Today while cutting up my veggies to stir-fry I noticed how beautiful all of the colors looked & I began thinking about how in 5 weeks it will be ONE YEAR since I became a VEGAN! This journey hasn't been easy but it's been good! I began as gluten-free + plant-based! Then around the holidays I became a little unhealthy as a vegan (enough to gain about 5 pounds worth)! I began eating too much bread again (which caused bloating) + ate a little too much Veggie Grill, dairy-free yogurt, & Oreos!😩🍪🤦🏽♀️ I began to feel a little shame about it because I LOVED my skinny results for the first 5 months or so & God had to remind me that I'm on a journey & I have nothing to prove to anyone! My identity doesn't come from how skinny I'm getting because of my IW products & new healthy lifestyle! So next month (probably my final month of being a VEGAN before I begin to incorporate SEAFOOD🍤 I'm going to commit to loving my body, having self control, cutting gluten back out, & being as PLANT BASED as I can! I'm happy and I love who I've become throughout this vulnerable process!💙#MyVeganLife🌷
Thinking you need to have it all figured out can be overwhelming. Whoever has it all figured out anyway? And trust me, even if you think you do; there will be curve balls, detours, and bumps in the road. Set goals. Savor your dreams. Work towards both daily, and relax, and enjoy the unfolding of your life, in perfect order....one day at a time.
I am SO excited about the group I'm co-leading next month. I feel like it's probably the most important group I've ever lead because of the incredibly powerful message of BODY LOVE and CONFIDENCE that we're going to focus on. Each challenger will get one on one coaching, in addition to access to my online wellness community and VIP challenge group, nutritional guidance with meal plan ideas, access to an online library of thousands of workouts that you can do from the comfort of your living room--workouts that have made me stronger, faster and healthier than ever! It is going to be 4 weeks of learning how to treat ourselves with love and kindness, embrace the body we are in and have the best summer ever. Registration closes Thursday and I only have a couple spots left. Drop me a message if you want to know more! It's going to be amazing.
Transformations is not five minutes from now; it's a present activity. In this moment you can make a different choice, and it's these small choices and successes that build up over time to help cultivate a healthy self-image and self esteem ❤️
Obviously the change in this picture did NOT come from one day of healthy eating, or one week of working out. It was made up of all the healthy food choices and all workouts I've done. It hasn't been easy, but it has absolutely been worth it🙌🏼 If you're just starting in your fitness journey, it can be overwhelming. Don't set yourself up for failure before you even begin. My biggest advice is to literally take it one day, one workout and one meal at a time. Be patient with yourself and with your body 🙏🏻 because the change will come, and you can do this! Don't do it for anyone other than yourself. It's time to love yo self babe💋
I got pretty down on myself this morning as I realized how much weight I've gained since 2015- 20 years young and at my prime. I weighed 100lbs and I looked so lean. My body fat percentage was low, but so was my confidence. I snapped finally snapped out of my insecurity and told myself "You look amazing, guuurl. You've worked hard for where you are & you finally aren't starving yourself. You treat yourself when you want, and you put in work at the gym to gain meat in the right places." Pep talks are all you need sometimes! Note to self: Throw on some A$AP, a cute ass bikini; be sexy, feel good and share your confidence! P.S new bangs! 😂❤️#selflove#confidence#facts
I've come to realize that living a well structured life is truly the key to my health, happiness and my success! I've always been an all or nothing kind of girl and without having that structure in my life I feel like it's a constant battle to keep down the right path! Two weeks ago I decided not to do another show .. not because I don't love them but because I can't live my life one show to the next and expect to understand and learn a healthy balanced lifestyle and learn my body the way I have always wanted! I can honestly say that without having that goal of a show it's been difficult keeping on track! It's so easy to say yes to going out to eat or yes to that friend that says hey let's go have a drink which we all know turns into 2..3 and then a late trip to Taco Bell or in my case pizza and cookies in the oven at 3am🙄😳🤔! But I've worked way to hard for the person I have become to let junk food and no self control make me fall behind!! So to everyone who always asks how I do it believe me when I say there is nothing easy about losing weight or creating an image we love to live in.. but even though it may not be easy i can honestly say that it's worth it!! Work hard.. cry a few tears.. sweat a whole lot.. and make your dreams come true because that's what drives me and what fuels my fire!!! So with that said..despite not having a show in my near future... i see a future of this beautiful confident woman living her dreams and learning to love every inch of herself inside and out for the rest of her life!! #structuredlifestyle#makingdreamsreality#lovemeasiam#loveyourselffirst#confidence#thisisme#whatfuelsyou?#niksgym#happiestgirlsaretheprettiestgirls