My sugar cravings have been super strong this week, especially since I have decided to detox and work with less than 25 grams of sugar per day. .
I know that my Shakeology has got my back on this one so I went looking through my cabinets and it turns out I have all the ingredients for this recipe and it happens to be one of favorite candy treats from my past life of lunching at the quick stop next to my work :) .
It's time to put a healthy spin on a sugar filled classic! Where there is a will there is a way.
Salads. Pretty much the biggest turn off with lot's of negative perceptions about it. People see me eating a salad and wonder what kind of rabbit diet I am on now. Lol .
It's not a "diet," it a lifestyle and to be honest, I am not a huge salad fan. I like salads, but I gravitate towards other foods first. Sometimes, you just have to bite the bullet though and do something you don't like as much in order to get something greater in return. .
Example- salad greens: They build strong bones, sharpen your eyesight, rev up your muscles, fight breast cancer and protect your heart. .
This suggestion isn't asking that you eat nothing but salads. It is asking that a few times a week you make the choice to add some greens on your plate and load up your body with antioxidants and vitamins. We got this!
There are certain things I do each morning that I have discovered are CRUCIAL for my well being and mindset.
The first crucial part of my day is time with the Word while writing down the verses that stick out to me. The second thing is writing in my goal journal. I write down everything I want to be, do and have. It's amazing how these two things set me up for a great day.
Today, it's happening at noon instead of 4am. I'm home with my sick baby boy who has needed constant cuddles (which I don't mind at all ❤) and my needs are on the back burner. HOWEVER, as soon as nap time came along, I made sure to accomplish those very important activities to propel my mindset for the rest of the day. If I have time, a workout will be next. "Be stubborn in your goals, but flexible in the approach."
Reason #843 for loving that I can do my workouts from home: If you still look pretty at the end of your workout, you didn't train hard enough. .
I can't be a red, sweaty mess in public lol! Today was MMA Shred 2.0 and I certainly gave twice the effort this morning! What is your workout?
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Those before and after pictures don't create themselves. It takes a lot of hard work, dedication and the right tools at your disposal to create healthy and sustaining habits. .
For me, it has been the accountability of a challenge group, Shakeology/pre-made meal plans and workouts I can take anywhere that have shaped my health and fitness routine. Want to find out if this is the right for you as well? Join me for a 5-day informational preview where my team and I will be sharing our tips and tricks for success in a private Facebook group. .
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My Shakeology story: I had no idea what it was, but I wanted none of it because I had already tried all the "magic" pills and slim fast and whatever else I could get my hands on. I was an emotional eater and in order to lose the weight that I wanted I needed to get that under control, not add more calories in a shake form. My coach asked me to try it because it helps curb cravings and keeps you full by using whole food ingredients. It was an investment, but I was comforted by the knowledge that it had a money back guarantee. Immediately I noticed a change in my energy and improved digestion. I still craved junk food, but found myself grabbing for healthier options because one good choice leads to another 😉 I ended up losing 8lbs in the first month and gained more self-confidence than I ever had before. I still have my daily Shakeology 2 years later to stay as healthy as possible!
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What if I told you the quickest way to gain self #confidence is to do EXACTLY what you’re afraid to do. That only then can real #growth of ANY sort occur?
Could you do it⁉
Recently a friend was #praying for me and they felt that God was giving them the word "Brave" for me.
It made me think of those who I've talked to that are fearful, fear of failure, fear of change, #fear of anything out of the ordinary so much that it paralyzes them before they've even begun. That was my life for YEARS!
It made me think about how when I first started I had to be #brave and trust the process. Do something I haven't done before. Taking those photos and measurements, going one meal at a time, staying on track, trusting that if I followed the process I would get where I wanted to go.
Choosing 4-5 months later down the road to pay it forward to others. Looking at that time I didn't think that it was being brave. I was fearful, fearing what others would think or say. Fearing it wouldn't work out and I would make a fool of myself 🙈 I had no experience talking to others, I'm not an outgoing person. I prefer to stay private. But I knew something had to change, so I was just doing whatever I could to make that change happen and STICK!
I wasn't #happy where I was and it wasn't how I wanted my story to end.
Want to know a secret? I still want to throw up when I make a video😱....TMI, sorry I know, but its the #truth . But I do it because I don't want to be confined in my mind, its like a prison.
So today? Be brave!! 👊
What is one thing you know you should do, but you keep getting in your own way?
This is one item that I practically lived off of when I first started hiking. It was so much easier than putting together my own trail mix and I could buy them at the gas station on my way out of town. I thought I was doing something good for my body because it was labeled that way. As an avid reader I should have known better than to judge this book by the cover! .
Here is an article on why you should ditch the energy bar craze:
When you really shouldn't be eating cheese but it's a force of habit 😤
Today I woke up at a new low! It was so hard not to go and eat everything in the room last night after two gym sessions. I prevailed! Protein chips by #quest helped me through.
Getting in my biggest meal today so I can get a nice pump a little later on this afternoon. Maybe I'll post shoulders, I don't know, we will see 😅 #catchyalater
Every morning, Monday through Thursday I wake up, go through my morning routine: Workout. Shower. Bible study, and then I drive to this little man's living situation and EVERY morning this is the face that greets me. .
If that is not enough motivation to live the healthiest life possible then I don't know what is! .
I not only get to call this bundle of joy my nephew but I am also his nanny 4 days a week 😁 which means I spend a lot of time with him and I want to be able to keep up. I want to be able to foster healthy habits in his life. I want to BE the example. .
Who is watching you? What example are you setting for them? Is it the one you want?
To be a BEAUTY, train like a BEAST 😉
I finally got to watch Beauty and the Beast last night 🤗 My favorite princess and it just so happens to be my workout this morning! Beast Arms 💪 .
Your strength is beautiful 💕 Wear it with pride 💕 What is your workout today?
When you're staring down the leftovers of this sugar-palooza- It's a good thing I got that Sugar Detox support group going on :) .
I am really enjoying getting to know the ladies better, bonding over our mutual understanding and desire to battle the addiction that is sugar! .
I will admit, I am the type of person who will hide in the laundry and eat a handful of cookies so that people don't know how many I actually have eaten... Among other things, it is shameful and embarrassing at times how much sugar has a hold on me :( .
I am strive to be the healthiest version of myself and if you are to then I got a place for you! Message me and I will send you the link to join 😊
You know there was a time not too long ago that I thought I was unlovable. Not because nobody loved me, but because I did not know how to love myself. .
I was reminded today that while the voice inside my head was at its loudest telling me that I was unworthy, there were people who looked up to me and thought the world of me. At the time when I would look in the mirror and do nothing but hate on the girl that looked back at me, there were people out there who thought I was beautiful just the way I was. .
I was broken on the inside and because of that I did not take care of my health. I let the brokenness win instead of facing fears and letting love in 💕 .
So when you catch yourself being your own worst critic, I hope you know that someone out there cares for you. Someone is rooting for your success. Someone wants the best for you. And, when you are ready, I am here to listen because I've been through it too. The best days are still to come.
We prepped. We got pumped to begin something new. And now, its week ✌️‼️ I can't believe how quickly this challenge group is flying by! Now this is the time that I start thinking... "I did real good that first week, so I'm gonna treat myself a little bit." .
No! Inner mean girl, we are shutting that down. The reward comes at the end when I am in a bikini on the beach at the Hard Rock in Punta Cana next month and loving every minute in my skin 💕 .
You know who else is thinking in the long run? My girl quoted in the picture :) After one week she is already seeing noticeable changes in her health and has a renewed sense of excitement to see this through! #proudcoachmoment .
This is what happens when planning meets persistence.
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I am curious: What posts or type of posts do find add the most value to your life?
I know that I start every morning with posting about my workouts and spend my days talking about what foods I'm eating or trying out in order to help keep my self accountable to the healthy lifestyle that I want to live. .
There are just too many "I" statements in that last paragraph!!! This page is about all of us together creating lifestyles and healthy habits that we can live with for the long run. Let's make this happen by starting a dialogue :)
Simple. Easy. Healthier ways to eat "fast food." Prep them yourself ahead of time and then you don't have to debate with yourself about stopping at drive through down the street!
Half way through our beginner's course for a eating made healthy!
What step have you most enjoyed so far?