Day 31 of 60 Day Challenge!!!

Day 31!

Hi there!
We did it!!!  We completed our first month of the 60 Day Challenge!!!  How are you doing?  How’s your progress?  Sometimes, the first month is the hardest because when we don’t see results, we want to quit.  Remember that this is a marathon and not a sprint.  Learn to measure your progress by how you feel, how your clothes feel, how strong you’re getting, how your stamina and endurance is growing, etc.  The scale is just one part of the program but it doesn’t tell the whole story.  This is the first time where I feel like my journey is growing in all areas.  I’m not focused on the scale and I’m totally OK with it.  I am encouraged by my endurance and my self control.  I am eating well and working out hard.  I encourage you to try new things.  If you’re stuck in a rut, shake it up and push yourself.  Don’t get comfortable.  Let us know how you’re doing.

1) Thursday- Yoga Day!  Take this time to work on your mental game as well as your body.  Align your body, spirit and mind.  Connect each breath to each movement and practice being present.  Check out these great exercises.

2) Insanity day 10-  I definitely see myself getting stronger.  I can get through a workout without dying!  The body is an amazing vessel!  I am amazed at how it can quickly adapt.  In the beginning, I couldn’t even imagine being able to get through one workout without stopping.  I’m looking forward to my next fit test to see how I’m progressing.

 

3) Mantra for the Day- Every Decision Counts!

Focus on every detail today.  Fight to stay present and be engaged.  Every decision no matter how big or small counts!  Remind yourself that this is for the long haul and not just a fad diet.  This is a lifestyle change and every decision will either bring you closer to your goals or take you further from it.  The decision is up to you.  Your future is up to you.  Stop making excuses and start taking full responsibility.  We’re here to support you!!!

Love you guys and I’m rooting for you!!!  XOXO:)))

Day 28 & 29 of 60 Day Challenge!!!

Day 28 & 29!

We are almost done with the first thirty days of this challenge!  WOW!  That went fast:)  Monday was Memorial Day and I ended up taking the day off.  I just came back from a three day seminar and needed the day to connect with the family and friends.  I did really well up until the very last hour.  I ended up taking my cheat day and had fried taquitos and some ice cream.  Now I’m ready for Tuesday.  I’m gonna get back on track.  If you gave in and didn’t eat well over the holiday weekend, don’t sweat it!  Tomorrow is always a new day:)))

1) Tuesday- Cardio Day!  For me it’s Zumba and Insanity Day 9!  Whatever you choose make sure you get a good sweat!!!

 

 

2) Mantra for the Day!!! -What defines you???

Love you guys!  I’m rooting for you:))) XOXO!!!

Day 26 & 27 of 60 Day Challenge!!!

Day 26 & 27!

Saturday and Sunday!  Use this time to enjoy your family and friends.  Take advantage of the outdoors and experience the beauty of nature.  This is a great weekend for parties and bbq’s!  Stay connected and mindful with your eating.  It’s OK to have an occasional cheat but don’t go overboard.  Remind yourself what your goals are and where you want to be at the end of this challenge.  Have a wonderful time!!!  Stay healthy!!!

 

OK..gotta go.  We’re at a seminar for a few days.

Got my Insanity Day 8 in!  I had to get up at 5:45am to get it done!!!  No excuses!

Love you guys and I’m rooting for you!!!

Day 25 of 60 Day Challenge!!!

Day 25!

It’s Friday!!!  Woo hoo!!!  We made it to the weekend.  I’m so excited for the long weekend!!!  This is the time where it can get challenging to stay on the program.  You will be invited to parties and it’s so easy to give in to mindless eating.  I know that it’s difficult for me in social settings because I want to munch and drink while I socialize.  So if you are invited to a party, bring a veggie platter or nice green salad loaded with veggies.  If you’re going to munch, at least munch on healthy treats.  Remember that self control is a muscle.  The more you use it the stronger it will get!  When the drinks are being poured and the sweets are being served, remember that those empty calories are not going to get you closer to your goals!!!

1) Friday -Core Strength Day!
Your core is so important and vital for a healthy, functioning body.  I was a dancer for many years and always thought I had a strong core.  I started having babies and didn’t work out for a long time!!!  Like a decade! LOL!  Then I started having back pain.  It got so bad that I couldn’t even get out of bed.  I couldn’t tie my shoes or shave my legs because my back was stuck.  I started to do yoga and it helped me soooooooooo much!  I also started seeing a great chiropractor.  At first, I was seeing her three times a week!  Now I go once a month for maintenance and a free massage:)))  I don’t have any back pain now and my core is strong after having three babies!  It didn’t happen overnight but you do have to be consistent.  Planks are a great core strengthening exercise.  Check these out!

 

2) Insanity Day 8-
Cardio Abs, P90X Yoga and My Insanity Inspired Bootcamp Class

I decided to take a yoga day instead of doing the Insanity workout.  I felt like my body needed a good twist and stretch.  After yoga I decided to do the Insanity Cardio Abs DVD and it was awesome!  It was only fifteen minutes but it sure worked me!  I was able to get through 90% of the workout except for the very last one.  That was tough and I had to take a couple breaks.  After all that, I taught a class and did some Insanity inspired cardio to kick it up a notch.  All in all, I had a great workout day considering it was supposed to be somewhat a recovery day.  I have to get creative with the next few days.  I’m at a seminar for the next three days and will have to figure out how to squeeze in my workouts.  Wish me luck!!!  I am determined to make it happen!!!

LOL!  This looks like me when I do Insanity!!!

 

 

3) Mantra for the Day- Just Breathe
I think this is appropriate for today’s mantra.  Sometimes it’s hard to remember to just breathe.  We have to slow down and be present.  When you are fully aware and engaged you will cherish every moment.  When you’re going so fast and riddled with anxiety and worry then you wonder where the time goes.  Take a moment and make yourself be still:)
Enjoy!!!  Love you guys and I’m rooting for you!!!

Day 24 of 60 Day Challenge!!!

Day 24!

Goals are very important.  You need to have s.m.a.r.t. (specific, measurable, attainable, realistic and timely) goal.  Have an ultimate goal and work backwards to achieve your goal.  The best way to do this is to have accountability.  This is why our challenge programs are so successful.  Let us know how we can help you.  What are your goals?

1) Thursday- Yoga Day!
As you know, I’ve been doing Insanity Workouts.  Yoga is so different because you are not just working out but you have to engage your whole being.  You have to balance your mind, body and soul to do yoga.  Cardio and other types of workouts require a certain type of mental focus but it’s totally different with yoga.  Try it and see for yourself.  You will walk away with more clarity, relaxation, and a strong body and heart:)

 

2) Insanity Day 7- Rest Day:)  I will do some yoga and abs today.  I take a total rest day on Sunday!  I’m a little nervous because I will be going to a conference for the next three days and I don’t know where and when I will fit in these exercises!  I’m committed though, I will find a way!  Wish me luck:)))

3) Mantra for the Day!  Success=Action!!!

Love this!  This is a keeper:)))  Definitely a mantra I need today!

Love you guys and I’m rooting for you!!!  XOXO:)))

 

Day 23 of 60 Day Challenge!!!

Day 23!

There will be days when you are not motivated at all to work out.  I woke up like that today and could have stayed in bed all day!  So, what do you do???  Well, you suck it up and DO IT ANYWAY!!!  LOL:)  In order to get results, we can’t let excuses get in our way.  Just do it and do it again!!!

1) Wednesday Workout- Focus on Upper Body Work!

2) Insanity Day 6- Pure Cardio & Cardio Abs
I was dreading this workout today.  I was in pain and did not feel like working out.  I knew it was going to be a killer workout so I kept trying to mentally prepare for it.  So, I sucked it up and did it anyway.  It was awesome.  There’s such a sense of accomplishment to finish something that’s super hard.  I totally gave it my all and you had to pick me up off the floor afterwards!  It’s OK.  I’m just happy that I didn’t give up.  We started with a challenging cardio warmup, then we stretched and did a fifteen minute cardio drill!!!  Did you hear what I just said!?!?!  Fifteen minutes of PURE cardio hence the name:)  Yesterday, I was only able to get through twenty eight minutes of the forty minute workout.  Today, I did it all and it was awesome!!!  So the moral of the story, do it even when you don’t feel like it and finish strong:)))

3) Mantra for the Day-Perseverance!!!

Love you guys and I’m rooting for you!!! XOXO:)))

Day 22 of 60 Day Challenge!!!

Day 22!

I hope you are enjoying your day so far!  You will have good days and bad days.  That’s just life!  Give yourself permission to blow it and know that you have the strength to get back up and try again.  The goal is to blow it less and less.  You will realize that you don’t want all your hard work to go to waste so you will try harder to stay on track:)  Keep going!!!

 

1)  Tuesday- Cardio Day!  Get your heart rate up and go get sweaty!!!

 

2) Day 5 of Insanity! -I started with Pure Cardio first thing in the morning before breakfast.  Well, I thought that was a good idea at the time! LOL!  I only made it to 28 minutes. I was done!  I was drenched in sweat and making lots of interesting noises and groans.  I was screaming at Shaun T. and was not thinking warm and fuzzy thoughts about him!  I hate quitting and I was so mad but I knew I had to pace myself because I was teaching three classes that day.  I ended up teaching an abbreviated version of Insanity in my classes and even though I was getting evil stares from my clients, I think they secretly loved it!!!  I definitely am addicted to this intense workout!  I even dream about it at night!  On Sunday I took a rest day but I wanted to do a workout so bad. My husband wouldn’t let me.:)  So, tomorrow I will conquer Pure Cardio and Cardio Abs.  I can’t wait!

 

3)  Mantra for the Day- Keep your eye on the goal!!!

My mentor and coach Dani Johnson always says, “In order for something to be dynamic it has to be specific!”  If we aim for nothing, we get it every time.  We MUST have a GOAL!!!  Right now, my goal is to finish the 60 Day Insanity Training program.  I want to be stronger and I want very defined muscles.  I want to cut my body fat percentage about 4-5%.  I want to continue to challenge myself and grow in my fitness abilities.  So, what about you???  What are your goals?  We would love to help you more specifically.  When you join our 30 Day Challenge group you are held accountable to your goals and are given daily steps on how to achieve them.  We have a nutritionist on board that gives us meal plans and recipes as well as sending you workout videos to help you cut out all excuses.  The program is customized to meet your needs from your own home anywhere in the world!!!  Join us today!!!
Our deadline is Wednesday, May 23rd!!!  REGISTER HERE!!! :)))

 

Love you guys and I’m rooting for you!!!  XOXO:)))

Day 21 of 60 Day Challenge!!!

Day 21!
I hope you’re ready for Monday!!!  I am:)))  I’m so excited to teach my bootcamp classes on Monday so I can share some of the ‘fun’ workouts I’ve been doing:)  Why should I be the only one having all the fun!?!?!  For those of you just checking in, I started Insanity last week.  It totally killed me and I LOVED every minute of it:)))  People have been asking me why I decided to do it.  Well, I like to challenge my body.  I’m way past doing this for vanity’s sake.  I’m not even doing this to lose weight.  I’m doing this because I want to prove to myself that I CAN!  Some people run marathons or climb mountains, I will do the Insanity workout video in my living room:)))  Of course I’m hoping to get massive results but more importantly, I want to see what I’m made of.  I want to see if I can do it.  I want to dig deep and finish the race.  I hope you guys can join us as we embark on the next thirty day challenge!!!  We’re gonna push ourselves to places we’ve never been!!!

 

1) Monday- HIIT Training and lower body exercises!
Let’s focus on challenging the body today.  Let’s push way past our comfort zone and get uncomfortable.  You know you’re working hard and pushing hard when you feel like you can’t do anymore!  Push yourself to YOUR edge today.

Try these exercises!!!

 

 

2) Mantra for the day! -YOU ARE CAPABLE!!!
The battle starts in our minds.  I talk to so many people that come up with excuses as to why they can’t get healthy.  You just need to start DOING and stop TALKING!  Action produces results.  Don’t wait until you FEEL ready or FEEL like it.  You will never FEEL ready!!!  It’s a decision and then you act on that decision.  It’s a shame to never know what you are capable of because you didn’t go out on a limb and try it.  My only regret is that I didn’t go after my health and fitness sooner.  I got really serious about my health and fitness September of 2009.  I was 39 years old and almost 40 by the time I got serious.  I feel like I wasted so much time by ‘thinking’ about getting healthy.  So what about you????  Remember yesterday you said tomorrow!?  Don’t delay!  Do it now:)  We’re here to support you.  You don’t have to do it alone.  We are taking registrations for the next 30 day Challenge group.  Registration ends on Wednesday, May 23rd!!! Sign Up Here!

Love you guys and I’m rooting for you!!!  XOXO:)))

Day 19 & 20 of 60 Day Challenge!!!

Hi guys!!!

It’s the weekend and I have a very busy weekend ahead of me as I’m sure you do too.  Make sure you prioritize your exercise and clean eating for the weekend.  It’s not just gonna happen by osmosis!  You need to be intentional and deliberate about how you plan you weekend.  Have fun!!!

2) Saturday Workout -Enjoy a fun activity with your friends or family.  Take advantage of nature.  Go for a hike, go for a run on the beach, ride your bike, the possibilities are endless!!!  Go for it!!!

Sunday- Rest and relaxation day!  Make sure that you let your body recover.  Also, discipline the mind to be still and to be relaxed.  Take some time to meditate and practice deep breathing.  Read a good book that will help you grow and challenge your character.

3) Day 3 of INSANITY!!!
I woke up pretty sore today but not horrible.  I felt a little stiff and my back was achy.  I taught a bootcamp class in the morning and we did a lot of stretching.  Apparently, my clients needed it too since Coach JC kicked their butts during Kettle the day before.  They came crawling in so it was unanimous, we were going to have a good yoga flow kind of class.  It was basically my warm up for what was to come which was day three of some more Shaun T. punishment!!!

Since this was my first time going through the program, I really didn’t know what to expect.  I had butterflies in my stomach.  It felt like the first day of school except I was by myself in my living room:)  We started with the ‘warm up’ which was killer to begin with!  Then we proceeded to do some crazy drills for three minutes straight!  High intensity drills that sped up at every round.  I was definitely gasping for air and sweating buckets.  There’s a minute recovery period then you go again for three more minutes. The whole workout is only about forty minutes long but it felt like an eternity!!! I was pretty proud of myself because I hung in there.  I paced myself and was able to do about 90% of the workout.  So during the last six minutes, I revved up my engine and committed to go full out 100%%%  since this was the last round, I was digging deep to give it all I had.  Well, I miscalculated the time and after the one minute break, Shaun T. says, “We’re doing it again!!!”  I was in shock!  I picked myself up and dragged my booty back up to do it one more time.  I was so exhausted by this point that I started to cry.  It wasn’t a little whimpering cry but a LOUD I’m gonna finish this if it’s the last thing I do kind of cry!!!  I dug deep and persevered and it felt AWESOME!!!  I can’t wait to do it again tomorrow!

 

3) Mantra for the Day-Wisdom from Michael Jordan!  This says it all!!!

Love you guys and I’m rooting for you!!!  XOXO:)))

 

Day 18 of 60 Day Challenge!!!

Day 18!

TGIF!!!  Woo hoo!!!  Well, It’s the weekend and it’s time to plan out your activities and meals.  Remember, when you fail to plan you plan to fail!!!:)))  In order to ensure victory, you MUST have a game plan.  Our culture and society does not set us up to succeed.  If anything, our system is designed to make you fail.  Once your guard is down, you are bombarded by advertising and easy access to unhealthy foods.  Stay present and engaged.  Know what you are consuming.  Keep moving!!!

 

 

1) Friday- Work your Core Day!  Make sure you stretch and cool down with every workout.  It’s very important to be warmed up before you engage in any exercise activity.  Stretch before and after too to prevent injuries.

 

 

 

2) INSANITY Day 2- Well, I thought I was going to breeze through this program.  I already do a lot of the moves in my bootcamp classes that I teach.  I totally underestimated the workout and as I’m writing this, my body feels like I ran into a mac truck!!!  It was definitely an AWESOME workout and I can’t imagine it getting harder.  I heard month two is the hardest workout series put on a DVD!  WOW!  Wish me luck:)  Basically, the moves are done in three minute intervals with a one minute rest/recovery.  In my classes, we do a thirty second interval with a ten second rest.  So, a minute feels like an eternity while you’re doing burpees, squat jumps, and mountain climbers.  I do like the challenge and I’m hoping to get some killer results.  All right…I’ll keep you guys posted..stay tuned!

 

3) Mantra for the Day- DIG DEEP!!!
It’s only fitting that I use this mantra today.  ‘Dig deep’ is the INSANITY workout mantra!  Whenever you think you can’t do it anymore, you dig deep and reach in.  There’s so much more inside of us if we dig deep.  I also believe that sometimes, that depth can only be brought out by someone else.  We may not believe that we can do it but if you have someone who believes in you, it’s amazing how that motivates and inspires you to believe it too.  We are opening up our new challenge group this Monday, May 21st!  If you need some encouragement or if you need to get to the next level, let us help you and encourage you to get there.  The secret is in our community groups.  We have am exclusive group that helps with accountability and encouragement.  We were never meant to this alone.  It’s great to hear real life examples from people just like you who are producing massive results!  Check out some of their stories here!!!  Register here and get two weeks FREE!!!  Change your life for less than a dollar a day.  You are worth it!

Love you guys and I’m rooting for you!!!  XOXO:)))