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”
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?
Let’s chat a bit about VOLUME. Both of these options are carbohydrate sources. Both contain sugar. One will leave you a whole lot fuller than the other. 🍓
Why?! Strawberries are a much higher volume food (meaning you can eat more for less calories). They’ll still cure your sweet tooth AND they have fiber and more nutrients than the gummy bears, which are straight up sugar. 🍭
Is either a “bad” option? Absolutely NOT. For example, if you’re really craving gummy bears, a small portion may be enough to fix the craving BUT if you’re genuinely hungry or looking for a more regular option to satisfy your sweet tooth with… go for the strawberries.
Little Tip: Try them frozen! They’ll take longer to eat!!
Sweet Tooth?! We attract who we are and I most certainly have a big sweet tooth… SO it’s not wonder one of the questions I get asked about most often is how to tackle a sweet tooth when you have health and fitness GOALS.
Do I think you should give sweets up forever?! Absolutely not. In fact, I learned the more I tell myself I CAN’T have something the more I want it. Instead I CHOOSE to be smart about my cravings.
Some of my favorites…
➡️Greek Yogurt (go for plain and sweeten with stevia, cinnamon, cocoa powder, or fruit), top with fruit or freeze dried fruit for a crunch.
➡️Tea. I always ask myself if I’m hungry OR just wanting something sweet. If I am absolutely not hungry, I will try my best to avoid an extra snack. Instead I have something like cinnamon or peppermint tea, Kombucha, OR a seltzer water (like la croix or even zevia). This will keep me occupied and out of the kitchen.
➡️Sweet Potatoes. Whenever I want something carby and filling, I always go to sweet potatoes. They’re packed with fiber and nutrients so I know they’ll keep me fuller than something like a gluten free bread. You can even top with with cinnamon, coconut or almond butter for even more of a treat.
➡️Frozen Grapes. Just try it! They’re so good and take a while to eat because they’re frozen. Just be mindful of portion control with these. Sugar is still sugar and it can be easy to overdo.
➡️Craving Ice Cream? There are so many ways to create a healthier choice that won’t totally derail you from your goals. My favorite… make Nice Cream! Blend frozen bananas to an ice cream consistency. Give it a little extra staying powder by blending in a scoop of protein or topping with almond butter (the protein and healthy fat will help slow down digestion).
➡️Dark Chocolate. If you really want chocolate, have chocolate. But be smart about it. There are so many options now that are dark chocolate or Stevia sweetened (I like Lily’s Chocolate) so you won’t get as big of a sugar spike. It’s still sugar, but keep it to a serving and satisfy your craving.
What about you?! Do you have a sweet tooth or salty tooth?! What are you favorite ways to crush the cravings?
I have to work out today….
Correction: I GET TO workout today. 💖
I talk to so many ladies who say they just can’t find the motivation to workout. One thing I’ve found though is practicing GRATITUDE in any situation can almost always be a solution.
What if you stopped looking at fitness as a chore?
Instead saw it as a privilege.
Something AMAZING your body is capable of doing each and every day. ✨
Today you get to workout. You get to increase endorphins, feel more positive, improve your health, and move your body in a way that not everyone is capable of.
Will you take advantage of that?! 💪✨