This is something I truly struggle with. It’s really hard to not get sucked into negative thoughts of how I got to this point, not once but TWICE. ☹️ I struggle with thoughts like:
“things will be so much easier when I’m skinny again”
or “I’ll be a better mother when I’m not so overweight, my son has never seen the best of me,” 💔
and I even sometimes think “more people would hire me if I was prettier to look at, I bet all they see is my weight.” These thoughts are TOXIC. I have to focus on the fact that I haven’t given up, that I have a goal I want to reach and I’m working for it. I’m 21lbs down and I get so frustrated that I can’t tell yet and my clothes are still tight, but that weight IS gone. The numbers don’t lie. This path I’m on is a slow and tough one, but I’m almost 1/4 of the way there. I’m doing my best to embrace this journey and be the best person I can be NOW, not “when I’m skinny.” If you’re having those toxic thoughts, push them away. You’re on a journey, which means you’re going somewhere...and it’s a better place than those negative thoughts that weigh you down. ♥️ ww.mamabear
But... But I don’t have time
But I won’t be successful
But I’ve failed before
But I don’t know where to start
But I don’t have the money to eat healthy
Change all of those to CAN!
I can make the time
I can be successful
I can make changes to not fail this time
I can start small and focus on progress
I can save money eating out by cooking home more
Now is the time to change your excuses in to affirmations. You are able to accomplish big things towards your wellness goals and I am here to walk beside you.
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At Peloton Studio in NYC representing Montauk with my favorite and world class spin instructor and personal trainer Jennifer Jacobs. Far and away the best fitness investment of my life was to purchase a Peloton bike. Interactive, convenient, unbelievable workouts and fun. Tom Cortese of Montauk is one of the founders of this life-enhancing bike. And Alex Toussant of East Hampton another of its world class instructors. I don’t represent Peloton in any way, other than to be an all-in advocate for their fitness product. I’ve had the bike for over 2 years and still get excited every time I ride. The easternmost Peloton bike is in my residence, the Keepers Dwelling at the Montauk Lighthouse. #MontaukJoe#montauk#montauklighthouse#peloton#jmethod
Sweated through the 80’s and 90’s with @denis__morton with two back to back rides to kickstart my Monday. You know you have major love for @onepeloton when you choose to ride instead of sleep in since the kids have the day off. Loved taking a trip down memory land in the 80’s however the only memories that came to mind during the 90’s were awful prom dates. By the time I graduated High School, I attended 8 proms (whyyy?) and I have vivid flashbacks of ugly prom dresses (apparently my girlfriends can’t be trusted) bad hair pageant hair (that I cried over) and some dates I’d seriously like to forget (forever). If I could do it all over again, I wouldn’t. 😂 Anyone else have prom dates they’d like to forget? #nevermissamonday
What a fun, exhausting, and fascinating experience today on the Peloton bike! Once I figured out the leaderboard, I was intrigued by the gamification of riding in my gym with a live instructor and class, as well as 700 virtual classmates. Overall, it’s a great experience using live or on-demand classes anytime that fits my schedule. But oh that hard seat! Grabbing a second towel next time 😳 #usaalife#peloton
If you know me at all, then you know I’m not one to post something like this...This post is not for attention, this post is to keep myself accountable and to motivate myself and others!
A year and a half ago my husband and I made the decision to pack up and move from everything we’ve ever known in Philly to Williamsburg, VA... that’s right where all of those colonial people are! I promised myself since I had no friends and I worked from home that I’d go to the gym, meet people, and work on bettering myself. But God had other plans, we unexpectedly found out we were pregnant (BEST surprise ever) and as life should have it, my promise to myself was put on the back burner.
Fast forward to the present day... this is the face of determination, a feeling I’ve honestly never really had before. This is the face of someone who has consistently worked out 5 weeks in a row (thank you peloton) and stuck to the keto diet (thank you @pjcamp87... I’m still mad about that hot chocolate incident) . This is the face of a women who has lost 10+ pounds in those five weeks and the face of someone who is super proud of herself. While I know five weeks isn’t a long time and I still have a long road ahead of me, I know I’ve created better habits and I feel fantastic. I can’t tell you the last time I’ve stuck to something, let alone a diet and exercise plan!
So if you’re feeling down about yourself just remember, if I can do it, YOU can too! #peloton#keto#dedication
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Anyone who personally knows Brandon knows that I have been assigned a special task by God HIMSELF. It is my mission in life to give him just as hard of a time as he gives everyone else! I don’t let ANYTHING slide😂 If I had a dime for every time I’ve heard “Brandon is just Brandon” I would be rich. In all seriousness, the aforementioned things are precisely why I love him. Growing up my mom always encouraged me to be different, so naturally I was drawn to the weirdest person on the planet! Not a day goes by that I don’t look at him and think to myself “Did he seriously just do that”. Talk about keeping things interesting.
Last weekend he planned a date night for us in Dallas. I’m always a little hesitant when he plans things because you truly never know what you’re going to get. I’ve been on a wide array of dates with Brandon ranging from cryotherapy sessions to business meetings at fast food restaurants (I mean he proposed to me in the bleachers of 4th grade basketball game). But when I walked into the hotel room he had these beautiful flowers, champagne, and a massage booked for me! So totally sweet and normal! I love how well rounded you are babe. I wouldn’t have you any other way. .
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At any time when you’re feeling insecure or unsure of what you’re doing, take a glance at how far you’ve come. From 36 weeks pregnant (completely oblivious to how my life was about to change), to now nearly 19 months postpartum as a twin momma and more certain than ever when it comes to my purpose and power. I am capable of hard things. Not just physically, but emotionally. Raising two boys, bettering myself with a career, and taking care of myself has been a balancing act. But if I can do hard things, YOU can do hard things too ♡ #madeformore
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I’m thrilled to announce @denis__morton is mixing things up and teaching yoga now as well as cycling @onepeloton!
He rocked his first class last night (my hips are feeling it today). In addition, @oamato taught her first cycling class yesterday and nailed it!
I could not be prouder of this team & I am so honored to work with the most incredibly talented, wonderful people!🙏🏻 #onepeloton
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🗣What do you say to yourself after you go through something hard? Do you beat yourself up about it and are critical? Or are you supportive, encouraging and loving?
The fact that you made it through to the other side proves you are a warrior. Most people spend their whole lives trying to avoid discomfort and challenge — but you? You went through the dark tunnel, stomped through the mud, and came out to the light, stronger than ever before. 🎉Celebrate your resilience and your strength! And then marinade in your sweaty success.💦 #livelearnlovewell#ridepeloton
Happy Valentine’s Day!♥️💗
Always keep your heart open; and kiss, hug, & squeeze, those you love!!!
Backbends are big heart openers...if you have kiddos at home you can play London bridges (let them run under your wheel and pretend to fall on one) is an awesome arm workout!
Partner poses are great for today, too! Like the partner boat Timothy and I do here; or partner warriors, trees etc.
Robert started making up poses on the floor yesterday morning so I went with it 😂.
This is typically what my yoga practice looks like; but I wouldn’t have it any other way.
Namaste and join me this morning at 7am EST or tomorrow 7am or 830am @onepeloton