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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What you see vs. me…

True Story: I almost didn’t post this picture last week.
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Then I had to laugh at myself as I read some of the comments… not once did someone mention the ONE thing that was glaringly obvious to me.
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Know what it is was?! 🤔
The little extra chunk and cellulite on my legs.
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I wanted to share this to prove a point. We are in fact our own worst critics. The things you notice on yourself, pull apart, that seem sooooo obvious to you… are often times invisible to others.
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Stop being your own worst critic and start trying to see yourself through the eyes of others.💕
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Sure you may never match the “perfect” photoshopped images you see on social media, but you are YOU and that is something you should be so PROUD of. Own it. Little extra on the thighs and all. 😘

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