Life changing commitments made together. ⠀
That’s what we did. ⠀
That’s what will carry us through.
Lack of confidence
On the day I took this picture, I woke up (my usual 530ish am in the morning) in a panic. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
I was shaking, my heart was beating a million miles an hour, my head was racing and I couldn't manage my extensive calming morning routine.⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
So I grabbed my camera bag and headed out the door to chase the sunrise. I happen to live right behind the American River, so I waltzed down my favorite spot wonderfully crafted by nature as a beach and set up my camera. Chasing birds, ducks, the sun rays, and geese.⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
Then as I got into a rhythm, my camera battery died. So I spent some time lost in the presence of the water and the marvel of nature around me, grounding into the present, then headed back home, did my morning routine (meditation, yoga, journaling and the works), then headed to my appointments. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
I suppose I made lemonade out of my anxiety and panic attack lemons =D⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
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Brown rice is a lot like struggling through life without help 🤨 ⠀
When I was off doing my thang at the grocery store Sunday I needed some of these brown rice packs off the top shelf, but there were only a few left and way in the back. Sooo me being pretty darn short I start jumping trying to get them... one falls another can falls all these people start staring. ⠀
I stop before I hurt myself 😬 and look around at all the people who just sat there STARING instead of offering to idk HELP a sister out!!! ⠀
So I look at the pretty tall guy next to me who is still staring mind you, and say I’m do you mind helping a short girl out 🤷🏼♀️ ⠀
He snaps out of his coma and comes over grabs the two pack and says sorry it was just kind of funny and you seemed like you were about to get it!! ⠀
Well y’all that’s how brown rice is a lot like life’s struggles... people may see you struggling but think you’ve got it so they don’t offer to help. Sometime you’ve got to ASK FOR HELP! ⠀
We aren’t super hero’s y’all we all need help whether we think so or not. ⠀
Lucky for you I’m that annoying person who asks whether you want help or not 😂⠀
But if for some reason I miss you, my DMs are always open. You just have to ask 🤗
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Sharing another one of my favorite Instagram writer's work, @khanabaadoshh
Her writing is beautiful and never fail to tug my heart strings. Here's one of my favorite pieces "An ode to all the days,
You've spent telling yourself
That you're not enough
Because someone made you feel so.
All the days, warm or cold
When your skin wasn't good enough
It was neither too soft
Nor too dry; you hated it
All the days, you try on clothes
Over and over again,
Until you hate how fat or how thin you are
All the days, when you
Self trimmed your hair, because
They seemed too long
And the days, when you
Violently tugged at the ends of your locks
Trying to make them longer
You shake uncontrollably,
In the dark of the night,
Hoping to disappear -
With your imperfect skin,
Your unaffected weight,
Your terrible hair
All these days,
I patiently see you, from a distance
Holding my breath
Hoping that one of these days,
You'll love yourself with the same intensity
As the self hate."
- Hira Khan (@khanabaadoshh
Read it again.
A perfect time to remind yourself that you are truly beautiful just as you are.
Better yet, set a daily reminder on your phone.
Do it now ❤️
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I talk myself into my anxiety more often than not.
This sounds like a terrible idea, right? Why would you want to continue with behavior that you know is bad for you. The thing is, it’s a habit. It’s a really hard to break too. So how am I working on breaking it?
I remember to take things one step at a time and enjoy the journey. I get stuck in my head and start thinking only about my destination. I completely forget about the journey or I find ways to make it go as fast as possible so I don’t have to deal with it.
This doesn’t work. Not only does it not work, but it adds more stress and anxiety on top of what I’m dealing with.
Stop and take a breath. Look around you. What looks fun? What can you do to enjoy the journey? Is there a small win you can celebrate? Is there something you want to stop and marvel at? Do it! Enjoy the journey.
When it’s over and you’ve reached your destination, then it’s over. You get a small feeling of accomplishment, then your brain starts asking what’s next. You start another journey and you end up right back at square one. Enjoy the journey while it lasts. Find the joy in the small moments.
When you COMMIT to your GOALS & stay focused on your why...⠀
You can reach levels you never thought possible. ⠀
When I started this journey a few years ago I could have never imagined I would be where I am now. ⠀
I started with the goal of losing the 40lbs I gained in a year, due to my “love chub” as my mom calls it. I was in love, comfortable & slacking on me. I needed to make a change and I promised this would be the time I stuck with it. ⠀
I wanted to stick with it not only because I was sick of fluctuating in size and constantly buying clothes in sizes all over the place, but I had to stick with it because I knew that I didn’t want my children to ever have to feel the pain or loss I felt when I lost my dad to a heart attack at only 57.⠀
He never got to see my brother get married, he never got to meet my nephew, and he won’t ever get to walk me down the aisle. ⠀
As I watched the stories this weekend of so many people who went from overweight, unhappy, and all around unhealthy to today down 100+ lbs in just one year ALL because they had a coach in their corner who gave them the tools to workout from home, learn how to eat well balanced meals, CHEER them on AND teach them how to motivate themselves. ⠀
I wondered, if this opportunity had come into my life sooner, could I have done something? But god works in ways we can’t always explain and maybe just maybe this pain is what was supposed to lead me to my calling. ⠀
So please tell me again what’s your excuse for not trying to live a healthier life? ⠀
Peace out ✌🏻 Indy it’s been a slice! 🙌🏻 Sooooo many great connections, conversations, new memories! Every single one of us all got started for different reasons some wanted to lose weight, some wanted a discount, some wanted freedom, some wanted a community, some were looking for friendships and here we all are because 1 woman said “yes to just wanting a discount” not knowing where that was leading her to.
We all hold ourselves back for different reasons but what if, what if the things your really after in your heart of hearts is just on the other side and all you have to do is say “yes”
I mean friendships, community, traveling, freedom, extra income - isn’t that all worth at least a conversation?? #youbelonghere