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๐Ÿท๐Ÿถ ๐˜ค๐˜ถ๐˜ฑ๐˜ด ๐˜ฐ๐˜ง ๐˜ค๐˜ข๐˜ถ๐˜ญ๐˜ช๐˜ง๐˜ญ๐˜ฐ๐˜ธ๐˜ฆ๐˜ณ ๐˜ณ๐˜ช๐˜ค๐˜ฆ ๐˜ช๐˜ด ๐˜ต๐˜ฉ๐˜ฆ ๐˜ฆ๐˜ฒ๐˜ถ๐˜ช๐˜ท๐˜ข๐˜ญ๐˜ฆ๐˜ฏ๐˜ต ๐˜ต๐˜ฐ ๐Ÿท ๐˜ค๐˜ถ๐˜ฑ ๐˜ฐ๐˜ง ๐˜ธ๐˜ฉ๐˜ช๐˜ต๐˜ฆ ๐˜ณ๐˜ช๐˜ค๐˜ฆ.โฃ

๐๐ฎ๐ญ ๐ ๐ฎ๐ž๐ฌ๐ฌ ๐ฐ๐ก๐š๐ญ?โฃ
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It is also perfectly healthy and reasonable to enjoy 1 cup of white rice. โฃ
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Now that being said, if 10 cups of cauliflower rice will keep you full, satisfied, and happily adhering to your plan, do it up.โฃ
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But there are also going to be days where it makes more sense to enjoy your white rice because you want the CARBS, and that’s okay too.โฃ
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๐˜•๐˜ฆ๐˜ช๐˜ต๐˜ฉ๐˜ฆ๐˜ณ ๐˜ง๐˜ฐ๐˜ฐ๐˜ฅ ๐˜ช๐˜ด ๐˜ช๐˜ฏ๐˜ฉ๐˜ฆ๐˜ณ๐˜ฆ๐˜ฏ๐˜ต๐˜ญ๐˜บ ๐˜ฃ๐˜ฆ๐˜ต๐˜ต๐˜ฆ๐˜ณ ๐˜ต๐˜ฉ๐˜ข๐˜ฏ ๐˜ต๐˜ฉ๐˜ฆ ๐˜ฐ๐˜ต๐˜ฉ๐˜ฆ๐˜ณ ๐˜ข๐˜ฏ๐˜ฅ ๐˜ฐ๐˜ง๐˜ต๐˜ฆ๐˜ฏ๐˜ต๐˜ช๐˜ฎ๐˜ฆ๐˜ด, ๐˜ต๐˜ฉ๐˜ฆ ๐˜ฃ๐˜ฆ๐˜ด๐˜ต ๐˜ง๐˜ฐ๐˜ฐ๐˜ฅ ๐˜ค๐˜ฉ๐˜ฐ๐˜ช๐˜ค๐˜ฆ ๐˜ช๐˜ด ๐˜จ๐˜ฐ๐˜ช๐˜ฏ๐˜จ ๐˜ต๐˜ฐ ๐˜ฃ๐˜ฆ ๐˜ต๐˜ฉ๐˜ฆ ๐˜ฐ๐˜ฏ๐˜ฆ ๐˜ต๐˜ฉ๐˜ข๐˜ต ๐˜ด๐˜ข๐˜ต๐˜ช๐˜ด๐˜ง๐˜ช๐˜ฆ๐˜ด ๐˜บ๐˜ฐ๐˜ถ ๐˜ฎ๐˜ฐ๐˜ด๐˜ต ๐˜ข๐˜ฏ๐˜ฅ ๐˜ฌ๐˜ฆ๐˜ฆ๐˜ฑ๐˜ด ๐˜บ๐˜ฐ๐˜ถ ๐˜ด๐˜ข๐˜ฏ๐˜ฆ ๐˜ฎ๐˜ฆ๐˜ฏ๐˜ต๐˜ข๐˜ญ๐˜ญ๐˜บ. โฃ
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Some people do better eating more of the higher volume foods for less calories.โฃ
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While others would rather have small amounts of the foods they love.โฃ
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So long as youโ€™re in a calorie deficit, both approaches will be successful on your journey.โฃ
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๐’๐จ ๐ฅ๐ž๐ญโ€™๐ฌ ๐ฌ๐ญ๐จ๐ฉ ๐ฃ๐ฎ๐๐ ๐ข๐ง๐  ๐ฐ๐ก๐š๐ญ ๐ฐ๐จ๐ซ๐ค๐ฌ ๐Ÿ๐จ๐ซ ๐ฌ๐จ๐ฆ๐ž๐จ๐ง๐ž ๐ž๐ฅ๐ฌ๐ž, ๐š๐ง๐ ๐Ÿ๐ข๐ง๐ ๐ฐ๐ก๐š๐ญ ๐ฐ๐จ๐ซ๐ค๐ฌ ๐Ÿ๐จ๐ซ ๐ฒ๐จ๐ฎ. โฃ
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& the only way to know what that is, is to try it on your own.โฃ
And fail. โฃ
And make mistakes. โฃ
And realize that some days it may work, while other days it may lead to a rice binge. โฃ
And thatโ€™s okay too. โฃ
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So long as you can enjoy and sustain what it is that youโ€™re doing, the results will come with time. โฃ
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There is no right or wrong way to tackle nutrition.โฃ
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๐‹๐ž๐ญโ€™๐ฌ ๐Ÿ๐ข๐ง๐ ๐ฐ๐ก๐š๐ญ ๐ฐ๐จ๐ซ๐ค๐ฌ ๐Ÿ๐จ๐ซ ๐ฒ๐จ๐ฎ. โฃ๐Ÿ’•
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The number one thing you need to do if youโ€™re not seeing progressโ€ฆ โฃ โฃ

โฃ๐๐ž ๐ฆ๐จ๐ซ๐ž ๐๐€๐“๐ˆ๐„๐๐“. โฃ
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If thereโ€™s one thing Iโ€™m getting a friendly reminder on from weighing in daily (๐˜ง๐˜ฐ๐˜ญ๐˜ญ๐˜ฐ๐˜ธ ๐˜ข๐˜ญ๐˜ฐ๐˜ฏ๐˜จ ๐˜ธ๐˜ช๐˜ต๐˜ฉ ๐˜ฎ๐˜ฆ ๐˜ฐ๐˜ฏ ๐˜ฎ๐˜บ ๐˜ด๐˜ต๐˜ฐ๐˜ณ๐˜ช๐˜ฆ๐˜ด, ๐˜’๐˜ฎ ๐˜ญ๐˜ฆ๐˜ข๐˜ณ๐˜ฏ๐˜ช๐˜ฏ๐˜จ ๐˜ด๐˜ฐ ๐˜ฎ๐˜ถ๐˜ค๐˜ฉ) itโ€™s that progress is often inconsistent, slow, and an overall mindf*ck most of the times. โฃ
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๐“๐ก๐ž ๐ซ๐ž๐š๐ฅ๐ข๐ญ๐ฒ ๐ข๐ฌ ๐ฒ๐จ๐ฎ๐ซ ๐ฉ๐ซ๐จ๐ ๐ซ๐ž๐ฌ๐ฌ ๐ฐ๐ข๐ฅ๐ฅ ๐ง๐ž๐ฏ๐ž๐ซ ๐›๐ž ๐š๐ฌ ๐ช๐ฎ๐ข๐œ๐ค ๐š๐ฌ ๐ฒ๐จ๐ฎโ€™๐ ๐ฅ๐ข๐ค๐ž. โฃ
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Youโ€™ll often feel like things arenโ€™t working. โฃ
Youโ€™ll want to change things sooner than you need to. โฃ
Youโ€™ll start to doubt if youโ€™re capable of doing this. โฃ
Youโ€™ll want to jump at the next quick fix and promise of losing 20lbs in 20 days. โฃ
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๐˜‰๐˜ถ๐˜ต ๐˜ฉ๐˜ฆ๐˜ณ๐˜ฆโ€™๐˜ด ๐˜ต๐˜ฉ๐˜ฆ ๐˜ฐ๐˜ฏ๐˜ฆ ๐˜ต๐˜ฉ๐˜ช๐˜ฏ๐˜จ ๐˜บ๐˜ฐ๐˜ถ ๐˜ฏ๐˜ฆ๐˜ฆ๐˜ฅ ๐˜ต๐˜ฐ ๐˜ถ๐˜ฏ๐˜ฅ๐˜ฆ๐˜ณ๐˜ด๐˜ต๐˜ข๐˜ฏ๐˜ฅ: โฃ
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You are not going to make progress every single day, or even every week or month, but so long as youโ€™re patient… โฃ
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So long as youโ€™re consistent… โฃ
So long as you trust the processโ€ฆโฃ
So long as you stop jumping ship at the sight of shiny objects or a minor frustration… โฃ
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๐˜๐จ๐ฎ ๐—ช๐ˆ๐‹๐‹ ๐ฆ๐š๐ค๐ž ๐ฉ๐ซ๐จ๐ ๐ซ๐ž๐ฌ๐ฌ. โฃ
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Stay patient & consistent. You got this. โฃ

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๐ˆ ๐ฐ๐š๐ฌ๐ญ๐ž๐ ๐ฒ๐ž๐š๐ซ๐ฌ ๐œ๐ก๐š๐ฌ๐ข๐ง๐  ๐ก๐š๐ฉ๐ฉ๐ข๐ง๐ž๐ฌ๐ฌ. โฃ

๐˜’๐˜ญ๐˜ญ ๐˜ฃ๐˜ฆ ๐˜ฉ๐˜ข๐˜ฑ๐˜ฑ๐˜ช๐˜ฆ๐˜ณ ๐˜ธ๐˜ฉ๐˜ฆ๐˜ฏ ๐˜’๐˜ฎ ๐˜ต๐˜ฉ๐˜ช๐˜ฏ๐˜ฏ๐˜ฆ๐˜ณ. โฃ
๐˜’๐˜ญ๐˜ญ ๐˜ฃ๐˜ฆ ๐˜ฉ๐˜ข๐˜ฑ๐˜ฑ๐˜ช๐˜ฆ๐˜ณ ๐˜ธ๐˜ฉ๐˜ฆ๐˜ฏ ๐˜ ๐˜ฎ๐˜ฐ๐˜ท๐˜ฆ. โฃ
๐˜’๐˜ญ๐˜ญ ๐˜ฃ๐˜ฆ ๐˜ฉ๐˜ข๐˜ฑ๐˜ฑ๐˜ช๐˜ฆ๐˜ณ ๐˜ธ๐˜ฉ๐˜ฆ๐˜ฏ ๐˜ฎ๐˜บ ๐˜ซ๐˜ฐ๐˜ฃ ๐˜ค๐˜ฉ๐˜ข๐˜ฏ๐˜จ๐˜ฆ๐˜ด. โฃ
๐˜’๐˜ญ๐˜ญ ๐˜ฃ๐˜ฆ ๐˜ฉ๐˜ข๐˜ฑ๐˜ฑ๐˜ช๐˜ฆ๐˜ณ ๐˜ธ๐˜ฉ๐˜ฆ๐˜ฏ ๐˜ ๐˜ฉ๐˜ข๐˜ท๐˜ฆ ๐˜น๐˜บ๐˜ป. โฃ
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Guess what? No matter what changed, and what I accomplished, happiness never came. โฃ
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๐“๐ก๐ž๐ง ๐ˆ ๐๐ž๐œ๐ข๐๐ž๐ ๐ญ๐จ ๐œ๐ก๐š๐ง๐ ๐ž ๐ฆ๐ฒ ๐ฆ๐ข๐ง๐๐ฌ๐ž๐ญ. โฃ
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I started to focus on finding happiness in the little things. โฃ
I started to find gratitude in the small things I had right now. โฃ
I started to live more in the present instead of wishing for the when. โฃ
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๐‹๐ข๐Ÿ๐ž ๐‚๐ก๐š๐ง๐ ๐ž๐ซ. โฃ

My life may be upside down right now, and there is a lot I wish would change, but I also know that it is 100% out of my control. What I can control is my mindset so I’m ๐œ๐ก๐จ๐จ๐ฌ๐ข๐ง๐  to be grateful and happy. โฃ
What about you?! ๐˜ž๐˜ฉ๐˜ข๐˜ต ๐˜ช๐˜ด ๐˜ฐ๐˜ฏ๐˜ฆ ๐˜ต๐˜ฉ๐˜ช๐˜ฏ๐˜จ ๐˜บ๐˜ฐ๐˜ถ’๐˜ณ๐˜ฆ ๐˜จ๐˜ณ๐˜ข๐˜ต๐˜ฆ๐˜ง๐˜ถ๐˜ญ ๐˜ง๐˜ฐ๐˜ณ ?

P.S. Spring cleaning my closet… keep or toss?ย ๐Ÿ’•

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๐ˆ ๐š๐ฆ ๐จ๐ฏ๐ž๐ซ๐ฐ๐ž๐ข๐ ๐ก๐ญ.โฃโฃ

๐˜“๐˜ข๐˜ต๐˜ฆ๐˜ญ๐˜บ ๐˜โ€™๐˜ท๐˜ฆ ๐˜ฃ๐˜ฆ๐˜ฆ๐˜ฏ ๐˜ฉ๐˜ฆ๐˜ข๐˜ณ๐˜ช๐˜ฏ๐˜จ ๐˜ข ๐˜ญ๐˜ฐ๐˜ต ๐˜ฐ๐˜ง ๐˜ต๐˜ข๐˜ญ๐˜ฌ ๐˜ข๐˜ฃ๐˜ฐ๐˜ถ๐˜ต ๐˜ต๐˜ฉ๐˜ฆ ๐˜ด๐˜ค๐˜ข๐˜ญ๐˜ฆ. โฃโฃ
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Whether itโ€™s a goal weight, a magical number for happiness, or frustrations over lack of weight loss. I want to share a fact about myself that used to torment me: โฃโฃ
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๐ˆ ๐š๐ฆ ๐จ๐ฏ๐ž๐ซ๐ฐ๐ž๐ข๐ ๐ก๐ญ.โฃโฃ
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According to the BMI scale and most doctors ranking, my weight based on my height (๐˜บ๐˜ข๐˜บ ๐˜ด๐˜ฉ๐˜ฐ๐˜ณ๐˜ต ๐˜ฑ๐˜ฆ๐˜ฐ๐˜ฑ๐˜ญ๐˜ฆ) puts me in the overweight category… and for a little bit there I was borderline obese.โฃโฃ
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In the past, that number would stress me out to no end, and I truly believed I wouldnโ€™t be happy until I was a perfect 120lbs.โฃโฃ
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Then I learned better. In fact, now I know those numbers mean very little.โฃโฃ
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๐’๐œ๐ข๐ž๐ง๐ญ๐ข๐Ÿ๐ข๐œ๐š๐ฅ๐ฅ๐ฒ ๐ญ๐ก๐จ๐ฌ๐ž ๐ง๐ฎ๐ฆ๐›๐ž๐ซ๐ฌ ๐๐จ๐งโ€™๐ญ ๐ญ๐š๐ค๐ž ๐ข๐ง๐ญ๐จ ๐š๐œ๐œ๐จ๐ฎ๐ง๐ญ:โฃโฃ
๐˜”๐˜ถ๐˜ด๐˜ค๐˜ญ๐˜ฆ ๐˜”๐˜ข๐˜ด๐˜ดโฃโฃ
๐˜‰๐˜ฐ๐˜ฅ๐˜บ ๐˜๐˜ข๐˜ต ๐˜—๐˜ฆ๐˜ณ๐˜ค๐˜ฆ๐˜ฏ๐˜ต๐˜ข๐˜จ๐˜ฆโฃโฃ
๐˜–๐˜ต๐˜ฉ๐˜ฆ๐˜ณ ๐˜๐˜ฆ๐˜ข๐˜ญ๐˜ต๐˜ฉ ๐˜”๐˜ฆ๐˜ต๐˜ณ๐˜ช๐˜ค๐˜ด (๐˜ฉ๐˜ฆ๐˜ข๐˜ณ๐˜ต ๐˜ณ๐˜ข๐˜ต๐˜ฆ, ๐˜ฃ๐˜ญ๐˜ฐ๐˜ฐ๐˜ฅ ๐˜ฑ๐˜ณ๐˜ฆ๐˜ด๐˜ด๐˜ถ๐˜ณ๐˜ฆ, ๐˜ฃ๐˜ญ๐˜ฐ๐˜ฐ๐˜ฅ ๐˜ด๐˜ถ๐˜จ๐˜ข๐˜ณ, ๐˜ค๐˜ฉ๐˜ฐ๐˜ญ๐˜ฆ๐˜ด๐˜ต๐˜ฆ๐˜ณ๐˜ฐ๐˜ญ, ๐˜ฆ๐˜ต๐˜คโ€ฆ) โฃโฃ
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๐Œ๐จ๐ซ๐ž ๐ข๐ฆ๐ฉ๐จ๐ซ๐ญ๐š๐ง๐ญ๐ฅ๐ฒ ๐ญ๐ก๐จ๐ฌ๐ž ๐ง๐ฎ๐ฆ๐›๐ž๐ซ๐ฌ ๐๐จ๐งโ€™๐ญ ๐ญ๐š๐ค๐ž ๐ข๐ง๐ญ๐จ ๐š๐œ๐œ๐จ๐ฎ๐ง๐ญ:โฃโฃ
๐˜Œ๐˜ฏ๐˜ฆ๐˜ณ๐˜จ๐˜บ ๐˜ญ๐˜ฆ๐˜ท๐˜ฆ๐˜ญ๐˜ด โฃโฃ
๐˜๐˜ช๐˜ต๐˜ฏ๐˜ฆ๐˜ด๐˜ด ๐˜ญ๐˜ฆ๐˜ท๐˜ฆ๐˜ญ๐˜ด โฃโฃ
๐˜ ๐˜ฐ๐˜ถ๐˜ณ ๐˜ฎ๐˜ฆ๐˜ฏ๐˜ต๐˜ข๐˜ญ ๐˜ฉ๐˜ฆ๐˜ข๐˜ญ๐˜ต๐˜ฉ โฃโฃ
๐˜ ๐˜ฐ๐˜ถ๐˜ณ ๐˜ณ๐˜ฆ๐˜ญ๐˜ข๐˜ต๐˜ช๐˜ฐ๐˜ฏ๐˜ด๐˜ฉ๐˜ช๐˜ฑ ๐˜ธ๐˜ช๐˜ต๐˜ฉ ๐˜บ๐˜ฐ๐˜ถ๐˜ณ ๐˜ฃ๐˜ฐ๐˜ฅ๐˜บ โฃโฃ
๐˜ ๐˜ฐ๐˜ถ๐˜ณ ๐˜ค๐˜ฐ๐˜ฏ๐˜ง๐˜ช๐˜ฅ๐˜ฆ๐˜ฏ๐˜ค๐˜ฆ โฃโฃ
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You are so much more than a statistic and an โ€œ๐˜ช๐˜ฅ๐˜ฆ๐˜ข๐˜ญ ๐˜ธ๐˜ฆ๐˜ช๐˜จ๐˜ฉ๐˜ตโ€. Focus on feeling the best you possibly can in your skin and youโ€™ll spend a lot less time focusing on a magical number to determine your worth. โฃโฃ
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There is no wrong way to have a body and health looks different on everyone. ๐๐ž๐ซ๐ข๐จ๐.ย ๐Ÿ’›โฃโฃ

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๐€๐ง๐ฑ๐ข๐ž๐ญ๐ฒ ๐‚๐ก๐ž๐œ๐ค ๐ˆ๐งโ€ฆ ๐‡๐จ๐ฐโ€™๐ฌ ๐ž๐ฏ๐ž๐ซ๐ฒ๐จ๐ง๐ž ๐Ÿ๐ž๐ž๐ฅ๐ข๐ง๐ ? โฃ

If thereโ€™s one thing I know, itโ€™s that itโ€™s been a major work in progress for me right now. โฃ
Some days I do amazing.โฃ
Other daysโ€ฆ complete trainwreck. โฃ
Panic for no reason (or a thousand reasons), inability to focus, tears, worry… if youโ€™ve struggled with anxiety before you know the drill. โฃ
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๐˜‰๐˜ถ๐˜ต ๐˜ต๐˜ฉ๐˜ฆ๐˜ณ๐˜ฆ ๐˜ข๐˜ณ๐˜ฆ ๐˜ด๐˜ฐ๐˜ฎ๐˜ฆ ๐˜ต๐˜ฉ๐˜ช๐˜ฏ๐˜จ๐˜ด ๐˜ต๐˜ฉ๐˜ข๐˜ต ๐˜ข๐˜ณ๐˜ฆ ๐˜ธ๐˜ฐ๐˜ณ๐˜ฌ๐˜ช๐˜ฏ๐˜จ ๐˜ง๐˜ฐ๐˜ณ ๐˜ฎ๐˜ฆ ๐˜ณ๐˜ช๐˜จ๐˜ฉ๐˜ต ๐˜ฏ๐˜ฐ๐˜ธ. โฃ
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๐ˆโ€™๐ฏ๐ž ๐ฌ๐ญ๐จ๐ฉ๐ฉ๐ž๐ ๐Ÿ๐ข๐ ๐ก๐ญ๐ข๐ง๐  ๐ข๐ญ. โฃ
If Iโ€™m anxious, I own it. I accept that it’s tough right now, and give myself some grace for feeling a little crazed during this time. โฃ
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๐ˆ ๐š๐๐ฆ๐ข๐ญ ๐ข๐ญ. โฃ
It can be so easy to isolate and keep my feelings bottled in, but I am trying to push myself to admit that I am having a tough time when I am. โฃ
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๐ˆ ๐ฆ๐จ๐ฏ๐ž. โฃ
Whether itโ€™s getting up and walking around my house, going for a walk with Sophie or forcing myself to workout (even though itโ€™s usually the LAST thing I feel like doing), it never fails to break up my anxiety and put me in a better headspace. โฃ
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๐ˆ ๐ฌ๐ญ๐š๐ฒ ๐›๐ฎ๐ฌ๐ฒ ๐จ๐ซ ๐ญ๐š๐ค๐ž ๐š ๐›๐ซ๐ž๐š๐ค. โฃ
Iโ€™ve always been really good at staying as busy as possible to distract myself from my anxiety and yes, that has been helping a ton, BUT Iโ€™m also finding the opposite is necessary sometimes too. This means allowing myself to take a break when I normally wouldnโ€™t; sitting outside and soaking up some sunshine or getting off of my phone and shutting down my laptop for a bit. โฃ
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And most importantly, ๐ˆ ๐จ๐ฐ๐ง ๐ข๐ญ and create as much normalcy, routine, and consistency as I can. โฃ
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Anxiety is forever going to be a struggle for me but, the more I learn to understand it, manage it, and accept it, the easier it can be to tackle one day a time, and thatโ€™s literally what Iโ€™m doing right now. โฃ
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๐Ž๐ง๐ž ๐๐š๐ฒ ๐š๐ญ ๐š ๐ญ๐ข๐ฆ๐ž. โฃ
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