Fitness and weight loss update! 

Hey y’all! I apologize for leaving all of you hanging as I had previously promised I’d update y’all weekly on my fitness/weight loss journey…. 

Well, after week three, I got very discouraged and gave up on my goals. 

I didn’t 100% give up: I continued to work out 2-3x week and tried to be cautious of what I ate. 

But for the most part I gave up. I let all of my overwhelming stress take over and I allowed myself to stress eat. 

I allowed my anxiety to get the best of me and discourage me. 

I crawled into my bed early each evening after work to just ignore the world. I was in bed and asleep by 7pm every night. And  I let myself be lazy and sleep in until the last possible second before leaving for work. 

My emotions have been up and down lately. And thats given me a sorry excuse “to take it easy on myself”. 

I haven’t accomplished much lately, but that is going to change. 

I’m creating new goals and making sure they are attainable! 

I decided to try things I’ve never done before. 


I recently joined an online coaching program with a nutritionist who knows her stuff and one of the toughest veterans who is well known on social media. 

It seems very cut throat and disciplined, but achievable. And it’s also NOT a gimmick where they give you shakes and wraps and promise you 50 pounds lost in 2 weeks. 

It’s a program to teach you how to make the correct nutritional choices for your body and goals. It’s a program to teach you how and what activity and exercise will help you in your journey. 

Im praying over this experience and I’m ready to learn a lot and accomplish my goals. 
The main thing I’ve learned these last couple of weeks during this lazy, unmotivated, and discouraging time is to take care of your mental/emotional health first! 

I had too much stress going on and I didn’t really deal with it. 

I didn’t really open up to anyone about it, I didn’t pray about it, I ignored the toll the stress took on my body… etc. 

I sort of ignored it which is not something I want any of you to do. 

You need to first and foremost always take care of your spiritual, mental, and emotional health. And if you are struggling with that, you must focus on it and get the love and help you need. 

Do what helps to ease your anxiety and do things that can help you relieve stress. 

Focus on more important things: for me that’s God, my family, and my close friends. 

Don’t let one bad week…. or even 4 bad weeks be the thing that pushes you to end your journey and give up on your goals. 

I’m trying to remember that everyday day that I’m able to wake up and open my eyes is a fresh start; a new beginning. 


Just like scripture says that Gods mercies are new every morning… we have that! And we have new chances to start over. 


Just because I’ve failed or didn’t try hard enough in the past doesn’t mean that I will have a unsuccessful future with my journey. 

I know I have a lot of work to do and a lot of excuses to get rid of. I know the journey is going to be tough and it’s going to take a long time. 

I want to follow through with all of it though because I want to see what it’s like to NOT GIVE UP. 

I want to know that it’s possible because I know I’m not the only one out there who feels helpless. 

I can’t be the only girl who sometimes feels like she is not good enough. I know I can’t be the only one who doubts that she has what it takes. I want to know it’s possible to reach my goals so that other ladies like me can know that they can do it too! 


So stay tuned for more… and as always thanks for checking in on my update! 

Blessings! 💜


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Week ONE of my weight loss journey. 

Woo hoo! My first update is here for my fitness and weight loss journey! 

As y’all know, on Tuesday, I started my journey to lose 40 pounds and get healthier and fit! 

I’ve finally had it with feeling unhappy with how I look, I was tired of having no energy, and I was tired of not being my best self.

Here are the highlights and what I realized during my first week of my fitness journey: 

1. I’m throwing out the scale. 

For now, I am. Because honestly seeing the numbers gives me anxiety and stress that I don’t want to deal with. Seeing the numbers go up or to watch them remain frozen has always discouraged me. Stress can cause weight gain and I tend to over eat when I’m sad or stressed, So to avoid the disappointment of what the scale shows me, I won’t be weighing myself weekly. I’m going to take monthly photos to see my transformation and how different my body (not my numbers!) look. If anything, I’ll weigh myself once a month. 

2. My gym/workout routine:

Ive been getting up at 5:00 am and hitting the gym before work and I love it! It puts me in a great mood for my day and I have lots of energy for work! I used to workout after work in the evening and I realized that I wasn’t putting 100% effort into my workout because I was too tired from work and just wanted to get home– and that was if I even went to the gym after work. Having an evening workout routine was tricky because most of the time, I’d just skip it all together! Here’s a brief and vague (very vague) chart of Week ONE workouts: 

Now, my goal was to hit the gym 4 times this week, and I only did 3 days. So there’s one little disappointment for my first week. But even so, I was glad I started a routine that I intend and will keep! 

Next week I’m shooting for 5x week and hoping to up my cardio time and weight training time 🙂 


3. It’s not just about how long you spend at the gym! 

The first two days I did cardio, I did it for 45 minutes. Then on Friday (my third day) I only did 40 minutes. But I worked so much harder and burned more calories with my 40 minute cardio session. What I learned from this is: I could spend an hour on the stair master and not give it my full effort and only burn x amount of calories. But, if I truly work, put 100% effort, and challenge myself and my goals, I can burn more calories and gain more strength/endurance with less time on the machine… make sense? 

It’s not about a 4 hour gym session… it’s about how much effort you give with each minute you are working out! 

4. Cut out the idea of food as a “reward” 

This is where one of my main problems is! I start to think “oh I worked out and ate a healthy lunch, so it’s okay to have fast food and ice cream tonight…” WRONG. 

I’m trying so hard to simply look at food as fuel for this time of my life. I need it to stay alive and fueled for working out. I’m trying not to look at food as a comfort or stress relief, but simply as fuel. 

I’ve made the mistake this week already of eating out and binging on Burger King (yuck) 

I’m promising myself no cheat days for at least a few weeks! 

*this is the most challenging part of my journey. 

5. Drink TONS OF WATER. Seriously! 

Yes, this is stressed so much because it’s so freaking important! 

One of the suckiest things that happened this week as I started my fitness journey was I got crazy and horrible headaches the first two days I worked out. 

My body wasn’t used to the intensity of the workouts and your body NEEDS more than your idea of enough water. You’ll get dehydrated and will not feel good at all if you aren’t chugging down that water… and you have to do it constantly and all day long. (And yes you’ll be in the bathroom a lot!) 

I’m currently aiming for a gallon a day this coming week 🙂 

6. Live by this quote: 


I found this quote on Pinterest and it literally changed my outlook on my journey… I’m obsessing over the future what what I’ll be eating, doing, and looking like months from now. I get discouraged sometimes when I look too far ahead and see how much work and patience I’m going to have to have to succeed. 

Sometimes I get stressed out thinking about the time, patience, and hard consistency that I’m going to have to have… (stress will hold you back!) 

Focus on your day to day… wake up and make sure you are giving that specific day all of your energy and dedication… that way you can look back in joy and triumph and NOT ahead in stress! 

Those are just a few of my experiences and epiphanies from this week. I’m praying that next week I’ll continue on and better, more successful and closer to my goals! 

I’m also hoping to get my “initial/before photos” taken next week! (Let’s hope I’m brave enough to share them with y’all) 

Thanks for reading and thanks for the encouragement y’all have given me thus far! 

STAY TUNED FOR NEXT WEEK’S UPDATE OF MY SECOND WEEK OF MY FITNESS JOURNEY❤️❤️

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The Tea That Changed How I Felt About My Body! 

Happy Wellness Wednesday! 


I recently finished my first 30 day detox with Teami Blends! Woo hoo!! 

I’m so happy to have finished it and finally be consistent with something like this! I was absolutely impressed with my journey and how I felt throughout the whole process! I’m going to share with you how my detox went! Check out my first post and update on my Teami Journey here!

So what changed? 

The number one thing that I saw and felt change with was my energy! I’m a huge coffee fan but sometimes coffee wouldn’t give me the energy and boost that I needed… Teami tea gave me the healthy and right boost that I was searching for! 
Another amazing change I felt was LESS bloating! I absolutely can’t stand being and feeling bloated… this tea took that all away and I felt so much “lighter” 😉 
Another major change throughout my 30 days was that I used the bathroom a lot more than I usually do! And it was also “easier” for me to go to the bathroom (TMI, I’m sorry) 


Did I lose any weight? 

No, I didn’t lose any weight, but that’s okay! I started this journey as a boost to feeling better and putting natural and healthy things into my body! I ate clean but not as clean as I should’ve. I exercised, but not as much as I know I should have… Teami Blends promotes healthy eating and active lifestyle along with the tea detox! If I was more consistent on these two areas, I’m sure I would’ve lost some pounds. But that wasn’t my main focus. 
How did the teas taste? 

DELICIOUS! I have always been a fan of tea but was unsure of how this tea would taste… Thankfully, it taste delicious all on its own and I don’t need to add any sugar or honey to it! 🙂
Will I use more products from Teami Blends! 

I definitely will! I’m beyond eager to try more products and teas from this lovely company! I’m dying to try the TEAMI ENERGY and the TEAMI RELAX! When I try these out, I will make sure to let y’all know what I think 🙂 
Teami Blends changed the way I felt about my health. There was something about the tea that boosted my energy and mood and took away that “bleh and ugh” feeling. It felt good knowing that I was putting good things in my body, and feeling better ultimately motivated me to treat my body better- physically and emotionally. 


It’s been amazing 30 days and I can’t wait to do another detox and I can’t wait to try more products! 
Have you been wanting to try Teami Blends? If so, I have a coupon code for you! Use WFW10 for 10% OFF your order! And of course, if you have any questions about this product, feel free to ask! 

Thanks for joining me along this journey! 

Happy sips! 

-Olivia 💛



[this post is NOT sponsored. The products were sent to me to try, and ALL opinions are my own. The discount code is an affiliate code. I will receive a small commission when it is used.] 

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#TREATYOSELFTUESDAY – Halo Top Ice Cream

Happy Tuesday! It’s time to shed some light on a splurge worthy product!

My current obsession is the delicious Halo Top Ice cream!

Have you heard of it yet? I am sure you have because I have been seeing it ALL OVER social media…

My favorite fitness/wellness Youtubers were talking about it (Jordan Cheyenne and Whitney Simmons)

I have seen it all over Instagram and Facebook, so I decided to set out on a search for it!

Sooo, what is Halo Top Ice Cream, you ask? Well, It is a Healthy ice cream… That’s right, HEALTHY ice cream! (Say what?!)

I couldn’t believe it myself either, but when I looked at the nutritional facts, I was stunned!

I have only tried two flavors, but I am a huge fan of both. My favorite thing about this ice cream is that it has low calories and a good amount of protein.

The first flavor I tried was the “Birthday Cake” and I loved it! I bought it at my local smiths for $5.50. The birthday cake pint is 280 calories total. It is 70 calories and 6 grams of protein per serving. Compare that to a serving of other ice cream being 150 calories and 2 grams of protein per serving … Halo top for the win!

So what does it taste like?

It taste delicious! It is definitely a different taste from your typical blue bunny or ben & jerry’s. But it’s a good different!The second flavor I tried was Mint Chip, and I fell in love with it! The minty flavor tasted so good and actually left a “fresh” feel to my mouth. and this flavor is 240 calories per pint! I bought this one at Whole Foods for $5.99 when me and my best friend Summer went on the hunt for these when I told her about them. She is a huge birthday cake fan, so she tried the birthday cake flavor!

I saw so many other flavors that I wanted to try (Like Lemon cake and Chocolate almond crunch) but just couldn’t justify buying more than one, knowing that I won’t eat them all. (They are DELICIOUS, but I am just not a sweet tooth)

There is a lot of hype over this product, and I will say that it is definitely worth the hype. There is such a wide range of variety for the flavors, which is nice! They are far more healthier than any other ice cream out there. And, they taste so good! I believe they are worth the hype, splurge, and the price!

With all the flavors they have, you are bound to fall in love with one! So I say, go out to Whole Foods (or wherever else they sell them) and TREAT YO SELF to some of this ice cream! You won’t regret it, because it ain’t all that bad for you anyway! 😉

Have you already tried Halo Top? If so, what did you think of it? And what was your favorite flavor? Let me know so I can know which ones to try next!

Thanks for tuning in for another #TREATYOSELFTUESDAY post! Let me know what you think of Halo Top!

Blessings,

Olivia

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