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β€’MamaπŸ’« ‒⬇️160lbs naturally β€’RA FighterπŸ₯Š β€’Plant Based Eating🌱 β€’Triple Threat: πŸ’ͺπŸ’‹πŸ“š Strong/Sexy/Scholar β€’Best SelfπŸ’™πŸ— #teamjonnystrawsπŸ‹οΈβ€β™€οΈ MORE LIFE🌹

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@iconmeals has been an integral part of my weight loss journey. I began using them a couple years back at the same time that I started working with my trainer. I got my meal plans and then got online and ordered the food from them. So easy. Now that I eat a plant based diet I’m super excited that they are offering amazing vegan options. This vegan burger πŸ” is amaze y’all. I literally can’t eat it often enough and my kids love it too! #momwin Check out those health stats as compared to a beef burger. πŸ’₯ #weightloss #wellness #bodybuilding #fitness #nutrition #healing #goals #plantbased #vegan #iconmeals #transformation #bestself #keepmovingforward #morelife #foodie #choices

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It’s late, I’m exhausted...but I’ve got goals.... so lezzz goooo....πŸ’ͺ Gotta get it in cuz my ass is back here at 4:30am for cardio.😫 I am an athlete???? I. Am. An. Athlete. πŸ‘Š #iamanathlete #workout #gym #fitness #weightloss #bodybuilding #bodytransformation #wellness #latenight #getit #positivity #bestself #morelife #health #mindset #determination #trainhard #strength #onelife

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Some days all the hats I wear...mother, entrepreneur, employer, employee, partner, friend, daughter, sister, athlete, student....some days BALANCE can be challenging to say the least. Today has been one of those days, but I’m always a mama first...so everything is stopping for a couple hours so I can take my babies to dinner...then we back at it. ✌️ #motherhood #wellness #positivity #balance #hats #strongwomen #entrepreneur #choosehappy #bestself #reallife #student #athlete #gymrat #juxtaposition #keepmovingforward #dinnertime

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Happiest of Tuesday’s friends! πŸ’•πŸ’«πŸ™πŸ’›πŸŒ·βœ¨πŸŽ€πŸ’žπŸ₯‘πŸ’
Sending lots of love, peace, and determination to you all today! Your day will be what you make it! It was hard for me to get out of bed when my alarm went off at 4:10 this morning and then I walked outside and it was 16 degrees (not a fan of cold weather) and right then and there I had to decide if I was going to be grumpy because I was tired...angry that my joints hurt in the cold...which leads to angry that I’m in Boise today...which leads to irritated that I forgot to put my car in the garage last night...which leads to frustrated that my Nespresso order didn’t arrive yesterday like it was supposed to...OR I can be so grateful that I am healthy enough to get up and go to the gym early in the morning...so happy that I have a beautiful, warm home that is hard to leave...so blessed to have a car with heated seats and a heated steering wheel for these cold mornings...beyond lucky to have Starbucks baristas who love me and have my drink ready when they see me walk in. πŸ™Œβ˜•οΈπŸ’ž We get to choose our mood, our perspective, and our thoughts! I got in an amaze workout, the sun is shining, and the people I’m working with today are the best! #choosehappy #positivevibes #wellness #healing #workout #bestself #mindfulness #journey #sunshine #strength #perspective #soulcare #smile #adulting #workflow #optimism #goals #blessed #grateful

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It’s my mama’s 70th birthday today! This woman is a testament to the fact that you can get your ish together and get healthy at any age. At 65 she quit smoking, at 66 she quit drinking (went cold turkey from a 12 pack a day,) and she began exercising intensively at 67. She is now very committed to her daily cardio and to a vegetarian diet. She no longer experiences asthma or panic attacks. At 70 she truly is healthier than she has ever been! πŸ‘ She has a lot of reasons and excuses she could use to justify a lifestyle of addiction. Her #metoo is terribly heartbreaking and nobody would blame her if she didn’t choose recovery. But she does. πŸ’« Every single day she wakes up trying to improve her mind and her body. It is never too late! Proud of you! Love you mama, happy birthday! πŸŽ‚πŸŽπŸŽ‰ #birthdaygirl #strongwomen #recovery #mindfulness #wellness #health #hope #goals #bestself #morelife #positivevibes #chasinglight #fitmom #determination #longevity #healing #shefoundherpeace

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There is a past you watching and she never, ever dreamed you would make it this far. She never dared to think you would overcome so much and in her wildest imaginings she never could see such growth and strength in your future. She needs you to keep going. You are her hope; her prayer. She is sitting there in the past placing all her bets on you; wishing with everything inside of her that you exist. She doesn’t yet know how to transfer her flaws and failures and negative emotions into positive energy. She doesn’t know her body will merely be a byproduct of a positive, healthy life. She doesn’t know how deeply loving herself will resonate with others. She can’t see the bigger picture; that her story is connected to so many other women’s stories. She can’t fathom a day like today where she knows that everything that had power over her was there to teach her to take her power back. She is lost and doesn’t realize she will be found. But tonight I close my eyes and send so much peace to her so that she can see a glimpse of how loved, fearless, peaceful, strong, and unstoppable she will be. Grab onto that light baby girl. And to future me, I’m chasing all the light and trusting our path. All three of us leaping into the beautiful unknown... πŸ’«πŸ’«πŸ’«β˜€οΈβ˜€οΈβ˜€οΈβš‘οΈβš‘οΈβš‘οΈπŸŒžπŸŒžπŸŒžπŸ”₯πŸ”₯πŸ”₯πŸŒ…πŸŒ…πŸŒ…πŸ”‘πŸ”‘πŸ”‘πŸ’›πŸ’›πŸ’›πŸ”†πŸ”†πŸ”† #mindfulness #peace #past #present #future #self #soulcare #grateful #fighter #warrior #connection #chasinglight #positivity #healing #perspective #growth #strength #purpose #learn #bestself #beautifulplace #placeofyes #dreams #morelife

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On Sundays we work from home. We have brunch, we take it slow, but we put in a lot of work. Culturally as women we are taught we should not embrace money or power. We aren’t taught to make money moves. Should you value people and your personal integrity, loyalty, and honesty over money? Absolutely, 100%. With that said, I pay my mama’s bills, my ex-husbands bills, and support 3 college bound children. I pay for medical treatment for my daughter and myself because our medical insurance does not cover our RA treatment...so, we making money moves. No shame in our game. We are also very aware that life throws curve balls and those curve balls require a savings account (we spent 6 months living in a hotel last year...that took some dolla bills y’all.) So we stacking paper, improving our efficiency, and teaching the baby brothers to have a work ethic that always ensures you are the hardest worker in the room. πŸ’« #work #worklifebalance #hustle #thenewnew #grind #stackpaper #businesswoman #riseandgrind #sundaymood #nolimits #strongwomen #fight #goals #driven #determinedtorise #moneymaker #withakidonmyarmimstillanexceptionalearner #momlife #parenting #dreams #college #lifestyle #success #tryinghard #putinwork #confidence #modernfamily

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Just putting in WORK... πŸ’ͺ First day in a month that I can lift heavy (per doctors orders.) Can’t lift super heavy yet, but I can begin to work my way up... πŸ™ Hit up 90 minutes of cardio too...run/walk intervals...always on an incline for the πŸ‘#strengthtraining #muscle #bodytransformation #athlete #cardio #gymlife #girlswholift #health #bestself #goals #fitmom #intervaltraining #healing #wellness #rawarrior #choosehappy #nolimits #trainhard #dreambig #getit #glutes #quads #soulcare

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Fight for your health. Show up for yourself. You matter. Today matters. Make choices that promote health and healing! Each healthy choice you make adds up and moves you forward! Today I am choosing meditation for my mind, cardio for improved cardiovascular and respiratory function, and weight lifting for cellular regeneration and to fight bone loss from my RA. I will be eating lots of micronutrient dense plant based foods to nourish my body, getting acupuncture to relieve some of my RA pain, and I’m participating in a yoga class tonight that focuses on draining your lymph nodes and therefore boosting my immune system. All forward movement. πŸ™πŸ’«πŸ’•πŸŒ± #saturdaymorning #wellness #positivevibes #healing #gym #cardio #weightloss #immunity #bodybuilding #meditation #mindfulness #workout #health #empowerment #transformation #plantbased #nutrition #yoga #acupuncture #micronutrients #iifyMICROS

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My @kaitlynaudra texted me this the other day and just yessssss.... πŸ’•πŸ’« Face mask on, rest day easy workout done, one gallon of water consumed, textbooks on one side and a work project on the other side of me....drinking tea...about to foam roll dat πŸ‘! One life franz, make it magnificent! πŸ’•πŸ’«πŸ™ŒβœŒοΈπŸ‘‘β˜€οΈπŸ’‹πŸŒˆπŸ΅πŸ“š #facemask #hydration #tea #selflove #hardwork #gymlove #healthylifestyle #makingmoneymoves #travel #bΓΆΓΆty #wellness #soulcare #meditation #knowledge #power #growthmindset #peaceofmind #foodismedicine #goals #plantbased #bestself #dreambig #morelife #girlpower #mood #empowered #determinedtorise

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STRUCTURED refeed on an ACTIVE rest day... β˜€οΈ ***A couple of disclaimers for when I post food. πŸ₯˜ β€’ I’m no longer eating for weight loss, but to maintain health and build muscle. This IS NOT what I ate when I ate for losing weight. β€’ I am not β€œvegan,” I simply eat a plant based diet. β€’I am very passionate about holistic health and like I talked about in my stories last week, I have officially started studying holistic nutrition so that I can ultimately incorporate being an integrative healing arts practitioner into my wellness seminars. My food choices reflect my studies. β€’ I am eating to heal my body from my advanced extra articular rheumatoid arthritis and my food choices reflect that as well. β€’ All of that to say, what I eat is good for me and may not be good for you at whatever stage of weight loss or healing you are at. πŸ’•β˜€οΈβœŒοΈ #health #nutrition #healing #wellness #foodismedicine #plantbased #weightlossjourney #muscle #bodybuilding #holistichealth #integrativemedicine #goals #foodie #fitmom #study #learn #grow #bestself #determinedtorise #personalgrowth #mindbodyconnection #soulcare #chasinglight

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Sunshine. β˜€οΈβ˜€οΈβ˜€οΈ It’s a gray, cloudy day out and I’m far away from home, feeling homesick...but there was a quick, little blip of sunshine through the clouds and I felt it...like really paused and felt it. And now it’s snowing. ❄️
I watched Ingrid Goes West on Hulu last night. It’s about a girl who finds her friends through stalking them on Instagram...as if IG wasn’t already creepy enough.... 😬 Lol. Not recommended for Valentines Day viewing. I hope y’all have amazing plans for tonight whether it’s with someone else or you are just going home to put on a face mask and open a bottle of wine...Love is worth celebrating whether it is self love, romantic love, a motherhood kinda love, or the love of your friends! πŸ’• #alllove #valentinesday #selflove #truelove #lovestory #wellness #health #bestself #gratitude #sunshine #blessed #chasinglight #morelife #everywinterends #snow #february #homeiswheretheheartis #positiveenergy #love

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β€œCame into this world
Daddy's little girl
And daddy made a soldier out of me
Oh, oh, oh
Daddy made me dance
And daddy held my hand
And daddy liked his whisky with his tea
And we rode motorcycles
Blackjack, classic vinyl
Tough girl is what I had to be”
#always #daddysgirl #family #legacy #mamasboy #time #allthefeels #motherhood #perspective #bestself #gratitude #morelife #raffertyrocket #rightnow #moment #chasinglight #live

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Hot mess Monday. It’s a thing. I am consistently pulled in many directions and none of them are neat and tidy directions. Big dreams have big messy periods during their execution. We are getting things done today; turning possibilities into plans and plans into projects and projects into masterpieces. This has been a year of big, messy, overwhelming plans that have been fought for and have come out on the other side as incredible, beautiful successes. So bring on the mess, the chaos, the unknown, the challenges...we are creating, telling stories, and using mediums and technology in fresh, new ways. Business plan; be FEARLESS! #workflow #create #build #dream #businesswoman #transform #energy #bestself #goals #messymonday #hotmess #determination #confidence #excitement #chaos #balance #technology #entrepreneur #livelife #nothingisordinary #ideas #plan #rightnow #mindfulness #gratitude

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The only people I’ve given permission to use my pics are my trainer and @wlstories ...anybody else using my pics are using them without my permission. I didn’t use any pills, shakes, wraps, DVD’s, and I had no surgery. ✌️#saturdaynightfun #liars #frustrating #weightloss #problems #healthychoices #diet #nutrition #plantbased #exercise #cardio #weights #bloodsweatandtears #nopillsorpotions #health

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Guys I’m turning this post over to my daughter Felicity so she can share some facts about me from her perspective. 😬. yoooooooooo Things about Lary, she’s pregnant with my 5th sibling....hahaha, JK, she does in fact work in PR and deals really well with other people’s drama. She’s nice, fr nice, in her soul nice, she cares deeply about other humans, there is not a mean part of her, you can do her wrong and she will empathize with your hurt and feel compassion towards you, never anger, never. She’s loud, big personality, that’s hard to see on socials. She is prettier irl. Her skin is good, but mine is better. All ze boys like her so often ze girls don’t. She ALWAYS smells like Vanilla Lace from Victoria’s Secret, my whole life, every. day. She is a leader. She naturally leads in any situation, she is a creative, she is a caretaker, she has a healing aura and people gravitate towards her when they need help finding their peace, she is sarcastic, funny, powerful, humble. She is oddly honest. No sugar coating ever. She is a terrible driver. She is loyal, the kind of loyal that is rare. She dresses basic. She’s extra. A lot extra. She works really effing hard every. single. day. She is a pretty chill mom, nothing gets to her. She pulls on a strand of her hair when she is nervous. She does not do dishes. I don’t even think she knows how to work the dishwasher. She talks a lot. Like staahhhp. Shhhhhh. She is annoying but I love her. - @felicitousfelix #motherhood #entrepreneur #honest #annoying #loyal #momgoals #wifeymaterial #healingaura #juju #strongestwoman #namaste #confidence #blonde #basic #extra #healthy #happy #loved

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#fbf That’s me getting ready to go watch the Oscar nominated shorts last year...and then hit up pre-Oscar parties! So excited Oscar weekend is coming up again! This year the shorts are extra special because @dearbasketballfilm is nominated! If you haven’t taken a moment to watch this short film, the link is in my bio. It’s an inspiring project that is close to my heart and I can’t wait to watch it WIN! I’m getting all my fittings done for the upcoming Oscar weekend this weekend and the anticipation is making me giddy. I’m for sure a girl that loves couture dresses! πŸ‘— And I’m 27 pounds lighter than last year! πŸ™πŸ’•I’m super happy with my muscle growth and the way a plant based diet has been beneficial to my body composition (and my skin, hair, mostly MY HEALTH!) Always moving forward! ⚑️ #dearbasketball #mambamentality #oscars #excitement #dressup #lbd #oneyearago #bestself #goals #workflow #happiness #nolimits #couture #healing #lifestyle #chasinglight #morelife #gofightwin #allaboutthejourney #weightloss #balance #liveyourlife #gratitude #proud

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So much pride as I scroll through my feed and see you all working so hard to be your #bestself πŸ‘ŒπŸ’•πŸ™ŒπŸ’«πŸ™πŸ’ž If y’all are looking for inspiration, check out these ladies I tagged!
Remember the weekend can be utilized to bring you closer to your goals or it can take you further from them! I know I consistently say β€œwhatsa weekend?” because I can’t even understand wasting two days a week! That doesn’t mean rest and relaxation aren’t important, but I personally don’t need 48 hours a week of rest; too many goals! I also have some of you say you feel stuck in your work week grind, so man oh man, use that gift of time on the weekend to work on those personal goals! One life guys! 😘😘❀️ #goals #workflow #hustle #grind #getit #positivevibes #wellness #morelife #journey #transformation #mindfulness #choices #lifestyle #determinedtorise #keeppushing #choosehappy #selfcare #strength #perspective #getit #friyay #xoxo

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