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MOST RECENT

ONE year 😊 I couldn’t help myself! One of my favorite online BOOcamps and one of my FAVORITE workout tanks! Ha! It was actually one of the best reminders.... THIS past year has by far the healthiest year of my life! I bounced back from my third c-section, I found priorities in the right things, I got into the best shape of my life and I know exactly how to help others do the same!
TIRED MAMA - I get it!!! You want to feel good but you are running ragged for everyone else, you have a job, a home and a husband to keep! Oh and the kids! You want to take care of you but you can’t possibly get to the gym more time away from those babes. You feel tired in your clothes, body and mind! This is not really what you hoped Motherhood was cracked up for! You are still in your postpartum jeans and your babe is almost a year! You are tired!
I get it! Three babes within three years, full time working Mom… I was stuck in every sense of the word. I had no time, no energy and felt as though I would never feel like me or fit in my clothes again!
So, what did I do? I started working out at home with 30-minute, effective workouts. I learned how to meal prep for the entire week, and joined an online accountability and support group.I used to spend hours at the gym and really get zero results… I no longer need that afternoon nap, and I can be the wife and mother my husband and kids deserve.
What's in it for you? 🤷‍♀️ * Accountability in a supportive, positive, judgment-free environment. * An entire YEAR of online streaming of effective workouts done at home---everything from yoga to dancing to boot camps to old school aerobics! Most workouts are 30 minutes or LESS and there is something for EVERYONE at EVERY fitness level. * A nutrition guide that teaches what and how much to eat, along with my sample meal plans, grocery lists, recipes and meal prep tips & tricks. * A 30 day supply of a SUPERFOOD shake that will help you in every area of life!! Oh and your kids will LOVE too!! * One-on-one Coach support from me, every step of the way (totally the best part 😉 ) * FREE BONUS OFFER-→A Halloween tank!! Link in bio or drop an emoji below!!!! 🎃💀👻🤡☠️👽

I always knew I’d be a mom, but I had no clue that motherhood would be as awesome as it is ❤️
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I can’t even tell you how great it is to have my kiddos back in my arms after our ten days away! Ask @cheftwallace how many strangers I showed pictures of our children to 🤣
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Elliot got two teeth and learned how to wave while we were gone so I basically can never leave him again 😭💙
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Kenley, on the other hand, got recognized multiple times by her teacher and created a new tradition in her classroom of celebrating friends for the nice/helpful/kind things they do and I am so over the moon proud of her! She has the best soul ✨
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What’s your favorite thing about your kids?!

1. Name/Age/State-Country where you live? Cristina, 30, NY, 🇺🇸 .
2. What/who inspires you? Nature & creative people
3. How many hours sleep do you get on average per night? Between 5-7 but usually it’s interrupted sleep
4. Who is your mentor? My parents, My husband.
5. What old fashioned values do you think are still important today? Hard work, Your word is your bond, and playing outside (instead of playing on an iPad)
6. If you could have lunch with one famous person who would it be? Queen Elizabeth, Jane Goodall, Margaret Atwood, or Michelle Obama (more than 1, I know)
7. What is something you love about yourself? I’m confident. I am comfortable in almost every situation and can hold conversations with people from all walks of life.
8. What is the single most important thing to you? My children.
9. What is something not many people know about you? I speak Spanish.
10. You have to do something important- what music is playing to keep you motivated? Latin Reggaetón 💃🏻
11. What do you hope for for the next generation? To take better care of the planet. 🌎 And to stop viewing people as “the other” and focus on the ways which we are the same.
12. If you had to describe yourself in ONE word, what would it be? Passionate.
13. What is your your biggest fear? I am afraid of insects. The flying and the creepy crawling really freak me out.
14. What is the coolest thing you own?I own lots of cool memories 😉
15. If you could study any one subject for the rest of your life, what would it be? History/Anthropology/Sociology. I realize that is more than one subject, but I like the field of study having to do with people and cultures.
16. Favorite movie? TV show? The Sound of Music ⛰ and Game of Thrones 🐉
17. Your spirit animal? A mama bear 🐻 Cute but not to be messed with
18. What would make you truly happy in life? To be financially stable. To grow old with my husband. To own a “forever home” that would stay in my family for generations. To have more children.
19. Do you believe in God? Yes.
20. If you could change your name, what would it be? Princess Consuela Banana Hammock 🤣 Probably Elizabeth
Bonus question: celebrity crush? @trevornoah @maluma 💗💗

Thankful everyday that I get to spend everyday with this little man. Even when he interrupts a video chat or a phone call.... I'm grateful that my work keeps me around him so he can interrupt.

Thank you, Nocturnal, for bringing together so many different people to make amazing memories with. Once again, you've done me well 😌🙏🏼 #lovemyfam #nocturnalwonderland2018 #insomniacevents #edm #plur #goodvibes #thankyouSlushii #excusethetit #prettysureigotthewrongsize

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People in your life who are close to your heart. who bring out the best in you. who laughs, celebrate and dream with you. who love you infinitely.

My Family 😍

Head on over to the blog and check out some behind the scenes of our recent weekend outing at @sodacitysc, along with inexpensive family friendly attractions to check out here in #famouslyhotcolumbia. Link in bio!

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HUGE shout out to my dad and my brother for working on my truck. I feel so blessed to have you guys in my life! To my mom, Sue Gates, thanks for starting the mysterious process with me. God truly blessed me with a wonderful, supportive family! ❤️❤️❤️🙌🏻
#lovemyfam #blessed #grateful #fueledbyfizz and #arbonneapplecinnamonproteinbars

Fantastic birthday! Finally got my hands on the vintage china! At 36, tonight marks the first time I was out and accepted in front of my grandparents and it is the warmest feeling. #grannylovesme #antiques #amazingdinner #whirledpeas #lovemyfam #scuba #amazingnight #outwithmyscuba #terriyakioneverything #handholdingunderthetable

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For all of my recent new followers I’d like to introduce myself. I’m Laurel a.k.a Boz, the maker behind Sleepy Hedgehog.
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I am passionate about sewing, protecting the environment and living a low toxin lifestyle.
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When designing products for Sleepy Hedgehog these values are always top of my mind. I aim to create beautiful organic clothing which is safe for your precious little babes and for the environment.
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One year ago tomorrow 😭I’m feeling every emotion there is. Excited because it’s such a huge milestone, but my heart aches a little knowing that this will be the last first birthday we’ll celebrate. The last first tooth, the last newborn snuggle. So many fun firsts to come but how are we here?! 😩 Just a reminder to soak it all up Mama’s because these first years are over in a blink of an eye. 💛

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