"It's not what you look at that matters, it's what you see." –Thoreau
"It's not what you look at that matters, it's what you see." –Thoreau
It’s #FitnessFriday and this week we’re focusing on them hips! A lot of people (especially the ladies ) hold a LOT of stress and anxiety in their hip area, and it’s important to target this area when stretching. When I take time to work on my hip stability, I’m not only deepening my flexibility but decompressing and building natural energy - spoiler: it feels SO good ...😉 So what are you waiting for? Head to today’s stories for 5 hip stability stretches and let me know what you think in the comments!✨ (📷 @grantlegan )
Dress like you’re going somewhere better later!
Happy post-holiday #FitnessFriday, warriors! Now who’s ready to get back to work!? This week is for the ladies who’ve been asking me about how to achieve toned arms... I know how hard it can be to get rid of that little extra somethin’, but @peterleethomas & I have five effective exercises that really target those problem areas and kick-start muscle growth! So let’s grab those dumbbells and follow along in today’s stories to feel that burn!! 💪🏾
Today I’m thankful to have my freedom and live the life I choose and today that means swimming with my damn hat on! 😂 Happy #4thofJuly
In case you needed a reminder... Halles get it DONE. Congratulations @chloexhalle on this amazing opportunity, we can’t wait to see what you do! #TheLittleMermaid #HalleBailey
Balcony fishing 😂
It’s #FitnessFriday and y’all have been asking, so here is my answer - my go-to Keto snack? @truwomen BARS! They're super healthy, plant based and dairy free. They taste amazing!! I will only ever post about products I love and can honestly recommend this to everyone. Today’s #PHITTalks is ALL about the #KetoLifestyle as @peterleethomas and I cover all your frequently asked questions on living Keto - balancing your protein intake, mid-workout cramps, and my go-to keto meals during pregnancy. Catch the conversation today on stories & IGTV, and have a great weekend everybody #truwomen #ad 💪🏽❤
Guess who just joined @fortnite ??? 👋🏽 #Sofia #JohnWick #Fortnite
Morning light ✨
Back to my roots... 🧿
Summer swingin’ 🌞
It’s #FitnessFriday and the #FirstDayOfSummer! For me, this #Summer will be about the power of being SEXY STRONG! Just ask your inner-warrior... Being sexy starts with feeling sexy and when you focus on loving ALL of you, watch just how SEXY you’ll feel! Today, @peterleethomas and I will be demonstrating effective core exercises that can all be completed with ONE seasonal essential -that imma pray you all have 😂 - a TOWEL. This quick workout isolates various muscles in your abdomen to ignite your whole core no matter where you are. Check stories for our 5 go-to summer shred exercises, work the middle, and get your SEXY ON! ♥️ (📷 @grantlegan )
“There’s no force more powerful than a woman determined to rise” #DorothyDandrige #TBT
This one goes out to my #WCW @ogetheyogi Tag a someone who makes you feel this way ♥️😂
On this Father’s Day my heart is full...full of love for my DADDY! This is one of only 2 pictures I have of him, and it has become family gold! While I didn’t have much of a relationship with him while he was here, as he was alcohol addicted and that addiction robbed us of the relationship we were meant to have, I now understand how much he loved me and how vital he was and is to my life! I miss you today daddy and wherever you are, I know you’re smiling down on me because I feel your love! #HappyFathersDay to the great dads in my life - Olive and Gabe and to EVERY dad out there! ❤️
Mother Nature has the best box of crayons 🌿✨
This #FitnessFriday is about to motivate some of y’all non-believers who think they don’t have enough time in their day to complete a full body workout, because I am about to introduce you to your new best friend … the 15-Min Mini Circuit. This circuit can be squeezed into nearly every schedule and I’m not kidding when I say it will KICK. YOUR. BUTT. It’s a great combination of strength training and quick cardio, plus it requires little to no equipment! Head to stories for the breakdown of each exercise - let’s all take 15 and break a quick sweat. 💦 📷 @grantlegan
Once again it’s #HBBooksFromBed - If you don’t know @elainewelteroth by name, you know her work and will feel her legacy for years to come. She became the youngest editor-in-chief of @teenvogue in 2016, the second woman of black heritage to ever hold that title at Condé Nast. While at this position, she pivoted the publication towards true storytelling, covering hard hitting issues such as race, social justice and civic engagement with intelligence and empathy. #MoreThanEnough is her story, filled with all the inspiration you need to “bite off more than you can chew, and then chew as fast as you can" So excited to share this book with you today as it’s now officially available!
Standing tall for everyone to have the right to live and love out loud! 🌈 Happy #Pride, everyone! #Pride2019
I cannot express how excited I am to share this week’s edition of #PHITTalks because it’s rightfully dedicated to the joys in my world - my kids ♥️ - I’ve received so many inquiries from moms about healthy snack options for kids, and today I’ve decided to raid my pantry and walk you through what MY kids love to eat - a little crunch, a little sweet, a lot of healthy. Check stories for a run through of the goods - I’m also so happy to share with you the herb and vegetable garden my kids and I have been working on all spring and summer!! Happy #FitnessFriday!
Soul full of sunshine ☀️ #TBT @interviewmag
Prime Time Wine Time. 🍷🔥
Sunshine mixed with a little hurricane.
Good morning ☕️🌿☁️
It’s #SelfCareSunday! I find one of the best ways to love on myself is to relax in the bath with a great book, and The Line Becomes A River is hands down one of my favorites. #FranciscoCantu’s debut for me is both emotional and provocative. It’s a fascinating look at the US border patrol, where Cantu had served for several years. In light of the current border control debate, it’s a timely and worthwhile read that I just couldn’t put down. While it offers no solution to our current situation, it highlights what is broken within our current immigration laws and the heart breaking damage it can do to families. Though I enjoyed this book, I did cry my way through it. I must warn you it’s a tough read, and if you’re like me, you may need a bubble bath and a glass of wine in order to take it all in....but it was well worth it.
It’s #FitnessFriday! This week we go allll the way back. I’m talkin’ WAY back. Get ready to learn from the OGs, because this series of exercises is reported to be over 2,500 YEARS OLD. When you have a busy life you often need go-to moves that can help make a bad day better. At least I do. 😂 When @peterleethomas shared the five #TibetanRites with me I was amazed because it really worked! This series has been used for centuries to increase energy, reduce stress, create an enhanced sense of calm and clarity of thought, increase strength and flexibility, detoxify the body and improve focus. I dare you to give it a try and let me know what you think! Head to stories to learn more. ❤️💪🏽 ✨
If it is real, it will never be over! 🌒
Sometimes the perfect #SelfCareSunday is about bringing joy to the ones we love, and nothing feels better than making my little guy smile. When we honor others we honor ourselves.🍦
It’s a mood. ✨
My new obsession ✨ @staranimalsundays