Wow! What a couple weeks it's been.
How are you holding up?
If you're like most people, I'm guessing you're working from home, trying to home school your kids, wondering where your next toilet paper is going to come from, social distancing, and somehow trying to keep your sanity.
Two seconds on facebook or watching the news can send you down a spiral of panic and fear. You've received a bazillion emails from all your favorite businesses telling you what they're doing to help prevent the spread of COVID-19. And you just want some sense of normalcy back in your life.
Instead of reiterating everything that you've already seen, today I just want to share some tips to stay healthy, happy, and as sane as possible during these trying times.
If you've ever scrolled through Instagram past a post of a week's worth of perfectly laid out and planned healthy food, each meal neatly placed in it's own container, and it's given you instant anxiety..... don't worry, I've been there!! In fact, I've been there as recently as just a couple weeks ago. So I feel ya!
The past two weeks I've made some changes to how I view (and tackle!) meal prep, and I can honestly say that it no longer freaks the hell out of me. So I wanted to share them with you while they'e still fresh!
I think we've all been there. We see that one friend's fitness post that hits us at just the right time. We're feeling like shit, we're not exactly sure what happened or how we seemingly ended up gaining that 10 lbs back *overnight*, and we're determined to make this "THE. LAST. TIME".
We reach out to our friend, order our new package that going to give us alllll the fitness and nutrition tools we need and is going to make everythingggg better, and then by week 2, or 3, or sometimes not even until month 2 or 3, we hit a wall. We don't feel like doing it anymore. We're not in the mood. And we can think of a laundry list of excuses why we can skip our workout, not have our shake that day, and eat and drink everything in sight.
🍓🍌🍇🍎🥑🥕🥒🍅🍠🍆🥗 Are NOT the same as 🍔🍕🌮🍟🍝🍭🍦🍰🍩🍪🍫
Lately my news feed has been filled with posts about people cutting carbs and it makes my anxiety go on high for a couple reasons....
Have you ever seen the blog going around where a woman drank a gallon of water a day for 30 days and her face completely changed? 💧
Here's 24 days of no alcohol and clean eating for me, and I'm *only* down about 2 lbs between these two pics. 😳🚫🍷
It's crazy just what nutrition does and how quickly you can see changes!
Seriously girlfriend, you are paying Way. Too. Much!
I get it...
And guess what.... I DO, TOO!
But for real... YOU ARE PAYING WAY TOO MUCH!
I know nutrition can be super confusing. What plan do I follow? What's the latest trend? Should I go gluten free? Vegan? Aren't carbs supposed to be bad?
Here's a great example...
The word "vegan" is often confused with the word "healthy". YES, eating vegan CAN be super healthy, but it doesn't mean that EVERYTHING that's vegan is healthy.
A lot of my journey you can't see. It's been on the inside. It's the size of my smile while pinching my stomach. It's not having a legit meltdown while trying to find something in my closet that fits. It's feeling sexy in my own skin. It's being able to share pics like these and not cringe at the thought of hitting post.
Ever hear the saying "I wish I were as thin as when I thought I was fat?"
How was your January? Do you track your fitness and nutrition progress?
So many times I *think* I'm putting in the work, and getting frustrated with not seeing results, but when I actually track my progress I can see where my gaps are.... and then I have that "Oh, now I get it!" moment. haha
Your girlfriends' guide to everything that makes you a fit, sexy and HEALTHY babe! Here you'll find tips on fitness & nutrition, while still maintaining balance and rocking your kick ass social life... with some glitter and F bombs sprinkled in!