First of all i would like to point out this is me in both pictures, taken on the same day.
I have had such a journey in every season of my life. I am being refined in every part of my mind, body and spirit.
For the past 3 months, since I had my daughter Ania I became allergic to the medpore implant I had attached to the inside of my face with screws to make a the corner of my jaw bone symmetrical.
I've had 2 surgeries over the past weeks and I still have an open wound which is draining the infection.
Tomorrow I am booked into theatre for the afternoon.
This photo is not to point out a before and after of how much weight I've lost or gained. To show a before and after makeup. Or if I've used a filter.
What I would like to show you is.. The battle I have been in with sickness.
The past week I have had 3 people come to my house and pray with me.
I was shown to get rid of a bag of jewellery which contained 2 engagement rings from past relationships and a 2 chains I had from the boys "biological" dad who has hounded me for 15 years.
Yesterday morning I felt as if I was being taken down. I literally had to force myself to get out of the house.
In the afternoon I handed in the jewellery the weight lifted and healing took place.
2 pictures, same day.. This is me.. A daily choice during a battle to be free in every area of my life and changing the generation in my family through peace, love and joy no matter what we face.
I love myself in both pictures. I have no self pity. It has been tough but I still say no to sickness.
Tomorrow is another day.. It may be tough but and the recovery may be hard.
Sickness is a lie from the enemy.
It makes you feel that you cannot do certain things due to illness.
But even through those times God can turn the situation around all for his glory and within that comes change and freedom.
I always felt like I didn’t have time. 🏃♀️⏰🍟
Let's face it. *
I was totally overwhelmed. I told myself that working full time, raising six kids and running from activity to activity left no time to live a healthy lifestyle...and I'd spend hundreds of dollars on fast food, soda and convenience foods, not even realizing the cost to my bank account and my health...not to mention the example I was setting for my kids 🤦♀️🤦♀️🤦♀️ *
I realized that I was miserable and I was actually spending a TON OF MONEY on things that were contributing to my weight gain and overall poor health.
I needed to find something that... 🔥 Was simple and didn’t take a lot of time or energy to follow. 🔥 Didn't have me counting calories or making me feel deprived. I needed a plan that had food that I actually enjoyed eating. 🔥Was worth the investment and would include more than just a low calorie "magical" diet. I needed accountability, support and more to look forward to than just weighing myself every day. 🔥 A plan that was a LIFESTYLE and not a DIET. What I'd been doing wasn't working. I needed a fresh approach and to learn from someone who'd ACTUALLY made a transformation themselves.
And it's been a 180 learning how to NOURISH my body, INVEST in something that taught me LIFE SKILLS, and helped me TRANSITION my entire LIFE.♥️ I'm excited to share my journey and if your radar is going OFF because you've been WAITING for something EXACTLY like this, "LIKE" this post and let's TALK.
1 1310 hours ago
Getting ready for school and wrapping up summer is super busy here. Arranging new visit schedules. School registration. School pick up and drop off. 6 different schools. Completing dental and medical appointment prior to the beginning of school year grind. Signing up,planning for after school activities. Buying and organizing school supplies. Life is crazy! Sometimes we do things a little differently, not neat and clean and organized! But this is our life! I am thankful that I have one healthy no prep meal planned to use at work. My nutrient dense shake is neat and organized and ready to go!
Meet the Teacher day today!! 📚 PS- the best thing I have ever done was order their school supplies online and have them shipped to their school. All of their boxes were waiting in their classroom today. It was the EASIEST thing and this #momof6 is SO grateful for that! We all still had a fun day back to school shopping for clothes and shoes, but didn’t have to worry about supplies! Yes please! 🖍✂️📒✏️
2 7011 hours ago
Here’s how to break through the perfectionism: make a LOT of mistakes. Fall on your butt more often.
Anne Lamott .
@somewherewayupthegoddamnroad and I were talking about perfectionism and how some people battle it (✋🏼 that would be me)
So here, my friend, I’m battling it🌞
And the Dad and son in the window got to see me fall on my 🍑 .
Come to Yoga Under The Stars this Saturday night and we’ll enjoy flying a bit and maybe falling together 🌝
5 4211 hours ago
The great thing about videos is that it shows me what I’m doing right and where I can improve.
I’m past the halfway mark of this 8️⃣week program and by the end of it I’m goal setting to increase my speed, twist more and get my booty🍑down lower!
Stop just watching and try out this ab move for 60 seconds...2 mountain climbers in the middle, left then right👍🏼 Beware the Hair🙆🏻♀️
Are any of you from Utah? What do you love most about it? Have you ever noticed that you have some of the most beautiful, unusual, awesome baby names on the planet?! ______
I love vintage postcards which is why I chose this pic, but scroll through to see a BEAUTIFUL photograph I found of Temple Square, Salt Lake City taken by Dana Mallard (@mallard84)!! 😍🌸
8 2614 hours ago
I can’t believe it has been 6 yrs to the day when we brought this amazing baby girl home from the NICU and into our home and hearts forever! This is when it all started!! #adoptionrocks#foster#momof6#momlife
0 415 hours ago
I’m gonna let you in on a secret:
Fitness is in no way my whole life. Not even close.
When I started my fitness business 15 years ago, my life was meaningful.
My marriage was healthy and stable. God was working on me as I raised my growing family, and I was fulfilled.
We lived on a tight budget (that I wasn’t great at keeping to, truth be told) and we had some debts, but all was mostly good.
What fitness has brought to my life is the “EXTRA” factor!!
Every memory you and I will create from this day forward will be in our ONE and only body.
The healthier that body is, the more enjoyable our experiences because we can fully engage!
Take a moment to dream.
What do you want your life to look like?
What do you want your body to feel like?
Are you living the way you deep down want to live?
If you are, yay for you! Good health can only enhance your already good life, by providing the EXTRA to your experiences!
And if you’re not, YOU CAN CHANGE IT. 😃
There are a lot of things in this life that we cannot fix or change, but we certainly can fix and change the way we take care of our bodies!
It comes down to YOU. 😃
Your future body; and therefore, your experiences, will be determined by the choices you make starting TODAY.
How will you choose? (don’t scroll to the next insta pic until you answer this question of yourself.)
Reach out if you want some guidance.
I answer personally. 💗
We had a blast this past weekend in Cloudcroft enjoying the cooler weather and all the green scenery! •
Coming from the desert 🌵the green scenery is hard to come by! We also had some great storms and good rain 🌧 •
The kids hung out with some good friends and Mom and Dad got to relax and enjoy the slow pace! •
What as a family do you do to recharge and reboot!
Today I was thinking much of myself when a situation happened that humiliated me a bit. I wallowed in it a for a little while and pitied myself and struggled to lift myself out of the mire of humiliation.
And then a friend who came to class today brought a passage of the Bible to me completely out of the blue about letting go of the things that weigh heavy on our minds.
It was the reminder I needed.
The weightiest lessons I’ve learned in life have come through the least expected places, that’s why humility is so valuable. How can you truly hear the deepest lessons when you are grabbing after the attention for yourself and/or are only willing to listen to the greatest and the most important people?
I don’t want to be a great person. I want to be a wise person. A loving person. Greatness will come and go.
Little rabbits have communicated to me that God sees me and knows me and love is still there.
A small 14 mo boy did the same for me.
Let me be humiliated if in the humiliation I can learn again that Love surrounds me and I can be an instrument of love and peace to especially the least.
The man who was lord of fate,
Born in an ox's stall,
Was great because He was much too great
To care about greatness at all.
Ever and only He sought
The will of His Father good;
Never of what was high He thought,
But of what His Father would.
You long to be great; you try;
You feel yourself smaller still:
In the name of God let ambition die;
Let Him make you what He will.
Who does the truth, is one
With the living Truth above;
Be God's obedient little son,
Let ambition die in love.
3 2317 hours ago
So this morning my little peanut started preschool. I put on my game face and pretended to be happy and excited for her! I get it’s important for them to interact etc, but honestly I want to throw up! This little nugget is my side kick. When the big kids go to school, She runs errands with me, we go to the car wash, hang out and have mom and Sara special time together! I have already had my hubby go spy on her & texted the teacher! Ugggggggg #dontgrowup#baby#momof6#lordhelpme#toddler#preschool#shebetternotcry#babygirl
I’ve turned down a lot of opportunities due to fear. Fear of failing. Fear of being new. Fear of the unknown. I’m taking baby steps out of this mentality and going after what scares me. Life is too short not to. 💓 #breakfreebefit
2 2219 hours ago
Home workouts and proper nutrition work! You don’t need a million dollars or hours or super pricey supplements to get in shape. You just need consistency, patience and determination! A little love and accountability go along way, too! You can do this.
Trying out Reading Eggs with Sienna this morning. I’ve heard great things about the program so we’re FINALLY checking it out. Anyone else use Reading Eggs?
11 9520 hours ago
💁🏻♀️You are fearfully and wonderfully made.👈🏻
Don’t be afraid to let the world see the beauty you are... you are not alone... and the more we let go and allow ourselves to be seen, the more we realize this is true.
So many other women feel the same way you feel right now. We’re just often too afraid to show our real selves for fear of realizing the very lie we often tell ourselves every day...
👉🏻We’re not enough and unlovable as we are.👈🏻
... is true.
I’m here to tell you... it’s not true. The more we lean in, grow and learn to love ourselves as we are, the more we become brave, bold, and fearless. ❤️
💁🏻♀️Speaking of beauty.., check out these @viragobabe Quinn lashes?👈🏻
I love them because they don’t scream... “Hey! She’s wearing fake lashes.” And I can confidently enjoy lifted and brighter more natural eyes. ❤️
Thanks, @danette_and 😘 LOVE how you listened and delivered! 😍😍😍
Att stå i köket är avkoppling för mig, det är ren terapi🙌👌 ( och lyxtid) idag hade jag som mål att hinna göra köttfärslimpan men har hunnit göra både lunch till kidsen å sambon, fiskburgare med remoulad sedan göra en kyckling i gorgonzola som bara hann brynas igår sen blev det sibylla🤷♀️🤣så den blir till imorgon! Nu köttfärslimpa in making👍
So great when you have unexpected off days!
Even though these kids work my nerves on a daily basis, I love them dearly and love seeing them smiling and happy.
Sometimes the smiling and happy turns into angry faces, lots of bickering and unnecessary attitudes. Just plain Ole being MEAN!
This is our life! #striblife
Finally got the ALL CLEAR from my doc to start my regular, pre-pregnancy WORKOUTS again!! Time to shed this baby weight, and get my feel-good body back! 🙌💪🏋
I eat the same thing as my family every 🌙. They might skip the veggies most nights, but I hope eventually they will follow my example and add more veggies to their plate. .
This meal fits right into my meal plan. 2 servings of veggies, 1 serv of protein, 1 serv of carbs, healthy fats, and nuts.
Keeping my nutrition super simple and doable so I can maintain for life😉
Found this while packing for our trip. I’d forgotten we bought this gem in Hawaii a couple months ago!
I remember driving Kevin’s little Dodge Stratus (we were a one car family) and filling up with gas at Sam’s Club. Abby was buckled in her infant car seat and Shari and Chad were fighting over who would give her the binky. A woman pulled up next to me in the biggest van chuck full of kids. I got a little teary because I knew that was going to be me. I blinked my eyes and now here I am- THAT woman😂😂 I am so happy I grew into the woman I always wanted to be. I have Kevin to thank for being my partner in this crazy journey. There is nowhere else I’ld rather be than the driver of a big ole van chuck full of kids! #momof6#halfdozen#bigvan
Hello friends! Many of you know the story but for those of you who don’t, my IG account was hacked into on Saturday 6/30 by someone who immediately changed the name of the account to augustus_2209__dorsey. By the time I noticed, the hacker had already changed the email of the account so when I went in to reset the password it was already to late. I had no access to my own account and immediately lost all access to its content, over 2600 posts and almost 25k followers. I began to research how to fix the problem and although there weren’t many avenues to turn to, I did exhaust all ideas and options. I reported the hack and reached out to anyone who I could think of that might be able to help but didn’t have any luck there either. All along my biggest fear was that the account would be deleted and I would lose everything before I would be able to rectify the problem and get my account back. Unfortunately it looks like that is exactly what happened. About 1 week ago the account disappeared for good and although I originally had hoped that it was a ‘part of the restoration process’ begun by IG, it wasn’t and I am beginning to do what I had dreaded all along. Start from scratch. I recently celebrated the fact that I had reached 22k followers and was super proud that in the month that followed I added almost 2k more. I never thought I would have to start from the beginning and to be honest I wasn’t sure that I wanted to. But becasue of the friends that I have made from around the world and the comradery and sense of community that I feel and share with so many stemming from our shared love of food and nourishing it is something that I cannot give up. So here I am again. Ready to begin and hoping that you will join me. To all those who reached out and showed concern and offered help and inquired about my family, My gratitude runs deep. I am humbled by the love and I’m looking forward to sharing it and giving it back through my love for food. Please help me spread the word that I’m Back so that my wonderfully supportive followers can find me again. Peace and Love and so much Thanks 🙏🏻 ❤️ Diane Morrisey