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Images, videos and stories tagged with #thisis46
It was my birthday. Well, 8 days ago. I didn't share ot because it was kinda just another day. School drop off. Grocery shopping. My mom, princess and I went to lunch. I received a few birthday cards in the mail, that was a surprise. Went to the first high school football game to watch our daughter in the marching band. All good things. Another year blessed. .
So after last nights episode, I did some thinking as to why I ended up in such a bad spot. I have practically been working every day in some way for 3 months. I have a demanding full time job plus I'm trying to get my photography business up and going. So I took the day off from work today. (Aside from 1.5 hrs) and had some ativan. I decided to have some fun with my photography business for the month of October. Random, crazy, ALL my sessions for discounted prices or free! I'm taking some pressure off me by doing this. I need to have fun with it again. .
I'm slowly feeling more in control and not so overwhelmed and panicky. .
Do not underestimate the power stress and overworking can have on you. I need to remember this. I HAVE to practice this!! .
This is real life folks. I lost some followers after last nights post...and all I can say is "see ya" this is me. It isn't only about food and weight loss for me. 👌❤ #mentalhealthmatters#havefun
It hasn't happened in quite awhile. I should have seen the signs leading up. My anxiety has been a roller coaster daily for the last few weeks. I feel my depression creeping up the back of my neck. It is frustrating as I know when I eat less bad carbs, mentally things are better! It is a viscous cycle right now...eat like crap...anxiety elevates...get mad at myself...be strict....cave...get mad...eat like crap...and tonight...lost the battle and binged until I was numb. I can't seem to get ahead of it. It may be time to go back on medication 😭 health journeys are no easy task are they?! #bingeeatingdisorderrecovery#mentalhealthawareness
Leg 2 ✔️ My team showed mercy on the newbie & gave me a short & easy 2nd leg, altho my legs were pretty tired. 🙌🏼 I run again before dawn. 3.44 miles | 37:18 #ragnarcolorado#dontfollowuswerelost
Elbow-stands or x-stands in general have been one of my nemesis since I started pole dancing. They may look pretty straightforward for someone who has done gymnastics or advanced yoga, but not for an adult in her 40s who has not that background like me. They are anti-natural (like swimming 😅), we humans are not supposed to be or physically adapted to be upside down (or in the water 😉). But I really want to improve at x-stands as they are a main element in advanced Russian exotic pole: I have a good motivating reason. And if you have a reason, you’ll find a way... I’ve been working consistently on them for the last month, mostly against the wall. Finally yesterday I managed to do a decent, long and stable handstand against the pole. The xstage does not help but I managed, actually heels help to make up for the platform height. These leg variations are inspired by the tutorial from #cleosrocknpole . Work in progress but I think I overcame the fears, it felt OK 🎉 #poleprogress#pdelbowstands#pdelbowstandbowandarrow#pdelbowstandvariation#thisis46#pdbowandarrowelbowstand
Ironman requires immense focus to dial in pace, effort, current status, and mental state 💭 ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
My goal was a solid marathon and in the race I was trying so hard to stay at 3:08 pace (goal sub 3:10). Slowing to 3:13 was painful but that was still my best ever so 💃
Ironman Wisconsin was the first Ironman I managed the mental side well. I was there to plant a flag to see where I was on that day. I was happy to execute a solid race from which I’ve learned more than I have in five previous outings.
You can learn a lot from mistakes but you learn what WORKS when you get it right.
I’ll be applying those lessons while I prepare for Ironman Arizona. Thanks for the awesome 📷 @therealjayweber!
On the eve of my 46th birthday, I can’t help but reflect on the last year and how much has changed in my life. I am so grateful for the live that I have been given. I am learning to love more, give more and learn more. Thank you to everyone who has loved me in all the stages of my life. I’m looking forward to seeing and believing in the Love and Grace of my Father more and more each day. Love you all! ♥️ #thisis46#wellalmost#jesuslovesme#grateful
Friday Fun: Four cardboard and tape demo sculptures built “live” in front of each of my painting classes. Over 100 students are building their own unique abstract cardboard and tape sculptures, drawing them from multiple angles and will finally represent them in watercolor paintings. My job is freaking awesome. How did I get so lucky? #artclass#friday#school#work#thisis46#gratitude
As instructors we are GIVERS .. we strive to give our participants the best class experience and workout and sometimes we pay the price 😞 depending on what we teach with repetitive movements we are susceptible to overuse injuries . Last month I hurt my back teaching and pinched a nerve . My whole core was compromised . I couldn’t reach, twist , hold planks , hip bridges or lift my heavy weights .. I HATED being held back and had NO time for that pain. So my Amazing chiropractor @michaelacanfora Has been fixing me right up! I’m a good student so what he tells me to do and what not to do I listen👍🏻 I pulled back on a lot of what I was doing so I could get proper rest and recovery .. Im now pain free and have full range of motion ..I’m still keeping my weights a little lighter and focusing now more in core strength, stability and flexibility because without those everything else becomes more difficult .. This month marks 10 years as a fitness professional for me and not to mention I’m turning 46 next week! 😳 Sometimes setbacks can help push you forward . I love what I do and I want to keep doing it .and MORE
You really do have to take care of your body You Only Get One!
You know all those ideas in your head? Pick one and think about what it means to you.⠀
If you’re anything like me that can be scary. You start thinking things like what if my idea isn’t going to work or will lead me down the wrong path? Then comes the what if I can’t figure it out or just can’t do it? ⠀
Here’s what I learned through my reading this week. Your ideas are just a place to start. Whatever path they lead you down will be the right one. And if something doesn’t go right, it’s an opportunity to learn and grow that might lead you to a better idea. Nobody has it all figured out and you don’t have to either. And the best part is you don’t need to have it all planned out. Whew, right? ⠀
Just start. Pick one thing and do it!!⠀
The day I became a coach I wasn’t thinking I would build a business and leave teaching. I really just wanted a discount on my favorite workout programs and supplements. And then when people noticed my results I thought maybe I could encourage a few of my friends to get healthier with me. I didn’t have a plan, but I started by organizing my first accountability group. ⠀
Just one thing. ⠀
It was a place to start. Then I had to find my voice and build a brand. And sometimes the things I tried just didn’t work, so I tried again. Now 3 years later I’ve run dozens of these groups and helped over 100 people get started on their own journey as customers and coaches. Because I learned along the way that this is how I can make an impact. ⠀
You can do it, too...just start doing something that gets your ball rolling. Once that ball is in motion it’s easier to see how to keep it going or adjusting your course. Where and how you roll it may change over time, but it’s your ball and you are in charge of where it’s going. ⠀
Whatever that thing is for you just take the first step.
One of my great life lessons was do what you want on your birthday, celebrate it yourself. Thanks for all the people who reached out to me today. It’s always the little things in life that mean the most. #thisis46#september#virgo#celebratelife
Today is my birthday 🙌🎂 time for self reflection, self improvement and spiritual growth. This has been one hell of a year and manifesting only good things ahead from here on out. Onwards and upwards!! #birthdaygirl#virgo#thisis46
Anyone who knows me knows I wear my hair in a bun all the time because hair in my face annoys me and I’m so active all the time in hot places. I just went to get my haircut in FLL and she took off 3 inches.....and blow dried my hair.....and to my amazement this is how long my hair is AFTER 3 inches are gone!! I had no idea!!!! (I shaved my head 4.5 years ago and since then have grown it out....this is the longest it’s been in my life!) I’ll be honest with you guys....long hair is a pain in my butt! (I get dreadlocks all the time in the tropical heat) I miss my shaved head 🧐🙄🤩 But I guess I will enjoy it for a night 😉
#TBT to the 2018 MCM. 🇺🇸 The SHIRT lol! This race shirt got completely murdered on social media as being the ugliest race shirt ever. But, I happen to love it! It is fun & warm and good for winter training. I can’t wait to see this year’s shirt. (I also can’t believe it’s been almost a year since I cut my hair 10” to donate). #mcm#marinecorpsmarathon#runwiththemarines#oorah#lovemyuglyshirt
Right now I am sitting at the desk you see here in this photo but i do not look like this. Far far from it, my friends. This photo was taken by @daniellecohenphotography and is a perfected version of me as a writer and teacher. I understand the need to connect with your audience, and when the “product” you’re selling is YOU and your expertise it makes sense to post your face around the place. But too many professional shots always makes me feel alienated. I feel a distance between us, which is why I’ll share a phone selfie over a pro portrait any day. It just feels friendlier! Of course, now I actually have a few pro shots (last shoot was FIVE years ago) I’m quite enjoying having some to share :-) Just, you know, not every day.
Yesterday I fell down an internet rabbit hole and ended up on the Youtube channel of a 22 year-old influencer who’d shared a video about a day in her life as an influencer. It was difficult to watch because it was all about creating perfected images of an aspirational lifestyle with zero consideration given to the affect she might be having on her viewers. With an IG audience of 400,000 she’s reaching a staggering amount of young impressionable women. I know that my teenage self would have felt severely lacking.
Advertising is one thing but this sort of insidious marketing just doesn’t feel good to me. Which is why I paused for a moment before sharing this photo. I don’t think of myself as an “influencer” — certainly not on the level the 22 year-old and her peers are playing at — but I do acknowledge that I have an online business that requires me to be visible to other people and with that comes influence (hopefully the good and helpful kind!). As always I want to find the right balance of putting my best foot forward while also bringing you behind the scenes (which is more interesting, let’s face it ;-) I also feel strongly that women OF MY AGE need to be more visible online. So I’m sharing this flattering picture of me “working” at my desk because women don’t suddenly vanish when they turn 40. #thisis46
Are you sick of influencer culture too? Maybe you don’t notice it online but is it affecting your kids?