#lushmama 829 Posts

Coffee ✔️ Water ✔️ Final grading and paperwork 〰️ getting there lol. Last day of work 2017! 🎉 Bring on winter break 🎄❄️🌲❄️🎄 #teacher #professor #college #highschool #finals #coffee #water #tired #starbucks #lessons #npc #npcfitness #npcfigure #fitness #figure #competitionprep #triathlete #golfer #breastfeeding #mama #lushmama
My look this week brought to you by exhaustion. Took on client work on top of wrapping up a semester (college and high school). All of the deadlines hit at once. At least Friday is our last day at the college so I can have a little break #tired #graphicdesigner #photographer #fashiondesigner #teacher #highschool #college #npc #npcfigure #npcfitness #figure #fitness #prep #competitionprep #triathlete #golfer #breastfeeding #mama #lushmama
Woke up this morning to a feels like of 36. What a nice break from the heat here in FL, but I’m sure it’ll get me sick because it was just 80-90 on Friday #winterishere #floridawinter #cold #chilly #christmas #hanukkah #holidays #holidaycheer #weather #sundayfunday #npc #npcfigure #npcfitness #figure #fitness #prep #triathlete #golfer #breastfeeding #mama #lushmama
Grammy baked Christmas cookies with the kids. She says this was an angel. I’m not so sure 🤔🧐🤷🏽‍♀️ #heart #anatomy #humananatomy #cookie #christmas #sugarcookie #tistheseason #hanukkah #holidays #snacks #love #grandparents #grandkids #breastfeeding #mama #lushmama
#transformationtuesday Left: January 2017 Right: December 2017 It’s AMAZING what can happen in 11 months. The right hand pic is 1 month off my 1st place win in an NPC fitness completion and 3rd place in figure. I still have a little definition, but I lived for a month without being on prep and just practiced healthy habits. I’m in a new prep for the Arnold Amateur. And the right pic is my starting pic. The left is my starting pic for the NPC Treasure Coast Championships - an 8 month prep. I mean wow. I’m amazed. I’ve battled injuries and surgeries. Childbirth and pregnancy loss. Accidents and illnesses. Mental health and physical health traumas. Current health problems include: adenomyosis, endometriosis, PCOS, an unknown mass behind my csection scar (believed to be endometriosis embedded in my scar). I have facet gapping in my lumbar region. A metal disc implant in my cervical spine. A rerouted ulnar nerve in my right arm. I’m breastfeeding. I have panic disorder and battle depression. I work full time and have numerous other businesses I take care of. I’m a wife. A mama. I don’t make excuses anymore. I can’t. Competing for me is something fun and exciting and motivating. Find what motivates you. Don’t make excuses. If you don’t invest in you...who will? #weightloss #weightlossjourney #weightlosstransformation #cleaneating #momswholift #bodybuilding #bodytransformation #mentalhealth #physicalhealth #npc #npcgoldcup #npctcc #npcfigure #npcfitness #figure #fitness #triathlete #golfer #breastfeeding #mama #lushmama
A shameless post workout pre work selfie. Felt good to get back to some lifting and show prep the past few days. Can’t wait for pump and jump tonight though 💪🏽💪🏽💪🏽 #npc #arnoldamateur #prep #cleaneating #healthy #2018 #goals #plans #competitionprep #npcfigure #npcfitness #figure #fitness #momswholift #triathlete #golfer #breastfeeding #mama #lushmama
Getting stuff ready for the morning and it’s a night where I am completely exhausted. Then I open my tea and see this message. And I feel like it’s a little sign that I’m doing the right things and I’m on the path to success #success #successful #positivity #teacher #professor #artist #photographer #designer #npc #npcfigure #npcfitness #figure #fitness #health #cleaneating #momswholift #breastfeeding #mama #lushmama
Celery and coffee with a splash of coconut milk makes for an interesting morning snack 🥒🥦☕️☕️☕️ #celery #coffee #coconutmilk #eatclean #cleaneating #morningsnack #npc #npcfigure #npcfitness #figure #fitness #momswholift #triathlete #golfer #breastfeeding #mama #lushmama
Got our Christmas tree. It’s a blue spruce named Thomas the Train which is fitting for our little ones 👍🏽😂🌲🎄🌲🎄🌲 #christmastree #christmas #hanukkahbush #hanukkah #tistheseason #holidays #blackfriday #bluespruce #parents #kids #toddlers #preschoolers #npc #npcfitness #npcfigure #fitness #figure #triathlete #golfer #breastfeeding #mama #lushmama
100 days. 14.5 weeks. My next goal. Any major setbacks barred, I will get here. National qualification wasn’t even really something I thought about seriously. But since I earned it in 2 divisions I’ve decided to choose a division, put my heart into it, and go for it. Time to hustle. Arnold Amateur 2018. #arnoldamateur #arnoldclassic #npc #ifbb #futureifbbpro #npcfigure #npcfitness #npcfigurecompetitor #npcfitnesscompetitor #momswholift #figure #fitness #triathlete #golfer #breastfeeding #mama #lushmama #goals #dreams #workhard #determined #momonamission
We can do anything 💪🏽💪🏽💪🏽 mentally, physically, overall I am healthier! I have survived accidents, pregnancy complications, mental health disorders, surgeries, and more. Bigger goals for next year 💪🏽😉 #goals #transformationtuesday #transformation #weightloss #cleaneating #momswholift #npc #npcfigure #npcfitness #figure #fitness #triathlete #golfer #hyperemesisgravidarum #endometriosis #adenomyosis #pcos #necksurgery #injury #survivor #angelmama #pregnancyandinfantloss #preeclampsia #hellp #postpartumdepression #postpartumpsychosis #postpartumanxiety #breastfeeding #mama #lushmama
I couldn’t find a real matching pair of socks today so I decided to just go with one Slytherin and one Gryffindor 😉 Guess which house I’m actually in #slytherin #gryffindor #harrypotter #hp #nerd #nerdymama #nerdygirl #magic #npc #npcfigure #npcfitness #momswholift #triathlete #golfer #breastfeeding #mama #lushmama
#transformationtuesday #weightlosstransformation Swipe to see all photos! The start of me thinking about my health in January of 2016 - weeks before neck surgery - to my most recent show 1.5 weeks ago. And the changes made in 8 weeks between shows. Mind you that was truly a 6-7 week prep because of the hurricane and evacuation. And I️ came in higher weight and higher body fat to the second show but less inches and more defined. I️ can’t wait to see what changes can be made in 2018! Thank you to my hubby for all of your support even when you think I’m crazy for doing this. And thank you to my coach for everything. The only place to go is up - so it’ll just keep getting better from here! 💪🏽💪🏽💪🏽 #roadtonationals #2018goals #npc #npcfitness #npcfigure #nationalqualifier #npccompetitor #npcfitnesscompetitor #npcfigurecompetitor #figure #fitness #cleaneating #momswholift #weightloss #bodybuilding #transformation #npctcc #npcgoldcup #triathlete #golfer #breastfeeding #mama #lushmama
Accidentally bought the worlds tiniest pears 🤷🏽‍♀️ but they’re still good #pears #tiny #small #tasty #fruit #naturescandy #juicy #npc #npcfigure #npcfitness #npccompetitor #triathlete #golfer #breastfeeding #mama #lushmama
When it’s off season so hubby leaves you a treat because he’s working all day and then going to a wrestling show and won’t see you until tomorrow 😍😘❤️ #yum #offseason #wrestling #godiva #work #chocolate #npc #npcfitness #npcfigure #nationalqualified #treatyoself #triathlete #golfer #breastfeeding #mama #lushmama
#transformationtuesday Left: NPC Treasure Coast Championships 8/26/2017 Middle: Start of my journey: 8/30/2016 Right: NPC Amanda Marinelli Classic/Florida Gold Cup: 11/4/2017 Anything is possible when you put your mind and body to work. 8 weeks difference between left and right pic. A year and change between the middle pic and the outside pics. My body changed a lot. It’s all diet and exercise. No magic. I can’t wait to see how I can refine even more before the next show. #transformation #hardwork #exercise #diet #cleaneating #weightlosstransformation #momswholift #npc #npccompetitor #npcfitness #npcfigure #athlete #npcathlete #roadtonationals #npcfitnesscompetitor #npcfigurecompetitor #figure #fitness #triathlete #golfer #breastfeeding #mama #lushmama
Stage photos from Saturday night. And some random other photos. Can’t wait to see more pics. Loved this new suit by @ccfitwear hair and makeup by @trishfitbeauty tanning by Sprays by K and training/nutrition by Rose Athletic Club. I still cannot believe that I am nationally qualified in fitness and figure for the NPC. This is literally a dream come true. I know I will have to choose which direction to go in, but have my sights set on a national competition next summer which means 8 months to tighten up and work on an even more dynamic routine if going the fitness route. After losing 75 lbs, 46+ inches, almost 20% fat in the last 14 months, I am amazed at what I’ve done in a short amount of time - it doesn’t seem real. 2nd Place Figure Class A at my first show. 3rd Place Figure Class A at my second show. 1st Place Fitness at my first fitness show and second show. I know I have work to do. But the encouragement from judges, promoters, and expediters - and fellow competitors and IFBB pros that I have met so far gives me such encouragement that I am on the right track for where I want to go. My body has been my enemy at times. My mind has been worse. I have overcome so much - 2 high risk pregnancies and c-sections, a late term pregnancy loss, cubital tunnel and an elbow surgery, car accident that caused a back, knee, and neck injury and resulted in a disc replacement at C3-4. All of this in the span of 4-5 years. Finding out about PCOS, adenomyosis, endometriosis, and now a lesion behind my csection scar believed to be endometriosis IN my scar. I struggled with postpartum depression, anxiety, and psychosis. I have panic disorder. It is crippling at times. I work full time as a teacher and run a business. I’m career changing. I am a mama of 2 under 5. I breastfeed. I could use ANY of this as an excuse but I use it to empower me to keep going. I’m not going to stop. I cannot wait to see what 2018 brings. #workhard #dreamcometrue #npcgoldcup #npctcc #npc #npcfitness #npcfigure #npccompetitor #nationalqualified #fitness #figure #weightloss #transformationtuesday #mondaymotivation #breastfeeding #triathlete #golfer #mama #cleaneating #lushmama #fitnessmotivation
#Repost @thelushmama ( @get_repost) ・・・ Fitness routine part 2 - To think a year ago - I couldn't even do a proper push up, I couldn't sit up, I got winded sprinting and running laps. I doubted my ability to ever be able to do any type of gymnastic or dance moves ever again. And I won first place in fitness at the NPC Florida Gold Cup last night just feels surreal. I have such an amazing trainer who has given me so much help and support all the way on this journey from weight loss transformation to figure to fitness competitor. I have endometriosis, adenomyosis, PCOS, have facet gapping in my lumbar region. In the last five years have had 2 csections, neck surgery, elbow surgery and have fought through so much to he where I am now. Always focusing on progress and improvements. I had so much fun with this routine and can't wait to do this all again in 2018! #npc #npcgoldcup #fitness #routine #rickymartin #livinlavidaloca #npcfitness #npcfitnessroutine #npcfitnesscompetitor #triathlete #golfer #weightloss #cleaneating #weightlifting #momswholift #strongmoms #gymnastics #transformation #breastfeeding #mama #lushmama
How much YOU wanted? Find your motivation 👈🏽👈🏽👈🏽.... see my girl @thelushmama doing her thing on stage ... NO LIMITS👈🏽👈🏽👈🏽. #selfconfidence #badass 👊🏽👊🏽💥💥. #Repost @thelushmama ・・・ Fitness routine - part 1. To think a year ago - I couldn't even do a proper push up, I couldn't sit up, I got winded sprinting and running laps. I doubted my ability to ever be able to do any type of gymnastic or dance moves ever again. And I won't first place in fitness at the NPC Florida Gold Cup last night just feels surreal. I have such an amazing trainer who has given me so much help and support all the way on this journey from weight loss transformation to figure to fitness competitor. I have endometriosis, adenomyosis, PCOS, have facet gapping in my lumbar region. In the last five years have had 2 csections, neck surgery, elbow surgery and have fought through so much to he where I am now. Always focusing on progress and improvements. I had so much fun with this routine and can't wait to do this all again in 2018! #npc #npcgoldcup #fitness #routine #rickymartin #livinlavidaloca #npcfitness #npcfitnessroutine #npcfitnesscompetitor #triathlete #golfer #weightloss #cleaneating #weightlifting #momswholift #strongmoms #gymnastics #transformation #breastfeeding #mama #lushmama
Fitness routine part 2 - To think a year ago - I couldn't even do a proper push up, I couldn't sit up, I got winded sprinting and running laps. I doubted my ability to ever be able to do any type of gymnastic or dance moves ever again. And I won first place in fitness at the NPC Florida Gold Cup last night just feels surreal. I have such an amazing trainer who has given me so much help and support all the way on this journey from weight loss transformation to figure to fitness competitor. I have endometriosis, adenomyosis, PCOS, have facet gapping in my lumbar region. In the last five years have had 2 csections, neck surgery, elbow surgery and have fought through so much to he where I am now. Always focusing on progress and improvements. I had so much fun with this routine and can't wait to do this all again in 2018! #npc #npcgoldcup #fitness #routine #rickymartin #livinlavidaloca #npcfitness #npcfitnessroutine #npcfitnesscompetitor #triathlete #golfer #weightloss #cleaneating #weightlifting #momswholift #strongmoms #gymnastics #transformation #breastfeeding #mama #lushmama
Fitness routine - part 1. To think a year ago - I couldn't even do a proper push up, I couldn't sit up, I got winded sprinting and running laps. I doubted my ability to ever be able to do any type of gymnastic or dance moves ever again. And I won first place in fitness at the NPC Florida Gold Cup last night just feels surreal. I have such an amazing trainer who has given me so much help and support all the way on this journey from weight loss transformation to figure to fitness competitor. I have endometriosis, adenomyosis, PCOS, have facet gapping in my lumbar region. In the last five years have had 2 csections, neck surgery, elbow surgery and have fought through so much to he where I am now. Always focusing on progress and improvements. I had so much fun with this routine and can't wait to do this all again in 2018! #npc #npcgoldcup #fitness #routine #rickymartin #livinlavidaloca #npcfitness #npcfitnessroutine #npcfitnesscompetitor #triathlete #golfer #weightloss #cleaneating #weightlifting #momswholift #strongmoms #gymnastics #transformation #breastfeeding #mama #lushmama
Wow what a night at the #npcgoldcup #amandamarinelliclassic in west palm last night. First in Fitness and Third in Figure Class A. Last year I couldn't even do a full sit up or push up at this time. I couldn't do any sustained cardio. I struggled with 4-5lb weights. And this year I've worked hard. I chose to do fitness because it pushed me harder. Time for the off season to further define muscle and work on some cool fitness stuff. Can't wait to see what 2018 brings. Through all the surgeries, injuries, 75 lb weight loss, continued health problems with PCOS, adenomyosis, and endometriosis (and finding out just recently the endo is most likely embedded in my c-section scar causing new issues) it's nice to know this guy is always in my corner even if he thinks I'm crazy for doing this some days. More pics and videos to come later. An extra special thank you to my trainer Shayna for all of her encouragement and dedication. To Trish for the amazing hair and makeup. To Katie for the awesome spray tan. And a huge thank you to everyone who has supported me in different ways through this journey so far. Love you all!! #seasonover #offseason #npc #npcfitness #npcfigure #fitness #figure #npcfitnesscompetitor #npcfigurecompetitor #competitor #womensfitness #momswholift #bodybuilding #weightloss #transformation #love #support #athlete #cleaneating #weightlifting #triathlete #golfer #breastfeeding #mama #lushmama
Keep killing it @thelushmama💪🏾💯 👏🏾 #Repost @thelushmama ( @get_repost) ・・・ Third in height class for figure! Will perform for fitness soon and see how I do #thirdplace #figure #npcfigure #npcfigurecompetitor #figurecompetitor #happy #triathlete #golfer #breastfeeding #mama #lushmama
Third in height class for figure! Will perform for fitness soon and see how I do #thirdplace #figure #npcfigure #npcfigurecompetitor #figurecompetitor #happy #triathlete #golfer #breastfeeding #mama #lushmama
Hair and makeup still on point after prejudging. Thank you @trishfitbeauty for a WONDERFUL job!! What an amazing day so far #npcgoldcup #npcfitness #npcfigure #npc #competitor #triathlete #golfer #showday #breastfeeding #mama #fitness #figure #lushmama
Ready. Set. Compete. So beyond excited to take the stage again tomorrow. Now that it's official - I'll be competing in Figure and Fitness. I cannot wait to have new stage experiences and really just have fun up there. Good luck everyone! #figure #fitness #npc #npcfigurecompetitor #npcfitnesscompetitor #fitnesscompetitor #figurecompetitor #npcgoldcup #triathlete #golfer #breastfeeding #mama #lushmama
I've been MIA from the breastfeeding support and art scene for a little while. Been back in the classroom full time and paused working on IBCLC certification. As things settle down, I will be getting back to providing lactation support and education, art, and apparel for mamas and babies. My passion is helping mamas and babies that need it. Bringing awareness to normalizing breastfeeding and helping those who need it or want it. Thank you all for your patience during this transition - have some great things planned and so excited to share very soon!! #breastfeeding #normalizebreastfeeding #breastfeedingart #breastfeedingphotography #breastfeedingsupport #lactation #mama #lushmama #photography #art #support #breastmilk
Sweaty, tan coat #1 on, final practice in. Can't believe I'm 2 days out 😱 #npcgoldcup #npc #npcfigure #npcfigurecompetitor #npcfigureclassa #figure #fitness #triathlete #golfer #breastfeeding #mama #lushmama
Went to an art teacher in service training today. Learned more about STEAM models and importance and worked through a cool luminary project #steam #artteacher #highschool #college #art #construction #teacher #training #educator #mama #lushmama
One last Halloween photo featuring me and my giant 4 year old #gettingtoobigtoofast #son #firstbaby #mamasboy #myboy #love #myheart #minion #witch #mama #lushmama
Happy Halloween night. Fun trick or treating with the kids #trickortreat #halloween #fun #kids #happyhalloween #candy #mama #lushmama
Pumpkins all painted with the kids. Love my little art babies #art #artists #pumpkins #halloween #crafts #decorating #fallfun #kids #toddlers #babies #painting #breastfeeding #mama #lushmama