TXSUNSHINE512
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See this image largerTransformation See this image largerSee this image largerWorkout time!(1 comments)See this image largerFlex time! Trying to build muscle(1 comments)See this image largerSome digital artwork I’m dabbling in (with the help of software)(1 comments)See this image largerOn right is “after” and to the left is my “before.” I’m a continual work in progress. Preparing to train for my first bodybuilding contest in 2018.See this image largerSauna time - soothing to the muscles after weightsSee this image largerThis was over the summer...trying to gain back arm definition after a three month hiatus from weights. Getting back on track with workouts and most importantly - nutrition.See this image largerGot home late - light dinner...cocktail shrimp and 8 oz kombucha...See this image largerAte a vegetarian meal for lunch at a great vegetarian/vegan place. I’m neither, but the f of was great! I didn’t even have the overly full feeling. Had kombucha as well. Bought a jug of kombucha to drink over the course of a week.See this image largerTonight’s dinnerSee this image largerEncore of salad for breakfast! Decided to shake it up a bit. Spinach, red onions, Roma tomatoes, avocado, shrimp. Bragg’s Apple Cider Vinaigrette. Had my kombucha when I woke up. About to prepare myself for a morning run.See this image largerRunning alongside my kids as they ride their bikes. Love my babies - they keep me active.❤️ Today’s selfie pic - I look a hot mess and so does my mirror! Lol. House cleaning time!See this image largerSee this image largerPosted a photoSee this image largerMorning start: cup of kombucha prior to eating, spinach, red pepper slices, red onion slices, half of avocado. Sprinkled apple cider vinaigrette (and literally just a sprinkle). Topped with an over-easy egg. Pinch of salt and pepper to taste.See this image largerRun time: hoping to run 3 miles nonstop today. It’s been a challenge with running after knee surgery couple of years ago, but bought a knee brace - helps a lot!See this image largerRun completed! Ran 3 miles but had to stop a few times to catch 5 year olds in time before they fell off their bikes. Lol. I think I need to step up my distance. I am registered for a 10K in April.See this image largerSo this is lunch: tofu miso soup package with veggies (added five shrimp for more protein).See this image largerWhat’s left of blueberries, strawberries, and kiwi. My breakfast. 😁😁See this image largerTofu salad on top of rice called “The Monk.” Could only eat a little but it was good!!See this image largerSnack!See this image largerI’ve survived Monday! Yesssssss!!! Here’s to a successful week of healthy eating fellow Sparkers!❤️(1 comments)See this image largerOatmeal and in a cup this morning along with two boiled eggs. I was rushing! Lol.See this image largerKale Apple Veggie Salad for lunch.See this image largerStarbucks salad. Guys I have a confession...had some Christmas cookies at my work meeting this morning. 😣 but eating healthy lunchSee this image largerDinner tonight!See this image largerAvocado spread on toast with sliced tomatoes. Coffee to go. 🙃See this image largerSpiraled butternut squash, homemade spaghetti sauce, salad.See this image largerFinishing up the homemade spaghetti sauce...on top of sautéed squash and onion.See this image largerWent for a run with kids. 2.88 miles my run app tracked but pretty sure I did 3 (forgot to unpause after we stopped for a minute).See this image largerLate lunch. Not the best picture, but certainly filling! Pinto beans (not canned) and green beans.See this image largerAll my children at their broccoli first before moving on to the other items on their plates. Wow. Impressive! ##veggiesfirstSee this image largerToday was an extremely long day. This is dinner. This and kombucha. LOL.See this image largerSalad for lunch!!!See this image largerVegetarian Delight!See this image largerBreakfast: double protein oatmeal English muffin (1/2) topped with fresh avocado, tomatoes; sliced fresh strawberriesSee this image largerI’m purposely sharing this photo of me with no make up on. None. My skin is healthy. Working from the inside out works and that starts with the foods I eat. #healthyskin #plantbasedSee this image largerWhat I had to drink this morning - Turmeric Kombucha - along with a high protein bar that’s plant based.See this image largerHerbal tea time! Also found out that rose water facial spray doesn’t agree with my skin...skin broke out...😱 Cheers my fellow Sparkers!☕️(1 comments)See this image largerWorkout completed for the morning! Hit the gym and did some cardio and lots of weight lifting. I have a 10k I signed up for in April...and hopefully I can be in shape for my first competition for bodybuilding. Let the training begin!See this image largerNot the prettiest looking meal but it’s healthy and filling! Red onion, super greens veggie patty, sweet kale salad (has cabbage and Brussel sprouts too). Added a touch of BBQ sauce to veggie patty since it has smoky flavor. Also 1/4 of fresh avocado.See this image largerWanted to share this about the benefits of garlic and onions!See this image largerSnack time!! 😬😬See this image largerLate lunch - worked out as well today.See this image largerI’ve indulged tonight...rice pasta shells and basil/garlic polenta - both covered with organic pasta sauce marinara with sautéed mushrooms and onions. I did use a saucer instead of a full size plate...portion control. 😄😄See this image largerPosted a photoSee this image largerDinner: lemon kale salad and northern beansSee this image largerTonight’s dinner: squash, onions, mushrooms with organic garlic pasta marinara sauce.See this image largerDinner tonightSee this image largerMy coworker tempted me with the delightful breakfast taco (potato and egg) and I told him “no thanks!” I had to snap a picture. Lol. But yesssssss!!!!!! *(doing happy dance)*See this image largerDinner last night: Garlic tofu & broccoli over spicy curry quinoa(with mushrooms and onions). It was delicious!!!!See this image largerTofu, mushrooms, onions, broccoli, and garlic in teriyaki sesame marinade. Added ginger and crushed red peppers. Will later cook this and serve over sprouted brown rice.See this image largerOver a month into vegetarian lifestyle and I feel FABULOUS!! Best change I’ve made and I am learning soooo much more about how I eat! My body is loving the nutrients and it’s showing!!See this image largerFinished dish: tofu, mushroom, onion, broccoli in teriyaki sesame marinade - added crushed red pepper and ginger. Included chia/flax mix (2 tbsp). Over gaba Brown rice with red bell peppers.See this image largerToasted sesame Ezekiel bread topped with sunbutter (sunflower butter), bananas, and raspberries. Followed by a nice wonderful warm cup of coffee.🙏See this image largerLazy dinner tonight.See this image largerSee this image largerCrunchster snack: Smokey balsamic - mung beans.See this image largerThis salad along with a cup of pinto beans. Ate the salad with no dressing. I did have jalapeños, banana peppers, and cilantro added to my salad. Delicious!See this image largerLunch!See this image largerDinner! Pinto beans, sweet potatoes, mustard greens, pico de gallo ❤️❤️❤️ Thanks to my very loving bf who brought me this dishSee this image largerVanilla almond and flax seed granola with fresh blueberries and bananas. Almond milk.See this image largerLunch: tofu, broccoli, red peppers, onions, and walnuts sautéed in light soy sauce/garlic with sweet potatoesSee this image largerWorked out 1.5 hours today: 30 minutes of cardio, kept heart rate at 157 for most of the 30 minutes; 45 minutes of weight lighting/squats; 15 cool down.See this image larger#BeforeAndAfter. This picture is after one child. I got bigger after having my twins in 2012. I stopped taking pictures because I wasn’t happy with what I saw. Now 4 kiddos later, I’m healthier than ever! It’s possible to get healthier! If you ever doubt yourself - STOP. Have faith and keep pressing toward your goal. I’m not at goal yet but I’m close!!!See this image largerBBQ tofu with onions and broccoli, served on a bed of sprouted brown rice.See this image largerSouthwest Tofu Scramble with roasted and slice red potatoesSee this image largerDinner: Northern beans and mustard greens.See this image largerVeggie fajitas in plum sauce!!See this image largerWeights at home now...excited! No excuses for workout.See this image largerDinner tonight my Sparkie friends! Veggie chili topped with pico de Gallo and extra cilantroSee this image largerSimple dinner: sprouted oats and honey with almond milkSee this image largerSliced sweet potato with mustard greens and mushroomsSee this image largerField Roast’s Apple and Sage Vegan sausage (made of Yukon good potatoes and apples) with red and green bell peppers, red onion. Sautéed on stove with olive oil. Added salt, pepper, and powder garlic.See this image largerOk, so I got lazy today: veggie chili mixed with quinoa and brown rice. Yummy.See this image largerPicture isn’t much, but made a smoothie. I used a protein drink (vegetarian) as a base with a little frozen mixed berries, fresh cucumbers slices, carrots, spinach, and strawberries. My lunch.See this image largerGreek Salad...yummy!!See this image largerLunch: Vegetarian Italian sausage, zucchini, red bell pepper, green onion, red onion, bella mushrooms, spinach, with 2 tbsp of honey balsamic vinaigretteSee this image largerSnack: toast, sunbutter, and strawberriesSee this image largerFor those interested! 1 sausage is 220 calories, 8 grams of fat, 13 carbs, 2 sugar, 25 grams of protein. @lowfatveganSee this image larger90 minutes workout today with weights and cardio.See this image largerCalled Sweet Sweat - Workout Enhancer. I rubbed it on and put a band (waist trimmer) around abs and workout. When I tell you I was pouring sweat, I was pouring sweat. Love this stuff.See this image largerI was craving this: grilled cheese with slice radishes and mushrooms. Bread: organic power seed. Had a side of cabbage to go with my grilled cheese.See this image larger(1 comments)See this image largerLunch earlier....another vegetarian delight!See this image largerDinner! Tofu miso soup with mushrooms, green onions, and seaweed.See this image largerHad the honor of doing a photo shoot today...something I never imagined I would ever do. Attribute this new found boldness to healthy living ❤️ Thank you Sparklers for your encouragement along the way!See this image largerI went from over 270 lbs in 2014 to this currently. Still have more weight to lose. My story is your story! Hope this encourages someone to know that you are the master of your health and YOU can do this! Mind over matter. You got this!!!See this image largerFruit/veggie smoothie: watermelon, beets, mustard greens, frozen açaí, frozen mixed berries (strawberries, blueberries, raspberries), veg protein drink as a base. Yummy!!See this image largerMy breakfast shake prior to morning workout: mustard greens, beets, green apple, protein drink as base, frozen açaí berries, and frozen mixed berriesSee this image largerWeightlifting: arms today with some cardio. Another step toward my dream of competing in my first bodybuilding competition.See this image largerNot the best pic, but loving my Sunday morning smoothie: radish, celery, cucumber, 1/2 banana, 1/4 cup of frozen mixed berries, protein drink as baseSee this image largerWe completed a 5K this morning!See this image largerMy sinuses are bothering me. Pollen is everywhere. Head is throbbing a bit still from this morning. Despite these seasonal allergy symptoms, I’m going to workout today. I know I’ll feel better after a good weightlifting session.See this image largerToday was leg day...and boy I’m going to feel it tomorrow!! Happy Easter everyone!See this image largerHaven’t posted in awhile. Making progress toward goal of competing later this year. Eating is going well and workouts.See this image largerStill working out my friends. Still going to the gym, still doing home workouts, still conscious of eating choices. My body is feeling great and loving the skin I’m in.See this image largerAnother workout in the books! 1.5 hoursSee this image largerTofu salad. Yum!!!See this image largerYou are beautiful. You are strong. You are amazing. You are able to do anything you set your mind to do. Lovely?! Oh no....you’re FIERCE.See this image largerWorked out in the gym for an hour. Felt greatSee this image largerStill working hard. Finally saw a decrease in lbs after being on a plateau. Love going to the gym - it’s my therapy!See this image largerPosted a photoSee this image largerPosted a photoSee this image largerPosted a photoSee this image larger❤️Loving myself enough to be healthy!❤️See this image largerIt’s been awhile! Still working out! Now a volunteer strength and conditioning coach. Working on my personal fitness and nutrition certification! Test in August. Woo hoo!See this image largerThis is a fun comparison for me to do. Roughly 2007/2008 timeframe and my most recent photo. #BeforeAndAfterSee this image largerPosted a photoSee this image largerThis is soooooo true!!!!!See this image largerWorkout completed! Then an hour later lead a conditioning session with a group of competitive cheerleaders! Kind of tired - but overall I feel great!See this image largerStill around! Summer activities with kids, work, planning vacation with my honey is keeping me busy! My “me” time is when I hit the gym for my workout! Still working on my goals!See this image largerMy boyfriend proposed to me! I said yes! ❤️ Love him so much! He’s so supportive as I continue to work on my health goals! See this image largerEggs and veggies. Protein and fiber. And good carbs!See this image largerDinner last night: sausage and veggies

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