...so, still don't have time to meal prep, plan healthy eats, or get your movement on?
I didn't either...and I know what that feels like. 👎 .
Being a virtual health coach has helped me see how important nutrition and physical activity is to how we feel...
... I MAKE time for stuff that makes me feel better, look better, and BE better.
I'm not perfect but, I'm aware and I try to live with balance.
I know what NOT doing these things feels like and I CHOOSE better...MOST of the time.
YOU don't have to think "perfection" when it comes to getting healthy...that's too hard and (I believe) unrealistic. ...
You just have to think "better than I WAS and healthier every day" 👍
As I sit here in my driveway watching the wind blow the trees, I’m feeling impressed.
If you would have told me last year that at this time I would be coaching and leading an amazing group of women about their self love and fitness... I would have straight up laughed in your face. I always told myself that life just wasn’t going to be as good as I wanted it to be. I day dreamed ALLL DDAAYYYY LONGGGG about the dream job I wanted, how happy I would be without anxiety, how I would be the most positive person with a load of money... but I NEVER thought I could actually achieve those things. That was my problem. I’m great at daydreaming and imagining but I struggled with taking action. .
Now? I’m taking some action.
Super Long Sappy Post ahead 👌🏻 But please, keep reading because it’s about YOU 🌸my friend. •
3 years ago I was feeling stuck. Even though I had just finished my BSN work with honors 🏆 at 50 —-> which seems like a pretty big accomplishment 🤷🏻♀️ I felt empty, lonely, and heavy; physically and emotionally. My children had moved on in life 🙌 and my husband was burying himself in Work 😔. I needed ...... something. Have you ever felt like that? Or maybe you do right now ➡️ ➡️➡️There’s Hope! •
About that same time my coach reached out to me (YAY, and Thank you Jesus! 🙏) She asked me to join her “challenge”. I had absolutely no idea what it was, but I said YES hoping to lose that pesky 20 pounds, get some energy back, and secretly 🤫 hoping to rekindle some romance ❣️#truestory
A week later I got my box 📦 with some DVDs 📀, some cute little containers ❤️💛💚💙🧡💜 and a bag of Superfoods 🌱 💥. Okay now what? Well my coach, being brand new herself, was already running her own FB support groups #bossbabe
and I jumped in connecting with the group, and driving her bat crazy 🦇🤪 with questions. •
4 months later I was feeling energy 💃 like I never had before and everyone was asking - WTH are you doing to look so amazing? So I told them to contact my coach @pineapplesandfitness.
Then I thought ..... 🛑 ✋🏻 Hold Up!!! Why am I not coaching?? Sign.me.up ‼️. My first month I had 17 people lined up to start, and I knew —- THIS is it! This is what I’ve waited my whole life for. FREEDOM 🗽 One year later I earned my first Success trip to Punta Cana 🇩🇲 , and just last week to Mexico 🇲🇽 And my husband gets to go with me (Can you say ROMANCE?) AND every Thursday Beachbody deposits 💰 in my bank account for doing what I love ❤️- helping people get results, feel empowered, and take back their freaking crazy lives! And I do all that from my phone, wherever I happen to be 🏖 ☀️ 👶 ✈️ 🏡 🌳 🚲.
So thank you to each one of you who has trusted me as your coach (can I get a SHOUT from ya’all??) And blessings on those who are about to find out what Being Authentically You and living Your best life is all about - It’s a Wonderful life. The journey starts now.
H E Y 😜 I’m Kelsey!
If you’re new here, STICK AROUND‼️
Here are some things to know about me...
DROP THE EMOJI where we connect 👇🏼
🙏🏼 I love JESUS
💍 I’m getting MARRIED (in Dec! 🎉)
⚽️ I play & coach SOCCER
📚 I’m a TEACHER
🌮 I love FOOD (mostly healthy)
✈️ I TRAVEL as much as possible
🌺 MAUI is my favorite place
💪🏼 I’m a virtual FITNESS COACH and love inspiring others to become the BEST VERSIONS OF THEMSELVES
🏠 I workout from HOME
🍊 I live in FLORIDA
So excited for the concert tonight!!!Wearing my floral maxi dress today that’s perfect with my denim jacket for work! Blog post later tonight with all the details.
It's Throwback Thursday! Time to showcase the history of the "Iowa Girl", presented by @Pancheros.
In the spirit of the @DrakeRelays
we share a photo of @shelbo800
of Sioux City East High School. Shelby was an eight-time Relays champion in her high school career. In 2011, she became the first female high school student-athlete to claim three Relays titles in one year.
Do you have historical artifacts and photos, newspaper clippings, stories, or other items that would help us celebrate the story of the "Iowa Girl"? Send them to email@example.com
for the opportunity to be showcased in a future posting!
#IowaGirl #IGHSAU #TBT
SO EXCITED to announce more details about my new #FueledByFREEDOM
success group starting focused on “mindful eating” and conquering our fears of food - BUT FIRST I want to get a PULSE CHECK so I know the best way to help 🤗 I have always been a workout person, but when I finally was able to find peace with my nutrition - THATS when my results & my happiness really came 💕 I recognize that not everyone system is going to work for every person - so I’m excited to help you find what works for YOU! What do you feel you need help with and want to work on? ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
❤️ Want to lose weight but I HATE exercise ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
💙 I exercise, but struggle with nutrition ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
💜 I can’t exercise due to injury/illness ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
💛 LOVE food, LOVE big portions, and want to feel full ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
💚 Want an easy to follow system w/o strict rules ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
🧡 Want to be FREE from emotional eating and obsessing over food ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
I would say mine main ones have always been 💛💚🧡 How about you?
Don’t ever let one bad day knock you down for good. You have to keep showing up to be able to do the big scary things you’ve always dreamed of. It’s not easy but you and your dreams are ALWAYS worth it!! 💙
Some times you need a down day to gear up and come back stronger than ever! After feeling crappy yesterday and not being able to get my workout in I woke up this morning feeling rested and ready. Not only did I get my workout in but I was able to UP my weights and resistance strength! What?! 👊🏼
Start showing up for yourself and you will be amazed at how far it takes you. I can barely believe where it’s already taking me! 💪🏼💃🏻
Did you really go to Ireland if you didn’t visit a #sheepfarm
Sitting outside this morning and enjoying that feeling of your hard work paying off 💕 Received a big ole bonus this week that will cover my flight to Padre this summer for my coaching retreat 🙌🏼 AND came home after a negative day yesterday to a couple messages from my fitfam sharing their progress with me and how amazing they FEEL ever since they joined me ☺️ I don’t know why people think that making money & helping people have to be mutually exclusive, like you are some dirty person if you don’t help people for free 🤔 You want to travel? You want to support your family? You want to have a happy marriage that’s not strained by finance struggles? That all requires MONEY 💰 It doesn’t buy happiness, but it can help you DO the things that MAKE you happy 🙌🏼 I get to combine my passion of health & wellness and helping people, AND earn an income to travel and pay off student loans. OH AND I’m getting supa fit, creating amazing relationships, and helping people live better lives in the process....you’re right that sounds so awful 😜
Am I the only one who can’t keep their plastic lids under control? Why are there ALWAYS more lids than containers? Do they multiply in the drawer? #mommyproblems
M U L T I - P O T E N T I A L I T E
I first heard this word on a 🎙 PODCAST (@thequoteofthedayshow @seancroxton
) and IT. IS. ME.
A MULTI-POTENTIALITE is someone who has been given GIFTS (by the Creator 🙏🏼) and is called to use them in different ways and at different times/stages of their life‼️
The more I PRAY and work on my relationship with JESUS 🙌🏼, the more I feel his purpose for THIS STAGE of my life.
Do what you 💙 LOVE.
LOVE 💙 what you do.
I can’t wait to HELP YOU HELP OTHERS‼️
So we literally had nothing else in the kitchen. Sooooooo.... #lazymoment
Today’s mantra! Don’t think, just keep going!
Day 65/100 days of 30 min workouts. .
Today was my second Shaun T workout, a #BODexclusive
, and I realized what I’ve known all along “I’ll never be an Insanity girl”.
Not because it’s a bad workout, it’s hard AF, but plyometrics and me just don’t get along very well🤣
If you are into fitness you may have your soulmate workout. I love a good mix of weights with cardio.
Gone are the days I pound the treadmill and do 3 sets of weights at the gym though, all my workouts are at home.
Gone are the days of calorie counting and portion control! It works and I’ve seen great results with strict diets and regiments, but if you are cutting out things you love, I’m sorry to say, it’s not realistic for longevity. .
Find your soulmate workout, learn to have the foods you love with no restrictions but still get results.
I mix things up and do what I can, when I can. I don’t stress about competing with who is doing more than me or who is getting better results than me. I’m on my own journey and taking others with me! .
I’m in a good place. I want you to be too! Don’t think, just keep going. #justkeepgoing #soulmateworkout #intermittentfastinggirl
There’s this “newsroom rule” where you have to bring Dutch letters (almond filled pastries) back whenever you visit #Pella
. It’s something I can certainly get behind 😏
Instant pot cheesecake. So bad... but so good. Made with Greek yogurt this time. 👀
NEW BLOG POST!! Head over to my website and take a look. mycoffeefueledlife.com
Currently a little obsessed with making instant pot cheesecakes 🍰😋
That was a dang good workout in just 20 minutes 😅 Beet red face, dripping sweat, endorphins on high 🙌🏼 I switched things up today and went with a country dance workout from a different program! I decided that while I usually say “stick to one program”, it was better for me to give THIS one 100% of my effort as opposed to half a**ing the other one.
Have you gotten your sweat on today? .
#healthymom #momofthree #countrygirl #midwestlife #midwestmama #iowagirl #exercise #workoutmotivation
Forgoing my typical smiley face for a second so I can be a little more real with ya. Yesterday was a little rough. About half way through my day I started to not feel so great and by dinner time I was a lump on the couch. I went to be early hoping to bounce back this morning but woke up feeling crappy so I decided it was time to practice giving myself a little grace. I’ve been going a mile a minute and it’s clear that this was an opportunity to slow down. So, I turned off my alarm, let my professors know I wasn’t going to be there today and went back to sleep.
I’m feeling quite a bit better now but still not great and as I was sipping my tea I decided enough was enough and it was time to find the joy in this situation. So I started to think about how thankful I am that I didn’t have any pressing homework yesterday so I could lay around, and how lucky I am to be married to a man who saw me feeling crappy and went out of his way to take care of me, I thought about how amazing it was that my prof willingly reschedule my presentation so I could rest and that I am slowly learning to listen to my body instead of running myself into the ground.
So maybe you need this reminder today too: sometimes it’s okay to not be overly smiley and cheerful and instead listen to your body and give it the rest it deserves.
Who loves black clothes, hats, homemade bracelets and self confidence?!?!? 🤟🏼
Killed my workout today and felt like a badass after! This whole feeling amazing about myself is reallllyyyy starting to rock my world. .
Message me if you want in on my free trial this Monday!!
Just as a power plant doesn’t “have” energy —it transforms energy— you don’t “have” any specific reality. You generate your reality. ✨
So if you’re not happy in the story you’re in, rewrite it. Generate the reality you wish to live.
If I could do it, so can you. I created my own fairytale story and I love breathing that belief into other women like me. ❤️
I truly believe that’s my calling and being whisked away to Mexico as a reward for living my passion is beyond anything I ever thought possible. ❤️
Don’t settle for a life or body you don’t absolutely LOVE. You have the power to change. ✨•
#bethechange #realitycheck #goodvibes #healthyliving #nurse #bsn #iowagirl #fierce #makeadifference #remake #rewind #recharge #redefine #nana #powerful