This POWERCLASS is one you’re not going to want to miss! I am wrapping up my series on the 5 elements of well-being, and bringing in a wonderful special guest!
My sister @missportia! She is a wife, mother of 3, and all around boss who embodies the 5 elements of well-being all while keeping a positive outlook on life. Can you say #blackgirlmagic? 👏🏽👏🏽👏🏽
Join me this Thursday at 7PM PST LIVE on Facebook and Instagram as we discuss how to balance it all and manage your overall well-being. See you soon!🌿💖💪🏽
Hi Everyone! Happy Monday to all of you! I am very glad that this day is finally coming to an end. Not that it was long or anything. I am just ready to enjoy my sleep! Lol! Coming home to my children is one of the best feelings in the world, but somedays (like today) there is a lot of Mommy! Mommy! Mommy! They ask for me when I am taking a shower. They ask for me when I use the restroom. They will walk right past my husband and ask me something that they could have asked him! It is annoying, but at the same time it is very flattering that they think that highly of me.
At the end of 2017 I released my book, “I Am Well & Fit: Wellness Tips for the Busy Adult From a Fit Mom.” In the book I talk quite a bit of the challenges I face daily being a wife, friend, sister, daughter, and of course a mom. I try my best to balance all of these “hats” everyday. One of the best roles though is being a mom. A fit mom at that. Being a fit mom means more to me than just a mom that exercises and is “hot.” It is how I take care of myself. It is how I take time for me. It is how I still choose to persue my dreams despite being a mother of three.
I have created a wellness routine that works for me. It is a routine that helps me recenter my life everyday. Let’s be honest, if my cup isn’t full, I won’t have anything to give anyone else. As a woman we can sometimes feel guilty for taking care of ourselves first, but I encourage you to do so. Once you take control of you, sky is the limit! Even when I feel down I can turn to my routine, and I almost always feel better, recharged, and ready to move forward.
If you are a woman. More specifically if you are a mom, I encourage you to explore what makes you at #fitmom. Is it just exercise, or do you agree with me that it is so much more? Let me know in the comments what you conclude for your own life. I hope this encourages a woman just like me today.
Be well you guys!
Live. Love. Well & Fit.
P.S. If you are looking for a way to find clarity in all the day to day madness join me for my online course Well & Fit 30: 4 weeks to recenter your life using movement and effective wellness practices. Email me at firstname.lastname@example.org for more details!!!
Week 1 in the dimensions of wellness. This week we’re talking physical health. Get up and get those bodies moving! Don’t forget to click my live story👆 for my intro into this journey of wellness. Won’t you join me?🌿💖💪🏽 #dimensionsofwellness #livelovewellandfit #iamwellandfit #monday #motivationalmonday #fitmom #fitness #health #exercise #wellness #wellandfitcoaching
One of my favorite types of movement (beside running of course) is dance, and I truly believe there’s magic in it. It lifts your spirits by making you laugh or cry. It makes me feel sexy but also inspired. I love it because you can do it by yourself or with others, and if you’re like me you are getting double exercise because I sing and dance at the same time! Whether you are working it on dance floor or watching a performance the movement of dance is spirit moving in my opinion. I dare you to try it tomorrow in your own time. It will make you feel amazing! 🌿💖💪🏽💃🏽 #healingthroughmovement
Too often the day goes by without us sharing a kind word with anyone. The best was to lift yourself up is by starting with others. Giving encouragement to those in need is one of the most rewarding actions that you can do. So get to it! It will go along way! 🌿💖💪🏽
Sometimes it can be so hard to motivate yourself let alone others, but this week let’s be each other’s support system. Pick one (or more) person per day to lift up and encourage them to continue their goals. You’ll find that it is very contagious, and while you are doing it you will stay motivated yourself. Good vibes are always reciprocated!
Do you think your environment can affect your workout? Well I do. Check out my reasons why to determine what category fits you best in my story line. Keep finding what works for you!🌿💖💪🏽
#iamwellandfit #livelovewellandfit #findwhatworksforyou #fitmom #fitness #health #exercise #wellness #wellandfitcoaching #wednesday #wellnesswednesday
Hi Everyone, and Happy Monday to you all! I don’t have a lot to write today, but I just want to encourage you all today to be your best, and take steps towards progression everyday. You can listen or read motivational material all day, but the truth is it is up to you whether you are going to be the change that you want to see. So today think progression. Be in a constant state of “better,” and never give up. Be well you guys.
Live. Love. Well & Fit.
Tell a friend. Bring a friend. A fitness group just for the African American Mom. 🌿💖💪
I’ve always been sensitive about my breastfeeding journey. I was only able to breastfeed my children for 1-2 weeks before I had to supplememt with formula. My milk supply would never come in. I went to see specialists, and though I followed all their tips and instructions they gave me, it still wasn’t going well. Even after my latch was corrected. My low point came when my lactation consultant suggested I try and pump my breast, and when I tried I could barely fill the bottom rim of a bottle. I was discouraged and heart broken. Even today I feel like I could have been better. I was extremely stressed, which didn’t help in regards to producing milk, and I eventually learned that having a c-section and the medications involved before and after had a significant effect on my milk supply as well. I continually engaged nurses who told me ,”Oh everyone can breastfeed” Which lead me to believe there was something wrong with me. I felt judged every time I would prepare my baby’s bottle with formula. Then my husband said, “He (Cahlil) won’t look at you any different. You are still his Mommy.” He was absolutely right. Although all my children received the colostrum in the hospital I never was able to come to peace with my breastfeeding struggle. Over time I have learn to be ok with it. I know the wonderful benefits associated with breastfeeding, and I am now even a certified breastfeeding peer counselor (I had the hardest time in that class btw). Although I did not succeed, it does not make me less of a mother. So for all you mommas out there struggling or are breastfeeding champs I applaud you. Keep giving your baby the best, and the next time you see a mom pull out formula and judge remember everyone’s story is different, and it absolutely does not make her less of a mother. You all are queens in my eyes. Happy Breastfeeding Awareness Month to you all! ☺
Live. Love. Well & Fit.
#fitness #health #exercise #wellness #wellandfitcoaching #fitmom #breastfeeding #blackbreastfeedingweek #august #breastfeedingawarenessmonth #awareness #love #tuesday #queens #tackleyourtuesday