Friday, June 30, 2017

Flash of Friday

Linking up with a few ladies today to bring up some of my top 5 favorite things of the week!!

1. Honeymoon
I will definitely make a post next week recapping our wedding and honeymoon but Monday was our last day in Saint Lucia! I didn't want to leave!! The honeymoon was true perfection and one of my favorite memories I get to bring with us as C and I start life together 


2. Wedding Photos 
C and I spent a couple hours yesterday reliving the big day! Our photos just had come in and they are amazing!! I can't wait to share with you all!! 


3. Kansas City BBQ 
We just arrived in our new hometown this week and we can't get enough of the BBQ here!! C and I both agree that KS truly has some of the best BBQ and best sauces! I definitely need to watch myself before I indulge too much! 


4. Shift Shop 
I am preparing so much for my biggest accountability group yet! If this is your first time to my blog you should know I have a passion for health and fitness and helping people reach their own goals! Well after indulging at our honeymoon (I ate everything in sight and I'm 100%oksy with that) and probably sneaking some s'mores this holiday weekend, I am ready to commit to our newest program!! Check out details here :) 


5. Family 
Weddings are emotional! It was a huge reminder to me just how thankful I am that God blessed me with some amazing parents and siblings! I was the last of my family to get married, all girls! My mom and dad have a tradition where they write a letter to us the night before our wedding! Tear jerker!!! They truly have done more for me than I could ever dream of and everyone went above and beyond to make the day special! Seriously, I LOVE these people! We all live in different states now but I can't wait till we are all together again! 

Linking up with 5 on Friday  Friday Favorites

Wednesday, June 28, 2017

Lemon Parmesan Chicken

This is one of my FAVEORITE summer dishes!! Is extremely refreshing! The best way I describe it, is that it taste like summer!

The lemon bings such a refreshing taste, the greens absorb the citrus, and the chicken is the perfect protein!! 

4 Chicken Breast (pounded) 
Spinich/Arugala (any green) 
1 1/2 cup Almond Flour 
2 eggs 
1 cup parmeaean 
4 lemons 
1 cup olive oil 

1. Pound all 4 chicken breast until they are thin, about a half inch thickness is good 
2. In one bowl mix the almond flour, Parmesan, and salt; the second bowl scramble the eggs
3. Cost each piece of chicken in egg then in to the flour mixture. Let excess egg drip from chicken before placing in the flour mixture! 
4. There are two ways to cook the Chicken. The healthier option is to bake the chicken at 375 for about 25 min or until chicken is no longer pink. The second option is fry it in a pan with coconut oil! You choose :) If you fry give it about 5-7 min per side to cook thoroughly. 
5. Mean while squeeze all the lemons in a bowl and combine with olive oil and salt. Whisk together or shake in a shaker. 
6. Place the greens on a plate, top with a little bit of dressing, then place the chicken, and cover with a little more dressing

Enjoy :) 

Monday, June 26, 2017

Dream a Dream

I heard it best said, where do you want to be in a year from now? What do you want your life to look like?

It hits deep!! Because for the past 5 years I have dedicated my life to teaching! I LOVE working with our youth, specifically those considered "high risk." I love hearing their stories, hearing about their lives, and I strive to bring them the slightest bit of hope! My goal has always been to show teens the beautiful person that they are, to show them that they can do whatever they want to do with their lives! Will some have to work harder!? Yep!! Some of them will have to put in twice the effort I did BUT it can be done.

You see my PASSION is helping people! I LOVE watching people hit goals, dreaming, changing their lives!

The past few months have been some where I have done some soul searching. I hadn't quite been feeling that same gitty feeling in the classroom. My love for inspiring was being stifled by laws, regulations, mundane tasks of our education system! I needed a new outlet, I needed something that would light a fire within me!

So as of this month, I will be a FULL TIME health and fitness coach!! Why!? Because it's my passion! I get to help people change their lives!! I get to coach people who are interested in a lifestyle change, one that can change more about a person then what's on the outside!! You see, these changes do me have been more than loosing 25lbs, more than dropping pant sizes, they are about gains!

Gaining the ability to live a longer healthier life, gaining confidenx in myself, gaining friendships and support from others who WANT me to succeee, gaining emotional stability, gaining knowledge of what foods my body can process, gaining the ability to not over  eat or struggle with eating disorder, gaining energy, no more medicines, better sleep, the list can go ON and ON!!

I also will spend time volunteering at youth centers, doing it on my time, and once again helping people see their true beauty!

We all have a story, we all have had trial, and some of us have tried ways to cope. Food, alcohol, drugs, and they usually leave us empty!

I want you to see your true beautfy! That your story matters!! I am ready to listen when you are ready to share!

Links: weekly wrap up   Blovesboston