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Had to take some meme advice today and give this plant 🌱 some sunlight and water. Was starting to feel like one of Joe Exotic’s tigers...caged and tired of this Walmart Bologna every day. #saferathome #freshairtherapy #workingfromhome #staysanestaysafe #alsorealizemuchyardworktobedone

Nothing like a bit of fresh sea air to blow the cobwebs away... #solitarywalk #muchneeded #freshairtherapy

This is what a #5K looks like when it’s a #virtualrace and you’re practicing #socialdistancing and #shelterathome...We all run in our own neighborhoods and swap selfies at the end!! 😂 {{That’s right, @dudewithsign and @usweekly, we are showing our HOME WORKOUTS again!!}} #SorryNotSorry . When I started signing up for these races, I hoped to be able to get to the point where I could run 1 mile without stopping. Checked that off the list at a previous 5k. This weekend though? I was able to run the entire thing without stopping. For me, that is HUGE! 🤩 Shout out to the mixed martial arts workout program I’ve been doing for the past month that has helped me improve my strength and endurance! 🥊 ((Yeah, that Sign Dude really struck a nerve with me! 😂)) . If you would have told me a year ago I’d be excitedly signing up for 5K’s, and able to run 3.1 miles straight, I’d have laughed in your face! (I am NOT a runner, remember?!) My Sole Sistas and I are all working towards some running goals this year though, and we all achieved something GREAT with this St. Paddy’s run! 🍀🌈☁️ Proud of us, ladies!!! . #SoleSistas 🏃🏻‍♀️ #StPaddysRun 🍀 #EarnedThatMedal 🥇 #JunkOnDaily 🤙🏻

Super excited to announce I’m going to be an @ordnancesurvey #GetOutside champion for the next year! Somehow managed to blag my way into the champion team and now I have a legitimate excuse to bang on about the outdoors! . . . I wish I could be heading to the hills to shout about getting outside, but unfortunately down the road from my house was the furthest I got to take this really awkward photo in my awesome new jacket 🤣 . . . Until normality returns, it’s all about mini local adventures (once a day!) and a garden camp out or two - keep an eye out for the team of champions sharing experiences and ideas of how you can enjoy your local space at the moment 😊 . . . . . #ordancesurvey #osmaps #getoutsidechampion #localspaces #localadventures #doorstepadventures #staylocal #getoutdoors #getoutdoorsmore #getoutdoorsmorebutonlyonceaday #outsideiswhereifeelalive #outsideisfree #onceaday #onceadaywalk #walk #walking #hike #exercise #exerciseismedicine #outdoorexercise #freshair #freshairtherapy #spring #springtime

Another stunning morning in the neighbourhood.... #sunrise #autumnvibes #crispandclear #freshairtherapy

I hope everyone’s doing well and staying safe, healthy out there. These are sad and depressing times in our world but hang in there. That sunshine is coming!!!🌞 I’ve been thinking of how I can lift the spirits up around here...I can't sing or dance or play instruments, so that’s out!!😂 But I can bring you a little nature therapy and starting tomorrow April 1st! I am going to start strolling in little nooks, granny around my neighborhood and snap some nature pics to cheer us all up🤓 keep your light shining bright friends and have wonderful rest of your Tuesday~Sending love to all🖤🌟🖤🌟🖤🌟🖤 🌟🖤 ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ #newday #grateful #happyfeet #countingmyblessings #goodbyemarch #newweeknewgoals #naturetherapy #freshairtherapy #newmonthahead #beachlover #homesweethome #march31 #sunnydaysahead #holdontohope #hopefloats #moodybeach #natureaddict #sendingpositivevibes #staystrong #staysafe #stayhealthy

We’ve been taking every opportunity we can to head out to the family pasture lately. Fresh air and a chance to recharge in nature is the mental health respite our entire household needs, especially the furry family members. . PS who doesn’t love some cute furry dog butts?! . . #nature #familyadventures #freshairtherapy #dogsofinstagram #socialdistancing

These days are quiet, far too quiet for my liking. I’ve been filling them with digital learning, lots of conference calls, books I can binge, and reruns of Brooklyn 99. . . How are you filling your days?

I kid you not these hills are so much larger than they appear and taking 6 flights of stairs today.... #itwasabitch #goals #getoutside that's my #goal #freshairtherapy #sogoodforthesoul #anxietykiller

Nature 🌳, Sunshine ☀️, Baby Boy and absolutely no people around. These little outings are keeping us a little sane and the 🐒 nice and active. #socialdistancing #freshairtherapy #sunshine☀️

Zaley and Heather's families have been (safely!) getting some fresh air and learning about spring, and preparing for new growth! How are your families enjoying time outside this week? #ntal #freshairtherapy #outdoors

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What you’re doing right now is ok! 👌⁣ ⁣ I’m saying this for you, but also for me. ⁣ ⁣ I’m sure if you’re anything like me, you’re struggling with being at home all the time, with moving less, snacking more, and generally feeling like you’re out of your rhythm and routine. ⁣ ⁣ I’ve seen more posts than I can count where people worry about gaining weight while being at home. I’d be lying if I said I didn’t have those thoughts too. HOWEVER, it really seems like the wrong thing to focus on, in my opinion. ⁣ ⁣ I feel this way because in my personal experience, obsessing about weight leads to trying to restrict foods, which leads to making food rules, which often leads to obsessing over calories, exercising to cancel out food, and then obsessive exercising. It’s a road to eating disorders and I’m not going to go down it! Remember, this has been MY experience. But I don’t think it’s that unique, especially among women. ⁣ ⁣ So yes- I am not feeling as positive about my body image at the moment. And I am also letting myself eat what I want. And I’m moving the amount that feels right- not trying to double or triple up on home workouts. I’m just trying to accept myself and recognize that this change in routine will mean a new pattern of movement and eating for right now. And it’s ok if having some dessert or baking makes you feel better right now. Things are stressful. 🤷‍♀️⁣ ⁣ Again, if baking and eating foods I enjoy without restricting are the worst things to come of this crisis for me, I will be happy with that. ⁣ ⁣ So for today, I’m just sharing a pic of myself that makes me feel good. And then I’m going outside. ❤️⁣ ⁣ #bodypositivity #bodypositive #strongnotskinny #selflove #selfcare #selfrespect #begentlewithyourself #allfoodsfit #intuitiveeating #disorderedeatingrecovery #edrecovery #eatingdisorderrecovery #eatingdisorderawareness #smile #movement #getoutside #getoutdoors #freshair #freshairtherapy #mentalhealth #baking #nofoodrules #dietsdontwork #dietculturedropout #dietculturesucks #dietcultureistoxic #loveyourselfthewayyouare

Hello my dears. ☀️ Sending you some footage from today‘s #sunset down by the #elberiver - just had a little walk along the riverbanks to breathe some fresh air. I hope you enjoy the warm light glimpsing through the clouds. I hope you can soon see it agsin with your oen eyes. 😊 Have a nice evening and stay #safeandsound #pirna #elbe #sächsischeschweiz #eveningwalk #sunsetlover #sunset_captures #sunrise_sunset_photogroup #sunsetgram #saxony #fuckcorona #stayhealthy #freshairtherapy #sunsetriver #cloudzyontop #takeabreath #sunphotography #goodeveningall

Sitting here thinking 🤔 Maybe this pandemic is trying to tell us something. Maybe it’s telling us to calm down and enjoy life a little before we can’t. Realize that life just isn’t about working all the time. Be happy in the moment and actually live. Enjoy the outdoors. Breathe in that fresh spring air and just stop for a moment. Enjoy the sounds of the wind blowing and the trees swaying. Go for a walk and clear your head. Play with your kids and teach them what life is really about. Take this time to relax and then start killing it. Get that promotion. Work your ass off for the things you deserve but don’t forget to live your life and actually take time to enjoy where you are. #tuesdaythoughts #isitwisdomorthebeertalking #live #love #life #freeyourmind #beatpeace #enjoythistime #spring #sunshine #freshairtherapy #walk #frontporchsittin #keystonelight #beer #outdoors #pandemic #relax #play #workfromhome #homebasedbusiness #monat #makealivingfromhome #bepresent

If I can’t wear leggings, I’m not going. Right now I’m not going anywhere but for a run around the block in the only leggings I’ll wear. 😍 #fableticspartner @fabletics . . I’m sharing a link for 2 for $24 in my bio again, go check it out!

Sweet angels! ⭐️ they LOVE their new life with us. Stormy is a big draft horse & Beau is another rescue getting their fresh, new lease on life. We love our herd & we are excited to have them become a part of it ☺️ who knows, maybe once all this COVID-19 passes if we continue to do our part, Stormy or Beau will be your next ride!

When we loaded up in the car, we could see that storm clouds were rolling in threatening our precious outing. At one point, my son suggested turning back, but I was determined. I hadn't driven my red jeep in days and the backroads were calling me. Finally we pulled off randomly on the side of the road. There was an over sized quaint brown barn that overtook the lonely corner. We walked eagerly along side the rustic barbed fence that was charmingly lined with hundreds of yellow flowers. I looked back to encourage my girl to pick some flowers for our barren homeschool room only to find her in tears. She stood in the flowers with a sorrowful face. She had repeatedly asked.. no begged for this walk and now she wasn't happy? When I asked her what was wrong, she quickly fabricated a response about the cold. My first reaction was to feel angry that she didn't show gratitude for the opportunity at hand. But Momma knows best.. and I realized before I even asked her, I already knew what was troubling her. It has been so long since we have done this very thing that we love so much that it actually made her sad. The look on her little face told me that she was fearful that it would be days.. even weeks before we did it again. The best way to describe it is.. she was strongly over whelmed by our new reality. Who can blame her? So am I. Instead of trying to change her mind with words of encouragement, we remained silent and just let her feel. After a few minutes of standing alone, Jon scooped her up and her body caved into his. He walked her along the path as I caught up with Cam. He had a huge grin on his face as he gathered new treasures. I snapped a few pictures of the mysterious barn because photography revives my soul. As tiny rain drops sprinkled the ground, the kids started to giggle. Sis jumped out of her daddy’s safe arms and ran to her brother’s side. Just like that they were back in their happy place. By the time we reached shelter, we were all laughing but cold and wet. On the drive home it poured pretty hard, but we continued on.. taking the long drive home enjoying the sweet happy high of our much needed spontaneous adventure. 💕