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See this image largerI CAN and I WILL!!!!?????????? See this image largerHere's to making it count!!??See this image largerWhen you push past yourself, you're free to move toward achieving your goal! Don't hold yourself back.. GIVE IT ALL YOU'VE GOT!!!!See this image largerSee this image largerDetermination is key! If you're determined, YOU WILL find a way to make it happen.. by any means necessary!!!!????????????????????????? #No
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See this image largerMake Today Count!💪🏽 See this image largerI will.. because I CAN!🏃🏾‍♀️🚴🏽‍♀️🏋🏽‍♀️ #WithGod✝️ #iCan
See this image largerMi familia.. ❤️ My reason for not quitting.See this image largerI’m not exactly where I want to be.. but I’m FAR from where I use to be!!!! Sometimes you have to remind yourself of the progress you’ve already made and encourage yourself to JUST KEEP GOING!!!! #You’veGotThis💪🏽 #NoteToSelf😌See this image largerMy husband is my greatest supporter and he has also joined me on this “healthy lifestyle” journey. It’s such a blessing to be able to workout together and encourage each other and it’s a wonderful example displayed before our 3 children. ❤️ #GodIsGood!😇 See this image largerThe sunset today was gorgeous!!!!😍😍 It was such a busy day today but my husband and I made time to get out and jog this evening and I must say, the view was a reward in and of itself.♥️See this image largerWhen your workout gear is cute and tells the truth!😌 #iLoveToRun🏃🏾‍♀️🏃🏾‍♀️🏃🏾‍♀️ #TruthBeTold♥️♥️♥️See this image largerI remind myself of this daily.. it certainly keeps things in proper perspective.😌☺️See this image largerMy first piece of candy in a month! It was so good! I rewarded myself for losing 14 lbs. I was in such a great mood, I even shared some with my hubby and kids.☺️See this image largerMy dinner: homemade chicken and shrimp stir fry with brown/wild rice and tons of vegetables #EatingCleanMattersSee this image largerSo.. my 13 year old son told me that some of the kids at his school thought that I was his older sister.. My response: “Why, thanks!”😃😁😇 #Mommyof3Kids #MarriedAlmos
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See this image largerThis speaks volumes!! #Don’tQuit #RestSee this image largerWe spent Thanksgiving on the ship with our sailor. He had duty yesterday so we went to him. We enjoyed spending time with each other and the other military families as well.🇺🇸⚓️🇺🇸⚓️🇺🇸⚓️🇺🇸 #MilitaryFamil
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See this image largerFeeling good about just being me.💛💛💛 There’s no confidence like self-confidence. #iBelieveInMe😌See this image largerSo my hubby, who decided just a few months ago to join me on this journey with me is now down 22 lbs!!!It’s so great to have his support and we definitely motivate and encourage each other. BTW this is our Sunday selfie, which I thought was cute.☺️ 😍😍😍💛💛💛See this image largerJust a reminder to myself that I CAN do this and that I AM doing this! Sometimes you have to encourage YOU! 😌☺️ #NoteToSelf📝See this image largerHappy Weekend SparkFamily! 🤗☺️See this image largerI must admit.. ALL of my good days outweigh my bad days.. Therefore, I won’t complain! I’m sure anyone who takes the time to count their blessings would say the same. Think positive, be positive and have a phenomenal week SparkFamily! #GodIsGood!🙌🏾See this image largerI may not be exactly where I want to be but I’m a heck of a long way from where I use to be! 🤗 #Progress (1 comments)See this image largerFYI: 😌☺️ #StayPositive #StayEncouragedSee this image largerWhat a view!😍😍☺️☺️ #MountainView #LifeInCalifor
See this image largerBecause WE CAN DO IT! 💪🏽💪🏽 Stay encouraged and keep going SparkFamily!☺️See this image largerNever compare yourself to anyone!! The only person you should ever compete with is who you were yesterday. 😌☺️ #FoodForThought😉See this image largerI woke up this morning like..👇🏽👇🏽👇🏽 In 2018 it’s all or nothing for me! Stay inspired SparkFamily and make this year count! #LetsDoThis!💪🏽💪🏽See this image largerJust finished 60 minutes of cardio at the gym and I’m feeling great! I was in the gym like, “Oh hey 2018!👋🏽” Happy New Year SparkFamily!🎉🎉🎉🎉🎉See this image largerPushing myself further than I ever have this year! 2018 is MY YEAR!! #NewGoals&Aspirations🤔 #WorkHard&PushYou
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See this image largerThis is hilarious!!!!😂😂😂😂See this image largerCardio is done!🏃🏾‍♀️Now it’s time for my strength training!🏋🏽‍♀️ #Focused💪🏽See this image largerI absolutely ♥️LOVE♥️ this quote and it’s so accurate! Once YOU truly believe that YOU CAN, YOU WILL!! So ALWAYS believe in YOURSELF because YOU ARE SOOO WORTH IT!!!!😃🤩😉 Happy Sunday SparkFamily! I hope you ALL have a phenomenal week!🤗😃☺️ #iBelieveInMe!🤩 #iBelieveInYo
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See this image largerJust a little reminder.. Stay encouraged SparkFamily and enjoy your weekend! #NoteToSelf📝 #WeGotThis💪🏽See this image largerIt’s ok to be satisfied with the progress you’ve already made while still striving to be that better version of yourself.. Never forget where you’ve come and NEVER stop working toward where you’re trying to go! ALL of it is a part of your journey and ALL of it is what makes you, YOU! Happy Tuesday SparkFamily!😃 Let’s make today count!💪🏽 See this image largerThis guy stole my heart almost 20 years ago and next week will mark 14 years since we married each other. He has been a great partner and my biggest supporter on this journey and I absolutely cannot imagine life without him.🤴🏽♥️👸🏽 #LifeGoals #HealthyLife #Lo
ve&Marriage #LivingLifeTogether
See this image largerGreat habits to adapt!😃🙂☺️See this image largerSee this image largerWell, I enjoyed my Sunday and I’m looking forward to a great week! Have a phenomenal week SparkFamily! #NewWeek!😃 #NewGoals!🤩 #New
See this image largerPosted a photoSee this image largerWhen you remind yourself of how far you’ve come, where you’re going becomes that much easier to envision. Oh yeah.. I’ve got this!!!!💪🏽💪🏽💪🏽 #NoteToSelf📝See this image largerThis is the proof that even when the scale doesn’t move as much as you would like and as fast as you would like, progress is still happening. Whenever you exercise, eat right and think positive, change is inevitable!! Healthy is the new skinny! #InchesMattersSee this image largerHappy Monday SparkFamily! Let’s make today count!See this image largerNo matter what.. stay focused and KEEP MOVING FORWARD!! You’ve got this!💪🏽 #NoteToSelf📝See this image larger♥️♥️♥️♥️It’s our Anniversary!!!!🎉🎉🎉🎉 It’s been a wonderful 14 years of marriage and sharing my life with my very best friend. I could not be any more proud to be the wife a loving husband, excellent father to our children and an outstanding service member of the United States Armed Forces. My heart is truly full.♥️♥️♥️See this image larger“Success is the keyhole, hard work is the key” -Unknown Happy Monday SparkFamily!😃 Let’s get it!💪🏽 #NothingWorksButWork😏See this image largerOn a mission every day to be better than I was the day before.🙌🏾🙌🏾 #ConqueringKen #ImMyCompetitionSee this image larger“I didn’t come this far.. to only come this far.” -Unknown #TheProgressContinues😌See this image largerBelieve that YOU CAN accomplish absolutely anything! Happy Sunday SparkFamily! I hope you ALL have a mind blowing week!🤗🤗🤗 #IfYouCanBelieve #YouCanAchiev
See this image larger“If it’s important to you you’ll find a way, if it’s not you’ll find an excuse.” -Unknown Happy Monday SparkFamily! It’s a great day to be great!😃 #NewDay #NewGoals #NewDeterminat
See this image largerSee this image largerT R A N S F O R M A T I O N T U E S D A Y #ProgressSpeaksForItself😌See this image largerSee this image largerSee this image largerSee this image largerSo I’ve had my twins.. And just like that I have 5 children now! The twins will be 4 months on Christmas and THIS momma is beyond ready to get back to her pre babies body!! I actually started on Monday and I’m excited to see the results that’ll come from my persistence. Of course, I can ALWAYS use some inspiration from my “Spark Family.”☺️See this image largerThe older I get, the more I appreciate being surrounded by genuinely positive people who genuinely want to see me happy and whole. The older I get, the less tolerant I’ve become of anything else. -Ken #YourSurroundingsMatter #EmbracePositivit
y #AvoidNegativity #AtAllCost
See this image largerStill one of my favorite meals!! Stir fry!! Made with some of my favorite fresh veggies, chicken, shrimp and brown/wild rice. #EatingCleanSee this image larger8 months post delivering my twins and progress is definitely being made. I’m down 27 lbs total now.See this image largerI can’t believe the twins are already 8 months old! Time is definitely flying by a lot faster than I imagined and this momma is doing all she can to keep up. I’m learning to embrace and enjoy the journey. Raising my 5 children and getting my body back to what I call “normal” are major priorities in my life and I’m determined to be victorious in them both. Grateful to have a husband who loves and supports me through it all.♥️See this image largerThey say, “Go Hard Or Go Home”.. Well, I just Go Hard AT Home! I’m a mommy of 5.. 2 of which are twin 11 month olds and I must get it in by any means necessary!💪🏽 #NoExcusesSee this image larger#BeforeAndAfter I don’t pay as much attention to the scale.. I pay attention to the changes I see taking place in my body. I’m 11 moths post delivering my twins! I’m still a work in progress but nevertheless, I’m making progress!💁🏽‍♀️See this image larger#BeforeAndAfter #BeforeAndAfter I don’t pay as much attention to the scale.. I pay attention to the changes I see taking place in my body. I’m 11 moths post delivering my twins! I’m still a work in progress but nevertheless, I’m making progress!💁🏽‍♀️See this image largerNote To Self!🙌🏾🙌🏾 Good morning, y’all!See this image largerJust because you’re a work in progress doesn’t mean that you’re not making progress. Make time to celebrate your areas of strength and work towards improving your areas of weaknesses. Doing so will create more moments of feeling victorious and less moments of feeling defeated. -KenSee this image largerThe feeling(😓) I have during the workout could never compare to the feeling I have after the workout(😅).. and it’s because of this knowledge, that I DON’T QUIT. I keep going because I know victory is at the end.🙌🏾 #JustKeepGoingSee this image larger.. because you can exercise like a BEAST and still be a BEAUTY.😌👌🏽 #BalanceSee this image largerThese 2 make a great tasting smoothie!See this image larger1 year since delivering my twins and 40 lbs gone! I’ve worked so hard to come this far and even though I’m not exactly where I want to be or to my ultimate goal, I’m still extremely proud of myself for staying motivated(especially w/5kids) and determined to accomplish as much as I have so far. I’m super grateful for where I am and couldn’t be more excited for where I’m going.☺️☺️💪🏽💪🏽See this image larger..because breakfast is the most important meal of the day! Gluten-free buttermilk pancakes, turkey sausage and fresh fruit.😋☺️See this image largerNutritious and delicious dinner: salmon, spinach w/mushrooms and cherry tomatoes and brown/wild rice.See this image largerDinner Time!! Home made chicken and shrimp stir fry with tons of fresh vegetables and brown/wild rice.😋 #EatingCleanMattersSee this image largerWell, another great meal made and enjoyed by me! Pan seared salmon and fresh cut green beans and red potatoes. Nutritious and delicious! #EatingCleanMattersSee this image largerMy children are such a blessing to my husband and I and they’re also a huge part of my motivation to stay focused on my journey. Living a healthy lifestyle means that I’ll be around to enjoy them for years to come. ♥️See this image largerSo.. last night I decided to make vegetable spaghetti for dinner. I used zucchini spirals, veggie meat, organic tomato sauce, fresh mushrooms, bell peppers, black olives, spinach, garlic and white onion. It was actually really good! I’m not at all a Vegan but I saw this and decided to make it and try it myself and I’m glad I did.☺️See this image largerAnother great meal! Tuna, spinach and sliced cherry tomatoes on gluten-free honey oat toasted bread w/ fresh fruit. It’s been so exciting finding different ways to to eat the things I like, in a way that’s more nutritious for my body.😋☺️See this image largerPizza I made myself. I used turkey pepperoni, cooked spinach, garlic, mushrooms, green, yellow and red bell peppers, black olives, white onion, avocado a little shaved Parmesan, Asiago and Romano cheese. I also used an organic sauce and crust. I must say, it was very good!😃😋See this image largerWell, I’m super excited about being at the start of a whole new week! New week, new goals, new level of determination! Have a great week SparkFam!!😃☺️See this image largerI made chicken fajitas in a spinach wrap for dinner last night! It was Delicious!!😃😋See this image largerWhen your old workout clothes start to fit again!!🙌🏾🙌🏾 50 lbs down this year and the year isn’t even over yet! #DeterminationMattersSee this image largerSee this image largerAnother great meal in the books! Baked chicken wings, sweet peas, wild rice with mushrooms and herbs. Delicious!😋See this image largerSo we decided to do turkey burgers and seasoned steak fries.. definitely a great decision!😃😋See this image largerI live by this wholeheartedly!! My motto: DO YOU BOO!☺️See this image largerDetox water is ALWAYS a nice way to start the week!😃See this image largerEnjoying a cup of hot tea 🍵 with my husband♥️ is one of my most favorite things to do.. and these cute mugs most certainly allow me to enjoy it all the more.😉See this image largerOne of my favorite smoothie combinations! Nutritious & Delicious!😊😋 #SnackHealthySee this image largerSee this image largerBecause sometimes the whole fridge just needs a makeover!! 😁😌See this image largerLunch was great! Chicken salad, crackers and fresh fruit.👌🏽☺️See this image largerHappy Saturday SparkFam!😃See this image largerI may not look like what I’ve been through, but believe me when I say ALL OF IT has made me who I am today.🙏🏽♥️ Happy Sunday SparkFam!☺️See this image largerI’m thankful for my husband(of almost 16 years), who, is not only my biggest supporter, but he is also on this journey with me. We’re both dedicated to being whole as individuals and as a family, so that we can live life healthy and happy.. Physically, Mentally, Spiritually.♥️ Happy Tuesday SparkFam! A thankful heart is a happy heart. What are you thankful for?See this image largerAmazing feeling to see myself making so much progress!! #BeforeAndAfterSee this image largerI definitely appreciate this quote, as I’m currently dealing with a horrible flare up from endometriosis. I certainly have taken a lot of hits from this disease (over 20 years) but I have learned to let my body rest when it requires it, remain positive when it’s the hardest and when my strength returns, I get up and get back to giving it all I’ve got. That is how I overcome. That is how I keep moving forward.See this image largerA breakfast for a champion!!💪🏽💪🏽 Egg Omelette, turkey sausage and fresh fruit.😋☺️See this image largerTransformation Tuesday!!😃 #BeforeAndAfterSee this image largerYum yum! Banana pancakes, turkey sausage, scrambled egg and fresh fruit.😋See this image largerI absolutely love capturing the variety of colors in the things I cook with. I used all of these to make egg omelettes for my family today.♥️See this image largerKeeping it simple this Beautiful Sunday morning.. Raisin Bran Cereal🥣 and a small sliced Banana🍌.See this image largerHappy Sunday SparkFam! I hope everyone has a great week!☺️See this image largerI have so much to be thankful for.♥️See this image largerThere’s so much beauty is simplicity.🖤 #SimplyKenSee this image largerNew Month, New Goals and a GREATER determination. We’re at the end of the year and I’m determined to FINISH STRONG!!💪🏽💪🏽 Have a Great Week SparkFam!☺️See this image largerMy husband has been so supportive of me on this journey and he also has joined me on this journey and he lost quite a bit of weight himself. Having someone to do this with helps keep me accountable and I also have someone to celebrate each milestone with. I’m so grateful.See this image largerI’m always so amazing at how far I’ve come! Still Going Strong!💪🏽💪🏽 #BeforeAndAfterSee this image largerSo true.♥️See this image largerI’m almost at my 60 lb mark for weight loss this year!! Last year I gave birth to twins and after giving myself time to adjust to our new additions, I decided to get back focused and work towards becoming the best version of myself possible. I’ve come so far and I’m so proud of myself for staying consistent throughout the entire year. Looking forward to making even more progress in 2020.💪🏽💪🏽 #BeforeAndAfterSee this image largerWinner Winner Chicken Dinner!! LOL Tonight we’re having Baked chicken, steamed cabbage and yellow rice. Yum Yum!😋See this image largerThis concept is definitely something I’ve learned to embrace this year and I plan to embrace it even more in 2020.♥️ #HonorYourself #SelfCareMattersSee this image largerNew Year, Same Goals.. to become the best version of myself, possible. 60 lbs gone and the best is still yet to come! 💪🏽💪🏽 #BeforeAndAfterSee this image largerOne of my favorites.. Chicken Tortilla Soup😋See this image largerLove this and I thought it was share worthy! Have a wonderful and productive day SparkFam!!☺️See this image largerEggplant 🍆 for the win!! One of my childhood favorites.☺️See this image largerSame dress.. worn 10 months apart.. 60 lb difference. Moral of Story: Take pics while you’re on your journey, even if you don’t feel as confident in yourself at the present time because before you know it, those pics my friends, are going to show YOU just how much progress you’ve made.👌🏽😉 #MotivationSee this image largerYou may be a work in progress, but it’s quite alright to pause and celebrate your progress. Be patient with and kind to yourself on your journey.. because you are worth it.♥️ #NoteToSelfSee this image largerTransformation Tuesday!!💪🏽💪🏽 These pics are 10 months apart and the journey continues. I’m definitely encouraged to keep on Sparking!!☺️See this image larger..because it was a chicken fajita kind of night!😃😋See this image largerI’m really loving my little Mrs. Dash collection. As you can see, I’ve used them all quite a bit. 😃See this image largerBaked chicken wings, anyone?😋☺️See this image largerSmoothie Time!😃 For this one I used mango, sweet potato, mandarin orange, pineapple, banana, baby spinach and probiotic juice/apple juice. Yum Yum!😋See this image largerSunday Dinner!! Mango Habanero baked chicken, fresh cut green beans, mushroom and herb wild rice and a honey wheat Hawaiian roll.😋See this image largerI’ve come such a long way!!🙌🏾🙌🏾💛💛 The journey continues..💪🏽💪🏽See this image largerTransformation Tuesday ‼️‼️ #MyJourneyContinues💪🏽💪🏽See this image largerVitamin C, naturally. 🍊☺️See this image largerI just couldn’t resist the craving I was having for Tuna and these organic olive oil and sea salt crackers. So YUMMY!!😋See this image largerEvery day is another opportunity to be better than the day before. Every time I see myself in the mirror, I’m reminded of both how far I’ve come and the distance that is yet before me. I’m embracing my journey and celebrating every victory along the way, whether it be big or small.☺️See this image largerThis is definitely my favorite of the Kombucha drinks!See this image largerHappy Sunday SparkFam! Enjoy!💕💕See this image largerMy family enjoyed dinner tonight and there are NO leftovers. I cooked cut chicken breast, shrimp, sweet peas and jasmine rice.😋See this image largerSmoothie Time!! For this one, I used baby spinach, chia seeds, pineapple, kiwi, banana, pear, a Macro Greens Superfood Packet and 6oz of 100% apple cranberry juice. It’s Nutrition packed and most importantly, delicious.😋See this image largerMy GO TO when I’m craving a sweet treat! I toast the bread and spread a little butter on top. Very tasty and a great way to get some extra ALA Omega-3!See this image larger“When life yields you a night season, just choose to glow in the dark.”✨✨✨ -Ken #PerspectiveSee this image largerNothing quite says Saturday morning like a nice bowl of cereal. 🥣 Enjoy your weekend SparkFam!☺️See this image largerNo matter what cards life deals us, we are all still so blessed to have the precious gift of life. We can choose how we respond to everything we encounter and we can use every situation we face, whether favorable or unfavorable, as an opportunity to both learn and grow. Today, I choose joy and I hope you all will too. Have a great Sunday SparkFam!🌺🌺🌺See this image largerEnjoying my Sunday doing nothing. Self care includes letting your body and mind rest when needed.🌸🌸See this image largerThis has become one of my favorite guilt-free snacks! Funny thing is, my husband and children love it too!🍿 #GuiltFreeSnackingSee this image largerSounds like a great plan to me!! 😃 I hope everyone has a productive week! ☺️See this image largerStrawberries and Kiwi🍓🥝.. My happy food!😋😃 #GuiltFreeSnackingSee this image largerFood For Thought..☺️See this image largerThe Journey Continues... #BeforeAndAfterSee this image largerHelp spread #awareness by educating yourself and others about this disease. By doing so, we can help prevent young girls and women from waiting the average of 7-10 years to get a diagnosis. 1 in 10 women have endometriosis and there are approximately 176 million women who suffer from it worldwide. Let’s show love and support to those who suffer and pray for a #cure to END #Endometriosis. #iAm1in10See this image largerI was diagnosed with diabetes at 20 years old. I’m almost 35 now, so it is definitely something I am very adamant about keeping in check. This was another reason I decided to become proactive and take the more healthy route to improving my overall health. My fasting blood sugars have decreased significantly with my weight loss. I go for another A1C check this month and I have a feeling that it’ll be much better than the last.😉👌🏽 #BeforeAndAfter #ProgressSee this image largerI definitely didn’t come this far, to only come this far!😉 #MyJourneyContinuesSee this image largerJust had surgery 5 days ago so I’m letting my body heal and recover.. however, while I may be down physically, I’m still going very strong mentally and I’m currently working on new focuses and strategies for my health and wellness journey post recovery. I’m even more excited for my journey and I will be up and going strong before I know it. ☺️ #PelvicOrganSurgery #RoadToRecoverySee this image largerSee this image largerThis couldn’t be more true!See this image largerHappy Sunday SparkFam!♥️See this image largerSee this image largerSee this image largerMy soup that I made it almost gone now but it’s just as good today as when I made it on Sunday!😃😋 #EatingToLiveSee this image largerWell Hello 👋🏽 140’s!! It’s so nice to see you again after quite a few years!😃😁 #MakingProgress #TheJourneyCont
See this image largerI’m sooo thankful for another day. Life is in deed such a precious gift and every day, our attitude shows just much we appreciate the gift that we’ve been given. May our attitudes show that we are grateful in both favorable and unfavorable times and may we make the very most out of every waking moment. ♥️ #LiveLifeGratefulSee this image larger#TransformationTuesday💪🏽💪🏽See this image largerMe at 8 years old vs me at 34 years old.. I’d like to think that I’m getting better with age.☺️See this image largerThis is really good rice! This brand actually has many other vegan/gluten-free options as well. I’m not vegan but I am gluten-free and I love this option! It’s a hit with the whole family.😋☺️See this image largerApple Cinnamon Oatmeal! I used a green apple, cinnamon and oat milk to make. So good!😃😋See this image largerI made French Toast with Turmeric! It actually mixes very well with the other ingredients and it was really good! I also had turkey sausage and a scrambled egg to go with.☺️😋 #AnotherWinSee this image largerI’m so grateful for my journey and every day that I’m alive is another opportunity for me to Live, Learn and Grow. I wish the same for you all and your amazing journeys. Have a great weekend SparkFam!☺️🥰See this image larger#TransformationTuesday I decided to try on a dress that I wore so much last year and was in awe of the difference. Just to think.. this dress fit me perfectly last summer.. WOW!!!😲🤭 #NonScaleVictory #BeforeAndAfte
See this image largerSometimes it’s good to pause and remind ourselves of just how far we’ve come. Be encouraged SparkFam and Keep👏🏽 On👏🏽 Sparking👏🏽‼️‼️ #TheJourneyContinues #Bef
See this image largerReady to give the month of May all👏🏽I’ve👏🏽got👏🏽!!!! SparkFam, lets get it!!💪🏽💪🏽💪🏽 #TheJourneyContinuesSee this image largerI definitely didn’t come this far, to only come this far. Ready to go to the next level.👌🏽 #MyJourneyContinuesSee this image largerThese 2 have changed my life!!😃😃See this image largerI made my own protein shake and it was so delicious! I used Organic Raw Fit plant-based vanilla protein powder.. which is Vegan, gluten-free, soy free and dairy free. I also used a banana, a cup of sliced strawberries, a tbsp of low-fat yogurt, a tbsp of Monk Fruit, a Miracle Reds Superfoods packet and 2 cups of Silk’s 45 calorie vanilla almond milk.☺️See this image largerSo good!😋See this image largerWhen you’re your own competition.. 💪🏽💪🏽 #TheJourneyContinues #BeforeAndAf
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See this image largerPost workout smoothie I made and it was delicious! Not to mention, it was also nutritious. I call it Ken’s Superfood Smurfette Smoothie.😃😁😋☺️ I used 1TSP of Organic Blue Spirulina, 1TSP Monk Fruit, 1/4 cup fresh blueberries, 1/4 cup fresh sliced strawberries, 1/2 fresh sliced banana, 1 cup fresh spinach & kale and 1 cup of Silk’s 45 calorie almond milk.See this image largerNothing beats watermelon on a hot and sunny day!😃#SnackHealthy #EatingToLiveSee this image largerEggplant, spinach/kale/chard and tomatoes.😃😋See this image largerI made a smoothie today and it was nutritious and delicious.😃😋 Gotta get those superfoods in!💪🏽💪🏽 For this one I used 1cup fresh spinach, 1/2 fresh sliced banana, 1 fresh sliced kiwi, 1/2 cup fresh pineapple chunks, 1 scoop turmeric, 1TBSP chia seeds and 1/2 cup Silk’s 45 calorie almond milk.See this image largerDinner I made: Chicken, broccoli, mushrooms, zucchini and tomato stir fry and cauliflower rice on the side. #EatingClean #EatingToLive #HealthIs
See this image largerAnother great meal in the books! Cilantro lime shrimp, steamed green beans and long grain/wild rice. 😃😋 #EatingClean #EatingToLive #MyJourney
See this image largerHere’s to snacking healthily! 😃😋🍒🍒 #EatingClean #EatingToLive #Holis
See this image largerHappy Sunday SparkFamily! It’s a good day to have a good day! I hope everyone has an awesome week.🥰See this image largerLearn what you don’t know. Learn from your mistakes. Apply what you’ve learned. Celebrate the victories along the way. Life’s too short to live with regret so make the most out of each day and embrace your journey.☺️See this image largerReally good!!!😃😋See this image largerTried a new cereal and I must say, I thoroughly enjoyed it! 😃😋See this image largerPrepared by me!😃😋 Watermelon🍉 Pineapple🍍 Cherries 🍒 See this image largerMy new workout shoes! They’re so comfortable, it feels like I’m walking on air when I wear them.😃See this image largerWalking outdoors with my family and getting these steps in. It’s definitely a beautiful day the neighborhood.☺️See this image largerThat post workout face.. you know.. when you do better than even you expected. LOL🥵🥵😂😂😁😁See this image largerWhen your “smaller sized” clothes you’ve been waiting to get into, actually fit!!😃😃🙌🏾🙌🏾 #NoneScaleVictory #WhenR
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See this image largerGetting in a little outdoor action with my hubby. 🥰🥰♥️♥️ #StayingActive See this image largerAnd just like that we’re half way through the year. It’s a great time to reflect on how far you’ve come on your journey this year, celebrate your progress and set new goals for yourself. Keep sparking SparkFam!☺️ #MyJourneyContinuesSee this image largerThe prep for Kebabs.. we are doing these vegetables with chicken and shrimp and then throwing them on the grill. I absolutely love cooking with colors!😃😋See this image largerMy “new” version of a shrimp boil. I used Jumbo shrimp, baby red potatoes, corn on the cob and turkey sausage. I also used vegan butter, a little olive oil, garlic, basil and old bay. An old favorite, switched up a bit, but nevertheless, it turned out great. Really, really good! My family loved it as well.😃😋See this image largerMy husband, our kids and I made homemade pizzas together for dinner tonight and this one was mine! I used organic thin crust and sauce, spinach, mushrooms, black olives, bell peppers, onion, basil, turkey pepperoni and mozzarella cheese. Turned out great!😃😋 #FunFoods #FamilyFunSee this image largerSee this image largerI’m so grateful for where I’ve been and I’m excited about where I’m going. I’m embracing my journey. #LiveLearnGrow #GraceToEmbrace #M
See this image largerDose of inspiration anyone?😃 #LiveLifeWellSee this image largerIt’s not what we face, but how we face it that determines the direction we move towards in life. I’m determined to persevere through my challenges and I’m counting my blessings along the way. There’s always a bright side, you just have to focus on on it. When you find a reason to keep going, you will keep going. Find your reason(s) and live life forward. Happy Thursday SparkFam!😃 #NoExcuseZone #FindYourReason
See this image largerI enjoyed my day with my family today and today we celebrated our oldest son turning 16, who’s birthday is the 4th of July. I hope you all enjoyed your day as well.♥️🤍💙🇺🇸🇺🇸🇺🇸 #CelebrateLife #Go
See this image largerThat pre-workout face! 😁 Ready to get it in!!💪🏽💪🏽See this image larger🗣🗣🗣A👏🏽WHOLE👏🏽WORD👏🏽‼️‼️ Just stay focused on the things that matter most and keep living life forward.😌👌🏽 #NoteToSelf #Motivated #Liv
See this image largerFresh mango🥭 Fresh Strawberries 🍓 and fresh pineapple 🍍 #IssaSnack #SnackHealthy #EatingToLive #LiveLifeWellSee this image largerIt’s my birthday!! Hello 35!!👋🏽🥳 See this image largerFresh cut pineapple.🍍😋 See this image largerHappy Sunday SparkFam! I hope everyone has a wonderful day!✨✨✨See this image largerNot too bad..☺️See this image largerFound this at Sprouts and decided to try. It’s actually really good!😃😃😋😋 Wishing now that I’d gotten more than one. LOL😂🤣😂🤣😂 I’m definitely going to go get more.😌☺️ #GreatSnackSee this image largerExcited to try these in a smoothie!!😃😃😃See this image largerSo we finally decided to try Eggplant Parmesan and it was really good! We will definitely be having this dish again.😋☺️See this image largerCauliflower crust, roasted vegetables pizza was a hit! My husband and children loved it also. There will definitely be more in our future. LOL😃😃😋😋See this image largerCouldn’t have said it better myself.🙏🏽♥️See this image largerI’m down 72 lbs!!👏🏽👏🏽👏🏽My journey continues but of course, celebrating even small victories along the way is important. 🥳🥳☺️☺️ #LivingLifeForward #MyJourneyCont
See this image largerPretty good!!😃😋See this image largerOne of my new favorite ways to snack! 😃😋See this image largerI’ve never been one to take interest in quick fixes. My focus is pretty much about being realistic and being consistent because that’s how you get results that last. After losing over 70 lbs over the last year and a half, I can absolutely say that I’m still in this for the long term. 💪🏽💪🏽 #MyJourneyContinues #LivingLifeFo
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See this image largerHappy Saturday SparkFam! Hope you all enjoy your weekend.💕💕See this image largerTried something new and I loved it! This looks like a dessert but it’s actually blueberry banana pancakes topped with a scoop of Chobani Complete mixed berry yogurt, semi cooked fresh blueberries and a little(barely visible) drizzle of 100% maple syrup. Omgoodness what deliciousness! 😋😋😋 Ingredients for pancakes: 2 Ripe Bananas 2 Eggs 1 tsp Vanilla Extract 1/2 cup Instant Oats 1/2 cup BlueberriesSee this image larger...and just like that, our twins are 2! I have lost more than 70 lbs and I’ve come along way since my delivery of them and to be honest, every day I’m still learning and growing and becoming a better mommy to my 5 kids, a better wife to my husband of almost 17 years and overall, just a better, healthier me. This is my journey and though it’s certainly not easy trying to balance it all, I’m embracing it.. highs, lows and all.♥️♥️♥️See this image largerI cut some fresh green beans and I steamed them. One of my favorites to eat! Delicious.. per usual. 😃😋See this image largerProgress🙌🏾🙌🏾 #MyJourneyContinuesSee this image largerNo matter what, just👏🏽keep👏🏽 going👏🏽.. You’ve got this.💪🏽💪🏽 #NoteToSelf #MyJourneyContinuesSee this image larger.. and I do intend to show up and show out every👏🏽single👏🏽time👏🏽. 🗣🗣🗣Let’s goooo!!!😉😌 #LevelUpSee this image larger‘Tis the season for Cotton Candy Grapes!! 🍇 #SnackHappySee this image largerJust encouraging myself by reminding myself of how far I’ve come.🥰🥰💪🏽💪🏽 #Progress #BeforeAndAft
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See this image largerMy sentiments exactly.👌🏽☺️See this image largerToday I decided to make a Pina Colada Smoothie and it was a hit with my husband and children as well with myself. I used half of a fresh banana, 1 cup of fresh pineapple chunks, a little pinch of coconut flakes, 1/2cup of coconut water and 1/2cup of coconut milk. P.S. For mine I added a scoop of my (tasteless) multi collagen powder. I will definitely be making this again!😋😃See this image largerBreakfast was delicious!😃😋 I made gluten-free pancakes 🥞 topped with fresh banana slices, chopped walnuts and a little drizzle of an Organic and gluten-free 100% Maple Syrup. Loved it! #MyJourneyContinuesSee this image largerSalad 🥗 that I had for lunch today. Made w/ spinach, shredded carrots, diced tomatoes, chopped boiled eggs, purple cabbage, grilled chicken breast pieces and little Italian dressing. Really, really good and satisfying.😋☺️ #HolisticLifestyleSee this image largerNew month, new goals, new determination! Let’s GOOOO!!!💪🏽💪🏽 #MyJourneyContinuesSee this image largerWhen your old sweat belt goes as far as it’ll go and you have to get a much smaller sized one! 😃😌 Win‼️‼️🙌🏾🙌🏾 #Progress #WaistlineS
natched #MyJourneyContinues
See this image largerNon scale Victory‼️‼️ So I decided to try on an old skirt that I had in my closet which I hadn’t worn in years to see if it would fit me at this point in my journey and to my surprise, it Ab👏🏽So👏🏽Lutely👏🏽did👏🏽!! Win!!🙌🏾🙌🏾 #Progress #NonScaleVictory
See this image largerTransformation Tuesday!! 🙌🏾🙌🏾 #BeforeAndAfter

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