Why is it hard for me to workout? Swipe right. A mom of two boys - 6 month old and a 2 year & 9 month old ... a full time job as a Nurse... and life’s duties of taking care of a house, family and LIFE. It’s definitely hard to juggle it all. And it’s exhausting right now. But it’s the only thing that makes me and my body feel better. I can eat healthy, shower, do a facial mask but nothing is the same as a good workout 💪🏼 slowly but surely I’ll regain my muscle. I won’t say I’ll get my body back... because my body never left. I’m so proud of it and creating our perfect little humans. 💙🤗 #momlife#jugglingitall#momofboys#6monthspostpartum#fitmom#fitmommy#maketimeforyou#workoutmotivation
🌟 Transformation Tuesday 🌟 Be proud of where you’re at NOW and then be proud of yourself EVERYDAY for taking steps to make yourself strong and healthy!! 🙌🏼 I get it Mama, and I SEE YOU. 👀 I remember having just had my 3rd baby in 4.5 years and feeling like I didn’t know how I’d ever find time for me again, but I did and you will. 🎉🎉 I show up for YOU because I AM you. I remember feeling: 👉🏼 Tired and sluggish 👉🏼 Like I had no time 👉🏼 Zero motivation 👉🏼 Wanting to regain my self confidence 👉🏼 Tired of always putting myself last 👉🏼 Having extra weight making me ache 👉🏼 In need of a transformation . Does that sound familiar?!? 🤔🤔 . Join me for my next bootcamp kicking off Feb 4th!! This gives us plenty of time to get you your materials and do some prep to get you ready for SUCCESS!! 🙌🏼👯♀️🎉 Here are the details: ✅ 20 minute workouts. Yes, seriously!! 😳 ✅ 6 weeks of action, focus, and change! ✅ 36 different total body workouts ✅ Simple nutrition program ✅ Daily delicious superfood shake ✅ Private online support community ✅ Me as your personal mentor You can create the change you desire. YES YOU CAN!! I’m here to help!! Message me or drop a 🙋🏻♀️ if you’re READY to lock arms with me and TRANSFORM your life!! 💖💖
I always heard women say they lost sight of themselves as they became moms and I always told myself "that's not going to be me" but surely enough after Sofia was born I was too tired to do anything. I didn't care about my hair, about how I dressed or what I ate, I was always busy taking care of my girls. Fortunately for me Sofia started napping with Amelia for a good 3 hours, so that give me time to do EVERYTHING including taking care of myself. (And finishing that coffee I warmed up 3 times already 😆) #themommalife#itshardbutitsworthit#maketimeforyou#selfcare
Driving My son to school yesterday it came on the radio that it was supposedly the ‘most depressing day of the year’ Even though it was bitter cold and snowy ( which I hate ) I honestly feel that exercise plays a huge role in me completely disagreeing with that man on the radio. ( and the coolest thing the kiddo thought the statement was ridiculous) Yesterday we were out of the house early, had a busy day at work, home,dinner, workout, swimming lessons etc, but I still felt focused, proud, calm ( as I could be), anxiety was real low, and I felt in control. Why? Planning movement into my day. Leaning on others for support, holding myself accountable and making the time for me no matter how busy the day gets. We are all busy. But we will always make time for those things that are important to us. #dailymotion#dailymovement#movedaily#maketimeforyou#plantosucceed#exerciseroutine#stepfitness#shauntfitness#preparedness#winterexercise
There's a few things brewing on the homestead this week! 😄 • Figuratively & literally! I've gotten some necessary supplies to whip up a few roller bottles of essential oils, lip balms, and some deodorant! • Testing the #beaumontcowl for @fortlascelledesigns & participating in @skeinsnsticks #bridgettesweatercoat CAL week 1! • What are some of your plans for this week? Anything new & exciting? 💗
Week 2 Day 2: ✨I am stronger now. I am faster now. I am better now. I still struggle, but I keep showing up. I keep doing my best on the good days and the bad ones. Life happens. Kids need help with projects and homework. Toddler wants your attention. House work and everything else on the list. But I refuse to quit. 💪🏼🙌🏼 . . I trust the process and the program. I’m seeing the results. That’s how I got better, stronger, and quicker. That’s how YOU will too!!! 🦋#priorities
So yesterday evening, following my reflexology session (I know, major pamper day!) Holly and I headed to @oneaestheticstudio to take part in @ashleighguthrie01 Cacao Ceremony, celebrating the Blood Moon. I have never done anything like this before and had no idea what to expect! What happened was honestly magical and I wish I could bottle this feeling and carry it in my daily life, forever. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ After we got settled in and enjoyed our cacao drink, Ashleigh guided us through the most intense sound healing meditation and visualisation I've ever experienced. 2019 is a huge year for me and my two words for the year are visible and vulnerable. Being more visible and being more vulnerable, in my work and life. Both things that scare the shit out of me. This evening was just what I needed to feel supported in my goals and surrender to sources outside of my control - which for someone who's a control freak and hates to ask for help, feels vulnerable AF! ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ We finished by burning our intentions/what we wanted to let go of on a piece of paper outside, which was so exciting! So hey Moon/Universe, help me be visible and vulnerable in 2019. 💕 ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ It was such an honour to share this space with other women - sharing, crying, hugging. There's something really peaceful about connecting with strangers in that setting. There's nothing like women supporting women 🙏🏼 so happy I got to share it with @_hollygoeslightly too. I think anyone who feels drawn to spirituality should experience it with someone they love! (I was about to dilute this post with an apology for being 'woo' for anyone who's put off by it. But then I thought fuck that. Not sorry at all. 😂) ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ __________________ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ #kathorrocks#weblognorth#selfcare#loveyourself#maketimeforyou#selfcareisntselfish#nourish#balance#worklifebalance#mindfulliving
Who Knew? Our feet bear our entire weight and are often the most overlooked part of our bodies. Reflexology and foot massage can be extremely beneficial for a number of ailments, including depression, nausea, migraines, blood circulation, elimination of toxins. Love your feet, they have a tough job! Better yet, let us Love your feet. #maketimeforyou#mitiempofootworks#sopo#maine
Find time for you - find time for what you love and to do - crafting or painting or cooking or spending time with family... find or make that time - it’s so worth it! Tell me, what brings JOY to you?? . Happy Tuesday! How’s your short week going? We are still working on getting rid of the flu here with our 2 yr old... not fun! So, finding time for me this week is more like - finding time for a shower and some chocolate, which is totally fine these days - a shower sounds sooo good!
Today on the blog, as per your request, I'm talking all about ✨SELF-CARE!✨ And no — not just face masks, beauty products, oils, massages & manicures (although these are all incredible ways to take care of yourself and featured here are some of the products I'm currently LOVING). But over on the blog, I'm diving a bit deeper into some of my favorite daily practices for taking care of your mental/emotional health, connecting with yourself on a deeper level and implementing internal personal growth. . Cultivating a positive, consistent self-care routine is one of the most important things I help my clients to do, especially those who are struggling with stress, anxiety, low self-esteem, co-dependency issues and/or suppressed emotions. In this blog post, I share 8 of my favorite self-care techniques along with a 'how-to' guide for each one + suggested tools based on what you're specifically struggling with. . It takes some trial & error to figure out what's most effective for you and requires setting aside consistent, intentional time to use these tools, but newsflash: you're worth it.😘 . Click the link in my bio to check it out & DM me or comment below to share your thoughts and/or questions!
Hello! We are THE CROZ CREW workout partners coming to you with motivation and inspiration during baby’s nap time! 💪🏻 . We don’t know what you went through in 2018, nor do we care. We don’t want to focus on the past and what went wrong because guess what?! You made it into the new year!! Instead we want you to come into this new year DRIPPING. Just because the calendar changes and resolutions are made, it doesn’t mean you will change. You have to be FORCEFUL, FOCUSED, and make sure you are FREQUENT. . What does that mean? YOU have to want it. YOU have to focus on the long term goal. And YOU have to be frequent with your workouts, eating healthy, and having a positive attitude. Rome wasn’t built in a day and neither will your health/personal goals. Want to know the secret to how you can stay true and keep pushing yourself to reach your goals? It’s a little word I like call a TRIBE. Find yourself someone or a group of people that will support, motivate, encourage, and inspire you to keep on pushing yourself forward because we as humans are stronger when we have someone to go through something together. It’s difficult when you don’t know if you are the only one that wants to quit. Somethings are invisible. Somethings are emotional. But together we can! . So are you going to come into this new year DRIPPING?! Dripping with determination to make this year YOUR year. YOUR year to better yourself mentally, physically, and emotionally. . . . #lightyourfire#inspiretobebetter#keeppushingforward#motivation#fitmom
Does anyone else look back at how far they've come after you've started on a new journey in your life? I didn't at first, but now that it's been a full year since I began working on myself and my health and fitness, I can see such a difference. Not just in the physical transformation, but the huge internal transformation I had. Even though I was for the most part happy on the outside...inside...was a different story. The words I said to myself in the mirror were unkind, cruel, and just downright mean. I dreaded the warmer months because it meant sorting through my summer clothes to see what would fit that year. I also dreaded that first summer day by the pool when I had to put on my swim suit. That inner voice telling me how horrible I looked, comparing myself to others. I was disgusted with myself and the fact that I couldn't even zip up my pre-pregnancy pants....and my youngest was 3 years old. This mental battle went on far too long. I would say things to myself that I would never dream of saying to anyone else...so why would I say the to myself. I knew I needed to eat better and exercise more consistently...I tried running and actually lost a little weight...but without the consistency...it came right back as soon as I took a week off. I was sick of the cycle. Sick of having no energy and sick of the negative self talk. When I started my home workout program a year ago I was for sure skeptical...I had tried everything on my own... I can't say it enough....this program...this community...has changed me life! Within 3 months of consistent workouts, nutrition and checking in to my accountibilty group...I was in better shape than I was before I had kids. It's been a year...I am still in my community and still getting the support I need. I have found I am content with the person I see in the mirror, I am confident that I can do and try new things. I truly love the skin I am in...from deep down inside. If your like me, busy and give so much to
1 week in. . Not much change to report yet. Weight stayed the same and overall down 1 inch. . Progress this week was following my meal plan and not indulging nearly as much as usual in the snack area. The bloated feeling was much less due to fueling my body with better food. . The workouts have been tough but only 20 minutes so I feel like I can push through that! My mantra...I can do anything for 20 minutes👊. I’ve really felt the soreness in my calves, lower body overall but pleasantly happy with sore abs and some upper areas as well. . I love a good sore that makes me feel like it’s working. I love that a stepper is giving me a full body workout in 20 minutes. . Get it done quick and on with life🌟. . I am opening up 10 spots for our February boot camp. If you want to join a community of ladies all working on health and fitness and just learning to live our best life in a healthy way message me or comment. Tag a friend and get some details. It’s go time!😘 .
Someone busier than you is working out right now. There are always going to be excuses and reasons to not make time. But it’s SO important to make time for yourself everyday, if you want it bad enough you’ll make it work. I’ve heard people say home workouts don’t work... 30 minutes a day isn’t going to make a difference. Well, I’m here to prove to you that is not the case! 3 months from now you will thank yourself.
I am off work all week as this is my move week😍 and there is still so much to pack and do 🙃 My alarm still goes off at 530 am, I could turn it off and say I have too much going on or packing and moving is enough. But I don’t... Right now it’s not about my motivation or even my discipline that makes me get of bed and get my workout done. It’s a choice! • A choice to focus on me. • A choice to keep my health a priority • A choice to focus on how much better and focused I will feel afterwards. • A choice to stay accountable. Make a choice today that serves YOU, NOT because you are disciplined to or because someone else wants you to but because YOU CAN!!!👊🏼
Today’s meditation. ▫️ I have been working on these aspects of my life for the last few months. With that said, I am only human. I am fallible, imperfect, and I make mistakes. It is how one responds to those imperfections and mistakes that truly tells the measure of the person. ▫️ ▫️ #meditation#zenmoment#zen#takeamomentforyou#youmatter#maketimeforyou @calm
Just me? One of my goals this year is to be screen free for a few hours every night 💻 📱 Can’t say that it has happened every night- but making a conscious effort There always seems to be one more email we can answer... one more article to write... one more update to finish... I’m learning to be ok with not finishing every single daily task... they’ll still be there tomorrow- it’s the days before my daughter heads off to college that are seriously limited 😢 What are your tips for limiting screen time? We talk about not having enough time in the day for everything we want to do... even turning off your screens for 10 min a day to read/write/learn a language/organize a closet... gives you 60 “extra” hours a year #maketimeforyou#onethingatatime#babysteps ✌🏼💗🍴
Yesterday's meals. Some days are better than others. You have to listen to your body. Love hard boiled eggs. Love my oatmeal with peanut butter. Never truly realized the benefits of my nutridense shake that I drink daily till I didn't drink it for a few days and didn't like the way I was feeling- constipated, body inflamed, started to notice my acne under chin acting up, and more tired than usual. So I'm glad I do incorporate every day into my meal plan. Not crazy about the red wine vinegar salad dressing- too acidic for me, loved the salad but will change up the dressing next time. Dinner was amazing- ginger flank steak made in the crock pot with asparagus, cauliflower mash and old bay/ garlic shrimp- absolutely delicious. #lovemycrockpot#makingchoices
Not every day will be easy, even when you are doing everything you are supposed to, should do, and even want to!!! Today I woke up late, totally forgot to set my alarm last night. I could have easily stayed in bed. Put it off til tonight, which probably wouldn’t have happened . But no, instead I got my ass out of bed, and did it👊🏻. I might have done last weeks workout halfway through before I realized I was doing the wrong day☺️. But that didn’t stop me either, I switch to the right workout and pushed through ✅ You will have excuses that get in your way, but don’t let them control you.....Be stronger👊🏻 #youareenough#maketimeforyou#bestrongerthanyourexcuses#beyouforyou
We’ve opened up a number of PT sessions in @highperformance_tc from 11AM on Tuesdays with me as your trainer. Sessions include ✅ One 2 One training ✅ Measurements ✅ Nutrition Advice ✅ Training Plan designed for your needs Personal Trainer of the year, class of 2015, student of the year 2014. Our training plans are designed with a realistic approach to life. For more details PM #fitnessoneillpt#startyourjourney#personaltrainer#goals#gainz#maketimeforyou#gym#spawell#hptc
BINGING MADE ME FEEL LIKE A FIT FRAUD . Back when I was early in my fitness journey, I was the perfect picture of fitness. . In the gym 5-6 days a week, eating my chicken and broccoli out of tupperware like the dedicated fitspo I was so desperate to be. . I wasn’t coaching back then, but I lived and breathed the gym and family and friends were coming to me for fitness advice. . Often I would preach about eating clean and give workout tips to coworkers. . Everyone knew me as the ‘fitness person.’ . Inside I felt like a huge imposter. The truth was, yes I was eating clean, yes I was in the gym 5-6 days a week but I was miserable. . I had a serious binging problem. All it took was one spoonful of peanut butter and I was off the rails eating everything in sight. . I did everything I could to hide it. The amount of shame and guilt I felt was overwhelming. I felt like an imposter because I preached this lifestyle but deep down I knew what I was doing wasn’t healthy. . I kept thinking, I just need to try harder. Every binge was ‘the last one.’ This meant I would go all out even harder because I viewed it as a last hoorah. But then the cycle would repeat. . At this point I felt awful because I wanted to be a coach. How could I help people if I couldn’t help myself? . Not only that, but binging was holding me back from having the body I wanted. . I WISH that I had guidance during this time because then I would have realized my binging was being brought on by super restrictive dieting and over training. My body’s hunger signals had literally gone haywire and it wasn’t just me not having enough will power. . If you are currently struggling with binging or having the desire to overeat: . 🔹You are not alone 🔹You can work through this . Check out my Facebook community where I help millenial women lose weight and get superwoman strong so you don’t have to deal with it alone. Link is in bio🖤