Thursday, July 30, 2015

It's about progress NOT perfection

Focus on progress not perfection... Because, really... What is perfection anyway??

Am I in perfect shape??  NO
Have I made as much progress as I thought I would have in a year?? NO
Do I think I'm a picture perfect portrait of health?? ABSOLUTELY NOT
Do I make all the right choices all the time?? NOPE
Am I going to let all of these things stop me from moving forward?? HELL NO!!

Am I ok with not being perfect?? Yes, I'm not even sure what "perfect" is.
Will I continue to push myself towards my goals??  YEP
Am I proud of how far I've come in a little over a year??  HELL YES!!
Am I willing to help others with their fitness goals! ABSOLUTELY!!

I may not in "perfect" shape or make the best decisions all the time... BUT I'm ok with that.  I'm not a nutrition expert or physical trainer or athletic competitor, I just a wife and a mom who wants to improve my personal health and the health of my family.  So, YES I'm fine with not being perfect!  As long as I know I'm moving (even if it's very slowly) towards where I eventually want to be I'm good! I am here to show you, YOU don't have to be perfect either.  If you want my help getting started I am here! I don't expect you to be perfect, you've just got to be willing to TRY! :) 

As I'm writing this the Jessie J song "Masterpiece" is playing in my head. Lol!

Thursday, July 9, 2015

Cinnamon Apple Cookies

OMGosh!!  These are SOO GOOD!!!  Think oatmeal cookies packed with a fruity cinnamon flavor!!  They’ll stay soft and chewy for an entire week if stored in an airtight container—if they last that long!
  • 1 c quick oats
  • ¾ c whole wheat flour
  • 1 ½ tsp baking powder
  • 1 ½ tsp ground cinnamon
  • ⅛ tsp salt
  • 2 tbsp. coconut oil or unsalted butter, melted
  • 1 large egg,
  • 1 tsp  vanilla extract
  • ½ c  agave or honey
  • 1 c finely diced red apple (about 1 medium)
  1. Mix oats, flour, baking powder, cinnamon, and salt in a medium bowl. In a separate bowl, whisk together the coconut oil or butter, egg, and vanilla. Stir in the agave. Add in the flour mixture, stirring just until mixed well. Fold in the apples. Chill for 30 minutes.
  2. Preheat the oven to 325°F, and line a baking sheet with parchment paper or a silicone baking mat.
  3. Drop the cookie dough into 15 rounded scoops onto the prepared sheet, and flatten slightly. Bake at 325°F for 13-15 minutes. Cool on the pan for 10 minutes before turning out onto a wire rack.

Tuesday, July 7, 2015

Let me ask you a question...

Do walk into your closet and have clothes that are too small but you are holding on too because one day you hope to wear them again? Are you struggling with losing that post baby weight? Do you feel out of shape? Are you unhappy with your body? Are you self-conscious about the way you look? Do you feel like crying when you go shopping?

I answered YES to every single question a little over a year ago. I was so miserable. I was so unhappy but I was afraid t...o ask for help because I think deep down I didn't believe I would ever lose the weight and I thought people would judge me. I settled with idea that I was destined to stay unhappy with my body. BUT one day I decided I'd had enough. Yes, I was afraid people would judge me, and if I'm honest with myself I KNOW I get judged every day. But I'm not letting that stop me. Honestly, the feeling I get from doing what it takes to get healthy is way better then the feeling of worrying about what people think.

When I first started I had no idea what I was doing. I'd tried SERVERAL different weight loss strategies/quick fixes/fad diets and even if I'd start seeing results would ALWAYS fail and end up quitting. Now, I would be lying if I said I've never failed in the past year.... Because I've failed SEVERAL times and know I will fail several times again. Why is it so different this time?? Why am I so confident that I will succeed this time?? The difference is support and accountability. With the help of my coach I have learned about eating clean and I finally had someone (actually a whole group of women) to reach out to when I feel like quitting.

Are you ready to try? If you are I am here for you!

I am looking for 5 people who are READY to change their life and want to feel better inside and out. I will help you learn about clean eating and how working out for only 30 minutes a day can change your entire outlook!! Plus you will get all the support you need, from others going thru the same struggles you are.
If you are interested and SERIOUS, comment below or send me a message! I'm READY to help YOU. All you have to do it say the word!! :)