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Another sleeve in progress. Thanks @luckylumps ; Can't wait to get more done on this! #tattooedwomen #chickswithtattos #sleevetattoo #nature #inprogress

Sneak preview of my future addition.😍 #ChicksWithTattos #InkedGirls #Tattoo #Gramps #MustardSandwich

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All joking and goofing aside for a moment. I'm not sure how my thoughts/expression in this picture hours ago and what I intended on writing, this quote I just decided on now, and this amazing filter I just found so perfectly align-well I do 🙌🏼🌎💫and maybe someone needs to stop and read this.🙏🏼 .
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Tonight I was chatting with one of the strongest women I know. She's a cancer fighter, survivor and warrior!! I met her on social media; She's actually sadly one of 3 young fighters I know 😔who fought a battle like no other. Her story and STRENGTH is what pulled me into her page and I went all the way back to the beginning of her journey. She is once again fighting and I wanted her to know I care, and reached out to simply tell her! After she wrote back I shared whatever it was my heart told me to. She thanked me and told me "you truly have the gift of bringing out the strength in people." This literally made me cry, stayed with me and echoed in my head my whole workout, and meant more than I can explain here in a post!
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See when people experience trauma and crisis in their life, their faith is tested. During my darkest time I lost a lot of faith, I felt punished, I could not understand why I had to walk this path and how/why God "choose this for me." I still prayed harder than I had ever in my life before because it was all I could do. While there were so many things I could've prayed for, I prayed for 3, these three all the time.... to be #mindbodyspirit well and whole again, and for him to show me my true "passion and purpose." Tonight is not the first time I thought this, but certainly the most powerful one... Maybe in a nutshell this is exactly my #PASSION and #PURPOSE in life. To be a lighthouse and to help people find their own inner strength for WHATEVER-to come back from whatever. Maybe God had me walk that path because he knew I would not choose to stay broken, that I'd rebuild myself as a better version, I'd use my voice and never stop, and I'd turn overcoming struggles into a positive by helping others find their STRENGTH!! He gave me so much to say that I worry I won't be able to say it all. It feels so clear now and I feel so blessed and grateful!!

"The Journey of a thousand miles begins with one single step." ~Lao Tzu 🙌🏼☝🏼👣🏹
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Throwing it back two years to when I gained almost all the weight back that I had lost the previous year, to the defeated, discouraged, feeling like a failure, unhappy in my skin, unmotivated girl I was when I started this journey!! I was Nearly 225lbs {again}, growing out of a size 16, no energy and just thinking I might have to settle and stay stuck there because there were 1,000 reasons I "couldn't," but I found that one reason I SHOULD! .

Just incase someone new to my page sees my #transformationtuesday post from the other day "day 5 vs day 21," and thinks oh but you were "fitish before." I wasn't for a very long time, and that's NOT even close to where I started. Someone said that to me the other day- "oh I thought you were just fit your whole life" after hearing about my transformation from a friend. .
Just incase someone watches my videos and thinks "I could never do that!" I couldn't either when I started-NOT EVEN CLOSE! I started slow, modified, sometimes without weights, stopping often, and fighting that voice saying you suck, just give up! .
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The other day someone sent me a goal picture of themselves from their 20's and said that I am "proof you can look better than you did in your 20's, that it can be done." This moved me to tears. See, the day I finally shared those "before" pictures I hated and swore no one would see, was the day I decided I wanted to become a coach and pour myself into helping other people do what I have done-transform themselves and their lives! Hearing I've given someone hope (whether on their physical or mental health journey), is the best gift I could EVER ask for from a "job. It's the sole reason I started sharing my journey and what drove me to became a coach. I will continue to share, and continue trying to give others hope and belief they can do this too with a little effort and a lot of consistency, because every person in this world deserves to be their healthiest happiness best self! I'll keep sharing till one by one people realize that, and take that first single step toward their own greatness. ✊🏼💫

You ARE ALLOWED TO CONTINUE working hard, improving yourself, getting stronger and better. You don't stop because you hit "goal weight,"
If you are committed to living your best, healthiest, and strongest life. Stop is EXACTLY WHAT YOU DON'T do ✋🏼because there is no finish line or destination to a journey to your best self! You keep going JUST BE 💯% sure you EMBRACE AND LOVE yourself throughout the journey and all through all its ups and downs!! .
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Results are in and organized lol. In honor of #transformationtuesday I'll share my 21 day transformation and SHIFT😉🤸🏻‍♀️(pics are only 16 days apart and I'll sure as hell take it!!!!✊🏼) I lost 6lbs (hit .5 less than my lowest weight) and 12 total inches! 🤗💪🏼(insert happy dancing)💃🏻.
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Three weeks. 21 days. That's what you're looking at. Went by in a blink. I committed to an easy to follow, effortless nutrition plan, worked out 25/35/45min (ramped up each week), drank my superfoods daily shake, checked in with my accountability groups, ANNNNNND incredibly strengthened my mindset through it all. The biggest shift I made can NOT be seen OR FOUND in pictures or numbers. I thoroughly enjoyed every min of work I invested in myself and my health, all of my food, and taking my fitness and business to a new level. Here's to round 2, week 4 and even more intensity with this calendar's ramp up! .
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I don't have ANYTHING that anyone else doesn't have! You need a WHY, a GOAL, HUSTLE and HEART! If I can do it anyone can. Stop looking at the whole mountain; set small goals, take it one day at a time, and let it compound over time to HUGE VICTORIES!! Sometimes you gotta blow your own damn mind! Believe you can and YOU WILL 🙌🏼💫🌱🦋🏋🏻‍♀️🍓🥑💛🕉

Sometimes ya just need to change your perspective.... In the words of one of my favorite authors and speakers (mentor too -that's how I see them) Dr Wayne Dyer....."when you change the way you look at things, the things you look at change." So much #truth in that, and that is all I had on my mind this morning while reading one of his books, doing some stretching, yoga, and some #mindful #meditation before work. .
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I was actually so annoyed every pic had this glare because I cracked my tempered glass right by my camera. I drop my phone a lot! 🙄Now I'm looking at it like 12hrs later, thinking, wow cool it looks like a beam of light is going through my chest, out the back of my shoulder, and right into the ground. It perfectly lines up, and I actually like it now😌. #changeyourthoughts #changeyourlife #spiritjunkie 🤷🏻‍♀️☀️💫🌈✨🌱🦋🕉

There's the BIG SECRET GUYS!! The KEY 🔑 Right there across my chest! KEEP MOVING➡️Decide what you want, put one foot in front of the other, get your HEAD and HEART in it for the right reasons, and work for it. One step, one meal, one workout, one day, one freaking pound at a time!! ☝🏼Truth bomb right here #keepingitreal 💁🏻 🤸🏻‍♀️🤷🏻‍♀️💃🏻
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I had a 70lb goal!! SEVENTY!! 7️⃣0️⃣ that was a gigantic mountain to me ⛰along with all the other work I had to do!! If you think this came "easy for me,"- nope!! I wasn't motivated, I didn't have energy, I didn't know how to eat "healthy" or in the right portions, I didn't know what to do at the gym when I could get my ass there!! I didn't want to work out every day. I DIDN'T Love the feeling of sucking at it at first-struggling or modifying, knowing I had 69,68,55, 50>>>>>>>>>>MORE POUNDS TO GO. I hated when the scale was stuck, when I felt like I was busting my ass and "not seeing results," I got frustrated and WANTED TO QUIT TOO!!! But I stuck it out to prove to myself and then anyone else who needs, THAT it can be done with a little EFFORT AND DISCIPLINE each day compounded over time! HOW/WHY???👇🏼👇🏼MORE #TRUTH😬🙈🤷🏻‍♀️ .
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I was sick of feeling like shit, sick of looking in the mirror with the same negative self talk "ugh I'm fat" (yea I said it whateve it's not "politically correct" and idc! I use to say it and thousands do!!!) or "F*** nothing fits (like a child having a hissy fit)...I look horrible, gross look at this" grabbing at my sides and belly.One Day I pictured a little girl who looked up to me and loved me unconditionally, standing there watching and hearing this and it crushed me because that's WHO I WAS! I refused to let ANY OF THAT Continue! The weight gain, the unhealthy habits, the negative self talk, the body shaming! I promised myself to just work at being my BEST- improving, evolving, and growing a lil more each day! I also KEEP GOING because I know there are hundreds of thousands of people who feel THAT WAY right now!! I KEEP showing up for all of them. I don't want anyone to miss one more day of HEALTH Or their BEST LIFE! I'm not going anywhere, so if you're ready for a new lifestyle lets chat!! 📲💌📬

I simply took a selfie on my IG story at the halfway mark of an incredibly hard work out that actually almost got me to puke zone 🤸🏻‍♀️🤢🤣I didn't die though lol... over my shoulder I see one of my favorite pictures ever of my husband and I on our wedding day. Me laying on top of a piano and our heads pressed together!! I know so "romantic" and so "sappy" hey it was all the photographer lol!! It literally stopped me in my tracks and made me think and reflect!! .
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That Day was truly a fairytale, my dream wedding with my dream man; two hearts became one over 10yrs later, and we exchanged vows in front of God and loved ones, "for better or worse, for richer, for poorer, in sickness and in health, to love and to cherish till Death do us part!" I (we) had no idea the roller coaster life would take on on just one year later, the heartache we'd endure as newlyweds, the hurdles we'd have to jump. There have been many the past 7yrs, but we conquer together and for that we are stronger; I now know we can make it through anything God gives us!
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Before I realized it wasn't selfish for my best self to be my WHY, before I realized I was worth the best life I could have, the most health, all my dreams, before I learned that it's literally our birth right, THIS GUY WAS MY WHY. I fought for him and us before I fought for me. He unconditionally loved me at my worst, and he and our future family are WHY I WANT TO BE AT MY BEST ALWAYS!! It is true that God puts people in your life for a reason and My Gabriel was very purposely and intentionally put in my life at 17yrs old.🙏🏼
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So my point, after the love story lol 🤷🏻‍♀️📝 is forget #willpower. Like open the window and through it out!! You need to find your #WHYpower, that IS WHAT WILL "get you there!" If you can find every excuse in the book for why you are NOT worthy, deserving, capable, then look at those around you; look at your spouse, your babies, your young children, your parents growing older who will need you to return the care they gave you!! LOOK THEM IN THE EYES... are you ok with saying THEY DO NOT DESERVE THE BEST YOU That you can give them- a genuinely HAPPY, healthy, strong YOU?! #findyourwhy 🙌🏼

Because so so many people say "I can't do what you do." First off YEA YOU CAN, and guess what in 2015 I couldn't do what I do now either!! Actually I sucked!!! I started extremely modified, I had a lot more negative self talk and wanted to quit, at times I wanted to cry (probably did a few times during weak moments), couldn't do moves, couldn't finish sets, had to do it without weights a lot........ and so on. You have to start somewhere though!! You have to start where you are with what you have if you really want it!! It will never be the right time, life won't be more organized, schedule won't be less busy you just have to decide you want change, are worth change, and are willing to work for it, and just start!! I took a little extra time during my already 45min workout to film a few seconds of the modified version of each move shown. I don't really modify right now, and my videos are sped up so I can show you some of the really great moves, but these programs are for all people of all fitness levels! The modifications are amazing and make it very easy to both challenge yourself and/or grow and evolve within each program! All people, all shapes and sizes do them and you can too if you start! It's clean portioned eating, a superfoods shake, peer support daily, and 25-45 min workouts for 21 days, and I promise if you commit you will lose 5-15lbs and/or feel absolutely amazing!! You can do anything for 21 days especially something that will transform your #mindbodyspirit and life! Get out of your own way and start! You will not regret it! Join us 8/14 for round 2 if you're ready and serious 📲💌📬

Omg this "diet" I'm on is sooooooo ....NOT HORRIBLE lol 🙌🏼😜and I'm leaning out and down 4lbs already with the most most badass ramp up happening this week!! ✊🏼I mean I was hungry-did just finish one of the most beastly workouts of my life, BUT THIS WAS 💣 💁🏻👑Why do I not remember how freaking amazing stewed tomatoes are 🍅👌🏼Definitely happy they are on the menu this week! Served them on cod, over spaghetti squash with some Romano cheese. .
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I'm actually surprised how much my pallet has changed even just these past two weeks, and I'm really liking it!! We've come a long long long way from layered cheese fries with bacon 🍟🥓 late night Wendy's🍔, cold stone ice cream🍨, and 1300 cal meals at places we now eat mostly on plan at!! Love that my "job" is teaching others HOW to do this and make it a lifestyle!! 😃🤸🏻‍♀️❤️👫#foodie #fitfam #coupleswhoeatclean

Also forgot to post this one from a couple weeks ago. Fun stuff! Never get sick of doing roses! #tattooedwomen #chickswithtattos #rosetattoo #blackandgreytattoo #handtattoos #jobstopper

Got another small session in on this sleeve. Hopefully just one more to finish it off.
Pumped on how it's turning out! #sleevetattoo #chickswithtattos #tattooedwomen #peacocktattoo #roses #rosetattoo

Successful people do what unsuccessful people are not willing to do whether it's in school, life, business, music, dance, art, health or fitness-does NOT matter. No tricks, super powers, or luck.. they WORK HARD, dig DEEP and succeed on purpose! 🙌🏼
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Successful people stay hungry! They compete to be better than they were yesterday. They want to learn more, grow more, improve more, BE BETTER, so they can help others be better! There's NO SHAME IN THAT GAME!👆🏼
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Successful people are STRONGER than their excuses! They push through EVEN when they don't want to, early mornings, late nights, after double shifts, in the midst of crazy life, when they're tired, and even when coffee on the couch on a cozy Saturday night after being out all day feels so good-they PUSH HARDER! 😉🤸🏻‍♀️KNOW that when people reach goals there is blood, sweat, tears and sacrifice behind the scenes that you didn't see. 👊🏼
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Successful people keep fighting because they KNOW THEIR WHY, they are so FOCUSED ON THEIR GOALS nothing can distract them. You may not get it and that's ok! They do not need validation or approval from anyone.👌🏼
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Successful people refuse to quit and stay committed to what they said they would do long after they said it!! They fail forward, they look for the lessons and grow from it. They were not always so "motivated, focused, strong willed," they strengthened that too and tirelessly worked at their mindset. .
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I'm not yet where I'm going, but I'm SO SO SO FAR 🙌🏼from where I came!! Wrapping up week 2 and I feel STRONGER THAN EVER physically, mentally, and spiritually. I have 15 spots open NOW for round two of my #summershift #mindbodyspirit group kicking off Aug.14th It's for serious peeps looking to change their lifestyle and transform their whole LIFE, and it's gon start with your mindset, with you saying "YES. I CAN AND I WILL!!!" Ya just gotta say "I'm in"👇🏼 and I'll get you all the deets, or shoot me a Dm 😉📲💌📬#nowisthetime #youareworthy

This is me all day! Literally walking around giggling and smirking all by myself. 😁😜
One because I choose to even if I woke up and felt like someone was tying my insides up (ladies ya feel me😉🙊🤷🏻‍♀️) seriously tho men don't get it. Then they ask "why ya acting all crazy?" This week. Lmao 😂 Anyway nothing Motrin and a great mani pedi won't fix-uh they're off the hook of course I'll show ya them up close! 💅🏼 And Two because I worked 6+ long years to get HERE!! To this girl who wakes up everyday and chooses positivity, faith, and gratitude as best I can, no matter what life is throwing at me (and I share some of it but not all of it bc I'm not gon feed that shit-sorry) I falter too, and then I learn!
Bout to go work out, because well it's day freaking 12 and we are all killing it!! It'll help me with those "ugh hate being a woman today" feels too!
BUT WHY I'M really GIDDY YOU ASK?!?! .
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I've been working on some little projects! Not even all the goals I've shared yet! One, I have a little surprise for my Team and local challengers that I can't wait to share!!! Ahhhh and it's for other people too! It's something I've put off for 16mo now-LEGIT 16! 😐 but it's happening plus some other exciting things I've prayed, mediated, asked, thought about for about the same time and came to me this week in the perfect way and perfect moment!! Then there's some exciting announcements too for things I have coming up this month and next!! I can't squeeze them all into one post of course, but stay tuned bc I'll be sharing it all! I said from the minute I got on that plane ✈️ to NOLA to the minute I got home from my conference, it was gon change me! It SURE DID in so many ways and I'm embracing this so much because now more than ever I feel like I'm staring at an enormous puzzle of my life and the pieces are all clicking in at a pace I can hardly absorb!! I thank God every night and morning for this life, for waking up another day to live it, and for taking me the path he did or I would have JUST MISSED IT ALL!Completely let it pass right by me! Ok I gotta go workout now and shut up! There's so much to do! But I promise I'll keep y'all who care posted, right here on my page 🤸🏻‍♀

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