Zoodles & sauce. Probably on the daily this week 😋
My whole world.
When you close your eyes and dream about your future, what do you see? I’m talking big, ridiculous dreams. What does that look like? What do you wish for your family?
✨Do you have financial freedom?
✨Do you own a home?
✨Do you get to stay home with your babies?
✨Are you in the best shape of your life?
✨Do you work for yourself?
✨Are you able to travel freely?
✨Are you genuinely happy?
Now what if I told you that those 👆🏻 dreams, and everything you’ve ever wished for your life, is 100% possible. What if I told you that there is an opportunity that can fulfill every outrageous goal that you’ve ever set for yourself. And all you have to do is work on becoming the best version of yourself, while helping other women do the same. 😍
You don’t need an ounce of experience. You don’t need a degree. You don’t have to invest thousands of dollars. And you definitely don’t need to be in perfect shape!
All you have to do is show up, unapologetically you, perfectly imperfect, ready to change your life and the women around you. 💃
Close your eyes again and think of your WHY. Hold that vision. Drop the excuses. Remember, YOU have the power to change your life!
I’m taking on 5 new coaches who are ready to start living their dream life - physical, emotional and financial freedoms babes!🙌🏻
You will be plugged into my new coach mentorship program and will receive all the training and support you need from myself and team. You are not in this alone girlfriend! 👯♀️
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🏋🏻♀️MY 100th STREET PARKING WORKOUT! I miss the MCCS garage in Okinawa fiercely. I jokingly told Nan I was going to put up a barbell rig in her backyard this spring and she was super not into it 🤣🤣🤣
I was scared to death of joining Street Parking. I had never done “CrossFit” (even though I had actually been doing many of the movements with my fit squad for a year before everyone moved!) and knew I’d fail.
So I signed up for a month figuring I could cancel if I wasn’t using it. But I found a family! I found support in their Facebook group. There were actually ladies doing Street Parking where I was working out & I built up the courage to ask them about a few movements. In five months, through a rest period for a pulled lower back/SI joint issue and through the recovery from falling on my back, I’ve managed to log ONE HUNDRED workouts. At a base gym, in the base fit park garage, on our deck, during typhoons, on the cottage lawn on a girl’s beach weekend getaway, in a tiny hotel gym in Seoul, in Nan’s den. With all of the equipment I could ever wish for or with just a picnic table to just a set of dumbbells. I’m so heckin’ proud of it all 💪🏼
💥 GIVEAWAY ALERT 💥 .
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Finally!!!!! Week 3 and I am finally seeing some results. I'm learning consistency is the key 🗝.
What changed for me? I started recording everything I eat with the myfitnesspal app and I started being intentional about moving.
I went from being a bedside nurse and walking 12000 steps daily without trying to now a desk job in leadership where I sit a majority of the day.
I knew I needed to get moving again so I downloaded an app that sends me a reminder to get up and move while I am at work. Then I hit the gym or take a Zumba class after work to get all my steps in for the day. My goal has been at least 10,000 steps/day.
Also, I decided that no matter how busy I get with driving my kids between dance classes and basketball practices and games, that I MUST make time for Joy. Because, if I don't take care of me, how am I going to take care of them. And I love being a mom and caring for my kids.
I'm already thinking of my February Goals which are to incorporate weight training into my exercise routine and to increase my daily step goal to 12,000 steps per day.
I'm super excited about how feeling healthy feels! ❤❤❤ How has your start of the New Year been going. Just remember it's never too late!
Tools for my weightloss success-measuring spoons/cups, food scale and My Fitness Pal. I measure and weigh everything to make sure I am counting calories for the right serving size. Tracking via @myfitnesspal
not only helps me stay within my calorie range but helps me make sure that I am not going over in carbs. My diabetic plan is to eat no more than 45 carbs per meal and tracking helps me do that!
What are your must have tools for weightloss success? ~Sasha
They say a picture is worth a thousand words, but this picture is more than that. This picture captured a moment of millions of unspoken words. It captured the biggest a-ha moment of my life. I had a moment yesterday where seeing my baby smile up at me just created a flood of emotion.
I have done a lot of self reflection this week, posting on instagram and sharing my experiences gave me a voice, it gave me an opportunity to start talking about my feelings and process my life and my journey.
In this moment, I realized it. Years of numbness were lifted. I BELIEVED I deserve happiness. I BELIEVED I'm worthy. I realized I value everyone else's happiness over my OWN. If others were happy, then I was happy. I realized I constantly settle for less because it's what I believe I deserve. I realized I haven't experienced true, raw, authentic happiness in years. I realized I don't have to prove anything to anyone. I realized that it wasn't just the kids in school picking me last, it was me. I put my own needs aside. I put them on the back burner and I put MYSELF in last place in my own life.
Yesterday brought me strength. Yesterday taught me to "practice what I preach" through my career as a counselor. Yesterday taught me that if I don't put myself first, neither will anyone else. Yesterday was emotional. Yesterday brought me strength. Yesterday was beautiful.
I wish I would have had this moment years ago, but I had it yesterday. And yesterday changed my life.
#apictureisworthathousandwords #throughmydaughterseyes #practicewhatyoupreach #mindovermatter #healing #strength #selfdiscovery #vulnerability #imattertoo #powerofvulnerability #fuckfeelings #weightloss #fitfam #fitlife #noexcuses #fitspo #fitmom #fitnessmotivation #weightlossjourney #overcomingobesity #fat2fit #mondaymorning #allthefeels
Dinner is served!! Give me all the veggies with my Steak tonight. I love cauliflower rice and Brussels sprouts.
How many people can honestly say that they are 100% confident AND satisfied with what they eat??
I can 🙋🏼♀️
But trust me, it wasn’t always this way. Actually, up until the end of last year, I had an extremely unhealthy relationship with food. I was the poster child for emotional and binge eating. After facing an extremely hard couple years, I used food non-stop to cope with stress, depression, anxiety and pretty much any other emotion you can think of. I couldn’t control all of the bad things that were happening around me, but I could control what I ate. On top of it, I couldn’t exercise because of a pelvis injury, I couldn’t afford a nutritionist, I don’t believe in diets, and I sure as hell won’t fall for some “magic pill”...so I truly believed that I was shit out of luck when it came to losing weight. And truthfully, I just stopped caring. 😞
Ladies, if you can relate to anything I just said, if you are tired of yo-yo dieting, if you are lost about what you should eat and when, if you are cutting something out of your diet because you think that’s how you will lose weight...please please please know that your life does not have to be burdened with restrictions, frustration, confusion and pain when it comes to food. I mean isn’t life tough enough on its own? The last thing we should have to stress about is food! Am I right!?
When I say that I feel confident, satisfied and STRESS-FREE with what I eat, I mean it! I have lost 35 pounds in 3 1/2 months just by eating! I eat carbs, I eat sugar, I eat cheese....GIMME ALL THE FOOD! 🤤 I enjoy wine, I enjoy treat meals, I enjoy chocolate. GUILT FREE! If you are ready to experience the joy and freedom and confidence and hey while you’re at it, the weight loss you’ve been dying to achieve, then send me a DM babe, so I can tell you about this revolutionary NUTRITION PROGRAM!
Day 7. Week 1. Sunday 20th January.
Dinner: 140gr of grilled calf.
. 📌 (I guess no one noticed but) I eat too little or no portion at all of vegetables during lunch and dinner. Well. About the lunch, I'll try to eat more vegetables at lunch. About the dinner instead, I won't eat any vegetables for now. It's not that I don't like it. Actually I like salad and boiled vegetables and I know how important they are for curing my obesity. But, as you noticed, I often have stomachache, colitis and things like that. So I'm afraid. And since I've got to work, I need my stomach to feel good. I'm really really afraid about the relation "my stomach" - "job", all the time. Really afraid.
. 📌I need to go to the gym. I know. And I want to. So much. Because I miss lifting weights and building my (fat and Obese, yet willing) body. But in order to go to the gym, I need to wait for April because I'm going to move to a different town and house.Anyway, in the meanwhile, I could start running at least. I need to do something or I could get tired of the diet.
This is the end of my first week of my healthy journey. I made some mistake, I binged one day. I didn't have a 100% balance of all the macros.
But it's a start. I just need to "keep starting". I just need to keep walking my path, stumbling and failing, yet keep going on. I need to stay healthy because I need to live and to fix my future. I want to keep studying a lot of things, trying to have a job I like, trying to fall in love with someone and to make sex for the first time with someone I like. I can't die virgin after all. I want to be confident. I want to keep learning languages, learning about politics and about this world. That's why I need my brain and my body to stay healthy.
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I want to talk about YOU for a minute girlfriend! Yea you...
❤️The hustlin’ badass workin her booty off to make ends meet.
❤️The busy mama raising tiny humans.
❤️The beautiful woman who doesn’t know it and struggles with self confidence.
❤️The dreamer who has big goals but doesn’t know how to achieve them.
I want to ask you...
What have you done for yourself lately that fills up your cup? How many times have put off your own goals because you were too busy helping others achieve there’s? How many times have you shrugged off your own needs because you thought it was selfish to address them? How many times have you let fear, insecurities or others talk you out of what YOU want to do?
Girlfriend, this isn’t the 50’s! We live in a beautiful time, where self-love and giving a shit about yourself is admired and desired! So it’s time for YOU to start making time for YOU! 💁🏼♀️
I am here to help you do just that. I know you’re busy. I know money is tight. But babe, it’s time you make yourself a priority! It’s not selfish, it’s necessary!
Are you ready or what!? 💕
💪🏼A little Suns Out, Guns Out #SPDanceParty
today during the very first part of SOGO.
1: I need some heavier dumbbells. I did this with a single 8#, a single 12#, a set of 8#, a set of 12#, and then my 35# bumper plate. So- looks like I’ll be getting a set of 15s!
2: You’re welcome for the concert. I scream sing as long as I don’t need to count anything. While I do not own the rights to this song, I think they missed out on having me collab with them 🤷🏻♀️
3: Is anyone available in Hampton Roads to come help me wash my hair? This SOGO was no joke.
🙌🏼Say Amen for leftovers!
Deets: Mississippi Roast recipe from @therisingspoon
; I make @graciouspantry
onion soup mix & @thepinningmama
ranch- 2T of each with a dollop of ghee! For Whole30 just check the ingredients in your pepperocini peppers (davina is compliant). My roast last night served Nan and I dinner with 5 leftover containers!
Every weekend for the #SPChooseYourOwnAdventure
challenge I weigh myself, take my measurements, and have Nan take my pictures.
Today: the scale and pictures were awful 🤣🤣🤣 AWFUL! But the measurements were pretty good and showed I’m slow & steady losing the inches.
MORE IMPORTANTLY: I sit and assess how I’m feeling. I am really hating 4 meals a day. So much so that I’m going to stop doing it. I gave it an honest try for 2 weeks and it’s not working for my body, my mental state, or my appetite. I really thought I could do Whole30 during the challenge & was thrown off when all the details came out & I really couldn’t. • I’m craving water and am really proud of getting it in every day! My skin is looking better and my lips aren’t as dry as they would be! • I’m consistently sticking with good nutrition! I’ve navigated food freedom with my cookie splurge and pizza, and I find that integral to not be too restrictive!
🍴Mississippi Roast (easily made Whole30 or SP template approved with homemade onion soup mix & homemade ranch seasoning, using ghee, and checking the ingredients on your pepperocini peppers!). I picked up the cutest little potatoes today and roasted them in avocado oil with some ranch seasoning as well. SO YUMMY!
🤣🤣🤣I was having a day today. This afternoon got better but it wasn’t until about 5:30 I got myself together to get my workout in. WOD was double dumbbell power snatches & burpee box jump overs 😱 Thank you, next? I scaled it to single dumbbell snatches & elevated burpees. 15-12-9-12-15. During the first round Gene messaged me.
I could have quit my workout to sit & chat, but instead we FaceTimed & I finished the workout like a boss💥
The key to successful weight loss is planning, organization, and thoughtfulness!! Making your bed first thing in the morning is your first task of the day done! It is quick and easy but can set the stage for you to have a more organized, productive and fulfilling day! It doesn't have to be pretty but at least it is done!
I know making my bed has always been something I have struggled with. You can ask my mother...in fact she will more than likely have something smart to say in the comments! 😂
Over the last two months I have struggled to change this habit. I had to start small just 3 days a week - Monday, Wednesday, and Friday my bed was made before I left the house. Now I make my bed on a daily basis. Do I still forget on occasion? Absolutely....I am human after all! But I have gotten better and I know it leads me to be more productive and organized throughout my day...its also nice jumping into a made up bed at the end of the day...so I plan to continue making it!! How do you start your day? Is there anything you can do today to help you be more organized?
#bedmaking #sleep #organized #planning #thoughtfulness #obesity #fightingobesity #bestweight #bestweightevolution #healthcareevolution #healthyliving #yyc #yeg #overcomingobesity
I have been DIGGIN’ the smoothies recently y’all.
After reading the book Body Love by @bewellbykelly
, I’ve decided to give her philosophy a go, which includes incorporating smoothies to your diet, typically for breakfast. The whole point is to eat foods that fuel your body and avoid eating things that spike your blood sugar.
Since doing that and incorporating her ideals, I’ve felt more satisfied (like, i stay full for HOURS), happier, more alert, and more energized than I have in a long time. And my favorite thing that she emphasizes, this is not. A. Diet.
It’s sort of Whole30-esque, but with a hell of a lot less restrictions. Hallelujah.
This year, while I am still focusing on my strength and shedding the extra pounds I’ve carried for so long, I’m moreso focusing on my overall health, including my gut health. All other things will fall into place naturally 🤗
This one is called the Chunky Monkey:
1.5c almond milk
Scoop chocolate protein powder
2 Tbsp peanut butter
2 Tbsp chia seeds
Sh*t ton of spinach 🙃
#bewell #livewell #guthealth #bewellbykelly #smoothie #healyourgut #bodylove #overcomingobesity #healthy #healthylifestyle
Salad & You 📺
Friday night & I am trying not to watch the entire second half of the season tonight.
Picked up squash zoodles and zucchini zoodles and mixed them up for a veggie packed lunch.