Hello New Me…YOU ARE GORGEOUS!!!

Do you ever walk past a mirror and not recognize the person in that reflection???

I’ve experienced both the positive and the negative of this, and let me tell you…the hard work, the journey, the transformation that takes place is worth it ALL a thousand times over!

You see, I used to HATE my reflection. I didn’t recognize the depressed, anxiety ridden, over thinker, over drinker, over eating, over weight women staring back at me. Then take this photo as an example of the polar opposite…Do I really look this smokin hot IRL??? I doubted this reflection until I decided to grab the camera and snap a photo…

Is this how far I have truly come??? Wow! I mean like WOWZA!!! Here I am taking a whole body selfie in front of a full length mirror with a smile that made my cheeks hurt! All because I know exactly who I am now!!! No longer depressed 24/7, still facing bouts of anxiety and continuing to learn and grow every day, but with confidence through the roof all without the hangover! Hello new me!!! You ARE FRICKIN’ GORGEOUS!!!

You ready to say hello to the new you? You ready to make perhaps the scariest but most rewarding decision of your life? Let’s do this!!! Drop a 📸 in the comments below and let’s do this!

Plateaus

Can you relate??? I’ve been stuck in a rut lately. I’ve hit a plateau recently and it’s been such a mind f*ck! It seems like such an impossible thing to push through.

Sometimes you need to look at how far you’ve come to remind yourself that you are capable of anything. I am capable of anything, including pushing past this plateau. I have abs coming in for the first time in my life for crying out loud! I should be celebrating my accomplishments and not dwelling on being stuck. But I’m human and damnit it’s hard!

Are you at a plateau? Do you feel stuck? I’ve got you! I have to tools to push through plateaus and help you get unstuck. So what do you say? You ready to link arms and push through obstacles together? Drop a 🤝 in the comments below or email me!

Chores…Kinda

Normally I clean the house from top to bottom on Fridays. But if you watched my Instagram stories yesterday I got a little distracted…ok ok I got BIG TIME distracted and ended up playing with a new ring light all day. So today as I finish up the cleaning I realized I did all the chores I enjoy most yesterday so I’m left with all the chores I hate the most for today. And I’ll be honest, playing with that new ring light again sounds much more appealing.

What chore(s) do you hate most??? For me it’s cleaning toilets. FUN FACT…this actually was my favorite chore since childhood. Then I had a boy. The old saying, “if you sprinkle when you tinkle, be a sweetie and wipe the seatie.” Doesn’t seem to apply to the rest of the toilet. Sometimes I wonder what on earth he’s aiming at to get his “tinkles” all over the place! I also hate moping the floors. I put that one off the longest. I hate tile flooring! I hate having to scrub the grout. And I hate that it’s so hard to tell wether or not it’s clean. And wouldn’t ya know almost every house in the state of Arizona has an abundant amount of tile flooring so there is no escaping it. Lucky me! NOT!!!

Anyhoo…be sure to check out my IG stories throughout the day…I’ll be posting a little game for y’all as I further procrastinate on cleaning. And if you don’t already follow me on IG be sure and do so! You’re missing out on all the fun over there @modernwifeandmom.

Support Small Businesses

I had someone the other day tell me that absolutely refused to hear my story because they “do NOT support MLMs”. Say what???

I truly don’t get it. Many people scoff at MLMs yet turn around and host online parties for Scentsy, Pampered Chef, Usborne and the like. They’ll support HUGE corporations like Target, Amazon, Walmart but aren’t willing to support the little guy??? Why?

I don’t think there is anything wrong with any of the companies I’ve mentioned! Especially those that are MLMs! As a matter of fact I applaud those who are a part of such amazing opportunities! I support other fellow #momtreprenuers every opportunity I get.

Why? Because MLMs don’t suck! They help countless others like me who might not have the business experience or money to invest in any other type of business actually start a successful business of their own with little to no start up cost.

The freedom and opportunity Beachbody has given me is life changing. For the first time in my entire marriage I was able to take my husband out for a date night! That’s HUGE to me! That’s HUGE for us! I’ve been able to gift Hunter with games and books and materials for his homeschooling. I wake up every single day excited about what I do! Excited to change lives and pay it forward.

I’m looking for other go-getters, momtreprenuers, dadtreprenuers and bad ass boss babes who want to hustle along side me. I’m looking for people who are teachable and willing to work hard to find their own freedom and purpose. If this sounds like you drop a 👍🏼 below. If you know someone who might benefit from this opportunity be sure to tag them. And as always simply check out the link in my bio for more info.

“Beachbody does not guarantee any level of success or income from the Team Beachbody Coach Opportunity. Each Coach’s income depends on his or her own efforts, diligence and skill.”

Personal Development

You can’t ask your body to go where you haven’t taken your mind first.

Personal development is a HUGE part of my journey. It’s an area we often avoid but it’s so crucial to achieving success. I’ve struggled with mental health my entire life. And it wasn’t until I started working on my mind that I found true healing and progress.

I always prefer an actual book to audio. However, because my book addiction has gotten a smidge out of hand the hubby has put a hold on new purchases. So a few great titles not shown above that I have on Audible include:

“The Greatest You” – Trent Shelton

“Straight Up” – Trent Shelton

“The Best Yes” – Lysa TerKeurst

“Get Out of Your Head” – Jennie Allen

“When God Says Wait” – Elizabeth Laing Thompson

“The Miracle Morning” – Hal Elrod

Pictured above are a few of my favorites, some I have read a few times over, as well as a couple that I have not yet read. Have you read any of the books mentioned or pictured above? What book(s) are you reading right now or are your favorite? Any titles that have been instrumental in healing your mind?

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!

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.

Transformation

Do you notice a difference? I’m not gonna lie I was not expecting one. Nor was I expecting the wave of emotion to come over me this morning that smacked me right up side the face!!! I am rarely at a loss for words but as I type this I find myself so caught up in those emotions that I’m struggling to put pen to paper and express what I am feeling in this very moment.

I realized this morning that it has been quite a while since I had updated my side by side from the very start of my journey to now. I am so focused on taking things day by day, week by week and sometimes just praying to get through that one particular moment that I hadn’t really looked back at how far I had come up to now. Can anyone else relate?

Sometimes life goes by so fast and we get so busy it’s easy to forget just how far we’ve come. But as I put my updated side by sides together I just started bawling. I cannot believe that was me, is me! This is me!!! This is how far I’ve come. No filter, no editing, no sucking it in, no makeup, horrible lighting and all…it’s me, the real me, all of me. This is how far I have come.

I am overcome with emotion and excitement! I am so stinkin proud of myself! I am down 12.9lbs and 34” overall in two months time!!! The Shred Plan, the Superfood Shake, the workouts, the accountability and support…all of it got me to this point. No smoke and mirrors here! This is the real deal! What are you waiting for? Join me! Let’s crush this together!!!

If you are ready to make the BEST decision of your life drop a 🔥below or send me a DM. And as always, like, comment and tag away!