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7 TIPS TO STAY SANE AROUND FOOD โฃ โฃ

91110055_2385486718218453_7839049535564283904_n๐ˆ๐Ÿ ๐ฒ๐จ๐ฎโ€™๐ซ๐ž ๐จ๐ง ๐ญ๐ก๐ž ๐ช๐ฎ๐ข๐œ๐ค ๐Ÿ๐ข๐ฑ ๐ญ๐ซ๐š๐ข๐ง ๐ข๐ญโ€™๐ฌ ๐ญ๐ข๐ฆ๐ž ๐ญ๐จ ๐ ๐ž๐ญ ๐จ๐Ÿ๐Ÿ ๐จ๐Ÿ ๐ข๐ญ.ย ๐Ÿš†โฃ
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I 100% get that youโ€™re likely in survival mode right now. โฃ
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The thought of having to restrict, cut out food groups, or go hungry likely feels impossible to do right now. โฃ
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Or if youโ€™re anything like me 3 years ago, youโ€™ve maybe jumped on the overeat/restrict cycle thanks to emotional eating and 24/7 access to your kitchen. โฃ
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๐˜‰๐˜ถ๐˜ต ๐˜ ๐˜ธ๐˜ข๐˜ฏ๐˜ต ๐˜ต๐˜ฐ ๐˜ณ๐˜ฆ๐˜ฎ๐˜ช๐˜ฏ๐˜ฅ ๐˜บ๐˜ฐ๐˜ถ ๐˜ต๐˜ฉ๐˜ข๐˜ต ๐˜ฏ๐˜ฐ๐˜ธ ๐˜ฎ๐˜ฐ๐˜ณ๐˜ฆ ๐˜ต๐˜ฉ๐˜ข๐˜ฏ ๐˜ฆ๐˜ท๐˜ฆ๐˜ณ, ๐˜ช๐˜ตโ€™๐˜ด ๐˜ด๐˜ฐ ๐˜ช๐˜ฎ๐˜ฑ๐˜ฐ๐˜ณ๐˜ต๐˜ข๐˜ฏ๐˜ต ๐˜ต๐˜ฐ ๐˜ง๐˜ฐ๐˜ค๐˜ถ๐˜ด ๐˜ฐ๐˜ฏ ๐˜ฌ๐˜ฆ๐˜ฆ๐˜ฑ๐˜ช๐˜ฏ๐˜จ ๐˜บ๐˜ฐ๐˜ถ๐˜ณ ๐˜ฃ๐˜ฐ๐˜ฅ๐˜บ ๐˜ฉ๐˜ฆ๐˜ข๐˜ญ๐˜ต๐˜ฉ๐˜บ ๐˜ข๐˜ฏ๐˜ฅ ๐˜ธ๐˜ฆ๐˜ญ๐˜ญ ๐˜ง๐˜ถ๐˜ฆ๐˜ญ๐˜ฆ๐˜ฅ. โฃ
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Small sustainable steps are going to be the key to not postponing your Summer 2020 body to 2021ย ๐Ÿ˜œย โฃ
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๐‡๐ž๐ซ๐ž ๐š๐ซ๐ž ๐ฌ๐จ๐ฆ๐ž ๐ญ๐ข๐ฉ๐ฌ ๐ญ๐ก๐š๐ญ ๐ก๐š๐ฏ๐ž ๐›๐ž๐ž๐ง ๐ก๐ž๐ฅ๐ฉ๐ข๐ง๐  ๐ฆ๐ž ๐ฌ๐ญ๐š๐ฒ ๐จ๐ง ๐ญ๐ซ๐š๐œ๐ค: โฃ
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1๏ธโƒฃHave a daily calorie/macro/portion goal and TRACK to be sure you are sticking to it. โฃ
2๏ธโƒฃPre-plan your meals. Have an idea of HOW youโ€™re going to hit your calories or portions for the day and prep accordingly.
3๏ธโƒฃWater. Aim for ยฝ your bodyweight in ounces a day to be sure youโ€™re genuinely hungry and not just thirsty. โฃ
4๏ธโƒฃStay BUSY. Get extra work done, start a new project, and stay out of the kitchen. โฃ
5๏ธโƒฃBe sure youโ€™re eating ENOUGH. The more you restrict, the hungrier youโ€™ll feel, and the more likely youโ€™ll be to snack and fall off track. โฃ
6๏ธโƒฃPortion control and eat without distractions. No more munching from the bag. Portion out a serving, put it on a plate, and try to eat without distractions. โฃ
7๏ธโƒฃFollow a schedule and find structure. Eat breakfast at your normal time. Take a โ€œlunch breakโ€; even pack your lunch ahead if it helps. Try to sit at the kitchen table for each meal.
8๏ธโƒฃBe PATIENT with yourself. Youโ€™re creating a new routine, new habits, and learning what will and wonโ€™t work. No more worrying about falling off track or starting on Monday. Take it one meal at a time and do the best you can. โฃ
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๐’๐Œ๐€๐‹๐‹ ๐’๐”๐’๐“๐€๐ˆ๐๐€๐๐‹๐„ ๐œ๐ก๐š๐ง๐ ๐ž๐ฌ ๐š๐ซ๐ž ๐Š๐„๐˜! โฃ
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๐˜ˆ๐˜ฏ๐˜บ ๐˜ต๐˜ช๐˜ฑ๐˜ด ๐˜ต๐˜ฉ๐˜ข๐˜ต ๐˜ข๐˜ณ๐˜ฆ ๐˜ธ๐˜ฐ๐˜ณ๐˜ฌ๐˜ช๐˜ฏ๐˜จ ๐˜ง๐˜ฐ๐˜ณ ๐˜บ๐˜ฐ๐˜ถ?ย โฌ‡๏ธโฃ

๐‚๐ก๐จ๐จ๐ฌ๐ข๐ง๐  ๐ญ๐จ ๐ฌ๐ž๐ž ๐ฃ๐จ๐ฒ & ๐ ๐ซ๐š๐ญ๐ข๐ญ๐ฎ๐๐ž ๐ข๐ง๐ฌ๐ญ๐ž๐š๐ ๐จ๐Ÿ ๐Ÿ๐ž๐š๐ซ & ๐ฐ๐จ๐ซ๐ซ๐ฒ. โฃโฃ

โฃโฃIf itโ€™s making you anxious: turn off the news, limit how much time you spend reading articles, pick one reliable source to educate yourself with and move on. โฃโฃ
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There is so much in this situation we canโ€™t control but there is also so much you can. โฃโฃ
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Prioritize moving your body every day. โฃโฃ
Stay home if youโ€™re able to. โฃโฃ
Take advantage of the extra time with your family, friends, and loved ones. โฃโฃ
Fuel your body well. โฃโฃ
Feed your mind with POSITIVITY. โฃโฃ
Create structure and a new routine.
And any time you feel anxious, stop, drop and gratitude. โฃโฃ
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๐—ช๐ก๐š๐ญ ๐ข๐ฌ ๐จ๐ง๐ž ๐ญ๐ก๐ข๐ง๐  ๐ฒ๐จ๐ฎโ€™๐ซ๐ž ๐ ๐ซ๐š๐ญ๐ž๐Ÿ๐ฎ๐ฅ ๐Ÿ๐จ๐ซ ๐ญ๐จ๐๐š๐ฒ? โฃโฃ

P.S. if you’re in need of some free at home workouts I’ve got a bunch to share here!ย 

Also have a fitness community going on right now if you’d like to join us! Request to hop in here!ย 

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Transformation isn’t a butterfly. ๐Ÿฆ‹โฃ

It’s the thing before you get to be a pretty bug flying away. โฃ
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It’s huddling in the dark cocoon and then pushing your way out. โฃ
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It’s the messy work of making sense of your fortunes and misfortunes, desires and doubts, hang-ups and sorrows, actions and accidents, mistakes and successes, so you can go on and become the person you must next become.โฃ
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– Cheryl Strayed โฃ

Happy Tuesdayย ๐Ÿ’•ย Reminder to forever embrace your messย ๐Ÿฆ‹

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FORWARD

January has a tendency to feel like the longest month ever… am I right?โฃย ๐Ÿ™‹โ€โ™€๏ธ

Full honesty, 2020 has been a trying year so far.โฃ
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But if there’s one thing that I’ve learned over the past few years, it’s when things get tough – I have always two choices.โฃ
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I can hide, introvert, self-sabotage, quit on what feels hard, nap for life, drown my anxiety and frustration in chocolate, and accept defeat (which I did for years)โฃ
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I can lean in, reach out to the amazing community of ladies I’ve built, keep looking forward, push harder when things get tough, drown my anxiety and frustration in my workouts, and choose to fight.โฃ
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This time I’m choosing to fight, I’m choosing to honor and take care of my body even though it’s a little harder right now,.
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I’m setting new goals and CHOOSING to be relentless. Not because I have to, but because I can.โฃย ๐Ÿค
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Always forward –>

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Barre Blend

Barre Blend is a low-impact, high-intensity, and high-energy workout program from barre expert, professional dancer, and Yoga Instructor Elise Joan.

Barre Blend helps create a lean, toned physique through a fun fusion of ballet barre, Pilates, and cardio interval training. It incorporates a variety of techniques rooted in dance, focused on high-reps of small-range movements, dynamic exercises, core stabilization and active stretches, all while keeping your heart rate up.

Youโ€™ll feel the burn as you sweat, stretch, and strengthen to energize your entire body. Get ready to feel graceful, strong, and gorgeous in just 60 days.

The Workouts

There are 8 weeks of workouts broken into 4 phases and 40 unique workouts. Workouts run from 30 to 40 minutes, and Elise changes up the moves and level of difficulty as you progress through the program.

While every workout is full-body, she gives special focus to one body part each day. These include:

CLASSIC FULL BODY BLEND

BOOTY BLEND

CARDIO BLENDย 

CORE BLEND

LEAN LEGS BLEND

When you want some extra targeted toning, add these 10-minute enhancements to any workout:

ENHANCE THE COREย 

ENHANCE YOUR CARDIOย 

ENHANCE THE UPPER BODYย 

ENHANCE THE LOWER BODYย 

ENHANCE THE BOOTYย 

And on rest days, you can add these recovery workouts to release tension and restore mobility:

10-MIN YOGA BLENDย 

15-MIN YOGA BLEND ROLL & REPLENISH

The Nutrition

The nutrition plan uses simplified portion controlled nutrition to teach you exactly how much of what foods to eat.

It’s simple nutrition and totally customizable to your goals. You’ll also have the option of a mindful eating nutrition approach.

Shakeology

Acts like salad, tastes like cake! This superfood packed shake has the nutritional equivalent to 7 plates of salad in one glass. I drink it daily as one simple, easy meal I don’t have to think about. It’s helped me so much with my mega sweet tooth and conquering cravings.

The Performance Line

The Performance Line is designed to take your results to the next level. Energize our plant based pre workout provides a natural energy boost before your workout and recover, a whey based protein shake, will provide the proper post workout fuel to help you maximize results and recover effectively.

The Support

My favorite part of this journey is the support and accountability to keep you motivated throughout your program! We check in daily in our online private Facebook community and also have a private tracker app, separate from Facebook to log your workouts, measurements, progress and more!

We share our wins, struggles, swap recipes, and provide all the support you need to successfully reach your goals.

Results!

Marina lost 15.8 lbs. and 10.75 Inches in just 8 weeks!

Jessica lost 16.6 lbs. and 7.25 Inches in just 8 weeks!

Laura lost 11.2 lbs. and 9 inches in just 8 weeks!

Amanda lost 16.8 lbs. and 12.5 Inches in just 8 weeks!

Who is this For?

This is a low-impact, high-intensity, and high-energy workout program for anyone looking to build long, lean, toned muscles.

Since it requires no dance experience, Barre Blend is a great workout for new exercisers or people who are just getting back into fitness. Plus, there is a modifier you can follow.

And if youโ€™re more advanced, you can choose heavier dumbbells, add Resistance Loops, and follow the intensifier, who makes the moves more challenging.

ย What Equipment Do I Need?

No Ballet Barre Required! You can use any sturdy household object at the right height (such as a chair, sofa, countertop).

You will need 1-5 lb. weights to complete the workouts.

Resistance Loops and Barre Socks are optional.

Are you in?!?! Apply below to join us!!!