Guest post from Robyn Youkilis [aka my coach – yes coaches have coaches!] Read about how Robyn changed my life here.

Truth? I was not feeling my sparkliest last week.

I admitted this during my free class, Beyond Chewing. I had been “letting myself get away from myself”, which for me means not putting on makeup or clothes I love, not committing to movement (so it didn’t happen most days), not loading up on greens, and more. This left me feeling just blah, bloated and not comfortable in ANY of my clothes, exhausted, and generally feeling anxious around meal times.

Thankfully what I’m about to share comes at the perfect time. This is an opportunity for me to step it up as a teacher, but also step into being a student of my own work.

But before I go into anything new, I wanted to take a minute to check in with YOU.

How are you? How have you been feeling the last few weeks or months?

Are you feeling sluggish, tired, unfocused or unproductive? Or maybe you’re just feeling meh – not terrible, but not as vibrant and generally excited about life as you think you could be? 

Like me, maybe you had quite the cozy winter, complete with lazy snow days, yummy homemade baked goods and many seasonal cocktails.

There’s nothing wrong with that. I strongly believe life is meant to be celebrated and food is meant to be enjoyed and sometimes doing nothing all day just feels oh so right, but there also comes a time when we are ready to change, to shift back towards structure and healthy habits, to feel strong and connected in our bodies. When we are ready to focus, and ready for things to be different.

A few months ago, the gals here at Team Your Healthiest You {myself included!} were looking to get “back into shape” (for lack of a better word). We wanted to scale back on the “healthy” chocolate, almond milk lattes, extra servings of dinner and gluten free cookies, commit to more challenging and consistent workout routines, and, yes, lose some extra weight. We talked about it and came up with individual plans, and it did work, sort of. We all made some positive changes, lost a few pounds, but something didn’t totally stick deep down inside.

We wanted to make the change in our heads, but found we weren’t ready to fully commit in our bodies, in our everyday lives.

Do you feel like you really do need a change? Are you unsure if you do? If you’re ready? 

Here’s an exercise I want you to try right in this moment:

Close your eyes and imagine your most brilliant version of you two months from now. What is this version of you wearing? Doing? Eating? And most importantly, how is she or he feeling? How is this different than your current reality?

Now, comes the big leap – how can you have this most brilliant, radiant version of yourself become your guaranteed future? How do you make this actually happen?

If you are ready to step into this “OMG YES!” version of you two months from now, I have an exclusive invitation for you

I’ve built a space where you can get all the nerdy must know health info and support you need to become that vision you know is inside somewhere. To embody that life that you feel meant to live, but just haven’t quite gotten there yet.

Eager to learn more? Head here and read my letter to you.

My intention is for you to powerfully move into this person you KNOW you are. And I’d love to have the honor of guiding you there.

Thanks for listening. I can’t wait to talk more with you over here!

Lots of love,

BONUS RECIPE: UPGRADED AVOCADO TOAST

Probably my favorite snack, I call this ingredient combo my “brain bowl.” This was my go-to fuel while working on my book! With brain fueling healthy fat from the avocado, it kept me clear and energized for hours when I couldn’t stop for a full meal. It’s perfect as a filling snack or mini meal – I love serving this kraut snack on gluten free bread as an “upgraded” avocado toast. This is also a great little dish for my kraut newbies; the avocado really mellows its flavor.

Ingredients:

Go with Your Gut Kraut Snack (recipe below)
1-2 slices bread of choice [note from Stephanie: I love this gluten-free sourdough!]

Directions:

Toast bread.
Top toasted bread with kraut snack and enjoy!

GO WITH YOUR GUT KRAUT SNACK

Ingredients:

1⁄4 to 1⁄2 cup sauerkraut of choice [note from Stephanie: this is my fave!]
1⁄2 ripe avocado, cubed
Sprinkle of nutritional yeast
Drizzle of olive oil
Sprinkle of gomasio, optional
Sprinkle of sea salt, if needed

Directions:

Mash!

This recipe is just one of the over 100 recipes you’ll receive as part of Robyn’s coaching program, Your Healthiest You. She has a way of teaching you how to truly FEED YOURSELF in this six week program. Plus it’s not just about cooking and recipes – she’s a sneaky master at helping you lose excess weight, kick insatiable cravings to the curb + learn how to feel calm eating in any social situation.

Right when you enroll you’ll receive 12 bonus recipes [+ even a shopping list – Robyn does it ALL for you, besides the actual cooking that is] so you can get started in your kitchen TODAY.