March 22, 2015

Spring Coaching Offer


Hello and happy spring!  I am so excited that warmer days are in the future! How about you?

Anyways, I have a really good idea that I am about to share with you! :)  I am going to be offering online coaching in exchange for an overall transformation story and picture.  I can guarantee you will see results from me as long as you are willing to work on changing to become a better version of yourself!  I will only have a few slots open, so please email me before March 31st to secure a package.

What you will receive from this deal:

- FREE coaching from a certified trainer/coach
- FREE workout plans made specially for you
- FREE meal plans and recipe ideas
- FREE email correspondence with me 24/7

- And whoever has the overall best transformation either physically or mentally will receive a PRIZE! (Winner will be chosen at the end of the coaching period.)

If you are at all interested in this, please email me at laceymaybelle{at}yahoo{dot}com.

*Please note: in order to participate, you must be willing to submit before and after pictures/story for my website. Thank you!

**Sorry, but must be 18 years or older to participate.

March 16, 2015

My recent media post!

Hey everyone! I posted a quick update on my IG and fb and it touched a lot of people! I had messages pouring in. I am so happy to help others! A few fitness icons helped me that way so I thought by passing my story on to others I could help too! :)



"December 2014 was when I hit rock bottom. I remember laying in bed at school just emotionally destroyed. "What are you living for?" kept playing over and over in my head. At the time, my eating disorder seemed to be coming back in a larger form than before. I couldn't drag my butt to the gym no matter how hard I tried. I was doing poorly in my classes. So to put it all lightly, I was a mess. It was that night I prayed and took a shot in the dark by reaching out to Cat (now my amazing coach!) and asked her if she was taking on any clients. 😉 And thank goodness because I made use of the rock bottom I had hit to build my foundation. I remember sending in my "before" pictures just absolutely disgusted with myself. BUT I told myself I had to love me for me, right now in the moment. If I didn't love myself at my worst, how could I love myself at my best? After I started training with Cat, everything else started falling into place. You know how they say training and eating clean helps you prioritize the rest of your life? Well it really has! Through this, I am getting stronger not just physically, but mentally too. Eating has always been a roller coaster, but now that I have a coach, nutritionist and therapist on my side, I am really seeing positive changes. Everything about this lifestyle is hard and mentally taxing but I wouldn't change it for anything. I love taking on each day as it is and to not worrying about anything else. I wish I could tell others who are struggling with an ED and/or self loathing that there is a healthy fix! It's definitely not easy, but it's better than sitting around and letting your old habits destroy you. I'm really hoping that by sharing my story, I can help others. Even if it only speaks to one person, I will be happy. There is no need to put up with your unhappy lifestyle one more minute. I didn't wait for a new year or a new week, I took action right away. And I encourage the same for you. It's never too late and you're never too fargone. ❤️"

March 2, 2015

Chicken Jerky recipe

I have to share this recipe because it could totally change the way you pack your food! 

Chicken jerky

1 or 1.5 pounds of chicken (thin 1/4 inch slices)
Marinade: 1/2 cup low sodium soy sauce, garlic powder, ginger, pepper, stevia (optional if you like sweetness), etc. 

Throw all ingredients in a gallon ziplock bag, let sit for an hour or so. Preheat oven to 200F. Line a pan in foil and put a metal rack over that. Be sure to spray the rack with non-stick spray or oil it lightly! Lay out chicken- they can slightly overlap. Bake for 4-7 hours. Keep an eye on it because mine cooked/dried very fast. 

Enjoy! 

This is such an easy recipe. While there is zero fat, the chicken remains pretty tender/juicy for being jerky. It's perfect for school, roadtrips, gym, hiking, etc. where you might not be able to keep a cooler! Also, each ounce packs about 11-13g of protein! :)


February 18, 2015

Lent

I'm going to be honest, I've never participated in Lent before.  Some might call it being a "bad" Christian, but I always thought of it as a catholic ritual so I did not know I could participate!  Well, I'm excited to take part now. :)

What is Lent?  It is the observation the the 40 days before Jesus Christ was crucified on the cross (Easter).  He suffered immensely during that time so it's a way of "suffering" or giving up something of comfort for Christ.

I am all for giving up something bad in order to get closer with God, but do I think it should be limited to just 40 days, no.  I say, try forming a healthy habit that inhibits the bad habit instead.  Example: 

Addicted to soda? Try drinking more water.  

Only pray at church once a week?  Try praying every day when you wake up.

Hate to workout?  Try finding an athletic hobby you enjoy (i.e. ice skating, running, swimming, etc.) 

Hate attending church/don't have a church?  Try finding a church that fits you and your needs or try a night church/bible study/etc. Anything that gets you connected to the right people. 

Drink way too much alcohol?  Try cutting back by going out less and/or subbing more drink of water or sparkling water. 

See?  These are all ideas for baby steps. Going cold turkey rarely works and usually follows up with a relapse.  

My choice for Lent is to pray more.  I pray a lot, but I have found they are short prayers without very much substance.  I dedicate the next 40 days to pray about concerning matters in my life, community, world and really POUR MY HEART out to God.  

Happy Lent, all!  My you find a good thing to give up or a healthy habit to form in honor of The One and Only! ❤️ 

February 13, 2015

HOW TO MOTIVATE YOURSELF TO WORKOUT IN THE MORNING


morning person
For some, getting up at the crack of dawn to get in a workout just doesn’t sound appealing. A warm, comfy bed is MUCH better option, right? I get it, I’ve been there. In this post, I will share with you a few tips that helped me stay motivated to do my morning workouts.
1. Set an alarm… Across the room. And in order to shut it off you must get out of bed to turn it off.
2. Have your workout clothes all laid out the night before (including your shoes). This makes it easy to get up and go- literally!
3. Have your water ready and waiting as well. I keep mine in the fridge so it’s nice and cold.
4. Turn on some energizing/empowering music. It’s hard to think about sleep when your favorite girl power song is playing!
5. Make it a habit.  Try getting up early to workout at least five-six days a week without stopping.  Soon rising early will be habitual. :)