{FAITH} for Life Fit: If You Understand, Act Like It

#faithforlifefit

“If you understand… act like it.” That’s basically what started me looking at my own life and making the changes I saw necessary for health, fitness, wellness, wholeness. He directed. I followed. And it’s a never ending journey. 🙏

We have to learn to love ourselves better in through fitness and nutrition and wellness habits , so we can love others as He has called us to. .

Before I could make any real LONG-TERM progress, I had to meet my body right where it was… and forgive myself for the years I spent binge eating because I hated it AND I hated feeling unloveable because of it. I wanted my thighs, my belly, my lips, my boobs, my hips, my (you name it) to look like everyone else waltzing around social media and zoomed in on in magazines . (We don’t want to say it out loud but if we’re thinking it every day our mind doesn’t know the difference and we’re beating ourselves up from the inside out.) .

Once my relationship with this body God designed for me changed… everything else did, too. ❤️️❤️️❤️️


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I no longer wanted to live the same ole same ole. I also didn’t want to beat myself up anymore. I wanted to be my body’s best friend. I wanted to invite Jesus into my inner dialogue and decisions concerning my body, too. .

I wanted to allow my heart & thoughts to change, so that my body could finally be free and strong enough to change, too. .

I’m always open to share more about my story & my journey! Just drop a comment or shoot over a message! .

Have you ever felt like He’s leading you to do something new?

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Swinging Dumbbells and Broken-hearted

“The Lord is near to the brokenhearted and saves the crushed in spirit.”

‭‭Psalm‬ ‭34:18‬ ‭ESV‬‬

I don’t just workout for outer strength and ability, but for inner strength and clarity.

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There’s something to be said for the mental focus and therapeutic release exercise brings for the anxious, the depressed, the crushed in spirit, the heartbroken parts of our lives we so often keep hidden as we attempt to just keep on living.

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There have been seasons of life that as I’m swinging the dumbbells on the outside, I’m crying out to God on the inside. I’m mentally and emotionally working through the uncontrollable, unpredictable , unwelcome distresses in my life with purposeful movement, intentional focus, and disciplined release. I’m willing myself to “cast my cares onto the Lord” because I know I’m not built to carry it all on my own.

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Mama, if you’re also swinging dumbbells or pounding pavement for that inner work and not just the outer, I’m praying with you this morning to know He sees your broken heart, and He is near you, ready to save. You are not alone in your fight. Keep swinging. Keep showing up. Keep moving forward.

#faithandfitness #faithforlifefit #brokenhearted #fitness #mentalhealth #soulhealing #morningprayer #morningroutine #bibleverse

WARRIORS, Get Certified from Home!

One of the silver linings during the pandemic was figuring out how to deliver (and receive) high-level, super professional, incredibly engaging certifications. 

As Master Trainer for WARRIOR Strength and WARRIOR Rhythm, I am bringing both WARRIOR formats to your home !!!

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 These trainings are taking place in June. No travel time, fuss, or expense. Same phenomenal education. 

Head to my Strength or Rhythm page(s) to enroll, and use my coupon codes ANGELSTRENGTH and ANGELRHYTHM to save $50 off the top of registration cost! Email me here for questions 

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These trainings are 8 hours, provide CECs, and will begin at 9am CST. All you need is a computer and wifi! Mark your calendars and register today!

MAY 2022 wellness club enrollment open

How can you make every day count? How can you have a bigger impact and be content when you go to sleep every night? You’re invited to “Make Your Mark” – a 4-week challenge to feel more active, accomplished, and aligned each day.

“But, I already have such a busy day! You’re really going to add MORE to my plate?”

The short answer is YES, we are! The longer answer is… do the “to-dos” you have to do each day serve you? Are you being intentional with your time or just used to the feeling of “busy”? I want to talk about making our mark in small ways; ways that will give us more energy and joy in the long run!

Here are some topics I’m excited to cover this month:

❌ How can we make our mark each day? What actions can we do that are small, but intentional to serve God well through life/health/people/fitness and give back to others?

❌ What is blocking the flow of our days? How can we adjust our schedules to make more time for us so we can better serve others?

❌ Are you bored with your routine? What workout, recipe, and personal development shifts can we make to fire up our day-to-day?

Sound like exactly what you need to make a difference this May?

Fill out my enrollment interest form here or Email “MAKE YOUR MARK” to coachangelb@gmail.com to save your spot and get more information on how to join us!

Have a question? Feel free to ask it, I’m an open book!

{Recipes} Life Fit Foods: Pizza Bites, Chicken Dumplings, Caramelized Veggies

Hey, fit friends! This Friday I’m sharing 3 recipes from my wellness club vault with you! Enjoy 😉


This recipe is a small bite with a big punch your whole family is going to love! Welcome to the virtual recipe library, Lunch Box Pizza Bites. Yes, just like those bites you love with a healthier twist. I love this recipe because it can be made with almost any topping mix-in you like. So excited to try this one!

Lunchbox Pizza Bites

Servings: 7 (3 muffins each)

INGREDIENTS:

¾ cup whole wheat flour (or gluten-free flour)

1 tsp. dried oregano

¾ tsp. baking powder

½ tsp. garlic powder

½ tsp. onion powder

¾ cup unsweetened almond milk

1 large egg

¼ cup + 2 Tbsp. finely chopped turkey pepperoni, nitrate-free

¼ cup shredded low-moisture part-skim mozzarella cheese

¼ cup Parmesan cheese

1 cup your favorite sauce (optional, for dipping!)

INSTRUCTIONS:

1. Preheat oven to 375° F.

2. Lightly coat a mini-muffin pan with spray; set aside.

3. Add flour, oregano, baking powder, garlic powder, and onion powder to a large mixing bowl; stir to combine.

4. Add almond milk and egg to a small mixing bowl; whisk to combine. Add almond milk mixture to flour mixture; stir until well combined. Add pepperoni, mozzarella cheese, and Parmesan cheese; stir to combine.

5. Divide batter evenly among prepared pan (approximately 1 Tbsp. + 1 tsp. per cup); bake for 15 to 18 minutes, or until lightly browned. Let cool until you can handle the pan.

6. Remove pizza bites by cutting straight down around edges with a paring knife. Serve with sauce for dipping (if desired).

What is your favorite pizza topping? Reply and let me know!


Ok, if you’re in the mood for comfort food, this chicken + dumplings combo is going to be the perfect lunch or dinner that you can whip up in 30 minutes. Oh, and it’s meal plan approved 🙌 Let’s get into it!

Ingredients

– 1 tbsp ghee

– 1 cup chopped onion (you’ll need about 1½ medium onions)

– ½ cup chopped celery (about 1½ medium stalks)

– ½ cup chopped carrots (1 medium) 

– 3 garlic cloves, finely chopped

– 2 cups low-sodium organic chicken broth

– 2 cups low-fat (1%) milk

– ¼ tsp sea salt

– ¼ tsp ground black pepper

– 3 tbsp cornstarch + 3 tbsp water (combine to make a slurry)

– 3 cups cooked, shredded chicken breast

– 1 tbsp apple cider vinegar

– 1 tbsp chopped fresh parsley

– 1 cup gluten-free all-purpose flour

– ¼ tsp sea salt

– ¼ tsp baking powder, gluten-free

– 1 large egg, lightly beaten

– 3 tbsp water

Instructions

1. Add the ghee to a large soup pot and heat over medium-high heat until fragrant. 

2. Add the onion, celery, carrots, and garlic; cook for 5 minutes, until vegetables begin to soften. 

3. Add the broth, milk, salt, and pepper. Bring to a boil; reduce to a simmer and continue cooking while dumplings are made. 

4. To make dumplings, stir together flour, salt, and baking powder in a medium mixing bowl. Add egg and water; stir until a loose dough forms.

5. Dollop tablespoon-sized lumps of dough directly into simmering soup. Cover and cook, 10 to 12 minutes, until a toothpick inserted into the center of a dumpling comes out clean. 

6. Stir in cornstarch slurry and simmer, 1 minute, until soup thickens.

7. Stir in chicken, vinegar, and parsley.

8. Divide evenly among four bowls and serve immediately, or store refrigerated in an airtight container for up to 4 days.


There are a bajillion veggie recipes out there, with countless ways to prepare them… but oven-roasting has got to be one of the best 🤤 You’ve got that caramelized flavor, with that toasted outside… definitely a winner!

Plus, just chop up whatever veg you have, throw it on a baking sheet, and roast it all together! This makes a perfect dinner side, an amazing salad topping, a delicious addition to a lunchtime wrap; basically, roasted vegetables are a perfect meal-prep food! Here are a few tips before I share my go-to recipe.

🥕 Cut your veggies into roughly the same-sized pieces. Things that cook faster (like onion) can be a little larger, while things that take longer to get nice and toasty can be smaller (like sweet potatoes).

🥕 You’ll want to use a little bit of oil to really get the best caramelization. Plus, this helps keep the vegetables from sticking to your pan + makes clean up a breeze! 

🥕 Make sure to spread out your veggies – this works best with a large baking sheet. If they’re all stacked on top of each other, they steam instead of roast and you miss out on that incredible roasted flavor.

Ingredients

– 8 oz carrots, cut in half lengthwise + then cut into 2-inch pieces

– 8 oz beets, cut into 1¼-inch pieces  

– 1 lb sweet potatoes, peeled and cut into 1¼-inch pieces

– 1 medium fennel bulb, stalks trimmed, bulb cut in half lengthwise, then cut into 1¼- inch slices

– 1 medium onion, cut in half, cut into thin wedges

–  4 tsp olive oil

– ½ tsp sea salt

– ½ tsp ground black pepper

– 2 tbsp parsley, finely chopped

Instructions

1. Preheat the oven to 450° F.

2. Place carrots, beets, sweet potatoes, fennel, and onion on a large oven-proof roasting pan or baking sheet.

3. Drizzle with oil. Season with salt + pepper and mix well. Spread the vegetables in a single layer.

4. Bake, turning twice, for 40-45 minutes, or until the vegetables are brown + tender-crisp.

5. Sprinkle vegetables with parsley and toss gently to blend. 

This recipe makes 4 servings (about ½ cup each).


That’s it for now! Keep living life fit!

Angel

Get Certified with Angel: New 2022 WARRIOR Instructor Certification Training Events on the calendar!

2022 WARRIOR Instructor Certification events🏹💪🏼⬇️ (online and in person) with Master Trainer Angel Ballance. Bring something fresh to your gym members!

Gym owners & Group X Directors: email angel@angelballance.com to book a LIVE event at your gym or studio in North DALLAS TEXAS area and surrounding cities /states . I will consider traveling to you to host a training (email me for hosting perks, requirements, and benefits). Alternatively, ask me about virtual options.

WARRIOR Strength Instructor Certifications

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Living Life Fit with Angel Ballance (Week of Feb 21-27)

You’re invited to my “Every Body Move Now” March Fit Club

Do you need more movement in your days? Do you want to prioritize your fitness and nutrition, but don’t know where to start?

Welcome to “Every Body, Move Now”, a 4-week, virtual community full of movement, music, and making sure you’re celebrating your amazing bodies, every day! Starting a wellness journey does not need to be scary. In fact, I want this group to be educational, interactive, and FUN.

Here are some of the themes I’m sharing this month!🎵 

🎶 That’s My Jam! – Drop your favorite songs, music memories and challenge each other to fill in the missing lyric,

🎶 Post-Workout Recipe Remix – What is best to eat/drink after we put in that work? I will share a recipe each week to support you,

🎶 Set Up for Spring – Spring is right around the corner! Each week, I will share one spring cleaning tip to get us moving at home,

🎶 And, finally, a Share Your Soundtrack day to drop your favorite song of the week to add to our “Every Body, Move Now” playlist! And knowing me… you’ll find a great blend of 90’s hip hop/pop/boy bands, some gospel worship, alternative and classic rock songs on mine!

If you need a new, fresh start to commit your fit journey to, this is the time to press play and get moving with us!

Are you interested in joining my MARCH FIT CLUB? EMAIL ME at coachangelb@gmail.com with Re: “MOVE” in the subject line and I’ll send all the info your way!

Bonus 🎁 ALL my new VIP Fit Club members get instant 1 month FREE access to my @lifefitstudiosvirtual virtual fitness classes ! Just because that way we get to have more fun together more often! You’ll not only get my total solutions package with pro trainers & full expert nutrition support, you will get to workout with me whenever you want, too, and twice the community support. It’s a win-win.

Post Workout REMIX RECIPE

So you put in the work and are now STARVING! What should you eat post-workout to 1.) Actually REFUEL your body and 2.) Stick to your nutrition goals?

The best answer depends on your workout type + intensity. My post-workout meals are not a one-size-fits-all suggestion, but here is a great tip to get started on the right track – skip alcohol or high-fat foods within the first hour of your workout. 

🍺 Alcohol can halt your recent training gains and stall your muscles from recovering properly. 

🍟 Healthy fats, like sliced avocado, are okay, but high fat/low nutrient foods that are greasy will leave you feeling sluggish + bloated, not fueled.

The Extreme Cobb Salad

Servings: 4

Ingredients

1 (8-oz.) raw chicken breast, boneless, skinless

2 ears corn on the cob, shucked

½ tsp. sea salt (or Himalayan salt)

4 cups chopped romaine lettuce

4 large hard-boiled eggs, chopped

1 cup chopped cucumber (approx. 2⁄3 medium)

1 cup chopped tomatoes (approx. 1½ medium)

1 medium avocado, chopped

8 slices cooked turkey bacon, chopped

½ cup ranch dressing (opt for one with minimal ingredients that are clean and easy to pronounce!)

Instructions

1. Heat grill (or grill pan) to medium-high.

2. Lightly coat chicken and corn with spray; season with salt.

3. Place chicken and corn on grill (or grill pan); cook for 10 minutes, turning as needed, until cooked through and slightly charred. Let cool until they can be handled.

4. Chop chicken; cut kernels from cob.

5. Evenly divide lettuce among four serving bowls; top evenly with chicken, corn, eggs, cucumber, tomatoes, avocado, and turkey bacon, arranging each in individual rows on top of lettuce.

6. Serve each bowl with 2 Tbsp. dressing.

What post-workout meal is the best fuel for you? Let me know!

Workout with Me!

Check out all my classes this week and comment below when I’ll see you 😊.

Watch video below or click here to view on Instagram!

Free guest passes available at TEXASfamilyfitness.com for local classes, Thursday 10am class get access at https://www.groupfitnesslive.com/angelballance , all other virtual classes get access at lifefitstudios.com

#FaithforLifeFit: Lord, Guide my Steps. Direct my Focus and Intentions.

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You are ONE part of the BODY and not ONE ☝🏻 part is valued over the other… we (all parts) work together for His agenda when we let Him get involved with our areas of frustration and weakness. I have seen this struggle create unrest in our relationships with health, body, self from Emotional eating to Restrictive eating and over exercising.

If our identity is off – if we don’t know we aren’t a mistake, we aren’t a burdensome annoyance or if we think we don’t matter – we won’t ever live up to our potential. But if we know and simply believe we are here for SOME purpose- even if we don’t yet know what it is – then we are more likely to feel empowered in doing something – even something seemingly small – no matter the context. We are more likely to take care of our health, and I believe it is the difference in being confident in the what to do “right now”.


What are some of the things about yourself or someone you love that you discounted devalued discouraged or misdirected that you could now start turning it over to God for transformation and turning it into something positive productive and in line with your divine purpose?

1 Corinthians 12:33 & Romans 6:13 were the scriptures I referenced. .

The devotional I’m reading is AWAKEN by Priscilla Shirer – this was my takeaways from day 35 “Recycled Parts”

Treat Not Cheat Recipe: Chocolate Caramel Cookie Balls

You are not on a diet… and so, it’s time to say peace out to that diet culture mentality ✌️

When foods are completely off-limits, you actually give up control over your food choices… and you become more likely to overeat whatever your favorite “cheat food” is when you’ve been severely restricting what you are “allowed” to eat.

This is absolutely a practice that takes time, but if you can tune into your body and what it needs, you are able to eat intuitively and enjoy the foods you love, while still getting the results you want in your health journey. 

Today’s delicious recipe is an incredible Chocolate + Caramel + Peanut Butter No-Bake Superfood Cookie that is sure to be a new family favorite once you whip up a batch!

Ingredients

– 1 cup all-natural peanut butter

– 1 tsp pure caramel extract

– 1 cup dry quick-cooking rolled oats

– ½ cup honey

– 1 cup Chocolate Vegan Shakeology

– 2 tbsp unsweetened shredded coconut

Instructions

1. Combine peanut butter, extract, oats, honey, and Shakeology in a medium bowl and mix with a spatula or clean hands.

2. Roll mixture into 24 balls (about 1 inch in size). Flatten each slightly so that it is shaped like a traditional cookie. 

3. Refrigerate for at least 1 hour before serving. 

You can store these in an airtight container in the fridge for up to 5 days.

A Moment For You: On a scale of 1-10, how would you rate your relationship with food? What is one thing you could do to improve this rating?

Ingredients

– 4 oz soft tofu

– 1 scoop Chocolate Shakeology

– ¼ cup unsweetened almond milk

– 1 tbsp all-natural nut butter (almond, peanut, cashew)

– 1 medium strawberry, sliced (for garnish, optional)

Instructions

1. Place the tofu, Shakeology, almond milk, and nut butter in a food processor or blender – pulse until smooth.

2. Place mousse in a medium serving bowl; garnish with strawberry if you want! Other fun toppings could be shredded coconut, other sliced fruits, or even cacao nibs.

This recipe makes 1 serving.

Tell me about one of the meals that helped to fuel your body today – share in your stories & tag me!

WARRIOR Events & Instructor Trainings

Yours truly in the upper left corner (scroll down to read details)!



🤍Save these dates!👇🏼
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💻VIRTUAL WARRIOR Rhythm Instructor Certification 9am-5pm IST with @ushrao
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🗓2/26/22
💻VIRTUAL 3 Hour WARRIOR Strength Workshop 9am-12pm PST with @bessogden.health
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🗺Spokane, WA
WARRIOR Strength Instructor Certification 9am-5pm with @ellendewerd @heather_gardner_ @lanagrytdal
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💻VIRTUAL
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🗓3/6/22
🗺Santa Rosa, CA
3 Hour WARRIOR Rhythm Workshop with @shayna.oh
.3 CECs ACE

🗓3/13/22
💻VIRTUAL WARRIOR Strength Instructor Certification 9am-5pm PST with @bessogden.health
.8 CECs ACE | 8 CECs AFAA | 8 .CECs NASM

🗓3/20/22
🗺Milwaukie, OR @thecamptcmilwaukie
WARRIOR Strength Instructor Certification 9am-5pm with @ellendewerd
.8 CECs ACE | 8 CECs AFAA | 8 .CECs NASM

🗓3/27/22
💻VIRTUAL
WARRIOR Strength Instructor Certification 9am-5pm CT with @angelballance <—that’s me!
.8 CECs ACE | 8 CECs AFAA | 8 .CECs NASM

Living Life Fit with Angel Ballance (Week of Feb 14-20)

Workout with Me!

Check out all my classes this week and comment below when I’ll see you 😊.

Free guest passes available at TEXASfamilyfitness.com for local classes, Thursday 10am https://www.groupfitnesslive.com/angelballance , all other virtual classes lifefitstudios.com

Faith for Life Fit

Can you relate?
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Legit how I lived. Every day. Everywhere. Eyeing sweets in public, then binge eating sweets in secret. Try to tell me that’s not a self-constructed cage.
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I couldn’t wait to bust out, but didn’t know how. So I continued for years to reinforce the bars and 🔐 on my cage with habitual emotional eating, stress eating, hiding and shame.
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🍥In the end, it wasn’t “just” following a nutrition program.
🍥It wasn’t “just” learning to love myself and identifying triggers.
🍥It wasn’t “just” prayer and listening for God’s voice.
🍥It wasn’t “just” self control and exercise.
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It was all of it working together.
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The program, the Wisdom and Grace, the self discipline, the fitness routine and the inner work, the heart focus to love myself because He loves me first.
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No, it wasn’t just one of them. It was all of them.
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But it DID start with ☝🏻 one decision. To stop living in the cage.
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From that one decision, I took one step then another, and I found freedom.
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Are you searching, sister? Struggling, maybe? I can help.
I have the tools and I’m ready to guide you.
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Are you an overcomer? Free from emotional eating? Drop some encouragement for someone struggling right now in the comments 👇🏻

Recipe: Avocado Brownies

I’ve got one more delicious recipe for you this month, so let me know if you try these Avocado Brownies (and see if your fam can guess the secret ingredient!)

Ingredients

– ½ cup gluten-free, all-purpose flour

– ¼ cup unsweetened cocoa powder

– 2 cups semisweet chocolate chips

– 1 tbsp extra-virgin coconut oil

– 1 cup mashed avocado

– ½ cup + 2 tbsp pure maple syrup

– 2 large eggs

– 2 tsp pure vanilla extract

– 1 dash sea salt

Instructions

1. Preheat the oven to 400° F. Line a 9×12 baking dish with parchment paper, with paper coming up the sides of the dish. Coat with cooking spray + set aside.

2. Whisk together flour + cocoa powder in a medium mixing bowl. Set aside.

3. Place a double boiler over low heat with water 1-inch deep in the bottom. Add the chocolate and coconut oil to the top of the double boiler and stir occasionally until melted. Set aside.

4. Place the avocado, maple syrup, eggs, extract, and salt in the blender; cover and blend until smooth. Transfer mixture to a mixing bowl.

5. Stir melted chocolate into avocado mixture. Fold in flour mixture, adding ⅓ of the mixture at a time, until fully combined.

6. Spread mixture evenly in the prepared baking dish. Bake for 13 to 15 minutes, or until firm on top. Allow the brownies to cool completely in the baking dish.

Cut into 12 pieces and serve right away or store in an airtight container in the fridge for up to 4 days!

This recipe makes 12 servings.

Portion Fix Containers: 2 Yellow, 1 Blue 

2B Mindset Plate It: Enjoy as an occasional treat. Be sure to track!

What was the best meal you ate this month? What made it so great?

Just for fun. Answer in comments

Too Busy to Workout?! ⏱ ♥️

⏰ How busy is your life lately?

Don’t shoot the messenger but, if you can’t make time for your health:
💪🏻 Movement
🙏 Prayer
🍏 Nutrition
😴 Sleep
🥤 Hydration

🙋🏻‍♀️ What is everything you’re so busy with all about ? What are you doing it all FOR? 🤔

🙋🏻‍♀️ What kind of life are you actually ENJOYING without that list of basic individual needs for health and well-being ?

🙋🏻‍♀️ What is the point of being busy all your life … if your own health and ability to fully enjoy life is slipping away ?

🙋🏻‍♀️ What happens when life is too full of everything BUT your personal health and fitness? Ding ding ding 🛎 a lack of health and fitness 🤷🏻‍♀️

It may require revisiting your weekly agenda Nd moving things around to make room for your health and fitness. It may mean something else has to go or be done less often in order for there to be time in your day for that list ☝🏻 of health habits above.

But we only get one life to live. Let’s actually LIVE it. ♥️

Want some help establishing a healthy lifestyle you can maintain? I got you 😉

Work with me online.

You’re invited to 4 Weeks to Fit… and we start NOW!!

A 28-day nutrition, fitness, and commitment challenge for all abilities, ages, and goals! Our goal with this group is to make the most of the shortest month of our year with accountability + balance for all our fit friends! Each day, we will share a fit tip, challenge, or assignment for us to link arms and tackle together as we choose HEALTH in 2022! Here are our daily themes to get excited about!

🔩 Big Smiles Sunday, a weekly tracker to boost your mood to kick start each week,

🔩 Move More Monday, a weekly movement challenge,

🔩 Track Your Treats Tuesday, sweet recipes to incorporate in any plan,

🔩 Winter Wednesday Motivation Tips,

🔩 “Take 20” Thursday, 20-minute productivity challenges,

🔩 Full Body Love Friday, diving into body scan meditation practice each week, and our FIT CLUB coaching video,

🔩 Soul Care & Stretchy Saturday , a day each week dedicated to build your faith for a healthy self image and bedtime stretches for better sleep!

Interested? Email coachangelb@gmail.com and I’ll send over more info!

😂 happy Valentine’s Day!

Living Life Fit with Angel Ballance (Week of Feb 7-13)

Workout with Me!

Check out all my classes this week and comment below when I’ll see you 😊.

Free guest passes available at TEXASfamilyfitness.com for local classes, Thursday 10am https://www.groupfitnesslive.com/angelballance , all other virtual classes lifefitstudios.com

FREE VIRTUAL CLASS this week!!!

Register free: Linktr.ee/lifefitstudios

Will you be my Galentine? 💕 Hey, Fit Friends!! real quick – I see you showing up for yourselves day in and day out in my LIVE classes and online community AND you’re always cheering each other on and celebrating every win together – I love it!

Since we always say that every win is worth celebrating, we are inviting you to bring your friends for a special VALENTINE’s Pre Holiday Class on Sunday Feb 13 at 1pm CST

We want to celebrate our Galentines and Fit Friends in a fun partner style 45min WARRIOR Strength Master class!!

This class is special because my friend and fellow WARRIOR Master Trainer Heather Shields @hnshields is joining me @angelballance ! And let me say you are in for a special treat anytime she is on the mic!

If you’re reading this right now – we want to invite you! Go click the link in my profile (or just visit linktr.ee/lifefitstudios) and register for our free class! We will send you all the details in your email so you can join us!

Faith for Life Fit: The Emotional Eating Rollercoaster 🎢

Romans 8:14 The mature children of God are those who are moved by the impulses of the Holy Spirit.

John 15:8  When your lives bear abundant fruit, you demonstrate that you are my mature disciples who glorify my Father!

Embrace the power of growth + and the possibilities of tomorrow 🙌 If you put in the work and you show up for yourself consistently, those things you want are inevitable.

You don’t have to be further along than where you are right now – the YOU you are right now has learned the lessons you need to know to reach those big dreams. Your experiences were lessons to prepare you for your future self. 

So, don’t fret about things you see as bad choices from the past. Don’t worry about your challenges or wish for things to have been different. Instead, learn to look for and appreciate the lessons… and as you learn, know that you can always grow. You can always move. You can always show up for yourself today. 

Take a Moment to Reflect on a difficult time from your past + share the lesson you learned.

Recipe: Chocolate Mousse

Calories don’t do something to me. They are the energy to do something for me.”

How crazy is it that diet culture has us fearing calories, when in reality, calories are the energy we need to live this wild, amazing, beautiful life?! Calories are what help you focus at work, carry your body through a yoga flow, take care of your kids, have a conversation with your best friend, push hard through a workout. 

So, as you sit down to eat (maybe this Chocolate Mousse 😍)… thank the calories you’re putting into your body for everything they support you in doing!

Ingredients

– 4 oz soft tofu

– 1 scoop Chocolate Shakeology

– ¼ cup unsweetened almond milk

– 1 tbsp all-natural nut butter (almond, peanut, cashew)

– 1 medium strawberry, sliced (for garnish, optional)

Instructions

1. Place the tofu, Shakeology, almond milk, and nut butter in a food processor or blender – pulse until smooth.

2. Place mousse in a medium serving bowl; garnish with strawberry if you want! Other fun toppings could be shredded coconut, other sliced fruits, or even cacao nibs.

This recipe makes 1 serving.

Tell me about one of the meals that helped to fuel your body today – share in your stories & tag me!

What’s best: At Home or in the Gym?

For consistency’s sake, shouldn’t we be flexible with where we need to get our workout in from one day to the next? Tell me your opinion in the comments 👇🏻
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  • some days I need to be in a group of other people for fun!
  • some days my kids need me home and I can’t get to the gym.
  • some days I want to workout in my solitude , barefoot, and without thinking about what I’m going to wear lol
  • some days I wouldn’t get it done if I didn’t do it at 6am from my home office
  • some days I need the equipment at the gym to train heavier or differently
  • some days I wanna chat with virtual fit friends and train with different instructors
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    Whatever the reason, fit friends, it’s okay to do both – ESPECIALLY if it helps you be more consistent and do fitness YOUR way!

If you’re an instructor- have you branched out to teach virtually yet? Tell me below yes or why not?

And don’t forget… I can help you!

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A 28-day nutrition, fitness, and commitment challenge for all abilities, ages, and goals! Our goal with this group is to make the most of the shortest month of our year with accountability + balance for all our fit friends! Each day, we will share a fit tip, challenge, or assignment for us to link arms and tackle together as we choose HEALTH in 2022! Here are our daily themes to get excited about!

🔩 Big Smiles Sunday, a weekly tracker to boost your mood to kick start each week,

🔩 Move More Monday, a weekly movement challenge,

🔩 Track Your Treats Tuesday, sweet recipes to incorporate in any plan,

🔩 Winter Wednesday Motivation Tips,

🔩 “Take 20” Thursday, 20-minute productivity challenges,

🔩 Full Body Love Friday, diving into body scan meditation practice each week, and our FIT CLUB coaching video,

🔩 Soul Care & Stretchy Saturday , a day each week dedicated to build your faith for a healthy self image and bedtime stretches for better sleep!

Interested? Email coachangelb@gmail.com and I’ll send over more info!

Living Life Fit with Angel Ballance (Week of Jan 31)

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Faith for Life Fit: The Emotional Eating Rollercoaster 🎢

I still remember that moment gripping the steering wheel thru tears as I listened to a Lysa Terkeurst book and recognized my plea to God thru her words: “God, unsettle me.” ✌🏼
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Until we give it over to Him, we’ll continue to think we are wrestling with chips and cookies. When the real battle is going on within our own souls.
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The problem isn’t the cookie. We could make the cookie “healthier” but our emotional eating self would still be at it. In that cyclical self sabotage rat trap 🪤 of a life. Reaching for wrapped up goodies and treats in moments of frustration instead of wrapping ourselves up in our Saviour for soul balm and dealing with life His way instead of our own messed up attempts at controlling everything “how we want it”.
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After that car ride home … I gave it over to Him and let Him tell me something about what, when, how, and why to eat. And when I felt the urge to run to cookies for comfort, I learned to run to Him first.
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And Eventually … Him first became a Way of Life. Completely breaking me free from the bondage of emotional eating.
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And yes, sister: make no mistake. I was a 30-something -years slave to it. I never want to see that level of “not” living , ever again.

Recipe: Vegan Slow Cooker Stew

Today, let’s talk veggies – I’ve got 3 easy ways to eat more veggies… plus a tasty veggie-packed stew recipe that makes a hearty dinner! 

🥕 Make a zucchini lasagna – just take your favorite lasagna recipe + replace the pasta noodles with stripes of zucchini sliced with a vegetable peeler. Quick tip: salt the zucchini, let it sit for 15 minutes, and pat it dry with a paper towel to draw out the extra water.

🥕 Add extra veggies to your sauces + dressings – for example, if you’re making a marinara sauce, add some chopped onions, bell peppers, and leafy greens. You can also puree roasted root vegetables for some thick, hearty sauces (carrots, sweet potatoes, squash, turnips, beets…). Or try making pesto with roasted beets – yum!

🥕 Blend veggies into your smoothies – think spinach, kale, frozen cauliflower or zucchini… get creative!

Ok, here’s the recipe I promised!

Vegan Slow-Cooker Stew

INGREDIENTS

1 tsp. olive oil

1 medium onion, chopped

1 medium green bell pepper, chopped

1 medium red bell pepper, chopped

2 cloves garlic, coarsely chopped

2 cups low-sodium organic vegetable broth

1 (14.5-oz.) can diced tomatoes, no added salt

2 15-oz. cans chickpeas (garbanzo beans), drained, rinsed

1 Tbsp. curry powder

1 Tbsp. pure maple syrup

1 Tbsp. fresh ginger, finely chopped

½ tsp. sea salt (or Himalayan salt)

½ tsp. ground black pepper

1 dash ground cayenne pepper (optional)

1 medium head cauliflower, cut into florets

1 (10-oz.) bag raw baby spinach

1 cup lite coconut milk

INSTRUCTIONS

Heat oil in a medium nonstick skillet over high heat. Add onion and bell peppers; cook, stirring frequently, for 4 to 5 minutes, or until onion is translucent. Add garlic; cook, stirring frequently, for 1 minute.

Place onion mixture in a 3-quart slow cooker. Add broth, tomatoes (with juice), chickpeas, curry powder, maple syrup, ginger, salt, black pepper, and cayenne pepper. 

Mix well; cover. Cook on high for 3 hours.

Add cauliflower. Mix well; cover. Cook on high for 1 hour.

Add spinach and coconut milk. Mix well; cover. Cook on high for 10 minutes, or until spinach wilts.

How do you increase your veggie intake?

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Hey FIT friends!!! Let’s do this together!!!

Spirit Week is coming! As we get ready to launch our February Fit challenge, we wanted to have a little extra fun in the spirit of being FIT. Check in each day this week for a Spirit Week post and follow along with our fun challenges!

There will be little dress-up challenges and we want to see YOU help us celebrate this incredible community and all the hard work you’ve put in!

Peek ahead at the daily challenges below and make plans to Participate in Spirit Week posts WITH SELFIES starting on MONDAY!!!

💥 Every day you participate gets you entered in our “Most FIT Spirit” prize drawing!

🎟 Win some free goodies from us just by having fun and posting a pic each day 🤩

❤️‍🔥 MONDAY – wear a hat
❤️‍🔥TUESDAY – wear black and red
❤️‍🔥WEDNESDAY- wear a winter item
❤️‍🔥THURSDAY – wear 90s or neon
❤️‍🔥 FRIDAY – put your feet up!

Brainstorm some ideas below in the comments with me as I plan out my week.

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