Real life....Don't knock it until you try it, one of my favorite childhood combos PB&J with potato chips! So good I took a bite before deciding to snap a picture for #ToastTuesday , because I didn't realize it was Tuesday. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
I haven't been having toast much lately because honestly I just haven't been feeling it. Woke up to fresh homemade sourdough and it sounded good this morning only what I wanted I couldn't have because we didn't have potato chips. This is honestly one of the few ways I like potato chips and almost never eat them just out of the bag.
Then I had to run to the store and since I had to go I took it as a sign and opportunity to get my chips and came home and made this magical slice for brunch before running out he door to the start of our week full of soccer (USA Cup ⚽️ I'll be sharing on Instagram Stories, S👩 plays Iceland today!). Plus a @bhaktifans for the road. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Growing up I use to smash classic salty potato chips or sea salt and vinegar in the middle of my pb&j sandwiches and still love it to this day. My go to at Subway growing up was just as crazy... a cheese sub with pickles, onions, jalapenos, and sour cream and onion chips. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
What is one "crazy" combo you had growing up that you still love? ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
Dinner was rice(!!) with mini sauseges (!!), beans, side salad and some veggies 😋
I was craving this dinner for so so long, so let's have it. I won't lie I feel like it's way to much. But it isnt🤷♀️ Have a nice evening ❣️❣️
P I Z Z A 🍕
Ik eet heus niet elke week pizza, maar na de vegan pizza van vorige week ga ik deze week voor een pizza van @magionipizza. Gemak na een dag werk en wat is ie lekker! Het is de pitza falafel met maar liefst 185 gram aan groenten. Pitza, jij bent van mij vanavond. 🤭
It’s the final week of classes before finals for this summer semester. I’ve got a million things to do, but what helps me focus is to actually step back and chill for a moment. Lunch time today was that moment! I grilled up some chicken and veggies, microwaved a bag of kale & quinoa mix, diced up some sun-dried tomato & basil feta, and then tossed it all with the last of my spinach and basil pesto! I’ve got lunches now for the next couple days and the cooking process relaxed me before I go into my second exam of the day. What relaxes you?
Added extra reps to yesterday’s leg workout at the squat rack and it turned out to be more intense than I thought it’d be. I planned on doing 3 rounds of the circuit but could only finish 2. I’m definitely feeling it today.🔥
2️⃣Split squats: 3x10,1x6💕
Front squats: 2x12
BB side to side split squats: 2x10
Kettlebell swings: 2x30
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And so it's Transformation Tuesday. Between these two photos so much has changed. My looks and muscle mass, my strength, my bone density, my heart health, but most of all the way I veiw and treat myself and the world. Life is absolutely beautiful so living it is worth going through any obstacles to get to 💪
It’s ok to feel blue when you’re wearing these @beachriot leggings that @holisticrx is rocking. We’re obsessed and you will be too! Get your pair now. Info to shop is in our bio. #sculptique sculptique
Best lower body day EVER??!!
I think @alexia_clark put everything she could think of in today’s workout: we had lunges, Bulgarians, squats, bum thrusts, donkey kicks...the list was seemingly endless!
Each circuit brought something new - I had a go at weighted sit to stand - no chance🤪 - but I was using a much lower stool than usual which was probably why I managed an ACTUAL REAL PISTOL SQUAT!! (Well nearly, my foot did touch down a bit!)
Especially pleased I got to make use of a small child in the weighted thrusty thingies (but I’m not sure what he was doing behind my back...🙄😳😂)
And the 10 minute goblet squat EMOM at the END of the workout!!! 10 goblet squats on each minute followed by “optional” wall-sits for the remainder of the minute. For some probably insane reason I decided to add an extra rep each minute - ending up with 19 on the last minute. 🤪🤪
I was a shaking sweaty mess by the end, but it was sooo worth it! Thank you a million times over @alexia_clark you made my day!!!
#queenteam @queenteam #fitforareason#homeworkout#strengthtraining#fitness#resistancetraining#lowerbodyworkout#fitspo#mumfit#momfitness#moveeveryday#fitnessaddict#strongnotskinny#progressnotperfection
I know yesterday I said I have my babes to hold me accountable these next 8 weeks..💪🏻but why not have all of you as well? Here are my official *before* pictures. I’m ready to build muscle and lean out a little bit. Stay tuned..🤷🏻♀️
Tí, čo poznáte The Cheesecake Factory, možno vam tento naložený cheesecake pripomína práve ten ich. Ale pravdou je, že tuto bombu majú v novom @gatto_matto_family bistre na Ventúrskej v Bratislave! 😍 Čo vam budem hovorit.. #foodporn zaručený 🤤
Today's yummy post workout green smoothie bowl had:
- frozen bananas
- 1 scoop of @vega_team Vanilla Protein Powder
- handful of kale & spinach
- coconut water
- goji berries
- hemp seeds
- flax seeds
- pb powder
Haven't made a smoothie bowl in more than a year so this turned out better than expected😋
Taco (salad) Tuesday for lunch today 😍🌮🥙
Healthy eating doesn’t have to mean missing out on your favourite foods!
What’s in my bowl?
• extra lean ground turkey (low sodium seasoning)
• veggies! romaine, tomato, green onion
• bean & corn salsa
• low fat cottage cheese
I prepped the taco meat at the beginning of the week and now it’s quick and easy to throw together!
Late check in from my morning sweat sesh at @solidcore! My obliques were screaming and i loved it! Jenna was no joke this morning!!! Something about targeting one specific muscle group makes the workout so much more intense. I highly recommend these classes! #solidcore#feeltheshake#obliquesonfire
Jul17: Armed with my laptop and a passion for outdoors - it’s been 2 1/2 years since the start of macdo2.0 officially the worst spelt blog on instagram but wow time flies! I’ve Laughed and cried on this page, now it’s a great collection of memories and always just a place for my thoughts. So I’m thinking about starting up a real blog online? ofc I’d keep macdo2.0 but maybe interesting to see what route I could go with that? Also I’m going to be doing a few columns in a magazine over the summer so I’ll keep yall posted on on how that’s going :) I may be in search of titles.
😁Happy Transformation Tuesday!!!
😏Here I am in all my glory. today's gonna be a short post. I have a lot going on in my personal life. So posting wont be frequent but just know soon I will have my YouTube space and insta space.
😍Remember you're doing great, ya lil transformers.
You're going to struggle but don't you quit babe! This sh!t is hard but it's possible because you are a badass 😼 You will find something *sustainable* that works for you and the end result will be worth it. I've bounced back and forth more than I care to share. It happens to everyone! Eventually you will find what works for you & you'll overcome that hurdle! Finding my macro program was my saving grace because I don't have to restrict what I eat, I 🖤 how it customizes for me every week & it's not cookie cutter (figuratively & literally 😂 all da cookies! 🍪), and that's a lifesaver for me. I lost a TON of bloat once I started eating more balanced meals, but I still eat lots o' carbs! I'm all about sustainable diets whether I want to cut or gain muscle. I don't want to regain, I want this ish 4 lyfe! I'm finally hitting that point of no return. I know my midsection is going to take the longest, but I feel like the fat is finally starting to come off around the top just the slightest! 🙌🏻
Transformation scale edition .
9.6lbs in 10 days 🙌🏼
Back to basics has helped me get back on track lose almost 10lbs in 10 days. .
I’m still fasting. I just hit 42 hours. I feel amazing. I feel a little hungry, but I’m having coffee now and that will help. .
Congrats to everyone that gave fasting a try yesterday 🎉 and to those of you still fasting... savage life 😁
Your guide to guilt-free desserts! ⬇️ ♦ Fruit is best. Fresh, organic, seasonal fruit is the ultimate guilt-free dessert. It’s filled with fiber, vitamins, minerals and delicious, natural sweetness. ⬇️
♦ Choose only wholesome sweeteners. When fat loss is your goal, cane sugar and corn syrup have no place in your diet. Ever. Not even when you indulge in dessert. Try: raw honey, pure maple syrup, coconut crystals or stevia. ⬇️
♦ If fat loss is your goal, then dessert should not be an everyday occurrence. Lean meats, and an abundance of fresh vegetables should make up the bulk of your diet. Wholesome, portion-controlled desserts are OK to include occasionally, but not regularly. ⬇️
♦ Exercise hard. If you’re not working out then even wholesome desserts in moderation could lead to pounds gained. Exercise is a huge part of the puzzle when it comes to losing fat and getting lean. .
My names Lauren & I am perfectly imperfect.
I do my best everyday but sometimes I fall short of my own standards. Sometimes I fail to meet others expectations of who I should be or what I should be doing and that weighs on me.
Self love is something I work at everyday & I am totally fucking okay with that!
Wishing a little magic into everyone’s day today ✨
Take a look at what 6 weeks can do for you! 😳 This is one of my very first clients and in 6 weeks she lost 11 pounds and 12”!! I am so proud of her dedication! This is proof that the FASTer Way To Fat Loss® is effective!! 🙌🏻
I have officially closed this round because we are FULL!! I can’t wait to see what this group of amazing people will accomplish!! 👊🏻
🥂Alkohol und Diät
Es gibt meistens 2 Gruppen beim Thema Alkohol und Diät oder auch Alkohol und Sport ganz allgemein. Die einen sagen "Wer Alkohol trinkt, der meint es nicht ernst, Alkohol ist das Schlimmste." Die anderen sagen "Ach komm, so schlimm ist das nicht. Ich bin jung und will das Leben geniessen."
Und beide haben Recht und Unrecht. 😬 Alkohol ist nicht per se "schlecht". Kleine Mengen an Alkohol können sogar positive Auswirkungen auf den Organismus haben. Aber man muss sehen, dass grössere Mengen Alkohol Stress für den Körper, insbesondere für die Leber darstellt. Und um zum Thema Diät zurückzukehren: 1g Alkohol hat 3 Kalorien. Und viele mischen das gerne noch mit Fruchtsäften oder anderen Süssgetränken. Ein "Besäufnis" ist meist eine ziemliche Kalorienbombe, was beim besten Willen nicht regelmässig in ein Kaloriendefizit passt. Ab und zu mal ein Bier oder auch alle paar Wochen oder Monate oben genanntes "Besäufnis" liegt natürlich drinnen. Jedes Wochenende die Kante geben wohl eher nicht. Natürlich könnte man sich die Kalorien für den Alkohol "aufsparen", nur fehlen einem dann sehr viele wichtige Nährstoffe, weshalb diese Methode echt nicht empfehlenswert ist, da die Nährstoffzufuhr in der Diät eh schon begrenzt ist.
🌴Wer Partyurlaub macht, dem empfehle ich, die Diät vorher zu beenden und vielleicht kalorienarme Alkoholvarianten zu bevorzugen.
Can you remember the last time you really wanted to do something, but didn’t? What stopped you? What changed your mind? Was it that voice inside your head? -
“Fear is the catalyst for inaction. Fear is the voice that tells us, if we try, the probability of failure will be higher than that of success, that rejection is more likely than acceptance, fear is the impetus that makes us do nothing instead”
Feel that fear and do it. Goals are achieved through determination, hard work and by being fearless. Find OPPORTUNITIES not OBSTACLES. 💕
Life throws curve balls a lot, often times I find myself questioning everything, let’s call it “inquisitive nature” 🙄
Some days I contently go with the flow with potential a WTF thrown it. 🤷♀️ •
To keep my own balance I do need movement, LOTS of movement-exercise, people, wandering...how ever...it helps me limit my chance of 🤯🤯🤯
Am I perfect? Ummm🤔 NOPE! My railing in our upstairs walkway is an indoor clothes line, I have dust bunnies multiplying as I write this and our oldest dog 🐶 has ran away twice this week to the neighbors house with hopes they will let her stay (if she packs her food dish I will be more certain on her intentions!😶)
In this life- the only thing I know 100% is that we don’t get out alive 🤣. So I am working on keeping my balance through this and enjoying this summer with as much sanity as I can! 🤡 Well, and maybe, JUST maybe...a bit more physical fitness too! 💪#anxietysucks#fitmamanation ##balance#inspire#behonest#nofiltermama#toddlerlife#momlife#strongnotskinny#mompreneur
Little at home active rest with my Barbell, Steve. This exercise helps with shoulder rotation. Didn’t know just how much scar tissue I have in my pecs and shoulders until I tried this. I injured my shoulders and pecs about a dozen times in the past year from the amount of heavy volume (reps of 12-8) I WAS training on the Big Three. It can be fixed 🤗
This is what I said to myself as I laid on the acupuncturist table just over 11 years ago as Ben and I were trying to conceive. I don’t even know how these words came to me, but I do know that this was my mantra the whole year It took us to become pregnant with Bella. Even after a miscarriage, there was a knowing that my time would come to bring a sweet soul into this world. There was a calm in being able to focus on something I could control vs the worry and fear and unknowingness (not a word, but fits so perfectly) of what I couldn’t control. Now you might be wondering why I’m sharing this.....well I’m not pregnant🎉🎉🎉. This ship has happily sailed on. But as I walked into the same acupuncturist office today for some neck pain that’s been happening this last week, I was reminded of this saying that ran through my mind for years through all the moments of trying to get pregnant, being pregnant, and deliveries.
Imagine if we paused for a moment and allowed ourselves to Be in a state of Joyful Expectancy. Just because. Because we deserve that. We are so busy worrying, do-ing, living in fear, caught up in gossip, noticing the bad things that are happening, lost in the chaos of the unknown, preparing for the next thing....that we have forgotten how to Be in Joy. Truly and Wholeheartedly. I think I forgot for a moment too. My sweet neck, that holds up so many of my thoughts and visions, and fears, and uncertainties, and images, got tired of doing It all on its own. Allow yourself to Pause for a moment. With your whole self. And Notice what part of you needs some love and attention. Some space to be cared for and nurtured so you truly can make space to Be In Joy.
We have about a month of summer left, before we start the new school year. I’d love to support you and empower you to truly put yourself at the Top of your Priority List before the beginning of school busy-ness sets in. Before we get lost in the holiday season. Because you deserve more than anyone the love and attention you so freely give others. You Matter!!! Email me to set up a free 30 Min Consultation Mira.email@example.com
I don’t think I’ve stopped eating or drinking the past two days! There is this common misconception that to lose weight means you have to deprive yourself!
That couldn’t be further from the truth! In fact, I always gain weight when I start skipping meals and don’t stay hydrated.
The key to effective and long term weight loss is building up more lean muscle mass to burn calories more effectively at your resting heart rate: you do that by
1. Lifting weights
2. Eating 5-6 meals throughout the day
3. Fueling your body with enough food to speed up your metabolism
Staying hydrated is key to staying on track, flushing your system of all the bad things, and eliminating the bloat!
Alkaline Spring Water: @tenwater
For all the coaches doing LIIFT 4 with me. I’m not about bracket A lift. Bracket C is where life is AT ✌🏼
Here’s a lower body (glute focused) workout from a few days ago. Since I only had lighter weights to work with I did 4 sets of 12-15 reps.
•Goblet Pause Squats * Super Set with SLDL
•Cable Dead lifts •Single Leg Lunge w/weights
* Super Set Jumping w/o weights •Cable Leg Kick Back * SS Lateral Leg Raise
•Burnout or Warmup
* incline squats on treadmill * Backward sprint
Avocado lover 🥑❤️. You are so famous that you became luxurious 😏🤑.
This recipe is simple: Top toasted seven-grain bread with avocado, and lemon juice.... so don’t pay $15 at the restaurant! Make your own, add some chili flakes 🌶 and Enjoy 😉! .
OMG!🤪 Day 1 is officially in the 📚! I can already tell these next 8 weeks are going to fly by. The before pictures & measurements have been taken, and now it’s time to crush my goals💪🏻
So excited to do this with some of my best gal pals. We’re lifting, HIITing, and eating BIG healthy & yummy meals together (well..virtually together👯♀️) there’s still room to join us..and we get to eat ICE CREAM! So what do you say?