Went out walking today and spotted this beauty. The romantic in me sees this as a heart or a Nacho, depending on my mood. I’ve not posted much lately, but I’m still on my health journey. I went for my checkup at docs and my blood pressure in normal, my thyroid is behaving and I’ve no other major health issues. Major nsv’s for me as before I started to lose weight my bp was 140/something(forgot now) but it was high. I’m not weighing myself at the moment as I became toooo obsessed with the scale. If I lost a bit I was so happy and the slight change would send me in a downward spiral. I’m just going by clothes and how I feel. Getting healthy isn’t just a number it’s a multi layered system and a on-going process. I’m still learning everyday. #weightlossjourney#weightloss#healthandwellness#health#healthandfitness#gettinghealthy#leaf#nature#walk#diary#journal#healthymind#selflove
#transformationtuesday . . Picture on the left was Dec 2017 I had just signed up for beachbody and was forcing myself to workout. I didn’t really want too. My anxiety and depression were SO strong. And I have no idea what was going on. I didn’t want to leave my apartment. Many days my husband would leave and come home from work and I would be in the same spot he left me and in my pjs still. I would take the dogs out potty and go right back to where I was. I hated not understanding what was going on with myself. I was having weird thought about ALL the ways I could get in an car accident. Which would make it so I couldn’t drive. & when I did my phone would be under my leg so I could always reach it. My anxiety had legit taken over me completely. But my husband still loved me would come home and cuddle me and try to make me feel better. He is seriously the best man in the world. While still having extreme anxiety and depression he proposed. He promised to be by my side and help fight me out of it. . . Picture on the right is March 2019. This girl!!!!! This girl is fixing her demons! Facing them head on. She is NOT letting them control her life ANYMORE. She has learned to put up boundaries with herself and others. &To put herself first. She digs deep into personal development to help herself. This girl is making her health her priority! She married that man and his support continues. This girl is going to new workout classes! 🤪She’s not embarrassed if she doesn’t know what she’s doing. She’s enjoying the experience!! & can’t wait to drag her husband to workout classes! So they can finally have the vision of being happy, healthy and FIT together that they ALWAYS wanted. This girl is DREAMING big! & nothing is going to stop her. . . I’ve got some big goals that I can’t wait to achieve! ❤️ . . If y’all are interested in jumping in with and setting some big goals for yourself DM me! Let’s do this together! Support and encourage each
Absolutely LOVE this one by @susanniebergallfitness! If you over ate and are unsure what to do the next day, this post is for you! . Did you go out and have a big meal last night? Feeling like an overstuffed teddy bear? You’re probably thinking, “I ate too much, now I’ve gained fat”. - You know that fat takes time to come off, but you sometimes forget that fat takes time to pack on too. So while you may be *feeling* like you packed on a few, the reality is, it’s not fat. Your belly is holding on to water from eating the delicious foods you ate. And you might still be digesting it all too! - You can sometimes mistake bloating and actual stomach content for fat, and you might feel like a ginormous stuffed turkey, but the good news? It’s all temporary. - If I can be honest here for a second…. Coming to the realization and acceptance, that one meal was not going to make or break my progress, wasn’t easy for me. Those demons raise their voices every so often to this day, but consistency with hopping right back on track with no self punishment cardio, no self punishment starvation, and no self punishment crunch-a-thons, I am now able to go out and enjoy myself, be in the moment, and live my life as it was meant to be lived. - So starting today, it’s time to make a change: No more guilt. No more punishment. Just hop back on track with your normal workouts and your nutrition guidelines and keep going. It really is that simple. It’s time to live life guilt free. 💜. - You’re really doing great. - Love you.
There may be some people who have never struggled with food before, this post is not for you! 🤪 I have to celebrate a choice I made with this cinnamon roll this evening. After trying to put a VERY GROUCHY baby to bed and realizing I forgot all the bottles at daycare, I found myself at an impasse. 🤦🏼♀️ This cinnamon roll was in the fridge and my old habits of trying to use food to comfort myself in stressful moments came raging out! I literally had the whole thing in my hand and was actively trying to convince myself that, “it’s ok...it will make me feel so much better”, such lies! I was somehow able to remember some of the tools I have learned about STOPPING, CHALLENGING, and CHOOSING. Is this really going to fill the part of me that is feeling stress or out of control? Is this serving my body or my goals? No! I literally had to throw it in the trash because I can barley handle that type of temptation in my house. Now do I always choose not to eat the sweets or extra carbs? No! Do I choose what is best for my health WAY MORE THAN I used to? YES! Do I no longer let food dictate my emotions and my life?!? ABSOLUTELY!!! 😄 If you want to get your head right, get healthy, and possibly lose some weight...I have a program that is THE REAL DEAL! It’s not a diet. It’s not short term. It’s serious results and life long transformation! #healthybody#choices#healthymind#howisitservingme#results
According to the Australian Bureau of Statistics 17% of women experience some sort of sexual abuse since the age of 15. At Empower Women’s first ever life changing event, we will be hearing from an incredible woman who has overcome sexual abuse to start her own charity which helps victims of sex trafficking worldwide 💚
Shake Your Asana and Namaste in Bed 🛌 Friends - I'm giving it 305% effort this week in everything I do because next week is my first actual vacation with @explore.make.create in over a year. Its not a work trip with some date nights tacked on, its not traveling with family or taking care of relatives, its a full fledged week of just the 2 of us with zero responsibilities, schedules, or obligations. Its so important to remember to take breaks. I'm an absolute workaholic and I know it. Guilty as charged. But I honestly and truly love both my jobs at Stantec Architecture and 305 Fitness. I'm excited and fufilled every day I show up to both and its so hard for me to pull myself away. But I need to remember that I'm not the energizer bunny, not a robot and not a superhuman. So I'll be relaxing (wtf is that) with my biggest fan in sunny San Antonio for a week. Yoga, poolside naps, FOOD, river walks, sassy outfits, dinner dates...you name it. Stay tuned for the insta stories - its Adams birthday so there might be a surprise gift for him lol 🍊/🌴 can you guess what it is? Suggestions for places to see/eat/play always appreciated ! . . . . . . . . . . #retreat#fitgirls#healthymind#healthybody#health#cardio#dance#workaholic#workoutmotivation#workhardplayharder
I frequently get asked if this program is for people who just need to lose 10-15 lbs... ABSOLUTELY! This is NOT a quick fix “Diet”... It’s a LONG TERM Health Program. And it does require some LEARNING in order to make sure it’s LONG TERM! Check out Carina’s story and how she’s KEPT off the weight for 2 years and continues to STAY healthy! If you’re in it for the LONG TERM Health, then #letsdothistogether! ⬇️⬇️⬇️ “In the summer of 2016, I was at my heaviest and feeling like a complete failure as a physical education teacher. I had tried to use physical activity as a means to lose weight. I tried dieting. I tried both at the same time.... I simply could not keep the weight off. I am so thankful for this program that made it so simple for me and taught me how to change my lifestyle to match my goals. It only took me a few months to get to my goal, but I think what impresses me most is that I have been able to maintain at this healthy weight for almost 2 years!! Having confidence in myself the past two years has made such an impact on my mental health. This program is truly amazing!” . . . #weightlosstransformation#weightlossjourney#weightloss#healthcoach#healthybody#healthymind#youcandoit#doitforyourself#letsdothistogether#loveyourself#losefat#fatlose#momlife #
Saw this post on the FB page of one of the fitness professionals I used to follow. I had to share it because although many would think this picture to be adorable, sweet or funny. The amount of women who would see it and automatically think of their best girlfriend and probably tag her in this. The amount of people who scroll on by and think nothing of it. Well I used to be one of those people. But now.... this kinda shit pisses me off beyond belief. Why? Well, let me explain. 1. Scales are not the answer. I think everyone should throw them out and be done with the number. You are more than a number. 2. These are children mimicking the behaviors they have observed from adults. This only perpetuates diet culture and the obsession with appearance and pant size. 3. We have to do better for not only ourselves but for our kids and the future of our country. 80% of 10 year old girls have been on a diet. More than half of girls and one third of boys ages 6 to 8 want thinner bodies. Weight Watchers allows children as young as 10 to join its program. Jenny Craig's age cutoff is 13, and Nutrisystem's is 14. Anyone who thinks children are not being psychologically and physically harmed by the diet culture is willfully ignoring the facts. I did not become a health & wellness coach to get rich. I became a coach in order to help people. I want to help people beat this culture that terrorizes and consumes all of us, including myself. We can do better. We can be better.
took me quicker than I thought, which I think is a good thing, but I sat down and wrote out my 30 accomplishments. taking time tonight to list out 10, in no particular order, and then tomorrow I’ll hit ya with the next 10 bc why not. I’m feeling a little nostalgic so let’s start sappy: • ▫️1: married my best friend @smcginn1 in the most beautiful (@oxfordexchange) place surrounded by the best people. ▫️2: graduated college early with a degree in interior design. ▫️3: bought my first car. ▫️4: seen my favorite band (@linkinpark) in concert and met them + countless other bands. ▫️5: met Karena + Katrina of @toneitup ▫️6: became a licensed interior designer, passing the NCIDQ. ▫️7: moved away from home and lived on my own. ▫️8: got a job in my field directly out of college. ▫️9: taken a cruise 3 times, visiting multiple countries/islands. ▫️10: completed several 5k’s, an 8k (with pr), and a spartan race • till the next list! would love to hear your proudest accomplishment below. xxo . . . . . . . . . @madeline_moves #tiuteam#tiutampa#tiufl#tiugirl#tiuflorida#tiucommunity#tiucheckin#tiuchallenge#tiu30 @karenadawn @katrinaascott #circuittraining#strengthtraining#fitchick#motivation#confidence#healthymind#healthybody#selflove#30before30#wellness#wellnessblogger#oebride
I love keeping my lean and green meals simple! On most days, I have my lean protein (sauteed or air-fried) with raw veggies (almost always celeries and cucumbers - tip: find veggies you really love). Sometimes I saute my protein and veggies together, and when I do, I love eating white mushrooms, broccoli, and bok choy as my veggies 👌🏻 Eating healthy does not have to be complicated or expensive, and your body will thank you for it!! 💁🏻♀️
Cuando creas que todo va mal, cuando sientas que nada puede ser peor, acordate que todavía estás acá y tú corazón sigue latiendo. Cuando sientas que todo está mal, acordate que siempre es hoy y todo va a estar bien. Acercate a alguien, abrazalo y respirá. Acércate a vos mismo, abrazate y respirá. Todo va a estar bien 🤗♥️ Vivan con amor, con paz y alegría, siempre ☺️♥️ . . . . . .
💡Heard something recently definitely worth sharing! Courtesy of the Spartan Up Podcast! ⠀ 🛑 Stop FEELING into the FUTURE! ⠀ ❓What does this mean?! We make assumptions that how we feel now will be the same emotional state we will experience in the future. But this can be SO DETRIMENTAL to our goals...to our lives! ⠀ 🤷 How?! Well...if we take those present negative feelings (anxiety, anger, worry, concern, disappointment, discouragement, pain) and we assume we will feel this way in the future, we can actually block our momentum of moving towards something great. ⠀ ▶️Example!? What if entering into that race induced a tremendous amount of anxiety in you....you may have the tendency to feel into the future and believe that your nerves on race day will be twice as bad...you may even drop out...when in reality when race day comes your probably feeling a tremendous amount of excitement, joy, and accomplishment! ⠀ ▶️Another example?! What if your having a difficult time with your partner in the present...it's SO EASY to conclude that if I feel this way now...if things are bad now...I will DEFINITELY feel this way 1, 2, 5 years from now! MMM NOT TRUE! GUILTY!!🖐️ ⠀ ❓So how do we prevent feeling into the future?? Try to begin recognizing these thoughts...and create a mantra for yourself..."I may feel this way NOW but that's not necessarily how I will feel LATER." And from here, let's do our best to let our present feelings dictate what we do next to reach those initial goals😊💪 ⠀ @spartanuppodcast thanks for the eye opener, look forward to hearing more! ⠀ Happy Sunday babes!😘 ⠀ #feelingintothefuture#feelings#negativefeelings#negativethoughts#positiveemotions#mantra#spartan#spartanup#smartenup#positivevibes#forwardmomentum#goals#doitforyou#yougotthis#relationshipgoals#lifegoals#mindfulness#healthymind#healthylife#fitspo#fitness#fitnessaddict#fitnessgirls#fitfam#lasenza#workout#future