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Sandy Lee  ✨ Health Coach 🔥 I help women break up with yo-yo dieting and deprivation so they can finally lose the stubborn belly fat!

☀️Throw back to summer!☀️ Found this vid in my video vault from summer '16 and thought it would be a great reminder for anyone considering a new fitness regime for the spring. It doesn't have to be complicated, cost a lot of money or require a lot of fancy equipment.⠀
Doing some crazy lady functional work using the length of a tennis court. Start at one end, perform the first movement for one length, then run/walk back. Then the second movement and run/walk back. And so on... for all 10 movements:⠀
1. High knees⠀
2. Frog jumps⠀
3. Side shuffle⠀
4. Other side shuffle⠀
5. Carioca⠀
6. Other side Carioca⠀
7. Burpees⠀
8. Bear crawl forward⠀
9. Bear crawl backward⠀
10. Gorilla Jumps⠀
TIP: If you don't have a local tennis court nearby, a large room, aerobics room or quiet sidewalk/garage can work. Start slow and build your speed up as you master the movements 💪💦⠀

Break up with the diet rules & prioritize how you want to FEEL. Ask yourself "what foods will make me feel vibrant and energized in this moment??" These's nothing wrong with having fat loss goals (hello bikini season☀️👙), but when that's all your focusing on, you'll get exhausted & you WILL burnout. And that's when eating healthy isn't sustainable or fun anymore. ⠀
Instead of asking yourself if this food will "burn fat" (psssst there are NO magical fat burning foods!), ask yourself 3 questions:⠀
1️⃣ What does my body feel like eating in this moment?⠀
2️⃣ Will these foods energize me?⠀
3️⃣ Is it nourishing for my body and mind?⠀

Food is not good or bad, black or white, right or wrong. It's our behaviors and thoughts around food and our body that can be detrimental to our physical and emotional health. It's when we feel shame or guilt around food that's the culprit. Or when we use it to try to fill some void inside that can never be filled by food (or any other crutch).⠀
The solution isn't to "fix ourselves" using special foods, or the latest diet or detox. Yes, there are certain strategies that can be helpful depending on where we're at in our journey at the time. But the real deal SOUL-ution is not to "eat the right thing", it's to understand that food is not the enemy. It is your friend, all food. Even sugar🍪. Even packaged foods🍫. Even pizza🍕. All in moderation. ⠀
When you feed your body ALL the nutrients it needs, you'll be able to break free of the binge eating cycle and treat yourself without the guilt and stress.

Meal prep isn't just for body builders and boring bitches. Meal Prep is all about clearing the banana peels from the path for your future self to thrive. It’s a signal to the universe and subconscious mind that you’re taking control of your health. And most importantly, it’s the best way to reach your body goals and keep your mindset on the up and up!
Believe me when I tell you, if you’re preparing a few meals, every other part of your fitness game will fall right into place.⠀
The beauty of meal prepping is that it keeps the focus of your day to day lifestyle on the things that matter the most: your career, your family, living life. If you prepare meals ahead of time, you’ve added an extra layer to your fortress of willpower.⠀

Plantains are magical fruits. They are the banana's slightly larger, starchier, less sweet cousin. I'm sure you've seen them in the grocery store. For my non-Jamaican friends, they're usually found either near the banana display or by all the other exotic fruits that you pass and shrug wondering "who buys those things?" I do. I buy them. And if you like salty, crunchy, french fry-like snacks, you'll love these. They are really easy to make and can be eaten on it's own or served with salsa, guac or any kind of dip 😋.⠀
Fry them up in some coconut oil and sprinkle some salt. SO GOOD. The more ripe plantains are the more yellow and sweeter. The less ripe plantains are the more green and less sweet. Both work great, though I used green for these chippies. Experiment and have fun! 👩🏻‍🌾⠀

When I started this yoga teacher training I knew I was signing up for so much more 😂 Thank you @lj_yoga for sharing your shakti flow with us and for an amazing night of laughs and booty pops 🍑🔥 Had so much fun with you ladies!! @thesoulflowyogi @anushreemahajan @beffway @marrae12 trap @melankylie @nicolelemmspain energy, excitement, and willingness to do ANYTHING is contagious 💛⠀

If you would've told me a year ago that I'd be completing my Power Yoga Teacher Training I'da given you the side eye. I've heard people talk about yoga for years, but never thought it was for me. I guess my timeline just looked a bit different.
The past 8 weeks with these incredible yogis has been one of the best experiences of my fitness filled life. When we let go of our expectations, we make space for all the possibilities we could have never imagined.

If I was stuck on an island and could only eat two things for the rest of my life 😍😍 #favfoods

Get out and get SWEATY today! Even if it's 20 minutes! Move your body in a way that you LOVE! It doesn't matter how. Just find a type of movement that you have fun doing and that doesn't require you to alter or rearrange your day too much. Can you take the stairs instead of the elevator? Can you booty squat while you brush your teeth? Jog in place? Do some push ups? ⠀
Take note of how you feel before and after. Initially you might feel exhausted. That's okay. Take it slowly, the more you move in ways that are fun and pleasurable to you, the more you'll start to recognize the new flow of feel good endorphins. This is the best natural high-around.⠀

Super honored to spend the day with my CorePower Teacher Training Team volunteering at @openhandatlanta giving back to the community 🏘. Together we packed meals and boxes for our friends and neighbors who are home bound, disabled, at risk for chronic diseases or are too sick to prepare their own meals. "It's about more than a meal. It's about doing the right thing" 🌟

Peanut Butter is the glue that holds my body together 💙 #peanutbuttertoast

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