workout makes me want to vomit so have fun!

3 -4 sets.

12-15 reps each. 
Let me know what you think ❤️🤪
  • Everyone loves a good ab day.
    Jk everyone hates it but HERE WE ARE.

    This ab workout makes me want to vomit so have fun!

    3 -4 sets.

    12-15 reps each.
    Let me know what you think ❤️🤪
  • 808 62 8 hours ago
  • It's a beautiful day here in Seattle, and I got to enjoy at least some of it out in the sunshine! The rest of my day will be spent alternating between studying and cleaning. Here's a killer leg circuit I did yesterday for a nice little 20-minute HIIT cardio session (Those 20 minutes include breaks!)
Perform each exercise for 40 seconds and then take a 20 second break before moving on to the next exercise.
1️⃣ Barbell box squats (box squats are where you squat onto a bench into a seated position and then stand back up - don't use momentum!)
2️⃣ Tuck jump burpees (perform a burpee, but when you jump at the end, bring your knees up to your chest)
3️⃣ Weighted jumping lunges
4️⃣ Broad jumps (jump as far as you can from a standing position)
5️⃣ Medicine ball lunge with a twist (Holding a medicine ball, or any weight really, lunge forward while bringing the weight toward the hip of the leg that's in front. Repeat on the other side)
Once you've done all 5 exercises, rest 1 to 2 minutes and try to do all of that 3 times total! Let me know if you try it! If you get it on video, I might just share it on my page!
  • It's a beautiful day here in Seattle, and I got to enjoy at least some of it out in the sunshine! The rest of my day will be spent alternating between studying and cleaning. Here's a killer leg circuit I did yesterday for a nice little 20-minute HIIT cardio session (Those 20 minutes include breaks!)
    Perform each exercise for 40 seconds and then take a 20 second break before moving on to the next exercise.
    1️⃣ Barbell box squats (box squats are where you squat onto a bench into a seated position and then stand back up - don't use momentum!)
    2️⃣ Tuck jump burpees (perform a burpee, but when you jump at the end, bring your knees up to your chest)
    3️⃣ Weighted jumping lunges
    4️⃣ Broad jumps (jump as far as you can from a standing position)
    5️⃣ Medicine ball lunge with a twist (Holding a medicine ball, or any weight really, lunge forward while bringing the weight toward the hip of the leg that's in front. Repeat on the other side)
    Once you've done all 5 exercises, rest 1 to 2 minutes and try to do all of that 3 times total! Let me know if you try it! If you get it on video, I might just share it on my page!
  • 77 10 9 hours ago
  • BBG beauty @mum_sweatlife progress 💪💝. Beautiful in both pictures!
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Don’t forget to tag [ @bbg.inspos ] in your progress photos 💕
  • BBG beauty @mum_sweatlife progress 💪💝. Beautiful in both pictures!
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    Don’t forget to tag [ @bbg.inspos ] in your progress photos 💕
  • 263 5 13 hours ago
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  • 1,091 12 16 hours ago
  • I am on #pwr2019 week 4. 
Working out over my lunch break, and going for a run when I get home. The seasonal depression is lifting! 🌞
  • I am on #pwr2019 week 4.
    Working out over my lunch break, and going for a run when I get home. The seasonal depression is lifting! 🌞
  • 96 4 16 hours ago
  • This is not an #ad — I’m not hired by, an “ambassador” for, or an “athlete” of @bowmar_nutrition and I want to stress this fact so that y’all take me seriously when I say I’ve found my new favorite protein powder! Ever since I bought them, it’s been SO EASY to meet my protein goal each day.
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I tried out a 4-pack bundle of 1-pound tubs of their protein in four different flavors: hot chocolate, pumpkin spice, caramel apple, and birthday cake. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
Hot chocolate is BY FAR my fave—and yes, I actually drink it like it’s hot chocolate. Birthday cake was my boyfriend’s fave. (There’s literally sprinkles in it). Caramel apple was my second fave. ALL MIXED WITH ONLY WATER and it tastes amazing. Pumpkin spice was my least favorite, but when I mixed it with iced coffee or coconut water, it tasted a lot better! (I also admittedly have never been the biggest fan of pumpkin spice in general, so for all of you who absolutely LOVE pumpkin spice, go try it. You’ll probably be obsessed).
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Again, NOT an ad. I will not be paid if y’all go out and buy this. Just go buy it. You won’t regret it. And if you REALLY want a discount code, go to Rachel’s profile @sleekandyoullfind (and no, she did not ask me to post this. Lol).
  • This is not an #ad — I’m not hired by, an “ambassador” for, or an “athlete” of @bowmar_nutrition and I want to stress this fact so that y’all take me seriously when I say I’ve found my new favorite protein powder! Ever since I bought them, it’s been SO EASY to meet my protein goal each day.
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    I tried out a 4-pack bundle of 1-pound tubs of their protein in four different flavors: hot chocolate, pumpkin spice, caramel apple, and birthday cake. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
    Hot chocolate is BY FAR my fave—and yes, I actually drink it like it’s hot chocolate. Birthday cake was my boyfriend’s fave. (There’s literally sprinkles in it). Caramel apple was my second fave. ALL MIXED WITH ONLY WATER and it tastes amazing. Pumpkin spice was my least favorite, but when I mixed it with iced coffee or coconut water, it tasted a lot better! (I also admittedly have never been the biggest fan of pumpkin spice in general, so for all of you who absolutely LOVE pumpkin spice, go try it. You’ll probably be obsessed).
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    Again, NOT an ad. I will not be paid if y’all go out and buy this. Just go buy it. You won’t regret it. And if you REALLY want a discount code, go to Rachel’s profile @sleekandyoullfind (and no, she did not ask me to post this. Lol).
  • 159 10 17 hours ago
  • Lunch(box) in my car.... I'm a French teacher for non native French people and most of my students work for the European commission or big industries. Most of the time I'm driving trough Brussels to go to one student to another and I eat in my car.... Not funny but I try to do it healthy with the leftover.... Btw I love my green ikea lunch box... Have a good day.... #kayla_itsines #bbg2019 #sweat#ikea#lunchbox#bulgur
  • Lunch(box) in my car.... I'm a French teacher for non native French people and most of my students work for the European commission or big industries. Most of the time I'm driving trough Brussels to go to one student to another and I eat in my car.... Not funny but I try to do it healthy with the leftover.... Btw I love my green ikea lunch box... Have a good day.... #kayla_itsines #bbg2019 #sweat #ikea #lunchbox #bulgur
  • 12 1 18 hours ago
  • It’s only three months of the new; but already I have learned so much of this year. I’ve learned everything is temporary. Moments✨, feelings, people, flowers🌹. I’ve learned love is about giving, e.v.e.r.y.t.h.i.n.g... and letting it hurt &ache. I learned vulnerability is always the right choice because it is easy to be cold❄️ in a world that makes it so very difficult to remain soft. I’ve learned all things come in twos🌓. Life&Death - Pain&Joy - Salt&Sugar - Men&Woman👫 - 🔳Black&White - Twinflames; Me&You. It is the balance of the universe. ⚖️ It’a a 50/50 ratio which makes a full 100%. The past few months have been hurting & yet have been só good. With laughter & magic moments.✨ I made friends out of strangers; &even strangers out of friends. When feeling absolutely broken, with ache in the heart; I’ve learned that a box of berries🍓 would fix about everything. I’d just go and get them from the store; while wander around - stare at stuff and read weird grocery tags 🏷.. &if they would not; there’d always be my mothers arms.👩‍👧💕 I’m learning to focus on warm energy, &become a better lover of the earth. 🌿☀️ For if we can’t learn to be kind & honest to each other - how will we ever learn to be kind to the most desperate parts of ourselves? ♥️A.
  • It’s only three months of the new; but already I have learned so much of this year. I’ve learned everything is temporary. Moments✨, feelings, people, flowers🌹. I’ve learned love is about giving, e.v.e.r.y.t.h.i.n.g... and letting it hurt &ache. I learned vulnerability is always the right choice because it is easy to be cold❄️ in a world that makes it so very difficult to remain soft. I’ve learned all things come in twos🌓. Life&Death - Pain&Joy - Salt&Sugar - Men&Woman👫 - 🔳Black&White - Twinflames; Me&You. It is the balance of the universe. ⚖️ It’a a 50/50 ratio which makes a full 100%. The past few months have been hurting & yet have been só good. With laughter & magic moments.✨ I made friends out of strangers; &even strangers out of friends. When feeling absolutely broken, with ache in the heart; I’ve learned that a box of berries🍓 would fix about everything. I’d just go and get them from the store; while wander around - stare at stuff and read weird grocery tags 🏷.. &if they would not; there’d always be my mothers arms.👩‍👧💕 I’m learning to focus on warm energy, &become a better lover of the earth. 🌿☀️ For if we can’t learn to be kind & honest to each other - how will we ever learn to be kind to the most desperate parts of ourselves? ♥️A.
  • 141 10 20 March, 2019
  • I will cook and you will clean. Deal? 👊😃
  • I will cook and you will clean. Deal? 👊😃
  • 135 10 20 March, 2019
  • Torta mineira, cogumelo na manteiga e salada ♥️ que almoço! Queria passar a receita mas a torta eu comi no refeitório da empresa... só levei o restante de casa para complementar o prato!
  • Torta mineira, cogumelo na manteiga e salada ♥️ que almoço! Queria passar a receita mas a torta eu comi no refeitório da empresa... só levei o restante de casa para complementar o prato!
  • 23 1 19 March, 2019
  • I’ve been a hard worker my entire life. When I worked as an attorney in DC, I worked hard and always set a goal of doing work that was above reproach. But I felt like I spent so much time waiting to be promoted or paying my dues and then waiting to be recognized. I felt stuck and at the mercy of higher ups. The work eventually stopped even being meaningful to me, and it felt like the countless hours and sacrifice weren’t worth it.
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But 6.5 years ago an opportunity was presented to me, and I realized I wasn’t stuck at all. I could build something that was mine, that would give me purpose. I have so many goals and dreams, and none of them is small. They require faith and courage and audacity. But I find that women, even hugely successful 6- and 7-figure earners, often make themselves small to make others more comfortable. Working women get backlash for their desire to work, and SAHMs get judged for their life choices. So many of us keep our dreams and desires to ourselves or keep them small for fear of what others may think or say. It’s safer to keep expectations low. .
I lived in this fear. Motherhood is the best job & highest calling. But if people knew how much I love to work & have purpose apart from motherhood, would the job I'm doing as a mother be questioned? I know it happens. Mommy guilt is real, y'all, whether you stay home with babies or choose to work outside the home. But I'm raising a daughter, & I refuse to teach her this narrative. One parent is not solely responsible for who she becomes. It takes a village! We will never teach her that there's one way for a woman to be. Her brothers will be inevitably told by society that their options are limitless, & she may be shown that her world is limited. Why do I know that? How many dads are asked if they feel guilty for having a job?
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I believe that Julia Cate is fearfully & wonderfully made by a God who imagined her place in this world long before either of us was born. And I believe the same about you and me. The real you is not an accident. The dreams you have for yourself are not silly - they are the road map to your divine calling. Stand in your power, friend, and start writing YOUR story❤️
  • I’ve been a hard worker my entire life. When I worked as an attorney in DC, I worked hard and always set a goal of doing work that was above reproach. But I felt like I spent so much time waiting to be promoted or paying my dues and then waiting to be recognized. I felt stuck and at the mercy of higher ups. The work eventually stopped even being meaningful to me, and it felt like the countless hours and sacrifice weren’t worth it.
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    But 6.5 years ago an opportunity was presented to me, and I realized I wasn’t stuck at all. I could build something that was mine, that would give me purpose. I have so many goals and dreams, and none of them is small. They require faith and courage and audacity. But I find that women, even hugely successful 6- and 7-figure earners, often make themselves small to make others more comfortable. Working women get backlash for their desire to work, and SAHMs get judged for their life choices. So many of us keep our dreams and desires to ourselves or keep them small for fear of what others may think or say. It’s safer to keep expectations low. .
    I lived in this fear. Motherhood is the best job & highest calling. But if people knew how much I love to work & have purpose apart from motherhood, would the job I'm doing as a mother be questioned? I know it happens. Mommy guilt is real, y'all, whether you stay home with babies or choose to work outside the home. But I'm raising a daughter, & I refuse to teach her this narrative. One parent is not solely responsible for who she becomes. It takes a village! We will never teach her that there's one way for a woman to be. Her brothers will be inevitably told by society that their options are limitless, & she may be shown that her world is limited. Why do I know that? How many dads are asked if they feel guilty for having a job?
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    I believe that Julia Cate is fearfully & wonderfully made by a God who imagined her place in this world long before either of us was born. And I believe the same about you and me. The real you is not an accident. The dreams you have for yourself are not silly - they are the road map to your divine calling. Stand in your power, friend, and start writing YOUR story❤️
  • 65 5 19 March, 2019
  • Hello beautiful people! 💕 Wisdom begins in wonder! ✨ I’ll be part of a philosophy symposium tonight; for this I’ve been reading a little about determinism vs. free will. This has always been my favorite topic. Little question for you to think about: “Does fate exist? If so, then; do we have free will? How do both manifest?” 🙃 Philosophy is art of language; art of thinking & art of being. I’m super excited. Pancakes for lunch; with Nutella & Peanut-butter; who does this too? 🙈 🥞🍓 ♥️A.
  • Hello beautiful people! 💕 Wisdom begins in wonder! ✨ I’ll be part of a philosophy symposium tonight; for this I’ve been reading a little about determinism vs. free will. This has always been my favorite topic. Little question for you to think about: “Does fate exist? If so, then; do we have free will? How do both manifest?” 🙃 Philosophy is art of language; art of thinking & art of being. I’m super excited. Pancakes for lunch; with Nutella & Peanut-butter; who does this too? 🙈 🥞🍓 ♥️A.
  • 89 7 19 March, 2019
  • 𝓜𝔂 𝓸𝓽𝓱𝓮𝓻 𝓱𝓪𝓵𝓯 ♡
  • 𝓜𝔂 𝓸𝓽𝓱𝓮𝓻 𝓱𝓪𝓵𝓯 ♡
  • 163 5 19 March, 2019
  • Yasss!!👌😂
  • Yasss!!👌😂
  • 211 12 19 March, 2019
  • I’ve spent the last 6 years in therapy.

I’ve lost count of the days I’ve spent in bed with the curtains closed. 
I’ve been on medication to control my panic attacks.

I’ve questioned my purpose. My choices.

I used to hide that part of myself like it was something to be ashamed of.

But these days, I absolutely refuse to not be proud of every single damn piece of who I am.

Those days I spent crying in therapy, the days I couldn’t find the courage to leave my bed, the days I questioned my worth. Those moments built me into the kind, compassionate human being I am today. And isn’t that a wonderful thing to be?

I’m not buying into the stigma that my struggles with mental health make me less of a person. 
So this is me celebrating the strong, messy woman I am. This is me celebrating my flaws. This is me loving myself. This is me conquering my demons. This is me refusing to apologize for being who I am, allowing myself to feel my emotions, and for putting my mental health first.

Depression is real.
Anxiety is real.
Therapy is good.

I am human.

And what a beautiful thing that is.
  • I’ve spent the last 6 years in therapy.

    I’ve lost count of the days I’ve spent in bed with the curtains closed.
    I’ve been on medication to control my panic attacks.

    I’ve questioned my purpose. My choices.

    I used to hide that part of myself like it was something to be ashamed of.

    But these days, I absolutely refuse to not be proud of every single damn piece of who I am.

    Those days I spent crying in therapy, the days I couldn’t find the courage to leave my bed, the days I questioned my worth. Those moments built me into the kind, compassionate human being I am today. And isn’t that a wonderful thing to be?

    I’m not buying into the stigma that my struggles with mental health make me less of a person.
    So this is me celebrating the strong, messy woman I am. This is me celebrating my flaws. This is me loving myself. This is me conquering my demons. This is me refusing to apologize for being who I am, allowing myself to feel my emotions, and for putting my mental health first.

    Depression is real.
    Anxiety is real.
    Therapy is good.

    I am human.

    And what a beautiful thing that is.
  • 1,183 89 19 March, 2019
  • Going to revisit this pose when my hair gets longer 😜😂 #thestruggleisreal
  • Going to revisit this pose when my hair gets longer 😜😂 #thestruggleisreal
  • 11,694 167 18 March, 2019
  • BBG beauty @beingbritnee progress 💪💝. Beautiful in both pictures!
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Don’t forget to tag [ @bbg.inspos ] in your progress photos 💕
  • BBG beauty @beingbritnee progress 💪💝. Beautiful in both pictures!
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    Don’t forget to tag [ @bbg.inspos ] in your progress photos 💕
  • 181 4 18 March, 2019
  • Totally supporting my girl @courageouskath and cannot wait for the ☀️ and wear shorts this summer!!👏🏻
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For years, I had been uncomfortable wearing anything above my knees.
Reasons: bruises on my legs, thick thighs, no thigh gap🤦🏻‍♀️, not so flattering calf muscles, cellulite, stretch marks and the list goes on...
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It was not until summer of 2017, after ~ 18-20 weeks of #BBG that I started feeling confident in shorts and no, I still have bruises and cellulite and thick legs😬
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I know you can think that its easy for me to say that ‘wear the damn shorts’ because I am already in good shape, but really its all about mindset.
No one cares about your thighs, thigh gap, cellulite and stretch marks except you!!!😐
We are our worst critics. So stop letting yourself down and go wear something you want to, not what you think you should👊🏻👏🏻🙌🏻 Because nothing is more attractive than a woman who carries herself like a queen and wears her confidence like a crown👸🏻
YOU. GOT. THIS!
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#sweat12wc #bbg2019 #mindovermatter #mindsetchanges #confidenceissexy
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  • Totally supporting my girl @courageouskath and cannot wait for the ☀️ and wear shorts this summer!!👏🏻
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    For years, I had been uncomfortable wearing anything above my knees.
    Reasons: bruises on my legs, thick thighs, no thigh gap🤦🏻‍♀️, not so flattering calf muscles, cellulite, stretch marks and the list goes on...
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    It was not until summer of 2017, after ~ 18-20 weeks of #BBG that I started feeling confident in shorts and no, I still have bruises and cellulite and thick legs😬
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    I know you can think that its easy for me to say that ‘wear the damn shorts’ because I am already in good shape, but really its all about mindset.
    No one cares about your thighs, thigh gap, cellulite and stretch marks except you!!!😐
    We are our worst critics. So stop letting yourself down and go wear something you want to, not what you think you should👊🏻👏🏻🙌🏻 Because nothing is more attractive than a woman who carries herself like a queen and wears her confidence like a crown👸🏻
    YOU. GOT. THIS!
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    #sweat12wc #bbg2019 #mindovermatter #mindsetchanges #confidenceissexy
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  • 1,640 41 18 March, 2019
  • I need to eat more spinach ;) I always start my bbg week with arms... For me it's really 28' of torture but then I feel happy 😊  good start of the week #kayla_itsines #bbg#bbg2019 #sweat
  • I need to eat more spinach ;) I always start my bbg week with arms... For me it's really 28' of torture but then I feel happy 😊 good start of the week #kayla_itsines #bbg #bbg2019 #sweat
  • 18 2 18 March, 2019
  • The snow has melted & spring is fast approaching. I’ve planned several routes around Hartford & will knock out the remaining 180 miles I have left. #Running4Her
  • The snow has melted & spring is fast approaching. I’ve planned several routes around Hartford & will knock out the remaining 180 miles I have left. #Running4Her
  • 52 4 18 March, 2019
  • Have you ever heard that if you have an idea pop into your head, you should act on it within 3 seconds - anything after that and your rational thinking kicks in. Obviously there are a lot of things we might think of saying and doing that we shouldn't act on impulse, but when it comes to getting my bum in gear I'm glad to have used this process today!

Couch to 5k - it's been a while! But I've tackled Week 5 Run 1and I'm feeling so good for it 🙌
  • Have you ever heard that if you have an idea pop into your head, you should act on it within 3 seconds - anything after that and your rational thinking kicks in. Obviously there are a lot of things we might think of saying and doing that we shouldn't act on impulse, but when it comes to getting my bum in gear I'm glad to have used this process today!

    Couch to 5k - it's been a while! But I've tackled Week 5 Run 1and I'm feeling so good for it 🙌
  • 28 2 18 March, 2019