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#depressionawareness⠀⠀⠀⠀
#anxietyawareness⠀
#bipolarawareness ⠀⠀⠀⠀
#struggleisreal⠀⠀⠀⠀
#mentalhealthrecovery⠀⠀⠀
#theWAVEint

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Mompreneur- am I successfully balancing the role? ⁣
❌That would be a big “NO” on my end. ⁣
Should we even be trying to balance it all? ⁣
❌Again, another big “NO” for me.⁣
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Why have we been taught to believe that “balance” is our goal? Aren’t we setting ourselves up for failure?🆘⁣
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The answer is yes. We need to change our perspective and realize it’s not actually about balance but about prioritizing. It’s looking at all we are multi-tasking & recognizing which one is most important in that MOMENT! ⁣
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It is an imbalance & that is OKAY! Give your self permission to embrace the imbalance....🛑stop striving for the balance that honestly doesn’t exist.  Some days I am traveling for work/meetings & then by the afternoon I am covered in glitter making crafts in my daughter’s class.  It’s a seesaw on the playground- it is FUN when it is IMBALANCED.  Play on the seesaw😉⁣
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Moms, we got this! We were born for this. The struggle is definitely real, but we already knew that.

Mompreneur- am I successfully balancing the role? ⁣
❌That would be a big “NO” on my end. ⁣
Should we even be trying to balance it all? ⁣
❌Again, another big “NO” for me.⁣

Why have we been taught to believe that “balance” is our goal? Aren’t we setting ourselves up for failure?🆘⁣

The answer is yes. We need to change our perspective and realize it’s not actually about balance but about prioritizing. It’s looking at all we are multi-tasking & recognizing which one is most important in that MOMENT! ⁣

It is an imbalance & that is OKAY! Give your self permission to embrace the imbalance....🛑stop striving for the balance that honestly doesn’t exist. Some days I am traveling for work/meetings & then by the afternoon I am covered in glitter making crafts in my daughter’s class. It’s a seesaw on the playground- it is FUN when it is IMBALANCED. Play on the seesaw😉⁣

Moms, we got this! We were born for this. The struggle is definitely real, but we already knew that.

Those that know....know. if ya dont know then we're probably not friends... #toesinholes #struggleisreal #poorpeopleproblems #ifyoudontknownowyouknow #yep #hanes #canthidemoney #tellmeimlying #sockrotation #peekaboo

Those that know....know. if ya dont know then we're probably not friends... #toesinholes #struggleisreal #poorpeopleproblems #ifyoudontknownowyouknow #yep #hanes #canthidemoney #tellmeimlying #sockrotation #peekaboo

Walked into the studio this morning and saw this 😂😂😂 #storyofmylife #struggleisreal #fuzzyboards #purebarrepearland

Walked into the studio this morning and saw this 😂😂😂 #storyofmylife #struggleisreal #fuzzyboards #purebarrepearland

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Truth be told....off to my massage in @pattyjeansboutique sweatshirt! Check them@out for clothing, accessories, jewelry , home and lifestyle! #sweatshirt #truth #momlife #friyay #struggleisreal #lovetheseshoes @adidaswomen

Truth be told....off to my massage in @pattyjeansboutique sweatshirt! Check them@out for clothing, accessories, jewelry , home and lifestyle! #sweatshirt #truth #momlife #friyay #struggleisreal #lovetheseshoes @adidaswomen

How might you be limiting God in your life?
Thankyou @laetitsivad for helping spread the BBS message!

How might you be limiting God in your life?
Thankyou @laetitsivad for helping spread the BBS message!

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Transform 20, day 29✅ plus 10 minute best butt (I don’t name them!!) This program has taught me to believe that I can push myself, that I can beat my transformers from week to week and that adding a riser, while challenging, is not impossible (it’s only impossible in my mind). One more workout this week, then one more week. Are you ready to transform? Are you ready to believe in yourself? If you are, then drop an emoji and let’s chat.

Transform 20, day 29✅ plus 10 minute best butt (I don’t name them!!) This program has taught me to believe that I can push myself, that I can beat my transformers from week to week and that adding a riser, while challenging, is not impossible (it’s only impossible in my mind). One more workout this week, then one more week. Are you ready to transform? Are you ready to believe in yourself? If you are, then drop an emoji and let’s chat.

#depressionawareness⠀⠀⠀⠀
#anxietyawareness⠀
#bipolarawareness ⠀⠀⠀⠀
#struggleisreal⠀⠀⠀⠀
#mentalhealthrecovery⠀⠀⠀
#theWAVEint
💩Did you know that the prettiest, brightest flowers in a garden are usually the ones that have been pruned the most and have the most CRAP piled into their soil?💩
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Let’s really think about this. Pruning, as a plant, would really HURT. I mean, you’re getting limbs and extensions of yourself literally CUT and plucked off!
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There is something about the struggle, the pruning, the crap (like, literal poo - manure) that stimulates the flower to blossom more brightly and more fragrantly.
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The same principle of growth applies to humans. We were created to overcome and rise above the struggle - to endure the struggle to grow stronger. Sometimes, when it feels like evil and the darkness and all the pains of life are attacking us, it’s really our deepest and loudest call to greatness.
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Lately, the manure that has been spread into my soil so to speak has been a financial lack. This has caused me to look at life deeper than a dollar sign and really connect with my faith in a way that gets me excited about eternity.
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What manure has been spread in your soil of life lately that has caused you to grow stronger?
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#womenhelpingwomen #womensupportwomen #womeninspiringwomen #womensupportingwomen #womenempoweringwomen #love #selflove #selfcare #growth #metaphors #inspirationalquotes #motivationalquotes #writer #writing #writersofig #writersofinstagram #writingcommunity #pruning #manure #lovequotes #she #her #growing #growthmindset #growthquotes #struggle #struggleisreal #struggles #overcome #riseabove

💩Did you know that the prettiest, brightest flowers in a garden are usually the ones that have been pruned the most and have the most CRAP piled into their soil?💩
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Let’s really think about this. Pruning, as a plant, would really HURT. I mean, you’re getting limbs and extensions of yourself literally CUT and plucked off!
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There is something about the struggle, the pruning, the crap (like, literal poo - manure) that stimulates the flower to blossom more brightly and more fragrantly.
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The same principle of growth applies to humans. We were created to overcome and rise above the struggle - to endure the struggle to grow stronger. Sometimes, when it feels like evil and the darkness and all the pains of life are attacking us, it’s really our deepest and loudest call to greatness.
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Lately, the manure that has been spread into my soil so to speak has been a financial lack. This has caused me to look at life deeper than a dollar sign and really connect with my faith in a way that gets me excited about eternity.
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What manure has been spread in your soil of life lately that has caused you to grow stronger?
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#womenhelpingwomen #womensupportwomen #womeninspiringwomen #womensupportingwomen #womenempoweringwomen #love #selflove #selfcare #growth #metaphors #inspirationalquotes #motivationalquotes #writer #writing #writersofig #writersofinstagram #writingcommunity #pruning #manure #lovequotes #she #her #growing #growthmindset #growthquotes #struggle #struggleisreal #struggles #overcome #riseabove

My day is off to a great start! 🤦🏻‍♂️ #coffee #cream #morningmotivation  #struggleisreal

My day is off to a great start! 🤦🏻‍♂️ #coffee #cream #morningmotivation #struggleisreal

My day is off to a great start! 🤦🏻‍♂️ #coffee #cream #morningmotivation  #struggleisreal

My day is off to a great start! 🤦🏻‍♂️ #coffee #cream #morningmotivation #struggleisreal

Another mega sweaty and hard workout this morning. Hard to find the motivation after all the food yesterday 🏋️‍♀️💪
#sweatyselfie #sweatymess #homeworkout #homegym #motivation #struggleisreal #followmyjourney #weightlossjourney #weightlifting #burningcalories

Another mega sweaty and hard workout this morning. Hard to find the motivation after all the food yesterday 🏋️‍♀️💪
#sweatyselfie #sweatymess #homeworkout #homegym #motivation #struggleisreal #followmyjourney #weightlossjourney #weightlifting #burningcalories

I blessed in the city
I AM blessed in the field
My business is blessed 
My children are blessed
My work is blessed
My stores are blessed
I AM blessed when I come in
I AM blessed when I go out 
I AM the head and not the tail
I AM above and not beneath. 
healthywealthy #networkmarketing #divineliving #nomore925 #inspiredliving  #womenempowerment #thriveexperience #thrive #thrivers #healthywealthy #nutrition #tiredmom #struggleisreal #fitmom #happymom #visionboard #thrivingmom #flexfriday

I blessed in the city
I AM blessed in the field
My business is blessed
My children are blessed
My work is blessed
My stores are blessed
I AM blessed when I come in
I AM blessed when I go out
I AM the head and not the tail
I AM above and not beneath.
healthywealthy #networkmarketing #divineliving #nomore925 #inspiredliving #womenempowerment #thriveexperience #thrive #thrivers #healthywealthy #nutrition #tiredmom #struggleisreal #fitmom #happymom #visionboard #thrivingmom #flexfriday

An arrow can only be shot by pulling it backward. When life is dragging you back with difficulties, it means it’s going to launch you into something great. So just focus and keep aiming. #lifequotes #struggleisreal #survivor #nomakeup #nomakeupchallenge #filipinabeauty #wokeuplikethis #transgender #transwoman #transgirl #asiangirls #asian #stronger #holdingon #hanginthere #perfectlyimperfect #arrow #photooftheday #notafraid #likeforlikes #bravery #followforfollowback

An arrow can only be shot by pulling it backward. When life is dragging you back with difficulties, it means it’s going to launch you into something great. So just focus and keep aiming. #lifequotes #struggleisreal #survivor #nomakeup #nomakeupchallenge #filipinabeauty #wokeuplikethis #transgender #transwoman #transgirl #asiangirls #asian #stronger #holdingon #hanginthere #perfectlyimperfect #arrow #photooftheday #notafraid #likeforlikes #bravery #followforfollowback

stay focused and on track, you have great things within you. ​

stay focused and on track, you have great things within you. ​

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Old Limestone Mixing Water.. life can be complicated, confusing, painful and filled with times of stress and anxiety. The glass half empty scenario. 
Or you can take The Old Limestone Mixing Water approach and treat each day as though it’s your last. Make every day your own TGIF and treat each minute like it’s the center of your next Happy Hour. We all have “ hair in the sink “, we just need to learn to spend our time with people who don’t look and if they see it... don’t care. They care only about You. Now grab a TRUE friend and a Cocktail... and keep that glass half full. Because it Matters! #oldlimestone #glasshalffull #tgif #happyhour #truefriends #struggleisreal #hairinthesink #sistas #craftcocktails #livefortoday #carpediem #roadtrip #7 #85 #mansbestfriend #aginggracefully #chaos #ancientwarrior #bartender #raisethebar #believe #helpingothers #family #likeyourself #chillax #sipandsavor #finishstrong #oldfashioned #justbreathe #bestinclass

Old Limestone Mixing Water.. life can be complicated, confusing, painful and filled with times of stress and anxiety. The glass half empty scenario.
Or you can take The Old Limestone Mixing Water approach and treat each day as though it’s your last. Make every day your own TGIF and treat each minute like it’s the center of your next Happy Hour. We all have “ hair in the sink “, we just need to learn to spend our time with people who don’t look and if they see it... don’t care. They care only about You. Now grab a TRUE friend and a Cocktail... and keep that glass half full. Because it Matters! #oldlimestone #glasshalffull #tgif #happyhour #truefriends #struggleisreal #hairinthesink #sistas #craftcocktails #livefortoday #carpediem #roadtrip #7 #85 #mansbestfriend #aginggracefully #chaos #ancientwarrior #bartender #raisethebar #believe #helpingothers #family #likeyourself #chillax #sipandsavor #finishstrong #oldfashioned #justbreathe #bestinclass

Expectation vs Reality. #struggleisreal 🤦‍♀️😂😂😂

Expectation vs Reality. #struggleisreal 🤦‍♀️😂😂😂

Book that coffee in my caloric intake erryday!  I used to drink it black to avoid extra calories & still get a boost in energy.  I would get spikes & DROPS in energy when I drank it black as well as heightened jitteriness & anxiety.  This was especially true on days where I had less sleep & was more exhausted & drank it on an empty stomach.  When I switched to adding sugar, half n half, & collagen protein in my coffee all of those side effects of spiked cortisol & adrenaline causing stress responses went away & my energy levels remained stable!  Play with the amounts yourself if you start to realize these or any other negative effects of coffee because it has so many positive effects when done right!

Book that coffee in my caloric intake erryday! I used to drink it black to avoid extra calories & still get a boost in energy. I would get spikes & DROPS in energy when I drank it black as well as heightened jitteriness & anxiety. This was especially true on days where I had less sleep & was more exhausted & drank it on an empty stomach. When I switched to adding sugar, half n half, & collagen protein in my coffee all of those side effects of spiked cortisol & adrenaline causing stress responses went away & my energy levels remained stable! Play with the amounts yourself if you start to realize these or any other negative effects of coffee because it has so many positive effects when done right!

Anyone else feeling extra sleepy today? 😴 thank goodness it’s Friday! .
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#struggleisreal #corgi #corgination #corgigram #corgilove #nyccorgi #nycdogs #nyc #cute #corgisofinstagram #dogsofinstagram #friday #friyay #sleepypuppy

Anyone else feeling extra sleepy today? 😴 thank goodness it’s Friday! .
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#struggleisreal #corgi #corgination #corgigram #corgilove #nyccorgi #nycdogs #nyc #cute #corgisofinstagram #dogsofinstagram #friday #friyay #sleepypuppy

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I just need positive vibes, laughs, and sincerity. You can keep the other shit 🙃. #SPMyaw #struggleisreal

I just need positive vibes, laughs, and sincerity. You can keep the other shit 🙃. #SPMyaw #struggleisreal

Loaded Baked Sweet Potato “Healthified” ⠀
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INGREDIENTS:⠀
4 medium sized sweet potatoes⠀
1/2 cup fat free Greek yogurt (or light sour cream)⠀
1 tsp taco seasoning⠀
1 tsp olive or canola oil⠀
1 red bell pepper, diced⠀
1/2 red onion, diced⠀
1 tsp chili powder⠀
1/2 tsp paprika or smoked paprika⠀
1/2 tsp cumin⠀
a pinch of salt⠀
1-1/3 cups canned black beans, rinsed and drained⠀
1/2 cup mild or spicy salsa⠀
1/2 cup reduced fat Mexican cheese blend⠀
1/4 cup chopped scallions or cilantro⠀
DIRECTIONS:⠀
Poke holes in the potato with a fork, cook on your microwave’s potato setting until potatoes are soft and cooked through (about 8-10 minutes on high for 4 potatoes). If you don’t have a microwave, bake about 45 minutes at 400°F.⠀
Combine yogurt and taco seasoning in a small bowl, mix well.⠀
Heat oil in a medium pot over medium heat.⠀
Add peppers, onions, chili powder, paprika, cumin and salt; cook until the onions have caramelized slightly, about 5 minutes.⠀
Add black beans, stir to combine and heat through (about another 5 minutes).⠀
Slice the potato lengthwise down the middle or as I did in the photo, use a fork to pierce the top in an oval shape, then remove the top of each potato.⠀
Top with 2 tbsp shredded cheese, 1/3 cup of black bean mixture, 2 tbsp Greek yogurt mixture and 2 tbsp salsa of salsa.⠀
Enjoy!⠀
NUTRITION INFORMATIONYield: 4 servings, Serving Size: 1 potato⠀
Amount Per Serving:Freestyle Points: 8Points +: 8Calories: 307 caloriesTotal Fat: 5gSaturated Fat: 0.5gCholesterol: 7.5mgSodium: 312mgCarbohydrates: 53gFiber: 10.5gSugar: 1gProtein: 15g⠀
All images and text ©Gina Homolka for Skinnytaste.
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#healthyhabits #healthymeal #healthymeals #healthyhabit #healthyfoods #healthygirl #healthyfamily #healthywife #healthynotskinny #portioncontrol #fuelyourbody 
#makingchanges #struggleisreal  #helpingothers  #yourchoice #weightlosssupport #weightlossinspiration #weightlosscommunity #weightlossgoals  #fatlossjourney #healthyeatinghabits #healthyeatingideas #healthyeatinglifestyle #healthyeatingmadeeasy #fitrecipes #lifestylechanges #healthandwellness

Loaded Baked Sweet Potato “Healthified” ⠀

INGREDIENTS:⠀
4 medium sized sweet potatoes⠀
1/2 cup fat free Greek yogurt (or light sour cream)⠀
1 tsp taco seasoning⠀
1 tsp olive or canola oil⠀
1 red bell pepper, diced⠀
1/2 red onion, diced⠀
1 tsp chili powder⠀
1/2 tsp paprika or smoked paprika⠀
1/2 tsp cumin⠀
a pinch of salt⠀
1-1/3 cups canned black beans, rinsed and drained⠀
1/2 cup mild or spicy salsa⠀
1/2 cup reduced fat Mexican cheese blend⠀
1/4 cup chopped scallions or cilantro⠀
DIRECTIONS:⠀
Poke holes in the potato with a fork, cook on your microwave’s potato setting until potatoes are soft and cooked through (about 8-10 minutes on high for 4 potatoes). If you don’t have a microwave, bake about 45 minutes at 400°F.⠀
Combine yogurt and taco seasoning in a small bowl, mix well.⠀
Heat oil in a medium pot over medium heat.⠀
Add peppers, onions, chili powder, paprika, cumin and salt; cook until the onions have caramelized slightly, about 5 minutes.⠀
Add black beans, stir to combine and heat through (about another 5 minutes).⠀
Slice the potato lengthwise down the middle or as I did in the photo, use a fork to pierce the top in an oval shape, then remove the top of each potato.⠀
Top with 2 tbsp shredded cheese, 1/3 cup of black bean mixture, 2 tbsp Greek yogurt mixture and 2 tbsp salsa of salsa.⠀
Enjoy!⠀
NUTRITION INFORMATIONYield: 4 servings, Serving Size: 1 potato⠀
Amount Per Serving:Freestyle Points: 8Points +: 8Calories: 307 caloriesTotal Fat: 5gSaturated Fat: 0.5gCholesterol: 7.5mgSodium: 312mgCarbohydrates: 53gFiber: 10.5gSugar: 1gProtein: 15g⠀
All images and text ©Gina Homolka for Skinnytaste.
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#healthyhabits #healthymeal #healthymeals #healthyhabit #healthyfoods #healthygirl #healthyfamily #healthywife #healthynotskinny   #portioncontrol #fuelyourbody
#makingchanges #struggleisreal   #helpingothers   #yourchoice #weightlosssupport #weightlossinspiration #weightlosscommunity #weightlossgoals #fatlossjourney #healthyeatinghabits #healthyeatingideas #healthyeatinglifestyle #healthyeatingmadeeasy #fitrecipes #lifestylechanges #healthandwellness

When you love a good 🍔 like me.. this can be a challenge.
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#overdidit #iloveburgers #whoopsy #thevalentineMVP #fridayfeels #struggleisreal #fitness #healthy #journey

When you love a good 🍔 like me.. this can be a challenge.
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#overdidit #iloveburgers #whoopsy #thevalentineMVP #fridayfeels #struggleisreal #fitness #healthy #journey

15/2/2019: Happy New Year to everyone. I know it’s late, but better late than never, right? 😬 
January is my trial month for 2019. I kind of try to sort everything according to my plan, but Allah have better plan for me. Usaha dan Tawakkal. May Allah ease everything, InshaaAllah.

#2019 #2019goals #goalsetting #bucketlist #life #lifeisstrange #reminder #selfreminder #trytobeactive #struggleisreal #future #loveislove

15/2/2019: Happy New Year to everyone. I know it’s late, but better late than never, right? 😬
January is my trial month for 2019. I kind of try to sort everything according to my plan, but Allah have better plan for me. Usaha dan Tawakkal. May Allah ease everything, InshaaAllah.

#2019 #2019goals #goalsetting #bucketlist #life #lifeisstrange #reminder #selfreminder #trytobeactive #struggleisreal #future #loveislove

The most successful people will often say it was the times of struggle and through the pain that their success was possible. 🌿
Life is the Journey!
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Create Your Village Wisely!
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Stay True to YOU!
#successmindset 
#cannabiscommunity 
#coachinglife 
#lovewins 
#struggleisreal 
#reallife 
#beyourself 
#beyourownboss 
#glasshalffull 
#winnersmakeithappen 
#itsaplant 
#wellness

The most successful people will often say it was the times of struggle and through the pain that their success was possible. 🌿
Life is the Journey!
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Create Your Village Wisely!
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Stay True to YOU!
#successmindset
#cannabiscommunity
#coachinglife
#lovewins
#struggleisreal
#reallife
#beyourself
#beyourownboss
#glasshalffull
#winnersmakeithappen
#itsaplant
#wellness

Go check out my latest video on #YouTube #warriorprincess where I’m explaining one of my medical conditions, #CRPS. Links in my bio. 
#warrior #fnd #jw #vlog #health #hospital #hospitallife ##blog #me #help #raiseawareness #charity #fire #burn #medical #ptsd #crpsawareness #crpswarrior #youtuber #struggleisreal #hungarianvizsla #Pain #girl
“Our willingness to go to the places that scare us, reveals the freedom we are ready to step into” - #gabbybernstein .
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Most of the time trying new things can be intimidating and scary. However, when we finally jump, the reward far out weighs the struggle. Working on the #megaformer is such an amazing example of how mind over matter and pushing ourselves in new ways can spark such amazing empowerment and growth. 
You have the ability to be successful. You have the ability to push your own limits. First you must believe it ❤️
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Let’s work on it together @form50fitness every
Tuesday- 8,9:30am
Thursday-6,7,8pm
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#lagreefitness #form50fitness #nyccoach #strongissexy #liit #werkitout #fridayfeels #jump #strengthandconditioning #nycfitness #struggleisreal #lagreelove #loveyourself #pushyourlimits #believeinyourself #sweatissexy #stepoutsideyourcomfortzone #lifeupsidedown

“Our willingness to go to the places that scare us, reveals the freedom we are ready to step into” - #gabbybernstein .
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Most of the time trying new things can be intimidating and scary. However, when we finally jump, the reward far out weighs the struggle. Working on the #megaformer is such an amazing example of how mind over matter and pushing ourselves in new ways can spark such amazing empowerment and growth.
You have the ability to be successful. You have the ability to push your own limits. First you must believe it ❤️
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Let’s work on it together @form50fitness every
Tuesday- 8,9:30am
Thursday-6,7,8pm
✌🏻❤️💪🏻🔥
#lagreefitness #form50fitness #nyccoach #strongissexy #liit #werkitout #fridayfeels #jump #strengthandconditioning #nycfitness #struggleisreal #lagreelove #loveyourself #pushyourlimits #believeinyourself #sweatissexy #stepoutsideyourcomfortzone #lifeupsidedown

Done 6km!!!......🥵🥵🥵
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#struggleisreal #healthylifestyle #keepfit #mystyle #huaweihealth