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Transform

๐˜›๐˜ฉ๐˜ฆ ๐˜ฑ๐˜ช๐˜ค๐˜ต๐˜ถ๐˜ณ๐˜ฆ ๐˜ฐ๐˜ฏ ๐˜ต๐˜ฉ๐˜ฆ ๐˜ญ๐˜ฆ๐˜ง๐˜ต ๐˜ธ๐˜ข๐˜ด ๐˜ฐ๐˜ฏ๐˜ฆ ๐˜ฐ๐˜ง ๐˜ต๐˜ฉ๐˜ฆ ๐˜ฉ๐˜ข๐˜ณ๐˜ฅ๐˜ฆ๐˜ด๐˜ต ๐˜ต๐˜ฉ๐˜ช๐˜ฏ๐˜จ๐˜ด ๐˜ ๐˜ฉ๐˜ข๐˜ฅ ๐˜ต๐˜ฐ ๐˜ด๐˜ฉ๐˜ข๐˜ณ๐˜ฆ ๐˜ต๐˜ฐ ๐˜ด๐˜ฐ๐˜ค๐˜ช๐˜ข๐˜ญ ๐˜ฎ๐˜ฆ๐˜ฅ๐˜ช๐˜ข. โฃ
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I had just moved back to Massachusetts, was depressed, and up almost 40 lbs from a weight that was healthiest for my body. โฃ
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My workouts felt slow, heavy, and I dreaded every single one of them. โฃ
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My nutrition was a mess of restricting to compensate for the weight gain and overeating out of sadness, emotions, and just plain hunger. โฃ
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At the time I was teaching fitness classes, running a successful online nutrition & fitness business, and was beyond embarrassed with how far I had fallen off track. โฃ
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Then one of the best things to ever happen to me occurred. ๐€๐ง๐ ๐ˆ ๐š๐ฅ๐ฆ๐จ๐ฌ๐ญ ๐ญ๐ฎ๐ซ๐ง๐ž๐ ๐ข๐ญ ๐๐จ๐ฐ๐ง. โฃ
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I was embarrassed to share. โฃ
I was terrified to fail. โฃ
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But I was chosen to test out a 20 minute cardio program with the creator of insanity, and couldnโ€™t turn it down. โฃ
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So I committed. โฃ
I dove in to day one all over again. โฃ
I trusted the process. โฃ
I used Shaun T as my greatest source of motivation. โฃ
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And thank goodness I did. โฃ
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Three years later, and I still credit that program as the one thing to completely transform me all over again. โฃ

Iโ€™m curious where youโ€™re at on your journey? Afraid to start? Going well? Ready to restart? Need a boost of motivation?

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Casein Cookie Dough

Iโ€™ve been LOVING this recipe at nightโ€ฆ If you can tolerate dairy, casein protein is a great option for slow nighttime muscle repair and recovery. It makes a great swap too for an easy healthier snack!
It also makes the best protein cookie doughโ€ฆ
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All you need:
1 scoop casein protein
1 splash of caramel skinny syrup (or a drop of caramel extract)
1 tsp sprinkles
8 grams mini m&mโ€™s
Mix your protein, skinny syrup, and around ยฝ cup of water until you get cookie dough consistency. Add your water slowly and mix well. Mix in your sprinkles, m&mโ€™s and pop in the freezer for 10 minutes or so.
Instant cookie dough!
Will you try?! Do you struggle with snacking at night? Whatโ€™s your go to nighttime snack?

Weekly Averages

๐€๐ซ๐ž ๐ฒ๐จ๐ฎ ๐ ๐ฎ๐ข๐ฅ๐ญ๐ฒ ๐จ๐Ÿ ๐ญ๐ก๐ข๐ฌ? โฃ
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Doing so well all week, overdoing it on the weekend and starting fresh on Monday? โฃ
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๐˜š๐˜ต๐˜ฆ๐˜ฑ๐˜ฑ๐˜ช๐˜ฏ๐˜จ ๐˜ฐ๐˜ฏ ๐˜ต๐˜ฉ๐˜ฆ ๐˜ด๐˜ค๐˜ข๐˜ญ๐˜ฆ ๐˜ข๐˜ฏ๐˜ฅ ๐˜จ๐˜ฆ๐˜ต๐˜ต๐˜ช๐˜ฏ๐˜จ ๐˜ง๐˜ณ๐˜ถ๐˜ด๐˜ต๐˜ณ๐˜ข๐˜ต๐˜ฆ๐˜ฅ ๐˜ฃ๐˜ฆ๐˜ค๐˜ข๐˜ถ๐˜ด๐˜ฆ ๐˜บ๐˜ฐ๐˜ถ ๐˜ข๐˜ณ๐˜ฆ๐˜ฏ’๐˜ต ๐˜ด๐˜ฆ๐˜ฆ๐˜ช๐˜ฏ๐˜จ ๐˜ฑ๐˜ณ๐˜ฐ๐˜จ๐˜ณ๐˜ฆ๐˜ด๐˜ด ๐˜ข๐˜ด ๐˜ง๐˜ข๐˜ด๐˜ต ๐˜ข๐˜ด ๐˜บ๐˜ฐ๐˜ถ ๐˜ญ๐˜ช๐˜ฌ๐˜ฆ? โฃ
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Weighing in, expecting a loss and seeing a spike & wave of disappointment instead? โฃ
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If any of these apply to you, I want to share one of the ๐›๐ข๐ ๐ ๐ž๐ฌ๐ญ ๐ง๐ฎ๐ญ๐ซ๐ข๐ญ๐ข๐จ๐ง ๐ ๐š๐ฆ๐ž ๐œ๐ก๐š๐ง๐ ๐ž๐ซ๐ฌ for myself and a lot of my clientsโ€ฆ โฃ
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๐—ช๐ž๐ž๐ค๐ฅ๐ฒ ๐€๐ฏ๐ž๐ซ๐š๐ ๐ž๐ฌ โฃ
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๐˜Ž๐˜ช๐˜ท๐˜ฆ ๐˜ต๐˜ฉ๐˜ฆ๐˜ด๐˜ฆ ๐˜ข ๐˜ต๐˜ณ๐˜บ…โฃ
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Instead of judging your progress on the scale by day to day fluctuations or once a week weigh ins, weigh in daily, first thing in the morning. โฃ
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At the end of the week, find the average weight across your week & compare that week over week. Chances are when you do this, youโ€™ll find your lack of progress is actually slow and steady progress downward, despite those random spikes. โฃ
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Same thing goes with calories and macros. Reality is, itโ€™s a whole lot more realistic to hit a weekly average calorie goal vs. a daily goal perfectly each day. โฃ
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This will give you some wiggle room for those high calorie Saturdayโ€™s, the days where you just canโ€™t eat as much as you’d like, or when your food choices are less than stellar. โฃ
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These simple shifts can make a whole world of difference in how you measure and see your progress. You’ll no longer feel like every day has to be perfect to see results. Because it doesnโ€™t.
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Embrace the journey & the process. โฃ
Focus on shifting your mindset & seeing things differently. โฃ
Progress will come. โฃ

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Monster Protein Cookie

So many of you requested the recipe so I wanted to share. This was so good!! Not quite a funfetti cookie but great macros and a good swap.โฃ
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๐Œ๐จ๐ง๐ฌ๐ญ๐ž๐ซ ๐๐ซ๐จ๐ญ๐ž๐ข๐ง ๐‚๐จ๐จ๐ค๐ข๐ž ๐Ÿชโฃ
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๐˜”๐˜ช๐˜น ๐˜ต๐˜ฐ๐˜จ๐˜ฆ๐˜ต๐˜ฉ๐˜ฆ๐˜ณ: โฃ
20 grams protein powder (Pictured is with a whey, but I also made it with casein later in the week and it was just as good)โฃ
46 grams liquid egg whites โฃ
1 tsp baking powder โฃ
1 tbs. vanilla skinny syrup (you could swap with stevia and vanilla extract) โฃ
1 packet 100 calorie better oats (could swap with ยผ cup quick oats) โฃ
1/4 cup of waterโฃ
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Mix your ingredients together and let sit in the fridge 2-3 hours to thicken. Mix in sprinkles, chocolate chips, whatever you like and bake at 350 for 15 minutes. โฃ
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SAVE for later and tag me and let me know if you give it a try! โฃ
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๐˜‹๐˜ฐ ๐˜บ๐˜ฐ๐˜ถ ๐˜ญ๐˜ช๐˜ฌ๐˜ฆ ๐˜๐˜ถ๐˜ฏ๐˜ง๐˜ฆ๐˜ต๐˜ต๐˜ช ๐˜บ๐˜ข๐˜บ ๐˜ฐ๐˜ณ ๐˜ฏ๐˜ข๐˜บ?! โฃ
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P.S. My nutrition VIPS got this recipe first. For all of my monthly supplement clients, I offer small group macro/calorie coaching. You’re always welcome to join us too. Iโ€™ll be opening up 20 spots for our next round in the upcoming weeks! If you want on the waitlist let me know! โฃ

3 Simple Changes…

๐˜ˆ ๐˜ฐ๐˜ฏ๐˜ฆ ๐˜ฉ๐˜ฐ๐˜ถ๐˜ณ ๐˜ธ๐˜ฐ๐˜ณ๐˜ฌ๐˜ฐ๐˜ถ๐˜ต ๐˜ช๐˜ด ๐˜ฐ๐˜ฏ๐˜ญ๐˜บ ๐Ÿบ% ๐˜ฐ๐˜ง ๐˜บ๐˜ฐ๐˜ถ๐˜ณ ๐˜ฅ๐˜ข๐˜บโ€ฆ โฃ
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๐๐ฎ๐ญ ๐ฐ๐ก๐š๐ญโ€™๐ฌ ๐ก๐š๐ฉ๐ฉ๐ž๐ง๐ข๐ง๐  ๐๐ฎ๐ซ๐ข๐ง๐  ๐ญ๐ก๐ž ๐จ๐ญ๐ก๐ž๐ซ ๐Ÿ—๐Ÿ”%? โฃ
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I posted last week about the importance of training your core, but we all know that you can do all the sit ups in the world and see zero change in your body if other factors arenโ€™t coming into play as well. โฃ
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That being said, before you go cleansing and detoxing, letโ€™s first focus on some small sustainable habits you can incorporate consistently to progressively see and feel change over time. โฃ
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๐Ÿ‘ ๐จ๐Ÿ ๐ฆ๐ฒ ๐Ÿ๐š๐ฏ๐จ๐ซ๐ข๐ญ๐ž๐ฌ ๐ญ๐จ ๐ข๐ง๐œ๐จ๐ซ๐ฉ๐จ๐ซ๐š๐ญ๐ž: โฃ
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1. ๐˜š๐˜ฆ๐˜ต ๐˜ข๐˜ฏ๐˜ฅ ๐˜๐˜ช๐˜ต ๐˜ข ๐˜ฅ๐˜ข๐˜ช๐˜ญ๐˜บ ๐˜ด๐˜ต๐˜ฆ๐˜ฑ ๐˜จ๐˜ฐ๐˜ข๐˜ญ. Take inventory of your current steps per day and aim to increase and stay consistent from there. We often overestimate how much of a role our workouts play in weight loss, and underestimate the small things like your day to day activity and steps. It can play a huge role in overall calorie burn throughout your day. โฃ
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2. ๐˜–๐˜ฏ๐˜ฆ ๐˜ฃ๐˜ช๐˜จ ๐˜ด๐˜ข๐˜ญ๐˜ข๐˜ฅ ๐˜ข ๐˜ฅ๐˜ข๐˜บ. Donโ€™t overthink this one. Incorporate one veggie based salad a day and youโ€™ll fill up on good foods, bump up your fiber, and find yourself planning and accounting for at least one healthy meal a day โฃ
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3. ๐˜‹๐˜ณ๐˜ช๐˜ฏ๐˜ฌ ๐˜ฎ๐˜ฐ๐˜ณ๐˜ฆ ๐˜ธ๐˜ข๐˜ต๐˜ฆ๐˜ณ ๐˜ข๐˜ฏ๐˜ฅ ๐˜ญ๐˜ฆ๐˜ด๐˜ด ๐˜ฐ๐˜ง ๐˜ต๐˜ฉ๐˜ฆ ๐˜ฐ๐˜ต๐˜ฉ๐˜ฆ๐˜ณ ๐˜ด๐˜ต๐˜ถ๐˜ง๐˜ง. Cut back on the calories coming from other drinks, and aim to hit a water goal. Not only will youโ€™ll likely feel a bit less hungry but you could also potentially be decreasing a ton of empty calories. โฃ
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Simple! Once you nail these you can start to layer on more steps. ๐˜ˆ๐˜ณ๐˜ฆ ๐˜บ๐˜ฐ๐˜ถ ๐˜ฅ๐˜ฐ๐˜ช๐˜ฏ๐˜จ ๐˜ˆ๐˜ฑ๐˜ณ๐˜ช๐˜ญ ๐˜ˆ๐˜ฃ๐˜ด ๐˜ธ๐˜ช๐˜ต๐˜ฉ ๐˜ถ๐˜ด? ๐˜๐˜ฐ๐˜ธ ๐˜ฅ๐˜ช๐˜ฅ ๐˜ธ๐˜ฆ๐˜ฆ๐˜ฌ ๐˜ฐ๐˜ฏ๐˜ฆ ๐˜จ๐˜ฐ? ๐˜ž๐˜ฉ๐˜ช๐˜ค๐˜ฉ ๐˜ฐ๐˜ง ๐˜ต๐˜ฉ๐˜ฆ๐˜ด๐˜ฆ ๐˜ด๐˜ช๐˜ฎ๐˜ฑ๐˜ญ๐˜ฆ ๐˜ต๐˜ช๐˜ฑ๐˜ด ๐˜ข๐˜ณ๐˜ฆ ๐˜บ๐˜ฐ๐˜ถ ๐˜จ๐˜ฐ๐˜ช๐˜ฏ๐˜จ ๐˜ต๐˜ฐ ๐˜ง๐˜ฐ๐˜ค๐˜ถ๐˜ด ๐˜ฐ๐˜ฏ ๐˜ช๐˜ฏ๐˜ค๐˜ฐ๐˜ณ๐˜ฑ๐˜ฐ๐˜ณ๐˜ข๐˜ต๐˜ช๐˜ฏ๐˜จ ๐˜ต๐˜ฉ๐˜ช๐˜ด ๐˜ธ๐˜ฆ๐˜ฆ๐˜ฌ? โฃ
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