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Today is the day I was born.  On this day, 27 years ago, Mama Gibson brought me into this world, without drugs, but with some wonderful stitches as an afterthought.   Birthdays have never been a big thing for me.  Some girls celebrate their birthday for like a whole month.  For me, it really is just another day.     This probably has to do with the fact that on a 5 Love Languages Quiz I get a 0 for gifts.  They just don’t mean much to me, giving or receiving.   To me, my birthday is so much more than a party and presents.  It’s a day for me to reflect on what I’ve accomplished in the past year, what I missed out on, what’s left to conquer, what I can do differently in the coming year, and what kind of person I have been/will be in the future.   It’s a day of reflection.     It’s good to take those days, and to me, my birthday is a great day for it.     26 was a pretty kick ass year.   I trained harder than I ever have before and physically became the best version of myself. […]
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It seems like every week there is a theme to the questions I get regarding my pregnancy.     This week, it has been “How much time are you taking for maternity leave?”.  I’ve literally been asked like 10 times this week.     And honestly, that’s a really good question.  I’m thinking …. 12-24 hours 🙂   Seriously though, I don’t know.     You see, I don’t have a normal job with a 6-12 week maternity leave where my job carries on without me and I pick up where someone left off when I return as if nothing happened.     I have a job that requires hustle.  I don’t work normal hours, 9-5, Monday – Friday.  In all reality, I put in between 50-60 hours a week, Monday – Sunday and am always on call (because my phone is always with me).  And ….. just to clarify, this isn’t a complaint.   What I’m saying is this; I’m not slowing down.  Not today, not tomorrow, and not when the little thing inside me comes to this Earth.  I can’t live my life for the next 5 months worrying about how I’m going to handle having a newborn. […]
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I’m So Blessed

by ironborn· January 10, 2017· in Uncategorized· 0 comments
I’m so blessed.     I’m so blessed to have a husband that supports me, day in and day out.   Who told me to leave my public service job as an educator and follow my dreams.  Who said he’d financially support me until I “figured it out”.  Who said if I put my mind to it, I could take on anything life threw at me.     I’m so blessed to have found Iron Legion, a gym who took me in as their own.  Who allowed me to grow with the gym, take on new roles, and expand my wings.  Who never questioned my hustle or drive and trusted my plan.     I’m so blessed to have been given the opportunity to run The World’s Best Boot Camp – North Florida.   A program that has helped me grow as a human, a coach, and a leader.   A program that provides a means for me to affect true change in people’s lives.     I’m so blessed to wake up everyday and genuinely love what I do.  Love who I’ve become.  Love the life that I get to live.      I truly am so blessed.     If I’ve […]
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This is the biggest lol right now.  Glowing.  Yeah Right.   The mailman at work essentially just asked me if I was pregnant because I’m “just glowing” and he could “just tell”.   Is “glowing” defined as acne all over your face as if you’re a teenager?  Or backne – also know as acne of the back.  Because I have that too.   PS – I don’t look pregnant just yet … more like I ate a 6 pack of doughnuts and a supersize Chipotle bowl, EVERY DAMN DAY.  Food baby for dayzzz.   I know that “you’re glowing” is supposed to be an endearing term, and I do truly appreciate it, but your girl ain’t glowing.     Why does acne have to be a side effect of pregnancy?  I’ve had clear skin since Freshman year of high school and now all of a sudden it’s like boom, acne everywhere.   Team #nofun at all.     Monthly facials and lots of skin care are on my current agenda but do you have any suggestions for this prego girl?     Let me know!
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