Last nights dinner was a cabbage/Apple slaw with a sesame lime dressing and three of these (really mushy) Pumpkin Chickpea Patties💛
Sorry for being MIA, I haven’t been very well (mentally) at all lately. Behaviours have been really bad and I’ve lost a “significant” (according to the psychologist) amount of weight over the last few weeks so no one at home has been the happiest. Inside I’m ecstatic about losing but I HATE disappointing my parents and I just feel like such a useless burden ughhhh. Also, I went to a hypnotist today because mum forced me too👎🏼 and it sucked, and I feel horrendous because it costs so much and it just doesn’t help at all. I just don’t know what to do, I feel like nothing can help. Hope you@guys
are all feeling good, sorry for being such a downer
My boss asked me to run an errand for him during the day and told me to just take his car.. I didn’t complain. It’s a nice set of wheels. But good lord- it took me 10 minutes to realize that the seat controls were on the door 😂👌🏼 #newcar #mercedesbenz
*Long post alert* I always thought I'd some how escape the whole "loosing yourself" that so often comes with pregnancy and motherhood, but, that simply was not the case...at least not at first! 🙈 The girl on the left hadn't stepped foot in a gym or dance class for over a year, she'd spent the last nine months dependant on cheap easy food and hardly ever took all her daily supplements, even after the OB/LC/Midwife's approval. Totally not her norm, not even really easier considering the side effects. 🤷 I felt (and was) weak, paralyzed by the thought that I'd failed despite having all the proper tools, and let's face it devastated I couldn't wear my favorite clothes. 😂 The girl on the right is living proof that you don't have to stay where you're not comfortable just because you've let yourself go for a bit. I never thought I'd like my #formerfitgirl
body better than my pre-baby lean body, but I can say with all honesty and peace I really do. 💗 #likeyouloveyourself #iamworthy #congratsifyourreadallthis #shouldhavemeasured #iwasscared #losinginches #fearisaliar #refocus #mombod #selfcare #lymelife #realtalk #momlife #healthyoverskinny #healthyandhappy
So many deliciously savory healthy recipes start with these 3 ingredients.
Registration for SisterFriend FitClub is now open for October 1st. I’m opening 10 spots for busy women who are looking to make life a little easier throughout the holiday season and beyond!
I’m really excited for this month because our focus will be on nutrition and how to make you life easier throughout the holidays.
Anyone who has been following me or knows me, knows how much I love to cook. For me, the kitchen is like therapy. I love listening to music, a football game, or a good book on audible while I cut up my veggies and prepare for the week.
A twist to October is Megan and I are going to share some of our favorite recipes. Some you make in an Instant Pot, some in a crockpot. Some will include food prepping and then freezing so we’re calling the group: Fall Freeze & Freedom! .
With our recipes and tips, you’ll be able to create some delicious recipes to freeze and use when things get crazy with the holidays.
Click the link in my bio for additional information. If you want in, complete the form and I’ll send you a link to get signed up.
Have you ever been so unclear that you allowed months, maybe even years to pass by without taking action? .
If you have, don’t worry, you’re totally normal & I’ve totally been there.
I used to fight with myself in my head all day thinking about how I should have worked out in the morning or how I should do it later, only to get home feeling exhausted after a long day of work to then beat myself up again about not doing it. I’ve been in that place where I’ve felt like the day was driving me instead of me seizing the day.
Eventually I got tired of that cycle and I made a decision that I would wake up early every morning and workout whether I felt like it or not. Why?
Because I knew what I didn’t want: to keep feeling tired all day long, unfit, and just “blah”. And I knew what I wanted: a more productive day, a better mood, and proud of myself for accomplishing something challenging that I said I would do. .
Basically what I’m saying is waking up early every morning to workout still has its struggles, but it beats the alternative! .
Here’s what you need to know: it’s difficult to stay motivated if you don’t remember why you’re doing it in the first place. My recommendation to you is...GET SERIOUS. When we “dilly-dally” into what we think we want, staying consistent is difficult. But when we’re clear about what we want the steps to get there become a whole lot easier. .
So, regardless if you feel like working out today, will you do it anyway?
| 🚨 Long Post Ahead 🚨 | On this day last year, 20 sept 2017 I was getting ready to change my life for the better 🍃 I can still remember that day cleary, I was an emotional wreck that morning, scared of the unknown and if it’ll work for me 😔 Praise God for giving me the strength & courage to get through it all ✝️💗 And 12 months on, I feel amazing, feel like I’m getting my groove back 💁🏾♀️ and most importantly, I feel like ME again 🙌🏽 | Can’t believe it’s been 12 months since I had the big op 😨 Definitely no regrets and best decision I’ve ever made 🙌🏽 | The past 12 months have been mentally, physically, spiritually and emotionally challenging, not only for me but for my whole family, who have been my #1
support team throughout this journey 💗 So grateful to them for adjusting to the new lifestyle change, I know it’s been hard for y’all but you guys are the real MVP’s 👌🏽 especially my girls, who’ve become health enthusiasts 😄 always asking if it’s healthy to eat before they eat now 😆 But that also goes out the window when their dad gets home from work though lol 🙄👊🏾 So just for the 19 days he is away they’re health conscious 😄 | I Saw my surgeon yesterday and I was hoping to be at 100kg but I weighed in at 101.4kg 😪 | Walked into his office, nervous as hell 😅 because I didn’t get to 100kg but my surgeon was so nice about it and was overall happy with how far I’ve come and told me not to beat myself up about it and to be proud of how much I’ve lost so far ☺️ And asked me when was the last time I weighed 101.4kg? I was like aaahhh high school 😂 and he replied “so your whole adult life you were overweight then? and now look at you, the lightest you’ve been in years, be proud, that’s a huge achievement” ☺️ | Although the next time I see him, he would like me to be under 90kgs 😅 | So I went from weighing in at 145.8kg 😫 last year September to 101.4kg today 💪🏽 that’s a total of 44.4kg weight loss in 12 months 🙌🏽 Just got to loose 1.4kg to hit that 100kg milestone 😅 argh so close but so farrr 😂 smart watch I’m coming for you! Bahahaha Fitbit/Garmin watch is my 100kg incentive 😅 thanks to babe 😉 @buzze2125
Meal of The Day: if you have me on Snapchat then you know that I am OBSESSED with zoodles (zucchini noodles) they give me the spaghetti feel without that bloated feeling after! I buy mine already cut in the produce aisle! I have mine topped with banana peppers, yellow onion, tomato sauce & ground turkey! By far my favorite meal 😋 #beachbodycoach #revengebody #beachbody #21dayfix #zoodles #cleaneating #healthyoverskinny
Milo Phoenix getting ready for the league!! 🏀 •
Cannot believe how big he is getting 😍 #proudauntie
Current night snack/dessert is 1 Apple, 1 Orange, 1 Golden Kiwi and 120g Mango Sorbet💛 (TW- Calories, Weight etc)
I’ve got my weekly appointment with my psychologist tomorrow😬and I haven’t been in a few weeks because he’s been sick/ on holiday so I’m kinda shitting myself because I think I’ve lost🤪
This is a ‘safer’ dessert for me, I tend to find eating fruit/vegetables easier, even if it’s like 80 calories of fruit (an apple)🍎vs a piece of bread🍞, does anyone else feel like this too?🤷🏼♀️
non-scale victories: booty gains 🙌🏽 now if I can just flatten my kangaroo pouch that’d be great! 😂
PS. Somebody teach me how to pose correctly for those fitness booty pics, it was hard AF to stay in this position & even then I feel like I look awks! 🤷🏽♀️
Dinner last night😕
Edamame spaghetti, stir-fried vegetables and 3 Thai Patties🌱
(TW??) not gonna lie I’m feeling like absolute shit, my parents have realised I’ve been getting a lot worse, all my old habits are coming back, and I’m sooooo nervous to have to go back to my psychologist tomorrow after this nearly 4 week break from him😕 I guess I’m just frustrated because my parents have decided to increase my intake without consulting me OR my psychologist? Sorry for ranting, I’m just so frustrated and can’t talk to anyone about it💛
Some days I feel like I rule the world.
Other days, like today, I celebrate the fact that I woke up and got out of bed!
To be fair, if I wasn’t babysitting my grandkids, I probably would still be in bed.
Rainy days mess with my sinuses and my head which then makes for a long day. .
I don’t like to complain because really it doesn’t do any good but I felt I should be real since I share so much if the good things in my life. I am not someone who never struggles, I am human and I go through bad days the same as anyone else.
Today is going to be a pajama day and a rest day. Well, for as much as you can rest with a 5 month old, a 2 year old, an almost 4 year old and after school a 5 year old. .
I am grateful that for the most part, they are really easy to watch. Most days we don’t have a lot of fighting between them, and they get along.
Wishing you all a great day and if you’re in a bad gram of mind today, just know that this too shall pass. There is good in every day so look for the blessings and be grateful for them. 💕💕😘😘🎈🎈
Just a friendly reminder that the scale can be such a liar! If I had taken progress photos I might be disappointed that I’m 5lbs heavier than I was a year and a half ago. But I KNOW BETTER! Guarantee I’ve packed on a little muscle the past 5ish months between the two super amazing at home workout programs I have done. And THAT means I just might weigh more though I don’t LOOK like I weigh more. And besides, a number on the scale DOES NOT define you. Your heart, your passion, your kindness, your actions... those define you. But you deserve to FEEL GOOD. Your health matters! 💕
We have some new friends here on the ol' GRAM so I'm doing a little Friday introductions on Tuesday because that's how I roll (really hope it's Tuesday now that I put that out there. 💁) I'm Morgan and I'm an outgoing introvert who married an extroverted extrovert and I like to live life behind the scenes as much as humanly possible. Except I have an IG account so I also like to contradict myself. 😏 I just watched a video of hip hop dancing grannies and saw a flash of myself in 50 years, if that tells you anything. I'm a #girlmom
and never imagined I'd be either one but here we are, living the good life. I could eat sheet pan dinners every night of the week. I like thrifting and get a literal buzz from finding deals. I never buy name brand food and my husband always buys name brand food (even Ziploc bags. 😂🤦) I threw away my scale last year a d have 0 idea how much I weigh post birth and have no plans of knowing unless forced. #healthyoverskinny
I enjoy reading drama comments on Facebook posts, especially local news. My husband made a comment the other day about people who "read the comments". He might still be trying to make up for that. 🐩🏠 (I also like to make jokes and I think I'm funny. Like that emoji joke. Get it? 5 points if you do!) I had my babies at home, on purpose. I'm always extra and I ask a lot of questions. I like to track rain on my radar app and I like to be the first to know local news. I still don't know who KeKe is and I watch Hallmark Christmas Movies in any season. I don't like to see the sun rise and I once ate 3 boxes of Oreo cereal in 2 days. Lastly, you should know that my face will tell you everything I'm thinking and I'm a 6w5 on the #enneagram
. Happy Tuesday!
It’s been a crazy September so far with a lot of stress and changes: Wyatt started school, Ryan started a new job, I started a new job, and family illnesses. I was struggling with anxiety and found myself falling back into unhealthy habits.
My overwhelmed mind got the best of me and I forgot to place my Isagenix delivery, and boy did I miss it!
I’m back on track with my shakes and supplements this week and already feel so much better mentally.
Isagenix does as much for my mental clarity, anxiety, and stress levels as it does for my physical body. It provides the framework to a healthy mindset and I’m so grateful for it. ❤️
Here’s the recipe slice I made a few days ago, (nearly) raw Vegan Snickers Slice, just because I had a few DM’s asking for the recipe!💛
- 1 cup of dates soaked in 1/2c hot water
- 1/2 Cup oats, blended into a flour
- 2/3 Cup Oats, whole
- 1/4 Cup Buckwheat, whole
Just mix it all together and press down into a slice tin.
- 1 cup of dates, soaked in half a cup of water
- 1/2 can of chickpeas, drained and with the skins peeled off
- 2tbsp maple syrup
- 1 tsp vanilla essence
- 1/2 Cup Peanuts, roasted
Blend all of the above ingredients until it’s super smooth and caramel coloured. Then mix in 1/2 of the roasted peanuts. Refrigerate until firm (or freeze for like 15 minutes)
3 Dark (Ghana or 70%) Whitaker’s Dante bars, melted with 1 Tbsp Coconut Oil. Melt it in the microwave for 30 second blasts till it’s super smooth, and then pour it over the set caramel layer, and spread it out until all of the caramel is covered☺️
Meal of The Day: When you slightly oversleep for work & have to rush to make a lunch that’s quick & healthy yet tasty 🤷🏻♀️😋 here we have 1/2 cup of vanilla yogurt (unseen lol) 2 medium strawberries sliced, 1/4 cup of blueberries, 1 whole banana chopped, topped with 1/4 dark chocolate granola. Measurements fully credited to my handy 21 day fix portion containers, perfect for throwing in your lunchbox! #21dayfix #healthyoverskinny #beachbodyteam #beachbody #beachbodycoach #revengebody
When you're eating healthy and being active your body responds. I've focused on being skinny… I didn't eat enough, and over did the cardio. I was weak and still unhappy. When you make healthy choices, you're a happier person. Just take it one day at a time. #healthyoverskinny #healthylifestyle #effyourbeautystandards
Monday night is Korma night🍲at my house which means rice😕 but I did it! I had a full cup of brown rice topped with vegetable Korma😥💪🏼 it was super hard but I had it all and I’m so happy with myself👍🏼
On another note, schools been getting a bit harder, just with the stress of exams and with 7 internals (assignments for those outside of NZ)📚so I’ve been studying all lunchtime and don’t find the time to eat quite often🌊
Night snack tonight was a piece of my homemade (nearly) raw snickers slice🍫with some mango sorbet🍑and a golden kiwi fruit🥝 super yummy and (screw you ana) I totally deserved a treat!☺️
For breakfast today we made something new, baked Oats!!😍 I’ve seen them on here heaps lately and I wanted to see what the hype was about. It was super difficult to eat but I did and it was super delicious!!
To make them, I mixed 1/2 banana🍌 (mashed) with 1 tsp cinnamon, 2/3 Cup Oats, and 2/3 Cup rice milk! 🥛Then I poured it into a couple of ramekins and then just put the chopped banana on top and baked it for 20minutes at 160c(ish)💛 ps, if you swipe right you get to see my cat!🐈
This little nugget loves his uncle @karl_santiago51
I may be a little bias... but these two are super freaking handsome!! ❤️ #proudauntie