I’ve been serving here for over a year now. Funny story, I’m not looking for recognition but think many of you will appreciate this. In 2011 my mom asked me to attend @willowcreekcc with her. At that time, I was like nope. Then in 2014, two years after her death and one month into my pregnancy with Grayson, I attended Willow Creek service for the first time. I’d been for grief support before. Shame on me for not accepting an invitation to spend time with both my mom and God. It’s funny how even as adults we aren’t open to what our parents suggest and often times...not even while they’re alive. Many go to church during their youth and adolescence but once in college and during their early adult years stray and God is not much of a priority. I know my parents, brother and myself all did that. Regardless, it’s all part of my journey and what a blessing Grayson has been, he brought God back into my life but I chose to keep Him in it! ... See MoreSee Less
Consistency doesn’t have an off-season. Yes🤷🏻♀️I’m definitely leaner on the left in 2013 at age 40, pre-Grayson, just weeks before my last competition ever. On the right at age 46, this morning...I’m not too far off. I eat “almost” the same then (a wide variety of organic unadulterated proteins, plants and healthy fats, and avoiding sugar) as I do now, except I was a little stricter then. Finding this balance didn’t happen overnight. I’m not deprived either. Looks are one thing BUT I feel amazing when I nourish my body with the right foods daily hence being consistent. How I look becomes a side effect of my choices. Most feel like 💩 every day, even people half my age. Many hire me to achieve the same, not just to look better but to feel better, to live pain-free with energy to get through each day. Chek education has changed my life (I practice what I preach and what my education is). Interested in learning how you can move closer to your dreams of looking better and feeling better DM me or comment below.
Undoing the damage from the donuts I ate over the weekend 🥳 It’s been several years maybe even over a decade since I’ve eaten a donut. It’s probably also been over a decade since I’ve used a rebounder. I forgot how much fun this is, getting my heart rate up while my legs are on fire. 🔥 ➡️Just for the record, I don’t feel guilty for eating the donuts. I allow myself organic gluten-free desserts with healthier ingredients, from time to time. 🤷🏻♀️ Less chance of a food hangover/sickness the days following. “MY” body functions optimally without sugar, fruit included, it’s too yin. So for me undoing the damage isn’t solely about exercise, it’s about eating organic real unadulterated foods on a daily basis. My workout was happening regardless of what I ate. Just like staying on track with my eating happens regardless of the day. It’s like breathing. It comes naturally, I can’t imagine not eating the way I do every day. Side effects, from poor food choices, like sinus problems low energy bloating pimples coughing/colds and more just aren’t worth it. I lived that way for 30+ years never correlating food to my chronic health conditions. 🙋🏻♀️🤦🏻♀️ Diets don’t last, lifestyles (where I feel good daily because of my consistent food choices) do. 🍽
Asked Santa to leave his credit card He gets credit for the gifts anyway 🤷🏻♀️😉😆 Polar Express 2018 🚂 ⛄️☃️❄️www.healthymomhandbook.com a guide to preconception, pregnancy and post-pregnancy nutrition, exercise, birth planning, breast-feeding and more. ... See MoreSee Less
Organic Gluten-free Donut Making Party 😱 I’m officially the coolest 46 year old...setting the trend! 🙋🏻♀️😃 Thank you @holcombhollow both adults and kids had such a fun night doing something we’ve never done before. A big thanks to all my girlfriends who joined in celebrating my birthday. I’m SO grateful to have each if you in my life. And those of you who couldn’t make it, you were missed. I’m grateful for you, too.www.healthymomhandbook.com a guide to preconception, pregnancy and post-pregnancy nutrition, exercise, birth planning, breast-feeding and more. ... See MoreSee Less
Growing old doesn’t suck ▶️10 reasons why turning 4️⃣6️⃣is great!
1- Birthdays make me grateful for another day/year. 2- With age comes wisdom/invaluable experiences, that NO textbook or classroom can teach. 3- I’ve never told myself I’m too old to do something AND I’ve never allowed another person to do the same. For example, I competed in Ms. Bikini Olympia 2 months before my 40th birthday. Then I got pregnant naturally at age 41 & had an unmedicated vaginal birth. Despite what my “GYNE” said, You’re 41 & too small, you’ll be a C-section. 🙉 Don’t worry, I left him after that comment, he wasn’t on my birth team. 4- I now embrace pain, suffering, failures & mistakes. I don’t run or avoid. They’re all my greatest teachers. 5- I wear flats/comfy shoes daily & love it. To think, in my 20s I lived in heels, even during blizzards. I need to foam roll now pre & post heels. 6- I know what I need & speak it. I’m also better at managing my emotions. Some people love me for it, others get offended.🤷🏻♀️ 7- I “used to be” busy, always driving myself & striving for more (aka avoiding). I’ve slowed down & it feels good + it’s better for my health. 8- Going to bed at 10pm on the weekend is fabulous! I used to party til 3-4AM back in the day & let me tell you, that is one thing that had a negative impact on my adrenals/overall health. I now feel hungover the next day if I go to bed after 11pm. 9- I’ve seen & accomplished A LOT in my 46 years of life. I have zero regret! As an older parent I appreciate & work to improve my relationships, specifically with my son. I make him a priority over everything & everyone (there’s someone more important than me). I instill a healthy relationship with God in our home, not solely depending on society or the church to do it & seeing things again or for the 1st time through Grayson’s magnificent eyes! 10- I better understand & fully appreciate my parents, all they provided me with-even what they didn’t. I now know what I want/don’t want to give my son. I’m not talking about things, rather life lessons, healthy conversations about God, self-love, health/food & relationships-leading by example with things money just can’t buy. ... See MoreSee Less
Way back Wednesday to my 1st supplement modeling gig with @optimumnutrition in 2008.
Back then being in fitness magazines was a dream for many, including myself. I graced the pages of every major fitness magazine/publication, something I worked very hard for and manifested. Whatever your dream is, tell yourself it’s yours before it happens. Believe in you and all good things. Then trust the Universe/God and it’s/His timing. ... See MoreSee Less
SNOW much fun yesterday building a snowman ⛄️ & sledding.
Since we got outside later in the day it wasn’t as moist and packable BUT we made due. 🤷🏻♀️Fun over perfection. 😎😃 Outside of snowballs, I haven’t made anything in the snow in over 35+ years! I think we need some charcoal or black buttons on hand for future building, too. 🤔
I’ve worked with Nicole for 9 months, twice a week in one-on-one sessions. I knew of her from just being a member at Lifetime Fitness, where she was a trainer and taught some classes I took. For several years, I admired her posts on social media, in which she emphasized the importance of proper nutrition as a form of preventative medicine, as well as the power it can have in healing chronic disease and illness…
Nicole Moneer helped me tremendously by advising me on nutrition and workouts. I lost 25 pounds and 4 inches in my waist as a result of her guidance and insight. Before I started working with Nicole, I struggled for more than 10 years to lose weight. I also struggled with heartburn and a variety of other physical ailments. Her guidance on eating real food and taking proper supplementation have cured my heartburn…
My time with Nicole has been above and beyond my expectations. I thought I would sign up with Nicole, she would show me a lot of different work outs, I’d get her opinions on different foods and supplements and that would be it. She taught me way more than I could’ve imagined! Nicole is teaching me different work outs every time we meet. Whether it’s lifting weights or doing Pilates reformer…
I had an unhealthy relationship with food going from one extreme to another, starving and binging. I used to work out just so I can eat whatever I wanted. Eventually, I would get too busy or get tired of working out and eating to my heart’s content would catch up with me. I’d gain weight and be unhappy about how I looked and worked out like crazy (sometimes as much as 2-3 hrs/day) to lose the weight…