HILARY✌️️

Mama 👸🏼👦🏼👦🏼👼🏻 ⬇️160➕ lbs 🚫surgery RA fighter 🥊 Positivity 💫 Plant based eating 🌱 Marketing/PR 🏙 Best Self💙🗝 #teamjonnystraws 💪 MORE LIFE🌹

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Our family had a beautiful St. Lucia Day today. It is the celebration of light and it has never meant more to me. ✨ We observed traditional St. Lucia Day ceremonies this morning and ended with a non-traditional Mexican dinner. We also recited blessings one and two and lit two candles on our menorah with quiet reverence for the culture that has become such a very important part of our lives. Much love to our family in Sweden 🇸🇪 and to our adopted family at Temple Israel in Hollywood. ❤️❤️❤️ #festivaloflight #holidayseason #happyhanukkah #hanukkah #stluciaday #christmas #godjul #jul #scandinavianhome #swedish #svenska #light #peaceonearth #menorah #beautifulday #gratitude #wellness #family #tradition #kärlek #stjärngosse #lussekatter #gladlucia #itthemostwonderfultimeoftheyear #morelife #chasinglight #winter #december

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Feeling like an athlete today. Proud that I am not only a weight loss story, but a bodybuilding story! Feeling I’ve earned the “transformation athlete” title today and I’m so grateful for the whole journey! We are exactly 1 month away from the Fitness Culture grand opening in St. George, Utah and I am so freaking excited to vlog my personal “how” amongst some amazing Gymshark athletes! There will def be some surprises and guest appearances! 🎉💕💫 #countdownison #weightloss #iamanathlete #bestself #morelife #positivity #getit #trainhard #transformation #workout #gymlife #health #fitness #wellness #healing #chasinglight #goals #surprises #excited #nolimits #moments #gymshark #keepmovingforward

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My son captured a rare moment of sleep around midnight last night...I have a huge work project and really sick babies and gym goals that have to be met by a certain date...nothing that can be put on the back burner right now. So I sleep when I can, I fill my body with lots of plant based nutrition, and I purposefully fill my mind with positivity and peace. Sometimes it’s just time to put your head down and grind. ✌️ #work #gym #mom #hustle #positivity #peace #goals #seasons #dreambig #grind #fight #wellness #motherhood #choosehappy #fullmoon #strength #sickbabies #plantbased #nutrition

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My babies are super sick so I’ve been working out from home the past couple of days so that I can be near them. When I have to do something tough, whether it be a big deal or I just have to get off the couch and workout, my babes sing me Survivor by Reba. They started doing it when they were teeny tiny and it has become a thing...
I don't believe in self pity
It only brings you down
May be the queen of broken hearts
But I don't hide behind the crown
When the deck is stacked against me
I just play a different game
My roots are planted in the past
And though my life is changing fast
Who I am is who I want to be
The baby girl without a chance
A victim of circumstance
The one who ought a give up, but she's just
Too hard headed!
A single mom who works two jobs
Who loves her kids and never stops
With gentle hands and a heart of a fighter
I'm a survivor! #survivor #fighter #mama #sickies #messyhair #workout #strength #bestself #health #wellness #healing #morelife #goals #homeworkout #weights #cablesquats #choosehappy #keepmovingforward

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Rare Saturday night in by the fire reading 📖 fiction....my boys are watching 📺 Netflix in the background...gluten free, sugar free, vegan banana bread 🍞 🍌 baking (sounds cray but it tastes amaze,) and some matcha green tea 🍵 in hand. Exhaling. 🙏🎄 #christmas #saturdaynight #netflix #birthdayweekend #breathe #exhale #positivity #wellness #reading #fiction #fireside #itscold #nosnowyet #holidayseason #family #choosehappy #bananabread #holidaybaking #tradition #peaceonearth #peace #calm #bestself #cozy #morelife #mindfulness

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It’s a different kind of holiday season this year. We are celebrating our peace. We have learned to practice peace even when it is a struggle, and it often is. What I know about peace is it doesn’t come from the places we expect. It doesn’t come from success. We tend to think if I just had more money, a relationship with this person, if I just lost that weight, if I could get a different job, if my kids just acted right...then I would have peace. That is a lie we sell ourselves, that we need more or less of something to be at peace. I have had financial, career, weight loss, parenting, and relational success and no peace. I’ve had unimaginable losses and not found any enlightenment in my despair and grief. Why can’t my peace be in my career and finances? Because I will inevitably experience failure in some of my career endeavors that will result in financial loss. Peace cannot be found in my children or my significant other. How unfair is that to place the burden of maintaining my peace on them? My peace cannot be found in my “after” body because the pressure to look hot and fit all the time would be unbearable (and unhealthy.) I want my days where I stay in sweats and a messy bun. We can’t look outside of our soul for peace. We have to realize we are enough even when we make a poor business decision, even when we make a poor parenting choice. Even when we crumble under the weight of a break up or a hospital stay or a poor decision we realize we made from our ego. In those moments we are broken and failing and hurting and embarrassed and just a mess, there is a peace that you can fight for that will engulf you in your brokenness. I have been devastated and terrified and sobbing on my bathroom floor and still able to begin breathing and tap into that unshakable peace within me. I finally understand the hymn I sang as a child, “When peace like a river, attendeth my way, When sorrows like sea billows roll. Whatever my lot, thou hast taught me to say, It is well, it is well, with my soul.” Peace is what we are celebrating this holiday season. Peace that conquers anxiety, fear, failure, loss...peace that permeates everything. ✨✨✨

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#fbf This was at my grandparents condo in Santa Monica in 1989 and my brother and I were there for dessert. Sometimes now I get playfully made fun of for my tablescapes and the fact that we don’t use paper napkins ever...or my dramatic dinner parties...or my inability to dress down for a dinner...lol, blame my grandma. She was dramatic and ornate and fancy and diplomatic and generous and philanthropic and always wearing the most amazing outfits and jewelry. She taught me about wine and champagne and being a hostess and always dressing for success. She also taught me to be empowered and to educate myself and to fight for myself. She was amazing. I miss her vibrancy and her ability to make everyone feel valued. I want to be like her when I grow up... #legacy #family #grandmother #christmas #tistheseason #dinnerparty #highheels #grace #poise #value #education #santamonica #pacificpalisades #saltlife #empowerment #bestself #morelife #viticulture #philanthropy #tablescape #allthewayup #dreamer #itsthemostwonderfultimeoftheyear

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Quick pics on my way out the door... Doing some reflecting tonight on this day last year… I remember it very clearly. So much was going right with my business… It was thriving beyond my wildest imaginings… But my health was declining quickly and my personal life was a mess… I was living in a hotel with my babies… I was setting up a court date because of my house fire… On this day I was in the process of having a discussion with the school district because my children’s school laptops had burned in the fire and the insurance money to replace them hadn’t come yet… I was at the gym but I was just walking because that was all I could do at the time… I was really struggling to find peace… It was the day before my birthday (which I did not celebrate last year.) Fast forward one year and all of the trauma of that moment in time is just a memory…a memory that still brings tears to my eyes…but still, just a memory. Here I am, the day before my birthday, with such hard fought for peace in all areas of my life. So many court victories on various issues, so many hospital visits and stays all over the country, so much learned. Throughout this past year there was an incredible amount of hardship (most of which will never be shared on the gram,) but I never allowed myself to give up on my goals. No matter how sick I was I went after my fitness goals, no matter how defeated I felt I built my business, no matter what was happening I loved my children and fought for their best life, no matter how hopeless I felt I chased light...hard. I’m so, so proud of this last year and so beyond grateful for another year surrounded by my loves. 💕 And you better believe I’m celebrating this year! 💗 #life #light #goals #birthday #choices #celebrate #feels #happy #peace #grateful #love #family #be #bestself #choosehappy #chasinglight #blessed #strength #fighter #proud

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I walked in the door between work and a meeting and this cool cat had spinach, kale, golden beet, Swiss chard juice ready for his mama... 🌱🥕🍃 #greenjuice #eatclean #plantbased #kale #mybabyman #lovehim #aidenaeroplane #wellness #bestself #healing #positivity #choosehappy #momlife #workflow #meetings #journey #december

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I wrote a thesis. I know my life’s thesis. I’m writing ✍️ my story in a lifestyle book (soon to be available to all of you!) I’m super clear on what I believe and what I’m about. ✌️So when I get all the you’re too hard core about your diet, your exercise, your business, etc. followed by how can I have the same level of success as you...oooooy. 🙄 I don’t waver on my how. I’m hardcore about my goals. Straight up cray. And I’m gonna get all of them. Watch me. 💁🏼‍♀️ And many of you know, if you ask me for help reaching your goals, I’m all in on your goals too. I want us all to win. 👊 #thesis #mystory #ourcollectivestory #success #mindset #positivity #weightloss #goals #bossbabe #businesswoman #health #wellness #hardwork #journey #strength #dreambig #bestself #choosehappy #hustle #forreal #actuallyhustle #gratitude #keepgoing #learn #grow #stayhumble #fight #grindharderthanme #getit

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#latergram Last night’s work flow with transformation comparisons...and a couple of thoughts...When I first started wearing “real” clothes (not 3XL sweats,) I always felt like I needed spanx on my tummy and my thighs. I was super self conscious about the excess fat and loose skin on my stomach and I just wasn’t comfortable in my own skin yet. It’s a funny bit of psychology to work through because when I was 338 pounds I went out to the grocer in my sweats and didn’t think twice about it. At about 110 pounds down all of a sudden I needed spanx to go out. I all of a sudden was in tune with the fact that I was overweight. I’m a face your fears kinda girl, so I got over this insecure feeling by posting the evolution of my stomach on IG for everyone to see (I’ll add it onto this post...it’s from about 60 down to 120 down and my tummy shows no muscle but I was already learning to be proud of my work.) Now I’m about 160 down and I couldn’t even tell you where those spanx are! I throw on whatever I want to wear and I just wear it. My focus has changed from weight loss to weightlifting and purposefully building an aesthetic. My mind has changed in that I appreciate the health I have and love the body I’m in...even the bumps and lumps. There was a time in my journey where I would have told you that yes, I would definitely be getting a tummy tuck and now I could never imagine choosing an elective surgery for an aesthetic (for me.) I’ve been through many surgeries for my health this past couple of years and it definitely changed my perspective. So do I ever feel self conscious? Yes, of course. I just now have the tools and self talk to correct my thought process when I go down that road. Learning to control my diet, exercise, and mindset has set me up for some incredible peace of mind regarding my body. There is freedom in practicing discipline. ✌️ #transformationtuesday #weightloss #trainhard #discipline #selfconfidence #selfcare #freedom #peace #choices #goals #perspective #fitness #health #wellness #bestself #choosehappy #gymlife #dressup #balance #journey #learning #growth #strength #gratitude

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When you are on a conference call and they are saying, “Hilary what do you think about those projections?” but you don’t hear because you are distracted by the sun shining on the little bit of booty gains you see in a sliver of mirror in the corner... 😝 #laugh #workflow #bootygainz #weightloss #trainhard #transformation #positivity #what #sunshine #rawarrior #healthylifestyle #gym #fitness #choosehappy #bestself #morelife #goals #motivationmonday

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Mood || ⚡️⚡️ Get yours. Whatever you are trying to accomplish is in your hands, nobody or nothing else’s.
#monday #getyours #work #bestself #positivity #hustle #getyours #goals #bossbabe #strength #choices #nothingisordinary #dreams #grindtime #fight #morelife #noexcuses #rightnow #placeofyes #powerofnow #move

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Got a Skype call done with the east coast, got my morning gymmin’ done, and now I’m settled in to watch the sunrise 🌅 over the mountains with my baby 🐻. Some coffee, some Christmas 🎄 music, and a baby man who teaches me so much about being present. Right now is beautiful. Have a wonderful Monday franz! 😘😘 #monday #earlymornings #coffee #mindfullness #work #gym #pause #breathe #snuggle #blessed #babybear #rightnow #bestself #morelife #sunrise #christmas #love #peace #itsthemostwonderfultimeoftheyear

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Got a Sunday afternoon workout in with my baby princess. 💗👑💪 She actually pushes me harder than anybody else. She is my sunshine. ☀️ #strongwomen #girlswholift #health #positivity #weightloss #transformation #goals #bestself #keepgoing #nolimits #choosehappy #wellness #sunshine #svenska #winter #december #bodyarmor #blackoutberry #fitness #choices

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Our Sunday morning Target game was strong!! So much fun running errands with these babies! We go with a strategy and we were able to hit The Boise Co-op, Whole Foods, Trader Joe’s, Kohl’s, and Target in 2.5 hours!! Ain’t nobody got time for long errand days! Off to gym, meal prep, and get ready for a little Christmas soirée tonight! 🎄🎄🎄 #choosehappy #momlife #sundayvibes #christmas #target #targetfun #strategy #love #babies #kids #fam #tistheseason #positivity #doinglifeourway #bestself #morelife #lovemyfamily #happygirl

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