The kitchen just got fierce
I did not get the cooking for fun gene from my mother, who loves to test out new recipes and create her own. However over these past few months, your girl has been werkin in the kitchen! I think that is one of the things I love about working with Profile by Sanford, I have fallen in love with putting colorful and healthy meals into my body.
Believe it or not chopping up veggies has become quite therapeutic for me, it also allows me to get some self-care time in just for me, to unplug and focus on something else other than entrepreneurship. Plus I think cooking more instead of grabbing something to go has been great on my wallet but also my waistline! You know what that means, more clothes shopping in my future :)
Profile by Sanford has really pushed me to stay committed to a program that I can totally handle and not feel hungry or unsatisfied. Trust me, I’ve tried it all and I can honestly say, this is the best one yet. I’m so glad I invested in myself and my health - you only get one body. You should join me! You can use my special code MORGAN for a discount, so make sure you check it out.
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Well, week one is complete! I am down a total of 5 pounds!! Whoop whoop!
I am so proud of myself for sticking to my plan, outside of a few mishaps. When I met with my coach Jess, she told me the first 2 weeks would be a time where I would be reprogramming my body so I would be eating 6 small meals throughout the day. I start my morning off with a Shake, then 2 hours later another Shake, then for Lunch I get another Shake, Vegetable and Fat, for snack I get a fiber bar, Dinner I get a Protein, Fat and Vegetable and then end the night with another Shake.
That's a lot for a day, right? Here I am used to eating maybe 2 meals a day with no snack.
I tried a variety of flavors for the shake but my favorite so far is the Mocha Latte, Chocolate Brownie and Mint Chocolate Chip.
The fiber bars I tried are: Chocolate Almond and Cinnamon - both are yummy!
There was a couple of nights I was so tired I went to bed without having my last shake, and it was a long and stressful week with everything happening in the world, I asked Jess if I could have a glass of wine. She told me it wasn't recommended but if I could wait until Saturday, I could have at least one. I was so happy! I love that this program allows you to still LIVE.
The most important thing I want to stress is being open and honest with your coach in order for you to have the best success. Jess did not make me feel bad about wanting something and that motivated me to stick with what her advice was.
I will also say I told her I was craving eating carbs but she assured me I could have those later on in the plan. Knowing that, was alright with me. I also asked Jess was 5 lbs a good weigh in? She told me not to focus on the weight loss but non-scale victories which is amazing. I did tell her I felt like I had more energy, my mood was improving and my sleep was getting better.
So often we have to remind ourselves the scale is not the end all measure of success. Remember the other victories!
Looking forward to what week 3 brings, you should join me! You can use my special code MORGAN for a discount, so make sure you check it out.
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Transparency post. If you have been following me on social media or know my story, you know I've struggled with my weight all my life. The whole reason I started Curvy Cardio was to help love myself from the inside out through fitness. That definitely helped me get in the best shape of my life combined with changing my eating habits.
When I started going into entrepreneurship full time however, my life schedule changed drastically. I was on the go, traveling out of town, having meeting after meeting, oftentimes I would just be fueled by coffee or one meal a day. That took a toll on me and my body. It wasn't that I was eating bad, I just wasn't giving my body the proper nutrition and fuel and my body and energy reflected it.
Yes, I was still working super hard and had great accomplishments, but I was tired and worn down. Now that I've been home for the past couple of months I have really committed myself to getting back to the best version of myself. I was so happy that I discovered Profile by Sanford. They are all about helping you be a better you through nutrition. They use science based plans that are personalized to fit your lifestyle and goals!
I really love their approach to getting healthy and maintaining a healthy lifestyle and what works for me! Working out has never been a problem for me, but working out is only a small percentage of the battle. In fact, I've been back teaching my Curvy Cardio class 4 days a week, so I am super excited to have help on the nutrition and eating side.
I was super excited to meet with my coach Jess, who is super adorable and bubbly! We had a virtual consultation because we can't meet in person currently but that was fine with me. She went over my goals, my barriers and what she could do to make sure this was going to be successful for me - which I loved.
This is not about a crash diet or losing weight the unhealthy way, which I have always been about, because honestly I tried that before like so many others - and it doesn't work after so long. The goal is to create a healthy routine that I can sustain even when I am able to travel and be on the go again.
Before I started my customized plan, I got to pick up what nutritional shake flavors I wanted, bars and tea packets I can add to my water.
I will post my journey over the next couple of months here every week so I stay accountable but also I encourage anyone who wants to join me, come on! You can even use my special code MORGAN here to get a discount. Yes, it's an investment, but isn't your health priceless?
Here we go...
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Morgan Angelique Owens is the author of "Finding My Sparkle" and Founder & CEO of the MAO Brand, Professional Pretty, and Curvy Cardio, LLC.
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