He is risen indeed!!! Happy Easter to all! ✨✝️✨
One. More. Workout. Today. Before I can say I’ve finished my first workout program post baby!! I’ve loved including him in my workouts — from getting his smiles from the mat next to us to actually using him in place of my weights — having him there with me has been challenging but motivating! Oh and can anyone else see some muscles in my upper arms or is it just my hopeful imagination???
Chia pudding and orange slices... this snack always helps me curb sweet cravings and I swear that the healthy fats have helped me keep up my breastmilk supply as I eat smart to lose weight! 🍊 🥛 🥄
Easter eggs are ready for this weekend thanks to Ethan! Bonus: We got some great color without having to buy anything but the eggs! 🥚 20 drops of food coloring according to mixes I found on Pinterest 🥚 1 cup boiling water 🥚 2 tbsp vinegar ....per color. We used a spoon to get the eggs in and out of the mason jars of dye and cut up empty toilet paper tubes to serve as egg rests. What’s your favorite egg dye hack??
It’s hard to convince yourself not to put it off. It’s hard to clear your schedule — even just 20 minutes — for what can feel like selfish “me time”. It’s hard to put off getting other (sometimes more fun) projects done and errands run to make your health a priority. But it’s also hard to constantly feel like you can’t keep up. Like your kids deserve better. Like none of your clothes fit or are flattering in the least. It’s hard to feel like you’re holding others back because the shape you’re in, the weight you’re at, is stopping you from new experiences. Make no mistake, I don’t coach and preach health and fitness and making yourself a priority because it’s easy for me. I preach it because I need that message JUST AS MUCH as you do. I coach because I need a tribe of people around me who have committed to doing this thing even though it’s hard. Some days, some workouts, some nutrition choices are easier than others but on the whole, it never just gets easy because every day is a choice. Every step is a decision. So yes, it’s gonna be hard. But so is the alternative. And yes, it’s going to take time. But that time will pass anyway. And yes, it’ll cost you something. But that money and time and energy will be spent anyway. It’s all up to you to decide how. When you’re ready to do this thing with me — with our tribe — I’m here for you. Let’s do this thing.
It is so hard to set aside the struggles and mommy-guilt and social pressures to make space for gratitude .... but as my girl @jackie.m.horvath reminded me when she shared this the other day, practicing gratitude is THE way to bring amazing things into your life! Thanks for the reality check, hun!!
One of my new favorites... my taco bowl! 🌮 refried beans seasoned with taco seasoning 🌮 diced tomatoes 🍅 and green peppers 🌮 chopped lettuce 🥬 🌮 baked cheese crisps (instead of chips!) 🌮 Greek yogurt This is definitely one of those meals I could eat allllll the time!! Anyone else always in the mood for Mexican??
The time we get with those we love is beyond precious... I’m so grateful that Alexander and I got to have some of that time with a few people who have been part of my life forever including my Godparents who have been there for every milestone, every moment, everything. They gave a toast at our wedding, danced with us, shower us with love and prayers, and always welcome us every chance we get (usually with some sort of delicious baked good). To see them with Alexander was just heart-melting for me. 💕