Working on my easy/long run pace of 10. Do not love running in the evening, but Queen City Run Club started their season this evening and I enjoy running with them! So excuses out the window and away I went! Ran to the park, did 3 with them, and ran home. Getting back into this evening running won't be easy, but running isn't easy. I have goals and I have to push through the tough to get stronger! 🏃 💪 ❤ . . . #mondaymotivation #mondayrunday #nevermissamonday #noexcuses #qcrc #queencityrunningclub #7run6 #run4buffalo #buffalomarathon #halfmarathontraining #pacing #igotthis #thetoughrunsmakeusstronger #goals #itwontalwaysbeeasy
#thankful #theseflowersbroughtmejoy #hopetheybringyoujoytoo #appreciation #lookforthelittlethings #sometimesyouhavetosearchforit #itwontalwaysbeeasy #istruggleeverydaytolookforthejoy #itseasiertofindfaultsometimes #choosejoy #positiveparks
Phew I was definitely on the struggle bus this morning! I had wanted to go for 4 and knew in the first mile that I was only going to do my 3 mile route. My legs were heavy and my breathing was off. I was excited to get back to a morning run outside, but today just wasn't my morning. Hubby wasn't feeling so hot either. But those runs are going to happen. We know it's going to be hard and we know we're going to struggle. Pushing through those struggles helps make us stronger! And yes, the triumph is always worth it! . . . #struggle #itwontalwaysbeeasy #triumph #run #running #hardrunsmakeyoustronger #riseandrun #halfmarathontraining #pushthrough #igrunner #motherrunner #focusonyourgoals
Mondays aren't always easy! After a great weekend, I had a bad case of the Monday blues today! But that didn't stop me! I got in my workout and felt better when I did! Some days it'll be hard, but get up, lace up, show up, and never give up! . . . #mondaymotivation #laceup #showup #nevergiveup #nevermissamonday #halfmarathontraining #gorrun #goforarun #run #liveloverun #itwontalwaysbeeasy
Throwback to 2015. I'm currently trying to make another comeback! Thankfully I'm in between these 2 pics right now. I believe in always working to improve yourself and to not beat yourself up when you take a few steps back. The important thing to remember is your not a failure. We all have our moments when success is further away to us than it is to others. Fail forward and keep on moving! Your still succeeding if your still trying! My mojo has been less than the last year meaning I'm more exhausted than I've ever been which makes my get up and go a little slower than usual. I have to MAKE myself show up. Most days I do NOT want to work out but I know I have to. It's important as we get older to get moving because it only gets harder. I'm getting my hormones checked again along with my thyroid to see what's up with my exhaustion levels but in the meantime for me, I'm going to keep pushing myself to grind forward and I hope you will too. Your 100% today may look totally different than your 100% tomorrow. #friyay #everydayispumpday #pushyourself #itwontalwaysbeeasy #youwontalwayswantto #makeyourself #getfit #curvyfit #loveyourbodythroughthejourney #encourager #uplifter #beyoutiful #personaltrainer #bootcampinstructor #beachbodycoach #beachbody #portioncontrolcontainers #alittleobsessed #80dayobsession #shakeology #energize #recover #recharge #mealprep #keepitsimple #justdoit #noexcuses #praisegod #faithandfitness
So let them huff and puff until they wear themselves out! ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ #ownyourfierce #ownyourlife #ownyourpower #theycantstopyou #theycantstealyourjoy #no #nope #nah #nothanks #next #walkinyourpurpose #walkinyourtruth #walkinyourauthority #lifelessons #stayfocused #itwontalwaysbeeasy #everythinghappensforareason #liveyourlife #livepurposely #livepurposefully #haters_gonna_hate #inspiration #motivation #success #happy
Mama MAKES it happen‼️😍 💥Picked up a few extra hours today at work 💥Helped my son with homework 💥Helped my husband with dinner 💥Did dishes 💥Food prepped a bit Is it EASY: Not always.... Am I tired: Yes BUT I want to set a good example for my boys on living a HEALTHY lifestyle and having GOALS and sticking to them‼️💙😘 #mamasgotgoals #makeithappen2018 #leanmeansexy18 #itwontalwaysbeeasy #itwillbeworthit #loveyourselfenough
#truthoflife #truthoftheday #embrasseachmoment #begrateful #bethankfull #eachdayisagift #hugtheonesyoulove #tellthemyoulovethem #beyourbest #eachdayisagift #eachdayisablessing #love #lovewithallyourheart #lovewithallyouhave #embraceyourblessings #itwontalwaysbeeasy #itwontalwaysbegood #butitwillgetbetter #remember #thislifeisagift
Trying to get back at it. One foot in front of the other. #doyourbest #thatsall #fitgirl #fitstylist #fitmomma #itwontalwaysbeeasy#itllbeworthit #dontgiveup #yougotthis #push #pushharder #motivate #cultivate #hairstylist #stylist #entrepreneur #phillyhair #phillystylist #womeninbusiness #fitness #nike #womenempowerment
Day 38 of 80. I'm so thankful today's work out was about 30 minutes long. My body still can't move as freely as it had been before. I have NEVER had to push pause, but I did today. And I'm beating myself up for it!! This has been the one thing that I've felt in control over, my fitness, I mean. But I'm NOT. I know none if this is my doing but I'm finding it mentally hard to deal with, the feelings of feeling weak are coming into my mind. I know I'm not, I know it's my health, but it doesn't make it any easier. Having to wear my oversized clothes & bigger shoes today because I'm swollen & ache is also playing tricks with my mind. Oh how the mind can either crush you or lift you. I'm having mental issues with this, but I still pushed play! I went slower than I usually do, but I still pushed play. I can't wear my usual workout gear, but I still pushed play. I'm still being true to myself. I'm still being dedicated to myself. I won't let myself down. I won't let you all down. Remember your why & keep going! Full video on FB @ https://m.facebook.com/story.php?story_fbid=10215342513581752&id=1403259489
Toxic people come in all forms and don't know boundaries. Don't allow yourself to become a statistic to their misery. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ I LOVE HAPPINESS! My peace of mind is a priority. If your peace is under attack it might be time to start subtracting unnecessary people and situations-without guilt.
Who hasn't been in a situation that hurt you to your core? It may have brought you pain but, to the wise, it also taught you something about yourself, your surroundings and the people in your tribe. It made you stronger. It made you better. As you continue through the week, develop your sense of gratitude to appreciate the good and the bad in your life. Instead of being taken down by a negatve situation, find a silver lining and find a new and better way to move forward.
Be a book that was judged by its cover but the ending was fire!!
Wishing you a productive week!
It's time to make the donuts! Have you started sowing into your lifetime benefits? There's no better time than right now to begin securing your happiness.
•Lets get real tonight... • •”Depression is being color blind and constantly being told how colorful the world is...”• Here are 9 beautiful pictures that display some of my greatest support system... I am one of many many young adults that suffer from depression... some days are really easy, others are like walking across a floor covered in Legos barefoot with hypersensitivity to touch... • I couldn’t be where I am in life without these people... they remind me not every day is going to be easy while still showing me how beautiful each day is...• thank you each and everyone of you... #tellthetruthtuesday #itwontalwaysbeeasy #butitsworthit #cheerstothehardestpostiveevermade #letyourfireburn #strengthisbeautiful #loveyourselffirst #thankfulneverfeltsoopen
What story are you writing for your life? Once upon a time, I was caught up in the rapture of unfulfillment and I was working it like a well paid job where all the proceeds were given to everyone...except me. I was #living but not for me. I was #laughing but only to hide my pain. I was #loving ALL THE WRONG THINGS and pouring my energy into cups that had a no refill policy. You only get one life but you are given countless second chances. Make good use of them. What shoulda, coulda, woulda and didn't is behind you. Focus on making what can, is and will be tangible for you. Know that you are worth it!
I’m prepped and ready for this short week with students! Need simple meal prep ideas?! I only do quick and easy, so here you go! •Chicken tenderloins sautéed in evoo, fresh garlic, pepper, and a dash of sea salt •Mashed baked sweet potato with cinnamon •Cucumbers, sweet peppers, and carrots tossed with evoo, and balsamic vinegar on a bed of baby spinach •Hard boiled eggs •Steel cut oats (2 cups water, 2 cups almond milk, 1 cup oats, cinnamon) topped with fresh stewed apples with cinnamon and sliced almonds #haveaplan #youcantfailwithaplan #fitgoals #mealprep #findingblisswithfitness #dream #work #succeed #itwontalwaysbeeasy #itwillalwaysbeworthit #2018 #makeithappen #makeitcount #librariansofinstagram #fitlibrarian #goals
Growing up me neither my husband had a fireplace and since we been together both places we've moved had a fireplace. We never lit them they was just there for decoration. Why? Because we we're scared (lol) to light the house of fire we didn't think we knew what to do. Until I had a talk with my mama and told her she said "oh girl that's easy just get some paper light it and put it in there keep adding paper until the fire is so lit that the wood begins to burn" 😧... I felt dumb 😊 It worked the fire was beautiful this night. A few days later my honey comes home with a new block of wood only for it to have a fire starter little pack thingy in it. FELT EVEN MORE RETARDED LOL but it's okay because I kept learning something new from this fire place and how to start your fire/fireplace. -------------------------------------------------- I want to encourage y'all in 2018 don't be afraid to light your fire! I won't be SCARED ANYMORE TO BE LIT! When you know better you should do better. AND I WILL. What ever it takes to light your fire light it! Rather that's to build a better relationship with God and getting around Godly ppl. If it's losing weight then get around ppl that's going to encourage you to do so or is doing so themselves. Get a trainer or nutritionist. It could be finally starting that business you always had a vision of then go register your business name. For me it's keeping my fire lit for Jesus and staying stronger in him, continually practicing being a better person to his people. Light that FIRE AND KEEP IT LIT!!!!! ON FIRE FOR JESUS! FILLING MYSELF UP ON PAPER(scripture) AND OIL(holyspirit)! I'M GONNA LIGHT THIS HOUSE ON FIRE! #2018 #goals #dreams #encouragement #happinessandhardtimes #keeppushing #jesuslover #godalmighty #itwontalwaysbeeasy #staylit #prayerispowerful #improvement #motivational
It's a new day! You have been granted another chance to finish what you've started, start something new, say you're sorry, say thank you, see the sun, feel the rain... It's a new day for you to shine.
Daily reminder...🌸 #imnotbrokenjustbent #scoliosispain #sickofthis #chronicpain #youaregoodenough #stayinbed #itwontalwaysbeeasy #scars #strongerthanscoliosis #itwontdefineme #backpainsucks #tattoowithmeaning
I have to laugh. There have been many situations that I have faced that had me on edge and made me want to give up. It wasn't until I reached the end result that I was able to "rewind" my memory and see the events play out in perfect sequence in reverse. You won't always be able to see the bigger picture until the end. Learn to trust the segments and always stay focused on your goal.
41 years ago today, I made my appearance into this world. Life has been chock full of twists and turns, fears and tears and I've had my fair share of bumps and bruises. There are so many things I wish I could change but doing that would erase the level of happiness and success I possess right now. I'm grateful for the ugliness I endured (and conquered). It made it easier for me to appreciate the beauty that came after it.