kayla_balao's photo from Instagram at 22/03/2018 06:26
First coffee of the WEEK and I’m like...”whats wrong with me?” Haha! Tell me whats in your favorite cup of joe?
kayla_balao's photo from Instagram at 21/03/2018 05:56
A recent study just concluded that being a parent is equivalent to 2.5 full time jobs. So thats like 40+40+20 hooouuurrss. Do you agree? #parent #parentingishard #childrenarethefuture #firsttimemum #firsttimemommy #gooutsideandplay #floridaadventures #adventureislife #toddlerlifebelike #boymomlife #springdays #fulltimemommy #sahmomlife
kayla_balao's photo from Instagram at 19/03/2018 07:27
I can't even you guys. There was a moment in my life, sitting in a living room full of people, me, trying my hardest to channel some inner extrovertness that just wasn't there, put on a smile, a laugh, pitch a product and then collapse from social exhaustion. It was a good time in my life, but over months and months of repeatedly forcing myself to be someone I wasn't, it because very clear to me, that hosting parties and being that person just wasn't ME. I just wanted to make an income for my family, but honestly it kinda felt weird. ( it wasn't a bad thing, or anything like that. It just wasn't me. I go home absoultey so emotionally exhausted. Sometimes feeling like I did something weird. Not really seeing how my story fit in with it all. And tonight as I sat in my own living room, just me and my cup of coffee, with my disvelved mom-hair I KNEW I was in the right place. No parties, no pitches. Just hearing from mommies who had an incredible growth story. Ya know....something that goes beyond a product but to the fact of impact. Out of all the jobs I've had-this has been the MOST fun, the most I feel I can truly be MYSELF, the one I get to see the MOST impact....I just can't even you guys. Ya know, who cares if I don't have that "fitness body" (I don't.) that I love the summer to an unhealthy level (I do) that I stammer on my words in front of crowds (amen) that I laugh when I get nervous or tired (yeppppp) that I'm slightly addicted to iced-coffee, that traveling the world, being in love with Jesus, giving my kid a bottle at bed time, being the mom that never has a clean floor or can quote entire episodes of .... (okay I'll stop) THERE IS A PLACE FOR ME in the this world of business. I don't have to be perfect memorize stuff....etc... I just get to BE ME. SHARE my story. To be myself. Its so incredible guys. I can’t even. Join me. Find the hard stuff you never thought possible, shine bright, and be YOU✨ Chat with me girl!
kayla_balao's photo from Instagram at 17/03/2018 07:31
To my own irish-philipino hunk, I’ll kiss you any day. ✨ #stpattysday2018 #threeyearsofmarriage #beachdayz #gooutsideandplay #saltinourhair #kissmeimirish #freespirit #momyblogger #firsttimeparents #bohoadventure
kayla_balao's photo from Instagram at 17/03/2018 07:16
If ya wanta make that booty grow, 3x 15 moves are going get ya there. And Momma if you’re worriesd weights will bulk ya up, no fear. They are some of the fastest wats to slim & tone✨
kayla_balao's photo from Instagram at 15/03/2018 05:49
Joy. Something I haven’t always felt. But God is good and rewiring my thoughts & seeing life and different coming out of a dark, cold place into becoming into the woman I’m becoming✨✨ If this my story, it can be A N Y O N E S. I know it’s possible on so many levels and its a gift I’m giving others. ✨ Our group—made for joy—is starting soon. Its about action steps, purpose, the joy behind the transformation and walking in the freedom. There will be meal plans, simple action steps & community. And I believe in this group so much, I’m giving away a gift card to my girls who come along for the journey. Sounds good? Send me a DM for deets . Joy is for YOU, and I can’t wait to help.
kayla_balao's photo from Instagram at 15/03/2018 04:09
In this family, we do Starwars. Redoing our bedroom decor has been so much fun. Most of the furniture we have was stuff we individually had before we were married or was handed to us in passing. Each piece has served a purpose, but finding things that are really “us” is so much more fun, and makes the space way more inviting. I call it Boho-Star-Wars. ;) Any other Starwars fans out there? Any which Episode is your favorite?
kayla_balao's photo from Instagram at 14/03/2018 09:05
Strawberry “Nice Dream” for the win 🙌🏽🙌🏽🙌🏽 I can’t tell you how much the last 8 weeks of timed nutrition has really helped my body really “Learn” what it needs, and how much energy I have from some very simple principles. The best part is I don’t feel deprived because there’s so many rich, delicious foods-including this Nice-Cream:) Its really helped keep physical depression at bay (because the natural plant based ingredients are also natural antidepressants and I literally do not experience depression AT ALL when its a regular part of my diet.) At 8 weeks of 95% no sugar, my “nice cream” actually satisfied my sweets craving today without over doing it, and totally not ashamed to say that I had this for lunch. I literally could not finish it all because little hands were crying for it. This is August’s favorite treat, and since we keep sugar at bay for him too—it’s a perfect substitute. Plus it keeps little toddlers body regular so mom=win 🙌🏽. And lets be honest I don’t like cooking dinner sometimes and I just want dessert for dinner. #nojudgement
kayla_balao's photo from Instagram at 13/03/2018 06:03
Same basic black tee. (Momma, no judgement for that reworn....and reworn shirt). Beautiful Tuesday. Its a beautiful day to be alive✨What are you celebrating? Heres mine: down -15 lbs since Mid-Jan, a total of 50 sustaining, and feeling alive. No calorie counting, or dieting. A community of passionate heart felt people. An purpose filled mom-outlet, & all the smiles. Are ya in? Join me for mommas mentorship, contact me above.Orlando, Florida
kayla_balao's photo from Instagram at 09/03/2018 07:21
A glimpse into our daily walks. Sunshine + color + and always a (gaggle?) of ducks to meet and feed. ✨ One car family or not, these times are my favorite—and Im pretty sure theres a scientific article out there saying sunshine is good for the soul. ✨ Pretty sure it keeps my daily Vitamin D up! ✨ What do you like to do to get that Vitamin D in?
kayla_balao's photo from Instagram at 08/03/2018 04:33
Today was that day I just wanted to throw in the towel. I mean it started with me catching the breakfast bagels ON FIRE—(who does that??) and by 5pm just in tears crying out to God saying enough. Tired, weary, just worn out. Catching a God vision but still in the trenches—takes a toll and right now I just need a whole lot of Jesus. Im meditating on Heb 11:1, but even more so I’m asking for prayer. If its so on your heart could you lift me up in prayer? I need some vision, peace and just alot of His presence tonight. Praing God for @jordanleedooley and her soul scripts which are being a salve for me right now. Im putting them up in instastories if you need some encouragement too.
kayla_balao's photo from Instagram at 07/03/2018 07:20
Cardio day today....but getting everyone ready to go to the store, counts right? 😂 j/k...whose joining me today?
kayla_balao's photo from Instagram at 06/03/2018 07:20
I grew up by the pool, and if metamorphosis really could take place in physical form I would have grown mermaid tails. Little man is well on his way to being the next Micheal Phelps. Okay, I may be biased—but I don’t think so.
kayla_balao's photo from Instagram at 06/03/2018 01:02
Let me live among the rays of the sun. #tuesdayvibes👌———————— 10 minutes of sunshine before a house scrub, while my boys go to the park✨ ——————————- Diving deep that wellness goes beyond exercise and eating, but is growth spiritually in Jesus. That living in the identity of his love propels us to have the power to move forward in faith. Im becoming a firm believer in lense correction. When my health or marriage or parenting or projects seem overwhelming, stuck, not progressing, dry and unfruitful it can almost always be traced back to if I’m abiding in Christ. He is the source of wellness & out of Him flow the power to do what I am called to do & the identity in that that creates stability when their is no fruit or a harvest.✨ (Join our March accountability group—> contact me. Link in profile)
kayla_balao's photo from Instagram at 05/03/2018 02:43
The strength comes not in the destination but walking through the journey through eyes of faith. ✨ Arms, abs & booty day. ✨ Grow with me, link above.
kayla_balao's photo from Instagram at 05/03/2018 06:51
When a friends gifts you professional family pictures as their wedding favor from their wedding a few months back ✨💕😭😭😭
kayla_balao's photo from Instagram at 03/03/2018 04:14
Momma craving sweets + teething toddler= bring on all the frozen fruit. Current favorites -grapes -strawberries -honeydew melon -bananas Whats your favorite frozen fruit?
kayla_balao's photo from Instagram at 03/03/2018 01:05
Hobby lobby challenge, fail? 😂 This was actually a flower garden we pass on our daily walk. And despite the tank, FL gave us a shock this AM & decides it actually wanted to be cold. Digging through my closet for a sweater is becoming an emotional experience. As I looked at different sweaters Ive had for years, now baggy on me—the reminders of the emotions I had thought in them. “Ugly” “fat” “unloved” came flooding back. Emotions & thoughts given to God. And God has said “no more.” Ive fought that battle—not just physically by taking steps to better me—but the deep heart work. Looking at those sweaters was looking at something that just WASN’T anymore. It didn’t exist and yet it tried—tried to pull at the freedom I had, that was bought for me—tried to take it all away. That sneaky enemy trying to beat my day down with a blue sweater. *desperate* Guess its time for some new sweaters;) I knew I was a summer person anyway✨ Okay, whats your season?
kayla_balao's photo from Instagram at 02/03/2018 03:11
The sunshine calls us to the deep happiness of God✨ Relishing each moment on our daily 2 mile walk.✨
kayla_balao's photo from Instagram at 02/03/2018 10:31
The beauty of the home. Days in which the duty of the tasks that seem so pressing take my eyes of its beauty—the place where my heart is. Ever cuddle. Every messy meal. Every deep discussion & prayer. I want it. Deeply. But even as we refresh & we set, today, washing clothes, I do agree that more plant life is needed✨ 🌱🌿🌾