Day 22 of Spring Clean Challenge!

Day 22

Well, I went to the Doctor and sadly I had a miscarriage over the weekend.  We were not very far along.  Initially, we thought we were already at 12 weeks but the ultrasound only showed 6 weeks.  I’m grateful that I didn’t experience a lot of pain.  I’m doing well and getting my energy back.  Thank you for all the well wishes and enthusiasm for my pregnancy.  Unfortunately, it’s not meant to be right now.  I have never had a miscarriage and it definitely helps me to have more compassion on others.  I’m thankful to be surrounded by such amazing friends and family.  I feel very blessed.

 

 

1.  Tuesday- Cardio day.  Go for a walk, run, hike, bike ride, swim, dance class, etc….
Whatever you end up doing, just move that booty!!!:))))

 

 

2.  Food- Clean Eating List!
I’m happy to report that kangaroo is on the list! LOL:)))  This list must be from Australia:)

 

 

3. Mantra for the day:  Surrender
Surrender and faith go hand in hand.  Being a Christian, it’s a given that I want God’s will for my life.  I’ve been living my life by faith.  The kind of faith that makes my knees shake and puts knots in my belly.  I love to conquer my fears and do crazy things that I would never do.  Now, my prayers have been, “God let me walk through every door you want me to walk through and close every door that I’m not supposed to walk through.”  Walking indicates ACTION!  I will keep moving until the door shuts.  Then I will move again in another direction until it’s clear that I need to go another way.  It has been such an amazing ride.  It gives me such security and I don’t have to second guess myself because I truly trust that God is leading my life.  So, even with going through a devastating miscarriage, I truly feel surrendered to God’s will and I feel a lot of peace.  I think it’s a blessing to be able to relate and comfort another person who has gone through the same experience.  I know I’ve been comforted by people who have wished me well and have been through it too.  Surrender is a beautiful thing.  It totally takes the pressure off of trying to be in control of everything.  I did that for a long time and believe me, I do not want to go back to that!  Thanks for letting me vent.  I think it helps to just get it out.  I’m feeling good physically.  Maybe it will hit me later but I’m not sad.  I’m resolved that this is how it’s supposed to be.  I will focus on what I do have and that’s a loving, amazing, encouraging, supportive, husband and three healthy, vibrant, funny, smart, loving kids.  I am surrounded by people who love me.  I am truly blessed.  I am humbled and amazed by the blessings.  Thank you:))))

 

 

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

 

 

 

Day 8 of 60 Day Challenge!!!

Day 8!

Hi guys!  Well, this is day 4 of my sugar detox and I’m feeling great!  My headaches are totally gone and my cravings are gone too.  It’s pretty difficult because I’m also gluten free so I feel like my choices are very limited.  Making the decision is the hardest part, once my mind is made up to do something, there’s no stopping me:))))

 

1) Tuesday- Cardio Day!  Choose an activity that you truly enjoy and are passionate about.  Keep trying new things and I promise you will find something you will love!  Try running, jogging, dancing, hiking, biking, swimming, kick boxing, martial arts, power yoga, zumba, or even cleaning!!!  There are tons to choose from.  Let us know what you ended up doing:)))

 

2) Mantra for the Day! -Don’t Fear Change!
If you want to grow you must change.  If you want to stay the same, keep doing what you’re doing.   What are some things that you must change to see progress in your life?  You can’t have one foot in and one foot out.  You MUST be ALL IN to achieve your goals no matter what they are.  Let’s focus our mindset for the rest of the challenge and remind yourself daily WHY you are doing this.  What are your goals?  Keep them on the forefront of your mind.  Talk about it and be accountable. That’s the secret sauce:)  That’s why I love this group.  There’s no judgment and ego here.  We are here to help each other succeed.

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

Day 13 of Spring Clean Challenge!!!

Day 13

It’s Day 13!!!  I am so excited about all the things I’m learning during this challenge.  I remember doing this a while back, I kept a food journal, worked out hard, measured my food and I was able to see great results.  I realized that just because I did it once doesn’t mean that I had arrived and that it was all good.  Once I stopped intentionally being pro-active with my food choices and portion control it was very easy to go back to my old ways. When we let up and lower our guards, it’s very easy to slip up and go to our old ways.  So, with that….don’t be annoyed or frustrated with the amount of time and energy you devote to this.  In order to have success you need to be on your toes and not let up.  Sorry..I wish I could tell you there was an easier way but anything that is worth it is going to be a challenge.  Once this becomes part of your rhythm, it will become easier and even enjoyable!  :)

 

1.  Saturday-  Fun day for the whole family.  Go for a walk, run, hike, bike ride, skate, etc…whatever it is, incorporate the whole family or friends in your workout.  This is a great time to build memories and teach your kids by modeling a healthy, active lifestyle.  I’m so encouraged that some of you on the team have started working out with your spouses!  That is awesome!!!  We’ve been riding our bikes as a family.  It’s been so awesome!!!

(This is not our family but I just love this shot!):)

 

2.  Food- Great job on eating clean and replacing the bad habits with good ones!  Don’t you just love how much better you are feeling?  A good number of you have lost weight on this journey.  Please do not get discouraged and depressed if you’re not where you want to be.  This is a lifestyle change.  You didn’t gain it overnight, you won’t lose it overnight either.  Do not obsess with the number on the scale.  The goal is to feel better, eat healthier, and live longer!!!  Fitting in your jeans and looking good at the beach is just the icing on top!

LOL!  We’ve all felt this way about diets…DO NOT DIET!  Make this a way of life.  There are so many delicious healthy recipes now.  Enjoy!!!

 

 

3. Mantra for the day:  I am mentally tough!

You are mentally tough!!!  The battle starts in your mind.  If you doubt and give up mentally, then you are out of the game.  Start to believe that you are strong and that you are finisher!  Don’t be weak and be a quitter!  You don’t have to finish pretty, or perfectly, or gracefully, JUST FINISH!!!  This journey is an exercise in character.  Look at all the things you have overcome in your life up until this point.  This is just one area that you will be able to look back on and say, YES..I FINISHED!!!  You can and you will.  I believe in you! You ROCK!!!

 

 

Have a beautiful day! I love you guys and I’m rooting for you:)