TAKE THE POWER BACK! Your health is in your control, you can do this!!
There are so many incredible ways to empower yourself to live a healthier life:
Use this time to better yourself, rather than waste it. You got this!
I remember when I was first getting started as a business owner. I couldn’t wait to get through the problems I was experiencing to the other side where they would no longer burden me.
Some of those issues took me over a year to work through: fear of getting started, worry over quitting my job, anxiety that no one would like my product.
When I got to the other side of those issues though, there was only momentary relief, and then....more problems to work through! More fear, worry, anxiety, doubt.
The grass is never greener my friends! Do things in your life because they are important to you, not because you think they will magically make your life better.
This is something I’m carrying with me as I lose weight, too. I’m not doing it because I think a thinner body will magically give me confidence or make me happier. I’m doing it for me; because it’s a challenge I want to work through, because it will make me grow and evolve in ways that sitting on the...
To have health in your life, you have to be proactive. You have to take control and make changes.
One of the most powerful changes you can make is having healthy homemade food in your fridge every day.
This could mean you need to learn to cook. If you already cook, it means empowering yourself to learn how to do it quickly, efficiently, without spending extra money. Learning how to break it down into a process, instead of a haphazard thing you are forced to do each week in order to eat.
Healthy doesn’t have to be a challenge, it really can be simple and easy when you learn from a pro!
I am so excited to announce the launch of my Meal Prep Course: the course that breaks everything down to a science, so you can get your shopping, cooking and prep done quickly and for the least amount of money!
I am offering the first 100 people who sign up a massive discount: click HERE to get on the wait list and be the first to get offered the discounted course!! See you inside!
I recently had the incredible opportunity of speaking with the students of Missouri Baptist University about building a business post graduation. What an honor!
I told them how I experience a ton of fear and anxiety when I first started Basically It Meals. But, they cannot let those emotions slow them down or prevent them from going after what they want.
As soon as you move through the fear and anxiety of one issue, they pop up again over something else! It is part of life. There will always be big and scary challenges; weight loss, starting a gym habit, getting out of a relationship or quitting a job.
You have two options: give in because the fear and anxiety are too much, or accept they are part of life and move towards your dream.
The best things in life are born when you put yourself outside your comfort zone and move forward despite the unknown. It can be terrifying, but it's that very bravery that make dreams a reality! Remember to keep pushing through the doubt...
I always have such a good time at Show Me St.Louis If you missed it my latest Recipe Of The Day segment on Fox 5 check it out here!
I love this super easy and delicious low carb cheesy cracker recipe:
-Preheat oven to 350
-Cut a block of cheddar into small cubes
-Line a baking sheet with parchment paper
-Spread the cubes out on the tray leaving plenty of space in between
-Bake for ~25 minutes until cheese has formed a crisp cracker.
Serve and enjoy!!
My first job out of college was as a Nutrition Educator. I would go out and speak to groups of people, explaining the impact of diet on health. I would talk about the benefits of cooking at home, how it could help you prevent lifestyle diseases.
Mostly what I got in return was a lot of questions; "How do you cook healthy?", "How do you find the time to cook?", "What do you do if you get all your meals from a drive through or the gas station?". A lot of questions I didn't have great answers for. I knew I wanted to impact the health of our nation in a significant way, but I just couldn't see how my nutrition lectures were helping....at all.
So, I started cooking healthy meals for people and taking them to their home. No time to grocery shop? I'll deliver your meals. Don't know how to cook? I will do it all for you, all you have to do is heat and eat. Find yourself at the drive through too much? I will literally take it to your house thus saving you a trip to the drive through!!
You have been such a supportive community for this small business, and we are SO grateful!! Thank you for all you have done.
When I first graduated, I knew I wanted to change the health of the nation. I saw that being huge. I also saw that the job I was doing that was intended to make an impact just wasn't helping people.
When I discovered that I could truly make an impact by making healthy meals for people and delivering them to their homes, I was hooked! Now, me and my company are honored to make a healthier St. Louis for YOU!
"I am sick and tired of getting home from work and ordering another pizza. Help!"
This is a comment I hear A LOT!! After a long day at work, who wants to cook? Not me! However, your only option also is not a pizza. What you really need to do is have some forethought about your week and make a plan.
Make a plan by:
A. Before you do anything, watch the video I made for you which details 5 items to keep in your house that will yield hundreds of easy meals! Click, 5 Must-Have Ingredients to watch! It is SO helpful!
B. Set aside some time to grocery shop and meal prep.
C. Try a meal delivery service like Basically It Meals!! It can be a lifesaver in these situations (coming from experience).
D. You may also want to look into meal guides to help you out! I have a great one for you to try, done for you meal guide.
My weight loss journey continues!! At the beginning of 2020 I committed to losing 10lbs without "going on a diet". I wanted to lose it by eating real food (thank you, Basically It Meals), living my life and changing my relationship with food in a real way.
Week 1 - I dropped almost 5 pounds, which meant I was halfway to my goal in only 7 days. I was so freaking excited and thought "that was easy!".
Week 2 - Reality set in. During week 1 motivation was high, but week 2 it waned and life returned to normal, I realized I was eating a lot of times that weren't lunch and dinner, and for a lot of reasons that weren't hunger.
I had to figure out how to stop eating for all the emotional reasons. This is where most of us get stuck. Forever! It is really difficult to get beyond this.
Self-awareness is the first step. You have to be able to recognize what emotion you are experiencing when you're eating off plan. For most (and for me) it is stress, anxiety, worry and boredom.
I'm often asked what is it that I eat in a day, so here it is!
Bragg's apple cider vinegar with lemon first thing in the morning
Green smoothie with spinach, flax and collagen
Winter Glow Up salad from the Basically It Meals menu!
Dijon-Dill salmon also from the menu; so friggin good
I hope this helps you better understand what a healthy day can look like!