I worried about what pregnancy would do to my body. (Also, sorry about all the belly photos but pretty soon this round thing will be old news...)
My body was thrust into the spotlight the same time I got pregnant. I questioned if I really could show up “real, not retouched.” I wondered what it’d be like gaining weight. I worried about what people would say about my changing body as I shared the journey with you.
But instead of focusing on the scale or cellulite, the darn belly button piercing scar or my ever evolving boobs, I focused on the miracle. Pregnant or not, John Mayer was right, “Your body is a wonderland.” ❤️
Have you thanked for your body today for moving? Have you held your hand on your beating heart and felt gratitude? Have you taken a deep breath and felt it go through your body?
As I prepare myself for birthing this miracle babe, I keep reminding myself, “You were made to do this!” And guess what... YOU were made to do big things too. If hating ourselves got us anywhere, we would have already arrived!
Tell me below: what are you thankful for today? Let’s flood the Internet with (as my Grandpa Sulo says) attitudes of gratitude! #37weekspregnant#babykutch#kutchersinkihei
Some of Hawaii’s best sights exist completely beneath the surface. For scuba-certified visitors, there’s an abundance of marine life to discover, including tropical fish, turtles, octopus, dolphins, and even whales during the winter season + more. Come scuba with us on your next trip with the link in our bio. 🐙🐠🐬🦑
Saw these two lovely turtles early this morning ♥️ Locals draw lines around them to encourage people to stay a respectful distance (10-15 feet). We also saw the local resident black cat, Midnight, prowling the sidewalks, hamming it up for food and cuddles.
Highlight of last wk: watching the sunrise and seeing the city wake up below us 🌄 • There’s something about leaving the house when it’s pitch black outside that I’ve fallen in love with - I swear my days are always better when I squeeze in 6am spin & take that extra time to center myself vs. rushing out the door. Feeling grateful to be alive today 💕 (I’m cheesy what else is new??)
An estimated 14,000 tons of chemical sunscreen washes into the ocean each year. The most well-known toxic chemical is oxybenzone, however there are MANY more, any of the following are toxic; oxybenzone, cylcopentasiloxane, cyclomethicone, avobenzone, formaldehyde, diazolidinyl urea, quaternium-15, DMDM Hydantoin, hydroxymethylglycina, homosalate, methylisothiazolinone, micro-beads, nano-particles, octocrylene, octinoxate, parabens, phthalates, retinyl palmitate, or zinc-oxide.
Any and all of these are HARMFUL and should be avoided at all costs! The concentration contained in one drop in 6 1/2 Olympic-sized swimming pools can cause serious damage to coral. At popular beaches in Hawaii concentrations have been measured at 10x this lethal concentration! Chemical sunscreens essentially amplify coral bleaching. This is when the symbiotic algae living in the coral (what gives its beautiful colors) is killed leaving just the skeleton. NEEDLESS to say, we need change!! Coral reefs are essential to our ecosystem! There no guidelines for what is safe. A sunscreen can be labeled “reef safe” when it is actually not. @stream2sea cares about the ocean and all their products are eco friendly and biodegradable (bonus: their packaging is sugar cane resin not plastic!) I urge you to choose a mineral based sunscreen and READ your labels, these ingredients hide in beauty products too! And just because you aren’t going in the ocean does not excuse you from this, remember what finding Nemo taught us? Everything leads to the ocean, ie the water cycle, so from water run off, river, lakes, and even showering your sunscreen off. It ALL leads back to the ocean, and there is no filter to remove these toxic chemicals. It is up to us as consumers to make positive choices for mother nature!! Instead of relying on what a company is telling you, read the labels, and lets make a difference together!
Do the holidays cause some financial stress? If year after year you are faced with using credit cards for presents & festivities, isn’t it time to look for a different way & stop digging down that hole? .
Too busy? Too broke? Too proud? Too educated? Yep been there, thought that, I can relate to all of that. .
If you are tired of feeling stuck then look at your options. Look for ways to work on additional income, building a cushion, and doing it on your terms. None of us are stuck sometimes we just forget we are the ones in the drivers seat.
Now is the right time:
“I want to start my business but I have to wait until after the holidays.” .
“I have to save my money I can’t afford to start my business right now because of the holidays x”
👆🏼👆🏼❌❌All of those reasons above are the reasons it’s the RIGHT time to start your business, NOW 🤯
🎄 Did you know the average American will spend $1175 on average this Holiday season? .
🎄Did you know this Black Friday an expected $9.15 BILLION a will be spent SHOPPING between Thanksgiving Day and Black Friday? .
🎄Did you know SMALL BUSINESS SATURDAY is a BIGGER revenue day than than both Black Friday + Cyber Monday? In 2017, Small Business Saturday yielded $12.9 BILLION dollars! .
👆🏻WHAT DOES THIS TELL YOU❓❓❓ PEOPLE WANT TO SHOP SMALL ‼️‼️‼️ They want to buy from YOU ‼️ They want to SUPPORT YOU! .
What other time of year do people PLAN on spending as much money as they’ll spend these next 6 weeks? 🤔 NONE. .
That’s why right now is the RIGHT time for YOU to become the CEO of your life. You’ll be able to use your investment as a 2018 tax write off 🙌🏻 You’ll get to capitalize on the rest of 2018. .
...and NEXT holiday season, you’ll be in a MUCH a better position 😉
You know those certain humans that set your soul on fire?! This woman is one of them ☼ ⠀ ⠀ ⠀ ⠀ ⠀ ⠀ ⠀ ⠀ ⠀ ⠀ ⠀ ⠀ ⠀ ⠀ ⠀ ⠀ ⠀ ⠀ ⠀ ⠀ ⠀ ⠀
We need people in our lives that encourage us in our goals + dreams. People who love us despite our flaws. People who act as mirrors and can be real with us. People who love us unconditionally. People who truly GET US. ⠀ ⠀ ⠀ ⠀ ⠀ ⠀ ⠀ ⠀ ⠀ ⠀ ⠀ ⠀ ⠀ ⠀ ⠀ ⠀ ⠀ ⠀ ⠀ ⠀ ⠀ ⠀
This here is a representation of that + what 15 years of friendship looks like. We’ve grown through every stage of life together. We’ve lived 10 minutes from each other and in contrast, we now live an ocean away — yet the parallels in our lives are uncanny and magical ☾ ✧
Our sisterhood and presence in one another’s life is one of my favorite things in life and something I cherish beyond words. It’s wild that we’ve both become entrepreneurs and wildly fulfilling to deep dive with her and talk about all realms of our lives. Her whole trip here we were laughing, celebrating our wins/losses and exploring new facets of one another ⋒ I am so proud of the woman she’s become and grateful for her coming to experience our life in Hawai’i. ⠀ ⠀ ⠀ ⠀ ⠀ ⠀ ⠀ ⠀ ⠀ ⠀ ⠀ ⠀ ⠀ ⠀ ⠀ ⠀ ⠀ ⠀ ⠀ ⠀ ⠀ ⠀ ⠀ ⠀ ⠀ ⠀ ⠀ ⠀ ⠀ ⠀ ⠀ ⠀ ⠀ ⠀ ⠀ ⠀ ⠀ ⠀ ⠀ ⠀ ⠀ ⠀ ⠀ ⠀ ⠀ ⠀
Growing up, I didn’t know how unique our bond was but now as we grow older, I wholeheartedly acknowledge how unique our relationship is ♡ It’s real, it’s honest, it’s raw. When it comes down to it, it’s not about where we are in life, it’s about who we surround ourself with! Don’t you agree? Tag your soulmate here and let them know how special they are!
Thank you for capturing us as we truly are @aaronhaynes ࿊ #peopleletmetellyouboutmybestfriend
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🚨🤙🏼 PIPE MASTER SPECIAL GIVEAWAY! We are super stoked to have reached 3k followers! YAY! We cannot thank you guys enough BUT as a way of celebrating ALL your love and support you have been giving us, we decided to run a small giveaway competition 👏🏼.
👉🏼 Who do you think will win the 2018 World Title - Julian Wilson or Medina? Give us your best guesses! We will choose two lucky winners who will get a special gift:
🏆 A HAT SIGNED by Gabriel Medina or Julian Wilson!
🎁 + @pata t-shirt, stickers and sun glasses!.
HOW TO ENTER:
1️⃣ LIKE this post
2️⃣ Give us a FOLLOW
3️⃣ Comment with your guess of the world title winner, and TAG a friend
1 tag = 1 entry, entries are unlimited
Giveaway ends: November 29th
Winners announcement: November 30th
We know Filipe Toledo could also win but we don't have signed hat from him 😂 .
Aloha 🌺 and Good Luck!!! 👍🏼