Mama knows best! Give your #1 lady a special gift from the heart this Mother’s Day! 👸🏻💐 #DevineBrides
I recorded a short video to share with you on the subject of submission and leadership in marriage, specifically why I was mad at God and what changed my mind.
But upon further review, the video has died a natural death at the editorial desk #toowordy #notclearenough #tootiredtoshootagain #perfectionistsunite 😄
Fortunately, the book I am holding did not 😊 It's very much alive on Amazon and on my website IntentionalToday.com It has all the good stuff you need to know about creating the marriage of your dream, God's way (and includes the fun subject of submission and leadership 😉) Check out #BluestoBlissBook via link in bio @nginaotiende
TIME FOR HARD WOODS!!
A dream written down with a date becomes a goal, a goal broken down into steps become a plan, a plan backed by action becomes reality.
Have you been wanting to start something but just don’t know what, how, or where to start I’ve been there!! I know how you’re feeling!
DM me today let’s get a plan together so you can start turning your dreams into reality! ❤️
Pilates makes me so happy 🙌🏻 I couldn’t wait to workout my Core today even though I’ll be sore tomorrow 👌🏻 Active Recovery was definitely a success today ❤️
I never realized the power of the actually completing something. That feeling of accomplishment and knowing that I set out to do what I said I was going to do goes a long way for my mindset. While my fitness journey will last a lifetime I still take it day by day and program by program.
Today, I completed what’s called “Phase 1” of my current 80 day program! I seriously had doubts this day would come as I when I first attempted this program two weeks in I had to stop for medical reasons. Then, I had a two week break from exercise to recover and then I re-started the program even though I was super discouraged.
Starting is the absolute hardest part of any fitness journey, but once I made the decision to commit I didn’t want to let myself down and I haven’t looked back since.
✨ PERFECTIONISM. .
I have always heard people around me talking about being a perfectionist like it’s a good thing! .
I mean without much though, yeah it does sound pretty great doesn’t it .
No screw ups, no lazy jobs, no mistakes anywhere. .
But the problem with perfection is that it’s impossible. .
Why Well because we are human. .
No matter how hard we all try, we will never reach 100% perfection. And the harder we do try and fail time after time again, the more beat up we are. .
When we are striving for something that’s so unattainable, like perfection, we will CONSTANTLY be at war with ourselves! .
This will do nothing but raise or cortisol levels and make us stressed out of our flipping minds until we crack. .
The mindset of “all or nothing” has got to stop!!! And I’m talking to myself here too. .
Sometimes small inconveniences of life just get in our way that prevents us from doing things we want. .
So does that mean that If you normally workout every day for an hour, and your boss has you stay 30 minutes later than usual, that you just don’t work out today because you only have 30 minutes instead of an hour! .
Heck no! Get your butt to the gym and make that 30 minutes worth it. It’s better than not going at all. .
It’s ok not to be perfect. Being perfect in this lifetime is not a good thing to strive for because in the end it’s only going to stop you from failing, AKA growing and developing into a better you. . .
#mommylife #marriedlife #collegelife #thegrind #coffeefirst #studentlife #nannylife #ldslife #edrecoverywarrior #healthynothungry #happinessisachoice #teachergoals #newlywed #ttc #jesusfreak #cleanfreak #orthorexiarecovery #dogmom #girlstopapologizing #girlboss #jacksonville #sweatingforthewedding #blessedbygod #whole30life #bbggirls #wifey #loveyourself #bodypositive #goaldigger #twentysomething
This colour palette 💕
Dusty Rose is by far this years hottest wedding colour.
Are you a dusty rose gal
You cannot get where you want to be in life without the right relationships!
I’m starting to get really comfortable here. Until next time, Tulum! ✌🏼
When you love plants and it’s spring you stick your couple in an Azalea bush 😂
Catching 🌅 sunsets with my Prince Charming🌹. Every day is more like living royal with you, baby. @kimcleyman 💝
#tbt to being in this ridiculously beautiful place😍🌴☀️🌊
No doubt about it...THIS is the best seat in the house! Double tap if you're a bride-to-be!(Photography: Leslie Greene, Floral Design: @juliestevensdesign, Rentals: @encoreeventrentals)
Some days it’s harder to get up and get my workout in. ⠀
I could come up with ALL the excuses⠀
+I’m tired (permanent part of being a mom)⠀
+I work - (12 hour shifts are so damn long some nights!)⠀
+there’s cleaning to be done - I swear its never ending ⠀
+the kids are being too needy - or driving me insane ⠀
+I just don’t want to -⠀
+I’m sick (been sick for 3 weeks straight now!)⠀
The list is different everyday, and yeah I’ll be honest - I tell myself at least one of these things everyday. I also still get my ass up and get my workout in and don’t let these excuses run the show. ⠀
You know why Because I have girls I have to show up for. I have my kids watching me. I know if I don’t do it I’ll regret it, feel even more tired, and feel like crap for letting myself and others down. Guess how many regrets I have when I do my workout...ZERO! I feel MORE energized, I have a better outlook (gotta love endorphins), I have less stress and anxiety, I’ve shown up for myself and the girls in my team, my kids got to see me push through on a hard day, and I know my body is only going to look better for doing so.⠀
It’s not always easy, but having girls who depend on me, girls who are watching me, girls who need motivated and need guidance - that’s what keeps me going. ⠀
If you could use motivation and guidance, if you want a group of amazing girls to show up WITH YOU everyday - girl, drop an emoji below or PM me. It can only get better from here 💕
It is so easy to let someone else write our own story. It takes confidence, daring greatly and accepting our failures for us to truly embrace our full selves. My story is filled with bumps, bruises, uphill and downhill battles. I am proud of those moments because I choose to learn something from them and grow. I am responsible for writing and defining my own story! #thefitrabbi #exerciseyoursoul
"One of my FAVORITE pieces of inspiration is to remember that quality outweighs quantity. Shifting your focus to this small but mighty piece of knowledge will open some serious doors for you." ⠀
Couldn't agree more! Go Cassie 🙌 ⠀
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I had no idea what a lineman was or really thought about who made sure my power was always on until I started dating my husband. Sure I knew that when the lights went out you called the power company and someone did something then 💡 .
What I soon realized is that it’s so much more than that. The days are long, like sometimes a full 24 hours long in a storm. The work is exhausting and has to be done no matter the weather. The time away from family and unpredictable schedule can be a struggle.
It scares me to death every time he walks out that door but I know that he knows what he’s doing. Even though he loves his job he loves me more and will do whatever it takes to come home each night. .
So today on National Lineman Appreciation Day if you see someone climbing up a pole or driving around in their big bucket trucks be sure to say thank you and say a prayer for all the hardworking lineman out there. .
| Ladies, your wedding doesn’t have to be the perfect fairytale as long as you’re marrying your perfect Prince |
I recently read something shared by a bride and it broke my heart. Her wedding was two weeks away and she was considering canceling it simply because of the stress of it all. Now don’t get me wrong, I completely understand the stress and desire to make the wedding picture perfect with all kinds of crazy flowers and details, (this may seem odd coming from a photographer) but DON’T LET THE FALS LIE OF PERFECTION KEEP YOU FROM ENJOYING THE MOST AMAZING DAY OF YOUR LIFE. At the end of the day, the photos you look back on and will cherish, will be the ones of you and your husband, surrounded by friends and family. So just a little friendly reminder, yes, of course it’s fun to have a Knot styled wedding, or the Martha Stewart day, but never, ever let it get in the way of your happiness and the simple, sweet fact that you’re saying I do to the most wonderful person you could ever imagine 💕✨
Venue: Brandview Ballroom @labanquets
Dress: @cocomelodyofficial @cocomelodylosangeles
#hitched #newlyweds #newlywed #goingtothechapel #weddingproposal #mrandmrs #isaidyes #weregettingmarried #shesaidyes #marryingmybestfriend #imengaged #engaged #imengaged #junewedding #letsgetmarried #engaged #newlyengaged #engagedlife #engagementphotographer #engagementpics #engagementpictures #orangecountyengagementphotographer #orangecountyengagement #losangelesengagementphotographer #saraellenphotography #beautifulbride #weddingblog
Bailey and Travis decided to have a private ceremony on their wedding day and it was so intimate and sweet. We love bringing brides’ ideas to life!
I am a New Yorker at heart and will always be because it was my home for 29 years. So while at first I wasn’t so thrilled about moving to a different state, Georgia has been growing on me. I honestly admire the beautiful weeping willow trees, great weather and being more adventurous has been fun! And while Georgia won’t be my “forever home state” bc moving comes with along with the army life, I’m enjoying it while I’m here!
Having a super productive day and so excited for this holiday weekend 💐
- With couple of our closest Arizona friends, we said our legal I do’s yesterday, which also happened to be the 1 year anniversary of our move to #Arizona!
The next two months will be filled with engagement shoots (I know , backwards😬), #bachelor and #bachelorette parties, desert themed wedding shoots, and finally our official wedding ceremony in #paradise🌴 😍
When I posted about our legal ceremony, I was ecstatic to get messages from others who are also doing a #destination #wedding 🌼 Which date do you celebrate! The one that legally made you a husband & wife OR the ceremony that you’ve been planning since your #engagement 🤨
I look for reasons to celebrate every day so I’m going to be celebrating both dates as well as our dating anniversary , engagement date etc☺️ Ryan on the other hand thinks our wedding anniversary date should be the date of the ceremony in DR🤷🏽♀️
#Whynotdoboth #2019wedding #dominicanrepublic #puntacana #azbride #2019bride #newlywed #azbloggers #phoenix 📸: @paradisusbymelia
Bringing our espresso maker to the apartment was Billy’s idea. It was a grand one 👌🏼☕️
However, someone [me] didn’t bring the milk frother. Getting acquainted with the European way 🗺
Let’s run away together 💭 How magical is this jungle walkway back to our venue I was in love!
이제 서울에도 #낙곱새 먹을데가 있다규!
형님이랑 낙곱새먹고 디저트 타임
Teamwork makes the dream work!
How beautiful is the greenery It is so exciting to see everything beginning to bloom in the garden!!
Pilates with bands = Next level 🔥
Guys, I’m gonna be honest with you.
Today’s workout was tough. There were a couple times that I felt so nauseous and had to stop in the middle of an exercise to take a break for a couple of seconds.
There could be multiple reasons for this:
Over-hydration during your workout
A large caloric deficit
An extra intense workout, & more.
It’s normal! But that’s why it’s so important to listen to your body.
At one point I was sprawled out on the floor trying to get a handle on my nausea (I’m not really sure why so don’t ask but it kinda helped 😂) and since my boys are always in my office with me for my workout every morning, they walked over to me and sniffed/licked me to make sure I was okay.
My boys are SERIOUSLY my biggest motivators. You all know how much I freaking love them. So much. And it is my dream to be a stay at home dog mom with them as soon as I possibly can be.
So I’m gonna keep pushing. Are you ready to join me, help me make my dream a reality, & work towards your dreams yet
Anything you want is possible ❤️