Lisa Harvey Fitness (@lharveyfitness)

I see this kind of thinking a LOT when its comes to people and their health!๐Ÿ˜ก I'm sure it's due, in part to our sick care system, where the emphasis is on what to do when we're already sick. We have to get to the point where we focus on what we can do to stay healthy, instead of waiting until we're not feeling well or in pain. Thankfully, change is in the air. You're not a tree. Don't remain rooted in the same spot (and the same behaviors) that got you where you are. It doesn't matter how many times you've failed, workout programs you've quit, diets you've failed, times you started drinking again. The skies the limit. Dust yourself off and be willing to go deeper. Work harder. Get more honest with yourself and more uncomfortable. That's where true change lies. Its NOT in the warm, fuzzies!! . . . . #bebrave   #courage   #believeinyourdreams   #strength   #strengthtraining   #hardworkpaysoffs   #dontquitonyourself   #yougogirl   #digdeep   #digdeeper   #suituptime   #getinthegame   #cardio   #coreworkouts   #80do   #21dayfixextreme   #p90x   #liift4  

I'm so thankful for all the steady positives I have in my life to carry me through when the storms come. ๐Ÿ’ž๐Ÿ™ Fitness, faith, recovery, & knowing how to take care of myself in ways that build me up and help me to remain strong. ๐Ÿ’ช Life is challenging so we gotta train for it. Prepare your heart, your mind, and your body. ๐Ÿ‹๏ธโ€โ™€๏ธ๐Ÿง˜โ€โ™€๏ธ๐Ÿ‘Š God's word has been an anchor to me for the past 16 years. I've had my ups and downs, but He has remained faithful. I move, not him.๐Ÿ˜ฐ This walk is not always a smooth, easy stroll. Sometimes it's a dark, rocky goat path and I trust in myself and revert to old ways of thinking to get me by.๐Ÿ˜ฑ Fear, shame, anger, laziness, blame, secrecy, they're always there to fall back on. But I'm not going that way anymore. ๐Ÿ˜Š๐Ÿ™Œ In the end, I come back around to truth. But you better believe, my flesh wars against it. Pride and self-righteousness have to be dealt with on a daily (hourly ๐Ÿ˜œ) basis. Choices about how to spend my time. Whether to push myself or remain comfortable. Showing up. Talking about things. ๐Ÿ˜ณ โšกโšกโšกI'm revisiting my 1st BB program, P90X while I wait for a clean bill of health next week.๐Ÿคฉ (Who remembers Crouching Cohen Curls??๐Ÿ’–)โšกโšกโšก If all is well, I'm excited to go back to one of the hybrid programs and barreblend that's coming soon!!๐ŸŽ‰๐Ÿ’ฏโœ… . . . . #workouttime   #exerciseforlife   #fitnessjunkie   #fitjourney   #fitforties   #strongwomen   #fitnessgoals   #getfit   #stayfit   #fitfood   #doitscared   #doitanyway   #youareworthit   #patience   #growth   #fitfam   #noexcuses   #liveyourbestlife   #investing   #intentional   #yogafit   #yogaeverywhere   #soberlife   #sobermovement   #soberwomen   #faith   #friendship   #growth  

Some days, showing up for life is hard. Been dealing with some trials of various sorts over here. Health. Kids. Life. ๐Ÿ˜ฐ Some days we get brought to our knees with things that come out of the blue and trigger something from the past. Some long buried fear & shame gets unleashed.๐Ÿ˜ญ๐Ÿ™ˆ Maybe you spend a day or two crying your eyes out, wishing everything could just be neat and tidy. Wishing your life had been "normal ". But then reality hits.๐Ÿคฏ My life has been one helluva ride. I did what I had to do to get through. I know that my deepest longing was for love.โค I may have pursued that love in some pretty warped ways, but it made perfect sense at the time. We learn what we've gotta do at a young age. Those were my choices. I own it. I forgive myself. I know God knows my heart. Theres an art to doing lifeonlifesterms . It requires lettinggo , acceptance , willingness , patience , and faith. I'm thankful for the trials that come my way because I know there's more growth involved. More humility. More forgiveness. ๐Ÿ’ฏโœ… The road that gets us there isn't always fun.๐Ÿคฎ๐Ÿ˜ฐ๐Ÿ’ฉ But its necessary. No one else can do this stuff for us. So today I'm remembering that God has a plan and a beautiful vision for my life.๐Ÿ™๐Ÿ’ž๐Ÿ˜Š๐Ÿฆ„ . . . . #sobriety   #addiction   #recovery   #wedorecover   #recoveryispossible   #shameslayer   #endthestigma   #youareworthit   #doitscared   #doitanyway   #healthyliving   #keepgoing   #fitforties   #strongwomen   #gratitude   #hope   #wellness   #revelationwellness   #fearisaliar   #healing   #holistichealth  

Being in recovery means you occassionally go through periods where its like peeling back the layers of an onion. Its stinky and I'm crying. ๐Ÿ˜ฑ๐Ÿ˜ฐ๐Ÿคฎ But seriously, the topic at a meeting the other day was, " What is sobriety?" and that question has been swirling around in my head ever since. Sobriety is learning to live a new way. It's scary at times. Theres feelings and other inconvenient things that need to be dealt with.....without the buffer of alcohol. There's truth!!! There's communication!!! No hiding. No secrets. ๐Ÿ™ˆ๐Ÿค Little by little, God brings out a little bit more for you to examine and work through. Growth sucks!!! I know its Alllll worth it in the end, but there are days where I simply don't want to adult. I understand why I turned to booze. ๐Ÿคฏ But I'm thankful that I don't live like that anymore. Thankful for healing. Thankful for millions of things, even the big old messes that bring up the past for me, because it forces me to change and grow. Life rarely looks like we want it to look, think it should look, were raised to believe it needed to look.....and guess what???? That's okay!!! We have to constantly look at our expectations and be brutally honest with ourselves. I share this b/c true health is a multi-faceted thing! We can't just focus in on one area and forget the rest. But we often do and our lives get way out of balance! It's also good to know that others are dealing with their own crap, and no one has it all together! That's a joke, friends! Happy Hump Day! Gotta run!๐Ÿ˜Š๐Ÿ™Œโค๐ŸŽฏ๐Ÿฆ„ . . . . #life   #love   #attitudeofgratitude   #healthyliving   #keepgoing   #addiction   #recovery   #wedorecover   #easydoesit   #adulting   #family   #faith   #nohiding   #communication   #thankful   #grateful   #growth   #change   #healing   #soberlife   #sobermom   #wellness   #doitscared   #doitanyway   #youareworthit   #patience  

Today was everything a Sunday should be! It was a church-going, flannel-wearing, leaf-raking, soup-eating kinda day!๐Ÿ๐Ÿ‚ Also, finally got around to painting an old dresser to bring into the studio and ordered some new knobs for an updated look.๐Ÿคฉ (pics coming!) Got in a good yoga/stretch session. ๐Ÿง˜โ€โ™€๏ธ Finished not 1, but TWO books!! ๐Ÿ“•๐Ÿ“˜ Had a hankering for hot chocolate tonight, minus all the sugar and chemicals, so I created my own clean version. Used almond milk, cocoa powder, pure vanilla, maple syrup and a little Truvia. It was a sweet ending to the day.๐Ÿ˜Šโ˜• Just because you're cutting back or eliminating processed foods, doesn't mean you have to deprive yourself.๐Ÿ’ž . . . . #fall   #sundays   #november   #soupday   #rakingleaves   #healthyliving   #happiness   #cleaneating   #chemicalfreehome   #slowdown   #rest   #ilovebooks   #happydays   #life   #simpleliving   #freshairandsunshine   #falldays๐Ÿ   #family   #thankful   #thegoodlife   #soberlife   #possibilities   #wellness   #wedorecover   #easydoesit  

For Sure!!! ๐Ÿ™Œ๐Ÿ’ฏ Some days its still 1 step forwards/2 steps back. But I know my destination.๐ŸŽฏ I understand that important change takes time and PATIENCE!!!! Prioritizing workouts. Thinking about meals and having a plan. Getting back in the kitchen. Making time to prepare realfood !! Lifestyle changes are no joke. That's why so many people give up.๐Ÿ˜ฐ โžก๏ธRemember your WHYโœ… โžก๏ธForget about motivation and show up anyways โœ… โžก๏ธSlow and Steady โœ… โžก๏ธ Watch the portions โœ… โžก๏ธEliminate processed foods/chemicals โœ… . . . . #workouttime   #exerciseforlife   #fitnessjunkie   #fitjourney   #fitforties   #strongwomen   #fitnessgoals   #getfit   #eatwelllivewell   #begoodtoyourbody   #ultimateportionfix   #patience   #growth   #fitfam   #eatlocal   #wellness   #letfoodbethymedicine   #healthymom   #healthyfood   #nutritionist   #eatfit   #healthyfit   #nourishyourself  

Love Saturday's at the office with this girl!๐Ÿ˜โค๐Ÿ™Œ๐Ÿ’ฏ @rachdoeslife_ . . . . #massage   #massagetherapy   #massagetherapistlife   #touch   #healing   #healthyliving   #happiness   #daughters   #womenownedbusiness   #smallbusinesswomen   #soberwomen   #recovery   #wedorecover   #recoveryispossible   #gratitude   #saturdays  

Happens EVERY TIME I say I'm going to let my hair grow!!๐Ÿ˜œ๐Ÿคฃ I see a million girls with funky short haircuts!๐Ÿคฉ๐Ÿ’ What can I say?? I'm a sucker for a fun, new cut! ๐Ÿ˜(Hard to see here, but it's angled bob). . . . . #fridays   #shorthaircut   #bobhairstyles  

I tortured myself on this one for YEARSSSSS. I was either eating perfectly, or I was a complete and utter failure. So I'd try again. Only to fail miserably 2 days later. Which would lead to a 3-week binge!! Makes sense, right??? Wrong!!๐ŸšซโŒ At the start of 2019, I decided enough was enough with the crazy alcoholic, all-or-nothing mentality. I decided to love and support myself for a change. And I felt less like bingeing when I made that decision. ๐Ÿ˜‰โœŒ Life's too short to be so hard on yourself. This is not an "out" to eat like a slob!! It takes a lot of mindfulness to eat well. Planning!! Meal-prepping/being prepared!! It forced me to slow down and get back in the kitchen and renew my love of cooking!! Slow the eff down, already!! Life's gonna keep on rolling no matter what. I prioritize my fitness and nutrition, but sometimes lifehappens and things are out of my control, and I can letitgo and rest in the fact that I'm doing the best I can. And that is always enough. โค๐Ÿ™Œโœ… . . . . #healthybodyhealthymind   #healingmybody   #nourishment   #nourishthebody   #healthyeatinghabits   #eatwelllivewell   #healthcoaching   #begoodtoyourbody   #wellnessblogger   #healthbenefits   #letfoodbethymedicine   #healthymom   #healthyfood   #nutritionist   #eatfit   #healthyfit   #nourishyourself   #nutrientdense   #realfoods   #functionalnutrition   #antidiet   #bodypositivity   #plantbased   #yogaeverywhere   #eatlocal   #veggielover   #changeyourmindset   #changeyourbody  

I really LOVE finding bargains on Ebay!!๐Ÿ˜๐Ÿ™Œ Just scored this soft, beautiful Banana Republic sweater for $18.50 + free shipping! I bet in-store this was a $60 or $70 sweater, which, at this point in my life- now that I'm older and wiser, I would not have paid.๐Ÿ˜‰ But under $20?? I'll take it! Do you ever stop and think about where all your $$$ goes and how necessary it is?? I'm to the point where, if I don't absolutely LOVE something, I don't buy it!!! I'm not into expensive bags/purses, don't give a crap about my nails, never have a car payment, ......and those little things add up to more freedom in my life! If you would have known me years ago, it was a very different story. I was much more impulsive and materialistic. ๐Ÿค‘๐Ÿ˜ฐ Its helped us tremendously in our marriage, we have no stress over money anymore. And I can take little trips when I want to.๐Ÿ˜Ž๐Ÿ‘™๐Ÿ ๐ŸŒด I have a couple of things that I splurge on- healthy looking skin and good nutrition!! They say if someone looked at your bank account, they could tell what was really important to you!๐Ÿคจ So what do you splurge on?? . . . . #minimalist   #simplicity   #happiness   #healthyliving   #peace   #nostress   #liveyourbestlife   #growth   #change   #gratitude   #sober   #soberwomen   #itsthelittlethingsinlife   #contentment   #thursdays   #november   #eatwelllivewell   #begoodtoyourbody  

I've always been that girl that wanted to have her cake & eat it too.๐Ÿ˜†๐ŸŽ‚๐Ÿฐ๐Ÿง๐Ÿจ๐Ÿซ I wanted to get lean, but I wasn't willing to sacrifice the sweet, rich, greasy, & fast foods! So I continued to work hard and eat my junk. Sure, I got more "toned" from all the workouts, but I finally had to face the truth..... Until I was willing to sacrifice those foods that I craved, I was going to keep sacrificing the body I wanted!! I'm not talking about perfection, or unrealistic goals. I'm talking about a body that's strong and moves well. A body that can carry me through whatever life throws at me. NOT a sick, weak body fueled by sugar and chemicals.โ˜ ๐Ÿ˜จ Low energy, bad mood, chronic pain, poor sleep. โšกโšกโšกHear me when I say, GIVING UP THE JUNK IS HARD!!!!!!โšกโšกโšก But nowhere near as hard as SETTLING for a life that is less than the one you're dreaming of for yourself. What are you sacrificing right now?? Don't let sugar and addictive food ingredients or just unhealthy habits & dependence on food, steal your life from you!!๐Ÿ˜‰โœŒ๐Ÿ’ It CAN be done!!! . . . . #bingeeating   #sugarsugar   #breakthecycle   #foodaddiction   #breathe   #mindfulness   #healthyliving   #happiness   #intentional   #antidiet   #growth   #change   #gratitude   #healing   #recovery   #balance   #healthcoaching   #begoodtoyourbody   #enoughisenough   #odaat   #justfortoday   #soberlife   #sobermom   #wellness   #life   #love  

It's SO EASY to look at someone and think that things come easy for them. We make assumptions on how people look. We tend to think that WE are the only one's really struggling.โ  โ  I'm here to 'fess up that THIS girl has struggled HARD. Still do!โœ…โ  โ  And the things that come easy to me today used to kick my a$$.โœ…โ  โ  Here's the thing: everyone has to start somewhere!!!โœ…โ  โ  What's your reason for NOT showing up for yourself???โ  โ  This picture here?? I'm dying. DYING!!!โ  โ  Cardio is the WORST for me! It's reallyreallyreally tough!!๐Ÿ˜ฑโ  โ  I don't think I ever had good lungs. And then I smoked for 20+ years, so the hiitworkouts are really challenging.โ  โ  But I still show up EVERY. DAMN. DAY.โ  โ  Because I KNOW that I'm not gonna get any better just sitting around complaining about it. โ  โ  And I'm not that girl who cuts corners anymore!! I won't do that to myself! That was something else I had to work through b/c I realized that when I kept going , no matter how bad I wanted to quit and go lay on the couch, "things" started to change.โ  โ  And by "things", I mean my body AND my mind!! I learned some hard lessons about what actually happens to people who don't give up on themselves!!โ  โ  Change comes! So DO NOT QUIT before the miracle happens for you! All of our hard work DOES pay off!!โ  โ  Keep going, friend~you CAN DO HARD THINGS!! Yes- YOU!!!โ  But you will NEVER know if you don't stop quitting on yourself!!๐Ÿคฉ๐Ÿ‘Š๐Ÿป๐Ÿ”ฅโ  .โ  .โ  .โ  .โ  #ultimateportionfix   #believeinyourself   #yougotthis   #keepgoing   #dontgiveup   #strongerthanyouthink   #justdoit   #strongwomen   #fitforties   #tribe   #cardiosucks   #butdoitanyways   #liift4   #21dayfix   #goals   #notgivingup  

Even though I've been sober for 4.5 years, I'm STILL an alcoholic . ๐Ÿ˜ฒโ  โ  My addiction is alive and well. It never really goes away. All I have is a daily reprieve from the insanity. Every 24 hours I get to do it all over again.โ  โ  Because even though I "don't think" I would ever drink again, that sneaky little bastard lays and waits in my mind for a weak moment when it can come back with a vengeance.โ  โ  I had this realization after I spotted a beautiful beachfront bar this summer. And the image tucked itself away in my mind for me to ruminate over with thoughts of, "maybe someday".โ  โ  It's those thoughts that come up that surprise me and remind me that I'm never really over it. I'm living with it successfully, yes. But it's not gone.โ  โ  That doesn't mean that I live in fear, just that I'm honest with myself. Addiction has proven itself to be just as cunningbafflingpowerful as the bigbook says.๐Ÿคฌโ  โ  I have a blog called Restored 2 Sanity where I talk about and work through life in recovery and all that that entails.โ  โ  If you'd like to read my latest post, click the link in my bio.๐Ÿ˜€โ  .โ  .โ  .โ  .โ  #sober   #sobriety   #soberlife   #soberwomen   #sobermovement   #soberaf   #alcoholicsanonymous   #thankful   #grateful   #growth   #health   #wellness   #wellnessblogger   #alcoholism   #twelvesteps   #acceptance   #willingness   #change   #honesty   #hopeโ  โ   

Cleaning up my diet and cutting portion sizes has been the most challenging part of this journey.โ  โ  It's so easy to look at someone and think they don't struggle. I'm here to tell ya, you CAN'T judge a book by it's cover!โ  โ  And hear me when I say, I'M NOT TALKING ABOUT DENIAL OR STARVING MYSELF!!!โ  โ  I'm talking about taking responsibility for my health. The foods that I eat as well as the amount of foods can either make me or break me.โ  โ  And a certain amount of restriction is good.โ  โ  If I suggested you not restrict your amount of alcohol you consumed, that would be considered crazy, right?โ  โ  If I suggested you not think twice about how much money you spend, also crazy!!โ  โ  But when it comes to food, we take it much more personally if someone suggests we may want to watch what we eat.โ  โ  And I know for myself, this was THAT area that I held onto for dear life. So it has been hard. But with hard, comes growth.โ  โ  Learning to cut out the processed/fake foods that we've come to depend on as Americans, definitely goes against the grain of how life is set up for us here in the U.S. where we're so busy we don't have time to cook, so there's endless quick options and fast food that cater to the life of craziness so we can continue to run on the hamster wheel.โ  โ  So a BIG takeaway of this "food change" has been that it has benefited my entire life. I've had to slow down, plan and then prepare some foods to have on hand that are gonna be good for my entire family. โ  โ  It has meant more time barefoot in the kitchen and I'M LOVING IT!! I had really lost my love of cooking in the past few years. ALWAYS rushed. I had grown to prefer the frankenfoods, the sugar, the chemicals.โ  โ  โ  โ  It's not just gonna "happen" without a plan and being intentional about healthychange . Let me know if you have questions!โ  .โ  .โ  .โ  .โ  #antidiet   #realfood   #foodisfuel   #letfoodbethymedicine   #healthcoachlife   #healthjourney   #healthybodyhealthymind   #nourishment   #nourishthebody   #eatwelllivewell   #energy   #begoodtoyourbody   #healthbenefits   #healthymom   #healthyfit   #nutritionist   #eatfit   #nutrientdense   #functionalnutrition   #macros   #plantbased   #eatlocal  

The reality of pursuing my fitness goals looks a lot more like this than it does the perfectly posed shots that I'd rather show you.๐Ÿคช This was Friday a.m. Had to set my alarm for 4:30- an hour earlier than I usually get up๐Ÿ˜ฑ in order to stay on track and get my workout in. Believe me when I tell you- I did NOT want to get up!! SERIOUSLY considered bagging the whole workout thing for the day!! But then I remembered how many times I've quit on myself and how shitty that feels. I hate having regrets at the end of the day and knowing I could've done better. ๐Ÿ˜ก๐Ÿ˜ญ So here I am in all my glory!๐Ÿคฉ Made it through legday and didn't die during the HIIT component๐Ÿคฃ, which is always really tough for me!!๐Ÿ™Œ๐Ÿ˜๐Ÿ‘Š And the rest of the day I had no regrets b/c I KNEW I had shown up for myself and ignored the lazy, whiny gremlin (the name we gave that voice in my 1st health coaching group this summer๐Ÿ˜‰)that lives in my head and is always trying to get me to cut corners and take the easy road in life!! I love my gremlin and I know she's scared and wants to keep me safe....but my life got a whole lot better when I stopped following her suggestions and letting fear drive the bus!๐Ÿ˜ŠโœŒ๐Ÿ’ž + + + + + #reallife   #earlymorningworkout   #bedhead   #fridays   #homeworkouts   #hardwork   #nosnooze   #healthyliving   #happiness   #fitforties   #strongwomen   #fitnessgoals   #getfit   #stayfit   #intentional   #legday   #gratitude   #hope   #change   #nofear   #doitscared   #doitanyway   #youareworthit  

If you see me now, theres a possibility that you may think that this journey has been easy for me. Maybe you think I was an athlete or at least confident and somehow set up for success. But the truth is very different from those assumptions. ๐Ÿ˜ฐ If you looked close enough, you would see failure on every front: academic, financial, emotional, physical. You see, when I was about 30, I DECIDED that I would not settle anymore. I ditched all the so-so workouts in favor of ones that kicked my a$$ every day. Workouts that I had to dig- in for in order to NOT GIVE UP!!! And miraculously, even for a girl like me, who had failed at so much in life, my body (and my mind๐Ÿ˜‰) started to respond from this perseverance . And girl, when I look at you, I KNOW the same thing can happen for you. I see it!!!๐Ÿคฉ I see you doubting yourself, staying stuck in a place that you're unhappy or maybe you've achieved mediocre success with your fitness goals......but you think that's all you can do! Call me a dreamer, call me optimistic, but I KNOW you've got more in ya!!! I KNOW you are WAYYYY stronger than you even realize. Because I was right where you were myself, with the same doubts. I know that the true possibilities are endless. Do you need someone in your corner who's ready to dream big for you?? Someone who's always there for you to offer direction and motivation when yours gets weak? If this sounds like something that would work for you, please reach out!! My groups are growing every day and there is strength in numbers!!๐Ÿ‘Š๐Ÿ’—๐Ÿ˜˜๐Ÿ’ฏ . . . #believeinyourself   #goals   #goalsetting   #healthyliving   #keepgoing   #doitscared   #doitanyway   #youareworthit   #getfit   #stayfit   #intentional   #yogafit   #yogaeverywhere   #strongwomen   #fitnessgoals   #motivation   #support   #fun   #functionalnutrition   #antidiet   #bodypositivity   #plantbased   #friendship   #freedom   #soberlife   #sobermom   #wellness  

From what I've seen in the past almost 20 years of doing massagetherapy , our backs seem to be one of the most ignored body parts.๐Ÿ˜ญโ  โ  And it's unfortunate, because our back houses our spine, all of the nerves that run along our spine, and it's also one of the areas with the most muscle in our whole body.โ  โ  So lots of parts to maintain and keep healthy!โ  โ  But I also know that with all of the confusing info out there about health & fitness, this important fact has fallen to the wayside in favor of quick-fixes and a million other diets and trends on the market.๐Ÿ˜ญโ  โ  But this one is a keeper. โžก๏ธ Don't ignore your back!!!๐Ÿ’ฏโ  โ  Keep it strong. Keep it flexible. Think yoga and weight training. (Google yoga for your back or weight training to strengthen the back).โ  โ  And don't forget to get a monthly massage for additional back and selfcare ! Having someone massage these tight muscles feels so good, brings in circulation, and can help relieve chronic pain!โ  .โ  .โ  .โ  #massage   #massagetherapistlife   #strengthtraining   #girlswholift   #trainyourback   #movement   #yogafortheback   #yogaforlife   #stretch   #move   #fitlife   #twists   #warriorpose   #planks   #coretraining   #corestrength   #humpday   #functionalfitness   #inspirewellnessstudio   #rows   #flys  

Feels good to get up with purpose EVERY DAY. To be the best version of myself. Do the hard workouts! Keep it in perspective!! 30 minutes to an hour (if I have more time) is just a drop in the bucket and is an investment into my future self.๐Ÿ’ฏ When you've got a vision, you've really gotta develop tunnel vision to get there. Let the rest fall away.๐Ÿง The doubts & fear that rise up in our own minds in the beginning, get quieter the less power we give them. ๐Ÿ˜๐Ÿ™Œ What stories and excuses do you let hold power over you??๐Ÿค”๐Ÿ˜ฐ . . . #workouttime   #exerciseforlife   #fitnessjunkie   #fitjourney   #fitforties   #strongwomen   #fitnessgoals   #getfit   #stayfit   #fitfood   #doitscared   #doitanyway   #youareworthit   #patience   #growth   #fitfam   #noexcuses   #liveyourbestlife   #investing   #intentional   #yogafit   #yogaeverywhere   #soberlife   #sobermovement   #soberwomen   #faith   #friendship   #growth  

I have to laugh when people think I'm this disciplined person.๐Ÿคฃ๐Ÿคฃ๐Ÿคฃ I was the most UNDISCIPLINED person there was just a few short years ago. The fitness side of my health journey grew first, mainly because I refused to look at what I was eating (or drinking๐Ÿคฏ๐Ÿ˜ญ). That was off-limits. We sure do like to nurture and protect our self-destructive habits, don't we?? Having the discipline to care about what I eat and going out of my way to make it happen has been a mission!!๐ŸŽฏ A very necessary and important one. And its NOT about perfection or losing weight. Its taught me so much about myself that has nothing to do with my diet. Lessons about discipline. About laziness. Patience. Hard work. Letting go of things that I hold onto that aren't good for me.๐Ÿ‘Š๐Ÿ’ฏ Anytime you commit to making a hard, scary change- you GROW!! You stumble, you crash & burn a time or two. You give up. ๐Ÿ˜ฐ But then you start to understand your own stubbornness, pride, fear, & (false) self-sufficiency. What do you have a death grip on today that you KNOW you need to let go of?? I dare you to bebrave and to ignore your fear/apathy/laziness around this change and believe better for yourself. ๐Ÿ’—๐Ÿ’—๐Ÿ’— . . . #sundays   #selfcare   #selflove   #slowdown   #breathe   #restoration   #truth   #courage   #consistencywins   #healthyliving   #keepgoing   #fitforties   #strongwomen   #fitnessgoals   #soberlife   #sobermom   #wellness   #life   #recovery   #balance   #yogaeverywhere   #yogafit   #freedom   #doitscared   #doitanyway   #youareworthit   #patience   #believeinyourself  

What are you doing to stretch yourself out of your comfort zone today??๐Ÿค” Had to come home from yoga and deal with the mountain of recyclables that I had procrastinated over again.๐Ÿ’ฉ I let it go way too long and then it becomes a problem. Every time I open the door to my recycling closet, an avalanche of plastic and cans comes tumbling out at me.๐Ÿ˜ฑ But whenever I FINALLY decide to do this dreaded chore, I think...."Why did I wait so long??"๐Ÿ˜ โžก๏ธIt feels good to accomplish something I've been putting off. โžก๏ธIts never as bad as I think its going to be. โžก๏ธIt never takes as long. โžก๏ธI end up feeling good about getting it done and it no longer weighs on my mind. But don't we do this about so many things in life??? Procrastinate. Look for a shortcut. Refuse to look at it. Make excuses about it.๐Ÿ˜ฐ Its not until we make it through that we have the clarity to see that it wasn't that bad. The thought we had about it was the REAL problem.๐ŸŽฏ Sometimes we just gotta suit up- regardless of how we feel about something!! I've started to apply this principle across the board in my life. Even in the smallest of details- like cleaning up the kitchen right after supper. I hate it!๐Ÿคฌ I just want to go relax, I'm tired after my day, and my procrastination urges me to wait! But I LOVE having it done & over with! I can relax in peace later on. Wake up to a clean (for a VERY short time๐Ÿคช) kitchen!๐Ÿ˜Š๐Ÿ™Œ What's the hard/messy thing in your life that you've been avoiding (but it sucks your energy and steals your peace b/c you KNOW you should take care of it)?? . . . #eatthatfrog   #10crazycoolgoals   #intentional   #mindfulness   #mindset   #yogaeverywhere   #yogafit   #poweryoga   #recovery   #balance   #flexibility   #stretchyourself   #saturdays   #saturdaymorningvibes   #growth   #liveyourbestlife   #doitscared   #doitanyway   #healthcoaching   #healthcoachlife   #healthjourney   #healthybodyhealthymind  

How much time have you spent experimenting with different workouts? Do you know where your strengths and your weaknesses lie? โžก๏ธCardio gal or weights?? โžก๏ธKickboxing or lifting? โžก๏ธPilates & Yoga or Bootcamp style? Talk to tons of women who claim they don't like working out. No time. Zero motivation. And here's the thing.....There are SO MANY different types of workouts that its impossible to dislike them all! Take me, for example. All my life, people have looked at me and said, "I bet you played basketball. " The reality is, I despise basketball!! Only way you will ever see me run is if I'm legit being chased. Definitely more of a weights girl. But I know to get the BEST results, I need to do the workouts that are hard for me!!! I can't just keep doing the same thing or my body isn't going to change! So a couple of days a week, I devote 30 minutes to a more intense workout. And before you know it, its not quite so hard, and I start to see the changes I'm looking for. โšก โšก โšก โšก โšก โšก It took meany years of trial and error to get here. Quitting on myself. Disgusted , angry, discouraged. ( And let's not forget tired and confused. I was forever looking for a quick-fix for my overeating and sugar addiction). If any of that sounds familiar, just know that its normal!! Its actually the beginning steps of change to even acknowledge that you need to try. This is where having a coach comes in, to help keep you on track when you get weak & lazy and unmotivated! Happens to the best of us, but studies show that this is definitely the time you're most likely to give up if you don't have the support you need!! Reach out if you're ready to start. Or just drop me a ๐Ÿ‹๏ธโ€โ™€๏ธ and I'll get back to you. Don't keep waiting for the "perfect " time, my friend. Make it happen, NOW! No more excuses. ๐Ÿคฉ . . . #workouttime   #exerciseforlife   #fitnessjunkie   #fitjourney   #fitforties   #strongwomen   #fitnessgoals   #getfit   #stayfit   #fitfood   #doitscared   #doitanyway   #youareworthit   #patience   #growth   #fitfam   #noexcuses   #liveyourbestlife   #investing   #intentional   #yogafit   #yogaeverywhere   #soberlife   #sobermovement   #soberwomen   #faith   #fri  

I find it so interesting how everyone has their own certain perspective and twist on life!โ  โ  For years my husband perceived my perspective as a little "out there" (that's putting it nicely๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿคฃ).โ  โ  Of course, I think MY perspective and approach to life is completely normal and the "right way" and that his way "needs some work" (also not quite how I may have expressed it to him๐Ÿ˜œ).โ  โ  It's awesome when you reach a point in your marriage and in life in general where you UNDERSTAND that the things that happened to you and your upbringing formed you into who you are today. (And also how you have to move on and do whatever it takes to heal and move forward).โ  โ  I'm thankful for my recovery and even my addiction struggles b/c I've gained so much understanding and compassion for myself and others.โ  โ  Met with an old friend yesterday whose entire family has been wrapped up in addiction since the beginning of time. The stress and the exhaustion on her face yesterday said it all.โ  โ  After chewing it over for 24 hours, I sent what I hoped was an encouraging message about forgiveness, change, self-care, and healing. Told her how much I love her, want better for her and that she needs to let herself off the hook, and she heard it with the love I intended. โ  โ  It's good to know that no matter where you are in life, there's still hope. It's never too late to change. And when we do, especially as mothers, the effects are incredible. When we decide to get healthy and refuse to continue on with our self-destructive behaviors, it makes the people around you take notice. (And hopefully helps them get honest and healthy too!).โ  โ  .โ  .โ  .โ  #sober   #soberlife   #sobriety   #soberwomen   #sobermoms   #wedorecover   #endthestigma   #recoveryispossible   #itsafamilydisease   #twelvesteprecovery   #forgiveness   #acceptance   #codependentnomore   #health   #lettinggo   #change   #friendship   #trust   #healthcoaching   #healthcoachlife   #support   #hope   #gratitude   #thankful  

Great wisdom as always, @jillfit !!๐Ÿ˜ŠโœŒ๐Ÿ’“ Understand that as long as you are putting yourself out there and trying to do BIG things, there's gonna be critics.๐Ÿค” That, in NO way, means that you should stop doing the thing.๐Ÿ˜ƒ Because putting yourself out there & opening your mouth to talk about things that are important to you, isn't always popular.๐Ÿ˜ฐ If you've found a way to bust through some hard $hit and you're excited to share about it....don't be shocked when not everyone wants to hear it.๐Ÿ˜ฑ Know how much time you need to spend caring that not everyone sees your vision, or appreciates what you have to say???๐Ÿค” Zero time!!๐ŸŽฏ If its something meaningful to you, something that has changed your life and incites REAL PASSION in your life....zero time, sis.๐Ÿšซโฐ Made that mistake before and I will never doubt myself like that again. Trying to quiet my voice & force myself into an acceptable and tidy little box so as to make others more comfortable, ain't happening for this girl. When you believe in your truth, when you value how hard you have busted your a$$ for the past few years, getting up early, doing the HARD work that it takes to bring great change into your life, then can let yourself off the hook from having to please EVERYONE. ๐Ÿคฉ๐Ÿ™Œโค And you can commence living your life and doing your thing, without worrying about the critics, the fear mongers and the haters of the world. ๐Ÿ˜‰โœŒ๐Ÿ’“๐Ÿ’ฏ . . . #realitycheck   #truthbomb   #selflove   #selfcare   #recovery   #strongwomen   #stretchyourself   #courage   #shameslayer   #wisdom   #healthyliving   #keepgoing   #fitforties   #strongwomen   #growth   #change   #gratitude   #healing   #strength   #vulnerability   #authenticity   #soberlife   #sobermom   #wellness   #life   #trusttheprocess   #progressnotperfection  

Love this time of year!! Love sitting out on my porch in the evening with my hubs and a cup of tea in our new rocking chairs, talking about life. 16 years in this old home, in this small town. Things that I used to be dissatisfied with. Always wanted something else when I was younger; something better. More. So cool to get older and find that life gets better. You (hopefully) start to wrap your mind around what's really important, and what's just a distraction brought on by our culture. All the crap and the "stuff" that you're told will make you happy. The cars, the home, the lifestyle, the romance. For me, it was all of that glossed over by the perpetual buzz of alcohol. So finding myself sober and content feels pretty damn good. Nice to enjoy the simple things in life like a rock on the porch in the evening. A bowl of homemade soup in the afternoon. Living a lifestyle within my means so that I can enjoy my life and not just work to pay for it all means I can slow down and be present for these seemingly small, but precious gifts.๐Ÿ˜Š๐Ÿ™Œ๐Ÿ’ž๐Ÿต๐ŸŒณ๐Ÿ . . . #soberlife   #possibilities   #peace   #health   #healing   #recovery   #soberwomen   #faith   #life   #happiness   #love   #slowdown   #breathe   #relax   #balance   #minimalism   #smalltownlife   #fall   #october   #mondays   #mentalhealth   #perspective   #mindfulness   #inspirewellnessstudio   #massagetherapistlife  

Heard for years from all the critics about this "scam" that I'm a part of..... And yet, because of this company, for the past 5 years, I've climbed out of bed with purpose and a plan!๐Ÿคฉ I've gotten results that surpass anything I thought was possible for myself as far as physical fitness or performance were involved.๐Ÿ’ฅ๐Ÿ‹๏ธโ€โ™€๏ธ๐Ÿ’ช I've learned how to eat in a way that actually nourishes my mind, body, and spirit. ๐Ÿ’“ Gained so much confidence. Received daily support and motivation. I have thousands of combinations of workouts available from the comfort of my own living room. ๐Ÿ’ฏ Now I get the opportunity to pay it forward to other women who might be struggling with where and how to even begin their fitness journey. ๐Ÿ‘Š I can also say with all seriousness that I've tried most of the other "protein shakes" on the market. I can tell what works and what doesn't, what's a ripoff and what's adding good nutrition and value to my diet. I know that I get what I pay for, and if I'm gonna cut corners anywhere in my life, its NOT going to be with my diet, which is the foundation upon which my health is built (or not๐Ÿ˜ก). A scam is none of those things. ๐Ÿค” . . . #workouttime   #exerciseforlife   #fitnessjunkie   #fitjourney   #fitforties   #strongwomen   #fitnessgoals   #getfit   #stayfit   #fitfood   #doitscared   #doitanyway   #youareworthit   #patience   #growth   #fitfam   #noexcuses   #liveyourbestlife   #investing   #intentional   #yogafit   #yogaeverywhere   #soberlife   #sobermovement   #soberwomen   #faith   #friendship   #growth  

Learned about this concept in my health coaching studies. Do you have a Fixed Mindset or a Growth Mindset??๐Ÿค” People with a Fixed Mindset tend to think things just ARE a certain way. They're not really open to, or they can't SEE that change actually IS possible. And so they remain stuck.๐Ÿ˜ฐ Whereas those of us with a Growth Mindset are always open to possibilities. They understand that ANYTHING is possible. They don't put limits on themselves. And they tend to achieve their goals, because they are open to the possibility and to TRYING. ๐Ÿคธโ€โ™€๏ธ๐Ÿ’ฏ Take an honest look at your mindset. ๐Ÿ˜‰ . . . #healthcoachlife   #healthjourney   #healthybodyhealthymind   #healingmybody   #nourishment   #nourishthebody   #healthyeatinghabits   #eatwelllivewell   #healthcoaching   #begoodtoyourbody   #wellnessblogger   #healthbenefits   #letfoodbethymedicine   #healthymom   #healthyfood   #nutritionist   #eatfit   #healthyfit   #bodypositivity   #yogaeverywhere   #changeyourmindset   #changeyourbody   #changeispossible   #healthylifestyle   #mindset   #intentional  

Can't believe how much my diet has changed in the last year.๐Ÿ˜ฒโ  โ  My diet is FILLED fruits and vegetables. And I never particularly LIKED fruits and vegetables!!๐Ÿ˜ต๐Ÿคขโ  โ  But I also didn't like the way I felt all the time. I knew all the crap I was eating was messing with my energy/blood sugar, hormones, and sleep.๐Ÿ’ฉโ  โ  Not to mention the belly fat that was continuing to grow.....๐Ÿ˜ญโ  โ  So I made a decision to pull up my Big Girl panties and stop eating like an 8 year old!! I had tried this before and it never worked for long. โ  โ  But this time when I did it, I knew it was for good. As in, forever. Now hear me when I say that doesn't mean I never lay on the couch and down an entire bag of candy corn. (This may or may not have happened last week๐Ÿค๐ŸŽƒ).โ  โ  My approach this time was one of absolute selfcare and also antidiet . I have somehow managed to avoid the crazy all-or-nothing crap that used to be my entire life. I did the work of sitting with the discomfort and LOOKING AT IT. โ  โ  Understanding that these feelings I have around food, actually have NOTHING to do with food (ya know, other than the actual addictive ingredients in a lot of the crap)and I "might" need to look into what I ACTUALLY need, like rest or some excitement, some self-love, some friendship, etc....โ  โ  Anyhoo!! All of this to say~ You!! Fast-food lovin/sugar addicted, exhausted person, can also do this. If I can clean up my diet, literally ANYONE can do it. โ  โ  Don't underestimate yourself. Don't say you could "Never", do something. โ  โ  If you want the change badly enough, you'll find a way. And I hope that you decide to start. โ  โ  I can help you take the guesswork out of where to begin. Comment a ๐Ÿ‘‹below, or shoot me a message and letsdothis !!โ  .โ  .โ  .โ  #healthcoachlife   #healthcoaching   #healthjourney   #healthybodyhealthymind   #healingmybody   #nourishment   #nourishthebody   #healthyeatinghabits   #eatwelllivewell   #begoodtoyourbody   #wellnessblogger   #healthbenefits   #letfoodbethymedicine   #healthymom   #healthyfood   #nutritionist   #nourishyourself   #realfoods   #functionalnutrition   #bodypositivity   #plantbased   #yogaeverywhere   #eatlocal   #veggielover  

Whenever I complain about tight shoulders, I get a cup slapped on me by @rachdoeslife_ ! And it works! Shoulder feels a lot better after a few minutes of cupping!๐Ÿ˜๐Ÿ™Œ๐Ÿ’ž . . . #deeptissuemassage   #cuppingtherapy   #ahhhhh   #painrelief   #massage   #massagetherapy   #massagetherapistlife   #thegoodlife   #mifflinburg   #pennsylvania   #centralpa   #susquehannavalley   #inspirewellnessstudio   #spaday   #hotstonemassage   #swedishmassage   #facials   #organicskincare   #smallbusinesswomen