Why am I Posting a Gigantic Picture of my Face?

Why am I posting a gigantic picture of my face? 
1) because I can
2) I like my eyes 👀 today
3) I NEVER wear lipstick 💄 because it’s such a PITA!

Getting on the teeth… a lot of them have a yucky smell & taste… smearing, reapplying, etc… PITA!

So I usually just about avoid it altogether.

I know what you’re gonna say. lipsense…. yeah yeah… I need to get some but I had to get some quick, so I went on amazon and just ordered a couple colors I’ve had in the past

I LOVE ❤️ “24 Stay” – I don’t know the brand but if you look it up you’ll find it. I’ve eaten 3 times and haven’t reapplied. Oh and it’s been on since 7am (it’s now 1:30pm).

Still looks pretty good if I do say so myself.

So, for all the chicks out there that want to be low maintenance, like me, and don’t like a lot of hassle YOURE WELCOME!

I love 💕 little life tips like these, don’t you? (Notice I didn’t say “life hack”… doesn’t that sound a little criminal? I always think 🤔 of computer hacking or something…)

ok now that I’m off topic I will leave you with this.

Be yourself BOLDLY because God only creates amazing people! 🤗

I’ve Been a Little MIA Lately

I’ve been a little MIA lately… and it’s because I’m coordinating MIA. 

LOL… Ok… here’s the real deal.

Sometimes my social media gets a little quiet. It’s not because I’ve checked out, it’s because I’m prioritizing. It’s not that I don’t love you… I want you to have this freedom too! I want to be an example of what I FIRMLY believe in my soul… and the only way for me to live my best life and help you live your best life is to practice what I preach. 

I believe we only have so much to give to each priority in our lives. I don’t believe you ALWAYS have to be hustling… I believe in being PRESENT and doing your best with the things that the Lord entrusted you with.

That being said, a few months ago I got the opportunity to be Event Coordinator for Chalene Johnson‘s next Marketing Impact Academy!

(BTW, if you’re within driving distance of Orange County CA, you really need to come if you’re considering a business or have a business)

So, I’ve been busy doing that since it’s THIS WEEK y’all. I’m so excited about this because if you didn’t know this about me, I’m a TOTAL dork when it comes to planning, scheduling, etc. So event organization is RIGHT up my ally! Super fun (Don’t laugh) 

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I KEPT FORGETTING TO BRUSH MY TEETH

I KEPT FORGETTING TO BRUSH MY TEETH!

True story. It went on for weeks.. I kept forgetting to brush my teeth in the morning… Let me explain, but first, let me ask you a question: Do you brush your teeth at the same time each day?

You probably do. So did I – for about the first 30+ years of my life. Then… I had kids and my routine went from:

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Oreos Anyone?

Oreos anyone? There. I said it. I’m eating Oreos. I’m not stressed. I’m not tired. I just want some Oreos! I know it may seem counter intuitive to post something like this (since my “career” is helping people with diet, exercise and motivation) BLAH BLAH BLAH… 🤪    

On the real though, I am not a “food Nazi” by any means! What’s a “food Nazi” – it’s that person that shames you for ordering a burger instead of a salad. They’re the people that seem like they have willpower of steel and just plain make me want to punch something sometimes. 😝

I AM a fitness professional. I AM a motivator. I am NOT perfect. I believe in moderation (as I type this I’m crunching away on ANOTHER Oreo). Yes my friends. I’m gonna eat FOUR! Hahaha. And you know what? I’m gonna love ❤️ every friggin second because I CHOSE this moment. Now, I might get some flack from other people in the fitness world for posting something so horrific (hahaha). But, isn’t honesty better than perfection?

On social media it’s SO easy to feel less than, not good enough and judged, simply by reading what other people post. But let’s face it. They only post the good stuff right? (Well, except for those that are always posting to “blow off steam”…. don’t get me started on that whole “can I just vent please”… ok… another day for my strong feelings about that!) 😆 

Today is about EMPOWERING you to acknowledge when you decide to go “off diet” or CHOOSE (with complete awareness) that you just will NOT give up coffee creamer, no matter how many times people say you should! This should be a crime in my personal opinion. I love coffee ☕️ creamer and even when I’m hosting a Slim Down challenge or weight loss group, you’d better believe I’m drinking coffee ☕️ creamer every day because it’s AMAZING and it makes me happy 😊! Did I mention I love ❤️ COFFEE ☕️hahaha. I’m addicted more than the average mom, but I’m cool with that.

Everyone’s got something and I believe in personal pleasures as long as they’re not harmful to yourself or others. So, have four Oreos, or more… but make sure it’s a conscious DECISION. Not a punishment, not a compulsion, not filling a void. The motive behind it all is what is important.

Tips to Get Rid of Insomnia

I have recently come out on the other side of about a 3-4 month battle with insomnia and I have done a lot of research, listened to podcasts, and actually saw a specialist and I want to share with you what I found worked for me to help me get over my bout with insomnia.  Continue reading

Have you ever suffered so your child could sleep?

This post is for all the moms out there that have ever suffered so their child can sleep 😴

This little angel is worth every second of pain.

The good news is, I’m fairly certain there’s a massage in my near future.

I’m pretty sure I’ve earned it.

But ya know what… when you’re only in Vegas for a short visit with family you barely see, you make sacrifices.

While I AM very proud of the fact my children have a very regimented schedule 99.9% of the time, very rarely do we throw caution to the wind like this and don’t plan a formal nap.

I know I might create some controversy here but I WHOLE HEARTEDLY believe in getting kids on a schedule. Brain development has so much to do with the amount of sleep a child gets. I want my kids to have the best edge possible.

And honestly having a schedule Is the reason he was able to fall asleep (right around nap time) – because it’s engrained in him.

I know so many people don’t want to be bothered but let’s face it, don’t we ALL thrive with routine, familiarity, schedule, habits and an order of conducting our day? Why would it be different for a growing and developing child?

Do you remember to brush your teeth every day? That’s because you probably do it at the same time every day. Do you have solid work hours or an order of doing things at work? That’s because humans function best with a schedule.

Ok. I’m off my soap box. 😝 (I do think it’s important to note that I WAS the mom that didn’t want to create a schedule for my child). Lucky I found this thing called DESPIRATION – because my first was underweight, not sleeping at night and after research I realized it was because he didn’t know how to nap. Who knew? Once we got that under control everything fell into place.

And it all happened around the smar time I really started to learn about how awesome sleep is for development.

Every parent is different and that’s ok… you gotta do what ya gotta do, but if you can create ANY kind of routine for your child…I highly recommend it.

Do You Feel Inferior?

Is it weird that I don’t wear makeup every day?

I used to not post anything that didn’t “reflect my best” – this is what I was taught, conditioned to believe and I gotta say I think it held me back in some ways.

Why? Because it gave the impression to those around me that I was always trying to be perfect, when in reality, if you spend any time with me you know that I don’t wear make up every day.  Continue reading