Sometimes, we overwhelm ourselves thinking about the overall work that has to be done in order to accomplish a goal.
Before you shut down, remember:
One step at a time.
All adds up... You've got this. ✨💜
Addiction is a world that is cruel and chaotic... It is only by coming to terms with the fact that your life cannot carry on as it is, that one can truly embrace recovery. This does not mean that people do not make mistakes along their recovery journeys, but it has to be seen as that - a JOURNEY into recovery.
What does a journey require? A backpack full of tools that you can use when you need to, support from a fellowship of people who have been there and made it through, and abstinence. Once someone picks up, the cycle of chaos begins again and the hopelessness sets in.
There is always hope, if you reach out and ask for help. Recovery can not be done alone, and so many people do not realize this. The 12 steps is not a cure, but it is a sure way of having support every step of your journey. It provides an answer to many of the hurdles you will cross as you start moving forward in your life.
I am saddened today by all of those who are lost in their cycle of addiction. Who feel trapped in their illness and hopeless in who they have become.
Because there IS hope, there IS freedom from this illness. For many, it means giving up the identity of who they used to be... In their lives and in their family, moving from a culture of illness into a culture of recovery. Letting go of being sick and becoming well.
I know how terrifying this can seem for some, but is it not exciting at the same time. To know that there is another way. That not everyday needs to end in shame and guilt, but in freedom and pride of just for one more day staying clean and sober, fighting for a life worth living.
Would you rather run 1.5 miles or row 2000 meters???? 🖕🏻you endurance days!
Well, today the OTF template designers felt you need to to BOTH 😰
What doesn’t kill you makes you stronger 💪🏼💯 Before my 6:15 AM workout I went and did my fit3D body scan. It was super disappointing. I have lost some weight this month but according to the scan I have lost lean mass and gained fat mass 🤦🏼♀️🤦🏼♀️ .
Making some adjustments and hoping for better results next month! Happy Memorial Day! 🇺🇸
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Beautiful morning for a run this Memorial Day. Remember that mattress sales are not the reason we get the day off. We remember those that paid the ultimate price for our freedoms. 🇺🇸 Decided to switch things up and run somewhere new today. Did a loop around Hilliard and felt great the entire run. Looked at my splits after and realized I had kept speeding up. Had some issues with My navigation map on #corosapex to start but once I figured out the user error, I was moving.
Finished off run with my favorite post run snack from @honeystinger Dark Chocolate Coconut Almond protein bar!
Good Morning!!! Today you stand at a milestone in your life. You can look behind you and see all the struggles and challenges you have faced. Or you can look in front of you and see the endless possibilities.
In front of you lies an incredible life... if you want it.
You have a choice today. Go after that life. #KeepMovingForward . ❤ ❤ ❤ #FollowYourPath#OneStepAtATime
Remember how I wanted to start waking up earlier?! Well, today the universe gave me a little push ☀️ #hazelkay woke up at 5am to eat, and peacefully fell back asleep. I was left debating should I try and fall back asleep? Should I scroll through Instagram? Maybe do some online shopping?
Then a voice popped in my head, "didn't you WANT to wake up early? Didn't you promise yourself if you could start this habit it would lead to workouts before your family was even awake? Seriously Alex, if not now then when?" So I got up, snuck downstairs and changed into my workout clothes and turned on some yoga 🧘🏼♀️ Best first Monday of summer ever 🙃
Low carb breakfast brought to you by a failed gestational diabetes test! 🤯
I failed my 1 hour glucose test and have to go back this week for the 3 hour test😖
I made these low carb waffles for breakfast when I was trying out the keto diet last summer.
They are really pretty yummy and I make them ahead of time and freeze them! They warm up beautifully! ☕️
That obviously wasn’t in my plan last week and really threw me. I have never failed a glucose test in any of my other pregnancies! 🤰🏼
Im letting it be a gentle reminder to hone in on my nutrition and focus on being active... I live in the Deep South and in case you missed it we are in a record breaking heat wave... so what I really want to do is stuff my face with popsicles and ice cream on the couch with a high powered fan blowing on me😳🤷🏼♀️ So today I’m going to resist the urge and focus on making good choices one at a time? Is there anything you are struggling with? Let’s do it one step, one action at a time today!!
I'll soon post the first art challenge for june. I'm so excited to see your respone on it. Im allways wanted to share my original voice(my art) with you guys 😊😊 Maybe I someday find a harmonious community that will be friends with me 😊
David Lloyd George was right!
Breaking down your goals and turning them into smaller bite sized chucks will help you to feel less overwhelmed and you’ll be more likely to take action, which will lead to you achieving your goal.
What are you trying achieve at the moment?
Two weeks ago I was getting ready for work...
My last day of work, for a couple months at least. It’s been a heart racing whirlwind since then. I’ve learned to face my fears (yes there is such a thing as White Coat Syndrome, it’s in my medical file lol). I’ve learned to trust and put my fears in other’s hands. I’ve learned patience with myself, that this is a one step/one day at a time healing process. I’ve learned that physio is important and that I really don’t like physio. I’ve learned to lean on others (my baby girl has been incredible in my healing and keeping me on track). I’ve learned that technology is an awesome network as I had a surprise FaceTime visit from my daughter in Ireland while I was in the hospital. I’ve learned that there are people who care and I have so much to be grateful for...wool from Ireland 🇮🇪 to crochet 🧶 my way to recovery (my blanket was inspired by a postcard of Irish sheep/only in Ireland would you see such colourful sheep). Beautiful potted flowers from my boss and his wife who stopped by to check up on me. I’ve also learned that it takes a support system of people to manage pain, and heal. Tomorrow will mark 2 weeks since I braved my WCS fears and my 81 year old mother walked me through the hospital doors laughing as she dropped off my walker and saying, ‘The role is reversed.’ I’ve also learned that it’s good to be stubborn and head strong, my greatest healer. #kneereplacementsurgeryrecovery#surgery#crochet#irishwool#healing#recovery#whitecoatsyndrome#bravingmyfears#facetime#whativelearned#trust#whirlwind#onestepatatime#onedayatatime#crochetandhealing#crochetblankets#ilovecrochet#irishsheep#postcards#flowers#physio#healingenergy
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A simple and compact tote for regular shopping or carrying purposes. The bag has an outer pocket too. The bag is foldable as a pouch, convenient to be kept in your pocket too.
The bag is manufactured using post industrial kurti fabrics and denim.
One of my favorite quotes from George Addair states: “Everything you’ve ever wanted is sitting on the other side of fear."
Consider that for a moment: to get what you want, you just need to get past your fear. I can hear some of you now: “Fear? I’m not scared .” But if you’ve had trouble progressing in your career, I beg to differ.
Fear is a powerful emotion. It often masquerades as a cloak of protection, keeping us from doing things that may cause us harm. But sometimes, the real damage comes from the inaction that fear enables. We avoid at all costs those things that make us uncomfortable, but there is no growth in the status quo. Sooner or later, that caution and those fears that prevent you from getting hurt or put on the spot, stagnate you.
It is hardest to admit what you most want in the world, and so very easy to settle for something short of that “risky” path. Lose the fear and guilt about going after what’s missing, and start to explore. A healthy curiosity is often the best educator, as it leads to new opportunities and experiences.
Share this with someone very special to you! 👍👍
😂 I have absolutely no idea of the names of some of these exercises but ay, I did them all... 3 times. My hubby joined me for the 2nd & 3rd but didn’t want to be filmed. He’s shy ☺️! This was a good workout day. I enjoyed it!
x12 bicep curls
x12 tricep dips
x12 shoulder press lifts
x12 lunge shoulder press lift
x12 torso squat twist with weight on each side
x12 squats with bicep curl
x12 rows on each side
x12 hip thrusts with resistance band and weight
x12 kettlebell swings
x12 squat & lift
x12 sumo squat with weights
x12 lay down/sit up ab crunchers with weights
x12 lunges from bench with weight on each leg
x12 curtesy lunge with weight on each leg
x12 walk out abs
x12 ab lifts on bench
A brain Injury does not mean that is the end of your life, but it may lead to the end of road you had planned for yourself. It may just mean that your direction in life changes . I could not have thought or even dreamed of the path I am on now. Believe in yourself
It's very comfortable to sleep until the last minute every morning 😴🛌, it's even more comfortable to lay our tired bodies on the couch 🛋 and watch our favorite show and series after work, it is very pleasant to spend the weekend in lazines ... and there is nothing wrong! But not every day, not every week, month after month, year after year! ⚠️ Because it is exactly this comfort zone that finally kills us! 💯
How much time do you spend on your health per week? Think about it 🆘, because the clock is ticking and it's not waiting 🕤, your health is only in your hands!
Whether it's a mile or a marathon, you get there the same way, one step at a time
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Walking into church on Memorial Day weekend with my girl. You can look at this picture, this moment, and think it’s all so perfect. It seems that way, doesn’t it? Cute daughter and mom, laughing together as we stroll into church. “You guys seem to be doing so well.”
What you can’t see is that I’ve been struggling these past few days. A lot. You can’t see that I almost didn’t go; that I considered watching from home. Or that I cried a ton yesterday, went numb for a bit this morning and then cried even more later. You can’t see me sitting on the couch just staring out the window, or hacking angrily at the stubborn, overgrown rose bush that hasn’t been tended to in nearly two years. You can’t see me trying to nap because I’m exhausted, but that sleep seldom comes because my brain keeps going. You can’t see my sweet boys hugging me in the kitchen because they sense my heart, or Nate and I talking through a disagreement after snapping at each other again because we’re both on edge and in pain.
What you CAN see is me grabbing the hand of my girl and walking determinedly into church in our red, white and blue (and my fav camo tee for good measure) because I don’t want to miss moments like these with my family. And because I know I need to be fed and watered and in the light, just like every living thing.
You can’t see that I’ve decided to keep living full anyway... but you can see the full living.
Remember that moments on social media are just snapshots capturing that... a moment. It’s the real living between them that makes up our life. And real living means ups and downs and everything in between... and choosing life anyway.
(You can also see that even when I’m wearing wedge heels and she’s leaning a bit, my awesome girl still towers over me. And I’d have it no other way.) @white_brittney23
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It’s #motivationmonday friends! What’s this here? This right here is the first step you need to take to being successful in whatever your heart desires. Want to tackle your social anxiety? Want a promotion? Want to travel the world? It all starts here. The first step in everything is the same step you take every day. The step out your front door and out of your comfort zone. So put on some comfy shoes and lets get started, right here, right now! You got this friend 😽❤️
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Sometimes results don’t go as planned and it’s annoying AF. I’ve been mad, sad, and frustrated as hell in these last 3 events where I’ve placed 6-8. I feel those emotions because I care and it hurts when you’re so close to overcoming something to only find yourself tripping again, BUT I refuse to be negative and give up. I am so thankful for @stevemitchellcoaching for taking me down this road of tackling weaknesses. I feel proud when he says that he sees me never quitting even as I’m getting rolled, outsailed and outsmarted. I live in the now, but I trust if I try my hardest in this moment then I know beautiful things are waiting just around the corner. So what am I trying to say?? Hell to my result numbers in these past 3 events, hats off to the achievements we’ve had and bring on the future...it’s only getting more exciting. •
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