Search

This chapter of my life is called Happiness. This is my Soul Space…

I smile. I sweat. I motivate. I live. Realistically and Beautifully.

Category

Nutrition

There is power in your intent.

IMG_4492.PNG

Do you sometimes push through your day without even stopping to check in with yourself? Wake up, eat, work, sleep, repeat. It’s amazing how many days we can let pass by us without living with true intent or awareness.

If you are feeling like your efforts toward personal and emotional improvement are lacking or simply not working…. It’s time to evaluate your level of intent. When you workout, do you think about the area of your body you are working? When doing intense cardio, visualize your lungs expanding to assist in accepting more oxygen. When thinking of your future plans and dreams, visualize what you want it to look like. Be specific. Be detailed. And visualize, visualize, visualize. Universally your picture will create an energetic path to what you want most. I do also believe that the more you visualize and focus on this path, the more you believe you deserve that path… and when you believe, anything can happen! So get your thoughts in order about what you want to happen in your life. Create your own intention for it all happening. Envision yourself waking up in the morning feeling the pure joy of your dreams coming true. Think about what it will really take to bring those dreams to reality and get out there and make them happen. I believe the universe always gives us what we need at that time. Not always what we want, so remember that. This too shall always pass and your true destiny always awaits… But, you need to know what it looks like.

So, visualize. Create intention. Stay on your path. It may be long and winding but the universe always knows the way. Trust.

Advertisements

My new favorite summer snack!

20140724-223306-81186169.jpg

One tablespoon tzatziki mixed into a cup cottage cheese. Cut half avocado, half tomato and half cucumber. Mix it up and top with fresh crushed pepper!! Yum!

Consistency is key… Just a few tips to keep you motivated. Every. Day.

20140526-183628-66988836.jpg

Set your workout clothes out the night before.

Make a new playlist to get you pepped! Music is a huge motivator.

Ask a friend to join you if you’re trying something new. Comfort is key!

Find a healthy, realistic goal photo and place it somewhere you will see it regularly.

Revisit your goals on Sunday. Check and recheck.

Make sure you try on those jeans weekly! Even if you don’t wear them, use them to evaluate your progress.

Eat an apple before your biggest meal of the day. It will fill you up faster!

Take a SELFIE and appreciate your beauty!! Send it, post it or keep it for yourself.

It’s really all about getting on a program that makes YOU feel GOOD about what you are doing. You should never feel uncomfortable or pressured. I assure you, you will quit if your fitness program is not manageable. So establish your goals. Find exercise that makes you feel good and stick with it! If you fall off that wagon, dust off and get right back on! You are surrounded by support. I’m always here if you need a nudge in the right direction. Happy Summer friends!!! Let’s do this!

Simple swaps to amazing health!

20140329-110900.jpg

I like to recommend to anyone wanting to make a health overhaul to start slowly. Don’t get rid of every single vice. Allow yourself to adjust slowly. Know what type of healthy foods you enjoy and buy them regularly. Try new things and play with recipes. It doesn’t have to be torture, and once you get into the habit you will be so proud of your accomplishments! So start today on your healthy swap at the store and see how much better you can feel!
>

Lucky shake of the week!

20140317-155007.jpg

1 cup coconut water
1/2 green apple
1 celery stalk
1 cup spinach
1 banana
A few mint leaves

Blend. Drink. Smile.

Happy St. Patricks Day!!

My soap box. Artificial Sweeteners and counting calories… All in one!

20140304-202140.jpg

This sings to me. Like SCREAMS in my ear… If I have a soapbox, this is it. I see so many people counting calories and disregarding ingredients. It drives me batty!!! Please… Friends. Listen to what I am saying!!! Listen to your body. Eat whole, real foods. Food that have artificial anything in them will not satisfy your body for what it is really craving. You are just appeasing your hunger temporarily with chemicals your loving body doesn’t even know what to do with! It negates the fact that you are even counting calories. So just eat real food. Don’t count anything. Be present when you eat. Pay attention to how you feel and when you feel satisfied… STOP!! If you are hungry an hour later, eat again. Think of your beautiful body as the temple it is. It will take care of you and it will tell you what it needs. Listen. Pay attention. Respect the beauty of health and natural ingredients. Always.

If you want to be a Action Hero… Apply here…

20140303-195806.jpg

We are done with the skinny look. It’s time to build a Action Hero body! Let’s do this ladies and gents! Load up those weights. Load up that protein. Drink your water. Enjoy your day. Smile more often. Believe that you are making a change in the world. Wear a cape. Every. Day.

Protein in the AM. Your best bet…

20140303-195136.jpg

This is very, very important information. Like, it could change your life. If you start your day with a hefty dose of protein it is PROVEN you will eat less throughout the day. So, my challenge for you is this.

Start your day with 2 eggs scrambled, 1/2 cup brown rice, 1/2 avocado and top it off with salsa. Make your next meal/snack a protein shake loaded with fruits and veggies that has 20 grams of protein in it. Eat that when you feel hungry, not on a set time frame. You can then plan on a small snack after that with protein and a veggie, and I guarantee you will not be ravenously hungry for dinner. Right there… A decrease in caloric intake and a significant amount of weight lost in 4 weeks. Dare to embark on my challenge? Do. It.

Shake of the week! Made with love.

20140210-073932.jpg

In honor of Valentines Day let’s make our shakes pretty and red this week!

1 cup almond milk
Protein powder of your choice (NO SOY)
1 cup raspberries
1/2 cup frozen blueberries
1/2 cup cooked beets
1/2 cup frozen spinach
1 tbsp Coconut Oil
Shot of espresso for an added kick (If you like that sorta thing)

Blend. Sip. Smile. Love.

Create a free website or blog at WordPress.com.

Up ↑