Category Archives: Thoughts

What do you do for work?! ⬇️

I used to be so AFRAID to talk about what I did for work.
It started when I graduated college and didn’t have your average ‘9-5’ job.
When someone asked me what I did I would cringe… 
“Do I list out the 10 part time jobs and certifications I have?!”
So when I went back to school for nutrition I was so EXCITED to have a normal job.
Then I tried searching for a job.
NOTHING.
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So I kept waitressing. Tried my best to start my own business. Took all the courses. Spent all the money. Had a blog. Tried to navigate running a business with zero business background… FAIL.
Right when I was about to give up, I learned about coaching… just another thing I would fail at I assumed.
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And when I started I was so EMBARRASSED to talk about what I was doing.
I didn’t want people to think I was a salesperson.
I didn’t want to ‘bug’ people.
But I kept showing up. I kept growing my confidence. Building my self-esteem.
Slowly, and with a LOT of hustle, I built my coaching business into my full time job.
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At that point I realized something HUGE… you can’t pay your bills with other people’s opinions.
No I don’t have a ‘normal job’.
I don’t have a fancy title.
But I LOVE what I do. I get to work from home in yoga pants. On my own clock. Wherever I choose (there must be wi-fi 😉) And now I’ve learned how PROUD I can be of the fact that I’ve built my coaching business from the ground up.
That I get to help people for a living.
And am happy to say I actually look forward to getting to work every day.
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So yes I am an online health and fitness coach. Wanna do it too?! 

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The Power of I AM

Say something nice about yourself ⬇️

I am ______________.

There’s power in your I am…

whatever you say will follow.

This saying hit me hard this week. After a not so great week, I was starting to doubt myself, my decisions, and even my ability to tackle my to-do list.

Then I started paying attention to what was playing over and over in my head.

“I am stressed”

“I am anxious”

“I’m tired”

And sure enough, what I put out there came to me. So I decided to try something different. I started focusing on the positives and even though I was an anxious stress case kept repeating…

“I am calm”

“I am happy”

“I am energized”

And guess what happened?! Anxiety evened out, my workouts felt better, and goals were crushed.

Now I am the LAST person to push the mindset/manifest stuff. I’m the girl who gets stressed in yoga and reviews my to-do list at any attempt to mediate 😂, but I promise it works!! .

Will you give it a try?! What’s your I AM statement going into the new week?

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TRANSFORMATION

Coaching is not always cupcakes and sprinkles all the time 🍰
It can be scary to share your life with social media.
It can mean late nights, or getting up early and saying goodbye to Netflix time.
It means sharing your imperfections with the world and taking on judgement.

But it’s days like today that remind me EXACTLY why I do this. 🙌
Our ladies checking in with their final results from our 80 Day program made my heart so happy.

Things like….

💜Lost 17 lbs
💚Down 25 inches overall
💛Regained sooo much of my confidence
💙Clothes fitting nicely
💜No giving up like I have in the past
💛 I am finally comfortable in my own skin.
💚I have lost a total of 16 pounds and 20 inches overall.
💜I lost 25 lbs and 36.5 inches

And a special shout out to my coach Allie, who CRUSHED her 16 week journey. She committed 110% and the results show it. So proud of you lady 💕

You can do it too 👯 Always here 😘

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Reality Check

Reminder… just because it looks like someone has it all together on social media doesn’t mean that’s always true. 💕

I should be in Mexico today on an all expenses paid vacation that I worked my butt off for. 🍍

Reality: I’m in Massachusetts. Trying to figure out a last minute move after a mini flare up of anxiety and depression.

I didn’t want to be the third wheel on vacay.

I was nervous to fly to Mexico alone.

I have a great job that I love. An awesome place to live, and soon a new one. And for the most part tend to have my you know what put together, but I have my obstacles too.

I’m sharing all this not for sympathy. I’m honestly quite happy with my decision, but because I never want to pretend my life is perfect.

And reality is: no one has it all together. So next time you look at that “perfect” person remember… their reality is probably very different than their “gram”. ✌️

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To all the diet failures…

Have you ever felt like a DIET FAILURE? 🙋
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For YEARS I was constantly on the search for the next great diet.
I would cut out foods.
I would count calories, macros, containers, ALL the things. 
I would OBSESS over my next meal.
I would skip nights out, dinners, or miss out on vacation because of the “diet”.
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Then, most often, my stomach would grumble. I’d get stressed. The scale wouldn’t budge. I’d be frustrated and I’d end up knee deep in a jar of peanut butter that was “off limits” an hour earlier.
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I always felt like there was something WRONG with me because I couldn’t stick to the diet. Where was my willpower?!
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Does any of this sound familiar? 😩

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If so I get you and I promise you are not the problem. While most diets in theory will work if you follow them; yes if you follow the grapefruit diet you will lose weight, there’s usually two main problems.
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1️⃣ They are unrealistic for the long term (i.e. you’re going to get hungry, eat a carb, enjoy dinner out at some point). What you’re following needs to be sustainable for life AKA you don’t gain all the weight back.
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2️⃣ They don’t address one of the MAJOR components holding people back from weight loss – MINDSET. Like it or not the majority of people fail on their diet because of their MINDSET and not the diet itself.
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So instead of getting derailed by shiny objects, wraps, and skinny teas, focus on making a lifestyle change. Figure out what works for YOU as an individual, and stick with it, change your mindset – change your life. ✌️💕

P.S. If this is you definitely check out my newest nutrition offering here! I am so excited about it!