It’s never too late in the day to push play…

 

It’s almost midnight 🌖 here but I just finished a half hour workout that I’d been pushing off till later, all day! Happy I didn’t skip it. Insane Weights by Shaun T, super fun, and super fast. This isn’t a workout program you can buy on dvd. Shaun Week is a special set of workouts done specifically for Beachbody On Demand. You can check out #BOD here. I love it because you can stream 📱💻🖥 these workouts. I’m going on vacation 🏖 next month and I’ll still be able to access #BOD on my laptop or my tablet in the hotel so I have my fitness right there with me!

 

Here’s Why You’re Actually Unhappy With Your Life, Based On Your Zodiac Sign

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This was spot ON for me! Finding my sense of self has been a struggle for me most of my life. I’ve been finally finding my true sense of self and direction I want to go in and my mood has elevated x 1000. And I do always need to keep evolving and growing or I get very stuck until I’m inspired again. This is one reason why I believe so strongly in personal development. Trying new things, traveling and expanding my horizons, and continuing to dream big and evolve keep life happy and vibrant for me. I don’t do well with complacency or stringent routine. I could NEVER work a 9 to 5 desk job. When I’ve been in any job remotely similar I get depressed and find zero sense of achievement or job satisfaction.  I love adventuring, exploring, learning and new ideas!

Leo

(July 23rd to August 22nd)

You haven’t developed your sense of self.

Leos are happiest when they know themselves. This is tricky, however, because of course your sense of self has to evolve as you do – your idea of who you are must keep evolving, otherwise you’ll become stuck and complacent.

Check Yours Out

TAG: Who I Am

 

Not sure where the tag originated but, I found this over at  ReadRantRock&Roll.  Mischenko has a fun laid back blog about music, books and life. I love to read her blog, it’s like sitting with a good friend over a cappuccino in a cozy coffee shop!  Thought the tag looked looked fun, so lets roll….

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What Is the Meaning of My Name?

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Angeloftheshore has been my social media name for a realllly long time. Angel is the name I dabbled with changing my name to. It was a nickname and at one time it just fit me. These days I’m comfortable in my own given name of Susan. But it’s Susan, or even Suzy if you wish, no Sue. And the ‘oftheshore” part is because at one time I was very deeply into marine wildlife advocacy. And I was Angel, on the shore (leading campaigns). I am still very much an animal advocate. But I had to step away quite a bit. People who are deeply submerged in animal rights and welfare issues witness so many atrocities day in and day out. We see so much of the uglier side of humans. I developed a sort of PTSD from it all. I’m much better now, but I was in a pretty deep depression for some time. I’ve since learned better skills to balance it all out.

 

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What is my Myer-Briggs personality type? (Link)

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Individual Traits:
 

-INTROVERTED – 59%

-INTUITIVE – 73%

-FEELING – 75%

-JUDGING – 32%

-TURBULENT – 66%

The rarest Myer-Briggs Personality Type – Less that 1% of the population

Famous INFJs; Mother Teresa, Martin Luther King, Jr., Nelson Mandela, Jimmy Carter, Goethe, Cate Blanchett, Mahatma Gandhi and Plato

This is pretty spot on for me

 

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What is my Zodiac Sign? (Site for Sign)

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Leo

 

Element: Fire

Quality: Fixed

Color: Gold, Yellow, Orange

Day: Sunday

Ruler: Sun

Greatest Overall Compatibility: Aquarius, Gemini

Lucky Numbers: 1, 3, 10, 19

Date range: July 23 – August 22

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What is my Hogwarts House? (Link)

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That link didn’t work for me 🙁

 But every time I take a sorting quiz, I’m sorted into Ravenclaw. Even when I was sorted for The Hogwarts Running Club I was sorted into Ravenclaw. Usually I have placed 2nd with Gryffendor, 3rd with Hufflepuff and lastly with Slytherin.

 

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What are my Learning Styles? (Link)

Your scores were:

-Visual 10

-Aural 9

-Read/Write 11

-Kinesthetic 8

I have a multimodal learning preference.

 

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Am I Right or Left Brain Dominant? (Link)

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What is my Blood Type?

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What Career Am I Meant To Have? (Link)

 

Writer
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You have a skill for language, your imagination is vast and you are artistic and creative. Your brain is just overflowing with ideas, and all you have to do is get a piece of paper and share it with the world. You were born to turn words into magical stories
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Which Divergent Faction Do I Belong In? (Link)

 

You belong in Abnegation!
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You belong with the selfless. You always find yourself lending a hand to others, and you seldom realize it. You truly care about the people around you, and you’re the first to notice when someone is under the weather. Just when you think you have a day to spend for yourself, you probably catch yourself listening to a friend dish about her problems instead. Some people might tag you as “boring”, but those closest to you know that you’re a simple gal with the purest of hearts.
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What Does My Birth Order Say About Me? (Link)

My two siblings are 16 & 17 years older than me and both were out of the house before I was 2. So some might say I was more of an only child…but

The Baby

Stereotype: Free spirit, risk taker, charming.
Why it’s true: Parents are less cautious. (Hey, the older ones ate the dog’s food and lived!) And they also probably have more resources than they did when starting out. “Parents are more lenient, so youngest kids tend to be less rules-oriented, and yet they still get lots of attention,” says Salmon.
When it’s not: “Some babies resent not being taken seriously,” says Linda Campbell, a professor of counseling and human development at the University of Georgia, in Athens. “They might become very responsible, like the oldest, or social, like the middle.”

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“I wasn’t tagged for this and wouldn’t feel right tagging anyone else, but I would love to see EVERYONE do this tag! It’s so much fun and I learned some things about myself I didn’t previously know. I can’t wait to see every one else’s answers. It’s a good way to get to know others!

Hope you enjoy!

Thanks for reading…”

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One Month!

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What a difference a month can make! Just ONE month! Both of these photo’s were taken at different times of the morning a month a part. So no makeup, no filter, not even a hair brush in site. As far as I’m concerned this is striped down simple facts. And I’m so proud of myself. THIS is what a little bit of determination, showing up every day for yourself and a fab support team can help you accomplish! I am so ready for more Shaun Week on rotation, more wholesome good nutrition, Shift Shop’s release, more positive vibes from the #SYSOFshift team and yes, another Diet Bet! Or Step Bet. I may even start one of my own! I just want to show the world what doing these workouts, Shakeology and good nutrition can really help you accomplish! In ONE month!!! 

ps….the lower loss in my waist in hips is that problem area I have written about before. This means I need to lower my carbs and tweak my macro percentages. People who carry weight in their midsection tend to have issues with metabolizing and burning off calories from carbs. So time to tweak my nutrition. And that’s what this is all about. Making adjustments for a lifestyle change. Not a DIEt!

Get in on the this!

Heart to Heart

 

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Heart to Heart

😊 The reason I became a coach first ☝️🏽 and foremost was to stay accountable to myself. There have only been two times I have made consistent changes to my lifestyle to become healthier and lose the damn darn weight (and keep it off). Both times I was with Beachbody.  🤔And yeah, I’m losing the weight, and my nutrition has vastly improved, but you know what else? I’ve changed from the 🌟✨ inside out. I’ve gained so much since stepping back into coaching.

⭐Confidence
⭐Self respect & self acceptance
⭐Willpower and focus
⭐Knowledge to be able to help myself and others
⭐Gratitude 
I made my health my job or I knew wouldn’t stick to it long term, coaching offered that. So many people look at this coaching thing backwards and think we put so much in and get so little back. You know what we coaches invest in? OURSELVES 💓. We get fit, get healthy, learn about nutrition and implement what we learn at home. We work on self improvement and self love so we can extend and pay it forward it to the rest of the universe. And we gain a #tribe of amazing positive goal oriented people.

It’s really that simple. 
So if your looking to expand your horizons and start a new career path, and want to work on your fitness and health goals with me…..I’m looking for 3-5 ladies (or guys) to work with and add to my team this summer ☀️ If your ready to crush some goals, I can get you into a sneak peek of the biz, OR you can apply right now and join my team⚡

Get me into the sneak peek   ⬅️➡️   I’m ready to join the team

Find Your Tribe – Love Them Hard

 

*Residents of USA & Canada only at this time*

Grilled Vegetable Pasta Salad

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Grilled Vegetable Pasta Salad

I tweaked this recipe to make it more keto and vegan friendly. Great summer dish!

GRILLED VEGETABLES

  • 1 zucchini
  • 1 yellow squash
  • 1 red bell pepper
  • 1/2 red onion
  • 1 pint grape tomatoes
  • 2 Tbsp olive oil
  • Pinch Sea Salt and Pepper

BALSAMIC VINAIGRETTE

  • 1/3 cup olive oil
  • 3 Tbsp balsamic vinegar
  • 1/2 Tbsp Dijon mustard
  • 1 clove garlic, minced
  • 1/2 tsp dried basil
  • 1/2 tsp sea salt
  • Freshly cracked pepper

SALAD

  • 1 lb chickpea pasta
  • 1/4 bunch Italian parsley

 

  1. Wash the zucchini, yellow squash, and red bell pepper. Remove the stems, then cut them into large slices or pieces (remove the seeds from the bell pepper. Slice the red onion into thick slices.
  2. Place the zucchini, yellow squash, red bell pepper, red onion, and grape tomatoes on a large baking sheet and drizzle olive oil over top. Gently toss the vegetables until they are well coated in oil. Sprinkle a pinch of salt and pepper over top. (Grape tomatoes are generally too small to place directly on a grill, so if using a grill just add the tomatoes to the salad fresh.)
  3. Grill the vegetables over an open flame until they are charred and tender. OR, adjust your oven’s top rack to be about 6 inches below the broiler unit and turn the broiler on to high. Place the baking sheet under the broiler and watch it closely until the vegetable become charred and tender (about 10-15 minutes, depending on your oven and distance from the broiler).
  4. Allow the vegetables to cool slightly after grilling or broiling. Bring a large pot of salted water to a boil to cook the pasta. Once boiling, add the pasta and boil for 7-10 minutes, or just until the pasta is tender. Drain the pasta in a colander and allow it to cool slightly (until it’s no longer steaming).
  5. While the pasta is cooking and the vegetables are cooling, prepare the creamy balsamic vinaigrette. To a jar or bowl add the olive oil, balsamic vinegar, Dijon, garlic, basil, salt, and pepper. Whisk the ingredients together or close the jar and shake until combined.**
  6. Once the vegetables are cool enough to handle, chop them into smaller, 1-inch pieces. Roughly chop the parsley leaves.
  7. In a large bowl, combine the pasta, chopped vegetables, and parsley. Pour the vinaigrette over top, starting with half and adding more to your liking. Gently stir the pasta and vegetables until everything is coated in dressing. Serve immediately or refrigerate until ready to eat.

 

Adapted Recipe From: Budget Bytes

Give Yourself Permission

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