Just a small gathering of 3,000 folk all dressed and dining in white for the annual #DinerEnBlanc .
It started with a few friends 30 years ago in Paris. It is now a global phenomenon! How fun that I reconnected with a friend that evening that I had not seen in almost 30 years - last time we were together, we were in high school! Amazeballs!
Does anyone else participate in Diner en Blanc?
Sometimes it looks like you cried during your 30 min workout. Tonight is one of those nights. Never again will I leave my workout for end of the day after taco Tuesday!! It smells in my living room 😲😢😒😎😑🤢💩
Where my nut butter addicts at? 🥜🥜 My old Kraft full-of-shite PB is on its way out and I’m treating it as a sign to look for something a little more natural and a lot less artificial! So I need some help! Hit me with your favourite brands full of the good stuff, or if you make it yourself tell me how you got started ☺️ Doesn’t this just look like nutty butter heaven?! 😍📷@naturally_nutritious
I am 37 days into this amazing 8 week program (over half way through).
Not much "progress" to show from the prevous, but mentally there's progress.
I had a rough week last week - from starting aunt flow, being bitchy, whiny, tired, lazy and let's be honest ... I might have had too many carbs and sugar .. hello peanut M&Ms (I told Ben he's not aloud to buy them anymore).
But what I DIDN'T do was GIVE UP!
I would have several years ago ... actually I did ... over and over and over!
Just because we have bad moments, bad days, bad weeks or months doesn't mean we GIVE UP.
Throw yourself a pitty party and get your a$$ back up!
Nothing in life will EVER be exactly as you want it, it's up to YOU to figure out HOW you're going to deal with it.
So this weekend I was done my pitty party and got back on track nutrition wise by doing some meal prepping and preparing for a busy week.
I actually feeling stronger physically and mentally because I didn't beat myself up and dive head deep in the M&Ms 😉 lol!
So blessed to be on this journey of physical and MENTAL strength.
But seriously. If you're going through your own pitty party, THAT'S FINE. I want you to promise YOURSELF that tomorrow you'll change that and move forward!
I promise you won't regret it!
"Normal is a mindset programed into you by people who benefit from your conformity." I heard this today - it resonated with me and I believe it to be true.
Where I am from there is crazy and there is, well you already read it and I am glad some see me as being just that.
I am most thankful though for the ones who have helped me transform my way of thinking and are mentoring me to be a much better person.
Want to see how overwhelmingly great your life can be? Change your mindset!
Happy Tuesday! Today is TurboF🔥re S⚽️ccer day😅 Got my sweat on with Chalene and her feel good workout....but I will say working out outside is a whole different sweat game compared to my nice indoor workout space at home😂 But hey a busy momma has to make it work with what she has, and Tuesdays this one takes it outside🌞 Remember you can either make excuses or make changes, you cant do both, so what are you gonna do???😘💕
I wasn’t that ahead of the curve as it's been around since 2008-ish, nor did I really use it correctly when I first was learning about it.
Rate of Perceived Exertion (RPE) is always there whether you measure it or not. Just like weight on the bar or the number of reps done in a given set, it is a training metric. The question is, are you going to measure it and are you going to base any training decisions off of it?
You can use it in a more prescriptive way, such as auto-regulating training by adjusting load to match performance leading up to your working weight (go heavier on a good day, lighter on a bad day). Or you can use it in more of a descriptive way, such as working up to a target weight planned for the day, and record RPE and then adjust weight the next week.
Some people just don’t like RPE. It’s a tool, and every tool has its strengths and weaknesses. I see it as an excellent way to have more control on generating the correct stress for the lifter within the context of the program. When you’re doing compound movements multiple times a week I have found RPE to be paramount in my ability to recover and am currently under the impression that it is one of the most useful training tools in the toolbox.
If you’ve never heard of RPE or want a refresher “RPE Origins and Application w/ Mike Tuchscherer” it’s a BBM podcast episode with @jordan_barbellmedicine and @miketuchscherer and is very informative.
Do you use RPE?
A few days from 45 years old and feeling stronger than when i was 25! Biceps burnout this morning in LIIFT4 week5!
King Kong ain't got $h*t on ME!!! You are what you practice! Join me for my next fitness challenge! Get some practice being fit! Comment below! Music courtesy Mister Fernando with yours truly on guitar and backing vox!!
TRAINING TIP: If you want to have some amazing #transformationtuesday pictures one of the best ways is to put in some serious work on leg days. Do a variety of exercises to make sure you target multiple muscles.
Shout out to my fitness model for this video: @the_realmimi 💪🏾
People often ask me how I find the time to workout and cook healthy stuff. And its simple - I make time for whats a PRIORITY to me.💁
How much time are YOU willing to devote to being the person you want to be? Do you have 30-60 mins per day? 5 days per week? That's only 4% of your total day🤯....if you cant find even that sliver of time to be able to work on YOU, then honestly, what kind of life are you living?!🙈
I know that sounds harsh😳 - but no matter WHAT your time is going into (work, family, kids, friends)...if you cant dedicate 4% of your day to making sure that YOU are at your healthiest both mentally and physically....then how can you ever expect to have enough to give to those around you?!😕 The important people and responsibilities in your life are depending on you to be your best...and you cant be your best by ignoring your own body's needs and eating take-out every night!🙅
I know its tough girl - this concept of putting ourselves first - but I promise you, once you start, everything around you will change for the better.🌠 And if you need some help getting started, you know where to reach out!💌👇😘
I’m in a stormy season right now. The winds of change are blowing. And there are a few trials testing my family and I.
I can honestly tell you that every single day I am SO grateful for the habits and boundaries I have established to take care of myself. Without them, I would not be able to love and serve my people well in this season. I would be a wreck.
So many times we think we don’t have time to fit in exercise. Or time to grocery shop. Or cook food. Because we want to serve others. But I have come to find it’s quite the opposite. We can't afford not to find the time. Because without us being at our best, we simply cannot give what we don’t have.
Feeding ourselves well and exercising our bodies helps us mentally and physically strong and capable. It helps us fight anxiety and depression. It gives us energy. It helps us have stamina to love and serve those we’ve been called to. It improves our mood.
I waited until I was in my early 40’s to get committed to my health and fitness. And I now wish SO much that I had started long before. To think of the difference it would have made in my life and the life of my family.
Today I walk through a stormy season with structure and routine set in place around the way I care for myself. My scheduled workouts, the foods I fuel my body with, good sleep, and grace… lots and lots of grace…. are so key in navigating the way through!
How are YOU showing YOURSELF LOVE today? #selflove
(Photo above = October 2016 and October 2017.) #transformationtuesday
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Rice and Bean Sauce?! or Riced Cauliflower and Bean Sauce?!
You guys know that I am a Caribbean girl. Haitian-American🇭🇹 to be exact! That being said, rice is a staple in my life😋. I make rice of some sort just about every week, especially for my husband who is also Haitian-American and for my kids who are becoming rice-lovers themselves. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
For those of you who love rice like I do but wonder how you can switch it up a bit during the week so you’re not having rice every day (trust me us Haitians can eat rice EVERY SINGLE DAY!!!), try THIS! Or THAT!
I don’t really 100% like calling this riced cauliflower because for someone like my husband who is very black and white, hearing rice only means one thing and he is very much about his rice. But this is what mainstream is calling it, so I’m going to go with it. 😂
I made bean sauce, a staple in the Haitian community, just the way we like it. I also made white jasmine rice with carrots. To switch it up when I want to, I also made riced cauliflower and added carrots for color. So instead of making a complete substitute of a whole meal, I swapped out one item, cauliflower, for the white rice. My taste buds are happy either way!
This is not to say that you should not eat white rice or that cauliflower is better than rice. This is to show you options that you can use to change it up a bit. The choice is always yours! You can eat THIS or THAT!
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So... I have a habit of being totally transparent...and I feel the need to do this right now because....O.M.G.
I did the thing. I. Did. The. Thing.
I did this. No one else. I did this for me and my health. I did this to live a longer, happier life. I did this to enjoy my life and stop being stuck at home in pain.
My highest weight was 280lbs, the picture from November I'm at 265lbs. I'm currently at 162lbs, I did drop lower to 145lbs however it was due to my celiac and I've bounced that weight back on (happily)
However...I just need to acknowledge that I did the thing, I did it guys!
Peanut Butter Protein Balls
⬇️⬇️⬇️ Calories 74 per serve (1 ball= 1 serve)
Makes 24 balls
• 1 cup peanut butter
• 2 scoops (60 grams) of plant-based protein powder
• 1/4 cup + 1/3 cup almond milk
• 1/2 cup rolled oats
• 1/2 tsp cinnamon
• Handful of dark chocolate chips
1. Add all ingredients to a medium mixing bowl and mix .
2. Using a small scoop, form the balls, making sure to pack the scoop tightly.
Store: Refrigerate in an airtight container for up to 1 week or freeze for up to 3 months.
The day after I was diagnosed with #hashimotos I immediately changed my entire life around the next day. I already ate lots of gluten-free meals, but I read it was necessary to go 100% gf, 99% will not relieve Hashimoto symptoms.
I went dairy-free, soy-free and peanut-free.
I included essential oils to support my thyroid and immune function.
DDR Prime 3 drops in a capsule 2x daily. I also applied it diluted over my thyroid.
Basil Oil for my adrenal fatigue. I used this one a lot in the beginning. I literally soaked my feet in basil oil diluted with fractionated coconut oil. It helps tons to fight autoimmune fatigue.
For the first 2 weeks I added Cassia to a capsule to stabilize my blood sugar and fight candida in my blood.
Lemon Oil - I always made sure I drank lemon oil to cleanse out my system and to keep my energy up.
Lavender Oil for stress relief. Just putting it on my pulse points or inhaling it from my cupped hands helps my stress.
I’m taking this exact thyroid protocol daily:
3 drops lemongrass
3 drops Myrrh
3 drops Frankincense
1-2 drops On Guard (Most people add clove oil but On Guard has clove oil as well and imo it has more immunity boosting power).
Add all to a veggie capsule (you might have to use 2 capsules) and take internally 1-2 times daily.
In addition add all 4 oils to a Roller.
Top it off with fractionated coconut oil and apply directly to your thyroid 3-4 times per day.
Last week, 6 weeks after my Hashimoto’s diagnosis my thyroid levels were all in normal range and my antibodies dropped from 681 to 132.
Needless to say I was very happy with the results. Im currently back in Half- Marathon Training and have my energy back!
If you guys have any questions feel free to pm me!! #hashimotos#wellness#glutenfree#vegan#healthylifestyle#mom#momboss#thyroid#hypothyroidism#essentialoils#doterra#gethealthy
Calling all #FayetteCounty residents: Save the date for the #Inaugural Community Health & Wellness Fair on Saturday, September 29th (11 AM - 2PM). Presented by the Atlanta Suburban Alumnae Chapter - Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc.and the Newnan - Fairburn Alumni Chapter of Kappa Alpha Psi Fraternity, Inc., this #Free community event will feature a wide range of health screenings, Zumba and lots more. #Vendor spaces available, too. All are welcome! #ASACPMH#NewnanNupes#GetHealthy#FayetteCo#Share
>>> After nearly two decades of working and playing in the seductive world of Nightlife, I’ve noticed some distinct patterns, not only in myself, but in my colleagues and peers. We are party professionals. Expert fun-havers. Nightlife aficionados. We love to have fun, and sometimes too much of it. “Ugh, I need to take a month off of drinking” is a common phrase heard among our people. I’ve started sober months so many times only to quickly fall off the “wagon” days later because in our world It’s f*ucking TOUGH to avoid the non-stop temptation. It feels impossible at times.
However, the times I have pushed through and made it that month (or whatever time I set for myself) were absolutely life-changing for me. I felt happier, super clear headed, calmer, I slept better, connected with people on a more meaningful level, my memory improved and the list goes on… and I was able to do it because I had set up a support system. That’s why I’m holding this challenge; I want everyone who feels like they are ready to take a break to feel supported as well as learn some new shit about health, wellness and themselves. You may even choose to stay off the sauce even longer once you see how incredible you are capable of feeling (#feelbomb level 10).
I’ve set this up to be fun, supportive and educational and I’m so stoked to share it with you. If you’re interested in joining me, leave your email address below, send it to me in a DM, or email me at Amanda@feelbomb.com