Short & Sweet.

sarah

Friday thoughts:

Short & Sweet. I’ve learned in order for good things to come your way, you need to believe you deserve them. Don’t get upset with people or situations. Both are powerless without your reaction.

Ask. Believe. Receive. 

Have a great weekend!

photocredit: @kentavenuephotography

Soul Sundayzzz.

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Friends! It’s been a minute. Most of you all know that me and Jillene  have been working our butts off in the gym as well as out. In this time of accountability you are sort of forced to recognize things that can alwaaaays be improved. I see people in my life all the time (including myself) that have so much room for growth if they just change their perspective. We all have the option every single day to change at any time. We can create new habits, make new choices, say yes instead of no, or no instead of yes, be happier, healthier, stronger, whatever we want to be.

Since working out with this chick, we have made it a point to do at least 4 FNS(circuit training) workouts a week. Some weeks are harder than others, depending on the weekend events, work load and energy level in general. We do allow days off because lets face it, we are human and sometimes we need a break. Nevertheless, we are dedicated and don’t make catching breaks the center of focus! We have started to take Soul Cycle on Sundays as an amazing wake me up and weekend accountability…and well, one of our favorite gals Casey is the instructor when we go. All the more reason.  I am fairly new to Soul Cycle but I will say it’s a great 45 minutes to just decompress. The candles are lit, music is on point, the lights are off and you ride with the intention of moving forward, not worried about anyone else and letting go of all your “things” we collect in our minds throughout the week! Oh, and all the while your revelation takes place it’s an amazing workout. Your pace, your resistance. It’s all up to you.

It’s easy to fall of track, but even easier to stay on if you set yourself up for success! If I am ever feeling tired I just tell myself, “It’s only an hour and you will feel SO much better after.” Believe that!  After Soul Cycle this weekend we went to the Menlo Park  farmers market for flowers and weekly veggies. I am a firm believer that when you set aside time to do things for you, you are a lot more productive throughout your week. Work, Gym, Cooking, Friends, Family…it all takes time, but with the right planning you can learn to balance it all!

Happy Tuesday…make it a great week!

Photoshoot Take Two.

 

 

This weekend I finished up my photoshoot with Kent Avenue Photography! Second time around was a little less stressful meaning you know what your in store for as far as how to pose, and overall comfort. Outfits were picked out, makeup done by a good friend let’s face it, being beautified was absolutely amazing! Can this happen every day?? It felt good to be a model for a day haha! I can’t wait for you all to see these amazing pictures. I am in the works of putting together some events with friends to share more newtritionsavvy lifestyle habits. Be on the lookout. Have a great Monday!

Gawker Attack on Food Babe

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I normally don’t post any such rants on social media because it’s annoying but this one I can’t let go! All day Tuesday this Gawker attack on Foodbabe was trending on Facebook. I had multiple friends post about it and I couldn’t help but just feel baffled of those opinions coming from people I know!!!! I mean really, are you a food expert to have any sort of opinion?? Are you doing all you can do to better your health? Surprisingly, the people posting about this aren’t so healthy, or in shape for that matter therefore I don’t think their opinion counts at all. To sum it up, this is what I think.  These people who posted yesterday about the blogger Foodbabe saying she’s a fraud etc. need to take some time to pick up a book and educate yourself about the food system in the United States. It’s a shame that when one line out of the entire interview/ post is headlined the person sharing the information gets bashed for false accusations. This girl doesn’t claim to be a doctor, nor does she claim to be a scientist or anything for that matter. What she does claim to be is a food advocate for a better food system. I only speak from experience having a blog myself and constantly trying to educate people that small choices with food quality can really change the way you look, feel and prevent overall disease in your future. Like anything, nothing is promised but I think we can all agree that the food system in the United States falls very low on the totem poll compared to other countries and the diseases that cause the majority of deaths per year (heart disease, diabetes, cancer) can generally (not always) be prevented by lifestyle changes… But also, once again the the highest death rates due to these diseases are in the United States.

We live in an era where there is no accountability. The easy way out is to go to the doctor for chronic pain, or ANYTHING for that matter. We don’t spend money on food, heck we don’t even have dinner at the dinner table anymore. Everything is about being the fastest and the cheapest. If you don’t believe in organic and are fine with pesticides please take some time to read about the correlation between cleft lip and runoff water from those unorganic concentrated food operations, or DDT and mental illness. Autism, ADD, Celiac Disease, IBS, Crohns ….all of these diseases that are brushed off by most because they don’t want to make personal changes. These things are not normal people!!!!!!! Just remember anytime you make an opinion of someone and their beliefs to first be educated. A better food system is beyond necessary for people to care more about. It’s your body. It’s your mental health. We live in a more than privileged country, I don’t understand why this is so difficult to improve. Know your farmers, and know your food. Believe it!!!!!!!!!