Celebrating a milestone today. It’s been a progress little by little getting back into my diet and workout routine. I just been making little improvements every day – being patient with myself has never been my strength, but I’m working on that right now. I am currently only 6 pounds away from my pre-pregnancy weight at 2 1/2 months postpartum. I realize that the biggest change that I needed to make was discovering what true moderation should look like. I realize that I ate way way way way way too many carbs from bread especially. Swapping servings of bread out for vegetables and lean protein has made all the difference. I still have another 20lbs. to go before I get to my pre-mommy weight, and I’m excited for the journey. #21dayfix
People quit due to slow progress, never realizing that’s slow progress... IS STILL PROGRESS! ✨
The first program I completed I did WITHOUT WEIGHTS, occasionally I could use 5s. I was embarrassed, i felt so weak. I struggled through the first month. The second month went better but I was still very overweight and just learning to release old bad habits and replacing them with goods ones. I WANTED to just loose all the extra weight easily, I wanted it to just slide off my body. I didn’t want to work for it. It was discouraging. But day after day I kept TRYING! Trying to be one step better then the day before!
Towards the end of last year I committed to 3 rounds of a weight lifting program (A week of hard labor). A program that PUSHED ME to get comfortable lifting 10 pound weight!
Today doing leg day, I realized something. My 10 pound weights weren’t heavy enough!!!! I wasn’t PUSHING MYSELF enough lifting those 10 pounds.
When I started my weight loss journey 50 pounds heavier , I had a different mindset. A broken one.
I thought people who had great bodies & were healthy DIDNT have to struggle lifting weights or doing cardio.
If we don’t STRUGGLE we will remain the SAME.
IDK about you, but I don’t want to remain the same, I WANT TO LEVEL UP!
I want to feel healthier & happier!
I want to feel lean & strong!
I want to feel empowered & confident!
I want to love my body & myself!
This weekend I think I’ll have Joe help me find some heavier weights!!! So I can LEVEL UP next week!! It’s taken time, and another reason we can’t compare ourselves to others!!! 💜
I am always here to support you on your journey! Never hesitate to reach out! 🤳
Shout out to my other half who woke me up with breakfast in bed today 💕Breakfast doesn’t complex to satisfy your hunger and nutrient goals! Fruit and fresh ground PB without additives is my fav 🤤thanks @prabblerabble #21dayfix & #insanity combo lets do this!
This is the bs I'm talking about why people try to take credit for the hard this women has put in her life WITH BEACHBODY. Another Instagram is advertising her pictures like if it was their work.. you don't do that. You can see clear in the back the she from Beachbody look at the dang background. #21dayfix#p90 @krystlefit I reported the page. You are amazing and inspiring. I watch your ig everyday for more than a year. I know you bust your but everyday and eat so good. Keep it up!!!!!!
Day 12/21 Might be working out later than usual today, cause I’m way too excited that I’m working from my new ROSE GOLD MACBOOK 😭 guuuuys she’s so pretty I can’t. I was going through my photos & came across a vision board I made last JUNE! (Laugh if you want, manifestation is real ✨) I’ve wanted this for so long, & I thought it was gonna take me so long to get it. I was always the worstt for saving money. Probably cause I was living pay check to pay check lol.
In the last 6 months I’ve been able to buy myself a new phone, a trip to Vegas, a trip to Mexico, down payment for the cruise next year (that’s already half paid for in trip dollars I won, for crushing my January goals.) & now a MacBook!! Physically crossing that off my vision board was such a crazy feeling. I’m actually crying right now typing this 🙈 DO the shit that scares you. I was absolutely terrified to announce I was a coach on instagram, cause I knew people would talk. Buuut I was more terrified to go back to work & leave Natalie. (Thats just me, nothing wrong with going back to work mamas) I actually asked in my group yesterday how many people were skeptical about joining. SO many girls were, & all of them are so happy they trusted me & went for it. Results to prove it 💁🏼♀️ Anyway, if I hadn’t listened to that little voice in my head saying “go for it girl” I wouldn’t be where/who I am today. Financially stable, stay at home mom, girl boss, fit, healthy & happy ✌🏼💖 Whether you want to chat about coaching, or if you want to start your fitness journey, I’m here to help 💌 now just gotta get my bum away from this pretty little thang 💻 & workout😅
Sometimes we need a little reality check on what’s really hard.
So here’s your ✅. We really need to define in our lives what HARD really means. 💪🏻Getting up early to push play 💪🏻Stepping outside your comfort zone to share something that can help someone 💪🏻sharing your struggles 💪🏻eating healthy 💪🏻being sore 💪🏻taking 30 minutes to an hour to work on you
All of these things while take effort, are really not all that hard.
Here’s what’s HARD. 👊🏻paying higher medical bills because you weren’t willing to invest in yourself to prevent health problems in the future 👊🏻feeling like crap because you are neglecting your health 👊🏻seeing loved ones suffer because you were afraid to share what has helped you for fear of rejection 👊🏻not being able to run and play with your kids 👊🏻hiding behind the camera because you are ashamed of how you look.
Now those are hard things.
Point is. If you want to change it takes work. But it’s worth it. If you want it bad enough you’ll find a way. Otherwise you’ll find an excuse.
You know where to find me. Always here to help get your booty in fear. From a mom of 4. I’ve been there.
Easy Friday lunch here, but so good! I added a tbsp of PB2 and a tsp of unsweetened cocoa to 1 scoop of vegan vanilla Shakeology with 16 oz water. I was afraid it wouldn't be good because I've tried other shakes for lunch (no blender at work) and couldn't get them down.
How cute I put it in my protein portion control container? ❤
happy friday! Houston’s trying to warm up, but it’s still pretty chilly out there (for us), and a bowl of something warm was calling my name 🌤🍴 steel cut oatmeal with almond milk and fresh fruit ftw... added a splash of vanilla to the oats while they were cooking, and I don’t think I’ll ever make them without it again 👌🏼 #sogood
I’m gonna tell you a story that changed my life. Two years ago, this girl was a stranger on Instagram. She joined one of my accountability groups in hopes of getting more fit because she had tried multiple approaches and wasn’t seeing the results she wanted. But she didn’t just get fit, she got RIPPED in three weeks. That’s not the story. That’s just an awesome side note that led into her wanting to join the team for the discount on fitness programs (but NOT build a business). @alexandria_fitness is pretty introverted. I’m really extroverted. So, I thought meeting at a large coaching team meet up 2 hours away would be a great way to meet her (little did I know that was like the worst scenario for her 😂 lol sorry al). She felt like God wanted her at that meet-up, so she went, despite the hesitations. She took that leap of faith. At the meet-up, I talked A LOT. she didn’t talk much and I thought that meant she hated it lol. I was crushed. Next thing I knew, she helped a few of her family and friends get fit like she did.... and we hung out again, this time me talking a bit less and her a bit more. The rest is history. Two years later, she’s one of my top coaches, let alone best friends. She’s taught me more about accepting our own flaws than probably anyone I know. She truly has a passion to help people and put love back into this world and society. The crazy thing is that this month, she’s officially made more money with coaching than her full time job (which depends on each coach’s diligence and skill). This picture was taken in New Orleans, a coaching business trip. And the next time I see her will be in Mexico, an all-inclusive trip that our coaching company gave us the opportunity to earn. God was truly looking out for both of us when he gave her the courage to reach out and meet me 👯♀️. Thanks for changing my world, Al! I’m so proud to do this with you. XOXO #teambetterforit#sistersister
Day five of #21dayfix is in the books! I think it’s my favorite workout so far! I’m getting sick so i has to modify it a bit more than usual, but I kept pushing. Also did a half hour on the exercise bike. #beachbodyondemand#cardiofix#day5of21
My armpits are sweaty. My legs are jelly. But guess what else? I did something this week that hasn't happened for a loooong time. I've exercised 5 days in a row now. To be completely honest, I usually quit around day 2 or 3. What changed? Not sure exactly if I can out my finger on it. Sometimes labeled as strong willed, I like to think that God has blessed me with the gift of determination. In my line of work I see a lot of people quit, and I am determined not to be known as a quitter. And I think I am just fed up with starting over. In my line of work I also have seen some women who are my age or older who are way more in shape than me... so I know it's possible and it's never too late. I also have six pairs of eyes watching me and noticing when I choose to go for the couch or the workout video. When I reach for the healthy or not. When I quit when it's hard or keep going. I have the most incredible tools in my tool belt which help boost my immunity, fight inflammation, get rid of toxins and help maintain healthy glucose levels~ but tools become crutches if used improperly. If you want to join me in not quitting, know you have the biggest cheerleader over here- cuz I get it! And we're not perfect and we need each other! .
Watermelon basil salad - the perfect blend of naturally sweet and savory in every bite. Top it with a balsamic vinaigrette dressing and you're in heaven. Scroll for it in the recipe section of the blog in my Watermelon Trifecta post! Link in my bio!