All posts tagged: healthy lifestyle

IG Nutrition ?’s

Happy Tuesday Friends, as promised here are the answers to most of your nutrition questions submitted to me via Instagram. If you have more please leave them in the comments below. If you are reading this from your email you have to click the link at the bottom of the email to be taken to my website, from there you can leave a comment asking for elaboration or to submit a new question. If you want elaboration please include the question # you are referencing. Please remember this information is based off of my experience and expertise, I AM NOT A CERTIFIED NUTRITIONIST OR MEDICAL DOCTOR. Please use this information at your own risk. I am not responsible for the use, or misuse of the information below. 1. “How do I gain thick healthy weight?” I’m assuming you mean muscle? If so the most efficient way to gain muscle is by consuming protein rich meals. I show my meals on my Instagram story all the time, protein is the base of all of my meals. …

Purpose

I owe you this smile … Thank you for supporting my journey. My experience on Instagram has been filled with ups and downs, highs and lows, happiness and sadness, the list goes on. How that translates in the fitness world is … #fluctuation (but I’m quickly learning how to control that lol)! Some of you invested in me early on when I started my account just shy of a few days postpartum when I was unsure of what to share out of the fear of sharing too much or too little, some of you began from the Bravo reality show I was on titled Married to Medicine LA, and some of you may have just liked a sexy photo on Instagram. Whatever brought you here, to my personal space where I share my organic thoughts … I’m thankful for it. Your support continues to help me find my purpose. The ability to be able to share my life, at my leisure, using my unique creativity has energized me & has motivated me to continue on …

Why I Fell in ♡ with Fitness!

CLICK THE LINK AT THE BOTTOM OF THIS EMAIL TO OPEN ME UP! Fitness & Nutrition are two of the few things we can actually control in our lives. I’m assertive & just a tad bit controlling lol, so I know first hand how frustrating it gets to not be able to control certain aspects of your life. For example, we can’t control traffic, accidents, gas prices, the weather, other people’s actions … So when I began my fitness journey I instantly became intrigued by my ability to control my outcome in this situation. It is the one thing I have full control over. In fitness you have to put in what you want to get out of it. Some of you may still be hesitant to start your journey and adopt a new lifestyle because you can’t foresee your results. Maybe you’re nervous about adopting a new routine, or maybe it’s just the unfamiliarity all together that’s holding you back, but you have to start now! The longer you wait to start, the longer …

Comfortable or Uncomfortable?

Comfortable or Uncomfortable? Have you gotten the two confused? So many of us consider doing something new “uncomfortable” without realizing you may already be uncomfortable. Waking up to the same frustrations you had about your lack of progress in the fitness world is not comfortable. Eating fast food and then feeling like crap afterwards is not comfortable. Being overweight isn’t comfortable. Not being the weight you want to be or looking the way you want to look isn’t comfortable. Not getting active, exercising your heart day after day despite your wants to start, is not comfortable. In the same respect, going to the gym before work despite how exhausted you are isn’t comfortable. Disciplining yourself & staying committed to your diet when you go out with your friends is not comfortable. Missing out on brunch dates, and leisure time because you have to workout isn’t comfortable. Being vulnerable and going in the gym without really knowing what to do with the equipment is isn’t comfortable. Having to commit to your fitness goals despite your lack …

DISTRACTIONS

Happy Friday! Today we are talking distractions … they come creeping up in every form as soon you decide to better yourself, beware! They can come in the form of: self pity, people, assets, fake love, hate, appealing opportunities, & so on. I have found it to be extremely important to be aware of distractions because of how much power they hold. They can deprive you of substance, hold you in the same place you’ve been, and most importantly steal your FOCUS. The way I steer clear of distractions is #1 having a goal at all times & #2 having a plan to achieve the goal. In the beginning of my fitness journey which was 10 years ago I remember having tunnel vision. The fitness world was SO new to me, it was intriguing because there is so much to learn, so much to master, & so far to go. I found myself detaching from old habits, friends that didn’t share the same interest, & overall distractions that consumed my time. But somewhere along the way I lost …