Everyone knows that being a mom is a full-time job. Finding the perfect balance between life and work can be a struggle for us all. But it becomes even more challenging as a mother caring for her children and trying to maintain her own goals & vision for her life as an individual. Things can get out of balance quickly and it is very easy to lose focus in our lives. They say life doesn’t come with a manual, it comes with a mother, but where’s the manual on motherhood?! As far as we know, the volumes are still being written! So we thought we’d turn to our matriarchal figurehead and only Mom on the team, for her wisdom and insights on life as a mom of three children under the age of 6!
Ashley Gonzalez started her weight loss journey in January by kicking things off with the Ketogenic diet. Things were going well, until her weight loss came to a halt even though she still hadn’t reached her weight loss goals. If you’re no longer losing weight following Keto, or you’re finding it impossible to sustain, then it’s time to come off it. But that doesn’t mean you can immediately start eating bread again! Sorry. The reintroduction of carbohydrates to your diet should be done slowly so that you can successfully transition off Keto without gaining weight.
Eating food prepared by others outside of your kitchen is one of the most common challenges we face when trying to keep our nutrition dialed in. Whether you’re eating out at a restaurant, or even going round to your parents or friend’s house, if you’re eating food outside of your kitchen then it’s normal to feel like the guard rails are down and that everything might go to crap! I mean here you find yourself suddenly contending with the the unknown and that’s hard!
Even though delicious and tremendously good for you, the expense of a daily kombucha fix can really start to add up. At $3 a pop you could be treating yourself to a monthly single item purchase from Lulu! Am I the only one that uses Lululemon as a benchmark to gain monetary perspective?! ? Financial sacrifices aside, the benefits of this potent elixir is that it provides your body with a natural dose of probiotics (healthy bacteria). Probiotics aid digestion, reduce inflammation and improve your overall gut health, which is a crucial component of whole-body health and weight loss.
If you’re like most people out there, then you want to know THE secret to the burning question, “How do I lose body fat and gain muscle at the same time?!” Well, newsflash!!! You don’t need to eat twice your weight in protein or commit to the “Navy SEAL-esque” bootcamp training program at your local gym. We know these two goals are seemingly contradictory: with fat loss you’re trying to decrease your body’s mass, while with gaining muscle you’re trying to do the opposite. But contrary to popular belief, it is possible to lose fat and put on muscle at the same time.
Being a Mom or Dad isn’t an easy job, now throw into the mix that you’re a CrossFit affiliate owner, have a full-time job and your husband’s on deployment! To say that staying on top of your nutrition is a challenge is an understatement! We catch up with Tribe member Corey Olofson to find out what’s happening in her world.
Intuitive Eating is an approach developed to help people heal from the side effects of chronic dieting. An intuitive eater is defined as a person who “makes food choices without experiencing guilt or an ethical dilemma, honors hunger, respects fullness and enjoys the pleasure of eating.” Intuitive eating is not a weight loss technique, however it promotes mindful eating and can teach you how to eat in moderation which ultimately could lead to weight loss.
In our recent trip to LA we attended a Tony Robbins seminar where we developed strategies for overcoming our self-limiting beliefs. You can find out more about our experience with Tony Robbins in our recent write-up about the Unleash The Power Within seminar. The whole experience was eye-opening and gave us a lot of useful tools to implement in our own lives as well as with our clients. Listen in as we dive deeper into why self-limiting beliefs are often the biggest obstacles in our path to success and what you can do to overcome them.
You’re gonna love this super simple chocolate almond butter protein shake recipe! ? Confession, I am a nut butter fiend! I have about 5 different jars of nut butters all going at the same time; coconut butter, cashew butter, peanut butter, almond butter…you get the picture. I’m obsessed! Luckily I have Betsy’s Best to feed my passion. Aside from it’s deliciously creamy texture and taste, the other thing I love about nut butters is how satisfied I feel after a spoonful. All I need is a healthy dollop of fat in my breakfast smoothie and I am good to go all morning long!