My grace is sufficient for you, for my power is made perfect in weakness.

His Grace Is Sufficient

As I laid in bed this morning listening to these little voices build and imagine and play in the hallway together, just to be near where I am ❤️ I was overcome with total gratitude for this amazing gift of motherhood and stewardship of these tiny hearts, hands and feet They absorb every breath I breathe, every thought I think and every word I speak.

They long to be near us always, in the quiet moments and in the crazy ones.

They watch us, watch ourselves in the mirror and learn how to think and talk about their own bodies.

They watch us show kindness to strangers and learn to be kind, always and to everyone.

They watch us love our husbands, their daddy and hero, and watch him love us, and learn what a healthy and strong marriage should look like and what they can expect from a man.

They watch us praise the Lord and sing to Him, read of Him and act as He would approve, and they learn to love Him.

They listen as We lift others up, speak acceptance and love into their lives, and they learn to pour their hearts into others, to be empathetic.

They watch and listen as we contain, or try our hardest to contain 😉, our temper, our anxiety, our depression, and learn to be strong and steadfast and a fighter-despite their weaknesses.

They watch us fall to our knees and depend on Him for our strength, and learn to be arrows, to turn to Him in times of need.

They watch us press on, work hard and talk about passion and purpose and dreams and things that seem impossible without faith, and they learn to have faith, to dream BIG, and that they can accomplish anything they want with God and mommy in their corner ❤️

We are more than just a mom, We are warriors, an example, a steward. And they are more than our beautiful children, they are daughters and sisters and someday mothers in Christ, Sons, Brothers and someday Fathers in Christ, they are arrows in the Lords army, they are the future.
So I will keep sharing my weaknesses and my fight, so they can see where I draw my strength ❤ And I urge you to share yours too, continue to lead by example and we need to remember as mommas, that even when we think they aren’t watching and maybe think we aren’t leading, they are, we are, always.

But he said to me, “My grace is sufficient for you, for my power is made perfect in weakness.” Therefore I will boast all the more gladly about my weaknesses, so that Christ’s power may rest on me.- 2 Corinthians 12:9

Happy Mothers Day week to all my other arrow raisers, arrow sharpeners and arrow buffers 😉 whether you’re a mom of your own arrows or a significant role model for the arrows in your life, you are raising the future ❤️ Thank you for all you do and for all the beautiful “mothers” in my girls life, I could not raise these warriors without you!  

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Makeup Free Monday – Take that Anxiety!

**⚠️ Raw Post** Makeup free Monday! Before I embarked on this journey to self love and a healthier happier version of me YOU WOULD NOT catch me without mascara on, usually foundation and gloss too BARE MINIMUM… most days it was full face makeup from morning to night, it was so important to me to not be seen without my makeup that I would do it while driving even 😱 or before I would get out of bed when staying with friends or with house guests, before leaving the tent in the morning while camping…I didn’t want anyone to actually see ME. Now don’t get me wrong, I still LOVE makeup and using it and getting all dolled up, probably more than the next gal 😉 BUT I wasn’t using it to get “dolled up” or even to get ready for the day…I was using it as a mask, to cover years of acne, internal anxiety and depression and a whole heck of a lot of self doubt and loathing. My plan was to present a put together sunny face so people wouldn’t be tempted to look too much deeper and see all the jagged, broken, not so pretty pieces inside 💔 And it was working pretty well at keeping people at bay, even the people closest to me had no idea what I was struggling with, and for some of them this may be the first time they learn of it. But anxiety and depression had their claws in me and there were days I wouldn’t even look in mirrors, I literally would brag about being able to do my makeup without looking in a mirror but the only reason I knew how to do that was because I hated looking at myself so much that I would refuse to do it, but I wasn’t willing to sacrifice my “mask” of makeup so I learned how to do it without my reflection, because I couldn’t trust my refection, it had led me astray before and I just knew it was lying to me every time I thought I looked okay or had a semi-positive thought about myself.
There are so many reasons I thought I was broken, unworthy, “ugly” and most of them start from my earliest memories of being teased at school and have been “compound fractures” of my self esteem through years of anxiety and people pleasing… BTW if you haven’t figured it out yet, you can’t find self worth in pleasing others 😉 If someone could have shared that with me 20 years ago my journey would look a lot different. Self worth comes from exactly where it says it does, yourself! And you get there by working on YOU not by pleasing others, over achieving or “looking” put together. You get there by shining light on the broken, dark and HARD as fuck to look at crap in your baggage and calling it out and taking its power away! You get there by finding a way to love yourself in spite of and even in thanks to, your struggles and pain. You get there by recognizing you want more for yourself and being willing to work hard to get it! These are not easy things, and in some cases they feel downright impossible BUT I promise you that once you decide you are worth it, once YOU DECIDE to find a way to work towards healing your wounds, once YOU DECIDE to own all your pieces, broken or whole, YOU HAVE THE POWER TO BE YOUR TRUE SELF and that true self is beautiful with broken edges that have been soldered back together and jagged pieces that are sharp but stunning when the sunlight hits them, like a stained glass window made of a thousand tiny pieces all different shapes and sizes, imagine if you blacked out and covered half the picture, you would be depriving people of its true beauty! That is YOU, a thousand shapes and colors and sizes and when you let the light shine into all of them you are a stunning piece of art worthy of affection and love and don’t deprive the world of your unique beauty!
So today is makeup free Monday in my house and I am stepping out and sharing my bare skin, no mascara, no mask…just me because anxiety and depression are some of my jagged pieces but I’m taking back the power and shining the light on them and honestly, when I started this “weight loss journey” I never would have imagined the biggest transformation would be in my mind… I don’t hate my reflection, I actually am pretty proud of who I am and even what I look like, and those are words I NEVER thought I would speak, let alone without makeup on 😉 So don’t let the world break you down and tell you how to look and feel, own your pain, your struggles and your demons because they are part of your story, they are part of you, and you are enough, you are amazing, and you deserve your very best life…don’t waste this short time we have hiding who you are, step into the light and be unapologetically YOU, life is too short to live it trying to meet someone else’s standards. Don’t waste your precious time, spend it learning to love yourself for all that you are and go after all that you want for yourself because you can be and do anything when you are wholeheartedly yourself ❤❤❤❤

You’re Invited! Happy Halloween!

You’re Invited to my Exclusive Core De Force Launch Party!

We are having a  party and you’re invited! On October 31st, TODAY, the brand new Beachbody program Core De Force launches and on November 7th my first ever Core De Force Exclusive Test group Kicks off! This is going to be so fun! This is the time of year when people check out on their goals and check-in to the Holiday Slumber! Where we put our health and fitness goals, and even our budgets on the back burner!  We become so focused on fun parties, drinks, delicious food and SHOPPING that we forget all about ourselves, our goals and our mission!  This time of year we allow the rain, the cool weather and the temptation around every corner derail our mindset and our results!
This is why I have made it my mission to keep people accountable to themselves and their goals AND enjoy the holiday season. I actually double down on my health and wellness during this time of year because I feel like finishing the year better than when I started it is necessary in my life and helps me build a TON of positive momentum during the first quarter of the year. So the Core De Force launch is perfect timing because we all need a community to help carry us through the madness! Core De Force is not only a great way to get in shape and turn some heads at all of the holiday get-together’s that you go to but it is a great way to blow off a lot of steam from the inevitable stress of family, friends, budgets and meals through the the boxing, Muay Thai, and MMA inspired workouts. Since progress equals happiness this program and my group will kick start you on the road to progress during the time of year when others are falling off…Don’t put yourself last this season, lets kick some A$$ together!

So What’s Core De Force?

Core De Force is the first program from Beachbody’s newest Super Trainers Joel Freeman and Jericho McMatthews. They are experts in the field of fitness, group fitness, and kick ass MMA style workouts. If you want to blow off some of that holiday stress and finish the year in better shape than you started it in then the MMA inspired Core De Force is for you. One of the coolest things about Core De Force is that each workout is broken into 3-minute “rounds” which is just like a real boxing match. During each 3 minute round you will alternate between Boxing, Kickboxing, and Muay Thai-inspired combinations, body weight training, and cardio spikes. This will ignite your fat burning and shred your core through massive amounts of engagement and rotation during each and every combination you throw. I know that you may be thinking that you do not know the first thing about throwing a punch or kick but it doesn’t matter. There is an amazing modifier with every workout and even tutorials that show you how to throw a kick and a punch properly. I love these kinds of workouts because they blow off so much steam while I am working and I always get so sore because I find myself really engaging and going HARD! I got to do a couple Sneak Peeks of this work out and I am hooked!!!

When you join my Exclusive Test Group and get your Core De Force pack it includes:

  • 4 MMA-style workouts,
  • 2 bodyweight workouts,
  • 2 core workouts,
  • 1 active recovery workout,
  • 1 quick before-bed stretch routine,
  • Quick-start guide
  • 30-day calendar
  • Easy to follow Meal plan
  • Color coded portion control containers
  • 30 days of Superfood Nutrition in the flavor you will love the most: Shakeology
  • Bonus workout: MMA MASHUP
  • Access to my group and online wellness community
  • Me as your FREE Coach and personal cheerleader every single day!

Let’s do this thing!

It is time for you to make a commitment to yourself. We are going to punch, kick, and fight our way through this holiday season with a ton of positivity and we are going to have a whole lot of fun! This is the time to build momentum. I am not about New Year’s Resolutions, I am all about putting in constant work to make my life what I want it to be. New Year’s resolutions most often don’t work but YEAR END resolutions do! True change and improvement is all about making a decision. This is your time to really make progress on your health and fitness. I do not want you to press pause on your life and enter that alternate reality for the next few months. This will only lead to a January where you come out of the holiday funk overweight, disengaged, stressed out, a little bummed, and hung over when you could sprint into January with a ton of energy, fire, and determination to make 2017 the best year yet. It really all depends on what you do with these next few months. Make a decision. Decide. Commit. Succeed.

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To Order your Pack at todays Special Launch Price  and claim your spot in my Exclusive Test Group CLICK HERE before they sell out and my group fills up!

 

GET YOUR CORE DE FORCE FOR FREE!!! 

There are still 2 openings in my Business Mentorship as we move into the Fall season. I am looking for motivated, positive women looking to build a successful business from home while taking care of themselves. You will become a part of a close knit team of women who support each other like family and freedom of your time, health, and finances will be perks of the job. You don’t need to be a health expert or even at your healthiest, there is so much room for growth and you will be taught everything you need to know and given all the tools and training. I started as a customer just like you and now run a very successful business from home in less than 20 hours per week! All new coaches are eligible to receive their very own copy of Core De Force ABSOLUTELY free!  Please fill out the application by clicking the image below if you would like more info and to be considered for the positions available. I look forward to talking soon!

HAPPY HALLOWEEN EVERYONE!

Find a Workout Routine that You Love and Fits Your Lifestyle

Be open to finding a workout routine you love!  It might take time, but be open to the process. Most people, even those who don’t enjoy exercise, have at least one routine they consider “tolerable”. You might even be one of those lucky people who almost enjoys exercise. Whichever the case may be, I want […]

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This World Needs Your Gifts

There are moments in our lives that define who we are, what we are doing, where we should be headed, and what we need to do with our lives.

These moments can come in the simplest, most unexpected times and usually take us completely by surprise.

 This is one of those moments for me.

 When I first ventured into the Coaching world a few years ago I never would have thought that I could be sitting here LITERALLY CHANGING LIVES. Just by being me. Just by reaching out, leaving fear at the gates and sprinting towards what I want out of life.  What do you want out of life? What are you doing to get it?  What are you allowing fear to steal from you?

Don’t give fear that control.  Don’t hold back from changing lives, including your own, another day!  Watch this message, this piece of my heart, and then tell me what you want out of life!

 

Now go take the next step, reach outside your comfort zone and sprint for your dreams!  And if you want someone to help you figure out what that looks like, how to do it, or where to start  Message Me …Don’t waste any more of your precious time, this world needs your gifts!