This evening has been crazy busy as a mom shuttle went in full effect from the moment I got off work. I am so totally sure I am not alone in this! One kid here another kid there- I was like a mom ping pong!
Friends. This wasn’t a surprise. The calendar is set and I knew how tonight would fly! Old me would have given up and hit a drive threw. New me, just planned a smidge and in less time than the drive-through line I had our dinner packed and ready for the chaos when I left the house this morning.
It isn’t as much work as you think- it’s just working with what you got! I got to enjoy the night of shuttling and some time playing saw we waited for one practice to end.
Time- that shouldn’t hold you back. It actually allows me more time and freedom to play- and yes- I was that mom playing on the bars with her kids at the park. It isn’t too late to join me- I will show you how to make health and fitness work into crazy busy. When you take care of you everyone else wins too!
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Yesterday, I took my 3 kids to Target by myself because I realized we didn't have diapers for Vivi. Not knowing that Target would close for Easter🐰
We usually buy our kids' diapers at Costco but my husband had the card, so I drove to Walmart (thanks to this small city we live in. We have most of the big stores like Costco, Target, Walmart nearby). Then soon realized that how am I supposed to push the stroller and the shopping cart by myself 🤔🛒
I never ever go shopping with my 3 kids by myself, so I wasn't thinking about how to handle the situation😱
The only way I could think of was to put the car seat in the shopping cart, so I didn't have to carry the diaper box and other necessities in one hand while I push the stroller.
But things never go easy with 3 kids! My oldest one usually wants to walk. But everyone wanted to sit in the cart. So my cart was full before I even put anything in it😳
I ended up buying just 4 things instead of everything I needed. And 5 ladies saw me and told me "it gets easier🙈" I bet I looked like I was struggling haha
My girl is the sweetest kid in the world with occasional bad days (duh, she’s human).
Honestly I feel like 2 of the last 3 weeks she’s been constantly fussing. She got over an ear infection just to get a nasty cold and had a few days of missed naps and late bedtimes on vacation. The girl is just tired and doesn’t feel good. I get it. Which is why I’m able to find a little bit of comedy in this day instead of pull all my hair out. Hopefully Mom’s who are in the same boat can get a little chuckle out of this, too.
Reasons my almost 2 year old cried today:
Essa madrugada passei por uma experiência que nunca imaginei. Meu filho não queria ficar comigo! E meu Deus, como isso me doeu 🥺😔. Novos dentinhos estão rasgando e ele sofreu bastante na madruga (🤳🏻 contei tudo no stories) mas, por algum motivo ele só quis o colo do pai, não aceitava o meu de jeito nenhum. E imaginem o meu estado?! Ele chorando com dor e eu apenas ouvindo do quarto, e chorando mais ainda 😭. Mas hoje pela manhã, quando me viu, esticou os bracinhos e falou “mã mã mã”... aí eu vi que já estava tudo bem outra vez 🥰❤️.
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6272 hours ago
Give yourself a chance to fall in love with the journey.
So often I hear people tell me that exercise just ‘isn’t their thing’. Quite frankly, that statement makes me chuckle. I don’t think many people start their health + fitness journey with an over abundant amount of excitement, knowing they are going to spend time sweating every day. 💦 🤣
I certainly didn’t! I dreaded waking up at 5am every day to squeeze in my workout before going into work. But, over time, I began to enjoy it because of how it made me FEEL.
I finally have lasting ENERGY. I feel CONFIDENT in my own skin. I consistently have a POSITIVE ATTITUDE. I have more PATIENCE.
Exercise may not be exciting to everyone but it is FOR everyone. We all need to be healthy to be our best. Not only for ourselves, but for our family as well.
If you’re anything like the old me, you don’t want to start. You don’t want to get out of your comfort zone. You’d rather hide behind the “it’s just not my thing” excuse. So, I want to encourage you to take a leap of faith. Try it. See how it makes you feel after sticking to it for 21 days. You might just be surprised. 😉
I’m now enrolling for my next bootcamp and I want YOU to join me! Drop an emoji below and I’ll be in touch or fill out the link in my bio for more info and/or to reserve a spot!
You’re trying to do SO MANY things right, that you’re just getting the whole damn thing wrong.
You’re searching google, pinterest, instagram, etc. for the secret sauce that will help you FINALLY achieve your weight loss goals.
You find so many tips & tricks that you think will work:
✖️Limit fats (or eat an INSANE amount of fat)
✖️Give up dairy
✖️Give up gluten
✖️Give up meat
✖️Give up “junk” food
✖️Just give up food
✖️Cardio is hardio
✖️Pre-written meal plans full of foods you don’t actually like but are great for weight loss
✖️Stop eating at 8:00pm
✖️Don’t start eating until 2:00pm
✖️Fat burning smoothies
✖️Bullet proof nonsense
✖️Celery juice cult FTW
✖️Apple cider vinegar balderdash
UGH.🤬 You guys, it’s time to STOP. THE. INSANITY!
Stop looking for answers in 9,000 places.
Here’s what will work:
✅Eat more to support your activity, recovery & metabolism
✅Move your body in a way that you enjoy and that challenges you
✅Eat proteins, carbs & fats… crazy, I know.
✅Track your food. You can’t change what you don’t track.
✅Eat carbs. Yeah. I’m saying it again. They’re helpful!
✅Do things that sound SANE and are SUSTAINABLE!
✅Get a Coach to guide you and hold you accountable 🙋🏻♀️
Oddly enough - all of those things on the list of what WILL work - that’s what we do in my virtual wellness community.
Stop searching for answers & just start making progress, once & for all.
If you’re tired of ALL the BS - join my tribe of women who are achieving their goals without losing their minds!
Comment below “I’M IN!” if you’re ready!
But seriously though. I feel it in my mind and in my body. And the one thing I know I’m not doing enough is, is nourishing my body with healthy food and pushing it with consistent exercise.
I feel like I’m constantly trying to figure out what works for my schedule and when it comes to being good to my body I’m not doing enough. I’m tired of making excuses. In fact, I’m just plain tired. Too tired to eat right and too tired to go to the gym. I wish I didn’t have such a reaction to Vitamin B :( Any tips on how to put your body first? I guess I just need to stop making excuses and #dothedamnthing .