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Transformation Tuesday

Rose City Roots

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This has been a transformation since April of 2013 when I decided to get back in shape and started educating myself on how to live a healthy life. I researched everything and watched youtube videos galore I asked personal trainer friends of mine and just started going at it.  Now I couldn’t see myself not living this way.

I eat what I want in proportion there is no cheat day bc I never deprive myself so my body doesn’t have cravings( exception of TOM) but seriously I looked into what lifting weights was and how it effected your body.. myth and truth you don’t get bulky you get faster and better results and you look ten times better than busting your butt doing Cardio 24/7 trying to burn off the fat bc why? MUSCLE is less dense than fat, hence Muscle burns Fat AMEN! So I started doing Cross fit…

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Fitness, Uncategorized

Transformation Tuesday

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This has been a transformation since April of 2013 when I decided to get back in shape and started educating myself on how to live a healthy life. I researched everything and watched youtube videos galore I asked personal trainer friends of mine and just started going at it.  Now I couldn’t see myself not living this way.

I eat what I want in proportion there is no cheat day bc I never deprive myself so my body doesn’t have cravings. I looked into what lifting weights was and how it effected your body. Myth: you don’t get bulky you get faster and better results. Truth: you look ten times better than busting your butt doing Cardio 24/7 trying to burn off the fat bc why? MUSCLE is less dense than fat, hence Muscle burns Fat. Can I get an AMEN! So I started doing Cross fit during the summer then took what I learned from those  exercises into the Gym.

It hasn’t been a full year I’m at the 8 month mark since that picture was taken, but I’ve been getting discouraged and have been wanting to encourage myself. Seeing these two pictures definitely opened my eyes a little to the changes in my body. The picture on Left I weigh only 7 lbs less but you can tell the difference bc of my muscle I’ve gained and fat I’ve lost just goes to show that SCALES aren’t everything. I try to tell people this all time! It’s being HEALTHY and STRONG not your end goal to just be Skinny. 

Zero Is Not A Size. Let’s stop comparing sizes because no one person will have the same journey as you do.

I went from wearing at my highest a size 10 to being able to fit into a size 4-6 it’s a great feeling and accomplishment for myself and I have to remind myself that I did it. So to all you out there who all also on this journey keep going. I get so encouraged when I see others succeed and prosper. I will go on youtube and watch other people’s testimony to get myself going…. like yeah if they can do it so can I! I can’t give up I’ve come too far, and then get back on that GRIND and GYM TIME!

Much Love
Xoxo

Nicole

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Avocado

Today for lunch I made a Yummy Avocado Chicken Salad! OMG it was delicious I’ve been trying to find new ways to make transitions from fattening salad dressing I normally use on a daily basis with my foods like mayo, ranch and use less fattening or organic sauces to liven up my foods. I’ve seen it on Pinterest a lot but never gave it a try.. well when I went grocery shopping Friday night I was like hey… I’m going to give this a go because, I LOVEEEE chicken salad and eat it quite often since it’s an easy fix and store.  This Recipe is so easy a Tolder could do it I’m being serious! I did it under  5 mins maybe  even 3 I’ll have to time myself next time I make it and see.
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What you need AKA Ingredients:

Chicken & Avocado ( lemon juice, pepper, salt opptional)

Step 1: You can use canned Chicken or broil your chicken either ones fine

Step 2: One whole Avocado peel and put in a bow with you chicken

Step 3: Mix the chicken and Avocado together, add pepper, salt ( I like onion powder, crushed onions and a dash of lemon juice as well) its preferences with what to mix in honestly, whatever you like. I basically put what I would normally if I were to make a quick Guacamole.

And Whallaaah! Presto Donzo you have a scrumptious lunch in no time, I ate with mine no bread, because I’m trying to cut down on carbs, only eating them when necessary you get a lot of carbs naturally no need to be adding processed white carbs ( breads) to my diet, but you can do whatever, eat it with some whole wheat crackers or whole wheat bread would be yummy and great!  I paired it with handful of fresh fruit like Grapes and Strawberries they were mouth watering so ripe and Mozzarella cheese.

   Thats all for today’s yummy nutrition from me, now go make a good salad for yourself it’s quick and easy and makes a great lunch or dinner for on the go. I’m a busy college student I know you don’t have time, so go make one and stick it in the fridge for later I did!

xoxo

Nicole

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Lessons in Feminism, From my Father.

Always wonderful

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I remember one time, my parents and I were travelling in the car on the way home from somewhere. I remember travelling in the car with them a lot, when I was young. We lived on a farm, so even going to the local town meant a good 45 minutes in the car. So obviously, to pass the time, we often talked together. One of the interesting things about my memories of these conversations is how many of them were about ideas. We didn’t really talk about what was happening on the farm or at school. We talked about more abstract concepts.

On this particular occasion, Dad was talking about church, and mentioned something he’d said in a sermon. ‘Could I give sermons when I grow up?’ I asked him. ‘Could I be a priest?’

It was the mid-80s. We were Anglican Church-goers, and the idea of women in the…

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