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  • My first time vending with @supermomculture at @craftsavvymarket today. I had so many moments leading up to today that I told myself that it would be a lot easier to just quit and not have a both.  But then I thought, if it was easy, everyone would be doing it.  Just remember when you have an idea that starting is half the battle.  It won’t be easy but it can be done! Thank you @craftsavvymarket for having me today.  Mr and the girls helped out so much. Thank you to everyone that came by to support! I have no clue who the little girl is on the left but she stayed with us the whole day.
  • And another ☝🏾. My precious babies. How did Harper grow up so fast! She looks 6! Slow down baby! #pictureday
  • TBT The outfit that started my love affair with @suakokobetty. This was 7 years ago! On Saturday I’ll be chatting momprenuership with Suakoko Betty owner @iamcharlenedunbar at the @craftsavvymarket. Event is free! Plus you can shop @supermomculture and 25 other handmade vendors. Time flies! I’m still desperately trying to fit back in it! My goal for 2020!
  • Fall school pics are in and Peyton made mama proud! Low key annoyed they cut off her beautiful puff. It’s good to see all my hard work taking pics for the blog have paid off in these school pics. picture day hack: stick to a tried and true hair style. I tried something diff once and Peyton looked like Kid from Kid n Play. I didn’t even order any. Don’t do it!
  • Getting ready for our first vendor sale at @craftsavvymarket in Atlanta this Saturday! I’ll have hoodies, tees, bags and a few new items 😆. Special discount st the event. Plus your girl will be sharing her story about her entrepreneurial journey!  Event is free! RSVP to enter to win $50! Follow @craftsavvymarket for details! PS. I lost my GAP folding skills. Judge your supermama 😂
  • Me busting into 2020! Amazing day at @cantuxcurlboxmasterclass19! So many gems from @myleik @meccagamble @thefinancebar @theamonyee today! These ladies didn’t come to play. Real talk from start to finish. I’ll share my takeaways on my stories later but @cantubeauty commitment to insuring we take action and holding us accountable is what I needed.  Time is up for going to events and not taking action.  I’m ready! 📷 @daynabolden. Hat from #targetstyle Jeans #fashionova
  • Some weekend project inspiration! Cleaned out my kitchen cabinets to get ready for the holidays.  Details on blog https://heytrina.com/kitchen-cabinet-drawer-organization/
  • We’re taking neon right into winter! I saw @funmiford with this coat on a few weeks ago and ordered it the next day.  Wouldn’t you know, it matches my @supermomculture hoodie perfectly! Consider this my winter uniform. Details and links are on the blog heytrina.com. Link to hoodie in my profile. 📷 @kaynjames
  • Nobody:
Me: Let me clean out all my kitchen cabinets along with everything else going on 😆. I actually enjoy decluttering (my spaces, not others). Swipe ->. My mind feels at peace when spaces are clean and organized.  Ever since @pinchofhelp did my master bathroom, I’ve been on a mission.  I’m not good like her but I stalk her IG daily for all her tips and before & afters.  My kitchen is (almost) ready for Thanksgiving! Please send positive vibes on the rest of the projects we have going on 🙏🏿. Details on the blog. Link in profile #heytrinashome #babyshopahome
  • Doing a mini extreme home makeover just in time for the holidays! Shout out to Mr for speaking my love language and getting ish done in the house (wife porn as @snackswithjack calls it 😆). This past wknd he knocked out our 20ft foyer and hung my new chandelier! It was like watching the Berlin Wall come down 🙌🏾. Also thankful that we didn’t have any incidents on this scaffold 😓. I was so happy when they picked it up cuz my nerves were so bad. We still have a lot more to do but we’re chipping away.  Make sure you watch my stories for updates.
  • Peyton as Cecilia from Decendants. Instead of a wig I used a clip in ponytail.  I may use it in the future for myself if I’m feeling feisty. She went to school as Run DMC because she was unsure if they could dress up or not.  Can your kids dress up at school?
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Diet Diaries: My Mind is Playing Tricks on Me

February 22, 2017

I wanted to give you guys a progress update on my weight loss.  I ALMOST threw in the towel this week after two months of trying to achieve my weight loss goals.  This week the devil has been busy trying to get me to quit.   After a few weeks of not seeing any movement on the scale and then being sick, I was discouraged.  I kept thinking to myself, it would be so much easier to just let it go and buy new clothes.  I was doing all this work and nothing was changing. What was the point?

The devil almost won.  He’s been in my head for a few days talking mad junk.  I even said to my husband what was the point of me doing all this work.  I had every reason to quit.  Why was I dragging my baby to the gym.  I was spending too much money on groceries.  It was too much work to cook and clean every day.  I’m tired.  Nothing is changing.  I gained 2 pounds…. It has been a full on battle in my mind.

Then God spoke to me and said to get up and share your progress with others.  Here I am.  Letting it all hang (literally).  The picture on the left is from October.  I actually gained another 5 pounds by January when I got started.  The picture on the right is about 2 weeks ago.  It’s not a major change but I see change.  That’s what counts.  My back roll is slowly going alway and my stomach has gone down.  Looking at my own pictures has given me hope.

No one ever succeeds by giving up.  The negative thoughts tried to take over but I kept telling myself “Trina, don’t you want this right?”  If this is what I want, why would I quit?  I’m going to continue to work hard and eating right.  I’m still fighting.  I’m thinking I should do a little retail therapy to celebrate.

Have you ever felt like this?  What did you do to overcome the negative thoughts?  Follow me on Snapchat @babyshopa where I share all my meals.

  • Justtayta
    February 22, 2017 at 9:36 am

    This is so uplifting. I see a major change. Hang in there. I’m going through the same, exact thing. Please continue to update us!

  • Junkshow
    February 22, 2017 at 11:10 am

    Agreed. I think you look fantastic. The struggle is so real, but you can do it. I’m working on this too after three years of thyroid problems and failed after failed diet. And anyway, you look great the way you are, so just know that as you try to reach your goal. Please keep us updated. It’s inspirational.

  • Tracy
    February 23, 2017 at 10:54 am

    Keep up the fight! Progress takes time! Have you considered shaking things up a bit with your diet routine? JJ Smith’s 10-Day Green Smoothie Cleanse worked to jumpstart things for me personally…I feel far better, sleep better, have more energy, etc. when I am drinking my smoothies consistently.

  • From Mrs to Mom
    February 26, 2017 at 5:32 am

    Don’t give up!! You may not see weight change as some fat cells are replaced by muscle cells (which is “heavier”). Keep up the good work!

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