How Does Working Out Make You Feel? Weekend Thoughts…

How Does Working Out Make You Feel? Weekend Thoughts...

After a workout I feel all this and more! [Image from:]

Working out is something that has become a way of life. I workout 6 days a week no matter how tired I am, how angry I get at life, exhausted from an amazing day out with friends and family, even when I am sleepy I will push myself to workout. One thing I know is WITHOUT A SHADOW OF A DOUBT, I feel AMAZING when I am done with my workout. I feel like I am so strong and I can take on the day. It is amazing what you can accomplish with that state of mind. So now that you know how I feel when I workout, question is…

How do you feel when you workout?


Motivation Monday! Have You Truly Looked At Yourself in the Mirror?!

Love Your Body [Image from:]

Love Your Body [Image from:]

Have you looked in the mirror?…

Like truly looked at yourself?

What do you see?

Do you like what you see or do you cringe?

Shaking your head in disappointment

Sighing at disbelief

Maybe even shed a tear

But breath my friend

Smile at yourself 

Cheese so wide you hurt your cheeks


Throughout the change I still love the body I am in <3

Throughout the change I still love the body I am in ❤


Who cares what the world thinks!

This is the real you, and this is your real body!

And if you do not like it

Smile because you are ready for change

Smile for the haters you know you will soon make envious

Smile for your health

Smile for your upcoming new life!

No one says it will be easy

You may be in more pain than you ever been in your life

You may even feel defeated at times

But one thing I can promise you!

You will be happier

You will be healthier

And you will become more motivated than you have EVER BEEN IN YOUR LIFE

So my friend

If your ready for change


And always remember

Love your body NO MATTER WHAT!





Love the body that you are in throughout your journey in life, it is the only one you have! Hope you enjoy the small and big accomplishments in your health journey for not only this week but throughout your WHOLE LIFE!

♥ Norah






Change in Pace – Realizing My Blog Identity!

Always believe <3 [Image:]

Always believe

Hello My Blog Family!

SO SO SORRY I haven’t posted in like FOREVER! I have been so crazy busy and when I was not I was too exhausted to blog anything. Lately it has been short and sweet posts, but what I loved about them was my motivation was getting out there. Than I realized that the direction that not only my life was going but my blog was going in a different direction. Lately you have all noticed I have been focused on health and fitness and that is what I would like to focus on. I want when you go on my blog you find inspiration in your daily lives, and with that I decided to give my lovely blog a MAKEOVER! With that being said I will focus more on health and fitness but also giving you guys random but emotional poems, awesome recipes that I created or tested and LOVE and lots and lots of pictures of great inspiration.

I hope you follow me in this journey of self discovery and I hope I can maybe even inspire you to change your life just a little! Whatever the case may be I hope you follow, read, comment, and just have fun! Anyway before I leave my loves here a couple of pics of inspiration and a challenge I have been working on Instagram that I want you ALL to join whether you have Instagram or not!

May Fitness Challenge

May Fitness Challenge

If anyone is familar with Instagram you know they have daily to monthly photo challeneges where you can post daily pics on different topics. This month I decided to do a #mayfitnesschallenge and it has been loads of fun. Each day you post a pic of the topic of the day and it actually keeps you motivated during your fitness journey and you can even meet new people throughout it as well.

May Fitness Photo Collage

May Fitness Photo Collage

I have chatted with many people on this journey and it is very inspiring to see people’s progress and how they conquered their health. I will TRY to post my daily pics with you all and if you have Instagram look for me (sn is CulinaryGirl138)and see the awesome pics I post daily as well! I hope you all have an amazing weekend and remember YOU ARE WORTH IT!

♥ Norah

Creating your life is an everyday thing...[Image from ]

Creating your life is an everyday thing…[Image from ]

When The Going Gets A Little Tough….

Becoming who you were really meant to be takes time...

Becoming who you were really meant to be takes time…[Image from: Women’s Health]

Today as I was trying on clothes that I was once not able to fit in and I felt great. Than a sadness came over me because I was angry that I had let myself go soo many times and now have to work hard and sacrifice once more. But unlike the other times I feel soo much stronger and I am determined to become the woman I was meant to be…I just need to keep reminding myself that it is one day at a time…

So my friends while in your journey no matter what it is remember to…



And of course…



♥ Norah


One day at a time..[Image from: ]

One step at a time..[Image from: ]

Finding Small Inspirations Throughout The Week

Motivation Throughout The Week

Finding Inspiration in simple things makes you think of the possibilities…


Finding beautiful and simple quotes while drinking tea honestly can put me in a good mood and get me through the day. I hope this week you found some inspirations in the most simple of things. I know I did and each day makes me feel like I’m evolving even more…

Lets see what this day will bring…

Norah ♥

Remembering the Blessings in Our Lives

Remembering the Blessings in Our Lives

Count your blessings because their are others who are less fortunate…[Image from:]

I saw this quote on Instagram and it really spoke to me. With all that is going on in the world (especially with the unfortunate events in Boston) we sometimes we get soo into our heads and we forget that there are MILLIONS of people who are suffering everyday! This reminds me how blessed my life is and how fortunate I am to just do what I do everyday. I hope you take the time out to just marvel at the blessings in your life and please pray for the less fortunate (Especially the victims in Boston). Love you guys and always enjoy to live life to the fullest no matter what 🙂

Norah ♥

Please pray for the victims in Boston [Image from:]

Please pray for the victims in Boston [Image from:]

With Every Smile :-)

Smile can like no one is watching <3

Smile can like no one is watching ❤


The beauty of your smile can show the world your true and natural nature

Always remember to show them the confidence

The courage

The beauty

Through your GORGEOUS smile

For your smile

Is the little light

Than can brighten up someone’s day

So never forget to smile no matter what

I hope you all have a great weekend filled with fun and great memories and remember to smile 🙂

Norah ♥


Even through it all I will always show my smile :-)

Even through it all I will always show my smile 🙂

Let’s Do Something New This Week: Smoothie Challenge!

Highlights of this weekend :-)

Highlights of this weekend 🙂

Hello My Fit and Fun Foodies,

I hope everyone had a great weekend! Mine was filled with great company, food, and not so much relaxation. I went to see one of my best friends in the lovely city of Brooklyn and we had a great time! We went out to a chic art mag event followed by ending the night with drinks and not so healthy but great food from Soco. The next day I started off the day right by going to Cornerstone and having delicious Steak and Eggs

Steak and Eggs were sooo good!

Steak and Eggs were sooo good!

while sipping on some DELICIOUS Mimosas



. The rest of the day I went home and relaxed and today I enjoyed a great and spiritual day with my family.

This weekend I have learned that I have become wayyy more positive and upbeat about life. Who knew that make healthy and great life style choices can make you so much more happier and see a more positive outlook on life. This fitness and clean health journey has been something that I have fallen in love with. Its become almost an obsession and while I do have times where I am so tired I cannot even move, I still will force myself to have my workout. Dedication is key and I am happy to say that I am BEYOND dedicated to leaving a healthier and happier lifestyle.

Essential smoothies: [Image from:]

Essential smoothies: [Image from:]

This week what I would like to do is start a two week smoothie challenge. For two weeks I will have a smoothie for both breakfast and as a afternoon snack. They will be generally low carb smoothies, but there will be days where I indulge in a higher carb fruit. I also will limit my carb intake and eat loaded veggies with either chicken or fish on the daily. It will be fun and interesting to see where this will go but I will let you know how it goes and meanwhile I will posts my most favorite smoothie recipes!

Smoothie Recipe Chart [Image from:]

Smoothie Recipe Chart [Image from:]

So my friends on that note hope you all have a happy and healthy week filled with great food and good memories! And remember, try to create something exciting and new this week 😉

Found this lovely quote while shopping: Create yourself a new life <3

Found this lovely quote while shopping: Create yourself a new life ❤

Motivation is Key

Fitness is MY way of life <3

Fitness is MY way of life ❤





Clear of mind

I am changing every day

Newfound inner peace

New way of life

One month down..

Two more to go…

What will happen next 🙂

Becoming stronger every day [Image from:]

Becoming stronger every day [Image from:]



Past used to haunt this soul like a nightmare…
Thoughts of never moving forward were a way of life
Hiding under a mask of guilt
Till the sun seeped through so bright
Warmth of a new day
The thought of a new you

The birth began
Vivid and clear thoughts
New dreams of strength
Passion so strong you taste it
For you found the love in you
This love where you can do whatever you imagine
Be whoever you want
Do whatever you want

Imagination can now become reality
Dreams can come true
For life is but a journey
And my journey of this new life starts now
I will take this journey
And begin this life anew

Live your life to the fullest because life is way to short. As I begin new projects and a new lifestyle, it is an ongoing journey that I am grateful and happy to take. So follow yoir dreams no matter what it may be. You never know it may come true or become something even better 🙂