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10 years ago (swipe) I had no idea what I was capable of. Drinking, smoking, living a sedentary lifestyle.... trying to heal emotional scars in the worst way. I’m forever grateful for finding fitness and all of the many positive impacts it has had in my life. Beyond just a physical transformation—— I’ve learned discipline, dedication, patience, self love and confidence and much more. 
Many times when talking about fitness transformations the conversation tends to veer to the things we have to give up—- let’s shift our focus to the things we can gain. It is SO worth it. #wisdomwednesday 
Stay tuned for a brand new workout program created by @bodybyakuafitness and myself to help you on your journey. Visit www.yourbetterbodyprogram.com to sign up on our mailing list! (Link in Bio) 📷 @ja_quayan 💄@jarelarinbeauty . .
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#fitgirlnikki #yourbetterbodyprogram #goaldigger #goaldiggers  #bodybuilder #bodybuilding  #fitfam #fitstagram #girlswithmuscle #girlswholift  #blackgirlmagic  #fitsporation  #bestself  #fitnesslifestyle  #ifbbfigurepro  #figurepro #ifbbpro #ifbbfigure  #ifbb  #figurecompetitor  #fitblackgirls #fitblackwomen  #afrogirlfitness #dreams #goals #noregrets #loveyourself #motivation #inspiration ***GOOD NEWS ALERT!**
My fit sister, @bodybyakuafitness and I are launching a workout program VERY soon! This initial program is a 4 week total body blast progression program designed to help you shed fat while MAINTAINING your lean muscles! 
This program comes complete with a meal plan, list of healthy foods to shop for and many other gems to help you reach your fitness goals! Perfect for the gym or at home as minimal equipment is required.
We are hoping to have this program available to everyone very very very soon!
**If you are interested in more info or interested in being on the list to receive the 1st notice of the program launch date, please head to www.yourbetterbodyprogram.com to add your email to our mailing list! (Link in Bio)
You can also send me your email directly and I'll add you. 
WE ARE SUPER EXCITED!! Thank you for your support in advance!! 📷 @ja_quayan .
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#bodybyakuafitness #fitgirlnikki #yourbetterbodyprogram #goaldigger #goaldiggers  #bodybuilder #bodybuilding  #fitfam #fitstagram #girlswithmuscle #girlswholift  #blackgirlmagic  #fitsporation  #bestself  #fitnesslifestyle  #ifbbfigurepro  #figurepro #ifbbpro #ifbbfigure  #ifbb  #figurecompetitor  #fitblackgirls #fitblackwomen  #afrogirlfitness #ootd #fitgirls #athomeworkout #athomeworkouts #newyearresolution Practicing my Instagram angles 😆😂 (sorry for the lack of posting, I’ve not been 100% 😷) 🥴 #happymonday #fitgirlnikki
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#goaldigger #goaldiggers  #bodybuilder #bodybuilding  #fitstagram #girlswithmuscle #girlswholift  #blackgirlmagic  #fitsporation  #bestself  #fitnesslifestyle  #ifbbfigurepro  #figurepro #ifbbpro #ifbbfigure  #ifbb  #figurecompetitor  #fitblackgirls #fitblackwomen  #afrogirlfitness #squats #bootybuilder #leveragesquats #glutes #frontsquat #machinesquat #mondaymotivation #motivationmonday I’m definitely guilty of overthinking almost everything... but let’s keep it simple! Eat well....move a few times a week.... get rest.... rinse and repeat. ❤️ stay tuned, @bodybyakuafitness and I will be launching something soon that will help you! 😘 #happyfriday #fitgirlnikki #bodybyakuafitness #yourbetterbodyprogram .
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#goaldigger #goaldiggers  #bodybuilder #bodybuilding  #fitfam #fitstagram #girlswithmuscle #girlswholift  #blackgirlmagic  #fitsporation  #bestself  #fitnesslifestyle  #ifbbfigurepro  #figurepro #ifbbpro #ifbbfigure  #ifbb  #figurecompetitor  #fitblackgirls #fitblackwomen  #afrogirlfitness #flexfriday #wisdom #eatclean #motivation #happyfriday #tbt to being artsy with @ja_quayan and @valeria_cottone makeup by @jarelarinbeauty 🥰🥰.
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#fitgirlnikki #goaldigger #goaldiggers  #bodybuilder #bodybuilding  #fitstagram #girlswithmuscle #girlswholift  #blackgirlmagic  #fitsporation  #bestself  #fitnesslifestyle  #ifbbfigurepro  #figurepro #ifbbpro #ifbbfigure  #ifbb  #figurecompetitor  #fitblackgirls #fitblackwomen  #afrogirlfitness #photoshoot #photography #artistic #ootn #ootd #tutuskirt #beauty #editorial This new year will only be as new as you make it. There is nothing magical about January 1st but by all means take the opportunity to use it as a clean slate and make 2019 everything you want it to be. The time will pass regardless so make it count. ✨✨✨✨
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#goaldigger #goaldiggers  #bodybuilder #bodybuilding  #fitstagram #girlswithmuscle #girlswholift  #fitgirlnikki #blackgirlmagic  #fitsporation  #bestself  #fitnesslifestyle  #ifbbfigurepro  #figurepro #ifbbpro #ifbbfigure  #ifbb  #figurecompetitor  #fitblackgirls #fitblackwomen  #afrogirlfitness  #newyear  #hellojanuary #newyearnewme #time #hello2019 #happynewyear #cleanslate #newstart #freshstart 2018 has been full. Good, not so good and everything in between. I’m an analyst by day so decided to plot out my accomplishments and create a quick dashboard. I am excited for what is in store for 2019. Here are my 2018 highlights:

1. Received 20 Awards at work recognizing my Analytic Contributions.

2. Read/Reading 23 books of my 24 book goal.

3. Earned my Bodybuilding IFBB Pro Card in Figure.

4. Had my analytic visualizations published at the ISMPP Congress.

5. Redesigned my website www.fitgirlnikki.com

6. Took on more freelance graphic design projects, most noteably, the collaboration with @bethdianasmith and @crowncandleco for the Vibe candle set design.

7. I traveled to Morocco and Barbados.

8. Moved.

9. Began writing my book.

10. Planned a FITcation for 2019.
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Fit Girl Nikki, LLC | Cooking with Nikki Video - Vegan Crockpot Butternut Squash Soup
Slow Cooker, Crockpot Vegan Butternut Squash Soup perfect for fall and winter
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Video: Cooking With Nikki – Vegan Crockpot Butternut Squash Soup

Ingredients:

Butternut Squash (2 medium size)
Onion (1 medium size)
Seasoning: Garlic (1 tablespoon minced/diced), Sage (15-20 leaves), Salt (1-2 teaspoons), Pepper (1 teaspoon)
Low Sodium Vegetable Broth (4 cups/ 1 carton)
Extra Virgin Olive Oil (2 tablespoons)

Timing:

Prep: 30-40 minutes

Cook: 6 hours

Total Time: approx 6 -7 hours

Let’s Cook!

I know you may be thinking ok, this is a crockpot recipe let’s just dump everything in– set it and forget it. We will get to that part but just bear with me for a few minutes. There are two steps we will do first that will help bring that extra depth of flavor that feels like autumn in a bowl. Many soup recipes call for cream to add in during the final steps; I chose to omit this step to be mindful of calories. Last note, scroll all the way down for tips on peeling and dicing the butternut squash.

  1. Peel, De-gut and Dice Butternut Squash (scroll down for help with this)
  2. Set oven to broil (low)
  3. Take 1/4 of Dice Butternut Squash and place on baking sheet, spray light coat of olive oil and season with ground pepper.
  4. Broil Squash until brown with some black char marks (trust me) approx 15 min
  5. Dice Onion
  6. Sautee Onion in olive oil for a few minutes then add 1 tablespoon of garlic.
  7. Let Onion and Garlic simmer until brown (ohh yessss) then remove from heat.
  8. Dice Sage leaves finely.
  9. The squash in the oven should be done now; remove from oven.
  10. Now we’re ready for the crock pot. Add the uncooked squash to the crockpot first, then broiled squash, onions and garlic, sage, salt and vegetable broth.
  11. Set crock pot on low and let it do it’s thing for approx 6 hours.
  12. When the squash is ready, it will be incredible soft and will fall apart easily.
  13. Transfer the mixture carefully to a blender, or use an immersion blender to blend everything until it looks like elegant baby food. Blend as little or as much as you like.
  14. Enjoy!

(Tip: If you don’t eat the whole pot in one sitting like I was tempted to, store the rest in mason jars, give as gifts or freeze for a rainy day.)


Need help peeling and dicing the squash?

Cut both ends of the squash. Poke with fork all over. Microwave each squash for 3-4 minutes. Then carefully peel. It will be so much easier… but it will also be hot so be cautious. Once peeled, slice in half, remove the guts/seeds and dice like a pro!

Here’s a video showing the difference a few minutes in the microwave makes. 🙂

 

If you try my recipe and post on social media, tag me and use hashtag #fitgirlnikki

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