3 DAY PREVIEW: InHerStrength 6 Week Guide

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Rumors are true – it’s finally here. When I first started this journey, I was the girl buying guide after guide, searching for that “perfect fit,” - no pun intended.

Enter Lindsey, circa 2014: I was hesitant to try BBG, but it seemed like everyone else was doing it, not to mention seeing great results, so I purchased. The problem? I made it a solid two weeks before I lost interest and fell off track. I became discouraged and blamed myself for lack of self-discipline. And maybe SOME of it was lack of discipline – but the truth is, if you’re forcing yourself to do workouts that you don’t enjoy, you’re missing the point of working out at all. I can’t tell you how many times I started BBG with the intention of finishing, only to become frustrated and quit each time.

I explored what seemed like every other “fit girl” guide out there. I won’t even tell you how much money I spent. I did find some success with guides that allowed me to fall in love with weight-based workout. Even so, I still felt as if something were missing.

The truth is, if you’re forcing yourself to do workouts that you don’t enjoy, you’re missing the point of working out at all

It wasn’t until earlier this year that I realized WHY I felt this way. The more I research and the more I devote to making this a lifestyle, the more I realize that physical health is only part of it. What about mental health? Emotional health? Spiritual health? Why was I only encouraged to focus on my physical gains and not my mental ones?

And what about food? How was I supposed to know what to eat? There was so much conflicting evidence on Instagram. Do I eat fruit or is it too high in sugar? Do I eat the avocado or is it too high in saturated fat? Is it okay to count calories if I’m discounting nutrients? Social media has such a way of overcomplicating what our ancestors have known for a long time: eat real food.

So then I thought: what if instead of constantly focusing on trying to change our bodies, we focused on truly taking care of our bodies? What if there was a guide that incorporated body, mind, and soul?

What if instead of constantly focusing on trying to change our bodies, we focused on truly taking care of our bodies

That’s why I created the InHerStrength Guide. The focus is change, yes. But tapping into how you’re feeling, how you’re fueling, and how you’re finding happiness at every step in your wellness journey. HOW?


  • Workouts that ANYONE can do: whether you’re just starting out or you’ve been working out for years

  • Both a gym version and a home version available

  • Video demonstrations of exercises so that you feel comfortable even if you’ve never stepped foot in a gym before

  • Meal prep ideas that incorporate REAL, simple recipes

  • Resources created to keep your mental health in check: weekly reflection and daily wellness pages

  • Templates to help keep you on track: weekly planner and meal planner

  • Accountability group on Facebook for support, encouragement, recipes, and lots of new friends

  • Provided at an extremely affordable cost (just $5/week!)


Think you might be interested? Here’s a 3 day preview of the guide. I’ll let you make the decision for yourself… but I hope that you find this as helpful as I intend it to be.

Let’s embrace all of our strengths together, not just the physical ones.

xx,

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#SixWeeksStrongerWithLindsey Week Two

ONE WEEK DOWN. FIVE TO GO. So here's what's up:

I wanted to give you all a little insight on how I plan weeks in advance. I don't know about you guys, but I love to have a planner. No really, something about writing down my goals and checking them off is far too pleasing to me. I just started using this Happy Planner, so I've been testing out different layouts and ways to format each day, but this has been working okay for now.

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Typically throughout the day I will write in my to-do lists at the top of the page. Then, for each day I will write what workout I have planned, my work schedule, and anything I have to do for class. On the left hand side, you can see that I wrote what week of the Move Sweat Shred guide I'm on as well as what chapters I need to study for class. This notes section is also where I will write blog or IG post ideas for the week.

In terms of meal planning specifically, I have been loving these printables from The EveryGirl. I write out my meals for each day and from there I create a grocery list with everything I'll need. As you can see, I don't plan specific dinners for each day, but I'll jot down ideas in the corner and add those items to the grocery list as well.

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KEEP IN MIND - I don't buy most of those "pantry" items weekly. If you follow me on instagram, you know I'm doing my friend Jess' Sexy Sugar Cleanse (blog post coming on that soon) for the next 10 days, so I had to stock up on some items that I don't normally have.


HERE'S MY WORKOUT SCHEDULE:

Monday: MSS Guide - Cardio/Heavy Legs/Burnout

Tuesday: MSS Guide - Upper Body/HIIT

Wednesday: Pilates class & MSS Guide - Cardio/Core

Thursday: Back/Upper Body/LISS

Friday: Full Body Workout from #LYFB Guide (still just $20 here!)

Saturday: MSS Guide - Legs/HIIT

Sunday: ACTIVE REST DAY


AND WHAT I MEAL PREPPED: keeping in mind this is a little out of the ordinary because of the sugar cleanse

Pre-breakfast: tea w/ Vital Proteins collagen [no coffee for 10 days, RIP to me]

Breakfast: egg casserole OR grain-free "oatmeal" w/ almond butter

Morning snack: hardboiled eggs w/ avo OR cashew yogurt w/ fruit

Lunch: tuna w/ cucumbers + flax crackers OR salsa chicken w/ cilantro lime cauliflower rice + fajita veggies

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Afternoon snack: raw veggies w/ Tessemae's dairy-free ranch

Dinner: not prepped BUT ideas are bison chili, zoodles w/ turkey meatballs & marinara, pecan-crusted salmon & roasted veggies


Egg Casserole

  • 6 pasture-raised eggs
  • 3 egg whites
  • 2 applegate sweet italian chicken sausage, chopped
  • 60g broccoli
  • 50g onion

Whisk eggs + egg whites together. Add chicken sausage, broccoli, and onion. Season with salt and pepper. Put in oven at 350 for 15-20 min depending on what size pan you use. Cut into however many servings you want - I did eight servings.

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Grain-free "oatmeal"

Recipe from Something Swanky - you can find it here!

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Tuna Recipe (per serving)

  • 125g tuna (about 5 oz can)
  • 15g Primal Kitchen avocado oil mayo (about 1  tbsp) *I prefer my tuna on the drier side so feel free to add more
  • Salt, pepper, celery seed to taste

Salsa chicken bowls (makes 2 servings)

  • 1 pound chicken breast (I prefer tenders) *Sidenote I only ended up using about half for my lunches*
  • Salsa (I used the fire-roasted salsa from Whole Foods)
  • Chili powder
  • Bag of frozen riced cauliflower
  • 1 Lime
  • Cilantro
  • 1 red pepper
  • 1/2 small yellow onion

For the chicken: Grease 13x9 glass baking dish with avocado oil. Place chicken in dish and sprinkle with salt, pepper, and chili powder. Top each chicken tender with 1-2 tsp of salsa. Bake in oven at 350 until cooked through (mine took about 15 minutes because they were small and very thin)

For the cauliflower rice: Pour cauliflower rice into skillet on low-medium heat until warm. Add juice from one lime and fresh cilantro to taste. I also added cilantro + lime seasoning I found at TJ maxx.

For the veggies: chop pepper and onion and sauté over medium heat until desired tenderness.

FOR EACH BOWL in case you're wondering how I measured for My Fitness Pal: 150g cauliflower rice + 4 oz chicken + 85g red pepper + 20g onion 

 


If you guys like these posts, please leave a comment and let me know :) Also, if you're interested in the sugar cleanse I'm doing, I will be writing a blog post all about my experience. As always, let me know if you have any questions! LET'S CRUSH ANOTHER WEEK OF GOALS FRIENDS!

xx,

 

 

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