I’m not my strongest or leanest or weakest or biggest....I’m right in that happy middle and I’m 💯 with it. I hope you know your value doesn’t come from the scale or your abs...it comes from your heart. Challenging you to make someone’s day today 💗 you can either tag them below and give some love or pass on an act of kindness. xoxoxo happy Tuesday friends. 💗 #tiucheckin#tiuteam
Guess what. I have NO advice for you for when it comes to eating healthy on the holidays. WHY? Because you can google it. We all know that Brussels are healthier than 3 slices of pie. But if you want pie, eat it. My only minor tid-bit of advice is: don’t let one day of unhealthy eating habits mess up your overall healthy eating intentions. Wake up the next morning, reset your intentions and ENJOY.
PS- this salad is an amazing side dish. Roasted butternut squash, chia seeds, pomegranates & celery leaves. Toss in olive oil and vinegar!
Been a little lazy when it comes to full workouts but one thing I’ve made a point of in these last few weeks is to get up a little earlier and give myself time for yoga or a full-body stretch with #studiotoneitup. Its made such a huge difference in my mood and the way my body feels for the rest of the day, so I am committed every morning even if it’s done in jams.😊
The simple things in life are often the best!
Hit the streets for a quick run this morning because Im sticking to my running goals this week despite the chaos! Enjoyed these delicious oats with berries and pecans for breakfast because there’s nothing like a nice warm breakfast when it’s cold out. Now off to work and then braving the roads this evening in thanksgiving traffic. Wish me luck! Hope everyone is having a good start to their holiday week! 🦃 .
#tiuteam#tiucheckin#tiurunner#tiugirl#tiucommunity#tiumealprep#tiumeals#tiunutrition#tiunutritionplan#tiuvegan#tiuapproved @toneitup @toneitupnutrition
Who else is finally starting to feel festive? I think I just noticed how close we truly are to the holiday season? Feeling thankful and blessed to celebrate this year with my little family! What are you thankful for this year? ❤️
Because I like ‘em THICK...my avocado toast that is. 😏 Do you guys want in on this? Toast up a slice of @breadsrsly GF sourdough bread, and stack it high with tomato slices, half of an avocado 🥑, a poached egg, @traderjoes ‘everything but the bagel seasoning,’ hemp seeds, and sunflower seeds! 💯 Happy toasttuesday yo’s!
It’s only 9:30am and this Tuesday is already kicking butt 💥 drum roll please 🥁 took 6am sculpt for the first time in months, then added 40 years to my age and went grocery shopping for my family thanksgiving at 7am (👵🏻), made breakfast for me and daddio, and now am doing some work in my bed with my favorite girl ❤️ I wish every day was a WFH day...but not really since I crave human interaction during work. my bestie and I are taking an OTF🍊 class later tonight and I’m so excited for her to try it! can you tell I’m realllyyy trying to earn my thanksgiving meal? 😂
Just catching up on Paw Patrol 🐾 and mentally psyching myself up to run back to the grocery store for a few things I forgot for thanksgiving dinner 🤦♀️ I started to workout this morning but had to stop and listen to my body. I am so sore from yesterday!!!! I overdid it with the @studiotoneitup workout, the daily moves, 30 mins on the treadmill and then an ab workout before bed ☠️. One day I’ll learn..... #tiuteam#tiucheckin#tiucommunity @toneitup @katrinaascott @karenadawn
Slow morning means making a smoothie bowl! I don’t usually leave enough time in the morning to sit and enjoy breakfast, so I love when I get to just sit and enjoy my breakfast bite by bite! This is the @toneitupnutrition matcha smoothie - one of my faves from the Bikini Series this year. Have a wonderful day!!!
When I was in Jr. High, I overheard a girl that used to pick on me calling out another one of our classmates for being “fat.” Her reasoning? This girl weighed 130 pounds. This stuck with me for years, because in Jr. High, I weighed over 130 pounds. So if this other girl was fat, I must be too, right? Needless to say I struggled with my weight and self image most of my adult life, and I remember a few years ago when I stepped on the scale and saw ‘124’ - I thought I had finally made it. I had found happiness and could finally be considered “skinny.” 🙄 But you know what I learned? Happiness has nothing to do with the number on the scale. When I weighed 124 pounds I was hungry. All of the time. People would ask me if I was sick, because I’m so tall, and my face became so gaunt. And as soon as the initial excitement wore off over being 124, I instantly wanted to weigh less; thinking that I would be happy once I got under 120. It’s taken me a LONG time to get over that mindset, and a lot of healing had to occur within this big head of mine. I know enough now to literally laugh, and sometimes cry, at the fact that there are some people who consider 130 pounds to be fat (and, btw.. “fat” is such a mean word. Can we throw it out of our vocab?) Beauty has nothing to do with what you weight. Happiness has nothing to do with a number on a scale. You are worth SO MUCH MORE THAN THAT. I was beautiful at 124 pounds. I was beautiful at 140 pounds. I was beautiful at my heaviest at 196 pounds. Yes. I was and I am. If you want to focus on losing weight, I support you. If you want to focus on building muscle, I support you. If you want to go out and devour a plate of nachos, I’ll join you. Just don’t let it consume you. You are beautiful. // Side note.. I need to work on my lifting face. Also - I noticed these 💣ass muscles popping out today and I feel pretty damn proud. I never had muscles like these when I weighed 124 pounds. Just saying. #strongnotskinny
LG Fitmas Day 2 Biceps + Triceps ✅. Today is my Friday! Looking forward to spending the rest of the week relaxing and spending time with family. Thanksgiving is my favorite holiday. I love the food and focus on gratitude without the frenzy of shopping leading up to it and the pressure of gift giving. My goal for this week is to still make time for my #lgfitmas workouts each day and not let the days get away with me. Now, off to one more 12 hour day of conferences. #iinhealthcoach#lgaccountability#sheddingforthewedding#healthylifestyle#tiuteam#thanksgivingweek#gratitude
It's a sweater kind of weather around here! Overnight it got so cold here (around 0°C to be exact)......but I'm still (trying) to enjoy it☺ Kicked off my day with a morning (and very cold) run, followed by client meetings, lunch with friends, and running some errands......now a few minutes for TM meditation before the kids get home☺🙏😍 How cold is it in your part of the world? #healthy#lifestyle#run#fit#mom
Grateful ✨ I have been told that I am such a positive person. I used to just shrug this off like ‘thanks, but it isn’t a big deal, everyone can be’. .
Today I’m taking a moment to be grateful for the positivity I try to be, hold on to & share. I am grateful for my ability to constantly dream big & shoot for the stars. Sometimes things work out the way I have planned and sometimes they don’t ( and sometimes even better!). I try to keep learning. I am so blessed with the opportunities that flow through my life 💛
My life is far from perfect, but I am not looking for perfect. Of course I wish some things were easier but some things are out of our control. I try to choose to not get stuck in the hard times while continuing to grow & be a positive light 😘 I am reminded that positivity is not only a choice it is a gift (thank you @coffee_n_tiu for this reminder 💗)
Sometimes you just need to hug someone's leg 🥰. I woke up with this cuddle bug laying on me in bed, left for the gym to crush upper body 💪 and came back to more cuddles. She has been a bit fiesty and needy lately, I think getting bored in the cold. I need to make sure I'm keeping her active and engaged so she doesn't try to eat her foot (legit does that out of boredom) 🤷. Anyone have good engaging dog toys they have bought recently?
Have you ever heard of the Four Burners Theory? It has you picture your life as four stovetop burners: one for family, one for friends, one for work, and one for health. And then is says the following:⠀
"In order to be successful you have to cut off one of your burners. And in order to be really successful you have to cut off two.”⠀
My first impression of this theory was that it was totally bogus. Each "burner" is very important to me and I rejected the idea that I had to turn some off. But...⠀
...I'm starting to think it's true whether I like it or not.⠀
Though it peeves me, I'm fooling myself if I believe I can do it all well. Trade-offs are real, and operating in denial about them (which I do ALL THE TIME) only pressures me to be unrealistically perfect, and then leaves me disappointed with myself.⠀
And so I'm starting to imagine what life would look like if I gave myself permission to turn off a burner or two in 2019. Would I hate it...or discover that embracing trade-offs without apology is empowering? I think I'd like to find out.⠀
What are your thoughts on the Four Burner Theory? Love it or hate?
“Accidentally” hit the snooze button over and over till the last possible second you can get up to still make it to work on time and didn’t have time for a morning class?? 💤🚨😬 Don’t worry, @coachbigmike_sr has 2 more tonight at 5pm and 6:30pm, then @jackattackgood at 7:30pm!! 🙌🏼