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Random fact Tuesday: I can only blink my left eye. I sweat an inordinate amount when I exercise....and to be completely honest, when I get nervous too. I have convinced myself the sweating just means I’m super healthy and isn’t some horrible underlying issue. I can also be a bit of a hypochondriac. I didn’t know where to put the “hi there” in this post and for a split second thought about using it to cover the sweet armpit/boob roll thing I’ve got going on. But then I thought pssshhhttt leave that be Ashley, use it to cover the sexy chest zit you’ve been growing for a while now. What are some fun facts about you? #justbeinghonest

Read this earlier on Facebook...and it resonated with me..just had to share. Gracefully unbroken❤️
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#postpartumjourney #lifetruthbombs #personaldevelopment #broken #gracefullybroken #shine #momtruth

“Back to school”

A phrase that no matter what connotation it may hold for you, ultimately means a “change of season”. For each of us... we have an OPPORTUNITY in this season of change... to work to be exactly as we were, or to be better.
This is a season of GROWTH... if we let it be. It can be a season of HEALING, of STRENGTH, of PEACE, or we can allow the chaos and hardships of life to allow this to be a season of BROKENNESS, or ANGER.

But here is the REAL TRUTH... YOU are the one who holds the power to make this season whatever YOU CHOOSE!
Yep. I know it sounds crazy, but it’s true! Life will no doubt provide obstacles, collison courses, and hurdles to challenge you, but you are NOT DEFINED by the challenge itself... you DEFINE your season and your CHARACTER by your REACTION to any given circumstance.
So what kind of season will this be for you?! Don’t waste your opportunity to make it a great one! 💗 .
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#backtoschool #1stdayofkindergarten #zipit #5yearsold #lilman #momtruth #seasonofchange #youchoose #pumpkinspiceeverything #ocsi #lifetothefullest #fadora #dontwasteit #adventurebackpack #nextadventure #lifeisanawfullybigadventure #schooldays

Have you wondered ... “What does it take to run a health and fitness coaching business? How do I know if it’s a good fit for me? 🤔” It’s simple! Let me break it down for you!
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➡️First and foremost, I COMMIT to a health and fitness program and share it each day. This means nutrition and exercise is number one on my to do list each day (which is freaking AWESOME)!!
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➡️Secondly, I work on personal development! Making sure I’m providing the BEST CONTENT for my viewers, being the BEST MOM to my kids, BEST WIFE to my husband and BEST LEADER to my team. .
➡️Third, I run virtual accountability groups and aim to provide the absolute BEST EXPERIENCE for my clients. I ensure that they have all the tools they need to meet their health and fitness goals and then provide support and encouragement!
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➡️And last but not least I provide LEADERSHIP to the ladies I work with. My tribe. My gal pals. So that we can all be successful and lead our BEST LIVES. .
It’s SO simple and it gets me EXCITED every single day. The annual paid VACATION 🌴☀️💦, additional INCOME 💵, and amazing FRIENDS 👯‍♀️ are all just the icing on top!! .
I’ll be going live later this month to talk about what it takes to be a coach, how we make $$, and answer questions! If you want a peek just click the link in my bio and request to join!! 💋

{The ABCs of Me} F is for Family 👨‍👩‍👧. .
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To me, family is everything. They will always come first and will always be my rock. I grew up in the best family I could ever ask for, with two older brothers, a younger sister and an incredible mom and dad. We were always encouraged to follow our dreams and to be the best us we could be. We were so very loved and never felt otherwise. I sure do hope to raise my children with those same values and feelings! It’s so strange thinking that @jimmyvinicky and I now have a family of our own, but it’s also the most amazing thing ever. We just have Daisy for now, but we do want one more (God willing) sometime in the near future. As much as we want another I have the hardest time thinking about a second because there’s no way he or she will be as amazing as Daisy! It’s just not possible to get that lucky twice! I hate the idea of having to share my attention and not being able to give her my all, but everyone says it just happens naturally and your heart expands making room for all your babies. We both loved having siblings and wants Daisy to have that same experience ... one day!
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Are you an only child or do you have siblings? Tell me tell me! .
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Pregnancy hormones going strong today 😐 I have no idea why but during my workout I just started crying... not happy tears. Ugly cry tears. And then David woke up from his nap, and as I held him, I cried some more. 😟 Adam got home and I cried some more 🙈 He would so kindly ask my what’s wrong and my response “I don’t know 😭😭” (typical woman response)...
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Hormones 🙄 I felt like it was the day before my period... anyone else like that? 🤦🏼‍♀️🙋🏼‍♀️🤷🏼‍♀️
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I've been having some parenting doubts lately. Shortly after #5 came home, #1 left. Now that he is back, I have to readjust to being a full time mommy of 5. Yesterday was day 1. After being pent up in the car for nearly 8 hours, we (me, mom, husband) decided the Chinese buffet was the perfect place to finish the day. Trying to feed 4 small kids at a buffet can be trying. #3 is my tryer.....he loves to explore, figure things out on his own, is striving to be independent. Your typical 4yo. But mommies patience was running thinner than a wonton wrapper by the end of the day. So mr independent had to carry his own plate, which resulted in chicken chunks all over the floor. Literally threw my hand in the air and said "I can't do this". I got a sympathetic "you need more hands" from I assume another mother and realized something.....
I CAN do this.
I am strong.
I am brave.
I am capable.
I am confident.
I am patient.
I. Am. Mom.

Today was a fresh start. #3 had a Dr visit. I got everyone out of my house on time. 30min from nap time to on the road. Even took 5min to make myself look decent. Had dinner in the crockpot before noon. Football practice for #1. All went off smoothly. Today was a better day. Because I made it a better day. I'm getting my groove back and that makes me happy.
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As my tooth has been hurting and I’m finally getting it checked out tomorrow🙌🏽 (ps. Thank you for everyone that has messaged me with your prayers💗)
It’s been hard for me to chew most foods, so I decided to make a homemade soup & a big veggie bowl with chicken that was easier to eat.
It was so good and filled of flavor😍
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This little peanut is cutting her 2 top teeth, she's having a rough go of it, which means mommy's having a rough go of it. But as a mommy you stand strong for your baby, wake up when they need it, soothe them when they need it, and then you get up and go to work, then work your Thirty-one business, then come home clean up, and start the cycle all over again. Here's the thing, SHITS hard, every day it's hard you gotta work it and own it and try not to let your babies suffer for it. For all the women out there struggling to do it all... YOU ARE NOT ALONE. Take a moment, take a breath, look around you, savor it because you worked for it, you struggled through it... you owned it!!! .
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From bottomless buckets🥂 to badges.🏅
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Truth share? Sometimes when I need to dust myself off after a failure, dig into growth that feels uncomfortable or level up my belief in myself, I remind myself who the heck I was once. .
If you would’ve asked that girl on the left if I EVER would be doing what I do today as a coach running a full time business, I would have been like “hell no, no way.”
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I partied to numb my feelings, often treated my body like a trash can. I dated and had friends who I allowed to treat me awfully because I didn’t know my worth or that I deserved more, I changed college majors like I didn’t have a clue what I wanted to do with my life— because in hindsight, I didn’t. I RAN. .
My life had to get to rock bottom before I decide to dust myself off and begin again.
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Turns out we can run all we want and we’ll always end up facing our truths. Being broken by abuse, finding the courage to embark into a new life as single mom was one of the scariest + most profound catalysts of my life. .
It wasn’t just about me anymore.😳
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So, I did what I knew was the only way to positively shift. I stopped running. I dug in. .
I committed to work on ME. .
I needed easy and no guess work. I needed support, tools, healing and I needed- an overhaul on my health, habits, mindset and self talk. .
When I realized I share could share my mess as ultimate accountability + to help other women get unstuck and empower themselves? Well, I found purpose and a career. .
And here I am 4+ years later, with an entirely different life. I’m not a perfect. I’m human and struggle with sh*t just like every other woman on the planet. .
But, I believe there’s a woman inside all of us, who is dying to overcome the lies we’ve told ourselves, who’s dying to be free of the shame, insecurities and failures we hide behind, who’s dying to prove herself wrong when “it’s just too hard”, who is over chillin’ in a comfort zone she knows she’s outgrown. .
It’s in you. And I’m ready to help when you DECIDE you’re ready for more, too. Apply in my bio or shoot me a message.💕 #TransformationTuesday

The kids are making my #hair fall out.🙄
Tonight’s #herbal infusion.
#Chamomile: calm those agitated mom nerves.
#Calendula: let’s be honest, kids are #inflammatory. This soothes all that. Also great for #skinhealth.
#Horsetail: rich in #silica and nourishes this mamas hair.
#Herbs bought in bulk @noahsnaturalfoods. Took a trip, sans kids.👍
#naturopath #diy #teatime #momof3

Heya! My shirt reads: "Its not about how you look, it's about how you see"
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I love that message! For the past forever I've been cooped up in my house and therefore spend more time on social media, it's a true occurrence, one of the many reasons to stay active, I stay off my phone more.
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Today's I felt the wave of doubt, uncertainties, and not good enough sink in. Tonight I got to spend sometime outside my house, interacting with real faces. And let me tell you! Such a blessing! .
So short encouragement tonight, get out and meet up with some peeps! It's good for you! .
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Back to school haircut time. I hate to lose those summer locks. Although the helmet may fit better now... 😔 #transformationtuesday #backtoschool #schoolsucks

back to school haircut. my least favorite time of year 😓 #babylocks #transformationtuesday #backtoschool #schoolsucks

I don’t even drink but today is one of those days that makes me considering starting... for the health benefits of course.

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