Grace Over Hustle

by Bobbi from nhershoes on July 11, 2016 · 4 comments

in Rambling

Cause I am long overdo for a post! How are you friends?!

I wanted to chat with ya’ll about something that has been heavy on my heart, the word HUSTLE. I feel like people always ask me how I fit everything in each day and can I just tell you I DON’T! Yes, I make fitness and healthy eating a huge priority for our family, but I am FAR FROM PERFECT and far from hitting the mark each day (you should see our mud room)! I love that I get the joy of staying home with RJ and also get to work with her right by my side, but truth be told I am so not about the “hustle”.

hustle

Sometimes it is hard to see other bloggers, friends, IG’rs, Facebook  and not compare myself to what they are doing with their fitness businesses and with their lives, but more than anything I try and applaud them and yell, “YOU GO GIRL!!”. Cause we all need to stop judging and comparing and instead we need to be giving more high fives! It’s not the season I am in right now, but they are ROCKING IT!

When I posted my “Day In the Life Of” blog post, it did kinda hit me how busy my life “looks”. I put it out there to show that there is a balance and that believe me everyday does not look that pretty. I still have down time though like nap times, early morning, night time after RJ is down and I even my workouts are ME time. So not every hour is jammed packed, but I like to think of it more as a FULL life not a busy one. But like I said I am ready to slooooooowwwwww down even more. I am sure God senses that and has something crazy in store for us to force us to be still 😉

I do miss blogging more, cooking yummy recipes every night, and running marathons (ok I don’t miss running marathons), but that was a fun 7 years we had. I love the life I am living right now, the messy one, the imperfect one, the learning daily one. The older I get the more I care less about what others think or say and the more desperately crave authenticity!

Right now I want to be aggressively GRATEFUL! I want to plant my feet just where God has them right now. Yes there will be moments where I jump out of bed and will be RUNNING hard towards new dreams and new goals, but right now I want to take care of my family and our home. I think this little GO GETTER needs to hang her hat for a moment and THRIVE where she is at.

I feel like my brain has been trained that I have to be DOING SOMETHING and not be complacent. The world keeps telling me to HUSTLE, HUSTLE, HUSTLE! I think complacency and being still are two completely different things. I can be still and yet be doing so much from right where I am at. Maybe that looks more like just hustling in the home 🙂

Screen Shot 2016-07-11 at 8.11.50 PM

Question: Anyone else feel like there ready to stop HUSTLING, stop RUNNING and just sit and soak it all in? To live in the here and now.  I know I am and I am making some space to do so.

Thanks for listening to my rambles, I am sure it was all over the place 😉

 

Print Friendly

{ Comments on this entry are closed }

{A Day In the Life Of} Part V

by Bobbi from nhershoes on June 21, 2016 · 1 comment

in A Day In The Life Of

Hello friends!

It has been almost 6 months since I have done a “Day in the Life Of” post and they are one of my most favorite posts to write. Every day never looks the same, but we do have a lot of routines that are the same. So I am gonna pick a Monday and go with it! Can you believe RJ is 2 and 9 months?! Where oh where does time go?

If you follow me on SNAPCHAT (username:nhershoes) you kind of get a taste of our fun filled days! I took a seasonal job at Forest Home this summer, my old work place and I am loving it! It was challenging at first trying to juggle at home. But now it has gotten a bit easier now that camp has begun.

Screen Shot 2016-06-21 at 5.39.40 PM

Alright so here is a typical (about to get real) what a day looks like!

2:00am// I get a tap on my shoulder from RJ saying (literally at 2am every morning), “Mama I want to sleep with you”. So I grab her put her in bed and crash. Cause she is only little once and this mama needs her sleep!

6:30am-7:00am//I wake up and see RJ in bed with us and think to myself, “How did she get there?”. Oh well, I slide out of bed careful not to wake her and head to the kitchen where I see Hubby in the living room already up early working away. I make myself a glass of SPARK and then take my supplements. I sit on my chair and have my quiet time some days and other I just try and check up on anything for the SHREDs.

Screen Shot 2016-06-21 at 5.15.23 PM

7:00am//RJ wakes up and runs out of our room and snuggles with me! It’s my favorite part of the day. I then make her breakfast, an egg, waffle, and strawberries. I make myself a green monster or 2 eggs, a waffle and avocado (it’s my favorite thing right now). RJ eats her breakfast while watching Disney Junior and I get ready for bootcamp at my house.

Screen Shot 2016-06-21 at 5.13.49 PM

7:45am// My ladies come over for a HOT BOBBBI bootcamp session, but they are happy to get it done before the real heat comes! Some days I do it with them (not on Monday’s)  and somedays I just yell at them 😉 I normally do these at 3:30pm in the fall and spring, but with summer here we had to move them to the mornings.

Screen Shot 2016-06-21 at 5.14.32 PM

 

8:30am//Pack up the car and get RJ dressed for camp for the morning. We head out about 8:45 and it’s a quick drive up the hill.

9:15am//Check RJ in to her class at camp, where she learns all kinds of amazing things about Jesus, plays, and sings songs! She loves it!

9:15-12:15pm// I work at my desk. I am the CCA registrar this summer, which basically means I answer a lot of parent emails and voicemails. The best part of my job is interacting with the summer staff and getting to be a part of their family!

Screen Shot 2016-06-21 at 5.22.27 PM

12:15pm// Pick up RJ and head up to lunch. We eat lunch at Forest Home with the summer staffers, a perk of the job!

Screen Shot 2016-06-21 at 5.14.21 PM

12:45pm-2:30pm// We head back to my office and change into our swimsuits for the pool and splash pad fun!

Screen Shot 2016-06-21 at 5.14.08 PM

2:30pm// We head home because RJ desperately needs a nap.

3:00pm// We arrive home and I transfer RJ to her bed where she naps for about an hour. I sometimes stare at the wall for 15 minutes (no for reals), eat a snack, and then start working on NHS stuff. Sometimes blogging… like right now, personal training, Shred stuff, or I clean.

Screen Shot 2016-06-21 at 5.16.24 PM

4:00pm// RJ wakes up and plays in her kitchen, paints, or we do puzzles. I need to buy more puzzles her poor puzzles are always missing pieces. She has a small snack and I start making dinner.

Screen Shot 2016-06-21 at 5.13.59 PM

5:00pm// Dinner is ready for RJ and Hubby while I head out to do my workout for the day at Crossfit. Hubby get’s home between 5 and 5:30 and I give him a kiss and head out.

5:30pm-7:30pm// I do the Crossfit workout first and then teach an hour of TRX. I teach TRX 4 days a week, so I don’t normally do it everyday with them. This is only on Monday nights and Wednesday nights. I try and do two days of Spin, TRX and two days of Crossfit. I get at least one run in and sometimes a kickboxing class. My focus these days is just to workout everyday and not focus on numbers!

Screen Shot 2016-06-21 at 5.17.13 PM

Screen Shot 2016-06-21 at 5.19.33 PM

7:30pm// I arrive home (the gym is 4 minutes from my house) and eat dinner with Hubby. He waits to eat with me cause he is amazing! We eat and catch up on the day while RJ get’s in one more hour of “technology time”, girlfriend could watch the Ipad all day! We really have to limit her!

8:15pm// BATH TIME for RJ.  Hubby gets her all clean and ready for bed.

8:45pm// I read RJ her bedtime story, sing to her, pray with her and then say goodnight. She wines for a minute and then PASSES out!

9:00pm// I head back up to camp (this in only on Monday’s) and teach a  DANCE glow in the dark class for family camp! It is one of my highlights of the week. We do some dancing and pounding with drumsticks! I did this last year and it is so fun!

10:30pm// I arrive home and take a MUCH needed shower!!! Hubby is usually passed out and I am wide awake! So I stay up checking social media, reading, or playing on Pinterest. Most nights though we are so tired we watch a little TV and are out by 10:30pm.

11:30pm//LIGHTS OUT!

P.S. I know that seems like a lot of workouts, but I only do one of them and the dancing:) The rest I am teaching. Could you imagine?! 

SIDE NOTE—> A full recap of our time at Wolf Lodge coming to ya on FRIDAY!!!

 

Print Friendly

{ Comments on this entry are closed }

Tropical Green Smoothie Recipe

June 17, 2016

*This post was sponsored by ALDI as part of Influencer Activation for Influence Central. Hey friends! Happy FRIDAY! I am so sorry for the lack of posts, over here working away at camp this summer and killing the SUMMER SHRED! I am trying to be intentional to stick to clean eats and whole foods through […]

Print Friendly
Read the full article →

10 Things To Know Before You Shop at ALDI

June 3, 2016

“This post was sponsored by ALDI as part of Influencer Activation for Influence Central.” I have been out of sorts ever since one of my favorite healthy grocery stores shut down a few months ago and we have a limited amount of organic/health stores in my area. So I was thrilled to hear that ALDI […]

Related Posts with Thumbnails
Print Friendly
Read the full article →