It’s so amazing how much I’ve gained insight today and have truly learned the simplest thing ever. Kindness. I’ve seen it, read about it, and felt it ESPECIALLY today. I’ve been going through a little funk lately as in down and unmotivated. I haven’t been thinking of new recipe ideas, or do things that make me feel excited and alive. Knowing the feeling of what I have been feeling, have really given me understanding that everyone out there is fighting a battle, and maybe one no one really knows about, but God. Be Kind to others and to yourself. I never knew how much I care and love people until today. Kindness goes a LONG way. Whatever it may be - buying someone coffee, saying hi and getting to know someone who seems lonely at the workplace, surprising someone with something. Whatever it is, I am positive you will light someone’s day & all of that goodness will come back to you one day. #lovemakestheworldgoround
Today I saw a therapist for my eating disorder. Because it's not getting better. At all. And it started off nerve wracking and awful.
But ended on a good note. Full assessment next week. Weekly visits for a while. Dietician info will also be given to me next week. All stepping stones I need to actually fix this.
I realized how many foods I ACTUALLY restricted when I was talking to her. Even before I got this bad. Sandwiches, yogurt, "bigger" fruits (bananas, apples, pears, etc), full sized chocolate bars, oatmeal, hot chocolate, cookies, pies....I thought the list was smaller before this, but no. It's still fairly large. I've been restricting myself for 11 years. I've felt guilty for eating "off limits" food. Ana has had her dirty fucking hands on me since I was 14.
Today, I struggled to eat a salad. A grilled chicken salad at that. I only ate half. And then I bought a couple packs of 90 calorie protein bars, and decided to split one with a friend. I struggled eating 45 calories. My mind gave me shit for eating 45 calories of a protein bar. Why? WHY? What the fuck is 45 calories going to do to me?
Who can live like this?
All of these women weigh 154 lbs. We all carry weight differently. There’s no “right” body type.
Being MOTIVATED while traveling has been a bit tough.
I have some how managed to not skip a single workout , do work, be social, have cocktails and still have a smile on my face and laugh daily.
Traveling for work doesn’t have to be a nightmare it’s like anything it’s all in the mindset. Yeah sure I miss home, I miss my hubby like CRAZY and of course my Rex 😻! Has it been a long trip. Hell yes but also I have had a ton of fun and lots of laughs.
Few tips for those who travel for work!
1. Don’t be an asshole. Be fun be you and be social. If you walk around with a mindset of this sucks... it will suck and each day your gone will be that much more of a stress.
2. Do things you do at home. If you read take 5-10 minutes a day to read before or after work, if you workout will get that done... whatever it is find the few moments in the day to still do whatever it is that makes your soul just that much more calm.
3. Don’t sweat the small stuff. Just because you are out of routine, you are away from your family. Do not stress over small stuff. Roll with the flow like any other day and chillllllax!
4. Bring clothes that make you feel like you. Yes we have business dinners and such to attend , but if you can get a night to yourself... kick of the high heels and dress shoes and go for a casual dinner!
5. Smile. Smile each and everyday you wake up because your grateful to be alive and healthy and able to even travel.
Yup, it's that time of year again when the fluctuating weather is playing with my immune system. Whenever I start to feel that little tickle in my throat, I immediately start dosing my system with Echinacea.
Echinacea is a plant that naturally boosts your immune system. I've been using it as my go-to cold and flu remedy for about the last 16 years. I find that if I start taking Echinacea right as I start to feel "under the weather", I rarely actually get full-blown sick or it lessens the severity of the cold.
There are of course other natural cold fighting options including goldenseal, bee pollen, and the more popular vitamin C (which is metabolized and excreted very quickly in your body, so you need to be taking it consistently every 2 hours to get any real immune boosting benefit), but I find that Echinacea works the best for my body.
Remember, even "natural" supplements can have an effect on medications, so consult your healthcare professional before using (sorry, but had to throw this in here)!
Stay healthy this season 👍😋
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So excited to share our Wellness + Meditation upcoming class is almost fully booked👏🌸💚 Only 3 spots left, for you mama who needs to recharge and nourishingly Rest with a group of other mum's. . 🍃Discussing topics of parenting + wellness 🍃Crystal enhanced healing visualisations + Reiki 🍃 Guided meditation
It's happening at the beautiful space @liebewellness
Sat 6th October
Plz share with other Mama's who might enjoy this nourishing me time 💚🌸🍃
Hadn’t posted any salad or veggie bouquet pics in a while... so playing catch up 😂☺️. I eat salad the way Steve Jobs wore turtlenecks. I really don’t like having to think about what to eat, ESPECIALLY when I’m hungry 🤯 My salads don’t have quite the uniformity of the turtleneck, but they serve the same function: it’s my go to, functional (nutritious) food I eat that I know makes me feel good. I use whatever veggies I have, I make it waaaaay bigger than I can possibly finish, but then I always try to finish it 😁. It simplifies my life. I know I’ll get some great nutrition; I know I’ll feel good and also satiated when/after I eat it, and it makes the daily task of feeding myself substantially easier. 📌Veggies 📌Beans 📌Nuts/fats. Done. Leaves me pretty pleased with my micronutrient situation for the day. All I gotta do is find some protein (if I’m feeling like animal protein that day) and then everything else I eat after that is whatever I want to fill in any hunger gaps, but I am confident the hardest and most critical part of my nutritional goals for myself: plant pigment, fiber, vitamins/minerals, protein, are met. And somehow I never bore of it. It’s my absolute favorite thing to eat FIRST (not only, but first) when I’m super hungry. If you are struggling to make vegetables a bigger part of what you eat everyday, consider treating them like a uniform and just make it a no-brainer. Save your decision making and discipline energy reserves for other matters and put veggies on auto-pilot. Hope these pics inspire you ☺️. #saladeveryday #veggies #nutrition #healthyfood #respectyourbody #nourishyourbody #simplify #keepitsimple #routine #turtleneck #tactics
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When dinner takes less than 20 minutes from start to finish. HOLLA 🙌🏽💃🏽 Prepping vegetables a head of time saves me on nights like tonight when I don’t feel like cooking. What are you making for dinner? Is it quick and easy or did you slave all evening? •
tortilla crusted tilapia and roasted broccoli. Everything in the over at 425 for 13 ish minutes. Boom done 👊🏽💥
Super easy dinner last night using leftovers! ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
What's on my plate 👇🏻⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
Steak with chimichurri sauce: The steak is seasoned with Himalayan salt and freshly cracked black pepper and then grilled. The chimichurri sauce is amazing and is so easy to make. I made it for the first time this week and had to make it again last night. The recipe is from @gimmesomeoven
and I can't have red wine vinegar, so I didn't add it and it was still amazing. Everything goes in the food processor and it takes like 10 min to make. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
Arugula Salad: I cannot stop eating this! It just organic arugula, @traderjoes
parmesan cheese freshly shaved, freshly cracked Salt and Pepper and olive oil. So easy! ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
Homemade garlic bread: @traderjoes
sourdough bread, 1 stick of melted butter, 4 Tsp minced garlic, 1/2 Tsp olive oil, 1 Tsp garlic powder (I use Simply Organic), 2 Tsp freshly chopped parsley, and 1/4 cup parmesan cheese freshly grated. In a bowl whisk all of the ingredients together until they are combined. I cut the slices of sourdough bread in half and used a basting brush to put the mixture on the bread. I make sure the entire piece is covered in it. Cook for about 7-10 minutes on 350.
Parmesan crusted chicken breast with buttery lemon-garlic pasta and roasted broccoli ♥
today was not the best of days. last night, i got a fever late at night 🤒 it kept me up most of the night and it lasted all day today. i pretty much spent my entire day on the couch, wearing tons of layers because i was freezing cold ☃️ it got me thinking and i wanted to share with you:
1️⃣ i was supposed to be fasting today for the jewish holiday of yom kippur. for some reason, even though i was very sick, i felt so bad for not fasting on such an important and holy day. yom kippur is considered the holiest day of the year for the jewish people. i decided to read an article on @chabadorg
which made me feel a little better. i wanted to share a quote from the article “the healthy person fulfills a mitzvah (good deed) by fasting; the ill person does a mitzvah by eating.” this quote made me think of all the different #faddiets
i come across on social media that are all promoting weight loss. in my opinion, food should be considered fuel. every time we eat should be an opportunity to nourish our bodies. instead of focusing on #calories
, let’s focus on how the foods that we eat can give us energy, make us strong 💪🏻 and help us accomplish our goals.
2️⃣ being this sick makes me so grateful to be healthy majority of the time. to have the energy to move my body, to feed it properly and to be able to live my incredibly fortunate life. tonight, i am so thankful for my healthy body
what are you thankful for? xx #calynbrooke
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Cocktail or Mocktail—You pick! 🤗 Fun fact about @brewdrkombucha
they utilize a method of non-heat distillation to remove alcohol in the Kombucha without harming the live cultures that we love for our gut health! Anywhoozer—here are two fun ways to enjoy this season’s Harvest Blend! 🍁🍂VANILLA GINGER HARVEST KOMBUCHA -OR- VANILLA GINGER HARVEST KOMBUCHA COCKTAIL
◦1 Bottle of Brew Dr. Kombucha–Harvest Blend
◦1/4 teaspoon fresh grated ginger
◦seeds from 1/3 of vanilla bean -OR- 1/4 teaspoon of vanilla extract
◦1 cup of ice
◦1 sprig of fresh tarragon to garnish (optional)
◦dried apricot and candied ginger to garnish (optional)
◦FOR COCKTAIL VERSION: Add 1 shot of vodka to make it a cocktail bringing hints of a Moscow Mule
1. Grate fresh ginger
2. Add ginger and vanilla to glass and muddle together
3. Add ice and optional garnish
4. Pour in ice cold Brew Dr. Kombucha Harvest and enjoy! (Add vodka for cocktail version)
Who said salads had to be boring? 🤔
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Thought of the week 💭...
Ego ❌ What causes us to feel good about ourselves ? Isit at the expense of others or isit to top our personal best? As humans, why are we always seeking success? Isit to be something big or simply be apart of something bigger? Ask yourself, are you a competitive person? Ask your self why? Do you need a fancy management tittle to feel accomplished? Do you feel good about yourself having the knowledge you are “ better” than someone else at something ? This feeling is temporary. High ego is a false elusion of self worthy. Notice the next time you feel good about yourself and explore that feeling as to why? We should work together not against each other ⭕️...
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Thanks to everyone who has send a little sweet note or message to say "hey, how you doing!?" lately! It's DEEPLY appreciated.
The update/outcome is what I had assumed... Low acting thyroid! And I'm really excited about it, believe it or not!
You know why? Because I feel empowered. It's nothing too serious, can be managed with lowered stress, more sleep, and a few additional supplements and lifestyle edits. Easier said than done, sure, but I'm so ready for it, I'm TOTALLY PUMPED about it. It's been amazing to start practicing this new self-care routine. I've given myself permission to sleep, I've cut down my workload nearly in half, which was VERY painful, but beneficial both for the business ( @susanshannoncm
) and for me!
We're feeling more targeted than EVER moving forward, because this whole thing has forced us to stop, take a hot second off, and think about where we're at and where we're going, and I'm SO grateful! .
We've got some big announcements coming up I CANNOT WAIT to share with you, regarding both businesses, Content Cohort (find what we're doing at @susanshannoncm
!) and Restoring the Day, and I have a feeling it's all going to be the best thing ever. And I cannot wait to share all the pieces of news with you guys. .
Until then, rest up, own your sacred space, and be present. .
Living a healthy lifestyle doesn’t mean you’re on a boring diet, spending hours at the gym or only eating fruits and vegetables. It’s not about starving yourself and being miserable until you see a change on the scale. Achieving a healthy lifestyle starts with small changes, such as increasing your water intake, incorporating 15 mins of workout into your day, reducing your sugar intake, etc. It’s a daily process of implementing change, one choice at a time. This is the only way to guarantee long-term benefits and get results.
My goal this week is to increase my water intake to 10-12 glasses a day. What about you? What is one healthy choice you’d like to make in the next week?👇🏽
i like my smoothies tastin' like a milkshake 🤤🍦
i can't really give you a recipe for this cause when i make smoothies i totally eye everything 😅 but i can give you the ingredients! i always taste test from my blender before pouring to check if it needs more of something.
🍌 pb banana milkshake smoothie:
bananas, ice, almond milk, peanut butter, protein powder (i use @gardenoflife
it's my fave with the cleanest ingredients), maca powder, dates, top with cacao nibs and coconut flakes :)