February Fitness Challenge!

Excited to announce that I’m enrolling for my February fitness challenge. In February we all celebrate Valentines day, so in honor of that our group will focus on self-esteem and self love. Too often women focus on working out to get rid of something bad about their body (excess fat, love handles, cellulite, etc) or as a punishment for something they ate. This “do it or you’ll be hideous” attitude is so discouraging over time! And don’t even get me started on these starvation or “no carb, no cheat day, no nothing” fasts/diets. We treat our bodies like we hate them! And in return they get tired, broken down, they start cravimg any and everything – and we give up!

I like to look at exercise and eating healthy as a celebration of my body, and something I do out of love. When you exercise because you love your body, and eat foods that it needs because you want to treat it well – it’s so much easier to stick to a plan and be healthy! No more starving, no going days without eating food groups or even food in general. No more. Through this group we will focus on of course reaching our fitness goals, but also treating ourselves as good as we would treat one of our best friends. No negative talk, no looking in the mirror tearing ourselves apart, none of that.

You’ll have all the tools you need to kick off your fitness journey – workouts, meal plans, and more support than you can even imagine.

I have 10 spots open for new clients, first come first serve. If you’re wanting to go on this journey with me, please fill out this form.

Annual hair press AKA – Get you a girl that can do both 😂

Alright guys – it’s that time of year again where I straighten my hair. My timehop app always reminds me. I actually like straightneing my hair once a year – it gives me a chance to examine my ends and lets me switch it up. I also like seeing how much growth I’ve had.

So here is where I started at. Week old braidout.

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Here’s my toolbox:

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Work At Home Mom – 2 week Check In

Hey yal!

So Ive been MIA. I know most would expect me to actually be bloggin MORE now since I have a new laptop and no 9-5… but not yet haha. It’s January. That’s a busy month for a coach!!! Plus I’m soaking up time with my son.

Anywho … more about working at home.

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You can’t be healthy if you aren’t active

Your aren’t healthy if you aren’t active. I don’t care if the doctor said you appear healthy, your blood work is fine. It’s like driving a new car and never getting an oil change, eventually it will mess up the car.

This really gets me because I’m a parent. And as a parent, it doesn’t matter how great you make sure your child eats or how much exercise they get – they are taking their example of what it’s right to do as an adult from you. So then they’ll grow up and eat like you, and avoid working out like you, and they’ll be unhealthy too.

We gotta do better. We gotta do better because it literally takes as little as 10 minutes a day to do a quick workout. It saves tons of money and time to meal prep vs eating processed crap and fast food. It is logical. There’s really no reason to not do it – other than you just don’t feel like it.

Try saying “I don’t feel like setting a good example for my children” and see how that feels. Then maybe you can get up and reclaim your health in 2018.

You know I’d love to help. Hit me up. Tarra.Yvette@gmail.com.

Merry Christmas, Happy Holidays, alla dat

Guys, my life right now is fabulous af. I can’t even lie. Our Christmas was awesome, I got my macbook which I’m writing this post from (ayeeee), LB got tons of everything, Alaila will be here today to see all of her piles of gifts. Also I’m 1 day into WAHM life and I’m loving it!!! LB is excited he doesn’t have to go anywhere at 7:45 AM, I’m excited to spend time with him. He’s napping now and I’ve already done my work for the day. It’s glorious.

I am excited to continue living a life that I design instead of one constricted to the small pockets of time I was left with while working my 9-5.

I hope everyone had a fabulous Christmas! Looking forward to bringing you some new content coming into the new year!

It was my genetics?

My parents and grandparents are/were diabetic (type 2) and I was diagnosed as prediabetic at 24 with an A1C of 6.0. And a lot of people I knew and healthcare professionals told me it was because I was genetically predisposed to diabetes.

They didn’t ask about my diet or lack of activity. I sat at a desk all day for work, didn’t work out, and ate fast food at least 3x a week. I love carbs and sweets too. I was depressed. We moved, had 2 mortgages and I was always alone with just LB.

So I ate and layed around.

See here’s the thing about what I was told. It took all of the pressure and responsibility off of me and blamed my genetics. It made me feel like I was just dealt a poor hand. I mean, plenty of people had a worse diet than me and were NOT prediabetic.

It’s really a crazy way that we as a society look at things. Lets say I drove 95 on the interstate every single day (trust me living in Kentucky a lot of people do). And my parents had both lost their legs in car wrecks (God forbid). and then one day I wrecked and broke both legs and may have to amputate. Am I genetically predisposed to losing my legs? To car wrecks?

Why not? It’s the same logic – plenty of people drive 95 and don’t wreck and lose their legs.

See how stupid that sounds? I wasn’t predisposed to diabetes anymore than I’d be predisposed to a car wreck. The people who weren’t affected like I was are like the people who didn’t wreck – THEY’RE LUCKY. Favored. Blessed. Whatever term you want to use. They’re the exception. I’m the rule.

One day I finally got up off my butt and worked out. I changed my diet. And crazy how my A1C went down to 5.5, no longer prediabetic.

I’m no doctor and I can only speak for myself. But the only thing wrong with me was my habits, not my genetics. My genes control a lot of things – my gender, my skin color, my fabulous hair, my body shape, my big teeth.. I could go on and on. But they were not going to make me diabetic. I was going to make me diabetic.

And if you’re like I was, before you check your genetics – check your habits.

Natural Hair Growth

I hear it all the time. “My hair isn’t growing!” “How do you get your hair to grow so fast?” “I hope I can get my hair that long one day”

Listen, in my opinion, there’s a huge problem in the natural hair community. And that issue is that we spend however much money being a product junkie buying the finest, most organic, natural ingredients. I mean standing in the product aisle READING THE BACK OF ISH (this is me too so i ain’t mad at ya).

And then we pull up at McDonalds for a McDouble and fries.

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