I did it! I resisted all the goodies in the lounge for supper!! Pizza, pasta salads, cookies, AND PUMPKIN BARS!! •
I’ve played around with not eating gluten off and on the past few months. I have limited myself and made alternative gluten-free options occasionally, but I have not consciously made it a priority not to eat it. This weekend I indulged way too much and was paying for it Sunday. So this time, I’m fully committed and not just because it’s part of the #5tothrive for #last90days . •
Through choices I’ve made the past nine months, I’ve come to know what it’s like to feel great and I don’t like feeling rotten or even mediocre. I’m choosing to fuel my body and be a better version of myself everyday.
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So I fell off going to the gym hard and eating healthy and now I look and feel like it. Tomorrow starts my journey back to a healthier me. I hate the way I feel right now and I'm the only one who can change it. Giving myself six months. My gift to myself. #ahealthierme#determinedtobehealthy
Day 19...Motivation and Determination
This week has been somewhat of a bad week. I was up late on a few nights to get some photography projects done and because of this my motivation to get up early in the mornings for a workout was ZERO pretty much all week.
In fact, my motivation to do ANYTHING was little to none.
As I was cooking dinner last night and feeling very blah and not good, I let my mind wander as to why. .
Am I getting sick? There is a cold going around my office and my daughter’s swim team. .
Did I forget to take my thyroid medication this week? Because without that I am pretty much worthless.
No and no....I just didn’t workout this week. Boy does that make a HUGE difference in how I feel.
With that realization (and the fact I nailed my side plank and did more than one non-modified push up) my MOTIVATION was renewed. I made sure I was in bed early and got up this morning feeling fresh and motivated and did my workout, ending with a DETERMINATION...to be a healthier me and never go back to feeling like 💩.
What is your motivation? What are you determine to do (or not do)?
10:20pm and after a busy day of appointments and “stuff”, I think to look at my watch to see how I sit. Still need to do 27 minutes of exercise and over 100 calories, so the treadmill and me it is! Thank you plexus for the energy to go all day without fail!
So my SW journey starts all over again. I started yesterday. Today I’ve had a flat peach and muller light yoghurt for breakfast= 0 suns. sliced chicken and salad with honey and mustard salad dressing= 2 syns. Tea tonight pizzas topped chicken, salad and plain baked potato= 0syns
My syns today went on a kitkat which I believe is 5syns. #sw#slimmingworld#slimmingworldrecipes#weightloss#notadiet#determinedtobehealthy
🤯Sometimes i truly amaze myself!
I can be so darn disciplined and committed to a plan or a goal and crush the shiz out of it 💪🏼
I can be so incredibly weak and out of control and make all the wrong choices 🤦🏼♀️
Like seriously??? It’s sooo frustrating!! Sometimes i wonder...who am i? How can i be the same person? Am i a fraud?
🥑I’ve made so many changes over the past 5 years with regards to my health and my lifestyle and I’m proud of that but sometimes i feel like these 5 years of healthier habits can’t compete with 32 years of ridiculously poor habits. Meaning, those bad habits somehow always creep up on me! Like ALWAYS!! 😫
🥊Is this a battle of “old Carrine” versus “New Carrine” that i just have to deal with forever? 🏝Example: last week in Mexico... i rocked my nutrition. I enjoyed lots of tequila and club soda (versus piña coladas, daiquiris and sugar/chemical laden drinks, etc). I ate guacamole by the spoon instead of by the chip, i skipped dessert during the day and only had it at dinner if i reallyyy wanted it. I drank my shakeology every day, i drank at least 80 ounces of water a day, I followed my intermittent fasting schedule and ate only between 2 and 9/10pm, I ate lots of veggies and protein and hardly any rice or pasta. This was my choice and i NEVER felt deprived! As a matter of fact, I never felt so good on vacation before! i mean duh! i wasn’t eating a ton of crap that was causing inflammation and bloat!!
✈️Literally on my way out of the resort and into the shuttle to go to the airport, i ate 2 slices of avocado toast AND an almond croissant!!! (At 11am no less!) then proceeded to buy candy at the airport for the plane ride (skittles and sour sweet tarts in case you’re wondering) and ate again at the airport... guacamole (with chips), ribs (with fries), AND a piña colada! Wtf?? I could go on and on because since that day... I’ve been eating EVERYTHING and anything. All the things i haven’t eaten in months that i swear i literally didn’t even want ONE WEEK AGO!! (The rest of this rant is in the comments! ⬇️⬇️⬇️)
Below is my 80 Day Obsession results. Obviously this transformation is different and not spectacular but I still share in hopes to inspire someone. I started this journey with hopes of just staying active with something new and exciting when pregnant not expecting or going after results.
For the past 80 days, I worked out when I was exhausted, when I was battling morning sickness that lasted all day, when I was battling heart burn, when I had no desire. Why? Definitely not because I was chasing results or not trying to gain weight. I showed up because by doing so, it made me feel better. It made the nausea better. It made the heart burn better. It gave me more energy and Lordy knows I need all I can get these days. It’s helped lower my blood pressure.
Not only did I gain a booty lift in the process🙌🏻 but what you can’t see is that I gained soooo much strength, more confidence in myself, healthier body, more passionate and I feel great you guys!!! I modified the entire program for safety reasons but still finished feeling better than when I started and that’s what it’s all about!
I was far from perfect with this program but I showed up, I drank my superfoods and I tried. For that I am pleased to be healthy for both me and pineapple🍍 😉
I’m not here to convince you. I’m here to share, to inspire and to help those who need me. I know it’s not for everyone, but it is for someone like me. If that someone is you too, I’M here. I’m ready to pay it all forward to you.
I pray this shows any of you that are hesitant or intimated to start that you can do it too but no reason to do it alone. Take the leap, I promise it’s worth it💕 #80daytransformation#stronger#tripletmom#determined2succeed#womeninspiringwomen#whynotyou#startyourjourney#determinedtobehealthy
Hey I'm Nicole!
I am a mom of three amazing boys and have been married to my wonderful husband for over a decade. I have always enjoyed helping others, and becoming a Registered Nurse 18 years ago was the beginning of my journey to help others daily.
My background includes a A.A.S. degree in Nursing, a B.S in Nursing in 2009, and obtaining a M.S. degree specializing in Family Nurse Practitioner and a DNP degree in Nursing.
Four years ago, I found myself completely failing at balancing my family, career, and health. I struggled with stress, physical issues, and overall wellness. I was always tired, and let’s just say, my GI system wasn’t always happy with me. An acne regimen of medications and doctors’ appointments became a part of my regular schedule, and the scale was not my friend. I knew I needed to change my life, and so I did. With a lot of soul searching, research, and life changing strategies, I decided to transition into the role of a Health Coach to help women, just like me, find a balance in this fast-paced world. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
Today I empower and encourage busy women to shift their mindsets and transform their lives through healthier and sustainable lifestyle changes and balanced health programs. I compel you to begin your journey to a more balanced and less stressful life today. You are worth it. I look forward to working with you in the near future. Your journey to a “balanced healthy life” starts with the Design Your New Tomorrow ™ program.
This is one of my favorite events of the year! I am truly thankful our PE teacher does jump rope for heart! Last year Cali was diagnosed with two heart defects. We are hoping that her heart will fix itself. But knowing that there is something they can do is also nice to know. I really struggled finding out the news last year. Cali’s heart issues pushed me to turn my lifestyle around. I am so thankful for all of the money these kids raised so that more research can be done! It’s truly amazing what they can do now days with the heart. #bpsdragons#iteach#iteachfirst#teachergram#jumpropeforheart#betterme#determinedtobefit#determinedtobehealthy