Tomorrow I get to throw my sweet friend @_r_a_c_h_e_l a baby shower and despite my plans for an outdoor boho inspired fiesta, Texas decided to go from low seventies to arctic temps tonight with a low of 25*. 😩 So tacos and champagne tomorrow will be served indoors y’all.
Hope the rest of you have a great weekend spent outdoors somewhere warm! ☀️
Only one day left til David Touchton's Birthday Bash at Hill's Cafe!
Friday, 1/12/2018: 7-10PM
Featuring performances by Terry Reinhackel, Shawn Howard, Kate Elizabeth, Charlie Weyler, Shad Blair, Alison Self, and Memphis Kee!
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My heart is breaking 💔 as I watch the helicopters fly back and forth to cottage hospital from montecito...All day for the last two days. I think of all the families whose lives have been changed and all the people who are still unaccounted for. Please stop for a moment and send a prayer, thought, energy - whatever it is you are into- to these families. #calove#comehellorhighwater#enoughisenough
This man right here knows how to get me through some shit. Whenever I feel like I’m not being a good enough mom or wife he reminds me who I am. He’s my best friend. And even though I wish I could throat punch him at times I wouldn’t change anything, because he understands me. He helps me grow as a person just like I help him grow. God has a plan and we are working our way through it no matter what. #comehellorhighwater#myrideordie#mylove#myotherhalf#mysoulmate#wegotthis
I’ve never shared my entire transformation journey and to be honest I felt that my progress wasn’t as amazing as everyone else’s. But that’s because my story is different. My transformation has been more mental throughout the years, although there have been some wonderful physical perks throughout my journey💪🏼
⏮Back in 2011, I was assaulted. Raped. It took me over a year to come to terms with it and accept what happened. I coped by drinking—heavily—I would drink 3-4 nights per week and eat hardly anything throughout the day so I could “save” my calories for booze. Every time I drank, I would purposely drink to the point of not remembering things. I went through bottles of booze (myself) within 1-2 days. I hated my body so much that I started strictly doing cardio-running 6 miles per day with a very strict calorie intake. It was the unhealthiest point of my life and I continued this way for about a year and a half. •At this point, I knew things needed to change so I started seeing a school counselor and then eventually a therapist who diagnosed me with PTSD, anxiety, and depression.
•I finally started moving forward. But there seemed to be a piece that was missing. I enjoyed working out and eating healthy but I was never consistent and I had always been too strict with it so I decided to change things. I researched healthy meals and started meal prepping, not counting calories. I bought my first gym membership and started working with a personal trainer. I started feeling more confident in myself every time I trained. I felt like I was finally getting somewhere and climbing out of the lowest low of my life. •After a few months of lifting, I decided to take a step further into my recovery and started taking anti-depressants/anxiety meds. One of the best decisions I’ve ever made.
•A year later, I competed in my first bodybuilding show in 2016 and found a sport that I love!
⏭Fast forward to today, 6 years after the assault, I’m in the best shape of my life—physically and mentally! And I owe it all to fitness. •For those just getting started, keep going! Everybody starts somewhere and you never know the impact it may have on your life. ✨