Thursdays are for Be More With Less's Decluttering Burst. I put on Netflix and, over about 90 minutes, gathered 35 items for trash, recycling, and donation.
While disposing of goods responsibly is absolutely the #1 priority - ideally, finding a person or organization who can use them, as I plan to do for most of these items - there's a lot to be said for the Let it Go approach. As Courtney Carver says, "You've paid enough." Tough as it is, sometimes putting stuff in landfill can be a great motivator to be a more mindful consumer in the future, and being kind to yourself & removing sources of guilt from your home is key to sustaining a zero waste lifestyle long-term. Unfortunately, most things these days aren't built to last, and we don't have great infrastructure in place for sharing resources; if you've attempted to repair it or offered it to your local Buy Nothing or Freecycle group and it's still sitting in your entryway... let that $h*t go!
💚💚Transformation Thursday 💚💚The woman on the left was me a couple years ago; living for the weekends, limited mindset, not conscious about my health,battling with hypertension, overweight but cute. The woman on the right lives with purpose each and every day, has a growth mindset, conscious about my health, conquered hypertension issues through a holistic approach, fit and fabulous(lost a total of 50 lbs.)🙌🏾 I love the woman I’ve grown into, and by no means am I done growing! I’m a continuous work in progress and won’t ever be perfect...but with God’s help I’ll become the BEST version of me🙌🏾 Who else is ready or already striving to become the BEST version of themselves as well; mentally, physically, and financially?
Herbalife was that vehicle for change in my life, ask me HOW it can be one in yours as well... #progressoverperfection#transformationthursday#growth#selfworth#goaloriented#selflove#healthylifestyle#activelifestyle#getuncomfortablesquad
Thursday’s are my second favorite day (obviously Saturday is my fav 💁🏻♀️)! Thursday’s mean only one more day of work, one more early morning wake up call and one more day until relaxation 🙌🏻
On this Thursday I want to take time to be thankful for all the positivity I have in my life. I choose to focus on the positives of the past week so I can attract #positiveenergyonly for the weekend. •
So today I am thankful for —> beautiful fall leaves 🍁, scarves 🧣, hot tea ☕️ and cozy, warm sweaters! What are you thankful for?!
Who needs a mini oil set?! We all do! @beautycounter just announced that for every purchase of a mini oil set, we are donating a set to a patient undergoing cancer treatment. Shop one | Share one.
This is a cause so near & dear to my heart. I would love if you all would help spread some love to these cancer patients at UCLA Jonsson Comprehensive Cancer Center.
I will add some of the many purposes of our face oils in my stories. I will also be sharing more opportunities to come alongside these survivors and ones undergoing treatment currently in the days to come.
#tbt No es un tan simple recuerdo ...primera vez en Indianápolis en SUMMIT, mirando estas fotos me recuerdan la emoción de participar en un evento que ha marcado y transformado mi vida .
La emoción de estar en un lugar rodeada de personas que no se conocen entre si pero tienen mi misma misión ,y eso se sentía en el aire ... .
El encontrarme con coaches que si no hubiera sido por esta oportunidad de ser coach, no hubiera tenido la oportunidad de conocerlas , personas que inspiran con sus historias.. personas exitosas porque han sabido salir adelante y transformar sus vidas como la de su familia . .
Y ahora que se acerca nuestro evento local ,me siento super emocionada y feliz de tener la oportunidad de invitarte , ven forma parte de esta energía ... no te quedes con la duda , chequea mi BIO y regístrate, y se mi invitada completamente gratis.
It is absolutely incredible that one year ago yesterday, this is what Comfort Via Discomfort was... at that point in time, I had absolutely no idea I would even turn this into a brand... I was simply trying to increase the likelihood of getting outside of my comfort zone by challenging others to do it with me because I kept crawling back to what I was familiar with instead of taking the next step in my life. It is so fitting that on Oct 17, 2018, EXACTLY one year after making this post, I was inviting my fellow students to join the Comfort Via Discomfort Club at the most international school in the world. Our club currently has 100+ members and JUST WAIT to see what we will accomplish as an interconnected community. Here’s to progress over perfection!! This is where I’m meant to be ❤️
There are so many wonderfully, amazing people I have to thank for supporting me: @wrathofsim @anitaboismier @ajboismier @andreboismier @binduksingh @spiritualsoldiers @squatsoversweets @kilaurandco @lemonsoulpodcast @dradinardo @kerseykickboxfitnessclub @blakefly @shescrafty_ @nick_foley1 @hellofears @michellepoler @hultboston @hultbusinessschool @laura.boho and many, many more!! (I’m sorry if I didn’t tag you but you know who you are!) I’m sending so much love to you all ❤️
Fiiiiiinnallllyyy picked up some weights again today. Got in a great upper body workout and kept the weights much lighter than usual.
Just a constant reminder to listen to your body. Especially when injury comes along. You have to ease into things. Pay attention to how any movement feels. Don't push it.
I'm all for challenging yourself and pushing your limits....when you are healthy! When you're running at 100%, yes, go for the gold! But if you're healing/recovering/on the mend from any sort of illness, injury, or ailment, you haaaaaaave to listen to your body, friends. .
I feel like some may see this and think, "Well, shouldn't you be more careful if you've thrown your back out before?" Okay, I see you and I understand. But this issue stems from mild scoliosis near the base of the spine that just happens to make me more prone to twisting the wrong way. That's all it takes. I'm probably the safest while working out, because my core is engaged and protecting my back! All it takes is carelessly getting out of bed one morning. 🤦♀️ .
So. Take your time. Regardless of how long it takes. Get back to 100%. This isnt a race or a competition. It's a lifelong journey to strength, progress and self love. You want to be in it for the long haul. .
Take care of yourself, friends. Love and light. ✌
This journey to what I’m doing for my health has been a long one-I thought I could do it on my own, classic type A personality-I’ve joined 3 different gyms since I was 19, tried multiple workout classes, fad diets, ordered fitness DVDs, and paid for personal trainer sessions...(they’re so crazy expensive by the way!!)...and you know what all of it lead up to? I felt like I was disappointing someone and strapped for time and money again and again. *
Until a year ago. *
I finally saw the value in investing in myself. I finally saw the power to change that I held all on my own. And I FINALLY saw that working out at home, (still with a personal trainer!) was only going to disappoint myself if I gave up. Now the trainer I get on my tv, laptop or phone is with me every step of the way. I run the session when it works for me, but someone’s there reminding me...when you “angle your foot a different way, you REALLY feel it in your butt”, or to “keep your elbows in, because that’s how you build those triceps!!”
Since then, I’ve committed to being healthier, more positive, and more mindful of myself. *
We only get 1 life-and I know it’s so cliche-but damnit what’s stopping you from believing you can do this?! It took me a while to believe I could too, but you’re SO much stronger than you think💪♥️
I don’t know I even subscribe then!?!? 🤷♀️ Just teasing! This is a great reminder for those who are actively trying to lose weight and/or get physically fit. It won’t happen overnight or in 2 days.
Stay the course! 💪🏻🙌🏻
It’s super easy to get lost in the journey.
To focus on how far you have to go, how many times you've failed, how many times you've had to start over, or how many times you've given up.
But . . . nothing positive lives in negative self-talk that leaves you feeling powerless, beat-up and deflated. (**believe me #thestruggleisreal)
So let's rephrase that voice that tends to be an #innermeangirl. "You have a big goal and you're scared?” No problem. Everyone starts somewhere and you can accomplish WHATEVER you put your mind to . . . "You fell off the wagon?" Cool. You were courageous enough to get on the track and for that, you should be SO PROUD. "You gained some weight back?" C'est la vie! I'm glad you enjoyed that wine and french bread while in FRANCE (as you should)! You know exactly what to do to get back at it and you're ahead of anyone else that hasn't tried. The good habits are there ready to be reignited. "You aren't feeling motivated?
You're a living breathing human! Yay YOU! This feeling WILL come up again so the best way to strategize is to anticipate that this day will show up and be ready for it. So try mixing it up, try something new, and remember to be compassionate and caring with yourself along the way.
The journey to success isn't a direct line. And the most successful people are the most resilient...they've failed the most times, made the most mistakes, and gotten up every time.
If you want to start your journey but don't know where to begin, I'm here to help. And in the meantime, let's try to look at failure as progress...steps in the right direction..moves towards making lasting changes and giving ourselves the empathy we deserve when we need a little breathing room to get there. 🖤
Today I have officially lost 100lbs. I have lost 1/3 of my body weight and gained things I never knew I was missing! 🎉
I feel like this is the time I should share my why and my story and my emotions, but I’m honestly at a loss for the right words. It feels surreal. This time last year I honestly didn’t think I’d be here, I didn’t think I’d fail, but I guess I just took it one meeting at a time and instead of intimidating myself with this huge task of losing 100+ lbs, I’ve just chipped away. ⛏
So instead, it feels more fitting to say THANK YOU. ❤️ Every day, listening to your stories, reading your posts, the comfort I’ve found in this #wwinstafam is unreal, a place I could go to at any time to find so many supportive people who were going through the exact thing I was at the exact moment I was, I have never been alone, it would’ve been so much harder to do if it weren’t for this community.
Every week, going to my meetings with my phenomenal co-workers, sharing their smiles and support. Watching them transform right in front of my eyes, and their faces light up when they reach their goals, it’s infectious.
The love and encouragement from my family and friends, reminds me that they have loved me no matter what, my entire life, and it makes me want to be better for them.
And to my husband, @hatorade64 you are my rock. Every waking moment you’ve been with me, trying new things, taking time to learn new routines, celebrating milestones, talking me down from any anxieties, even joining this @ww journey with me. You have the patience of a saint. You are truly my better half, and i couldn’t be more thankful I get to go on this journey with you.
Still lots of goals to reach, but damn this one feels GOOD. #celebrate
Sometimes I want to give up on this whole healthy thing. I have a hard day eating wise or feel sick and I don't want to work out. I want to take the easy way out, find a path that is quicker and easier that is maybe not as good for me. 😬😬😬
But then I look at these three faces. Back in the day when they let me dress them in a family themed costumes 😉 And I think about how I want to be around when THEY are dressing their kids up in Halloween costumes. I want to travel the world with Pat when the kids are grown. I want to be around to be with my kiddos on their wedding days. To embarrass them on their graduation days with pictures like this. 😉
I know I am not guaranteed anything. I get it. I could die tomorrow, that is God's timing. But you better believe I am going to work my hardest to make it possible for me to be around for all of those moments. ❤️❤️❤️
Somedays the overwhelm is real
Somedays the stress is too high
Somedays the darkness and negativity try to creep back in
These days are a REAL part of LIFE
But they no longer CONTROL my life
I often show my physical transformation. While the physical changes are what set my health and fitness journey into motion 3 years ago, those are not the only changes that occurred along the way.
I had to work hard on strengthening my mind before I could see real long lasting changes in my body.
I had to fill my head with positivity. I had to build confidence in myself and learn to love myself at every stage of life.
You see, the mind and body are interchangeable parts of the equation. If you take care of one, the other will follow. Likewise if you ignore one, the other will suffer.
I found the tools to help me. I found a positive community to support me. I found long lasting results.
I can help you find yours too.
Today is strength training (Back and arms). I was able to complete an awesome workout at home. We lift heavy to develop lean calorie-burning muscles. 💪🏻 I love that the workouts are different every day, from HIIT to sprints to strength training to active recovery. I never get bored!! After two days of carb refueling, I feel great! My energy is incredible!! The FWTFL nutrition and exercise program is one of a kind. Believe me, I have tried all the weight loss programs. Nothing compares!!