I created this blog because as a single parent and mother I know life can be tough it can be hard it can knock you down then kick you while you’re trying to get back up. So many single moms end up just wading through life without really experiencing hope, happiness, success or really just things they wish they could do. They think because they are a mom or a working single mom that they can’t experience life or can’t want certain things or to see certain places. I was that way too once! I figured I’m a single mother why bother I’ll just work two jobs and be lucky to retire before I die. Now I am single mother , a soon-to-be divorcee and I can see my life clearer now that what I ever have!! Tune in next week where I begin to really pull back the layers of ME!!
Happy hour…and a half!! Yup it’s starting early today!! I’m going to be at Panera bread until 1230 and anyone who submits an application between now and then will receive 20% off ANY program!! The link is below and only takes 90 seconds to fill out!!:
Happy Monday and welcome back to TMNT Fitness – LIVE! Today we’re talking motivation!!
So it’s Monday and most are dreading it but we should be welcoming it!! Monday is for fresh starts!! Think about it: what’s just one thing you did last week that you’d like to do different or BETTER this week?
Its never too late to start over and there’s never a wrong time to start.
I’ve had to start over lots of times in my life and while it was stressful, it was better than just settling for what I had, knowing I wasn’t happy with it. Instead, I took the huge leap to start anew be it job, relationship, education, it didn’t matter. If I wasnt happy I started over, in the pursuit of being a better happier me.
So now, remember that one thing I asked about? I want you to post in the comments below what that ONE thing is that you’ll do differently this week so you can commit to doing it!!
Also, check out my free Facebook group: TMNT Fitness – Mission to Change Mind and Body for even more content!
This was the caption version, however, if you’re more into video, check out the replay here!
Welcome back to another Fun-Swae Friday!!
Hey I get it, life is stressful, it’s tough and sometimes we are harder on ourselves than what other people are.
This is why every Friday is dedicated to self care by way of meditation. I didn’t used to meditate until a few months ago and I find days I don’t do it are days when I feel stressed, overwhelmed and run down. So I make it a point to make it nonnegotiable. You should too and you’ll see what a difference it makes!! Check out today’s meditation and woosah!!!
I can’t believe it’s Thursday already! Where has this week gone?!
I’m back at my shenanigans again! Sharing fun photos and keeping YOU motivated!
I have found that one of my greatest struggles as a working mom was finding the time for ME. Not to be focused on work, kids, school or anything else, just ME. It seems simple but when you actually try to do it, you almost feel bad. Like you’ve somehow taken away from your family and responsibilities. The fact of the matter is: if you aren’t taking time for you and investing in yourself, how can you really bring your best YOU to take care of your responsibilities? You can’t!! You feel tired, unmotivated, your confidence suffers and you feel like you have no time for anything but kids, work and cooking!! That’s no quality of life!! I get it and that’s why I’ve created this cheat sheet to help you learn how to do all these things AND remain focused on your family. Ch check it out, here:
On the other hand, and this is for everyone struggling to get a hold of their lives and health, you’ve just had enough and just wanna know how!! How did she do it? She’s a single parent yet she’s progressing, working, and I just need to know when this comes from!! No worries! I’ve created something for you as well! Find out what led me to be overweight, barriers I had to face and how I just buckled down and did it!! Check it out here:
Who’s been wanting to find out what I’ve been doing to continue to see results sculpting and toning my physique! Killer shoulders, lifted and toned butt, sculpted legs, tight abs!! Nothing does this better than a full body, full throttle bad to the bone workout!! Here is the tutorial below is the outline of what we will be doing:TMNT Fitness – LIVE! Tone: Total Body!!
You will need: battling ropes, light kettlebell, a set of dumbbells, stability ball, bench or box. However, if you dont have any of these things, you may use something from around the house such as a set of canned food, gallons of milk or other weighted easy-to-hold objects.
Here’s the routine:
Plyo push ups 3 sets x :30
Box jumps 3 rounds x 10 reps
2 arm battling ropes 3 rounds x :30
Superman to pike 3 rounds x 10 reps
Squat jacks 3 rounds x :30
Lateral loaded bench crossovers 3 rounds x 10 reps
Alligator walks 3 rounds x :30
Half boat battling ropes 3 rounds x 10 reps
Loaded YTAs 3 rounds x :30
Jumping lunges 3 rounds x 10 reps
Alt hand/toe tap 3 rounds x :30
2 arm kb swing ➡️ 1 arm kb swing ➡️ clean ➡️ 3 way lunge ➡️ burpee ➡️ leg swings 4 rounds x 10 reps (round 1 and 3 R arm/round 2 and 4 L arm)
Between each set, take a :20 rest
Also, look for the file in my free Facebook group “TMNT Fitness – Mission to Change Mind and Body” starting tomorrow evening so you can access it any time. Clients will have access to it as well in my VIP group starting this afternoon.
Isn’t that just the most ridiculous thing you’ve ever read?
We’ll imagine telling yourself this for nearly 20 years!!
When I was a kid, I tried so hard to get the validation of my father. As I got older though, I found it didn’t matter what I did, I would never get what i was looking for. So, I did what anyone would do and looked for it in other men…well boys at the time as I was only an early-teen.
I began searching for someone, anyone, who would validate my existence, make me feel important and tell me “it’s ok”. And I’m sure some of it had to do with being told at 13 that I was fat and ugly by someone I had a “relationship” with didn’t help either…all in all though, I spent several years of my life almost begging for attention and then when I stopped getting it I would look for it again until I found it and I would hold on as tightly as I could, even if i really wasn’t interested in that person.
Today though, somehow, I came to this realization of what I was mentally and emotionally doing to myself and decided that enough was enough…i hope you find my dirty laundry helpful and that it also helps you did yourself of yours.
You’ve heard me talk about change, transformation and even crazy stories about my life. As a mom of 3 I have TONS of stories and to go along with those, I have ways to get around and combat some of the biggest struggles moms deal with. I decided to put together a sheet that would help moms work on their energy, confidence, time management and weight loss goals by constructing a cheat sheet that will help you with just that!! Check it out and you’ll get it for FREE with a BONUS!!
I know what you’re thinking: well what about guys or even single women who struggle with similar issues and looking for a way out? No worries my friends! I have also constructed a PDF on now I went from Depressed and Ashamed to…Half – Dressed and Trained. Why? Because that’s what we all want!! We want to feel better with AND without our clothes on and be proud of our bodies!! Whether it’s for us or also to feel better when being intimate with our significant other!!
So if you’ve been sitting on the sideline just watching these posts in your news feed and doing nothing about it, then it’s time to get moving!! People complain about not wanting to spend money but they want and NEED help losing weight!! Here is your chance, all the FREE you can get so now you have no excuse!! If you don’t do it then you must not want it as bad as you say you do!!
Meal Prep is a pain. I don’t wanna do it. It takes too much time. I don’t have time to make a bunch of meals….
If we take a look at meal prep and how much time we actually spend daily on prepping each meal, you will find that it takes less time to prep meals in one day than to have to do it several times a week. For my family of 5, if I spent every day cooking it would be 7 hours of time or more. However, because I do it all in one day, I only spend around 2-3 hours doing it which means I mow have an additional 4-5 hours freed up throughout the week.
That’s why, in today’s show, I did food prep pointers to make your life and your shopping easier! Check out today’s episode and get started!
Water, h20, hydration. Repeat. Water, h20, hydration. Repeat. Yes, even to me this gets old!! Lol So instead of talking shop today I decided to tall fun, healthy smoothies!!
Smoothies are becoming more and more popular because they are quick, easy and are very versatile when it comes to what you can put in them.
Some people may be purchase the pre-made smoothies where all you have to do is blend them, however, to ensure quality, I suggest making your own. One that I absolutely love is the chocolate peanut butter banana smoothie:
Base is 8oz unsweetened vanilla cashew/almond milk
2 tbsp ground flaxseed
1 medium banana
4 cubes of ice
1 scoop Body Fortress chocolate peanut butter protein powder
2 tbsp peanut butter
Blend well and enjoy!!
For even more tips on smoothies, benefits and what you can put in them, check out the replay from yesterday’s episode of TMNT Fitness – LIVE!
This weekend, I went to see IT and last night I was thinking about how true this is in life. So many people get caught up in their fears that it consumes them and all but kills them, not literally but mentally and emotionally. They are so afraid of being successful that pennywise comes right in and devours their desire for change, rendering them unable to move or take action. He has them right where he wants them, afraid to move, afraid to be uncomfortable, afraid to make the change they need and want to make.
Don’t let him consume you. Don’t let him make your fear a reality. Don’t let him make you another victim of your fear.
Tell him you aren’t afraid to be uncomfortable, you aren’t afraid to put yourself in a little pain and you aren’t afraid to be FIRST AND LAST!! Watch today’s episode if you dare!!