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  • My favorite part of Peyton’s bedroom refresh is her art from @sheisthisdesigns! I need to order more for Harper’s room and my new office space. I dreamed of having a room like Peyton’s when I was growing up (sometimes now 😆). She’s also has a closet to die for.  I always tell her if she can’t keep it clean, I’m putting my stuff in there.  We’ll be cleaning that out soon! Paint color is Revere Pewter by Benjamin Moore.  More room pics on the blog. Link in profile. #heytrinashome
  • Picture of my girls actually fighting against doing any school work.  This homeschooling thing is a full time job! Mr has locked himself in my old office leaving me to fend for myself. I’ve decided to give the girls and myself grace (and 🍷). Not that I’m letting them win, after hours of going back and fourth I have to know when to call it a day.  One night I was up with Peyton till almost 10 helping her finish her work and I knew this can’t be life.  So we’re working about 2-3 hrs a day on school plus reading.  That’s all i got.  Just praying  she passes 4th grade 😩. How’s it going for you guys? #graceandmercy shirts fine @pintsizefaith
  • Another project under my quarantine belt! Peyton’s pre-tween bedroom refresh is done! It looks so good and matches the vibe of the rest of the house. Peyton wanted to kick the bright pinks to the curb. Now Harper wants her room update 😒. Her only update will be a good cleaning 😩. Spent less than $100. Swipe to see the before that was already cute. Links to everything on the blog (link in profile) #heytrinashome
  • Spring is here but no spring break 😓. Just over here washing my hands, trying to stay positive and plotting where I’m going when this is all over. Homeschool was a fail this week but I did finish my new Supermomculture.com site, set up my new workspace and deep cleaned my kitchen.  Currently happy hour at the crib. Can’t wait to rock this @suakokobetty outfit again.
  • My 2nd quarantine project is complete! So y’all remember that cute office I had.... well Mr stole it a few years ago even though it has pink accents 😒. My pictures are still on the wall an everything.  Since then, my main office has been the kitchen counter with my laptop. How am I supposed to run a multi-thousand dollar business from the counter? Being a blogger is one thing but having a retail business is another beast. I have a computer in my guest room where I package orders but it was on a small writers desk with no room for papers or anything.  It was getting too hectic. So I switched the room around to make more space to fulfill orders and work. I shopped my basement to put it together. I super excited to have a new space where I can leave my papers and planners. My desk is the Linnmon desk from Ikea. I already had 2 of these tables that are on the other side of the printer for @supermomculture orders. PS: while I’m being productive my kids aren’t 🤷🏾‍♀️
  • Trying not to come out of this self quarantine 50lbs heavier.  The girls and I did a 30 min Tabata and they are now doing hip hop routines on YT.  I wrote a post last year sharing my favorite free home workouts.  Visit the blog and search workouts or watch my stories for swipe up.  Doing my best to stay busy and being productive cuz after cleaning my kitchen, I haven’t done anything else 😩. Outfit from @jdowfitness #homeworkouts
  • Speed kitchen deep clean! Taking this time to get my home in order. I used several products including my favorite stainless steel wipes. I used a mixture of warm water and vinegar to clean the floors by hand. There are a lot of ways you can disinfect with what you have at home since everyone finally decided to clean up now. I’m also counting this as my home workout 🏋🏾‍♀️
  • Let’s play a game! Since 2020 is turning out to be the “Ghetto” I want to know what you do that would be considered “Ghetto”. I know we act all bougie on the internets but I know there’s something we do that we know would be frowned upon. Set yourself free and tell me in the comments.  I may pick a winner who makes me clutch my pearls... maybe a @supermomculture tee 🤔. I’ll leave mine in the comments 😆 📷 @kaynjames
  • Channeling my inner Supermom powers during this time to clean this house from top to bottom. I’m starting with a kitchen deep clean. Then it’s on to bathrooms, the girl’s rooms, closets and my workspace.  I’ve ordered Mr to paint the guest room, y’all know how that goes 🙄. It’s the last room in the house that hasn’t been painted. Get ready for a lot of home content since I’m stuck here. Let me know what y’all want to see. #springcleaning #heytrinashome
  • Working for yourself can be overwhelming during tax time.  #AD Instead of being stressed out, I headed to @HRblock to meet with one of their tax experts.  My tax pro Darshna was awesome.  She answered all of my questions and gave me some great tips for my personal and business taxes. I plan to use my refund to invest back into my business (and maybe a few pairs of shoes). Save time with convenient hours and get upfront pricing.  Use code 69539 to save on your tax preparation fees at @hrblock . #betterwithblock
  • It's our 1 year anniversary of Supermom Culture.  One year ago I pushed post with a slight panic attack to share a tee and a hoodie that I didn't know if anyone would like, let alone buy.  When they say you have to do it scared, it’s true! I've always wanted to create something fun, cool and comfortable that represents what I stand for.  Thousands of shirts sold and we’re just getting started! I want to thank you guys for all the support via likes, follows, tags and photo shoots.  This movement wouldn't be what it is if it wasn't for you guys. There is more to come for Supermom Culture to celebrate you guys!  Be on the lookout for new drops and live events! Black on Black is now back in stock!  To celebrate I have a special deal when you buy one, get a tee 25% off! If you don’t have one, go ahead and save on the black and white tee. No code needed!  Link in profile. Love y’all!
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Weight Loss Journey Update

May 12, 2017

This post is sponsored by Poise.  Thoughts and opinions are my own.

Since it Mother’s Day weekend I thought I would update you on my weight loss progress since most of us moms (women in general) struggle with trying to lose weight.  It’s been a while since my last breakdown update.  The last time I shared about my weight loss struggle I was battle the thoughts of giving up.  I’m glad I didn’t.  Here are a few before and progress photos.  I’m not going to use the term after because I’m not done.  This is a lifestyle for me and always will be.  In addition to the progress photos, I also wanted to share what has been helping me on this journey.

I can’t tell you how many pounds that I’ve lost since I started in January.  I ditched the scale over a month ago because it was driving me crazy.  Of course, we like to see the numbers on the scale go down. But when the numbers would go up, it would drive me crazy.  I would become an emotional wreck and want to give up.  Now that the scale is out of the picture, I focus on how I feel and how things fit.  Best thing I’ve done since I’ve been trying to lose weight.  If I have to guess, I’m around 15 to 20 pounds down from the photo on the left.  

Since I’ve started back on this weight loss journey I’ve taken a more realistic approach.  This is a lifestyle for me, not just a diet.  I basically watch what I eat.  I know this sounds so generic but that’s what I’ve been doing.  No strict diets.  I try to eat fruits and vegetables throughout the day.  For dinner, I don’t eat bread and limit carbs.  I also double up on the veggies at night.  Using cauliflower rice has a game changer for me.  You can read about it HERE.  When I eat carbs, I try to eat them in the morning and lunch.

Working out has played a big role in my weight loss journey.  I started taking a hip hop dance cardio class that I love!  It’s an hour long and I usually burn 500 to 600 calories.  Thanks to Poise Impressa, I’ve been able to take these classes in confidence.  I shared with you guys last year that I suffer from a combination of an overactive bladder and LBL (light bladder leakage).  Taking a class for one hour can be scary when you don’t know when you have to go.  Using Impressa helps me to feel confident throughout the class.  When I first started using Impressa, I picked up the sizing kit at Walmart to find the right one for me.  Impressa has definitely helped me step up my workout game.  If you suffer from the same issues, pick up an Impressa sizing kit at Walmart.  You’ll be glad you did.

The one thing I have also recently tried is using a waist trainer from https://waistlinetrainer.com/ to help speed up my weight loss. I have loved it so far, and it is really helping to shape my stomach into the size I want – I will keep you updated on the progress I have with it!

These aren’t extreme “OMG” weight loss transformation photos but it’s extreme to me.  I’ve been working really hard for this and I’m proud of myself.  Determination, consistency and having the right tools have helped me in this journey.  I feel good and look good.  Like I said earlier, this is a lifestyle change.  It’s important not only that I stay healthy and fit for myself, but set an example for my girls.

As you know there are so many diets, weight loss programs even medications that you can take all of which state that they can help you lose weight, narrowing them down I was left with a few options, these options were HCG Injections, Apetite Supressants (there are so many different kinds), HCG Drops or lastly simply eating sensibly for life and not just a diet, this choice may not be the best for you so you really need to look into all the options and decide what suits you and your lifestyle to ensure it’s something you can continue even once you’ve lost your desired weight.

Let me know in the comments if you like me to go into more detail about my weight loss and/or fitness routine?

  • Valerie
    May 13, 2017 at 10:41 am

    This is great! I would love it if you would give more details, I’m in the process of learning to eat better and have a steady fitness routine so any help would be welcome!

  • tosha
    May 15, 2017 at 8:55 am

    You look great! Keep up the great work!

  • Latoya
    May 15, 2017 at 9:33 am

    These are definitely OMG transformation photos. Like you said, all us struggling moms can relate so you go girl! I’m hoping I can take a page out of your book.

  • Eyrica
    May 15, 2017 at 10:47 pm

    You look great! It might not be fast but you will reach your goal.

  • Eyrica
    May 15, 2017 at 10:49 pm

    It might not be fast but you will reach your goal. You look great.

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