Doing my best to subdue my sugary junk food cravings. Especially when there’s a chocolate cupcake calling my name in our office kitchen right now. I don’t believe in restrictive diets in the sense of not eating carbs or not enjoying a treat every now and then but I do believe that there are times when it’s best for us not to indulge in some cravings and urges. For me that instance is right now while I’m trying to retrain my taste buds to enjoy the healthier side of life again. 💚🥝
I waited to write this post for a few days now because I wasn’t really sure where to start or how to express my full gratitude, but If it can inspire even ONE person, then I am glad I shared
This past week I earned more in one week of coaching than I did in my full-time job as a speech language pathologist. The gratitude I feel is immeasurable; it feels like my heart could explode.
Before coaching something inside me longed for more purpose and passion in my everyday life. As much as I enjoy being a speech pathologist I knew that I wanted MORE from life, I just wasn't sure what that more was.
God is good, and he listens when you call. He will guide you to your calling and to what makes your heart happy, but are you listening? I didn’t listen for a long, long time but I’m so grateful that I finally did.
I’ve loved every second of this crazy journey. Failing forward, showing up every day, working hard, playing harder and watching the women I help do amazing things (which is almost 100% THEM and very little of it is ME) But even still, knowing I’ve made even a small impact has been amazing.
My point here: Go out and get yours. Live your truth, light that fire. Stand in that storm, work your ass off, don’t take no for an answer. Fall down seven, stand up eight. Watch your world change and go with the flow.
And most importantly remember you are powerful beyond measure.
Hey ladies! I figure I should check in. I’m still here, still alive. I’m eating well still but I’m not working out because I’m having greater difficulty breathing. I’m going to the doctor tomorrow to see what’s wrong. I’ll keep you updated, I really hope to be able to add working out back into my routine soon. Love you ladies! 😘 #fitgirls#2018ismyyear#28dayjumpstart#homeworktime
Turkey stuffed bell pepper?! Ummm yes please and keep them coming!! 💕 I know I have been popping in and out but I promise I am slowly getting back into it, my healthy food game is strong but I do need to work on fitness. I’ll get there one day until then I am getting much needed family time and all the baby snuggles I can get! @fitgirlsguide #fitgirlsguide#fitgirlvarsity#healthyeating#fgg#28dayjumpstart#fitgirlmom
So ready to build up my team 💕 So ready to help more women heal. Ready to help more women overcome heartache, depression, and ptsd brought on by acts of sexual violence. To the women who are done feeling lost, stuck, and helpless, to the women who are ready to move on, find healing and peace, and who want to finally be happy, I'm ready to fight for you, to help you break the silence. I'm ready to help you regain control and power in your life again. If you're ready I'm ready. If you're serious about making a change, I'm serious about it too. You may have failed before, but I will NOT let you fail again. This journey starts with you and ends with you. It's time to let the power and healing of getting fit and healthy teach you how to be YOU again 💪. I did it. I was there. And I know you can too.
I used to grab a Clif Bar for an afternoon snack as a”healthy alternative” to a candy bar. But most protein bars contain a TON of sugar and ~250 calories. I found that a microwaved sweet potato curbed my hunger and wasn’t so sugary. Don’t sacrifice all those carbs, sugar and sodium for 10g of protein, especially if weight loss is your goal. Sweet potatoes still have ~2g of protein and won’t leave your teeth feeling furry 😝. Wherever you are on the ladder try upgrading. No one is perfect but we are POWERFUL! 💪👊✊. What is your snack upgrade of choice? (I sometimes go for chocolate covered almonds too ☺️)
"I follow @jotungirls and you should too, where the girls are like giants!" - Adonis and Aphrodite
PT-BR - " Eu sigo a @jotungirls e você também deveria, onde as mulheres são como gigantes!" Adônis e Afrodite
I haven't been "socialing" as much 👈🏻 yes that's a word 😂
Because I've been busy preparing for the biggest night of the year in my teaching world 👉🏻 family art night and it's finally set up day with the big event tomorrow night.
So of course I have a headache and a million things to do.
But no excuses...I still got day 2/80 done today...booty day!
Try this move with or without a loop. It looks easy but my cheeks were basically crying
Turkey sandwich with avocado spread, mixed greens, tomatoes, and some cheese. All served on whole grain bread 😋 plus some more tomatoes on the side because who doesn't love those?? #womp#28dayjumpstart#2018ismyyear#fitgirlseat
Yesterday I had an amazing work out. We rocked an Arm and Booty Day! What I'm most proud of though, was my cardio. I walked 2, ran 1! Ive always struggled to run with my asthma. I find myself quickly out of breath and cramping in my side. But im starting off slow and really focusing on breathing. So far so good! Just going to take baby steps! I then took the dog to the dog park and did a few walking laps there. When I finally made it home the boyfriend was making steak for dinner so I snuck a piece of it and paired it with my quinoa and asparagus. It was an all around pretty solid day! 💥 #28dayjumpstart#2018ismyyear
I've gotta be real for a minute. I'm a little frustrated. I was doing really well for week 1 and 2, but week 3 has been a blah week. I've started school, plus I'm working two jobs, so I have little to no down time, and despite the fact that I've made baby steps toward planning my time more wisely, and I feel like I really am getting more accomplished, it still isn't enough. I'm not motivated to exercise because I'm dividing my days into so many other tasks. I'm still doing okay on the clean eating front- just a sweet snack every once in a while with primarily home-cooked meals packed with protein and veggies. But this week I am craving CARBS. I think I'm going to have to drop down to 3-a-weeks to maintain my sanity, but man. It's a bummer to not have more time in the day, especially when I'm sleeping less than I usually do to utilize more of my time. Riding that struggle bus, sis. #28dayjumpstart#2018ismyyear @fitgirlsguide
So, I’ve never been a huge fan of the #fitgirlsguide#28dayjumpstart#streettaco recipe, so I find a replacement that I am happy with. Roasted sweet potatoes tossed with sautéed black beans & corn in a honey lime dressing, corn tortillas, avocado and fresh red peppers. Also, #aldiforthewin with these multigrain chips! #fitgirlscook @fitgirlsguide