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Spaghetti Squash Skillet

A little dinner inspiration for your week! Spaghetti Squash lasagna 🍝 

Ingredients
2 small spaghetti squash (about 1 1/2 pounds each)
2 teaspoons olive oil
(8-ounce) package fresh baby spinach
1/2 cup part-skim ricotta cheese
1/8 teaspoon salt
2 ounces shredded part-skim mozzarella cheese,
1/2 lb 93% lean ground turkey
1 1/2 cups lower-sodium marinara sauce
1 ounce Parmesan cheese, grated (about 1/4 cup)

1. Cut each squash in half lengthwise. Scoop out seeds. Place squash halves, cut sides up, on a baking sheet. Bake at 350° for 50 minutes. Scrape inside of squash with a fork to remove spaghetti-like strands.
2. Heat a large skillet over medium-high heat. Add oil to pan. Add spinach; cook until spinach wilts. Remove from heat. Combine spinach mixture, squash strands, ricotta cheese, salt, and half of mozzarella cheese together and remove from skillet.
3. Return skillet to medium-high heat. Add turkey to pan; cook 4 minutes or until browned. Add sauce; cover, reduce heat to medium, and simmer 4 minutes.
4. Mix in spaghetti squash into skillet. Sprinkle evenly with remaining mozzarella cheese and Parmesan cheese. Cook until cheese is melted.

Makes 4 Servings

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Progress not Perfection

“So it’s those treats specifically, not a blizzard from Dairy Queen??? 
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Looking back on a past coach’s first set of progress pictures I came across this very important question. I had to laugh because this business has helped me find my TRIBE.
I have never been perfect with my nutrition. 🍓
I have forever struggled with self love. 💕
I will give anything for a peanut butter cup blizzard from dairy queen. 🍦
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So many people assume because I’m a health coach I am PERFECT with my nutrition and fitness… not so. And quite honestly I don’t think anyone is.
But one of my most favorite things about coaching is that it’s brought me closer to people just like me.
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Ladies who want to finally lose weight and feel good in their skin. Who are sick of starting another NEW diet every MONDAY. And who want to find peace with their food and body right alongside other ladies just like US.👯
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So tell me… favorite Blizzard 🍦🍦🍦flavor?! Drop it below ⬇️

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Your MIND affects your VIBE. 🙌💕

Confession: Whenever I get stressed, anxious, or depressed, my mind defaults to one thing…
I HATE my body. I’m GAINING weight. I don’t look good.
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Now, this is not healthy, and is something I am ACTIVELY working on changing, but one thing that does always help is a little reality check. 
It’s really easy to SPIRAL a thought in your mind. True or not you start to BELIEVE it. It becomes FACT. Truth.
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Reality # 1: Aside from a tan (please come back summer) these two pictures look the exact same. One is 6 months ago, when I felt just fine. One is last week.
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Reality # 2: Disclaimer: I usually HATE the scale. But it is a good measure of REALITY.
Well this past weekend I HAD to step on it (for a really EXCITING project I can’t quite tell you about yet 😉 ) and to my surprise I was the same weight I always am.
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PROOF that I was creating my reality solely in my HEAD.
Remember what you think you will eventually BECOME. Change your thoughts, and you’ll change your life 

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Transformation PSA

Reminder on Transformation Tuesday:
Every body reacts DIFFERENTLY to exercise.
Every body loses weight at a different PACE.
Every body BUILDS muscle in a different way.
Every body REACTS differently to food and diets. 
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Just because you don’t look like her doesn’t mean you’re not making progress.
Just because you don’t have a six-pack doesn’t mean you’re not working hard.
Just because you haven’t lost weight doesn’t make you unworthy.
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Run your own race. Be proud of your own accomplishments. Compare yourself to your past, not other people. 💕💪

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What to do when you’re not motivated.

Confession: lately I’ve been struggling with some serious LACK of motivation with my workouts. This is typically never an issue for me BUT no one is motivated 100% of the time, and it’s been more of a struggle for me lately.
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Does that mean I’m skipping my workouts?! Absolutely NOT.

Here’s what’s been working for me:
I’ve been scheduling my workouts like appointments. Legit, writing them into my planner. I treat them like I would a doctor’s appointment. I can’t cancel, can’t move things around, I have to show up.
I tell myself to get through ten minutes and if I’m not feeling it, I can stop. Most often the hardest part is getting STARTED and once I am moving I am just fine.
I constantly REMIND myself that I will feel 10X better AFTER I workout. No matter how tired, anxious, or busy I am, I will never REGRET getting it done.
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Lastly, I cut myself some slack. I know I’m not perfect and if I miss a workout here or there, it’s not the end of the world, or the start of a new diet. I simply learn from it, and make sure I don’t miss another day. 💕
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Do you struggle with motivation to workout? What helps you stay on track? mot💪