Oh my word guys! These cauliflower puffs are like eating Cheetos puffs! For anyone who can tolerate “gluten free grains” you’ve got to try these! 🙌🏻 I had to get the bag taken away from me LOL I found them at TJ Maxx/ Home Goods!!! 🤤
Oh, an Art Bar. Let me just.. NO!
Do not go in.
Wala kang budget!
STAY AWAY FROM THE LIGHT!
KEEP IT TOGETHER, WOMAN!
Nice... #InternalMonologue #InternalBattle #ArtBar
Excited for my salad 🙌🏻👌🏻☀️
When you prep 2 weeks of smoothies & freeze them... it’s easy to forget that it’s been 2 weeks 🙄😬😒 So! Threw one together with what I had on hand lol Strawberry banana smoothie with spinach, @vitalproteins
collagen peptides &a apple cider! 👌🏻
Holy crap y’all! While not AIP, this paleo pie bar is hands down the BEST paleo bar/modified dessert I’ve ever had ever!!! @bettylousinc
If you tolerate gluten free grains, it’s modified AIP compliant! Y’all have got to try this! I found them at @sprouts
... Swipe left to see the nutrition information & ingredients! #almostaip #sofreakinggood #happypiday #onedaylate
Mid morning snack! 🤤 I haven’t had bacon for breakfast recently... it’s JUST been smoothies, so I am pumped about being able to eat some of my good bacon (no nitrites & nitrates)! I bought the fruit cup! It had my 3 favorite fruits in it! Obviously it was meant to be 👍🏻👌🏻
Stir fry for dinner with whatever was in my fridge: sweet potato, carrot, onion, broccoli, asparagus, & green beans with cauliflower rice and chicken with coconut aminos teriyaki sauce!!! Swipe left to see the finished product! 👌🏻 I was so exhausted after clinicals & felt kind of crummy so I took a 2.5 hour nap when I got home. Well I woke up starving so this is the result of that 😅 I will have plenty of left overs to warm up after my 12 hour shift tomorrow, it’s been a productive night 😂 I’m going to eat then go back to bed! 😴 goodnight 💖
Chicken, apple, dried cranberries over spinach 😍👌🏻 simple & delicious 😋
Up at 5a for clinicals... couldn’t sleep to save my life 🙄☹️ There’s nothing going on in the NICU today which is GREAT (but also boring) & I’m tired 😴 so not the best combination
Completed my 1st workout in I don’t even know how long... I am literally having trouble walking up the stairs. I did one 30 minute strength training workout with TWO POUND weights, & it was hard. After not working out consistently in years, I realize I’m going to have to work back up SLOWLY to my previous fitness level (I swam competitively for 10 years)... You have to start somewhere though! I’m not super comfortable even posting this picture of me in a tank top but I want this to symbolize my day 1 of getting back to getting healthy from a fitness stand point. Health begins in the kitchen, but it certainly doesn’t end there... combining both physical exercise & a healthy diet is the only way to reach absolute health! I am doing this whole journey for my health and future... the weight loss is an added bonus! Day 1 ☑️ #crushedit #dontputmedownforcardio #pitchperfectreference #gettoit
Swipe left to see my cheerleaders 🐾🐈😂
I want pizza right now, I NEED pizza. Don’t call me, don’t come over, don’t text me unless you have a hot pizza in your hands to give to me. .
Pizza is my only hope for happiness at this moment.. but I won’t eat it because it’s bad bad bad but so so good. .
I’m healthy adulting.
#adultingishard #internalbattle #needpizza
Clearly I’m on a thing with these fruit & meat combinations 🤣 Whatever, they’re so good! Prosciutto & cantaloupe 👌🏻
When I feel like crud, I love filling my body with goodness! Apple cider, kale, blueberries, raspberries, strawberries, avocado, & @vitalproteins
collagen peptides 🙌🏻👌🏻
Hey y’all!! I have a lot of new followers (which is freaking awesome) so I figured I should introduce myself! I’m Marlena! I’m 27 yo, currently finishing my 3rd degree (2 Bachelor’s of Science prior to this) which is a Master’s of Health Sciences in Respiratory Therapy. I graduate May 9th. As long as I pass my boards, I will be a Registered Respiratory Therapist (RRT)!!! I am married to my high school sweetheart, we just celebrated our 6 year marriage anniversary! We didn’t have a wedding so I call it a marriage anniversary lol ... I foster kittens in my free time (you can follow that journey at @fostercatsfordays_16
) which I currently have none of... I’m silly, sassy, sarcastic, & when given the choice would much rather laugh than cry... life is too short to be serious & grumpy. I am blunt to a fault & will always tell you my opinion (for better or for worse)... I have 3 diagnosed autoimmune disorders (AID): Hashimoto thyroiditis, pernicious anemia, rheumatoid arthritis & 1 additional suspected AID: ankylosing spondylitis. After years of feeling hopeless & relying too heavily on others (doctors mostly) for my health and happiness, I’ve decided to take it into my own hands! I figured I should start eating for the conditions I have, health starts from within, so I started the autoimmune protocol diet, I have yet to successfully do a full month of elimination but I’m making progress on my health & wellness journey. I’ve failed more times than I can count in the past ... but I’m determined to stay the path this time, regardless of how many times I slip up & want to quit... I will keep moving forward. One of my favorite quotes: “success is not linear”! So, I’d love y’all to follow along with my imperfectly perfect journey to finding health, fitness, self love and appreciation ☺️ I’m a work in progress & loving every minute of my insane life!
When you try to be artistic ... but you’re hungry af...🤣😅 #reality
nectarine & salami
There will be times where you're challenged, where nothing seems to be going right, where tragedy strikes and you're left to pick up the pieces. Its times like those you need to be strong and never give up. Im thankful for all of it. The highs, the lows, the lessons, the blessings, the setbacks, the comebacks, the love, the hate. Everything. It was an honor to get tattood by one of the best! This piece meant a lot to me, and I am beyond grateful!! @austinheuberger @sacredsoullakewood #ink #halfsleeve #leo #warrior #internalbattle #tattoodchicks #inked #realism #king #newstart #movingforward #amazingtattoo #animalportrait
there are days that i contemplate if i deserve to wear my head wraps this way. because those are the days that i doubt , doubt if im worthy to wear that crown. thats the days i gotta shut those thoughts tf out.... like... all my life i had to fight. all my life i was stripped from whats rightfully mines. all my life i wasnt loved to love myself right.... they dont know when they see me in these streets whether its admiration or envy... that i was in the mirror having battles internally , trying to convince myself without a doubt, that i am worthy ... but i believe it and feel it in the core of me💫💫💫
.. so i must represent myself in the raw'est form of Angelique 👑☯ #duality #selfworth #internalbattle #allmylifeihadtofight #paradigmshift #vulnerability #selflove #crowns #selfdoubt #findingbalance #findyourworth #youareworthy
Made a quick grocery haul to prep something for tomorrow... I had a day of Soy reintroduction ... let’s just say that’s a no-go!!! Which, reintroduction success or not, I wasn’t going to bring soy back into my diet... I am so sensitive to hormones (enough to have to come off of a certain medication) so, it’s not even worth being exposed to... not when there are awesome soy replacements out there like coconut aminos... ANYWHO! Food prepping just a little tonight ... I’m at clinicals tomorrow but off Monday, so I’ll do a bigger one then... Some food items I got: kale, asparagus, strawberries, blueberries, blackberries, cauliflower, jerky, turkey breast (no AIP salami), @lovesuja
Kombucha, green beans, & some other things I’m forgetting ☺️
Breakfast & my favorite wall sign
Maybe tomorrow will be better ... hard to stay in the present when you wish you could escape your own body... ☹️
It’s time⏰... I can’t put it off any longer🙇🏼♀️ ... I was going to clean 🗑 the kitchen, bedrooms 🛏, do the folding 👚👕👖👔🧦 and I realized 💡 I was procrastinating🙆🏼♀️... I stopped 🛑 🙍🏼♀️myself and decided I need to do my work out 💪🏻 now, even though I would rather clean 🗑! (Go figure🤔)... its time ⏰ 😏 #internalbattle #dontthinkaboutit #justdoit
Didn’t have time to food prep... not hungry anyway ... salami, carrot 🥕 sticks, tostones, & @hummkombucha
strawberry 🍓 lemonade for lunch at clinicals ... Been to 3 c-sections this morning, have 3 more this afternoon ☺️
collagen peptides! My morning companion! Not sure how I ever made it through before discovering it! 💪🏻👏🏻👌🏻👍🏻💖❤️
March is autoimmune awareness month! I will be posting more about the ones I have throughout the month! This is such a great platform to share, educate, & celebrate the strength of those who fight for cures, normalcy, & life on a daily basis! #autoimmunewarrior #autoimmunewellness #wearestrong
Maybe it’s just me & maybe I’m weird (who isn’t!?) but this is an awesome snack 🙌🏻👌🏻👍🏻😋 I set the oven to 400*, drizzled avocado oil, powdered garlic, powdered onion, & salt over asparagus... cook in the oven for 10 minutes. I HATE stringy asparagus, so I cook it just long enough for it to be warm and softened but still crunchy!
All the matcha 😅 I am SO TIRED, but I’m up and at it with the help of matcha & my berry smoothie! 🙌🏻 Happy Sunday