Struggle Bus

I was listening to the replay of my weekly bible study the other day and I just started bawling my eyes out. The lesson was all about asking for help instead of drowning in your thoughts and troubles.

Truth is, I’ve been drowning lately and haven’t been asking for help! I feel like a failure as a Mom. I’ve been prepping for homeschooling my son since before he was born! Now it’s come to fruition and we are on the struggle bus! At least I am anyway. I feel like I’m not doing it right, or I’m not good enough, or that I’m failing him…I am feeling all the things and it is seeping into every single aspect of my life!

I’m tired and not sleeping, my personal development has been lacking, my business is suffering, I’m just a mess! But why the hell have I just continued to drown and not ask for help?!? I don’t have a good answer for that guys. But you best believe as soon as that bible study was over and I composed myself I pulled up my big girl panties and ASKED FOR HELP!

It’s so crazy to me how one little thing can just fester and grow and how quickly the devil can take over! I hope that someday I will be strong enough in my faith and mental health to be able to catch myself before the spiral. In the meantime I am thankful for the community of women who support me on my journey without hesitation. They are there to uplift me when I need it most! It’s the no judgement, sincere help and support that I think we all need in our lives and for it I am extremely grateful.

There is always room in our family for more. If you need the same type of support I’ve got you. Drop a 💯 below if you need this type of support in your life. Or simply send me an email. And as always, like, comment and tag away or simply check out the link in my bio for more info.

Be Stronger Than Your Excuses

Not enough time? I can help you.

You don’t know where to start? I can help you.

Not enough money? I can help you.

You have bad habits? I can help you.

You don’t know what to eat? I can help you.

You’ve never worked out a day in your life? I can help you.

You’re scared? I can help you.

Take responsibility and initiative for yourself. Stop blaming your circumstances on others. Stop blaming where you are at on things you have the power to change. Absolutely NO ONE is too busy! It’s a matter of priorities people!!! I get it! I’ve been there! Ask any of my family or closest friends. I was the queen of excuses and procrastination! But truth was, I was just plain LAZY!

Y’all, the other day I was only running on 4 hrs of sleep, 3hrs 47 minutes to be exact; stupid insomnia, but I woke up with purpose and intention. And I had the best most productive day as a result! Why? Because I set a goal for myself to do away with the BS excuses!

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It’s time to take care of those excuses. Time to cut that shit out and make yourself and your health a priority! Excuses will always be there, opportunity won’t. Take this opportunity! Don’t let it pass you by! The time is now. It’s your time to shine! Drop a ⭐️ if you’re ready or simply send me an email. And as always, like, comment and tag away or simply check out the link in my bio for more info.

Smizing

I finally understand what Tyra Banks meant when she coined the term “smize”. Smiling with the eyes these days and it feels so so so good!

It’s so easy to see a physical transformation. It’s not so easy to see what’s happening on the inside. This journey hasn’t been easy. A huge part of my success has been the work I’ve put into personal development. It’s not just about the physical transformation but the mental transformation as well. The mental hurdles I have overcome seemed like mountains to me at the time. But damnit I overcame them! And you can too!

I can show you the physical transformation. I can teach you how to drop body fat. I can share with you what to eat, when and why to achieve your physical goals. But the truest of transformations is what happens on the inside. And guess what…I can help guide you along that journey as well!!!

I want to teach you how to work on the most important project of your entire life…YOURSELF! You ARE worthy because God said so! It’s time to start working on your whole self, mind, body and soul. It’s time to start “smizing” because damnit it feels so good to be able to do so.

The physical transformation, that’s easy…I can make you hot AF! But I’m more interested in changing your life FOREVER and that starts from within. Who’s ready for an inside job journey with me??? Drop a 💖 below, send me an email or check out the link in my bio for more info. I can help you. Let’s do life together!

Homeschool: Pre-K Supplies

I know a lot of parents out there are super stressed and struggling with how best to proceed with this year’s “back to school”. I can’t even begin to imagine how that feels. I assume it’s extremely scary!

Homeschooling was always going to be our path. It was a decision we made when I was still pregnant. This coming Monday will be Hunter’s official “first day of school”. We’ve been loosely “homeschooling” for a few years now and technically we’ll be starting a year early but he and I are both ready.

I am not the expert nor do I have all the info or answers but I am super excited and happy to share any and all products and tips and even the struggles, when where I can. School for most looks so so different now a days but I am confident we as parents and educators will be far more successful if we all work together.

Thanks to my AMAZING friend and former teacher @chrisscorley I snagged up a few extra materials to kick off this year’s curriculum. Amazon for the win on everything you see pictures here! Less the beautiful roses of course. Those were from the hubby.

Dynamo Lab Kit

155 Pcs Wooden Pattern Blocks Set

FunzBo Arts and Crafts Supplies

Washable Dot Markers with Activity Sheets

Happy 5th Wedding Anniversary Justin!!!

“A perfect marriage is two imperfect people who simply refuse to give up on each other.”

August 7, 2015 – Heidel House Resort and Spa, Green Lake, WI


There has never been a quote more fitting of our relationship. Justin I am so flippin’ excited to celebrate this anniversary with you above all of them so far. Because I am so flippin’ proud of how far we’ve come.

August 6, 2015 – Heidel House Resort and Spa, Green Lake, WI


We’ve done a lot of work on ourselves and on our marriage. Especially this past year. And I am so incredibly thankful for the difficulties we faced even early on in our marriage because it got us to where we are at today. Absolutely STRONGER THAN EVER and STRONGER TOGETHER!

August 7, 2015 – Heidel House Resort and Spa, Green Lake, WI


Justin George Stommel, thank you for never giving up on me. Thank you for believing in me even when I didn’t believe in myself. Thank you for standing by me even when it was really hard. I love you more today than I did when I said “I do” and more than I did even yesterday. I appreciate your willingness to grow together when we could have far more easily grown apart. I refuse to give up on us from here to eternity. I love you to the moon! You are forever stuck with me. Happy 5th Anniversary babe!

For the full video I created for Justin for our anniversary, click on the link below.

https://youtu.be/0cZ9KBDh2ec

August 6, 2015 – Heidel House Resort and Spa, Green Lake, WI

World Day Against Human Sex Trafficking

I am posting this with the blessing and approval of @alysha.romel. You see, Alysha took the time to write a beautiful and very important post yesterday for World Day Against Human Sex Trafficking. And within a few hours of posting it, it was “censored” meaning there was no way for her post to reach its full potential and be shared with as many folks as it should have.

The reason for the censorship??? “It can influence the presidential election.” Now I don’t know about you but I don’t give a rat’s ass who you want to vote for or even if you vote at all. The fact that her post was censored period is deplorable. So without further a-due I am sharing her original post below with the only changes being changing her daughter’s name to my son’s name and using my own photo. Please go to her page and like, tag and share the original post so it’s given the credit it deserves. Let’s work together to #savethechildren!!!

MY SON IS NOT FOR SALE!!!

“NO ONE IS FOR SALE!!! Today is World Against Human Sex Trafficking. Trafficking is not just an issue that happens to people in other countries. The United States is a source and transit country, and is also considered one of the top destination points for victims of child trafficking and exploitation. Right now there are currently 2 million child sex slaves around the world, and between 200,000 – 300,000 of those are right here in the U.S.”

“When I hear those numbers I see 2 million Hunters living in terror. Children just like him, children just like your children, your nieces, your nephews, your grandchildren.”

“Human trafficking is estimated to bring global profits of about $150 billion a year—$99 billion from sexual exploitation, and is considered the world’s fastest growing crime.”

“These statistics are heartbreaking and rarely discussed. There are some things we absolutely cannot stay quiet about and this is one of them. All children have the right to grow up in a safe and healthy family environment, free from violence, exploitation and abuse.”

To see Alysha’s original post please click here.https://www.instagram.com/p/CDRNdn2Jii8/?igshid=1iq57bgp8f86d

Hunter’s Kitchen – Episode 2: Easy Peasy Pizza

Welcome to Hunter’s Kitchen!!!

Today Chef Hunter will show us how to make a “Easy Peasy Pizza”.

Hunter’s Easy Peasy Pizza

Hunter’s eyes lit up when I asked him if he wanted to film by himself for this one. To say he was excited is an understatement. His excitement shows throughout the entire video! I could not be more proud of how well he did!!! We broke the video up into a couple clips in order to keep his rambling to a minimum (he likes to ramble like his Momma 🤗). But each clip was filmed in just one take!

Hunter’s Kitchen – Episode 2: Easy Peasy Pizza

Drop in the comments below what you would like to see Chef Hunter make next. Always wash your hands and be sure to stay safe in the kitchen kids! And don’t forget to tag friend who might enjoy this video. Like, comment and share. And as always, check out the link in my bio for more info!

Love/Hate Relationship with My Body

These two have such a love/hate relationship. Similar to the love/hate relationship I have with my body.

Athena and Taz

Deep down I love my body I truly do. If I didn’t than I wouldn’t treat it as good as I now do. It was home to my perfect baby boy for nine months. What’s not to love about that alone! But I hate my body sometimes too. Sometimes my body makes me feel like shit. And quite frankly sometimes I hate how my body looks.

This process has been just that…a process. I was looking for the quick fix. And aren’t we all? But I’ve learned a lot throughout this process. I’ve learned that this is in fact a journey, a lifestyle. It’s not a quick fix. I’ve learned to love my body more. I’ve learned to appreciate it in all its various stages. And I’ve learned to love the progress I’ve made along the way. I’ve allowed myself grace in my inabilities. And I’ve pushed my body harder than I’ve ever pushed it in my entire life.

These past three months have been some of the best but also hardest three months of my life! Again, love/hate. But here I am standing tall. Standing proud! I’m finding more and more each day just how much I LOVE my body far more than I hate it. And I’m so stinking excited to pay it forward and help others find more love in their own bodies and in their own lives. Are you ready to join me? I can GUARANTEE that the only regret you will have is that you didn’t join me sooner. And I can PROMISE you, you will never have to go it alone.

Love or hate…you decide. Drop a ❤️ below if you’re ready to join me. And as always, like, comment and tag away or simply check out the link in my bio for more info.

Let’s Talk Nutrition

Do you need help putting the fork down? Do you struggle with what to eat? Do you want results without feeling deprived?

So if you’ve been following along on my journey you know that I am really trying to dial in on my nutrition much more strictly than ever before.

Why? You might ask. My answer, why not! I’ve asked my mind to go further than ever before with personal development and bible study. And sure, I’ve pushed my body and moved far more than ever before with my workouts. But nutrition is where it’s at! It is 90% of our results!

So I introduce to you my latest quick and easy go-to meal OBSESSION…@yourtaylorfarms “Chopped Kits”. Y’all! These are bomb! And they’ve come out with a bunch of new flavor blends! I cannot wait to try them all! #notsponsored but should be. Taylor Farms hit your girl up! 😂

Taylor Farms Chopped Kits

But seriously though. It’s all in the food you put in your mouth. Join me!!! I will teach you the science behind the foods we eat, provide you with meal plans and teach you what to eat and when to get amazing results! Enrollment for my next life changing group is open! What are you waiting for?

Drop a 🥗 below if you’re ready to join me. And as always, like, comment and tag away or simply check out the link in my bio for more info.

Hunter’s Kitchen – Episode 1: Strawberry Banana Smoothie and Chocolate Frosting Dip

Welcome to Hunter’s Kitchen!!!

Today Chef Hunter will show us how to make a “Strawberry Banana Smoothie” as well as his all-time FAVORITE…”Chocolate Frosting Dip”.

Hunter’s Kitchen – Episode 1: Strawberry Banana Smoothie and Chocolate Frosting Dip

I am a firm believer in teaching our children the importance of healthy eating and lifestyle. I also believe that getting them involved in the cooking process is just as important. I hope you guys enjoy this video. Hunter and I would like to make it a series if the feedback is good. Drop in the comments below what you would like to see Chef Hunter make next!!!

Stay safe in the kitchen kids! And don’t forget to tag friend who might enjoy this video. Like, comment and share.