November 16, 2015

Alphabet Workout!

Good Morning my FIT FRIENDS! 

Here is a fun little workout for you guys! Let me know how you feel after you try it! 

You can repeat if necessary! Here is an example of what my workout would be like with my first name:

K - 10 Push-Ups
A- 50 Jumping Jacks
R- 15 Push-Ups
I- 50 Jumping Jacks
N- 25 Jumping Push-ups
A- 50 Jumping Jacks

October 27, 2015

Transformation Tuesday

I really had to dig deep for this picture you guys, and I was so embarrassed to post this. 

On the right I'm at about 185 pounds. I was depressed, suicidal, trying to make it through my days, I cried a lot, on top of it I was pregnant, I thought that because of it I could eat whatever I want. Food did help me feel something.
I was emotionally disconnected from my precious baby. 

On the left I'm at about 125 pounds. This was 2 years after that picture. I found fitness again, I'm happy, I have a purpose, I have goals to reach, I have my precious kiddos each day reminding me why I'm here, my family and friends got the old me that they loved back, and I'm living this wonderful life as a new and improved me! 

There you have it... If I was able to get out of the darkest time of my life, you can too! I'm still not where I'm at since I'm about to start prepping for competition next week, but I'm so extremely happy!

October 26, 2015

Meal Prep Monday!

Meal Prep Monday is my favorite!

 Pictured are some of my favorite meals to prepare:

🔸Turkey Burger with Salad 
🔸Shredded Chicken with veggies
🔸Turkey Beef with veggies
🔸Overnight oats with peaches 
🔸Can't forget my healthy fat: avocados!

October 22, 2015

Throwback Thrusday!

It's #TBT and I found this super old picture of me from my High School days.... 

The funny thing to me is that I feel like I haven't changed much. You guys be the judge! Lol This was back when dancing and soccer were huge parts of my life. 

Talk about constant cardio for this bunny! 🐰  

PS: To all my high school friends... I still have our school anthem stuck in my head " Buffaloes are the Buffaloes are the very best, very best" okay I'm done 😂

October 20, 2015

Fit Fam & Pandas!

Happy Tuesday #FITFAM!

 I have a nerdy confession to make I'm obsessed with PANDAS! 🐼 

Like if I could adopt one and have it in my backyard, I would do that yesterday! Haha I did some research one it, and I really can adopt one and they will send me pictures and updates on it. 

I would also love to go to the San Diego Zoo and pet one. Can someone make that happen?? 

Like I would love you forever! 🐼 

So yes, I'm wearing a panda shirt! I sleep with a panda bear, and my family gifts me panda things! I'm done with the non-necessary information that now you know! 

October 14, 2015

Acai Smoothie Recipe

Happy hump day #fitfam 💪🏻

Here is one of my favorites smoothie’s recipe:

Acai Smoothie Recipe

• 1 banana
• 1 cup of unsweetened almond milk
• 1/2 cup of rolled oats
• 1 tbsp. of Acai powder

• 1 handful of granolas (honey, raisins, almonds)

1. Blend everything in a blender but set granola aside.
2. Garnish smoothie with granola on top

Benefits of Acai
1. Heart Health
2. Promotes Skin Health
3. Aids in Weight Loss 4. Acai berries contain antioxidants
5. Helps with Digestive Upset
6. Reduces Irritation
7. Anti-Aging Effects
8. Energy Boost
9. Better Sex
10. Improves Mental Function

October 10, 2015

Real Talk

"You were born to be REAL not to be PERFECT" lately I have been so caught up overall "competition game" 
of Instagram...

 I had to look at myself and see why was that happening? I'm trying to be perfect instead of real. That's not me!
 I'm so real on here, and I hope that you can tell...

The same goes to my dating life, I will take the time out of my schedule to talk to certain guys, just to get shut down. 
Or ghosted. It's fine I'm a big girl, but people need to start being real...

Don't like me, move on. Don't drag me along forever. I'm trying to take a break from dating but every guy that I'm currently talking to it trying to prove to me why I need them in my life... Ain't nobody got time for that! Like seriously! 

September 30, 2015

NPC Competion

I grew up very active, danced, played soccer, was a cardio bunny, and danced again... 

After my 1st child I bounced right back to my old body, with my 2nd child I was deep in depression during and after the pregnancy. While depressed all I wanted to do was eat, or cry. 

I gained a lot of weight. This was also in the middle of my divorce. When I was separated and in the process of my divorce, nothing felt good, life was just blah! That's when I decided to get back to the gym. Not to just be a cardio bunny, but to lift like the other guys... It was intimidating but it felt so good. One session was better than the other, I started to get addicted to that lifestyle. 

That's when I decided that I would be competing on my first #NPC competition. I got my coach and was right on track, even in between the depression and craziness I was still keeping to it. A month before competition I got hit by a Semi. All my dreams shattered when my doctor told me that I had to take a 2 month break from working out. I then had to drop out of competition. I unfortunately ended up being depressed again and turned to food. My coach was anxiously waiting for me to get better so we could keep going. I was just over here trying to take it day by day. 

It's been 4 months and I can finally say that I feel 100 % like myself. I'm going to step on that stage eventually. I know I will! This post is a reminder that I can do hard things and that life does get better! It will also serve as inspiration for me to get to my goals. Keep grinding #fitfam and if you read this whole thing you're awesome 💪🏻

June 13, 2015

The Color Run 2015 Tour!

Utah, USA
This post is an original from one of my old blogs, bear with me as I transition everything over to Nina Talks.
mother and son at the color run
The Color Run was founded in March 2011 as an event to promote healthiness and happiness by bringing the community together to participate in the “Happiest 5k on the Planet”. We are the original paint race and have created a completely new genre of running events that continues to grow exponentially. I remember running my first ever The Color Run a few years back, I went in not knowing what to expect. After the first color station, I was hooked! Something about running, and then getting chalk thrown at you makes me excited about running. As some of you know, I loathe cardio… This race is different, makes me like cardio a little bit, and will always be on my Summer Bucket List!
Another thing that I loved about this day was being able to run it with my best friend Sarah & the best blogging friend I've ever had Stacie from over at Stacie's Place. They made it an amazing experience!
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They also work with local organizations in various cities they host events in. The Color Run’s number one goal, as it relates to local charities, is to increase cause awareness. We want to help shine a light on important issues. We hope our Color Runners will spend time on the website of our partner charities, join mailing lists, attend other events hosted by the charity and become an advocate for these causes. We give our charity partners a microphone to speak to thousands of good-hearted people.
What made this year's race different was having my son being part of it! Seeing his face light up with excitement once he realized what was going, was just priceless! He has the sweetest soul that brightens up any room! Sharing this special moment with him was amazing. I will always look back on that day and cherish it! I’m thinking that this is going to be a Mommy and son yearly tradition for him and me :)!
There you have it, a little bit more about one of my favorite races, you should check out their site to see if there is one coming to your town soon!
Editors note: To this day, Logan talks about the Color Run! He has the best memories from it and every time he wears his shirt he tells everyone about that one time he had chalk all over his face!