Aawe Suki Suki Now!! No one has ever loved me like my Grams, and so its no shocker Granny is my favourite drink, a birthday cheers to Grams with a shot of Granny, I miss you and still think your shit didn't stink! It's A Great Day To Be Alive!! Hey'll YeYeah!!
Today was a really hard day...I whispered one final goodbye to my uncle who played a huge role in my upbringing. I was always taggin' behind him...talking his head off! Before we left Kansas, he pulled through a miracle surgery. I told him that I needed him to be here when we arrived in Alabama. He told me that he'd be here, just bring him "dem babies"...when we arrived I took Miss K to see him and he asked her if she remembered him...she told him that she knew exactly who he was and that she had been praying for him as she stroked his cheek. He hugged her with a huge smile on his face. Fast forward about a month...I received a late night phone call...my heart was so heavy as I prayed aloud while the EMS workers attempted to restart his heart. I will never ever forget the sound of those chest compressions...the EMT's heavy breathing. I haven't slept through the night since. Sorry for the long post...I just want to remind you all to love who matters...love them with all your heart...squeeze them extra tight because tomorrow isn't promised. #familyiseverything#familygoals#squad#unclesarespecial#imgonnamisshim#brothers#sisters#husband#wife#praying#godsgraceandmercy#blessed#grateful#love#lovehard#tomorrowisnotpromised#homeschoolmom#momlifeisthebestlife#mybusybeesandme
"Let's be very clear: Strong men - men who are truly role models - don't need to put down women to make themselves feel powerful. People who are truly strong lift others up. People who are truly powerful bring others together." - ?
97, 98, 99...100! Phew! Um no. These were tough!! And today's workout (with my friend Carol ) was awesome. They key is to always push yourself, shoot for 3 more, fight through the pain, and then change happens. I never used to have a "back". Today I had Carol take a pic so I could see. It is still a work in progress, but it's better than before. I'm so thankful to have @mikebrooksfit help me, and glad I have workout buddies at the gym! But this is a result of ONE decision. And then another. And another. ONE day at a time. To make a change to get healthy, change my habits and hopefully lose weight in the process. And it takes time! Anything worth having takes time and commitment. And it's not easy keeping a promise to yourself! But who better to keep the promise to? Aren't YOU worth it?? No one is saying you have to train every day and eat perfect every day. I don't. It's not about perfection. But you do have to be consistent most days. And the more you eat right and exercise, the quicker change will happen! BELIEVE you can, envision your success and make it happen!🏽🏽🏼🏼🏽🏽 @thefitmomsclub
What do you think when you see banana? Healthy snack? Help with muscle soreness? Potassium? Well only some is true! Bananas ARE healthier alternative to anything processed, that's for sure. But I used to think these awesome smoothie fillers were also high in potassium therefore assisting us easing muscle soreness. However, did you know that bananas aren't particularly high in potassium? According to the US Department of Agriculture, bananas don't even make the top 1,000 foods high in potassium. It's 1,611 right after Reese's pieces . You'd have to eat a dozen just to get to the recommended daily amount of potassium, which by the way is 4,700mg. For much of human history we consumed upwards of 10,000mg of potassium! What changed? How we eat! Mostly convenient, processed foods. So what foods are high in potassium and why is this helpful? Well you might have already guessed- anything green! Also sweet potatoes 🏽 and beans! It's important because studies on the relationship between potassium and the brain have shown that if you increased your intake of potassium by 1640mg, you reduce your chance of stroke by 21%!! That's significant! Imagine if you doubled or tripled that! Stroke is basically a heart attack of the brain, blood flow gets cut off and deprives it of oxygen. One could kill you, or you could have several silent ones which then leads you to dementia. So eat your greens, beans and sweet potato!! It will help you live longer!
Clean eating and weight training. For me are two things that have changed my life. After having my second, I found it difficult to lose the last 20. So I counted calories, logged what I ate, and did cardio with some weights. I learned after 6 months of this that I could only go so far. I began to change my thinking. I was tired of always having to log what I ate- I had two kids and little time! I began to realize that it wasn't about calories, it was the quality of what I was eating!And sure enough it helped me reach my goal and plus another 10 pounds lost! Then I had my third baby and again had 20 to lose, but I began to have stomach issues that went unresolved for a while. In effort to try and figure this out, I decided to be gluten-free and dairy-free. And wah-lah! Tummy problems solved! Plus I was able to get back into my workout routine. I train harder than I ever had, and I would say 90% is weight training. I'm stronger than I've ever been and you know what? I'm still 6 pounds HEAVIER than what I was pre-pregnancy, although I fit into everything and some are loose! So F you scale!! (Can't bring myself to swear on social media). The damn number DOES NOT MATTER!! And I love my number! All 170.0 pounds of it. As my trainer @mikebrooksfit explained, muscles take up less space! So you could be smaller, but weigh more! And Amen to that. Because that's me. And I could give two shits what that scale says (swearing seemed easier that time). #strongisthenewskinny#cleaneating#goals#weightlifting#momonamission#momswholift#showup#yesyoucan
I remember this day like it was yesterday, Nay(blue shirt)played with LeeLee the whole time... I told her how beautiful she was and she hugged on me quite a few times that day... please send a special prayer out to all affected by the loss of the Russell Family... Nay along with her mother, father, sister and twin brother were tragically killed in a car accident...#onlygodknows#tbt#rip#prayers#tellyourlovedonesyoulovethem#tomorrowisnotpromised