Getting healthy is hard, am I right? Showing up to workout 4-6x/week isn’t easy. Eating healthy and clean, avoiding the sweets, the chips, the drinks. It ain’t easy sista! But. There’s always a but, isn’t there? You know what else is hard? Feeling stuck. Not having accountability. Not being able to keep up with your kids. Diseases and health conditions. So, we have to choose our hard. Good news, getting healthy is only hard in the beginning. Keep showing up every single day. It gets easier. Need accountability on the journey? That’s what I’m here for 🤗 I’m looking for 10 ladies who want to •increase energy •tone up and/or lose weight •get in the best shape of their lives You will get::: +a meal plan +workouts to follow +daily accountability, support, and motivation • ✨DROP YOUR EMAIL BELOW✨ I’ll get you all the details 🇺🇸US | 🇬🇧UK | 🇨🇦 CAN | only
You can take the girl out of the Midwest, but you can’t take the Midwest out of the girl. ❤️ Stephen’s hometown of St. Louis is truly a second home to me, and the food there is unlike anywhere else. So, imagine our surprise when we learned of a St. Louis-style pizza joint just an hour away from Orlando! 🍕 St. Louis pizza is magical in its own right - it’s covered in provel cheese and the thin crust gives it that perfect crunch. Tonight, we had the chance to visit with some of our St. Louis-transplant friends who also live in Orlando now. We loved chowing down on a little piece of home! 🏡
Week 2 day 1 and feeling like a boss! ALL my numbers went up from last week went up and today’s workout felt amazing! I’m in love with this program and can’t wait to see how much things change even more in the next 4 weeks.✨ #noexcuses #accountability #2019goals #week2 #transformyourlife #conqueryourmind
i picked up this beer at my favorite local liquor store before heading to the cabin for the weekend with negative temperatures in the forecast || the cans made me feel in a summery mood; so hey a girl can pretend || 🤷🏼♀️☀️🍺 . . . . . . . #goldenroadbrewing #goldenroadbrewery #goldenroad #summerinacan #cabinweekend #collegereunion #cheerstotheweekend #pineapplecart #fruitcart #wheatbeer #craftbeer #beerlover #mycolorfullife #sherpapullover #winterweekend #minnesotagirl #minnesotalakes #minnesotalakelife #midwestisbest #mnblogger #midwestlifestyle #midwestblogger #californiabrewery #californiabeer #discoverunder5k #lifestyleblogger #lifestyleinfluencer #allyougottadoisputadrinkinmyhand #midwestmoment #midwestgirl
Valentine’s Day is right around the corner! Are you ready to dress to impress? Or maybe just a cozy night in? Either way I’ll have you covered! Jump over to FB and join the DLC to stay up to date! (Link in bio) #lularoe #lularoeiowa #lularoehappyheartsclub #lularoevalentines
I’ve been re-learning about the enneagram recently. (I’ve known about it for years and used to study it with friends several years ago) I’ve ALWAYS been a 2, often known as the “helper” or “people pleaser.” I desperately long to be around people and help them which is so fascinating because it perfectly explains why I love to teach AND coach. That’s where my desire to please others is at its healthiest. However, one of a 2’s biggest struggles is feeling unwanted, unworthy, unloved. Which hits home for this girl. Sometimes I get really self-conscious of this page: the fact that I talk to my social media, that I share so much of my life, that I post workout clips, and prop my phone up for silly photos. I wonder if people judge me or think I’m annoying or ridiculous. All because of the unhealthy side of my desire to please people and avoid being hated. But ya know what I’m realizing, too? Even if people think I’m silly, there’s SOMEONE out there being encouraged. There’s someone that needs to see the things I share. That needs a laugh, or a piece of encouragement. Someone who can RELATE. Because that’s what we as humans desire, right? To see ourselves in other people? So, that’s why I post. That’s why I share every facet of my life. Because maybe somebody out there needs it. I’m learning to use the unhealthy parts of me to drive the good stuff And my innate desire is to HELP, so, so be it✨
Slowly getting these curls popping!
Monday since noon has been awesome! Lol, past Sara can deal with Monday morning. Digging deep and pushing through my work. Feels so good. . . Now onto a one on one with one of tribe! ❤️ I freaking love my damn life! . . #nevermissamonday #teammetanoia #findingmytribe #mondaysweatsesh #iwontquit
You guys! These videos are only 1 week apart!💪🏼 . The left side is last Monday. The last move of my first Transform :20 workout. I gave it my all, but took multiple breaks and completed 68 rocketmans. . The right side is today. The last move of my 7th Transform :20 workout! Still took a break towards the end, but completed 84 strong rocketmans! . If this is where I am after week 1, I can’t wait to see where I’ll be after week 6! . Are you ready to see a change too?! Just shoot me a message and I’ll help you get started!✨ . . . . #rocketman #transform20 #transformyourbody #transformyourmind #shaunt
Power couples workout together. ✔️🏋🏻♂️🏋🏻♀️
Almost done with 90 oz today so far. TIP: don’t drink it ice cold, it goes down easier and likely faster to get in your 💧 goals for the day!
Is this real life?!? I just shared my heart with my best friend to some ladies who have an interest in what we do! Within the whole entire time I was thinking what my life would be like if I didn’t join this fitness team, if I didn’t start my fitness journey, if I didn’t met my bestie! Would I still be that same insecure, zero confidence, overweight, and unhappy girl?! Probs. Would i still be almost 160 pounds.. maybe heavier. Would have I met my bestie that I did this call with. Not a chance. . . . So the theme of my post is Commit, figure out the rest later. Do something that scares you, say yes to opportunity, go all in! You never know what your life would be like if you missed an opportunity that was literally in your face! . . . Love your girl - Leah . . . @shortsassystrong you my main squeeze chika👯♀️❤️ . . . #sayyestoyou #dohardthings #mybestie ❤ #lovethelifeyouhave #lifechangingexperience #ilovemylifestyle #becomebetter
What up, babes?! Guess what... if you stick something really hard but really good for you, the results are AMAZING. (Aka like a HAPPY, healthy life!) • However, non of these pictures of me display that sort of life. Sure, I am somewhat happy and a little healthier on the left, but I am no where NEAR my FULLEST potential. • This is my transformation just from working out. (Cause #confession I would always fall short on nutrition and self love.) You kind of need all three for a healthy life - hence why I call my team “the Mind Body Soul team.” • SOO, I need some fellow twenty-something-boss-babes-just-trying-to-figure-it-out who are ready to put in the WORK to change their life. • I can’t do this alone. I won’t do this alone. Because I know there are more of you like me out there - just needing a partner or two (or a few) in crime to kick ass with and keep each other on track. Because guess what, breaking stupid unhealthy habits IS hard but soooo worth it. And you know what? There is no end destination. It’ll be an ongoing, ever changing, frustrating, worth while, beautiful journey that we can do together! • Let’s start by kicking ass at 20 minutes a day together! (See insta storied for example!) Follow the link in my bio to join me. 👊🏼 Or drop a 🙋🏼♀️ for more info - I can get a a free workout from the program! • 🧘🏼♀️💪🏼🙏🏼 #themindbodysoul
Food sensitivities can wreak havoc. Amazing what all can happen in just a week tho. Eliminating trigger foods, still eating tacos, and a fresh new fitness routine and I’m finally starting to feel back to my pre-October flare-up self. Thank God I have access to so much within my fit fam community because I KNOW I wouldn’t have had solutions so quickly without it ❤️ Anyone else suffer from or suspect you might suffer from food sensitivities? Wanna know what I changed to make me start feeling better in less than a week? Not to mention ditching the bloat, water retention, inflammation, and fatigue that comes with not eating right for YOUR body type? I’m taking 20 women under my wing in February for 3 weeks to share the EXACT system I’ve been using!🙌🏼😆. Registration opens tomorrow so if you want the deets gimme some love with the LIKE button, or share your favorite food emoji below and I’ll be in touch!! 🤸🏼♂️👏🏼🤸🏼♂️
Happy Monday! Hope everyone had a great weekend and a great morning. ⭐️ To Cold To Function!!!! Perfect sweatshirt for today. ⭐️Love yourself and be comfortable in your own skin. . . . . #maurices #tocoldtofunction #happymonday #loveyourself #becomfortableinyourownskin #midwestgirl #thrivegirl #thrivelife #iphonex
"Life's most persistent and urgent question is, 'What are you doing for others?'' _ Martin Luther King Jr. ❤️ I left a job in corporate world to make a difference. Though that decision catapulted my life in a direction I never expected, I now have a career that I leave everyday knowing I did something good. . . . . . #mlk #martinlutherkingjr #stickwithlove #dosomething #teacher #writer #blogger #midwestgirl #impactyouth #detroitblogger #educated #educateyourself #kindnessmatters #projecthappiness #thatsdarling #abmlifeiscolorful #bloguettes
Time to virtually hangout with our team! The amazing part is we’re from ALL over the country, all different backgrounds and coaching brings us together. ✨ . . . . . #teamlivefit #teamriseandgrind #morningsnuggles #ohiogirl #fitgirls #cincy #dogmomlife #dogmomAF #fitnessgoals #winteroutfit #weightlossjourney #girlboss #hustlehard #midwestgirl #sweatitout #homedecorating #ourfirsthome #ohiobobcats #myjourneytofit #lakeview #igotgoals #newyearnewgoals #gsdofinstagram
I’m sure you’ve heard the sayings “abs are made in the kitchen”, “you are what you eat”, you can’t outrun a bad diet” yada yada yada and it’s all true. . One of the things I am so thankful for is that when I started this fitness journey that it didn’t just come with a workout program to follow but it also came with a nutrition plan that I have fallen absolutely in love with. Without this nutrition program, I would have seen zero results because honestly you can do really awesome workouts every day and put in all the work physically but see zero results if your diet is crap. . I struggled miserably at counting calories, counting macros, trying to track what I was eating, etc. and that is why I always failed previously but thanks to this program that I use now, the only thing I have to track are color coded food containers that also double as a portioning system. . It’s fool proof and maintainable for the long haul. It’s turned into a lifestyle for me and I have literally never felt better in my entire life. . You will get to use this same exact nutrition plan when you join any of my virtual bootcamps and I can promise that you will fall in love with it too. . . . . . #mealpreplife #mealprepmonday #mealprepideas #bachelornation #youarewhatyoueat
So many of you have been asking about my hair! Gee thanks, just bought it from the amazing @juliagracesalon by the very talented Amanda. She does THE BEST EXTENSIONS in the Madison area. Seamless blending and absolutely 0 damage to my own hair. They look so bougie, especially when paired with our new Life of Luxury Faux Fur Jacket. 💍⠀ .⠀ .⠀ .⠀ .⠀ .⠀ #juliagracesalon #foxylittlelocks #hairextensions #madisonhairstylist #wisconsinhair #fauxfurcoat #fauxfurjacket #fauxfur #7rings #bougie #bougieonabudget #fashionista #wisconsingirl #midwestgirl #uwmadison #madisonwisconsin #madisonwi #downtownmadison #sconnie #collegestyle #collegefashion #lookforless #affordablefashion #wisconsinboutique #chicagoboutique #onlineboutique #clothingboutique #boutique #boutiquestyle #boutiqueclothing
“The world is your oyster, it’s up to you to find the pearls”. . Why waste your life holding yourself back?. . Why regret not taking chances?. . Why live in a world that you haven’t explored?. . If there is anything that this trip gave me, it was the gift of ADVENTURE. I have allowed myself to be open to crazy adventures + experiences. I continue to feel like I am becoming more of the person that I was meant to be. With focusing on my personal development+ fitness, my relationship with my husband + giving into ADVENTURE - I feel on top of the world 🌎✨
Day 1 of our new bootcamp is in the books! I love being inspired by so many like-minded ladies, all supporting one another in their fitness journey 🤗🤩 . . . #diaryofafitmommy #thesweatlife #thisismotherhood #boymomlife #aualumni #aucardinals #midwestgirl #postpartumfitnessjourney #fitnesstransformation #momswhosweat #healthylifestyle #blessedbyGod
Monkey mother fucking bread... some of the best I’ve had so far! It’s served in 8 perfect little bits. @willajeanneworleans . . #sweets #food #desserts #carbs #bread #treats #neworleansfood #goodeats #foodie #travelgram #foodgram #dessertgram #southernfood #blogcomingsoon #blogger #iphone #iphoneographer #iphoneography #chicago #chicagophotography #midwestgirl
My world is literally CHANGING... Because I decided to pursue a PASSION. Because I jumped into a COMMUNITY. Because I BELIEVED in myself. And most of all, I let go of FEAR. POSITIVITY, GRIT, and PASSION is really all you need to do this coaching thing. You don’t have to be perfectly fit...just DRIVEN to walk this journey right along other women who need your support! For real... That’s the beauty of it all! POSITIVE people=POSITIVE life! If you’re interested in running along beside me on my team, the opportunity is HUGE for you! And I am here to mentor you & show you how you CAN do it too! My team and I will be hosting a Sneak peek into coaching THIS Friday in our FREE group to give you all the details: what we do, how you earn an income, and answer any questions you might have. (I LOVE sharing on these-pretty special! 💓) Wanna be a part?! Drop an emoji below, and I will personally reach out to you with the group link. #teambebrave ⬇️💪🏻⬇️
@midwestblogger is excited to introduce another fabulous midwest lifestyle/fashion blogger @what.riva.wore what.riva.wore ❤️ . . Hi everyone! 👋🏻 My name is Riva Treasure, I’m the face behind the fashion and lifestyle blog @what.riva.wore 👱🏻♀️ I have been blogging for about 2 year and live in Milwaukee, Wisconsin 🧀 I take pride in being authentic, even if that means occasionally making a fool of myself 🤪(AKA spinach in my teeth during a IG story). If you like to style high and low fashion pieces, I’m your girl! . . #fashionblogger #styleinspo #lifestyleblogger #fashioninspo #midweststyle #styleblogger #authenticity #midwestblogger #midwestwinter #midwestisthebest #bloggersmeet #midwestlife #midwestliving #midwestgirl #wisconsinblogger #wiblogger #authentic
Favorite product of my Jan 18-25th release. Earth-tone patch quilt table runner 19.5in x 39.5in: $35.00 ❤️ Check out my website for more info .. .. .. .. .. .. #rusticquilt #tablerunnerquilt #diyweddingdecor #rusticweddingdecor #wedding #2019wedding #2020wedding #diybride #bridetobe2019 #bridetobe2020 #chicagowedding #midwestgirl #diy #craftymama #diyhomedecor #rusticweddingdecor #bohemianwedding #ilovequilts #elcheapowedding
Salads are one of my FAVS to prep 👌🏼 They keep well for multiple days as long as I don’t put any dressing on & it helps me get in my veggies if I’m falling a little short (which is most weeks 🤣) Spinach + arugula topped with all sorts of goodness - peppers, shredded carrots, tomatoes, cucumbers, one HB egg, mushrooms, feta cheese with a meal-plan approved 👍🏼 drizzle of organic avocado ranch dressing! #gogetchasome - #food #salad #salads #nutrition #myjourney #mealprep #easymeals #foodporn #foodphotography #foodie #veggies #mealplanning #mealplan #lunch #dinner #protein #healthy #midwestgirl #fuelyourbody #hustle #girlboss #yum #eat #hungry
Social media can be deceiving sometimes but it can also bring you friendships full of positivity, happiness and laughter. I find it harder to make real long lasting friends as I get older and I am incredibly thankful for saying YES to my mentor and stepping out of my comfort zone. My team is full of old friends and some new friends that I have met through social media and I LOVEDDDD watching my local coaches interact with each other this past weekend.🖤 . I wish I could describe the happiness that I was feeling but the moment felt right, the team felt right. Everyone was upbeat and I honestly felt like we had been friends since birth. These are the friends you want in your inner circle, those that lift you up, spread positive vibes and love helping others become better versions. 👭 . ✨Tomorrow morning some of us will be going live on Facebook in a private group to talk about the friendships we’ve made, the businesses we have built together and the unforgettable memories. Drop an emoji to learn how YOU can be part of this & I reach out! I cannot wait for you to be apart of our journey.✨⬇️⬇️⬇️ #fightyourfire #girlgang #askmehow #thecoachlife
For my birthday this guy said he’d take us on a trip! I’ve been dreaming of a beach vacation with clear blue water, Based off your experience, Would you suggest a cruise or a all inclusive resort?! 🤷🏼♀️ And where would you go?! So many decisions!
My past looks a little but like this, I was so insecure: in my relationships, in my future, and in myself. I always asked myself if I was worth it. Am I worth being around? What if i looked or acted like her instead? Maybe then I’d be better. All these questions were consistently running through my mind. Why did I so desperately want to be someone else? What a way to live... constantly comparing myself to other women who I felt like had their lives all together. They had the best bodies, the best cars, the best relationships, etc. Yet so much has changed. No, I don’t have the perfect life. So far from it. But I get to have my life and it’s so cool that I get to be the best me I can be 💕🙏. It’s about enjoying the journey.. the sometimes rough and crazy journey. Because at the end of the day... you win. Why? Because you’re you. And those girls you compared yourself to can’t be that. This opportunity has changed my life and I use to be that girl that had all those excuses and always said I never had time or money but to think that coaching could change my life in such a short time I am so glad I started it when I did. Love my team, the accountability and support and and all these amazing ladies I get to cheer on! 💕🙂 There’s always room for more just shoot me a message or comment below. Where do you want to see yourself in a year?
I LOVE quick and easy weeknight dinners!! . Sheet pan meals are the best! I can’t wait for this one to be done! 🍠🥦 . 🌟🌟Sheet Pan Sausage & Veggies🌟🌟 . Ingredients • 1 lb. pre-cooked sausage • 1/2 lb. broccoli • 1 small sweet potato, peeled & cubed • 1 red pepper, seeded & chopped • 1 yellow pepper, seeded & chopped . Marinade • 1/4 cup olive oil • 3 garlic cloves, minced • 1 tsp Italian seasoning • 1/2 tsp salt • 1/4 tsp pepper . 1. Preheat oven to 400° 2. Line sheet pan with aluminum foil 3. Mix sausage and veggies in a bowl 4. Combine olive oil & seasonings. 5. Pour over sausage and veggies & toss 6. Bake for 30 minutes or until broccoli and sweet potatoes are tender. . @laughingspatula
I’ll never regret doing a workout, but I’ll always regret skipping one or saying I’ll start Monday, and then Monday rolls around and I don’t feel prepared to start so I’ll say next Monday I’ll start and I get stuck in a cycle. Does this happen to anyone else? I’m determined to get stuck in that cycle again, to push myself to workout everyday and create a new healthy lifestyle! If you need some accountability or feel like you can relate, let me know and I’ll be there to help push you 💪🏻💪🏻
This afternoon has been pretty lowkey but productive! My face is still swollen (and bruising) and sore from last Thursday, so I've been laying low. Did some homework, read my personal development, bridal shower planning and bought some more supplies for my sister's bridal shower! What did you do today? . . . . #fitness #healthy #healthyjourney #bodypositivity #determined #getitdone #workout #fitnessmotivation #fitnessgirl #healthyeating #nutritious #rdh #rdhfromiowa #selflove #iowardh #corgimom #fitiowan #rdhgrad #midwestgirl #midwestisbest #wisconsinwedding #bridesmaid #sisterofthebride
20 minutes & done! . Whoever said you can’t get a good workout in 20 minutes, clearly hasn’t tried @transform_20 💁🏻♀️💀#dead . Also, I’m just one week in and already down 2 pounds!! Although, it isn’t just about the number on the scale, but the scale can be a great tool if used properly ☺️ #happyhealthyhumble #transform20
It was finally time to head out and find a new coat to invest in. I’ve had my old one for 7+ years and the inside was all sorts of ripped up. Not gonna lie, when I first saw the price of some of the coats we looked at (even after the discount) I was totally frustrated. I like to find clothing items that are a good buy in my eye, and the price of this one wasn’t what I would consider the best deal. That was until I really started to look at it. I can basically wear this baby 3 different ways, PLUS it has so many neat pockets. And, thanks to @kyleburgoon, he reminded me how much longer my old one lasted, so if this one lasts that long the price is totally worth it. So glad it is still winter because I am 100% ready to go out in this coat for a while. 😍 #newcoat #winterapparel #jcpenney @jcpenney
So blessed to have a warm and cozy roof over my head! With daytime temps in the teens and the windchill close to ZERO, I can’t imagine not having a safe place to call home. Please say a prayer for all who have to live or work in these conditions. . . . .
I woke up this morning and when I was getting ready, my initial thoughts were “ugh, I need a tan” “gross, I’m breaking out” “I look like I need about 18 more hours of sleep, yikes.” • Why is this what our minds default to? Picking ourselves apart and completely ignoring anything and everything that is AMAZING about ourselves? • Work on reframing your mindset today and look in the mirror. I challenge you to pick three things you LOVE about yourself and say them out loud. GO! • • • • • • • • • • #strongvibetribe #lovetheskinyourein #positiveaffirmations
Goodbye apartment living, hello single family home...... well in less than 2 weeks that is 😊🏠 • • • • #adventureaddict #dogmom #dogmum #spartanrace #occupationaltherapist #pediatrics #fitness #healthylifestyle #auntie #auntielife #positvity #progressnotperfection #home #healthyliving #healthy #newhouse #nutrition #selflove #positivemindset #midwestgirl #michigangirl #moving #firsthouse #strongnotskinny #fitnessinspiration #thankful #runner #marathoner #fitnessgirl #mentalhealth
Please excuse me as I work through my anxiety 💕💋 Going to dinner with one of my bff's. How do you ward off a case of the Monday's? . #sgh #sghopeful #midwestgirl #sgmidwest #mngirl #midwestlife #pasty #freckles #redhairdontcare #redheadsaresexy #tats #tatted #tattoedmodel #alternativemodeling #alternativegirl #altchick #tattedbabes #babesofinsta #babesofinstagram #halfsleevetattoo #fitchick #inkedgirls #inkedup #inkedladies #tatooed
A morning of selfies ☀️📸 I think I love this city. Now off to Charlie’s surprise for me ... the SPA 😍💆🏼♀️🌿
in June I’ll be coming up on 2 years of business. it’s so crazy how much my vision has changed over the time I’ve run my company. there have been so many ups & downs (I mean being the only person in charge of your full-time biz isn’t exactly a walk in the park 😉), so many learning curves, many failures, but also many successes. awkward client interactions, miscommunications & frustrations. but I wouldn’t do it any differently because the hardship of running my own company has taught me so many things that I couldn’t have learned any other way. if you know going out on your own is the calling that’s been placed upon your life, then take that leap. it sooo won’t be easy, but it’ll be hella worth it. getting the opportunity to not only work with beautiful, creative individuals (my clients), & also take time for my family, friends & travel has been so life-giving. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ I’m super excited to roll out some new, amazing things in my business in 2019. last year was an incredible year of growth, & this year will be that plus so much more. I’m diving deeper into my calling, deeper into my vision for my business & deeper into the good things that are ahead. thank you to everyone who has supported me thus far; this business venture has been one of the most stretching yet awesome things. I look forward to new & unknown things in my business. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ xoxo, Madds
Being part of this team is more than just a bunch of girls who like to workout. . We become family. . We let each other know what's going on and are there for each other. The good, the bad, the ugly, the blessings. We have each other's backs. . So this workout is for a family friend. A family who lost everything in a major fire. I've seen the process of losing everything you own. I've seen and felt the hurt. You might say it's just things, but when you lose those "things" your world and everything you've ever worked for is gone. . So if you could, send a prayer, a special thought, or sweat for the Madsens.
Alright, let’s do this! ✨ . . . The excitement is REAL about all of the amazing opportunities coming up in the next couple of weeks! Tonight I’m planning EVERYTHING out because I’m not using the “I’m busy” as an excuse. It’s called making it happen. We all have excuses as to why we’re not following our dreams. Well, If I can do it, you can do it. . . . So excited for my February Bootcamp to go live February 4th! We’re talking major accountability, fitness, nutrition and falling in love with you again! 💕 drop a ❤️ if you’re ready to drop the excuses and love yourself again!
Oh, baby two! I adore you so so much already. ☺️💕 • But you guys...I would be lying if I said watching my belly grow has been easy this time around. 😕 • With Vada, my fitness journey wasn’t even a thought in my mind. I was so damn excited to have a pregnant belly! But it’s totally different this time around because I’ve been working so freaking hard to get rid of my belly. So, watching it grow has been a bit difficult. 🤰 • Don’t get me wrong...I am so grateful that I am able to carry and grow a new life inside of me. But that doesn’t mean it’ll always be easy. Mentally this has been a struggle. But I just take it day by day and continue to tell myself that regardless of my pudgy belly (that isn’t ALL baby, I might add) - I am healthy. I am fit. I am strong. And I am everything I wasn’t during my first pregnancy. ❤️
I work really hard for days like these. Snow and below zero has me super grateful I’m off on Monday’s.... Friday’s too. AND that I get to decide to stay in, all day! And with my family & fur babies too! Let’s face it. Most of us won’t ever live the way (we think) we really want to unless we get a large inheritance or win the lottery. So with that in mind, I have set out to design the life I desire, and yes, it includes working. I worked hard in my career to earn the right to be self employed AND make my own work hours. I also work on the side with a job that allows me to work from ANYWHERE, yes, anywhere I want. No inventory, NO parties, nada. Just an amazing addition to the life that God already gave me. My word for 2019 is “INTENTIONAL” and I have a ton of that to do this year!! So today, I’ll keep doing what he’s led me to do. I’ll keep working hard towards a life that’s completely designed by me. Today, I’m so grateful that for the most part, I get to schedule my work around the things I love to do and the people I love to do it with. . . . . . . #design #designyourlife #selfemployed #stylist #salonowner #networkmarketingprofessional #winter #blackandwhite #nomakeup #furmomma #workflo #girlboss #brave #vulnerable #monday #whorunstheworldgirls #blonde #hatlife #midwestgirl #intentional
Are you proud of your grocery haul?! 🍓🥦🥒🍌🥕 . I love when almost all of my groceries come from the produce section! I have learned so much about nutrition over the past year. I’ve heard lots of information, been exposed to lots of programs, and I’ve found what works best for me! I found a love of veggies and not depriving myself. I eat delicious, real food and lots of it! I will fully admit that nutrition is still where I struggle to be consistent but I know how great I feel when I fuel my body properly. It’s an amazing feeling! . Are you ready to fuel your body and feel your best?
Today is a big day for me mentally! I remember when I started this journey that I would be proud of myself of I worked out until at least 30 weeks... well today is that day and my new minigoal is 36 weeks! . It has been easy to keep my body moving because for me it is so much about the mental health it gives me, not the physical benefits....Working out for me is an endorphin release and is worth ever second! . 3/4 of the way through and getting more and more excited for the next stage! Other pregnant mommas, what small wins are you celebrating today?!
My emotions have been all over the place today! It’s just been an “off” day, but I still pushed play on my workout because it’s therapy for me. I don’t workout because I hate my body, I workout because it allows me to focus on myself for that 20 minutes. To sweat away the stresses and worries! I do it for ME! 💗 Why do you workout? . . . #determinedtorise #happyhealthyhumble #doitforyou #focusonyourself #riseabove #stressrelief #fillyourcup #athomeworkouts #mealprep #healthylifestyle #happyandfit #postpartumbody #journey #momlife #boymom #midwestgirl #tiu #teacher #iteach #teacherlife
Girls without makeup are the most confident. I’m not trying to look like these reality tv stars waking up with a full beat face everyday. Don’t let social media or others make you feel like you’re not pretty without it. Let your skin BREATHE and let that melanin SHINE ✊🏾❤️👸🏾🙋🏾♀️🥇♊️✅ #Musician #Author #Vegan #Creole #Melanin #MidwestGirl #NurseTeeTee #BrownSkinGirl #NoMakeup #NoFilter #MessyHair #Locs #Freckles #Age44 #Biotin #VitaminE #SheaButter #Nubian #PrettyBrownEyes #NakedFace #Glowing
outsiders, unite✊🏻 ✨
Just a girl and her Jeep. Back Roads, Dirty Jeans and Filthy Boots. . . #justagirlandherjeep #backroads #dirtyjeans #filthyboots #snowcoveredbackroads #pavementendsfunbegins #outhere #whoiwasaintwhoibe #dirtroaddreaming #shesneitherlostnorfound #freeasaweed #jeep #jeepwrangler #jeepgirl #olllllllo #4X4 #itsajeepthingyouwouldntunderstand #sillyboysjeepsareforgirls #countrygirl #rurallife #puremichigan #puremichigangirl #puremichiganproud #mittenstate #midwestgirl #smittenwiththemitten #michiganbornandraised #winterwonderland
Fence, Rust, Snow, Bitter Cold. Just a simple girl, living her simple rural life, out here. . . #fence #rust #snow #bittercold #justasimplegirl #livinghersimplerurallife #outhere #shesneitherlostnorfound #whoiwasaintwhoibe #dirtroaddreaming #dirtyjeansandfilthyboots #noguff #nocomplaintshere #smalltownusa #smalltowngirl #rurallife #ruralgirl #madeinmichigan #puremichigan #midwestgirl #mittenstate #michiganbornandraised #smittenwiththemitten #sheisfreeasaweed
I’m looking for THREE women who want to become part of Team Vici, who want to change their lives. Who want to better themselves while helping others do the same? I like to call it a cheerleader. We are fun, coffee/wine loving women who still love food. It’s actually a requirement 😉 . . . Coaching changed my life. I hadn’t finished a program in years and needed that push. I needed someone to rely on me. I have to finish if I expect my challengers to finish. I show up every day for them and for myself. I’ve lost 18 pounds while coaching and have kept it off. I owe that to them. That extra discount and income has helped us pay off debt faster and be able to do extra things. 🙌🏼 . . . You’d go through the same mentorship I went through and I’m there for everything. Want to grow your business fast? I got you. Want just a discount? Done! I’m there for you through thick and thin. 😊
Thick, oversized, chunky sweater for the win today — considering it’s like 5 degrees outside (literally I think the high is 15), I’m happy to be dressing comfy casual today. ❄️ Especially because I’m usually hot or cold with no in between! . . . . . #teamlivefit #teamriseandgrind #morningsnuggles #ohiogirl #fitgirls #cincy #dogmomlife #dogmomAF #fitnessgoals #winteroutfit #weightlossjourney #girlboss #hustlehard #midwestgirl #sweatitout #homedecorating #ourfirsthome #ohiobobcats #myjourneytofit #lakeview #igotgoals #newyearnewgoals #gsdlovers #cincyohio
I love the long angles of rosey colored light that coincide with winter. The the last rays of the sun cascading on a field of gold grass was a real treat.💎 . . #hiking #hike #snow #winterhikes #maketracks #windchill #getoutside #sunset #sunlight #midwestgirl #ohio #ohiogirl #exploreohio
Made my way downtown⠀ Walked fast ⠀ Passed faces⠀ & I’m home now ⠀ •⠀ •⠀ •⠀ Caption and photo credit to @cory__gentile , get yourself a man who can do both! Savannah blog post coming this week! Check out my story to help me decide what to include! ⠀ •⠀ •⠀ #everydaygram #instagramdaily #herecomesthesun #savannahstreets #smilemoreworryless #midwestgirl #georgiabloggers #southerncharm #southernblogger #happymoments #whatlikeitshard #liveyourlifestyle #liveauthentic #2019ismine #motivateyourself #livelifefully #lifestyleblogger #styleblogger #savannahgeorgia #strolling #weekendtrips #georgiaonmymind #excitingtimesahead #backingeorgia #guidetosavannah #getlost
Finished up the first week of my new program and now it is on to week two! I completed all of the workouts, I half-way followed the meal plan 🤷🏼♀️ and I indulged this weekend more than I would have liked, but BALANCE - I am still feeling so much better & my pants are fitting better, which is always a good sign. My goal for week two is to complete my workouts first thing in the morning before I go to work instead of thinking about it all day long and then working out once I get home from a long day of work and a long commute. “You’ve got to burn before you build.”
Coaching brings me so much JOY. Mentoring fills up my HEART. Helping others live out their best life while pursuing my own 🖤... there.is.no.better.feeling. “Love what you do, do what you love.” . 2019 is already filled with amazing things 🖤I know you’ve been watching me, but STOP ✋🏻- ask me questions! I know you’re curious! Let’s talk! Because my biggest tip is this: don’t wait any longer. Just go for it. DIVE IN 🖤👉🏻💌
Calling all #omahamoms 🗣 . One of the most important parts of having a doula is having a connection. You want someone who you are comfortable with and able to be vulnerable around. 💗 . Come January 23rd to Hinrichs Chiropractic for the chance to get to meet some amazing doulas and find your match! 🙌 . Graphic courtesy of @bbeyesbirth 💗 . . . #meetthedoula #doulamatch #doula #omahadoula #mamalove #chiro #empoweredmamas #birthmatters #homaha #midwestgirl
My meal plan will never exclude Chick-fil-A. Never. It helps that I don’t count calories, I count color-coded portion control containers—Like so, 💚💚❤️💛💙. Can you guess what green is??! 😉 ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ #midwestgirl #iowagirl #dentalhygienist #loveyourself #girlboss #smile #oldnavy #rdh #loveforfitness #positiveaffirmation #caribou #ford #highlightyourlife #killemwithkindness #camo #fitforlife #mealprep #adidas #scrublife #weightlossjourney #treatyourself #blessed #longhairdontcare #ITcosmetics #tiu
You like my hair? Gee thanks, didn’t wash it. — D E T A I L S @smithandcult | Blackdrop Charcoal Brightening Primer @urbandecaycosmetics | All Nighter Liquid Foundation ‘2.5’ @gerardcosmetics | BB+ Illumination Facial Creme ‘Grace’ @toofaced | Multi-Use Sculpting Concealer ‘Snow’ @milkmakeup | Blur + Set Matte Loose Powder ‘Translucent Light’ @anastasiabeverlyhills | Brow Definer ‘Dark Brown’ & Clear Brow Gel @katvondbeauty | Shade & Light Palette @morphebrushes | 8C Blush Palette @lorealmakeup | Lash Paradise Mascara @pixibeauty | Glow-y Gossamer Duo ‘Delicate Dew’ #GerardCosmetics | Slay All Day Setting Spray ‘Lemongrass’
No sucking in necessary. Would you believe me that the first picture was from this morning and the second pic was on Saturday morning?! Talk about weekend bloat! Just 24 hours of correct nutrition intake, sweat, and water can take away the bloat! Holla!! 🙌 . . . . #imahappygirl #dirtymirrorselfie #confidentgirl #loveyourbodynow #curvyandfit #morningvibes ☀️
Bless a green jumpsuit. Man this show was a dream come true. I haven’t truly responded to this yet, because I’ve been trying to process it all. After pinching myself and remembering what sleep was..... I think the Big things I took from it are: Community and Growth. I am the most fortunate to be surrounded by artists that inspire and support each other. I love each and every one of you. Also, appreciate the growth an artist can have. You may see someone sing and a year later you see them again and they have completely transformed. Let’s be thankful for the process of becoming our badass selves. Not everything is a product. You certainly aren’t. SOMETHING ABOUT BUG 📸 @daveni14 • • • #beyourself #process #actress #performer #originalmusic #jumpsuit #green #blessed #soloshow #2019 #love #community #nyc #midwestgirl
Back to the old stomping grounds 🙈🤷🏻♀️💪🏼 . . Planet fitness round 2. Determined to make this gym relationship healthier than it has been in the past. . . && NO. I’m not done with at home workouts. Winter running just sucks & 20lb+ weights are a little too expensive at the moment. 🤪 . . #run #girlswhorun #nurseswhorun #fitnurse #fitbride #princesshalf #midwestgirl #werunthequad #girlswholift #runhappy #sweatingforthewedding #nurselife #runiowa #girlpower #rundisney #halfmarathontraining #workoutmotivation #inspire #fitnessjourney #runnercommunity
May your clothes be cute, your coffee hot,☕️and your Monday glorious! ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Monday mornings come fast :: We prepare by getting everything organized for the week on Sunday evening. We want to start the week off on the right foot to ensure our Monday is glorious 💁♀️ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Plaid Top ::$34:: ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Tap the photo to purchase 🙌
I almost failed music theory in college. 🤦🏼♀️ But I picked up a songwriting book at my library this weekend to learn more about structure and improving my lyric writing! I’m taking notes and trying to apply what I’m learning to songs I’m working on. ✏️📒🎶 So far I’ve learned about balancing and unbalancing phrases to either stop things moving forward or move things along. It’s kinda fascinating really. 🧐It’s giving me a vocabulary to use to describe what I either may already be doing or where I might need to focus.🤓
Major case of the Monday’s today. 🤦🏼♀️ And usually I despise when people say that. If you’re unhappy, do something about it. That’s usually what I think in my head when I hear or see people post about their “woah is me” attitude on Monday’s. Today is different. I have literally reheated my coffee 4 times today and now it’s cold again. Again. Things have been a little less than stellar the last week or so… but I am going to find my big girl pants 👖 and put them on. I promise. Here’s to a better afternoon and a better rest of Monday. Whoop, whoop! Off to drink my amazing cup of (luke-warm) Coffee. And enjoy every last drop. Cheers! Holly 🌸 #momlife #boymom #boymomlife #fitmom #fitmomlife #choosejoy #growthmindset #changeyourmindsetchangeyourlife #goals #fitnessgoals #mentalhealth #lifegoals #midwestgirl #coffeeaddict #winelover #qotd #quotestoliveby #quoteoftheday
Take me baaaaccckk. . Something I’m working on is really finding myself (I know- this sounds very mid-life crisis-y) but it’s so important for you to know what you want. And who you are. Because no one can do it for you. . . I think breaks really fill me up. It’s part of my introverted nature to enjoy time away. I’m also learning about things I struggle with. Being assertive. Finding my voice. Communication. Not letting my emotions take charge. . . Where there is self reflection there is growth. And isn’t that what any of us want?? To be the very best version of ourselves? This is what 2019 is for me.... the year of being my best. . . Guess that means I need more trips 😂🤷🏻♀️ . #chichago #midwestgirl #wiborn #thebean #travel #yleo #wellness #momblogger #nontoxic #chemfree #momlife #chemicalfree #glutenfree #livingabovethewellnesaline #younglivingeo #instamom #liveyourbestlife #oilymama #momlifeisthebestlife #essentialoillife #happyoiler #allnatural #naturalbeauty #madewell #oilycommunity #oilytv
Took a little bit of a break from posting on here but I’m back! It’s been really cold where I live this past week so taking outfit pictures has been a little difficult ❄️🌨☃️ ❄️ Here is a picture of me walking away from my mom aka my own personal photographer (thanks mom!) ☺️ I was 💯% done taking pictures at this point. The only happy one at the park that day was a husky running around in the snow ☃️ ❄️ Outfit details - link in bio ❄️ How has your week been? Let me know in the comments ✨ . . . . . . #usblogger #americanblogger #styleinspo #midwestgirl #usablogger #midwestblogger #styleblogger #stylefiles #styleguide #stylish #stylegals #under1k #usfashionblogger #livemoremagic #anotheroutfitpost #asseenonme #winteroutfitinspo #winteroutfit2019 #fashionfiles #fashionaddicted #casualwinteroutfit #thelifeofablogger #sweaterweather #under5k #illinoisblogger #winteroutfit #girlsthatwander #thegreatoutdoors #girlwhowanders #ootdinspo
Just incase you are doubting yourself today: You are wonderful. You are loved. You are beautiful. You matter. 💕
I’m so excited to announce that I have 6 new fabrics on the way, and I’ll be making them into headbands this coming week! Here’s a little preview of 4 of them! Which one is your favorite? 😍 . . . #cuteheadband #bossbabelife #workoutfashion #yogaheadband #fashionheadband #easyfashion #easyhairstyles #happyfreedheadbands #iloveheadbands #midwestgirl #hairstyleideas #momhairdontcare #smallbizsquad #smallbizlife #michigangirl #madeinmichigan #shoplocally #workoutheadband #bohoinspired #fitnessheadband #workoutstyle #womensfashionpost #momstylelife #gymhair #midweststyle