The Truth about HEALTH

I hate to break it to you sister – but living an active and healthy lifestyle doesn’t always equate to looking like a model. 

Every body is so different, and health really does look different on everyone.

At my tiniest I was dealing with constant fatigue, low blood pressure, and panic attacks. 
At my heaviest I was neglecting my health and fitness in favor of “body positivity”, I was sluggish, and even more insecure in my skin than ever before.
Then I found balance.

I workout 5 days a week, eat healthy 80 percent of the time and most certainly do not look like a model.
But I’m happy, I’m healthy and most importantly my MINDSET is in such a better place.

Workout to energize your body.
Eat well to nourish your body and thrive.
Find balance and stop comparing. Take care of you on the inside and I PROMISE you’ll glow on the outside – size two or not 😘

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The Power of Self Love

Where has hating your body gotten you?

Yes you?

Hating yourself will never serve you. 

I spent years hoping if I hated my body enough I would just do something about it. But nothing changed.

Crash diets. Hours on the treadmill. Not going out because I had nothing to wear {with a closet full of clothes}.
I continued to hate. Pull apart. Avoid mirrors. Pinch my fat.
And nothing changed.

So I decided to try a different approach {and trust me, it’s still very much a work in progress}.

I started loving what I have.
Appreciating my body for the things it could do instead of tearing apart the way it looked.
Going out even when I didn’t feel like it.
Fueling my body well and not “judging” my food choices.
Moving my body in a way that was fun.

And no my body didn’t change very drastically, but something much more important did…my mindset.

Hating yourself will not serve you anymore. Loving yourself will. 💛
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Transformation!!!

Some of the best transformations… don’t happen on the outside 

insecure → confident
unhealthy → thriving
settling → massive goals
lonely → community
hiding → sharing
follower → leader
stressed out and anxious → a little less anxious 😉

Thank goodness I said yes to my coaching journey. Amazing how one scary decision has the potential to change your entire life. Do the things that scare you. There is a reason they do. 💛

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Overnight Oats

Emailing out recipes to some of my nutrition clients and wanted to share the one I get asked about the most…

Blueberry Muffin Overnight Oats 🍓

Mix together: 
 1/4-1/2 cup dry Oats depending on your goals
 1/2 cup unsweetened Cashew Milk
 6 oz plain Greek Yogurt
 cinnamon
 stevia
 1/4 cup blueberries

Refrigerate overnight and enjoy!!! 16 oz of water first though 💦😉

Who’s going to try?! 🙋

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Embrace the Journey

I used to spend hours on the elliptical and not lose a pound.
I used to eat the “perfect diet” and always fall off track.
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I had this great vision for where I wanted to be, and knew exactly what I needed to do… I could just never seem to get there.🤔
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What was I missing?!
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I hated the JOURNEY. I had the HUGE end goal in mind and just wanted to hurry up and get there, so I followed the drastic steps that I hated in hopes of getting there.
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That right there.
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That was the problem. If you don’t enjoy the journey… the in-between… the steps you take to get there. You will NEVER see it through.
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The scale would go up. I’d get frustrated. I’d give up.
I’d eat a cookie. I was a horrible person. I’d eat ten more. 🍪
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Then I learned the power of making the journey fun. I figured out which workouts I enjoyed the most. Which styles of eating would keep me full and happy. 🍓
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It wasn’t as fast. It wasn’t as drastic. It wasn’t perfect.
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But it was long term. It was sustainable. I actually saw RESULTS. So I kept going. Because guess what, that “PERFECT plan” for you is the one that you’ll actually follow. It’s not about perfect. It’s about consistency. And enjoying the way there.
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And quite honestly if you don’t LOVE the journey – you’ll never maintain the results. 👊

 

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