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'nuff said...this is the most i've lost with sparkpeople to date...i'm GOING to go ALL. THE. WAY. DIG THAT.Dig it.YUP.I could not agree more...'Member dat...Me...Now.Me now...Look! Cheekbones galore! And DIMPLES!!!THIS.is feeling this...This.My best friend sent this to me yesterday. It's never too late to start living, I suppose. I made on the fitness minute board for a few of my Spark teams! What a great Monday surprise! Go me!One foot in front of the other...day after day. UnTIL. I am currently wearing a pair of capri pants I haven't been able to wear since last summer. This.Cuz, well...I am. I can think of worse reasons...So true! Happy weekending!This cracked me up! Have a great, good-choices filled day!Change...not always easy but sometimes necessary. I'm just enjoying doing me. Wrapped up my 5k Your Way Walk/Jog program today...two words--is feeling this pic...I just keep visualizing what I want. I can't believe how sore I am from yesterday's yard work! WHOA!Yup. I believe it *is*!!!It's nice to be fitting back into my men's medium t-shirts. Almost. So close I can taste it. Changing the outside to match who I am on the inside one day at a time...Hope you are too!Yup. I plan to...So true!The time is now.It's a new day. And so is tomorrow and the day after that. See how this works?is I need one. Happy Mother's Day Sparkfriends! Remember to pamper yourself!Monday Motivation...I think it's important not to take ourselves *too* seriously as we travel our respective journeys. As you can see, I have no problems in this department. LOL! Happy Hump Day SparkPeeps!Yeah I get but I definitely feel more sore than sexy today...*grin*Of course you don't have to take *my* word for it...Check, check ANDDDD check! LOL!Bring it Monday. Bring. It.It's a dirty job but somebody's gotta do it. Might as well be me. *grin*And either is a worthy goal. ;-)Truth.I mean, let's face it--one can never have too many minions. Right? LOL! Have a great Hump Day! A coworker brought the Klondike bars in to celebrate her birthday. Get thee from me, Satan! “Stop hating yourself for everything you aren’t. Start loving yourself for everything that you are.” ~UnknownTook a nice stroll at work...Dang, my campus is gorgeous! My crazy is my favorite part! Happy Sunday SparkPeeps!Working on it.My goal is to get a little better every day.GRRRR!!! Bring it!If sweat is fat crying, then I made mine sob uncontrollably. LOL! Mission. Accomplished. Yup.Believe.PLUS--it's Friday!!!Today I choose sore. Yes.you.do.All it takes is a little practice. It is totally within you.I'm looking atCHU.Gonna jes leave this riiiiighttttt here...Sho' do!Heyyyy Friday! Wus up gurl?!And this journey is no exception. Happy Monday SparkPeeps! I'll be gentle. LOL!This has been your self-love PSA. YAYYYYY FOR FRIDAYS! Rock this weekend SparkPeeps!Getting started a little late for my Done Girl Dance-a-Thon but starting nonetheless...And the successes are many, even if they aren't always visible. Like looser clothes, increased energy and flexibility or glowing skin. And time is gonna pass regardless so why not do something productive while we wait? It's the only way.Even the hard parts. That's where the character building happens. Happy Friday SparkPeeps!If it's going to be, it's up to me.It is its own reward.Secret's out!!!Note to self indeed. For the long haul, because it's not a race...Truth. Hmmm...kinda like our weight loss journey. Life is too short (and precious) to beat ourselves up over mistakes.Seriously, being yourself is about the coolest thing you can be. Good morning!! I'm just glad it's Wednesday. Note to self...Never. Ever.You're your own DJ so pick a new playlist and keep on dancing. Word.I hope you are too!Happy Friday Spark fam!Best.reminder.evah.So true!Good morning!Great advice!Take a break if you must but keep.going. Working on it. Yup.September--I'm coming for ya...Get lost in a song, a pretty view or somebody's smile. You owe it to yourself. We are capable.Remember that.And so do you! Have a safe and relaxing Labor Day weekend SparkFam!!!Today's impromptu weigh-in brought to you by the word:Everyday brings new opportunities.I may be traveling for work but I am still making my workouts happen! WOW! How cool is that?! Eleven days in and I'm already at 455 minutes of exercise. When did THAT happen!?Plus they help me do amazing things.You got this.Today--not tomorrow. Tomorrow's not guaranteed. I am more than a number on the scale. HAHAHAHAHAHA! Just kidding. That never happened. Laughter heals.One day at a time.Me shopping last night...LOL!!!Words to live by...And stop worrying about what other folk think. Your body, mind and soul will thank you for it.#thestruggleisreal'Member dat! Even though it's Monday. LOL! I am.LMAO! What ever works!!! What's up Monday?!Everyday.Focusing on the things I *can* control. Like my attitude.It's important.It's still kinda sexy though--LOL.#truthDoing you is the new sexy. Sometimes you simply have to roll with it.Working on keepin' it simple. It will be *so* worth it. Sometimes positivity is all we've got in this crazy world.Sexy is a state of mind. LOL! We've all had those days,Easier said than done but well worth the effort.My happiness on my terms..In a nutshell...Like today for instance--LOL! Happy Monday!We got this--one workout, one healthy meal, one stretch at a time.I keep tryin' a tell people...#truthThis. 1000 times. This.Stop it.The rewards will be worth it. LOL!LOL! So true!Rinse. Repeat.You are one.That being said, self, you bettah bring it!And I'm worth it.Besides, in the end, your opinion is the only one that matters.Yep!Let's do this!#truthWith everything going on in the world right now, today's goal is to calm my spirit.Or whatever it is *you* do. In other words--do you. Remember that. Everyday. Serenity now.My goal is to keep moving forward.So be happy with the skin you're in. Better. Always better.So be sure to tell *those* voices to knock it off!!Don't be afraid of the holiday season. BWAH! I wish!And so are you.Not that it matters--both will work. LOL!Take care of yourselves. And one another. Every bit of this...Everything you can't necessarily see!Whatever you do, don't sweat the small stuff. Believe me, there will be plenty of bigger stuff. #truthHAPPY FRIDAY!!!Do you. Holla!!!And not just today either. You never know where life may be taking you.I cannot stress this enough! Do everything with your heart. Even in the chaos life sometimes hands us.My new mantra...Live it.Here's to an amazing 2016--for all of us!Yes. Let's.So don't! Happy Friday SP fam!!Not sure what lifetime miles are but it must be cool. I am choosing now.When you don't do laundry and go for that "back of the drawer" pair of underwear that now fits...What an awesome MLK weekend!You have *so* got this. Scream it--now.Although I'm proud to say I have resisted all the junk in the office lately. Yay me!Happy weekending!!!No looking back.Take the best and leave the rest--things, people, whatever. Whatever happened yesterday--stays there.Neat!!!HAHAHAHA! Truth! Progress not perfection.Working on it. Always and in all things.Life's too short to not have dessert. Yup! And you are beautiful YOU. LOL!The bling from my first virtual race! True.Bring it Hump Day!We always have a choice.Keep 'em guessing. Happy Friday SP fam!!!Always.Feeling grateful...Have a great day!Believe it!30 minutes on the stationary bike done!!!Everyday.Happy weekending!Shaking off the Monday blahs as we speak...Changing my mindset one day at a time.Lesson #3025: learning to be comfy with the skin I'm in.Every bit of this. Doesn't seem like much but I was excited to get this trophy!!Today is day 5 of my mile-a-day streak. Whatever each of us is doing--just.keep.doing.it. Happy Saturday SP fam! Have a great Sunday!Almost there!!!NSV's rule!First and foremost...Happy Hump Day!Weekend's almost here!It's in the not giving up that progress is made.Just to name a few. Happy Monday!Repeat. Repeat. Repeat.Everything starts with loving ourselves first. Every.thing. I just have to keep reminding myself.A number on the scale doesn't define who we are. Have an outrageously awesome Friday Sparkfam! This is me not taking life too seriously. LOL Yes!Blergh...One and a half workdays til I start my vacation! Let's do this! Vacation starts today in t-minus 6 hrs and 10 minutes. Cue happy dance in 5-4-3-2...And never stop doing any of these. Gentle reminders to get up and get your sweat on. LOL Enjoy life--no matter where you are in your journey to better health. And so are you.Do whatcha gotta do!It's the best thing you can be.Don't let your fears keep you from putting one foot in front of the other. Yup.We.got.this.Keep going! Never. Ever.NSV #480--putting your jeans on right out the dryer and have them be loose on you. Hell yeah I'll take it!One minute, hour, day at a time.Stop it. Right now. Oh--and happy Friday!Me when I see a pair of running shoes I like...Oh c'mon! I'm know I'm not the only one!!! LMAO!'Nuff said. lol Nope. Eff the scale. --MeLet's! One inch, one pound at a time. We can do this. TGIF!Enjoy the journey.And life is too damn short. Live it.Slow.down.Me when I found out the jeans I ordered are a size too big...LOLGetting it done.Right?!No.matter.what. Not gonna sweat my weigh-in this AM. I am *not* my number on a scale. Besides, I just ordered smaller jeans. Take *that* scale! is Finally got my bling from my last virtual race!!!A sub-15-minute mile? You betchur ass I'll take it!!! Happy Friday!!!This.When you have been in a slump and are finally starting to feel like your old self again...And that's how I'm feeling today. Hope are you too--more sexy than sore, though. LOL!Don't think about how far you have to go. Instead, think of how far you've *come*. You can do this. Repeat daily.Now.#tshirtgoalsWhatever you waiting for--don't. Lose yourself in nature. Good morning!!And guess what? You're an adorable badass too. This.A question for the ages! Have a great weekend! I stopped worrying about the destination a while ago.Today was a great day! Hope you had a great day too!Pretty much. How badly do we want it?Happy almost Friday!!! LOLPositivity. Don't forget all the in between goals! Like getting to a point where you can paint your own toes again! That is major!!I see you Monday!!Yup!TGIF!!!Pretty sure this is my first time!!!More of this please. Words to live by.Not bad...Now *you* say it. So let your vibe shine.Just part of the journey...And there never will be...Despite what may be going on in the world...It's all about the journey. Embrace it.EFF the scale. Yeah, I said it. LOL Occasionally. LOL Yes indeedy! No point doing this thing if you aren't going to enjoy the ride. Hope you are enjoying a safe holiday weekend!Everyday. 'Nuff said. Happy Hump Day! We are ALL responsible.It starts with and everyone of us. #truthThis.You can choose.My journey and where I'm at is mine and mine alone.Trust me. Works wonders. Happy Friday, fam!Yup.Free to be me.What happens in Amazon Prime, stays in Amazon Prime. Happy Hump Day! Self acceptance--where you are, right now going forward.TGIF!!Whatever it is that you're doing--don't quit. Everyday if necessary.Be fierce. 'Nuff said.Because *you* deserve it.The.end.Everyday.You can do anything, BE anything.This. All.day.long.Be bold. Happy Friday.Happy weekending!HAHAHAHA! Right.Starting right now. Good morning!!!Make it rain!This.Yup.Live rebelliously.Rinse. Repeat. Happy Hump Day!TGIF SparkFam!Happy weekending!Yup.So live. Have a great week!Happy hump day!!!Maybe it's time to refocus. Starting right.now.Lol! I saved this 9 months ago. So far, it hasn't been too far off. Done and done!Never been so glad to see Friday... :)Damn right.I've got that "stay weird" part down pat. Happy hump day!Every day brings new opportunities. This.Your journey is yours and yours alone. But you don't have to travel by yourself. Every.bit.of this.One minute, hour, day at time. Cuz I'm making it happen. Whenever possible.Work them.Or pretty much anything after a workout.So remember to love yourself.BWAHAHAHAHAHA! Happy Tuesday SparkFam!!Never doubt that.But I already know you got this. Happy Friday SparkFam!Sho' nuff! Happy 2nd Monday! LOL!is feeling gratefulWe can do anything. I can hardly believe it! True that.This.And it is happening with or without us.Be unapologetically you. Yup.Day 1--done! Coming for you day 2!This.Flaws and all.YASSS...Embrace the journey.If not, stop what you're doing and say something nice to yourself. Like you mean it--LOL!#truthYes, YOU.You are brace.You are brave.Feeling unbelievably grateful. Thank you for all the love and support over the years Spark fam! This. All. Day.Happy Monday!So do it.TGIF Spark fam!!!We got this. Have a great weekend!Stop it right now. :)So be fabulous instead!!Happy Hump day!So just start. Happy Friday!The end.Rock it.No one will ever love you more than you do. Sometimes we simply need to get out of our own way. Happy Hump Day!Unconditionally. In all your "you" glory. Lol! Positive vibes.Happy Holidays Sparkfam!!Prepping mindset in 3-2...Words to live by.Besides, I want to be fit, athletic and curvy.Give yourself the gift of self-love today. Merry Xmas Sparkfam!Just like that! Hope everyone enjoyed theirs!Besties...Yup! Pretty much how it went down! LMAO!!!And a badass woman. What do you see?Me already deciding to make 2017 my bitch...It's just about doing me. Happiness is working from home. #tbtYup.Me lately:No more waiting.Word.You got thisI'm sure of it. Time to start living them. Have a great Sunday! Happy Monday!Love this.Yup.This.Beacsuse you are. Incredible, that is.Sometimes a gurl just wants bacon. LOL! Happy Monday y'all!!!The mind is a powerful thing.In the end, YOU are all that you've got. You are beautiful just the way you are.No matter where you are on your journey, be your most authentic self. #lifegoalsLet's make this last day of the month count!!You have *so* got this.One step at a time. It's the only way to be.Plus it's Monday. Always bet on yourself.Totally can't say this enough!So glad it's Friday!!!This. Alll day.Happy Sunday!We have to treat ourselves with love and respect also. Otherwise, how can we expect others to? Happy Valentine's Day, SparkFam!!!50 minutes of turbo jam done!!! No more waiting for life!Starting from wherever you are now...Create your own story. Besides, we're worth it. Happy Friday!Mhmmm...Happy Sunday!And whatever positive things your heart desires. Seize the day! Another day for unlimited opportunities! Totally me these days! Happy Thursday! Almost there!Happy Sunday!Another Monday--another day of unlimited opportunities.Yeahhh...kinda don't want to get up today. Lol! Happy Tuesday!Yup!!!Trying to find little ways to make magic an everyday thing...Eating healthy:Happy Sunday!!!I am finding joy at just being me--at every point in this journey.Happy International Women's Day! Happy Friday?Happy weekending! This goes for pretty much everything in life.Everyday.Half way there! Happy weekending!!Posted a photoI'm worth it.What is *your* why? Better late than never!So kick fear in the teeth. Wanted French fries for dinner last night. Had healthy scramble instead. And you can too. Happy Friday Sparkfam!Had 3 servings of veggies at lunch!Had 3 servings of veggies at lunch!Had 3 servings of veggies at lunch!Had 3 servings of veggies at lunch!Had 3 servings of veggies at lunch!Had 3 servings of veggies at lunch!Had 3 servings of veggies at lunch!How eating healthy feels sometimes...Happy Monday!Picture yourself 3, 6, 9 months from now. What does that look like? Have a great Friday and an amazing weekend! Happy Sunday SparkFam!Good morning!Another day--another opportunity to treat myself well. We can all find at least one, right? Have a great day!Everyday.For a great day:Happens. Happy Monday anyway!!! LOL!It's almost almost Friday, y'all!!!And today is no exception.Every.day.In every way possible...Kick fear in the teeth.Awesomeness guaranteed...Don't wait.There's no place like home.Trust the process.Have a beautiful day.This. Everyday. :)Me, myself and I...And I'm not necessarily talking about looks either...Happy Friday! Something "wise" I said once...Today I would amend that to "Why wait?" You can be whoever you want--starting right.now. I think this pic sums up journey to a healthy lifestyle perfectly.Start today.Bringing it with 90 minutes of intervals on the stationary bike this AM! How did *you* bring it this morning?!? Yup Took me awhile to grasp this...Keep being amazing. Keep. Going. You choose.Go me!!!I'm not entirely sure how some of this happened but I'll take it! Current mood:Current mood:I choose to believe. A 5-mile hike yesterday. Today I finally get around to unpacking in earnest. I swear, today. LOLI'm through waiting.Everyday.#selfcareYup.Still at it. LOL!Self care. Always.Just a friendly reminder. Happy Tuesday!#gratitudeI can do this. You can do this. We can do this. Everyone of them. Because you can.When I'm at the gym...Yup.One day at a time.Challenge yourself. Happy Hump Day!I'm worth it.Word.Took this picture yesterday on my way to job #2. It may have been early & I may have to work extra hrs occasionally to live life on my terms but then you get handed moments like this. #gratitudeMe yesterday. Ha! Happy Thursday Sparkfam!!Happy Friday y'all!!!Me at HIIT kickboxing:HAHAHAHA! Seriously cannot get enough of these memes! I know they have been around a while but they crack me up! :DWhich is the best thing I could possibly be...Quitting is NOT an option. Happy Friday, Sparkfam! HAHAHAHA! Yup. Be phenomenally you. Daily.You are stronger than you think.Yesterday ain't got nothing to do with today. Gratitude.Happy Monday!No one can do you. Remarkable you. Never underestimate yourself.Nothing like a few well-placed words of encouragement! LOL! Seize it!And so is yours.In fact, slam the door on the old ways.And every day, I do this just a little bit more.If not, you can start right now. :)is doing alright this fine Hump Day!Don't quit!!!Find ways to blossom EVERY day. Every day is full of new opportunities. Seize them.Whatever your best looks like today--do that. :)I may fall down on the way--as long as I keep going.Are YOU ready? Happy Sunday!Left one on the stationary bike this morning--LOL!I choose me.Profoundly beautiful. And so are you. TGIF!!!Happy weekending!Grateful for another day...Bust through those comfort zones!These days it's less about the scale and more about how I feel. Pushing those comfort zones aside in 3-2...Happy Monday!!Truth. I no longer use the phrase "practice makes perfect". Practice makes progress.Never.ever.Yup!Every day.Happy weekending!Quitting is NOT part of the plan.We got this.Every.day.Happy Friday, Sparkfam!Yes.we.are.Each and every one of us. Happy Monday!!!Each and every one of us. Happy Monday!!!Me: learning to love the process. Happy Friday, y'all!!Have a wonderful Saturday.Words to live by...This means you. Happy Monday! Nope! It's Tuesday y'all!And so far, she has not disappointed. Happy Friday eve, y'all!!It’s already inside of you. Happy Sunday Sparkfam!Be gentle with yourself. You’re the only you you’ve got.Life is a journey, not a destination. In every way possible...And whatever you do—don’t let this journey steal your joy.If you believe in nothing else, ALWAYS believe in yourself.So make sure you’re whispering the right stuff. This journey is 90% mental. And so are you!When you’ve been on the road for work and missing things from home...Monday goals...Happy Hump Day! We made it!!!Your journey is your own so don’t bother comparing it to another’s. And I’m not just talking about on the treadmill either.Mistakes: they are how we grow and get better.Truth.Repeat. Repeat. Repeat.Happy Thursday! We made it! TGIF, y’all!!!Yes.you.can.Happy Friday!Me during a tough climb on the stationary bike:Took this 2 weeks ago on a drive to S. CA for work. I think nature sends us signs when we are paying attention-like to remember to be kind to one another & ourselves. Have a kindness-filled week. Whatever you do—don’t quit.Sho’ did...Let’s have an amazing week!Don’t mind me. I’m just over here enjoying the journey.Happy Friday SparkFam!!!I choose growth and change. My goal is simply this: be better than I was the day before. Stay safe out there this Thanksgiving weekend! I hope you had an amazing Thanksgiving!SO good to be back it!!!One push up, one mile, one pedal stroke at a time. Nothing is given and take nothing for granted.Happy December 1st as we begin our descent toward the new year! #curiousWe got this. Happy Monday!!!Think big. Remember to be kind to yourself along the way.So don’t be afraid to turn the page.Whatever it takes to get through the holidays, right?!You may even surprise yourself!Besides, there is NO one like you. Truth.is in a mood...Happy holidays SparkFam!Totally defeats the point of “anytime” access. Good thing I got in a helluva workout today.Hope your holidays are bright!Me coming for 2018:So this arrived in my inbox. Turns out it’s exactly what I had planned for 2018. Be the architect of your own life. Happy new year, SparkFam! Time to get after it...So this is going down this month as well. Thank gawd for rest days...Some of the good stuff will just happen. Some of it we will have to work for. I’m good with that. :)In all ways possible...I am totally excited. Happy Monday, SparkFam!!!Beauty comes from within. Saw this on a walk last week. #peace‘Nuff said. Happy Friday Eve!Pretty much...Getting out in nature is one of the most healing things you can do for yourself some days and it’s free. You’re welcome! Happy Friday!From yesterday’s walk...Have a peaceful Sunday. Nature restores...Hope everyone had a lovely weekend!That’s the kind of Monday I had...LOL! Hope Tuesday is better. Happy Black History Month!Happy Monday!Mental health break. They’re important too.Happy Sunday, SparkFam!!! Do you.It’s the best person you could ever be. There. #fixeditSo grateful for the long weekend...You’re dope. Remember that. Happy Tuesday, SparkFam! Gentle reminder.Hahaha! Yup.Persistence pays off.It’s not about the destination. It’s about the journey.True story. Happy Monday!!Yup. Been that kinda week. And it’s only Wednesday but I’m off to the gym and gonna try to keep positive. The workout will help though. Happy Hump Day! And SO are YOU. Well—most days...From the inside out.I gotcho back.has been really relying on this lately...No point in looking backwards.As one of my favorite virtual trainers said, “Trust the process.”And so can you! One day at a time! Grow a little every day.Be open to new things, people and experiences.Conquer world.Today I choose to be the storm.This. All day, everyday.Yes, yes, yes, yes and yes.I’m a do me. Me not taking life too seriously:So remember to be kind to yourself. You’re the only you you’ve got. 13. Sleep.This.Believe it. Happy Sunday!And so can all of us.Every second So use positive self talk. Problem solved. :)Because you got this. Small changes executed consistently over time...Did you get your 7+ hrs of sleep last night?Hopefully, not more than a split second...Pretty much! Happy Monday, Sparkfam!Words to live by. Remember that. You.are.enough.HAHAHAHAHA! Yup.Happy Sunday!One day at a time...Hope you have a magical day! This right here. Happy almost Friday!Remember that. No one will ever love you more than you love yourself. Oh and have an amazing Sunday!Happy Monday, Sparkfam!This. All day, everyday. Repeat.LOL! Happy Friday eve!Me at the end of the week:Being in a relationship with yourself is the most important relationship you could possibly be in. Never underestimate the power of a fresh start. And so do YOURS. ‘Member dat. Keep going.LOLZ! Well that’s the plan. In other words: do you, boo. When it comes to this journey, you can make it whatever you want. Choose the things that serve you and let the rest go.Works *every* time. LOL!Of all the BS. Words to live by...And I have lots to be grateful for.LOL! Gonna be a long day. *hugs*Every.day.Word.Happy Monday!I try to remind myself everyday what I have.Whatever you’re feeling right now is fine. Just.don’t.quit.It’s not worth it. Happy Friday!!It’s about the journey, not the destination.Life lessons...It makes a difference.I’m too busy trying to be my best self to fit in. Happy Friday eve!!!I’d rather be alone for the right reasons than coupled up for the wrong ones.Good night Sparkfam!Happy Fresh Start Day!!!Hump Day—finally!Always. Yay for Fridays!!!I may not be at goal but my body can do a LOT. Trust the process. Happy Sunday!Always. I’m not living for the weekends but I’m excited when it gets close.Because you ARE awesome!!!Live your best life now. Don’t wait. LMAO! But I’m up! Or so I keep telling myself...I was never good at pretending. Happy Friday, Sparkfam!!!Weekends were made for relaxing. And wine. Getting up in 3-2...*grabs gym bag*So.dang.true. Happy Thursday, Sparkfam!I don’t want to “woulda, shoulda, coulda” my way through life. Or when I forget to charge mine. Which is why I keep a back up pair in my bag!!!Totally me this morning...Yup. You should try it. And so are you.My dreams. My wants. My desires.Because I am.Keep trusting the process. The results will come.Cuz I am.Everyday.On occasion but striving for more. Sometimes I need to revisit this one.And the results *will* come. Totally me this morning. Happy Friday!A reminder from one of my favorite trainers. Don’t forget to honor your hustle. Good night, Sparkfam! Yay Hump Day! Whew! Made it!!!And since I learned that I am indeed an athletic--well let's just say--perception is reality. Just don’t quit...Happy Friday!How are YOU gonna be better today? Hope you’re having an amazing weekend!And what a gift—the gift of self love.Story of my life lately—LOL! Let’s make it a great Tuesday!So don’t let ‘em. Like when you go on vacation...Whenever possible. Life is meant to be lived. Everyday brings new opportunities. Seize them. Truth.Is a virtue...Hope you’re having a lovely weekend! Remember to be kind, loving and most of all—forgive yourself.Progress—not perfection.Everyday.And loving. And kind. You are worth it. *hugs*But it’s gonna be SO worth it! Inside and out! Happy Saturdaying! Yup. True story.Yes.you.are. Have a great week Sparkfam!And within you.Self care. Daily.Rest days rock.Mmmm, cake. LOL!Yes, I decided to sleep in but that’s what late morning work outs are for. LOLEvery day, in fact. Fall in love with your body at every step in the process. You only have one and it does amazing things. Lol! Says who?! You are more powerful than you think.Yup.YASSSS Live life. Hope you’re having a good weekend. Proceed with caution.A much needed reminder...In all it’s sometimes messy, complicated, imperfect glory...Look how far you’ve come.LMAOOOO! Sometimes you need margaritas!Whenever possible—laugh through it. - Buddha (ok, so maybe Buddha didn’t exactly say it. Still a good idea tho, LOL! Right?)Mmmm...pizza.You have SO got this. This.Not only is healthy the new skinny, it’s the new sexy too. Thank you for being here and listening too. Happy Friday!! Honor yourself in every way imaginable. Like my Sparkfam. *hugs*Happy Labor Day!*wink*I am currently working on this very thing. Happy Hump Day!Entirely.Live yo life! My own best friend...True story. Don’t quit.True but don’t forget to thank yourself everyday for taking care of you. And kind. You owe it to yourself.Every slice of this.Being able to move my body is a privilege.Rest days and low tech days are great ways to self care. One day, one crazy habit at a time. Lord knows I wasn’t born getting up at 4:30-5AM. Status: boss. I used to be the latter. Go gitchu some! Or not. It’s all about the choices we make. Watch me. Every.day.Trust the process and the results *will* come. Wants to sleep in. Of course.So start today. Right this very minute. Failure only occurs when you stop. Whatever that looks like...Keep trusting the process.Which is fine too. Happy Sunday Sparkfam!What that decision is going to be is entirely up to you. And me. Get up. Conquer life. Repeat. What you put out there...Always.And the rest will follow. You’re the only “you” you’ve got. New opportunities to best the best version of yourself.Virtues.Mind. Body. Spirit.I know she is for me. Happy Friday, Sparkfam!Working on self acceptance.GRRRR...not saying I live for the weekend but let’s just say I’m ready for a day off.We have 24 hrs. What we do with them is entirely up to us.There’s no limited so take as many “do-overs” as you need. Monday Motivation:Monday Meditation Yup.Wellness Wednesday: let it go.Thoughtful Thursday: be present.Happy Friday, Sparkfam!My arms & shoulders: UHHH, ye-ahhh!So yesterday I was sitting in LAX, crying.
After I finished going through security, I sat on a bench to put my shoes on and without even thinking put my left leg up so I could tie my shoe. I was able to reach forward and tie my shoe withOUT straining or getting out of breath. I can’t remember the last time I was able to do that. 🙂Once you conquer your mind, anything is possible. Take note Tuesday:Hope you’re having a great week so far! Happy Halloween! Word.A little of these things everyday go a long way. You decide.Happy Monday!A cautionary tale as we barrel towards the holiday season. BWAHAHAHAHAHA! You know you got this, right?Happy Almost Friday!!!This minute right here....it’s perfect.We are all called to make beautiful things. Sending out positive vibes to my friends and first responders still in harms way as several fires in my state continue to burn...Always and in all things. Never has this been more true. #treatyourselfgentlyThis. All day, everyday. For good luck...You got this, boo!I sure did today! How ‘bout chi!?!It’s never too late to go after whatchu want. You should be proud of you too. And we like you that way!I promise. Happy Thanksgiving week!Live yo life!Yup!!! Happy Hump Day!!!Enjoy today! Just be about the good things...There is NO one like you—just as the Universe intended. *hugs*Realization #eleventy-hundred—if you can do 12-10 minute rides totaling 2 hrs, you can handle two rides totaling 75 minutes!Remember how you started but don’t forget to honor how far you’ve come. It starts with us.Happy Monday! And I’m going after it today. Wish me luck! Seriously, just stop it. You have ALWAYS been more than a number on the scale. You are SO much more. Just told you your future. You’re welcome. Happy Thursday.Yupppp...*puts on socks*Sometimes your progress won’t always be obvious so remember to root for yourself. As if your life depended on it. What are you going to do to get there? Happy Monday, Sparkfam!We need each other.And don’t look back unless it’s to ask “what have I learned?” Did I mention—you got this! Getting up to go after what I want in 3-2...anddd I’m back in bed. LOL! Happy Thursday, Sparkfam! Always, always, ALways.Duhhh...Happy Weekending! You have the ability to write each page. And that journey is whatever you make it.This.Yuppppp...Besides, it ain’t about them. Because what they think doesn’t matter. Don’t look back. Look forward. Totally me this morning. OMG, just typing this was painful—LOL! Thanks upper body workout! Me and my Sparkfam...*goofy grin*Everyday.Christmas in Santa Cruz...LOL! I was supposed to drive down to see my family but I sick. Still have so much to be grateful for...And with the holiday season already here, don’t let it stress you out! In fact, I hope MOST of your days are like this.Happy holidays!!!And that’s just fine by me...Sometimes you just gotta be still. Merry Christmas Eve!!!Merry Christmas, Sparkfam!!!Posted a photoHope your holidays were memorable!!Today’s Thursday, right? Feels like it should be Friday already—LOL!The stronger I get, the more I am grateful that I have the ability to move at all. #gratefulI am ready to say goodbye to 2018 but grateful for the good, the bad and the lessons learned. Here’s to looking forward. Current mood:What not giving up, consistency and perseverance look like...Bigger and better dreams. Here’s to fresh starts and trying new things! Happy Friday!!!One step at a time...2019 goals...I am committed to focusing on this journey 24 hours at a time.Without fail. Happy Friday Eve!Liberating. Love the skin you’re in.The relationship you develop with yourself is the most important one you will ever have.First rule of thumb:#lifegoalsWord.Whatever doesn’t serve me: negativity, toxic people, regret, sweating the small stuff—any and all of it. Life is too d@mn short.You attract whatchu are. :)Find what inspires you.Some days...LOL‘Nuff said.When you fall in love with the process, that’s where the magic happens. Seriously. Just start. We can’t choose our circumstances but we can choose how we react to them. That’s deep. Happy Monday! Let’s make it a great week!This journey in a nutshell...This journey IS for life. I’m never going to stop looking for ways to get and do better. Why would I? Word.And don’t forget to play!!! Happy Saturday!Getting out in nature—I work on a beautiful college campusBesides, life is gonna happen. #facts #fax #realtalkI took this to mean that sometimes we are right where we’re supposed to be. #embracetheprocess*laces up running shoes*Yup. And before I know it, she’ll be here. In fact, I’m catching glimpses of her every day. Because this is about me and no one else.Answer: there isn’t one...First and foremost...Happy Saturday, Sparkfam!Word.In other words—get outside! Your soul will thank you! And really, who better to come as? YOU are awesome. *hugs*Love of self...Done and done!Happy Valentine’s Day, Sparkfam!Took me awhile to learn this lesson. But that’s ok cuz I’m showing up for me now. #progressnotperfectionMy quads aren’t loving me right now, but it will be worth it.Posted a photoAs long as you keep going, you’re making progress. #BeforeAndAfterReminder to self...90 weeks and 450 stationary bike rides later—change is what happens when you keep choosing to show up.90 weeks and 450 rides later using my Peloton app and the changes are obvious. It’s amazing what’s possible when we keep showing up for ourselves.“Smile! You woke up this morning!” —Alex Touissant, Peloton instructorCertain qualities will getchu far in life.Self love first and foremost...Me to myself:Snuggling with the puppy is me time well spent...Life is about the possibilities and So try big! I’m about to jump back into running and am totally curious to see how that goes, especially with all of the strength training I’ve been doing.Truth.OMG y’all—this is my new go-to substitute for chips and guac!3lbs a month lost is still a success So while I wasn’t looking, this happened over the last two months:So dang true. The only person I’m in competition with is me. Hope you had a great weekend!Especially the expectations. Life doesn’t always go according to plan. Flexibility is key. Happy Tuesday!And the future isn’t prescribed, sooo...what are you waiting for? *hugs*I try to remember this every time I don’t feel like going to the gym or taking a walk. Some folks can’t.Happy Thursday!So keep at it...If it ain’t fun, why bother? Fitness shouldn’t feel like a chore. Find something (or someONE) that makes you smile. And if they’re cute too, even bettah—LOL! Happy Friday, Sparkfam! When you let go of the things you can’t control, life gets a whole lot easier. Instead of looking to cross some finish line, why not take pleasure in the journey? For all the mean things I said to myself when I should have been more loving and kind. Today I am releasing anything that doesn’t serve me in pursuit of my goals. I’m up!!!Especially of self. Found a rock garden on a walk yesterday...”Love is all you need...”—The BeatlesNope.Take some deep breaths...it’s ok to pause and figure out your next move. Spotted on an early morning walk to work...Trust the process.Nope. There is more to life than even this. Yesterday I had a yummy doughnut! When you put your mind and heart to it...Just. Don’t. Wait. Yesterday was yesterday. Today is today. Let’s do it again next week!Make sure you are taking time to slow down, smell all the flowers and enjoy life. Taken from my roadtrip from the Central Coast of CA heading south...I will take it!!! *high 5s self*...Especially when there are so many things in society reminding us of how we aren’t enough. EFF that noise—you ARE enough. Find the balance in your weight loss journey as well.Y’all inspire me to be better every day. My March Madness Step Challenge has wrapped up and I finished with 368,083 steps! Hope you all had an amazing weekend! Let’s make it a great month!!!Posted a photoAnd seize the day!Sometimes we have to just tells ourselves to snap out of it. This is becoming more and more important to me.When you be seeing other fitness gains but the scale is moving hella slow...2019: Rinse, repeat, until...Good morning! 😃🌞And keep starting over—until...Which is what the SparkCommunity does for me...love y’all!Perfection is overrated.Wake up! And have a great Thursday!!!That’s the plan. Hope you’re having a magical weekend!The campus where I work makes it so easy to get outside.Happy Tuesday!Sooo close to one-derland I can taste it.Besides, the time is gonna pass regardless. How are you gonna spend it?Take a walk just for the heck of it.Sometimes you just gotta work from home...happy TGIF!!!There will be those days. And weeks...Enjoy the day!Please don’t ever forget that. So knock it off! *hugs*Plant your own garden... in other words—do you.Be your own best cheerleader.Words to live by...Happy Sunday!Pretty much. Happy Monday!Easier said than done but Imma try anyway.Not bad! In fact pretty darn good but there’s always room for improvement! Bring it, May! Let’s do this!So don’t let it.Remembering the simple pleasures—like celebrating you dad’s 77th bday with the bestie because time is a thief. Kinda like breakfast. LOLI am and so are you. Let’s make it a great week, shall we? 😘And it costs nothing to be kind, yet you have everything to gain.I keep tryna tell you...There is no one in the world like you 🖤Talk to yourself the way you would talk to a good friend.Note to self: Exhale. And keep exhaling. It’s going to be ok—eventually.Try it. You might surprise yourself. 🥰Most definitely. Every minute. Every hour. Never take them for granted. RIP Elmo Larkins. You were the best dad evah. 4/26/42-5/10/19You are dope. And dontchu evah forget it.Happy Monday, Sparkfam 😊No matter where you are on this journey.It all starts with self love.Do something that makes you proud today. Iâ€™m going for ride #500!Cheekbones are starting to show more...
#transformationtuesdayYou are beautiful inside and outHave a great start to your week.Make everyday the best day possible Find the “wonderful” in today. 🖤And don’t ever forget it!Words to live by...You are SO dope, I can barely stand it! Love you!!!🥰So speak gently, with kindness and always be your biggest cheerleader. 🖤🙌🏾🥰After losing my dad last month, I have resolved to live and love out loud. Life is too short not to. 🖤#realtalkWord.So make the time. Your body will there for you when you need it most.First Fatherâ€™s Day without this guy...Work in progress...Tuesday love notesBut love it anyway—it does a lot for you. 🙂Wednesday love note...Self care...What perfect timing for this message:Just go out there and do it! Hey, a girl can dream...😆I promise you’ll never go hungry this way.Make sure you’re laughing, like every day and spending time with people who truly care for you. It will feed your soul in ways that few other things can.Nothing can stop us. 😘Be self-affirming always. 😘Don’t forget to get outside!!!Working on affirming myself everyday in word and deed!I’m just out here tryna do me...Happy Tuesday, Sparkfam!!!They’re all good—why pick one?!I am cha-cha’ing the hell out of this journey. And that’s ok. 😊Just don’t give up.Donâ€™t forget the fresh Vitamin D!The real you is more interesting anyway. ❤️Every day. Happy Monday, Sparkfam!You did not wake up to be mediocre. Including the words we say to ourselves...🖤A reminder to myself to get outside...Embrace the journey, y’all!!Let go of fear. You’re more capable than you realize.Embrace the journey. Try thinking of it as an ongoing adventure of self discovery rather than a final destination You are enough. You have always been enough. Happy Monday, Sparkfam.7 days in—I got this. 🙂Keep growing.This. Every day.No such thing as “perfect” so I will take today as is. Life is too short NOT to laugh. The fancy, chunky restaurant kind. It’s never too late to try.Happy Friday eve, Sparkfam!I know. I sound like a broken record but the importance of this cannot be overstated.Achievement unlocked! I donâ€™t think Iâ€™ve hit this many fitness minutes since 2017!!!Make yourself a priority. Your body, mind and soul will thank you. 🖤Can’t reap the rewards if we don’t put in the work.I call that “perfect”. 😆Get after it. 🙌🏾So don’t evah get it twisted. Love you. Happy Friday! 😊And all of them are were/are/will be worthy of love 🖤Fact. So live yo life. 😊Seize the day. This. Oh and happy Friday!!!You have SO got this!!! 🖤🙌🏾I won’t always be easy but it will be worth it. But here’s a virtual high 5 anyway cuz I really DO think you’re pretty dope. 🙌🏾When you think you can’t do something remember this—
“We are all a Pandora’s Box of possibilities.” —Christine D’Ercole, Peloton instructor and pro-cyclistAnd unfortunately, sometimes that includes people. 😔Yup. You really are.But once you get your mind right, the rest will fall into place.Remember—you got this! Discipline is what kicks in when your motivation taps out.In no particular order. Happy Friday! If you’re waiting for the perfect time to start...Donâ€™t forget to spend time outdoors. #restorative #nature #meditationðŸ’™ðŸ’œðŸ’–
Hope youâ€™re doing great this fine Monday! Especially the love of self...Always...like we have any choice. Be we *can* choose the type of human being we want to be.Like this morning. But I did it anyway. 🙌🏾🙂Yup.No matter what my size is...Don’t wait for tomorrow. 🖤I do, so I NEED to stop hitting the snooze button. 😐Focusing on me for a change...Yup, you sho’ are. *hugs*And if you haven’t been, start this very minuteRelax. Cuz it ain’t that serious...it’s just life🙂Me: Cuz sometimes cussing helps. Not gon lie. 🙂And that’s that!Fitness milestones and my 2nd consecutive month of 2000+ fitness minutes...S/O to the girls AND guys letting in the good and letting go of the bad!All of this. Happy Tuesday, Sparkfam!!I’m putting myself first this week by:9.3/10 difficulty, 36 intervals and 70 resistance/100 cadence later—uhhh yeah—damn near. 😐 But how will you know what you are capable of if you don’t try?
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ngsgonedarkOf course you can do it. Don’t be silly! Seriously. It’s a great way to get your steps in too. 😆There’s absolutely no reason *not* to be. 🖤Let’s make the best stress busters...I know it’s mine! Happy Monday, Sparkfam! Let’s get after it!Me entering a new season in life—letting go of things, people and thoughts that no longer serve me...Yup. 💯 One of my virtual spinning buddies shared this and I think the message is vitally important. 🖤Including today!!! Truth.It’s all about making progress. Happy Monday, y’all! 😊🖤Starting the week off rightCuz you DO got this...🖤I promise you...🖤So grateful that where I get to work I can be out in nature everyday. I remind myself not to take things for granted.But I’m a eat every bit of it! LOL😅Are you remembering to get outside?Just a reminder that small steps add up. Hope you’re all having an amazing weekend!Happy Monday, Sparkfam! I am closing in on 650 spin rides just in time for my 50th bday this Wednesday! How do *you* plan to own today, tomorrow, this whole week? Happy Tuesday!What 50 looks like...at least on me. 😆🖤We’re in this together🖤Working on it. 😊This.I know this DEFinitely applies to me 😁Today? I’m gonna relax and I hope you do the same. Happy Sunday!!! Keep. fighting. 🖤Don’t forget to take time to put yourself first.About sums it up😆Focusing on me for a change...Never too late to become who you felt you’re meant to be...🙌🏾🙂Because you are...🖤Be yourself EVERY day. 🖤And I hope it’s everyday 🖤Do it anyway...If you love your body, it will love you back.Cheekbones... #BeforeAndAfterHere’s a good Tuesday message for you!I approve this message! Happy Hump Day, Sparkfam!I won’t be afraid to...Always. In the end how I feel about me is all that matters. I’m all about the process these days and it has been amazing to see the ways in which my body (and mind) are changing and what they are both capable of.Cuddle therapy...I’m only in competition with myself.Point being—don’t give up. Happy Monday, Sparkfam! 🌞Self care, self love...Most definitely.Not gonna lie—this was totally me walking into Safeway yesterday. Halloween, Thanksgiving AND Christmas all on display! GAGHHHH! *head exploding* 🤯🤪Today and everyday. Like every day...🖤Don’t wait. There is no such thing as “the perfect time”.Always bet on yourself 🖤And aren’tchu worth it? Happy Friday, Sparkfam! I have come to really relish my hard AF workouts. That is where I have seen real growth and progress.So this is going down today—2 hrs of straight spinning. Since yesterday was “leg day” and my quads and calves are already screaming, I will letchu know how it goes...pray for me 😳Always clap for yourself 👏🏾👏🏾👏🏾Amazing what you can accomplish in 2 hrs...I got this. You got this! WE got this! Happy Monday!Embrace itGrateful...Always🖤🙌🏾Yup, you are😍😆Happy weekending!!!😆I know it’s a little early but...LOL! Don’t mind me... 🎃 🧟♀️🧙🏿♀️ 👻 Posted a photo🎃🧙🏿♀️🧟♀️👻Posted a photoAbsolutely none of it...#alwayschooseyoselfPosted a photoAnd with who you are. Cuz who you are is amazing 🖤“The cost of not being ourselves is far greater than the cost of being ourselves.” Christine D’Ercole, Peloton instructor and champion cyclist Posted a photoI believe a little more with each passing day and hope you do to. 😊🖤Posted a photo🖤Don’t forget to slow down and see what’s around you.Always 🙌🏾You really do...🖤YupA moment of zen...Happy Friday, Sparkfam!!!See also: recovery days...☺️That’s what this weekend is about for me—learning to accept the things I can’t change. Situations, people...You’re doing a great job, actually.Posted a photoHappy Veteran’s Day to all who have served. And to my favorite vet of all time, you are missed every.single.day. #RIPHappy Veteran’s Day to all who have served. I am especially grateful to the vet who taught me what it means to be a good human. I’m still not sure about heaven but I feel you with me everyday. 🖤Feeling thankful for short work weeks...It takes practice but eventually...So darn true...🖤🤗You really, kinda, sorta do...🖤Posted a photoThanksgiving is in the air!! 😆 *taken on the college campus where I work*Posted a photoThis is on deck live this morning at 8–my first. Pray for me. 😆I believe in you 🖤Posted a photoYup...I don’t have time to be anyone other than the best version of myself 🤷🏾♀️You really are...🥰Posted a photo🖤Posted a photoWord. 🧘🏾♀️🤸🏿♀️Posted a photoMe reminding myself that the number on the scale never tells the entire story. You got this 👊🏾Happy Friday, Sparkfam 🖤Posted a photoThis thanksgiving I’m grateful for my emotional growth. Me heading into thanksgiving like:Me like everyday: A long run, breakfast with a view and puppy cuddles...best. Saturday. EVah🖤🥰Also, because I am relishing the process...By which I mean—you look and ARE dope—right now, this very second, no matter where you are in your journey. 🖤Maybe everyone wasn’t meant to come with you. And that’s ok, too. Just a friendly reminder to enjoy who you are RIGHT where you are...You really don’t so be the best version of yourself possible! Happy thanksgiving eve!!!Today and all year long...I am grateful for this community every day. 🖤I hope everyone had exactly the kind of Thanksgiving they wanted to have! 🖤Posted a photoStop and look around 🖤Because you are you...🖤Yes, you still got this.👊🏾Just like last week—LOL! In case you were wondering...🙌🏾👊🏾🖤My father’s daughter, always...🖤The message here: it’s never too late to start 👊🏾Whatever you damn well choose to be. 🖤You sure can...👊🏾 #yougotthisYou’re capable of more than you think you are...And so can you...in fact, we already have...🖤Posted a photoThis. Happy Friday, Sparkfam 🖤This journey is about putting one foot in front of the other, literally. No point worrying anytime other than 24 hours right in front of youPretty much...Posted a photoI’m the one I’ve been waiting for...Posted a photoTrue *that*. 🙌🏾👊🏾Yup, I am and so are you! 👊🏾💪🏾THIS.Hope everyone had an amazing holiday!!!Together we go far. 👊🏾🤗🖤🙌🏾Sometimes the BS simply ain’t worth the trouble...Don’t let the door hitcha...2019 did not define you. You have *so* got this...🙌🏾🖤👊🏾🌅In the coming year...Posted a photoBut less tolerant of others BS...Today I am feeling...Mood:Posted a photoYup...Posted a photoMood: badassSo true! Happy Monday! Let’s kill it today!My new journal to start off this new journey. Your life is now. Damn right it is. â˜ºï¸🖤Holy cow—I had no idea!!! 😯So much truth in this. Best.note.to self. EVAH. ❤️🧡💛💚💙💜Truth.🖤I was there by Wednesday...Happy weekending, y’all!!Whatever you set out to do today I know you’re gonna crush it!!! 🌅 🥰😆🤗🖤Believe me.🖤Basically the only resolutions I’ve made. 2020 is definitely the year of showing up for me. ☺️Really think about that...❤️🧡💛Happy Friday!🖤Self-care resolutions (rituals) I can get behind...You should be too. 🖤I would include having an evening routine as well. My fave as of late has been protecting my energies and also being mindful of what I consume—and I don’t just mean food. Know what I mean? 🤔🤨Sure I am...is it the weekend yet? 😆Posted a photoHappy Hump Day!Posted a photoAnd that is perfectly fine by me🖤Posted a photoI love being able to take a nature break right outside my office.Protect your energies 🖤You’re welcome. Thank you for lifting me up. 🖤👊🏾🤗Watching basketball was one of the things my dad and I loved to do together and he really enjoyed watching Kobe Bryant play. Now they are both gone. Life is crazy, y’all. Hug your loved ones, forgive past hurts where you can and live every 24-hrs like it could be your last. Because it could. 🖤So important to love ourselves first❣️Posted a photoDo you. 🙌🏾🖤🤪Sometimes self-care looks like more sleep so that’s wha I’m doing. Going back to bed—LOL!But I’m getting up anyway...LOLPosted a photoYASSSS Gentle reminders to self...And sometimes the journey is frustrating AF. But I remain committed! 🤨My workouts haven’t necessarily gotten easier. I’ve just gotten better. Every step in the journey matters. 👊🏾So damn true. #noregretsPosted a photoYup, and I’m more than ok with that...Yep, friends are the best. 🖤Especially for yourself 🖤Posted a photoSo true.🙌🏾🖤😍It’s a little late to change now😆Now wish yourSELF a happy Valentine’s Day. 🥰Posted a photoThen get after it with all that you have! 🙌🏾🖤Posted a photoCurrent mood: Posted a photoBut it’s not. Look how far you’ve come. Whenever possible, choose laughter.Posted a photoThe key to happiness:Be in the now. 🖤Me:Don’tchu dare...🖤So what are your priorities? Spring feels close!!!You are all the possibilities...In other words—you.are.enough. 🖤Happy almost-spring! 🌻🌼🌸🌺Posted a photoI know I do 🥰Posted a photoYou really do have a great butt. 👍🏾Happy FRIDAY y’all!Never apologize for taking care of yourself. Posted a photoHappy Sunday, SparkFam 🖤Always bet on yourself. 🖤🖤Posted a photo#gratefulPosted a photoDon’t give up. 👊🏾During these tumultuous times...Mood:Remember that. Happy Monday. Stay safe out there 🤗Especially during these interesting and challenging times. 🥰😷🤗🍀🍀🍀Self care=self love Current mood:
Be safe out there, fam! 🥰Yup, you sure are. Happy Friday eve! Don’t wait til “tomorrow”. Tomorrow isn’t promised🖤Smile...you woke up today. 😊Participated in an hours-long global virtual dance party over the weekend with 90k of my closest friends. How did you spend *your* weekend? Doing something positive I hope. 😊During these challenging times, don’t forget to get outside. It’s still a beautiful world 🌍 out there. 🖤I wish the same for you. Especially now. Love and hugs, Sparkfam. 🖤Stay safe out there, Sparkfriends!Real talk😳Don’t wait to find happiness. Find joy everyday. 🖤LOL! Today is my Friday! Hello much-needed 3-day weekend!Posted a photoNot despite what’s going on but in spite of...keep a grateful heart. That was definitely a tough realization 😔😆😬The most important question of all...🖤Posted a photoThank god for calendars! 😆Posted a photoPosted a photoSo listen. 👂Use often...Posted a photoSo *this* happened recently...one🦶🏾in front of the other...🙂Live gratefully...🖤🖤💜💙Mood: 😆I’m convinced losing slowly is best, especially as I realize, maybe for the first time, I’m developing tools and honing the skills to keep it off. 😊Truth.Living my best pajama life these days 😊I would put the current circumstances in the same category. Hope we’re all doing what we can to keep ourselves and each other safe. 🖤Me to myself recently:This. Work from home vibes be like...My new office assistant...#quarantinelife #workfromhomeNot that I have any real concept of time lately, LOL! #quarantinelifeAnd I have people who love me. Happy Friday SparkFam!Find a reason to smile or laugh everyday.😆☺️Actions speak volumes...😆😆😆 #QuarantineLife Apocalypse or not—I hope you’re all still making your wellness a priority. It will help see us through this. 🙌🏾👊🏾Sometimes...I’m using these unusual times to listen to myself.Official work from home uniform #QuarantineLife #BeforeAndAfterAs our current global health crisis is demonstrating right now, the choices we have made as a species are why we find ourselves here—in the very precarious moment. We only have one home so I hope we choose differently going forward. For our sakes and for the sake of the 🌎.It’s more than ok to be a work in progress. I’m here for the life lessons. Each and every one of them. Yes, change is hard but going back to where I started would be even harder. Guess I’m going forward then. 🤷🏾♀️Posted a photoThe time is now. ⏰ 🖤Me to myself:Lost in nature. Lost in stillness. Lost in your daydreams. Lost in the arms of that special someone. Lost in the sound of your child’s laughter. Lost in the wonder of all that life has to offer.Most definitely🖤Posted a photoChoose wisely.Posted a photoRemember—you are a f*cking winner🖤Posted a photoTry to be this person... 🖤Totally my life these days!!😆😆😆If we all did this, the positive energy generated could power the world. 💟☮️Everyday. 🖤Especially not after doing the the work to find myself in the first place. Posted a photoSo don’t let them. 😊👊🏾Posted a photoI can live with that. 🤷🏾♀️🙂Posted a photoBeing myself AF...😆 Facts!Happy Friday! 🥰🥰🥰Posted a photoPosted a photoWelcome to May, Sparkfam—you made it! 🙌🏾So keep writing it! Mood:May flowers...Gentle reminder...😆Posted a photoStart the day off right🖤Posted a photoIt’s the best kind you could possibly be🥰Plus, it’s the only body we’ve got🥰Never. 🙌🏾🖤Look what I saw on my run yesterday evening!
🤩🤩🤩🤩🤩It’s so important.☺️Gentle reminders from my walk two days ago...🖤I am. Happy Monday, Sparkfam🥰Posted a photoJust reminding you...🥰Getting outside is good for the body, mind and soul.Just breathe, fam. Love you. 🥰Posted a photoYou *are*beautiful. 😍🤩Sometimes simplest pleasures are best. 🌷🌹🌻🌼🌸🌺When in doubt—always be yourself🙌🏾🖤😆I gotchu...🥰🙌🏾👊🏾Posted a photoSheltering in place or not 🙌🏾😊So please, PLEASE don’t beat yourself up over some arbitrary “bad” choice you made. Think of them as just opportunities to learn, do better and grow. And what’s so “bad” about that? 😊And you’re going to do the same. I can feel it. 🥰And it starts with me loving myself. 🖤—Cleo WadeGo you! 🙌🏾🥰When in doubt, lead with love.Today is a new day. 😊Sometimes you have to pay closer attention. 😌I’m somewhere in between 😆You ARE magic. 🖤chu!!Get outside—best.medicine.evah! 🖤Nope. Won’t do it. Happy Tuesday, fam! 🌈🖤Working from home...life could be much worse.Well, we shall soon find out. ðŸ˜†
#h2whoaThis. Happy Friday, Sparkfam. 🥰Posted a photoWill do! Self love is the best, most important kind of love Anddd guess whatâ€™s in margaritas? Thaaatâ€™s right. Water. Water is in margaritas. I’m still learning. Have a great week SparkFam 🥰Be who you already are. 🖤TGIW, Sparkfam! Every day should be a mental health day.
But I’m up!!! Where’s the coffee?!!!Posted a photoReclaiming my relationship with myself...Posted a photoBasically...🤣🤣🤣All your changes no matter how small will eventually add up to big results. Stay the course, Sparkfam.Posted a photoSho am. And so are you🥰Every day 🥰Some days you just have to tell it like it is😆Half the work is letting go🥰Posted a photoAnother Monday, another bottle of wine—LOL! 🍷 Posted a photoI most certainly am. And so.are.you. 🥰 #lovethyselfFeels good to start the day off right! 45-minutes and Iâ€™m not done for the day. Later, yoga. ðŸ§˜ðŸ¾â€â™€ï¸ ðŸ˜ŠBack at it after some much-needed rest. Sometimes the best thing you can do for your body is take a day off. Keep pushing. 👍🏾🙌🏾Love...works 💯% of the time...Probably because it’s Friday...Workday be gone! *waves imaginary magic wand* 🧞♀️🧚🏾♀️In order for your life to look and feel different, something different must be done. Action is required. Awareness is only half the recipe for change. —Lynn Reilly, Living with SerendipityTodayâ€™s scheduled class. Make it a great day, yâ€™all!!!ðŸ’ªðŸ¾ðŸ’ªðŸ¾ðŸ’ªðŸ¾And so are you, dammit! 🥰🌈🌻Happy Father’s Day to this guy right here. Dad, even though you no longer walk this earthly plane, I feel your presence still. I’m so glad the Universe saw fit to make me your daughter. 🖤Happy Fathers Day to all the SparkDads!!! 🥰Happy Monday, Sparksistahs! Hope you have an amazing week! Just a gentle reminder...🥰Posted a photoHappy Hump Day, y’all!!🖤🌈Posted a photoSometimes you need the quiet to hear them though...🤔😊I hope your day looks like this. 🥰🌻🌻🌻TGIF, Sparkfam!!! 🥰🌻🥰🌻🥰🌻Just a friendly reminder to get outside. It may do wonders for your mood. 🖤✊🏾🌈Yup. Monday again. Now go out there and slay the day! 🙌🏾Happy Tuesday, Sparkfam 🥰Enjoy all the things🖤My new favorite coffee brand... ☕️☕️☕️Your gentle reminder to get outside. It will work wonders on your mood🥰😊🌞And really, why wouldn’t you? This whole journey is about self love, isn’t it? 🥰Mood:Posted a photoWhen you uplift others, you uplift yourself. 🖤Yup. Pretty much 😆😆😆Yes.You.Are. 🥰Posted a photoIt will be worth it.Boundaries are necessary. They tell people what you’re worth. 🥰Posted a photoDone and done! Happy Hump Day, Sparkfam!!!🥰Be what you say you are.F*@k that! Don’tchu dare wait to start living. Life is already too short and unpredictable as it is! Love you...🥰Posted a photoThat moment you realize—you ain’t plus-sized no mo’ and other NSVs...🤔🤷🏾♀️🖤Are you remembering to stop and smell the roses? Or whatever flowers happen to be on hand?
#selfcareHappy weekending!!! 🤩🤪😎Posted a photo#goodvibesNever quit daydreaming...Just really missing this guy right now...🖤🥰Life isn’t about waiting to live. Feeling blessed this fine Wednesday 🥰Getting outside = instant bad mood buster 🌞🌻🌼🌸🌺🌹But I’m worth it. And so are you🖤You are SO worth it, I promise. 🥰So do you. So here goes—I’m proud of you. ☺️ Happy weekending! Most definitely. 🥰I plan on “doing” quite a bit of nothing this weekend because sometimes that’s what the body and soul need. #napsruleSometimes you simply have to let go. Let’s make it a great week, shall we? 🖤☺️Damn right. Go be magical. 🥰Posted a goalCome as you are. 🥰The view from yesterday’s trek up a rather long hill. You can see the marine layer offshore...
Also, my butt is sore 🤣
#getoutsideYou got this. 🙌🏾🤗Posted a photoGive yourself permission...happy Friday, Sparkfam 🥰💙💞💜Well, I certainly can’t show up as anyone else, so it will have to be me. 🥰Posted a photoHappy Sunday y’all! 🌻🌻🌻Trust me—you are worth the effort. 🥰Posted a photoI have yet to regret the life lessons learned...🙂🤣🤣🤣Nope. In case you were wondering...😆Posted a photoThat’s for d@mn sure!!! 🙌🏾Posted a photoHappy Friday, fam!!!🤗🥰Posted a photoHave a great Monday 🥰Posted a photoSo be courageous. Posted a photoBut the change will be ever so worth it.🥰Posted a photoAnd how fortunate for me. 😊Posted a photoDo you. 🥰Posted a photoBoundaries are important Always show up. 🥰Posted a photoIt should! LMAOOOO 😂😂😂Posted a photoNo time for drama. With everything going on in the world right now—I’m too busy tryna live my best life. 🤷🏾♀️👊🏾😊Posted a photoBoundaries = selfcare 🥰Making staycations fun again 🖤😊Practice makes progress. 🥰Posted a photoLet it go☺️Pick your “painful”...Hope you remember to get outside. 🥰Surround yourself with good people 🥰As it should be...🖤Happy Hump Day! I am fierce.🖤Large lightning-caused fires burning in my town and neighboring county have merged and continue to burn. Please keep CA (battling several fires) and my beloved Santa Cruz in your thoughts 🖤😔🙏🏾Found this on my walk today. And don’tchu forget it! Good morning! Posted a photoFind your tribe by being yourself. You can do hard things🙌🏾👊🏾💪🏾Oh the Universe is on a damn roll these days 🤨🙄...Hope you and yours are all safe and sound🥰YASSSS, finally. Best gift you could give yourself—self acceptance 🥰ARGHHH 😆. Have a great day! Seriously. Read it again. Now go have the most aMAZing day🥰Hello September!!! Me most of 2020:Goals...Rewrite your story everyday if necessary. Have a lovely weekend. 🥰In case you were like me and wondering what day it was...🤣 #heretohelpAsking myself all the questions these days...🤔What’s the worst that could happen? Don’t be afraid to fail forward toward progress. 🥰Don’t forget to get outside!!! 🌞🌞🌞 #freshvitaminDWorking on getting out of my comfort zone (and my own way)...Well in all honesty, the life I’m living now isn’t so much scary as it “I just want more” and I know I’m capable of more. I want better health and I know it’s possible so why not aim for it? 🤷🏾♀️We need to stop making time for people and things that no longer serve us...🤔Posted a photoThis. Happy Monday and have a great week. Posted a photoNever take good, positive energy for granted 🥰I’m finally start to understand what this means. Every you you’ve ever been is important. Cherish all of them. 🥰Posted a photoSelf-commitment...the most important relationship there is. Also—HAPPY FRIDAY!!! ☺️🥰Sometimes it’s necessary 😊Have a great one! 🖤🙌🏾🥰Don’t sell yourself or this thing called “life” short. 🥳Morning...ðŸŒžðŸŒžðŸŒžThis. Have a great “today”. 🥰I hope you’re remembering to get outside. 🥰🌱 🌞 💦 🥰That’s all of you! Thank you for inspiring to want more for myself, to do better and work harder toward my goals! 🥰Nature heals...so we should take care of her. 🥰🌱🌏Most definitely 🥰Use your time wisely...Invest in yours. And happy Monday ☺️Nothing’s stopping you💪🏾💪🏾💪🏾Happy 🌮 Tuesday!!😆Nature heals...🌱🍁🌾🌞🌚🥰This is me focusing on what I have and being gratefulg☺️You be proud of you too🥰Posted a photoClosing out the week with positive vibes. Love you🥰Posted a photoGuilty...😆😂🤣 Hope you’re having a great weekend so far! 😊SparkFam, promise me you’re getting outside but careful if you’re in a smoky place like me. 🌅Happy Fall SparkFam! Posted a photoYou know you got this, right? 🙌🏾👊🏾🥰Posted a photoMe: Go out there and smash your goals!During these crazy times, you may need to increase your self care time. Don’t think twice, just do it. 🥰Word.🙌🏾Never apologize for protecting yourself and your energies. 😊Posted a photoSho is...Happy Sunday🥰Posted a photoNever too late.🥰Posted a photoMorning!!! 😆Posted a photoAlways choose love—especially when it comes to yourself. 🥰Instead, let’s uplift and admire each other’s yards. 🥰Don’t forget to go outside! 🌞🍁🌻🍃Don’t wait—life is happening now.🥰Happy Friday! 🥰🌞Most definitely!!Well then that’s just too bad. Happy Monday!!!Posted a photoKeep going! Posted a photoI am returning to myself 🥰Self care is valued added to your life. 🥰Posted a photoEmotional training...Posted a photoEmbrace your super power 🦸🏾♀️It’s some of the most important time you will never get back so spend it wisely🥰Practice gratitude everyday 🥰Posted a photoYuppppp! And you are too! Happy Monday!Got outside yesterday and it was amazing 🤩Changing my mindset...Happy Tuesday, Sparkfam! 🥰Facts. 😆Sooo important to honor where you are right now in this moment. Todays aren’t promised and neither are tomorrows. 🖤Boo, save your words (and your energies) for those who are deserving of them🥰 Also—happy weekending!!!Have a wonderful Saturday 🥰Especially as we move into holiday season. Also, love you—happy Monday and let’s make it a great week 🥰This has been truer than true for me...🤔Heading into “protect my energies” mode in 3-2...You really are 🥰Yup, we all do 🌞Yup, there is 🥰Always. It also helps protect your energies. 🥰🌞Be unapologetically yourself. The rest will follow🖤🥰Are you remembering to take breaks? Your mind, body and spirit require them. 🥰Choose wisely🥰And this was me PREcovid! Now, all bets are off! LMAO! Pants?! What are those?!? 😆😆😆Posted a photoSho ain’t! Happy Monday!!! Posted a photoNever too late to start the most important relationship you will ever be in...This quote came up in my FB memories yesterday and I was really feeling it. If this community has shown me anything over the last 11 yrs, it’s that we need one another. 🖤👊🏾🥰So knock it off...YOU are enough. 🥰😚If this 2020 has taught us nothing else...Everyday...sometimes you just have to create your own🥰‘Nuff said...happy Friday y’all!🤣🥰Hope your weekend is going swell!!!Always...🥰You are perfect as you are. In this very moment. The same will be true tomorrow and the day after that. And the day after that and so on. 🥰Grateful...PSA: 🥰🥰🥰So this is going down today along with two additional warm up rides and two additional cool down rides for a total of 11 rides. Wish me luck!!! 🍀Word of the Year:Do you 🥰Are you remembering to get outside? It’s healing. ☺️Really been missing him lately...😔Nope. Good vibes only. Happy weekending y’all 🥰I don’t know about you but I loved this. Happy Monday SparkFam 🥰Happy Tuesday 🥰Don’t forget...Only with me, it’s my work chair 😫😆!! TGIF, Sparkfam! 🥰🎄🎄🎄First and foremost...Never underestimate the power of right now 🥰Gently reminder on this fine Tuesday. I hope my SparkFam is keeping safe and healthy 🥰Posted a photoBe a bada$$ everyday 🙌🏾Authenticity is better☺️Regret nothing 🥰But all of that changes today! 😂😆🙌🏾Posted a photoNope. I would do well to remember that🙂Whatever THAT is...🥰Merry Xmas SparkFam! Your heart will be lighter for it...🥰Posted a photoAlways.🥰Just me...Take care of you. You’re the only you you’ve got 🥰Rest: one of the essentials... Happy New Year’s Eve Eve!🥳You are both a blessing and blessed. Here’s to finding new strides and honing old ones in 2021. Heartchu SparkFam! 🍾😍🤩✨Posted a photoYup! LMAO! Happy New Year! 🎆🎈🎊 🍾Good thing I’m currently working from home, then...😉😆Choose Whatchu need when you need it 😍Be open to the possibilities 🥰Happy Friday SparkFam 🥰Yup, don’t believe the hype. Who you are is enough. Love you. You’re always invited! Let’s make it a great week shall we?🥰When life is challenging us—like it is right now—sometimes the best thing we can do is show up for ourselves in small yet meaningful ways. 🥰So don’t let ‘em 😍The most important relationship you will ever be in as it sets the foundation for all the other ones 🥰TGIF! 🤣Live a little or a lot—the choice is yours. 🥰The possibilities are endless🥰Because I’m worth it ☺️Selfcare = self love🥰Well, at least most of the time🤣Posted a photoAfter last year, self-care is most definitely the theme for 2021. I hope you join me. 🤗Posted a photoNope. Not maybe...absolutely. 🥰Every time. 🌈It’s always been about progress over perfection 🥰Everyday.🖤😚🙌🏾Truth. 🥰It’s you. It was always you😘Happy Hump day!!!Posted a photoThe current game plan...🥰#BeforeAndAfter
I only weigh in once a month or so but mostly I use measurements now and how my clothes fit. I know I’m making progress regardless of what the scale says. 🙂Dating myself until further notice...and that’s more than ok🥰A straight up masterpieceðŸ–¤Or you can make your home right now wherever you currently exist in space and time 🖤🥰Step outside.🥰🙌🏾This year I will love myself stronger than I ever have. 🥰#LifeGoalsPosted a photoI don’t know who needs to hear this but...🗣🗣🗣Note to self...This. All.day.long. Happy weekending, Sparkfam! 🥰Found an old voice memo in my phone from my dad. Boy that was both an unexpected slice of joy and kick in the gut at the same time...Your early Tuesday morning thought for the day..Happy Wednesday, Sparkfam! 🥰Tryna get consistent with my self care. Hope you are too. Happy Friday! 🙌🏾Gratitude. 🙄What can I say? Guilty as charged! Hope you’re having an amazing weekend!😆😆😆🥰Facts are facts...Have a wonderful Monday. 🥰Just a few ideas😆🥰You can find me over here—basically UNbothered. 🤷🏾♀️🤗In short: love your life 🤗LOL! I don’t know how to be any other way 🤷🏾♀️Choose wisely my loves and have a great Saturday. Kisses! 😙🤗Every step you take towards progress counts! Live life as if each day matters—because they do.🤗Posted a photoSo what are you waiting for? 🥰Posted a photoIn fact—maybe you’re right where you’re supposed to be🤔😘It’s MORE than ok, actually. 🤗You’ll never know what you’re capable of unless you try🙌🏾🤗☺️Probably never. 🤷🏾♀️😆 Happy weekending y’all! 🙌🏾Trying something new...Another new week and 7 opportunities to do epic sh*&! Happy Monday! Happy Hump Day! You made it loves! 🙌🏾🙌🏾🙌🏾Posted a photoCuz one day it might be—too late. 🥰Posted a photoHave a great week!Let’s do this Tuesday! 🙌🏾🙌🏾🙌🏾My time, energy and heart are too precious to be wasting on the wrong people. Choose wisely. 🥰Posted a photoRight here. Right now. As you are. 🥰Seriously. Stop it right now 🥰Whatever isn’t serving you...🖤💙🤍HAPPY MONDAY Y’ALL! 🙌🏾😆Posted a photoHalfway (almost) through this week—you got this!!!Are you remembering your vitamin D? 🙌🏾🥰🤗Feeling extremely grateful to have Friday off. One vaccination down, one to go.Posted a photoI invite you to do the same🥰In case no one ever told you...🥰Beyond disappointed 😒😆🙌🏾Hope your weekend has been amazing🥰Posted a photoAs we head into another work week in these extraordinary times, this cannot be stressed enough...🤗Posted a photoHappy Tuesday SparkFam! And the day after that...🙌🏾Happy spring! 🌻🌼🌸🌺What can I say? It’s been a long week.😑Happy weekending, Sparkfam! 🙌🏾🥰Posted a photoI hope you all enjoyed a lovely Easter weekend. Completely feeling this message...also, love youMy “can this week just be over” face—LOL! 😘Real talk—LMAOOOO 😆New day, who dis?! Happy Friday y’all!And I hope you are more “you” too, cuz that’s a phenomenal thing to be🥰Happy Wednesday 🙂And neither should you!!!🙌🏾Don’t hide your awesome. Happy Weekending🙂🙌🏾🥰Always be about your peace because if you won’t, no one else will.Know your boundaries. I know I sound like a broken record but some things bear repeating 🥰Sometimes we need to be flexible in our approach. Either way, you got this 🙌🏾🥰I hope it’s yours too🥰Posted a photo*does Friday dance*I am open to being a “work in progress”...🥰Posted a photo✅ Rinse. Repeat. 🥰Happy Thursday y’all 🥰And I can make it however I wantAnd really, shouldn’t we all? Laughter heals. 🤣Live more☺️Cannot say this enough 🥰🤗So don’t let it. The only person you should be in competition with is yourself 🙂🙌🏾While this is a good list, as I inch towards my mid-50s, I have gained a much greater appreciation for numéro uno. It was wonderful while it lasted! Happy Weekending y’all ☺️🤣Happy Sunday, Sparkfam 🥰🤣🤣🤣Google it—LMAO😆🤣😬Let’s get after it, Sparkfam 🙌🏾🙌🏾🙌🏾We got this👍🏾Remember that. 🥰 youWHOO chile—it’s been a week but we made it 🙌🏾🙌🏾🙌🏾Well now you know🥰You, your spirit—are not defined by a number on the scale or a smaller pair of pants🥰Sometimes (often?) we have to get out of our own way. 👊🏾Period. 🥰🤗Always.💙🖤❤️SparkFam—you have worked too hard on yourself to allow toxic people to sit at your table. Love me🥰Real talk. 🥰Happy Tuesday! 🙌🏾🥰Keep it kind at all times🥰Late din-din—yummm. Hope you all had an amazing day 🥰🥰🥰As do YOU🥰So what are you waiting for, Sparkfam?🥰Despite the sometimes messiness of things🥰I love y’all 🥰🤗🤗🤗Happy weekending! How timely…working on finding mine...live with purpose...xmas 2007 during my previous weightloss excursion