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Don’t undo the progress you made today!

11008039_346551135548742_2021458108_nAre you ready to stick to your goals today? Like or comment if the answer is ‘yes.’ Don’t blow all your hard work on that sugar filled latte. Fill yourself with nutrient dense foods that will get you closer to your goals.

What’s your excuse??

What’s your excuse??

I already know all the excuses because I was the queen of them for years… It’s raining out, it’s too nice out, my workout clothes are dirty, I forgot my headphones at home, I don’t have time, I don’t want to get bulky, I’m too tired…blah blah blah. The real question to ask should be what’s your REASON?

My before picture is just after finishing my doctorate. I did not regularly exercise. I held baby weight after each pregnancy. I was constantly exhausted and used the excuse that chasing the children around was enough exercise. I came down with every cold and virus that could fester and spread on the grocery cart handle. I was miserable and avoided any pictures with my children – which now in hindsight is just plain sad for them and me. I went to bed miserable every night because I failed at what I had sworn that morning I would do – which was to make better food choices and get to the gym. It was an ugly vicious cycle and the effects of my misery did not go unnoticed by my family. 

Finally, one morning I woke up and said I am done talking about it -(I felt my back fat jiggle) and from that day on I started living it and being about it. There have been setbacks, struggles and tears but the truth is, once I started getting up and consistently working out in the mornings, it made me want to make better choices all through the day, including in the kitchen. My energy levels became increasingly better and I slept like a rock all night. My moods were much happier and instantly improved my family life and relationships. It would be a straight up lie if I said I wasn’t motivated to rock a bikini at my age but I also realized these kids in my life really were MY WHY and they needed and deserved a happy, healthy, active mom who could step up and be their healthy role model. When I found my reasons why, I simply lost all of my excuses.

My decision to coach keeps pushing me further, keeps me motivated and providing goals but it is very far from my reason why I continue to live this lifestyle.

So instead of looking for your excuse, are you able to dig deep and find YOUR reasons WHY? When you do find your why and your passion, your results will follow. Message me for help.11042942_947364438631658_7105274840541815394_n

Busy Mom’s can get fit!

**** {{{ ATTENTION ALL WORKING MAMA’S OUT THERE }}} ****

One thing I know 110% I relate to is MOTHERS! WHO WORK FULL-TIME AND MANAGE A HOUSE/FAMILY. We all have something that drives us… OUR KIDS! One thing we all have in common is finding that ME time to BE ourselves and not just be labeled as a mom.

It breaks my heart when mom’s feel that they will never be able to fit back into old pants or have their old bodies back. Truth is… WE CAN!!!! And you know how? By allowing ME to help you! PLEASE let me help you find YOU again and not just be known as a MOM! I know it can be hard to reach out for help, but we ALL NEED IT! We ALL need the support and knowledge!

It’s ok to feel and look SEXY. It’s ok to take 25 min a day for YOU to work on YOURSELF. It’s ok to want to rock the skinny jeans and crop tops. IT IS OK!!!!!

I can help be YOUR guide to teach you how to get that started so PLEASE reach out! Lets do this TOGETHER!!!!

Please message me or email me at anita@anitakellam.combusymom

Make me your FREE coach

Make Me Your Coach

I started a journey 3 years ago when I was finished with my doctoral degree and in a pretty dark place. I decided to tackle life and poured myself into a group that I engaged with every single day. The rest is history!

I am a better mom, wife, employee, business owner & friend. How I feel in my skin impacts EVERYTHING! It was the BEST thing I ever did for myself and my family and that is why I do what I do. Everyone deserves that feeling!

MAKE ME YOUR COACH >>> http://tinyurl.com/make-coach

I want to hold your hand on this journey! It takes ONE BIG LEAP of FAITH and COURAGE. We CAN do it together! Anita Kellam: homefitnessjunky.com

8 Tips on How to Fit a Balanced Diet into Your Busy Schedule

 

By Maura Tibbs

 

Welcome to a typical day at the office. Most of us know it well. You’re not even at your desk yet and your mind is already preoccupied with emails to answer, phone calls to return, and meetings to attend. Before you know it, lunchtime rolls around and you’re running on nothing but caffeine. By this point, you’re fighting hunger pangs, so you head to the vending machines as a temporary solution, or maybe you grab something unhealthy at a nearby fast-food place or roach coach. Five or six hours later, the hunger hits you again and the cycle repeats itself. Does this day sound familiar? If so, you’re not alone.

These days, a mere eight-hour workday is becoming less and less common. A lot of us are working additional hours at home, on our laptops, and via our smartphones. With crazy hours like these, the best way to make sure you stay on track nutritionally is to prepare yourself a week’s worth of healthy meals in advance. Here are a few tips for doing just that.

Master the grocery store
When you arrive at the grocery store after work, you’re starving and in a hurry to get home. Without thinking, you find yourself drawn into the bright, shiny, end-of-aisle displays like a moth to a flame. Before you know it, you’re about to fill your cart with 10 frozen pizzas for $10. Stop! Change direction. Go straight to the produce section and select enough lettuce and fresh vegetables to make a salad that’ll last you all week. It’s best to avoid the center aisles, which contain all the processed foods you want to avoid, and keep to the perimeter of the store. This path will lead you to healthy choices like veggies, fruit, low-fat dairy, lean meat, and poultry. The items being promoted in the aforementioned end-of-aisle displays are rarely healthy food options. Keeping this in mind will help you walk past these traps and head straight for the good stuff.

Cook out on Sunday
Roast a bunch of chicken, make a big stew, and grill some veggies; you’ll have a great meal on Sunday and enjoy the leftovers for the next few days. Another thing to do on Sunday to prep for the week is to wash and chop all that lettuce you bought while strolling the perimeter of the store and put it in a zip-top bag. With this combination, you’ll have fresh, healthy food to put into meals all week.

Make over your leftovers
Reinvent last night’s chicken (or other protein) for the next day’s lunch. Throw it in a tortilla with some salsa for a yummy burrito. Heat it up with some curry seasoning and chickpeas. Put it in a whole-wheat pita pocket or between two slices of whole-grain bread with crisp lettuce and your favorite seasonings for a healthy sandwich. Toss it into that great salad you prepared, along with some fresh or grilled veggies. The possibilities for different, great-tasting meals are easy—and limited only by your imagination.

Prepack your snacks for work
You may not always have time for a full meal at work, and that’s OK. The night before a busy day, measure out foods—nuts, dried fruit, baked chips, sliced veggies—you can graze on all day. Measuring the portions in advance helps assure that you won’t accidentally snarf down an entire 1,000-calorie bag of trail mix.
Another great approach to snacking that’ll help satisfy you until your lunch (or dinner) rolls around? Some of that protein you cooked up on Sunday, in convenient snack portions. Quick bites of chicken, beef, tempeh, or tofu with the seasonings of your choice make for a great snack option. And having fresh, lean protein rather than packaged, processed snack items will not only help curb cravings, it’ll also give you sustained energy and help you fight hunger throughout the day.

Hydrate in fashion
Instead of going through tons of plastic bottles at your desk, buy yourself a fancy water bottle. Busy people often forget to hydrate properly. In addition, the average American drinks 57 gallons of soft drinks each year! You can avoid the temptation to purchase soda by refilling a beautiful Kleen Kanteen® with water throughout your day. On a budget? Wash out a glass water, juice, or milk bottle and make that your go-to reusable water bottle.

Be smart about beverage calories
The average American consumes around 400 calories a day in liquid form! This includes soda, sport drinks, energy drinks, juice, and flavored ice teas. You can be smart by making sure any calories you drink are in the form of a meal replacement rather than a hydrator. (Water’s still the best hydrator out there.) Shakeology® is a great meal-replacement shake for busy people, because it’s convenient, jam-packed with important nutrients and antioxidants, and low in calories.

Combine forces
The total price of ingredients is much higher when you’re buying smaller items and amounts. Cooking for one can seem inefficient, especially when your produce is spoiling and you have to deal with the guilt that comes with throwing away a bag of spinach or a bundle of brown bananas. Combining forces with a roommate, a coworker, or a friend who lives nearby can help cut costs. If your friend is also health conscious, you can gain support from and give advice to one another.

Don’t go fad-hopping
Will all the new diets, food crazes, and “miracle” supplements popping up, it’s easy to feel confused or insecure about your current choices. If your plan is working, just stay the course. If you want to try something different, it’s a free country, but don’t hop on the latest trend just because your workmates are all talking about it at the water cooler. Do your homework. Read critiques. Talk to people who have tried it for longer than a weekend. Ask yourself, “Is it healthy? Does it involve whole, real foods? Is it realistic?” Finding and keeping a diet that supports your lifestyle will more likely result in long-term success


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