7 days that’s it! That’s the number of days I’ve skipped workouts in the past 75 days! ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ I’m currently on day 67 of a 100-day program. And ya know what I’m dang proud of myself! My workout journey has had absolutely nothing to do with a Jean size or number on a scale. In fact, that scale has been going up the last two times I stepped on it, and I could care less because that was never a factor for me. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ For me, it’s been about feeling good, creating energy, and fighting depression, and for 75 days I’ve accomplished my goal. Have I dreaded pulling myself out of bed at 5 am, more times then I can count, have I still resented the workout after I was finished- not even once? ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Every single time I’ve hit play and made a fool of myself in the privacy of my living room I’ve felt better after. I’m uncoordinated, I’m always off beat, and I’ve sweated more in the past 4 months then I have my entire life, but I’m going to keep showing up! I’m showing up for my energy, my health, my mind, and my mood. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ The good looking butt is just an added perk! ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Do you workout? Why do you show up?
Rolling rolling rolling keep those doggies rolling! I just are moving the last few pastures of cows home for the winter. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ I’m on traffic duty which is super exciting in #oilfeildcountry no mr semi you need to just hold up and wait until cows move out of the way. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ I think we all can get a little impatient at times with different things in our life. It’s so hard sometimes to focus on our own race 🏊🏻♀️ and not look over to the next lane and see a friend or a competitor miles ahead of us. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ This is definitely something I struggle with. When Justin was sick I had to let off the gas to put my business on cruse, so I could focus on my family. I found myself scrolling IG feeling like I had fallen so far behind! ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ This can be true for so many things in life #weightloss finances and gardening! ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ If we are so focused on how others are doing in their race, instead of focusing on how far we have come and what’s right in front of us. Sometimes there are bumps in the road, sometimes it’s 100 head of cattle that seem to be moving like molasses in January. Either way sometimes we need to just slow down and that’s okay! ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Where are you finding yourself in this season? Stepping on the gas, waiting for cattle to cross the road? Or are you watching someone else run their race? ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
Life was so much simpler then, yet it felt chaotic at the time. This was our second year anniversary. This year will be our 7th. Crazy to think about all we had gone through in the past 5 years. 9 surgeries another kiddo, a new house. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ We snapped this photo as we waited for a cab to head to the PBR finals in Vegas! It’s one of my favorite photos of the two of us! ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Wonder where life will take us in the next 5 years!
It’s a small world after all! 🌎 Only 9 more days until I get to go hang out with these two during their wedding day! ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ It’s been so much fun getting to know Heather and Taylor! It’s crazy how many people we both know in common, but never met before they booked me to photograph their wedding. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ I graduated high school with one of heather college roommates and rodeoed with the maid of honor! Such a small world! ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ That small world is what brought heather and Taylor together to play softball game a few years ago! ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Crossing my fingers we have some warmer weather next weekend! Either way it’s going to be a blast!
We are constantly connected yet can be completely absent at the same time. Social media is such a crazy thing. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ It’s definitely something I’ve struggled to find a balance of. As a entrepreneur I’ve found myself pretty isolated at times since 90% of my work is behind the scenes. Social media has been a place where I have met so many talented wonderful beautiful people many of whom I’ve gotten the pleasure to meet in person! ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Sometimes it’s tough to set down the phone, and it’s something I’ve been trying to be more intentional about. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Here are our family rules No phones on date night No phones at the dinner table 2 hours of no phones after everyone is home from work and school. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ What are your family rules for social media and phones? Do you struggle to find a balance? Let me know in the comments!
Their all gone now, nothing is left. This weekend I cleaned out all these flower pots as I started to get the yard ready for winter. It reminded me how life is just a bunch of seasons. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Some seasons are welcomed in with open arms others seem to drag on forever. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ The key is to remember that what ever your going through right now, it’s just a season it’s not forever. Sometimes that is had to believe when your in the depths of a tough season. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ As some seasons draw to an end it’s essential we clean out the dead stuff the things that won’t serve us in the next season that’s coming. That might me donating outgrown baby clothes, or relationships that have become toxic. What ever it is your cleaning out, know that you are making room for something else to flourish in its place for the next season. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ This winter spruce tips will fill these pots accented with twinkling Christmas lights. So as sad as I was to pull some of my barley still alive plants out I know I’m loosing the dirt for beautiful things in the next season. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Anyone else ever amazed by the lessons plants can teach you if you take the time to listen and reflect? Double tap if a plant has taught you something!
It’s been there for awhile. That tiny voice calling from deep within. Whispering at first until lately. Urging me at every turn to keep going, to keep wading into uncharted territory. As I start to take the plunge everything else inside me is urging me to go back, back to the shallow end where I’m more comfortable. Back where I can see each step because the water isn’t murky. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ But friend I wasn’t made to swim in the shallow end, I was made to make waves in the deep end. So I’m trusting that voice and taking #thebigleap and diving into so many amazing exciting scary things in the next few months, and I’m inviting you to come along the water is warm! ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Have you ever taken the time to listen to that tiny whisper telling you to go big? Where is it telling you to jump? Let me know in the comments!