Keeping it real, y’all. 4 Years ago I wasn’t my smallest. I didn’t love my body. And then... . . I gained (and lost) almost 50 pounds...twice in 3 years. And honestly, I never loved my body more than when I was pregnant. I felt strong and beautiful. . . After pregnancy was another thing. I felt...proud of my body but...also letdown. The scale reached the starting point but I was a deflated version of myself both in the mirror and in my confidence. . . This year I’ve been committed to intentionality...in decluttering my life (so many ways) and in knowing more about what I put in and on my body and how it makes me feel. I cleaned out my closets and let go of “the old me” and y’all embraced myself...flaws and all. . . And the funny thing is...the more baggage (mental and physical) I let go...the more weight I lost (figuratively and literally). I feel lighter and happier than I have in a long time. . . Now I’m working on being more intentional with my thoughts and what I let stick around in my head- How I speak to myself and others and not letting the opinions of others define me...of not getting caught in the trap of comparison. There is still a ways to go...but I’m proud of myself...inside and out. . . And I’m so grateful for a supportive husband and two amazing kiddos who love me just the way I am and who challenge me to be more positive and more present...less distracted and less negative. . . #twocsections#notwhoiusedtobe#becomingmore#twobabies#strong#healthy#intentional#positivelypresent#keepingitreal#postbabybody#thisis40#lovingmyself#geriatriconthematernityward#selfcare#declutteringmylife#positiveaffirmations#inspiredliving#blessedlife#gratitude#graceongrace#momlife#mombod#gettingfitforme#rolemodelformykids
Colossians 3 shows us the difference between our old life and our new life in Christ Jesus!!! Old Me (Worldly): fornication (immorality), impurity, sinful passion, evil desire, greed, idolatry, anger, rage, malice, slander, filthy language and lying.
In a world where you can be anything... be kind !!! . . What a quote 🙏 . . A few weeks ago when I was at the dōTERRA European Convention, I was standing in queu to get a cup of coffee... Those that were with me know what’s coming... . . So as I am stood there (mad busy #costacoffee, cos let’s face it 5000 people are trying to get a coffee all at the same time) So as I am waiting to be served there is a hole that is created in front of me and the server shouts “next”... He shouts it again, and as no one in front is doing anything I step forward and tell him what I would like to order... . . All of a sudden OUT OF NOWHERE this lady steps forward, gives me the meanest look EVER... like for real I have never had anyone give me a look like that and she says “No, it was me”. . . With much shock I pause for a moment and decide I have to actually make her realize how mean and TOTALLY out of order she was for treating me like that... So I politely tell her I never did this on purpose and I only stepped forward as no one else had. She looks a bit shocked, gives me another mean look and then pauses for a moment... She then looks back and then apologizes for her reaction. . . People react in a negative way much to soon ! We live in a society where we think people do things nastily on purpose when often times we should take a second and think of what their true intention was. . . I never meant to skip the line and I got treated in a very unreasonable way.. this lady made me feel so bad for that brief moment until I took back that feeling and confronted her with an unnecessary reaction on her part... . . So my post today... I would like to ask you all to always be kind to others... don’t think people intentionally do you wrong... don’t judge too fast... Sometimes situations make things happen and no one is truly in the wrong... be open to what might be... you might actually leave with a happier and nicer feeling 💖 . . #vibrantliving#alwaysbekind
I grew up on Joy Road, and lived in some of the most wildest neighborhoods in Detroit. I never thought I would become the man of God I am today. Still so much more to learn, and so many more areas to grow in but I’m thankful to have come this far. #notwhoiusedtobe#tothefuture 🚀🙏🏽💯
'Looked myself in the mirror and I said we gone win.' I've counted the cost. ✨ • • • "If anyone comes to me and does not hate his own father and mother and wife and children and brothers and sisters, yes, and even his own life, he cannot be my disciple. Whoever does not bear his own cross and come after me cannot be my disciple. For which of you, desiring to build a tower, does not first sit down and count the cost, whether he has enough to complete it? Otherwise, when he has laid a foundation and is not able to finish, all who see it begin to mock him, saying, 'This man began to build and was not able to finish ... So therefore, any one of you who does not renounce all that he has cannot be my disciple. Luke 14:25-34 #allthewaywithjesus#evenwhenitstough#jesusislord#notwhoiusedtobe and #yesijustquoted#jesus and #cardib#andyouhateitcauseyourreligious#thatpart
This man 💙 I love him so! He was home early today because I had a doctors appt. and we decided to change our dinners plans to cook breakfast out on the grill tonight. We didn’t talk much...but we had praise music on Pandora blaring and we ended up enjoying our own private worship time while we made dinner 🍴👏🏻 it’s times like these...random moments of worship...being together without having to speak....and our souls knit together in love for our Lord...each other...and our children that just bring me to my knees in gratefulness of all that has been given to me. Knowing what I used to be...to what Christ is making me blows my mind and I’m grateful. Goodnight IG world...praying all of you feel peace and comfort as you sleep! #castironhomestead#grateful#notwhoiusedtobe#thankyoujesus#myman#husband#leader#lovehim#bestfriend#randomworship#dinner#dinnertime#goodnight
“My identity isn’t lost, it’s just buried under diapers and onesies.” . . & I’m not even mad. I love the growth I’ve been blessed to experience over these last years, but I find myself struggling to catch up with myself. . . What have I learned about myself recently? . •I’m not as much as a tough guy as I was living in my home town. (True growth happens outside of your comfort zone) •I love enjoying photography with others instead of people trying to compete ( 🛑 knocking each other down ladies! Build each other up!) •I love ease dropping 🤣 •I prefer vegetarian diets 🌱 . . . 👆🏼thought there’d be more by the age of 28? Me too! 😂🤣 . . #photography#cameras#fun#hobby#love#mykids#mylife#mom#imnotsurewhatelse#childofgod#beloved#notwhoiusedtobe#overcome#thisjourney
I'm looking for someone...maybe you can help me find her. 🤔 . 🌸She wants to get in shape and gain her confidence back that she may have lost a long time ago 🌸She wants to help provide income for her family without missing out on her children growing up 🌸She wants to be her OWN BOSS 🌸She is driven and ambitious, or she want to LEARN to be 🌸 She wants more out of life and more for her family 🌸She craves a sisterhood of positive women working together on their goals 🌸She has a passion for helping others 🌸She is willing to work HARD & sacrifice now in order to live a life by design later 🌸She has at least 10 hours a week to dedicate to making all of the above happen . She reminds me a lot of me. Someone who never thought anything like this was possible for her. Build a business from her laptop (that started as a SIDE PROJECT) in her jammies while not missing a beat in her kiddos lives? No way. . But—spoiler alert—IT IS. . You might know her, or you might BE her. 😉 . BUT either way, if you see her, let her know I have a new coach business mentorship group starting MONDAY that’ll help her become the CEO of her own life and the best version of herself, and a special spot with your---HER ☺️ name on it. ❤ . Message me or comment below to be considered! I only have FIVE SPOTS ✋🏼🤚🏼 available and I expect them to go fast! . . . #noturningback#notwhoiusedtobe#strongerthanyesterday#perspectiveiseverything#ownyourownbusiness#ownyourowntime#ownyourstory#godisfaithful#lifeisbeautiful#sahmboss#sahmlife