Haven’t posted a recent pic of my mug in a while. Aging is weird, some days I feel way younger than I am, some days way older. The difficulties of the last 5 months have added a little age to my appearance, it feels like it happened so fast. I’m still not quite used to what I see in the mirror. But fuck it, here’s my mug anyway! #faceit#mymug#40something#carrinwelch#aginggracefully ??? #whatdoesthatevenmean#fuckit
School was out early for the day, so there was time to go have a little fun. This one of mine LOVES shopping and is the funnest to bring along. We had some silly moments browsing, trying on clothes (her birthday is in a couple months) and people watching. She laughed at me cause it took like 20 tries for me to figure out where to look while taking the picture. Haha. My kids know way more than me when it comes to phones! # Felt great to get out of the house! I get stuck in the loop of taxi driver, laundry doer, mom life and breaking away for an hour was refreshing. I need to do this more often. Especially because this one is a blast to hang with. These kids grow up way to fast. I need more break away moments with them for sure!
Not sure what this smile is about exactly. Might just be the pleasure I am experiencing in my exploration of clothing in colors other than black, grey, white, black, black and black I purchased this skirt. ONLINE. Who am I becoming? #midlifecrisis#capsulewardrobe#40something#grombre PS wearing items hat accentuate my hips and thighs as a pear shaped gal is new and interesting for me. I refuse to not wear what I like even though it is rarely seen on my body shape.
Day 29. This is what I looked like leaving Saturday #fitbodybootcamp better known as “hell-day”. Today was every minute on the minute... I had 3🤮🤮🤮 moments today but I made it through. Afterwards I stopped by this little grocery store I see all the time. It was Puerto Rican heaven! I went in for eggs and came out with $70 worth of stuff. I found recao which means arroz con gandules is on the menu for dinner. 🤤🤤🤤 Nutrition update: I got 1472 good calories in yesterday. I literally could not shovel in another 200. I was so full. So the rest of my day is chores and then early screening of Shazam!!! #40something#fitness#ageinggracefully#40somethingfitness#thegymkickedmyass#latina#fitnessmotivation
It’s okay to have a full on conversation with yourself! For realz! Had to do some serious negotiation with myself this morning about what I wanted for breakfast. Because most of me wanted McDonald’s big breakfast platter. You know the one I’m talking about! 🥞 🍳 I’m feeling a bit of restlessness lately and I tend to turn to food when battling this feeling. So here is the conversation I played out with myself after dropping my son off at my folks house: 😑I’m hungry. 😋McDonald’s sounds good. 😔Totally, and the scale was up this morning so none of this is working anyway. I might as well indulge. 🤔Hmmmm, this sounds like a cycle that I know keeps me in an unhealthy state. 🤯Yea, but just this one time won’t matter. 🤔I think it will matter because history is showing me that every poor choice I make sets me back several days of progress. And I know that while I’ll have a few moments of carb filled joy, the rest of the day I’ll wish I hadn’t made that choice. 🧐Alright then, I guess we’ll make breakfast at home. And so that is exactly what I did. I think this is a good reminder that if we are willing to sit in the uncomfortable moments, feel the feelings, sort through them and then let it pass, we can stop the cycle of self sabotage. Off to my workout! Happy Saturday! #deepthoughtsbyalannad
I have the honor of being a featured presenter at this year’s “The Kindness Summit”, April 13, 2019, Dallas, TX. Let’s face it, kindness begins with being kind and gentle with ourselves. This event is open to men and women. Come out and meet me in person, be inspired and lifted by the energy of other amazing spirits and add your own positive energy to the Kindness movement. TAKE ADVANTAGE OF EARLY BIRD REGISTRATION HERE: tinyurl.com/y6jot559 This one day conference offers a unique blend of vision, inspiration and actionable steps to help create a kinder world. The Kindness Summit also provides an opportunity to network with influencers who are committed to making a Kind Imprint on our world. I’d love to see you there. tinyurl.com/y6jot559
...... I don’t workout at the crack of dawn each morning to compensate for my donut obsession! . . I workout every day because it’s good for my health...mentally and physically! . . The donuts? They are good for my soul! . . I’ve come to learn that I don’t have to give up my sweet treats. My lifestyle is NOT about cutting out the things I enjoy. It’s about finding the right mix for ME. . . I can have my cake (or donut in my case) and eat it too!! . . . . . So cheers to enjoying your treats this weekend! I already started (see my stories)...and I’ll be putting those darn sneakers back on first thing in the morning.
I know i'm not the smallest guy in the world but I found this photo of me from 2012 ... i've lost my hair but it looks like i've lost a bit of weight too! ... showed my mum .. she said its not the same person 😂
Just to give you another side to our love story!!😂 This was the sweaty selfie shared this morning in our accountability group! Not EXACTLY like the last one I shared earlier this week! LOL! There was complaining! And a bit of silent treatment! But then there was laughing and digging, and more digging and laughing! And don't forget the earth quake!! Check out my stories for the whole story, before it disappears!!! The Jen and Mike show is always a good one to catch!! Don't worry, we made up! And I'll still meet him here tonight for our Friday night date night!! Maybe....😉 #highschoolsweethearts#familyfitness#dateyourspouse#swolematesforlife#chaseyourdream#40something#familymattersmost#marriagematters