So...i had to come share something not very flattering..but a total NSV for me. A win in my book.
For years...I have not been in pictures with the kids. I was too embarrassed. Too insecure. Too Uncomfortable. Too fat...blah blah blah. I always made sure to be the one taking the pictures. And now..when we look at the photo albums (yes, actual pics😜) I am barely in any of them..and if i am, I'm in the back or its just my face. If i HAD to be in a picture, i made sure i was strategically placed or that someone else was... I was the queen of reasons/excuses.
I will never forget one time looking at the photo albums with Sophie and she asked where i was...how come i wasn't around. Why didnt i spend time with them when they were little...😳 It totally broke my heart. I hated that i put my insecurities first and I never gave it a second thought what my kids would think when they looked at those pictures.
So, today...we took some fun/dumb pics of our memories for our future selves...and i made sure to be in them. In my mind, i was pretty proud of myself. When we came in the house..i noticed of course my flaws...the cellulite still on my legs. As someone that has been on this healthy journey for the last 2 years and that works out at least 5 days most weeks...im not gonna lie..at first i almost deleted the picture. I was upset and was just like..seriously??? I don't want evidence of me like this... It just didn't feel like it was a good picture of the hard work i have put in. The 45+ pounds i have lost...the 40+ inches i have shed. My legs are so strong now..and when i looked at the picture, i didn't see strength.
And then..i remembered that talk with Sophie. I want them to look back at today and see i was with them. That my very strong muscular legs with a little extra love... was with them...
That i was present...cellulite and all <3
I had NEVER heard the term “Soulmate Workout.” before i started this journey 2 years ago. Have you? This is the workout that you love, gets you great results, you enjoy doing, and will come back to over and over because you know it’ll always do right by you.
Most people, even those who don’t enjoy exercise, have at least one workout they consider “tolerable”. You might even be one of those lucky people who almost enjoys exercise. Many people feel like exercise has to be a chore. They know they should do something..so, they find an old VHS they have that has been sitting on the shelf, stick it in..do it maybe once and then it goes back to the shelf. Like anything else..its hard to do something you don't enjoy! That’s not the way to go. There are so many options for getting in shape these days that finding a workout style, or program that you love is possible.
If you don’t love exercise, it just means you haven’t yet met your soul-mate workout. Finding "that workout" is invaluable to your lifelong fitness success.
My close friend never worked out a day in her life. She tried a spin class and immediately fell in love. She took classes all the time, and actually woke up early to attend them. She was so great at it that the owner of the company asked her to teach classes. For me, CIZE is my soulmate workout. I was a cheerleader in high school and have always loved dancing. So, this was really a no brainer for me!
HOW YOU’LL KNOW YOU’VE FOUND IT.
– Your soul-mate workout makes you feel you can do anything, it challenges you to never be complacent and makes you feel alive!
– When doing a soul-mate workout, you are surprised by how it doesn't "feel"like a workout.
– Your soul-mate workout feels like it took no time at all.
– You can’t help but endlessly talk about your soul-mate workout.
– You look forward to your next workout.
- You’re really good at it, or have the desire to be really good at it.
- When you try other workouts, you always come back to it
HOW CAN YOU FIND YOUR SOULMATE WORKOUT?
If you’d like to check out beachbody fitness programs on your search for a soulmate, get in touch with me.
(See below for an example of a happy face when doing my soul-mate workout ;-) )
When i started...
I was not a fitness expert and I’m still not.
I was not a nutritionist and I am still learning something new every day.
I was not at my goal and still working towards it…its a journey.
I only posted on social media to share pics of my kids with our far away family...#noexpert
I thought people who took selfies were a bit self absorbed.
I never wanted to be called a “sales person”
I didn’t have Instagram or a Blog and had no desire to learn them.
And the list goes on……
Those concerns you may have about coaching…Yes ma’am – I had them too!
But one thing i did know was I WANTED TO CHANGE and I knew I could do the work.
I also knew i had POTENTIAL.
Potential to build a business while at home with my kids.
Potential to help other women who felt like they lost themselves.
Potential to help women who had given all they had to their families and had nothing left for themselves.
Potential to help woman feel confident in themselves.
Potential to provide for my family…
So you know what?
I pushed past my fears and went for it!
I won’t say its always easy living my life on social media but it is so worth it!
I’m hosting a sneak peak into the coach life and ask that you use this as YOUR personal invitation to join us.
No obligation – just information.
To answer your questions and help you decide if you want to join us!
Shoot me a message and I will get you plugged in!
Will Protein Shakes Help Me Lose Weight? Nope, and Here’s Why...Before starting with Beachbody, i knew NOTHING about nutrition. I ate horribly. Any commercial that talked about helping with weightless i would try. I really was not someone to do research and see what I was putting in my body. I have had my share of protein shakes...and my misconception along with ALOT of people is that protein shakes will help you lose weight.
One of the biggest misconceptions is that protein shakes are what you should consume if you’re trying to lose weight. Often times when I talk to people about Shakeology, a COMPLETE nutrition shake created by Beachbody, they’ll say to me “I already drink a protein shake.”
Who are Protein Shakes Good for?
Protein shakes certainly can play an important role when it comes to muscle building. Protein plays a critical role in our bodies. In fact, it’s an important component of every cell in our body. Protein helps build & repair tissues. Our bodies need protein in order to build enzymes, hormones, cartilage, blood, skin, etc. You can find protein every day in whole food sources such as meats (ideally lean meats), legumes, dairy (think cottage cheese, greek yogurt), eggs, etc.
Most of us get all the protein we need through these sources—most of us are NOT protein deficient. Many of us are actually nutrient deficient. But, we will save that for another blog ;-)
How Much Protein Should Your Diet Contain?
According to WebMD, adult women need approximately 46 grams of protein daily, while adult men need 56 grams per day.
RECOMMENDED PROTEIN CONSUMPTION BY AGE:
School-Age Kids: 19-34g
Teenage Boys: 52g
Teenage Girls: 46g
Pregnant or Breastfeeding: 71g
What happens if your diet is too protein rich?
The National Academy of Science warns that, at least 10%, but no more than 35%, of your daily calories should come from protein. That’s right, there is risk in consuming too much protein. Unlike carbs and fats, the body does not have a way to store protein. Therefore, if you eat too much protein it can be converted to either glucose (sugars) or adipose tissue (fat).
So, Who Might Need the Extra Protein?
The chronically ill. A lot of chronically ill patients who are protein deficient, drink a protein shake daily to attempt to meet their daily protein needs. Chronic illness can result in either elevated or decreased levels of plasma protein in the body, which indicates the amount of protein in your blood, namely albumin and globulin. Albumin plays an important role in providing amino acids for your body’s tissues. Globulin, which helps to support the immune system, plays a role in blood clotting and other vital systems.
So, a protein shake may be beneficial to this population. If you are concerned about your health and plasma protein levels and/or you have a chronic illness, please follow up with a medical professional.
What about people wanting to build muscle quickly?
Protein shakes may be beneficial. But read labels carefully.
Avoid artificial sweeteners and preservatives, and find a product that is “clean.” Many of the top selling protein powders on Amazon contain harmful ingredients including carrageenan which some studies have linked to intestinal cancer in lab animals.
Bottom line, if your goal is to lose weight, tone up, and get fit, a protein shake is not going to help. What is the solution then? A well-balanced diet that contains lean proteins, simple carbs, good fats, and exercise. And that’s exactly why I am here: to help you do it the right way.
If you're looking for a shake that can help aid in weight loss, avoid protein shakes and check out my information page on Shakeology.
Remember, Protein Shakes do NOT = Meal ReplacementsWhat was the biggest mistakes I made when I was drinking protein shakes? I equated a protein shake to a meal replacement shake. They are absolutely not the same thing! Our bodies are amazing and they need fuel to function correctly. Make sure you are fueling that body!
Im a 43 year old Mom taking charge of her health and who's passionate about helping you live your healthiest, happiest life.