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Pumpkin Fudge

I love anything with pumpkin regardless if it's the fall or summer. I came across this healthy version of Pumpkin Fudge and thought it sounded delish!

Pumpkin Fudge

Ingredients: (makes 12 squares)
1 cup pumpkin puree
1/3 cup coconut butter
1/4 cup coconut oil, melted
1 tsp pure vanilla extract
1/4 cup pure maple syrup
1 tsp pumpkin pie spice
pinch of sea salt
1/2 cup chopped, toasted walnuts (optional)

Directions:
Line 8x8 pan with parchment paper. Combine the pumpkin, coconut butter, coconut oil, vanilla, maple syrup, pumpkin pie spice, and salt in a food processor and puree until smooth. Pour the mixture into the prepared pan. Sprinkle the toasted walnuts evenly over the top if you prefer a crunch. Place the pan in the fridge for 1 hour, or until firm. Slice into squares and serve.

The Pudge lasts up to 10 days-- that is if you can keep it around that long.

Meet me in the Middle

If this blog post could play music, "The Middle" by Zedd, Maren Morris, & Grey would be playing, and I would be jamming out. The lyrics encompass a relationship; however, the premise of the song goes hand in hand with this excerpt. 

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Within the past few years I have become very present to the ever changing stages of womanhood. I am fortunate to be surrounded by all types of women (single, married, with kids, without kids, divorced) given my personal training business, and each are on a different journey. Going from brand new in a career and trying to find one's way, to getting in a serious relationship, to diving head first in owning a business, to getting married and possibly having kids. With each milestone comes amazing stories and a new purpose, but also an unspoken judgement between each other. 

I am baffled at how being single (aka: no husband nor kids) seems to mean that you must accommodate to the ones who have these things. Why is it that my plans of hanging with friends, staying up late working, or simply wanting to lay by a pool or sit on a patio and enjoy a cocktail are considered second rate? It is my mission for women to be empowered and confident in whatever path they take, and I take it to heart when we feel the opposite. I would love to get a phone call and have a friend or family member want to meet me somewhere with their kiddo that is not 100% on their time frame and only ideal for them. Time is precious. I believe it is just as important to sacrifice single gal plans as it is to sacrifice kiddo nap time. To think opposite is not fair. Meet me in the middle. 

As women, I long for us to meet in the middle, to respect each other and our choices. Our lives are different and we are on our own journey. Ideas of fun may have shifted, and I believe it's important for both parties to understand we’re finding happiness in our own way. I am excited and ready to meet my partner-in-crime and connect with friends and family who are in that stage of life, but until then, I am going to walk in my single woman shoes and continue to embrace life with every bit of vigor, love, and gusto.

Rollin' Solo Dolo

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June 6th, 2017  (actual date written)

The past 12 months have been a whirlwind of transition. From career changes, to getting ready to move on my own, to finishing up my OPEX Level 1 CCP course work, I can suffice to say it's been busy. This coming August will be the first time ever that I am rollin' solo dolo with my career AND living on my own again. I am so excited yet it also brings up all the craziness that comes with transition.

As of June 1st I have been operating solely as Showout Life and offering the following:

So many possibilities and new adventures in store! When I truly listen to my heart, life makes sense again and things fall into place. 2017 is half way over and I have already learned so much more about myself, accomplished goals, but taken a few steps back too. I may be rollin' solo dolo, but I am ready to link arms with new clients and develop amazing, fulfilling, intimate relationships. Let's rock out the 2nd half of the year full speed ahead!

The 4 H's

HEALTHY - HAPPY - HORNY - HUNGRY

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A simple way to know if you are functioning at full capacity, recovering from workouts, and fueling your body properly is to check in with the 4 H's. Each morning you should wake up experiencing all the H's.

HEALTHY- You feel great. Rarely get sick. Crave nutritious foods. Injury free and feeling fab!

HAPPY- You wake up ready to take on the day full speed ahead. This doesn't mean you have to be on cloud 9 all the time, but you have a sense of fulfillment and are excited about what the day has in store. If you are restricting your calories, you have less calories for your brain to use. We've all heard of being hangry. Less fuel for your brain means less chances to think happy thoughts. The default state of the brain is to look for the negative. Being negative requires less calories. If you have enough calories you are more able to conciously choose your thoughts and you can choose to be happy.

HORNY- Horniess is all about the hormones. If your hormones are whacked out, you are going to have no desire to rip your man's/woman's clothes off. Check in with how you feel when you wake up each morning. If morning sex is not on the brain, something could be off hormonally.

HUNGRY- When your metabolism is working properly, you will wake up hungry and ready to eat breakfast after that morning sex sesh! If on a regular basis you find yourself not wanting any food for multiple hours upon waking, then something is off.

I have limited spots available for 1-on-1 and small group training and more availability for online coaching. If you find yourself struggling with 1 or all of these H's, give me a shout and I can help you reach your goals and wake up experiencing all the H's!

Showout Core Values

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When I fully branched out on my own I felt it was important to identify and share my company's key attributes. There are 5 core values that encompass Showout Life:

FUN
BALANCE
ABUNDANCE
CONFIDENCE
FREEDOM

FUN- In all you do have a child-like spirit and a playful heart. Life is meant to be happy and joyful.

BALANCE- Work Hard. Play Hard. What is the point of busting your butt day in and day out if you cannot enjoy the fruits of your labor.

ABUNDANCE- From family, friends, fitness, and finances, live in a space of plentifulness. Everything is within your reach.

CONFIDENCE- Instilling inner confidence through fitness, goals, and lifestyle choices.

FREEDOM- To live and choose to do whatever your heart desires while breaking through barriers and living freely.

I want to continue to coach people who hold these similar values to heart and/or who aspire to make these the core of who they want to be. From in-person training, to online coaching, to corporate wellness, I am here to bring fun, balance, abundance, confidence, and freedom to your life!

New Moon

August 23rd, 2017 (actual date written)

I have been reading up on the solar eclipse over the past few weeks before experiencing it on Monday (picture above). To be honest, it was not a big overwhelming moment for me since I live in Austin, and I only saw a partial eclipse. However, when I reflect over the past few months, and this week alone, so much has shifted.

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Career changes.
Closed doors to old, toxic friendships.
Opened doors to new and thriving friendships.
100% self-employed.
Moving into my very own space.
Launching new business ideas.
Saying YES to things that scare me.
Leaving a gym and a way of life I’ve known for over 7 years.
Training at Gold’s Gym and getting back to my roots.
Embracing life fully in the way my heart and Showout personality desires.

New moons, as its name suggests, represents the beginning and a sense of newness; great for planting new seeds and ideas. Magic enhanced here is to promote positive potential in a new venture. Full moons have a sense of completion and are abundant with energy.

Monday was not a huge Aha moment, but the events leading up to it, and currently in the making, have been game changers for me. I have more clarity, trust, and faith in the unknown, and what’s in store for me more then ever. I’m excited to let this new chapter continue to transpire and leaving what needs to be left behind in the past.

Did you experience anything on the New Moon? Any shifts or changes taking place in your life?