Dee | progress not perfection✨ @dee.nicolexo

dee.nicolexo

Dee | progress not perfection✨ ➕30 years young ➕married 5 years ➕mama of 1 ➕health & fitness mentor ➕ helping women/mama’s become the best version of themselves Come join me!! 💜

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  • ✨ HOW TO OVERCOME SELF DOUBT ✨
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Do you feel every time you try to do something new or scary, your mind is flooded with insecurities? You feel frustrated, you feel guilty, you feel stupid.
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I watched other people stride through life and wondered why I couldn’t do the same. I was holding myself back, and hindering my own progress.
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Most often courage is simply SHOWING UP. Actually doing something even though it scares you!
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💗 Affirmations! Telling yourself  you can do it and that YOU ARE STRONG ENOUGH! Positive things and positive feelings don’t always come naturally. Positive affirmations need to be repeated, repeated, and repeated until it becomes a habit.
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🚫 Forget what everyone thinks of you and caring about what they think. This is something I have learned to overcome. The negative thinking might stop you from doing something potentially amazing for yourself.
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⚡️ You have the power to stop the negative thoughts right when they’re happening. I have caught myself having negative thoughts and STOPPING them in their tracks and not giving them time to control us is SO beneficial to our mental health.
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👯‍♀️ It’s also SO important to surround yourself with people who see your worth, appreciate you and lift you up.
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We ALL experience self doubt. But we seem to forget all the things we have already overcome, how much we’ve grown, how unbelievably amazing we are.
#madeformore #brunette #sunglasses #stripes #noselfdoubt #summertime #happygirl #progressnotperfection #momofone #boymom #sahm #nobodyshame #fitmama #underconstruction #toddlermomlife #youdoyou #bettertogether
  • ✨ HOW TO OVERCOME SELF DOUBT ✨ . Do you feel every time you try to do something new or scary, your mind is flooded with insecurities? You feel frustrated, you feel guilty, you feel stupid. . I watched other people stride through life and wondered why I couldn’t do the same. I was holding myself back, and hindering my own progress. . Most often courage is simply SHOWING UP. Actually doing something even though it scares you! . 💗 Affirmations! Telling yourself you can do it and that YOU ARE STRONG ENOUGH! Positive things and positive feelings don’t always come naturally. Positive affirmations need to be repeated, repeated, and repeated until it becomes a habit. . 🚫 Forget what everyone thinks of you and caring about what they think. This is something I have learned to overcome. The negative thinking might stop you from doing something potentially amazing for yourself. . ⚡️ You have the power to stop the negative thoughts right when they’re happening. I have caught myself having negative thoughts and STOPPING them in their tracks and not giving them time to control us is SO beneficial to our mental health. . 👯‍♀️ It’s also SO important to surround yourself with people who see your worth, appreciate you and lift you up. . We ALL experience self doubt. But we seem to forget all the things we have already overcome, how much we’ve grown, how unbelievably amazing we are. #madeformore #brunette #sunglasses #stripes #noselfdoubt #summertime #happygirl #progressnotperfection #momofone #boymom #sahm #nobodyshame #fitmama #underconstruction #toddlermomlife #youdoyou #bettertogether
  • 10 0 15 hours ago
  • I don’t want you to work out because you HATE your body. 
I want to TEACH you how to love your body AS IS. 
I want to TEACH you how to incorporate a type of physical activity that you ENJOY into your life because it makes you FEEL better. 
End of story. 
No other reason than that.
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Don’t follow someone on social media because they have all the answers. 
Follow people who add value to your life. 
Follow people who make you feel grateful and blessed for what you have RIGHT NOW.
Follow people who make you feel like being a better human. That shit is CONTAGIOUS!
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Stop chasing a number on the scale. 
I have been learning so much from some incredible women around me who have crushed their weight loss goals and expected to find a pot of gold at the end of the rainbow, only to be sadly disappointed when the happy ending wasn’t what they expected at all. 
Happiness is not measured by a size of jeans, my friends.
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You are living a bad-ass life, it’s right in front of your face!
Don’t waste time wishing it wasn’t there and wanting something else.
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Rock your cellulite. 
Be proud of your stretch marks. 
Enjoy the treats that life has to offer. 
Behave according to the type of happiness you envision for your life. 
And sweat...because it makes you feel incredible!
#madeformore #mindset #progressnotperfection #friyay #happy #smile #neon #momofone #sahm #momminainteasy #mommymode #strong #beyoutiful #loveyourbody #dimples #gogirl #yougotthis #youdoyou
  • I don’t want you to work out because you HATE your body. I want to TEACH you how to love your body AS IS. I want to TEACH you how to incorporate a type of physical activity that you ENJOY into your life because it makes you FEEL better. End of story. No other reason than that. . Don’t follow someone on social media because they have all the answers. Follow people who add value to your life. Follow people who make you feel grateful and blessed for what you have RIGHT NOW. Follow people who make you feel like being a better human. That shit is CONTAGIOUS! . Stop chasing a number on the scale. I have been learning so much from some incredible women around me who have crushed their weight loss goals and expected to find a pot of gold at the end of the rainbow, only to be sadly disappointed when the happy ending wasn’t what they expected at all. Happiness is not measured by a size of jeans, my friends. . You are living a bad-ass life, it’s right in front of your face! Don’t waste time wishing it wasn’t there and wanting something else. . Rock your cellulite. Be proud of your stretch marks. Enjoy the treats that life has to offer. Behave according to the type of happiness you envision for your life. And sweat...because it makes you feel incredible! #madeformore #mindset #progressnotperfection #friyay #happy #smile #neon #momofone #sahm #momminainteasy #mommymode #strong #beyoutiful #loveyourbody #dimples #gogirl #yougotthis #youdoyou
  • 16 0 4 days ago
  • Someone told me today that she’s worried she won’t be able to join me in my fitness challenge because she doesn’t have a room/ area in her house that she could make into her workout area. What I think she meant to say was “I am scared to start something new, I don’t know if I will be successful, I’ve failed myself before but I’m going to blame it on the fact that I don’t have room” .... {I used to make all kinds of excuses like this for myself too}⠀
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What I want you guys to know is you don’t have to be perfect to commit to yourself. You don’t have to have all the time in the world. You don’t need a room designated to being your “home gym”. You don’t even need a gym membership.⠀
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I have taken these workouts with me everywhere! Seriously, my house, my living room, backyard, hotel rooms.. #noexcuses I got it done because I knew my goals and my future were worth the effort.⠀
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It’s not a lack of space that’s holding her {or you} back. It’s a lack of confidence. But get this, you gain confidence by facing your fears!!!⠀
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The quickest way to make that voice inside you that’s telling you you can’t achieve something is to go out there and DO IT anyways! So rather than allowing your inner demons to tell you you can’t do something or that you won’t be successful think and believe in all the reason that you can and you will!⠀
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And remember, if you need someone in your corner cheering you on as your give all those excuses the middle finger they deserve, you know exactly where you can find me! I’m here for you sister!
#noexcuses #justdoit #madeformore #bettertogether #igotyourback #youcandothis #happy #floral #summertime #boymom #momofone #sahm #toddlermomlife #takealeap
  • Someone told me today that she’s worried she won’t be able to join me in my fitness challenge because she doesn’t have a room/ area in her house that she could make into her workout area. What I think she meant to say was “I am scared to start something new, I don’t know if I will be successful, I’ve failed myself before but I’m going to blame it on the fact that I don’t have room” .... {I used to make all kinds of excuses like this for myself too}⠀ . What I want you guys to know is you don’t have to be perfect to commit to yourself. You don’t have to have all the time in the world. You don’t need a room designated to being your “home gym”. You don’t even need a gym membership.⠀ . I have taken these workouts with me everywhere! Seriously, my house, my living room, backyard, hotel rooms.. #noexcuses I got it done because I knew my goals and my future were worth the effort.⠀ . It’s not a lack of space that’s holding her {or you} back. It’s a lack of confidence. But get this, you gain confidence by facing your fears!!!⠀ . The quickest way to make that voice inside you that’s telling you you can’t achieve something is to go out there and DO IT anyways! So rather than allowing your inner demons to tell you you can’t do something or that you won’t be successful think and believe in all the reason that you can and you will!⠀ . And remember, if you need someone in your corner cheering you on as your give all those excuses the middle finger they deserve, you know exactly where you can find me! I’m here for you sister! #noexcuses #justdoit #madeformore #bettertogether #igotyourback #youcandothis #happy #floral #summertime #boymom #momofone #sahm #toddlermomlife #takealeap
  • 17 0 6 days ago
  • It has nothing to do with the weight, the size of your jeans, or how you “compare” to anyone.
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None of those things will help you if you don’t love your damn self where you are right now, trust me— I fought that war for most of my life.
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Taking care of yourself, eating healthy, feeling strong, seeing those toned muscles, and liking who you see in the mirror is a positive rewarding experience because YOU’RE GIVING A DAMN ABOUT YOU.
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Because you are showing up for yourself instead of following a pattern of putting yourself and this one body you have on the back burner.
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You are worthy of LOVING the now in all stages, you are also 1 million percent worth the effort of giving a damn & ensuring your physical and mental body is operating at its best capacity because you don’t get a re-do.
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Don’t watch from the sidelines, get in the game. 
#balance #brunette #ponytail #goodvibesonly #positivity #bodypositive #beyoutiful #nobodyshame #happy #mamabear #momofone #toddlermomlife #boymom #progressnotperfection #togetherwearebetter #madeformore
  • It has nothing to do with the weight, the size of your jeans, or how you “compare” to anyone. . None of those things will help you if you don’t love your damn self where you are right now, trust me— I fought that war for most of my life. . Taking care of yourself, eating healthy, feeling strong, seeing those toned muscles, and liking who you see in the mirror is a positive rewarding experience because YOU’RE GIVING A DAMN ABOUT YOU. . Because you are showing up for yourself instead of following a pattern of putting yourself and this one body you have on the back burner. . You are worthy of LOVING the now in all stages, you are also 1 million percent worth the effort of giving a damn & ensuring your physical and mental body is operating at its best capacity because you don’t get a re-do. . Don’t watch from the sidelines, get in the game. #balance #brunette #ponytail #goodvibesonly #positivity #bodypositive #beyoutiful #nobodyshame #happy #mamabear #momofone #toddlermomlife #boymom #progressnotperfection #togetherwearebetter #madeformore
  • 13 0 1 week ago
  • Your desire to change must be great than your desire to stay the same.
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Think about it.
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If you don’t “feel” like changing..
If you convince yourself you are “comfortable” where you’re at..
If you lie to yourself and tell yourself you’re “okay” with where you are at when deep down you know you’re unhappy..
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YOU 👏🏻 WILL 👏🏻 NEVER 👏🏻 CHANGE
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I think what prevents us from pursuing that desire to change, is the acceptance of the pain we feel. Somehow it seems easier to suffer in silence and brush things under the rug rather than stare your issues in the face. To feel the pain, to acknowledge SOMETHING needs to change.
#change #transformation #happier #healthier #ificandoitsocanyou #bodypositive #lookatthatsmile #hardwork #soproud #lifestylechange #sidebyside
  • Your desire to change must be great than your desire to stay the same. . Think about it. . If you don’t “feel” like changing.. If you convince yourself you are “comfortable” where you’re at.. If you lie to yourself and tell yourself you’re “okay” with where you are at when deep down you know you’re unhappy.. . YOU 👏🏻 WILL 👏🏻 NEVER 👏🏻 CHANGE . I think what prevents us from pursuing that desire to change, is the acceptance of the pain we feel. Somehow it seems easier to suffer in silence and brush things under the rug rather than stare your issues in the face. To feel the pain, to acknowledge SOMETHING needs to change. #change #transformation #happier #healthier #ificandoitsocanyou #bodypositive #lookatthatsmile #hardwork #soproud #lifestylechange #sidebyside
  • 23 1 1 week ago
  • She was scared to wear the shorts.
She was scared to speak up.
She was scared to ask the questions.
She was scared to take the risks.
She was scared to be vulnerable.
She was scared to try new things.
She was convinced she wasn’t worth it.
She was convinced she couldn’t do it.
She was convinced she wasn’t meant for more.
She was convinced things would never change.
She was convinced her voice would never be heard.
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NOT ANYMORE. 🙅🏼‍♀️
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That girl put on a show. She made everyone think she was happy and fulfilled. But she was lying. She was really good at putting up a front. But she did something POWERFUL. She made the decision that despite all of the things she told herself, she could stand up and fight for herself. She could say YES to a crazy opportunity and go all in. Despite her weight, mindset, and lack of motivation- she said YES.
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She is confident.
She loves her flaws because of the story they tell.
She continues to believe in herself.
She shows up every day to fight for herself.
She has energy.
She fuels her body with (mostly) clean food but also enjoys the hell out of some carbs and wine because it’s what she WANTS.
#brunette #pink #shorts #madeformore #progressnotperfection #bettertogether #beyoutiful #growth #change #confidence #mamabear #boymom #toddlermom #sahm #rockthoseshorts #happy #smile #momofone
  • She was scared to wear the shorts. She was scared to speak up. She was scared to ask the questions. She was scared to take the risks. She was scared to be vulnerable. She was scared to try new things. She was convinced she wasn’t worth it. She was convinced she couldn’t do it. She was convinced she wasn’t meant for more. She was convinced things would never change. She was convinced her voice would never be heard. . NOT ANYMORE. 🙅🏼‍♀️ . That girl put on a show. She made everyone think she was happy and fulfilled. But she was lying. She was really good at putting up a front. But she did something POWERFUL. She made the decision that despite all of the things she told herself, she could stand up and fight for herself. She could say YES to a crazy opportunity and go all in. Despite her weight, mindset, and lack of motivation- she said YES. . She is confident. She loves her flaws because of the story they tell. She continues to believe in herself. She shows up every day to fight for herself. She has energy. She fuels her body with (mostly) clean food but also enjoys the hell out of some carbs and wine because it’s what she WANTS. #brunette #pink #shorts #madeformore #progressnotperfection #bettertogether #beyoutiful #growth #change #confidence #mamabear #boymom #toddlermom #sahm #rockthoseshorts #happy #smile #momofone
  • 16 2 1 week ago
  • Let’s be honest - change is scary. Change is HARD! I know some people really thrive with change - but I am suuuuper into habits and routines and changing those is really scary for me!
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Maybe you can relate to that?
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I was so out of shape, but I started focusing on one habit at a time, one hard thing at a time, and as I kept going, I started to see the changes happening.
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Slowly I had to change my habits - change my routines, and get over the fact that change doesn’t happen in our comfortable places... it happens in the uncomfortable. In the hard stuff.
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I had to change a bad habit and replace it with a good one. And it took time... and consistency... and a lot of personal growth and inner work because - I know it might seem like I’m positive all the time, but I have my demons, too. And I had to work on that inner voice to get through the hard times.
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And I fell in love with the process. I fell in love with knowing that life is hard and change is hard, but WE are stronger and TOGETHER we can get through all of it. 👭
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Sometimes all you need is support and encouragement along the way so that when you lack that belief✨ - your tribe can lift you up and keep you going - keep you growing - keep you moving forward one step at a time, one habit at a time.
#madeformore #girlswhokickass #ificandoitsocanyou #beyourself #beyoutiful #thesepantsthough #mamabear #momofone #boymom #sahm #changeisgood #growth #devoted #positive #tribe #yougotthis #andigotyou #bodsquad #bodypositive
  • Let’s be honest - change is scary. Change is HARD! I know some people really thrive with change - but I am suuuuper into habits and routines and changing those is really scary for me! . Maybe you can relate to that? . I was so out of shape, but I started focusing on one habit at a time, one hard thing at a time, and as I kept going, I started to see the changes happening. . Slowly I had to change my habits - change my routines, and get over the fact that change doesn’t happen in our comfortable places... it happens in the uncomfortable. In the hard stuff. . I had to change a bad habit and replace it with a good one. And it took time... and consistency... and a lot of personal growth and inner work because - I know it might seem like I’m positive all the time, but I have my demons, too. And I had to work on that inner voice to get through the hard times. . And I fell in love with the process. I fell in love with knowing that life is hard and change is hard, but WE are stronger and TOGETHER we can get through all of it. 👭 . Sometimes all you need is support and encouragement along the way so that when you lack that belief✨ - your tribe can lift you up and keep you going - keep you growing - keep you moving forward one step at a time, one habit at a time. #madeformore #girlswhokickass #ificandoitsocanyou #beyourself #beyoutiful #thesepantsthough #mamabear #momofone #boymom #sahm #changeisgood #growth #devoted #positive #tribe #yougotthis #andigotyou #bodsquad #bodypositive
  • 15 0 2 weeks ago
  • Life is too short to be worried about having a six pack, obsessing over what you eat and feeling restricted with your food!⠀✨
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You are never guaranteed tomorrow, your past is behind you so why not live in the moment of right now!✌🏻
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Why not be a little more grateful about the body that you have. How about we stop comparing ourselves to those airbrushed supermodels and start loving the curves, dimples and scars that make us who we are!
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I used to obsess over my food, my body and feel super insecure in my skin.  I went through that phase of crash dieting. But now I have grown into my mindset.
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I am careful to not get sucked into self destructive thoughts.⠀
I am careful to surround myself with people who inspire and lift me up.⠀
I am careful to make sure I don't obsess over the fact that my nutrition can slip.. this girl is a carb & wine lover!
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I am PROUD of this BODY because it gave me an amazing son, it supports me every day as I mom so hard, and show up for my husband, family & friends.⠀
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I'm not here to be PERFECT, I'm here to be REAL and show you that being healthy is a JOURNEY and not a FINAL DESTINATION!
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So as you start your day, can I get a SELF LOVING AMEN 🙏🏻🙌🏻for embracing your skin just the way that it is and loving the heck out of it!! ✌🏻
#riseup #floral #thesepantsarelife #rose #smile #bettertogether #madeformore #yougotthis #igotyou #momlife #mamabear #sahm #momofone #boymom #toddlermom #grateful #summertime #loveyourself
  • Life is too short to be worried about having a six pack, obsessing over what you eat and feeling restricted with your food!⠀✨ . You are never guaranteed tomorrow, your past is behind you so why not live in the moment of right now!✌🏻 . Why not be a little more grateful about the body that you have. How about we stop comparing ourselves to those airbrushed supermodels and start loving the curves, dimples and scars that make us who we are! .⠀ I used to obsess over my food, my body and feel super insecure in my skin. I went through that phase of crash dieting. But now I have grown into my mindset. . I am careful to not get sucked into self destructive thoughts.⠀ I am careful to surround myself with people who inspire and lift me up.⠀ I am careful to make sure I don't obsess over the fact that my nutrition can slip.. this girl is a carb & wine lover! . I am PROUD of this BODY because it gave me an amazing son, it supports me every day as I mom so hard, and show up for my husband, family & friends.⠀ .⠀ I'm not here to be PERFECT, I'm here to be REAL and show you that being healthy is a JOURNEY and not a FINAL DESTINATION! . So as you start your day, can I get a SELF LOVING AMEN 🙏🏻🙌🏻for embracing your skin just the way that it is and loving the heck out of it!! ✌🏻 #riseup #floral #thesepantsarelife #rose #smile #bettertogether #madeformore #yougotthis #igotyou #momlife #mamabear #sahm #momofone #boymom #toddlermom #grateful #summertime #loveyourself
  • 15 0 2 weeks ago
  • When I started this journey, my main focus was to feel better, period. I just wanted to not feel like a slug everyday and have the motivation to move! I was full of excuses, always tired, sluggish and stuffed to the brim with insecurities! I have struggled with my self image for as long as I can remember and I just wanted to feel like my BEST SELF.
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I watched people thrive on this program. And I knew I NEEDED that and WANTED that for me and especially for Liam. And I knew I was the one who needed to be the example for him. I needed him to watch me set my goal and CRUSH the heck out of it, and to watch me gain my confidence back, and to just be HAPPY! And guess what? I gained that and so much more all because I realized I’m worth it! I feel happier and healthier on my own damn skin!
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If I can do this, anyone can! I am not a “fitness guru” by any means, but I am doing my best every single day to focus on my health, physically AND mentally.. and I’m doing it to be the best freaking mom I can be for him!
#bettertogether #fearless #bestmom #brunette #beachbodymama #kisses #myworld #happy #smile #myboy #madeformore #momofone #toddlermomlife #boymom #mywhy #healthandwellness #mindset #motivation #determination #balance #beyoutiful
  • When I started this journey, my main focus was to feel better, period. I just wanted to not feel like a slug everyday and have the motivation to move! I was full of excuses, always tired, sluggish and stuffed to the brim with insecurities! I have struggled with my self image for as long as I can remember and I just wanted to feel like my BEST SELF. . I watched people thrive on this program. And I knew I NEEDED that and WANTED that for me and especially for Liam. And I knew I was the one who needed to be the example for him. I needed him to watch me set my goal and CRUSH the heck out of it, and to watch me gain my confidence back, and to just be HAPPY! And guess what? I gained that and so much more all because I realized I’m worth it! I feel happier and healthier on my own damn skin! . If I can do this, anyone can! I am not a “fitness guru” by any means, but I am doing my best every single day to focus on my health, physically AND mentally.. and I’m doing it to be the best freaking mom I can be for him! #bettertogether #fearless #bestmom #brunette #beachbodymama #kisses #myworld #happy #smile #myboy #madeformore #momofone #toddlermomlife #boymom #mywhy #healthandwellness #mindset #motivation #determination #balance #beyoutiful
  • 13 3 2 weeks ago