*puts donut down* "Umm hello? Yes hi, this is Chucks. You seemed to have missed Los Angeles County. No, we're not that far from Maine but maybe you can help cool down the temperatures so that I can go to the park's playground with baba? I really miss going down the slides but I can't do that because my croissants burn when I go down the slide. You say 90°F is the best you can do? Hold on, mama wants to talk to you"
Hey Fall, why have you forsaken us?! 😭 High 80s/low 90s is not what you promised to give to us in October 😢 Can y'all please send me packages filled with red, golden, orange leaves from wherever you live? That's the closest I will get to Fall 😂 #foreversummerincalifornia
Top: @ultravioletkids, use code 15FANDF and mention Chucks
Bow: @martyandpenelope, use code CHUCKS25
I love sweaters! @aeropostale
They are just so comfortable ❤️ I seriously love these leggings, they are warm and thick. Plus, they are high waist and suck your tummy in. Leggings from @giamonae
Friendly reminder that everyone is fighting a battle that you don’t see. 👇🏻⠀
The reality is I am having a hard week and I’ve tried my hardest to not crumble to my bed each day. It’s my safe place.⠀
I finally went to see a specialist physiotherapist for my diastasis recti and it wasn't easy. Since Monday morning, I have been trying really hard to keep it together. This appointment created a trigger for me in my anxiety and the capability to handle stress. ⠀
I haven't talked about it yet because people seem to misunderstand when I do. It's not about being thin. It's that I am in PAIN all the time. It's that I used to go hiking every weekend and now can't. It's I can't be intimate with my husband like I want to be. This condition impacts my daily life and I’m sick of it!⠀
I am left with two options now. One, I can work my ass off for 6 weeks and try my best. I can do..all...the...things..to see if it is even possible to close this 8 finger wide midline gap. Yes, 8 fingers. That is how far my muscles need to pull back in. The possibility of this is very slim I was told. ⠀
Option two goes straight to surgery. A surgery that I am terrified of doing. A surgery that is NOT covered by medical because it is considered cosmetic. What man came up with that rule is what I’m wondering at this point. A surgery that will greatly heighten my quality of life but will sink us so far into debt that I feel it will be a burden too great to bear.⠀
I’m going with option one for now. If there is even a slightest chance that I can avoid surgery and debt I’m taking it. But this means it’s going to be HARD and I’m terrified of all that will be needed of me now. Both mentally and physically this will be a huge challenge.⠀
I guess I’m sharing this because I needed to process it. Writing helps me process....⠀
I also like being upfront and real with the struggles and challenges that happen in my⠀
life. When people can relate life doesn’t feel so overwhelming I find. Maybe that’s just me?⠀
Anyways, I have an awesome giveaway going up tomorrow morning which I’m super excited for. Stayed tuned for that!⠀
Blessings and goodnight friends.
“Oh, like one of those pyramid things?” - Me😳
That’s right. .
This was the first sentence out of my mouth the very first time I was introduced to network marketing.
It wasn’t that I was against them, but that’s what I had heard from other people... so it had to be true, right?!
😂Boy am I kicking myself in the butt for saying that lol
Wanna know the REAL truth ?
🔥The only ones afraid + doubtful of those “pyramid things” are the ones who don’t believe enough in themselves to get to the top.🔥
Sorry. That might sting a little 😬
Here’s my messages to you if you are like I used to be:
❌Don’t be that person who doesn’t believe in themselves.
❌And please, for the love of all things don’t take advice from the person who doesn’t believe in themselves either.
If ever somebody tells you that you can’t do something, and believe me- they will...
What they’re really saying is that they DONT believe what you want to achieve is possible for THEM
Erica B ❤
Thank you all for the birthday wishes for our little guy😘😘 here’s some fun facts for your Friday and they’re all pregnancy/ baby related also scroll through for some of our favourite baby Aiden memories 💙 #funfactfriday#aidenturnsone * I never breastfed either of my kids and I’m ok with that! I did what was best for me and my two healthy babies.
* This photo of Aiden was minutes after I gave birth and it’s probably my most cherished photo yet. * Both my babies were born naturally with assistance. I had the epidural with both. I regret having it with Aiden. * I pooped during only one of my labours can you guess who’s labour 🙈
* No more kiddos are on the cards we love having our two and if my body bounced back as easily as Holly’s labour with Aiden things may be different but for now we feel lucky to have these two monkeys in our life. * Pregnancy cravings - I had no cravings with Holly just give me all the food + double but with Aiden all I wanted was sugary treats and I was unfortunately diagnosed with early GD 🤷🏻♀️
The perfect space knows how to shine any time of the day. This is often thanks to the tiny details that are thought through from the very beginning of a space's conception. It's more than implementing functionality and beauty, it's about creating an atmosphere that is worthy of remembering.
Happy Friday, everyone! 🎉🎉Weekend’s here and you will get a well deserved break... while on our end we are just gearing up for a busy wedding weekend 😂. Here’s some fluffy dainty wrist corsages to celebrate in colour with you!
A sweet accessory for your #sistersforlife.
A small glimpse into @danielarsham’s vision of the year 3018.
But the @jonasbrothers said that they’ve been to the year 3000 + not much has changed, but they lived underwater. 🤔
(Photo Creds: @lydiiiiia_)
F R I Y A Y ♥️
Just a little bit cuteness to get you through to the weekend!
AND if flower-crowns aren’t your thing, there is also a gorgeous matching bonnet being released this Sunday night to match the ‘Ruffle’ romper as well 😉
I decided I'm starting a transformation journal to end this year & the first one will be mine.
I was the girl sick of feeling gross. I was sick of putting myself last. I was sick of feeling uncomfortable in my own skin.
I was at rock bottom. I needed to change things up. Doing my own thing wasn't cutting it & I didn't like what I saw in the mirror. Even looking at myself this time last year I can see how much progress, how much confidence, how much support & motivation I’ve gained but stepping outside my comfort zone and being coachable.
This transformation journal is more than just mine though. I will be adding a new one but it will also be filled with yours. I don’t care what month it is or how busy y’all say you are, I'm going to fill it with stories of other women who decide they are sick of being stuck too + are ready to work alongside me.
As this binder continues to grow I can't wait to show you the PEOPLE I'm privileged to connect with & share their journey to inspire you. To prove to you, you are worth it. To show you this is so much bigger than fitness - it’s about community, about confidence, about commitment to CARING about ourselves.
Never underestimate the power of sharing your story. It may just change someone else's life. If this speaks to you tonight, you can find me in my inbox❤️