WooHoo 🎉.... it’s Monday! 👍🏻 There are only 3 more Monday’s left in the year! Exciting and scary at the same time, isn’t?! 😬
We kicked off our countdown to Christmas 🎄 today with our team’s Holiday Hustle challenge and my 30 minutes was intense. It amazes me how much strength 💪🏻 and endurance you can loose so quickly when you’re slacking for a bit and not giving things your all. 😕
This move below 👇🏻 Cross Country Skiers ⛷ is a challenging move I did today that got my heart ❤️ pumping! Give it a try... be sure to use the version according to your fitness level. Let me know how you like it! 😘
For your Monday reminder.... YOU are powerful beyond measure, YOU are capable of pretty much anything you’re willing to work for, and YOU can change your life today! 🙌🏻
Bye, Bye 👋 Turkey! 🦃 I love workouts the day after holidays... it’s an awesome feeling when you’ve worked off calories from the yumminess 😋 you’ve stuffed your face with the day before! 😂👍🏻 Burn the Bird Mini-Bootcamp starts Monday... thank goodness because I have a feeling I’m going to eat or drink 🍷 a few more things I normally do!! 🤭
How ‘bout YOU? 👉🏻 Who got an awesome sweat 💦 session in today?!
The most I ever used to lift was the twins car seats 💺 and that wasn’t always by choice. 😂
Once I discovered that adding weights 🏋️♀️ to my fitness routine would accelerate my results, I jumped on the strength training bandwagon! Only hesitation was that I was afraid of looking 👀 like the Hulk! 🙀 When done correctly that won’t happen and the proof is in the pictures 👇🏻 Lifting weights 🏋️ creates more muscle mass and the more we have the less likely we are to die prematurely... HUGE bonus! 👍🏻 Having more muscle on your body helps you burn more calories too... even when you’re sitting still! ANOTHER bonus!
There’s nothing better than getting the results you TRULY want! 😍 I was working my butt off doing cardio 🏃♀️ and didn’t get to this point 👇🏻(on the right below) until I started adding weights 🏋️♀️ to my routine. No Hulk for this Twin 👭 Mom... just fit and trim at 46 FINALLY! 🙌🏻 If I can do this at my age, it’s do-able for anyone! If you want it bad enough, you can do anything! #tuesdaytransformation
Today had to be one of my favorite days! (Silas has been backcountry riding with us a few times but only on super short runs.) Today, with tears of joy, I got to ride with my boys and I couldn’t help but feel SO incredibly lucky that they are my family! Do what you love. Share it with people you love. 🥂 to a life of shredding as a family!!!! 🎉🎉🎉
Super lucky to have this in the backyard, awesome women who live near this backyard to ride with, and friends who are patient enough to wait for my slow ass while I play leapfrog with the camera. Taking photos on a ride is hard, and I love everything about it. Thanks ladies! #womenwhoshred
Well... I killed the Cupcake 🍰 AND the M&Ms, the Kit Kats 🍫 and the other candy 🍭 I’ve eaten over the past couple days with the workout I did this morning! Seriously though... the name of the workout was ‘KILL CUPCAKE’!! 😂 You never know what you’ll find streaming on the workouts of the day. Perfect timing for this one because I’ve been eating too much crap 💩 with all this candy 🍬 around the house 🏡 and it burned 🔥 a TON of much needed calories! Anyone else starting to get mad 😠 at themselves for hitting the kids candy haul a little too much?! In about a week the Troops are going to be getting a nice care package 📦 from the Schmitz family! 😊 #BOD#killcupcake
In E.T., when he was leaving, he put his fingers over his heart and said 'Ouuuuuch....' I'm positive I never cried watching E.T., but I'm 85% sure I would now, except that I have a hard time watching movies with bad visual effects anymore. Anyways, when I leave all my little aliens behind I get those same feels. I just booked another trip to leave them for 5 days. While I'm already anticipating that heartache, I believe everything I do to better myself as an individual (on every scale) will only make me a better mother and a stronger person. My hope is that one one day my kids will understand why and be proud of all the things I do, and strive to do the same things for themselves. But mostly I hope their friends will think they have a cool mom. . . . . . #adventure#momgoals#ET#betterme#bikegoals#momswhoshred#coolmom#lifegoals#parenthoodunplugged#honestmotherhood#bikes
Just be yourself 💕 Let people see the real, imperfect, flawed, quirky, random, beautiful, extraordinary person that you are! 😘 Don't change just so people will like you... eventually you won't like yourself! ✨
During today's workout I got thinking .... On the surface it might seem like I'm obsessed with exercise and I absolutely love it, but truth be told pictures don't always tell the REAL story. Words are what actually tell the TRUE story ===> Before I found Beachbody and Coaching I HATED exercise. Strong word I know, but it’s true. I did everything in my power to avoid it. It makes me laugh because of how often I workout these days 😊 Now I have a love/hate relationship with it!
There are days I honestly have to drag my butt downstairs to get my workout in and then others, like today that I got home from dropping the twins off at school and was looking forward to a good sweat. 😅
The struggle is REAL! 😬
Am I obsessed? Heck No! 🚫
Does it make me feel better? Heck Yes! 👍
Does it keep me sane? Absolutely! 🤣
It's my therapy for the day and the best 30 minutes of medicine I could give myself daily! 🙌💊💉 Sometimes in life we just have to suck it up and do things because we know it's the right thing to do and good for us.
As the saying goes…. “Suck it up Buttercup”!! 🌼
And just for the record, getting older is for the birds! 😜
Everyone is asleep 😴 in my house, so I now have a few minutes to recover from the day & reflect.... I wouldn’t change a single thing about being a Mom. I LOVE it! I will admit however that the job is WAY more difficult than I ever gave it credit when I was single and childless! 😬 It looked so easy back then. Some days I totally feel like I am failing at it! 😱 Then other days I have moments I’m like "yep I’m rocking this Motherhood thing today". 👊🏻 Either way each day I’m just trying to do my very best and that’s all I can do. At the end of the day I think all we, as Mothers want for our kids is to live long happy & healthy lives. Everything else... well we just have to do what we can, when we can & not beat ourselves up if things aren’t done perfectly 😉
Some days I stress about how clean my house is or isn’t when I go to bed. 🏡 Some days I stress about my kids while they're at school and whether they're being polite and saying please & thank you. 👭 Some days I stress about Brooklyn & whether she’s having a good or bad day at school. 🤷♀️ Honestly…. So what?! I cannot spend time stressing about the small stuff anymore!
So what if I have 4 loads of laundry blocking my laundry room door waiting to be done. 👗 So what the twins didn’t get a bath and it will be 3 days before actually get one. 🛀 So what if Brooklyn kicked her teacher at school today. 🤦🏼♀️ (we did address!) All that matters is, I ❤️ my 3 girls & I did everything that I could to keep them fed, clothed & safe for the day 😉
Cheers to all the Moms out there who gave it their very best today! Y’all ROCK! 🙌🏻 Today I am just dang glad my kids are tucked safely in bed & I made it through another day! 😘🥂