When sweat 💦 is running into your 👁 but the sun feels so good... felt up to a walk today and got my vitamin D in naturally... only felt up to 2 Laps (swipe to see how far a lap equals) and that is ok... I got movement in without #menieres
falling and this week was a rough one so getting back into #crazyhairwalking
is part of my #selfcare
and Day 1 back in it 🙌🏼
I have met some of the kindest people through Instagram. Look at this sweet Jizo (I love him) that @kidsmom1999
sent me! While we haven’t met in person, as I follow her on insta it’s like seeing the slides of my mind...hearts, nature, treasures & adventures. Thank you so much for this token of kindness! ✌🏻♥️😊
Keep your eye out, you never know when & where you may come across one.
I plan to get my own tribe of Jizo from @travelingzenden
so I too can spread more kindness & leave these little fun protectors for others to find on their adventures! Go check them out.
Today was my first workout in nearly a week. I've been in a pretty low place all week.
But I managed to drag myself to the gym after work and had a great workout!
Depression takes a million forms. But it all hurts. I know I'm becoming severely depressed again when I skip the gym for an entire week.
Working out is my biggest and best coping mechanism, but unfortunately depression doesn't give a shit about your coping mechanisms.
Unfortunately depression says "oh that's what your gonna do to make yourself feel better? Be a shame if somebody tore that great idea to pieces"
I nearly drove myself home after work today... but thankfully my car's gas was running low and there's a gas station right near my gym.
I had to make an excuse to use my coping mechanism.
That's how depression works. It wants you to skip things. It wants you to lay around all day and do nothing.
I wish I could say you'll win every battle with it, but you won't. And it hurts.
But no matter how hard things get, fight those small battles. Win at the tiniest things, and soon you'll have the strength to effect the change you need to fight again.
Don't give up, keep moving forward!
#depression #mentalhealth #selfcare #transgender #transwoman #thisiswhattranslookslike #trans #fitness #athlete #girlswholift #muscles #tattoos #strength #strong #workthroughit #alwaysforward #keepgoing #tiny #battles
As we prepare for our upcoming online release and pop up shop - launching next Friday AUG 24 ⭐️ I took a little time out to whip up a big batch of our super popular Matcha Tea Tree face and body soap. 100% natural and vegan, and always palm free. Made with fresh matcha green tea, white Kaolin clay, French green clay, activated charcoal, organic butters and oils, and pure essential oils of Tea Tree and Rosemary 🍵🌳🖤💚
Green Tea is a rich source of Epigallocatechin Gallate (EGCG) widely regarded as one of the most powerful antioxidants available. Its polyphenols target free radicals, particularly those caused by UV-induced oxidative damage, while Tannins act as an astringent to help shrink pores and control sebum production.
Tea Tree essential oil has been used by the native Aboriginal people of Australia for centuries. It known for it’s antibacterial, antimicrobial, antiviral, antifungal, antiseptic and anti-inflammatory properties while being gentle, supporting healing and assisting in the reduction of scars and skin damage.
Rosemary essential oil is known to improve skin tone and texture while helping to fight the signs of aging with it’s skin-tightening qualities. It also contains contains iron, calcium and phytonutrients, which aid in repairing and preventing sun damage.
Activated charcoal has been proven to contain many health and beauty benefits including it’s ability to cleanse, detoxify and re-energize.
Being the mildest of all clays, kaolin and French green clays are suitable for sensitive skin types. They soothe easily irritable skin and skin prone to breakouts, rashes and redness while helping to draw out impurities.
I've had a bad couple of days. I found out yesterday that I'm going to be made redundant from my new job. I wasn't having the best of eating weeks before that news as I had family visitors. .
I allowed myself to have one really bad day (yesterday); I had a beer, fish and chips and some ice cream. Food has always been a coping mechanism - eat when you're happy, eat when you're sad. Before I started this journey, this would have been at least a week long binge. .
But today I've tried to get back on track. I've had more to water to drink, eaten some vegetables and got back to sensible portion sizes. I've also let myself have a little bit of something sweet. The kinder bueno bars are good for me. Only 111kcal for one bar, so if I can't keep to one, 222kcal isn't too bad for the whole packet.
#redundancy #redundant #sad #disappointed #life #timetomoveon #stuckinarut #cantbeatme #getoverit #keepgoing #wallow #foodtofix #backontrack #diet #slimming #weightloss #weightlossjourney #healthy #moderation #selfcare
Transparent moment: I am still learning to love the parts of me that aren't so great and no one celebrates. .
I worked from home again today. Which makes day #4
. My mental capacity for human interaction was at 5.245 out of 100. So I needed to replenish. Ignorance exasperates me. So does the sound of someone chewing...food, gum, ice, their tongue, the air. All. 👏 Of. 👏 It. 👏 A person who walks in a room and literally acts as if I'm invisible will get my blood boiling. 😡 And apparently, my invisible cape only functions properly at work. Trying to talk when I'm speaking will result in me tuning you out or walking away. Jesus fixed the need to over talk in return. The side eye and a pivot to the right works much better. Everyone has their quirks, their idiosyncrasies, their habits. And mine get on my own nerves sometimes. Hence, the need to be home. Alone. .
I wanted to post a fabulously filtered selfie with my hair done, a splash of color on my face and my fat arms covered, but hey, I'm being real right? Sometimes you gotta admit you're a flawed mess and in need of an attitude check. Pray my strength...and all who have to deal with me. 🤦🏽♀️ I am perfectly imperfect and at 47, I'm out of excuses. I know I'm not alone. Stop pretending to be perfect. What are your struggles?
#flawed #transparent #fixmejesus #imperfect #amess #growth #struggles #habits #badhabits #imstilllearning #nevertoooldtochange #patience #selfhelp #selflove #selfcare #choosejoy #iamajoy
Leaving the hospital for the final countdown pre-boards study weekend 🤯
Congrats to my friends who finished their exam today— can’t wait to join in the (hopefully) feeling of relief on Monday late afternoon! (Me and @themdkitchen
will virtually high five when we finish 🙏🏻) And shout out to the GI squad for keeping it zen this week 🙌🏼
Note to self and to you: you can do difficult things and this certainly won’t be the last— embrace the process 💙
Happy Friday everyone!! Dreaming of a normal weekend in a few weeks 😋
#medicine #studying #neverends
DAY 17 - kick auto pilots but!!! So DAY 16 came and went, waking up with a flare up auto pilot kicks in, I just kept my head down and completed the day!! I'm proud as 3 years ago I would have called in sick 😶 pains a bitch!! So day I went all out in self care!!! ♥ Hot bubbles bath 🛀 ♥ Yoga 🤸♀️
♥54321 done 3 tasks I've been putting off 🗂🖋📈
♥Gave 5 very happy clients treatments 💆♂️💆♂️💆♀️🤰💆♂️
♥Ended my day putting a smile on this lady's face Jess Rose 🌼🌻🌼
♥Had a dinner date!! 🥞🍜🍝🍜
♥Now just chilling 🍪☕️
Self care completed ✔️☑️✅☑️✔️ When I have a flare up I find its the hardest time to keep up with the self care, I find myself on auto pilot just going from a to b, from task to task until I collapse but today's been different I felt the pain and the fear I still got through today and enjoyed every moment my mindset definitely changing!!! #change #life #pain #friends #selfcare #lifeguard #hippy #nature #carrotsticks #friendsforlife #food #help #mentalhealth #meditation
Hi friends I have started a makeup group on Facebook where I will be sharing deals with you, makeup tips, and lots of other fun opportunities.❤️ Don’t worry, there will be no buying pressure! Comment below if you would like to be added or the link is in my bio!💕
Getting it done! Flex Friday. Complete workout in 40 minuets. 💪🏻👊🏻🙌🏻👏🏻
“that's why her hair is so big, it's full of secrets.”
Watching the sunset over the lake, I am grateful for this moment. Being able to be fully present with my family, without a care in the world.
This is not Noah’s Ark.
This is the real world, in which we’re not all lined up two by two—and, for singles, this can mean falling victim to the marketing ploy that tells us that holidays are for lovers. And vacations are for lovers. And restaurants, movie theaters, and basically everything that we can imagine is for couples, not singles.
At least, that’s how it feels when we’re buying that ticket for one or asking for a table for one, while the host or hostess is looking behind us for another guest.
Happy Friday beauties!! 🌿Hope you’re all having a wonderful day. This week was just “one of those” kind of hectic weeks with very little sleep and I feel like the lack of sleep lately is starting to catch up to me. I thought for sure that last night would be the night that I’d finally get a good nights sleep, but nope 😅 Last night my family and I celebrated my little brothers 8th birthday and it turned out to be a VERY late night. I had planned to get back on a better sleep schedule at the beginning of the week and it wasn’t a success. It’s been a while since I’ve been this tired though. My eyes are bloodshot and I’m so droopy. (Snapchat filters are my best friend today 😂) Normally I only have one cup of coffee and I’m already on my third 🙈 (SEND HELP!) What do you find helps you get back on a steady sleep schedule? 💤 What helps you fall asleep? 🙇🏻♀️ Please let me know in the comments below 🤗
I hate that I'm still hoping.