Fitness Update: Crossfit, Nutrition Coaching, and More

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Book Recommendations 2019

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  • My nightstand is covered in books and devotionals and journals. Today, my reading and reflecting was a lot about accepting where I am, instead of trying to be ready with all of the plans and the “what if’s”. It’s hard for me to sit in a period of waiting. Right now, I’m waiting for a minor injury to heal so I can get back to the gym, and waiting for my kids to be in the school mind set again so that I can find my sanity and we can find our groove.
It’s a tough to accept the waiting time, but it’s also been a huge thing for me to allow my mind to rest during it. This always striving for perfect thing is exhausting!
I think I NEED to be in the gym always or that taking some slow/off days is going to cause regression from months of hard work. I feel like my kids just HAVE to be ready to jump back into school, even though they’re still young.  Finding peace in the things that are happening now, by putting them in the hands of the One whose strength is far beyond anything mine will ever be, is such a great place to be. -
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#whileimwaiting #acceptance #honestmotherhood #rrproject30 #onmynightstand
  • Outside of the house today for something fun with my oldest girls... got us some mommy and me blowouts from @michaelfking.
Yes, I absolutely am that kind of mama 😉 -
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#getoutside #mommyandme #blowoutstyles #blowoutsforkids #carytown #carytownrva #rva #richmondbloggers #rrproject30
  • (Ad) Fall time brings a lot of my favorite things... cold weather, holidays, fun outdoor activities... but it also brings all of the cold  bugs too. I love these @comvitausa Manuka Honey Soothing Pops for kids! They have a few really tasty flavors - grape, orange and lemon - and they’re great for little kids when their throats aren’t feeling so hot.They’re powered with New Zealand UMF™ Manuka Honey, with 150% daily value of Vitamin C for immune support. Plus, they don’t even know that these suckers are actually benefiting them in so many ways, they just think it’s a treat! Learn more at ComvitaKids.com. #ComvitaKids #ThisIsRealManuka #fallishere #kidstagram
  • This is what I call a “real life MOMent selfie”. What a whirlwind today has been. Everything felt off as we’re all in adjustment mode right now.
Between trying to figure out a new gym schedule, running my twins to preschool, homeschooling our girls, back to preschool pickup, then trying to work and clean and keep everyone alive (including myself), I am DONE.
No one really prepares you for these different seasons of parenting. They all have their challenges, and none of them have an easy fix.
I’m thankful for the fact that I have these babies to care for, but I have never felt more chaos in my life 🤯
Send help, and wine.
#motherhoodintheraw #rrproject30
  • The two little not-so-babies-anymore in this picture are headed off to pre-k tomorrow.
I’ve been telling everyone that I can’t wait for them to be out, cause mama needs some space. Still true... but, I also can’t help but look at these (especially the last photo) and think about how fast time has gone and how much they’ve grown.
I am now a mama to all school-aged kiddos, and no matter how ready I thought I was, I still tear up at the thought of them being at this age already. -
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  • Coming in hot for the blowout. (Pretending to be) Strolling the streets like I’m at NYFW.
Hair by the fabulous @michaelfking . If you haven’t paid him a visit yet... why not??? -
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  • I am super excited to announce that I will be speaking at the next #womeninco event! I’ll be specifically talking about body image/ self confidence and social media.
We are chatting all things self confidence, body confidence, self awareness, and more. Super thankful to be surrounded by such amazing women on the panel with me. Come join us! Visit @intunewithva for the free ticket info.1.Nia @Niatron @ButterandFilthWhat Stripping Taught Me About Body ImageDescription: A lesson about positive body image from one of the most unsuspecting places: a strip club. The outcome isn't what you'd think.2. VA  @intunewithva @donwarddogrvaReframing Self-talk, Divorce and Relationships3.MAckenzie and Justine @resolvebodyworks @blackie_braless @thebloodcountress  Therapeutic Bodywork & Alternative Pain Relief Solutions - Layered bodywork theory (will go over what the fascia is & how it affects everything else- cupping & abdominal work can be discussed here ) - Herbal supplementation for Relief & prevention
4. Sisan Kinahan @susan_kinahanTopic: Critically examining the narrator within.Discussion on who is affirming our Self-language and examining our of what our self-concept arises. Considering outer and inner stories.5. Ashley Williams @ashleyj_williams @baresoulyoga#selfcare #rva #rvablogger #richmondwomen #richmond #rvamag #rvaevents #womeninco #forwomenbywomen #rvawomen #carytown #rvabloggers
  • As long as I’m living, my sweet, sassy, full of attitude and spirit, little baby you’ll be.
One of my loves is high-waisted, wide legged pants. I just find them to be so flattering! These are like wearing pjs, which I am all about. -
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