Seasonal depression

β€œπ»π’Άπ“…π“…π’Ύπ“ƒπ‘’π“ˆπ“ˆ π’Ύπ“ˆ π“ˆπ‘œπ“‚π‘’π“‰π’½π’Ύπ“ƒπ‘” π“Žπ‘œπ“Š 𝒸𝓇𝑒𝒢𝓉𝑒 π“Žπ‘œπ“Šπ“‡π“ˆπ‘’π“π’»!”

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Seasonal depression is hitting hard. It’s that time of the year. Anyone else feeling it?

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I am working my way through the winter blues. .

EXERCISE

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Even though I have not wanted to like at all for weeks now 😬. It helps your brain release feel good endorphins, can take your mind off of your worries, and gain confidence! .

Move your body to feel better. Seriously! It helps πŸ˜‰

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Eat That Frog

Eat. That. Frog 🐸.

Say what?! I listened to this book years ago. By Brian Tracey, in my car when I was running the kids somewhere. Called Eat That Frog. It’s about getting the hard things done. You know the stuff that you absolutely don’t want to do but know it’s important to get you towards your goals.

For me. This is my workout. That is why it gets done first thing in the morning. It’s why I have a specific routine. I do this first. Because the longer I wait the less likely I am to do it. The more likely I am to stall and waist more precious time. .
I hear constantly, β€œI’m not a morning person.”, β€œI really like to sleep.” , β€œI don’t have your motivation.” , β€œI don’t have the time.”

I also used to say them! I love sleep. I want to stay in bed all day lol. But after I lost my Dad to a heart attack. My health became a priority. The adjustment in my sleep became worth it. Working out for my HEALTH. Was a priority.
So I eat the frog. I get it done first. Then my Day happens.

Seasonal depression

β€œπ»π’Άπ“…π“…π’Ύπ“ƒπ‘’π“ˆπ“ˆ π’Ύπ“ˆ π“ˆπ‘œπ“‚π‘’π“‰π’½π’Ύπ“ƒπ‘” π“Žπ‘œπ“Š 𝒸𝓇𝑒𝒢𝓉𝑒 π“Žπ‘œπ“Šπ“‡π“ˆπ‘’π“π’»!”

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Seasonal depression is hitting hard. It’s that time of the year. Anyone else feeling it?

.

I am working my way through the winter blues.

.

EXERCISE

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Even though I have not wanted to like at all for weeks now 😬. It helps your brain release feel good endorphins, can take your mind off of your worries, and gain confidence!

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Move your body to feel better. Seriously! It helps πŸ˜‰

Also forcing myself to actually get ready, eat good nutritious foods, and get decent sleep.

Winter is almost over! We got this! What do you do to help?

Ultimate Portion Fix

I have been using the portion fix meal plan for YEARS now. So often that I look at foods as a color now. Ha! Some of you def. will not understand that. But if you have done any of Autumn Calabrese’s fitness programs you get me!

The plan is using portion containers and they are specific colors. You get a certain number a day and it makes meal planning really easy.

Green = Veggies

Purple + Fruit

Red = Protein

Yellow = Carbs

Blue = Cheese or healthy fats

Orange = dressing or seeds.

You do a simple formula and it tells you what bracket plan you are in telling you how many containers you get a day based on your goals. Do you want to lose, maintain, and if you’re really lucky. Gain! LOL I would love to be the last.

Well, we all just did the containers they worked. But I could not tell you why it worked so well. What the science is behind it. And if you are anything like me at all you want to know why. The more you understand something the better you stick to the plan. I follow the containers most of the time. But I am by no means strict with it. And if I am being really honest. I hardly pull out those babies and measure. When I do my results are fabulous and I feel so much better!

Autumn is coming out with theΒ Ultimate Portion Fix!Β 

FINALLY they are breaking down the science behind the program! Why it works so well and how. You guys here comes the GEEK in me. I LOVE THIS! I want to know why people are going to see the best results with out telling someone. Well it just works.

ABOUT THE PROGRAM
PORTION CONTROL IS JUST THE BEGINNING
If you’re familiar with Autumn’s approach to nutrition, you know that portion-control is key. But now, she’s going to delve deeper into the three main principles.
1. Portion Control
2 Balanced macronutrients
3. Eliminating processed foods

The tools in the Ultimate Portion Fix: Will help you:

  • Break Sugar addiction
  • Get the whole family healthy
  • Maximize Nutrition for Performance

Have you ever done a “diet” (I hate that term by the way, if you are still using it drop that shit. You want results? Change your lifestyle.) but you have a family and you are cooking 50 different things. This program it teaches you not only how to cook for yourself in the container system but your family. Not with the thought that your kids will lose weight. Don’t think like that! But with the thought of how much of what they should be eating to promote healthy growth and teach them healthy habits now.

I wish I would have learned all this younger. Old habits are HARD to break!

THE ULTIMATE PORTION FIX: WHAT’S INCLUDED?
β€’ Over 30 new videos about the containers with deep dives into the principles of the plan so you can really grasp each concept.
β€’ Portion-control containers – FREE GIFT!
β€’ Program Workbook and Daily Logbook.
β€’ Tracking on iOS and Android devices.Β On iOS users can find container, weight and water tracking in the Nutrition+ app. On Android, users canΒ track these itemsΒ within the Beachbody On Demand app.
β€’ Fixate Volume 2 Cookbook.Β Β IncludesΒ 102 new recipes.
β€’ 75 Healthy Lunch Ideas for Kids PDF (digital).Β A quick and easy resource for parents that want to make sure their kids getting a variety of healthy foods and not eating the same things over and over again.
β€’ Fixate Cooking Show. Access to over 200 videos.
β€’ Beachbody Insulated Tote Bag.Β Comes withΒ large partitioned containers, ice packs, and plenty of storage so you can take your food with you wherever you go and stay on track (included in the Combo Pack and as an optional purchase).
β€’ BONUS 21 Day Fix and 21 Day Fix Extreme Workouts.

There is an option for you to get Certified in this! To have a more in depth understanding. And once you do purchase you have access FOR LIFE. No fees to continue to gain access to the information.

I am pretty pumped for this Program! Nutrition is the HARDEST part if you ask me. And I cannot wait to do this with you!! Fill out the form so we can talk!

Resolutions

Ladies… you know what I want to know? Why we are really freaking hard on ourselves? Why we are so judge mental to ourselves, and sometimes others?

I spent a bulk of Christmas break trying to not mentally berate myself because I really over indulged. It’s so easy to fall into old habits. I felt bloated and self conscious. Then watched 8 million other women post hearts β™₯️ saying pick a color for the goal of weight you want to lose this year. And I just πŸ’­ thought. How about we go into the new year setting a goal, to be kinder to ourselves. To accept ourselves and work on not really that goal weight but eating better and moving our bodies to show we care. .
Just all around general health! Mental and physical.

Does that sound weird coming from a health coach? Probably, but you know when I started to love myself, eat good healthy foods because it made me feel better, and workout because moving gave me energy and build confidence. That is when I feel my best. Then enjoy myself in moderation because I’ll be damned if I’m going to feel deprived.

You with me?

squash bread (mostly clean)

Squash Bread? LOL I was not sure what to call it but it has yellow squash and zucchini in it so… There you go. I hate waste and try to find different things to do with veggies that are going bad.

Ingredients 

1 small shredded zucchini

1 small shredded yellow squash

1 1/2 cups whole wheat flour

1/2 tsp baking soda

1/2 tsp baking powder

1/2 tsp sea salt

2 tsp cinnamon

1/2 cup brown sugar

1/2 cup pure maple syrup (honey works as well)

1 egg

1/4 cup olive oil

1/2 cup unsweetened almond milk

 

Preheat the oven to 350 and grease a 9×4 loaf pan. Mix all the dry ingredients add the wet and mix till combined. Fold in the shredded zucchini and squash and pour into loaf pan bake 50-60 minutes until a tooth pick comes out clean. And enjoy!

To make it completely clean you could swap the brown sugar for more maple syrup or honey. I just like the taste it gives and the slight crisp you get on the crust!

 

Win The Day

Win The day! My morning routine always looks the same. But it works. .
Tips… .
I really never thought I was a morning person but wanted to get workout in before the kids woke. So I set my alarm in another room. Forcing my lazy ass to get up! You can’t hit snooze this way! .
Up! Pee Ha! Brush my teeth 🦷 .
Let the πŸ• dogs out and feed the beasts.
Chug some water!
Make my plant 🌱 based GOGO Juice. This helps me not want to complete die firming the workout πŸ€—. Helps with stamina! .
Sit down while I’m sipping my pre workout and I read! Yep read. Not my typical books for entertainment (smut 😬πŸ€ͺ) But I read to grow my mind. To Mentally put myself in the Best place! .
Then after about 15 minutes of that. I do my workout! This is all for ME! .
It’s working well!

Meatball stuffed pepper

Ingredients. 

bell peppers (1 per person) 

Onion

Minced garlic 

Tomato Puree (whatever sauce you would like to use. If you don’t make your own. Find one with lower sugar.)

Mixed Italian cheese

Basil – 1Tbsp

Crushed red pepper -1 tsp

1/2 cup diced bell pepper

1 egg

Ketchup 2Tbsp

1lbs extra lean ground turkey

1/4 cup plain breadcrumbs

1/3 cup old fashioned oats.

In the crock pot throw in sauce. Onion kin removed whole for flavor. if you like onion dice it up! Add the diced peppers, basil, garlic, and crushed red pepper. Put on low.

Make the meatballs by combining the turkey, egg, ketchup, garlic, bread crumbs and oats. Roll out meat balls and place them into the sauce. Cook that all day.

For the peppers cut in half and remove seeds place into an oiled baking dish. Cook at 350 until it reaches your desired softness. I did like 40 min. Place the meatball in the pepper and top with sauce and cheese. Bake until cheese melts! Enjoy.

 

 

 

 

Stay at home mom life

With my job. We’re told to share our days how we incorporate the healthy lifestyle into it. How the business is incorporated into it. All I can think is my life is BORING. πŸ€£πŸ˜‚.

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But then I thought about it. How many Moms, how many women could relate?

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I thought all I ever wanted was to be a stay at home mom. Then I did it and it wasn’t all it cracked out to be. Don’t get me wrong. Love my babies. But I missed having an identity besides β€œMom, wife, home maker.” I missed not feeling guilty when I wanted to treat myself. Spare me on the what’s his is ours. My husband never said it wasn’t the guilt is still there. I wanted to contribute more then taking care of things at home, cooking dinners, and budgeting.

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I never appreciated my body before kids, always had low self esteem. But after babies I really didn’t! I gained 60 lbs with my first, I was young and would say I can’t do anything fun right now besides eat the big bacon classic. I would also tell myself things like I’m a Mom this is just the way I will feel about now with my body. You know hating how your clothes fit, never getting changed in front of anyone including your spouse, basically being disgusted with yourself. Eating BBCs because that burger would fix everything. Saying things like I hate working out, I don’t have time. I’m busy doing, well whatever the hell I was doing.

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The way I snapped out of all this and got started was not a pleasant one. I can’t say I’m thankful that losing my father got my shit together. Got me to do more.

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But I can say this business has been perfect for me in every way. I am confident, happy and healthy. I contribute to the family in more ways than homemaker, wife, mom. And we have this vision that my husband backs fully. Plus I love it! 2018 I have doubled my earnings and I see big things happening in 2019. Want to join me?