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What make you - YOU?

What make you - YOU?


Since I'm now middle aged (yikes!) I think about this question a lot.  What makes me, me?  Gosh you'd think I would know that at my age, but I'm still figuring things out.  I think we all need to remember at ANY age, there are still things to figure out, still things to learn about ourselves and still things to work on.  There are surfacey things to me like I love fashion, design all things pretty.  I love the feeling of being in shape and the confidence I now feel wearing a bikini.. yippeee!!




But there are things, deep down that make me, me.  Like I am an introvert.  Always have been and even though I've "learned" the art of being more extroverted, I still am deep inside an introvert.  There are thing that make us, us because that's the way God created us.  Then there are things that make up us, but were not mean to ever be apart of us.  Things like insecurity, the need of acceptance from others, doubt about our selves, being self conscious.  Those types of things are hard to admit and when I look in the mirror I don't want to see or maybe it's the ONLY thing I see.  

These things, insecurity, the need of acceptance from others, doubt about ourselves, being self conscious, those are things that ARE NOT me.  They are because of what has happened to me, or to you.  What I have been learning is that those things don't have to control me.  They don't have to be apart of me.  But I have to learn what those things are in my life, admit it, why they are there and then... and most important.... release it.

Release it into the hands of the God who never created you to be those things.  For me this has been tough, to release it.  I want to hold on, to be in control, it's sort of my defense against hurts.  But God doesn't want us to have the chains binding us to these things.  He wants us to be free in what we know God knows about us.  Because what makes us is what HE created us to be.

Thanks for stopping by!
xo Lulu

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Change Up with Target

Change Up with Target


September is always a little funky in Pennsylvania.  It's a little like April when one day it's 80 degrees and the next day it's 60...  So dressing in layers is key and often taking that little summer dress to a fall look can be a perfect outfit.  Case in point this little number from Target that I bought a few years ago.  I'm sure you all have something similar hanging in your closet.  Am I right?  This can be such an easy dress to throw on in the warmer weather with a pair of pretty sandals.  Easy breezy - who doesn't love that!

white lace summer dress with gold accents

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Here are a few looks to take that white dress from summer to fall with a few classic pieces.  


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This week on The Laurel Lane IG I'm talking about change!  We either love it or refuse it.  Change, good or bad can be stressful and a lot of it depends on how we deal with it, or choose to deal with it!  Change can happen from 2 sides.  One is change that happens TO us, or change that happens BECAUSE of us (meaning we choose the change).

If the change happens because of something or someone making a decision that affects our life, how do you deal with it?  Do you dig in your heels?  Do you go with the flow?  Everyone is different and uniquely created but we can all learn to thrive and not just survive when life throws us curve balls.  For me, having my faith and trust in the Lord keeps me grounded.  When I feel like the waves are rushing over me faster than I can catch my breath, God says, I got your back.  I've learned from many trials that the God of the universe, who created me, who love the VERY thought of creating me knows better than me.  I don't have to depend on my broken self.  His wisdom is so much higher than mine, His love for me is more than I could ever imagine.  Why wouldn't He want the best for me?  He does want the best for me and for you.  I'm so not perfect and letting go of something can incredibly difficult.  But in God's gentle fashion, He calls me to let Him take care of things.  Don't stress, don't worry, don't fret - God says, "I got this."  Friends I write this as much for you as for me.  My life is not perfect.  There are changes, have been changes that I have to let go of.  Every day I work to let go, to unclasp my hands, be free to just be at peace.  

Now sometimes we CHOOSE the change and isn't it exciting!  Especially the change to better ourselves, make improvements, dive into something that we've always wanted!  This leap of faith for me began in March in making improvements to myself for what I thought was just going to be a physical transformation.  But the FASTer Way to Fat Loss® has been so much more.  It's been a physical transformation yes, but the mental and emotional transformation was completely unexpected.  THIS is what made me become a coach.  I thought, goodness if I need this - so do others!  If you're interested in making a better change to yourself I would encourage you to check out the FASTer Way.  I'll be doing a live post later this week on intermittent fasting and why you should consider making the change into your eating habits.  I'll be talking about the benefits, what to expect and why should NOT take this on by yourself.  

So I'll end with this.  Do you love change or do you dig your heels in?  My hope is that you are able to be at peace with the ebb and flows that life brings your way.  

Have a wonderful week!
xo Lulu
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Getting Started Living Your Best Life

Getting Started Living Your Best Life


Change doesn't come easy does it?  Many times we need to go out of our comfort zone to really see the change we desire and once we take that leap we think, "I'm SO glad I did this!"

This week on The Laurel Lane IG I'm discussing small steps we can take to start living your best life.  Because living your best life is always a process, it's not instant perfection!  We continually make changes and improvements to get to our better selves.  We are a work in progress.  In the FASTer Way to Fat Loss® our mantra is progress over perfection!

black leggings with white tunic, blazer, sneakers

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Today on the blog I'm sharing how to look your best that is easy and one that many of us can throw on to go run errands or have lunch with a friend.  We've all seen it, maybe we've done it..  leggings.  Leggings can be our best friend or our worse enemy.  Leggings can be a wonderful wardrobe staple IF you wear them right.  Ok, I'm just going to say it - cover the derrière!  Even if you have a great bum, cover it.  It's just. Not. Ladylike.  And I think we're missing some ladylike in our culture.  There are plenty of cute tunics out there to cover up.

Leggings are great this time of year too when the temperatures start to get cooler and you can layer up.  Add a beautiful scarf and some cute sneaks and you have yourself a casual yet chic outfit!

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Yesterday I shared on a live Instagram (you can check it out on my IG TV channel) a way you can begin to live your best life in a practical and healthy way - eating whole food nutrition.  Whole food nutrition gives your body the best micronutrients (vitamins, minerals and antioxidants) it needs to function optimally for health and energy.  Generally anything that comes from the ground or has a mother is whole food nutrition.  This is food found in it's most natural state.  Fruits, vegetables, meats, nuts, legumes, beans, herbs and spices are all fair game.

Whole food nutrition is one of the main concepts to the FASTer Way to Fat Loss®.  The FWTFL is not a deprivation diet.  It is not a calories in/calories out program.  The FWTFL is about fueling your body with enough good food to increase your metabolism to burn fat!

In the FASTer Way to Fat Loss® you will eat generous amounts of whole food nutrition to fuel your body.  You will incorporate carb cycling and intermittent fasting to train your body to become a FAT BURNER instead of a sugar burner.  Through the nutrition and workouts you will loose fat and gain lean muscle.  Learn more about this effective and amazing program HERE.

I hope you had a wonderful holiday weekend and are ready to challenge yourself, and get a little out of your comfort zone to start to live your best life!

xo Lulu
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Are you Tired of being Tired?

Are you Tired of being Tired?





Are you tired of being tired?

Perhaps you want to have energy, live your best and feel better but you don’t know how...

Friends, I was feeling that all familiar afternoon slump 6 months ago too.  Let me share 
with you something that has radically changed my life: the FASTERway to Fat Loss®.

The FASTERway to Fat Loss® is NOT a diet.  It is NOT a fad.  This is a REAL wellness program 
backed by science and proven results.

In my own life I have seen over 13” lost, significant fat loss and lean muscle gained 
(my clothes fit better!).  What I have added is more energy (no more afternoon slump), 
I’m more confident, I feel stronger and an overall renewed spirit.

Want to see more transformations? Check out #fasterwaytofatloss hashtags on Instagram
and be amazed!  If you follow me on Instagram you'll hear me talk more about the program and what an impact it has made me this year.  You'll see what I eat and how I work out on Stories and I have been sharing LIVE teachings on everything from what the program is like to taking care of you!

Earlier this month I was accepted to be a FASTERway to Fat Loss® coach!  I'm working through the orientation now and will be having my first bootcamp soon.  If you’re ready to gain more energy, live your best life and make your own transformation visit HERE and click on “Get Details for the FASTERway to Fat Loss® and ”Get on the Wait List” to join my next bootcamp coming in September!

I am thrilled about helping others achieve their best in their health, physical, mental and emotional.  It would be an honor to help you!  Please let me know if you have any questions.

Thanks for stopping by!
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Tassel Skirt

Tassel Skirt



Hey all, happy Monday!  This week is going to be awesome, I can FEEL it!  I have so much to accomplish but I know I will get 'her done :)  Since taking the leap and becoming (and being accepted!) as a FASTERway to Fat Loss® coach I am learning so much.  There is a lot to absorb and I'm getting there piece by piece.  I do want to take a second and let you know that I have a link for you to check out the FASTERway to Fat Loss yourself and sign up for my bootcamp coming in September.  Use this link HERE for more information about me, the program and the waiting list.  I'm super excited to get started and I want you to consider joining friends. Read about my journey HERE and I'll be posting an update again next week.

Oh and then there's this cutie skirt I bought on our vacation to Martha's Vineyard for $16!  Yes, you read that right, $16 buckaroos... :)  However, it was the only one left and it was a large.  No bueno for me.  But at the price point I couldn't let it go and knew that my momma could take it in for me, but A LOT.  Anyway, it's super fun and so I didn't want to style it too much.  This plain white tank and turquoise necklace accent it perfectly.  I wore this look to church last week and well, froze my behind off.  But I looked cute :)

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tank top  ||  skirt (similar options here, here & here)  ||  sandals  ||  necklace  ||  earrings  ||  ring




What's been your favorite purchase this summer?  Thanks for stopping by!
xo Lulu

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Favorite Athleisure featuring Athleta

Favorite Athleisure featuring Athleta


white athletic tank top with floral athletic leggings and nike sneakers

Hello and happy Thursday all!  If you follow me on Instagram you know I love Athleta.  They have some of most comfortable athletic leggings.  They don't cut into your stomach (I have sort of a boyish figure), they have these pockets perfect for your cell phone, keys or whatever you need to carry!  I mean amazing!  This is also an Athleta top but typically I will spend more money on my leggings than my tops.  I have found some great tanks at Old Navy that I scooped up!

When I'm doing my FASTERway workouts these legging are so lightweight they are perfect even for summer.  Did you hear?  I've been accepted to be a FASTERway to Fatloss coach!  I'm super excited and we started orientation this week!  I'll be ready to run my first bootcamp in September so stay tuned.  If you're interested and think what the heck is the FASTERway?  Follow me on Instagram and you can read more about my fitness journey here.

white athletic tank top with floral athletic leggings and nike sneakers

white athletic tank top with floral athletic leggings and nike sneakers

white athletic tank top with floral athletic leggings and nike sneakers

white athletic tank top with floral athletic leggings and nike sneakers

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Thanks for stopping by!  We're almost to Friday friends :)
xo Lulu

**All thoughts and opinions are my own.
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Red Gingham Shirt by RP Everyday Shop

Red Gingham Shirt by RP Everyday Shop



Happy Monday all!  We had a pretty low key weekend here.  My husband was kind enough to take the kids to the pool on Saturday so I could get some work done.  This is going to be a super busy few weeks and even though I feel a little stressed, I'm super excited!  I've been accepted to be a FASTERway to Fatloss coach and I'm going through orientation and certification in the next few weeks.  If you haven't seen my post on my fitness journey you can read it here.  I'll be posting more on this amazing program soon and you can check it out here now.  Gang, I am so passionate about the FWTFL and I cannot wait to share it with you! 

Gingham is such a fun fabric for summer right?  Although secretly I am sort of wanting fall, summer is not letting go anytime soon and I'm ok with that too.  I'm from Pennsylvania where I love all the seasons.  I am still loving summer and I need to get back SUPing on the lake - it's been too long!





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RP Everyday Shop (sold out unfortunately but this top is beautiful & on sale!)  ||  Loft jeans (similar here)  ||  heels (similar here & here)  ||  My Armadio bag c/o  ||  Nordstrom earrings  ||  Anna Beck ring




Thank you for stopping by.
xo Lulu

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