The sun came out for about 30 seconds today, me & Quinn caught it!
How good do these joggers from @littleturtlenz look?! Deffinatly go and get your own pair so soft, so comfortable, so beautiful and so versatile!
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I used to have such big body image hang ups. At the young age of 15 I was comparing my thigh gap to other girls thigh gaps. I remember being told by a friend if you didnt have a gap you were fat! This and a few other things lead me down a horrific path of body shame, self hate and depression that lasted for years!
When I married my husband I started to think about kids alot more and who I wanted to be for them. A role model of course. I knew my relationship with my body was my biggest flaw and that it needed to change if I was going to reduce the potential for my offspring to go down the same body shame path as I walked.
It took a f**kload of persistent to overcome my negative talk, get rid of the bathroom scales and reduce my exercise (I was obsessed with exercise and dieting for so long!) Motherhood has been the biggest blessing in that I no longer HATE my body. I LOVE it! Sure there are days where I'm like woops, should probably do some sit ups or eat something better than chocolate for breaky if I dont want my junk to wobble as much, but most of the time I'm happy with all the extra bits and pieces, the stretches and sags, and lack of a rack but plenty of booty 😂
I hope you have found the same kindness mama, and that you feel in awe of your miraculous body as I do. We made tiny humans for f***sake. That's worth celebrating our beautiful bodies every single day! #celebratingyoumama#bodylove 💋
Ps. I have edit the first photo to straighten it up and pop a filter on. But the second photo is 100% orginal #noshame
47hrs after birth. 47hrs after the biggest physical and mental challenge of my life. And you know what? I fucking loved it. I did. I loved labour. I was lucky enough to love it. But it was hard, it tested me beyond any limit I thought I had and it also, for a short moment that felt like an eternity, broke me. I remember saying over and over again “somethings wrong, somethings wrong I AM GOING TO SHIT MYSELF! HELP ME!!” 💩
And then, 47hrs later, I took this photo. I remember looking in the mirror and feeling SO proud. SO fucking proud. I didn’t see the imperfections in that moment. All I saw in that reflection was inspiration. I was so inspired by my body & what it had gone through. I was so inspired by what it had just done. I was in awe of its power & strength. 👊🏽
This body was the first home my son ever knew. This body MADE him. This body PROTECTED him. This body NOURISHED him. This body sacrificed itself, stretched itself & reshaped itself to create a life. To carry a life. To give me my baby. My rainbow baby. 🌈
So...without any further a-due, I just wanna say thank you to my body. I can be SO fucking harsh on you sometimes. I’ve picked at you, I’ve yelled at you & I’ve even been ashamed of you. We both know I’ve come along way...we both know I still have a long way to go...but I won’t ever forget what you did for me, and I won’t ever forget looking at you in this moment & thinking that you truly were one of the most powerful things I’d ever seen. #thepeninsulamumma
My latest program (round 1) DONE! 💪🏼 I loved these live workouts probably the most of any I have done! Am I perfect? NO! Did I follow the program to a T? NO! Did I have cheat meals? YES! Want to join me on my next round? WHO WOULDN’T?!?! 👊🏼 My next Challenge Group starts June 3. Drop an emoji below to join in! #getfit#mombod
I said to my husband this morning that it felt like we were on a tropical island holiday 🏝 What a glorious morning at the beach! I started off in long tights and a jumper and slowly warmed up and stripped off. The kids of course (including the big one) all jumped straight in the water but not this party pooper. Laying in the sun and staying warm is much more my style...
My #reluctantinstagramhusband did his thing and was predictably reluctant, so made sure to get as many bloopers as good pics 🤗🥴🤓
I feel really good for having spent the better part of the last 2 days in the sun. How good is Autumn!?
Closest thing to swimming we have going on right now because Utah weather 🤷🏻♀️ but this little monster sure is ready for pool days and so am i! Raise your hand if your ready for this gloomy weather to go away 🙋🏻♀️🙋🏻♀️🙋🏻♀️
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I havent done a post like this in ages but here we go. I have been on such an emotional and physical rollercoaster with #pcos and some other health issues as well that I will address later on in the near future, but getting back to the healthy hype IS SO EFFIN HARD. And to know that I used to be a health freak and train hard core discourages me a bit BCUZ IVE DONE IT BEFORE. Fast forward a couple years, I'm working over 40 hours a week, i have a ambitious 5 year old and a very loving boyfriend who just deals with my bullcrap; in a nut shell, life is just a little chaotic but its life. I devoured this shrimp salad like it was a prime rib. Yes it was good and healthy but I wasnt satisfied. I drank a slimfast right after, still wasnt satisfied. Like why is this so hard? SOOOOO I am challenging myself AND to who ever else to just LIVE IT UP. Life is too short. But your health is important as well. As I watch my eatting habits I damn well will not be eatting rabbit food anymore that almost cost me $20 ridiculous. But I will spend that 20 bucks on healthy food for my home (at grocery outlet bcuz cheapy cheap) 😝😝😝 I do love my slim fast shakes and organisource products tho they help with giving you more nutrients, vitamins, help with hair growth, skin, bone strength etc. Just live 😊 #eatitup#organisourcearmy#organisource#organisourceambassador#slimfast#keto#healthbenefits#healthymom#salad#healthyornot#live#mombod#lifechanging#healthylifestyle
Spice up Your (Mom) Life . .
The FOMO is killing me today as I watch basically EVERY girl I know in Ireland, dance and sing the night away at the Spice Girls concert. ✌
So I came home, put my hair in pigtails and played ALL of their songs on full blast. It was soooooo much fun. So many happy memories came flooding back. Little 8 year old me making up dance routines, watching videos of their concerts on repeat with my brother and collecting ALL the photographs (remember them). . .
75,000 people at their concert tonight will be going home buzzing after reconnecting to their inner child. What a magical thought ☆ . .
If you missed out on the concert or you too have happy memories of the Spice Girls, why not have a little sing and dance for yourself, I promise it's so much fun. Lets Spice Up our (Mom) Life for old times sake. Tag me and use the #spiceupyourmomlife . . . . #fun#memories#spicegirls#spiceworld#momlife#spiceupyourmomlife#fitness#happyfit#fun#peace#girlpower#babyspice#nowihavetwobabies#motherhood#mentalhealth#momlife#mombod#moveit
| Hi, I hope you know wherever you are at on your journey: you're enough. Even if you haven't quite accomplished your current goals you're chasing, you are still a bad ass.
My 2nd month back into fitness post-partum, I did not see the scale move. Not one single pound. But I also took photos, as you've seen before & I've taken measurements which have shown I've lost inches. I've always chosen photos & measurements OVER the scale, because they are more accurate when localizing your body's changes. I've also noticed several other emotional/mental changes, but I'll share more about that on another day. ---Note to anyone needing to hear this: Sometimes progress takes longer to notice & sometimes we also have to modify how we measure it <3 |
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Our own unique slice of island construction paradise, featuring the age-old trick of using your kid to hide your fats and my awesome new @oysho high-waist bikini 👙💦🌴 #poolday#weekendvibes