Fortitude Friday

We are faced with decisions everyday. We can either make excuses for what we cannot control and blame others or we can choose to control the situation by making correct and conscious decisions.

We can only control how we react to the circumstance we are in. Will you choose to give into the circumstance, or will you overcome it and be the best person that you can be to show the FORTITUDE that is within.
Pick yourself up when you get knocked down and pickup the barbell when there is nothing left.
Everything is on the other side of adversity!

#fortitudetrained #wearefit #controlwhatyoucan #overcome #strongerthanyesterday

What a powerful message! Control the things you can control in your life❤️. What habits do you want to create to make a better future for yourself?! #controlwhatyoucan #makeachange #yourfuture #habits #healthyhabits #freshstart #quotesaboutlife #quotestoliveby #myjourney #morningroutine #workoutroutine #athomeworkout

Goodbye hair. Hello summer. ✂️✂️✂️ #chopchop #controlwhatyoucan

Today, #internationaldayofyoga I’m reminded, “Yoga is a journey of the self, to the self, through the self! - The Bhagavad Gita
It’s been almost one year since being diagnosed with #Spondylolisthesis and what a year! Can’t even begin to explain the highs and the lows. Still hoping to be #painfree one day but life’s journey is a gift, not a given, and that we can never truly know how long the #journey will last. All we can do is decide how it unfolds. Today I was able to hold #handstand and drop my head, something I began trying a few months ago. These small, crazy moments help with the mental game and bring joy when even a forward fold is a huge #challenge
#yogaeverydamnday #yogaauntie #faith #controlwhatyoucan #itsthesmallmoments

So this morning I woke up in that same unproductive, frustrated funk I’ve been in the past two days. It was in the middle of praying/my time alone with God that I realized I had had enough. I was done feeling this way for the third day in a row and I was not going to let this funk/mood stay🙅🏼‍♀️ so you know what I did? I blasted some upbeat Christian songs (grace got you by mercy me & build your kingdom here by rend collective — if you wanna check them out), danced around like a crazy person in my room as I sang/praised God💃🏼 and you know what? It worked! I was lifted out, felt more joyous and upbeat and I knew I had started my day better off💕Now was the whole rest of the day perfect? Heck no! I actually had a crappy lift and rough body image issues in a bathing suit, BUT what I did this morning proved that I have the strength to change my mindset/attitude, and to pull myself up when I’m low. And you do too, you just have to dig real deep and realize that you deserve/want more for yourself and your life💙

Maybe you aren't wearing enough lipstick. These things matter. Because confidence increases productivity. So spend a minute 💁🏼 and then 💪🏻 your day.
Yesterday, my flight home was delayed and delayed some more. I was getting tired and cranky as my week was catching up to me. The only thing I could do in the circumstances was powder my nose and put on some fresh lipstick. I didn’t want to. I almost ignored the thought to freshen up. But friends, it made me feel like a person and not a piece of forgotten luggage.
Here’s to today: may we feel like people and not forgotten luggage.
#lipstickispower #freshenup #ruleyourday #controlwhatyoucan #lettherestgo #letitrollof #pinklips #redlips #confidenceispower #mrsemilyfashionadvocate #difficulttimes

Sometimes you have a vision of how change will occur and then your emotions about it end up all kinds of different. That’s when I control the things I can, such as food prep to ensure I eat decent food over my next 4 shifts in a row. AND THE VEGGIES ARE FARM FRESH PEOPLE. It will be tough returning after a relaxing 2 weeks off, but what better time to return to reality when change has been slapping ya in the face for 3 days straight. Lucky for me to have my pug close by. ❤️

#food #foodporn #foodislife #healthyfood #healthyeating #health #healthylifestyle #gains #change #controlwhatyoucan #company #pugcompany #salmon #chicken #veggies #salad #fitlife #fitfood #foodstagram #nurse #nurselife #takecareofyourself #selfcare #eat #eatclean #cleaneating #farm #farmfresh #thiesfarm @thiesfarm

Another day of wonder..forced myself to go to the gym today and feel much better for now. My mind is unsettled and I find it hard to get motivated when I don’t have a routine.. self awareness is a good thing.
Trying to just embrace the changes and not let the lack of control get to me is hard, I need to learn to surrender. I am doing everything that I can control the rest is yet to unfold!! The job searching journey continues.. .
#surrender #getmotivated #fitnessinspiration #theunknown #controlwhatyoucan #positivemindset #careergoals #planningholidays #selfawareness

No te rajes! We all go through ups and down @andyfrisella says it’s cyclical and when your in a funk(anxiety, depression, stress ect.) the best way to deal with it is to control what you can, what you do-physical activity and what you put in your mouth-diet/food. Hacienda Esperanza is bigger than me, I too am on this journey to create a life I love, figuring it out one step at a time. #controlwhatyoucan #mentalhealthmatters #theansweriswithinyou #strength #mindfulness #exercise #nutrition #getupandmove #werise

I give you permission, live in the moment!! Stop worrying about all those little things you’ve got no control over. Instead, save your energy for enjoying the present moment. 🙌❤️ #liveinthemoment #presentmoment #lovedoesntshove #love #positive #motivation #inspiration #conversation #encouragement #controlwhatyoucan #worryless #enjoymore

Control what you can and let go of what you can’t. Stay focused on where you are heading. Don’t get discouraged when the weather gets bad, just learn to be flexible with your plan.
#flexibility #goals #controlwhatyoucan #motivation #adjusttheplan

You can't control a lot of things with a chronic illness. But you can control stuff like....hair experiments. I'm attempting a DIY caramel balayage with two hair dyes. Let's see what happens. #chronicillness #fibromyalgia #chronicpain #beauty #controlwhatyoucan #diy #hairexperiments

And I
• I will always be the source of my own happiness and success.
• If my life is disappointing me that’s my fault.
• • • • •
Ready to have a positive Tuesday regardless of what comes my way because that’s my choice to make.

This morning just plain sucked. Slept horrible with a ton on my mind (anxiety x a million). Woke up at 3am and couldn’t get back to sleep. Also woke up with a headache and a crater on my face the size of Texas so that’s cool, too #gobigorgohome Pushed play and got my workout in. I struggled big time and it wasn’t my best by any stretch. Immediately after what was a regular headache turned into an ocular migraine which is always a blast. If you’re not similar it’s like you’re looking through a kaleidoscope and mine are followed by an intense headache and what feels like a groggy hangover the rest of the day. .
So today I’m totally flying by grace. I did what I could control this morning to try to turn it around. And what I can’t control I’m just going to hope for the best. And worst case scenario it’s just gonna be a bad day and sometimes it just happens 🤷🏻‍♀️ What do you turn to when you’re having a bad day?? Anything that helps to turn it around for you? 💗 #ocularmigraine #stressrelief #anxietysucks #controlwhatyoucan #italwaysgetsbetter #perfectionisamyth .
#fitnessjourney #balancedapproach #endorphins #ilikecarbs #fitmom #momswholift #homeexercises #positivemind #justkeepgoing #strongnotskinny #graceoverguilt #support #accountability #workinprogress #noexcuses

One of the worst feelings is seeing a picture of yourself and absolutely hating the way you look in it. I decided that that was it! I joined weight watchers (for the 2nd or 3rd time) in January and I’m proud to say that I have stuck with it! #slowbutsteady #progessisprogress #controlwhatyoucan

If you are unwilling to change something in your life that you have the power to change, then you have no right to complain about it. The truth is, we can't control every single thing that happens in our lives, but there is a lot that we can control...
We CAN control the way that we respond to things and our attitude.
We CAN control how hard we work and how much dedication and commitment we have.
We CAN control the discipline to take care of our bodies, and the food that we put on our plates.
We CAN control our tenacity and perseverance to keep going in spite of obstacles.
We CAN control how much effort we put into the relationships with spouses, children, friends.
I've said it so many times, your life is entirely up to you. We can't control everything that happens, but we have to control the controllable. The things we can make a difference in, we should be. Don't complain about things you want to change, make it happen! 🙌🏻

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