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User Image beckarobinson Posted: Nov 18, 2017 5:25 PM (UTC)
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I’m not sure what’s fuller after that brunch with @amberhumphries and her fam- my stomach or my heart.
We had three kids, one baby, four adults, and lots of fun catching up face to face (since most the time i only get to see her online). There’s something special that happens when you are building businesses side by side that are non-traditional with other women like this, it’s like a whole new level of friendship opens up to where you might only see each other in person a few times a year but you immediately feel comfortable. (Yoga pants on, pretenses gone, lol!) Sharing your deepest goals and encouraging each other on the daily (even though we’re separated by miles) is a friendship builder like no other. Wanna get close to someone? Let them see you struggle and encourage you through it! But you’ve gotta open yourself up to it and be willing to try. Thats the scariest part. It’s so worth it though! I’m so thankful for the strong, creative, brilliant, determined women that this business has brought into my life! 👯🖤 #bffgoals
PS. First time eating at a restaurant on the test group nutrition plan and it was super simple and not at all stressful to find something yummy that was on plan! In case you were wondering. 🙌🏻
User Image beckarobinson Posted: Nov 17, 2017 3:51 PM (UTC)
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When i was in high school I’d hop on the scale every morning, and i let it dictate what i allowed myself to eat that day. I’d subsist on the meat and lettuce from the inside of a sub and Diet Coke. 🙈 I’d do three hours of volleyball practice and eat a granola bar, maybe. Id push the food around my dinner plate. All to appease this tiny machine. In college, I’d hop on the scale and it’s power had grown to not just dictating my food allowances but also my ability to even show up for life. If it said anything different than my imagined perfect number I’d crumple into a pile of self loathing on my bed and refuse to go out with my friends. Social anxiety would cripple me. i was convinced people would be able to tell. It held power over me for years. As an adult I’ve tried to win this war by locking the scale away. Maybe if i place it in solitary confinement it will lose its power. And i step on it and tell myself “that can’t be right” (maybe my tank top weights three pounds?) And i tell myself it’s bogus and pointless and i lock it back up again. And i denied reality.
Part of my participation in the nutrition test group requires tracking my stats so the dietitians can monitor how my body responds. When i first heard it, i felt a twinge inside. I knew that the Universe was giving me another opportunity to (finally) pass this test and move on to the next level in my life. And instead of stepping on the scale with dread i stepped on it with a clear mind and open heart knowing that it is just a feedback loop and nothing more. I’m worthy by default. And so are you. You are worthy of love and belonging just because you are here. Im so honored to be entrusted with this challenge because i want to level up and show you that its possible for you too! Keep following. Im doing this for you! ❤️👯✨ #betterbecka #bodypositivemovement
User Image beckarobinson Posted: Nov 16, 2017 5:33 PM (UTC)
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Thanks for the incredible outpouring of love and #girlifeelya’s on that last post. Putting it out there was so scary but since i did, I’ve felt so much freedom! Like i don’t have to hide anymore and I’ve spoken with so many of you who are going through something similar and it just reminds me so much of how we all NEED each other and to share our stories! Speaking of which....i have BIG NEWS! 🎉
Yesterday I got the green light to share that I was invited to be an official test group participant for a brand new nutrition-based program that is coming out in early 2018! I’ll be getting to work one on one with a registered dietician for the next few weeks and my “job” will be to follow her program to a T so that I can show people what it can do and be able to share my own transformation and experience with all of you. But that’s not even the coolest part... ☺️
I was on a call last night with the RD who designed this program and she was telling us the basics of how it’s going to work and already I feel so FREE. (And nervous, but mostly free, ha!) I’m not allowed to share the specifics (i had to sign an NDA) but I can say that i think this is going to be incredible for people who struggle with binge eating, emotional eating, yo yo dieting, and people who don’t like to workout (like me, ahem, hahaha!). In fact, working out is extra credit on this plan so you’ll probably see my posts shift a bit to more about food and joy-seeking while i go through this experience! I’m so excited. This came at such a perfect time for me and this is such an honor. out of over 400,000 people, only about 50 were selected! 😳 I feel so blessed that i was trusted to take this challenge on and guess what? I’m doing it for YOU! I keep thinking of all of you who reached out to me after my last post and I’m dedicating all my efforts here to you! Because if this really works, i want you to feel confident that if i could do it, you could do it too!!! So, please send me a bit of love and light and good luck wishes. I’ll share as much as I’m legally allowed and most of my thoughts and meals will be up in my IG story so check there if you are interested!
I’m so excited! ✨#BetterBecka
User Image beckarobinson Posted: Nov 13, 2017 8:18 PM (UTC)
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I originally planned on just sharing the photo on the right with a band across it blocking most of me out for privacy. But then i decided that the shame i feel will only grow if it is left in the shadows. By shining light on the fact that I’m just human and that i struggled the last few months to keep my nutrition under control as we transitioned our family into our new life, hopefully i can free someone else out there who feels like hiding. @brenebrown says that “shame is the intensely painful feeling that we are unworthy of love and belonging” and i’ve been feeling like I’m unworthy of belonging as an influential and successful wellness grammer because i gained some weight. i realized this the other day. I’m done with shame though. i want to take away its power.
Dr. Brown goes on to say that shame can not survive empathy. It depends on us buying into the belief that we are alone. And i know from talking to thousands of people who are on wellness journeys the last few years that that feeling that “I’m embarrassed because I’m the only person struggling with this” is one that is almost universal. So how do i help if i perpetuate it by hiding my photo until my “after”?
So here is a few pages of my story. I took new “mile marker” photos recently (you can see one on the far right here) because I’m starting a new nutrition plan this week and i want to chronicle my progress! I’m not calling it a “before” photo because as you can see, I’m a long way from my “before” and even though i might not be where i want to be, I’m a long ways from who i was before! 🦋
I hope you know that you are so worth loving. No matter where you are in your story right now. And I’m sure that whatever you’re feeling, someone else could say “girl, i feel ya!” Let’s all take a second to pull back the curtain and let someone see us as we really are today. 🖤
#gratefulforthejourney #bodypositve
User Image beckarobinson Posted: Nov 10, 2017 9:32 PM (UTC)
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I know there's work to be done (my team is about to launch the biggest and most community-serving thing we’ve ever done! 🙌🏻 Stay tuned!), but on Fridays, it just seems wrong not to take a quick break to enjoy the fresh air with some gal pals from #wonderlandadventures. All I need is a lake and my @bogayoga and I'm in the middle of my own mid-day vacay! (Except it was so windy 🌬 today that it felt more like my own personal shoulder training session than a vacation! Ha! #feeltheburn) Extra grateful for a career that encourages these types of field trips and gives me the flexibility to make my own schedule. (Seriously why are you not coaching yet too?! Application link in my bio and I’ll train ya!) 🏹 What do you do to take those mini mental vacations?
📷: @amandasmerge
User Image beckarobinson Posted: Nov 9, 2017 7:29 PM (UTC)
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I’ve been struggling to shut up the negative voices in my head this week you guys. 💆🏼Yeah coaches struggle- we’re just people. Nothing fancy. (That’s why you could do it too!) Words like “failure”, “gross”, “embarrassment” are floating through my mind. If you watched my stories the other day you heard me get really vulnerable about how i lost 70 pounds from home and then let 20 of those little bad boys creep back on. It’s such a weird feeling because I have the tools. i know they work. i know what to do. And yet, i still got complacent. i let myself focus on other people instead of on myself, i let my life’s stresses overwhelm me, and i veered off track.
i heard this quote that was a total 💡 moment: “KNOWLEDGE ISN’T POWER, EXECUTION IS POWER”. And there it is. 🙌🏻 It’s not enough for us to know the steps. We have to walk them. And this is true in so many challenges we take on whether it’s building a business or getting healthy or getting out of debt or whatever! 🚶🏼‍♀️🚶🏽‍♀️🚶🏾‍♀️
Why am i sharing this? i usually like to keep my feed inspiring but i think it’s important to see the journey 👣 and not just the victory. 🏆 Because I’m about to go H.A.M. and you’re gonna see the victory soon but I want you to know that it didn’t happen because i was lucky or because i was perfect or because i had some sort of upper hand that you don’t have access to. 🚫 i want you know see the struggle so you can feel less alone and know that the victory is real. Luckily, it’s my job to continuously stay healthy and to pick myself up when i fall. 💛 i mean, how crazy is that? Maybe you should try it. Maybe if your job was on the line you’d finally drop the limiting beliefs and excuses and you’d make shit happen too. Just a thought. 🤔💁🏼 look, I’m not here to baby you. You’ve got it inside you too. Maybe you just need that extra pressure. I know I would have given up in month two of my journey had I not have signed up as a coach from the start. Talk about accountability! 👯❤️ K, I’m done for now. Thanks for listening. I hope you’ll cheer me on! Time for me to go crank some jams and be #betterbecka
On repeat today:
“One Shot” - by Eminem 🎧
User Image beckarobinson Posted: Nov 6, 2017 3:00 PM (UTC)
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I'm HOME! (Well, technically I was home yesterday morning super early because I took a redeye from Vegas but I take Sundays off from social media so I couldn't tell you that till now! 🙃) What a whirwind trip! I spent yesterday having some quality family time and now I'm trying to organize all my thoughts and ideas and excitement from the trip! Getting to spend face time with all the company's top leaders and my best friends is so soul-filling! This year was unlike any of the past years I've attended and the vibe was so cool. 💛 It really felt like everyone was locking arms and running together toward really big things! 4 years into this coaching thing and I'm not sure I've ever felt this excited about an upcoming year. ✨ Seriously, if you've been wondering about this, you need to DM me right now so we can talk, there's a way for you to join no matter what pace you might want to take! 🏹 I digress...
I knew that I needed to get my thoughts organized so I decided to make a November goals list an share it with you for accountability! It's up on my coaching blog (link in profile) if you wanna see what I'm committing to this month! 📖 One of my goals is to finish reading "Eleven Rings" by Phil Jackson. I heard his interview with Oprah on her podcast, Super Soul Sessions, and it was so interesting that I just had to go get the book! If you're in need of a good podcast go check that one out! 😘
User Image beckarobinson Posted: Nov 4, 2017 10:49 PM (UTC)
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It’s easy to see the beauty of life moving through seasons outside our windows. But it isn’t always so simple when we see those patterns occurring in our own lives. Maybe right now is not your springtime, but there’s so much beauty in believing that it’s just on the other side! Trust the fall. 🍂
I’m still here in it, are you? What do you need to let die so you can start to bloom again?
User Image beckarobinson Posted: Nov 4, 2017 12:13 AM (UTC)
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Someone pleeeaassseeee open one of these near my house so I can be your number one customer! 😆🙏🏻
User Image beckarobinson Posted: Nov 3, 2017 7:15 PM (UTC)
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Getting goofy for our #postworkoutselfie because if you don’t take a photo to prove it, did your workout even happen? 😆
Internet trends are weird aren’t they? But I can’t be mad about it because the internet brought these sexy beasts into my life! From internet friends to real life workout buddies, I can always count on these girls to lift me up! And all because I was brave enough to take a chance on this community! 👯👯👯👯 #youCANsweatwithus
User Image beckarobinson Posted: Nov 1, 2017 11:44 PM (UTC)
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Hello from Vegas! 👋🏻 I made it here for my last “work” trip of 2017! Man it’s been a crazy last few months traveling for the adoption then to escape the hurricane then to Utah to take my coaches on a retreat weekend and now here to Vegas for my company’s Leadership event. But I’m so grateful for this life and this “job” that takes me all over the place! This is my 9th completely comped trip since I became a coach!!! Isn’t that crazy?! And to think I was worried when I got out of wedding photography that I wouldn’t have an excuse to travel anymore. Haha! Coaching has taken me to Las Vegas, Nashville, LA, San Diego, Cancun, Punta Cana, on two cruises, to NOLA, and I just got an email letting me know that I earned my 10th comped trip which will be next spring to Riviera Maya! ✨
I’ll be sharing behind the scenes from this event in my story if you are curious. This is the biggest leadership event of the year and there are always lots of surprises and announcements. For now though I’ve gotta get out of this robe and into a little black dress because tonight we are headed to a Cirque show! 🖤 #whynotyou
User Image beckarobinson Posted: Oct 31, 2017 1:51 PM (UTC)
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Current status: Taking this cold weather situation very seriously. We only get a few days like this a year here in Florida and for this cold-weather-loving-mountain-dreaming girl, I gotta soak it in while I can! That giant stack of books? That’s another thing I’m taking seriously right now- my morning mindfulness routine. I don’t know about you but keeping my thoughts in check feels like a knock down drag out fight sometimes. It’s easy to go down negative rabbit holes. Especially as a sleep deprived new mama. Getting up early to do a workout and have mindfulness time is not easy, but it is worth it. And most mornings I’d much rather stay in bed, let’s be honest. But I know the difference it makes in the rest of my day, in my ability to be a good parent and wife, and in my energy to run my business. I’ve been sharing a lot in my IG stories each morning and getting lots of questions about what books I’m reading so I thought I’d officially share a little current reading list for you! Here’s what I’m working through...
• Find Your Happy Daily Mantras
• The 5 Minute Journal (gratitude)
• The Parents Tao Te Ching (thanks for the rec @becomingjolie!)
• Women Who Run with the Wolves
• Braving the Wilderness (not pictured because it’s on my phone)
• E Squared
What are you reading and living right now? I’m always looking to add to my future lineup! 🖤 #betterbecka
User Image beckarobinson Posted: Oct 30, 2017 8:22 PM (UTC)
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I played a game with a group of about 30 women, half of whom I’d never met before in my life, called “Me Too”, have you ever played it? Basically we all sat in a circle and one person shared something about themselves. Everyone who shared that trait or experience shouted “me too!” And the first person tossed a ball of yarn across the room to them. Then they’d share something and pass it on. After a little while a giant, intricate web of yarn had formed in the space between us. 🕸 Not gonna lie, I got teary eyed more than once as the me too’s went from funny to deeply personal and even heart wrenching. And a group of “strangers” realized we were all way more connected than we thought. 👯 I got into coaching for the fitness, I stayed because of the sisterhood of “me too” and finding a place where I was never alone in my journey. 🖤
I spent my entire work day today on mastermind calls with the women on my team brainstorming some revolutionary new things that are all just for YOU so you can find your place too! It’s going to change the entire game ya’ll! But I can’t spill the beans just yet. Consider this your inside scoop! You do *not* wanna miss what we’ve got planned. Fill out an application in my bio if you wanna make sure to be in the loop!!! 🏹Wanna be part of something special, find your healthy living groove, connect to a sisterhood of beautiful souls, and learn how to be the best businesswoman you can be? ME TOO! 😜
(open to ladies in 🇺🇸🇬🇧&🇨🇦)
User Image beckarobinson Posted: Oct 27, 2017 3:16 PM (UTC)
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#FLASHBACKFRIDAY | I felt like such a failure. I had all these things I *wanted* to do but I just couldn’t bring myself to do them. I’d spend hours online piecing together hobbies and meal plans and basically a life I wanted to live and I’d pin all the things and make all the schedules and lists and then when it came time to execute I’d stall out. Anyone else? 🖐🏻 I felt embarrassed. I felt like a loser. I felt ugly. I felt shame. So I would hide and plan and dream but never actually take any steps. Then I’d numb the pain of feeling like a bum with food or Netflix marathons or getting lost in other people’s lives on social media. It wasn’t until I made some real friends in the wellness community that I was finally able to get myself together and get moving. Community is magical that way. Now... they challenge me and call me out when I’m not showing up for myself. They stop me in my tracks when I’m complaining. They remind me to focus on my thoughts because thoughts become things. When people online see my 70 pound transformation and ask how I did it, the tools I used were a part of it sure, but there are lots of ways to lose weight and they pretty much all work if you stick with them. For me, this community is was the glue that kept me plugged in long enough to actually go from imagining the life I wanted to actually creating it! I’ve spent four years fostering that community. Now it gives me life every day. And I want that for you too! You can start with us in November. I’ll be challenging you to step up and show up for yourself. And to focus on gratitude. Because duh, #thanksgiving month! Click the link in my profile to apply or send me a DM and hold a spot till we can chat and get you plugged in! I’d be honored to hold space for you here and be a part of your getting yourself unstuck! 💕🏹👯
User Image beckarobinson Posted: Oct 26, 2017 10:38 PM (UTC)
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getting my self-love, witchy, geometric, talon vibes on. 🕸
User Image beckarobinson Posted: Oct 25, 2017 12:22 PM (UTC)
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4 years on this wellness journey and I often feel like I’m still such a beginner! But that’s okay. Something I’ve learned is that there really is no “after”. It’s always just us evolving. I might not be at my skinniest right now but my mind is definitely in the best place it’s been. Making self care actually about care instead of slapping that title on self punishment has made all the difference! Not working out to punish myself for the desert I ate last night (or for my genetics!) but working out because I know that my best self deserves it. 🙌🏻
I’m so passionate about building a community of women who are not hustling for their worthiness but instead are living in their own joy. Can we all just collectively decide to make the switch? I know it’s not that simple but I wish it was. I wish I could sit down with you over coffee and look you in the face and tell you that you are ALREADY worthy. Losing those 15 pounds won’t make you more loveable. I wish I could shake you and make you see that you should move your body because that’s what bodies were built to do, not to whip it into submission so you look good in a photo for Instagram. 🤷🏼‍♀️ I wish I could hug you and tell you that you don’t have to do it all. That no one does it all. And that these photo grids lie to you.
Put your hand over your heart and take a deep breath. That is life. It’s you. Right here and now. Not who you are trying to force yourself to become in a year. Look at the people around you. They love *this* you. No one around you? Then know that I love this you! Not the imaginary one you’ve crafted in your social media or in your imagination. Love yourself in this moment. And do something for yourself that springs from that love instead of from self hate. See how it feels. Baby steps. We’ll get there. 🌿
User Image beckarobinson Posted: Oct 23, 2017 3:19 PM (UTC)
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A month of being more plugged in than ever with my accountability buddies is paying off. Finally busting through the plateau I’ve been stuck at for a while. Now if I could just stop eating all the gluten free cookie dough, I’d be golden. 🍪😂🤷🏼‍♀️ #balance #newbabysurvival #youinfornovemberornah
User Image beckarobinson Posted: Oct 21, 2017 3:55 PM (UTC)
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User Image beckarobinson Posted: Oct 21, 2017 2:22 PM (UTC)
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Most of the people I work with daily are women. And as such, most of them end up feeling feelings a lot throughout the course of our time together. I get it. I'm a feeling feeler too. And it can be really challenging when you are feeling a lot of feelings to feel like getting up and doing a workout of any kind.
So, because I love you fellow feeling feelers, and I don't want you to be ruled by your emotions and miss out on the chance to move closer to your goals, I compiled this list of feelings you might be feeling and the soulmate workout that can help you get through it on my coaching blog today!
💻 Just click the link in my bio and go to coaching blog! 🙌🏻❤️🏹
User Image beckarobinson Posted: Oct 20, 2017 5:49 PM (UTC)
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#thegoodlist | diy lattes in the afternoon, finally having a half a minute to sit down and work, giving myself grace because babies are hard, the beautiful women in my October challenge having breakthroughs, finding banana chips in the pantry, and a babysitter for an anniversary date night next week (that one hasn’t happened yet I’m just willing it into existence. come on Universe!) 🙏🏻