Intentional Alarms Throughout the Day

image of intentional alarmsI learned this amazing life hack from the king of intention, Brendon Burchard. I am fascinated with how intentional he is with everything that he does and couldn’t wait to adopt some of his teachings to better my own life.

I have alarms set so that I can be extra intentional throughout the day. When the alarms go off, it’s a reminder for me to embody all [Read more…]

Happy LAST 90 Days!!

image of last 90 daysHappy LAST 90 DAYS of the year! Can you believe that we are nearing towards the end of 2019?! I am so excited about ending the year strong 💪🏼

Today marks the start of #SoberOctober, #Last90Days, & the official start of my marathon training 😲 I am scared to death, but am showing up for it 🏃‍♀️ (Total side-note: If you haven’t seen “Brittany runs a marathon”, go watch it. SO dang funny & inspiring!)

The Last 90 [Read more…]

Not so motivated today? I see you.

Where my people at who aren’t so motivated today? 🙋‍♀️ I see you & I feel you. When you aren’t feeling it, it’s so dang hard to get going. Most of you know that I have a promise to myself to move for at least 30 minutes every single day. Yesterday I did 74 min & was super proud. Today, I didn’t even want to open the front door.

But I did.

I ended up doing 39 min in total & literally felt like I was dying for each second that went by. It was hot & each step felt like I was trying to move a brick on my foot. Even my beloved Lizzo didn’t seem to get me as energized. But, I kept going, even with a clump of grass on my left leg that would hit my skin every few steps (didn’t realize what it was til I got home).

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9.11.01: Never Forget

🙏On this evening, 18 years ago:

👨‍👩‍👧‍👦246 people went to sleep in preparation for their morning flights.

👫2,606 people went to sleep in preparation for work in the morning.

👩🏻‍🚒343 firefighters went to sleep in preparation for their morning shift.

👮🏻‍♂️60 police officers went to sleep in preparation for morning patrol.

👩🏻‍⚕️8 paramedics went to sleep in preparation for the morning shift of saving lives.

None of them saw past 10:00am on Sept 11, 2001.

In one single moment, life may never be the same. As you live & enjoy the breaths you take today & tonight, before you go to sleep in preparation for your life tomorrow, kiss the ones you love, snuggle a little tighter, & never take one second of your life for granted. 🙏

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Morning Routine

What’s your morning routine look like?

Mine begins with delicious cold brew coffee ☕️, writing down 5 things I’m grateful for, writing down 10 dreams that I have for myself, & spending time fueling my brain with a book 📖 all in a very quiet house 🏡.

It’s kind of the perfect way to start any day 🥰

Words Have Power

“My daughter starts middle school tomorrow. We’ve decorated her locker, bought new uniforms, even surprised her with a new backpack. But tonight just before bed, we did another pre-middle school task that is far more important than the others. I gave her a tube of toothpaste and asked her to squirt it out onto a plate. When she finished, I calmly asked her to put all the toothpaste back in the tube. She began exclaiming things like “But I can’t!” and “It won’t be like it was before!” I quietly waited for her to finish and then said the following:

“You will remember this plate of toothpaste for the rest of your life. Your words have the power of life or death. As you go into middle [Read more…]

Day 30 is here! Here’s what I learned & what I lost

image of body loveDay 30, nice to see you!

Today marks:
30 days of eating Keto.
30 days of no alcohol.
30 days of Intermittent Fasting.
30 days of personal development.
30 days of no Mexican food.
30 days of living my best life.
30 days of believing in myself, being disciplined, showing up, AND (the most important in my mind) keeping a promise to myself.

That’s right – I [Read more…]

Day 12: Down 11.6 lbs & feeling a little sad. Whaaaat?!

image of Kristin HawthorneYesterday marked the end of my monthly visitor so I went to bed excited to wake up and step on the scale. Today is Day 12 of my new life and I’ve been so crazy proud of myself. Something in me has most definitely shifted and I feel like I’m getting to that place of being comfortable in my skin. While I feel like the outside of me is starting to change and look different, I can’t even describe how I feel on the inside. I know there’s been a lot changing and developing going on in there and I’ve felt incredible lately. Invincible almost.

Like I’ve said before, I’ve never been the type to really stick to anything when the going got tough. Or when life got in the way. Or when friends wanted to do something. I was so easily influenced and dropped what was *supposed* to be important to me at the time. I’ve given up on myself so much in the past and when I set out to make these huge changes now, I just knew deep down in my soul that the outcome would be [Read more…]

Living My Best Life: Day 5 Adjusting & Too Much Urine

image of believing in yourselfI don’t want to toot my own horn, but TOOT TOOT!! Y’all. I’m five days in and feeling amazing! I feel excited and energized. I feel optimistic and stronger. I feel so dang proud of myself! I love that I can tell you that it has not been hard, at least not yet. I’m sure that’s strongly due to the fact that I’m motivated, but more so than that, I am disciplined.

That’s right. DISCIPLINED. I AM disciplined.

You know when you have your first baby and you stick to that nap schedule no matter what? No, I will not go to lunch. No, I will not run that errand that I’ve needed to do for 4 days now. Nothing will disrupt the naps during the day because that time is so precious to you? That’s kind of where I’m at right now. I don’t want to derail myself, so I’m sticking to my routine for the first time in my life[Read more…]

Living My Best Life: Day 1

Today is the beginning of the rest of my life… or does that sound way too dramatic? But really, it is! I am so ready for today and all that it means. You know when you’re just ready for something without a shadow of a doubt. Like R-E-A-D-Y? That’s me right now.

In addition to incorporating my daily routine, I’ve also made some other decisions regarding wine and food, but before I share that I want to touch on something that I’ve never written about on here. I do have a whole other site dedicated to it, but up until right now, it’s been two completely separate things.

And that’s because that’s how I wanted it. It’s under my maiden name on purpose. Just sayin’. It’s the fear of it all, especially being vulnerable… But I do know that being real helps me [Read more…]

Living My Best Life: #KristinsRise

image of motivational quoteIt could have been just feeling so fed up with myself. It might have been that I was concerned with the reflection staring back at me in the mirror that I didn’t seem to recognize. Maybe it was just what was supposed to happen this whole time. Like maybe everything that I’ve been reading and listening to was now coming into fruition. I guess how it happened doesn’t matter as much as the fact that it did happen.

This is my time, y’all.

I’ve struggled a lot the past couple of years. There’s been so many [Read more…]

This Lenten Season

Enough is enough. Picture me throwing my hands in the air and waving the white flag because this girl right here is fed up. I’ve had enough.

Let me share what got me to this place. Yesterday marked the beginning of the Lenten season and, as you know, it’s the time when most people decide to give up something for 40 days, just like the sacrifice Jesus made into the desert. It goes without saying that I often start the [Read more…]

Happy Valentine’s Day

image of heartsHappy Valentine’s Day to you today! Whether you are part of a duo, celebrating with your child, or just loving on yourself, I hope that you take time to love on someone. I’m not much for the holiday, but a little reminder about love is always nice. Hope you have a fun heart day!