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MOST RECENT

I remember at one point I was asked why I don’t focus more on trying to make it to regionals. Why I don’t train more and put more hours in at the gym. Why not see what I’m capable of and how good I can really become. “You could be so good” and really THIS is why. I’m a WIFE first, and then a MOM second. And whatever else I decide to be comes after these two things. There are so many days I just want to drop my kids off with my parents or in laws so I can go do my own thing. So many days I want a break and to just do for myself instead of doing for others. But that is not the path God has chosen for me. He blessed me with 3 children now, and the most wonderful partner to love and to fulfill my life that way. And in that comes many many duties being a wife and mother. If you know me, you probably know my kids cause I ALWAYS HAVE THEM. You know Edgar cause I have no shame in my relationship that I am clearly Head over heels for. I am a wife first because in focusing on my relationship first and being fulfilled in it I can be a good mother to them and treat them right. I want to do what I want to do, but I would never be happy that way. So I do what I am SUPPOSE to do. Which is be thankful for all that I have, to love the life and every blessing God has given to me, and to walk the path I know he intends for me. And In that I have faith I will always be happy and taken care of. What is important is time spent with my kids and my Husband. &Making sure they are happy and taken care of. Everything else can wait. I have to be okay being the best I can be with whatever available time I do have for it. 🤷🏽‍♀️ 🏋🏽‍♀️ #mommyfirst #wifefirst #liftlater

Impatience. We all have it, but how we note it and work through it is what makes the difference.
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I have noticed myself having less and less patience with my boys. Quite a bit of that is distractions, so yesterday I decided to start a “Patience” ten day meditation series in my Headspace app.
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After just one practice I was able to better notice when impatience was coming up and work through it.
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I am happy to say that I went a whole day without needing a mommy timeout or blowing up at my boys. Woo hoo! Progress.
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I just finished day two of the series and I am hopeful to keep the streak alive!

Today did not go as planned.
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We were supposed to go to the pool with my mom, sister and her kids. However within 20 minutes of arriving at the pool I made the decision we weren’t staying.
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Kellen got in the pool and within 5 minutes was complaining of it being cold (he was in the shadow of the lifeguard chair 🙄). After getting out he started screaming at me to get him a towel. When i pointed to the towels on the chair he threw his goggles and almost hit my mom. I had no shame in spanking him right there at the pool. That type of behavior will not be tolerated. I sat him firmly in a chair as Jax started then complaining about being cold. I got him a towel and sat him down. Kellen then started whining that i needed to take off his puddle jumper. I took it off (the 2nd time I’d put it on and taken it off in the 10 minutes we’d been there so far). I then sat down and contemplated ordering a Bloody Mary. I was still contemplating when Kellen started whining, in a baby voice that makes my ears bleed, that he needs a snack. I told him to get his own snack. He proceeds to complain about the snacks I brought. It was at this point that mommy said, “We’re leaving”. There was no “if you don’t stop whining we’re leaving”. It was mommy is sick of this shit and I’m done. So we are leaving immediately.
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It made me sad to have to leave the pool because my kiddos have limited time with their cousins and I have even more limited time to spend with my sister. However, my mommy gut knew that we were done.
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Jax was asleep before we even got home and Kellen was silent the whole way home because he knew mommy meant business.
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Pretty sure the next time we go to the pool there will be none of those antics. At least a mommy can hope! {This is an old picture of happier days at the pool.}

When my mother in law texted earlier today and asked if my boys could stay the night, I thought about it for a nano second before talking with Stephen and suggesting they stay with her and we get a Date Night!

As a wife and mother it is easy to put yourself last. So easy. .
But why do we do that? How are we suppose to care for others when we don’t take care of ourselves? I was guilty of putting others first even before I became a mother. My husband’s wants and needs always came first to me. .
And while it seems hard to make the time for ourselves; to eat healthy and to exercise on a consistent basis it’s much harder to live a life uncomfortable in your own skin. I would cringe when my husband tried to hug me because I didn’t want him to feel my “muffin top”, I would dread the summer months because I could not cover the body I was ashamed of, and getting my picture taken was too stressful because what if my double chin was showing. .
I can’t give you a magic pill or promise fast results but I can guide you and mentor you down a journey of balance and gratification. .
If you’re ready let’s chat! Send me a DM. .
My summer shred group officially launches Monday and I am telling you, you do not want to miss out on this one. The women are already rock in’ prep week.
#momof3 #stayathomemom #wifefirst #guilty #changeishard #uncomfortable #muffintop #doublechin #magicpill #mentorship #myjourney #summershred #rockinit

To think, the most wonderful part of my life almost didn't happen due to a bad cup of coffee ☕ (the worst cup if I'm being honest). Thankfully, the company more than made up for it. @ganitk, I am half the man without you and would travel half the world to find you again ❤🌎. That being said, I'll brew the coffee every morning #wifefirst #coffeesecond #anniversary #firstdate #13yearslater

My day primarily consists of 3 things:
1. Working Out
2. Taking care of my family
3. Running my businesses from home

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I’ll be the first to admit. Most days I feel like I am living for everyone else. I am a mother and a wife first. But we have to remember to keep in touch with the fun sides of ourselves and live 💕
#livelifehappy #livefully #livefullyalive #wifefirst #momfirst #momof3 #texasmom #taketime #taketimeforme #innerchild

Any room can be the playroom if mommy’s in it.

What a country! 🇺🇸💥 #America

I'm almost ready to start building my team of Hooks kids lol. Son first (Hopefully) to protect his siblings. Then a beautiful little princess to spoil. #GodsTiming #WifeFirst #NoRush #BabyFever 😉💯

I didn’t realize until I came across this pic of 22 year old me how well I’ve aged. 🤣 I may have a few wrinkles but I’d say 34 looks better on me!

Cannot remember the last time I had this many carbs in a dinner meal. I usually go heavy on the veggies with little to no carbs, but tonight was a “work with what ya got” type of night. We had hot dog buns so I made the most delicious garlic cheese bread and we had pasta and crushed tomatoes, so I made some marinara and BAM 💥a fantastic meal the whole family enjoyed!

I will be honest. When I first started my early morning workouts last spring, I used them as my ME TIME. Just me. No one else. So if Stephen came down early and “interrupted” my me time, I’d get frustrated. This was my time damnit! .
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Well over the last couple weeks, I’ve realized how much I’m enjoying having a workout buddy. We don’t get to spend much time much one-on-one with one another during the week. Stephen is out the door fairly early and by the time we do dinner and put the boys down for bed at night we are both spent and ready to go to bed ourselves. .
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These 20 minutes in the morning have been my favorite part of the day. We get to have uninterrupted time together and we get to talk, goof around, and motivate each other through the workout. Notice my smile at the end when we are finishing up with sit ups. Stephen was goofing around and it helped to take my mind off the last 60 seconds of the workout.
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We are better TOGETHER! I had become a little selfish with my wellness journey. I was all about filling MY CUP. I’m learning though that filling OUR CUP is even more important. We have to put OURSELVES first so that we can be the best husband and wife possible.
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Our Battle of the Sexes groups is almost full! .
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We have room for 2 more couples looking to be BETTER TOGETHER! Message me and let’s chat details!

Had A LOT of fun at the lake yesterday and didn’t get much sleep last night. Instead of taking a nap as soon as we got home with the boys, Stephen suggested getting in a quick workout. I’ve definitely rubbed off on him!! We did an 18 MINUTE Lift and HIIT workout. Now we can take that nap! 😉

Made a stop at our Monroe Waffle House on the way home from the lake!

Goodness I love summer time grill outs!! These jalapeño cheddar burgers are the 💣.com!!

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