Are you ready to lose those last stubborn 10 pounds? Here’s how.

Those last stubborn 10 pounds! Why are they the hardest to lose?! Here's how you can start losing those LAST 10 pounds!

Why are those last 10 pounds so hard to lose?! Like seriously, they seem to want to hang on for dear life! And they don’t do a good job of hiding themselves either. For some of you, those last 10 pounds might be on your butt, your hips, your abs…but for me, it’s my love handles!! It seems that no matter what I do, I always have some fat there. I would literally have to starve myself to get them to go away. And by no means am I going to starve myself!! I love my food way to much to give it up.

Let’s face it…eating healthy is HARD. Sticking to a workout program from beginning to end is HARD. But really, losing those last 10 pounds seems to be the HARDEST!! It’s like no matter what we do, they just won’t go away!

If at first you don't succeed, try, try again.

The way I see it, you have TWO choices: you can either give up and just accept those 10 pounds and live with them, or you can choose to face them head on and work on getting rid of them. That’s what I’m choosing to do – to kick them in the butt and send them packing.

I know those last few pounds are my own fault. Like I said, I just love food way to much, and sometimes I overindulge, even on the healthy stuff.

So, how do we discontinue this cycle?

Get motivated! I like to post a picture of my “goal” body on my bathroom mirror. That way, each morning and evening I’m reminded of what I’m working towards.

Create a workout plan. This means actually writing down which workout you are going to do on which day. It’s one thing to say to yourself, I’m going to workout tomorrow, but to actually write it down like you’re making an appointment with yourself is much more effective.

Create a meal plan. Take some time to print out or write out a meal plan for the week. Write out what EACH meal is going to be: breakfast, snacks, lunch, and dinner. Then go to the grocery store and buy the foods you need. I know this sounds tedious, but you have to do the work if you want to see the results.

Believe in yourself. Trust me, there are ALWAYS going to be obstacles in your way. There will always be that pizza and cookies and wine calling your name. Just know that it’s part of the process. Believe in yourself, have confidence in yourself that you can overcome this. Change will happen if you stick with it. There are no quick fixes.

Drop the excuses. I’ve heard all of the excuses in the book…

  1. My kids were up last night.
  2. I went to bed late.
  3. I couldn’t find my workout clothes.
  4. I had a long, tiring day.
  5. I have a stuffy nose.

Stop letting your kids be your excuse NOT to take care of yourself. When I started my weight loss journey, I had 3 kids under 3! Yes I had sleepless nights, yes there were times I was not feeling great…but those that want results will find a way! Do you have the will and the drive to make the change?

Don’t stop. Maybe you’ve come so far and already lost 20 or more pounds, and you’re not sure if you have the motivation to lose those last 10. I’m here to tell you – DON’T QUIT NOW!! Why would you stop  before reaching your goal? You wouldn’t tell your kids to stop halfway before reaching their goal, would you? So why do that to yourself?!

Hey, I’m not perfect either. Just because I help people everyday reach their weight loss goals doesn’t make me perfect. I need a kick in the pants once in a while too!

I’m ready to be 100% dedicated to my nutrition! I’m ready to say goodbye to those love handles.

80% of this is nutrition and it seems to be most people’s biggest struggle. I’m ready to help keep you accountable, are you ready to do the same with me?

I'm willing to do what others are not.

So let’s do this! Let’s help hold each other accountable!

I’m now accepting applications for my next Drop a Dress Size support group – my online weight loss program for women who struggle with emotional eating, binge eating, overeating, and/or body image issues.

I’ll set you up with a customizable program. We won’t be starving ourselves…we will learn to LOVE ourselves and treat our bodies with respect.

You can learn more about the group HERE, or you can fill out the following application to be considered for a spot in my next group!

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A healthy and delicious raspberry vinaigrette recipe with a touch of lemon!

Raspberry Lemon Vinaigrette. A healthy and delicious salad dressing. 21 Day Fix approved!

I used to always buy my salad dressing at the grocery store. I would look for low-fat versions of the raspberry vinaigrette, thinking it was the healthy choice. But once I started to read the ingredients list for everything that I was buying, I was quite surprised!

All of the salad dressings I’ve seen on the store shelf contain some sort of sugar or highly processed oil. Even the so called “healthy” ones. Now, I’m not saying store-bought salad dressing is the devil, but if I can make my own with ingredients that are healthier, than I will! I haven’t bought salad dressing from the store in years!

Raspberry Lemon Vinaigrette. A simple and healthy salad dressing. 21 Day Fix approved.

This Raspberry Lemon Vinaigrette was so easy to make. I just threw everything into my Vitamix and blended it together! The vinaigrette turned out sweet and tangy, which is a wonderful combination on salads.

This vinaigrette would make an amazing sauce drizzled on meat, fish, or even vegetables!

If using frozen raspberries, I recommend letting them thaw first.

You could even use strawberries instead of raspberries, it would taste just as good.

Enjoy the fruits of summer in this Raspberry Lemon Vinaigrette!

Clean Eating Raspberry Lemon Vinaigrette

Prep Time: 5 minutes

Total Time: 5 minutes

Serving Size: 2 Tbsp

Ingredients

  • 2 cups fresh or frozen raspberries (if using frozen, let thaw first)
  • 3 Tbsp olive oil
  • 1 Tbsp water
  • Juice of 1 lemon
  • Zest of 1 lemon
  • 1 Tbsp red wine vinegar
  • 2 tsp honey
  • 2 tsp dijon mustard
  • 1/2 tsp sea salt
  • 1/4 tsp ground pepper

Instructions

  1. Add all ingredients to a blender and blend on medium-low until well combined.
  2. Transfer the vinaigrette to a container and refrigerate for up to 5 days.

Notes

Cal: 68 Fat: 5g Carbs: 5g Protein: 0.4g Fiber: 2g Sodium: 130mg

21 Day Fix: 1 orange

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