When I said yes to a one week fitness boot camp over two years ago, I had no idea how exactly it was going to change my life! First of all I was so reluctant, skeptical and hesitant. I didn’t even want to ask my husband if he would support me (even though I already knew he would 😆) because it felt a little silly to me. I wanted to workout from home, in hopes of losing some baby weight with other ladies/moms I’ve never met before. I ended up loving that one week challenge and went on to do a three week program that changed everything for me, I was hooked...I lost weight, lost inches, went down a couple of dress sizes, had lots of energy, a spark was lit and I haven’t stopped since. Matter of fact, I loved it so much that all I wanted to do was to pay it forward and help as many other women that I could feel the same way I did, so I became a coach! But more importantly than that, I found community. I found a group of amazing women that lift each other up and cheer each other on DAILY! ..
Since finding out about breast cancer, they have supported me and cheered me on even more every step of the way. Which is huge. It keeps me going and helps me fight. Every single day they inspire me! I have made some of the best friends and reconnected with old ones through this whole fitness journey that I felt was so silly in the beginning. It has been life changing! Join us! See what this is all about! It is too good to let pass you by. I am so glad I didn’t let my doubts and fears hold me back! Oh, and they sent me this amazing Edible Arrangement yesterday to cheer me up from chemo kicking my booty this past week. I love this group of women and all the ladies in my Accountability group!! 💞
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💚 Your food, your moods, the way your body feels - all of it. That data holds the answers to your wellness.
Today I took progress pictures and measurements. I do that for a lot of reasons. To stay accountable to my goals and to the women I help. To track my progress because the scale doesn’t tell the whole story. I am 8 pounds heavier than I was when I ended this program the first time in April😬 If I only looked at the scale, then I would be discouraged. But because I keep track of my results I can see that the scale doesn’t matter. Yes, my tummy isn’t as flat as it was. My jeans are a little tighter, but overall, I maintained a healthy lifestyle and built muscle over the summer with a more flexible plan.
After week one, this time around, I am BACK! I freaking love it. The nutrition is strict, the workouts are longer, but all of those things I track work perfectly for my body on this program. I am happier, my jeans are a little looser already and I feel great! I am dialing it in right up to the holidays👊🏻
If you are looking to get serious results, but don’t have time to get to the gym everyday - it’s possible right from home🙌🏻 The first 2 pictures are from today👉🏻 the 3rd picture is the #beforeandafter
from the January vs April of this year. The last picture is where I started. Thank God I made that decision to start.
🙋🏻♀️As a side note, I don’t normally walk around the house in my bikini snapping pictures and making muffins. But it was a fun way to spend part of my day😂👙💁🏻♀️ Bizarrely enough, Violetta thought nothing of it! She wanted to flex with me💪🏻 #isthisadream
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Not sure y’all know this. But one of the reasons I became a teacher of this amazing kick-boxing inspired exercise program was the fact I was in a ‘test group’ (yup, legit, contract & all) in early 2017.
And I’ll admit it was scary bec I never know how others will respond to me, knowing I’m already a fitness teacher.
But it was SUPER HUMBLING.
I mean I got the best results of any exercise nutrition program I had ever done.
I got shredded.
And I felt OUT OF THIS WORLD.
It was my beacon when my uncle was dying of Parkinson’s after his sister did, my mom.
It was my solace after my marriage was falling apart.
So I’m admitting I’m here after a busy Aug and I’ve gotten sloppy. I want to go back to what did the best psychologically and physically for me.
And I miss it. 😊♥️
Makes me get teary when I think about how it’s so IN MY SOUL bec I’m an instructor of it.
So here we go. And excited I have my two awesome coaches doing it alongside me @therealcoachkl
and Eliza Alers. Let’s go!!! Follow my progress.
Day 01 tomorrow.
If you want to build a business, you gotta be willing to get your hands dirty (or in this case with the photo..totally muddy!)...meaning to WORK YOUR BUTT OFF, have an ambitious attitude and believe your capable of anything you put your mind into. You gotta get over your fears, your doubts, and get over YOURSELF if you truly want to build the life you and your family dream about, but always thought it was just that. If others have done it, why not YOU? You deserve that just as much as they did! But it wasn't out of luck that they succeeded. Nor was it just handed over to them. It was DRIVE, DETERMINATION and pure WILL. They had a goal for their family's future and a passion to help and serve others...and did whatever it took.
Whether its to build that dream life for your family, pay off debt, help pay just one of your bills for the month, pay for your kids' sports and activities, put gas in your car, buy groceries, or maybe just a box of diapers. You CAN make that happen. You ready to check it out and see if its for you? Because who knows, this may be the opportunity that could change your entire life..and its only a decision away. We're waiting on you...💪
Check out my latest and quick recap of protesting a rodeo in Philadelphia, Pa today! The cold and rain won’t stop us from doing our best for the animals ✊🏻 Link in bio!
Life is always throwing unexpected twists and turns at us. (Like lots of cake last week for my bday.) We can get hung up on them or choose to roll with the punches and stay afloat. It’s always up to US how we handle it. +
Keep digging, ladies. It’s always better than crashing. 😉
You can talk all you want but your actions speak the loudest!! 💯🚀🎯🔥
After 8 weeks of pretty strict keto I ate 2 biscuits! 😮
Some may say I cheated or I’m falling off the wagon... however this was different than my past.
After a day trip to Tampa we were driving home and stopping at Cracker Barrel (a place we don’t go often and food I love). In the past my meal would be boneless fried chicken, has brown casserole, biscuits (one with Jelly, one with butter, and fried okra. So, I thought long and hard about the route I wanted to take with this meal. I examined my options for food and my mental state - for real, I thought extensively about my intentions behind wanting to eat bread.
I chose roast beef, carrots, cabbage, Brussels sprout kale salad, and 2 biscuits with butter.
I don’t feel guilty about eating the biscuits, I enjoyed them for the simple fact they tasted good and were something I haven’t had in a long time. Tomorrow, I will wake up and still continue eating healthy. I will still get up at 5am to work out. I will not gain 10 pounds from eating 2 biscuits. .
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If it were only this easy!!!! But if you want to improve you life and your fitness and your body it takes a ton of hard work! Lucky for you there are a TON of people cheering you on... because YOU DESERVE TO BE HAPPY AND HEALTHY!!! You deserve to put yourself first and change the way you feel when you look in the mirror. Are you with me?! #life #fitness #motivate #dosomething #getup #workhard #livelife #happy #goaldigger #bossbabe
Raising up world changers ❤️
50 hearts and stomaches fed ✅
I’m so proud to report 350 less fortunate people across 3 countries have been fed this year! My goal still stands to reach 600 by the end of 2018.
My mission continues to be if I see any less fortunate person without a smile... I will simply give them mine! 😁
Having been to many 3rd world countries, recently Africa, I have witnessed such beauty in their landscapes, wild life, culture but the most beautiful aspect are the PEOPLE. It’s amazing to think in the a.m. I am in the richest economy in the world (NYC/USA) where we all have everything at our finger tips and in the p.m. I can be in the one of the poorest economies in the world where people don’t know where their next drink of clean water will come from, yet I immediately notice that the poorest people tend to be the happiest?! I have thankfully experienced this first hand and have learned such valuable lessons in life to seek happiness through a simple life. Every country I travel to I seek out the less fortunate to provide them with money/food etc. and everyone I met in my latest travels to Africa had such a wonderful unconditional smile/ora about them and they attribute this to leading simple lives of family, friends and providing for their families. Anything more than having enough to survive was deemed excess and leads to increased stress and deemed unnecessary and a distraction. This is such a valuable lesson...keep it SIMPLE!
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Food prep went much quicker today with my two pressure cookers 😁. Pulled pork in one and Ratatouille in the other. Ground turkey on the stove top and healthy BBQ sauce on the stove. I had a bowl of Ratatouille with some ground turkey in it and it was so delicious.
Did you get your food prep done today?
Enrollment for my Fall into Fitness Holiday survival prep group Is now OPEN!! 🎃🍂 Drop your email to apply. 🖤30-40 min home workouts. ONLY 4X WEEK!
🧡non-restrictive meal plan.
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You do NOT want to miss out on this AGAIN
Listen, nothing is worse that passing on an opportunity that keeps presenting itself #truth
(If only I had started then.... I should have done....) Starting October 1st (that is a week away tomorrow -yes, already) another round of #liveliiftlove
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A few post-workout pics from an awesome 8-week fitness program that I finished recently. Super flexible with 4 days a week at home workouts scheduled so they work for you, an easy to follow meal plan and even a treat day every week. And o course a community of fun supportive folks to celebrate your wins and support you through the tougher times that we all have. Looking for 5 new challengers to join the fun when the program goes live on October! We are doing a 1 week of prep workouts, launching into the full program October 8th. Looks and feel great for the holidays! If you’ve been on the fence, now’s the time to dive in and commit to a more fully alive you! Who’s in? #dosomething #fit4life #momswholift #vibrantliving #fit @carldaikeler
So, chosen by God for this new life of love, dress in the wardrobe God picked out for you: compassion, kindness, humility, quiet strength, discipline. And regardless of what else you put on, wear love. It's your basic, all-purpose garment. Never be without it. Colossians 3:12&14 MSG
Dado que Dios los eligió para que sean su pueblo santo y amado por él, ustedes tienen que vestirse de tierna compasión, bondad, humildad, gentileza y paciencia.  Sobre todo, vístanse de amor, lo cual nos une a todos en perfecta armonía. Colosenses 3:12&14 NTV
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