Did you workout today? I don't like working out but I do it anyway. It's good for my health. I was diagnosed with type 2 diabetes back in May. Working out and drinking my superfood shake has lowered my A1C considerably. I tried taking Metformin but it tore my insides up so I opted to control it with making healthier food choices and exercise. I have not been perfect but I am making progress. Go for a follow up in a month and looking for more improvements.
Hi 💁♀️ My name is Rachel and I like... mac & cheese donuts burgers tacos cupcakes plenty of 🍷 & I still have abs 😆 - Life is all about balance ⚖️ and I finally found mine! Over the last year, I have completely reinvented my perception of food. - I no longer use the word diet. But I do practice eating proper portion sizes & an 80/20 nutrition plan. - That means I eat 80% healthy and 20% treats! By not restricting myself, I've been able to lose weight and tone up while still enjoying my life 🙌 - I'd love to share my tips with you!! What's your favorite fruit?? 👇🍉😋
Can you believe October is almost over! 😱 64 days until the New Year🤯 Holiday weight gain is real y’all! 🍪🍩🍫🥧 Statistics read people can gain around 10 pounds between Thanksgiving and Christmas! 🙈 Either you can gain 10+ pounds this holiday season or you can get the new year started off right! 👌🏼 Think about it, waiting until the new year means more weight gained more weight to lose!🤷🏻♀️ Let’s conquer holiday season together! 💪🏼
Love comes in so many different shapes and forms but the love I have for these 2 is grater then I could ever imagine! When I first had Luke, I struggled for a long time... parenting was so much more then what I thought it would be! Overwhelmed, depressed and scared! I lost myself and didn’t know what to do to bring me back! I thought I ate pretty good and well I walked outside and chased Luke around as of the day he turned 1 so that was the same as exercise right? I felt alone, anxious, I dreaded night time bc I knew Luke would wake up and I would struggle to fall back asleep... I struggled with energy... couldn’t keep up at all... I was miles behind all the time... I remember thinking, is this normal? Is this how life, motherhood is suppose to be?? Somehow, with the help of a friend I finally found my way to a healthier lifestyle and with time started to feel a little better... For a few years after that I continued to feel a little better...but then I had Ava and all those feelings came back! Only this time I knew I could be healthier and kick a$$ being a mom!! I did everything I possibly could to change my confidence, my mental and physical strength and my energy so I could be that mom that my kids needed!! Who knew that taking care of myself by eating healthy and working out would be the answer to my problem!!! You can’t expect life to be anything but a struggle if you don’t take care of YOU FIRST!!!! 💕
I have two things that I know are fact about this picture. 1. My smile is real, I am not fake happy 2. My maroon blazer makes me feel like I can accomplish anything. 💪🏻 _____________________________________________________ • When was the last time you felt most like you? • What brings you pure joy? This year I have experienced mountaintop happy like the day we adopted our kids and the loneliest of valleys from grief and loss. I had completely lost my joy and dreams, but I realized that even though all of those low experiences left me stripped of who I was I still matter. My dreams still matter. There is still joy to be found. _____________________________________________________ 💕Take a moment to think about what brings you joy. Write it down. Post it somewhere or share them below I’d love to hear them. Remind yourself of your dreams. Once you see the slightest bit of spark in those dreams again, put your favorite outfit on and go conquer your world. You are worth it. #conquer #chasedreams #youmatter #truehappy #joy #mauricesblazer #sparks #fightforit
Because you can do anything you put your mind too, ok? Never underestimate yourself. (That’s goes with more than just working out and sometimes I need to practice what I preach) 🙈 I hope everyone had a good start to their week. Mine on the other hand felt EXACTLY like a Monday. Ya feel me? #readyfortuesday
Happy birthday Coach Sterling!!!!
National Dental Hygiene Month isn’t quite over - I have one more outstanding RDH to feature 🔽 * After working clinically for years, Christie decided to start a family and transitioned into co-hosting a dental podcast as well as creating an amazing organization - Your Smiling Hygienist (YSH) 🔽 * Her company creates dental related shirts containing mantras that give you something even bigger to smile about - each shirt bought donates funds to a cause relating specifically to that mantra 🔽 * Christie understands that what an RDH does goes far beyond simply “cleaning teeth” and wants to showcase that our job changes lives through her company 🔽 * I can’t wait to wear my own “Smiling Warrior” t-shirt, supporting those who have suffered from domestic violence 🔽 * Thank you, Christie, for reminding us that we do far more than make pretty smiles & have so many opportunities to make change outside of the clinical realm 🔽 * Link in bio if you want to score a sweet shirt that supports an even better cause! If you are an RDH that also has something exciting to share, please direct message me! I’d love to connect with you.
Tough love (tough question) on a Monday night .... 🔥🔥🔥🔥🔥🔥🔥🔥🔥🔥🔥 Have you ever thought about the costs associated with not reaching your goal? What will happen if you don’t stop your poor eating habits? Your lack of physical activity? If you don’t stop consuming so much sugar, fat, and calories? What will it cost your family? What will the cost be to your self-esteem? Your relationships? Your joy? I get it, it's difficult to take a long hard look at all the costs of unfulfilled goals and desires. I get it, sometimes the pain is so difficult to face that we would much rather hide our head in the sand than face the truth about how much pain we are causing ourselves. However, until we confront the PAIN that WE ARE CAUSING OURSELVES and others, we will never be motivated enough to want to move past it. 🔥🔥🔥🔥🔥🔥🔥🔥🔥🔥🔥🔥🔥 The above was from a devotional I read and the the quote included with the image really struck a chord with me and got me thinking ... It is harsh but so true. As I get older I reflect on and think about some of my older relatives. I don't want to be like that (that kind of old or sick). I want to be energetic and live well. I DO NOT WANT TO BE PART OF THE CHAIR (do you know what I mean?) and pushed off and left in a corner or placed in a convalescent home (isolated and alone) watching others LIVE and waiting on someone to feed me, move me, bathe me, etc. I will not do that to myself by my own hand and choices. LIFESTYLE DISEASE is a real thing. 😏 The IDEA of OLD needs to change. That change starts with me. Starts with my choices and my actions. I WILL NOT BE CONDEMNED TO THE CHAIR.
Catch me boxing this Thursday!! 💪👊🥊
I know you’re tired, I know you feel like giving up, but please don’t. ❤️ I hope you see the light at the end of the tunnel and know that you will get there! ❤️💕 Keep going. I see you, I see that you’re struggling and it WILL get better, promise! 💕🙌🏼 For all of those who needed to hear this today, all I want you to get out of it is: keep going, keep pushing. It’s worth it. 😘💕🙌🏼💪🏻❤️ #keepontruckingon #keepgoing #evenwhenitshard #dontgiveup #fightforit #motivationmonday #letmehelpyou
I’ve been getting asked how I stay motivated.. and let me be honest, it’s hard! T R U T H B O M B.. most mornings I don’t want to get up and need an extra push to get myself out of bed to workout which I get from my amazing #girlgang
. • I think about what I want my body to look like at the end of these 80 days. I think about how my confidence will go through the roof. I think about how I want to look and feel in my clothes. • THATS what keeps me motivated to keep going and to keep pushing myself every. single. day. After I’m done with my workout, I feel SO much better and empowered. I’m ready to conquer my day and conquer that little voice in the back of my head saying I can’t do it. I love proving it wrong. And you should want to do the same! Join me if you want to prove it wrong. Day 21/80. Happy Monday 🖤
"Don't forget that you are human. It's ok to have a meltdown. Just don't unpack and live there. Cry it out and then refocus on where you are headed." Onward and UPward! Thank you all for the support from my last post and my mini meltdown the other day. I'm really trying to train myself to find a blessing in everything ...and learning patience along the way. But every now and then, I break and I can't fake a smile. Keep fighting no matter what your battle is. #lookup
Keep On Fighting 💪🏻 Do not back down or quit in the fight for your health, your family, or your future. There is a warrior inside each one of us and to that warrior I would say keep on fighting, for victory does not always go to the strong, but to those who refuse to give up. This was my costume for an event last night, but I wanted to challenge and encourage you by its deeper meaning. Victory is yours, live like it is, and stand your ground.
That moment you are almost as proud as the amazing member who EARNED her shirt! @jarren_will_manalo
is an INCREDIBLE example of strength, hustle and heart. Her consistency has inspired me and so many others and we are all so proud of her hard work in every single class. And when you are smiling this big after a workout that has the word DEVIL 👹 in it...you know you have created a lifestyle of #winning
Congrats to ALL the @otfbrea
for their success and f-bombs in class today! #earnit #fightforit #bestfeeling
I would be doing myself a disservice if I did not stop to recognize that October is Domestic Violence Awareness month. 🔅I know what it's like to live in fear. 🔆I know what it's like to be a nervous wreck all the time. 🔆I know what it's like to be punched in the face & left bleeding. 🔆I know what its like to be punched in the head and left with a concussion. 🔆I know what it's like to be afraid to look at anyone for fear they would find out. 🔆I know what its like to cut off my friend's and family because it was easier than telling them. 🔆I know what its like to isolate myself. 🔆I know what its like to feel unloved. 🔆I know what its like to feel unworthy. 🔆I know what its like to feel stuck and dependent on my abuser. 🔆I know what its like to listen to my kids cry. 🔆I know what it's like to be locked out of the house and sleep on the front steps. 🔆I know what its like to receive lavish "I'm sorry" gifts. 🔅I know what it's like to be stalked. 🔆I know what its like to cry after sex. 🔆I know what it's like to be called names. 🔆I know what it's like to be told that I'm useless. 🔆I know what its like to have no self confidence. 🔆I know what it's like to make frequent trips to the ER due to stress. 🔆I know what its like to feel like there's no way out. 🔆I know what its like to feel ashamed. 🔆I know what it's like to be bruised and broken. I know what's it's like because this is MY story. Find your voice. #stoptheviolence #survivor
Oooohhh man, squats feeling twice as easy as last week... 6x8 on squats @ 200# was 🍰. I’m about to make this squat of mine way less poverty by next time I compete, I guarantee it 💯. Looking forward to being able to actually see what I can pull since I didn’t really get the opportunity to max out at Nationals... and also looking forward to competing bench when I’m not injured! So excited about some things in the works... it’s going to be bigggg!! Can’t wait to get some things set up so I can share with you all! 😍💪
Lucky for Grandma time on the weekend! The kids got to do their pumpkins while we were packing!!
Halloween Promo time 👻💪🏻🧡 That’s right!! Join me and start your journey to get fit and receive a $10 gift card!! Here’s the catch...you MUST join by 11:59pm on October 31st to qualify for this incentive! If you already work with me and you refer a friend that joins - you will get a gift card as well! Hurry! The clock is ticking! Drop a 👻 in comments to find out more!
He told me that it’d be really cool if he had a wife that was a “real” runner but I’m pretty sure that I was a “real” runner about 20 years before him 😂.