I’VE LOST 10 LBS IN THE PAST MONTH, AND I DID IT WITH ZERO FUCKING DIETS OR CRAZY SHIFTS IN MY LIFESTYLE. . . If you’ve been around these parts for a while, you know that for the last few months, I’ve been struggling with my hormones post #doublemastectomy and that it led to me gaining around 20 lbs since February. . . I share that number not because I think gaining weight is bad (because I truly believe the number on the scale has ZERO worth outside of literal gravitational force intake 🤓) but because for me, the weight gain represented me feeling less and less like my energized and happy self. You know the feeling? . . Let me guess — you wanna lose weight or lean up to feel better but you’re fucking tired of the bullshit diets or you’re just not willing to cut out your favorite chips and guacamole to do it. Same here, sister. Fuck the diets. . . I’m gonna share with you exactly WHAT I did differently so you can rock out these changes for yo self tooo (hint: I betcha they’re not what you think)👇🏻 . . ▫️I drank a shit ton of water. Did you know you’re supposed to drink at least half of your body weight in water a day? Soo many ailments in your body can be cured by hydration. So drink up! (And if you want a fun reminder, download the app plant nanny — you can thank me later . . ▫️I added magnesium and zinc tablets to my daily regime. Ditch the women’s health vitamins and go all in with magnesium sister. Every single woman should be taking this to support your endocrine system (aka your #hormonalhealth). I have the copper IUD so zinc was a must that I was not taking! . . ▫️I started to actually practice what I preach allll the way. And when I say that, I mean I did the inner work on reprogramming my subconscious beliefs and a shit ton of mindset work with my daily rituals. (I deep dive into this work with my 1:1 clients BUTTT I’ll be first and foremost sharing a shiiiz ton of this with all of my unicorns in our Live Your
The magic in life is found when you stop looking outside of you and look within for what you want your life to look and feel like. . . Playful & adventure filled afternoon at the Wondr Museum @wondrmuseum . What’s your favorite way to embrace your inner kid? #liveyourfyeslife#wondrmuseum
Last week I went to Indiana for the annual conference for a company I joined 3 months ago. Although I bought my ticket months ago, and was looking forward to the experience, my anxiety increased as the time to actually go grew closer. I started wondering why I had decided to go to a conference with a bunch of strangers I met online only a few months ago (😂) and even questioned my decision to join the company. . I could have not gone. I could have canceled. I could have sat back at home, remaining in my comfortable surroundings and just forgot all about it. . But I didn’t. I got on the plane. I went to the conference. I met all of these women, my teammates, for the first time. And you know what, I had an incredible time. Not only did I learn SO much from all of the trainings at the conference, but I met in person a group of women who included me in their corner and who support each other rather than compete with each other. I cannot even imagine how I would feel if I had missed out on this experience rather than taking a chance and going. I feel so much more connected, not only to my personal business goals with this company, but to my team. #yᴏᴜcᴀɴsɪᴛwɪᴛʜus . Stepping out of your comfort zone can be so scary. . 𝗕𝘂𝘁 𝘆𝗼𝘂𝗿 𝗹𝗶𝗳𝗲 𝘄𝗶𝗹𝗹 𝗻𝗼𝘁 𝗰𝗵𝗮𝗻𝗴𝗲 𝗶𝗳 𝘆𝗼𝘂 𝗱𝗼 𝗻𝗼𝘁 𝗰𝗵𝗮𝗻𝗴𝗲. . Sometimes you have to take those risks and push yourself while working towards your goals. You’re going to have to work for what you want, and that means you’re going to have to try new things, go through new experiences - good and bad - and you’re going to have to fail and learn how to keep moving forward. And most of all, you’re going to have to not let fear win. ✨ . . . . #healthylifestyle#findyourbalance#teaminspirejoy#teamliveyourfyeslife#workoutinspo#girlgang#fitnessblogger#fitnessmotivation#lifestyleblogger#liveyourfyeslife#findyourstrong
nä-mə-slā : noun. . “Namaslay” is a life philosophy that mixes old-world yogic principles with a modern can-do attitude. It marries namaste, the ancient yogic greeting that means “the light in me acknowledges the light in you,” and the contemporary slang term slay, which for our purposes means “to go out there and kill it at whatever it is you're working on—your job, your relationship, your life.” . When I made the decision to become a coach last summer, it didn’t take me long to come up with Namaslay With Nams... . My goals as a wellness coach and certified nutrition mindset mentor have always been simple. I want to introduce others to simple, sensible, and sustainable principles that have worked for me and that can help them rewrite their stories, change their relationships with food & their bodies, and allow them to shine. I want to help women get their confidence back, embrace their inner badass, and thrive in healthy, mindful ways. I want to combine my love of zen & wellness with my innate sassy glow-getter-ness and help others do the same! . And thus, #namaslaywithnams and #namaslayandshine were born! . Being a coach & mentor has become so damn fulfilling and rewarding - I get to earn an INCOME while making an IMAPCT! . I’m so thankful for the opportunity to link arms with my incredible team for accountability, support, and to build my business. I am, without a doubt, a better person inside & out because I said yes to me and yes to becoming a coach. . Want to know more about what it means to be a wellness coach? Next week my team & I are holding a sneak peek over on @teaminspirejoy ! If you want to learn how & why we became coaches, how we fit this business into our lives, how we make an income & an impact, and why we love it so GD much, this is your chance! Drop your fave emoji in the comments or shoot me a DM for details - no commitment necessary 💃🏻🦄
I DIDN’T THINK I NEEDED TO DO THE INNER WORK EITHER. . . I thought the self help section at the book store was for suckers. That people went to therapy because they were broken. And that working with a coach to shift my mindset was a big ol’ pile of 💩 . . I also was the girl screaming at the top of her lungs at the other cars on the road, constantly complaining and endlessly feeling worthless and not enough. 🙄 . . What I had to learn the hard way? Your inner workings have a direct impact on the reality you create for yourself. . . It’s no wonder I was having panic attacks every week, working five jobs I hated, up to my ears in credit card debt & binge eating my feelings every day in my car so nobody would know. I thought it was the life I was set to have, and that I needed to be stuck in that place of playing small, and feeling so not enough. . . The reason I do MINDSET work first and foremost with my clients is because it CHANGED MY LIFE. Everything I have now — everything I’ve overcome — is 100% because of the work I did to shift my perspective and recode my inner workings. . . Because of doing the inner work... 🦄I’ve healed my binge eating disorder 🦄I no longer see my worth attached to a number on the scale 🦄I navigated the process of a #doublemastectomy with compassion and self love 🦄I tripled my income in a matter of six months in my business 🦄I have wayyy fewer anxiety ridden days and when it does pop up, I have the tools to navigate it with grace . . So yeah, I’m a believer. And you should be too. Because this work will CHANGE YOUR LIFE. And we’re diving into this and sooo much more in our Live Your F*ck Yes Life membership community. . . Investing in doing the inner work is the most IMPORTANT thing you can ever do for yourself. Are you a believer yet? #liveyourfyeslife
“You’re too loud” . . Too bold. Too brash. Too “out there”. . . You need to tone down your laugh. . . I’m in the business of transformations — not ooooh look at my abs ‘cause I’m so fit transformations (although sometimes that’s a by product of the work I do), but literal life changing internal transformations. . . I love #transformationtuesday because it gives me a space to reflect on who I’ve become and today, as I wrote in my journal and unpacked the last week, I couldn’t help but be reminded of the girl I once was — the girl that played SMALLL to fit in. . . Who dimmed her light because she was “too much”. . . People always ask me what my biggest transformation in the past 3 years of being a coach has been — and while the external ones have been significant, what you DON’T see are the internal shifts and THOSE have been the biggest game changer of my MF life. . . ‘Cause yo girl has officially stopped playing SMALL and embraced her GOOF like nobody’s business. . . And I wanna empower you to do the same — start TODAY. . . All those things you’re afraid of being because someone told you it was too much? Or you’re scared you’ll be judged for it? . . THOSE ARE THE THINGS THAT MAKE YOU YOU. So embrace your weird. Let your freak flag fly. Dance like nobody’s watching. And surround yourself with people who accept you for ALL OF YOU. (Tagging some of those peeps) . . I’m curious, in what ways have you been playing small? #liveyourfyeslife
The last four days have been MAJOR. . Wednesday was my last day at my 9-5. Deciding to leave to pursue a career shift was/is terrifying, but exciting, and not something I could have done a year ago. . Thursday was my one year anniversary of becoming a wellness coach... AND it was the day I FINALLY got to meet the rest of my amazing teammates in person. This community gives me the support, accountability, and encouragement I need to succeed - with my wellness journey and with my business. . Friday I did an early AM workout with one of the most inspirational super trainers in our network, heard from @msrachelhollis and got insight & advice from top leaders in our organization, and threw a onsie party with my girls. We work hard, we play hard. . Saturday I participated in a super workout with over 20,000 like-minded, motivating, dedicated humans, heard from the most incredible speaker - @officialjadesimmons - who affirmed my life choices, and celebrated some of our business’ amazing leaders and success stories. The energy and vibe was surreal and made my heart feel so full. . This conference weekend was EXACTLY what I needed at the EXACT right time. After losing my grandma and leaving my job, the last few days have filled my cup, helped me gain clarity, and fanned the flames to keep me going on my journey. . I feel grateful. I feel empowered. I feel excited. I feel fulfilled. I feel energized. . Stay tuned for more details... in the meantime, I’m always here for you. . . . #namaslaywithnams#slayandshine#liveyourfyeslife#teaminspirejoy#glowgetters#goalgetters#abundancemindset#lifebydesign#coachsummit2019#youbelonghere#youcansitus#communityovercompetition#taketheleap#appliedknowledgeispower#movelikeamaverick#wellnessmindset#healthymindhealthybody#thisis30something#eldermillennial
Have you ever had a really frustrating experience and needed to step away before you could come back to it? That’s something I’ve learned that I need to do if I want to relax and improve. Today I was playing golf with my parents and doing horribly, which was not helped by the fact that there were people right behind us and I needed to hurry. Knowing the above about myself, I picked up my ball and told my parents I’d meet them at the next tee. I walked there, sat down and took some deep breaths to recollect. Know that it’s okay to do things at your own pace. It’s okay to stop and step away, even if that’s not following the “rules.” It’s okay to do what you need to do and not worry about looking tough or trying to pretend everything is okay.
𝗬𝗼𝘂 𝗵𝗮𝘃𝗲 𝘁𝗼 𝘄𝗮𝗻𝘁 𝘁𝗼 𝗰𝗵𝗮𝗻𝗴𝗲 𝗠𝗢𝗥𝗘 𝘁𝗵𝗮𝗻 𝘆𝗼𝘂 𝘄𝗮𝗻𝘁 𝘁𝗼 𝘀𝘁𝗮𝘆 𝘁𝗵𝗲 𝘀𝗮𝗺𝗲. . . I can post motivational quotes, send you messages to keep going, don’t quit, and share all of the workout and nutrition tips that you could ever want. But if you don’t actually want to make a change, you’re not going to follow through with it. . . The truth is, the only person that can ever be responsible for your motivation is YOU. . . So when you’re ready to make that change, you bet I’ll be here to cheer you on and give you the fitness and nutrition tools to help you achieve whatever goals you are trying to achieve. But I can’t make the choice for you, and I can’t do the work for you. . . 𝗬𝗼𝘂 𝗵𝗮𝘃𝗲 𝘁𝗼 𝘄𝗮𝗻𝘁 𝗶𝘁 𝗠𝗢𝗥𝗘 𝘁𝗵𝗮𝗻 𝘆𝗼𝘂𝗿 𝗲𝘅𝗰𝘂𝘀𝗲𝘀.
Wait...you don’t hang out with your besties in onesies and drink tequila and eat tacos on a Friday night? . . What the actual fuck are you doing with your life? 🤷♀️🙈 . . For real though, if this looks like your ideal Friday day, say MEEEE in the comments ‘cause we just became best friends. #liveyourfyeslife
I’VE ALREADY CRIED TWICE IN THE LAST 24 HOURS 😭 . . When I pour my energy into something, it’s because I believe in it. . . But to be honest, when I first started my journey beyond the yo yo dieting cycle of hell & finally joined a community that was about sustainability and JOY around fitness & food, I still didn’t believe in myself — but I was on my wits end and figured it couldn’t hurt to try something new. . . I didn’t know then that doing just that would allow me to fully believe in myself for the first time in my life. . . And that belief has only GROWN ten fold in the last 3 1/2 years. . . I believe in this mission. I believe in this community. I believe in these products. I believe in my clients. I believe in the goofy gals I mentor. And above all, I believe in me. . . I couldn’t be more grateful that I took the leap and said yes to myself & my health all of those years ago. The ripple effect of putting myself first has changed the entirety of my life, and it could change yours too. #liveyourfyeslife
My favorite feeling in the world is EXCITEMENT. . . And right now, I am feeling excitement on so many different levels... . . ⚡️excitement around something incredible launching on MONDAY that I can’t wait to share with you all. You asked, and it’s coming!! . . ⚡️excitement around some life thangs that have my heart in a flutter . . ⚡️and major excitement to see my coaching friends turned besties in t-minus 24 hours. Let the tacos and learning begin! . . The #enneagram7 in me is real 🤣 . . What is your favorite feeling to experience? #liveyourfyeslife
I AM 20 LBS HEAVIER THAN I WAS 6 MONTHS AGO. . . How do I know this? I weighed myself for the first time in months this morning. . . The scale used to be a trigger for me. But this last year, my relationship with my body has been about learning about my body and growing mentally strong. . . So this morning, I stepped on the scale and saw a number I have never seen. YUP. Coming in at 180.2 lbs. . . For a moment, all of the mean girl thoughts came bustling through my brain. . . “How did you let this happen?” “You’re disgusting.” . . And you know what? THAT NUMBER? It’s just that. A fucking NUMBER. . . And yes, I’ll be the first to say I don’t feel my best right now. My eating habits have been not serving me and I’m feeling it. And the hormonal weirdness impacting my body with bloat & feeling uncomfortable in my skin has been challenging for me lately. . But when I think about where I’m at right now, I can’t help but feel PROUD and EXCITED. . . 👉🏻Proud of the Positive relationship I've developed with food . . 👉🏻Proud of the muscle mass I've gained post mastectomy that help me FEEL and LOOK like a badass . . 👉🏻Proud of the woman that can look at the number on a scale and not have it measure her worth anymore . . 👉🏻Excited to see what my body is capable of these next few months as I adjust my supplement regimen, work on healing my hormones and start a new 3 month fitness regime. . . Life comes in seasons and we are endlessly evolving.And while that inner mean girl might occasionally pop her head out and go on about the cellulite on my ass or the stretch marks on the thighs, I've never felt more love for this body of mine and everything it's capable of. . . CHOOSE to love yourself RIGHT FREAKING NOW. Ok? . . And be proud of where you're at and how far you've come and excited for where you're going.😘😘 . . Can’t wait to see where I’m at on the other side of this month and year. I’m going all in with my health with
MAKE TIME FOR YOURSELF. YOU ARE WORTH IT. 👊🏻 . . Feeling feisty AF today and this affirmation my trainer gave me this morning resonated HARD. . . Do you ACTUALLY make time for yourself? If you’re anything like the me 3 years ago, I know the answer is a resounding hell nawww. . . I see you. Running yourself to the bone. Going a million miles a minute like a chicken with your head cut off, pouring your energy into alllll the things — work, obligations, your partner, family & friends — and you come home from a long ass day, running on empty, only to make dinner/do the dishes/fold some laundry and crash in front of the tv with a glass of wine ‘cause it’s all we can fucking muster. . . Don’t get me wrong, I’m a Netflix and chill gal all the fucking way. Literally spent all of Saturday night binge watching Stranger and I am a firm believer that Netflix can 100% be self care. 💡 But it can’t be the ONLY thing. . . Our lives are a direct reflection of the energy we put into them. . . You think I’m a positive AF gal naturally? 🤣 I used to be IRRITABLE, EXHAUSTED and SNIPPY. And yeah, I put up a great “face” but underneath the big ol’ smile I was giving, I was just so burnt out. Struggle bus central. So no, it doesn’t come “naturally” to me. . . The key to finding YOUR light? YOU CREATE IT. With small, tangible shifts that empower you and fuel your energy from the inside out. . . The mess is always gonna be there, but it’s up to YOU how you choose to move through it. . . So, my warrior womxn (yes, YOU), what are YOU going to do today to shift your energy from burnt out to BADASS? #liveyourfyeslife . . Ps don’t know where to start? Shoot me a DM and I’ll show ya how 🦄⚡️