Train your mind to tell your body what to do✨✨✨✨✨✨✨
I have always had a great mind-body connection. There were many times throughout my life where I had to mentally conquer my challenges before I could physically meet them.
I have had a total of three knee surgeries and have faced the emotional, mental and physical challenges of recovery: not being able to walk, not being able to play sports (so frustrating sitting on the bench with a brace and crutches), dealing with pain everyday, fear of the unknown (will my leg be the same? Will I get back to my normal activity level?)
Growing up, I was always involved in competitive sports and experienced my first knee injury at age 15. .
I tore my ACL and had reconstructive surgery followed by 6 months of intense physical therapy.
It’s amazing what the body can do to heal (my inspiration to become a sports medicine Nurse Practitioner 👩🏻⚕️)
A few years later I acquired another ACL tear to my opposite leg and had to endure the same process a second time.
This was extremely mentally and emotionally challenging. A second ACL recovery seemed crazy!! I had already gone through it and knew how grueling the process was. To do it a second time made angry 😤
To top it off, one more bucket handle meniscus tear a few years after that 🤦🏻♀️
I mentally had to power through the down time of limited activity. I never let myself think negatively about the process and powered through back to full recovery and activity.
1 210 minutes ago
#perfectlyimperfect yep, that's the kinda woman I am. The best part, I'm 100% accepting of it.
Life is hard. Adulting is busy. Parenting is chaotic. Going after those things in life that give us joy, fulfillment and happiness... You know why I feel so strongly about that?? Because life is too damn short for the drama.
I've forever been a gal that took life and all the things too seriously. Lord knows I can still hear my dad telling me to 'lighten up', 'life is too short' 'why are you so serious all the time?'...well you get the hint.
Now I'm not saying I've changed completely but I think after 34 years, I'm finally 'getting it'. Life is legit, too damn short! Every day of my life I see untreatable diagnoses as a nurse, death of loved ones from leading a sedentary lifestyle and making poor nutritional choices and the worst part?? We have the worst excuses as to why we 'can't' change these behaviors.🤦🏼♀️ Guys, when I say 'are you ready to join me', stop with the excuses!🙅🏼♀️ I'm busy too, I'm tired, I've got kids, I work full time and we 'make ends meet'...if you want it bad enough, just like me, you'll make it happen. So again, what is your excuse?🤷🏼♀️ I've got the resources, I see you checking it out, judging, whatever it is your doing..I welcome you with open arms into this community that is nothing but supportive and encouraging. So bring your motivation and your goals to me so I can help you surpass them!💪🏼
It feels so good to be back in a routine! Last week, my mind wasn’t into clean eating and exercising. This happens every so often. 🤷🏼♀️ Rather than forcing myself to push through and hating it, I took a break. I took a few days off from my fitness program, didn’t use every container each day, and unplugged from social media.
Here I am, Monday morning feeling rejuvinated and ready to get back at it! (AND it was even nice enough to workout outside!!!) Also, as you may have seen in my instagram story, this week I am doing the program “Shaun Week.” There are 7 30-40 minute workouts that require no equipment (except light weights 1 day.) If you are already a Beachbody member, want to commit to this program this week with me??!) If you are not a member, want to do this program with me for free this week? Shoot me a message and I’ll help you get it set up!
4 1236 minutes ago
What did you do for yourself today to start the week off right? ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
Drinking my liquid gold and getting my workout in right away Monday morning always starts my day and week off right! It’s hard to have the Monday blues when you feel good! ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
Happy Monday everyone!✨
2 1542 minutes ago
Happy Earth Day!
Anyone that knows me knows that I am a strong advocate for protecting this home that God created for us.
Clean up your trash. Use metal straws instead of plastic ones. Buy a reusable cup instead of buying plastic water bottles (that'll save you money in the long run as well). Do something sustainable today instead of wasteful. Take a look outside and appreciate all the beauty that surrounds us. We take so much for granted in this life, stop letting our earth be one of them 💙💚
Started my week off right! With a Leg Day! 💪🏽🐆 -
I am hurting straight in the glutes and hammies today! This is a must try! 😅
4X12 of each exercise.. we superset!
Last exercise not recorded: hamstring curls X calf Raises #MyEasterWorkout 🐰
Video Cred: @shobna21
Post holiday workout ✅🐰🐣. .
20 min HIIT ride @onepeloton, Push day, and core 💯. .
Real talk: we were too busy at work yesterday to actually eat any of the desserts/goodies we brought 😅. You know it’s been an insane day when no one has broken into the cookies by 1600 😬🙃. #notplayingcards . .
Blessed the hubs brought me Easter dinner leftovers from the in laws so at least I got to eat a yummy dinner 🙈. .
Use all those yummy carbs from yesterday and KILL a workout today!! Enjoy the memories, get back in a routine, and SWEAT, HYDRATE, and REPEAT 💕. .
Heard me talk about the FASTer Way to Fat Loss® and wondering what you get for $199?? .
What you'll get when you join..
◾ 7 weeks of daily online support from yours truly and other women/men on the same journey as you
◾ 7 weeks of quick and effective workouts that can be done at home or in the gym AND can be modified to meet your needs and abilities
◾ a community of like minded people to support you along the way
◾ access to cutting edge strategies and a lifestyle that is sustainable and enjoyable
Gym girl by day, nurse by night....well today at least 🤪 My schedule is always all over the place lol! Finding a good schedule between work, life, and fitness is definitely a challenge and I always get asked how I do it. Each week is different but I am flexible and adjust each week to my schedule because it’s what I gotta do to make it work!I work 8 hour shifts right now so I usually go 4-5 days per week. When I worked 12 hour shifts, I would go about 4 days per week. Never when I worked would I go after a 12 hour shift (just like if I work 16 hours now, I do not go lol). I think consistency is key and going to the gym when you lack motivation is important to do - mind over matter! Also nutrition is a huge part. Pack your meals, meal prep, give yourself time to make nutritious meals and snacks because if not it’s so easy to get off track and diet is a HUGE component to progress and success with health. Try to drink lots of water too. This is not just advice for nurses either, it’s really for anyone who is in work, school, or struggling with balance 🌟 You got this!
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