Ooooh the power of angles! Don’t believe everything you see 😉 We’ve become accustomed to only presenting our best self to the world. I have to admit, when I came home from the beach today I felt invigorated, happy & secretly like a bit of a MILF... shhh 🙊😉 Then I flicked back through my Snapchat story without the glare of the sun & I was shocked - this pic of me feeling great had accidentally included some loose skin from my weight loss & made my strong, toned thighs look enormous. I ALMOST did a quick delete. Then I checked myself, remembered how AMAZING I’d felt 20 seconds earlier & realised I actually don’t give a crap about about any of that anymore 🤷🏼♀️ ...and hey, my thigh tat looks incredible in my more jiggly pic! 😂✌🏼 It can be frustrating when I work SO hard to take care of my myself & stay down to earth, then I open insta & my feed is overflowing with HIGHLY edited images, clever angles, flattering lighting, popped out booties & so many plastic looking people 🙄 Here’s to keeping it real though! Confidence & authenticity are WAY sexier & more fun than perfection 😉💪🏼
Right now, just as you are. Always have been, always will be.
Sundays are for sandy bums, messy hair & jumping in the waves. ...and if you’re a clueless single mum, they’re also for getting your car bogged on the beach 🙄✌🏼
🎶 I wish somebody would have told me that Some day, these will be the good old days All the love you won't forget And all these reckless nights you won't regret 🎶 Happy 30th birthday party day @billybrine! Another amazing day-that-turned-into-night... many more to come 😘
Happy International Day of the Girl! ~~~ Courage, sacrifice, determination, commitment, toughness, heart, talent, guts. That's what little girls are made of." ― Bethany Hamilton
Special time with my biggest girls 👩👧👧💖
I CRUSHED A FREAKING WATERMELON WITH MY THIGHS!!!💪🏼🍉 Late last year I saw a video of @kortney_olson crushing a watermelon. After initially thinking “WTF?!” & having a giggle, the next thought I had was, “I am SO going to do that!” It went from a silly goal to being more than crushing a watermelon to me... it’s crushing society’s expectations, the pressure I put on myself & showing my 4 daughters they can be feminine, but still be strong little badasses & do anything they want to 😜 It was WAY harder than I expected & it took a couple of tries, but I loved that they saw me persist & do it 💪🏼 Watch & learn my little ladies... being a strong woman is a good thing! 🙌🏼
After pulling a smooth & easy 100kg today, I figured it might be the day to crack a PB. Not all lifts go as planned though, failing is part of growth! Look out 110kg, I am coming for you!!!
I found my old “goals journal” yesterday ❤️ It might look a little weathered, but it’s perfect. It felt great to set some goals that DON’T just involve my body 😉 My physical journey has been on display for so many years now, which was great - it’s kept me accountable & motivated so many people! I am more than my body though. The aesthetics of how I look is really just fluff, haha! I’ll always take care of my body, but there is so much more to life than that 👌🏼 I can not wait to see what the future has in store for my girls & I... bring it 💪🏼
The sand, saltwater & sunshine are part of my soul 🏖💛
#Happybirthday to my original BFF & partner in crime, my brother @billybrine!!! There’s some strange, magical shift that seems to happen when you turn #30 : you care less about the things that don’t matter, you’re more secure in who you are & you realise that the cute “wrinkles” you had in your 20s were just child’s play 😂 Love you so much... looking forward to celebrating today!
I decided a while ago to be more authentic & change the way I use social media. So here goes... Today I am NOT ok. Like at all 🤣😢😬 One of my best friends called to check on me before & I was crying so hard I could barely answer the phone. Right now I’m sitting in the supermarket carpark eating ginger kisses & mint chocolates that definitely DO NOT fit my smartpoints or my macros! It’s great sharing the cute moments with my kids on social media when I’m “single mumming like a boss”, or my fun kid-free nights out when I’m feeling sexy & carefree, or me working out like a beast. Life isn’t always like that though. Some days are hard. My heart has been put through a blender over the last 12 months. Everything about my life has changed or is changing. Most of the time I just roll with it & choose to make the most of every moment, but some days are just fucking hard & I’m a bit of a hot mess 🤷🏼♀️ I am actually fine, haha! I’m definitely not wanting sympathy or attention! In 3 hours time I’ll be dressed nicely with a perfect face of makeup, cheering for my kids at their school concert. To the naked eye I will probably look like I’m “that Mum” with her shit together 😉 Today I absolutely AM NOT though & that’s perfectly OK 👌🏼
#likeagrrrl 💪🏼 I’m so excited to have finally invested in some @grrrl_clothing!!! 😍👊🏼 I love everything they stand for & how they’re uniting & empowering women from all walks of life. The messages they spread are exactly what I want my four daughters hearing 👌🏼Oh & yep, that’s my littlest princess in pink... with her new toy truck 😂 Now I’ve got the uniform, I need to work on my next goal: crushing a watermelon with my thighs 🍉🙊 * not a sponsored post... just an honest one
Cardio. Legs. Cardio. Glutes. Cardio. Cable kickbacks 🙄 Don't mind me, I'm just over here bench pressing your body weight 😂💪🏼🏋🏼♀️
Ten years ago my chubby little bundle of perfection arrived in a big hurry, almost on the side of the road in an ambulance! She is the most kindhearted, generous & thoughtful person you'll ever meet 💕 She's fun & giggly, but she's incredibly intelligent & an introvert & deep thinker at heart. She has gotten a bit more sassy lately, but I'm secretly loving watching her find her voice, learn to stand up for herself & start to grow into a fierce young woman 😉 Happy 10th birthday Jasmyn Alexandra, you are so loved! You are pure joy & my life is better because you're in it 🎁