A northerner from New York fell in love with a southerner from Alabama.
This past weekend I had the privilege of watching Caitlyn, my Staten Island sorority sister, marry Sean, the brother of my current roommate. Small world, am I right? From the bagpipe ceremonial procession to the complimentary crimson and white Bama shakers, the wedding exuded sophistication and southern hospitality. And soon enough, I found myself dropping it like it’s hot on the dance floor.
Note to self: Never eat two donuts and a slice of red velvet cake before moonwalking your way to the dance floor.
My regrettable sugar intake made me feel less sexy and more like a beached whale. Why did the ‘Wobble’ all of a sudden feel nauseating? It’s a proven fact: Cardio and cake do not mix. But that’s not the first time I’ve regretted one too many intakes of desserts in my appetite.
My grandmother said it best when she told my mom, “Once on the lips, forever on the hips.”
If you have a sweet tooth like me, practicing self-control is key. Just because there were several flavored donuts to chose from and two different types of cakes at the reception didn’t mean I had to taste test all of them.
It’s time to stop making excuses for my sweet tooth. It’s time to feel healthy, strong, and confident. Life’s too precious to not take care of my body. It’s the only one I’ve got, so why not treat it with respect?
Or do you not know that your body is a temple of the Holy Spirit within you, whom you have from God? You are not your own, for you were bought with a price. So glorify God in your body.
1 Corinthians 16:19-20
Surely there’s a way for me to enjoy sugar without feeling regret? Surely there’s a nutritional plan that allows me to intake sugar without crashing?
Three words… TONE IT UP.
Tone It Up isn’t a crash diet. In fact, it isn’t a diet at all. It’s about enjoying foods that truly nourish your mind, body, and spirit…
You will be making different choices, not because you have to or feel forced to, but because you want to. We’ll show you how to enjoy simple, delicious and healthy meals. There are hundreds of thousands of women doing it right now! This beautiful Tone It Up Community will keep you strong, inspired and on track to reach your goals!
And guess what? Tone IT Up offers healthy dessert recipes. My sugar craving can now be satisfied with bursts of natural sugars from their delicious smoothie concoctions, strawberry shortcake mini muffins, and matcha glazed donuts, just to name a few.
In fact, I’ve decided to join the Tone It Up community and try out their 2018 Bikini Series. I have my friend, Meg, to thank for introducing me to Tone It Up. She’s the best roommate/inspirational coach I could ever have.
If you are ready to feel healthy, strong, and confident, join me this summer for Tone It Up’s 2018 Bikini Series. I’m going to need a lot of accountability, Meg (cough, cough). The Bikini Series includes:
*8-Week Fitness & Lifestyle Challenge
* Daily Workouts
* Daily Motivation + Tips
* Support + Love With The TIU Community
* Brand New FREE Fitness Videos
* Amazing Premium Workouts Happening DAILY in Studio Tone It Up
* Delicious Recipes & Nutrition Advice
* Guided Meditations & Self-Care
* Girlfriends Guides & Lifestyle Tips
* Grand Prize Trip To Paradise With Beaches Resorts
Sounds amazing, right? Are you ready to love the shape of you and allow your muscles to make their debut?
Are you ready to cherish your body instead of criticizing it? It’s time to feel grateful, not regretful.