Running to my Creator, instead of to the Cookies

A lot of people are surprised when they first learn this about meโ€ฆ.

๐—œ ๐—ต๐—ฎ๐˜ƒ๐—ฒ ๐—ฎ ๐—ต๐—ถ๐˜€๐˜๐—ผ๐—ฟ๐˜† ๐—ผ๐—ณ ๐˜€๐˜๐—ฟ๐—ฒ๐˜€๐˜€ ๐—ฒ๐—ฎ๐˜๐—ถ๐—ป๐—ด ๐—ถ๐—ป ๐˜€๐—ฒ๐—ฐ๐—ฟ๐—ฒ๐˜.

Likeโ€ฆ a moment of panic or fear would hit me, and ๐’Ž๐’š ๐’Š๐’๐’”๐’•๐’Š๐’๐’„๐’• ๐’˜๐’๐’–๐’๐’… ๐’ƒ๐’† ๐’•๐’ ๐’‰๐’Š๐’…๐’† in the bathroom or somewhere while stuffing chocolate anything in abundance into my mouth and focus more on the food than the feelings I was trying to avoid feeling. Until, of course, I feel physically ill and sick to my stomach from the sweet, and even “full” physicallyโ€ฆ but still wouldn’t stop. Instead, I’d then switch to something salty like pickles or chipsโ€ฆ until that got to be too much and I’d switch back to sweet again. If I got too miserable, then binging tv would be my next plan of action for ๐Ÿ…ฝ๐Ÿ†„๐Ÿ…ผ๐Ÿ…ฑ๐Ÿ…ธ๐Ÿ…ฝ๐Ÿ…ถ ๐Ÿ…พ๐Ÿ†„๐Ÿ†ƒ the stress swirling in my brain and twisting up my gut.

Why does this surprise people?? Because, well, ya know – I’m in fitness. I’m an instructor, a coachโ€ฆ I HELP people with eating probs, right? Besides, I’m also usually smiling when they see me (and so they’d never guess I have struggled with handling stress healthfully).

But y’allโ€ฆ I’m SO HUMAN. I have a flawed past and I have flaws now. And ๐’•๐’‰๐’† ๐’“๐’†๐’‚๐’”๐’๐’ I have a passion for fitness & helping others establishing healthy lifestyle habits ๐—ก๐—ข๐—ช is ๐—•๐—˜๐—–๐—”๐—จ๐—ฆ๐—˜ ๐—ข๐—™ my previous OVERWHELMING struggles with food and using it as a coping mechanism for all of life’s stresses and undealt with trauma.

I have dysfunctional habits that ran my life for years, just like we all do. And I’m still not perfect, but wellโ€ฆ I had to FACE them to overcome them.

And the hard truth isโ€ฆ In order to face them, ๐‘ฐ ๐’‰๐’‚๐’… ๐’•๐’ ๐’”๐’•๐’‚๐’“๐’• ๐’๐’†๐’‚๐’“๐’๐’Š๐’๐’ˆ ๐’‰๐’๐’˜ ๐’•๐’ ๐’“๐’–๐’ ๐’•๐’ ๐’Ž๐’š ๐‘ช๐’“๐’†๐’‚๐’•๐’๐’“ ๐’Š๐’๐’”๐’•๐’†๐’‚๐’… ๐’๐’‡ ๐’•๐’‰๐’† ๐’„๐’๐’๐’Œ๐’Š๐’†๐’”.

I also had to do practical, physical things. ๐‘ฉ๐‘ฌ๐‘ญ๐‘ถ๐‘น๐‘ฌ ๐’”๐’•๐’“๐’†๐’”๐’” ๐’‰๐’Š๐’• ๐’Ž๐’† ๐’‚๐’๐’… ๐’•๐’‰๐’“๐’†๐’‚๐’•๐’†๐’๐’†๐’… ๐’•๐’ ๐’•๐’‚๐’Œ๐’†๐’๐’—๐’†๐’“, I had to put strategies in place that set me up for making wise nutrition decisions and making them habitsโ€ฆ so that WHEN stress did come, I had already put things in place that ๐Ÿ…ธ๐Ÿ…ฝ๐Ÿ†ƒ๐Ÿ…ด๐Ÿ†๐Ÿ†๐Ÿ†„๐Ÿ…ฟ๐Ÿ†ƒ๐Ÿ…ด๐Ÿ…ณ the old patterns and the old ways of binging/stress eating.

Once I took the tools and strategies I was learning from my nutrition program and put them in place, it was no longer as convenient for me to just fall into the old cycle of stuffing sweets in secretโ€ฆ which gave me “space” of time and effort ๐Ÿ…ฑ๐Ÿ…ด๐Ÿ†ƒ๐Ÿ††๐Ÿ…ด๐Ÿ…ด๐Ÿ…ฝ the “feeling” of stress and the sudden “urgency to eat” and the actual stress eating itself.

For exampleโ€ฆ ๐—œ ๐˜€๐˜๐—ผ๐—ฝ๐—ฝ๐—ฒ๐—ฑ ๐—ฏ๐˜‚๐˜†๐—ถ๐—ป๐—ด ๐˜๐—ต๐—ฒ ๐—ณ๐—ผ๐—ผ๐—ฑ๐˜€ ๐˜๐—ต๐—ฎ๐˜ ๐—œ’๐—ฑ ๐—ป๐˜‚๐—บ๐—ฏ ๐—ผ๐˜‚๐˜ ๐—ผ๐—ป.

And this is what would start to happen – It was taking so much EXTRA time for me to scrounge around, trying to find SOMETHING rich and sweet to binge onโ€ฆ and my thoughts/feelings would start to come to the surface ๐’๐’๐’๐’ˆ ๐’†๐’๐’๐’–๐’ˆ๐’‰ ๐’‡๐’๐’“ ๐’Ž๐’† ๐’•๐’ ๐’‰๐’†๐’‚๐’“ what they were saying, giving me opportunity ๐’•๐’ ๐’•๐’–๐’“๐’ ๐’•๐’‰๐’†๐’Ž ๐’๐’—๐’†๐’“ to God and help me ๐’„๐’๐’๐’‡๐’“๐’๐’๐’• ๐’•๐’‰๐’†๐’Ž before just stuffing them down like I was used to.

My life. my health. my relationship with food. It all changed.

Not all at once, but one stress eating episode at a time.

And isn’t it ๐’‹๐’–๐’”๐’• ๐’๐’Š๐’Œ๐’† ๐‘ฎ๐’๐’… to take something meant to destroy us, and turn it into something we are called to help others with?

In Sweat & Faith,

Angel

Test a free Running + Resistance Training 35min Outdoors or Indoors Workout for me!

I haven’t seriously attempted running since my car wreck in 2012 when I abrumptly and regretfully had to give it up – But I’m about to brave a new RUNNING + RESISTANCE training program that has me so hopeful with the possibility of breaking away from the house, the gym, the car and the laptop …โ€‹ and walking/running outside again!

I could not be more excited (and nervous) about our next program coming out – 30 Day Breakaway. Y’all know I am usually either teaching in the gym  – or working out from home  – but I have always wanted to feel the mental/physical destressing of a good run outside under the sky again. It’s definitely an exercise that our bodies were made to do and so I am going to challenge myself to not only train to run a 5k in 30 days, but improve hip mobility/stability, ankle & core strength, and new lean muscle all over along the way to the 5K!. 

What is the the 30 Day Breakaway?

30 Day Breakaway is a running-meets-resistance training program designed to get you fitter and faster. Youโ€™ll learn to train smarter – first, by lifting to build lean muscle and then by hitting the road (or treadmill) for a run. At the end of the 30 days, youโ€™ll take on the challenge of a 5k โ€ฆ even if you havenโ€™t run since junior high gym class! Super Trainer Idalis Velazquez will be with you every step of the way, as you build your confidence to cross that finish line!

For the 30 Day Breakaway workouts, it is recommended to have light, medium, and heavy dumbbells, Resistance Loops (to increase intensity), and a good pair of running shoes. (Side note: If you purchase the full program, all our bundled packs will come with a set of loops and a super cool running belt, so you have a place for your phone)!

Idalis, the trainer (who was a D1 Track and Field Star!) talks you through the entire run. She talks about RPE – rate of perceived exertion – so this program can literally be done by anyoneโ€ฆ because you take it at your own pace! How fast you run is completely up to you!Because Idalis leads you through the run, it definitely goes by faster. She is there to guide you visually and/or audibly the whole time from your phone app! 

Here is a little sneak peek preview of the program, if you’re curious:

See what I mean? There is no time to think about how much you canโ€™t breathe or want to go home. You’re guided and motivated through every step.  I am seriously excited for this. I have tried Couch to 5K in the past, but the whole time all I thought about was… how much longer?! LOL   I probably looked at my watch 200 times. This is a much more focused and inspiring run experience!

Interested? Unsure? The free sample workout to this program dropped Monday and is available for all my current & new customers to try right NOW! This workout has two components – a strength/lifting component – because good runners are strong runners – and then the running portion.

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Ready to try this new workout with me? No strings attached – just click to FILL OUT THIS FORM  and Iโ€™ll send you a link to test out the free SAMPLE workout and give me your feedback!

THANK YOU IN ADVANCE!!
Angel

Fresh Roasted Pumpkin Seeds

What is fall without pumpkins?! There will be plenty of pumpkins popping up soon and a great way to make use of pumpkin seeds is to roast them for an easy, healthy snack! So, donโ€™t throw โ€˜em out!

First, how do you get the strings off pumpkin seeds?! When you first scoop the seeds out of the pumpkin, it seems like it will be impossible to separate the sticky, clingy strings from the seeds. But all you have to do is rinse the mass of seeds and strings under cold water and the seeds will separate easily.

Ok, now what?

  1. Measure pumpkin seeds. Place in a medium saucepan. Add 2 cups of water and 1 tablespoon of salt to the pan for every half cup of pumpkin seeds. Bring the salted water and pumpkin seeds to a boil. Let simmer for 10 minutes; remove from heat and drain.
  2. Preheat oven to 400ยฐ F. Coat the bottom of a roasting pan or thick baking sheet with olive oil, about a teaspoon. Spread the seeds out in a single later and toss to coat them with oil.
  3. Bake on the top rack until the seeds begin to brown, 5-20 minutes depending on the size of the seeds.
  4. When lightly browned, remove pan from oven and let cool!

Will you try this recipe and let me know what you think? Whatโ€™s your go-to healthy snack choice?

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Ginger Pumpkin Spice Energy Balls

If you get your hands on our Pumpkin Spice superfoods this year (coming September 2nd), you have to try this recipe – I love keeping energy balls on hand for a quick + tasty snack. Oh, and this recipe is equally amazing with our Vanilla Superfoods instead!

โœจ Ginger Pumpkin Spice Superfoods Energy Balls โœจ

Ingredients

  • ยพ cup dry rolled oats
  • ยฝ cup all-natural smooth nut butter (almond, peanut, cashew)
  • ยฝ cup pumpkin puree
  • ยผ cup honey
  • ยผ cup chopped nuts (walnuts, almonds, pecans)
  • 1ยฝ packets (or scoops) Pumpkin Spice Shakeology
  • ยผ tsp ground ginger 
  • 2 tbsp chopped crystallized ginger

Instructions

  1. Place oats in the food processor and pulse for 20 seconds. Add nut butter, pumpkin, and honey. Pulse until blended.
  2. Add nuts, Shakeology, and ground ginger and pulse until blended.
  3. Remove the blade from the food processor. Fold in the crystallized ginger and mix well.  
  4. Shape the mixture into 18 energy balls, approximately 1 tbsp each.
  5. Serve immediately or you can store them in a container in the fridge for up to 5 days!

If you follow my Fix container program: ยฝ Yellow, 1ยฝ tsp.

If you follow my 2B Mindset program: enjoy this as an occasional snack or treat – be sure to track!

Want more information on my premium nutrition plans or pumpkin spice superfoods? Shoot me an email at coachangelb@gmail.com and say “NUTRITION PLANS” or “PUMPKIN SPICE” in the email subject line… I am happy to help!

Pumpkin Bread – Oh yes!

If youโ€™re getting tired of baking banana bread – is that still a pandemic phenomenon?! – you have to try this Pumpkin Bread recipe! As we get closer to the end of summer, I just want all the pumpkin spice thingsโ€ฆ and I hear Starbucks is featuring the PSL way sooner this year, but I do try to save those as a special treat This recipe is made with simple ingredients and I can feel free to nibble on it as a snack with my midday coffee (SO yum) or encourage my kids to have a slice with their morning eggs. Try it out and let me know how you like it!

Ingredients

  • 1 cup almond flour
  • ยผ cup coconut flour
  • 1 tbsp pumpkin pie spice
  • ยฝ tsp sea salt 
  • ยฝ tsp baking powder
  • ยฝ tsp ground cinnamon
  • 4 large eggs, lightly beaten
  • โ…“ cup coconut oil, melted
  • 2 tbsp pure maple syrup
  • ยพ cup pumpkin puree (not canned pumpkin pie filling!)
  • Nonstick cooking spray

Instructions

  1. Preheat the oven to 350ยฐ F.
  2. Combine the almond flour, coconut flour, pumpkin pie spice, salt, baking powder, and cinnamon in a medium bowl; mix well and set aside.
  3. Combine the eggs and oil in a large bowl; mix well. Add the maple syrup and pumpkin; mix well.
  4. Add the flour mixture to the egg mixture; mix until just blended.
  5. Place batter in a small loaf pan that has been lightly coated with spray.
  6. Bake for 35 to 45 minutes, or until a toothpick inserted in the middle comes out clean.

My heart passion is helping mamas live their life fit, healthful, purposeful (3 John 2)! If you’ve been following me for awhile, and you’re ready to start working together, I’d love to invite you to my next online Fit Club accountability group for fitness & nutrition coaching, or to sign up to attend my Life Fit Studios virtual fitness classes. See you soon!
In Sweat & Faith,
Angel

New Program Alert: #MBF Muscle Burns Fat

I am SO excited for the launch of our newest program – #mbf- Muscle Burns Fat! And the most exciting partโ€ฆ itโ€™s really two programs in one – #mbfa (Muscle Burns Fat Advanced) is designed to be completed right after! I cannot wait for 6 full weeks of new workouts!

What is #mbf?

Here’s a little teaser video to get a feel for the program:

Basics:

  • Super Trainer Megan Davies (winner of The 20s and creator of Clean Week)
  • Two 3 week programs designed to be done back to back
  • 25-45 minute workouts
  • Set to music so you can push your pace, find your rhythm, and let the music help drive you to burn maximum calories.
  • 7 days a week: M/W/F- Strength training, T/H- Cardio, Saturday- EMOMs (every minute on the minute), Sunday- Recovery

#mbf is made up  of two 3-week programsโ€”#mbf Muscle Burns Fat and #mbfa Muscle Burns Fat Advancedโ€”designed to be done back-to-back. #mbf is perfect for beginners and will lead you right into #mbfa. Led by Super Trainer Megan Davies, these 25- to 45-minute strength-training and cardio workouts will help you tone, tighten and scorch calories!

Who is Megan Davies?

Super Trainer Megan Davies is the creator of #mbf – Muscle Burns Fat. Megan began her career as a personal trainer in college. She then spent years training clients and expanding her skills, earning certifications from the NSCA and the Fitness Institute International, and opening her own gym. After winning the Beachbody fitness reality show, THE 20s (which you can watch on BOD!), Megan was chosen as the next Beachbody Super Trainer to create her first program, Clean Week. I am so excited for you to get to know her – she is so upbeat and her attitude helps me power through my workouts!

When Can I Start?

Starting now: Customers can purchase, get my prep guide

August 10th: We will Start MBF workouts as my group or you can start on your own

Upon completion of MBF program: #mbfa (next level: muscle burns fat advanced) workouts start or you can complete another round of #mbf and begin #mbfa when you’re ready

What equipment is required?

  • Light, medium and heavy dumbbells
  • BOD Rope – our new weighted indoor jump rope!

What is the nutrition plan like?

All #mbf Challenge and Completion packs include BOTH UPF and 2B Mindset – our AMAZING premium nutrition plans – so we will be able to focus on the nutrition program that works best for you. This combination of nutrition and fitness is amazing!

What support will I have?

My test groups are so much fun and such an amazing way to stick to your plan, answer questions, stay motivated and connect with other people doing the same program! These groups are what have kept me on track – they hold me accountable and keep me motivated!

What packages are there?

For New Customers (click to shop):

For Existing BOD Members (click to shop):

I always recommend the Deluxe packages – especially with a program like this where you will be SORE. Having Recover will help you function the next day and allow you to give your next workout 100%. And Energize will give you the power to really crush your workout.

My favorite add ons:

I am so excited to do this program with you! Make sure that you have filled out this form (click here) to ask for more info about my challenge group experience and get my recommendations. I would love to hear more about you, your goals, what you’re hoping to accomplish with this program or if you’re looking for something a little different.

Don’t forget to sign up for my email alerts here – I will be enrolling everyone this week for our next round together, so we can begin workouts ASAP!

Cannot wait to rock this with you!

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In Sweat & Faith,

Angel

Make Your Own Taco Seasoning

Who doesnโ€™t love every chance they can get to eat some good Tacos?! And the smell of ground cumin alone makes me hungry!!

My family pretty consistently has a taco night at least once every 2 weeks even if it’s not on a Tuesday – and last night my hubby totally got daggers from me for not bringing home some Taco Bueno (some of the best)!

ANyway — when we make it ourselves, it’s that much more fun and rewarding to chow down.

Ditch the seasoning packets (theyโ€™re usually high in sodium and contain artificial flavors) with this super-easy spice blend. You can even add in additional spices, like cayenne for some heat!ย 

Ingredients

  • 2 tbsp chili powder
  • 1 tbsp ground cumin
  • 2 tsp ground black pepper
  • 2 tsp sea salt
  • 1 tsp onion powder
  • ยฝ tsp garlic powder
  • ยฝ tsp dried oregano

Instructions

Combine chili powder, cumin, pepper, salt, onion powder, garlic powder, and oregano in a small bowl; mix well! Use in all your favorite taco recipes!

Try it out and tell me how you like it!

In Sweat & Faith,

Angel
3 John 2

Life Fit Weekly: This week’s Family Dinners, Meal Plan Tip, Faith for Life Fit Talk

Want to know a secret? I am honestly a laughable mess in the kitchen. Seriously, Iโ€™m not trying to be humble- itโ€™s true! I really enjoy home cooked meals (not so much the clean up after) , and I know the value of making meals at home vs eating out every night, not just in dollar but in my family’s overall nutrition. Plus, I like to think of meal times at home as a way of getting everyone in the family social with one another! Talking over prepping, giggling over messes, encouraging the kids’ efforts, and celebrating our successful dishes around the table. More times than not, the family working together helps save me from making every single meal a disaster LOL…. My husband is better at baking, my youngest really picks out some great recipes, my son is the resident chopper/dicer, and my oldest… well… she takes after me HAHA. What can I say, I just donโ€™t have a chefโ€™s touch! But I like to prepare meals for my fam anyway! How are you in the kitchen? Share your favorite dish in the comments below!

This week, we cooked up some pretty great dishes so far, and I’m sharing them with you in today’s blog post.

P.S> you can still get a free muscle burns fat sample workout on me! Visit my sneak peek info group on facebook here


My Family’s Dinner Plans this Week

Every week, I share my family’s dinner plan and a meal planning tip. Here’s this week’s! We chose some from our BOD library, and some from our fit club weekly meal plan (which I put together for my clients each week to coincide with their nutrition plan & fitness program).

Pssst…. Side note before you read this. Are you in my monthly Fit Club already?? If yes, go grab this week’s FULL meal plan uploaded for you in the group’s files. If no, check it out – you get access to our FULL meal plans every week for the entire year when you join. Every meal plan includes customizable recipes and a complimentary grocery list!

Keep reading for this week’s meal planning tips below!


My Meal Planning Tip of the Week

This week’s tip is about remembering your favorites! When planning meals for your family, especially if you have a few picky eaters, it can be super helpful to keep new-found as well as all-time favorites in rotation. Any time my hubby tastes something we cooked for dinner and says something like “oh wow – this is really good” with his eyebrows raised up in pleasant surprise… I’m saving that puppy!! And when BOTH hubs and kids all are looking to make sure there are still leftovers the next day? Oh that’s also a sign in my book!

This week I rotated back in a combination of a new family favorite from last month’s meal plan. We’ve made a honey and chicken pineapple skewer recipe a few times before and really enjoyed it, but we usually make it with red onion and bell peppers and a rosemary thyme marinade. When we tried the skewers with jamaican jerk seasoning – holy taste buds, batman! We LIKED! So, this week I revisited this dish with a couple of swaps to keep it fun –

  • We used the Jamaican Jerk seasoning blend again on pork instead of chicken
  • We used Mango instead of Pineapple (this was sooo yummy to me)!
  • We skipped the onion and just did bell peppers (red, yellow, orange).
  • We served the skewers with buttered brown rice which complimented the sweet mango and seasoning of the pork so so nicely!

Where can you do the same this week for your family?
If you’re wondering where I get all my nutrition advice, recipes, and know-how from, go check out my top 2 nutrition programs I recommend to my clients here and here, or just get the best of both nutrition AND fitness solutions for each of these programs along with my free coaching when you sign up here or here.


Faith for Life Fit Talk

We can start off strong JUST focusing on workouts and food… but when real life hits, we get thrown hard , realize weโ€™ve not built up the INNER muscle for less than perfect times and circumstances. Which – HELLO – thatโ€™s LIFE. So when weโ€™re trying to โ€œmake it a LIFE-STYLEโ€ what do we do to stick it out thru the roughness, the inconvenience, and make our new desired habits stay for a LIFE-TIME no matter whatโ€™s going on around us ? Keep Reading


Muscle Burns Fat Fitness & Nutrition Program Enrollment now open for new & existing customers!

Stop saying that your โ€œreal lifeโ€ will start when youโ€™ve lost 20 or 100 pounds, when you fit back into those summer shorts or a size 2, or when you finally reach those far away goals.

Life is happening right now. You donโ€™t need perfect abs to start living it.

If youโ€™re ready to work on your wellness while actually still enjoying your life, my next virtual fit club starts soon. Whatever your goals, Iโ€™ll help you find balance, joy, and the healthiest you. No making yourself miserable this summer in the quest to be skinny, ok? Weโ€™re going to be fit for life.

Want more info? Comment below and Iโ€™ll send you all the details!

๐Ÿฅฐso… I have a little news that I’ve been waiting on to FINALLY share. ๐Ÿฅฐ.

I have an exciting muscle burns fat fitness & nutrition program I’ve been testing and it’s awesome!!! AND NOW… It’s available to YOU!!!!.. Cool, right?
Would you be interested in hearing more about it ? Email me coachangelb@gmail.com Subject: MBF group

Quick info about the full program:

๐Ÿ”ฅThe FULL program is being released EARLY on July 7th TUESDAY for my test group participants!! All others must wait til winter 2020.
๐Ÿ”ฅ My clients receive a nutritional support program OF THEIR choice
๐Ÿ”ฅ It’s an at home program that can be done in 25-30 minutes a day.
๐Ÿ”ฅ It includes over 42 workouts filmed in real time so there’s no getting bored.
๐Ÿ”ฅ A tracker app for accountability
๐Ÿ”ฅ Daily coaching from me

Yโ€™all know I love these programs, combined with the community support and nutrition plans that give me amazing results and have helped me make fit a lifestyle, but if you follow me or know my HEART…

You also know I have always taught that health comes from the inside out – which means inside my fit club groups we work on more than just squats and crunches. We work on-

โœจ building and maintaining health habits
โœจ Rewriting our internal dialogue and learning to see ourselves through Godโ€™s eyes.
โœจ How we FEEL is greater indicator to our progress than how much we weigh
โœจ Faith infused motivation and mindset tips to create confidence, cut through the chaos and confusion of breaking habits that hold us back

If you want to learn more about my group and this upcoming fat burn & metabolism building workout & nutrition program test group..: fill out the interest form below and you will receive a message from me on how to get registered.

**everyone who tests out the workout program & provides feedback for our test group will be entered for a chance to win prizes!

**FILL OUT THIS INTEREST FORM BELOW ๐Ÿ”ฅ and I will get you the details within 24 hours.

fill in the interest form here and Iโ€™ll send you all the details!


Free Virtual Workout Classes

Excited to rock another week with you, Life Fit Collective!!ย ๐Ÿง˜๐Ÿปโ€โ™€๏ธย โ˜€๏ธย ๐ŸŒดย Here are our free Virtual Classes offered this week…check out the new ones!! All class times and Zoom IDs are listed weekly inside our Facebook group here.


โ€œKeep your heart with all diligence, for out of it spring the issues of life.โ€ Proverbs 4:23

In Sweat & Faith,

Angel

Ready to start working with me on your health and fitness? Letโ€™s do this! Apply HERE to join my private fit club and tell me about your goals so I can help you find the perfect fit!

Faith for Life Fit: Fruit of the Spirit

But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, forbearance, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness and self-control. Against such things there is no law. Gal 5:22-23.

โค๏ธ…A verse I love that I keep coming back to. Itโ€™s said often in health and fitness circles that the hard part isnโ€™t getting your body in shape, The hard part is getting your mind in shape, and I can see some truth in that.
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We can start off strong JUST focusing on workouts and food… but when real life hits, we get thrown hard , realize weโ€™ve not built up the INNER muscle for less than perfect times and circumstances. Which – HELLO – thatโ€™s LIFE. So when weโ€™re trying to โ€œmake it a LIFE-STYLEโ€ what do we do to stick it out thru the roughness, the inconvenience, and make our new desired habits stay for a LIFE-TIME no matter whatโ€™s going on around us ?
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What I see this scripture reminding us is that when we are mindful to CARE FOR the Inner parts of life … we will experience an OUTPOURING of results in all the outer parts of life (including disciplining the body and our appetites).
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Go with me here –
The fruit (growth) of the Spirit (inner life).
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LOVE. Loving myself better through my food, sleep, training, self coping choices…
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JOY. Celebrating and appreciating my body, my victories, my struggles for how they make me stronger (not a discouragement and reason to quit)
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PEACE. His peace He gives me. Peace with my uniqueness, my body shape. I could list about 10 more.
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KINDNESS. GOODNESS. GENTLENESS. Not just by how I treat my body by what I put in my mouth for my cells and organs to thrive on… goodness & kindness in how I speak and think of myself. Not punishing my body for what I did or didnโ€™t do/eat.
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SELF CONTROL. FORBEARANCE. FAITHFULNESS. Making it through the tough stuff. Tough times. With patience and discipline. Sticking to my promises to God and myself for this body He says is His temple. No going back .
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When I just try training the body Iโ€™m doing it the HARDER WAY! Itโ€™s NOT ENOUGH ALONE! So the answer mama- the answer is train and grow them BOTH. Not just the outside. But the Inside at the same time.
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What do you think? I’d love to hear from you!

In Sweat & Faith,

Angel

Ready to start working with me on your health and fitness? Letโ€™s do this!ย Apply HERE to join my private fit clubย and tell me about your goals so I can help you find the perfect fit!

Life Fit Weekly: This week’s Family Dinners, Meal Plan Tip, Faith for Life Fit Talk, Free Virtual Workout Classes, New Muscle Burns Fat Program LAUNCHES TUESDAY!

I donโ€™t know about where you live but over here in Texas there are more people wearing masks in the grocery stores than not and the restaurants are having to take a step back to how many people can be inside at a time ๐Ÿคท๐Ÿปโ€โ™€๏ธ ๐Ÿคท๐Ÿปโ€โ™‚๏ธ Iโ€™m seeing some new faces in the gym but also I love the familiar friends we are seeing in our online virtual classes and on demand workouts every week! Weโ€™re still a long ways away from the new normal we all are waiting for –

But remember that one quote that looked like this:

โ€œI regret that workout!โ€

-said no one ever

It was so true, right?

Working out would make you feel fit, healthy, happy, and strong! ๐Ÿ™Œโšก๏ธ๐Ÿฆนโ€โ™‚๏ธ๏ธ

Most gyms are still not open and although mine is I can understand why some mamas are hesitant to step back in… but that doesnโ€™t mean you canโ€™t start getting back to that feeling.

There is a new program releasing at the end of the month and itโ€™s ideal for my friends who know you want to get back to a fit lifestyle without stepping into public spaces like the gym.

This new program is all about losing fat and gaining muscle in 3 weeks of intense workouts, and the best thing ever is that your nutrition plan is totally customizable so it fits your lifestyle and isnโ€™t overbearing or complicated.

And my coaching is absolutely complimentary to you, with lifetime access to my groups, connection to my supportive community and fitness & nutrition tracker, a yearโ€™s access to our on demand library of workouts, recipes & cooking shows!

Itโ€™s going to be exactly what we need to get blasted back into shape (assuming the quarantine brought tempting cookies into your house too ๐Ÿช) and quick! With my coaching – we make it sustainable for life so no more yo-yoing back to twenty pounds ago once you lose it. Youโ€™ll know how to keep it off for real. More importantly your relationship with food and your body will be changed forever.

Want a free muscle burns fat sample workout to get back in the swing of things? Visit my sneak peek info group on facebook here


My Family’s Dinner Plans this Week

Every week, I share my family’s dinner plan and a meal planning tip. Here’s this week’s! We chose some from our BOD library, and some from our weekly fit club full meal plan (which I put together for my clients each week to coincide with their nutrition plan & fitness program).

Pssst…. Side note before you read this. Are you in my July Fit Club BODgroup already?? You get access to our FULL meal plan every week! Go grab this week’s grocery list, recipes, and meal plan in the group files!

Keep reading for this week’s meal planning tips below!


My Meal Planning Tip of the Week

This week’s tip is about those certain recipes that ask for a special ingredient that you may not have, like a seasoning or an herb that you don’t normally keep on hand. Too many special ingredients can mess with your budget. How much does that ingredient cost? Can you save the remaining portions for a future meal and use it before it goes bad? Can you substitute the ingredient with one you already have or possibly leave it out and it not really alter the dish?ย  Experimenting with your recipes and trying new flavors can be fun and keep things interesting, but try to limit it to just one meal each week or even every other week.

This week we made some adjustmentsf or our Chicken Curry & Tilapia recipes –

  • Dried dill instead of fresh, so the dill can be used in the future without extra fresh dill sitting in the fridge going bad
  • We skipped some special seasoning for our curry recipe and just used a regular curry seasoning blend we already had in the cabinet.

Where can you do the same this week for your family?
If you’re wondering where I get all my nutrition advice, recipes, and know-how from, go check out my top 2 nutrition programs I recommend to my clients here and here, or just get the best of both nutrition AND fitness solutions for each of these programs along with my free coaching when you sign up here or here.


Faith for Life Fit Talk

Tuesdays are always crazy full for me- the storm last night woke me up about ten minutes before my usual 5am alarm, I tip toed in the dark , put on my workout clothes, committed my body to leg day, checked in with my online fit club clients, shared a recipe to my community, organized some files for my team, then rolled right into teaching my favorite classes to some amazing people.
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I love my life and what I do, but I can give so much of my time & energy away for just a little too long before taking a beat, and so I find myself needing to be mindful I donโ€™t let burnout creep up on me and suck the joy out. (Anyone else?)
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So, Iโ€™m gonna share 3 Go-Toโ€™s when I start feeling it all weigh down on me and I just need to reconnect to Jesus and His vision for my life to get some peace:
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๐Ÿ’›Prayer journaling – Iโ€™m my prayer journal there are 4 boxes to fill in each day – I write down what Iโ€™m thankful for, choose a scripture to study and write it out to make it an affirmation I speak over myself, I write down whatโ€™s most troubling me, and I ask for wisdom and courage to do whatโ€™s revealed to me in prayer time, (have you ever tried prayer journaling before??).
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๐Ÿ’›ย I take a mental time out to day dream. True story! Just a few minutes to invest my imagination into God’s exciting promises and His vision for my life and my sense of purpose is stirred back up within me! Iโ€™m suddenly ready to conquer the world again and know that all things work out to my good even when I donโ€™t understand how or why.
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๐Ÿ’›I sweat it out with some heavy weights or kickboxing cardio or my soulmate stress relieving workout (seriously! Moving our bodies is SO underrated and under appreciated !) I know His best for me is His HEALTH for me!
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Got any go-toโ€™s yourself? Give me your secrets โœจ๐Ÿ‘‡


Muscle Burns Fat #mbf VIP ONLY TEST GROUP

Quarantine: 0

My biceps: 2 ๐Ÿ‹๏ธโ€โ™€๏ธ๐Ÿ‹๏ธโ€โ™€๏ธ๐Ÿ‹๏ธโ€โ™€๏ธ

Omggggg people have been talking about โ€œThe Quarantine 15โ€ but NOT IN THIS HOUSE!!!!!!!

I swear Iโ€™m emerging my best self!!! (But just maybe with a serious need for a date night free of kiddosโ€ฆ) ๐Ÿคช

What workout program is kicking your tush right now?!?!

๐Ÿฅฐso… I have a little news that I’ve been waiting on to FINALLY share. ๐Ÿฅฐ.

I have an exciting muscle burns fat test group for a brand new workout program that is being released.. and I tried out the free sample workout with some friends today… Cool, right?
Would you be interested in testing it out with me?

Quick info about the full program:

๐Ÿ”ฅThe FULL program is being released EARLY on July 7th TUESDAY for my test group participants!! All others must wait til winter 2020.
๐Ÿ”ฅย My clients receive a nutritional support program OF THEIR choice
๐Ÿ”ฅย It’s an at home program that can be done in 25-30 minutes a day.
๐Ÿ”ฅย It includes over 42 workouts filmed in real time so there’s no getting bored.
๐Ÿ”ฅย A tracker app for accountability
๐Ÿ”ฅย Daily coaching from me

Yโ€™all know I love these programs, combined with the community support and nutrition plans that give me amazing results and have helped me make fit a lifestyle, but if you follow me or know my HEART…

You also know I have always taught that health comes from the inside out – which means inside my fit club groups we work on more than just squats and crunches. We work on-

โœจ building and maintaining health habits
โœจ Rewriting our internal dialogue and learning to see ourselves through Godโ€™s eyes.
โœจ How we FEEL is greater indicator to our progress than how much we weigh
โœจ Faith infused motivation and mindset tips to create confidence, cut through the chaos and confusion of breaking habits that hold us back

If you want to learn more about my group and this upcoming fat burn & metabolism building workout & nutrition program test group..: fill out the interest form below and you will receive a message from me on how to get registered.

**everyone who tests out the workout program & provides feedback for our test group will be entered for a chance to win prizes!

**FILL OUT THIS INTEREST FORMย BELOW ๐Ÿ”ฅย and I will get you the details within 24 hours.

fill in the interest form here and Iโ€™ll send you all the details!


Free Virtual Workout Classes

Excited to rock another week with you, Life Fit Collective!!ย ๐Ÿง˜๐Ÿปโ€โ™€๏ธย โ˜€๏ธย ๐ŸŒดย Here are our Virtual Classes offered this week…check out the new ones!! All classes CST; Zoom IDs listed inside our Facebook group here.

MONDAY

10:00a – Barre HIIT Fusion – Angel

6:30p – PIYO – Kathy

TUESDAY

11:00a – PiYo – Kathy

WEDNESDAY

11:00a – P90X / CoreDeForce Mashup – Angel

5:30p- HIIT – Caroline

6:30p – PIYO Flow/Core (30min) – Kathy

THURSDAY

9:45a – Barre (TFF)- Angel

6:00p – P90X – Angel

FRIDAY

9:45a Turbo Kick (TFF) – Caroline

11:00a – Transform – Kathy

SATURDAY

10:00a – Turbo Kick – Caroline

11:00a – PIYO – Kathy

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โ€œKeep your heart with all diligence, for out of it spring the issues of life.โ€ Proverbs 4:23

In Sweat & Faith,

Angel

Ready to start working with me on your health and fitness? Letโ€™s do this! Apply HERE to join my private fit club and tell me about your goals so I can help you find the perfect fit!

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