Hi y’all!! Well, here we are halfway through another week. My time here with my family seemed to be flying by, so I extended my stay even longer 😁 Now, I will be here in the states until mid September, so basically the entire summer. I will head back to Italy for the last month of Summer, which is absolutely the most perfect time of year.

Each day this week has began as usual, with coffee & cardio ☕️

 
Tuesday morning’s cardio was a run downtown. Even though it was only 5 miles, my calves felt like it was ten!!

 
My cramping legs let me know that I was a bit dehydrated, so Immediately after my run I mixed up a post-workout shake of coconut water and protein powder. Organic coconut water has over 700 mg of potassium per serving, so it is perfect following sweaty training sessions.

 

 

This morning, sister and I did one of her workouts. She likes to follow Shaun T and this morning we did Speed 4.0. It is different than my typical cardio sessions and I really enjoyed the mix up. Shaun will be part of our am routine over the next few weeks 😁

 
Throughout the last three weeks since my competition, I have introduced gluten back into my diet; unfortunately, even though within my macros, I often allowed for too much and I have been paying for it. Inflammation has been the major consequence which yields water retention, nerve pain and full body tenderness. So, I decided that I would enter this week with an 80% paleo approach and over the next few weeks, I will slowly integrate it once again (within reasonable rations). 

 

 

My clients have made me so proud posting their will and dedication to nutrition as well this week!! 😁😁😁 #proudcoach

 
And of course daily snap-montages with my mama are a must!!!!!

I hope you all have had an amazing week thus far and it continues throughout!! 
Take some time to count your blessings today ☀️

Hey Y’all 😽 Once again, I got behind on my blogging this week. It just baffles me that I have absolutely no classes this summer and each day I feel like there aren’t enough hours in the day to do everything 😝
SO, here are some randoms of my week into the weekend….

 

With the afternoon heat and humidity, sister and I decided to get our workouts in at the beginning of the day, rather than in the evenings this week.

 

Friday night was spent with these little divas, a.k.a, my nieces. We played nail shop where I was Ms. Kim the nail attendant, and we all ended up with freshly painted paws 💅

 

Saturday was an all day girls day. After breakfast at Cracker Barrel, we headed North to Chattanooga, TN where we scored some pretty sweet deals 👗👛👠

 

We had lunch at my all time favorite place for a salad, Jason’s Deli. I could eat this salad everyday of my life!

 

Saturday evening snaps with this sneaky little sugar bear, Miss. Aubrey.

 

This morning I woke up and had a coffee the size of my face, followed with some BCAA’s and cardio.

 
We spent our morning at church, followed with lunch at Don Chicos

I had chicken fajitas.
**Pro-tip – when eating out at a Mexican restaurant, one of your healthiest options is the chicken fajita (minus the rice and beans, sour creme, and tortillas).

Mom, sister and I just got in from our usual 3 mile stroll, and now its time for Gilmore Girls.

I hope you all had an amazing weekend and found many reasons to smile 😁
Tomorrow is a new day, a new week. Don’t keep putting off what you wish you would’ve started today!!

See you guys tomorrow!!!