I started coaching to help with symptoms I was having and doctors didn’t have an answer. Bloodwork was normal, all test normal. 😳
This went on for 8 years. I will be honest. Thoughts crossed my mind that I never could have imagined. 😫
As a last resort I decided to learn about what foods fueled my body and gave me energy. 😊
It wasn’t easy to get motivated at first but with encouragement from other women I just kept moving forward the best I was able.
Today I rarely have a bad day even though there are some and I have felt so much better than I ever have. I was finally diagnosed with autoimmune disease and it much improved from taking care of ME.❤️ Most moms think it is selfish to take care of themselves and they put their family first. I have learned that YOU deserve to be the best version of YOU so that you can help them be the best version of THEM! 😀
If you need help regaining control of your life comment with an emoji or DM me. I would love to help you learn to be the best version of yourself. Let’s LIVE life together versus merely going through the motions!
Let me tell you a secret- even though I'm a health and fitness coach I still struggle some days, weeks. Hell even the last month. I was going through the motions but I didnt feel like I was getting everything out of my workouts and meals. I was having a hard time getting excited for my program and I didnt want to do it more often than not. For someone who has spent the last year up before 5am (yes for real, I'm one of those crazy people) to get my workout in- this was hard for me to feel this way. 😥
On the weekend I decided to change up what I was doing. My program wasnt giving me what I wanted so I started a new one yesterday. Today was day two and I was up before my alarm and ready to crush it. I feel like I'm back in my groove and ready to give it my all ✌
My point in all of this is that nobody is perfect and this journey will come in waves and remember that it's okay! 💕
This is how I'm spending my Sunday night, 🙌
My house is clean, Laundry is done (which was the worst part of it all 🙄) meals are planned out for next week. Iv been feeling on top of life but not so on top of my workouts the last couple weeks. I'm taking tonight to decide what program I'm going to start tomorrow because I feel like I need to reset that part. Iv been consistently enjoying my workouts and loving waking up early but it's not how i have felt the last month- so I'm going to change the plan and get excited to workout again! Luckily I have such a variety to choose from in my online gym of workouts! ✌💕
Today was one of my 3 rest days for this program but I had planned to come home and walk the dog BUT I ended up falling asleep on the couch for a couple hours! Which means that I probably really needed it- I'm also hoping I can switch my body back to morning workouts tomorrow because of all the rest I got today! After my much needed nap I crawled into bed for some puppy cuddles and a face scrub and mask! It's so important to make sure you treat yourself to some self love as often as you can! It makes you feel so refreshed! 🙌
This was all I needed to crush todays at home workout! 🙌 and it felt awesome to get a sweat in from my online gym! I definately prefer to work out in the morning but as long as I'm getting it done each day then thats a win!
I used to think at home workouts wouldnt work and especially if they were only 30 minutes .. but I have had my best progress since working out from my spare room!🎉
Today is the start of week 2 of this 8 week program and I feel great, sticking to the meal plan and I took 3 rest days last week. Which is part of the program but just very weird to me since I'm used to 6 days a week.
I'm so excited to see where this program goes. Its heavy lifting with cardio and abs! I'm ready to get back on track with everything that fell off track in October! 🙌
I rolled out the bed at 6 a.m. itching to workout this morning. Like... When did that even happen? My body on the right is looking for it now! You see that body on left? It was sad and exhausted. 😢 It never woke up ready to GO. It snoozed daily. It rushed to work for no real reason besides exhaustion slowing it down. This picture was taken at the beginning of this summer when I thought that all I wanted to do was lay in bed to gain some energy. I thought that I wanted to be alone on my couch with wine and cake to mourn. I honestly felt like that’s what I needed. I actually said that out loud to a few people. I snapped out of it with the help of my coach and virtual gym. So now I’m UP & Ready to GO. I guess this is what happens when your routine is so tight. Working out and just being healthy doesn’t have to be a chore. It becomes a part of your routine, a healthy habit. AND it feels so damn good. ❤️ Though I’m itching to get oh so sweaty, I’ll just jump around with the kids later instead. I promised myself that I would follow the program/challenge that I am currently completing to the T. I would recover on the days that I am told to. I will let my muscles repair. No extra workouts besides maybe a walk with the kids on nice weekend days. I want to see what 4 days per week of exercise can really for me so that I can share the true experience of Liift 4 with you all. Stay tuned for that.❤️Feeling really proud of the improved me.
It might be 1030pm and it would of been easier to pick up something "easy" or order in when I got home from work after a long day. But instead I made food to fuel my body with the exception of some Halloween chocolate at work today. I purposely didnt buy any for the house so that I would have no temptations while at home 🙌