I may not be there yet.. but damn I’m progressing💪🏼
Sometimes you get discouraged and annoyed thinking you aren’t making progress.. you HAVE to step back & look at how far you have come. •••
I haven’t been able to give it my all these past few weeks because of these damn shingles.. but I know as soon as I can, I will be back to seeing progress! •••
Don’t give up! Stick with it! It’s so worth it! 💕💕
Always be a first rate version of yourself and not a second rate version of someone else. - Judy Garland hopefully.
I was awkward in school. I was random, I was loud around people I enjoyed(which means everyone else within a 5 mile radius suffered as well), I broke into song on the regular, talked to people I didn’t know(even the ones who couldn’t stand me lol), hung out with as many cliques as I could. Not much has changed really. I’m still awkward haha just ask the people in my town who have fallen prey to me and my friends driving around with animal puppets out the windows lolol here’s the thing though, it never bothered me. I didn’t(and still don’t) care about what people thought. Genuinely. The only opinions that mattered were the opinions of the people who loved me(and those I loved as well). The people who enjoyed being around me no matter how out there I could be. I’m writing this because this year I’ve had so many people from my past resurface in my life. Some of them liked me, some of them couldn’t stand me. But the funny thing is, each one of them has told me that they always loved that I was able to be myself. I didn’t think anyone even noticed honestly. People who I thought destested my existence have told me the one thing they loved about me was how I could openly be myself in front of anyone. I’m just here to say, it pays to be 100% you. It’s easy, especially in your school years, to want to hide pieces of yourself from the world around you. But you listen here, instagram people, THE RIGHT PEOPLE WILL LOVE YOU REGARDLESS. Not everyone will like you, and apparently some of them may secretly enjoy you but not know how to express it. And that’s totally ok. Can’t please everyone. But the people who truly matter will love you in every stage you’re in. Some of the best friends I have right now are people I honestly didn’t think I’d be friends with. And I love them so much and am forever grateful to know them.💚
Last Thursday was the day that I finally made $$$$ in my company. 🥂🥂🥂🥂⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
Becoming a coach was the best decision i’ve ever made. I’ve never had self confidence like this before. People look up to me... but what they don’t know is they are the whole reason I keep coaching!! Not only is it my job to inspire and motivate them but they do the same for me. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
This lifestyle is so rewarding and full of many new friendships I can’t wait to share about! 🌟
14 3026 days ago
funny how good you can feel once you get out on the correct meds 👌🏼
last monday i went to urgent care at Saint Luke’s Internal Medicine. they swabbed my sores on my back and said they were going to test them for everything (including shingles and other general infections) but they weren’t sure what it could be but they didn’t think it was shingles. i also asked them to check a lump i have on my waist, they didn’t.. they brushed it off saying it was a swollen lymph node without even looking. they gave me meds for the “general skin infection” and told me to lay off the ibuprofen i was taking for the pain because i was going to destroy my liver (but didn’t offer another solution). [they saw me for all of 5.. MAYBE 7 minutes]. ••
by friday i was still getting worse.. i was in more and more pain, and it was spreading down my leg. so i finally got into my primary doc. ••
just by looking at pics i had taken and my back she immediately said no doubt it’s shingles and it’s on 2 nerves rather than just 1.. and after feeling my lump she said i had multiple swollen lymph nodes and she’s shocked they didn’t give me pain meds for it all, rather they took me off them. [my primary also spent a solid 20 minutes explaining what shingles was, how it happens, what to do to avoid it spreading, and answering all my questions about if i am contagious]. ••
so FRIDAY i finally got out on the meds i should have been on all week (they gave me 25% the dose i really needed monday🤬) and pain meds to help me sleep through the night. ••
i am finally feeling a little better, my sore are starting to lessen (or at least they’re done spreading), i can sleep through the night now (thank you pain meds🙌🏼), and i don’t feel like i have to sleep all day to avoid pain.. i’ll call that a win any day 🤗
2 376 days ago
dear monday, my mama don’t like you and she likes everyone. 😴😴
2 296 days ago
Memento Vivere ~ Remember to Live
Seems simple enough, doesn’t it? But if you really sit and think about it, are you living to your fullest or just surviving day by day? Life constantly throws so many stressful things at us. Social media, news, finances, jobs, school, societal expectations, toxic people, illness, pain; you name it. But for every negative there are so many positives. Friends, family, love, healing, adventure, lessons, wisdom, laughter. It’s so easy to let some situations hold us back from doing what we love or trying to figure out who we’re going to be. I’ve had stomach issues and anxiety practically since birth. It’s been such a hindrance throughout my life. I lost a job. I had to go into homeschool. I’ve lost friends. I hardly leave my house. I’m 23 years old, and I still don’t have my driver’s license. Never been in a relationship. Anything normal 23 year olds should be experiencing, this gal ain’t lol HOWEVER, for each of those things, I find blessings. I hated my job, so it wasn’t a huge loss. I still graduated high school and loved the school I was part of. For every friend I lost, I gained more real ones that I’ll forever be grateful for. I’m working on constantly pushing myself to keep going out and to keep trying to accomplish new things. I’m pushing myself to live. I want life. Not this monotonous, fear fueled monster. I had memento vivere tattooed on my arm as a reminder to keep pursuing. Keep going. Keep learning. I urge y’all with everything in me to do your best to LIVE. Find the blessings in the hardships. Surround yourself with people you love who also love you with everything they have. Take time to rest when you need it, then get back up and kick life in the butt! Even something as simple as deciding to get out of bed is a victory. See yourself as a champion. Claim the victory as soon as you wake up! You can do this! REMEMBER TO LIVE!
I hesitated to even enter this contest because I felt my story and words wouldn’t be enough. But then I took hold of my mind and remembered that all of our stories are important. You’re all so deserving of wonderful things! Sending love to all of y’all!
5 796 days ago
This dude is almost 4 months old already. When did that happen?! We talk about staying present and savoring the moment, but do we really? There’s so many distractions and life goes by so quickly. Every season comes to an end, just make sure you remember to live... really live. 💚💚💚😍 #livebetterchallenge#myloves#family
Liift4 starts TOMORROW 🙌🏼
before pics ✔️
measurements taken ✔️
meals prepped ✔️
LETS DO THIS 💪🏼💪🏼
1 2912:48 AM Jul 16, 2018
favorite phone call ever? •••
“hey babe, i’m coming to get you, were going to @nike” -@danielstraub24 •••
walked out with an $18 pair of tennis shoes🤟🏼 #lovelanguage
2 3111:28 PM Jul 15, 2018
put it the work. put in the effort. it is worth it. push past the excuses, the doubts, the fears, the insecurities.. and just DO IT.
1 2111:07 PM Jul 15, 2018
thank you all for the thoughts and prayers🙏🏼 i have been MIA for a good reason.. shingles is no joke. ~
i am the (un)lucky few that got it on 2 nerves rather than just 1.. so it’s much more painful 👌🏼 ~
BUT i finally got pain meds (but sadly they’re only for nighttime..) and got a good night sleep and feel somewhat like a normal human being today🙌🏼 ~
have any of you ever had shingles? how long did yours last? did yours scar at all? any ideas for home remedies to ease the daytime pain/reduce scaring? 👇🏼👇🏼
3 337:23 PM Jul 14, 2018
just out here tryna grow my hamstrings & live my best life 🤩
*does one RDL, checks if hamstring is poppin*
quit lying to yourself. quit making excuses. quit quitting. you’re so much better than that. ~
this picture is from our annual coach conference this past month. 20,000+ coaches from all walks of life are working out together. i PROMISE you, at LEAST one person in the picture has less time than you to get their workout in. ~
i met people who work 5+ jobs. i met people who work 80-90 hours a week. i met people who have 6+ kids that they’re trying to get from one place to the next every night. yet, not one of them makes an excuse. they get their workout in DAILY. ~
do you want to know their secret? they stopped saying no. they stopped lying to themselves. they workout from HOME and they transform themselves from HOME. ~
there is absolutely no excuse for not having even 20 minutes a day to workout. sure, maybe that means less Netflix or Pinterest scrolling.. but isn’t your health worth it?
comment below your reasoning to not workout daily, and i promise i will have a solution for you. 💪🏼
and if you’ve overcome this excuse already, share it too with a 🔥 so you can help others overcome their excuses.
you can do anything, but not everything.
don’t be afraid to ask for help. don’t be afraid to offer help. don’t be offended when someone offers their help. and definitely don’t deny helping when someone requests it.
that’s what we are here for. i never would have made it to where i am today without support.. from my family, from my friends & from my team (THFBAMF💕).
stop thinking you’re better than the people around you and start helping those who need it.
🌽y but.. we’re all in this together🙌🏼
When you are lost in the right way, you don’t go back to being found in the wrong way. #followingmyheart
7 7911:48 AM Jul 11, 2018
Don’t mean to make Instagram my diary, but I just need to get this off my chest. So here goes. Finally started watching The Office. Today I saw the ep. where Jim tells Pam how he feels & they kiss for the first time. Let me preface this by saying I don’t cry during shows. I’ve never been super emotional. Relationships have never interested me. This moment made me cry. Not ugly cry or anything, but enough that I was like what the heck? Then I realized why. I probably shouldn’t write any of this here, but I’m going to anyway. I just had my first kiss about a month ago(I’m 23, so ladies & gents don’t be discouraged if your time hasn’t come yet lol), so it’s still pretty fresh in my mind. It reminded me of everything I felt. Especially since the person it was with(not gonna name drop) is so dear to me. It meant more to my little heart than it did his, but that’s ok. I have no bad feelings towards him. This isn’t that kind of post. In fact, I’ve never cared for anyone as much as I did him. We simply aren’t right for each other & that’s totally ok. We didn’t date or anything. We’re strictly friends. I’m so honored & grateful for his friendship. Even if this makes it awk lol oh well. I’m finally to a place where the feelings for anything more than friendship are gone. Like I’m 100% ok. He didn’t do anything wrong, the feelings I had just weren’t reciprocated, & that’s ok. It happens. It’s life. I guess I just want to say thank you. I’ll explain why. (cont in comments)
“I guess it’s good to get it off my chest. I guess I can’t believe I haven’t yet.”
Song: Tell Me How- @paramore
10 656:46 AM Jul 11, 2018
You’ve said “tomorrow” or “I’ll start Monday” how many times now?! 🤔 Girl, please know there is no convenient time to start working on yourself. Shit will always interfere or come up! But when life handed me lemons, I decided it was time to make pre-workout from it! 😜 I grabbed some girlfriends, made fitness doable for me, and said “bring it life!” 💕People make time for the things that are important to them. I hope you realize sooner than later that you are worthy of only the best. 🙌🏼
1 5712:35 AM Jul 11, 2018
thanks for always taking care of me, especially when i’m sick & in pain 🤟🏼
love you most 💕
4 542:30 AM Jul 10, 2018
Totally had to put a down payment of my first born child to afford this amazing airport quinoa salad, #amiright but it totally beats all the funds I’d have to pay later down the road being sick all the time. #chooseyourownadventure
2 727:52 PM Jul 9, 2018
the gym v. a challenge pack
the initial cost may be higher, but the payoff is also much MUCH greater & the relationships you form with the coaches and other challengers are more than worth it 💪🏼
if you’re ready, have questions, or have any interest in learning more.. drop a 💪🏼 down below 💕
2 275:50 PM Jul 9, 2018
For every minute you’re angry you lose 60 seconds of happiness. Just saying.
4 752:59 PM Jul 9, 2018
5 interesting facts about me:
1. i share a birthday with my sister, but we are not twins, apparently it’s called chineese twins🤔
2. my parents own 100+ birds (chicken, ducks, ginny, turkeys, etc) and i can’t enjoy the eggs because i’m allergic 👌🏼
3. i’ve always wanted a micro pig 🐖 that i would name either porky or bacon bit 🥓
4. i could eat tacos for every meal of the rest of my life and not be mad about it 🌮
5. i thoroughly enjoy proving people wrong when they doubt me 🤭🤗
this past month or so i have added PD (personal development) into my workout / daily routine. i will read some while i drink my liquid gold, i read it before bed each night, and at least once or twice a week i will send a picture of a part that i think someone in my life needs. sharing PD with your friends / family is an incredible way to let them know that you know their struggles too and that you want to help them. •
the 5 second rule, my current PD book, makes you completely change your mindset. it allows you to not just sit there and worry about the negatives. it helps you push past your doubts. it makes you get done. it’s a real game changer.
3 372:20 AM Jul 9, 2018
Can’t swim in the pool because it’s dirty, so the only flowing happening here is yoga, obviously 💁🏻 if you watch close enough, you’ll see me constantly checking to see if I’m gonna fall in the pool hahaha
So refreshing to hang out with my family in Houston this weekend. Spent time with my wonderful cousins, aunts, uncle, and grandma. I love being able to leave my house, even though I’m just leaving one house to stay at another lol it’s still a breath of fresh air, well as fresh as Houston air can be. Anyway, traveling always makes me feel so good. Like, do y’all ever just feel like everything is better when you leave a place you’ve been in for too long? It’s so liberating. I honestly feel like a new person when I go places. Mentally, physically, emotionally. It just feels like I’m so limitless. Anything weighing on my mind kind of just disappears for the time being: depression, anxiety, people, monotony, loneliness. It gives my mind and heart such a nice break. Travel when you can, even if it’s just a town over. Sometimes new scenery is all you need for a new perspective. Ya know, until you go back home to talk to your dog, stare at walls, and think about situations that started out lovely and gradually went downhill hahahahahahahaahahahahahahahahaaaaaaa 💀
But in all seriousness, find blessings in every little thing. I may go back home to my boring rut of a life, but I got to spend time with people I love more than anything in the world.💕
Song: Pool- @paramore (wish I didn’t have to speed songs up. Stupid copyright🙄)
Moto Leggings that I’m obsessed with- @aloyoga
9 601:59 AM Jul 9, 2018
The great thing about friendships is they bring so much energy to your soul. Still smiling so much after getting to hug and play around with two of my favorite humans in one setting.
Ashley is my sister in law and luckily, a close friendship just came naturally for us. She clearly married my brother to get closer to me and even though she’s across the country now, we’ll always pick up where we left off.
Abbey and I met on social media through coaching. We were both looking for partners in crime and when she “accepted my rose” we just instantly connected. Even without coaching I consider her one of my closest friends.
The amazing thing about our friendship is she lives across the country too. In fact, she and her family have hung out with my family more than I have! If that’s not real friendship, I don’t know what is.
Both these ladies impact my life so differently and so much. I don’t know what I’d do without my girlfriends! Whether down the road or 3000 miles away, I’ll never take this sisterhood for granted.
When I lost all of my excuses, I lost all of my extra pounds.
When will you lose your excuses?
2 275:13 PM Jul 7, 2018
stumbled upon this pic (left) this morning.. it’s crazy to see how far i’ve come in a year. when the picture on the left was taken, i was going through the motions of being happy. i didn’t truly feel happiness like i do now. i now have 2 jobs that i freakin’ love, i live in a city that i love, i live near the people that i love, and i’m dating my best friend who is my biggest supporter😘
i have been where you are right now. i didn’t have support from the person i needed support from. i didn’t have the encouragement from friends that i do now. and i had people who were dragging me down. i am still amazed when i find these old pictures because i didn’t know it was bad until i got out of it. i am genuinely happy now and it’s a pretty freakin’ amazing feeling 🤗
if you don’t have the support or encouragement you need, shoot me a message. we can work through your doubts, answer your questions, and figure out a plan just for YOU 💪🏼
YOU. ARE. MORE. THAN. WORTH. IT. 💕
5 503:13 PM Jul 7, 2018
Funny because it’s true! 🙈🤣
7 1621:41 PM Jul 7, 2018
Hello from Italy!! 🇮🇹
The land of pasta, risotto, cheese, wine, vermouth and the risk of sunburn (for me anyway) 😁
Paddington Bear & I are here for a week of tourist fun times with a friend who's coming all the way from New Zealand 😎
I'm planning to maintain balanced nutrition & movement while still enjoying treats & getting in some downtime.
Paddington is planning to hunt out marmalade sandwiches - typical!
I'll be sharing my tips & tricks across the week for how I maintain balance over on The Forever Body Coaching facebook page (link in bio), come over & join me! .
2 319:23 AM Jul 7, 2018
what’s my secret you ask? 🤔
4 319:24 PM Jul 6, 2018
It’s been almost 6 months since Lily girl crossed over the rainbow bridge and Timehop makes it feel so fresh in my heart. 😢 Not a day goes by that I don’t think of her and even though the tears have lessened, the feelings and memories haven’t. 💕 All of the good times far outweigh the sadness. Having this sweet pup in our lives was the greatest gift and one day we’ll be able to share that love with yet another goofball pupper. 🐶 Until then, only four days stands between me and Marshall (swipe left), the man of the house. Bring on the puggle cuddles! 🙌🏼
2 1319:16 PM Jul 6, 2018
Face to face Fri-YAY! 😕🙂I think my smile says it all babes. I mean, real talk here, you can keep living your life afraid of what people will think and judge, but guess what... people will think and judge anyways, no matter what you choose to do with YOUR life! So you might as well do something BIG with it! 🦄 Good thing someone else’s opinion of me is none of my business and says more about them than me. 👊🏼 I get it, it took me a while to realize someone else doesn’t have to deal with the consequences of my actions. But when I DID realize it, holy shiitake mushrooms life was simpler, happier, and lived according to MY rules. 🤘🏼 It’s not about 6-packs, shakes, and workouts. It’s about friendships, community, accountability, and feeling that passion in your life again! ✨ Sister, you can keep watching me share about this amazing gift and keep doing the same thing day in and day out (how’s that working for you btw??) OR you can decide it’s time to LIVE your life, screw what others think, and say “hey girl, let me hear more about this coaching thing you do with your tribe.” 👯♂️ I’ll even make it a step easier, you can share your favorite emoji below and I’ll reach out to share more with you! 💕 #LiveALifeYouFreakingOwn
1 553:52 PM Jul 6, 2018
I may not come back to the east coast. 😍 Every day I’ve been in Cali I’ve kept up with my coaching business, read personal development, laughed until I cried, and just felt so much peace. 🙏🏼 When I head back to Maryland next week I foresee a ton of positive changes in my future. #StayTuned#KeepingItPositive
I never regret when I do it, but I always regret when I don’t. 💕💕💕
I almost didn’t go to summit because I didn’t want to go somewhere unknown with 25,000 women I didn’t know.
BUT I took the leap. @samantha.iyoha didn’t take my no for over 3 years, so I figured I ya least owed it to her persistence to finally meet her in person 😉
I flew to Chicago (to save major 💵) and drove to Indy with 4 other women I didn’t know to share a room with another I didn’t know.
A few sweat sessions, trainings, heart to hearts, and several dinners of tacos later.. I have a new group I call family. They challenge my daily, they send me inspirational words, the volunteer to help with my goals, they support my taco addiction, and they always are willing to video chat to sweat together virtually. I have changed. 💕💕💕
I have found myself. I read PD daily, I workout when I can, I follow a meal plan 80/20, and I genuinely can say I have the best team supporting me. I wouldn’t trade this trip or these girls for the world. I love you all so much, you guys are WHAT I LIFT FOR 💪🏼💪🏼
4 5810:57 PM Jul 5, 2018
quit quitting. it does you no good to stop & start again. always use momentum. if there is one, create some. for every action there is a reaction. for every inaction, there is failure.
2 384:42 PM Jul 5, 2018
the best view of the night, wasn’t the fireworks 🎇😍💕
Happy 4th babes! 🎉 Today I’m trying a new fitness class with my sister from another mister (my first Orange Theory class - wish me luck!) 😅 and then it’s pool time with the rest of my family and their close friends! 🙌🏼
Honestly, everything after that is just a bonus! 🤘🏼Feeling so grateful and amazed that I can fly across the country🛫, hug my family 💕, keep up with my online health coaching 👩🏻💻, wrestle around with my nephew 👦🏼, eat delicious foods 🍷🌮, and just appreciate my body and this life that I’m enjoying so much. ...
What are you grateful for today?! 👇🏼
2 793:33 PM Jul 4, 2018
if you don’t have anything nice to say, pray instead 🙏🏼
3 282:50 PM Jul 4, 2018
i’ve had a few people ask me recently why i am a health & wellness coach and i’ve been putting off explaining it because i didn’t really have a good short answer. well, i’ve realized that i don’t need a short answer because really.. it’s been in the making for over 3 years. —
about 4 years ago a random girl (@samantha.iyoha) reached out to me because we were both brides to be at the time. we had shared advice and suggestions and random talk but nothing really about coaching. 3 years ago this month, i joined my first bootcamp with her. i had issues with dairy and tried vegan shakeology for the first time and was in love. —
fast forward a little and i only did it for 1 month because i was told it was too expensive..
fast forward a little more and i was told i was allowed to join another company with similar interests because it was cheaper. during this time i fell into a funk, was put on depression meds and gained 40+lbs. —
fast forward more and i have gotten divorced, lost that weight, taken myself off of those medications, developed lots of new allergies, and decided to become a health & wellness coach. it is worth absolutely every penny i put into it because i get so much more out of it. —
one of the main reasons i will ALWAYS love what i do, is because of the personal development that they encourage you to do. i always thought reading books on happiness and general motivation were a waste of time. boy was i WRONG.
i now read PD daily, drink my super foods & liquid gold every morning, and get my endorphins flowing everyday. —
focus on yourself once for a change and you’ll be amazed at what you can accomplish.
4 362:32 AM Jul 4, 2018
You know what’s crazy?
I haven’t looked like the girl on the left in YEARS, yet when I get a bump on my face, I immediately think of the acne I battled since the age of 11.
When I see myself working out and see the belly jiggle around, I immediately go back to my 7th grade insecurities. • • • •
The brain can be SUCH a mean girl sometimes. I feel incredible one minute and the next she points out all of my flaws in less than 10 seconds. So rude!
So I’ll give you my secret for this smile on the right. It’s work. It’s actual hard work.
Every single day I read or listen to something that is encouraging, thought-provoking, or helping me to grow in some capacity as a kind and happy human being. I need it and I crave it! • • • •
If you’re struggling in your life, whether it be financial, health, faith, or in your relationships, I highly recommend adding some extra self-development in your life!
You can think it’s a silly suggestion, but ask yourself if what you’re currently doing is working for ya. Is it?! If not and you want some of my personal faves just shoot me a message and I’ll share mine with you. 💕
1 6912:32 AM Jul 4, 2018
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Taking part in @juliealedbetter#livebetterchallenge for the next seven days. Day 1: Who are you? What’s your why? Funny this was the first day prompt bc Matt asked me just yesterday in curiosity.. (looking at my journal) ..”What do you right in that thing?” My response after thinking hard for a moment was-“I write to answer this question (as I pointed to WHO ARE YOU written on a page I flipped to).” I write, mediate and educate myself in order to get in touch with who I really am and what I have to share with the world. It’s something I have always struggled with. I feel like I am here for a reason greater then myself and it has taken a lot of self reflection to begin to discover what that really is. Within the last month of hard self evaluation and thought, I know what I want to give to the world and I feel very in touch with how I can make it happen. I’ll be running a workshop for athletes within the next 6 weeks on Mastering Your Mindset. I can express enough how important a strong mentality is to success on and off the field (speaking from the mental head-case herself). Anyways, here’s to the start of a fun new journey!
59 3144:55 PM Feb 5, 2018
What does my schedule look like?
On a daily basis I work, spend time with Jesus, workout or do yoga, spend time with my family and then FaceTime with this guy. Speaking of this guy.. I am beyond grateful for him because he pushes me to be my absolute best every single day. He gets me out of my comfort zone and is constantly cheering me on. It’s so fun having somebody by my side!
Today is day #4 of the #livebetterchallenge ...getting a really late night post going here
Today we are talking about hitting our goals and breaking them down day by day to make sure we accomplish them. I am not perfect with my diet and that’s something that I personally struggle with. Slowly making progress with it as i break down my schedule. Every Sunday I know that I have to meal prep so at work I have my breakfast, snacks, and lunch all ready to go. Then I plan out what time I’m going to go to the gym Monday-Saturday to make sure I can still hit the gym 6 days a week. I personally would love to lose more weight but I also do not want to count my macros and I am scared to that I will fall into a fear of foods. Thankfully Arbonne helps me get back on track when I fall off the band wagon. 🌞 Dear Punta, I miss you and really wish I was back with my friends right now instead of stuck in this cold weather 🌞
•••••this post was all over the place because I am never up this long, with that being said goodnight y’all•••• @juliealedbetter
7 2134:57 AM Feb 9, 2018
FEAST YOUR EYES ON THIS ⬆️
Today's challenge is reaching your goals through planning. I've found the key to success FOR ME (key word there, everyone is different) is to PLAN/SCHEDULE/PREP! I plan my meals the day before and prep my breakfast, lunch & snacks the evening before!! If it seems like I'm always eating, planning or thinking about food... I am! Sorry can't help it, it's my passion 😍
What I eat in a day:
• Meal 1️⃣ usually some form of eggs, toast & healthy fats to fill me after a workout 🍳
• Snack 1️⃣ tea always ☕️
• Meal 2️⃣ sandwich/salad/soups are my go to's- pictured here: a simple pita stuffed with chicken hummus cheese and veggies 🥙
• Snack 2️⃣ Apple & pb are a classic and so are some form of veggies when the afternoon craving hits 🍎🥕
• Meal 3️⃣ my dinners vary a lot but pictured here are sweet potato noodles tossed with broccoli in a homemade turkey bolognese sauce 😋
• Snack 3️⃣ I can't go to bed without some form of yogurt or oatmeal bowl these days 🤗 but other go to's are protein shakes or @eatenlightened/@halotopcreamery!
Again, this is the process that works for me; it allows me to have a successful day of eating, get a morning workout in without stressing about packing lunch & sets me up to successfully hit my macros most days!! Any other planners out there or am I the only crazy one???
22 1851:21 AM Feb 9, 2018
Day 6 of the #livebetterchallenge ✋☝️!! Writing your future self a letter to congratulating all you’ve accomplished in the last 2-3 months is uncomfortable. Seriously weird and silly...But at the same time, it almost felt like I was rooting on a best friend....GO BEST FRIEND THAS MY BEST FRIEND 🙆♀️🙆♀️ This was seriously REFRESHING. @juliealedbetter has done such an incredible job opening up another side of SO many women, including myself, during this challenge in creative and insightful ways. I am so grateful 🤟 #selflove#livebetterchallenge#fitnessjourney#liveeverydaybetter
34 1162:58 AM Feb 12, 2018
Day 2 of the #livebetterchallenge with @juliealedbetter ✨ Goals & Intentions
We were told to focus on our Mind, Body & Soul.....and to ”Dream big but be realistic.”
I took 15 minutes of my day to sit down and think about what some of my short (1-7 days) and long term (60-90 days) goals + intentions are, and write them out so I can keep myself accountable. “Fail fast so you can succeed sooner” 💯
20 1007:10 PM Feb 6, 2018
#transformationtuesday : on the left I was being admitted to the hospital with Rhabdomyolysis. My kidneys were shutting down and my arms were swollen and painful. I was stuck in an unhealthy cycle of studying really hard to get into nursing school and struggling with my body image since I was spending all of my time studying. I would go to the gym and go all out, trying to make up for my lost time at the gym. I thought I could “fix” my body and look better after spending several hours at the gym. Afterwards, I’d feel guilty for not studying and stay up all night studying. I focused so hard on studying that I wouldn’t even take any breaks for sleep or water. I went through this cycle multiple times during nursing school. •
Fast forward 5 years. I’ve learned how important it is to take care of myself. Living a life of balance has changed my life. If I could go back in time, I’d tell myself how important it is to take care of yourself, no matter how busy life is. I’ve learned to never forget my struggles and to learn from them; to grow from them and to remind myself to never go back to that lifestyle again. I’m definitely a lot more happy and healthy today! •
Reminder: you are worthy of living a life of balance. You are worthy of being healthy and happy.