Monday, February 28, 2022

Take the time to say thanks!

When you have a mentor and a good friend or family member that is truly a 'ride or die', you gotta thank them from time to time. You really can't be great in this world without some loyal people behind you. So I'll go first… Shout out to my mentor who showed me that I could level up whenever I was ready. She never made me feel alone even when she reminded me that this is mine to build whenever I was ready. When I was ready to test the boundaries of what I was capable of, she’d be right there to support me. Since I began this journey, she has given me resources, got on calls, when I was confused she gave me clarity and most of all she was just THERE❣️ She never let me feel alone. 🤗 She always plugged me into the community of other women trying to do the same thing that I’m doing. I am now on pace to achieve my goals this year to help as many people as possible GET THEIR LIFE and prosper while doing it. So thankful to God 🙏🏽that he placed you in my path when I was looking for more. I’m so glad I said yes. 🙋🏽‍♀️ Are you a diamond in the rough? We should chat!






Monday, February 21, 2022

Oven Baked Salmon

Remember the benefits of omega 3s to brain health I talked about last week?  Here's a delicious way to get those nutrients in your diet in less than 30 minutes. I'm excited to try this for dinner this week.








Monday, February 14, 2022

How we eat can help us heal

One thing that I do when I’m having a bad day of muscle spasms or excessive fatigue or just having a day where I’m just not feeling well at all, I try to clean up my nutrition. So I have a super food smoothie, some fruit and really focus on trying to have food that is high in potassium, vitamin C and omega 3s. These are really good nutrients that my body is starved for. So let me tell you a little bit about my ‘go to’ plate on the first slide (fish, broccoli and sweet potato that I had most recently on a bad day.

According to medicalnewstoday.com, Broccoli is a great source of vitamin C, vitamin K and potassium. As you may know, vitamin C is a great way to boost your immune system. Potassium is a great way to increase the functionality of your muscles and reduce muscle spasms. Vitamin K is a great nutrient to help the blood clot. If you are taking blood thinning medication, it is advised that you should limit your intake of vitamin K which is found in broccoli and another cruciferous vegetables. Switch the broccoli out for spinach, which is, in my humble opinion, the ultimate superfood.

According to healthline.com, The sweet potato is a fantabulous source of potassium (and it’s delicious too😋 ). It’s also great source of vitamins A and C and is full of antioxidants which prevents free radicals from taking over your body which is known to increase inflammation. So I try to eat sweet potatoes as much as possible. Granted, I treat myself to a little bit of butter, a pinch of salt and as much cinnamon as I can stand! Since cinnamon has little to no calories but a whole lot of flavor, I enjoy it with my sweet potato whenever I eat them with dinner. I have found that sweet potatoes are a great way to replace rice and macaroni and cheese (some of my favorites) on your plate especially in terms of nutritional value. So when choosing a carb, I like to choose sweet potato for that carb portion of my plate.

Finally, the fish. According to the Washington state department of health, Fish is known to be an incredible source of omega-3‘s fatty acids and high quality protein. Omega-3s protect the heart and the brain by helping to reduce the risk of heart attack and stroke. As we age, a good diet of omega-3s will help us reduce our risk of dementia and Alzheimer’s as well. It is recommended that we have fish at least twice a week as part of a healthy diet.

Whenever I’m feeling a little sluggish, I check in with myself and my nutrition. A plate like this gives me energy and helps me rest better at night. All of this helps me feel stronger, better faster!

Monday, February 7, 2022

We all struggle with something

For many of us, gaining back full range of motion and strength after a health scare (stroke, multiple sclerosis or other illness that compromises mobility) is a goal that requires daily movement and practice. You can’t give in to despair. You can’t give up on yourself. You have to give yourself some grace when you have a bad day. You must remain relentless in your quest to be whole.

I do this through functional movement and retraining my brain to move in the way that most people take for granted. Like walking, talking, running, getting down to the floor from a standing position and getting up from the floor.

A huge part of my training is flexibility training. A muscle that is flexible has more capacity to become stronger and move as it was designed to move. I have found a program that I have done before and will be starting again and I am excited to see how far I’ve come since doing my first round.

I’m getting stronger every day so I know I will do well this time around🤩

Recovery comes in many forms. We all struggle with something. The goal should always be to give your best every day you are blessed to wake up❣️ Through prayer and supplication I found the courage to embark on this journey. May whatever you struggle with today not overwhelm you. Make it your runway for you to take off towards your new beginning🤗

Would you like to get started on a new program to strengthen not just your body but also your mind too? Check out some options here.

Take the time to say thanks!

When you have a mentor and a good friend or family member that is truly a 'ride or die', you gotta thank them from time to time. You...