There is something so special to me about living in and repairing this old house... 150+ years of life have been put into her, and making our home somewhere that someone built to last so long is so fulfilling to me.. she’s a big ole girl and has some definite “old house” crap to deal with. But I wouldn’t rather put our effort into anywhere else! What’s been your favorite place you’ve lived and why? Comment below with a ❤️ and a #favoritehouse memory!
Monday work.. I’m back at the gym squatting. Checking in bc sometimes I see myself in a mirror and I’m like “that mirror makes me look small.” I don’t know if feeling big ever goes away, but maybe someday he will be able to look at himself in a mirror and just see what he looks like, not judge what he’s worth. #leadbyexample #morethanme #adventuresofgavyn
Swipe right 👉🏽👉🏽 to see our inspiration shot for this commercial work with @sophia_toaster @cher @freeclothingcompany @amazon
I think every girl needs to love herself, regardless of anything. Like if you're having a bad day, if you don't like your hair, if you don't have the best family situation, whatever, you have to love yourself and you can't do anything until you love yourself first. #JulianneHough
Today is a day to simply put in the work. #dontwaitformotivation #beyouinspiration #hardwork #dohardthings
Some wise words from one of the systems coaches who works with THE @ohiostatefb Buckeyes @tbriankight #dmgb #dothework “The simple skill of persistence is continuing to put in effort despite doubts, disappointments, and setbacks to achieve an objective that has to be earned, but is never guaranteed. Even if the paths were guaranteed and the timelines were exactly right, people would still struggle with the persistence to just stay the course and do the work. Let alone the persistence to stay the course and do the work with no guarantee which stage is coming, how long it will last, and if you’ll reach your ultimate objective. Funny thing about persistence, only those with enough of it and good enough at it will ever find out. Everyone else just tells stories about what might have been.” Let’s do this 2019. Persistence and practiced patience for the winning disciplines!
Two life lessons for today to start off the year right #yourewelcome #happynewyear2019 #gobucks
Working on our fireplace today, tag someone who loves before/after pix cuz we are starting off with some crappy before haha! (First photo is a Pinterest pic for the inspiration!)
I’ve learned so much this year from involving my life with this community... it has helped me find strength and determination I hadn’t been accessing and given me permission to pursue the life I choose every day. @crossfittorsion has changed my life and it all started in a cold, dark little gym over 2 years ago and has become a regular and necessary part of my life. Anxiety, fear, stress, tiredness, sickness, worry and heavy heart all find their place at the feet of the barbell. It doesn’t care how your day has been, and my brain takes rest in the heavy breath and focus it requires. It doesn’t make it all go away, but for some reason, for an hour, it takes its place in my life and not the driver seat. I love and hate this place and am always thankful for the programming, community and challenging love that comes from the leadership here. I know lots of ppl will be looking to make life changes for their health soon, but this place is about more than losing weight, lifting heavy weight or being awesome. Those things will happen too, but you’ll find a family you don’t know you’re even missing yet. #gymfam #fitfam #crossfitter #crossfitfamily
Merry Christmas from the jolliest bunch of crazies this side of the the nut house!
Interesting that 4 of my top 9 for the year are all about my health and fitness journey. Guess personal is where it’s at for interaction! Love getting to know everyone more and getting to hear everyone’s stories! #top9of2018
When the funny photos actually end up being the most accurate :) We spent time with the Wells family decorating cookies, laughing, dodging dog poo and having the BEST of times! What’s your favorite holiday tradition? Tag 2 of your friends with fun/crazy families below who could give me an 🙌🏽🙌🏽 with photos like this haha!
Maternity and now baby Evie... it’s crazy how fast 6 months goes by... these moments pass like breath. When we are able to actually look at all that life offers us in these moments, we realize we have more than we could ever ask for! From the days of anticipating and making life change to accommodate a coming baby, to enjoying her every little expression! Joyful and wide eyed, this little girl is her mommy’s pride! Which photo is your favorite? Can’t wait to hang her artwork in their space!! #printyourlegacy
When I was younger, I used to dream some day I would grow up and be like one of those super cool “greaser” kind of guys who wore different layers of denim and worked on old motorcycles in the garage and played guitar on the weekends... they always seemed like they were tough and alone, and some part of that was appealing I guess... not sure why I wanted to be alone, but maybe it seemed easier or more romantic or something.. Well, I’m not sure if I’ll ever be “cool” or not, but I do love working on old stuff and riding motorcycles. 🏍🏍 But I’ve found I’m much happier when I get time around people than I used to think I would. Maybe it’s bc I have found that part of my purpose in this life is to pour life into other people by helping them to more clearly see the beauty and simple joy of the story they find themselves in. Maybe I’m not the one who’s supposed to be ON the stage, but the coach or friend who helps nourish the life of the one who is leading, and that’s more satisfying to me than the life I imagined wanting as that cool guy in the garage. I love creating and crafting life with people, I run two businesses and am constantly seeking out ways to systematize and give structure to other businesses and life models to make them better or easier to manage. I live and breathe music and love to sing and write and play 🎹🎼 and love working out and athletics too! 🏋🏽♂️🏀⚾️🏉 I enjoy laughing as much as I do feeling deep and moving emotion. I am kinda funny situationally. I like hats and simple fashion. I like picking clothes out for people and “seeing” them in their best way. I see beauty in the everyday moments of life and especially in broken things and people. I am a die hard optimist and eternal “dad” to everyone. I love romance and sensuality and good whiskey. My main goal in life is to seek life with all I am and then use that “fullness” to speak life into as many people I have opportunity to be in contact with. Thanks to my friend and fellow #beardbrother @only1field for this photo📸 of me in one of my happy places, the desert. 🌵🌵 Where’s one place your heart feels at rest? Makes you smile just to think about?
How do you define “normal?” What are the standards you judge YOURSELF by when it comes to beauty? Fitting in? Success? Who do you look to for influence and mental health? What are you feeding your brain and heart with from week to week? You may not even realize you are programming your habits, but the saying is true - Where your ATTENTION lies, your INTENTION follows. #pouryourheartintoit #livefull #seeklifespeaklife
So... who are you?