Easy lunch for my hot food loving son! Last night's curry kept awesomely warm by his food @thermosbrand
only brand that really works 😘
Plus some apple, fermented quinoa dosas and some vege leather! 😀
Always comes back empty! ❤
Oats, rice crisps, seeds, coconut, molasses and peanut butter...can't go wrong with that
Homemade bars for the win!
Everyone likes Taco Tuesday right? Here’s my taco salad! Used @againstallgrain
’s Beef Taco recipe for the ground beef so I didn’t use a packet from the store, I also prefer this seasoning to anything I’ve ever had. It’s amazing. I have it on butter lettuce with peppers, baby tomatoes, @eatwholly
guacamole, red onion, @traderjoes
pico, and some chili garlic hot sauce. Yes please! Also, for anyone doing a whole30, this is whole30 approved!
My alarm either didn’t go off or I hit snooze this morning so things didn’t go as plan....so instead I had some special guests join me this evening 😜 gonna miss these faces but excited to see my girls tomorrow!!! Indy bound tomorrow!!!
All the colors of the #rainbow
🌈 for dinner tonight 😋
With my super busy schedule it’s hard to make time for ME. But going forward I’m going to do my best to make that time; starting with hitting the gym tonight. I have such a hard time motivating myself to get to the gym but once I’m there and especially after I’m done, I feel so much better physically and mentally. Have a fantabulous night lovelies!
Something about the summer makes me crave salad, if only this were the case all year long 🙈. This salad came to 4sp for the feta and dressing (not pictured)
When you find your true passion, when you find something that SAVES your life, when you start to become the person you were meant to be, you SHARE.
I have SHARED my journey every single day for the past 2.5 years to keep myself accountable, to track my journey, and in hopes of inspiring just one person every day.
The girl on the left was 15 years younger. She was a new Mom. She was so lost. She had no drive, no purpose, no identity outside of Mommy-hood and Wife-hood. She was literally going through the motions of life praying for something that would set her world on fire.
The girl on the right is me today. She has found her passion, her purpose, her destiny. She no longer hides behind baggy clothes. She has found her self worth and her self confidence. She has all the energy because she fuels her body with proper nutrition. She practices self love daily through exercise and personal development. She is happy!
Something that seemed so "selfish", so "simple", so "insignificant" at the time has completely changed my life.
So why wouldn't I share that?? Why would I then BE SELFISH and keep it all to myself??? I wouldn't!
Summer is here. We are all busy. But isn't NOW the BEST time to take care of YOU?? I am LOOKING for 10 motivated people that are ready to START practicing some SELF LOVE. Who are READY to CHANGE their FUTURE forever!! Is that YOU?? If so, drop a "ME" below and let's chat!
At the airport ready to head to another Summit together. .
The first year I went I went alone. I stayed in a room with 3 people I had never met. I was scared shitless. That was soooo outside my comfort zone to travel alone to a city i had never been and meet a bunch I didn’t know. I left there a changed women. And I vowed to come back and have people with me. .
Last year Michael attended with me. He got to experience the excitement as the growth and he left there excited about the possibilities ahead. .
This year he is not only coming back but I am bringing a team!!! A team that sees the JOY in helping others and the FUN and POSSIBILITIES that are being laid out for us to take the reigns. .
I am inviting YOU to join us too. We will be doing a live sneak peak all together while at summit over the next couple of days. If you have watched my personal growth and thought “maybe I would love that too,” this is your opportunity to just take a look. See what we do, what we are about and the fun we have together.
Ask me if this is how I saw my life a couple of years ago and I would have never imaged. Now, I can’t imagine not haven taken that scary step to say YES, to a life I only dreamed. ** to join our sneak peak shoot me an emoji that describes YOU in comments or shoot me a DM. I promise you are not committed to anything....but our enthusiasm and love! 😘
So, I thought this meal was going to be a complete failure as it was coming together but in the end it was a huge hit! Shrimp, bell pepper, onion skillet on cauliflower rice. The recipe calls for feta cheese but I did not have any so we tried a bite with fontinella and a bite with goat cheese. They were both so good I couldn't decide so I did half and half! #fitmom #fitmomsofig #gettinghealthy #healthyeating #eatinghealthy #cleaneating
A simple saying means so much. Simple enough that I’ll keep it short: find joy in your journey no matter how hard it is, no matter how long it takes. Find joy in your journey no matter what it is.
I laughed looking at this photo 😂
Why? Because my body is literally TWO shades...it goes from an extremely tanned upper body and face to an extremely pale lower body 🤣
But on a more serious note, I’ve found myself struggling with something and have been brushing it under the rug.
I preach I’m always “raw” and “honest” on here and I’ve noticed a shift in my content lately....so here we go....
It’s not ground breaking news that I’ve experienced some weight gain since my fitness competition 👙, I’ve even openly talked about it!
HOWEVER, what I haven’t gained the courage to do is talk about the insecurities that have also slowly begun to re-surface as a result of this weight gain.
As I’m STILL trying to heal my metabolism and relationship with food from competing, my body’s just trying to adapt as best as it can and the LAST thing I should be doing is resenting and hating it.
When I look at this photo, I see many things. I see a girl who’s insecure about her legs, hence the pale-ness 😂.
But I also see growth. I see how far I’ve come since 2013 and I remind myself that progress isn’t always about numbers and photo comparisons 📸
Once upon a time, with a photo like this, I would have edited the crap out of it. I would have hid ALL of my insecurities and “flaws”.
▪️Smoothed all the cellulite on my legs
▪️Made my skin the same shade from top to bottom 🤣
▪️Thinned myself out
▪️And honestly, I probably would’ve made my glutes a tad bigger 🤷🏼♀️
As humans, we ALL have insecurities and I believe whole-heartedly it’s because of what our Western Society views as “beautiful”.
And these insecurities are one of the reasons why I haven’t felt comfortable posting any photos in bathing suits or sports bras and shorts.
A lot of what I touched in this post is what some of my clients share with me.
So to end this, I just want to remind us all that EVERYONE has insecurities and it’s OKAY. They do not define us or our worth 🙅🏼♀️
And just because we might not look like the toned girls in most ads does NOT mean we’re not beautiful or not worthy of love and respect.
Happy Tuesday ♥️
I'm back from Florida and ready to continue this fitness journey. I've just fallen off some & not sure if I'm able to get 100% back on board at the moment.
I didn't need to but I ordered this amazing 5 cheese pizza and ate all but 2 slices of a medium. I was so hungry when I left work that I just devoured it. I'm not happy about it but I got it out of my system and don't want it now.
We spent alot of money in Florida and my birthday is this Saturday so getting back on the meal planning boat isn't much of a priority for me at the moment. I do still plan to do another round of 80 day come July 16th, the Monday after I get back from visiting my family in New York. Cause y'all know Imma get some pizza and whatever deliciousness my family will be making lol
So here's some motivation for your Tuesday lol
#gettingfit #losingweight #gettinghealthy #workingout #healthyeating #beachbody #motivation #determined #goals #binged #pizza #notsohealthychoices
Someone messaged me this the other day. My simple answer is, absolutely not. A journey ebbs and flows. Life ebbs and flows. Anyone who tells you otherwise is full of it. Some months, pieces of your self-care are spot on. Other month, other pieces are. What matters is that you ALWAYS return to yourself, you give yourself the grace to know that perfection is a myth, and allow "success" to look like different things. If you buy into the idea that the only way you remain a valid individual is if the nunbers on the scale keep getting smaller, you are totally buying into self-destructive diet mentality. Life doesn't wait for ANY of us to be perfect. And all of us will go through hard times. What matters is how we handle the hard times and how we stand up again after we stumble. I went through four months of pain and change and it sucked donkey. I didn't work out regularly and it was really hard to stay focussed on eating the "best" for me. But you know HOW I knew I was fine? I never tried to cover up my pain. I kept present through ALL of it till I found my way through to other side without numbing our. And THAT is growth. Am I stressed that that "set my numbers back a bit?" Hell. No. Because during that time I learned how to sit the fuck still while I was in pain. That is something I am very proud of! If you are on this page because you want to see a scripted and idealized portrayal of weight loss... man, you are on the wrong page and swimming up a stream that goes to nowhere. Life is a continual setback of things we don't plan. Keep coming back. Keep returning to yourself. Again and again. Time, after time. 💜
#weightlossjourney #weightloss #weightlosstransformation #selfcare #gettinghealthy
🌞Gorgeous day in New Jersey today! Perfect for grilling. 🔹What's for Dinner? Grilled Shawarma Chicken (@skinnytaste
), Grilled Asparagus, and Broccoli Keto Slaw (@allshecooks
). Yummy ‼.
Shawarma is staples of Mediterranean/Middle Eastern cuisine that has gone mainstream in the United States. The meat is marinated in Olive Oil, Lemon Juice, garlic (of course) and a spice mixture of cumin, smoked paprika, turmeric, curry powder, cinnamon, salt, and pepper. 〰
My choice of meat tonight was boneless chicken breast tenderloins. Shawarma is often served with a Greek Yogurt Sauce (skipping that tonight). ❤Loved being able to eat outside. Made extra chicken for chicken salads this week – Perfect!
🐰 "Dinner & Done# 🐰. Recipes linked in profile
#simplegrilling #simpleandhealthy #simplecooking #whatsfordinner #easydinner #cookingfortwo #emptynesters
#2bmindset #readyforachange #newmindset #lifeandbalance #waterfirst #askmehow #ageisjustanumber #eathealthy #whatsfordinner
#eatingrealfood #veggiesmost #homecooking #homemade #healthyresults #healthybalance #amazingresults #whatsfordinner #trusttheprocess #askmehow #cookingfortwo #gettinghealthy #middleagehealth #spiralizing #veggiesmost #grandmacooking
I made homemade granola earlier today and it is so so good 🤤 Part of me thinks I should’ve gone to culinary school because I love to cook no matter what it is, but I guess going into nutrition is sort of similar and probably healthier lol🙈
Started juicing a few days ago🙌🏼
This is pure celery 🙈 not the best tasting...but the benefits are worth it.
Helps lower cholesterol.
Helps to prevent High BP.
Protects liver health.
Boosts digestion and reduces bloating.
I started drinking this every morning a few days ago, we shall see what happens 🙂
Week one of some good self progression for this mama and her loves!! Lucky to have a partner who is also on that path beside me 😍 Working out the kinks in mine and Ariel's sleep schedule this whole week, and also the start of a better eating schedule for all 3 of us, along with better food in general. Saying goodbye to all that garbage that tastes sooooo, so good🍔🍟🍕🍩😂😭 BUT saying a big HELLLOOO to a new, healthy, successful and -most importantly- HAPPY family 👨👩👧❤🍇🍓🥑🥕🍄🍌
Ummm can I get a hell yeah👐