And it’s a wrap! Meal Prep Sunday was a success!
It took 2 1/2 hours to complete all this. If feels so good to prepare for the week ahead and to know my husband and I will be fueling our bodies with some yummy 🤤 food. 🔸Mini stuffed peppers with ground turkey and rice. 🔸Chicken and Broccoli 🥦 stir- fry 🔸Panko chicken, sweet potatoes 🍠 and asparagus.
We spent less than $100.00 buying groceries. If you say you don’t have time make some time. Make it a priority on Sunday. I know you want to go out or just sit back and relax, but think 🤔 about all the benefits of meal prepping. Start off small.
Well have an awesome week everyone!! #mealprepsunday#sundayfunday#healthymeals#healthylifestyle#meals#foodinspiration#fitnesscoaching#fuelyourbody#healthychoices#nourishyourbody
I’m not AFRAID!!! I just want to SHOUT from the rooftops!! 🙃
I’m not afraid to tell someone that I believe that I am walking on purpose.
That I have a mission, and that is to help other women feel empowered, vibrant, beautiful, and unstoppable.
That I know my worth.
That I know I am guided each day by God, and that all things work out in my favor.
That I believe we were meant to live an abundant life.
Yes there are sooo many times I’ve questioned if what I am doing is helping others.
If I am crazy to have such big dreams! ✨. Especially when I share ideas 💡 and I get a blank stare lol 😝. But I’m not AFRAID!
I’m committed to designing the life of my dreams.
I promise you that if you make a decision to do something each day that you’re afraid of doing you will find yourself living the life you always dreamed of.
Happy Saturday 💕
Ok ok so let me start by saying this I’ve always seemed to focus on how much I’ve changed mentally.
But tonight as I was scrolling through my pictures on my phone 📱 I was blown away because I cannot believe that girl on the left was me 😮 !! I hesitated so much in posting this picture, but I have learned to share my truth.
I have learned that by holding back it doesn’t get me nowhere or the girl reading this that may need some encouragement.
Wow!!! I remember her and all her insecurities, all her crazy thoughts and ideas.
I remember all the negative talk she had internally. I remember all the uncertainty she felt. She felt that she had no place in this world 🌎 and that she was never going to make her parents proud.
She felt that she wasn’t good enough, and not deserving of love. I was always so concerned with how I looked, how I spoke, and wanted to fit in and liked.
The girl on the right is a woman who knows that she is more than ENOUGH, she is a true BADASS, and she knows rejection is a part of life and that some people in this world weren’t meant to receive the gifts 🎁 she has. She is afraid of trying new things and has fears, but she is continuously overcoming those fears and by doing so it is getting her closer and closer to her purpose in this world.
Ok I’ll stop talking about myself in 3rd person lol 😆, but I’ve fallen in love with my journey and the progress that I see and feel is what fuels me every single day.
If you are stuck in your journey and feel that you are stuck in this endless cycle and can’t seem to get out make a decision to take control.
Don’t say maybe I will try because automatically you are telling your subconscious mind it is ok to put it off for later or that it isn’t a priority. * ¬ Tired of this endless cycle
* ¬ Tired of running like a hamster on a wheel without any direction exhausting your energy
* ¬ You feel like your life has taken control of you
Now is the time to ask yourself what is important to me in life at this stage 🤔 ?
If you are ready to start having control of your life, your mind, and body lets do it💃🏼💃🏼!! The 8-week Fitness & Mindset Warrior challenge starts Monday!! Continued below ⬇️
We’ve all seen how the world 🌎 has been changing and women each day are standing up and speaking up.
Women are demanding to be respected and treated equally. As women we get objectified and placed into categories many times.
But we’ve come a loooooong way.
Take a moment today to celebrate yourself and those women that have influenced you, inspired you, and have helped mold you into the person you are today.
Who was the most inspiring woman in your life I’m curious to know and why? #internationalwomensday#respect#inspire#empoweredwomen
I’m obsessed with the fact that I may not be able to control my surroundings, but that I am able to control two things:
1️⃣- My Mindset
I was journaling about this last night and thinking 💭 how much your mindset can help us see the world 🌎 from a different lens.
It gives us the power to see a solution for problems, clarity, strength, and the inner peace.
It’s not about just picking up a self- help book and believing that the world will now become a perfect place.
It’s about each and every day being self- aware of your thoughts, your inner conversation, and taking a step back from situations to find solutions.
Body- 🏃🏻♀️ I’ve always heard about how you should treat your body like your temple. Especially when I was at church ⛪ .
What they would emphasize on was to not use drugs, drink, or have sex outside of marriage.
What they didn’t speak much of was the fact that what we feed our bodies is important. How exercise should play an important role in your life.
Well because as doctors say and although it’s not sexy lol but our HEALTH is important.
We want to live a long a life next to our loved ones.
But we also want to feel freaking strong 💪🏻 and look AMAZEBALLS in our own skin, because that just gives us an incredible amount of confidence.
How does meal prep make me feel?
Ahhhhh let me be honest I use to look at meal prepping as such a tedious task 😑 . I would tell myself how it was going to take up so much time 🕢 from my schedule and from my family.
So when I didn’t do it I would find myself running in the mornings looking to pack left overs if we had any or at lunch time 🥗 wondering what was I going to eat.
I would notice that when I pulled up my bank account online pretty much all my money 💰 was spent on food.
So I decided to start making meal prep a priority because I decided to look at it as a way to stay on top of my game.
By me planning ahead it makes me feel so freaking good!! I don’t feel like I am just working out and hoping for results to show up miraculously one day.
Planning may seem like something tedious to you today, but I challenge you to look at things from a different perspective and understand that your body needs to be taken care of.
If you fuel your body right, you will fuel your mind 🧠, If you fuel your mind you will feel unstoppable 💪🏻 !
You are a WINNER!
You may be thinking that you aren’t successful, that you’re always in crappy relationships, that you never land the perfect job, or that you’ll never have the body of your dreams, etc.
But in the midst of all you are still a WINNER! 🏆
Mmm 🤔 how?
Well you see when we take a step to think 💭 about what actions and stories we tell ourselves we are wired subconsciously to live up to them time and time again.
How many times have you set these unrealistic standards about how a person needs to be in order for you to feel fulfilled in a relationship ♥️. You feel attracted to them and then a few weeks pass and you start feeling ah it’s too good to be true. So you start sabotaging the relationship. And you just know how things will end.
Congratulations you are a WINNER ! 🏆
You’re winning at making this happen time and time again. You continue to repeat the story and live in a cycle. You’ve mastered this cycle as a matter of fact.
How about when you want to start wanting to live a healthy lifestyle and pursue the body of your dreams and you’re already thinking 🤔 I don’t even think I can stick to a routine, or deep inside you know you’re going to give up in a few days or weeks.
The cycle continues and your subconscious beliefs are speaking to you telling you that this is just another one of your phases. Then suddenly you stop 🛑 again.
Congratulations!! You are a winner again! 🏆
You’ve found the way to keep up with this pattern in your life and just make it an on going cycle with the same outcome.
All of this may sound crazy, but no matter what we are WINNERS whether we like the outcome or not.
You want to change the script and see different results?
Then it’s time to make decisions to change those beliefs and stories you’re telling yourself. You cannot expect a different outcome performing the same actions time and time again.
Take a moment to think about what areas in your life you’re currently winning at. If you don’t like something what actions are you WILLING to make in order to change?
This week I learned that I have to fill my cup first every morning in order to be able to fill those of others.
I woke up early and it felt so good to have time to walk my Nala bear 🐶, to get ready for work, and have time to journal or read.
I felt ready to take on the 🌎, because I had set the tone for the day.
It’s so easy to wake up and automatically grab your phone 📱 start checking emails, texts, FB, IG, etc.
What you don’t realize is that you are giving away that sacred energy you have in the morning to things that don’t fulfill you.
I am a work in progress. Recognizing the areas you need to work on is the first step towards the right direction.
I hope everyone is having an awesome Saturday ☀️!
I’ve spent years in silence refusing to open up about my past experiences.
I’ve held on to them because I was too embarrassed, ashamed, and scared of what others may think of me.
Especially my family.
But opening up about my past especially the years that I was in a cult has been liberating. Weight has been taken off my shoulders.
I blamed myself for what I went through and how I put up with so much. But the truth is I can’t dwell on how I was a victim.
I had to make a choice to move on and tell myself I am SURVIVOR and GREATER than what happened.
When I share my story it comes from a place of me wanting to be an open book and honest to myself and others.
I do it in hopes to inspire someone that may going through the same experience or a situation where they don’t see the light at the end of the tunnel.
Just this year I made a decision to seek help. I’ve called therapists and I never got a call back to schedule the appointments.
I’ve taken it for what it is, that it may just not be the time nor the solution.
I’ve spent time journaling about my feelings and how I forgive myself.
I’ve found healing! God has allowed me to work through my thoughts and feelings. I’ve found the COURAGE to open up.
What ever you may be going through or if you’re that girl sitting on the last pew at church where you feel oppressed things will get better.
You will make it love! No mater where you are. #conquer#survivor#choosefreedom#journaling#faith#fitness#motivation
Be willing to forgive yourself time and time again. >
It’s easy to tell someone just have a positive mindset and stop being negative. >
Changing your beliefs and perceptions of your life and the world 🌎 takes time. >
It takes you showing up for yourself time and time again. >
It’s not simply let me talk about my problems to someone, let me journal about this, or I am just going to ignore my negative thoughts. >
It’s you constantly being self aware and working through your thoughts 💭. >
It’s accepting those negative thoughts and changing the story. >
It’s about you forgiving yourself for things you can’t change. >
Be kind and graceful to yourself. Love yourself ❤️
Once you learn to love yourself you will see the world 🌎 as one beautiful place that works in your favor.
Ever thought about what you would say to the younger version of yourself?
Well I’ve been thinking about this as I am going through my wedding pictures.
This picture in particular just shook me to my core, because I never thought I could find love ❤️ and happiness!
I never thought I could feel so much joy!
I never believed I deserved it to be honest with you.
But here is what I would say to the young Jasmine:
I promise you things will get better. I promise you those nights where you cry yourself to sleep wondering who you are will come to an end.
You will find your voice and you will find your truth. You will build enough courage to finally speak up about the experiences you’ve had.
I know you ask yourself time and time again WHY ME?
But it’ll make sense one day because you were chosen to Speak up about these issues.
I know it hurts and you beat yourself up because you think:
You’re not pretty enough
You’re not smart enough
You’re not strong enough
Its going to be ok I promise!
Just take a deep breath and believe in the voice whispering to you telling you YOU ARE ENOUGH!
You deserve love
You deserve happiness
You deserve a beautiful and abundant life!
Photo Credit to @gregoryvillarreal
A few days ago I messaged my friend telling her I had this crazy urge to go to Stone Mountain ⛰ early morning.
She was totally down for the early morning adventure. I knew I needed to do something that would symbolize me up leveling and evolving in my life.
I have been listening to the voice inside me guiding me and giving me the answers that I’ve been seeking.
I wanted to share these thoughts with someone strong and confident that has been doing some amazing things in her life.
We shared our dreams, our goals, and not once did I feel judged or the need to impress her.
We got to be ourselves.
We EMPOWERED each other.
When your cup overflows share it with others. Don’t take for granted the impact a conversation can make.
We got so inspired and pumped!
Women empowering women!!! 🦋. #itsabeautifullife#mindshift#lifejourney#stonemountainpark#empoweredwomen#godisgood#theuniversehasyourbackdeck#limitless#positivemindset
This week has been one heck of a week.
Quite a few changes at work and new challenges. It’s easy to get consumed with the stresses of the day.
Sometimes we are not aware that we take all the baggage from the day home, and can’t even enjoy our time with our loved ones.
I know for me and a lot of my 9-5ers may be at work 40 + hours a week. Isn’t that crazy!!!!! Let’s be mindful about the energy we are bringing home 🏡. Let’s be grateful for being able to see our loved ones one more day.
It just breaks my heart ♥️ how the victims of the Florida shooting weren’t able to make it home.
My prayers go out to everyone affected 🙌🏻