Another weekend, another race. 25 kms of hills in the rain. 1:59. Besides the obvious physical challenge, hills have a huge mental challenge (this is especially true for me). Pushing past the mental blocks is such an accomplishment in itself. We can talk ourselves in or out of anything. I need to be reminded of this during race season! #workinprogress#25k#race#marathontraining
It is lazy Saturday in this house so we’ll be in the backyard if you need us ✌🏼 My current program is only 4 days a week and I’m done with 3/4 which meeeaaaaans that I have free reign to decide if I want to knock out Day four today or tomorrow. Being a single momma means never knowing when I’m gonna fit my workout it. Some days I just can’t. And if today is one of those days, then I can wake up early and knock it out tomorrow and still be perfectly on track. 🙌🏼😘💪🏼 Sooooo why aren’t you on this program yet? Asking for a friend.
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There’s only one way to celebrate finishing Week 5: Leg Day of this program and that’s with a fat bowl of oatmeal and a healthy chocolate shake (check my story).
My legs are officially jello.
This program may only be 40 min, 4x a week, but it gets the job done.
I’m seeing all the gains I hoped for and eating all the food I want/need.
If I could go back in time and tell myself when I was counting calories, starving myself, and working out after every meal that there was another way, I would do it in a heart beat.
But, I can’t. So that’s why I share my story now, with all of you.
There’s enough fad diets and excessive workout programs out there to keep us all confused, but what we really need is consistency.
We need a plan that we can depend on and stick to.
One that doesn’t get old, but can also apply to anyone.
The beauty of being in control of your own plan is that you decide what you need and I help you get to where you want to be.
It’s as simple as moving your body and putting good food inside of it.
Nows your LAST chance to join me this month and start making moves towards where you want to be -> link in bio!
And yes, I’m 100% wearing an over sized Transformers T-shirt right now 🤓
I know in my heart that my dog loves me just as much as I love him
My big baby bean
Devil Dog Lucifer
Thank you for always making me push through my workouts and then one I stop moving around like a crazy person you give me so much love it makes me forget that I am Sore AF and sweaty.
Breath girl breath... especially when it’s hard... when you are overwhelmed, depressed, stressed (insert your emotions) it pays off to make the CHOICE to take care of yourself... to move your body, eat healthy, read something positive, take some cleansing deep breaths while you meditate on what you are grateful for. Get your butt up and just do it, it’ll start to shift your energy. We all have those moments, it’s normal, but your choices on how you react to them determines your ultimate outcome. #yafeelme#pregnancyemotions#healthyhabits#chooseyourhard
Pressed play on 2 workouts today 😅. I’m either crazy 😜 or really competitive, either way I finished!!
These two workouts were no joke. I lifted heavier the last week and I powered through with sweat 💦 dripping everywhere! Happy Saturday!!
March 2018 —> August 2018
These are two completely different girls. I used to be too comfortable in a relationship that was starting to go downhill. I used to give up nights with friends. I didn’t feed my body right and felt like complete garbage. I wasn’t right with the Lord. -
Now, I’m out of a toxic relationship and am focusing on taking care of myself. I go out and have fun with friends, while making new ones. I fuel my body with what it needs so I can feel and be my best. I fully found Jesus again. -
I want to help you find yourself. I want to help you feel amazing. I want to help you change your life, because that’s exactly what happened to me. -
Drop an emoji below or message me if you’re ready to change your life too 💕
As hard as it is to change behavioral and thought patterns and habits that I have had for pretty much my entire life, it isnt as hard as feeling the way I did when I started this journey. Waking up everyday full of anxiety, fear, regret, shame, guilt, etc is absolute torture to your soul. I would much rather practice discipline and self control than suffer the consequences of not doing so at this point. It's not so much that being overweight is miserable, as it is that all of the thought processes and actions that go along with it are miserable to endure. I will choose the hard of my new lifestyle over my old 100%!
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For realz though it is the boost I need to get moving, push play and rock my morning workouts. Today I’m pushing play on two ✌🏻for a chance to win $818 on 8/18/18!! Wish me luck 🍀
Ugh! Up bright and early for some fasted cardio. Again, wasn't the best workout, but it got done. I know the next few days are going to be tough while I work back into a schedule and it's so worth it. They say "choose your hard". I'd much rather go through the "hard" of getting up early to work out and meal prep and watch what I eat instead of feeling miserable and in pain all the time.
Centering myself after what was a disaster of a day because you honestly at times have to take each day in small bite sized chunks.
And I have big goals and plans for this weekend and next week
I have big projects at work that I have been cultivating for a few months
And I have a whole slew of new coaches coming onto my team that I am so excited for and that I want to pour my everything into
And so for today? I’ll be still and appreciate breath as I get amped and ready mentally and spiritually for all that is to come
“but those who hope in the Lord will renew their strength. They will soar on wings like eagles; they will run and not grow weary, they will walk and not be faint.”
Isaiah 40:31 NIV .
You can’t do it all on your own strength. You were never meant to. Rely on the power that is stronger than you to carry you through.
Super proud of my determined, focused, hardworking, little ladies who ran their first 5k today! They decided last night they wanted to race..one was wondering if there were medals at the finish line while the other was wondering if there would be food 😂 #startemearly#8yearsold#proudmom
✨ ✨ FACE FRIDAY ✨ ✨
So glad I said YES to simplified nutrition and a healthier lifestyle six months ago!! So grateful for this amazing community!
All it took was a simple conversation with a friend who lovingly reminded me how good our bodies are suppose to feel! ✨My energy is on a whole different level! ✨ I have so much more clarity and focus!
✨I have more confidence!
✨I’m happier than ever!
I believe that EVERYONE should get to feel this way everyday!
I’ve noticed quite a few new friends around lately, so I thought it might be fun to get to know each other! I’ll start.
Hey, I’m Lindsey! I’m a native Okie who now lives in Cypress, TX. I’m wife to Nathaniel, who is a student minister, and fur-mom to Winston, who hasn’t realized he’s not human yet.
Here are 5 fun facts about me.
📚 I love to learn. This really didn’t start until college, when I learned to love learning for the sake of growing as a person, rather than achieving a grade or benchmark. Now I’m done with school, but always looking to learn new things! It’s even more fun now that I don’t have to worry about grades 😊
☕️ I drink my coffee black because I’m a snob, lactose-sensitive, and cheap.
🎭 I don’t like to read books or watch movies with sad endings. I don’t care how true the story is, life is already too full of hard things to spend my time being entertained by sadness.
♥️ I’m terrible at small talk. I’d much rather skip it and hear about your life and what the Lord is teaching you.
🌮 I enjoy cooking (and eating) new things. I’ll always go for the most interesting combinations of flavors at a restaurant, and try to plan at least one “fun” recipe to cook each week.
Your turn! What are some things about you? Let’s skip the small talk and get to the fun stuff 😊
You know that feeling when you’re absolutely exhausted from a long week and you don't even have the energy to put on your PJs? .
And then that feeling right after you snuggle into bed with some tea and an amazing podcast (currently luvin on 'Rants and Randomness with Luvvie Ajayi' and 'The Teachers Pet') and you get an energy boost and feel like you can now conquer the world? .
Or at least the dirty laundry 🤷🏾♀️... .
THAT’s the feeling that you give me. .
I swear I get ENERGIZED talking to you in my DMs and on Facebook/IG live. .
Especially with these long days, your sweet messages, your awesome testimonials about how you've transformed, and so much more gives me LIFE! .
Even if I'm making a small impact on your life --- just knowing I'm making an impact at all makes these long days (and even longer nights worth it). .
So, wanted to say thank you for being here and letting me support you on your journey ❤️. .
Let me know how I can continue to support you.
Red faced, legs aching, lungs burning but I did it! I chose my hard today and it paid off in dividends.
My aim has been been to run 5km in under 30 minutes before my daughter turns one. And I did it!
Set goals and don’t give up even if you have set backs. The last park run I did I couldn’t even finish because I had been so exhausted after my baby kept me up most of the night teething. But I got back out there today and gave it another go and did better then I could have imagined. And now I get to ride the endorphin high for the rest of the day!
Making changes to be a better you mentally, physically and spiritually is hard but also is waking up not liking what you see in the mirror each day.
I’m not just talking about a 6 pack. It’s so much more than what appears on the outside. Choosing to love yourself and work to be the best you!
It boils down to you Choose your hard.
When I don’t have the time or resources to meal prep THIS is my go-to. Vegetarian, organic, and low-cal / high protein is exactly what I need to fuel the last half of my shift. Tastes pretty darn good too 🤗 @amyskitchen .
This is not an ad... I just get so many questions from you guys about what I eat in my vegetarian diet. This is a must-have in my refrigerator for when life gets hectic and there’s no time to cook. They also make organic vegetarian/vegan pizzas! 🤤
I believe in letting kids be kids, but I also believe in the power of understanding not everything is handed to you. You have to do some work, put forth some effort, and be willing to help others to really reap life’s rewards. #theyhavemyheart
I’m visiting family in Chicago and my Auntie wanted to workout with me this morning and can I say, she didn’t allow for ANY distractions. Her phone kept ringing and then her hair began to sweat, and for a moment I became worried and feared she would quit because her “Hair was sweating out.” I know that’s an excuse I once had and the excuse of MANY black women, but my Auntie said that she was going to keep going. So she did and she rocked this workout👊🏾 Ladies, people can wait, clothes be folded later, the dishes will be there. Your hair will be okay. A little frizz can be sexy anyway😍Push the distractions to the side, drop the excuses, and take care of YOU❤️
Turned on a podcast yesterday, and @brenebrown started talking about joy. Super simple, right? Like the EASIEST emotion on the planet to feel. But then she mentioned what she calls foreboding joy- how we hold back from it - because what happens when it goes away? “We’re afraid that the feeling of joy won’t last, or that there won’t be enough, or that the transition to disappointment will be too difficult.” Freaking 🎤 drop.
I do that on the DAILY, you guys.
I don’t want to feel the hurt and the hard and the suck... so I try to prepare myself for the inevitable, to tell myself not to get too happy or content in the now, because it’ll eventually go away. What a downer attitude!!
Know what’s even worse?
I let that attitude creep into my marriage.
Logan’s job in the Navy takes him all kinds of amazing places, for fairly long periods of time. He’ll be gone a month and a half, home for a week, and then gone again. So...
Enter foreboding joy!
When he’s here, every second feels stolen. I never want to argue with him because like, what a waste, right?! He’s HOME so how can I justify being annoyed at the little things? It’s such a struggle for me not to get sad before he’s even gone because two months without getting to come home to my person straight up sucks. So when he’s home I prepare myself for when he’s gone. I remind myself how the big letdown of him leaving feels.... but all that really happens is I feel the letdown for WEEKS before.
Well you know what? EFF THAT.
That fear of the unknown being too big.
The fear that this joy will not be enough.
The fear that I am setting myself up for disappointment.
I refuse to let myself squander the joy I feel, in my marriage, my home, my life, just because there’s distance around the corner. We don’t live perfect lives... but every single second I get to spend loving and learning and just BEING is is better than a moment without.
If that comes with some pain, so be it.
I’ll take it all. ❤️
YOU CAN. You can do whatever you think is possible. You can achieve everything that you set your mind to. You can fit back into your clothes comfortably and confidently again. You can feel pure happiness again. You can eat the slice of pizza. You can be yourself again. -
I remember when all I felt was “I can’t because *excuse*” and afraid to fail. Eventually I learned that it’s OKAY to fail, because how will I learn if I don’t fail? From this I learned I CAN do whatever I want to accomplish, but can’t be fearful of what could happen along the way. - -
Girl, YOU CAN move mountains. I believe you can. All it takes is a little sweat & sometimes tears, but YOU CAN do all the things you set your mind to. -
YOU CAN do this for you, because YOU ARE WORTH IT. Worth every dang bit of it. If you’re ready to accomplish amazing results mentally and physically, message me because together WE CAN. 💕
Truth right here from my girl Rachel Hollis.
You have to have a plan.
A plan for everything.
And even rest.
Because "hoping" it will be ok with those things is not really enough. .
2008 vs 2018
Wow, sometimes I don't recognize the person in that 2008 picture and other times I remember EXACTLY who she was and how she felt. 😔 •
That 2008 picture was celebrating 🎉 my parent's 50th wedding anniversary and about 4 years before I began taking care of myself through nutrition and exercise. •
The other is today, 10 years later (and 4 months shy of their 60th anniversary) and 5.5 years of caring about myself and my health. Happy, positive, strong, healthy, committed and consistent. •
Not perfect with nutrition or exercise but about 90/10. Not a robot 🤖 moving through life but exploring and continuing to learn and grow.
It's called #balance and it's all part of me being healthy - mind, body & spirit. •
I wish my today self could talk to my 2008 self, things like - get out of your own way, don't be afraid to take a chance on yourself, you CAN do hard things, love yourself more instead of being so critical and BE unapologetically YOU not what others (or you) THINK you should be. 💕💕💕 •
Something super simple as changing our mindset can go a long way
Beginning to train ourselves to trade I have to workout, to I get to workout
Changing I have to eat healthy to I get to eat healthy
There are so many instances that people don't get that luxury
Hope you are getting it in today, and if you don't know where to start I got you
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Just your average mom, working on herself. Experiencing moments of accomplishment and moments of failure along the way. Shaping myself in so many ways and learning about how I want to shape my future. Some days come easier than others. Today was HARD! Leg days are my favorite but also the days I have to push myself the most. Choosing this HARD is for me. Not anyone else! It’s how I’m learning and growing everyday and its my journey. What do you choose as your HARD? How has it shaped you and what lessons have you learned about yourself along the way? #momstrong#thisisme