fall is here in washington!!!! half this look is thrifted and all of it is fitting for an 8am on friday
jacket: from @nifty_thriftss
shirt: thrifted free people
💪⚡️Quick BodyWeight Workout⚡️💪
Let’s go! No excuses! You don’t need any equipment so what now? 🤷🏽♀️
2-3 Rounds 30 seconds minimum rest breaks!
3 Months Left in the year! It’s time to start leaving the excuses behind and start creating time and possibilities for yourself!
🔔My Next 21 Day Challenge Live Training will be open for registration real soon! So turn on your post notifications and be first to know so can save your spot! It’s only $25 one time payment!
🔔4 days per week live training, replay videos will be available to you if you can’t make it to the live workouts so no excuse not get your workout in!
🔔Meal plan and grocery list to help you start taking control of nutrition and making healthy food choices!
New iPhone. Who dis?! 😜
Is it even possible to get a new phone and not immediately have a mini photo shoot?! The camera on this thing is I N S A N E and idk if it’s just me but it feels like you are actually in my room with me when you look at these pics. 🤯
Y’all know I’m big on gratitude. And I try to find reasons to be grateful in every moment.
I know this isn’t a huge deal to most — it’s a freaking phone — everyone has one. But it really represents so much more than its material value.
See, I started my social media business with my iPhone that was 3 years old and a screen shattered so bad I could barely see the screen through the cracks. I remember feeling like a total fraud and questioning myself every day. How could I actually have a business when my “store” was broke down and ghetto?
But I held on to little pieces of faith. And every day I watched my belief grow and in turn, so did my business.
So holding this brand new iPhone in my hands the day it was released, literally being one of the first people to have one — was a total full circle moment.
This is just a phone to most people. But to me it’s a reminder of the growth and progress I’ve made not just financially but mentally as well. Forever grateful I didn’t let not feeling good enough in the beginning stop me from jumping at this opportunity that changed everything for me.
So if you ever feel like you have to wait to be perfect or have it all together before you start something or get to move forward — I hope you’ll remember this and just leap. Before you’re ready. You can build your wings on the way down. 💕
what makes you say it?
her body? her job? her Instagram feed?
is it her ‘perfect’ marriage? their proposal? that vacation?
for me it was her free time. her ability to turn off the hustle. her ability to let go, have fun, + not worry about a thing.
I’d see a post or a Snapchat story of people going out or having fun in college + there it was… “must be nice”.
what areas you are looking at in others’ lives + saying it “must be nice”?
those are the areas you need to dig into. those are the areas you need to shine a light on. those are the areas that (beneath the surface) you are unhappy, unfulfilled, + insecure.
jealousy, envy, + resentment are dark emotions but they can be used as launching pads for growth, improvement, + grace…so do the work. the next time you see her picture on your timeline or see her story on Snapchat… instead of purposely continuing your scroll, or screenshotting to bash in a group chat, or rolling your eyes with a “must be nice” — how about you look in the mirror, call out your own BS, + do the work to make YOU, YOUR life, + YOUR circumstances improve.
your happiness is an INSIDE job… it ALL starts + ends with YOU! never do the hateful, jealous, + insecure stuff. when you are truly happy… you are able to be happy for others. you can genuinely be the well-wisher, the supporter, + the cheerleader. and how it feels when YOU have YOUR contentment with YOUR life so you don’t need to envy hers? it feels prettttty nice 💓 #xoalaina (video about this is on my IGTV)
When your new sweatshirts from @fabletics come in, you can’t wait to try them on.
Now, when one of them is a crop top sweater, you feel sassy enough to take a mini photoshoot 🙌🏼
Love yourself enough to know when you’re lookin REAL good, my friends ❤️
That moment hubs walks in the door on a Friday filled with insane work deadlines + wild children + savage toddler 🤯
Old me: 🤬😈 toss said children at father - pour entire bottle of wine into a glass and find a tv - fall asleep feeling defeated
New me: 🤬😅 toss said children at father - sweat like a total badass for 29 minutes - pour a just right amount of Tito’s over ice + seltzer - fall asleep looking forward to being better tomorrow 👊
Small changes // big shifts
It starts with deciding to take that first step - it starts with believing you CAN 🙌
Its time to slack! Cant wait to start tearing up my new slack rack from @slacklineoutdoors. Special thanks to this awesome company for hooking us up with one of their 1st gen products. Come to 1350 s colorado boulevard for the only Gym in colorado to have one of these.
A picture might be worth a thousand words, but that doesn’t mean you’ll discover them all.
For sake of transparency I need to let you know that this week has been EXTREMELY hard for me. Exhaustion, intestinal challenges, and anxiety have all hit hard. All at once.
In fact, yesterday, as I sat in class, I was battling an anxiety attack. It felt as though my throat was closing and my lungs could not get enough air. However, I knew that this would result in tears if I let it take control and I left the classroom. Instead I battled it out and even contributed to class. However, nothing seemed to help. Deep circle breathing and connecting to my senses did not do anything to control the attack. My usual outlet of fidgeting was also not an option as my squeaky chair would have drawn far too much attention to me. Thank the Lord for my professor allowing us a short break in the middle of class, allowing me to move and breathe a little more easily.
Not everyone would have handled this the same way as I did. Everyone handles their mental illnesses differently. That being said, no matter what it is you struggle with, you are NOT alone. Your feelings are valid. You are still worthy of love. NO ONE is perfect.
Thank you to the few girls that recommended @Fabletics to me. I love the quality and style. This is not an endorsement!
Also thank you to @crystal_doerr for giving me some tips on how to stand in photos like these 😘 You know you kind of miss my awkward crotch photos 🤣
Hey 👋 Guess what?⠀
You are much stronger than you think you are. Both inside and out. ⠀
Trust yourself. ⠀
Trust your strength. ⠀
And just do the damn thing that you’ve been getting in the way of yourself of. ⠀
You know I got your back sista 😉
Proud of my workout today! It was a tough one because a) I challenged myself, but b) exercises I thought looked easy on Instagram were much much harder than I thought! This workout was inspired by @iamtulin . I appreciate everything this fearless woman does! I have learned so much from her and have pushed myself because of her videos!
So, here are my workouts from the morning. You’ll see how I did it, and how hopefully it will look one day when I become as beastie as @iamtulin
For all you gym lovers looking for inspiration- enjoy 😉
That post-workout high...loved that workout, even though it was badass and hard.
That’s the thing about it now, I look forward to my mornings. I’m reading a couple of great books right now, one for the morning and one for night and I look forward to that time. To wake up in the quiet....have my morning drink, journal and read and then sweat.
So many of you don’t get it but man you are missing out. Starting your day so peacefully before chaos happens. If you tried it you’d be hooked. I’m willing to make a bet on that.
You hear it said all the time about putting your oxygen mask on before helping others, well this is IT!
Having a morning routine is your oxygen mask.