This week I am so excited to have these girls on my blog as I have been following theirs for a couple of years now, and their enthusiasm, recipes, motivation and vulnerability around their own health is inspiring to say the very least. Please welcome Lori and Michelle...
Lori and Michelle ~ Charlotte, NC ~ Personal trainers, chefs, authors, sales associates + ambassadors, social media managers, bloggers ~ 29yrs young
Why do you do what you do? / Why did you start your blog and biz?
We started our blog out of our love of creating recipes that we wanted to share with others. And we wanted to share our health journey as we know others out there may be suffering from the same thing in hopes that our story and issues may help someone else. We started our personal training business out of our passion for working out and fitness. We wanted to show others that they can get in the best shape of their life. We also wanted to show that eating healthy can be fun and exciting.
What’s the first thing you do when you wake up, and the last thing you do before bed?
Morning: Lately the first thing we do is drink a little water and then go workout.
Evening: After checking emails and blog comments, and playing on Instagram we do our oil pulling on our face and put moisturizer on, lay in bed and mediate a little before really falling asleep. Some nights we do some reading.
How do you make sure you’re looking after YOU?
Good question. Well we usually go off how well we are feeling and how our skin is doing. When we go through our periods of acne flare ups or stomach issues we know it is time to stop and reflect on ourselves. Realize something got out of handle and we need to fix it. We need to take the time to slow down and focus on us. Because if we are not feeling good than we can not help someone else.
Favourite place on earth and why?
The beach because we love the sound of the ocean and the waves as we find it very calming. Nothing beats the warm feeling of sun on your body.
5 things you’re grateful for right now?
1) Our family.
2) Sharing our passion of healthy and fitness with others.
3) Friends that support and challenge us every day.
4) Grateful having a green juice every morning.
5) Grateful for being able to start up a new business - personal training.
What’s your food philosophy?
We try to keep things simple yet have a little fun too. We believe in eating whole foods and not putting any labels on yourself. To enjoy food and the whole experience that comes with food. To eat in the moment. Focusing on eating real food while listening to the body making sure it is being fueled with the best foods that fit your individual body. We believe in experimenting to find what foods work for you.
You feel most yourself when…
We are working out or in the kitchen creating a recipes. Or enjoying a good cup of coffee or wine with a dear friend.
Who inspires you most?
Each other. We inspire each other to live our best life everyday.
Oh this is hard, as we love so many.
But one favorite quote that we love lately is, "Never give up, there is no such thing as an ending, just a new beginning."
Recipe to share…
Single Serving Vegan Plain English Muffin (gluten-free, protein rich)
Makes one English muffin
3 tablespoons brown rice protein powder
2 tablespoons arrowroot starch
1/4 teaspoon baking soda
1 teaspoon apple cider vinegar
2 1/2 tablespoons water*
1/2 tablespoon coconut oil, liquid
+ In a bowl or glass measuring cup (is what we used), place all your dry ingredients (protein powder, arrowroot starch, baking soda) into the glass dish. And mix.
+ Add in your apple cider vinegar and water.
+ End with adding in your coconut oil. Continue to stir it all together to form a wet, paste looking batter.
+ You can cook in the microwave (we did and used the same glass measuring cup to do it in) for 1 minute and 15 seconds, or you can pour batter into a muffin pan (lightly oiled) into 350 degree oven for about 10-12 minutes.
+ Let cool before removing from pan. Then carefully remove from pan and slice in half. Can eat as is with favorite topping or can toast it up. We toasted ours and felt it tasted even better toasted.
Lori and Michelle are twin sisters, Fitfluential Ambassadors, chefs, cookbook authors, multi-passioniate entrepreneurs, inspiring photographers and designers, and Lori is a NASM personal trainer. The twins share their passion of eating healthy, staying active, and creating innovative recipes and workouts to do at home.
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