Hello, you are not allowed to be a MONTH old yet. Let alone be 10+ pounds and fit into 3mo clothes. This time is going by too fast😭💔 #mybaby#iloveyou#onemonth#daenalyarose#mom#momswithtattoos#momswithpiercings#newmom#breastfeeding
#truthbomb 💣 I’ve struggled with my weight most of my life 😔 I can tell you the majority of my weight gain was related to #emotionaleating and #stresseating especially during my time in #nursingschool for both my #lpn and #RN degrees. I thought I would lose weight from the stress but I actually formed some unhealthy eating habits like skipping meals and overindulging in carbs and #comfortfoods I was actually going to the gym and using the treadmill in the picture on the left but without the proper nutrition my efforts were fruitless until I discovered an amazing program that actually works for my #nurselifestyle 💜💜💜 I meal plan and prep a bag full of healthy meals and snacks to keep me fueled for my shifts which includes some pre work out fuel Aka #mommyjuice and my daily super food shakes that help keep me feeling full and are perfect on the go. But the best part is my online workouts I can take anywhere And do anytime even at the playground or my backyard on a sunny day so I can be present with my kiddos and not run off to the gym. The program I’m doing now is perfect for a nurse like me only 4 days of workouts and 3 rest days which I use on the 3 long days I work my double shifts. I love the results I’m getting and my online accountability group helps me stay on track. I love how I feel inside so much energy theses days 💜💜💜 if you wanna learn more about what I do hit me up #hereforyou#nightshiftnurselife
Being your Mother
means that I have had the opportunity
to experience loving someone
more than I love myself.
I have learned what it's like
to experience joy and pain
through someone else's life.
It has brought me pride and joy;
your accomplishments touch me
and thrill me like no one else's can.
It has brought me
a few tears and heartaches at times,
but it has taught me hope and patience.
It has shown me the depth,
strength, and power of love.
Being your mother
hasn't always been easy,
and I'm sure
I've said or done things that have hurt or confused you.
But no one has ever made me as satisfied
as you do just by being happy.
No one has made me as proud as you do just by living up to your responsibilities.
No one's smile
has ever warmed my heart
like yours does;
no one's laughter
fills my heart with delight
as quickly as yours can.
No one's hugs feel as sweet,
and no one's dreams
mean as much to me as yours do.
No other memories of bad times have miraculously
turned into important lessons or humorous stories;
the good times have become precious treasures
to relive again and again.
You are a part of me,
and no matter what happened in the past
or what the future holds,
you are someone
I will always accept,
forgive, appreciate, adore,
and love unconditionally.
Being your mother
means that I've been given
one of life's greatest gifts: you.
#momsbelike #momlife#motherhood#momstuff#clickinmom#igmotherhood #parenthood_moments #momstyle#toddlermom#toddlerfun#momswithcameras#momswithtattoos#assholeparent#myhonestmotherhood#ourcandidlife#instakid #parenthood_unveiled #storytellingmama#dailyparenting#keepinupwithmama#mynameismama#kidsforreal#instamom#momunplugged#myhonestmotherhood#motherhoodthroughig #pixel_kids #stopdropandmom
Feburary 2019 —> June 2019
It’s incredible what our bodies can do. This is what consistent exercise and eating healthier can do (and obviously having a baby🤣). .
I smile more now than I used to.
I can dance around with Isla and not get super winded.
I like who I see looking back in the mirror.
I’m in better shape now than when I was spending hours at the gym.
I’m so incredibly thankful for saying “yes” to this opportunity. I would go back and pay $1000 for this if I had to.
Are you ready to change your life yet? 👊🏼 My next group starts July 1st! Drop and emoji or DM me if you want the details 😍
Perspective is everything. How you see something will not be how I see it. And perspective is something you can control (which I like!) when you can’t control a situation. You can only control how you view it and respond to it.
That’s pretty cool and something I try to remind myself of frequently. Food for thought 😊
I haven't worked out in over a week. Technically, I did plenty of physical activity while on vacation, but I took a break from #bbmc8 to relax and enjoy our family time. I'm 10 days behind on 8.0. I might leave it that way, or I might double up to catch up. We shall see.
Do you workout on vacation?
#fitmom #nerdyandfit #bbm_sweatyselfie #fitness
It takes forever and a day to build, build, build... and so little time for all of that hard work to disappear. There is only 4 months between these pictures and in that 4 months a lot has happened... mainly a pregnancy that ended 6 months too short, the stress and sadness that goes along with that loss, and now stomach issues that come along with that stress. Yesterday I had someone ask me if I was Ok... knowing my history of eating disorder. In the time right after the miscarriage there were a lot of different emotions. Why does this keep happening to us? What’s wrong with me? Everything felt out of control. Out of MY control. And so for a brief time my mind wanted to go back to my old ways... if I can’t control what is happening to me then I’m going to find some control myself. But shortly there after something changed, my body rebelled, pain... physical pain. 1 year ago I was in the same position, same sequence of events, stomach ulcer. In the past I would have done anything to get where I am now... run miles on top of miles a day on as little fuel as I could manage, diet pills, other purgatives, you name it I tried it. My mind rebelled too... this is not what I want. This look is no longer appealing to me. “you’re getting too thin” this person said to me. My reply “yes, i know.” The person in the now pictures feels like crap. But I’m on the mend. After a week of medication the constant abdominal pain is gone, I still have some pain when I try to eat, and a lot of nausea, but it’s progress. I’m ready to start building again. And after a month of grieving and healing you may even see a smile on my face. We all have life stressors and ways of dealing with stress... some more self-destructive than others. Don’t stuff those emotions and let them smolder. Find a healthy way to express yourself.
I love this tiny human of mine so much it hurts. Being a mom is by far the wildest most beautiful journey I've ever been on. Words cannot describe how thankful I am that God chose me to be Leena's mommy❤
Finally feeling normal for the first time in a while. #fuckepilepsy
24 never looked so good @papalioneye ! 😘 Happy Birthday babe, I love ya! 💋💕💖
Tante Jup & Sebastiaan 💫 @melissa.travelling
❤️ I love that my daughter gets to grow up with her mama and dada always being there. I’m really thankful for the lifestyle that we live.
The gym is cool, but I do think it’s awesome that my daughter can workout out with us at home and learn from us by watching what we do!!
We just started the 3rd week of our new program and we are loving it a lot! I’m definitely feeling more energy and strength!
This week we had the option to do double days, two 30 minute workouts instead of one.. and we decided to take on the extra challenge!
We woke up this morning, drank our ACV + lemon drink first thing, then mixed up our pretty pink preworkout drink, completed both workouts right away and then drank our yummy chocolate post workout recovery drink!! Taking care of ourselves makes me happy and I love knowing we fuel our body with premium nutritional performance products!
We are going to start another round on July 1st and we are going to host a 3 week fitness challenge for others who want to go through the same program with us at the same time, we will Coach you, check-in with you and hold you accountable to getting results! Message me. Talk to you soon!
Last night I finished A DARKER SHADE OF MAGIC. I’m starting the second in the series this weekend, and I’m ready to see what happens with Holland because surely...it’s something...good? Ha. Ha. Ha.
At first I couldn’t get fully invested into this book. I’m not sure why, but it could have to do with the anxiety I’m feeling over my own upcoming releases? I felt it started a little slow but um, so do some of my books (*nervous laugh*), so I’m okay with that.
BUT THEN. It started rolling in adventure and creepy shit and every time I thought things were settled...THEY WEREN’T.
No surprise I love Rhy and Holland the most and I hope to see a lot more of Rhy in the next books.
This quote from Lila resonated with me a lot. Sometimes we make risky decisions and seemingly strange choices and the people around us don’t understand our goals or vision. Out of a sense of trying to protect us, they might call us crazy or tell us we’ll never make it. But then sometimes...we do. 😊 if you’ve got a dream, go after it. You get one life in this body. Make the most of it. #adarkershadeofmagic#adsom
My main man 💖🙏 #alternativegirl #momswithtattoos#myson#myminiman#mainman#mcm#momofboys#alternativemom#instagraminstagirk#girlsofinstagram#tattooedgirlsofinsta
Andy planned a pretty successful beach day complete with pizza and ice cream. 29 is just fine ♥️