Celebrating the prizes today. Both the practical and the internal. Neither came without work. Neither came without a decision to rise up. I'm so grateful for the journey. I'll never be the same. ✨💚🌟💪
Let's just say this morning did not go as planned. That will happen at times, but how you choose to react will make or break your day.
Today I chose to be annoyed until I made my milkshake and after that the rest is history.
@s_buck0920 doing some RDLs (Romanian Deadlifts) for the first time last night. I love getting the opportunity to work with strong women all day everyday!! Because of distance, I don't get to see Shannon in person as much as I'd like, so she follows my programming at her home gym most of the time. This works well for both of us--she works well independently with some guidance and support remotely from me, but then I also get to see her at least once per month in person to go over technique and new movements. #plantosucceed#begreat#romaniandeadlift#onlinetraining#onlinepersonaltraining#girlswholift#girlswhopowerlift#strongmom
On our way to @fwkidszoo, but 1st our superfoods...I love that I'm packing my bod with all these amazing nutrients & Drake gets his dose in kid form, "mommy I'm so glad they have a kid one now for me". Bonus his shake is dairy free, gluten free, organic, packed with veggies & fruit...& no added artificial extras! #happymommy#superfoodshake#mommyfuel
Yummmmmmm I LOVE pumpkin! Any and all things pumpkin! Which usually means something unhealthy for you. But not today friends! Here is a simple and easy breakfast recipe for delish Pumpkin Overnight Oats ❤️🎃
1/4 cup uncooked oats
1/4 cup pumpkin purée
1 tbsp. flaxseed
1/2 cup unsweetened almond milk
2 tsp. pure maple syrup
1/2 tsp. vanilla
1/2 tsp. pumpkin pie spice
*Pecan pieces optional
Combine and mix all ingredients together (except pecans) in a mason jar or airtight container. Be sure to store in fridge. When preparing to eat, add optional pecan pieces and some almond milk to thin out oatmeal. Enjoy cold or I prefer heating for about 45-60 seconds 🎃❤️
Why do you want to be strong? It's a question I'm asked a lot. And it's not, when really digging into it, an easy and quick answer. But, I usually answer with: Why wouldn't I want to be? Like being strong, and having muscles is something exclusively for men. I remember when I started. In my Small Town USA gym, where the eye of the active storm was more running based. I wanted to lift weights. And that seemed foreign, even to my trainer at the time. Looking at my wide-eyed, 18 year old, eager self, she gave me what was standard protocol for a women in fitness. Light weights and cardio. Not knowing any better, that's where I started. Exactly 15 years ago this month. For almost 5 entire years, I moved those light weights around in a shuffle. Did my time on the elliptical or treadmill. Then I'd had enough. I did my research, found what I was looking for, but not having the experience, I sought out a different trainer. One that "got it." With her help, I used that year to start my path to being bigger. Stronger. I ended up going back to school to become a trainer, pairing that up with my already in place nutrition degree. I wanted to break the cycle. Break the stereotype. Inspired by my journey to get there, and inspired by that second trainer I had. Women can be strong. Women can have muscles. Now, it's not just about being strong. Having those muscles. It's about the resilience of my body. Yesterday's workout was all about arm ladders. My favorite way to test that resilience. 💪
Each morning at 6am I get a motivational saying sent to my phone. Some days I look past them quickly and other days, like today, it was exactly what needed to read. "Your life is a story, Meghan. The best part: *You* can reframe it as one of struggle or triumph. Today, change up the narrative". // WE are in charge of how our story goes, obviously there are bumps along the way but how perceive those bumps is the control we have over our story. Life is hard, and joyful, and scary at times .. but when we fall down and make mistakes, it's all about picking ourselves back up, brushing the dust off and standing tall.
There's four days left in this month. Four days to rewrite your story and make a change. Four days of $160 vs $200, although I think $500 would be worth every dollar of this. If you are ready for a change, message me today! I'm here to help, support, encourage, and celebrate your daily victories!!! #empoweringwomen#strongmom#strongisbeautiful#makethechange
🤜🏼Nothing like a little morning kickboxing sesh to start my workday off right 💪🏻 Plus side was I didn't even have to leave my bedroom to get this workout done 🙌🏼I just streamed it from my IPAD and 25 min later I was done ✅
Now I feel like I'm ready to tackle anything that is thrown at me today. Bring it on Tuesday 👊🏼
🌟 1. Avoid soda, energy drinks and any type of concentrated juices - it will help you reach your goal faster.
❤️ 2. Drink 8 glasses of water per day or add lemon or any type of fruit to create your own healthy drink.
🎀 3. Drink green tea three times daily as it will help to increase your metabolism and more calories are burned
🙈 4. Go for a low-carb diet: nuts, fish, eggs, Whole grains, chicken. 💃 5. Doing our workout routine 4-5 times a week. Be positive!
Man I wish someone could walk around me taking videos of flattering angles as I workout...maybe when I'm famous 😜. Shoulders today and here's what I did:
▪️3 sets x 10 reps (choose a weight thats quite challenging for the last 2 reps)
🔸Side lateral raises
🔸Bent over Rear deltoid flyes
I got a quick food shop in today post Bootcamp and before my hair appointment. Phew! And its the perfect opportunity to share my Fit Mom Tip for today 👉🏻 How do you carry your shopping? •
Carrying heavy shopping bags is another task we all do regularly and perhaps don't give a lot of thought to because it's one of those tasks that just has to be done right! 😏😬 But done with care carrying the shopping can be a great core workout. Done wrong it can cause injury and prevent healing of your core system. 🙅🏻
So, here are tips for your heavy shopping bags:
1️⃣ Try to split the load into an equal number of pages and then distribute the weight evenly on each side so that you can maintain level hips (horizontal), you do not twist the core, you are not leaning to one side.
2️⃣ As you prepare to pick up the bags inhale and fill the belly and then exhale and activate the deep core muscles (TVA) and lift the pelvic floor. Once your core is activated lift the shopping by squatting down or performing a deadlift by hinging at the waist. Drive up through the heels. Do not round out the back. Don't arch the back and push the belly forward. Do the same squat/deadlift to lower the shopping.
3️⃣ Walk tall, shoulders down, breasts horizontal (as far as they can 🙄😉🙃) and take short strides. This is like a farmers walk - a great core move for new moms.
4️⃣ I sometimes joke about how I carry all the shopping in one go (I live in a flat on the sixth floor), but if you need to do several trips or ask for help do it! It's not worth the boast that you did it in one to put your back out or injury your healing core.
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P.s I'm 6ft 4 so yes I nearly fill a door. 😂🤗
So I have been battling this cold and have pretty much ZERO energy! Whenever I feel this way I get a little blue 😞! When I saw this quote today it totally changed my outlook and made me feel a million times better. I hope that someone reads this today and realizes they are nothing short of amazing no matter how they are feeling ! ❤️
The pain you feel during & even after your workout is only temporary. When you push yourself & keep going, that’s when you have victory & make yourself proud! It’s not always easy but you can do anything, just keep trying!!! #nevergiveup
Tuesday Take Down! 👊🏼This morning's workout was HARD AS!! But it's 6:48am and It's done! One of my fav parts of these workouts is it takes ALL the guessing out of my workout! 💁🏼I used to go to the gym and basically wing it! Choosing equipment based on what was available or what I thought I could do without being embarrassed or getting in someone else's way! 🙈Today @autumncalabrese walked me through every move, every hold, and coached me about my posture for proper form and explaining the purpose of each muscle that I'm working! And it NEVER FAILS-the second I let my form slip she's right there reminding me! When I first started out-this was a LIFE SAVER for me! Plus now I'm not in anybody's way! 😂😂
Off to make breakfast, get a quick shower, throw some make up on and get Team Chaos out the door for school! 🙌🏼✏️📚🚕
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When your toddler is being a little too quiet while you vacuum....
And for those of you wondering, yes we will be eating the half gnawed on floor baguette later 😂
Dirt boosts your immunity, right?! 🙈
What's holding you back? What thoughts are you creating in your mind that are stopping you from living up to your fullest potential?
Whatever it is that's holding you back, LET GO OF IT
You can do and be whatever you want. The first step is believing in yourself. Having that belief is going to give you the confidence you need to achieve anything you want.
The way I look at it, you have ONE life. Why not do everything in your power to make it the BEST life? Why not?
Do want you want. Be who you are meant to be. If you aren't happy, MAKE A CHANGE.
You are in control on your life. Take control back.
Live your life. Love yourself ❤️