Some of the girls I've talked to lately have said this is why now isn't the right time to start making time for their health:
✖️Thanksgiving is coming up
✖️Christmas is coming up
✖️It's almost New Year's, so I'll just start then (this one makes absolutely no sense to me)
✖️I have to travel a lot for the holidays (same 🙋🏼....2 weeks away from home)
✖️I’m going to too many parties (I can’t help it I’m so popular) ✖️I'm too busy
Truth bomb coming at you now: There's ALWAYS something coming up.
There's always a holiday, a birthday, or something else that you THINK prevents you from getting started with eating better, moving your body, and getting your mind right.
Did you know that there are also those of us that ENJOY those celebrations and still indulge in moderation without throwing it all to the wind until 2018 (again....smh🙈). And you can do it too...in a simple and fun way... with plenty of room for balance....with friends and accountability!
That's why I'm opening back up my November challenge “After the Turkey” for the last week of the month and will roll right into December! This time between Thanksgiving and Christmas is the PERFECT time to get a jump start on your goals, avoid the gym crowd, and finish out the year with a bang.
Join me and my gals for:
~ 30 Min or less Home workouts, ~grab and go nutrition, ~simple meal plans and lightened up recipe ideas, ~tons of tips and bonus challenges for surviving the holidays, ~and a GIFT CARD PRIZE for some extra Christmas shopping moolah.
I can't wait to succeed in this together and kick all those excuses to the curb. If you're in shoot me a message and let's get the ball rolling for ya!
**** If you aren't in...Really though....what is it that you're actually waiting for? Drop me a comment with the biggest thing that is holding YOU back from getting started. ****
We’re frozen and laughing Bc it’s early and we’re sleepy🌬❄️
But Chads driving me to work today-because we’re practicing living on less😇🙏🏼... in case that might be something we decide to do soon...(hehe🙊🙈)
But it was actually so nice to have a lil company on the way to work today!! (A little crazy company I might add😜)
It’s always good to change things up- especially on a Monday
Happy Thanksgiving week! We’re feeling extremely grateful over here at NashNACE! We hope you join us for wine and nibbles tomorrow at our monthly meeting! Link in bio! 🤗🍗🍷 #blessed#grateful#motivationmonday
Found out that I’m Stove-top espresso-ing (is that even a verb??🙈🙊)
my coffee all wrong today!🤓
But don’t worry- I looked it up and the google helped fix all.
Trustworthy source right???😂
But seriously- coffee obsessed over here, and not even getting my homemade lattes right.. i am just glad I finally found the reason why my espresso would come out a little burnt tasting for the past year...😂😂😂
@michpapan i also owe you one, because you made me question myself last time we were together!
Sometimes, it only takes a friend. To prove you wrong- AND help you out 😘☺️
(Love yah girl!!!!!)
Any coffee drinkers out there ever use these moka pots and know any more tips I should know??😝
Weekends are the BEST because of how much time we get to spend together. Savoring these days before tour season begins and Chads out on the road.😢
For now- it’s date days, grocery shopping, and Sunday church together.💓✨
Saturday night Ragin’ over HEYAHHH!😎
Welcome to our little kitchen.
Where I sing, cook, and rejoice over freshly baked squash and cast iron pans doin’ their job.🙌🏽😂🍳
But MOSTLY over meals that are healthy AND easy all at once.(This one was a WINNER)👌🏽
It’s also the place where Chad and i spend the majority of our time, eating food AS we make it and having deep convos. Over dishwashing & French press brewing.
Never will you ever see someone so happy about her meals. (But actually if you do, can you tell her to contact me, Bc we’d probably be besties)🙊✌🏽❤️
Noticed a few new faces//names floating around my page lately... so i wanted to properly introduce myself to you beautiful people!☺️
🌻I like to say that i am 21 years YOUNG- because i FULLY believe in never growing up;)
🌻2 months ago I got married to my best friend @chadsowards 🌻we live in Nashville, in a little apartment- that’s starting to feel kind of big, since it’s just us 2!(And Bc we’re dreaming of a tiny house for our future home...🙊🙉)
🌻I work 3 jobs- ALL involving health, but my PASSION- is fitness coaching, Bc I get to inspire & motivate girls to take ACTION toward being a healthier & happier version of themselves; everyday!🙌🏽
🌻my left foot is smaller than my right- by a WHOLE size.
🌻sometimes, I’m dyslexic with numbers.😂🙈
🌻food & cuddles are my love languages. 🌻been singing since i could talk- Now, mostly ariana😘
🌻avocados are my Current fav. Food. (I like to rotate every month or so🤣)
🌻I’m seriously OBSESSED with sunshine & water. (Think I was meant to live on an island...)
🌻instead of graduating college, i pursued a 200hr yoga training-(which i will be forever grateful for😍)
🌻im in LOVE with puppies, so if you’re ever in need of a dog sitter- I am your girl!;) 🌻I believe in living with a WHOLEheart- because that’s what makes life sweet an gloriously risky all at the same time.❤️
Cheers to health, happiness, and heart.
Courage and love my dears!!
A little fun Friday cardio after work! Who am I kidding....Cardio isn’t fun ever...especially after dealing with littles all day. It DOES help that it’s short and I can do new ones all the time to keep things fresh. Now I can officially relax and watch some tv (have to catch up on my TGIT shows!) before we head to see the Rebs play tomorrow! Yay, weekend!
You know what every Friday is... (and last week we missed it! So very needed.☺️)
So the adventure for this week, consisted of👇🏽
1. A picnic with lots of healthy snacks, kombucha, and a tiny bit of coconut oil popcorn... for dessert ;) (because it’s my FAV.😍🙌🏽)
2. Bike riding until our legs were LITERALLY falling off. It’s a great workout when you’re both dying of laughter which makes it even HARDER to pedal 😂
3. Window shopping in the PRETTIEST little natural beauty shop💅🏼(if you get a chance to go sometime- you will NOT be sorry!)
All in all, date day was a success!!
So we're gonna take a brief nostalgia trip on this #FlashbackFriday . I grew up listening to Evanescence for most of my life; my dad was always a huge fan, and it was hard not to become a fan right along with him. Back in May, I recorded an album with Evanescence. Today, I've listened to that album for the first time. And no matter what else I've said during my career, this is absolutely the most incredible project I've ever been a part of. Contributing to the music that this band makes, remembering all the times I listened to them as a kid and hearing them remastered now, with my trombone playing on it... This is why I do what I do.
When I discovered contemporary Christian music in middle school, instantaneously my favorite 2 bands were @sanctusreal and @tenthavenorth. They've both shaped my life for over 10 years.. @mikedonehey and @matthammitt are two of the best songwriters in the genre in my opinion. Matt has written and sung some incredible songs that have touched so many people.. so it was really cool to intern this summer at Full Circle Music with Matt, where he writes and records. I enjoyed seeing him again at the Dove Awards last month too, which is the 1st picture. The 2nd picture is from 2011, when my college sophomore live sound class got hired as roadies for the Casting Crowns/Sanctus Real "Come To The Well" Tour in Columbus, OH (yes, I know I look like a 4th grader but I was 18) #tbt
Besides being a fantastic artist and songwriter, Matt's also a great person who is so sweet to everyone he meets...Has been since my 1st Sanctus Real show. It's so cool when your heroes end up being awesome!
Matt's first solo album after Sanctus Real with Full Circle Music came out today.. and of course it's incredible. If you haven't heard "He Always Wins" yet, prepare to have your life changed. Sanctus Real and Matt Hammitt fans rejoice! 🙌🎶👏
Ask yourself this question. How can i take care of myself today? You just need 1 thing. It all starts- with 1 thing.
My one thing was Balance today. Started with a late morning and LOTS of balancing poses in this short flow🤸🏼♂️👌🏽
(Takin’ extra time for care Because today’s the day off from goin’ into work!)
your body truly asks for what it needs, all you have to do is
L I S T E N.